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Exclusive: Man arrested after violent altercation at home of Philadelphia Eagles DT Fletcher Cox - 6ABC
Court documents obtained exclusively by Action News outline the details of a violent burglary that forced Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox to grab a shotgun, forcing the suspect to flee and lead police on a pursuit. A blue tarp still covers the front door of Cox’s Mullica Hill, New Jersey home. The incident happened last week. According to court records, Corbyn Nyemah showed up at Cox’s house looking for his ex-girlfriend. Nyemah allegedly damaged her vehicle before attempting to forcibly enter the home by throwing rocks through the front door. Court records also reveal surveillance cameras at Cox’s home capturing Nyemah walking around the exterior of the property with a baseball bat and attempting to enter the garage multiple times.
Some in-season changes the Eagles should be considering - BGN
Let’s be real, Mike Groh should’ve been fired after the 2018 season. Bleeding Green Nation’s Michael Kist made a strong case against the Eagles’ offensive coordinator last year. Do we know for sure that Groh is the issue behind the Eagles’ slow starts? No, we don’t. It’s ultimately Doug Pederson’s offense. And yet we do know that Groh isn’t helping to fix the Eagles’ offensive issues. Where’s the evidence to suggest he’s part of the solution?
Babes On Broad #9: What. Is. Happening?! - BGN Radio
Sam Wilson & Jessica Towne give their take on an embarrassing Eagles’ loss to the Cowboys and discuss how they can get right or rather if they can get right. Powered by SB Nation & Bleeding Green Nation!
NFC Hierarchy/Obituary: Week 8 edition - PhillyVoice
The Eagles are coming off two blowout losses, and on top of that, they’re going to face questions all week about Eskin’s comments, which are kind of a big deal. I mean, if Eskin is correct that Jeffery is the anonymous source, then it’s also probably true that Jeffery was the anonymous player who bitched to Anderson last year that Wentz was targeting Zach Ertz too much, among other gripes. Eskin isn’t a team employee, but for some odd reason the team allows him to stroll around the NovaCare Complex at will, and hang out on the sidelines during games. For an organization that goes way out of its way to hide injuries and anything else that they can from the media/public, why in the world do they continue to let Eskin have team employee-like access if he’s going to create major distractions with the information he gathers, likely while enjoying his perks? It doesn’t make any sense.
The Right Mentality - Iggles Blitz
This isn’t a bunch of bums. There still is a good amount of talent. The concern is whether there are some fatal flaws. Are the receivers good enough? Can the secondary cover? For a scheme that is built on the DL, is that group good enough? Beyond talent, this team just doesn’t have the same vibe the last couple did. Maybe that comes from not winning enough. Or did the great chemistry help create the winning? This is something else for Lurie, Roseman and Pederson to figure out. How can they fix that? I don’t have a good feel for this team. I haven’t been able to figure them out. Let’s hope the guys in charge can figure this team out and come up with the right answers. As Pederson would point out, there are still nine games left.
Doug Pederson stands between the Eagles and a great collapse - ESPN
One factor that can sway the odds is the coach. A bulk of the players felt a disconnect with Kelly, and by Year 3, they were not wholly inspired to fight for him. Pederson is different. Although they didn’t exactly back up his pseudo-guarantee this past week, he has earned their devotion nonetheless, through not just the fact that he shepherded this team to a Super Bowl championship in February 2018 but also how he did it -- with common respect and player empowerment. They rallied for him when Wentz went down in December 2017 and again the following year when they were on the brink of elimination. If the trend holds, we’ll see Philadelphia get off the mat.
Grading all 32 first-round picks after Week 7 of the 2019 NFL season - PFF
Pick No. 22: OT Andre Dillard, Philadelphia Eagles. 2019 overall grade: 47.6. Dillard got the first start of his career against a tough Dallas pass-rush in Week 7. He allowed a sack, a hit and three hurries on 34 pass-blocking snaps and ended the game with a pass-blocking grade of 54.3, 44th among 56 qualifying tackles this week. Over the last two games, Dillard has allowed 14 total pressures across 68 pass-blocking snaps, something he’ll likely want to improve upon if he’s needed in Week 8.
‘You don’t have time to sit and mope. We are far from done playing’ - PE.com
“It’s really the same process as every week,” safety Malcolm Jenkins said. “This sucks for that whole night, the next morning, the next day, but when we show up for work on Tuesday, we watch the tape, we digest it, and we always finish with a preview of the next opponent. When you do that, you recognize you don’t have time to sit and mope. In the grand scheme and big picture of things, you always have to put it in perspective. While nobody wants to be 3-4, we are far from done playing. It hurts, and while the fan base is going crazy and all of the media and all these different things are happening, we can’t let that deter us from the here and now addressing the issues we need to fix and the work we need to put it. It’s not going to turn around unless we do those things.”
