Eagles Not Complacent Despite Monday’s Minnesota Rout
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- It’s another day of practice for the Eagles as they ready for Sunday night’s match-up with the Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Vikings are 5-9 and coming off a 40-14 loss to the Bears on Monday night, but Eagles’ offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg (above) says they are really pretty good.
“They are very, very good up front,” he told reporters on Thursday. “Their linebackers are very active. Real smart as well, and you can see that on film. Very smart, always well prepared.”
The linebackers to which Mornhinweg refers are Chad Greenway, EJ Henderson, and Ben Leber, with Greenway leading the defense in tackles, with 127.
There are many reasons why the Eagles are 10-4 this season, and special teams coach Bobby April points to Omar Gaither, who after being deactivated for the Dallas game came back and took out three members of the Giants on DeSean Jackson’s game-winning punt return touchdown last Sunday.
“His example to those guys about what you do when you are down, you come back fighting even harder,” April said of Gaither. “If you lost that last round, you come out of that corner with more determination. He did that. So yeah, I think a lot of the guy.”
April’s kick-return unit is likely to have its hands full on Sunday night, trying to contain Minnesota’s Percy Harvin.
Reported by Tom Maloney, KYW Newsradio 1060.