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Eagles rookie report card: Mixed performance in loss to the Seahawks

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The Eagles suffered another ugly loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks. Pitiful performances on the offense doomed the Eagles once again as they fell to 5-6 on the season. With rookies playing more as the season goes on, the Eagles will at least be getting experience for their young players.

Andre Dillard: D+

Switching from left to right tackle in a pinch is no easy task as shown by Andre Dillard’s abysmal performance against the Seahawks that saw him get benched. After switching sides within the last week to fill in for Lane Johnson, Dillard did not look ready and was a liability on offense.

Now, this problem was slightly avoidable. Dillard should be starting at left tackle and Jason Peters or Big V should’ve started the game at right tackle. But I guess common sense doesn’t matter with this coaching staff.

Poll

Grade Andre Dillard’s Week 12 performance

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  • 1%
    A
    (7 votes)
  • 1%
    B
    (12 votes)
  • 20%
    C
    (137 votes)
  • 32%
    D
    (213 votes)
  • 43%
    F
    (287 votes)
656 votes total Vote Now

Miles Sanders: B+

With Jordan Howard sidelined and Jay Ajayi still getting his legs under him, it would make sense if the Eagles fed Miles Sanders the whole game. After all, he is their most explosive playmaker on offense both running and catching the ball…

Well, it turns out that only means 15 touches for the running back. Sanders had 12 carries at over 5 yards a pop against a tough Seahawks front but didn’t warrant more carries for some. He also chipped in three catches for over 20 yards and also was “targeted” on Carson Wentz’ infamous red zone overthrow.

Sanders looked good with his light workload. The team’s refusal to make him a featured back in games like these is baffling to me.

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Grade Miles Sanders’ Week 12 performance

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  • 37%
    A
    (263 votes)
  • 49%
    B
    (348 votes)
  • 11%
    C
    (79 votes)
  • 1%
    D
    (9 votes)
  • 1%
    F
    (8 votes)
707 votes total Vote Now

JJ Arcega-Whiteside: C+

With Nelson Agholor and Alshon Jeffery out, the Eagles had no choice but to give JJ Arcega-Whiteside-Whiteside more snaps. Whiteside didn’t revolutionize football, but he actually drew attention which is more than Jordan Matthews or Mack Hollins could say. For the second week in a row, he caught a long pass (albeit in garbage time) that shows he can make plays down the field.

With Hollins getting fewer snaps and Matthews out the door, Arcega-Whiteside needs to see the field more as the Eagles can bank on his upside while developing him with game experience.

Poll

Grade JJ Arcega-Whiteside’s Week 12 performance

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  • 2%
    A
    (15 votes)
  • 19%
    B
    (136 votes)
  • 42%
    C
    (304 votes)
  • 25%
    D
    (184 votes)
  • 10%
    F
    (75 votes)
714 votes total Vote Now

Anthony Rush: B

Rush didn’t get onto the field much but had another nice showing in limited snaps. The gigantic rookie had a nice play against the run and looked solid as a space eater. Rush should stick around.

Poll

Grade Anthony Rush’s Week 12 performance

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  • 8%
    A
    (39 votes)
  • 52%
    B
    (234 votes)
  • 30%
    C
    (134 votes)
  • 3%
    D
    (16 votes)
  • 4%
    F
    (19 votes)
442 votes total Vote Now

TJ Edwards: N/A

With Bradham back, it’s hard to get TJ Edwards in the game when he’s not an established coverage defender. Edwards should be a mainstay on the team but it’s hard to see him getting snaps going forward unless there’s an injury or play falls off for one the starters.