Eagles Wake-Up Call: Three Kelly Leftovers

kelly_400_111113Below are three items that stood out from Chip Kelly’s day-after press conference.

1. I’ve received several questions on Twitter about injuries, but Kelly didn’t provide much information on that front.

“I do not have an update right now,” he said.


Pressed again later, Kelly said: "Mychal [Kendricks] said he felt good, didn't think there was anything big-time wrong with him. But we'll see. Jason [Peters] said he's going to play. But every time Jason’s had anything, he's told me he's going to play. But the one thing about Jason is he has played. He hasn't missed any time since I've been here."

Kendricks and safety Earl Wolff both suffered knee injuries Sunday. Peters first suffered a head injury and then had a quad issue that knocked him out of the game.

According to multiple reports, Howie Roseman said on his radio show that Wolff will be out multiple weeks, but the injuries to Peters and Kendricks are not believed to be serious. The Eagles return to practice today at the NovaCare Complex.

Against Green Bay, Najee Goode filled in for Kendricks; Allen Barbre replaced Peters; and Patrick Chung replaced Wolff.

2. Kelly was asked what's keeping him from naming Nick Foles the starter.

"I think what we've done for the last two weeks has worked for us pretty good, so we're going to stick with that formula," he said. "It's got us 16 touchdowns, no interceptions and two wins, so why would we change?"

Earlier in the season, the risk in playing Foles was that he might not give the team the best chance to win. Or at least that's what the coaches decided out of training camp. But that's no longer an issue given the way he has played. Foles is going to be the starter. But Kelly doesn't have to make that official until Michael Vick is healthy. Vick is not expected to practice today, and the Eagles have a bye next week.

In other words, don't expect Kelly to provide clarity any time soon. But it would be a monumental upset if Vick took the job back from a healthy Foles.

3. Alex Henery missed a 39-yard field goal Sunday. It was his fifth miss of the season. Kelly didn't exactly go full Milli Vanilli, but did say blame it on the wind.

"When you watch it on tape, he hit it right down the middle," Kelly said. "I talked to Alex about it. He thought he had it. We talked to Donnie Jones about it. He said, ‘Coach, I saw it go right off his foot. It was heading right down the middle toward the goal post, then it got pushed with the wind.'

"Their kicker had the exact same situation. Blew it the same way. Probably got to make a little bit more adjustment for the wind. But I think he hit is pretty good. When you watch the initial copy, it took off, was heading down the middle. Then it seemed like it got pushed with the wind."

Only two kickers have missed more field goals than Henery this season. He's 5-for-9 on kicks from 40 yards or more. I actually buy Kelly's explanation about the wind, but Henery has not had a good year.

WHAT YOU MISSED

Game review: Thoughts on Foles, LeSean McCoy and the rest of the offense.

Good job by T-Mac digging deeper into the replay issue and why the Eagles didn't challenge a couple calls Sunday.

Zone Read, the Eagles-Packers day-after piece, focuses on DeMeco Ryans' leadership, five thoughts, some No-22, game balls and more.

Kelly used a Warren Buffett anecdote to prepare his team for Sunday's game.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com has some interesting numbers on the Eagles' success through play-action:

They have arguably the best play-action passing game in the league. They used it for 14 of his 18 attempts Sunday, and at 78 percent, that's the most frequent use of play-action in an NFL game since at least 2006. He completed nine of those passes, including all three of his touchdowns, for 172 yards. Six of his 10 touchdown passes over the past two games have come via play-action. Foles' QBR on play-action plays this season is 95.3, trailing only Peyton Manning (95.4) among qualified starters.

Peter King of The MMQB has the Eagles all the way up to 10th in his power rankings:

Nick Foles in 2013: 16 touchdown passes, no interceptions, 132.5 rating. This is getting ridiculous.

COMING UP

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  • Will

    2. Kelly was asked what’s keeping him from naming Nick Foles the starter.

    “I think what we’ve done for the last two weeks has worked for us pretty good, so we’re going to stick with that formula,” he said. “It’s got us 16 touchdowns, no interceptions and two wins, so why would we change?”

    • UKEagle99

      Excellent. You have mastered copy and paste. Now we will move on to formatting. Can you make something bold?

      • Will

        How’s that…LMAO…Very Happy were winning again! It’s save and open by the way…

        • UKEagle99

          Lol

        • Andy124

          I love that one.

