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Could the Eagles Be Booted Off Sunday Night Football?

Kevin Kinkead - October 23, 2019

The Eagles stink, as you know.

That is now possibly manifesting itself in a scheduling flex that could see the Birds booted off Sunday Night Football in a few weeks, when Seattle comes to town.

That’s theorized at the Seahawks’ SB Nation site, which says:

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Doug Pederson Addresses Fletcher Cox Situation, Reads Off Laundry List of Injuries

Kevin Kinkead - October 23, 2019

Doug Pederson’s midweek press conference didn’t deliver much positive news at all.

Here’s the injury update:

  • Avonte Maddox is not ready yet because the neck is still an issue, it’s a head+neck injury, not just a concussion
  • he expects Ronald Darby to “be out there” this week
  • DeSean Jackson won’t practice with the team but will continue to run and rehab
  • Nigel Bradham will “ramp his rehab up,” not expected to practice today
  • Tim Jernigan’s progression also expected to increase this week
  • Jason Peters will work on conditioning but won’t practice today
  • Hassan Ridgeway is a “little bit longer, week to week with him”

RE: Fletcher Cox and last week’s break-in incident, Doug was asked how the team is handling the situation:

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A Dallas Cowboys Fan Tried to Break Into Fletcher Cox’s House

Kevin Kinkead - October 23, 2019

Fletcher Cox missed practice last Wednesday for what the Eagles called “illness,” but it turns out he was involved in an altercation at his Mullica Hill home.

We heard details involving this incident, but Eagles PR ignored our request for comment and we couldn’t confirm with multiple South Jersey police departments, who didn’t return multiple phone calls.

But turns out this Twitter account sniffed out the story before anybody else:

6 ABC confirmed it last night with a story titled “Exclusive: Man arrested after violent altercation at home of Philadelphia Eagles DT Fletcher Cox,” writing the following:

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What is Malcolm Jenkins Trying to Say?

Kevin Kinkead - October 22, 2019

Hot debate in the Crossing Broad Slack channel.

Is Malcolm Jenkins throwing Carson Wentz under the bus? Is he saying Nick Foles is the better quarterback? It stems from this quote he dropped today, courtesy Zack Rosenblatt at NJ.com:

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Mike Groh and Jim Schwartz Tidbits on Sidney Jones, Nelson Agholor, and the Ball Not Finding People

Kevin Kinkead - October 22, 2019

The Eagles’ coordinators spoke on Tuesday, their first interaction with the media since Sunday night’s fusty debacle of a loss.

Jim Schwartz went first and spoke on Sidney Jones’ absence from the game, asked if he had “written off” the cornerback:

“No, he was in a backup role, he was backing up the nickel in that game. And we had an injury outside just for a couple of plays and Craig (James) was backing up the outside and he (Jones) was backing up the inside. So he still had a role out there.

Follow-up question:

Without Orlando Scandrick, who was released, does Jones’ role change?

Schwartz:

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Brandon Graham and Malcolm Jenkins Respond to Lane Johnson’s “Late to Practice, Late to Meetings” Comments

Kevin Kinkead - October 22, 2019

Lost in the Radio Wars shuffle of Monday were the comments made by Lane Johnson regarding accountability after the Dallas loss.

Johnson talked about snuffing out “little stuff that slides during the week,” and suggested that players had been late to team meetings and practices in the past.

Later in the day, Malcolm Jenkins seemed to disagree with what Johnson had to say, offering up this on 94 WIP:

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Check Out This Angle of the Nelson Agholor Deep Ball

Kevin Kinkead - October 22, 2019

All-22 film gives us the best perspective.

And now we’ve got a different angle of the Carson Wentz deep ball to Nelson Agholor that landed harmlessly on the ground.

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Did Howard Eskin Buy His Super Bowl Ring? An Investigation

Kevin Kinkead - October 22, 2019

Monday was an eventful day in the Philadelphia sports media.

Let’s recap:

  1. Howard Eskin claims that Alshon Jeffery is Josina Anderson’s mystery source
  2. Anderson says that Eskin has “zero knowledge” whom her source is
  3. Jeff McLane asks Doug Pederson if Eskin is leaking information for the team
  4. McLane and Eskin reportedly shared some words after the press conference
  5. Mike Missanelli rips both McLane and Eskin, claiming the latter is a “water boy” for the Eagles and bought his own Super Bowl ring

Is that true? Did Howard really buy his own ring?

Said Mike:

“The Super Bowl ring I can tell you, (Eskin) purchased it himself. He didn’t get a ring, he bought it. That’s how pathetic what we’re talking about here is. Plus, he doesn’t get paid for being on the sidelines. He just likes to be there to be included. That’s the level of patheticness we’re talking about here.

He’s not really a member of the team and it’s not endorsed by the team whatever he says. But he likes to think he’s part of the team. You can judge for yourself somebody buying a Super Bowl ring, thinking he was part of it.”

Later in the day, two sources contacted Crossing Broad to dispute that claim, saying that Eskin did not purchase a ring but was instead given one as a member of the Birds’ radio broadcast team.

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