Gameday – DAL at PHI

Posted: January 8th, 2022 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Gameday – DAL at PHI

Let’s start with some site news. GoDaddy just migrated the site to a new platform so that led to some issues. I’m working to get things resolved. Please be patient with me. The technical side of things isn’t my specialty, as most of you know through reading this site for a while.

Now onto football. Some have jokingly referred to tonight’s game as the coldest preseason game in history. Both sides will be resting some key players. The Eagles are going to have a lot of backups in action.

I’m not so much interested in winning and losing as hoping the Eagles stay healthy and a couple of the young players impress us. That wouldn’t guarantee anything for the future, but it would be fun to see and would give us something to talk about in the offseason.

“That TD catch by JJAW in the season finale is a sign he’s ready to breakout in 2022!!!”

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Gardner Minshew should play most of the game. That will make things more fun than if the Eagles had some older backup like Flacco or Brian Hoyer. There will be some fun moments. If Dallas is able to pressure Minshew, there could be some painful moments as well.

Here is Mike Kaye’s guess at the offensive lineup:

You might want to take the under in this game.

It will be interesting to see how Dillard plays. I’m also interested in Awosika. I liked him in the preseason.

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It is cool to see the Eagles having success despite also having such a young roster. Give Nick Sirianni and his staff a ton of credit for embracing young players.

One of my biggest beefs with Doug Pederson and his staff is the way they stuck with veterans over and over. I get doing some of that, but football is a young man’s game. You need to embrace young players.

The Eagles got younger as the season went along, moving on from Zach Ertz, Joe Flacco and Eric Wilson. They also put Brandon Graham and Brandon Brooks on IR and neither has played since. Interestingly, the Eagles have played better as the season went along. This is due to a mixture of scheme and personnel.

I’m looking forward to another set of offseason moves.

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