Game Review – PS2 – PHI 17, PIT 0 – Offense

Posted: August 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 81 Comments »

The Eagles won preseason game #2 by a score of 17-0. The defense was outstanding. The offense…was better than it was in the opener. Progress is obviously a good thing, but there is still a long way to go for this group.

To be fair, it is hard for an offense to come together quickly with so much change. Andy Reid’s Eagles scored 29 points in their first 3 preseason games and I’m not even sure how the D and STs affected that total. Doug Pederson has more talent to work with, but this isn’t a dynamic bunch. They did improve in just about every area from the first game to the second. The biggest jump was with the blocking. Jason Peters returned to the starting lineup, which pushed Matt Tobin to backup LT. Those moves improved both lines and settled things down in a big way. With functional blocking (or better), QBs had time to drop back and read the defense. Receivers had time to get open (or at least try).

The offense only gained 298 yards, but did go 9 for 17 on 3rd downs. They did go 1 for 1 in the Red Zone. They did come up with a FG drive at the end of the 1st half. The only turnover was a fumble by a 3rd string WR late in the game.

The biggest issue was penalties. The team had 12 for 98, with many of those coming on offense. And some were costly. One penalty wiped out a 12-yard play. Another penalty wiped out a 21-yard play. The Eagles don’t have the firepower to wipe out plays like that and overcome long yardage situations.


Sam Bradford – 14-19-115. Typical Sam. Threw a lot of short stuff. Hit Agholor for 22 yards and Celek for 17. Neither was a great throw. I did like the Agholor play because he gave his receiver a chance to make a play and the young guy did just that.

Chase Daniel – Much better showing than last week, but still up and down. First, I thought the offense had a good feel with him in the game. It looked fluid and played with good tempo. Had a couple of bad throws. There are just times when you can see his physical limitations. Best moment came on a blitz. Defender came free up the middle. Daniel stood right in the pocket and made a terrific throw to the RB for a nice gain. Great read, accurate pass and toughness. Had a 23-yard completion to Paul Turner, but that was due to a great catch. I did like the fact Daniel took a chance and gave his guy a chance to make a play. Did lead the offense on an 87-yard TD drive. One of his bad throws came on that drive when he tried to hit DGB with a fade. I realize it takes time for the timing to work on that play, but the pass was way too low. You have to put the ball up high for a 6-5 WR who can jump. Ran for 7 yards on 3rd/4 to move the chains on one play.


Kenjon Barner – Another good game. 6-41-1 on the ground. I know stats can be deceiving, but they aren’t in this case. If anything, the numbers don’t tell you how well Barner is playing. Really good vision. He is seeing the field well and running to the right spots. Barner has the speed to get out wide when there is room. He’s tough enough and disciplined enough to run up the middle. He uses a good burst to get through the hole and up the field. He’s running through initial contact. Barner isn’t just lowering his head. His TD came on an inside run and he made a great cut in the hole to get away from a tackler. Really impressive summer for Barner.

Byron Marshall – Getting better. 8-18 on the ground. 2-19 as a receiver. Marshall is the RB who caught the hot read from Daniel on the blitz play. Marshall ran a good route and made a smooth catch. Caught short pass on 3rd/9 and made LB miss, then got upfield for the 1st down. Looks very natural in space. Had to chip block on some plays and you can see that’s something he needs to work on. Makes contact, but doesn’t deliver a blow. More worried about getting out in the route. At his best when he can be elusive as a runner. Lacks the physicality to be an NFL RB right now, but that can be worked on. Numbers weren’t great due to serious penetration on multiple runs. Had nowhere to go. Talented, but needs work.


Zach Ertz – Seems like he has mostly been a check-down target. 3-24 in the game. Bradford tried to hit him once down the middle for a TD, but Ertz was well-covered and the play had no chance. Had a bonehead penalty late in the half. Was running a rub route and did a terrible job of selling that he was trying to get open. Ran into the defender and drew an obvious OPI call, negating a nice gain.

Trey Burton – 2-13 as a receiver. Both were short throws, but they did show some skill. Burton is comfortable in traffic and was tough to tackle on one play. He got by the first tackler and almost got by the second one. It was another guy who finally made the play. You can see how athletic Burton is. Blocking is erratic, but there is no question about effort. Did a good job on Barner’s TD run. Helped to double initially, then released and went for someone else. Didn’t overpower the guy, but stayed in his way and kept that player from getting to Barner. A lot of blocking is effort and Burton is willing to do the dirty work. Big issue for him is technique and size/strength. Needs lots of work to improve his technique. And dealing with bigger LBs and DL is tough on him.

