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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 8/18/15.

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Underrated Eagles defensive line dominant in first preseason game - PhillyVoice
Two-gapping, if you're unfamiliar, is a style of play in which the defensive linemen engage with the blockers in front of them, and are responsible for the gaps on both sides of their individual opponents. By contrast, one-gapping defensive linemen do not have dual-gap responsibility and are able to try to be disruptive by penetrating through one gap. The latter style leads to more sacks and Pro Bowls, while two-gappers are doing the dirty work so the linebackers behind them are freed up to make plays.

Parkey's 2 missed kicks no cause for concern, Kelly says - Inquirer
"Let's not hit the panic button on Cody right now," said Kelly, who will not bring in competition for Parkey. Henery's leash had little slack last August, but Parkey's rope could stretch with the distance of his kicks. That's what happens after a season in which Parkey connected on 32 of 36 field goals, including a team-record four kicks from 50-plus yards. "He was [a Pro Bowl] kicker last year," Kelly said. "In his first exhibition game, he missed an extra point and a field goal. He's hit three from 40, too."

NFL hires former Eagles WR James Thrash to disciplinary role - CSN Philly
Former Eagles wide receiver James Thrash was named an appeals officer for on-field player discipline, the NFL announced Monday. Thrash, who spent three seasons with the Eagles and nine with the Redskins, will be joined in the role by Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks.

Day After Thoughts - Iggles Blitz
Nelson Agholor really does flash. With him, the fun doesn’t really begin until the ball is in his hands. His RAC ability is going to be a huge boost to the offense. Neither Maclin nor DeSean was at good at getting RAC yards as I felt they should have been. Agholor is fast and physical. He’s not afraid to work the middle and play in traffic. He could become quite a weapon.

Eagle Eye: Lots To Enjoy From Colts Win -
It’s a good feeling anytime you can open the preseason with a win. There is plenty of good film for the coaches to teach off of, whether they were positive or negative results. There were big plays in all three phases of the game that should help get fans excited for some of the players on this team. The D-Line Was Dominant. Last year, it was no secret that the strongest position group on the team was the defensive line. That didn’t change on Sunday against Indianapolis. Fletcher Cox, Cedric Thornton and Bennie Logan all made plays in the two series they spent on the field, but it was Logan who made the biggest impact.

Day-After Notes: Agholor Zones In On Miscues - Birds 24/7
Agholor had three catches for 57 yards (19.0 avg.) and the TD in his preseason debut for the Eagles. It was the imperfections, though, that seemed top of mind when he addressed reporters in the locker room Sunday. "Yeah," he promptly responded when asked if there were plays he'd like to have back. "I definitely would have loved to get back two third-down situations. One of them was an in crossing route. It’s considered a basic route and I felt like I could have come to the ball a little bit more, attacked the ball in the middle of the seam, there. Then there was one on the sideline [the one from Matt Barkley that he dropped]. I need to work on just finding the ball in the air and not looking who is throwing the ball. I think my eyes went to the quarterback.

Do NFL preseason stats mean anything for running backs? - SB Nation
How reliable are preseason statistics for predicting whether or not a running back will have a breakout season?

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