Coach: Lane Johnson is Improving Everyday

Posted by Gilbert Sam on 10:10 PM
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Former Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson is a work in progress, but the steps forward are coming at a faster pace for the rookie tackle.

After allowing seven sacks and 29 hurries in the Eagles' first eight games, per Pro Football Focus, Johnson has given up just two sacks and two hurries in the last four. His run blocking has been consistent throughout the season, but he has made steady improvement in pass protection and his coach is noticing.

"I think every day out here you kind of see him improve," Chip Kelly said Wednesday. "I think Coach [Jeff] Stoutland and Greg Austin have done a great job on him with just the intricacies -- his sets, set lines, his angles of departure from the line of scrimmage, little teeny things, where his hand placement is, is he too far outside of his hand placement, is he getting his hands back outside.

"It’s in the details.

"He knows exactly what he’s supposed to do and who he’s supposed to block," Kelly said. "But now working the intricacies that come along with just experience is what you’re seeing from him. It’s fun to see him progress each week." (Philly.com)