Eagles Sticking with Jason Peters at Left Tackle
The Eagles are sticking with Jason Peters at left tackle.
Head coach Doug Pederson was asked about his status following another rough outing from the future Hall of Fame tackle, that saw Peters give up three sacks, three QB hits and seven hurries in just 47 snaps on Sunday.
"Yeah, he's our left tackle moving forward," Pederson said.
"Look, there were a lot of things, several things that sort of stood out after watching the film from a number of positions, not just one specific spot or aspect of the game, offensively.
Something that, as you've heard me say this before, there is enough to go around. O-line, running backs, tight ends, the quarterbacks, the receivers, a lot of work still needs to be done, but we can get it done."
While Peters has struggled, his backup, Jordan Mailata has shown promise at the position. In 273 snaps in games against Pittsburgh, Baltimore, 49ers, and Giants, Mailata has given up three sacks, three QB hits and eight total pressures.
Over at right guard, another interesting story developed today. After starting and playing nearly every snap over the first eight games, Nate Herbig was inactive and has essentially been passed on the depth chart by Sua Opeta.
"There is nothing more to it," Pederson explained. "Opeta has deserved the opportunity right now, and with Seumalo coming back, it was just we had all the offensive linemen available and we had to put a couple guys down inactive for the game."
"Herbie is doing fine. He's doing well. Each week, he's competing for one of those backup spots right now, or potentially a starter spot if there is an injury each week."
Herbig hurt his finger, but was not listed on the injury report, meaning he has fallen from eight week starter to out of the top nine. He had started the first eight games at either left or right guard.
It's no secret the Eagles offensive line has been a mess this season, and Sunday was no different.
"We had how many different offensive linemen?" asked Pederson.
"We played all nine offensive linemen yesterday in this game. Opeta who was a left guard is now playing right guard. Had to bump Pryor out to right tackle, and Driscoll was in there. Mailata is playing the left side."