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In Roob’s observations: How a Roseman weakness became a strength - NBCSP
1. Watching every Eagles practice over the last three weeks, one thing that really strikes you is what a remarkable job Howie Roseman has done the last few years replenishing the roster through the draft with young talent. We all know there have been some spectacular misses, and we’ve spent a lot of time focusing on them. But think about this: Since 2018, the Eagles have drafted Jordan Mailata, Landon Dickerson, Cam Jurgens, DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, Jalen Hurts, Dallas Goedert, Miles Sanders, Kenny Gainwell, Avonte Maddox, Nakobe Dean, Josh Sweat, Jordan Davis and Milton Williams. That’s an elite nucleus right there. And that doesn’t include free agents (James Bradberry, Haason Reddick), trades (A.J. Brown, Darius Slay) and waiver claims (Marcus Epps). Howie has drafted nine guys in the first three rounds the last three years, and Jalen Reagor looks like the only misfire. Obviously a terrible one. But overall? That’s a heck of a hit rate. Roseman has turned over the roster, and he’s done it while missing the playoffs just once since the Super Bowl season. Impressive stuff.
A trio of Eagles 2021 late round picks have made jumps in their second seasons - PhillyVoice
DE Tarron Jackson. Jackson entered camp as the fourth defensive end, likely to make the team because of a lack of competition at his position. However, with his play on the field, Jackson has likely earned a regular role in the defense as opposed to just a spot on the roster. He could take some snaps away from Derek Barnett. His get-off at the line of scrimmage and his speed around the edge appear to be improved from last season. “That boy look good,” said Brandon Graham. When asked to elaborate, Graham said, “Just making sure he’s staying on his track. As a rusher, you don’t want to have too many false steps and false movements because you only got so much time to get there.” Jackson should be an upgrade on Ryan Kerrigan’s 2021 role.
Training Camp Practice Notes: Eagles outshine the Browns - BGN
The Eagles’ starting offense scored on the Browns’ starting defense. The Browns’ starting offense (notably featuring Jacoby Brissett instead of Deshaun Watson) did not come close to scoring on the Eagles’ starting defense. The Browns’ offense got knocked back by a mix of penalties and good plays by the Birds. Darius Slay jarred the ball loose by bumping Amari Cooper shortly after the passl hit his hands along the right sideline. Haason Reddick clearly got around right tackle Jack Conklin to “sack” Brissett ... but Brissett threw anyway and the pass was knocked down by Marcus Epps.
Eagles Training Camp Day 14 (Second Browns practice) - BGN Radio
Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) and Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) take you through the fourteenth day of Eagles training camp. The guys discuss the defense, Josh Sweat, Dallas Goedert, A.J. Brown, Kenneth Gainwell, and others. They also hand out their daily Jalen Hurts stock report, MVPs, LVPs, and play of the day awards!
Spadaro: Fletcher Cox is still inspired to reach new heights - PE.com
What is the motivation, I ask Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, when you wake up and it’s a football day? He’s been doing it his entire life, the last 11 years in Philadelphia and of course there is the love of the game, and there is the professional side of it and all of that matters. But is there something more specific for Cox, a six-time Pro Bowl player, a four-time All-Pro selection, and a member of the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 2010s? When he wakes up in the morning, what motivates him to go out and do it again on the football field, even on a day like today, when it’s a practice day and he’s had thousands of those in his lifetime? “I get to come out here and whip another man’s (butt) and get paid for it,” Cox says, laughing. “I love that challenge and that competition. I can say specifically that my goal every day is to improve myself in something that I love to do. This is a game I’ve played my entire life and I make a living doing it with a bunch of guys around me that I love in an organization that has been great to me. That’s what I think about when I wake up and then go to work. It’s another day doing something that I love to do and that I want to do.”
Three keys to Eagles meeting lofty expectations; why Ravens’ historic preseason win streak matters - NFL.com
Hurts has to become more efficient and effective as a rhythm passer. From dissecting opponents with quick throws and screens to fitting the ball into tight windows at intermediate range, the Eagles’ quarterback must target the entire field to stretch the defense horizontally and vertically. Moreover, Hurts needs to be efficient enough on dropbacks to manage two-minute drills and other late-game situations. He has shown signs of breakout potential, but the Eagles need him to take a big step in his development this season if they’re going to remove any doubts about whether they have their franchise player at the game’s most important position.
Second-year cornerback Kelvin Joseph is no longer seen as a lock to make the roster - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys are fortunate enough to have the depth to sustain cutting Joseph by way of the rest of their cornerbacks and they deserve credit for finding DaRon Bland this year. Similarly they deserve credit for the aforementioned Nahshon Wright as again he has shown signs of life albeit with an underwhelming preseason performance. Time is running out for Kelvin Joseph to make a case for himself. And in the interim everyone else is making their own.
Giants’ QB Daniel Jones says he had ‘non-football related’ neck surgery this offeason - Big Blue View
New York Giants Twitter has been on fire lately, asking about the mysterious scar on quarterback Daniel Jones’ neck. On Thursday, Jones said the scar is the result of “a non-football related procedure done on my neck” and not anything to do with last season’s neck injury. “Neck’s great,” Jones said. Jones missed the final six games of the 2021 season with a neck injury. He played in the first preseason game last week against the New England Patriots, reporting no neck issues after being on the field for two offensive series and taking a few hits. “It was all good, didn’t have any kind of issues at all so it was good,” Jones said.
Brian Robinson may already be Washington’s new starting back - Hogs Haven
Kaczor claims that he is not explicitly talking about Gibson, and he may not be. However, could Kaczor have inadvertently alluded to a conversation he may have had with Gibson earlier in the week? It could be that Gibson was already told by Turner or Rivera that “the other guy’s [Brian Robinson] going to start.” If this is true, Robinson might solidify himself as the new starting running back for Washington well before most people had anticipated.
Arizona Cardinals TE Zach Ertz and soccer star Julie Ertz welcome a son, and Kliff Kingsbury offers the baby a scholarship - ESPN
Talk about good genes. Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz and his wife, U.S. women’s national soccer team member Julie Ertz, announced the birth of their son on Thursday. Madden Matthew Ertz was born at 11 a.m. on Aug. 11. He weighed 8.2 pounds and was 22 inches long. “Our whole world,” they each tweeted out above a photo of their newborn son with a blue heart and “Hallelujah.”
Deshaun Watson has never shown remorse for serial sexual misconduct allegations - SB Nation
Everyone except Deshaun Watson says Deshaun Watson is remorseful of his actions. The NFL can talk tough about discipline, but their actions paint a different story. They still made sure to get Watson back on the field just in time to face Houston as the TV ratings likely soar. The discipline here is not insignificant, but it still feels empty given Watson’s lack of remorse. The Browns never cared about the allegations Watson was facing. Watson truly believes he didn’t do anything wrong despite facing multiple forms of discipline. The league just wanted to get him back on the field to face his former team. The NFL might want this story to be over, but anyone following it knows how gross it all feels.
The Look Ahead #101: Deshaun Watson reaction + Hot Take/Cold Truth - The SB Nation NFL Show
Rob “Stats” Guerrera and RJ Ochoa wonder how the hell the Browns actually made the Deshaun Watson situation worse, and we play a new game called Hot Take or Cold Truth. The Browns made the Deshaun situation worse (5:31). Somehow Watson is now better off than he was a year and a half ago (13:25). Hot Take/Cold Truth. Tom Brady will never return to the Buccaneers (26:52). Saquon Barkley is a bust (30:15). The Colts will have a bottom 10 offense this year (36:22). The Bears or the Seahawks will get the #1 overall pick in 2023 (42:50).
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