Here’s a look at how Chip Kelly and his staff divvied up playing time Sunday against the Cowboys. Read more »
Player I’ll be watching
McManus: Cary Williams.
This is the game where Williams can truly become an Eagle. He has spoken about his disdain for former rivals like New England and Pittsburgh, and how he is now learning to hate a new set of divisional foes. No worries, this type of stuff comes natural to him. He will be fueled up on Sunday and really, the type of bite that Williams can provide is exactly what the defense needs this week. Perhaps the biggest mismatch coming in is the Dallas receiving corps against this secondary. From a pure matchup perspective, it’s difficult to envision the Eagles corners and safeties hanging with Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and Co. Read more »
This morning we yield the floor to Jeremiah Trotter.
We asked the Axe Man to give his take on the Eagles’ linebacker play through six games, and he obliged. Pretty simple exercise: we fired a player’s name at Trotter, and he shot back with some analysis. This is how he sees it. Read more »
TAMPA, Fla. — Here’s a look at how the Eagles divvied up playing time Sunday afternoon against the Bucs. Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Mychal Kendricks dropped back into coverage and kept his eyes on Eli Manning.
“I knew he wanted to pass to [Brandon] Jacobs,” Kendricks said. “Someone stopped him from passing the first time, and then the second time they came through, someone tipped the ball, and by that time I had already broken and it fell into my hands.”
The “someones” he was referring to were Brandon Boykin and Trent Cole. Boykin came on a blitz from the right edge, and Cole rushed from the same side. Both got pressure on Manning as the ball popped up in the air before it landed into Kendricks’ hands.
The interception came with 10:49 left in the fourth quarter and the Eagles clinging to a 22-21 lead. It also was the first of three straight takeaways that proved to be the difference in the Eagles’ 36-21 win. Read more »
Mychal Kendricks says that part of his problem is that he just gets too damn excited when he has the chance to crush someone. He was working himself into a lather just talking about it.
“I’m getting there so fast, I’m just wanting to obliterate them, you know what I’m saying, instead of just breaking down and making a sound tackle. Sometimes it’s just me getting over-excited and getting anxious. I’m trying to get that ‘ooh-aah’ instead of just that straight tackle that would keep us in position,” Kendricks said at his locker stall Thursday afternoon.
“When a guy’s back is turned towards you and he is catching the ball and the ball is not there yet, you’re driving and you’re like, ‘I’m going to smack the (pauses) out of him.’ And he sees you barely and he stops and you go [by him]. It’s just about being disciplined and not getting overly-excited, plain and simple.” Read more »
Here are 10 things to know about how the Eagles’ defense matches up with the Giants’ offense. Read more »
It’s time to run to the mailbox and steal the report card before Mom and Pops get their hands on it.
OK, fine. Apparently, that’s not how things work nowadays. But you get the idea. We’re a quarter of the way into the season, so it’s time to give out some grades. We’ll do the defense today (position-by-position) and deal with the offense in a future post. Read more »