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Eagles News: Former NFL doctor says Carson Wentz looks “great” and is “on track”

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Carson Wentz looks good, far from good enough yet - San Diego Union Tribune
As we analyze some of the limited video, he does move well but he never fully extends his knee, does not fully transfer weight or step into throws. He also occasionally crow hops before throws, as shown in multiple videos here. He demonstrates considerable arm strength by making the throws without help from his lower body. That works fine in drills, but he will need more for game situations. Of course, running and cutting is the other part of his game. We have said from the beginning that a Week One return as a pocket passer is possible/probable but that Wentz will not be his usual self and a running threat until the middle of (or even late in) the season. Wentz looks great. He is on track, but he is far from there yet.

Which players on the Super Bowl team should be considered all-time Eagles?- BGN
Is Nick Foles a top 10 Eagle? How about Doug Pederson? Brandon Graham?

Eagles’ Lane Johnson ‘It feels good for about a month and then the feeling goes away’ - PhillyVoice
Johnson still likes to take the underdog mentality, even though the Eagles are Super Bowl champions. And he’s not satisfied with the success of last year. ”It felt good for about a month and then the feeling goes away,” Johnson said. “It was shorter, usually you have four months to recover but I am happy to be back with the guys.”

Saturday Night Ramblings - Iggles Blitz
Going back to the NFL history thing for a second…I hope one of the benefits of the Super Bowl win is that fans can now be more appreciative of the title teams of 1948, 1949 and 1960. Those were amazing teams and they won NFL titles. It just happened that they won it all before the Super Bowl existed. Go tell Vince Lombardi that his title teams of 1961, 1962 and 1965 mean less than his Super Bowl teams of 1966 and 1967. I’m sure he’d crawl out of his grave and knock you upside the head. An NFL championship is an NFL championship.

Eagles’ Mack Hollins looking to get his freak on with new wide receivers coach - Inquirer
The surface around Mack Hollins’ stall wasn’t slippery. Even if it were wet, the carpet in the Eagles’ locker room wouldn’t be unsafe. And yet, two yellow caution signs were planted on each side of the wide receiver’s cubicle Tuesday. One read: “Freaks Only — Restricted Area — Freak 4 Life” The other said: “Warning — DBs beware — High Voltage Area — Freaks — Touching Freaks Will Cause Severe Shocks”. The signs belong to Gunter Brewer, the Eagles’ new receivers coach, and they predate his time with Hollins at the University of North Carolina. “Freaks” are what Brewer calls his charges — an acronym of sorts for “Fresh Receivers Exciting All Crowds” — and he’s had the placards since he coached Randy Moss at Marshall more than 20 years ago.

Philadelphia Eagles Draft Recap - Inside The Pylon
Goedert was ITP’s #1 overall tight end and despite coming from an FCS school, would figure to start early on a number of teams. The Eagles aren’t one of them, with Pro Bowler Zach Ertz, fresh off the Super-Bowl-winning catch, firmly entrenched at tight end. That doesn’t mean Goedert won’t see the field. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson loves to mix-and-match personnel groups, so while Ertz led the TE group with 776 snaps, stout-blocking veteran Brent Celek (465) and smaller H-back (and occasional Super-Bowl-TD-passer) Trey Burton (300) combined for nearly as many. With Celek and Burton gone, that leaves plenty of snaps for Goedert to get action. Goedert has the physical tools teams want at the position. ITP Draft Guide lead scout Ryan Dukarm noted his “speed to work vertically down the seam and stress defenses down the field” and “elite and soft hands.” He can refine his route running at the top of his stems, but it’s his blocking that presents a bigger obstacle to an immediate role. He’s big enough, but needs time in the weight room to build strength, and he “looks lost a lot of the time as a run blocker, especially in space.” The Eagles are in a position to rotate Goedert in on passing situations and avoid relying on him heavily in the run game.

Eagles Mailbag: Sidney Jones, rookies, ice cream - NBC Sports Philadelphia
I have seen just one practice, so I don’t have a ton to work off of. I like the look of defensive end Josh Sweat. He’s long and slender and could get on the field in pass rush situations this year. It’s way too early, but if Sweat ever lives up to his potential, we might look back at him as a steal. As far as guys under the radar, I don’t think anyone is making a big enough deal about Mike Wallace. Most people know he’s an upgrade, but he should be a significant upgrade over Torrey Smith and it should really help the Eagles’ offense be more dynamic.

Press Pass: Jalen Mills -
Cornerback Jalen Mills talks about the underdog mentality of the team last season and how he is focusing on being the best player that he can be.

Broncos brought in former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie for analytics consulting, per report - SB Nation
Former Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations and GM Sam Hinkie, the mind behind the franchise’s “Trust the Process” motto, is now working in the NFL as an analytics consultant for the Denver Broncos, according to The Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala. His offical role is unclear, but he’s at the least advising the team. Hinkie spent time on Thursday with Broncos’ GM John Elway, pro and college scouting staffs, the director of football analytics and the team’s cap guru, according to The Athletic.


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