Your Newest Eagles?

Posted: November 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 1 Comment »

The Eagles had two roster spots on Tuesday morning. Those may have been filled.

May is the key word.

The Eagles haven’t announced anything. I’m sure the Matthews signing is legit and will happen. We know he was in town on Monday. With the team off for the bye, the Eagles could just be waiting for Monday to make this official.

I’m guessing Sullivan is talking about getting a job, but could be wrong. No one has reported this.

Matthews will provide an instant boost to the passing game. When the Eagles go to 3-WR sets, he will be on the field. The coaches can put him in the slot and move Nelson Agholor outside or they can have Agholor play the slot and Matthews outside.

This will get Mack Hollins off the field and that’s important. Hollins showed a lot of promise in 2017, but he’s just not producing right now. In nine games, he is 10-125. I feel like Matthews can surpass those numbers in three weeks, four at the most. I don’t know why Hollins is struggling, but something is going on. Hopefully playing less will help him to re-focus and get back to being an effective role player.

Sullivan hasn’t played this year. He finished up 2018 strong and I had hopes that he would build off that in the spring and summer. That didn’t happen. Sullivan wasn’t bad, but he just wasn’t showing the kind of progress you hoped to see. He knows the scheme and will play on STs. Bringing back Sullivan would make some sense.

Andrew Sendejo only played 11 snaps on defense last Sunday. The Eagles used some new wrinkles with their dime package. If the Eagles do add a safety, he won’t be asked to step in and play a lot right away.

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Sendejo wasn’t unemployed long.

Is he their version of Jordan Matthews?

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I’ve gotten questions about potential WR targets for the Eagles if they decide to do something other than adding Matthews.

Rookie Gary Jennings is the guy most people were asking about. He was recently cut by Seattle. Jennings has a good combination of size, speed and skill. He would be a good developmental prospect to add for the future. The Dolphins claimed him on waivers so the Eagles didn’t get a shot at him. I think Jennings could be good for the future, but I’m not sure how much he would contribute right away.

J.J. Nelson is another guy people like. He’s small at 5-10, 160. DeSean Jackson is also small, but he’s consistently productive and a dynamic player. Nelson was productive in 2016 and 2017, but only has 11 catches over the past two seasons. You have to wonder what has gone wrong.

You can bet the Eagles will look at every available receiver to see if they think someone is worth adding.

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I completely agree.

JJAW looked good in the spring and summer. He played early in the season and didn’t do much. The coaches then quit using him very much.

It is easy to wonder what is wrong with this guy when he can’t get on the field with such mediocre players in front of him. That could be on JJAW. He might be struggling in practice. He might be doing something to make the coaches doubt him.

The other possibility is that the coaches are being stubborn for some reason and not giving him enough of a chance.

Coaches can make weird decisions when it comes to some players. Doug Pederson is still sure that Darren Sproles is a weapon. Jeff Stoutland loved Chance Warmack. I don’t understand why Daeshon Hall wasn’t given more of a chance. Someone on the offensive staff likes Mack Hollins more than they should.

JJAW may never pan out, but I think it is way too early to come to any conclusions.

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Want some reasons for optimism?

https://twitter.com/MoveTheSticks/status/1191504140976963584

That is some serious praise for Brooks.

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One Comment on “Your Newest Eagles?”

  1. 1 The Linc - Fletcher Cox ranks among top five pass rushers through nine games - Philly's Top Five said at 10:00 AM on November 7th, 2019:

    […] Your Newest Eagles? – Iggles BlitzMatthews will provide an instant boost to the passing game. When the Eagles go to 3-WR sets, he will be on the field. The coaches can put him in the slot and move Nelson Agholor outside or they can have Agholor play the slot and Matthews outside. This will get Mack Hollins off the field and that’s important. Hollins showed a lot of promise in 2017, but he’s just not producing right now. In nine games, he is 10-125. I feel like Matthews can surpass those numbers in three weeks, four at the most. I don’t know why Hollins is struggling, but something is going on. Hopefully playing less will help him to re-focus and get back to being an effective role player. […]