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Malcolm Jenkins is not a Jerry Jones Fan

Kevin Kinkead - July 27, 2018

That makes two of us.

I wrote the other day about Jerry Jones and the Cowboys holding fast to their policy of requiring players to stand for the national anthem despite new guidelines from the NFL that would allow personnel to remain in the locker room instead. The whole thing is kind of dumb anyway, since the rules are being frozen while the league has discussions with the NFL Players Association.

The topic came up today with Eagles captain Malcolm Jenkins, who described Jones as a “bully” and explained that Jeffrey Lurie would not force that kind of rule on his players:

More Jenkins from Zack Rosenblatt at NJ.com:

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Malcolm Jenkins Has Spoken. Will Anyone Listen?

Tim Reilly - June 7, 2018

“If you don’t like what is being said, change the conversation,” Don Draper once quipped on Mad Men. On Wednesday, Malcolm Jenkins took the advice.

As the local press surrounded Jenkins’ locker, fishing for a quote to color their stories about the Eagles’ scuttled White House trip, the Eagles safety and social activist tried a different mode of communication.

“Are you surprised that you guys eventually decided not to go to the White House?” Derrick Gunn asked. In response, Jenkins held up a poster board that read, “You Aren’t Listening.”

“More than 60% of people in prison are people of color,” read the ensuing slide in the presentation.

6 ABC reporter Jeff Skversky was the next to try to cull a sound bite from Jenkins. “Are you surprised you guys are embroiled in this controversy with the White House?”

“Nearly 200,000 juveniles enter the adult criminal system each year, most for non-violent crime. #stopschoolpipelinetoprison” was the written reply.

“Are you not going to say anything, or are you just going to use these posters?” Skversky inquired. It was a fair question in light of the unconventional display taking place.

“You aren’t listening,” came the silent retort.

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3 Eagles in Pro Bowl + 3 Alternates

Mark Saltveit - December 23, 2015

Three Philadelphia Eagles were named to the Pro Bowl Tuesday: DE Fletcher Cox (finally!), Darren Sproles (as a punt returner), and in a surprise, LT Jason Peters.

Naming Peters is kind of a habit at this point. He has been selected every year since 2008, except for 2012 when he didn’t play at all due to a ruptured achilles tendon. 2015 has not been his strongest year, but he earned the admiration of his fellow players by holding together a very shaky offensive line through force of will, despite his age (34 in a month) and a series of painful injuries.

The number of Pro Bowlers on the Eagles (three) matches the total on Green Bay and Pittsburgh. Undefeated Carolina leads the league with 10, while the other elite teams — New England, Seattle and Arizona — have seven each.

Three Eagles were named as alternates, according to Bleacher Report: center Jason Kelce, safety Malcolm Jenkins, and special teamer Chris Maragos. The team has not confirmed this as of late Tuesday night. Punter Donnie Jones and OLB Connor Barwin were flat out snubbed.

Jeff Skversky of ABC-6 Sports tweeted an interesting list of Eagles Chip Kelly has cut.

Skversky quote on ex-Eagle pro bowlers

The thing is, Shady is the only one on that list selected this year, which kind of undercuts Skversky’s point. (And he was a somewhat controversial pick himself, as the league’s 9th best running back by yardage.) In general, the players Chip got rid of made sense; Todd Herremans, Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher are all out of the league. It’s the players he chose to replace them that have been a problem.

Meanwhile, one of the most discussed snubs was former Eagle Kurt Coleman, who is having a miracle year with seven interceptions and a touchdown already in 2015. (He had a total of 10 interceptions in his first five NFL years, none of them in 2013 when he played for Chip.) Here’s an argument no one could have predicted a year ago:

Stopping John Brown is the key to the Eagles – Cardinals game

Mark Saltveit - December 20, 2015

Philadelphia matches up well against Arizona. They beat them in a tough 2013 game, and lost last year only because of a stupid defensive play.

The Eagles led 20-17 with 1:21 left. Arizona had the ball on their own 25. Might be a good time for a prevent defense, right? Instead, Cary Williams played tight on Williams, who predictably ran by him. Worse, safety Nate Allen bit on a double move, trying to be a hero by going for an interception on a short pass that was just a fake.

Brown flew by both for an easy touchdown. And no doubt, he’s one of the fastest receivers in the game. But half-decent coverage could have stopped the play or at least limited it to a long gain.

Since then, Allen signed with the Raiders as a free agent, and Cary Williams is out of football after the Seahawks cut him. The Eagles also replaced DBs coach John Lovett with Cory Undlin, who players rave about, and the unit as a whole is much better. So far, they’ve given up 44 passes of 20 yards or longer in 13 games. Last year, in 16, they surrendered 72.

But the secondary is still a work in progress. EJ Biggers is erratic at best. Nolan Carroll broke his ankle. Against Tampa Bay and Detroit, DC Bill Davis tried moving Malcolm Jenkins out of the nickel CB role back to a more traditional safety position. The Eagles gave up 45 points each to two of the league’s worst teams.

