Injury Update

Posted: September 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 230 Comments »

Football can be a cruel game. Andrew Gardner won the competition to be the starting RG this summer. He played well in the preseason and despite perception that he was struggling in regular season games, Gardner had been solid. He was taking advantage of the opportunity afforded him.

Unfortunately there is some bad news.

Yikes. For the Eagles and Gardner. The O-line just played its best game of the year on Sunday. The last thing that group needed was change. And bad news for Gardner. This won’t cost him a new deal or money, but it takes away the thing players treasure the most…playing time.

Gardner isn’t a spring chicken. He is 29 and this is his first chance to be a regular starter. Jon Runyan never wanted to come off the field because he feared getting Wally Pipp’d (see here to understand that reference). You never know how Gardner’s replacement will do. Matt Tobin will most likely get the call. He’s younger than Gardner and could steal the job long term.

Tobin can be an effective starting RG. He has the right combination of size, physicality and athleticism. Tobin just hasn’t been consistent. Maybe losing the RG battle this summer will serve as a wake-up call and bring out the best in Tobin.

Dennis Kelly and Josh Andrews are other candidates for the RG spot. Kelly might struggle in pass pro from the RG spot. He has pretty good feet, but doesn’t use his arms well. That could make him vulnerable to interior rushers where you can’t just play the angle and use your length. Andrews is interesting. He’s never played an offensive snap in an NFL game that I know of. He certainly hasn’t started. Still, Andrews had a good summer and earned his spot on the team. It would be fun to see if he could take advantage of the chance to play or if he would remind us why he’s been on the bench to this point in his career.

Is an outside move possible? Maybe. There aren’t a bunch of good O-linemen available though. Todd Herremans did get benched in Indy the other day. The Eagles could inquire about him, but if he was benched there, is he worth bringing back?

The other big news is that the Eagles are reportedly putting PK Cody Parkey on IR and signing Caleb Sturgis.

What could possibly go wrong?

Sturgis is fine inside of 40 yards, but his kicks are erratic beyond that. At this point, there aren’t great choices available. I’m sure Dave Fipp had a reason for wanting Sturgis.

Remember that Parkey was going to be cut by the Colts when the Eagles dealt for him. He wasn’t anything special at the time. Fipp liked something about him and the results were spectacular.

I doubt the Eagles will get the same kind of production from Sturgis. At this point, they’ll hope he can solidify the position and help the team to win some games.

One final injury update.

The development of Jordan Hicks makes this less critical, but Alonso is still the kind of talented player you want on the field. As we saw in the opener, he is a playmaker. Even in a limited role, he could be a big help.

I’m hearing mixed things. Keep your fingers crossed for good news.


230 Comments on “Injury Update”

  1. 1 NinjaP said at 9:50 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    Now we just need Bradford to get injured so we can at least get the 4th back in the trade that should have chip fired.

  2. 2 Michael Winter Cho said at 11:57 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    If this was the NBA, Bradford would be valuable as an expiring contract.

  3. 3 MagRememberSeptember said at 3:50 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Chip is not getting fired.

  4. 4 NinjaP said at 1:16 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    GMs that make terrible decisions at QB get fired. Why should chip be any different?

  5. 5 Mitchell said at 10:30 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    Don’t worry Tommy, the Bears are on the verge of a fire sale. Long is the next victim and he’s got “Eagles” written all over him.

  6. 6 GEAGLE said at 11:12 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    We wish!

  7. 7 D3FB said at 6:42 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    He would be too pricey.

  8. 8 jpate said at 10:31 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    Other news, Maclin is stealing money in KC.

  9. 9 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 11:07 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    I hope no one expected a repeat of last year…

  10. 10 GEAGLE said at 11:25 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    In fairness he is playing with a QB who can’t use WR’s if his life depended on it… iF you have a QB that can throw to WRs, probably doesn’t make much sense to spend so much on one, but I guess they thought Mac would fill Alex smiths allergy to WRs..

  11. 11 sonofdman said at 11:34 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    Is that why we went cheap with our WRs this year? 😉

  12. 12 GEAGLE said at 9:29 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    I wouldn’t call spending a 1st, 2nd and 3rd round pick on WRs in the past two drafts “going cheap”… We just decided that we will go with homegrown young WRs and now it’s up to us to Develope them to reach their full potential….

  13. 13 sonofdman said at 11:03 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    I know. I was just making a joke (see the winky face) poking a little fun at Bradford because you said it doesn’t make sense to spend so much on a WR if you have a QB than can’t throw to WRs.

  14. 14 A_T_G said at 11:28 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    The Dix hit that got flagged on Maclin represented the player I wanted to get hitting the player I wanted to keep. Ah, the circle of disappointment.

  15. 15 GEAGLE said at 11:31 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    With Thurmond and Jenkins playing so well, you don’t need to be coveting anyone else’s safeties . That tandem is playing as well as any

  16. 16 A_T_G said at 11:35 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    It would make for one hell of a nickel package.

  17. 17 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 11:35 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    What’s wrong with our Nickel now?

  18. 18 A_T_G said at 11:38 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    You guys are right, Clinton Dix would be riding the bench on our defense.

  19. 19 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 11:41 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    I think he would be an up grade over Maragos playing safety… but as Maragos hasn’t made a mistake yet I cant really fault him.

    I think the biggest problem in our defense is paying a press corner not to press

  20. 20 eagleyankfan said at 7:41 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Don’t give in so easy…lol…I’d rather have Dix on this team…

  21. 21 Michael Winter Cho said at 11:52 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    I don’t get it. Maclin has over 100 yards, what is he stealing? I came on here to mention that I would rather overpay him than get extra running backs and go cheap or WR.

  22. 22 JoeBlow said at 11:52 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    to be fair, when he wrote that he had zero catches

  23. 23 Michael Winter Cho said at 11:56 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    Ah… I was at work and it just seemed every time I looked up, Maclin was catching something. Then on the radio… over and over. Then come here and see that he’s stealing money!

  24. 24 Insomniac said at 11:57 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    Garbage time stats

  25. 25 Eagle Talon said at 11:58 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    He did break the TD to a Wr. drought. That has to be worth something.

