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Eagles News: Tom Brady isn’t over losing Super Bowl LII

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 11/12/19.

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Tom Brady is not over the Patriots’ Super Bowl loss against the Eagles just yet - Pats Pulpit
Revenge is a dish best served... on Sundays? For the first time since their meeting in Super Bowl 52, the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles will go up against each other later this week. A lot has happened for the Patriots since their 41-33 loss on the game’s biggest stage — most notably the team recapturing the Super Bowl just one year later — but one man is still not over the defeat almost two years later: Tom Brady. The six-time world champion was asked about the upcoming rematch between the Patriots and Eagles during an appearance on WEEI’s The Greg Hill Show on Monday morning, and he made sure to remind the host that the memory of that fateful day in February 2018 was still fresh on his mind: “You assume I’m over it. Come on now! There’s a lot of mental scar tissue from that year. That was a tough game,” said Brady when the topic came up.

7 takeaways from NFL Week 10 - BGN
I knew I always liked the Minnesota Vikings. Never had a single bad thing to say about Kirk Cousins and the team that defeated the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. With Dallas losing to Minnesota, the Eagles and Cowboys are both 5-4 with seven regular season games to go. The Eagles’ remaining schedule is easier than the Cowboys’ slate ... on paper, at least. The Week 16 game between the Eagles and Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field could very well decide the winner of the NFC East. The Cowboys currently have the edge on the Eagles since they beat the Birds back in Week 7. But the Eagles quietly have a big advantage of their own: the common games tiebreaker. There’s a realistic situation where the Eagles and Cowboys end up tied when it comes to: 1) overall record, 2) head-to-head record, and 3) division game record. In that event, commons games would be the next determining factor. And the Eagles are currently 3-1 against four common opponents that the Cowboys have gone 1-3 against this season. The difference comes from the Eagles having defeated the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets while the Cowboys lost to them.

Imagine if Carson Wentz had real wide receivers? - NBCSP
It was impossible to watch football Sunday without watching incredible catch after incredible catch and wondering what it would be like if just one of those guys was an Eagle. Eagles wideouts can’t make the routine catches. Other teams have guys who make impossible ones. Watching other teams play football during the bye week really reinforced what we already knew: The Eagles’ wideouts are the worst in the league. They don’t make plays. And it really makes you appreciate what Carson Wentz has been able to do despite being hamstrung by this horribly underachieving group.

Eagles Making Moves - Iggles Blitz
Marcus Epps makes sense for the Eagles. He can play CB, S or nickel. We know Jim Schwartz likes versatile DBs so Epps is a good fit. Epps is going to need time to learn the playbook. It will be interesting to see if he’s active this week or if the team gives him time to adjust. This move is more about the future than the present. The Eagles are healthy enough at CB right now that they don’t need three veteran safeties. They can move other guys around. Epps could help in a few weeks. He also gets to audition for a role next year. The Eagles need young talent at safety. They now get a chance to see if Epps is worth keeping around.

Jordan Matthews rejoins an Eagles wide receiver group that needs all the help he can provide, and more - Inquirer
“I’ve heard of guys going back to the team that drafted them once, but twice? It was just crazy,” said Matthews, who is still just 27. He had a photo of himself and his wife, Cheyna, in Eagles gear, already propped on the locker shelf. “I was texting all the guys, like, ‘Guys! It’s happening! It’s happening!’ I was like a kid in a candy store. It was like getting drafted all over again. I was just so happy … I picked up my son and ran around the house like he was Simba.”

Brandon Brooks’ remarkable comeback leads to four-year contract extension -
Brandon Brooks often did his work behind the scenes, away from the glare of the cameras and the reporters. While his Eagles teammates were on the practice field in the spring, Brooks labored in the strength and conditioning room and would then make his way out and watch. The march was a slow one. Not glorious. Not the least bit fun. ”I don’t know what to say right now, really,” Brooks said as he walked through the hallways of the NovaCare Complex on Monday on the way to signing his four-year contract extension through 2024. “I’m blessed. After my first couple of weeks here when the Eagles signed me (in 2016), I knew I didn’t want to go anywhere else. I’m honored that the organization extended me early, with a year to go on my contract. I don’t know, man. I’m kind of speechless at this point.”

Sikkema’s 2020 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 - The Draft Network
16. Eagles: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU. The Eagles’ cornerbacks are terrible and Kristian Fulton is not. Match made in heaven.

Bill Callahan Redskins Presser: Dwayne Haskins will be the starter for the rest of the year - Hogs Haven
Bill Callahan spoke to the media today as the Redskins prepare to host the the New York Jets this week. His first order of business was to name Dwayne Haskins Jr. the starter for the rest of the season. [BLG Note: The Eagles will face Haskins in Week 15.]

Report: Connor Williams to have knee surgery on Tuesday, Xavier Su’a-Filo will start in his absence - Blogging The Boys
Xavier Su’a-Filo had moments of promise when he filled in for Williams last season, but he also had some moments of struggle. Here’s hoping we get a lot of the former as the Cowboys need to get back on track quickly.

Four ways Pat Shurmur can help himself, and the Giants - Big Blue View
Pat Shurmur is still head coach of the New York Giants. He held a conference call with New York media Monday afternoon that proved it. Shurmur reiterated during the call that despite being 2-8 and having lost six straight, he is not planning to make any changes to the coaching staff during the bye week. “No I’m not going to make any coaching changes,” Shurmur said. “It’s important that we coach and play better, period.” The bye week, without the immediate pressure of preparing for another opponent, gives Shurmur and his coaching staff an opportunity to look at what has gone right, what has gone wrong and figure out ways to address whatever needs to be fixed.

2019 NFL playoff picture: AFC, NFC standings and outlook through Week 10 - ESPN
5. Seattle Seahawks (8-2). Monday night’s epic win kept the Seahawks in contention for the NFC West title and set up what could be a monster Week 17 rematch against the 49ers in Seattle. Still one loss behind the 49ers, the Seahawks have their work cut out for them. FPI gives them a 25% chance to win the division. But a loss would have given them almost no chance, and fortunately for everyone, we don’t have to figure out the impact of a tie. Just as importantly, the Seahawks’ upcoming bye will allow them to recover from a three-hour, 49-minute game that included a combined 153 plays between the two teams. Next up: at Philadelphia (after the bye)

Seahawks 27 49ers 24: Winners and Losers from a crazy Monday night in Santa Clara - Field Gulls
Jadeveon Clowney: Game. Wrecker. THAT is the game that we needed out of Clowney, and why the Seahawks traded for him. Five tackles, a strip sack, a fumble return touchdown, numerous pressures and stops on run defense. He was the best defensive player on the field if not the best player on the field outright on both teams. Clowney was the difference. [...] Josh Gordon: Two targets, two catches for 27 yards, both successful third down conversions, one of them against Richard Sherman. I cannot wait to see Gordon’s impact in the offense once he has a full grasp of the playbook.

The Rams’ Offensive Magic Is Gone. Their Playoff Hopes Could Disappear Soon Too. - The Ringer
L.A.’s loss to the Steelers continued a troubling offensive trend. So why does the Sean McVay–Jared Goff duo look so vulnerable?

6 winners from Week 10 of the 2019 NFL season - SB Nation
Ryan Tannehill secured the Titans’ biggest win of the year, while Lamar Jackson did Lamar Jackson things.


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