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Eagles News: Donovan McNabb is concerned about Carson Wentz

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 11/7/20.

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McNabb’s scouting report on Wentz isn’t pretty - NBCSP
McNabb spoke about Wentz Friday on Temple graduate Zach Gelb’s CBS Sports Radio show. “I am concerned,” McNabb said. “I’m concerned because to me, it seems he’s trying to do too much and he’s trying to put really too much pressure on his shoulders because of the situation around him. And if you watch the games, a couple times holding the football entirely too long, if you’re going to run and scramble and pick up yards, go. Don’t sit and fade and try to wait for people to get open. No, you don’t have the ultimate weapons on the outside to be able to create that much time.” Wentz, who threw 97 TDs and 35 interceptions in his first four seasons, has 12 of each this year and is ranked at or near the bottom among all NFL starting quarterbacks in every statistical category.

Eagles fan confidence drops after beating the Cowboys by 14 points - BGN
It’s really something that the Philadelphia Eagles, who are first in the NFC East, managed to beat a division rival by 14 points and yet have their fans feeling WORSE about the team. The latest SB Nation Reacts data shows that Eagles fan confidence dropped from 39% to 24%.

Who is responsible for Travis Fulgham landing on the Eagles’ roster? - PhillyVoice
It was around the time that the Packers waived Fulgham that Eagles WR Robert Davis limped off the field during a training camp practice. The Eagles were suddenly in need of another receiver, and the stars aligned. All of the previous work on Fulgham was retrieved, from his college evaluation to his time in the pros, and of course showed the positive reviews the Eagles had previously given him. Director of Pro Scouting Brandon Brown pitched Fulgham to Weidl, who had his own positive grade on Fulgham in addition to Ward’s, and it was agreed that he was the receiver worth pursuing to replace Davis. They discussed Fulgham with Howie Roseman, who put in the claim.

Birds at the Bye: A look at a disappointing first half of the Eagles’ season - Inquirer
Biggest disappointment: Carson Wentz. The Eagles quarterback has never played so poorly. Only two other starters have a passer rating lower than his 73.1. His 12 interceptions and 16 turnovers overall are most in the NFL. But statistics tell only part of his regression. Wentz’s throwing mechanics have been shaky and his decision-making careless. He’s shown glimpses of his former self, both the breathtaking 2017 version and the consistent 2018-19 ones. But the 27-year old was supposed to be entering the prime of his career and the elite level of quarterbacks. Now there are legitimate questions as to whether the Eagles should turn the page toward Jalen Hurts this season or next.

Eagles stock report at season’s midpoint: Selling Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz, buying Brandon Graham, others - NJ.com
STOCK DOWN: WR Alshon Jeffery. The wide receiver has now missed eight consecutive games after further injuring himself last month. After being cleared to play on his surgically repaired foot, Jeffery injured his calf during practice. Do the Eagles even want him back on the field?

Where are they now? QB A.J. Feeley - PE.com
Now that he’s done playing, Feeley and his wife, Heather Mitts Feeley, a three-time Olympic gold medal-winning soccer player, make their home in suburban Philadelphia. They have three children: Connor, Blake, and Ace. “She was playing soccer for the Philadelphia Charge at the time when I met her,” Feeley says. “We loved the city and thought it was an ideal place to raise a family and settle down.” Feeley became an entrepreneur six years ago when he founded All Directions Medical, which distributes products to surgeons and hospital operating rooms in the tri-state area.

Five things to watch when the Cowboys host the Steelers - Blogging The Boys
The Ben DiNucci experiment may be one and done for the moment as it appears the Cowboys will being going with a new option this week. It was believed that the team’s regular backup quarterback, Andy Dalton, might be back in action after spending last week in concussion protocol. Unfortunately, the veteran QB is now on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning he’s unavailable to play this Sunday. The Cowboy will look to either Cooper Rush or Garrett Gilbert to start at quarterback. That’s a tough spot for a new quarterback to be in, especially considering what awaits them on the other side of the ball. The Steelers defense is the best in the league at getting after the quarterback with an astounding 11.5 sack percentage. For reference, the Washington Football Team is second in the league, and they sacked the Cowboys six times when they faced off in Week 7. Expect destruction. A lot of destruction. Which brings us to...

Big Blue View mailbag, 11/7: Daniel Jones, Dave Gettleman, more questions - Big Blue View
I will answer this the same way Joe Judge did. No. There is zero point to playing Colt McCoy. Daniel Jones is a young quarterback who needs to play and learn, and the Giants need to see him play to continue learning about him. Sitting him accomplishes nothing that will help Jones or the franchise.

Fifteen NFL teams currently have COVID-19 issues - PFT
Currently, 15 teams have issues with the virus, in one form or another. In no particular order, they are the Ravens, Texans, Colts, Broncos, Chiefs, Cowboys, Packers, Bears, 49ers, Cardinals, Eagles, Raiders, Lions, Falcons, and Dolphins. That’s nearly half the league, presently struggling with some issue or another related to the pandemic.

The NFL is struggling with Covid-19 more than ever, and doesn’t have an answer - SB Nation
While America was embroiled in election week, the NFL was dealing with rising coronavirus crisis under the cover of larger news. The league is now struggling to hold the season together while more players test positive, games hang in the balance, and it becomes abundantly clear that the protocols aren’t good enough to protect players and employees. What began several weeks ago with an outbreak in Tennessee has now morphed to massive, multi-team implications, with fines, lost draft picks, and questions about how this all continues.

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