          • Will

            Who Knew….

      • Will

        Eagle’s Win at Home against the skins a Bold prediction…

        • knighn

          Your prediction. My prayer!

    • Brian

      That answers the question. “… so we’re going to stick with that formula” & … “It’s got us 16 touchdowns, no interceptions and two wins, so why would we change?”. In other words, even if Vick was healthy this week, Nick Foles is the starter.

  • nicksaenz1

    It’s pretty safe to say that Henery will be replaced this offseason. Likely not with another 4th round kicker, either.

    • Will

      Hope your right beyond 40 yds he a bit shaky…

    • bentheimmigrant

      It is really odd though… he was the most accurate kicker in college
      history, and had the school record for longest kick (57 yards). If there
      was ever a safe pick for a kicker it was him.

      • nicksaenz1

        Couldn’t agree more. Might just be a change of scenery thing because he might not even be the most accurate kicker in Philly.

    • anon

      i think we grab a ufa or fa and let him compete.

      • nicksaenz1

        That’s what I’m thinking. Someone will release their kicker this offseason who can likely give Henery a run for the job.

      • JofreyRice

        There’s always some old kicker available. Morten Anderson or Luis Zendejas or something.

  • addicted2mula

    All the stats look good. But 0-4 at home don’t. Lets change that Sunday against the skins!!

    • A_T_G

      I don’t know. I read somewhere that Montana has more meth addicts than they do people and that one more retirement community will cause Florida to break off and drift towards Cuba. Not all the states are looking good.

      • addicted2mula

        What the fucc does that got to do with Eagles?! “Stats” not states

        • A_T_G

          Well, it inspired you to proofread.

      • theycallmerob

        igglesblitz wit does not always transfer well to these threads

        • Andy124

          I say more of it. Let ‘em get used to it.

    • Will

      Foles has played well in his last two starts. Take a look at the
      numbers: 34 of 46 (73.9%) with 634 yards, 10 touchdowns and 0 INTs for a
      155.3 passer rating. Most importantly, the Eagles are 2-0 in those
      games.

      • addicted2mula

        I didnt say he didnt. Im just saying can the team play as good at home since they’re 0-4 at home. Im not taking away nothing the team and Foles has playing. Im excited and happy just want it to show at home

        • Will

          I’m ready to go buy a #9 jersey. Foles stays healthy we got a great QB ,a hell’va O-Line and McCoy. The Defense is coming on strong…like our chances at home baby G-O-E-A-G-L-E-S!

          • addicted2mula

            Yes i was saying the same thing! Defence has been great past few weeks. With defense playing the way it is I like our chances to. FLY EAGLES FLY

          • knighn

            There are people who jump right on things and buy a jersey right away. Then there are people like me. I want to see a player prove himself on the Eagles over at least a couple of seasons before I commit to buying his Jersey.

            I almost went against my policy two times: once, after a half a season with Terrell Owens, and again when the Eagles first signed Nnamdi Asomugah. I never ended up buying either of their jerseys. Now, when I think about buying a jersey before a guy has proven himself over a couple of seasons, I think about those guys.

            I have to admit: I do have some admiration for those who just throw caution to the wind and go all-in on a player very early, but that’s just not me. The only way I would buy a Nick Foles jersey before 2015 is if Foles leads the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory in February 2014.

          • cliff henny

            so, you are saying i bought my Mamula jersey too soon?

          • knighn

            Is it you that I always see when I go to Eagles games? It seems like there are two guys that always go to the game together. One wears a McDougle jersey and the other wears a Mamula jersey.

          • Will

            I have #5 McNabb, #7MV, #25McCoy, #87 Celek,#20 Dawkins #92 White and #99 Brown…..I always want the starting QB’s# but that’s me….still want Westbrook and Randall

          • knighn

            How could someone downvote this?! People are ridiculous!

            McNabb, Westbrook, Dawkins, and Trotter. Didn’t start collecting jerseys early enough to get White or Brown (or Cunningham).

