The Philadelphia Eagles will look to give all fans tuning in another reason to be thankful. While fans are stuffing themselves with turkey and mashed potatoes, or perhaps another slice of pumpkin pie (or two or three), the Eagles will be taking on the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys. Up for gabs is first place in the division heading into December, and perhaps a turkey leg up on the competition heading down the home stretch.
When a team loses in the fashion the Eagles did Sunday, it provides plenty of room for improvement in the next game. It is also important to locate what did go right, even if it was few and far between. The Eagles defense did not do much of anything positive. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis says the defensive players are already working hard at correcting a number of flaws.
The Eagles need McCoy to be the guy that drives the offense. As much as quarterback Nick Foles is the conductor under center, McCoy is the engine that runs the offense. Perhaps this weekend’s home game against the St. Louis Rams will offer the medicine for McCoy’s rushing woes.
Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur says the plan is to let Lane Johnson play right away.
Kyle Shurmur is prepping for another big year at LaSalle College High School.
Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, talked about the impressive work ethics of new Eagles Darren Sproles and Jordan Matthews. Shurmur also discussed various issues, topics, and players as training camp continues.
For all of his accomplishments, Nick Foles is constantly reminded about the first time the Eagles played the Cowboys.
Who knew this was going to happen? Not many. Back in July, there were some that had suspicions the Eagles could be a 7- or 8-win team, but no one was predicting playoffs for a team that needed time to coalesce and heal in recovering from a feckless 4-12 season last year.
As the Eagles have battled back to even their record of wins and losses, the discussion on what to do with the quarterback situation has evolved from locking in on a top 2014 NFL Draft prospect to the idea that the team can realistically move forward with Nick Foles leading the offense. Much of the decision-making for the offseason plans will be determined by what Foles does for the rest of this season.
As Packers wide receiver came down with what was ruled reception in the Eagles 27-13 win on Sunday, replays clearly showed that he did not get both feet in bounds. Anyone who was watching in Philadelphia on television screamed the same thing, “throw the challenge flag!” The Eagles did not challenge the play, and thankfully went on to win the game.
A first place showdown with the Dallas Cowboys is looming, but the Eagles continue to field questions about their quarterback situation.
One day after holding an open practice at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles were back at the Novacare Complex on Sunday.
The Eagles will reportedly add Pat Shurmur to their coaching staff.
The Eagles will host the Cleveland Browns on Thursday at the Linc in their third preseason game, and the game will represent a return to the area for former Villanova safety Raymond Ventrone.