  26. 26 GEAGLE said at 9:19 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    What a completely worthless stat line,.. Mac had two modest catches in the first half when the game was still competitive, then the Packers got a big lead and Maclin put up those numbers against an loose prevent defense..
    With as bad as Bahktari (however the hell you spell his name)’has been blocking, I was annoyed that Tamba Ali and Justin Houston didn’t beat up Rogers more…when a QB is on fire the way Rogers was, your only hope is To knock him out of the game..
    Evan Mathis gave us a few years of great service, but the best Guard in the League talk was not true… packers LG Josh Sitton is the best Guard in the NFL the past few years, and Id even Take Kyle Long over Mathis..

  27. 27 MagRememberSeptember said at 3:49 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    You’re only stealing when the holder of the money isn’t giving it away.

  28. 28 JoeBlow said at 11:01 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    I’m really interested in seeing what Josh Andrews can do, he’s a wide guy who moves really well and really impressed me in preseason although he played against 2nd/3rd strings

  29. 29 GEAGLE said at 11:11 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    The Bears seem to be trying to trade players for picks… It’s a long shot that they would part with them, but Marynowitz should do his due dillgence and ask if they have any interest in taking a draft pick for Alshon Jeffries, Kyle Long or Grasu…

  30. 30 Avery Greene said at 11:21 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    Jeffries maybe. I don’t see them giving up young guys if they are going to do a rebuild. I’d love them, but don’t see it happening.

  31. 31 GEAGLE said at 11:29 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    i don’t expect them to part with Jeffries or Long, but we should still do our due diligence and see if we can’t put together an enticing package a quality young player on a favorable contact in return..
    For example I love Ced Thornton, but we probably can’t pay him, Bennie and Cox, we are really deep at DL, it’s not easy for me to trade him, but if we could give up Thornton and like a 3rd round pick for a young pro bowl guard chip knows well(Kyle long), I’d do it..,, heck even swap our 1st for their 2nd to sweeten the pot, they will pick top 3 in round 2 so not that big of a difference

  32. 32 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 11:30 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    Heck our NO.1 may still end up being a high pick…. not sure Id trade that

  33. 33 GEAGLE said at 11:32 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    Doubt it will be a top 19 pick ,I see good things in our immediate future.. but who knows…

  34. 34 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 11:35 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    If we end picking top 10 or late 20s I wont be surprised

  35. 35 Eagle Talon said at 11:50 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    That is not a half bad trade proposal.. They could make it a conditional 1st. If the Eagles pick falls below X spot, then the Eagles give next years 1st. I don’t know, get Howie out of the Janitors closet and run it by him.

  36. 36 JoeBlow said at 11:29 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    yea it seems to me they are trading away defensive players who don’t fit their 3-4 defense….Willie young is supposedly next

  37. 37 RC5000 said at 12:02 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Jeffery’s contract is up, it’s not a great use of resources but it’s tempting. Then you stunt Matthews and Agholor’s development. Hell we don’t even use Ertz and Celek in addition to Agholor. We have Jordan who is somewhat similar and Agholor. Jeffery has talent, he’s smart and he’ll get a huge contract but he isn’t in prime shape and has work ethic questions.

  38. 38 Anders said at 1:52 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Matthews is not even close to the same type of player Jeffery is.

    Matthews is a big slot WR in the mold of Colston, Jeffery is a true deep threat on the outside

  39. 39 GEAGLE said at 11:14 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    I don’t know why I don’t bet $1000 on a money line against Andy Reid everytime he faces up against a top team…

  40. 40 Avery Greene said at 11:32 PM on September 28th, 2015:

  41. 41 GEAGLE said at 11:39 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    Jordan hicks played ever snap, like 20 snaps more then Meco..
    Surprised to see Cox play more then 20 plays more then Bennie and all out other Dlineman…

    Surprised Agholar played more snaps than Jordan and all the WRs, put the damn ball in his hands on a reverse, screen, Anything. Get him going ASAP!
    Surprised that Rowe only played 15 snaps and still had a Impressive game. Basically they tried to pick on him as soon as he came in the game and he made them pay in a big way for thinking he was sweet.. Loved seeing him shut down fellow rookie, the deep ball threat Devin smith
    Pleased with our defense considering we had BIGs on the field for half the game..

  42. 42 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 11:44 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    Really impressed with Hicks. He’s not missing tackles, over pursuing or blowing coverage like you see rookies do.

    Also impressed with Rowe’s growth at CB. He turned his hips and was able to stay with speedy WR in Smith. He is an outside CB and should not be place in the slot

  43. 43 A_T_G said at 11:41 PM on September 28th, 2015:

    Really ESPN? Biggest clean hit of the weekend and you show a another two replays of the play before that one? I should have gone to bed.

  44. 44 Media Mike said at 4:51 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    They’re the worst.

  45. 45 anon said at 12:04 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    there could be a fire sale in chi town, anyone worth getting. feel like forte would beast in thisscheme. long and bennett would be the biggest prizes though.

  46. 46 TypicalDouche said at 12:35 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Kyle Long would be absolutely amazing.

  47. 47 D3FB said at 6:39 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Long isn’t going to get moved.

    Ka’Deem Carey and Brock Vereen would be worth a phone call.

  48. 48 sonofdman said at 9:26 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Let’s get Urlacher!

  49. 49 GEAGLE said at 9:30 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Hoping Forte,doesn’t end up in Dallas assuming they can even afford him

  50. 50 FairOaks said at 12:25 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Wonder if we bring Moffitt back just based on familiarity with scheme. Herremans would be interesting — I’d be all for that. Wonder if Chip would do that, although since it would be a much lower salary than he was scheduled to get, that could be the rationale. But I’m not sure you bring Herremans back just to be a backup.

  51. 51 MS said at 9:54 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    They are both bad at football right now…so…

  52. 52 BobSmith77 said at 2:18 AM on September 29th, 2015:

  53. 53 MagRememberSeptember said at 3:53 AM on September 29th, 2015:

  54. 54 bubqr said at 3:29 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Don’t want to be a downer but in each of Rowe’s play on the ball (PBU/INT) he was a step behind the WR, and he could make a play because of an underthrown ball. He did make the plays then, and showed good awareness, but if Fitzpatrick led D.Smith a bit more, in each case it would have been a long reception/TD, and we would not have the same discussion.