            I like McCoy but he’s got a little image rehab to do before I buy one of his jerseys. Always thought Vick was a temporary solution so never bought into that. Thought Reid was on his way out and that Vick was going with him. Before last season, my wife almost bought my son a little Vick jersey. I told her, “Hold off on that. I don’t think Vick will be here next season.” She held off on that. Vick came back… and has missed about half of the games. Does that make me half right? At any rate: in my mind (barring the impropable “leading the Eagles to a Super Bowl Victory” scenario) Vick will always be the guy that the Eagles beat in the NFCC. He’s spent more of his life in Falcons red than in Eagles green. I appreciate what he’s done for the Eagles, what he’s tried to do for the Eagles, and the way he’s tried to turn his life around. Still, I’ll always see him as a Falcon. Wonder which team he’ll retire with.

          • cliff henny

            Will gets downvoted for all posts w/out pics. we are a very visual lazy crew here at phillymag

          • Maggie

            I only have Westbrook, but he was very versatile! Could probably have played half a dozen other positions with a little practice, lol. My daughter gave the jersey to me for Mother’s Day one year. Great gift. Better than another kitchen appliance!

          • nicksaenz1

            If we don’t draft a QB rd 1 I may buy #9′s jersey.

          • knighn

            Speaking of #9 – I hope people don’t see my handle and think that it is some sort of tribute to Foles. I’ve had this name long before I even heard of Foles.

          • nicksaenz1

            I was debating changing my handle to #9 just for our good friend #7, who apparently only now shows up on game chats to overly criticize Foles.

          • Andy124

            What are you talking about? He even dedicated his screen name to Nick’s 7th touchdown pass.

          • nicksaenz1

            Oh THAT’S what #7 means! Haha I got it now. Makes much more sense.

          • Andy124

            I jest, but honestly I’ve seen a lot of comments in a few places ragging on people from the Vick camp not being around. If it’s up for a vote, I’d vote we not go there.

          • nicksaenz1

            Is what it is. All true Eagles fans welcome. Individual fanboys are not. I will say, I do miss Dutch and the Dutchisms.

          • JofreyRice

            I really, sincerely hope Dutch doesn’t leave.

          • cliff henny

            he has been quiet. he’s not bad on anything but qbs, though i’ve heard stories about castillo…sounds like he was little out in left field there too

          • nicksaenz1

            He just has a different sense of reality than the rest of us. And I enjoy when he shares it with us.

          • JofreyRice

            A little out in left field? The guy was in Harry the K’s, facing backwards. But his arguments were pure comic gold.

          • knighn

            That’s why he’s got the picture of the white Vick. He thinks Foles is the White Vick!

          • cliff henny

            remember vick vs foles arguements, and the digs saying ‘cant wait till vick is gone so we dont have to listen to vick fan boys’…and to a T, they always replied ‘i’m eagles 1st, will be just as active when he’s gone’….ummmm, yeah right…man, it’s nice those agenda driven posters are gone

          • nicksaenz1

            That’s true. And I certainly was one of the vocal Foles guys who said he couldn’t wait. I almost miss them, though. The debates were fun, especially since I appear to have been at least somewhat correct. One of the only things I’ll admit to is that Vick did cut down on the TOs. But, as predicted by almost all, can’t count on Vick for more than 13 games in a season, and even 13 is pushing it.

          • cliff henny

            i remember getting them mad cause i said i’m for vick, but know he’ll get hurt in the 6 game area, so why argue, we’re going to see foles anyway. like that kelly has seen both athletic running qb, now pocket guy. he should have enough info to move forward. i dont want running qb, just wish foles was slightly more mobile. my concern is arm strength. over next 6- yrs, going to play alot of nov/dec game in outdoors northeast…arm strength matters

          • nicksaenz1

            Arm strength can improve a little a least. Enough that he won’t need so much arc, like in GB, that the wind will carry the ball so much. A lot of core work and shoulder work. Think Foles has the work ethic to do it. He is mobile enough for my liking. Moves around the pocket well, can scramble for a few. I don’t need read option, don’t want it either. He showed in GB he can scramble enough for a first down. And we already know he’ll keep the rare RO run if we use it just to keep the D honest.

          • BlindChow

            Oh, you know they’ll be right there when Foles has another bad game.

          • cliff henny

            think they know writing is on the wall. best they can hope for is backup now. and worst case we know foles is great backup, for 700k, why pay vick 2-4m?

