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Eagles’ new ‘wrecking ball’ Genard Avery ready to go after QBs - NBCSP
The newest Eagle calls himself “a monster on the field” and “a wrecking ball.” Meet Genard Avery, who the Eagles acquired from the Browns Monday in exchange for a 2021 fourth-round draft pick. At 6-foot, 250 pounds, he sure doesn’t look like a defensive end. In fact, when he plays for the Eagles, he’ll become the shortest defensive end in franchise history, a distinction currently held by a handful of 6-1 guys, most recently Darryl Tapp in 2010 and 2011. Guess what he says to that: “Size is not on the stat sheet when you get sacks.” If he can produce, who cares how tall he is.
Eagles film breakdown: What can the Eagles get from new DE Genard Avery? - Inquirer
Stand up rusher: Avery rushed exclusively from a two-point stance in Cleveland, partly because he would often drop into coverage. Many defensive linemen like to rush from three- or four-point stances to help them explode off the ball like sprinters. But as this clip shows, Avery can generate speed standing up.
Eagles vs. Bears Game Preview: Six questions and answers with the enemy - BGN
The Philadelphia Eagles (4-4) and Chicago Bears (3-4) are set to play at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. In order to preview this Week 9 matchup, I reached out to our associates over at Windy City Gridiron. The pleasant Patti Curl kindly took the time to answer my questions about the upcoming game. Let’s take a look at her answers. Also, don’t forget to check out my side of the Q&A exchange over at WCG.
5 Questions with Bleeding Green Nation: Eagles still optimistic after disappointing start - Windy City Gridiron
The last two meetings between the Bears and the Eagles have been unfortunate affairs for our Beloved, and its hard to feel hopeful coming into this weekend given the Bears’ recent three-game apocalypse plummet losing streak. Nevertheless, I reached out to our Eagles sister site “Bleeding Green Nation” for some questions regarding our respective teams and upcoming match-up.
The QB Scho Show #39: Drowning With Mitch Trubisky - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Mark Schofield analyze Mitch Trubisky and his fall from grace that has put the Bears in a pickle PLUS thoughts on Carson Wentz’s performance against the Bills! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.
Upon further review: An exclusive look behind the scenes at NFL headquarters on game day - PhillyVoice
The NFL has been accused of getting a lot of things wrong this season when it comes to officiating. That’s the assumption from the outside looking in. The reality, however, is light years different, from how comprehensive each penalty, especially the flagrant ones, are evaluated, then re-evaluated, to the constant contact with network producers, to how far the team benches are from the sidelines, to how accurate the calls are, undergoes relentless internal scrutiny. Inside, on this particular overcast, raw third Sunday in October — the NFL’s Week 7 — two former Eagles have arrived, Jon Runyan and Troy Vincent. They’re casually dressed, as is everyone on this exhaustive workday. Their day begins around 11 a.m. and won’t end until roughly 11 p.m. or midnight.
Game Review – PHI 31, BUF 13 - Iggles Blitz
Carson Wentz played well. He was 17-24-172 as a passer, with one TD and no picks. He made some huge plays with his legs. Wentz was 5-39 on the ground (if you take out kneel-downs). On a windy, nasty day, that was huge. You have to do anything you can to move the chains. There were some key throws. Wentz’s TD was a nice play-call and then Wentz had to throw around a defender. After the Bills cut the lead to 17-13, Wentz hit Jeffery for a gain of 38. That throw was on the money and jump-started a TD drive. Late in the game, Wentz hit Ertz with a throw on third down that put the Eagles inside the 5-yd line. Wentz didn’t throw a lot, but he made them count. Two of the runs came on third down on The Drive. The game was still up in the air so it was critical to move the chains. One of the plays was supposed to be a WR screen, but a defender got in the throwing lane so Wentz just took off. Smart and athletic.
