The Philadelphia Eagles hope that veteran offensive lineman Jake Scott can add some much needed help to their offensive line, signing him to a one-year contract on Monday.
The team hopes that Scott’s experience with Howard Mudd for four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts from 2004-07 will help him adjust to the Birds’ line quickly. The 6-5, 292 lineman most recently played for the Tennessee Titans from 2008 to 2011.
There is a chance that Scott will play right guard immediately, meaning that the other remaining players to line up at tackle are Demetress Bell, Dennis Kelly, and King Dunlap, whose name should now be synonymous with a swear word after his string of bone-headed moves on Sunday. Danny Watkins may return to practice this week after missing three games due to his mysterious ankle ailment. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles sign veteran Jake Scott to bolster offensive line’
The Cowboys and Eagles are two teams that have turned out to be big disappointments thus far this season. With both sitting at 3-5, Sunday’s game is seen as a “must-win” game for both organizations in order to have any sort of chance to make a run at the playoffs. Here’s a look at what’s being said about Dallas in advance of the game.
Mike Vick isn’t the only quarterback in this matchup suffering a slump and heavy criticism. Tony Romo is in the worst stretch of career, leading the NFL in interceptions and in what Dallas columnist Tim Cowlishaw calls a “year of regression”: Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Eying the Enemy – Here come the Cowboys’
LeSean McCoy ran for 119 yards in Monday night’s game but his efforts weren’t enough to help his team overcome defeat. Photo via the Philadelphia Eagles.
Nothing like a Monday Night Football embarrassment. The Philadelphia Eagles could only assemble 13 points against the worst defense in the league. The Birds notched 447 yards of offense and yet only came out of the game with 13 points.
Where do you go from here?
The Philadelphia Eagles have now fallen to 3-5 in the 28-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints with absolutely no signs of improvement in sight. The fourth straight lost for the Birds.
Mike Tirico called it, “The night of the red zone nightmare.” And that about sums it up. The turnover issues returned, and in the red zone, no less. Continue reading ‘Tough questions face the Philadelphia Eagles after MNF loss to New Orleans Saints’
The Philadelphia Eagles offensive line has already been decimated by injuries and Monday night’s game against the Saints saw yet another lineman fall with Todd Herremans making an early exit with a right ankle/foot injury. He was carted off to the locker room.
Demetress Bell filled in for Herremans at RT for the remainder of the game..
This means that for the majority of the game against the Saints, the only lineman who has experience starting for more than a full season season with the Eagles offense is LG Evan Mathis. Mathis is joined by King Dunlap at LT, in for the injured Jason Peters; Dallas Reynolds at center, who is in for Jason Kelce; Bell; and rookie Dennis Kelly at RG, in for Danny Watkins.
Herremans will receive an MRI on Tuesday morning to assess the extent of his injury.
Let’s hope the injury isn’t as bad as it looked and that Herremans can rejoin the struggling offensive line in the coming week so that a situation that is already bad doesn’t get even worse.
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Key to victory: Give Shady the ball. Image via Philly Sports Central
The Atlanta Falcons look pretty beatable for an undefeated team.
Their six wins have come against nary a winning team, .500 being the best record of an opponent they’ve faced this season. A 30-28 win in Week 4 against the Panthers or a 23-20 victory in Week 6 over the Raiders can’t exactly be described as impressive or dominating. Yes, the Falcons have come out with wins in every game but are they a commanding team? That is what the Falcons seek to prove on Sunday. The Philadelphia Eagles plan to show that the mighty can and will fall, particularly when the Falcons travel to the Linc and have failed to secure a victory in four previous trips to Philadelphia’s stadium. Continue reading ‘Falcons – Eagles preview: Defeating the undefeated’