          • nicksaenz1

            Until we actually have to give Foles a new worthwhile contract there’s no reason not to pay Vick a couple mil. We have Foles for 2 more years under 1mil. Barkley under a mil. We could have 3 QBs on the roster through 2015 for under 5mil with a stud in Foles and, a la #7, have the best backup in the league in Vick. HUGE advantage for other positions. And with how good at contract structuring Howie is, he’ll have us in position to pay Foles if he can be the guy past 2015…. In my most optimistic view possible, assuming Foles can be the dude and he abides, we could very well make a serious run in 2015. We’re a few pieces away from being a very good team right now, as is. Obviously that’s the most optimistic hypothetical possible, but it’s fantastic to dream about.

          • JofreyRice

            Imagine if Foles had actually–gasp–thrown an interception? Some of these folks would be euphoric, SMDH!

          • Maggie

            Not necessarily gone, just quietly reading.

      • BlindChow

        He’s also never won a home game.

        • Will

          I think that’s about to change….

  • GEAGLE

    Gotta turn the corner this week and Kensington curb stomp the smelly skins,,,,10th in the power rankings?…NICE

    • cliff henny

      figuring eagles are 10th sead in nfc, might be alittle generous. but, who cares…of all the scenerios us homers played out thru summer, 5-5 w/ winnable home to go 6-5 and sole possession of 1st place, defense holding teams under 21, foles making even the most hardcore doubters think twice, and kelly being what we hoped..that would have been the homerest of homers

      • G_WallyHunter

        What a delightful surprise, eh?
        I remember when CK and company were saying at start of season that in no way were they going to ‘lie down’, oh hell no

        This weekend proved the division is ours to lose, Cowboys, the only real threat, are in shambles defensively. Sucks the Lee is likely back for the next game Eagles play them.

        • nicksaenz1

          In a perfect world, that’s a meaningless game for us… Was shocked to see on NFL network last night that Billick had us pegged as the 4 seed.

          • G_WallyHunter

            Right, that would be the goal, that game means nothing haha would be great. If it does, unfortunately they’ll have the best MLB back

          • Will

            Have some Faith…6 more games to be played it’s a long season enjoy the ride….

          • G_WallyHunter

            I have tons of faith, was agreeing with nick

          • Will

            MLB or not ….Eagles Win!…meaningless game would be perfect…

  • Will

    “Quote of the Day!”

    Further, even though the second-year passer isn’t perfect for the
    coach’s scheme, Kelly should give serious thought to making Foles the
    man heading into 2014, the better to use the draft to address other
    issues on the team. Foles has proven capable of running an NFL offense
    during his season and a half in the league, and just because he looks
    like a giraffe on ice skates when he takes off from the pocket
    doesn’t
    mean the Eagles should jettison someone who has thrown 16 touchdown
    passes and no interceptions this season. per Michael Bradley

    • JofreyRice

      Can you post a picture of a giraffe so I have some visual to work with, I’m so confused by these text-only posts!

      • Guest

        How’s this?

      • Will

        There u go…lol…

        • Guest

          Nice, it’s even seasonal.

        • FMWarner

          That guy looks pretty nimble!

    • Mr. Wu

      well to be fair….he looks like a giraffe on ice skates when he is not running as well

      • Will

        To be fair the Team Wins with Foles at QB now bring it home Foles 3 home game stretch in the next 4 weeks keep it going….

    • Will

      Pretty Cool….and this is just the beginning….Pro Football Hall of fame…7 TD’s & Zero INT’s in a game… Well 3 quarter’s for Nick Foles even more impressive…

  • Will

    12. Philadelphia Eagles

    Record: 5-5
    Week 10: 27-13 win at Green Bay Packers
    Week 11: vs. Washington Redskins

    The Philadelphia Eagles seem to have found their franchise quarterback with Nick Foles. In his five games of extended action in 2013, the Eagles are 4-1 and Foles has amassed 16 touchdowns to no interceptions.

    Much could change between now and the 2014 NFL draft, but if Foles keeps playing like this, how could Philly abandon him?

    Against the Green Bay Packers in Week 10, Foles
    was 12-of-18 for 228 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and 38
    rushing yards. The 24-year-old has displayed poise in the pocket, and
    his wide receivers are responding well to his presence. per Maxwell Ogden-Bleacher Report

  • Andy124

    Chips answer as to why no name Nick the starter:

    I think what we’ve done for the last two weeks has worked for us pretty good, so we’re going to stick with that formula

    Who knew Chip was superstitious?