    And no, I don’t think he was trailing the WR as there was no (or limited) help over the top.

  55. 55 Anders said at 3:37 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    The int was perfect coverage, he sat in his hip pocket, turned his head and got the interception

  56. 56 Jernst said at 7:50 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Yea…this seems like someone reaching to find something to be upset about. He played tight coverage, watched the WRs eyes and turned at the last second and made a play on the ball. Really exactly what you want to see on both plays.

  57. 57 D3FB said at 7:55 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Don’t you know you’re supposed to be 15 yards in front of the receiver in press man

  58. 58 Ark87 said at 9:57 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    If you have even a shred of talent, you can just look into a QB’s eyes and line up where he’s going to throw the ball, pre-snap. Though he should be able to use the force to compel the QB just to throw it to him if he’s worth his salt.

  59. 59 Corry said at 10:04 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Just remember the force choke to sack the QB is now conserved unsportsmanlike conduct and results in 15 yard penalty and invite to join the dark side.

  60. 60 Ark87 said at 10:06 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Force blasts must occur below the neck and above the knees, always

  61. 61 D3FB said at 10:11 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    It is however allowed in baseball.

  62. 62 bubqr said at 11:11 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    I like the overall sarcasm and dismissal of my remark: I’ll make screen caps when back home. I’m fairly sure that at the very least on the first PBU, D.Smith had one or two steps on him, and had to slow down for the ball, which allowed Rowe to be in a position to actually play the ball. A pass 2/3 yards further, and I think Rowe not only does not defend the pass, but it might be a TD.

    I am just trying to tone down the enthusiasm for those plays, as to me the lack of recovery speed that Rowe showed in the pre-season was still shown in both plays (once again, INT I’m less confident, but I am for the PBU) and underthrows allowed him to make plays he was maybe not in a position to make had the ball been thrown well (and no: not “perfectly”. Just in stride.). Long story short: positioning, not great, playing the ball: great. But let’s not forget the first part because of the latter, especially given he’s shown this as being an area for concern in the past.

  63. 63 Bert's Bells said at 8:52 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Exactly. They’ll still be showing tape of that to youngsters in 20 years.

  64. 64 GEAGLE said at 8:32 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Stop it

  65. 65 GEAGLE said at 8:39 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Stop it…

  66. 66 Ark87 said at 10:27 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    There is no defense for the great pass, ever. There’s always a window if you have the skill and the balls to throw it. The best you can do is be in a position to be in a position to minimize that window and make the tackle in the even the perfect pass does occur.

  67. 67 PlanetX said at 4:57 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    HUH. I thought his coverage looked pretty good on the INT personally. Can’t fault Rowe for anything that the QB does at any rate though. Just ask the Rook to make the plays that are presented. That’s all you can ask of anybody. As much as I love Malcolm Jenkins, I like him a bunch more if he snagged the picks that came HIS way.

  68. 68 Iskar36 said at 3:39 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    “At this point, there aren’t great choices available. I’m sure Dave Fipp had a reason for wanting Sturgis.”

    The Eagles brought in six kickers for tryouts as replacement for Parkey. While I agree that Fipp had reasons to pick Sturgis among the 6 who tried out, I think this seems to look a lot more like picking the best of a bad group than Fipp being excited about Sturgis.

  69. 69 D3FB said at 6:44 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Tobins gonna be fine.

    This is a stud block on Wilkerson

  70. 70 Ark87 said at 10:46 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    nice, haven’t gotten to see too much of that this year.

  71. 71 Avery Greene said at 11:57 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Do you think he’s fine in both areas or that he’ll struggle with pass pro or run blocking?

  72. 72 D3FB said at 12:02 PM on September 30th, 2015:

    He’s a good run blocker. That area will be fine.

    The play where williams just used his legnth to overwhelm in him pass pro pretty much sumarizes his struggles in pass pro. He’s fine against most guys, but players with great length or quickness will overwhelm him. He has poor lateral agility and I’m pretty sure he has short arms, so these will always be a problem, but he’s taken great strides as it now takes an Aaron Donald or Calais Campbell to beat him, and not a 270lbs rSO from Purdue.

  73. 73 A_T_G said at 8:28 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    So, is Julian Vandervelde the player to sign the most Eagles contracts ever?

  74. 74 GEAGLE said at 8:31 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    As for Kiko, no one EVER went to get a second opinion when they like what they heard from the first oppinion…. Don’t expect it to be good news

  75. 75 eagleyankfan said at 10:57 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    exactly. and nobody goes to Andrews unless it’s serious…

  76. 76 EaglesFANqq said at 8:53 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    The fruit smoothies ain’t working for shit this year.

  77. 77 EaglesFANqq said at 8:54 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Chip Kelly trades to obtain Todd Herremans’ wife for a 4th rounder. Picks up Herreman’s after being cut.

  78. 78 GEAGLE said at 9:36 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    I love that Harbaugh and his Ravens scum are playing so poorly..
    Sounds like Drew Brees is pretty serious about playing against the Cowboys this week,,. hopefully 0-3 saints are desperate enough to play well and beat the Cowboys this week
    Shady McCoy won’t play Sunday against the Giants, but hopefully Bills defense beats up Eli and and gives the Giants a loss..
    Sure would be great to see us win Sunday, while all 3 of our Rivals lose.. That wouldn’t officially wipe away our putrid start

  79. 79 anon said at 9:49 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Eagles have 5 players on IR – just sent Parkey and Gardner, NEED OL help.

  80. 80 Corry said at 10:06 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    They re-signed Julian “the yo-yo” Vandervelde.

  81. 81 anon said at 10:02 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported the Giants are working out Wes Welker and Hakeem Nicks on Tuesday.

  82. 82 Michael Winter Cho said at 10:04 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    The D is putting up some great numbers and some of the players are passing the “eye test”. There are some bad QBs on the slate as well. Do you guys think Maxwell is going to start looking better here? Six games in, where will the D rank?

