Paolantonio: Schwartz Needs To Pressure Cutler
Eagles Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz is familiar with Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler from his time as the Head Coach of the Detroit Lions. But Schwartz may be short handed heading into the Monday Night Football matchup as Cornerback Leodis McKelvin has not practiced this week after sustaining a Hamstring Injury in the Eagles game on Sunday.
ESPN NFL Reporter Sal Paolantonio joined Mike Gill on Friday to breakdown Schwartz history facing off with Jay Cutler and what Sal thinks the Eagles need to do on Monday Night:
“The ten game sample of Jay Cutler versus Jim Schwartz while Schwartz was in Detroit, he was 7-3 against Schwartz. You can make the argument that the Lions Defense had better talent overall outside of (Fletcher) Cox and (Malcom) Jenkins than the Eagles defense does now. Cutler was 7-3 with 15 Touchdown passes and only 5 Interceptions. If you dig deeper into Cutler versus Schwartz matchup in those ten games, Schwartz’s Defense Sacked Cutler 28 times, so it is not like they did not get to him, they averaged 2.8 Sacks a game against Cutler....Cutler has a strong arm and knows how to deliver the ball from the pocket. Schwartz only Blitzed RG3 2 times on Sunday, the fewest number of Blitz’s in the NFL on Sunday. They are going to have to bring pressure on Cutler, and with (Leodis) McKelvin possibly being out making them shorthanded in the secondary, it is going to be a issue. I think this is a bad matchup for the Eagles.”
Checkout Paolantonio's analysis of Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson after their 1st NFL game, the potential impact of Brent Celek on Eagles game this Monday Night, along with Sal's reaction to the Bills firing South Jersey native Greg Roman
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