Warning! This is going to be a long one. Primarily because it is perhaps my favorite foundational running play that the Eagles run. What you will see in this post is how the Eagles take one of the oldest plays in football, execute it to near perfection and then continue to layer different concepts on top of it to keep defensive players guessing.
Before we dive deep in with lots of screenshots, one of the other reasons the Eagles sweep is one of my favorite plays is because it is so damned pretty. Some people love to see the long bomb, some love the one-handed catch, some love the big hit over the middle. Me? I love to see big ass offensive lineman get down the field and take out linebackers and safeties. In short, this is why I love the sweep and this is why I love Jason Kelce: