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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 8/13/18.

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FMIA: Smile, Jimmy! Garoppolo in Picture Perfect Situation As a QB - FMIA
DeFilippo: “Two things I’m going to give you. Number one, trust in his assistant coaches. He trusted [offensive coordinator] Frank Reich to pull the whole thing together. He and Frank both trusted all the offensive assistants to have our own areas and be the master of that area. So the trust on that coaching staff was earned—if Doug put you in charge of red-area plays, he trusted you to be the best in the league at knowing the best things to do in that area. Number two: Coach is gonna do it his way. His way is pedal to the medal. He wants to score on every play. He gets upset sometimes because we don’t score on every play, in a good way. He’s going to stay on the attack when there’s that point in the game where you can either try to put an opponent away or just kind of ride it out. He’ll always take the shot to put the opponent away. And the players followed. In all we did, we locked arm and arm, here we are, and prepared the same no matter who we played. Our term for that year was, ‘faceless opponent.’ And each week we treated our opponent like it was a faceless person.

Eagles Training Camp Practice Notes: The new nickel - BGN
Daily Carson Wentz update: Today marked the 10th practice in a row with Wentz not participating in 11-on-11. He did get work during 1-on-1 (wide receivers versus defensive backs) in the red zone. Wentz kicked that drill off with a beauty of a fade pass to Mike Wallace in the back left corner of the end zone. He also connected with Tim Wilson on a quick slant for touchdown. Wentz did overthrow one of his fade passes for Shelton Gibson. Later in practice, Wentz took part in 7-on-7. He made a quality throw to Richard Rodgers over the middle but it was dropped. Wentz was able to connect with Zach Ertz on a few throws during 7-on-7. During one set of 11-on-11 drills, Wentz was off to the side on another field working on running forward right after taking some drop backs. He was running full speed ahead through the PowerBlast device (typically used by the running backs) to simulate some contact.

Carson Wentz has better velocity now than he did in previous seasons - PhillyVoice
“He got better last year, obviously, in games. To me it’s all about eye placement, decision making, accuracy, timing. It’s all about the eyes and where you throw it and how you see it. That’s one thing he’s continued to get better at and work on. I do feel like now, because of the injury, he’s focusing a little more on lower body strength. It’s really correlated to velocity and overall speed of the throw.”

Game Review – PS Opener – PIT 31, PHI 14 - Iggles Blitz
Nate Sudfeld – Up and down performance, but definitely more good than bad. Showed NFL ability and that’s the real key. A player with his limited experience isn’t supposed to look polished. And he didn’t. Showed that he is worth developing. Panicked on early blitz and made a bad throw, over the head of the WR. Had more time than he realized. Threw an INT on initial 3rd down. PIT used a trap coverage and Sudfeld didn’t read it. Carson Wentz made the same mistake early in the Rams game last year and got picked off. Showed good touch and accuracy when he hit Goedert for gain of 26. Still looked to have happy feet in the pocket. Held the ball too long and then hit Clement in the flat. He was immediately popped and lost yards. There were multiple plays when he had unblocked rushers coming at him. Sudfeld escaped on two plays and threw a TD on one. Threw a beautiful 63-yd TD to Gibson. Looked the safety off by starting left. Came back to his right and threw a perfect pass. Hit Gibson on the run for the long score.

Source: Eagles’ signing of Christian Hackenberg no reflection of Carson Wentz’s health - ESPN
The move is not related to the health of quarterback Carson Wentz, who is recovering from a torn ACL and LCL, a source said. It also has nothing to do with the neck spasms that sidelined Nick Foles last week. Rather, the Eagles just want to bring Hackenberg in for what remains of the preseason to get a look at him.

News And Notes As Eagles Make The Turn - PE.com
LOOKING FOR A SLEEPER? One of my “Stock Up” players in this camp is linebacker LaRoy Reynolds, who has been excellent on special teams and in the defense. He is physical and gets to the football. It wouldn’t surprise me a bit if the Eagles give him meaningful reps at all three linebacker positions.

Eagles aren’t ready to make a snap decision on Isaac Seumalo’s future - Daily News
Stoutland lauded the power and strength Seumalo worked hard to gain in the offseason and said it was important to “evaluate the whole body of work.” “If you ask any player in our locker room on the offensive line, they’d tell you the same thing: He’s probably the most improved player right now. That guy’s having an unbelievable camp,” Stoutland said. “Then he goes and snaps the ball over the QB’s head and we lose 17 yards on a run, which was wired – the run was going to be a good run. Isaac is very conscientious, he’s very intelligent. He’s got Kelce ability with setting protections and all that stuff. … When he gets all excited a little bit, that’s when something like that happens. The one thing Isaac will do is, he’ll learn from that.”

Jeff Stoutland praises Matt Pryor, Jordan Mailata after 1st preseason game - NBCSP
“Anybody that’s here has the potential to help us at some point. I saw a player that was a little nervous starting. That was his first football game of his life. I think he probably put pads on maybe 12 times so far in his life. But after early on, he really settled in and tried to apply the techniques we’re teaching him. I think he did a nice job with that part of it. To me, his development and his improvement each and every day is really good.”

The World According to Gruden - The MMQB
While we’re on the Redskins, I do believe they’ll give Samaje Perine a fair shot at winning the job with Derrius Guice out for the year. He showed some promise last year and was incredibly productive at Oklahoma. He’s not as versatile as Guice, but behind a healthier offensive line it’s not hard to see him doing damage. And Byron Marshall, signed off the Eagles’ practice squad last November, is worth keeping an eye on too.

Morgan Moses goes down clutching his knee, Huge brawl between Redskins and Jets - Hogs Haven
We had one small skirmish earlier in the day bewteen Redskins tackle Ty Nsekhe and Jets LB Brandon Copeland that ended quickly. Now there has been a huge brawl between the two teams after Morgan Moses apparently injured his knee after a late push from Trumaine Johnson.

Philadelphia Eagles Sign Former Penn State Quarterback Christian Hackenberg - Black Shoe Diaries
Hackenberg was the number one quarterback recruit in the country in the 2013 recruiting class and committed to Bill O’Brien and Penn State at a time that the program was still in turmoil. To his credit, even after harsh NCAA sanctions were levied, Hackenberg stuck to his commitment and brought Penn State validity and stability at a time the program dearly needed both. After a phenomenal freshman campaign that saw him named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, he would regress each of the next two seasons before entering the NFL Draft following his junior season.

The truth behind why NFL players are protesting and how their message gets lost in the politics - SB Nation
Arguably no team is more committed to activism than the Eagles, who won their first ever Super Bowl in 2018.

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