  83. 83 Ark87 said at 10:18 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Maxwell’s a finished product, even if he wasn’t he just got PAID. He is healthy by all accounts. Seems like a happy go lucky guy. Don’t see a fire in him to be pissed off about looking bad. He’ll have better days, and bad days I think. But I don’t see many reasons to believe he’ll improve.

  84. 84 anon said at 10:23 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    hopefully the unit gets used to playing better — safeties will know he’s bound to get beat and ballhawk.

  85. 85 Ark87 said at 10:28 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Hopefully we stop thinking of him as a shut down corner. The coaches need to do their part to maximize his strengths and compensate for his weaknesses. The money has been paid, whether he’s worth it or not, we have to make sure we get the most out of him.

  86. 86 Michael Winter Cho said at 11:06 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Have the coaches changed anything in terms of scheme, or just added new players?

  87. 87 Ark87 said at 11:22 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    I’m not sure yet. Seems more the same, leave the CB’s in a tough spot (infuriating when we knew they didn’t have the personnel to do that last year), Safeties aren’t in a position to help typically, usually a safety will show up to help make the tackle, but not cover. I dunno, secondary play is especially hard to look at when
    A. you have to wait for coaches’ film to even see and
    B. you can only guess at the coverage called.

  88. 88 sonofdman said at 1:47 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    The seemed to mix it up more against Marshall last week. For example, Barwin was going out wide to bump Marshall off the line with the CB covering over top. I don’t remember seeing us do that before.

  89. 89 Ark87 said at 3:19 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    That was our Fitzgerald plan. I always thought it was a neat wrinkle. Big powerful receivers we sometimes do that. Haven’t seen us do it to Dez, which is…upsetting if it turns out we haven’t figured out he’s one of the most physical and powerful receivers in the league

  90. 90 iceberg584 said at 11:00 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    Watching him from the upper deck all afternoon in Sunday, it’s apparent that he is going to play about 10 yards off the line of scrimmage on every play. Dallas and especially Atlanta (Dan Quinn factor, anyone?) exploited this by running crossers and sharp in routes on him. Even when you think back to the preseason, his big interception against Baltimore essentially came on a play where he been beaten to the inside, but Flacco overthrew the ball right to Maxwell.

  91. 91 CrackSammich said at 11:00 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    I don’t agree with the others that say that Maxwell is a “finished product”, though I will agree that he’s closer to his ceiling than his floor at this point. I think the issue is that the coaches are using him in a way that he’s uncomfortable with–he’s shown the ability to be a good zone coverage guy with great over the top help, and he’s being used in press man on an island. Some of it may be fixed as he gets more comfortable in the scheme and can learn to trust the safeties *shudders*. Most of it would be fixed, though, by adjusting the schemes more to his strengths.

  92. 92 D3FB said at 11:19 AM on September 29th, 2015:

    He played a mixture of press man and cover 3 in Seattle.

    We play a mixture of press man and cover 3.

  93. 93 sonofdman said at 1:45 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Thank you. This new narrative that Maxwell is strictly a “zone CB” is driving me crazy.

  94. 94 Sean Stott said at 3:41 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    I think it all started with Asomugha. That was painful.

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  96. 96 Avery Greene said at 12:24 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Maybe we can put Cooper on the IR too.

  97. 97 Michael Winter Cho said at 12:25 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Can you imagine how much this year is going to change the sports science narrative–justly or not?

  98. 98 Avery Greene said at 12:26 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    I know.

  99. 99 Tumtum said at 12:44 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    As injured as we are, I wonder where we compare to other teams.

  100. 100 Michael Winter Cho said at 1:49 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    None of this stuff is statistically significant, football is such a random sport. I was just about to say at least we didn’t lose our starting QB like Dallas or NO, but then… it is possible it would be a good thing if we did!

  101. 101 MagRememberSeptember said at 6:44 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    A soccer-style kicker is moving his lower body completely contrary to nature so I’m not sure any amount of science or weight-training would help, especially if one muscle in the area was already weak. ACLs or Achilles are not smooth muscle either, so they are probably exempt as well. Sports science is largely concerned with cardio, muscle maintenance and membrane elasticity, I believe. Also brain training. ;~)

  102. 102 RogerPodacter said at 2:00 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    call me crazy, but i’d rather have Coop out there than Miles Austin. i mean, its like we already know neither of them will catch anything thrown their way, but Coop has to be the better blocker…

  103. 103 GEAGLE said at 4:56 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Nothing crazy about that.. Austin has been worthless in every way… At least Coop made a key block on Sproles goal line TD run, which was a bigger contribution then Austn has made since arriving in philly .
    We all know Coops Limitatipns, but while he is here, we should still give him a jump ball opportunity every once n a while

  104. 104 A_T_G said at 2:40 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    No wonder Cooper can’t get on the same page with Bradford. He thinks sleeves go on your leg?!

  105. 105 MagRememberSeptember said at 6:34 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Maybe he has something up his sleeve.

  106. 106 mksp said at 1:12 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    There is no “good news” on Kiko.

    Door A is you should definitely have surgery for your long term health.

    Door B is you can rest and come back this year, but risk long term damage to the ligament.

  107. 107 Avery Greene said at 1:29 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Uggh. It’s a shame. Is there a possibility the first surgery wasn’t done properly?

  108. 108 James said at 1:29 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    So you are saying theres a chance?

  109. 109 JoeBlow said at 2:44 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Get the surgery

  110. 110 Avery Greene said at 1:30 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Just a quick camp note in Philly – the trade of the century that landed us Sauce Castillo and the right to take the Kings pick in the top-10 for the next two years. Highway robbery at its best.

  111. 111 James said at 1:33 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    You think he is going to be good?

  112. 112 Michael Winter Cho said at 1:47 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Hell to the naw, he’ll be lucky to end up an even decent player.

  113. 113 Avery Greene said at 1:48 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    We disagree. He was improving at the end of last year, and I think he’s in a better situation here.

  114. 114 JoeBlow said at 3:20 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    i agree with you regarding Sauce, his production went up when his minutes went up last year, but i think you are going overboard with thinking playoffs this year. I think about 25 wins is this teams range. Next years draft is huge and will complete the foundation for this team but they will still be very young, don’t think we should be thinking playoffs that year either…most underrated pickup for this offseason will be Kendall Marshall…very efficient PG

  115. 115 Avery Greene said at 3:27 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    I think the East is so weak, they should make a run. We basically got two 1st rounders starting this new this year. I think they’ll surprise some people this year.

