Malcolm Jenkins missed his second straight day of practice Wednesday because, as Chip Kelly revealed for the first time during his press conference, he suffered a concussion in the Eagles’ win over the Cowboys on Sunday night.
“[Jenkins] won’t go today, he has a concussion,” Kelly said Wednesday. “He’s going through recovery and concussion protocol.”
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy leaves the field following a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Eagles won 33-27 in overtime. | Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
Dear Philly: Battered women are not your sports mascots.
Like you, I think that Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is a bad dude. And like you, I’m always going to regard the Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane with a certain amount of wariness. But take away their team affiliations — make them two relatively anonymous guys — and I’d still feel that way.
In Philadelphia, though, we seem to treat the transgressions (alleged and otherwise) of our sports rivals as an opportunity to express our fandom. And that’s kind of gross — a conflating of priorities that, at its worst, serves to further objectify women who’ve already been treated and made to feel worthless. Read more »
The Birds are back, and they’re facing the ‘Boys. It’s time for another prime time showdown for the Eagles. We’ll pop in with some updates and thoughts from time to time. Feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly is a “fraud,” Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger said during a Friday morning appearance at ThinkFest.
“I hate that fucker. I shouldn’t say fucker. I think he’s a fraud. Don’t laugh — look at the record,” Bissinger told the crowd, suggesting that Kelly’s winning record during his college years was deceptive, built on the backs of players with academic problems who nevertheless never won national championship.
“He’s arrogant. He’s always throwing people under the bus,” Bissinger said of Kelly. And he suggested that Kelly will soon — despite his disavowals — return to the college game.
Other highlights from his wide-ranging, often profane chat with Philly Mag editor Tom McGrath:Read more »
In the latest episode of Press Coverage, Tim and Josh discuss whether the Eagles are going to get better or worse after their bye week, and why. They also take a look at what to expect in the second Dallas Week of the season against a reeling Cowboys team.
The NFL trade deadline is this afternoon at 4 p.m., and a couple of teams have already made moves.
There have been rumblings about the Eagles looking to move Vinny Curry, but Chip Kelly denied those rumors when he addressed the media Tuesday for the first time since the Eagles’ loss to Carolina in Week 7.
Sam Bradford looked better last week in a loss to the Carolina Panthers. Bradford appeared to be more mobile in the pocket, stepping out of harm’s way a few times, running away from pressure to throw a ball out of bounds, and even running for a couple of short gains.
But the overall Bradford is a complete wreck.
The following statistics are courtesy of my stats guy at ESPN, Paul Hembekides, a Philadelphia native. Hembekides has a vested interest in these stats, since he is an Eagles fan. So it was probably just as difficult for him to send them as it was for me to read them.
Jordan Matthews, multiple times. Josh Huff, in the end zone.
Darren Sproles, Zach Ertz and Miles Austin, too.
The Eagles’ pass catchers had a rough evening catching the ball in the Birds’ 27-16 loss to the Panthers on Sunday night, sinking Sam Bradford‘s passer rating along with the Eagles’ chances of knocking off undefeated Carolina.
Chip Kelly took notice — it was hard not to — and was unflinching in his evaluation of his receivers after the game.
“I don’t have an answer for [the drops], but we did have too many for us to be successful,” Kelly said “I thought [Bradford] threw the ball well, threw with authority tonight, but the drops obviously hurt big time. We’ve got to get an answer for that.” Read more »