Chris Pantale – Solid game. 1-7 as a receiver. Had another pass thrown his way, but Pantale tripped as he tried to catch it. Had some good blocks in the game. Can be too high at times, but has the size and strength to handle LBs well. Lined up at TE, in the slot, as a wing and in the backfield. Doesn’t stand out in any area, but is versatile and okay at everything. I think you can make a case for him if Pederson really wants a 4th TE, but hasn’t played so well that you feel obligated to keep him.

MJ McFarland – Didn’t play a lot and failed to stand out when he was on the field. Dropped the only pass that came his way. Not an ideal throw, but catchable. Doesn’t get much movement as a blocker.


Nelson Agholor – 2-30. Both catches went for 1st downs. The long play went for 22 yards. Agholor had to fully extend to get the ball. Bradford gave him a chance to make a play and Agholor did just that. Had a third pass thrown his way. Came on a crossing route. Ball was poorly placed, but catchable. Agholor needs to catch everything he can to sell the coaches and his teammates that they can count on him. Blocked well in the game and played with more confidence, aggression. Still needs to take another step forward.

Chris Givens – No passes thrown his way. Without All-22 it is hard to tell if he’s getting open. Looks like he gets off the ball pretty well, but it is hard to tell what’s going on downfield. Needs to block better.

Rueben Randle – I guess Jimmy Bama’s piece on Rubie’s embarrassing effort got to him. Randle looked like he actually cared this week. 2-10. Had a 12-yd catch and run wiped out by penalty. Still isn’t playing with any sense of desperation, but at least he’s no longer embarrassing.

DGB – Mixed in just a bit. Had 2 throws come his way. One was way too low and the other was behind him. Had an effective block on Barner’s TD run. Just got in the way of the CB.

Josh Huff – Another game where he was too quiet. 1-5. Mostly played in the slot. Had a “drop” late in the half. Not an easy catch, but the kind of play Huff needed to make.

Paul Turner – Another strong game. Finds ways to stand out (unlike Huff). 3-44. Had gains of 17 and 23. The long catch was a real highlight play.

I love the fact he fought through contact at the release. I love the focus and concentration to make such a tough catch. I don’t like the fact he can’t get any separation. Shows a feel for getting open based on skill, but not pure athleticism. Tough guy. Got slammed to the ground after a short catch and hopped right up. 17-yd catch and run came late in the half and set up a FG.

Cayleb Jones – Had a couple of catches for 16 yards. Unfortunately fumbled one of them away. Can’t have mistakes like that. Flashes real potential at times, but needs a lot of work.

David Watford – Had one pass thrown his way. Former QB is willing to block. Raw as a receiver.


The Eagles only allowed one sack and that came on a sucker play where the OLB didn’t bite on the fake. He was unblocked and had an easy sack of Bradford. I’m not posting notes on Jason Kelce because I’m focused on those around him. There’s no reason to post notes about Lane Johnson going against backups.

Jason Peters – Started at LT and played okay. Maybe rusty since this was his first action. Got better as the game went on.

Isaac Seumalo – LG. Much better than last week. Still had a handful of bad plays that must be corrected. I was impressed with how he and Peters handled some stunts/loops that came their way. They communicated well and showed good awareness. Seumalo wins when he gets his hands cleanly on defenders. He struggles when he doesn’t see things clearly and is forced to react a half-second late. Can be a physical, powerful blocker when he comes off the ball hard. Has the physical ability to start and play well this year. Needs experience. Made a big jump in one week. Too bad he’ll miss game #3.

Brandon Brooks – RG. Hasn’t exactly blown me away. I was hoping Brooks would maul some guys and give us some highlight blocks. He does get movement when he locks onto a defender. Very athletic for his size. He and Barbre also handled stunts/loops well. I thought that might be an issue with Barbre being so new to RT, but they worked well together. Anchors well and helps to give Bradford a clean pocket. Big improvement at RG from previous years.

Allen Barbre – For some reason, didn’t impress me when I watched the game live. Came away feeling a lot better after studying the game. Had one highlight moment. LB tried to rush and Barbre hit him square in the chest and put the guy on his back. Wow play. Doesn’t have great feet, but does a good job of getting in good position to cut down on rush angles. Needs to use his hands better. Shows some pop when he does make contact. Good run blocker. Looked more natural at RT than I expected. I came away feeling encouraged after studying him.