    • cliff henny

      what chip is great at is giving a realitively long detailed answer to a question…and, not answering the question at the same time. kinda cracks me me up.

      • Stuart Philp

        I love his press conferences. He has a small amount of disdain for the press and lets it show through sarcasm when they ask him the same 10 questions every time he steps up. Much better than Andy’s “That’s on me, I need to do better”.

        • cliff henny

          funniest was, forget who and what the question was, kelly replied ‘lemme ask you a question…how many times are you going to ask that question’…lol, long as he wins, wont bother anyone if he beats on these csn or philly.com writers.

          • G_WallyHunter

            last presser before Oakland game I’m pretty sure, when they don’t shut up about the QB spot

          • nicksaenz1

            I don’t even need him to win for me to appreciate him beating on our press. They’re idiots. Even most our sports talk radio guys, especially Misanelli. Wish he could ask Kelly a question so Kelly could make him look like the idiot he is.

          • GEAGLE

            Tim N SK are I our best hope for quality journalism, which is why it drives me crazy when I see SK “dig deep” into “missed-replay-gate”..it’s Tuesday after a win, and he still trying to get to the bottom of a bad no replay..smh, when Yous get the urge to stoop down to the level of “typical philly” “journalism”, just scrap it and do an all-22 to be safe….this desire to uncover negative stories about my team drive me insane. We won the game, Chip and the coaches made a mistake, cry me a river, build a bridge n get over it….leave the crap to Les

          • nicksaenz1

            Well, in fairness, Chip’s replay record isn’t exactly stellar. I was going nuts trying to figure out why there wasn’t a challenge. I’m not at all mad about receiving the rules on replay and knowing that the coaching booths have access to minimal-delay replays. Happy for the W, but it’s certainly an area Chip has to have tightened up amongst his staff.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Latest one was the best, “I say YOU’RE the quarterback, you’re going to start, it will be great”, I love that sarcasm that he uses to stick it to the press, makes them look like idiots, such a refreshment from Andy’s time’s yours….

    • Adam

      In the words of the great Michael Scott

  • Adam

    Eagles are going to sign WR/KR Brad Smith if he passes physical. Did the Wildcat for the Jets. I like the signing.

    • cliff henny

      remember this guy from Mizzou, he was Kaep before nfl had these typ of offenses. he’s in ’14 draft, probably top 5 pick. sure he still hold record for most 200 yds rushing and passing in same game.

      • JofreyRice

        ha ha, someone just downvoted your memory.

        • cliff henny

          he was a beast at mizzou. just a little before his time. wasnt greatest of passers, but man he could run like the wind. today, SF would be drooling to pick him in 4th-5th.

          • JofreyRice

            I remember on the Jets him running a kick back and losing his shoe somewhere on the way. I think someone caught him at the end, but it was like an 80 or 90 yard return with one foot just in a sock.

          • cliff henny

            guess dj2 smurf experiment is over. your boy howie is getting things done!

          • JofreyRice

            meh…still a skeptic.

        • nicksaenz1

          3 times now. Too funny.

  • JofreyRice

    Bad kickers kill good teams. Having a bad kicker doesn’t make them a bad team, but they have to address it, and soon.

    • BlindChow

      I hope they bring in another guy, so we can have heated, 200-comment threads every day arguing which kicker should start.

      • JofreyRice

        the dreaded “running kicker” vs. “pocket kicker” debates.

        • Chris

          well see the defense has to account for the fake kick because this guy can get to the edge and turn the corner in a hurry…..

          • Brian

            Yeah, but he can’t read blocking schemes, so he’s always improvising.

          • Andy124

            And even though he can boom that 60 yarder from time to time, he stuggles with accuracy on the chip shots.

            And his kicks come out low so too many kicks are getting batted down at the line as well.

          • Chris

            recently in practice we’ve noticed the kick blocking team practicing with makeshift flyswatters to simulate the in-game experience

    • EaglePete

      I harped about this yesterday and got a bunch of stats thrown at me defending Henery. Ugh, whatever, the dude has stunk up the place. Kickers dont get time to adjust, they find new teams or are gone.

      • JofreyRice

        so true. You don’t see kicker’s “struggling through a bad stretch”. They’re just gone.

  • morgan c

    Kelly can say (or not say) what he wants, and I understand why he is doing it that way, but it’s clear Foles is the starter. 16 TDs and 0 INTs and a 4-1 record in games he has played the majority of snaps = no brainer.

