Eagles Monday: Back in the U.S.A.

Let’s get it back to the Eagles.

Doug Pederson spoke in Europe yesterday and spoke in North America today. He’s the WWF Intercontinental Champion.

Notes:

  • no updates on Lane Johnson or Jalen Mills because the team “pushed their treatments back” with the wonky London scheduling
  • will evaluate the players on injured reserve this week – Richard Rodgers is “getting close” and Mack Hollins “is there” while Mike Wallace is further away

On the running game, and whether or not he has a short-yardage bruiser ala LeGarrette Blount:

“I think we have that guy. If you go back and watch the game, I called a few more third-and-2, third-and-3 runs that we converted, and of course Josh Adams was in the game at the time. Wendell Smallwood had some tough runs. He had a tough run at the end of the game to ice the game, basically. So, we’re very comfortable. Corey Clement is another one that can get us those yards. And really, a lot of that starts up front. I thought our offensive line blocked extremely well against a tremendous front against Jacksonville. I feel real comfortable with the guys we have back there.”

More after the jump:

  • team treated London like a “business trip,” saw the experience as a galvanizing type of thing for the squad
  • still wants to improve on third down and with red zone efficiency, red zone defense is good, also aware that they have five divisional games to close out the second half of the schedule
  • front office is “constantly looking” at players ahead of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline, but “confident and comfortable” with the group they currently have
  • Corey Clement has been “great” this year and is doing everything the Eagles are asking of him

On Carson Wentz turning the ball over:

“Obviously the ball security thing, you can see with his mobility and being able to move in the pocket and stuff like that. Yeah, we keep talking about that and yesterday we had the fumble and of course he had the pick – listen, we keep shooting, man. We keep shooting. It’s hard to take away the aggressiveness because you don’t want to. He knows he’s got to protect the football. We talk about it. We just have to keep on it.”

  • Doug will use bye week to watch his son play football (Josh is a tight end at Louisiana-Monroe)
  • ton of confidence in Wendell Smallwood, had a great training camp and is a valuable part of what they’re doing

That’s about it for today.

The Birds are 4-4 and officially on their bye week, then it’s the Cowboys on Sunday night football at Lincoln Financial Field on November 11th.

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