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Eagles News: Jordan Matthews is embarrassed by his drops

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 10/26/15.

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Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Panthers game - PhillyVoice
By my count, without the benefit of going back and re-watching the game, the Eagles had seven drops: Jordan Matthews had two, Josh Huff had two, Zach Ertz had one, Miles Austin had one, and Darren Sproles had one. You can probably find more, but seven is my subjective count. Matthews has been the biggest offender of dropping the football this season, and he called the drops "embarrassing."

10 things we learned from the Eagles' loss - BGN
At this point I'm becoming surprised when the Eagles make a clean catch. It's just ridiculous. Drops have infected this team like an incurable virus. Week after week the Eagles fail to execute such a fundamental aspect of the sport. It's not just one player, either. It's everyone. It's Jordan Matthews. It's Josh Huff. It's Miles Austin. It's Nelson Agholor. It's Riley Cooper. It's Zach Ertz. It's Darren Sproles. It's Ryan Mathews. It's DeMarco Murray. You name it, they drop it. Quite frankly, it's demoralizing.

Time to admit it: Mathews is better than Murray - Inquirer
On the running back's two previous rushes, he ran for 22 yards midway through the second quarter and for a 63-yard touchdown with 9 minutes, 43 seconds left in the third quarter. And yet Mathews was given just one rushing opportunity the rest of the way, when he gained a yard on the first play of the fourth quarter. DeMarco Murray, meanwhile, had seven carries for only 25 yards during the same span. How is that possible?

Four Downs: Eagles Drop the Ball - Birds 24/7
I don't know what else Chip Kelly needs to see. Ryan Mathews deserves more snaps, and it's clear as day. Kelly has repeatedly said that he views DeMarco Murray and Mathews as the same player, but they aren't. Mathews has consistently shown that he has acceleration and an extra gear that Murray simply doesn't. That was evident on Mathews' 63-yard touchdown run, as he burst through the hole and wasn't caught from behind.

CAR 27, PHI 16 - Iggles Blitz
The good news is that Sam Bradford didn’t throw a bunch of INTs. The bad news is that the Eagles passing attack was terrible. Bradford was 26-45-205 (and those were padded late) with 1 INT and no TDs. Dropped passes once again were a huge problem. The lone pick came on a throw that was a bit off target, but Jordan Matthews still should have caught it.

10 observations from Eagles-Panthers - CSN Philly
There have been way too many games this year where the Eagles have just come out not ready to play. Falcons game. Cowboys. Redskins. Happened again Sunday night. The Eagles have now been outscored, 33-7, in the first quarter, and that’s just inexcusable. A lot went wrong Sunday night. But the Eagles’ inability to consistently compete at a high level at the start of football games is really disturbing.

Drops, Miscues Put Offense In Hole -
An offense that showed signs of getting into its expected high-flying ways in wins over New Orleans and New York reverted back into a season-long rut on Sunday night in a 27-16 loss at Carolina. And the frustration was obvious ...

The Cowboys still don't have a quarterback - SB Nation
The Cowboys' quarterback situation was in bad shape even before they benched Brandon Weeden for Matt Cassel. After a loss to the Giants, things may be even worse.

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