It price $40 to park your car to observe the Eagle’s second and third stringers lose to the Tennessee Titans, 27-10 in the preseason opener for both groups Thursday night time. Eighty bucks for over-sized motors.
But fanatics so starved for something that resembles pro soccer forked that over besides, in particular, because they didn’t have a desire approximately shopping for those tickets in the first location. They realize if they’re unwilling to shell out their hard-earned dollars for that inferior product, then they’ll watch from home while Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery, Fletcher Cox, and Malcolm Jenkins & Co. Lace ‘em up for real.
Because as long as he has whatever to say approximately it, Eagles’ educate Doug Pederson won’t position Wentz or absolutely everyone else who absolutely topics, on the pre-season firing line any longer than vital. If there has been ever any doubt of that, it disappeared shortly earlier than halftime when Wentz’s backup, Nate Sudfeld, took a late hit from Titans’ rookie shielding lineman, Isaiah Mack even as looking to throw the ball away.
On his way to the ground Sudfeld, whom I profiled on July 30, stuck out his left hand to interrupt the autumn. The impact triggered a fractured wrist, which became surgically repaired nowadays. Pederson indicated he should have a higher concept of how long he’ll be sidelined via the following day. Still, consistent with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Sudfeld will leave out six weeks, putting him in line to go back sometime in September.
With most effective journeyman Cody Kessler and rookie 5th-spherical select Clayton Thorson at the back of Wentz in the intervening time. Speculation has been going for walks rampant throughout the city all day whether the Eagles have to carry in any other quarterback. The names encompass the same old suspects: Brock Osweiler, Matt Cassel, Josh Johnson, Geno Smith, even former Eagle Sam Bradford.
Before you disregard that notion out of hand, recall that the franchise greatly surprised the football international by signing a special debatable loose agent QB back in 2009: Michael Vick. That invoked outrage not best from a few enthusiasts but from irate pet owners. But because it became the worst component, approximately proprietor Jeffrey Lurie’s bold pass changed into that Vick, now an everyday commentator for Fox, truly wasn’t as proper a player as they were hoping he’d be.
Of direction that became exclusive political weather than we’re in now. So bringing in a participant like Kaepernick, who as soon as brought the 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance, however, hasn’t performed a down considering that 2016, won’t be the path they take.
Especially, if as Pederson implied, following the sport, Sudfeld won’t be out that long. “We’ll evaluate it inside the next couple of days,” said Pederson while asked whether or not the Eagles might search for any other quarterback. “See how Nate does overnight.
“Right now, we are going to retain with who we’ve got. We are relaxed with Cody, and we will get Clayton extra paintings. Again, with Nate, this is not season-finishing harm, so we are excited about that.”
Certainly, there has been little to be enthusiastic about with the product the Eagles threw on the sphere. The lone exception got here on Sudfeld’s 2nd sector 75 backyard landing bypass to rookie free agent Marken Michel, older brother of Patriots’ going for walks back, Sony Michel.
The offense consisted nearly completely of backups, as four/5 of the offensive line, together with receivers Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, Zach Ertz, and Nelson Aghelor and jogging backs Corey Clement and Darren Sproles, controlled simply 227 net yards, simplest 37 rushings. Specifically, Kessler was useless, although he was operating with lesser guns than Sudfeld. As for rookie Thorson, the coolest news is he can only get higher, going just 2-for-9 for seven yards with an interception and every other near pick out.
Meanwhile, the protection, lacking starters Cox, Jenkins, Brandon Graham, Nigel Bradham. Ronald Darby and Rodney McLeod became picked apart first with the aid of Titans’ backup quarterback Ryan Tannehill, then undrafted rookie Logan Whiteside.
As for the lovers, many of whom chose to vacate the premises and go back to those $40 parked vehicles lengthy earlier than the final gun mercifully went off, no one presented them any apologies. The implied message instead, as it’s far in all NFL towns, is obvious.”
“Just due to the fact you need to pay full price for meaningless games doesn’t imply we should deliver your money’s worth.”