Who’s the one pop star NFL players shouldn’t be posing with right now? Right: The one who beat up Rihanna. Naturally, DeSean Jackson did it.
Here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week.
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Some notes from my time at the Redskins facility Wednesday: Read more »
ASHBURN, Va. — DeSean Jackson says that the soreness in his shoulder has eased some. He is getting treatment daily to try and regain full range of motion and is still waiting for the training staff to give him the green light. On Wednesday he watched practice from the sidelines wearing a jersey, shorts and a white bucket hat. Reading between the lines, it sounds like he’ll have a helmet and pads on come game day.
“I should be good to go come Sunday,” he said. “If it’s all on me, I’m playing. I don’t plan on missing this game. Read more »
The question posed to Chip Kelly was about the Eagles’ starting wide receivers.
The answer revealed a little something about the head coach’s philosophy and the reasons behind some of the team’s offseason moves.
“The good thing about this group is we’re built in a manner that I think we have more than just two weapons,” Kelly said. “So if for some reason they’re going to say, ‘Hey, we’re going to go try to play press man and play those guys out there.’ Then we have to be able to beat you other places. That is one of the reasons it happened to us last year. I think bringing Jordan [Matthews] in, and getting [Zach] Ertz a little more playing time and getting another running back in there is: Who is going to match up with your inside guys? We got into that situation last year, and our outside guys got shut down. So now you have to get to your slots and tight ends.”
The term shut down certainly got my attention. The Eagles set franchise records in yards and points a year ago. By any statistical measure, Year 1 of Kelly’s offense in the NFL was a success. Read more »
Like many of you, I spent all of Sunday parked in front of the TV watching non-Eagles action around the league. Below is a roundup of some of the highlights that specifically relate to the Birds.
* We have to start in Washington where the Redskins beat the Jaguars, 41-10, but saw their season take an unexpected turn when Robert Griffin III suffered a dislocated ankle in the first quarter. According to The Washington Post, Griffin will have an MRI and X-rays today, but there are indications that his season could be over.
Kirk Cousins completed 22 of 33 passes for two touchdowns and no interceptions against a Jacksonville defense that has looked terrible early in the season. In eight career games prior to Sunday, Cousins had completed 56.2 percent of his passes, averaged 6.5 YPA and tossed eight touchdowns against 10 interceptions. Still, there’s been plenty of clamoring that he’s deserved a shot to play. And barring surprising news with Griffin, it appears that’s about to happen. Read more »
Once a week, we’ll take a spin around the NFC East to check in on what’s going on with the Eagles’ division rivals. Read more »
As we count down to the start of the regular season, Tim and Sheil try to answer some of the big questions facing the Eagles. First up, predictions on how the Eagles will fare in their first year without DeSean Jackson. Read more »
We’ll host a live chat for tonight’s game. Until then, here are some links to keep you occupied. Read more »
Reality has set in here at the NovaCare that the emphasis on illegal contact and similar infractions this year is going to significantly impact how the game is played.
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