    That is if Hinkie doesn’t trade away too many pieces. Aldemir, Sampson, Thompson, Grant, and McRae might be nice rotational players off the bench. I like the talent and Brown and his staff are going to earn their money this year. But we should instantly be better in the paint with Okafor, and better shooting from Sauce.

    Just my hope, but Brown seems to know what he’s doing.

    Also, with the Kings picking top-3, we get their pick. If the Lakers end up 4 and below, we get theirs. Still have a decent amount of talent to flow through here.

  116. 116 JoeBlow said at 3:46 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    i think overall the team will perform better, less blowouts, but they are still really young though, but im really excited about the future

  117. 117 Avery Greene said at 1:48 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Absolutely. I think he fits better here and he’s with a bunch of other young guys. With him and Roco sniping from the outside, and Okafor and Noel in the middle – they are going to coach this into a nice team come the end of the year.

    They are making the playoffs this year. I’m figuring around the 7th or 8th seed. The only piece we are missing is a stellar PG.

  118. 118 James said at 1:51 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Wow thats bold man. I think if Embiid was healthy you have a point but thats an uphill battle. My guess is they start making the 8th seed by the end of next season when they get a couple more 1st rounder talent in the draft.

  119. 119 JoeBlow said at 2:41 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    stop teasing me

  120. 120 phillychuck said at 3:00 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Holy hanna!! He made two foul shots in a row!!!

    I agree that he will be a solid shooter and decent athletic presence at the 2-guard this season.

  121. 121 mtn_green said at 3:07 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Sauce is gonna be a sharp shooter this year. Defense is gonna worry about the two big men. In and out, out and in, all day.
    As to playoffs, only Hinkie knows. Without contract dumps and other team killing moves they could make 8th seed.

  122. 122 Avery Greene said at 3:19 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    I’m thinking this way because the East is weak. If they were in the West, no shot.

  123. 123 SteveH said at 7:22 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Sixers are starting to look loaded, and it’s absurd that they have so many future picks still in the holster as well. If Embiid can finally come back… Could really be something.

  124. 124 Nailed it! said at 1:34 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Cody Parkey said he tore his groin. He was in pain vs the Jets, knew he had to "suck it up" and play.— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) September 29, 2015


  125. 125 Michael Winter Cho said at 1:46 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    That gives me chills just thinking about it. It took me 6 months to recover from a simple strain that didn’t even hurt when it happened.

  126. 126 Crus57 said at 2:15 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Les Bowen tweeted that Parkey said he tore “all 3 muscles in his groin”. Which is both impressive and eye-watering.

  127. 127 Joe Minx said at 2:19 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Poor kid. We’re gonna miss him.

  128. 128 GEAGLE said at 4:08 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Dude tore all 3 muscles in his groin and played thru it,.. Much much respect, that may be the toughest thing I ever heard a kicker do….young kid, look forward to getting cody back next year

  129. 129 jaws80 said at 2:35 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Bradford was very inaccurate against what might be the best secondary in the NFL, but he threw no interceptions. This actually got me wondering, why? Might be because he is too scared of throwing interceptions.

    All coaches hate interceptions, but Kelly seems to take his hate of interceptions further. Bradfords lack of long throws and when he does throw long, his overthrowing could be because of fear of getting the ball anywhere close to being intercepted.

    When Kelly is in your ear saying, “dont throw an interception, be careful with the ball, dont get sacked (sacks are the greatest QB sin), get the ball out quick” it might get in the way of letting natural ability take over. This might be getting into Bradfords head, playing scared of his knee and of interceptions.

    Might explain why Bradford was so good in preseason and practice – no fear of interceptions. “Practice in preseason is when you want to throw interceptions, to test what you can do” you hear top QBs say.

    A QB who plays scared, who plays to not throw interceptions is not a QB to lead a team to a superbowl. If Kelly wants a superbowl caliber QB then maybe he should just tell Bradford to “let it rip” – isnt that the advice that helped Foles get over that awful Dallas game? Go with instincts, trust his arm, if intercepted, get over it and try again.

  130. 130 botto said at 3:02 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    grip it and rip it!

  131. 131 mtn_green said at 2:57 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Anyone know where to find the clip that Billy Davis was talking about where Barwin looked backwards the guard looked too and Barwin ran around the guard?

  132. 132 ICDogg said at 2:59 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Yes. Hang on.

  133. 133 ICDogg said at 3:01 PM on September 29th, 2015:

  134. 134 ICDogg said at 3:02 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    If you don’t see the tweet above, refresh

  135. 135 mtn_green said at 3:02 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Thanks. That is an awesome trick.
    Like faking throwing a ball to my dog.

  136. 136 Ankerstjernen said at 4:24 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    This is awesome. Reminds me of the interview last week where Brandon Graham said he only really needed two pass rushs – a primary and a counter. Barwin here shows us a better approach I think..

  137. 137 botto said at 3:13 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    One thing ‘Ol St. Nick was not afraid to do was let it rip deep. and he was pretty dang good at it…. Bradford has the arm, but like Jaws80 says he is scared to get picked. I think that’s true.
    The one thing I don’t like I see from Sam is he is always throwing up his hands like what? its not my fault… he doesn’t have that leader mentality on his face at all… yet?
    he did the same thing when the ball was snapped off his chest, no it wasn’t his fault we all know that, so why are you looking around like a deer in headlights throwing your hands up like what the heck?
    he needs to get mean, he needs to lead out there moving forward.
    this next game will show a lot about Sam in the NFC East.
    go get em Johnny Utah.

