Matthews To Watt: ‘Why You On A Knee, 99?’
NFL Films has released field-level footage from the Eagles’ win over the Texans.
It’s not embeddable, so click here for the link.
Among the highlights:
* Running backs coach Duce Staley sending a message to LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles late in the game.
“We’re gonna finish this game pounding the [expletive] out of the ball,” Staley said. “That’s how we’re gonna finish the game. Alright?”
* Meanwhile, even though rookie Jordan Matthews is pretty mild-mannered in interviews, he had no problem going after J.J. Watt during the game.
When it looked like Watt was getting tired late, Matthews yelled from the sideline: “Why you on a knee? Why you on a knee, 99? Why you on a knee?”
It’s not a full-length mic’d up clip, but still worth a watch.
Update: Bleeding Green Nation has a Vine up of the Matthews clip:
PROJECTIONS FOR SANCHEZ
Chase Stuart of Football Perspective has a good piece up on projections for Mark Sanchez:
Would there be precedent for a career turnaround in a new city? I suppose Kerry Collins offers some hope. Like Sanchez, he was the 5th pick in the draft as being a star at a college powerhouse. He experienced great team success — reaching a conference championship game — very early in his career, which said more about his teammates than it did Collins. Over the first four seasons of his career, he ranked 2nd to last in ANY/A, before turning his career around. Sanchez ranked last in ANY/A from ’09 to ’12, but can he turn it around? My guess is no, but he’s probably landed in the very best possible situation for him. If he can’t make it in Philadelphia, he won’t be able to make it anywhere. And if he can make it in Philadelphia? That would just add insult to the injury that Ryan and the Jets are currently experiencing.
Among the Eagles currently on the 53-man roster, only Nick Foles did not participate in practice today.
The following players were full participants. All are expected to play Monday night.
S Nate Allen (hamstring), CB Nolan Carroll (groin), C Jason Kelce (hernia), LB Mychal Kendricks (calf), WR Jeff Maehl (foot), G Evan Mathis (knee), WR Brad Smith (groin).