The exciting moments throughout the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVII victory over the Philadelphia Eagles are highlighted forever. One of the most talked about plays that are still talked about this season is the Eagles’ “Tush Push” or “Brotherly Shove,” depending on who you ask regarding the name.
Chiefs defensive line coach Joe Cullen has seen impressive strides made in his unit this season led by All-Pro Chris Jones. The unit has faced off against Philadelphia’s signature short-yardage play in the past, like teams before them, was unsuccessful in stopping the conversion. Cullen shares his thoughts on stopping the play during Friday’s post-practice press conference.
“If anyone has any new ideas, let me know,” Cullen joked. “But no, that’s something we’ve really talked about after that game and coach Spags (Spanuolo) over the offseason and just being able to get a little bit lower, do a few things that maybe will help it and last year they jumped, and they got us to jump, and we got him in a third and one they jumped, and then we got the touchdown right after that.
“So it’s about stopping it with leverage and then people being able to get the quarterback because the extra push in the second push is really what gets you, but we’re gonna try to do everything we can to keep him out of those situations. Let’s get them third and along.”
Cullen has the same reaction as most defensive coaches in the league regarding the Eagles’ signature play. He did offer a possible solution that could be fruitful this Monday night in the much anticipated Super Bowl rematch.