EAGLES NOTEBOOK Jalen Hurts Talks COVID
Heres a spin in the Eagles virtual world on TuesdayCOVID came up a bit in Zoom interviews with some players after a dozen were placed on the virus list a day earlier.I definitely try to do anything and everything that I can to stay free of it, said QB Robert Covington Jersey
Jalen Hurts. Obviously, its kind of hard to overcome considering how fast its spreading and different things going on with it. I know different people have different situations. Me personally, I can only encourage others and those around me to try to control the things I can control with my safety and my health. So, I definitely take precautions. I try to. If I ever catch it, Ill know that I caught it trying to do the right things with the right intentions and taking the right precautions.BIG-PLAY HELPERRodney McLeod made the interception to seal the Washington win, but it was his former teammate at the University of Virginia, Anthony Harris, who made the play happen by undercutting the route being run by WFT tight end John Bates.Naturally, Washington coach Ron Rivera thought there should have been a holding call or a tripping penalty.Well, I thought the guy undercut him a little too early for Maurice Cheeks Jersey
it to be a fair tripping call, but thats my opinion because I wanted the flag, obviously, said Rivera on Sunday.Harris was asked about it two days later.It didnt really even cro s my mind, honestly, said the safety, who leads all defensive backs with 72 tackles this season. For me, it was just reading the route, committing to undercutting the route, looking to make a play. I had the confidence and felt I was in great position where if he placed the ball wherever its catchable for the receiver, Id have the opportunity to either break it up or intercept it. Seeing the ball sail high, I didnt think anything I did or the positioning I had affected his ability to catch the ball. Obviously, if youre on the other side you hope that you can have a play that might extend it, but thats all I have to really say about that.TACKLING COMPETITIONAlex Singleton leads the team with 130 tackles. T.J. Edwards is right behind him with 124. Both are career-highs.Edwards has made 101 tackles since Week 7 when he began playing full-time.Scroll to ContinueSingleton led the team in tackles last year with 120.Edwards was asked if the two linebackers talk about the competition to be No. 1.Me and Alex keep it pretty light, he said. Were always joking about it, Justin Anderson Jersey
but the biggest thing we care about is how the defense is playing and how the team is playing. We just want to do our job to help the team win. I notice that every time Im making a tackle, Alex is right there, too. I think just being in the middle of the defense, we want to do a good job of getting to the ball on every snap, and in turn that helps everyone else out and lets them do their job a little easier. We just want to do our job to the best of our ability. Hes been joking with me about that since the start of the year, so Im sure thatll keep going.IDENTITYRound One was a mismatch. It was all Cowboys after they took a 27-7 lead on the Charles Barkley Jersey
first play of the third quarter when Trevon Diggs intercepted a Jalen Hurts pa s and went 59 yards for a touchdown.That was an eternity ago. More than three months ago to be more precise.Whats different about the Eagles' defense now from that 41-21 lo s on Sept. 27?I just think we really grew as a defense from earlier in the season, said DT Javon Hargrave. I think we really didnt know what our identity was on defense and we were still trying to learn some of the plays, and being able to play different techniques. I think this time around, as the season progre sed, weve been working at getting better at what we do.And what is that identity?Man, weve got a little bit of everything, he said. One thing, we pride ourselves on getting to the ball, and having everybody, all 11 players, wrapping up and trying to make a tackle on the ball.THEY WANNA PLAYEach player Moses Malone Jersey
who sat in front of a camera on Tuesday said they are football players and want to play on Saturday night, even though the game has relatively little meaning.Every game is important, said LT Jordan Mailata. Especially those Dallas games. We have to take every week like we're playing for the Super Bowl. And so, our preparation isn't changing, our proce s isn't changing."Sure as hell, my proce s isn't changing. I'm preparing like every week, like every other week that I've been doing, so for us, it doesn't matter that we've clinched a playoff berth we're going to go out there and play our best football."