Eagles line coach: You’d never know Jason Peters had an injury

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The loss of left tackle Jason Peters to an Achilles injury during the 2012 offseason presaged a year of injuries along the Eagles offensive line.

Those injuries played a major role in the line’s poor performance, a poor performance that wound up playing a major role in sinking their season and ending Andy Reid’s long tenure as the coach in Philly. Chip Kelly took over as coach and brought Jeff Stoutland on board as the new offensive line coach and Stoutland’s transition has been made easier by the fact that Peters has been healthy this spring.

“Honestly, you wouldn’t know Jason ever had an injury. For a guy his size, the leverage that he gains … he plays so low to the ground,” Stoutland said, via Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News. “Moves his feet so fast. Out of all the players I’ve ever coached, he’s got the best balance and body control of anybody I’ve ever seen.”

Having a healthy Peters will go a long way toward erasing some of the offensive ills that plagued the team last season. If right guard Todd Herremans and center Jason Kelce can also hit full speed, the Eagles will have a good chance of turning last year’s glaring weakness into a strength for the new staff.

9 responses to “Eagles line coach: You’d never know Jason Peters had an injury

  1. man thats promising news no matter who our starting QB is we should be winning the division this year with that arsenal and improved o line. Hopefully the d gets a few more pieces

  2. Shorts and T-shirt work out tell nothing about a previously injured player. Let’s see how he does with someone other than a team mate who is afraid he might re injure Peter lines up across from him.

  3. Any truth to the rumor that Stoutland is on Andy Reid’s radar for a promotion to KC’s defensive coordinator?

  4. See, now even with this showing of progress, Chip Kelley and crew still don’t force him to take every snap.
    There is a lot of spelling the seasoned, off-injury veterans with Kelley.

    I hope Peters can move this well in pads against some serious DT’s..

  5. This guy is worth a win or two, he’s a difference maker, a top tier tackle in this league, Michael Vick et al, be happy he’s healthy.

  6. He probably didn’t have an injury since he said he could have played last year but didn’t. He just didn’t want to risk an injury playing with that awful team last year.

    No I’m not a hater. No one hates on a team that finished last in the NFC. Nothing to hate on in Philly.

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