Matt Tobin – Backup LT. Good game. Gave Daniel a clean pocket this week and that made a world of difference. Doesn’t have great feet, but just looks comfortable playing LT. Plays with good balance and that spot seems to bring out the best in him.

Barrett Jones – Played LG and C. Not my cup of tea. Does not use his hands well. Grabby, reaches and hooks his target too much. Sounds like great description of my dream date with Megan Fox, but not what you want from your LG. Called for at least one holding penalty. Could have been 3 or 4. Pulled on one play and tried to block OLB. #54 hit Jones and put him on the ground. Looks better at C.

Josh Andrews – Did a solid job as the backup C. Hasn’t played well enough where he can be comfortable as having won a roster spot. Doesn’t stand out in terms of physicality or athleticism.

Stefen Wisniewski – Played RG. Better game than the opener. More physical and less sloppy. Got some movement in the run game. Had a good down block on Barner’s TD run.

Dillon Gordon – 3rd team LT. I am simply shocked at how far he’s come. Was a marginal blocking TE at LSU and is now a good developmental LT in the NFL. Has pretty good feet. Looks like a natural pass blocker. Needs to work on run blocking. Lined up at FB in some sets and was a good lead blocker. Really intrigued by the potential he’s shown.

Andrew Gardner –  Played some LG with 2nd and 3rd teams. I think he’s clearly better than Barrett Jones, but the Eagles coaches seem to disagree and for some reason their opinion matters more. Gardner played LT in the opener and stunk. More natural at OG. Even better on the right side. Hope he plays there the next couple of weeks.

Bruce Johnson – 3rd string C. Did not stand out.

Darrell Greene – RG. Better than the opener. Was more physical. More effective as run blocker. Did a better job of using his size and strength. Still needs a lot of work.

Halapoulivaati Vaitai – RT. Another player who took a step forward. Looks good when he bends his knees and gets his hands on rushers. Shows good power in the run game. Still a long way from being ready to play.


81 Comments on “Game Review – PS2 – PHI 17, PIT 0 – Offense”

  1. 1 Game Review – PS2 – PHI 17, PIT 0 – Offense - said at 1:40 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    […] Tommy Lawlor The Eagles won preseason game #2 by a score of 17-0. The defense was outstanding. The offense…was […]

  2. 2 蒂欧娜 said at 2:17 AM on August 25th, 2016:


  3. 3 Anders said at 5:29 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    Its nice to read that Seumalo is improving. Would be nice if we got a starting LG in the 3rd round.
    It would also be crazy if Gordon can be a starting LT down the line consider how bad he was at LSU.

  4. 4 Media Mike said at 5:32 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    Agreed x 2. What I really like about Seumalo is that he could also wind up being our starting center.

  5. 5 Anders said at 5:35 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    I hope not, because that means Kelce is done.

  6. 6 Media Mike said at 5:36 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    Sadly, we can’t un-change what is already the case. Kelce’s 2015 is Kelce’s expected 2016 unless he strongly proves otherwise.

  7. 7 Anders said at 5:38 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    I hope 2016 isnt playing hurt. I still expect 2012-2014 Kelce

  8. 8 Media Mike said at 5:41 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    We’ll see how he looks vs. Danny Shelton week 1. I’m not optimistic about Kelce at all.

  9. 9 Rellihcs said at 6:41 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    MUCH better guard play around him which I think will make a huge difference.

  10. 10 Media Mike said at 5:34 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    We really need to O-line to have some semblance of functionality and a 100% health while Lane is laying down on the job for 10 week.

  11. 11 Rellihcs said at 6:40 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    Right…but that’s not gonna happen. So we need to find ways to be successful anyway.

  12. 12 P_P_K said at 9:35 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    This is Mrs. Bradford’s prayer.

  13. 13 GermanEagle said at 5:57 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    Really impressive summer for Barner.

    And MM did just throw up…!

  14. 14 Media Mike said at 6:04 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    I’m trying not to dignify that type of stuff with a response. Just know that Josey and Mostert would have done better in the same scenarios.

  15. 15 Rellihcs said at 6:38 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    Good effort there.

  16. 16 GermanEagle said at 6:55 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    Can I call you the RB version of Shah8?! 😉

  17. 17 Bert's Bells said at 7:18 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    JoeWebb would have run for 120 yards on those carries.