NFL experts predict: Our favorite trades, plus Week 9 upset picks and fantasy sleepers - ESPN+
Pick a fringe fantasy player who should be started in Week 9. Eagles TE Dallas Goedert. It’s hard to find trustworthy tight ends in fantasy football, but Goedert’s recent emergence in Philadelphia has not gone unnoticed. While Zach Ertz is the best tight end on Philly’s roster and still the most heavily targeted, Goedert has produced as a near co-starter of late, with a touchdown in back-to-back games and 12 catches total over his past three outings.
Agent’s Take: How Jamal Adams to Cowboys and four other hypothetical deadline deals could have worked - CBS Sports
Executive vice-president/general manager Howie Roseman may have been reluctant to give up significant draft capital for another potential short-term rental after dealing a 2019 third-round pick for wide receiver Golden Tate as last year’s trading deadline was nearing. Cornerback Ronald Darby, who just returned from a hamstring injury that kept him out of four games, will be expected to provide the secondary a boost. The Eagles are 4-4 at the halfway mark and currently trailing the Cowboys by a half-game in the standings for the NFC East lead. Unless both the Eagles and Cowboys get hot during the second half of the season, only the NFC East champion will make the playoffs. The Eagles getting to the Super Bowl with Harris playing at least 70 percent of the remaining defensive snaps in the regular season or having a minimum of 70 percent defensive playtime in the Super Bowl would elevate Denver’s acquired pick to the second round. The conditions being met in this hypothetical deal would also trigger Philadelphia getting a 2020 sixth-round pick from Denver.
Jake Elliott survives the Buffalo storm as the NFL’s weather game turns - PE.com
On Sunday, Elliott missed his first kick of the year, an extra-point attempt kicked into a crazy, windy end zone in Buffalo that was simply one of those “we’ll-see-what-we-can-do” games played in a constant, swirling wind with gusts up to 40-50 mph. “It was definitely different on both sides of the field,” Elliott said. “The wind was left to right when we had the wind at our back, so I just aimed for the middle and hoped the wind wouldn’t blow the ball away. As it turned out, it did. You’re going to have those kinds of games.”
Evolution of aggression: How Colts coach Frank Reich became one of the game’s best play-callers - The Athletic
Next up Reich credits Pederson, the coach in Philly who built a collaborative approach that Reich now tries to mimic in Indianapolis. With the Eagles, they engineered game plans as a group: Pederson, Reich, his offensive coordinator, QB coach John DeFilippo and others. All had a say. Reich was in charge of third downs and scripting the Eagles’ first 15 plays from scrimmage. He’d pop into the quarterback meetings at 6:30 a.m. daily, usually opening the door and shouting, “What’s up guys? You got the juice today?” [BLG Note: Hmmmm, who script the Eagles’ first 15 plays now?]
The Redskins request the NFL Management Council reviews Trent Williams medical status - Hogs Haven
The Redskins are taking the next step in their war with Trent Williams. They have requested that the NFL’s Management Council convene a joint committee with the NFLPA to review the medical records and care given to Trent Williams. They will fight his accusations until an arbitrator gets involved. This will affect whether he gets paid this year, and how many years are left on William’s contract.
The Jets and Giants Are Halfway Through a Season Full of Sadness. Who Has It Worse? - The Ringer
Sam Darnold is “seeing ghosts.” Daniel Jones keeps turning the ball over. And Jamal Adams is going public with his anger. It’s time for the midseason edition of the Helmet Catch–Butt Fumble Matrix.
2020 NFL mock draft: Tanking teams are battling for quarterbacks at the top of the order - SB Naton
17. Philadelphia Eagles: Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson. While it is hard to pass up on a cornerback, Simmons fills a big need for the Eagles and possesses great value in the middle of the first round. He’s a playmaker, whether it’s at linebacker or acting as a safety. He’s a high-level athlete on defense and would be someone who could make big plays for the Eagles.
In his weekly Athletic column, @SheilKapadia says the Eagles are “officially” an #EstablishTheRun offense.— sunset shazz (@sunset_shazz) October 31, 2019
I know that’s right.
Adjusted for game script, this year’s BUF, DAL, & GB games were the 3 most run-heavy of Doug Pederson’s head coaching career.
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