Presenting The 60-Second Eagles Review, where we relive each and every 2018 Eagles game in no more than a minute, complete with a weekly trio of Birds MVPs:
Some follow-up notes from Week 3:
- It’s probably time we stop pretending Wendell Smallwood is completely irrelevant. This guy has buried himself on the depth chart ever since he was drafted, largely because of injuries. But to act like he’s useless when he’s active is just wrong. Smallwood has always flashed the ability to get in the open field when he’s healthy. Does this mean he warrants snaps over Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement or Darren Sproles? Not really. But it does mean the Eagles are pretty well stocked at running back for the long haul.
- Forget the pick and the fumble. Carson Wentz is special. He obviously has things to work on after Sunday’s uneven outing, as does the rest of the offense, but we got a taste in Week 3 of why Wentz is who he is (a franchise quarterback). Even with a limited supporting cast on a rainy day in his first game in months, No. 11 had all his signature elusiveness and, most of all, his veteran poise. How could any Eagles fan have watched this man’s return and not be exuberant about the kind of potential magic he brings to every single snap?
- Imagine what the Eagles will (or should) look like once Alshon Jeffery is back on the field. Jeffery may be a relatively quiet wide receiver in terms of No. 1 wideout production, but his presence alone may just do wonders for this offense. A lineup of Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert is a whole lot scarier than any combination Philly trotted out Sunday. As Jordan Matthews further acclimates himself, the receiving corps should be even more dangerous for Wentz.