Attack those gaps, Eagles, or Zeke makes you pay

Attack those gaps, Eagles, or Zeke makes you pay

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Attack those gaps, Eagles, or Zeke makes you pay

Injury rehab combined with “veterans’ days off” — don’t know how much you can really deduce from an injury report this time of year, but for what it’s worth:

The Eagles held a walkthrough practice at the NovaCare Complex on Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s battle in Dallas. Because it is a walkthrough and not a full practice, the following injury report is an estimation.

  • Linebacker Jordan Hicks (calf) and cornerback Avonte Maddox (ankle, knee), who both missed the last two games after sustaining injuries at New Orleans, did not practice. Head coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday that both are “close” to returning.
  • Cornerback Jalen Mills (foot) is further from returning than Hicks and Maddox, Pederson said Tuesday, and also did not practice.
  • Offensive tackle Jason Peters (ankle) left Monday’s game early and defensive tackle Tim Jernigan (back) did not play after sustaining an injury pregame. Neither practiced Wednesday. However, Pederson said both of them are on track to play Sunday against the Cowboys.
  • Running back Josh Adams (shoulder) and defensive end Michael Bennett (foot) were both limited in practice.

Most of this week’s practices will be devoted to X’s and O’s anyway. The Birds’ defensive guys have to look at film on the Cowboys’ perimeter run game. Dallas loves to pull their offensive linemen outside as lead blockers for the runner. In a one-gap scheme like the Eagles run, you need your defenders to attack the gaps which they’re responsible for in the run fit. This especially applies to our linebackers, and they better be on their toes for this one.
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Brisuksegg Fantasy Football League update—

The semi-final playoff round is history, and at least one guy trying to make history will not. ATV who was vying for an unprecedented third BSE crown got outlasted by Dutch’s Amish Mafia.

Meanwhile another guy going for 3 is still very much alive. ~BROZ hammered Benny’s Bad Jews Bears who unfortunately suffered some unexpected roster defections, most notably losing that dirty rat Kareem Hunt to suspension.

This sets up Dutch vs. ~BROZ for the whole enchilada.

(7-5)Ben Gold
66
(8-3-1)Brozer Eight
138
BJB
Line:
Top Scorer:
+4.2
Broz
Line:
Top Scorer:
-4.2

 

(8-4)Jeffrey Dotterer
147
(7-5)Chris R
141
TAM
Line:
Top Scorer:
-1.6
ATV
Line:
Top Scorer:
+1.6

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