Here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week.
In Chip Kelly’s first game as an NFL head coach against Jim Haslett and Washington last season, he used a look in the second quarter that we would see pretty much on a weekly basis throughout the year.
It featured stacked receivers to both sides and a single back. Read more »
Jason Peters knows that he put his team in a tough spot by getting ejected in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against Washington.
He also knows that as the left tackle and a leader on offense, he’s going to stick up for his quarterback, regardless of the situation.
“I’d do the same thing if it happened again,” Peters said today. “A guy cheap-shotted my quarterback, and I’m gonna protect him.” Read more »
The Eagles showed off a different starting offensive line today during the portion of practice open to the media.
They had Jason Peters (LT), Matt Tobin (LG), David Molk (C), Dennis Kelly (RG) and Todd Herremans (RT) with the first team. That’s different players at four of the five positions when compared to who started on Sunday against Washington. Read more »
Here’s a roundup of what the media are saying about the Eagles following their 37-34 win over Washington.
Here’s a player-by-player breakdown of what we saw from the Eagles’ offense in the team’s 37-34 win over Washington after having re-watched. Read more »
Nick Foles walked slowly and gingerly from his locker to the podium in the media room at Lincoln Financial Field.
He had removed his jersey and shoulder pads and cleats. But he hadn’t showered yet and still was in his game-worn pants, pads protecting his thighs and quadriceps.
If Foles hadn’t realized it before, he found out with about 9:56 left in the fourth quarter that as a quarterback in the NFL, it’s always wise to keep your guard up because you never know when the next hit is coming.
Foles had let up after it looked like Washington defensive back Bashaud Breeland was down on an interception return. But behind him to his right came 325-pound defensive lineman Chris Baker with a leveling blow that lifted Foles off the ground and put him in a daze, sparking a melee on the Washington sideline.
“No I didn’t,” Foles said, when asked if he saw the hit coming. “He got me pretty good. I did not see him. …I thought the guy was down so that’s why I wasn’t looking for anyone. The next thing I know I’m just obliterated, so I don’t know.” Read more »
When Jason Peters saw Chris Baker level Nick Foles, he couldn’t contain himself.
“He was cheap-shotted,” Peters said. “I mean he [Baker] cheap-shotted him, and he’s not even trying to make a play. So I just reacted. I shouldn’t have did what I did, but I was just trying to protect my quarterback.” Read more »
All hell broke loose early in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field.
An already chippy game devolved into a flat-out melee after Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker crushed Nick Foles on an interception return, drawing the ire of Jason Peters.
“I got up off the ground and I saw Jason in a sprint after somebody and I was like, ‘Oh, no. This isn’t good,'” said Todd Herremans. “But I just think he was doing what he gets paid to do: protect Nick.
“I thought about stepping in the way, but I just would have gotten murdered.” Read more »