At last, Week 1 of the National Football League regular season is here. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz suffered some growing pains but overall played like someone who would stop the franchise's revolving door at the position. At this time a year ago, Wentz was learning the playbook after being abruptly thrown into the fire after veteran quarterback Sam Bradford was traded to the Minnesota Vikings. He spent most of the off-season in the Eagles practice facility. Last season, 38 of his 53 catches came in the first half. Because the Eagles have a speed threat on one side in Torrey Smith, a deep threat on the other side in Jeffery, and Washington will have to stay home, especially in play-action situations, because of its shaky run defense.
The talk during OTAs and in training camp is that Agholor has emerged as a new and improved receiver in the Eagles offense.
"Maybe at certain times this year early on he was feeling good", Thompson said. So even though Doctson has now missed six preseason games and 14 regular season games to date, he has the skillset to thrive once healthy.
In December the Redskins beat the Eagles again, 27-22. LeGarrette Blount is expected to lead the Philly ground attack after racking up 1,161 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Patriots last season. WR Jamison Crowder set career highs with 67 receptions, 847 yards and seven TDs last season.
"Personally, I like road games", he said. He was the top receiver in the draft, we thought.
The Eagles are fortunate to be heading into this game with flawless health, while WR Jamison Crowder, C Spencer Long, and LB Ryan Anderson are all listed as questionable heading into this contest for Washington.
The Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins head into the 2017 season with Cousins waiting to learn how the team will treat him through the good times and bad.
The Eagles received the ball to start the quarter and moved the ball up the field with relative ease.
But Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said he has confidence in the Birds corners-Darby and Jalen Mills as well as Patrick Robinson and Rasul Douglas.
"A lot of the same principles and concepts that we ran or he ran back then still apply today", Pederson said. "Adding him to the room gave us some competition and made us better". Now, the Skins are talented enough to score some points on offense, but the defense will be the death of them. "Things are up-tempo, they're basic, not a lot of motions and shifts, and guys having to line up in certain spots if we broke the huddle, per se, with a call". Brandon Cox and Vinny Curry will start as the edge rushers.