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Hurts’ future and assessment of the ’21 draft class in the Eagles mailbag – NBCSP
Of course, the top picks are probably going to be what really matters and it looks like the Eagles have nailed them. DeVonta Smith has star potential and Landon Dickerson has the potential to be a cornerstone of the offensive line. Even third-round pick Milton Williams had some really strong flashes that make you think he has starter potential. It’s not really fair to judge a draft class too early, but early feedback on this one is good. But does that reassure us about Howie Roseman entering this next project? Good question. We all know Roseman has his strengths and scoring draft talent hasn’t always been at the top of the list. The best pick the Eagles will get in this first round will come from Miami; it’s number 14 at the moment. And it seems likely that the Eagles’ own choice and that of the Colts will come in the 1920s. As a reminder, the Eagles drafted four players in the 20s under Roseman’s watch: Jalen Reagor, Andre Dillard, Marcus Smith and Danny Watkins . So here is. It’s a pretty fragile record in this lineup where the Eagles will likely have two of their picks and that’s concerning.
Jason Kelce can continue his streak with Eagles by activating him from the COVID list – BGN
The Eagles activated Reserve / COVID-19 Kelce on Friday. The other 11 players who made the roster on Monday still remain. Kelce’s activation is important as his absence would have interrupted his back-to-back regular-season game, which currently stands at 121. It’s the longest active streak among NFL centers. Another reason for Kelce to make an appearance is that it will give him the third most games (159) played by an offensive lineman in Eagles franchise history, behind Chuck Bednarik (169) and Tra Thomas ( 166).
Eye On the Enemy # 80: Eagles-Dallas Week 18 Preview with RJ Ochoa + Beginner Thoughts – BGN Radio
John Stolnis chats with RJ Ochoa of Blogging the Boys about the issues the Cowboys are facing this week and their confidence in their team. They also shared their thoughts on the wisdom of playing starters and potential NFC playoff games. Plus, John explains how the Eagles’ player development staff and coaches deserve a ton of credit for bringing this team to the playoffs in a year of rebuilding.
Tank to bank: in one year, the Eagles go from ignominy to NFL favorites
Regardless of the opinion of the Eagles’ apparent playfulness, this is just another example of how they plow as deep as they can to try and gain a competitive edge. It’s a pattern they’ve long followed during Lurie’s ownership, a pattern initially set by former team president Joe Banner. Sixteen playoff appearances in 27 years, fourth behind just the Patriots (21 times), Packers (20) and Colts (18) in the same span, don’t happen by accident. Especially when you consider that the Eagles, unlike those other three teams, did not have a Hall of Fame-caliber quarterback. There were slippages along the way, of course. The solitary title looks more like an outlier with each passing year. Pederson awkwardly handled last season’s finale, but senior management were at least aware of his plans.
Chasing a dream: craziest outsider Cameron Malveaux gets another chance on Saturday night – PE.com
It’s a story of perseverance and responsibility, chasing a dream and not stopping. Defensive end Cameron Malveaux has been in the NFL since 2017, when he played four games with Miami and recorded a quarterback sack and three tackles for losses in 107 defensive snaps. Now Malveaux sees significant reps for the Eagles at a time when the position is needed and brings energy and production. The trip he made from Miami to Philadelphia is notable for a man with family and a purpose. And he wasn’t about to let a series of moves – Malveaux spent time with six teams before becoming an Eagle in 2021 – stop his desire. “I think the main thing is trying to stay resilient,” said Malveaux, who signed with the Eagles practice squad on September 29 and raised to the game list to play 39 snaps against the Giants and 5 last Sunday in Washington. “I had to stick to a lot of practice and do a lot of extra work when I’m not going to play, so I had to stay mentally strong from that point of view. I am grateful for this trip because it made me hard. It made me very strong mentally to face a lot of things. I am grateful for this process. It made me who I am. I am just a hard worker. Whenever I have tunnel vision and focus on something, I never give up on it.
Eagles fans will face traffic jams for Saturday’s Cowboys game – NJ.com
Patience is a virtue. And that virtue will be tested by Eagles fans on Saturday. Philadelphia hosts the Dallas Cowboys in a prime-time showdown at Lincoln Financial Field, which kicks off at 8:15 p.m. ET. The only problem is that the Philadelphia Flyers are hosting the San Jose Sharks across the street at the Wells Fargo Center, with the puck dropping at 7 p.m. ET. Fans of both teams are therefore encouraged to arrive early and / or take public transport to the games on Saturday.
NFL Week 18 game picks: Chargers edging Raiders to clinch playoff ticket; Seahawks upset Cardinals – NFL.com
Like many games this week, a lot of that prediction is about who wants to win. Even before the Eagles opened the week by putting a dozen players on the COVID-19 roster, including many starters, I was operating assuming they would rest their starters. And while they have one of Gardner Minshew’s best save quarterbacks, my other guess is that the Cowboys will want to erase the stench of their recent offensive performances and give themselves a shot at making more home playoff games.
Cowboys won’t have Trevon Diggs or Anthony Brown vs. Eagles – Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys will be understaffed in their regular season finale in Philadelphia against divisional rival Philadelphia Eagles. Earlier this week, Anthony Brown was placed on the COVID list. On Saturday it was reported that Trevon Diggs will also miss the game due to illness. (Tony Pollard and Jayron Kearse will also be out while Donovan Wilson is still questionable).
Big Blue View Mailbag: The Giants’ Biggest Question Is: What Happens Now? – Large blue view
Douglas, I think the ‘2022 is a lost cause’ attitude is a bunch of nonsense. There aren’t enough game-changing players, but “talentless” is way too hard. The Giants are very different if Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley play 17 games. So Sterling Shepard, Kadarius Toney, Nick Gates, Shane Lemieux and Darius Slayton are healthy all year round. If Blake Martinez, Jabrill Peppers, Adoree ‘Jackson and Aaron Robinson play a full season. That’s a lot of key players to lose. The Giants have a lot of decisions to make about which veteran players to keep or to drop due to their salary cap. I don’t think, however, that a complete disassembly is necessary. I think there are some solid pieces to build with, but not enough. I think you want to keep adding bricks, and I think the Giants need a few of those bricks to be a game-changer. This is, as I think about it, an argument in favor of keeping Joe Judge. You bring in a new GM and a new trainer, and you’ll get a full teardown. Over the next couple of years, you can probably count on just about everyone except Andrew Thomas and Xavier McKinney. I don’t think it’s necessary.
NFL Reacts # 22: Confirmed Starters & Week 18 Pick 3 – The SB Nation NFL Show
Welcome to another edition of NFL Reacts! Stephen Serda and Kate Magdziuk discuss which teams you can trust in Week 18. Several teams are claiming to play their starters with little to no playoff implications, so we need to determine who is telling the truth. Plus, there are a few games with huge playoff implications that can be cornerstones in your daily rosters.
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