Here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week.
From the run defense to the issues in the red zone to the remaining schedule, here are three Eagles numbers that matter.
Earl Wolff is running with the first team and is expected to start if Nate Allen can’t get past his hamstring injury in time for Sunday. Asked how Wolff has been progressing in practice over the last few weeks, Chip Kelly didn’t exactly sing the young safety’s praises.
“Earl’s been okay. I think he needs to be a little bit more consistent from that standpoint. But he’s okay,” said Kelly.
Wolff did not seem to agree with the idea that he’s been inconsistent. Read more »
The pads were on Wednesday and Todd Herremans was out there, a large wrap around his left arm to protect his torn biceps.
He lined up with the first team once again and was listed as a full participant on the practice report. The 10-year vet will try to push through the pain in hopes of playing Sunday.
“A lot of it will be Todd’s determination and what he can and can’t do,” said Chip Kelly. “We’ll just sit down and visit with him at the end of the week and make a determination of what he can and can’t do. From a guy like him, a veteran like him that understands himself and has been through a lot, a lot of that is on him and our [medical] staff. None of it is my call. I don’t make any calls on who plays and who doesn’t play, it’s really our medical team making a decision of can he play, and then Todd’s decision of if he can play.” Read more »
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Following the Eagles’ 24-20 loss to the Cardinals in Week 8, a reporter pointed out to center David Molk that despite Nick Foles dropping back 63 times, the offensive line did not allow a sack.
Todd Herremans had just returned from the showers at the next locker over, heard the question and decided to chime in.
“There was definitely pressure on him,” Herremans said.
Pressure is the key term when examining the issues with the Eagles’ offense right now. How Chip Kelly is choosing to attack it, how the offensive line is blocking it and the most popular topic among the fan base this week: how Foles is reacting to it. Read more »
The Eagles did not make a trade for a safety prior to Tuesday’s deadline, but it appears they are still poking around. Read more »
DeMeco Ryans learned that he was being traded from Houston to Philadelphia over supper.
“I talked to the general manager [Rick Smith]. We sat down and ate dinner,” Ryans remembered. “He told me what we were doing, sending me to Philly, and I was like, ‘Hey, cool.’ And he was like, ‘I didn’t expect you to accept it this way.’ I said, ‘Hey, man, I’m fine. I’m going to Philly, it’s a good team. ‘ I was excited about coming here. If I’m going to leave Houston, I’m happy to be going to a really good team.”
His teammates weren’t as accepting. Read more »
The transition from David Molk back to Jason Kelce is underway.
Kelce received first-team reps at practice Tuesday. And while there are some hurdles he needs to clear between now and Sunday, the goal is to get Kelce ready to play against the Texans.
“From where we’re going and where we’re heading this week, it looks like he’s going to try and be back,” said Molk. Read more »
The 2014 wide receiver class was billed as one of the best and deepest in the history of the NFL draft. Sixteen wideouts were selected in the first three rounds, two of them by the Eagles. So, how are the highest of the highly-touted receivers doing through eight weeks? And how do Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff stack up? Let’s take a look: Read more »