  138. 138 GEAGLE said at 4:53 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Think the Bradford won’t go deep talk is a load of crap, and The shots down field will come once,we really get the run game going and face Favorable matchups.. Going into the Jets game, I think it was pretty obvious that we wouldn’t see our WRs have a good day, and that the game plan would be tailored around attacking the LBs with Sproles and Jordan ..
    The shots down field will come… For example. To no surprise to anypne other then that Fool Elliot Parks, Landon Collins is getting roasted in coverage. No need to force shots down field, but I’ll be upset if we don’t take shots downfield when the matchuo actually favors us, for Example, Attack the Seam down field all day when we play the Giants…. And the skins defense is also a secondary we should see Bradford Attack down field..
    I don’t think it’s wise to make judgements of Bradford after 3 games… If we are still having these bradford conversations after the bye week, then I will be concerned
    Jets Needed 5 turnovers per game to go 0-2, think Not turning the ball over against them was much more,important then completing a few,extra passes to WRs…
    It’s not like Bradford is holding this offense back. He isn’t the only player on offense that NEEDS to be better

  139. 139 botto said at 5:03 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    yeah I hear ya, but my main thing is he doesn’t act like a leader at all yet…
    he has that, “it is my fault” thing going…
    which is never good

  140. 140 fran35 said at 7:02 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Great point. I think one of the most unbecoming qualities in a QB is the Jay Cutler blame game theatrics. I liked how Foles and Vick didn’t blame. Even during the Packers playoff loss, when cooper once again came up small, Vick owned the int. Now that I think about it, bradford is very quick to point out the drops at the recent press conferences.

  141. 141 Avery Greene said at 3:31 PM on September 29th, 2015:

  142. 142 JoeBlow said at 3:34 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    WTF is James Carpenter (Jets RG) doing on that screen?

  143. 143 Sean Stott said at 3:38 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    lol seriously

  144. 144 JoeBlow said at 3:40 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    he’s running around like he shit his pants

  145. 145 A_T_G said at 3:43 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    So when Tommy writes that a prospect has the requisite athleticism, this would be an example of the opposite of that.

  146. 146 bill said at 3:45 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    I think he executed a textbook backdoor seal on the Jets’ RT. Other than that, he looked really lost.

  147. 147 Ark87 said at 4:05 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    The Jets guards really seem cartoonishly dim in the limited context of some of these tweets.

  148. 148 SteveH said at 7:21 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Omg that’s hysterical, I didn’t even see it. He’s like a man who wandered onto a football field and isn’t sure how he got there.

  149. 149 D3FB said at 11:55 AM on September 30th, 2015:

    He’s playing “rat-sniffer”. It’s designed to pick off any DL that sniff out the screen. He just moves super awkward.

  150. 150 A_T_G said at 3:46 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    That is such a promising play from a rookie, and one that doesn’t show anywhere on the stat sheet. He made three (?) correct decisions almost instantly and had the athleticism to execute.

  151. 151 Sean Stott said at 3:59 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Bennie Logan also had to really shed a block to get over there and help

  152. 152 mtn_green said at 4:13 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Whole DL have amazing hustle. Almost any play within ten yards of scrimmage they are in on tackle.

  153. 153 mtn_green said at 4:20 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Unfortunately MS2 might never have that kind of recognition. That’s what eight years of playing LB brings you.

    Noticing the quick spin of the qb to know ‘screen’ and race to the other side of the field.

    There is no thinking just acting immediately and being right on the money.

    Then instead if facing up the RB he took outside leverage and force RB inside to the DL.

  154. 154 Michael Winter Cho said at 6:21 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Smart people think faster than dumb people.

  155. 155 MagRememberSeptember said at 6:26 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Yes, but sometimes thinking sideways, or backwards, can be a good thing.

  156. 156 Avery Greene said at 3:32 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    What we were missing last year.

  157. 157 BlindChow said at 3:59 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    When we play a good QB, he’ll see Maxwell getting toasted on the other side and throw the ball over there instead.

  158. 158 jaws80 said at 4:49 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    wow, all-22 not kind to Maxwell

  159. 159 A_T_G said at 4:00 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    From your comment, naturally I assumed the tweet was going to announce the return of Marlon Favorite.

  160. 160 Avery Greene said at 3:52 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Chipwagon has a new article up. Really good stuff about Cox.

  161. 161 A_T_G said at 3:54 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Porn hub might have had the same thing posted.

  162. 162 MagRememberSeptember said at 6:24 PM on September 29th, 2015:

  163. 163 GEAGLE said at 4:43 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    I like hearing Bennie rave and Laugh about how Cox slaps OLineman across the head with his club for a hand.. Allegedly Cox hands are a major weapon

  164. 164 A_T_G said at 3:52 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Just going from memory, a fair share of Bradford’s inaccurate throws seemed to be intended for Agholor. Is it possible that Agholor might be seeing thing differently than Bradford, or just plain out not running precise routes? I know there was one bad overthrow against Dallas where Bradford led Agholor, but Agholor sat down. Could there be other, subtler instances of this as well?

  165. 165 Avery Greene said at 3:55 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Interesting to think about. Baldy said he beat Revis a couple times downfield but either didn’t finish the route right or Bradford threw a bad ball.

  166. 166 GEAGLE said at 4:41 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    I would prefer a QB playing his 3rd game in two years to not Even look Revis’s way

  167. 167 A_T_G said at 5:34 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Is t his reply in the right place? What does not challenging Revis have to do with the location of the balls Bradford did throw to Agholor?

    If Agholor was unable to get open, that would be relevant. Or, if Bradford didn’t throw to him, then too. I don’t think it really factors in to whether the throw or the route were the cause of the inaccuracy, though.

  168. 168 MagRememberSeptember said at 6:14 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    I did think there was one pass Sam underthrew which a veteran WR might have helped out by coming back toward the ball. A rookie is more likely to wait for the ball to come to him. Newbie mistake. He’s probably already heard about it in film study.

  169. 169 GEAGLE said at 8:00 PM on September 29th, 2015:


  170. 170 peteike said at 5:45 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    maybe hes too fast but 2 of the throws were low. I thought he should have caught one of them, other one was a tougher play although both werent easy esp when running full speed

  171. 171 Nailed it! said at 4:06 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Skins lost one of their starting G’s for the season as well this week.

  172. 172 Mac said at 4:11 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Thankfully, they can’t get Julian Vandervelde.

  173. 173 sonofdman said at 4:37 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Our secret weapon!

  174. 174 MagRememberSeptember said at 6:20 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Vandervelde must be feeling like a yoyo by now.

