Eagles News: A big game in reserve for Miles Sanders?
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Fantasy football: 5 bold NFL predictions for week 4 – fake teams
4.) Miles Sanders is in the top 5 for RBs this week. Rationale: If that doesn’t happen this week, I just don’t know when it will happen. Sanders gets off to a bad start and faces KC, who has allowed 4 rushing touchdowns in 3 games this season. This is the FIRST chance for Philadelphia to start Sanders for the 2021 season.
Nick Sirianni failed, Nick Sirianni failed – BGN
Since returning to power in 2016, Howie Roseman and his front office have made an art form blowing draft picks on wide receivers and cornerbacks. Eagles fans know too well that they passed down Justin Jefferson for Jalen Reagor and DK Metcalf for JJ Arcega-Whiteside. But these headliners eclipse an undercard of futility. At the start of Monday’s game, Roseman’s top three draft picks receiving yards were Dallas Goedert, Miles Sanders and Wendell Smallwood. Smallwood was barely overshadowed by Jalen Reagor on Monday; Reagor is about to be overtaken by Quez Watkins. The list doesn’t get any better if you consider Roseman’s entire career, he’s the story of WR’s exile before Chip Kelly with Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff and Marvin McNutt. It’s not just the draft picks. No one can be blamed for the previously durable Mike Wallace (remember him?), Who suffered a season-ending injury, but trading Torrey Smith for an offseason from Daryl Worley and relinquishing a 3rd round pick for 8 Golden Tate games left the Eagles with nothing. The team also traded draft picks for the sake of the oft-injured DeSean Jackson, who has spent most of two seasons scorching cap space which has a direct impact this season. Greg Ward has more receiving yards than Jackson and Tate’s second throw combined.
Eye On the Enemy # 68: Mark Gunnels Joins Eagles-Chiefs Game Preview Sunday + Key Games to Watch – BGN Radio
John Stolnis speaks with Mark Gunnels of SB Nation’s Arrowhead Pride about a game up for the Chiefs as Andy Reid returns to Philadelphia as an opponent for the second time in his career. We broke down the key games to watch for Sunday’s game and handed out predictions and thoughts on Jalen Hurts as the franchise’s QB.
Are Hurts or Sirianni a bigger concern in Roob’s Eagles sightings – NBCSP
4. Howie Roseman’s failure to recruit impact defensive players has really had a devastating effect on the franchise. Since the 2013 draft, the Eagles have drafted 37 defensive players – 15 in the first four rounds. As the Eagles, those 37 players combined for 27 steals, 53 1/2 sacks and 13 forced fumbles. That’s 93 1/2 impact games in 131 games over eight seasons. The only draft picks in the past nine years with more than two interceptions as the Eagles are Jordan Hicks (7), Rasul Douglas (5), Jalen Mills (5) and Nate Gerry (3). The only draft picks with more than six sacks in the past nine years are Derek Barnett (19 1/2) and Josh Sweat (10 1/2). And the only draft picks with more than two forced fumbles in that span are Sweat, Barnett and Bennie Logan (3 each). By comparison, Brian Dawkins had 34 interceptions, 21 sacks and 32 forced fumbles on his own in his 13 years here. So one guy had 87 impact games as an Eagle, and all of the 2013-2021 draft classes have 93 1/2. Breathtaking.
Andre Dillard and Derek Barnett’s wild rides, two of the Eagles’ many questionable draft picks – Inquirer
Andre Dillard and Derek Barnett don’t seem to have much in common other than the team they play for and the round in which they were drafted. But the two former first-round picks know firsthand what it’s like to watch teammates in the same position sign contract extensions in front of them, even though they’ve been drafted in rounds behind them. Within a week last month, tackle Jordan Mailata and defensive end Josh Sweat signed multi-year contracts. The former was drafted a year before Dillard in the seventh round, while the latter was selected a year after Barnett in the fourth. While the deals don’t prevent the Eagles from also signing Dillard and Barnett for extensions, they do suggest that each is nearing the end of their tenure in Philadelphia. But that has been the fate of many of the team’s recent No.1 picks. Since the 2013 draft, there has been only one first-round player who signed a second contract with the Eagles, and quarterback Carson Wentz (the 2016 draft) was traded for less than two years. after accepting the extension.
