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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 8/25/17.

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Eagles-Dolphins Final Score: Observations from Philadelphia’s 38-31 win over Miami - BGN
The Philadelphia Eagles continued their 2017 preseason schedule with a win on Thursday evening. The Eagles defeated the Miami Dolphins by a final score of 38 to 31. There's a lot to talk about so let's get right to it.

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Dolphins preseason game - PhillyVoice
Mychal Kendricks hasn't picked off a pass in a real game since 2013, but he has three interceptions in three preseason games. His trade stock, should the Eagles wish to still try to deal him, is soaring.

Crazy Game - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles beat the Dolphins 38-31 in a wild preseason game. That is a ton of points. There were big plays, turnovers and way too many penalties. I’m going to post some quick observations so I can start re-watching the game. The Eagles came out pretty healthy. That is far and away the key to having a good preseason. Carson Wentz played well. 6-10-129 with 2 TDs. And he got air yards.

Carson Wentz finds groove with Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith - ESPN
One reason to be concerned: The O-line is expected to be a strength but has been shaky through three preseason games. Wentz took some shots, including one when he was bent backward by linebacker Lawrence Timmons during a pass attempt. His interception was forced by defensive end William Hayes, who got in deep on tackle Lane Johnson and tipped the ball as it was coming out of Wentz's hands. This group needs to improve before the opener at Washington on Sept. 10.

Was that enough? Eagles' o-line cleaned up run game, couldn't protect Wentz - Daily News
For better or worse, you’ve seen all you’re going to see of the Eagles’ first team offense before the Sept. 10 season opener at Washington. Was it enough to settle most qualms? Not for fans who booed Thursday night when backup quarterback Matt McGloin ran onto the field for the first drive of the second quarter. In a 38-31 victory over the Miami Dolphins, after three days of joint practices, some stuff looked better than in the previous two preseason games. Some stuff looked worse. While it might have been stupid to further expose Carson Wentz to injury, his herky-jerky offensive line, hailed in the offseason as one of the league’s best, definitely looked like it needed more than a quarter of work.

Game 3: Eagles Show Promise For Season - PE.com
“We have a chance to score some points and have a really good team,” wide receiver Torrey Smith said. “There’s still practice ahead of us and to me, practice is more important than anything we do in the preseason. Getting those good reps in practice is so important. It’s a good feeling. It’s important to build on what we’re doing, eliminate mistakes and move on. “I don’t want to speak too boldly, but we have high expectations in our room and we are excited to meet those expectations.”

Eagles spice things up with tempo, but will it be mainstay of offense? - CSN Philly
It's a tremendous weapon as a change of pace. It's definitely not a tremendous weapon as an offensive philosophy. The Eagles went tempo on the fourth drive of their preseason game against the Dolphins Thursday night at the Linc, and the result was a nine-play, 93-yard drive that took 3½ minutes. If you're having flashbacks of Chip Kelly … don't worry. Ertz promised tempo in Doug Pederson's offense will always be the exception to keep an opposing defense off balance and never this team's standard offense. “We’ve been there in the past and it didn’t work out too well for us," said Ertz, one of four offensive starters left who played for Kelly.

Doug Pederson explains why Philadelphia Eagles offensive starters played only one quarter in third preseason game - PennLive
"Monday, Tuesday was pretty intense for both teams," Pederson said. "I felt like we got some good work. That was part of the reason why I was able to pull them out."

Game Plan: Bengals Hit Reset Button With New Leadership Core - The MMQB
Timmy Jernigan, who arrived via trade from Baltimore, will be deployed in an attacking, up-field way closer to what made him a star at Florida State. And Barnett is polished for a rookie—he played a lot of productive football in the SEC—and has taken quickly to Schwartz’s defense. The idea, for both, will be to take advantage of the one-on-one matchups that attention for Cox and Graham should generate. If that happens, and the Philly D-line shouldn’t be far off from where the O-line will be performance-wise. And being that good on both fronts (like Dallas last year) is a pretty good place for any team to lay its foundation.

College football coaching carousel 2017: Where will Chip Kelly land? - Yahoo
Kelly will re-emerge publicly this week as he begins his new job as an ESPN analyst. But he’ll even manage to stay low-profile in that gig, as he’s slated to do pre-game, halftime and wrap-up shows on ESPN2, according to the news release of his hiring. A decade since entering the college football spotlight when he left UNH to become Oregon’s offensive coordinator, Kelly has somehow managed to simultaneously live in the spotlight and still avoid it. His proclivity for mystery and affinity for aloofness added to his aura as a college coach. It also fueled scrutiny during his time in the NFL. And a veil of secrecy will inevitably follow his season away from the sidelines.

Former Eagles WR Todd Pinkston had coaching in his blood - NFL Player Engagement
His father, his NFL position coach, and his former teammate and backup are all responsible for former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Todd Pinkston’s new career. Pinkston, who played five years for the Eagles before a torn Achilles suffered during the 2005 training camp ended his career, is the wide receivers coach at Austin Peay State University. Coaching was in Pinkston’s DNA from his father Roy, a long-time high school coach in the family’s home state of Mississippi. It was cultivated by his wide receivers’ coach with the Eagles, David Culley, and then finally tuned by his former teammate, wide receiver Greg Lewis, now the wide receivers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.

LeSean McCoy is the latest person to have a bad take about Colin Kaepernick - SB Nation
McCoy thinks Kaepernick’s anthem protests aren’t the reason he’s unemployed. He’s wrong.

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