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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 11/8/20.

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The best veteran contract on every NFL team - ESPN+
Philadelphia Eagles: Rodney McLeod, S. Age: 30. Remaining contract: 2020: $2,350,000 (1.1%); 2021: $5,200,000 (2.6%) (plus extra voidable years with no salary). The story of McLeod’s career is that he’s a solid safety when healthy. With the Eagles this year, he has mainly handled deep safety roles. He has allowed just 21 completions for 240 yards over his last 24 games, per Sports Info Solutions’ charting numbers, and while the Philadelphia secondary has not been great as a whole, McLeod and Darius Slay haven’t been part of the problem. McLeod’s injury history has kept him undervalued — he’s making less money than reclamation projects such as Vonn Bell and Eric Murray.

Eagles fans play key role in electing Eagles fan as next president of the United States - BGN
For those wondering, yes, the result of the 2020 presidential election qualifies as Eagles news. Votes counted in Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs, where many Eagles fans obviously reside, played a key role in Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes going to Joe Biden to elect him the next president of the United States. Polling data shows Biden won 80.8% of the vote in Philadelphia county. Biden — a Scranton, PA native before moving to Delaware — is also an Eagles fan himself. Check out his reaction after the Eagles won Super Bowl LII.

Quick Jam #18: Why It’s Called “Quick Jam” - BGN Radio
Michael Kist breaks down the origins of the name “Quick Jam” with a full breakdown of the technique and how to beat it using an example from Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery!

What Pederson thinks is biggest difference from Good Carson to Bad Carson - NBCSP
And if Pederson is going to compare the 2017 version of Went to the 2020 version of Wentz, then it’s perfectly valid to bring up the injuries around him. Fair enough. But that obviously isn’t the only problem with Wentz. It’s not like if the team magically got healthy, he’d be playing at that 2017 level again right away. Because the turnovers are inexcusable. Wentz had just seven turnovers through eight games in 2017 and he has 16 through eight games in 2020. “He has to do better there,” Pederson said. “He has to protect the football. He knows that; we know that. And that is a frustrating thing and our success right now has to be protecting the football. Because honestly, until we get all of our guys back, I don’t think we can just line up and just dominate necessarily.”

Don’t blame Doug Pederson for Eagles’ problems. Blame everybody else. - Inquirer
Carson Wentz has committed 16 turnovers in 32 quarters. It’s incredible. He leads the NFL with 12 interceptions and he is tied for the lead with four lost fumbles. If that doesn’t sound bad enough, put it this way: Carson Wentz has more turnovers than 30 other NFL teams. Only the Cowboys have more. And the Eagles, who have a total of 17 — thanks to Carson Wentz. That quantification it the best way to qualify how exquisitely disastrous Wentz has been in 2020. He played much better than his statistics indicated in 2019, carrying the team to nine wins while committing just 14 turnovers all season, and he finished with a 93.1 passer rating, 12th among regular starters. This season? Of the 24 quarterbacks with at least 200 attempts, his passer rating, 73.2, ranks 24th. Nick Foles is at only 80.2, so shush that talk. How did he get here?

Your NFL Week 9 Matchup Guide: Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees Is a Battle for the Record Books - The Ringer
A similar phenomenon seems to happen to Daniel Jones. Like a deer walking on pavement, Jones is rarely aware of when he is in obvious danger. In 21 career games, he has fumbled an astonishing 23 times, and more than half the time he loses the ball, he seems shocked. What’s worse than Jones not sensing a pass rush is what happens when he does. At the first sign of trouble, Jones panics and unwittingly makes the worst decision possible. The hallmark of good quarterbacking is avoiding pass rushers while keeping your eyes downfield, constantly scanning the secondary for open receivers. Jones does the opposite. When he senses pressure, he stares directly at it, and then is unable to see anything else. Relatedly, Jones has 34 turnovers in his first 20 starts, the most since Ryan Leaf.

Week 9 bold predictions: Drew Lock puts on a show - Fake Teams
3. Washington vs. New York Giants has an over/under of 43, give me the over at 48.5. Justification: Offense is obviously not massive on either team but it really hasn’t been each of the last two years. Over the last two years, the second time these two play in a season they more than double the total number of points scored vs. the first time. They figure out the defensive weakness and exploit it in game two. Daniel Jones looked good last week at Tampa Bay and Kyle Allen has improved since he took over three weeks ago. Washington’s point total has gone from 10 points to 19 to 25 points in their second win of the season vs. Dallas last week.

Giants’ WR Golden Tate not traveling with the team - Big Blue View
New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate is not traveling with the team to face the Washington Football Team this Sunday. The team confirmed that news late Saturday afternoon. Tate, and his wife, publicly expressed their frustration with his role in the Giants’ offense over the last week. Tate has not seen many snaps, nor passes, come his way over the first eight games of the season. Giants head coach Joe Judge said that discipline for Tate’s outburst would be handled internally, and it seems the situation has progressed to the point where Tate is a healthy scratch from Sunday’s game. There was speculation that the Giants were open to trading Tate before Tuesday’s trade deadline, but a potential deal never materialized.

Report: Cowboys will start Garrett Gilbert on Sunday versus the Steelers - Blogging The Boys
The Dallas Cowboys went into this week of preparation for the Pittsburgh Steelers by making a change at quarterback. Ben DiNucci, who got the initial start of his career against the Philadelphia, was not going to get a second start. Dallas made the decision to go with either Garrett Gilbert or Cooper Rush as their starter. All week, Mike McCarthy ahs said that it would be an open competition between the two quarterbacks, but the smart money was always on Garrett Gilbert as being the guy. That was mainly from sources inside the organization hinting that Gilbert was getting more reps at practice and looked like the pick. Today, it sounds like that is correct. There are sources saying the decision has been made and it will be Gilbert.

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