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Doug Pederson: Jon Dorenbos’ Open Heart Surgery ‘Went Well’ - CBS Philly
Jon Dorenbos is doing well, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson told the media on Wednesday. “I would like to just send a shoutout to Jon Dorenbos,” Pederson said. “Everything went well yesterday with surgery and he’s resting comfortably. Just wish him and his family well, our prayers are with him and hope for a speedy recovery.”

The most surprising part of the Eagles’ season so far - BGN
It has to be him, right? I mean, this was a guy that most had written off by the end of last season. And for good reason, too. It’s not just that Agholor was merely bad or below average. He was literally one of (if not the) worst wide receivers in the league in both 2015 and 2016. He sure didn’t look like one of the worst wide receivers in the NFL on Sunday against Washington. The former first-round pick finished the game with a career-high six receptions for a career-high 86 receiving yards.

Brandon Brooks: Season-opening win was great, but ... - PhillyVoice
He preached getting off to a fast start, and we didn’t always have the fastest starts last year. We got off to a fast start in this game. One thing that I would also like to mention is Nelson Agholor. It was a hell of a game by him. I know he had some ups and downs early on in his career, but he’s really been putting the work in during the offseason, and it showed up big in OTAs. You can see his confidence steadily growing and you can see him making plays. I was extremely happy for the kid to get out this year, through all of the adversity that he’s faced and in the first game came up big. I know that throughout the year he’ll continue that trend and he’ll have a big year this year.

Wentz shares connection with Miss America winner - ESPN
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will have to share the spotlight in his hometown with Cara Mund, who won the Miss America pageant over the weekend. "It's really cool for her. I don't follow Miss America too much, but obviously now I've heard all about it," he said. "That's pretty cool for Bismarck, for Century High School. My buddy called me the other night when she won and he's like, 'Yeah, you're old news now in Bismarck.'“ Wentz and Mund actually attended high school at the same time and, as it turned out, Wentz was a source of inspiration during Mund's quest for the crown. "I said, 'If Carson Wentz can do it, Miss North Dakota Cara Mund can become Miss America,' " she said during her acceptance speech.

All-22: How the Eagles blitzed their way to a win in Week 1 - The Athletic
The biggest surprise from the Eagles Sunday was their aggressiveness. According to the Football Outsiders Almanac, the Birds' defense rushed opposing quarterbacks with four players 79.3 percent of the time last year, the highest rate in the NFL. But on Sunday, Jim Schwartz called on the blitz. The defense sent five or more rushers at Cousins on 14 of 47 dropbacks, or 29.7 percent of the time. In the first quarter, Fletcher Cox's sack/fumble came on a zone blitz.

Jake Elliott Prepares To Kick On Sunday -
For a few of them, the NFL life is very stable, very happy, and while it’s always filled with stress, it has some stability built in. David Akers, for example, played for 12 seasons as an Eagle, was one of the best in the business and in fact goes into the franchise’s Hall of Fame during the October 23 game against Washington at Lincoln Financial Field ...

Andy Reid on the Eagles: 'You don't stay some place for 14 years and not have a fondness' - Inquirer
“He can bring the player perspective to it,” Reid said of Pederson. “He knows when to crank on the guys, he knows when the pull off. He wants his guys to make sure they enjoy the game. So that goes a long way. I’ll tell you that side of being a player, being in the locker room, he understands it.” Reid said during the first three years in Kansas City, he spent more time around Pederson than anyone else. That’s because the two were putting the offensive gameplan together. Now that the two are on opposing sidelines, Pederson said he knows Reid “wants to kick my tail and I want to kick his.”

Zach Ertz continues to produce despite unfair perception about toughness - CSN Philly
"You always want to be aggressive and be physical and be smart," Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich said Tuesday. "But I've played with a lot of great players who will step out of bounds rather than take a hit when they know they've got the first down. "I mean, great players. Barry Sanders? He never took a hit on the sidelines. No one ever called him a coward. "Sometimes you have to be smart, too." If you haven't been paying attention, Ertz has been a different player since the Cincinnati game last year, when fans jumped all over him for a play near the sideline where he appeared to avoid contact.

Ranking the QBs from Week 1 - PFF
Carson Wentz checks in at No. 16 on this list. You’ll never guess who’s at No. 1.

Eagles front seven will tell the Kansas City Chiefs a lot about their offense - Arrowhead Pride
The KC Chiefs put out a lot of tape last Thursday in New England. They showed a bunch of formations and mix and matched personnel. You would think Travis Kelce is a known shovel pass threat if all you ever watched was that tape. The Eagles, who visit the Chiefs in Week 2, are watching that tape and wondering how you prepare for an offense that had a pair of 70-plus yard touchdown passes and ran multiple option plays. The Chiefs did a lot and the Eagles recognize how much you have to account for.

NFL Panic Index 2017, Week 2: The Giants can’t win without Odell Beckham Jr. - SB Nation
Then again, the Giants were missing their most valuable weapon on offense: Odell Beckham Jr. The dynamic wide receiver missed just his second game since 2015, and just like the first time, the Giants couldn’t get much going on offense. Eli Manning especially missed his top receiver. Manning threw for just 220 yards and was picked off once Sunday night. Two seasons ago against the Vikings, he totaled just 234 yards without Beckham in a 49-17 blowout loss. The Cowboys’ secondary is young and lost its most veteran player, Orlando Scandrick, to an injury in the second half. And yet, Manning averaged just 5.8 yards per throw and got no help. Not from new Giants receiver Brandon Marshall, who almost went catchless until a last-minute reception. Not from the running game, which gained just 35 yards. And certainly not from the offensive line, which gave up three sacks and had Manning tap dancing all night.


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