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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 9/19/18

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Jalen Mills has a message for ‘fake Eagles fans’ - NBCSP
“It is what it is. As far as I’m concerned, we’re in the same predicament we were in last year that we’re in now. It was the same type of energy. So that’s why I said (it). I’m acknowledging it. All those fake Eagles fans, keep that same energy. When we start rolling and get back to where we’re going to get to at the end of the year, we don’t want to hear from you.”

Eagles’ defensive game plan lacked flexibility against Buccaneers - BGN
The early lead the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles conceded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had many people asking, “what happened? Who is at fault?” Rest assured there is plenty of blame to go around for a defensive performance that was gashed for 436 total yards. But where does it land? Let’s run through some possible culprits and get to the bottom of it.

The Kist & Solak Show #12: Roster Moves & Coaches Film Review - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Benjamin Solak cover all the roster moves and potential signings happening PLUS their deep dive into the Eagles-Bucs film. What’s wrong with the defense? How can it be fixed? Should we be worried? We’re not worried are you worried why would we be worried? Also Jordan Matthews things because that’s a thing now.

NFC Hierarchy/Obituary: Week 3 edition - PhillyVoice
A 1-1 start wouldn’t have surprised anyone with Nick Foles starting the first two games, though maybe the order in which they won/lost them was unexpected. Anyway, Carson Wentz will return Week 3, and while Foles is a Super Bowl MVP, the difference in skill level between him and Wentz is night and day. Of course, Wentz will be throwing to guys like DeAndre Carter, Kamar Aiken, Shelton Gibson, and Josh Perkins, so there’s that.

A mental coach, marriage and more: Inside Carson Wentz’s comeback - ESPN
The difficult situation didn’t impact the way Wentz carried himself, his friends and teammates say. Even the night of the injury, while still at the Los Angeles Coliseum, some sensed he already had accepted the challenge that lay ahead and begun preparing the mental groundwork for his comeback. Days after the surgery, he was right back on task with the various projects he was working on and responsibilities in his life, surprising those who were still learning about the unrelenting nature of the 25-year-old North Dakotan. For Wentz, it was business as usual, only now there was the added duty of rehab, which he attacked like anything else: with uncommon precision and intensity.

What Can We Expect From Carson Wentz On Sunday? - PE.com
“I think there’s going to be maybe an issue or two. It’s going to take some time to get back into the rhythm and the flow of the game,” Pederson said. “The speed of the game is different than the speed of practice. We do everything we can to try to simulate that during the week and try to prepare him that way. And listen, he’s a guy that will be totally prepared. He comes in early, studies the tape as do all the quarterbacks, stays obviously late in the day, asks a lot of questions, and has a lot of ideas. He’s going to be prepared mentally. Now it’s just a matter of the physical part taking over.”

Glazer’s Mailbag: Are the Eagles rushing Carson Wentz back too soon? - The Athletic
In Carson’s mind they’ve held him back, not rushed him. He had been absolutely wearing out the medical staff to get cleared. They’ve been trying to protect him from himself. I was in their building late in the preseason and he was training in their performance area — long after everyone else had already left. Even back then he told me he felt he was good to go, he felt the knee had healed all the way. He had zero hesitation about it, he wasn’t saying “I’m getting close.” He was adamant he was ready to roll. But the team still needs to look at the overall picture and they wanted to be very conservative weighing the present risk/reward vs future risk/reward before they started him — which they’ve announced they’re doing this Sunday against the Colts.

2018 opponent scouting report: Week 3 Eagles offense, there is reason for optimism - Stampede Blue
Nailing down what Doug Pederson’s offense should be called is difficult. I’ve seen other writers describe it as a marriage of the west coast and spread offensive systems, and that’s probably as good of a way to describe it as any. The ball gets out of the quarterbacks hand quick with high percentage throws, most of the time. He works in a lot of spread elements and has an answer for seemingly every possible situation. Pederson loves a good screen. He calls screen passes early and often as a way to get the ball in the hands of play makers in space and allow them to make plays. Pederson doesn’t seem to have a preference between zone and gap run concepts.

LeSean McCoy accused of child abuse again, this time by mother of his child - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has been accused of child abuse by the mother of his six-year-old child. A report from TMZ also quotes the mother, claiming McCoy reached out to her following his recent domestic abuse allegations to speak out on his behalf, even though she now regrets that decision. “I regret ever agreeing to help LeSean McCoy in this case,” the mother of McCoy’s son says in the TMZ article. “I feel like I am sending our son to a monster every two weeks.”

Week 2 DVOA Ratings - Football Outsiders
The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs are 1-2 in the latest DVOA ratings, but the most surprising unit early in the season is the Miami Dolphins defense.

NFL Panic Index 2018: The Patriots’ surprise bet for an offensive revival - SB Nation
New England has a new receiver! Deshaun Watson is struggling. Arizona won’t give Josh Rosen a chance. There’s plenty for everyone to panic about this week.

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