  18. 18 ChoTime said at 12:37 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    It’s funny, but dude has stuck around the league for 6 years and is on the roster as a QB. Talented guy, but a weird tweener type. A QB taking kickoff returns in the Superbowl…

  19. 19 izzylangfan said at 10:34 AM on August 25th, 2016:

    Feeling better about the Eagles season thanks to your Megan Fox reference.

  20. 20 GermanEagle said at 12:00 PM on August 25th, 2016:


    Anyone going to the season opener against the Browns and who would like to meet for a beer or two before the game?!

  21. 21 myartz04 said at 1:09 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    If it was in Cle I would be all about it!

  22. 22 P_P_K said at 2:05 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Who’s buying? And will it be quality beer?

  23. 23 GermanEagle said at 2:07 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Me. If you have boobs. 😉

  24. 24 P_P_K said at 3:38 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Leaves me out. Alas… Still wish I could join up with y’all in Cleveland.

  25. 25 GermanEagle said at 4:19 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    I won’t be in Cleveland!!!

  26. 26 P_P_K said at 4:27 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Then I’m definitely not getting the surgery.

  27. 27 GermanEagle said at 5:15 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Well played mam! Lol

  28. 28 Tumtum said at 12:39 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Kenjon Barner blurb. Mike. Comment?

  29. 29 Tumtum said at 12:46 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    So I already want to alter my final roster for ATGs survey.

  30. 30 A_T_G said at 5:49 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Maybe I will reset it prior to the deadline.

  31. 31 RC5000 said at 1:32 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Eagles WRs and offense can’t really win on Saturday. 6 CBs out for Colts.

  32. 32 anon said at 1:45 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    our WR’s hands are better defenders than any CB on the colt’s roster

  33. 33 RC5000 said at 1:51 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Jaws retweeted . He’s 27. I’d say he has no shot but…

  34. 34 anon said at 1:55 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    “Darius “Money” Reynolds” wow – how things change in just one year. Clear that Howie and Chip have 100% different philosophies on talent acquisition. Was always surprised we didn’t hit up CFL more often for talent – also means the FO is desperate.

  35. 35 Tdoteaglefan said at 2:27 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Lol Darius “money” reynolds..sounds like a member of an 80’s funk group. Singing alongside Oran “juice” jones with daryl “chill” mitchell as the mc.

    Anyways..looking forward to seeing if he can impress in the preaseason

  36. 36 peteike said at 3:21 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    AFL not CFL, wow hitn arena league, cmon now

  37. 37 Mac said at 1:56 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Do you know how to catch a football?

    Circle Yes or No

    (circles Yes)

    Here, sign this contract.

  38. 38 anon said at 2:13 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    2015 Highlights – only thing he has in common with an NFL WR is catching

  39. 39 Greg Richards said at 3:49 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    “Bring in” could just mean a workout and not that he’d necessarily be signed.

  40. 40 RC5000 said at 4:39 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Yeah I think it does mean they’re bringing him in for workout.

  41. 41 anon said at 2:15 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Patriots acquired DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo from the Browns.

  42. 42 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:23 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Apparently Stork will join Washington instead of retiring.
    Taylor Hart is allegedly on the trading block, and the Eagles are looking to trade for a corner which doesn’t make much sense to me
    Curious to see If Bellicheat can salvage MINGO’s talent,, first the pats poached Jabaal Sheard from the Browns and now Mingo..

  43. 43 anon said at 2:24 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    if anyone can.

  44. 44 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:20 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Seumalo was clearly much better than he was in the first game but he still made too many mistakes, they just weren’t many glaring mistakes that the defense was able to capitalize on. Fortunately its not realistic to expect him to play his best ball of the season right now. If he can just keep improving each week like he did from game 1 to game 2, we might have found the future at LG. Fingers crossed
    Shame that Seumalo isn’t playing this week, but im curious to see what Wisnewski makes of the opportunity to finally show what he can do at LG which is the only spot on the OL he even has a realistic shot of starting at. So Id like to think that this game will be very important to Wisnewski. This is pretty much his one shot to Prove that he should be starting against Cleveland instead of The rookie. I don’t put much stock into Veteran preseason performance because I don’t know who is giving their all and who is just going thru the motions trying to get to the regular season Healthy…. But it’s safe to assume that Wisnewski won’t be just going thru the motions on saturday, so im very interested to see what he looks like next to JP, although it’s in our best interest that the rookie wins the job.
    I don’t get how anyone can watch Barner this offseason, and rip him, but to each his own, I never had much faith in Barner, but he deserves his props for The growth he has shown this offseason. Hopefully it carries over to The regular season.
    I know Chris Givens is an eagle, but I don’t think I have noticed him a single time in the preseason or the two practices that I attended, he is like the invisible eagle…
    Think Burton is going to be a pleasant surprise this year, that kid can be a tough matchup for linebackers and safeties