  175. 175 GermanEagle said at 4:14 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    And they have lost their #3 CB as well…

  176. 176 mtn_green said at 4:21 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    And their starting QB. Or wait was he benched, uh, er, not good enough. Can’t really even tell, what happened to their pro bowl qb?

  177. 177 HawaiianEagle said at 4:27 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    He retired about 15 years ago

  178. 178 GermanEagle said at 4:35 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    You mean the one of the greatest ex Eagles of all time, besides Mariota and Frank Gore?!

  179. 179 Tumtum said at 4:48 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Don’t sleep on those Redskins man. I would consider every opponent deadly at this point.

  180. 180 GEAGLE said at 5:00 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    We are a terrible matchup for the skins… The only way they cann be,successful is to have a monster game in the run, which just doesn’t happen against Billy Davis front 7… If we keep them to under 3.5 yards per carry like we have been doing. kurt Cousin is going to have a very rough game…
    Write this down, Eagles force impressive Rookie RB Matt Jones to fumble the ball away at least once on Sunday. ,, Rookie ain’t ready to run the ball in a gritty Rivalry game aganst the best Run defense in the NFL…

  181. 181 anon said at 7:57 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Be interesting to see how they handle djax if he plays .The way our offense has looked he only needs to go off a couple times for the game to be out of reach .

  182. 182 A_T_G said at 5:27 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    You mean the third string safety?

  183. 183 GEAGLE said at 8:09 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    I’m just happy they lost junior Gallette because they didn’t deserve to steal him because the saints did the right thing and cut the crumb… After losing Gallette, the skins could be 100% healthy for all I care and I still feel confident that we smash them,, hopefully desean plays Sunday, makes the win more satisfying

  184. 184 JoeBlow said at 4:43 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    so PFF gave Aaron Rodgers a negative grade for last nights performance?

  185. 185 Joe Minx said at 4:46 PM on September 29th, 2015:


    Only on PFF could 333 yards & 5 TD passes get you a negative grade.

  186. 186 JoeBlow said at 4:52 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    they say they gave him a negative grade because he threw one ball that should have been intercepted and had a fumble, which didn’t count due to penalty…..whatever their “system”’s ridiculous.

  187. 187 A_T_G said at 5:26 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    I think he also got demerits for two times when he wanted to throw the ball in a way that would have demonstrated a poor decision, except he didn’t because he was on the sidelines and the defense was on the field.

  188. 188 SteveH said at 7:18 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    They probably docked him for that absurd back shoulder throw to James Jones, because it almost literally broke reality that it was a completed pass.

  189. 189 A_T_G said at 8:35 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    It was kinda irresponsible to risk the fabric of space-time over a football game, I agree.

  190. 190 Corry said at 4:53 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    yeah but you don’t understand, he made like 2 bad throws or something. That totally offsets all his stats and passing the eyeball test.

  191. 191 Sean Stott said at 4:56 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    I gave him a negative grade because of how disgusting he is to watch. At certain points I just can’t stomach how unfair it is that only one team has a player like him. Absurd talent level that is hard to comprehend.

  192. 192 holeplug said at 5:12 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    not really sure why pff is pushing click bait now. guess the realized no one takes those ratings seriously anymore and are just screwing around

  193. 193 Nailed it! said at 5:11 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    CBs lined up vs. Nelson Agholor by routes: 34 – Desmon Trufant 33 – Brandon Carr 24 – Darrelle Revis. That's 81% of his routes. #Eagles— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) September 29, 2015

    Woah, thats a tough start to your rookie year having to go against those Cb’s. He has gotten separation in every game too if Sam could have just hit him a few times that would be helpful as well.

  194. 194 GEAGLE said at 5:19 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Trufant and Revis is a very tough draw for a rook…don’t get much tought then that
    Good News, after battling against REVIS and Trufant all game, running routes against the skins corners should seem Easy for Nelson
    This is a great matchuo opportunity to get Agholar, Ertz and demarco going… Be nice to see Josh Huff show a fuckin pulse..

  195. 195 MattE said at 5:46 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    huff is dead to me.

  196. 196 GEAGLE said at 7:59 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Just because a kid isn’t balling At the beginning of year 2, doesn’t mean he won’t grow to realize his full potential.. I’m not happy with Huff either, but some players need longer then others to get comfortable in this league… Hopefully he stops dicking around with injuries and gets some continuity this season so we can see some growth as the year unfolds…
    bg was hurt one year, and was a bust for like 3-4 years til he got it together and grew enough to earn a extension from a city that had been calling him a bust for years… Knucklehead huff annoys me too, but too soon to write him off

  197. 197 MattE said at 9:58 AM on September 30th, 2015:

    he is starting to remind me of Wolff

  198. 198 MattE said at 10:01 AM on September 30th, 2015:

    i have been Pro-Huff for awhile, i was hoping for a Hines Ward type of mold, tough runner, good hands, great blocker… he was inactive last week. Plus Bradford isn’t going to be what we were hoping…. we will be lucky if Bradford is a step above Alex Smith, he is starting to look like Captain Checkdown.

  199. 199 FairOaks said at 6:20 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Huff was injured and was inactive vs the Jets.

  200. 200 GEAGLE said at 7:55 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Where did I say that he played against the jets?

  201. 201 peteike said at 5:24 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Most dropped passes so far this year: Eagles 10, Texans 10, Jags 9, Rams 9, Cards 8, Giants 8

  202. 202 Nailed it! said at 5:26 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Catch the ball? *shrugs* anyone can do that!

  203. 203 A_T_G said at 5:40 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    The fact that he still had balls thrown his way is pretty promising, considering.

  204. 204 MagRememberSeptember said at 6:10 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    It seems that real players in real games are showing a lot more respect for Lord Admiral Nelson than many people on these boards.

  205. 205 anon said at 7:41 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Outside corners cover outside receivers

  206. 206 Mr. Magee said at 8:04 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Ags probably got a false sense of security going against our CBs in practice every day.

    I’d say he has performed about as well as the rest of the offense so far – no better or worse than Bradford, OL, TEs, etc.

