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Malcolm Jenkins says Eagles players are being held accountable this season - NJ.com
"The coaching style is a lot different," Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said Tuesday. That certainly is the case, as it is clear that the Eagles' players are being coached with a much tougher love than they were under previous head coach Chip Kelly, who preferred not to critique players in front of each other in a group setting. "Bill Davis and Chip Kelly, they were not big on being negative or yelling, or putting guys out in front of the team, and they had their reasons for it," Jenkins said. "But the personality on the defensive side of the ball is much more of a tough love (now). That is just Jim Schwartz personality. He'll put it out in front of your peers." [...] "People who have made the same mistake multiple times, you hear about it," Jenkins said. "You get held accountable."
Wake-Up Call: Dark Horses And Disappointments - Birds 24/7
As for a true dark horse player, I’ll throw out Chris Givens. Givens is a deep threat, but most importantly, he can catch. While that may seem basic (it is), that’s not something the Eagles receivers have done very well in the three OTAs open to the media. It’s early, so sweeping judgments should not be made, but Givens could find a role at receiver if his teammates continue to drop the ball.
No excuses: Nelson Agholor moving on from rookie season - CSN Philly
In spite of a tough rookie season, Agholor could still be a major player in the Eagles' receiving corps moving forward. At this point, only Matthews has distinguished himself from the group. Of the rest of the competition — namely 2014 third-round pick Josh Huff and free agents Rueben Randle and Chris Givens — the organization has the most invested in Agholor. "I look at last season and I say, 'I did not take advantage of a great opportunity,' and at the end of the day, that's what I must do this year," Agholor said. "I'm still in a position to take advantage of a great opportunity, and that's what I've got to do."
Jordan Matthews gets his chance - Inquirer
Matthews is ready for greater challenges and opportunities under new coach Doug Pederson, and he's apparently going to get them. While he lined up in the slot for approximately 95 percent of his plays last season, and was often absent when the team went to two tight ends, Matthews is being given the chance to win a job on the outside this time around. The truth is that there isn't very much on the roster at the moment to challenge his pairing with Agholor in two-wide-receiver sets, but he's still going to have to get open against starting cornerbacks and not drop the ball. Until he does it, he hasn't done it.
OTA Updates - Iggles Blitz
The defensive coaches aren’t scared to really get on players. Duce is a tough guy as well. I can’t share all the stories I’ve heard, but I’m beginning to see how Jeff Lurie thought of Duce as a legit head coaching candidate. He seems to be able to motivate his guys, as well as being tough on them when it is called for. Wentz seems to make a few throws every practice that impress people. That’s a good sign to me. It’s way too early to come to conclusions, but you want to hear that the high pick is showing some signs of what made him a high pick in the first place.
The 6 most heated NFL quarterback battles entering 2016 - FOX Sports
Of course, Bradford is the most expensive quarterback on the roster, eating up $18 million of the $30 million Philadelphia has tied to its signal callers next season. That alone gives him the advantage, as does his experience over Wentz and Chase Daniel. He's far from a franchise quarterback, but he showed brief flashes of his past ability as a former No. 1 overall pick. Let it be known that this is Wentz's team; he'll just have to wait for his time. Unless Wentz drastically outperforms Bradford (and Daniel) in practice and throughout training camp, it's going to be No. 7 lining up under center once again in Philadelphia (sorry Eagles fans).
The Story of Doug Pederson - SJ Magazine
"We really never celebrated Doug becoming the head coach," says Jeannie Pederson, Pederson’s wife, who plans to move the family to Moorestown, where they lived when Pederson was an Eagles assistant coach from 2009-2012. "Everything happened so fast. One day we were in the playoffs wearing Chiefs colors, and the next day, it seemed, we were talking to the Eagles and Doug was hired. It’s been a blur in a lot of ways."
Top 20 offseason additions likely to make an immediate impact - PFF
4) The Philadelphia Eagles’ guard play in 2015 was atrocious. Matt Tobin was a disaster at right guard, giving up 10 combined pressures in a season-defining game against Washington. In contrast, Brandon Brooks surrendered only 24 combined pressures all year. The Eagles simply couldn’t prevent an interior rush in 2015, completely debilitating the offense. Brooks is the perfect antidote for the issues that plagued the Philly offensive line. He’ll provide a major boost for an O-line unit that is in desperate need of treatment.
Competition Bringing Out Eric Rowe's Best - PE.com
"I think it was really valuable just because I got a taste of how the games were played," Rowe said, looking back. "I had a couple of snaps here or there early in the season, but it wasn’t really a starting role. … I’m glad I got that experience and now I know what it feels like. "I feel a lot better prepared (this season) because I kind of know what’s going to happen, unlike last year when I didn’t know what to expect. … I was just trying to go with the flow, but now I kind of know what the flow is like." One of the biggest points of emphasis for Rowe on that day, aside from reflecting upon his first NFL season, was the competition in the secondary that he envisioned moving forward.
Most legendary quarterbacks don't get a storybook ending to their NFL careers - SB Nation
Hall of Fame quarterbacks like Dan Fouts, Dan Marino and Johnny Unitas had forgettable ends to their memorable careers.
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