Lots of Noise

Posted: October 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 2 Comments »

The Eagles play their biggest game of the year on Sunday night. Somehow the focus right now is not on the field, but rather off it.

An anonymous player ripped Howie Roseman and the front office for not getting Jalen Ramsey.

The anonymous player also ripped Carson Wentz and the offense.

The media speculated on who the source might be. Some reporters went to players and asked if they were the source. Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor both denied it.

Doug Pederson was asked about the comments at his press conference. He was disappointed to be asked about this and not the upcoming game.

You also have all kinds of injury stories. Who’s in and who’s out? If Jalen Mills is back, which CB sits? Is Andre Dillard ready for his start?

LB Zach Brown was cut. Who will get his snaps?

That is a lot of noise and a lot of distractions heading into the game of the year. It will be interesting to see if the Eagles can use this to bring the team together or if this will be death by 1,000 cuts, with all the little issues hurting the team and helping to keep them from playing like they need to.

Doug Pederson was loose in his press conference, even jovial at times. I take that as a good sign. He makes me nervous when he’s defensive and prickly. Of course that doesn’t mean the players will be the same way. We’ll have to wait for Sunday to find that out.

It is easy to be down on the Eagles right now.

They were sloppy against the Jets. They got whipped by the Vikings. Some player is talking to the media. Injuries are an issue to a variety of key players.

The Eagles have responded well to these situations in Pederson’s tenure. There was the 2016 game in Cincinnati where a lot of people speculated that the players quit. The Eagles played significantly better the next week and only a failed 2-point conversion kept them from winning.

We all know what happened in 2017, with Wentz’s injury and some uneven performances late in the year. The Eagles were then lights out in the playoffs.

Last year the Eagles got destroyed by the Saints and then won 5 out of 6 and had a playoff win after that.

I can’t promise you the Eagles will win on Sunday night, but Pederson has been masterful with handling his locker room and getting his players to keep grinding. You could see that on Sunday. The Eagles fell behind 24-3. They didn’t stay down. In a flash, the game was 24-20. The Eagles weren’t able to pull out the win, but that emotional toughness and that mentality serves them well over the grind of the NFL season.

The Eagles are built for 60 minutes and 16 games. There will be ups and downs, but they generally fight through that and end up in a good place.

A win on Sunday night would be huge for getting this team headed back in the right direction.

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    […] Lots of Noise – Iggles BlitzI can’t promise you the Eagles will win on Sunday night, but Pederson has been masterful with handling his locker room and getting his players to keep grinding. You could see that on Sunday. The Eagles fell behind 24-3. They didn’t stay down. In a flash, the game was 24-20. The Eagles weren’t able to pull out the win, but that emotional toughness and that mentality serves them well over the grind of the NFL season. The Eagles are built for 60 minutes and 16 games. There will be ups and downs, but they generally fight through that and end up in a good place. A win on Sunday night would be huge for getting this team headed back in the right direction. […]