Haason Reddick Isn’t Interested in Disrupting Your Offense. He’s Here to Wreck It.
It’s late in the fourth quarter. An opposing offense is doing anything that they can to hold up against the onslaught of the Eagles defensive line.
Then it happens.
In a flash, a visiting quarterback is down on the turf with a sack and a loss on the play.
You’ve been hit by Philly’s Own Game Wrecker.
When the Eagles need a big play on defense, Haason Reddick is there to make it. He doesn’t just shut down your offense, he shuts the door on your comeback.
Against Nick Sirianni’s Eagles, you don’t want to play at Lincoln Financial Field. And you really don’t want to play there in chill of January.
In the 2023 NFC Playoffs, the 49ers found that out the hard way. The 49ers were at Lincoln Financial Field. Purdy faked a handoff, and set his feet. Reddick then collided with Brock’s throwing arm forcing a fumble ending Purdy’s day passing.
Josh Johnson (his backup) would run a similar play-action play pass play ons his first offensive series after relieving Purdy. Johnson was then slammed into the turf by Reddick.
The Eagles would win that game 38–7.
Haason Reddick doesn’t need any background on Philadelphia Sports.
Reddick played safety and running back not far from Philadelphia at Haddon Heights High School. In 2012, he was a walk-on to the Temple Football Team and never looked back. As a defensive end, he would be All-ACC for the Owls.
At the NFL Combine, Reddick would impress NFL Scouts with a broad jump of 11’1, and a 40-yard dash time of 4.52. In April of 2017, he was selected with the 13th pick in the NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.
After a short stint with former coach Matt Rhule and the Carolina Panthers, Reddick would come home to the Eagles with a 3-year $45 Million contract in March of 2022. He’s Been wrecking offensive protection scheme’s ever since.
The Cowboys Protection Scheme is up next.
It’s gonna be a long night.