On the other side with the defensive line, since the Niners and a lot of people were not happy with having CMC play QB when we knocked both of their QB's out of the NFCCG, they have put forth some sort of exception rule to allow a team to carry an extra QB. I guess the belief is if they have Sam Darnold on the roster in the playoffs should they lose all their starters again this year, they'd have a better shot, despite the fact their coach didn't call great protection schemes for their QB's. Maybe that's why they all got hurt, but I don't watch a lot of Niners ball.Fine lets flesh it out
2016 Eagles 8th, Dallas 2
2017 Eagles 1 Dallas 4
2018 Eagles 5 Dallas 14
2019 Eagles 1 Dallas 4
2020 Eagles 19 Dallas 27
2021 Eagles 4 1 Dallas 1
2022 Eagles 1 Dallas 14
You can math up the averages. Looks like The top Offensive Line 3 out of the last 6 years, with the 2 lowest years being 19, other than that a top 8 line every other year. Dallas had the top line once.
Most recently and since this is what matters NOW, the Eagles are coming off a Super Bowl win where they, yes, had the top offensive line. In fact its so tough, there are a lot of people trying to outlaw plays we are successful at.
I'm not making a comparison between Cowboys and Eagles. You said they had the #1 line "for awhile now" and the first year I looked up - they didn't. It just so happens that the most recent year the Cowboys were better. My point is they have not had the #1 line "for awhile now", unless "awhile" only counts last season.
And, because I'm unknowledgeable about this: Aside from the "push Jalen into the endzone" play....what other plays led by your awesome line are causing the NFL to cower in fear?
I can't remember the last time a team was so dominant/whatever you want to say, that there were (2) TWO, rule change suggestions that came as a result of what another team did on the field like the Eagles this past year. The push the play outlaw gang and this new "let them carry more QB's b/c it wasn't fair" rule. Or however you want to slice it.
And sure I will concede the fact "The Eagles O line isn't the #1 ranked line every year" but as I illustrated, they have finished a top 10 line 5 of the past 6 seasons, and #1 overall, 3 of those 6. So maybe the wording was wrong. Interesting the random year you looked up just happened to be the only year the Cowboys were actually #1 over the same time period.
So we could say a different versions:
Over the past 6 years, its been proven the Eagles usually have one of the top units in the league.
Over the past 6 years, The Eagles have been able to develop guys very quickly, including a guy that never played football in his life until the Eagles drafted him, into a Pro Bowl alternate.
Over the past 6 years, if you average out the PFF rankings, the Eagles are the top offensive line in football.
Point being, this is all just from the possibility that Zeke could sign with the Eagles. And I feel behind, what was the #1 ranked offensive line last year and few guys probably going into the Hall of Fame, I believe he would have a better than 2.6 YPC, which I believe was what Zeke had over the last 2nd half of last year, due in part to the fact 1. Duh the offensive line and 2. Hurts obviously opens up the running game more for backs. Not to mention we have the top WR duo in the league as well, which further opens up the running game. I personally believe Zeke would be a + for the Eagles on quite a few levels including pass protection, goaline work (both of which keep Jalen more fresh) and leadership qualities.
The ole "Anyone Can Run Behind This Line" meme is now ours.