The loss of Jason Peters for the entire 2012 season was obviously a huge blow last year for the Philadelphia Eagles. Now Peters is back on the field after missing two weeks of practice and looks healthy.
Peters will suit up against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and will need to shake the rust off since he hasn’t played since the 2011 season. We should expect Peters to dominate the game even if he has missed a year of football.
Peters is arguably the best left tackle in football and will thrive under Chip Kelly’s offense and blocking scheme. Peters should dominate the line of scrimmage and will set the tone for the rest of the team. He will buy Michael Vick a lot of time in the pocket, which is something that was lost last season.
Peters will also help out tremendously in the screen game as well, and is extremely agile on his feet despite being a 300-pound man. Kelly will have fun designing plays centered on Peters being the guy to create the hole.
Now with all the starters on the offensive line on the field for Saturday’s game, it should be interesting to see how well they gel. I expect all of them to be on the same page and dominate the Jaguars’ front seven. This will be the first look at all of the starters together, and all eyes should be on Peters to see how well that Achilles and hamstring holds up. I doubt it will be a problem for him, so we should see the old Peters return to Pro Bowl form.
As we move closer to the regular season, the Eagles’ offensive line has looked very impressive. Now with Peters back, we should see domination throughout the entire offense.
Sonny Bryan is a Philadelphia Eagles writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @SonnyBryan50