  45. 45 anon said at 3:14 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    “Troubled Rams RB Tre Mason’s mother says he has a “10-year-old’s mindset” after suffering mental damage from multiple concussions. “Tre is not himself at all,” his mother told police when he was arrested in late July. “He’s not making good decisions.” Mason’s mother says his mental health took a turn for the worst after last season. “Clearly, we could see the change,” she said. “Like, completely.” It’s a scary story. The Rams haven’t talked to Mason since
    their move to Los Angeles.


  46. 46 Mr. Magee said at 3:19 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Chase Daniel certainly has not impressed, but if I’m looking for positives I’d say he’s more mobile than I was expecting… And the back shoulder throw to PT was really pretty good.

    As for Josh Huff, I think he’s gone… I actually think Rueben Randle has a better shot of making the team than he does.

  47. 47 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:35 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    I don’t know what to think about Huff any more, other than clearly he has been a dissapointment. If we are expecting him to be a starting WR for us, then he should clearly be cut. He drives me insane, I can’t stand him. But to play Devils advocate, do teams really have #5 and #6 WRs who are much better than huff?
    I think Huff is very fortunate in that our other WRs DONT provide much in terms of Special Teams, he has that advantage over the likes of Randle, Givens, PT, DGB, Agholar… I assume he is at the top of the depth chart in terms of WRs who play ST… He is probably facing more special teams competition from our runningbacks than our WRs..
    If he makes This team it will most likely be similar to how Cordarrell Patterson still has a job with the Vikings
    Unless Injuries occur, you don’t expect much offensive contribution from your #5 WR, and while its a no BRAINER to me that Randle is more useful on offense than Huff, but as a #5 WR is Randle or Givens going to be more valuable to this team than what Huff brings as a kick returner?
    His one advantage is a pretty big advantage in that out of the Wrs who have some realistic chance of making the roster they don’t bring the ST ability that could save Huff…, personally, I can’t stand him. Just trying to play Devils advocate and look at it from all sides

  48. 48 anon said at 3:45 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Huff has the same issue plaguing all the other WRs not named Matthews, don’t run great routes, can’t hold on to the ball. But all of our players have jump off the page RAC ability. Maybe need to run huff out of wildcat and then have people around him for when he invariably fumbles.

  49. 49 Mr. Magee said at 4:37 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    I was on board with him as some sort of threat out of the backfield, but I think he’s too prone to fumbling. He’s definitely athletic and physical, but can’t count on him to catch it or hang onto it if he does. Therefore, #useless

    I’ll be very surprised if they keep him. Not to say Chip or someone else can’t salvage him

  50. 50 Mr. Magee said at 4:31 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Good points, I just don’t trust Huff as a kick returner, and I think they are (or should be) grooming someone else for that role.

  51. 51 The original AG said at 7:29 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    I’m rooting for Turner to make the roster.

  52. 52 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:20 PM on August 26th, 2016:

