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Josh Adams earning the respect of Eagles teammates - NBCSP
Josh Adams’ to lose, at least for the time being. The question now is whether a 22-year-old undrafted rookie could be the long-term solution. With only 56 career carries, it’s much too soon to predict Adams’ future, but he has done enough to impress Eagles coaches and teammates. “He can run that ball, man,” said Eagles left tackle Jason Peters after Adams rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s win over the Giants. “He’s a good cut. He likes to set back and read, then burst. That guy is gonna be good.”
Report: Eagles were the only team to contact police about Reuben Foster’s latest arrest - BGN
The Philadelphia Eagles were the only NFL team to contact the Tampa Police Department regarding the recent arrest that caused the San Francisco 49ers to release 2017 first-round pick Reuben Foster, according to a report from USA TODAY’s A.J. Perez.
The QB Scho Show #4: Colt & The Inverse Fabian Strategy - BGN Radio
Michael Kist is joined by Mark Schofield to tackle the unenviable task of analyzing Washington Redskins’ quarterback Colt McCoy. How has Washington’s new quarterback situation changed Jay Gruden’s game-plan? Apparently not much... Is it good? Well.. about that. Powered by SBNation and Bleeding Green Nation.
Eagles vs. Redskins: Five matchups to watch - PhillyVoice
Redskins CB Quinton Dunbar was a limited participant in practice all last week, but he played against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving with a shin injury. That was ill-advised, as Dunbar couldn’t run. Here he is getting roasted by Amari Cooper for a 40-yard TD. If Dunbar plays again on Monday, the Eagles need to run at him and throw at him, early and often, to see how he holds up.
Feed ‘Em - Iggles Blitz
Eagles RBs had 29 touches on Sunday. The team scored 25 points, (sadly) its second highest total of the season. In the first Giants game, RBs had 33 touches and the Eagles scored 34 points, their highest total of the season. This isn’t an accident. You must feed your RBs. Notice I’m not harping on the run game, but rather talking about touches. Just running the ball doesn’t guarantee anything. The NFL is a passing league. If you want to score points, you must be able to throw the ball. RBs are the key to the offense. Any offense. When you run the ball, you let the OL go pound on the defense. You establish a sense of physicality. It can make your play-action game even more effective.
Down The Stretch, Offensive Line Must Lead The Way - PE.com
Why is Seumalo such a key? He’s part of the offensive line and the offensive line starts everything. It’s too simplistic to say that if the Eagles’ offensive line is playing well, the offense is playing well, but it’s really not that far off. Seumalo is the new piece, inserted into the starting lineup seven games ago and still learning. Always learning. Seumalo had been a rotational player in his first two seasons after the Eagles made him a third-round draft choice in 2016 – he opened 2017 as the starting left guard but was replaced by Stefen Wisniewski after two games – and now he’s settling down, settling in. He feels the difference when he’s playing. He sees the difference when he’s watching film. And slowly but surely, with a huge test coming on Monday night against the Redskins, the offensive line is growing as Seumalo grows.
Eagles’ Alshon Jeffery ‘not worried about targets’ after his production has slowed down - Inquirer
It would behoove the Eagles to see everything in Jeffery’s bag, but he needs the ball to do so. The team’s No. 1 wide receiver returned from offseason shoulder surgery in Week 4 and gave the offense a jolt, with 25 catches for 306 yards and four touchdowns in his first four games. He had at least eight targets in each game. Since then, though, the Eagles haven’t looked Jeffery’s way often enough. He has only 15 catches for 155 yards in the last four games, averaging only 5.25 targets per game. Jeffery isn’t speaking out about it – that hasn’t been his style since signing in Philadelphia before last season – and he continues to pledge a team-first approach. ”Whatever it takes for us to win a game, man,” Jeffery said. “That’s all that matters. I’m not worried about targets. No one is. We’re just trying to win a game.” The lack of targets are not the result of different coverages. Offensive coordinator Mike Groh said defenses cover Jeffery as they always have – opponents’ game plans likely highlight No. 17 – and Jeffery said he hasn’t seen any changes.
