Kelly remains committed to his style, philosophy and personnel. The only good news is Voice of the Eagles Merrill Reese won’t have to rehearse “It’s up, and it’s … noooooo gooood!” “It felt like we took a step forward”. I don’t think I am. There’s been a lot of changes. Their 33.3 percent conversion rate on 3rd-and-5 or less ranks dead last in the NFL. One of the guys we had that worked out actually signed with the Texans and was their kicker this week. Can we go back to week 3 of the preseason, please? “On that play, you did exactly what you had to do”.
The kicking game is a pain in the backside Kelly can do without.
Kyshoen Jarrett – The rookie safety who plays nickel cornerback had two absolutely huge plays in the fourth quarter last Sunday. Back and knee injuries ruined two of his seasons in college at Florida State.
Kevin: The defense spent more than 40 minutes on the field.Chip Kelly has said that time of possession is not important. But Washington’s vaunted running game struggled against the Eagles’ strong defensive front, one of the NFL’s best at stopping the run so far in 2015.
Murray, who had a league-high 392 rushing attempts with the Cowboys last season when he ran away with the league rushing title, has only 29 carries in three games this season.
Looking ahead to the Atlanta Falcons, where former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan holds the same position there, Jay Gruden said that there is only advantage “if Kyle decides to play”. He finished 15-of-29 for 269 yards for the 1-3 Eagles. Or would it convince Kelly he needs to look elsewhere for that Super Bowl-caliber quarterback? Seems to have a knack for being around loose footballs and for making them loose in the first place.
Graham recorded one sack, four hurries, and five tackles. Bradford was 15 for 28 for 270 yards, with touchdown passes of 62, 39 and 10 yards. “That’s the difference in the football game”. While there’s not any one reason for that, much of it stems from the lack of positive plays on the ground. He didn’t look good in the first half.
“I like our leadership”. Based on the storm’s current trajectory and the lifting by Governor (Larry) Hogan of the state of emergency in eight Maryland counties, including Montgomery and Prince George’s County (where FedEx Field is located), we expect to play Sunday’s Philadelphia at Washington game as scheduled on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
“Do I think I’m touching the ball (enough)?” Which is fine with Coach Chip. I like the fact that our guys are giving great effort, the coach said. Only 21 of the players on Philadelphia’s 53-man roster have been with the Eagles since 2013 and that is mostly due to Kelly’s role as the overseer of personnel. “That’s what we need to do”.
Saying you’re not playing well is fine, but that doesn’t automatically turn things around. They hadn’t had those earlier and that was kind of a key point to us getting them to third down. Right tackle Lane Johnson managed to stay on the field, but was obviously laboring after suffering an injury. On the first Trenton Robinson drifted over to the opposite side of the field and could not recover, while the second instance saw DaShon Goldson creep a bit too close to the line of scrimmage and letting Miles Austin get behind the defense, a cardinal sin. Left guard Allen Barbre tweaked an ankle rolling into center Jason Kelce but says he’s okay … It is unlikely he will play this week against New Orleans.