Eagles Push the Tush play to stay

MapleLeaf

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Everyone should start doing this now. That’s what this league does. Copies
Agreed. Then someone will adjust to the what the herd does and everyone will follow the new trend.

I can see doublstacked 4x4 in the box, and then one day an offence sees they can't win against this formation and they fake the QB sneak push play and last minute pitch to the pushing back who runs around the edge for either the first down or the TD cause no one is outside of the box.
 

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Everyone should start doing this now. That’s what this league does. Copies
It’s kinda hard
Their oline gets so low
But teams will work on stopping it and copy it
It’s a copycat league
 

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I heard some guy talking on the radio about the potential injuries from this play and they claimed those injuries are evident in Australian football. I don't know anything about Australian football so I have no idea if the talking heads were stating facts or spewing nonsense. But their point was that a guy can get his head caught in the wrong position as he pushed forward and it could get snapped back in a dangerous manner resulting in severe neck injuries.

Seems to me injuries like that can happen in goal line situations too. This play is just a QB sneak plus some pushing.
Do they wear helmets and shoulder pads in Australian Rules Football?
 

sunalsorises

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Maybe they let Zeke go too early. He could have been a push play specialist.
 

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They have perfect personnel line and qb super strong. Key is not let them get short yardage but advantage for them. Can play 3rd down to get into 4th and 1-2 - makes them tough.
 

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Every team will start doing those, or at least trying to do it.

Can we come up with a new name for the play that doesn't involve the phrase "tush play"?
 

sunalsorises

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I imagine not a lot of teams want to get their quarterback to get jacked up running that play.
 

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Everyone should start doing this now. That’s what this league does. Copies
It's going to be every team's short yardage play. Everyone knows this except the rules committee.
 

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The Philadelphia Eagles found a cheat code for short-yardage situations last season with their now-infamous push play. There is currently no rule proposal on the play and NFL Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay said there is no injury data that makes it cause for concern, reports AP Lead NFL Writer Rob Maaddi. For now, the play is to stay.

The Eagles were one of the best-rushing teams in the NFL last season, and the push play was their go-to play call when needing a short conversion. Quarterback Jalen Hurts would take the snap and the rest of the backfield, including the tight end, would push Hurts from behind. It would usually result in a conversion.

Throughout the year, the play was a point of controversy for NFL media and fans. The major gripe with the play is that it is simply unfair in short-yardage situations, as it is nearly impossible to stop the momentum it generates in order to gain just a yard or so.

Arguments against the play have not generated enough steam, as it now looks like the play will still be legal. Since the push play will still be allowed, it will be interesting to see if other teams adopt it.

Along with other teams adopting it, methods to stop the push play are sure to materialize on the defensive side of the ball. This could lead to greater argument in favor of banning the play. The most reasonable response would be to stack the defensive line right over the ball, and undoubtedly leading to a greater chance of injury.
Yet we never used this play to our advantage. All we did was run Zeke up the middle with limited success. Thank god that play will be forever removed from the Cowboys playbook forever.
 

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Reggie Bush would beg to differ that the Eagles came up with this

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Cowboys1966

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It's a good way to reduce the play-life of your QB and invites injury to him. Let them keep it up.
He ran it a ton without injury last year….Speed times mass- and on that play you are not moving very fast lol
 

Cowboys1966

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This tactic has been available to 32 teams for 17 years; 1 team does it better than what was defined as possible and it’s a problem
Hurts makes that play. I seem to recall it not working out very well when Minshew tried it lol
 
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