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The Carson Wentz Disconnect - BGN
The statistics without context, the film analysis without perspective, the rigid personal bias without room for admitting mistake — it’s all what “they” get wrong about the Eagles, and more specifically, the team’s franchise quarterback.

Seumalo Out, Warmack In -
John Barchard chats about Warmack getting reps with the 1s, the impact of the change at LG and the communication from Doug's mouth to his actions on the field. Plus he gets into BLG's article about the poloazing takes on Carson Wentz.

Eagles vs. Giants: Five matchups to watch - PhillyVoice
Conversely, the Eagles' defensive line has very clearly been the biggest strength of the team so far. Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox are off to career years, Timmy Jernigan has created a lot of disruption next to Cox in the middle of the defense, and even Vinny Curry, Chris Long, and Derek Barnett have shown promise. The Eagles have battered both of the opposing quarterbacks they have faced. The Eagles are fourth in the NFL with eight sacks, while the Giants are fourth-worst in the NFL with eight sacks allowed. Still, I don't even think that adequately tells the story of how good the Eagles' defensive line has been, and how bad the Giants' offensive line has been.

Eagles Mailbag: Pumphrey pick mind-boggling - The Athletic
The Donnel Pumphrey pick itself, though, defies explanation. Maybe the Eagles were counting on Dalvin Cook falling to them in the second round, or maybe they were sniped on another running back in the third round. Those are the breaks of the draft. But to trade up in the fourth round for what amounts to a gimmick player looks just as silly now as it did at the time. As Sheil pointed out earlier this week, the most rushing yards in a season by a player Pumphrey's size over the last 10 years is Garrett Wolfe's 120. Pumphrey checked in at the Combine at 5-8, 176. This is cherry picking a bit, but if we're generous with the parameters to 5-10, 185, here's the list of running backs who played in the NFL at that size in the 15 years prior to last spring's NFL Draft. Four of those players are mislabeled as runnings backs, one of them is a complete historical anomaly and the rest are gimmick players primarily used on special teams. If the Eagles watched Darren Sproles up close for the last four years and came to the conclusion that they could find another player just like him, they learned entirely the wrong lesson.

Eagles rookie Corey Clement might get his shot against Giants - Daily News
Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley is a big fan of Clement. “He does it all well,” Staley said a few weeks ago. “He reminds me of one of those old-school Honda Accords. You can put a lot of miles on them and they’re going to be consistent. And that’s what he’s been I’m pleased with where he is. He’s one of those guys who comes to work, puts on the hard hat, grabs his lunch pail, goes out on the field and wants to know more and more and more.’’

Like I Said - Iggles Blitz
Seumalo struggled mightily in pass protection, but he also wasn’t doing much on run plays. Warmack will have his own issues in pass protection, but he will get some movement in the run game and that can be valuable. The Eagles must run the ball better. Having a LG who can move his guy off the ball can make a difference, especially with a runner like LeGarrette Blount. There are a couple of possible reasons for making the switch now. There are 14 games left in the season. If you put Warmack in now, you give him and the rest of the O-line a chance to get into a rhythm. When an OL really gets it going as a group, they can have a huge impact on a season.

Goodell, Lurie join players to understand protests - ESPN
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Philadelphia Eagles' owner Jeffrey Lurie joined several players to learn more about the issues players are protesting by taking a closer look at the inner-workings of Philadelphia's criminal justice system. Goodell and Lurie accepted a request from safety Malcolm Jenkins, receiver Torrey Smith and retired wideout Anquan Boldin and were joined by Eagles teammates Chris Long and Rodney McLeod. The group met with police commissioner Richard Ross, former inmates and community advocates of criminal justice reform, and observed several bail hearings at the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

Big Question: How Do Eagles Ignite Run Game? -
The Eagles can be a functional running team. I don’t know if they’re going to be a dynamic running attack this season. They need better play all around. Maybe give Corey Clement a shot. Certainly get Wendell Smallwood involved. Use LeGarrette Blount when the situation is right. The interesting part of this is that the Eagles have converted more than 55 percent of their third downs and rank second in the NFL in that category. The Eagles are moving the football. They’re scoring some points. In Kansas City, the red zone was again a bugaboo, as it was last season. Fix that, run the football more effectively, and the Eagles have something going on offense.

Malcolm Jenkins not concerned about status of Eagles' banged-up secondary - CSN Philly
It was Oct. 31, 2010 -- Halloween evening in New Orleans. Steelers vs. Saints at the Superdome in a Sunday night national TV game. It was nearly seven years ago, but Malcolm Jenkins remembers it clearly. Because this week reminds him of that week. Because that night the Saints played with six defensive backs. And on Wednesday, the Eagles practiced with six defensive backs.

Week 2 DVOA Ratings - Football Outsiders
If the Week 2 DVOA ratings look strange to your eye, it's probably just because we don't yet include opponent adjustments. Otherwise, our early ratings match what the naked eye has seen on the field. None of the undefeated teams are ranked lower than 12th, with one exception. None of the winless teams are ranked higher than 24th, with one exception. All of the 1-1 teams are ranked between eighth (Tennessee) and 23rd (Houston).

Giants At Eagles, Week 3 Odds: Giants Are Heavy Underdogs - Big Blue View
The New York Giants have no time to wallow in self pity after their 0-2 start. They travel to Lincoln Financial Field Sunday to face the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles (1-1), and the Giants are a 6-point underdog entering the game. That, of course, means oddsmakers think the Giants will leave Philly 0-3 and with their playoff aspirations pretty much shattered before the season reaches the quarter-pole. Voters in our Fan Confidence Poll to this point overwhelmingly believe the Giants won’t be a playoff team.

Memo: NFL players ask Roger Goodell for support in racial equality campaign - Yahoo
Current and former NFL players campaigning for racial equality and criminal justice reform wrote a lengthy memo to league commissioner Roger Goodell officially seeking overt league support in their effort, including an endorsement for an activism awareness month, Yahoo Sports has learned. The 10-page memo, obtained by Yahoo Sports, was sent to Goodell and executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent in August, requesting wide-ranging involvement in their movement from the NFL. The memo seeks an investment of time and education, political involvement, finances and other commitments from the league. It also sought to have the NFL endorse the month of November as an activism awareness month, similar to the periods of league calendar dedicated to breast cancer awareness and military recognition.

AFC Player of the Week: Cody Parkey wins Special Teams honor - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins made s surprising roster move prior to Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season when they claimed kicker Cody Parkey off waivers, replacing Andrew Franks, who did not appear to have any competition throughout training camp or the preseason. The move paid off on Sunday, when Parkey connected on four field goals, including the last minute game winner. Now, Parkey has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance.

The Giants’ failures belong to Ben McAdoo - SB Nation
McAdoo was hired to give the Giants an offense that could score 30 points a game. Now in his second season, they’re nowhere close to being that team.


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