Two Eagles, Carson Wentz, Steven Means and quite a few other Eagles got some love from Pro Football Focus recently.
In a country that’s full of sports fans who are obsessed with statistics and analytics, leisure activites like fantasy football and websites like ProFootballFocus.com have taken over quite a bit of our interest. It also commands quite a bit of our free time. For Philadelphia Eagles fans, it’s no different.
With improvements that have been made in the running game and a quarterback that’s entering his second season in the same system, fans are excited. Carson Wentz has now sandwiched a fairly uneventful performance in his second preseason outing with two good ones in games one and two. Philadelphia’s 38-31 victory over the Miami Dolphins in their third preseason game has fans excited. It’s also gotten the attention of PFF.
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Wentz finished the ‘dress rehearsal’ with a six-for-ten passing performance. When his night was complete, he had thrown for 129 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Still, with an overall rating of 76.9, he wasn’t even the third preseason game’s highest rated member of the team’s roster. That honor goes to Zach Ertz with a 85.0 overall grade. For the full story and to see which other Eagles got passing grades, click here.
Here’s a trivia question for you. Which member of the Philadelphia Eagles would you think PFF ranked as the second-best edge rusher in the league through two preseason games? You’d probably say rookie defensive end Derek Barnett right? Most probably would, but if that’s your answer, you’d be wrong. That honor actually belongs to veteran defensive end Steven Means.
Don’t believe us? We have proof.
Does this also state that Means may have the inside track on a roster spot? Probably not. Philly’s loaded along the defensive front, but it’s nice to know he’s getting love for his efforts. Who knows? Maybe if it was all about stats, things would be different. For now, love from the statisticians will have to be enough. Maybe, it’s a lesson for all of us though. Stats don’t tell the whole story, but they sure are fun though.