Taking stock of the Eagles 3 games in the Nick Sirianni era – PE.com
That’s what Sunday means for the Eagles – a chance to measure themselves, rebounding from Monday’s loss to a super bowl– competing football team. How they react will be an eye-opening experience to consider both in the short team and overall as the Eagles build their football program with an eye on long term, consistent and competitive success.
Chiefs vs. Eagles: Match & Score Predictions – Arrowhead Pride
Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) – Over the past couple of weeks, the Chiefs have made us look bad here in the selection section – and that’s largely because of self-inflicted injuries. These can be corrected. I also thought that the defense had taken a small step forward against the Chargers. It may continue. Watch this Eagles team Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys, I just think the Chiefs are in a different class – even though the Chiefs and Eagles both have the same 1-2 record. As the Chiefs players stepped onto the podium this week, the internal theme became clear: “We won’t let this happen again. The Chiefs win (and for punters, finally cover), avoiding a collective panic button crush in Kansas City. Chiefs 34, Eagles 14.
Chiefs’ Andy Reid to set NFL record with victory over Eagles on Sunday – NJ.com
The Kansas City Chiefs The head coach, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, can put his name in the NFL record books with a victory Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. According to the Boston Globe: Reid, with a 99-45 record with the Chiefs, can become the first coach in history with 100 wins for two teams. And he can do it on Sunday in Philadelphia, where he set a 140-102-1 record.
Point / Counterpoint: Finding the Right Meter for Cowboys – Blogging The Boys
A dominant victory over a division rival always gets the juice flowing. That’s exactly what the Dallas Cowboys got in their crush of the Philadelphia Eagles, which wasn’t even as close as the 20-point winning margin would indicate. The win has deep playoff visions dancing through fans’ heads. Has that really told us enough, though? The Eagles appear to be a hot mess right now. Dallas now faces 3-0 Carolina Panthers. This is perhaps a much better test of how contenders the Cowboys are. Or maybe not. Our Terence Watson and Tom Ryle take a closer look.
Giants roster news: Giants activate WR John Ross from IR – Big Blue View
The New York Giants officially activated wide receiver John Ross out of their injured reserve. We knew that decision was coming when the Giants named Ross for the injured reserve return on Wednesday. This week was the Giants’ first opportunity to activate Ross or EDGE rookie Ellerson Smith from their injured reserve list. The Giants will be without wide receivers Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton this week after each suffering hamstring injuries last week against the Atlanta Falcons. The Giants were generally expected to designate Ross to return from the IR given injuries to Shepard and Slayton.
Matches to watch: Week 4 @Dolphins – Stampede Blue
Matt Eberflus versus. Jacoby Brissett. The Colts’ defense will face a quarterback they know all too well after spending most of his career as a starter or replacement at Indy. Eberflus has plenty of reasons to be familiar with Jacoby Brissett, and the Colts probably know his strengths and weaknesses better than any other team in the NFL. Brissett played well on his first start in the Dolphins uniform, but he’s just not a dynamic passer who can lead an offense. He had 49 passing attempts for just 215 yards, good for 4.38 YPA, a laughable number. In fact, running back Myles Gaskin had more yards per carry than Brissett had yards per attempt! The Colts’ defense has been really bad at the start of the season and falls short of the expectations they have set themselves for this campaign. If the unit has to shake off a rough start, what better game than this?
Report: Gronkowski could miss “weeks” with fractured ribs – PFT
If the Buccaneers thought Gronk would be out for at least 12 more days, they could have put him in the casualty reserve. Typically, he can come back after missing just three games. Since he has already missed Sunday’s game against New England, he would only be missing two more, next Sunday against the Dolphins and following Thursday against the Eagles. But he hasn’t been placed on IR, so it’s unclear if they’re convinced he’ll miss both week five and week six, in addition to week four.
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