All-22: Josh Adams’ juice, Lane Johnson’s ‘butt block’ and the Eagles’ best chance at a winning formula - The Athletic
Overall, the Eagles didn’t solve a bunch of their problems in their win versus the Giants. They failed to score in the first quarter, are still struggling to incorporate Tate and can’t get anything going downfield in the passing game. But they did pick up a win, which has not been easy this season, and extended their playoff hopes for another week. They face a much better front Monday night against Washington but will likely once again count on stringing together long drives with a balanced attack to help out their defense.
The NFL Week 13 Worksheet - Rotoworld
Trust: Josh Adams: He handled 22 carries in his first game as the true lead back, matching the most carries any back has gotten in a game for the Eagles under Doug Pederson. We’re getting him as a home favorite once again against a Washington defense that has allowed 119 rushing yards per game and 5.0 yards per carry to opposing backfields over their past four games. The only negative to Adams is he was not targeted in the passing game last week, but he led the Eagles backfield with 14 routes run.
2018 NFL Offensive Line Rankings: All 32 teams’ units after Week 12 - PFF
7) The Eagles’ highest-graded offensive line performance actually came in a losing effort. In Week 5 against the Vikings, Philadelphia had easily their best run-blocking performance of the season. Lane Johnson was the headliner with a 90.2 run-blocking grade.
Report: Bruce Allen “masterminded” Reuben Foster move - PFT
Washington’s decision to claim linebacker Reuben Foster on waivers didn’t come without dissenters. Which means that, in time, the naysayers could prevail. Les Carpenter and Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post report that Washington “decision-makers were said to be divided” on whether to claim Foster., and that the front office was “far from unanimous.” Team president Bruce Allen “masterminded” the decision, according to the report.
Jay Gruden Redskins Presser: We chose to claim Reuben Foster as an organization - Hogs Haven
Gruden said it was a team decision to claim him, instead of waiting until he cleared waivers and do more due diligence. The team has not talked to the alleged victim, and reportedly did not contact the police department involved in the case. Gruden said they will let the process play out, and there is no guarantee Foster will ever play for Washington. He knew Foster from the draft process, and from visits with him and other Alabama players.
Inside Detroit Lions’ decision to pass on Aaron Donald in NFL draft - USA TODAY
Eric Ebron had his supporters; assistant head coach Ron Prince gave an impassioned plea on the tight end’s behalf. Some in the room marveled at what Odell Beckham could do. And when the talk turned to Aaron Donald, the undersized Pitt defensive tackle had his advocates, too. “I was starting to get cranked,” Jim Washburn, the Lions’ defensive line coach at the time, recalled in a phone interview with the Free Press. “And I said this guy is a Jedi. Everybody looked puzzled and Mrs. Ford was sitting there and she couldn’t figure out what the heck a Jedi was. And I said a Jedi, he’s like Yoda. It’s like a Jedi, they see things before they happen, and I said Aaron Donald sees things before they happen. And he’s John Randle. Maybe when it’s all said and done, he’s better than John Randle.”
Why does just about every football team want to hire Kliff Kingsbury? - SB Nation
After six years as the head coach at Texas Tech, Kliff Kingsbury was fired at the end of a 5-7 season. But finding another job isn’t going to take him long. It seems every team — both in the college and NFL ranks — is lining up to hire the 39-year-old coach. Presumably, many want Kingsbury as an offensive coordinator. He’s a former Texas Tech quarterback under Mike Leach who had a brief NFL career before rising through the coachinThe NFL Week 13 Worksheetg ranks as an offensive coordinator at Houston and Texas A&M. At the latter, he helped Johnny Manziel win the Heisman Trophy. At Texas Tech, Kingsbury again coached up a high-octane offense — led for a while by Patrick Mahomes — but the defense could never keep up. Now that he’s no longer a head coach, just about every football team is licking their chops at the idea of Kingsbury running its offense.
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