Brooks : Ertz Creates Matchup Problems For Defenses
Coming into the 2016 season the expectation for the Eagles offense under Head Coach Doug Pederson was for more emphasis on the Tight End usage in the offense. But after Ten games the Eagles Tight Ends have only 66 catches which accounts for 29.3 percent of receptions made this season. Meanwhile Zach Ertz and Carson Wentz have been slow to develop their chemistry as Ertz only has 35 Receptions, 337 Receiving Yards, and One Touchdown in eight games played.
Nine-year NFL Offensive Lineman Barrett Brooks of CSN Philly joined The Sports Bash on Monday and discussed the value of Eagles using Ertz more in the offense:
"(Zach Ertz) creates matchup problems for defenses; He is too big for a Corner(back) but too quick for a Linebacker. He is one of those guys that you have to put in different situations where he is big enough to be a guy that can go out there and make some plays up against a smaller DB, and that is what (Eagles) want. Put Ertz out there he will be bigger than a DB and faster than a Linebacker. That is an ideal situation for him, you put him up against Kam Chancellor last game and he ate Kam Chancellor up that last game.”
Checkout what Brooks had to say about Paul Turner playing instead of Nelson Agholor on Monday Night along with Wendell Smallwood getting more touches without Ryan Mathews in the lineup and how the Eagles defense can slow down Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers