Over the past six years, the Philadelphia Eagles have experienced dramatic change. Chip Kelly. Sam Bradford. Doug Pederson. Carson Wentz. The one constant has been Malcolm Jenkins. The Eagles have played 102 games during the past six seasons. Jenkins never missed one. He’s barely missed snaps, playing nearly 99 percent of them since signing in
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This Eagles season had been a miserable one up until three weeks ago. Every game had seemingly played out the same way. The offense looked lifeless in the first quarter. The defense blew second halves. It wasn’t until Nick Foles created magic in Los Angeles Dec. 16 when things became interesting. A little help along
Allen Iverson stood tall, emulating a larger than life figure. The barely six-foot guard entered the basketball Hall of Fame two years ago, becoming the first childhood icon of mine to achieve the ultimate honor. Saturday night a second childhood icon will enter the Hall of Fame. He played with intensity, passion and embodied the
Certain things cannot be quantified. Certain things cannot be explained. People openly mocked Doug Pederson following the win against the Rams in early December. Pederson said it’s next man-up. That felt like a cliche at the time. Sure, the Eagles could replace Darren Sproles and Jordan Hicks. Even Hall of Fame LT Jason Peters, too.
It shouldn’t have happened. It’s a game the Eagles should have won, and with three divisional road games, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers on deck it might be a game the Eagles wish they had back. It’s easy to blame Ryan Mathews. Why did he fight for extra yardage?
It wasn’t supposed to happen this quickly. Maybe if Sam Bradford suffered an injury midway through the season. Maybe if the Eagles didn’t have a chance to make the postseason come November. Maybe then Carson Wentz would start, but it doesn’t matter anymore. Wentz will make his first career start in his first career game.
Sam Bradford was accurate last Thursday, but he did so without throwing the ball down field. He’ll micromanage the game, especially if Philadelphia does not have the vertical threats necessary for a high-power offense. It’s the smart approach to this season, because the Eagles desperately need to win as many games as possible since they
Preseason football barely tells anything about the potential success of a team. Ideally the first unit offense and defense look sharp in limited series, and then the rest of the roster fights for a spot on the final 53. This year was different because: Carson Wentz. Last season the Eagles beat the Packers in Week
Sam Bradford plays like an average quarterback. Ask anyone to describe Bradford. Mediocre probably best describes Bradford, while overpaid and overrated chronicle him, too. Bradford completed the most passes for a rookie in NFL history in 2010. He won Offensive Rookie of the Year later that season. The former Heisman trophy winner looked like one
Sam Bradford signed a two-year deal in March. Days later the Eagles made Chase Daniel an expensive back up. The Eagles also made it known they would draft a quarterback somewhere in the 2016 NFL Draft. Bradford, however, didn’t know it would be the second pick in the entire draft. Yes, Bradford only signed a