    Im rooting for him, but I don’t think he will make the roster

  53. 53 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:23 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Very much looking forward to Saturday because there is a lot to evaluate that interest me:
    1) Pederson said he won’t let an injury take away the rookie(Seumalo) starting job. So more and more it seems like the Eagles really want Seumalo to win the starting LG spot, but Saturday is HUGE for Wisnewski. It’s his one chance to try and make a big enough impression to prove he should be starting. this is really his only opportunity to show what he can do playing with The starters at LG which is realistically the only position he even had a shot of starting at.
    2) not only do we finally get to see our rookie RB in action, but Pederson said they want to see how he looks playing with the starters. Hopefully he gets a chance to return a kickoff or two to see if a better option than huff can emerge
    3) Very Much hoping that we get a look at Marcus Smith and Means getting some snaps with the 1’s. Think it’s important to see what those two look like against starting OT’s before the end of the preseason.
    4) Dissapointed that Grymes isn’t playing Saturday, but we get to see how Jalen Mills responds to his first preseason game in which he struggled. I like what I saw out of Rowe last week against the backups, hopefully he gets a few snaps against andrew Luck and the starting WRs if the starters play into the 3rd quarter
    5) I expect Burton to be a pleasant surprise during the regular season contributing to our passing game, so I’d like to see him mix in with the starters on Saturday
    6) dissapointed that Robert Mathis ISNT playing Saturday, I would have liked to see how Barbie could hold up against him.. Although there is still a chance of seeing Jason Peters vs Trent Cole, or even Celek vs Cole which is cool for nostalgia’s sake
    7) Very very interested in seeing what Mychal KEndricks looks like. This is the first time in his Eagle career where we have had legit talent behind KEndricks that could be a legit threat to take his starting spot, and Im very interested in seeing how Kendricks responds to having Tulloch and Najee who has had a great summer on the bench breathing down his neck. If Kendricks struggled in past years, we just had to put up with it and hope he played better because he was so much better than what we had on the bench. Mychal no longer has that luxury, im sure he is smart enough to realize that if Tulloch moves into the starting lineup, Hicks will NOT be the one moving to the bench. How will this pressure/motivation effect Kendricks game this year? Does it elevate his play, or does he crumble under the pressure? Will he be a little more willing to play thru injuries now that there is a real threat to his starting spot? Wonder if Mychal would have even played this week if he didn’t add Tully?
    8) Id like to see Burton get some snaps with the starters since I expect him to be a pleasant surprise addition to our passing game, creating some tôugh matchups for opposing Linebackers and Safeties
    9) Dorial Green Beckham! I’d like to see DGB and Bradford connect for a jump ball of two. I want to see DGB catch a screen pass and show what he can do after the catch. And I’d like to see Us throw him a slant when we need to convert on 3rd and 7. Wonder if DGB size will make Bradford more willing to throw deep since DGB may not come down with the catch, but it’s unlikely that a CB will out jump and come down with the INT…. I also am interested in seeing what effect The addition of DGB has on the WRs competing for a roster spot, since it’s pretty clear that DGB will be taking someone’s spot on the 53 man roster,.. jordan mathews ISNT playing, so which yoûng WR is going to take advantage of this opportunity? Hopefully Agholar builds on last weeks improvement from week 1
    10) can Jaylen Watkins continue to improve on his stellar play this preseason? PFF gave him the highest grade of all preseason safeties, I don’t if he has been THAT good, but clearly he has earned himself a roster spot

  54. 54 The original AG said at 7:27 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    I wonder if we’ll see a rotation of LBs where Schwartz plays Tulloch on 1st down and obvious running plays, but he comes off the field on 3rd and obvious passing plays.

    I think this season hinges on two things 1) can the Oline block enough for the offense to run & 2) how fast DGB can integrate into the offense. I know many people are down on him based off Tenn getting rid of him, but teams have been known to get rid of good players for nothing *cough*Eagles*cough*. DGB for all intents and purposes had a good season last year, and all the sudden he’s a scrub? The Eagles might finally be on the other end of the fleecing, but I’m cautiously optimistic. If he plays to his talent, that’s not only a steal, but it makes the other receivers better a la TO.

    Don’t know if you caught the Louis Riddick interview yesterday, but he’s a huge fan of Pedersen, so that makes me cautiously optimistic about him as well. Gotta see how he settles in as coach, but Riddick believes in his ability to call an offense.

  55. 55 daveH said at 10:29 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Pssst i think he isnt over deSean either! ! I’m not. F in Chip !!#

  56. 56 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:19 PM on August 26th, 2016:

    Im not down on Doug Pederson AT ALL. I couldn’t give two shit’s about what his press confrences sound like. This man has TWO DECADES of NFL experience from various points of view: former NFL QB who backed up LEGENDARY QBs, then he worked his way up from QB coach, to Offensive coordinator, to now head coach. I can’t imagine a first year head coach being Much more qualified than that…. He also hit a home run hiring his staff
    And if you had to find a coach who can make it work without great WRs, you can’t do much better than Dougs experience running an offense with WRs who didn’t catch a TD all yeàr in KC.
    Doug has Experiemce having success with a no name RB by committe
    He has experiwnce using TE and RB in the passing games to overcome weak WR’s
    And you couldn’t ask for a more qualified coach to get the most of Darren Sproles from his experience with how the Eagles used Westbrook and KC turning Jamaal Charles into the modern day Mashall Faulk in the passing game.
    It blows my mind how the stupid media can’t see all the improvement and promise compared to last year. But I don’t get mad about it, I apprecate the medias incompetance being so down on us aand allowing to fly under the radar for once
    Think people are going to look really stupid who Dougs offense proves to be much better than this silly narrative that has been created
    Two decades of NFL experience, working his way up Tbe coaching tree Tge right way… If that doesn’t deserve a fair opportunity, what firat time head coach does?