  207. 207 GEAGLE said at 5:16 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    LOL “Dr Hicks is going to make Liinebackers get healthy real quick with how well he is playing”- Seth Joyner…
    LOL KEndricks is back on the field already..

    I find myself bsing so anxious to see what Hicks does next..
    Kid came in cold in the Dallas game, got a turnover, and single handedly destroyed the Cowboys season, givng us a major boost by knccking out Romo…. Fluke? Maybe…. Then he goes on to have a 10 tackle game, INT, fumble, diagnosing screens and torpedoing thru blockers to make the tackle… In his first start the kid played all 79 snaps, more then 20 snaps more then Meco….. I can’t wait to see what this kid does next. Scary to think of what he will look like after the bye week.

    This physical, gritty Division game is going to be a great test for Hicks, because our Front 7 has the ability to win us this skins game…… The skins success is ALL Based on if their physical power run game can move the chains?
    If we shut the skins run down, Force Kurt Cousin into 3rd and Long all game, Cousins and the skins passing game isn’t going to be able to put the team on their backs and carry them to a win..
    Think Maxwell is going to have an impressive game shutting down Pierre Garcon…if Desean plays, I like Nolan matched up against him with Walter Thurmond looking to ball hawk in over the top coverage helping out Nolan… If You don’t let Desean get behind the defense, you take him out of the game.
    Nothing makes me happier then seeing our two safeties BALLING! Hicks and Jenkins will have an important task of shutting down Jordan Reed, and Kendricks ineeds to lock down the RBs since you Know kurt Cpusin will look to his check downs all day..
    If the Defense keeps improving From one week to the next, we should see them make a big statement against the skins…. Must suck to have an offense so reliant on running the ball and having to face this Eagle front 7, so deep with BEASTS

  208. 208 MagRememberSeptember said at 6:19 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Hicks, the rookie, also had the coach in his ear. The dot on the helmet. Lining up the defense 3 games into his pro career. Pretty impressive for a player who was derided by so many folks here and on other sites.

  209. 209 MattE said at 5:43 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    2 out of 3 years with a bunch of key injuries……. year one was great, but other than that football is still football, hope we are done with the injury riddled players… se la vie. being an Eagles fan is like being terminally ill…. no cure, and no end in sight until its OVER.

  210. 210 MagRememberSeptember said at 6:08 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    from 24/7, re Parkey:

    “An MRI following Sunday’s win showed that he had torn all three muscles in the groin.”

    On his first kick. Still finished the game.

  211. 211 SteveH said at 7:16 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Knock him for the misses all you want but can’t doubt his #grit.

  212. 212 A_T_G said at 5:53 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    From my in-depth research of looking at which color my fantasy players’ next opponent is written, I discovered that Washington is 10th best in points allowed to QBs, but 23rd best in points allowed to WRs. Does that mean they are particularly good at defending passes to TEs and RBs? That could make things tough if the WRs don’t pick it up.

  213. 213 wee2424 said at 8:59 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Would imagine so.

  214. 214 JoeBlow said at 9:18 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    tough to tell, they have not had an interception from their secondary yet, doesn’t necessarily mean they have played poor though. Deangelo hall is out for this game which mean Breeland should take his place opposite Chris Culliver….I’m not a huge fan of the players in their secondary although they have decent size. I’m unsure who they will bring in to cover Matthews, they have a decent nickel in Will Blackmon but they may opt to stick Breeland/Culliver on him. It should be interesting but i believe if Sam Bradford ever had a chance to have a successful game, it would be this week.

    Washington hasn’t gone up against the greatest of passing atttacks either. Giants, Rams and Dolphins haven’t exactly set the world on fire through the air although neither have the Eagles

  215. 215 D3FB said at 11:50 AM on September 30th, 2015:

    From a matchup standpoint, Kerrigan, Preston Smith, and Trent Murphy are all cooked if we get them on wheel routes. Their Safeties are pretty blah. Keenan Robinson is a long athletic ILB and is good in coverage. He can hang with TE’s. Perry Riley is more of a thumper and you can exploit him on mismatches.

    As to why those numbers are the way they are I would guess it’s mainly a product of who they have played thus far. Miami, Giants, Rams don’t have great TE RB recieving options.

  216. 216 MagRememberSeptember said at 6:06 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    LisFranc dislocation. Mid-foot.

  217. 217 Mr. Magee said at 7:55 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Ouch, that looks painful

  218. 218 Mitchell said at 6:08 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    D3FB, Brock Vereen has been cut by the bears.

  219. 219 Avery Greene said at 8:13 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    With the fire sale going on over there, they should at least inquire about someone that might help this team.

  220. 220 D3FB said at 11:42 AM on September 30th, 2015:

    I’m very interested. I’m surprised they wouldn’t have offered a 7. He’s our type of safety.

  221. 221 JoeBlow said at 6:12 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Skins signed ILB Mason Foster

  222. 222 Michael Winter Cho said at 6:25 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Sam Bradford ranked 24th this week at Football Outsiders, Rodgers #1 of course. Kaepernick # 32, scroll down to see him shrink up right after he throws the ball. Foles #18. Sproles ranked as Least Valuable Running back… ouch! Punt return not included, obviously. FO actually grades each play by whether it succeeded, so it’s got a lot more data than just the box score. “Bradford threw seven passes with 5 yards or less to go for a first down. He completed three of them for 13 total yards and only one conversion.”

  223. 223 Mr. Magee said at 7:57 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Bradford a significant part of the problem with the Eagles O…

    Chip needs a Brady-like QB to reveal his inner genius

  224. 224 Mitchell said at 8:17 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    This is the first game in along time Im more excited about the defense than the offense.

  225. 225 HawaiianEagle said at 8:26 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    DeSean playing Sunday?

  226. 226 JoeBlow said at 8:33 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    don’t think he has returned to practice yet this week….Eagles are preparing like he is playing

  227. 227 A_T_G said at 8:46 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    They are practicing their foam tackling dummy impressions?

  228. 228 Avery Greene said at 8:53 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Tackling dummy? Didn’t we let Jason Babin go?

  229. 229 Bob Scatchard said at 8:58 PM on September 29th, 2015:

    Listed as doubtful by john clayton, did not practice today..

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