Eagles Worried About Johnson’s Legs

October 9th, 2009

Given the Bucs sad third down efficiency — especially against the woeful Redskins last week — it would stand to reason the Eagles aren’t exactly sweating bullets.

But Paul Domowitch of the Philly Daily News believes the Eagles should be worried. In his “What We’re Watching” column, he lists five keys to the game and he listed the No. 1 key to be Josh Johnson’s legs.

1. Tampa Bay’s elusive QB: The Bucs have benched Byron Leftwich and gone to second-year man Josh Johnson, who is short on experience but long on escapability. He runs a sub-4.5 40-yard dash and can do some damage with his legs if the Eagles don’t maintain their rush lanes and keep him in the pocket.

Though Domowtich has a point, it’s not like the Bucs are going to come out in a wishbone offense. If Greg Olson knows what he’s doing, he should use Johnson on a number of quarterback draws and rollouts.

One Response to “Eagles Worried About Johnson’s Legs”

  1. Fredrick Says:

    Well, they don’t have too much to worry about. I’ll actually be surprised if this is not Johnson’s last start, barring injuries of course. What’s the point? He’s totally afraid to go down field, he missed two wide open guys on rollouts, and his “scrambles” and “draws,” because if indecisiveness, don’t even measure up to old man Garcia’s. Freeman runs like a full back and will cut it loose, for better or worse, and it can’t get much worse.