Carson Wentz’s new-identified muscle, what Doug Pederson better do Sunday – OR ELSE – and Andy Reid’s right away push to Baltimore.
It’s all here in this weekend’s Roob’s 10 random Eagles observations.
1.Substantially was created in excess of the summer season about how Carson Wentz had bulked up. With a healthful offseason for the first time in a few several years, he documented to camp significantly more substantial and more robust: “This offseason, I was actually ready to get after it and operate out a small more difficult in my gym. I haven’t attained anything insane body weight-intelligent, but I have certainly acquired some fat.” Viewing Carson these first two game titles, I can not help marvel if he put on a very little much too considerably weight, way too a great deal muscle mass. He appears a little bit slower afoot than he has in the past, a tiny lumbering, and I wonder if it’s impacting his movement in the pocket. Wentz has never been a big operating QB, but he’s normally created plays on the go and made use of his legs to invest in time and escape difficulties. I have not seen that this calendar year. And possibly it has absolutely nothing to do with the included bodyweight, but one thing is quite unique about the way he’s participating in, and the quicker he and the Eagles figure it out the greater opportunity they have of salvaging the period.
two.The Eagles have scored 16 or much less points in their very last five video games towards the Bengals. Previous time they scored more than sixteen against Cincinnati was that 44-42 shootout acquire at the Vet in 1997, Bobby Hoying outgunning Boomer Esiason. That streak has to end Sunday, suitable? Ideal? Correct???
3.It was difficult not to discover how crisp and successful the Rams’ offense was Sunday and how clunky and ragged the Eagles’ offense was. The disparity was obtrusive. No question Wentz’s struggles are section of the cause. But portion of the blame has to go to Doug Pederson’s perform calling. He’s slumping, far too. The offense just has not had the stability, the rhythm, the snappiness it commonly has. If the offense carries on to sputter, Doug wants to take into consideration handing engage in calling duties about to somebody else, even if it is non permanent. The very likely choice is Push Taylor, but I’d have Marty Mornhinweg do it. Marty is a heck of a enjoy caller. Revolutionary, unpredictable, aggressive. In 2006, with the team three-five at the bye week, Andy Reid ceded perform contacting duties to Marty with superb effects. The Eagles went 6-2 the relaxation of the way, with 5 of the wins beneath Jeff Garcia. Handing off play calling frees the head mentor up to aim on the significant image and provides the offense an injection of freshness. It’s possible we’re not at that point yet. But we’re obtaining shut.
4.Sean Payton and Jon Gruden have been on the Eagles’ coaching personnel in 1997, Payton and John Harbaugh in 1998 and Harbaugh and Andy Reid in 1999 with Pederson at quarterback. Individuals teams produced 5 head coaches that received Tremendous Bowls. They also went 14-33-one. You never know.
5A.Eagles cornerbacks have five interceptions in the past twenty video games.
5B.The very last Eagles CB with two INTs in a match was Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in 2011.
5C.Ronald Darby has the most INTs by an Eagles cornerback around the final 10 years. Six. Cary Williams and Rasul Douglas are future with five apiece, and Patrick Robinson, Jalen Mills and Nnamdi Asomugha have four each individual.
6.In the Bengals’ opener, Austin Ekeler ran 19 periods for eighty four yards for the Chargers and Joshua Kelly was twelve-for-60. And last week in their decline to the Browns, Nick Chubb ran 22 occasions for 124 yards and Kareem Hunt was 10-for-86. The Bengals cannot even pretend to prevent the run. If you subtract kneel downs, they’ve permitted five.3 yards for each have and 187 yards for each match. If Doug does not get in touch with 35 running performs Sunday, it’s a criminal offense.
7.All four of Wentz’s INTs this year have been on 1st down. The full rest of the NFL has thrown fourteen interceptions on to start with down. So Wentz is dependable for 22 per cent of all NFL 1st-down INTs this 12 months. Moving into this 12 months, Wentz experienced 13 occupation INTs on 812 to start with down makes an attempt. This calendar year he has four in 39 tries.
8.Now is the just one-calendar year anniversary of Mack Hollins’ final capture.
9.With Fletcher Cox questionable for Sunday with a quad damage, here’s a insane point: The final time the Eagles performed a game with no possibly Fletcher or Malcolm Jenkins in uniform was the final game of the 2012 season – Eagles-Giants at the Meadowlands in Andy Reid’s ultimate match as Eagles head mentor. Fletch has only skipped two online games since opening day 2013, both in 2017. Jenkins, of course, hardly ever skipped a game from 2014 through 2019. Cox missed that video game from the Giants – the closing sport of his rookie year – with a concussion.
10.How near are Chiefs coach Andy Reid and Ravens mentor John Harbaugh? Reid and Harbaugh, who had been collectively here from 1999 via 2007, meet up with Monday evening in Baltimore in what should be an amazing video game in between two of the greatest teams in the NFL and two former MVP quarterbacks. But again in January of 2013, Reid experienced just been hired by the Chiefs and Harbaugh was even now in Baltimore a several days before the Ravens flew to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII against the 49ers. Reid was still dwelling in Philly, and a person evening the two of them had been on the mobile phone for hours conversing soccer and lifestyle as Harbs well prepared for his initial Tremendous Bowl as a head mentor. It was shut to midnight and they had been on the telephone for hours when Reid lastly said, “Look, this is absurd. I’m coming down there.” And he received in his truck and drove to Baltimore in the middle of the night time so they could carry on the discussion in individual.