Let's compare Philly's two pro football teams (no, don't) to decide once and for all (please, no) which is the best in the city. How are we doing in the red zone? - Adam Gase saw exactly what he expects to see from Mike Pouncey in the center's first appearance of the preseason.
Barnett has been outstanding so far this preseason.
Darby's not invincible It's pretty clear that Darby is the Eagles' best cornerback, but even the good ones get beat sometimes.
Advantage: Eagles. Whoever is getting the ball. Even if he's not catching passes, Smith's presence should back up safeties and open the middle of the field and help draw flags downfield. His 63-yard punt in the fourth quarter against the Eagles was muffed by tailback Donnel Pumphrey. That was enough time for LeGarrette Blount and Wendell Smallwood to combine to rush eight times for 47 yards, while Wentz completed 6 of 10 passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns.
With the NFL's latest collective bargaining agreement not set to expire until 2021, there appear to be no changes in sight for the current system - so the drag through late summer will continue as fans waste their time watching Matt McGloin play for three quarters and Corey Clement lead the Eagles in carries. He looked great in his first four games with seven touchdown passes and just one interception.
"We kind of just made sure nobody was getting any cheap shots taken on them if the guy wasn't looking, just making sure we weren't blowing anybody up", Gase said, via The Phinsider. The season is nearly here.
Philadelphia's defense finished in the top ten last season and spent their first three draft picks to get better.
Clearly the National Football League players are more skilled than AFL receivers. They allowed a blocked punt, fumbled a kickoff, muffed a punt, and committed numerous penalties.
Caleb Sturgis quietly registered the 4th highest fantasy point total for kickers last season. On the moneyline, the Eagles are -170 favorites at various sportsbooks while the Dolphins are +150 underdogs.
Alshon Jeffrey is now drafting as the WR18 (4th round), well ahead of last season's 40th-ranked per game average. This team won't compete with New England in that division, but it has playoff talent.
Looks like he's healthy and he has the ideal size and speed combo to have a great year if he can stay healthy and clean.
"It was just one of those things where Coach (Doug) Pederson told the starters to prepare like it was the regular season and show up", Curry said.
And as I look at the Birds' schedule, it's easy to envision them going 7-9 (like last year) or 9-7.
"It's what we've been talking about going into this season".