  57. 57 A_T_G said at 3:24 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Without further ado, I present the crowd-sourced 53-man roster. I took the top 53 vote getters, regardless of ideal numbers at each position. Oddly enough, we ended up with a very feasible roster.

  58. 58 A_T_G said at 3:28 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Last 5 to make the team: Martin, Grymes, Huff, Randle, Smith
    Last 5 cuts: Givens, Andrews, Parkey, Veaeo, Hart

  59. 59 anon said at 3:32 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Love that someone cut Wentz.

  60. 60 Anders said at 3:36 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Or cox

  61. 61 Bert's Bells said at 4:08 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    I think I might not have clicked Cox. Like the natives who couldn’t see Columbus ships even though they were in the harbor -such a thing is beyond comprehension.

  62. 62 A_T_G said at 5:42 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Full disclosure, I went back and looked. Cox, Wentz, and keeping both long snappers were all done by my wife.

    She doesn’t actually know who any of the players are, although she was appalled at the rest of you passing up on the opportunity to put someone named Shittu on the team, so she has some good ideas.

    I am sure it is not lost on most of you that Mrs. ATG passed on Cox, which is undoubtedly related to the amount of time I have to comment.

  63. 63 Bert's Bells said at 4:06 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Depending on the street market for kickers, Parkey could possibly net a 7th rounder. Possibly.

  64. 64 anon said at 5:39 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    TB might be willing to give us next year’s 2nd

  65. 65 Cafone said at 5:57 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    I like how “LB Not on roster” has a higher percentage than M. Smith and Randall

  66. 66 A_T_G said at 6:13 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Many of those votes were cast between the Walker injury and Tulloch signing.

  67. 67 GermanEagle said at 6:10 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Again awesome work mate. Thanks for doing this.

  68. 68 Dave said at 8:53 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Watching Ryan Tannehill throw a 10 yard pass on 3rd and 9 got me shaking my head knowing Sam would have most-likely thrown that 3 yards on a short crossing route. I wish Doug would not have any safety valve for Sam in this 3rd preseason game on all 3rd downs. Make Sam throw it away or throw it past the sticks.

  69. 69 Rellihcs said at 9:14 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Patience son. Bradford will not last long and his successor “throws too deep too much”.

  70. 70 anon said at 9:21 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Agree, almost force him to throw deep.

  71. 71 GermanEagle said at 9:14 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    If – and I know it’s a big IF – Ryan Matthews stays healthy for 16 games, he’ll run for 1200+ yards and 10 TDs.

  72. 72 Rambler said at 9:58 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    He clearly is talented, never been the question. It is obviously if he is available to play. Would love to think of the possibilities if he can stay healthy, but honestly I would be happy if we even got 10 games out of him.

  73. 73 蒂欧娜 said at 10:32 PM on August 25th, 2016:


  74. 74 mksp said at 10:45 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    This Dak Prescott thing is starting to get ridiculously irritating.

  75. 75 mksp said at 11:04 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Like, let’s see:

    Best OL in the NFL.
    Best young RB in the NFL.

    Let’s add a good, young QB…

    Their Defense is a disaster, but…..


  76. 76 anon said at 1:16 AM on August 26th, 2016:

    Heard awkward look petty good tonight

  77. 77 meteorologist said at 10:15 AM on August 26th, 2016:

    Remember how Bradford looked last preseason?

  78. 78 Koy: The Legend of Neckbeard said at 11:04 PM on August 25th, 2016:

    Imagine if we hadn’t sold the farm for the FCS QB.

  79. 79 John Dunkerley said at 1:55 AM on August 26th, 2016:

    I wonder at this point which WRs will be cut. As far as available receivers, Jeff Maehl and Roddy White are available.

  80. 80 anon said at 2:02 AM on August 26th, 2016:

    roddy could be interesting, but i do’t know how much he has left

  81. 81 GermanEagle said at 6:06 AM on August 26th, 2016:

    Maybe you’ll find Roddy in the maehl this morning.