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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 10/5/17.

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O-Line Rankings: Pass Blocking Efficiency - PFF
2. Philadelphia Eagles. PFF Elite pass blocking efficiency: 85.4. PFF’s No. 1 O-line on paper heading into the season, the Eagles started slowly but have improved dramatically over the past couple of weeks. They have allowed 31 total pressures, but have been pass blocking for more snaps than all but four other teams.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ best newcomer is ... - BGN
Tim “You used to call me Timmy” Jernigan is my personal pick for the Eagles’ best offseason addition. Through his first four games, Jernigan has logged six tackles and 1.5 sacks. But the numbers don’t tell the whole story.

BGN Radio Daily #29: Afternoon QB with BLG - BGNRadio.com
BLG goes over the Eagles' win over the Chargers, talks about why Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson deserve a lot of credit, gets excited about the run game, and gives reasons to feel good about this team moving forward. Oh, by the way: first place in the NFC East!

Eagles report cards through the first quarter of the season: Defense edition - PhillyVoice
DE Vinny Curry: Curry has done some nice things in the run game, but playing on the edge on the blindside of the quarterback, you want impact plays, and Curry has made none so far this season. Grade: C

Bruce Arians compares Carson Wentz to Andrew Luck, Ben Roethlisberger - ESPN
"I loved him coming out [of college]," said Arians in a conference call with Philadelphia reporters Wednesday ahead of this weekend's game between the Eagles and Cardinals. "He really reminded me a lot of Andrew Luck: big, strong, physical, played in a pro offense. Had that linebacker mentality playing quarterback, and it shows up, his toughness. Can really hurt you out of the pocket and in the pocket. He is such a good athlete. He reminds me a lot of Ben [Roethlisberger] in a lot of ways how he just throws guys off in the pocket and makes big plays downfield."

Carson Wentz excelling where it counts - on third down and in the red zone - Daily News
Carson Wentz’s overall passing numbers through four games are nothing to write home to North Dakota about. The Eagles quarterback is 16th in passing (90.5), 26th in completion percentage (60.5), 19th in touchdown percentage (4.1) and 16th in yards per attempt (7.2). But where Wentz is making noticeable strides in his development in this, his second season in the NFL, is in the situational aspect of the game, particularly on third down and in the red zone. Wentz is sixth in third-down passing with a 107.2 passer rating, which is more than 40 points better than a year ago, when he finished 28th.

All-22: How the Eagles finished off the Chargers and improved to 3-1 - The Athletic
Through four games, the Eagles rank ninth in offensive efficiency. They were 20th last season. There will be weeks in the future when Pederson relies more heavily on Wentz. But through the first quarter of the season, the Eagles have shown they can move the ball in multiple ways. Sunday's win featured a dominant performance from the offensive line, a rejuvenated LeGarrette Blount and a smart game plan by Pederson and the offensive coaches.

WR Torrey Smith Confident In Season's Second Quarter - PE.com
On Wednesday, Smith talked to a group of reporters at the NovaCare Complex and further discussed his state of mind and his dedication to improving his pass-catching consistency. “It’s frustrating because I had a great (Training) Camp, a great offseason, period,” said Smith, who has 10 catches for 134 yards in the Eagles’ 3-1 start. “I was building off of that momentum. It wasn’t a bad start to the season versus the Skins (Smith had one reception for 30 yards on three targets in the opening-day win at Washington) and then these last few weeks I’ve left some plays on the field that really hurt us in those games. “I’ve just got to back on track, which I will. I’m not panicking; I’m not in the tank or anything. I’m a little embarrassed by it more than anything. It’s not the start that I wanted. I’ve let my teammates down.”

Jim Schwartz Q&A: Missing Fletcher Cox, Kendricks' frustration, facing Fitzgerald - NBC Sports Philadelphia
Q: You guys have allowed 52 fourth-quarter points, most in the NFL. How concerning is that and what do you see happening? Jim Schwartz: "Yeah, we've been thinking on that. We were in the exact opposite position last year. Last year, we were struggling a little bit in the first half and second half we were pitching shutouts. I think there's a lot of layers to everything that goes on on the football field. Fifty-two points in any quarter is too many. Whether it's the first or the fourth, we've got to do a better job of keeping points off the board."

Which Philadelphia Eagles player would the fans want on the Arizona Cardinals? - Revenge Of The Birds
The Eagles OLine - ask me to take just one and I don't know which one I would pick. Do you take one of the five best left tackles in the NFL or one of the three best right tackles? Do you take one of the five best centers? Do you take one of their improving young guards? Just give me this offensive line and the Cardinals are the favorites in the NFC West. If you make me pick one, it's Lane Johnson. Young, controlled contract wise, give me two bookends and hope Humphries plays up to his potential.

Browns sign receiver Bryce Treggs, waive injured Jordan Leslie - Dawgs By Nature
“Philly agreed to match [the Browns’ offer], but at the end of the day, I want to get on the field, I want to play,” Treggs said after Wednesday’s practice, per team press release. And the Eagles didn’t offer to match the Browns’ offer with a spot on their active roster, so he would have remained on their practice squad. Considering that, it’s a no-brainer why he decided to come to Cleveland. Opportunity was a big factor, but it was Hue Jackson’s personal call and history with his family that made the decision even easier.

Philadelphia’s Brandon Brooks is taking care of business - NFL Player Engagement
Philadelphia Eagles guard Brandon Brooks wanted to be ready just in case this football thing didn’t quite work out as planned. Medical school? Law school? They were options he considered. Then, as he began to do some internships in the business field, he found his next calling. Fortunately for Brooks and the Eagles those plans are for the future, as the big lineman from Milwaukee has established himself as a quality NFL guard. Still, he’s ready for chapter two whenever that happens. “You come into the NFL you grow up pretty quickly,’’ Brooks said. “I came from a small school (Miami (Ohio). I was fortunate, not a lot of guys were going pro. So, academics were always focused on, once I got to the NFL, I realized as good as it is, bad things can happen, too.

Cam Newton thinks it's funny when a female reporter asks about routes, and that's not OK - SB Nation
Cam Newton made a sexist remark at his press conference on Wednesday afternoon, when he said, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.”

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