Report Card Day – Eagles/Redskins
The Eagles played a much better game all around on Sunday despite the final result. I’m not going to preach the effort and all that nonsense since these guys get paid to play football. Carson Wentz looked much better even though his mechanics continue to be a work in progress. Injuries was the name of the game during Sunday’s game as the Eagles were forced down to their third string long snapper, Trey Burton. The bottom line is this Eagles team just lacks talent and skill to beat almost any good NFL team. Doug Pederson still has obvious flaws as a rookie head coach, but the coaching staff can only do so much to make up for the lack of overall talent on the roster.
Top Offensive Grades per PFF.com
Trey Burton 82.2
Zach Ertz 81.8– Ertz was heavily criticized during the week for his pathetic attempt at a block on Vontaze Burfict during the Bengals game. It seems like Ertz always comes to play against the Skins however. He caught 10 passes for 112 yards which was easily his best output on the season thus far. Ertz and Trey Burton both had 10 plus targets for the game. The tight end combo also ranked 3rd and 4th respectively among tight ends for the week in terms of yards per route.
Carson Wentz 81.7
Isaac Seamulo 78.9– The rookie from Oregon State filled in nicely at right guard for Brandon Brooks who missed another game with a mysterious stomach emergency. Seamulo missed the early portion of the season recovering from a pectoral injury, but has been sprinkled into the mix since his return. He did not allow a single pressure during the 54 pass blocking attempts on the day. Jason Peters also did not allow a pressure either. It will be interesting moving forward with the Eagles all but out of the playoff race what sort of role Seamulo will assume to finish the season.
Jason Peters 75.3
Top Defensive Grades per PFF.com
Malcolm Jenkins 80.7
Fletcher Cox 80.6– The All Pro $100 million dollar man showed why he earned the monstrous contract during the offseason from Howie Roseman. Cox recorded two sacks on the day to go along with three hurries. Outside of Cox, the Eagles defense only generated five total quarterback pressures. The duo of Vinny Curry and Connor Barwin continue to be a huge disappointment. Cox also showed the effort which some questioned as he chased down Kirk Cousins along the sideline.
Leodis McKelvin 77.2– McKelvin made the flash play of the day as he jumped a Cousins out route taking it back the other way for six. That was the good Leodis. The bad Leodis came earlier in the third quarter as he allowed Desean Jackson to reel in an 80 yard touchdown. McKelvin allowed five receptions for 119 total yards on the day including the score to DJax. The Eagles corners are obviously still overmatched despite the pick six from McKelvin.
Brandon Graham 76.3
Nigel Bradham 74.8
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