Eagles News: “Very little faith in Eagles defense after what we saw last week”

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Week 2 NFL Picks Against Spread – The Ringer
Last week’s performance was pretty ideal for Eagles fans. The team won, but they still had a lot to complain about. The offense went up and down the field, stacking 27 first downs and 455 yards against the Lions. But the defense was a disaster, allowing the Lions to score touchdowns on four of their last five assets. The Vikings looked like one of the best-trained teams in the NFL at the start of Kevin O’Connell. He planned explosive plays for wide receiver Justin Jefferson, and his defensive performance was encouraging. If last week was any indication, the Vikings defense would play a lot of field and mix their fronts to make life difficult for opposing quarterbacks. It’s a toss-up game, but the bottom line is I have little faith in the Eagles’ defense after what we saw last week. Pick: Vikings (+1.5)

Eight things the Eagles’ defense needs to fix – NBCSP
Putting a Team Away: This is just basic killer instinct. When you’re up 17 points in the middle of the third quarter and you’ve more than doubled your opponent’s yardage total (364-170), you need to know how to finish the team. Whether it’s a takeaway, a big hit, a 3-down stop, you find a way. Playoff teams don’t let teams back on them like the Eagles did on Sunday. After the Eagles went up 17 on Kenny Gainwell TD at the start of the third quarter, the Lions made them 216–82 and put them 21–7. The Lions went 7-for-8 in third place after halftime. When the pace starts swinging, someone has to pretend. Nobody did.

Eagles All-22 movie review: Key points from victory over Lions – BGN
We all know what happened when the Eagles went with Jordan Davis in front of 5 people. We know he stopped the run better. The problem is, going in front of a 5 person obviously limits your coverage. In terms of simple math, you can run more coverage with more defenders, with a 4 man front than with a 5 man front. But the Eagles weren’t playing Mahomes, it was GoF! Why not do more of this stuff. I completely understand the limitations of using a 5-man front, but I don’t understand why it wasn’t more of an option this week. Jared Goff led the offense on the first off a run, especially on the opening run. My fear is that Gannon is a good coach but is inherently too passive and defensive to make this defense really good. It has to be better than going forward, the team is too talented to give the Lions so many points.

NFC East Mixtape Volume 74: Thoughts on Week 1 – BGN Radio
With Week 1 in the rear-view mirror, Brandon Lee Gotten and RJ Ochoa discuss each team’s biggest takeaways.

Eagles vs Vikings: Five Matchups to Watch – PhillyVoice
Leading up to the 2020 draft, Jefferson was labeled by some as “just a slot receiver”, despite putting in a large number of LSUOffense both in the slot and as an outside receiver. Some Eagles people were among those who saw him that way, choosing instead to take on Jalen Rigor, who they believed was the outward speed receiver they were looking for. Jefferson was a savvy root runner with plenty of speed in his own right, who had no problem falling apart at the college level, which later quickly translated to pros. Lesson: Don’t draft specific traits for what you think you need at the moment. Just take the better player. Monday night will be the first time the Eagles face Jefferson since that draft mistake, and it will be interesting to see what the plans are to try to slow him down. Darius Slay is the obvious candidate, but as Gannon mentioned, it’s difficult to plan games for receivers who line up everywhere, especially when tipping a corner trying to follow up the best receiver without coverage.

Game Review – PHI 38, DET 35 – Iggles Blitz
Fletcher Cox had an up and down game. He started off slow. There were a few runs where double teams really carried him. I’m not used to seeing this. Eventually he got fired or annoyed or something. When the Lions single-blocked him, Cox got a good push on the pass play. He and BG distributed a sack. He was more disruptive as the game progressed, but certainly not his best game. Jevon Hargrave had a strange game. The stat sheet shows 2 tackles and that’s it. Game Tape is definitely better than this. Hargreaves was disruptive at times, but he couldn’t pretend. He was always just one step away from reaching the QB or RB. He worked hard and really worked to get the ball. They got more pressure in the second half. Jordan Davis was up and down. I thought he got off to a good start, but I wonder if he’s tired. His pad level was not good until later in the game. Lions c Frank Ragno was able to single-block him for most of the second half. How can a man get tired on only 22 snaps? Maybe he wasn’t tired, but his game was dull. Initially, I thought he was good versus the run and showed some good athleticism.

NFL QB Index, Week 2: Josh Allen claims the No. 1 spot, but Patrick Mahomes is hot on his heels – NFL.com
QB12) Jalen Hurts. It should come as no surprise that the Hearts ran 90 yards through the Lions and scored 17 carries. That’s how – and why – he did it. Hurts used his legs to keep the attack from breaking out in front, with center Jason Kelce admitting: “He took us out several times.” The Eagles didn’t beat the Lions without that aspect of Jalen’s game, but his hand helped as well. Watch this stack for AJ Brown, who dialed up a monster 10/155 line on a mighty start.

Dan Campbell: League office admits Eagles deliberately shied away from grounding – PFT
Lions coach Dan Campbell said today that the league office confirmed a missed call by officials on Sunday benefited the Eagles. Campbell said he asked the league to explain why Eagles quarterback Jaylen Harts was not called for a deliberate grounding on first and goal play in the second quarter, when the Lions were pressuring him and fielded the ball. Thrown away. Campbell said that the league accepted it should have been flagged, but could not challenge it at the time.

