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Eagles Rookie Report Card: Mistakes prove to be costly

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Inexperience hurt Philly in Week 3.

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For the second week in a row, the Eagles suffered a nail-biting loss at the hands (or lack-thereof) of bad plays by offensive skill players. This week, rookies were the main cause of frustration and failings when they were counted on.

Andre Dillard: N/A

Andre Dillard barely saw the field today. He was injured shortly after coming in to spell Jason Peters. There’s been no word on the extent of his knee injury just yet. Let’s hope it is not serious.

Miles Sanders: C-

Miles Sanders’ day can only be described as all over the place. On one hand, Sanders flashed as a weapon in the passing game and running game. However, Sanders also had two fumbles, one of which ended a drive and led to points for Detroit.

Sanders has been frustrating because it’s clear he’s very talented but his play is marred by what are clearly rookie mistakes. The likelihood is the team will continue to give him the ball, while the hope is that he can gain confidence and eliminate costly negative plays.

Poll

Grade Miles Sanders’ Week 3 performance

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    A
    (7 votes)
  • 5%
    B
    (88 votes)
  • 27%
    C
    (446 votes)
  • 42%
    D
    (678 votes)
  • 23%
    F
    (376 votes)
1595 votes total Vote Now

JJ Arcega-Whiteside: F

Despite two games where he’s received a ton of snaps, JJ Arcega-Whiteside has failed to make any positive impact on offense. The rookie receiver has definitely been afforded opportunities, especially today. He’s failed to capitalize on targets and today he dropped a pass that could’ve been a go-ahead touchdown.

With Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson still on the mend, Arcega-Whiteside needs to figure it out, fast. Thursday is fast approaching.

Poll

Grade JJ Arcega-Whiteside’s Week 3 performance

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    A
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    B
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    C
    (43 votes)
  • 17%
    D
    (277 votes)
  • 79%
    F
    (1279 votes)
1615 votes total Vote Now

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Other Eagles rookies: Shareef Miller - healthy scratch, Nate Herbig - healthy scratch, T.J. Edwards - special teams snaps only.