Upon further review: Ten likes and dislikes from Week 7 in the NFL - The Athletic
2. The week that was for the Eagles. A week ago Sunday, they went to Minnesota and left with a 38-20 loss. On Monday, Doug Pederson said during his weekly local radio spot that the Eagles were going to go down to Dallas and win in Week 7. That statement created headlines nationally. Later that day, Pederson released linebacker Zach Brown in an effort to send a wake-up call to his team. On Wednesday, an Eagles player told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that the team dropped the ball by not trading for Jalen Ramsey. On Thursday, Anderson quoted an Eagles source saying they needed to make the offense simpler. And on Sunday, in a big game for first place in the NFC East, the Eagles no-showed and lost to the Cowboys, 37-10. Other than that, things are going great for Pederson’s squad. Big picture, the Eagles have built a big, slow, boring offense where everything is a slog. They are without DeSean Jackson, but teams that fall apart when a 32-year-old wide receiver gets injured are not good teams. Defensively, this is as bad as we’ve seen since Pederson became the head coach and Jim Schwartz became the defensive coordinator in 2016. The Eagles have allowed 75 points in their last two games and have been outscored by 45 in the back-to-back losses. They are 13-12 since their Super Bowl victory with a matchup at Buffalo looming in Week 8.
Week 7 DVOA Ratings - Football Outsiders
With by far their worst performance of the year, the Eagles plummeted from eighth to 15th in total DVOA and from sixth to 18th in offensive DVOA. The Eagles have had a very strange schedule this season. They have two games with single-game ratings above 70%, their Week 4 and 5 wins over the Packers and Jets. All five of their other games, including their Week 1 win over Washington, have negative ratings.
Kyle Crabbs’ 2020 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 - The Draft Network
15. Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford. Have you seen the Philadelphia Eagles try to stop anyone in the air this year? Big yikes scene. Philadelphia reportedly struck out of the Jalen Ramsey market despite offering a 1st and a 2nd-round pick to try to get the deal done. Missing on Ramsey won’t help Philly in 2019 -- but Adebo can help them in 2020 and beyond. Adebo is a sticky, physical corner who thrives as a tackler, in phase and playing in zone coverage to shade routes and break on the ball.
The strange, sad tale of Sidney Jones grows even stranger - NBCSP
So Jones, the 43rd pick in the 2017 draft, is now behind an undrafted 23-year-old street free agent who has had two stints on the practice squad this year and has already been released once this year by the Eagles. And after playing 175 snaps of outside cornerback the first month and a half of the season and 52 snaps outside just seven days earlier, he apparently suddenly lost the ability to play outside corner because he practiced inside during the week. Jones wasn’t in the locker room on Tuesday while it was open to the media. Jones is only 23. His career has been marked by inconsistency, injuries and now a benching. Now he’s a backup at a position where the Eagles’ two best options are about to return in the next couple weeks, and he’s not even practicing at the position he began the season. This isn’t trending in the right direction.
Nelson Agholor turned to DeSean Jackson for advice after deep-ball blunder: What he told the struggling WR - NJ.com
“I’ve asked one of the best deep ball players in DeSean Jackson what I could’ve done to be better,” Agholor said, “and he said: ‘Nellie, if you see it earlier you may have been able to run under it perfectly’.” He added later: “I just talked to him about the different situations. He was like ‘yo nellie, if you see it, you get under it better.’” It seems Agholor’s biggest issue on the failed Cowboys play in particular was the tracking of the deep ball, which is something even offensive coordinator Mike Groh conceded he could’ve done better. “I thought he gave tremendous effort, played with great speed down the field,” Groh said on Tuesday. “I thought he located the ball maybe a little bit later in the down than we would like and made it a difficult. Because he located it late, he wasn’t able to catch up to it. Had he located it sooner, maybe he would’ve taken a little bit different course and would’ve been there.”
Seahawks’ road game vs. Eagles on course to be booted off of Sunday Night Football - Field Gulls
For now, the Seattle Seahawks have a stretch where they play four consecutive primetime games. That’s probably not going to hold up at this rate. The NFL currently has Seattle’s road game at the Philadelphia Eagles slotted in for Sunday Night Football on November 24th. Philadelphia is 3-4 and on the ropes. Over the next three games, they will be the 5-1 Buffalo Bills, home to the 3-3 Chicago Bears, and home again versus the unbeaten New England Patriots. Two seasons removed from winning the Super Bowl, the Eagles are in massive trouble. If they can’t fix themselves, then there’s no way Seattle at Philadelphia remains on NBC, and it’ll be moved back to 1 PM or 10 AM.
6 NFL teams that should have a fire sale at the trade deadline - SB Nation
Leonard Williams, DL: The addition of Quinnen Williams may have punched Leonard Williams’ ticket out of New York. Leonard Williams is playing on a fifth-year option and hasn’t done much of anything in 2019. Six games into the season, he is still searching for his first sack of the year. It seems more likely than not that he’ll hit free agency in the offseason, so the Jets could get a jump on his value and trade him now.
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