By Andrew Porter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — When a football team rushes for seven yards on 17 carries, managing just 226 yards of total offense and one touchdown, it might feel like the opposing team knows exactly what is coming.
Well, that’s what happened to the Eagles on Sunday against the Cowboys, and that’s what second-year wide receiver Josh Huff is claiming.
The Cowboys had seven tackles for losses in their 20-10 win over the Eagles on Sunday, holding running back DeMarco Murray to two measly yards on 13 carries.
This isn’t the first time this has happened to Chip Kelly’s Eagles.
Last year, in a loss at the San Francisco 49ers, safety Antoine Bethea was calling out the Eagles’ plays. Eagles backup center David Molk, who played in place on an injured Jason Kelce, said Bethea knew what was coming.
“He saw it coming. He saw it coming. You saw it on film,” Molk after the Eagles’ loss to the 49ers on October 2nd, 2014. “He’d be pointing out [where the play was going].”
Then, after a loss to the Seattle Seahawks in December of last season, linebacker Bobby Wagner admitted the Seahawks’ defense also knew what was coming.
“We knew what plays were coming and it’s a pretty basic offense,” Wagner said. “Their offense is kind of predictable. They have a lot of plays where they can only run one way. We were ready for everything they had.”