This week’s roundup of the best Eagles links around the web. Read more »
Emmanuel Acho, Zach Ertz, JaCorey Shepherd and Marcus Smith will not dress for the Packers game tonight. Read more »
Chip Kelly was asked five different ways about his plan for Sam Bradford this weekend, and he deftly ducked each question. At one point, he cited the weather as a factor in determining if/how long Bradford plays.
“You never know, there could be a monsoon!” he joked on his way off the practice field Thursday.
There are some showers in the Green Bay forecast Saturday, but barring that monsoon, it sounds like the QB is suiting up. Read more »
The following Eagles are inactive for today’s preseason opener against the Colts: QB Sam Bradford, S Jerome Couplin, S Earl Wolff, LB Kiko Alonso, LB DeMeco Ryans, TE Zach Ertz and LB Mychal Kendricks.
We already knew Bradford, Couplin, Alonso and Ertz would sit, and Kendricks has been sidelined in practice since a mid-week collision in 7-on-7. Ryans missed multiple practices this week and has been in the league for a decade, so there’s no need for him to play. Wolff was also sidelined for Thursday’s practice.
Andrew Gardner, who has gotten the most reps with the ones in training camp, will start at right guard. Brad Jones and Emmanuel Acho will start at the two inside linebacker positions. DeMarco Murray, who has practiced a limited amount during camp, is active.
The following Eagles are inactive for today’s game against the Dallas Cowboys: QB Nick Foles, CB Roc Carmichael, DB Jaylen Watkins, C Julian Vandervelde, OL Dennis Kelly, WR Jeff Maehl and DL Taylor Hart. Read more »
Billy Davis was asked Tuesday about the difficulty in making potential scheme changes, given that teams are approaching Week 13.
“It’s tough to change who you are at this point in the season,” he said. “You have to stick with what you have success with and try to correct and get better at the things you’re struggling with.”
Davis’ comment applies to teams around the NFL. In the offseason, coaches assess personnel and decide what they want their squads to look like from a schematic standpoint. They then practice, tweak and practice some more. Wrinkles can be added, and ideas can be scrapped. But as we approach Thanksgiving, for the most part, identities have been established.
And for the Dallas Cowboys, that identity is clear: A balanced offense that is finding success running the football on a weekly basis.
The Eagles, meanwhile, are a team that focuses on stopping the run. Read more »
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Earl Wolff underwent what he described as “mini-microfracture” surgery to help repair damaged cartilage in his right knee.
The operation was performed by Dr. James Andrews. He will be on crutches for the next four weeks, he said, and the hope is that he is back to full-speed by the end of April or beginning of May. Read more »
With the game against Tennessee pretty well in hand in the second half, “Beat Dallas” chants began to ring out at Lincoln Financial Field.
“There were a few drunk fans yelling more than that,” said Lane Johnson.
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