    People can put asterisks around that all they want, but it is what it is. Of course, he isn’t as good as those numbers indicate. But the reality is, he gives us the best chance to win, and ought to play out the season so we can really see what we have here.

    Either way, hats off to Vick. He has handled this whole situation extremely well. I hope he lands another contract with someone in the off-season.

    • nicksaenz1

      Keep Vick. In an ode to #7′s sentiments on Foles: Vick, not Foles, “is the best backup in the league.”

    • Kev_H

      Why isn’t he as good as those numbers indicate? He is still getting used to NFL speed and learning a new offensive system. More importantly, I have yet to hear any sense of satisfaction in his individual performance- something that it seemed everyone from the failed Dream Team and Dynasty teams of 2011-12 was lining up to express. This guy is going to get better.

      • morgan c

        I think you missed my point. For what it’s worth, I have been really impressed with Foles and definitely think there is a chance he is our future. I was simply trying to keep the doubters at bay, since it’s pretty hard to argue he has been anything less than very good. Oh, and the numbers would indicate that he will never throw an INT, and he’s on pace for the best season in the history of the sport. So ya, haha, he’s probably not quite as good as those numbers indicate.

        Go Birds! And hell yes, Foles looks legit right now.

        • Kev_H

          Gotcha and appreciate it. All logical metrics would indicate that he should improve overall as a QB, but you are right, nobody can improve on the numbers he has put up so far this year.

  • Kev_H

    I’m not sure what we have yet in Kelly. 5-5 coaches are a dime a dozen. Kotite had a better record as an Eagle. If I had to bet, I’d bet that Nick Foles is going to be putting up 4 TD pass games long after Kelly is back on campus.

    • EaglePete

      bunch of 400 plus yd games by the offense, great run game. That is CK as much, if not more so than Foles. I think Im buying into Chip as much, if not more, than Foles at this point. The D took a bit to get going changing over to a new system. Please dont ever mention Kotite again, was bad enough I had to see him make an appearance in the Cunningham football life show haha. Its his first season taking a 4-12 team and they are 5-5 wha?

      • Kev_H

        If you start from the position that the birds ought to be in sole possession of first place (which I do), the blame for them not being there falls primarily on Kelly. Coaching decisions he made have cost the team at least one, probably more, wins than one might expect from replacement level NFL coaching. Meanwhile Foles played a significant role in 5 games and the team won 4 of them. Not too shabby. If Chip had his way, it would be 2012 all over again– start out with “a bunch of 400 plus yard games”…and then fall apart under a barrage of Vick turnovers and injuries. The only difference is Andy Reid was able to eke out a couple of those 400 plus yard games to go 3-1 before the fall apart. Kelly was 1-3 until his choice to start at QB got knocked out.

        • Brian

          Crickets

          • EaglePete

            some people work

        • EaglePete

          so somehow this turned into Chip being a bad coach because he chose Vick over Foles? Some strange logic here, sorry I didnt expect them to be in first place. Did you watch this defense the first bunch of games. Hes a college coach coming up the ranks so its understandable to have some coaching in the NFL learning curve. I also think Vick won the job, yet I cant stand Vick so thats another conversation. So Kelly stinks because he chose Vick and he should have coached them to more wins as if coaches are in a vacuum and never have mistakes. Which game did he cost them? Oh and if it was his choice he would go the Andy route, not much of an argument there, just anti Vick sentiment that you are tying onto Kelly.

  • Tom W

    Strange Days — BRANDON GRAHAM — Wonder why no one has written about him all year

    When I see one of the 2012 season’s premier pass rushers getting only
    20 snaps a game (and rushing the QB on just over half of those) it
    immediately makes you think he may have issues. Then you see Brandon Graham (+1.2) play and you realize it’s not him that’s the problem.

    Of edge rushers with more than 90 attempts he’s currently 16th in
    terms of pass rush productivity out of 89 players, and for a guy who
    doesn’t sell out against the run to get it, that’s impressive. The way
    he bull-rushed LT, David Bakhtiari back into his
    quarterback’s lap for two of the only three hurries the rookie allowed
    just left you thinking why is this guy on the bench?

    Other teams need this type of ability even if the Eagles don’t and if they don’t replace the old war horse, Trent Cole with him next year, expect to see a few trade offers being made.