Updated: IR sent to Justin Simmons; Broncos sign S Anthony Harris to practice squad – Mile High Report
Quad injuries are worse than originally indicated. The Broncos have transferred Justin Simmons to injured reserve, so he will miss at least four games. In the same move, the team has promoted cornerback Esang Bassi to the active roster and signed the former. Minnesota Vikings Veteran security Anthony Harris was included in the exercise squad. Harris, 30, is an eight-year pro, having spent most of his career with the Vikings before playing with the Philadelphia Eagles last season. In 2020, he led the team with a total of 104 tackles and in 2019 he led the team with 6 interceptions. He can provide a good stop-gap while Simmons recovers.

Giants injury report: CB Aaron Robinson out after appendix surgery – Big Blue View
Cornerback starting Aaron Robinson had his appendix removed on Wednesday and will miss Sunday’s game Carolina Panthers, New York Giants Coach Brian Dabol said this on Wednesday morning. Dabol also said wide receiver Vandell Robinson (knee) and cornerback Nick McCloud (hamstring) would not practice on Wednesday. Edge defenders Aziz Ozulari (calf) and Kywan Thibodaux will be limited, along with starting center John Feliciano and backup safety Jason Pinnock. Rookie safety Dan Belton, who has been out since suffering a broken collarbone at training camp, will be a full participant. Dabol said he expects Belton to make his NFL debut this Sunday. Who replaces Robinson in the opening outside corner opposite Adori ‘Jackson? Dabol listed basically every available cornerback – rookie Cor’Dell Float, veteran Fabian Morrow (currently on the practice squad), McCloud if he’s healthy, Justin Layne and rookie Zion Gilbert (practice squad) as prospects. .

Jason Peters Can Help Cowboys Cut Penalties, Team “Will Have a Place for Them” Per Jerry – Blogging The Boys
By waiting for the season to begin to address some of these issues, the Cowboys are playing a dangerous game in their fight to stay relevant until Prescott returns. The fact that the offense seemed unmatched, even with the post on the field, could be addressed once he was healthy again, and until then the line of his defense could look very different. Peters had the option of retiring or joining a team he felt would be in contention, whether as a starter or not. Sitting on the bench for a team that continues to struggle isn’t the result the Cowboys signed him for, and though it’s just one game, the time is here to spare the Cowboys’ offense. [BLG Note: Lol at the first part of this headline.]

Commander vs Lions Wednesday Injury Report: Lions RB D’Andre Swift does not practice with ankle injury – Hogs Haven
Wes Schweitzer was the only player on the active roster listed as not in practice today (DNP). He suffered a hamstring injury versus the Jaguars and was one of 3 players to have an MRI for the injuries. Fiderian Mathis will have season-end surgery for a torn meniscus, and Jonathan Allen left the game with a groin injury. That work was limited with Curl, Trae Turner (quad) and Jamin Davis (individual). Missed first game after injuring thumb in second preseason game against Kam Curl Kansas City Chiefs, and getting the surgery done before the season starts. He was in full gear and on the side field with a thumb wrap. He wanted to play last week, but Darrick Forrest stepped in and showed what he could do and how much he had grown from his rookie season.

The Commanders are bundled into the Carson Wentz roller coaster, with all its ups and downs – SB Nation
Six Flags America is just seven miles from FedEx Field in Bowie, Maryland. A quick spin down the Capital Beltway, along Maryland Route 214 a few miles east, takes you from where the Washington Commanders play Sunday, where thrill-seekers can ride roller coasters like Batwing, Firebird, and Superman. Gets for: Ride of Steel. After Sunday, up and down thrill-seekers will probably want to reverse those directions, and leave Six Flags behind for the confines of Carson Wentz and FedEx Field. As described by former Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, Wentz’s debut in Burgundy and Gold was “the most Carson Wentz game of all time”. Washington’s victory jacksonville jaguars, Wentz struck 27 of 41 passes for 313 yards and 4 touchdowns, but also threw a pair of jaw-dropping interceptions in the fourth quarter that allowed the visitors to get back into the game and take the lead. Yet Wentz came through the stretch, as he closed the game in the final ten minutes with two touchdown passes, propelling Washington to victory.

Jets Sign As Will Parks To Active Roster – New York Jets
The Jets have signed Will Parks to the active roster and CB Jimmy Moreland and P/K Ty Long in the practice squad. The Green and White also released WR-KR Dionte Spencer from the practice squad.

Trey Wingo, Thursday Night Preview, and the Gauntlet – SB Nation NFL Show
This week on the SB Nation NFL Show, Rob “Stats” Guerrera, Kyle Posey, and Justis Mosqueda prepare you for the second week of the NFL season. Before we get into Thursday night football — we’re joined by Trey Wingo, host of the “Half Forgotten History Podcast.” Trey has a statement about Patrick Mahomes being skeptical and shares his takeaways from Week 1 of the NFL season. We’ve got a huge matchup between Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert on Thursday night. In this week’s edition of Gauntlet, we discuss the Week 1 narratives that will continue throughout the regular season.

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