Jump to content

Jim Schwartz Packs Plenty into One Question About Nick Chubb

Road to Victory

Recommended Posts


Jim Schwartz Packs Plenty into One Question About Nick Chubb

Ed Kracz

5 hours ago


It was a simple question about Joe Ostman and the hustle the Eagles’ defensive end showed in chasing down Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb after Chubb had stiff-armed Ostman to the ground less than 10 yards into what became a 54-yard run on Sunday.

As is sometimes the case with Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, an answer can take a couple of left turns into other areas and last for, well, in the case of the Chubb question, about three minutes.

Now, some may not be aware of what happened on that 54-yard Chubb run. While Ostman, who was making his NFL debut, didn’t look good early in the run it was Ostman who got up and tracked Chubb down to make the tackle.

"Joe is one of the most relentless players I've ever been around,” said Schwartz. "The thing is for him, people generally only see it on the practice field. But everybody misses tackles. We actually missed four tackles on that play, but Joe had a missed tackle on the play and also had a tackle downfield and a tackle downfield for a defensive lineman is a huge, huge thing.”

Schwartz wasn’t done.

On the next play after Chubb’s run, on a first-and-goal at the 7, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield appeared to fumble. The play, however, was blown dead by the officials, ruling Mayfield’s forward progress had been stopped.

"He felt incredibly terrible about it and felt responsible for the play and you have to point out to players, ‘Look, you weren't the only guy to miss on that play,’” said Schwartz. "That guy has made a lot of guys miss the whole year and has run a lot of stuff. You can't lose your confidence over one play. Dust yourself off, buckle your chinstrap again and let's go win the next snap.

"Or get off the ground and go tackle him down the field. Not just Joe on that play, but Josh Sweat I thought, just to single him out in particular, made a lot of those big plays down the field and we need to keep grinding on those things.”

Get the latest Eagles news by joining the community. Click "Follow" at the top right of the EagleMaven page. Mobile users click the notification bell. And please follow me on Twitter @kracze.





Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...