After they put Malcolm back in the slot and called up Ed Reynolds from the practice squad to play safety, the Birds beat New England and Buffalo, giving up only 28 and 20 points. And Reynolds clinched the Bills game with his late interception.

How well the Eagles handle John Brown tonight will be a good marker of their chances to win. Whether he faces Byron Maxwell or rookie Eric Rowe, Brown remains a deep threat who demands safety help to neutralize. The Eagles will need good coaching from Undlin, a smart defensive game plan and individual execution by Reynolds and Rowe, two green players, to have a chance at pulling off this upset.

Eagles – Patriots: Christmas Comes Early

Mark Saltveit - December 6, 2015

Just when the Eagles looked like they were hitting an all-time low, they string us out on a heaven’s high. Would you prefer to be an even-tempered, slightly above average Chiefs fan? Not me. This is the payoff that makes it worth it.

Everything was unpredictable about this game, to everyone except Kyle (who called the win).. Except that the NFL seems to work that way. As soon as something is obvious to everyone, you can be sure it isn’t going to happen. This is a Sunday where Blaine Gabbert not only led his team to victory, but also had a higher quarterback rating than Tom Brady and four times more rushing yards than Adrian Peterson.

So yeah, it’s crazy that the Patriots even struggled, much less lost, but it was sort of predictable. And their near-comeback from 21 points down was predictable, too. Tommy Lawlor called it:

tommy lawlors tweet about nervous with lead

But even given all that anti-logic, this was a crazy game. Here are five especially surprising miracles from today’s game.

1) The heroes of the game

Malcolm Jenkins and Connor Barwin did well, which is no surprise. It’s great that Jason Peters rallied despite injuries to throw a crucial block on third down and allow Bradford to extend the Eagles’ final drive. But he’s a stud. You expect that. Ditto Sproles’ big plays.

But no one predicted Riley Cooper would make two clutch, late plays to seal the victory — first, slapping an onside kick out of bounds, then catching the 14-yard pass that Peters’ block made possible.

We knew Tom Brady would try to pick on rookie Eric Rowe, since Nolan Carroll is out for the season with a broken ankle. We did not expect Rowe to break up the first and last plays of the Patriot’s final drive with two crucial shutdowns. Continue Reading

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Malcolm Jenkins Throws Shade at Mike Florio

Jim Adair - August 25, 2015

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This morning on Twitter, Malcolm Jenkins tried to clarify that he, regardless of what NBC Sports says, isn’t out there hunting zone read quarterbacks. Of course he’s not. That’s one way to get yourself marked a dirty player and earn a bunch of those flags and fines he mentioned. So where does this even come from? From the mouth of Malcolm Jenkins.

Jenkins is quoted by NBC Sports as pretty much saying that exact thing (when you fill in the gaps). Jenkins told CSN’s Corey Seidman:

“I’m just saying as a defender, if I was gameplanning for the Eagles, I probably wouldn’t go low for the quarterback, but that’s where there’s a little bit of discretion from a player’s standpoint of where you hit somebody. But if somebody’s running a zone-read and I want to scare them out of it, I’m gonna hit the quarterback.”

Of course, he clarified, saying that it depends on which team is running the play. “If I’m playing the Patriots, everybody knows that Tom Brady’s not running the zone-read,” Jenkins explained. “So it’ll get called different than an offense where 50 percent of our snaps are zone-read.” Jenkins did say more than once, however, that he would not go low on the QB.

It’s all fair. Jenkins is right. The quotes in both pieces are the same. So what’s Jenkins’ issue? I’d guess it’s the headline. Here’s CSN’s:

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And parent company NBC’s Pro Football Talk:

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They’re a bit different, no? Jenkins told CSN he gets why Suggs did what he did, even if he shouldn’t have hit low. Pro Football Talk makes him sound like a headhunter. The same story in both cases, but two very different headlines give them different feels. And Jenkins obviously prefers one to the other.

Malcolm Jenkins Throws Shade at DeMarco Murray for Hanging in the Shade

Jim Adair - August 13, 2015

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DeMarco Murray – yet again – sat out of practice today. The previous reason given was SPORTS SCIENCE, but reporters and writers are beginning to get worried again. Someone who isn’t too worried is Malcolm Jenkins, who brought Murray a chair today just in case he wanted it. After practice, he was asked about the chair, and he responded with a smirk:

“We have a lot of guys that for whatever reason take a little day off, so I just wanted to make sure they had a nice little seat, a place in the shade while we’re all working out here.”

There’s still about a month until the season starts so being held back in practice really isn’t a big deal. It’s becoming the story though. #August

Malcolm Jenkins Shows Up in Philly Looking Crisp

Kyle Scott - March 12, 2014

Photo: Eagles

Photo: Eagles

And you know who was there to greet him. Man hasn’t missed an airport arrival since ’02. It’s fucking impressive.


Airport Johnny™!