A few more nuggets from Wednesday's conference call with ESPN "Monday Night Football" analyst Ron Jaworski:
1) On the Patriots' defense and how the Eagles had success throwing to the inside part of the field against the secondary. "If there was a vulnerable area, it was inside. When you have an Ellis Hobbs and an Asante Samuel, you have two outstanding cover corners. It looks like, for the most part, what the Patriots like to do is funnel things back to the inside. But what the Eagles were successful with is spreading the field out. They were able to get some matchups with wide receivers on their safeties and they were effective doing that. And I also felt -- if there is a weakness that you can attack -- it's the linebacker corps in the passing game. They are very stout against the run -- the front seven, the three down linemen and four linebackers. But if you can get some isolation routes on them in pass coverage, I think you can take advantage of it. If the quarterback reads that coverage quickly, [which is hard] because they do a great job disguising what they want to do, you have the opportunity for some big plays."
2) On Patriots running back Laurence Maroney and the Patriots' rushing attack. "I thought early in the season he was not running very well, as far as the style, the downhill, hit-the-hole-and-go. I think he has a tendency to always look for the big, explosive play, even when it's not there. I like guys that are bounce runners that do look for that big play, but you have to have a feeling, an intuition that if nothing is there, lower your head down and sometimes a good play is getting two or three yards. I thought early in the season, he was a little too often looking for that big play. When Sammy Morris came in, I thought Sammy, from a style of running -- he is certainly not the overall capability and quality of a runner as a Laurence Maroney -- but he gave them that kind of downhill style that seemed to fit what they were trying to do in the running game. Don't forget, they were still spreading the field out. They were a downhill, one-cut, trap-draw kind of team. That was Sammy Morris' style. I think possibly -- when Laurence was watching Sammy -- he was [saying] 'hey, maybe that's the style they want, maybe that's what fits with our style of blocking.' Now maybe he did adapt."
3) On the Eagles' aggressive approach is what he would endorse against the Patriots. "I believe that's the approach you have to take. Quite honestly, this is the best offense I have ever seen. The best. They are going to score points. They only had eight possessions against Philadelphia and ran 73 plays. Every time they came on the field, they ran nine plays. So this is an offense that is going to move the football. They believe in being aggressive. ... As an offense, if you're playing against the Patriots, you can't say 'let's run the ball, let's slow down the game, let's limit their possessions.' Look at what the Eagles did. They did about everything right and still lost the ballgame."