Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Winners, losers from second preseason game
More Philadelphia Eagles duds from Week 2 of the preseason
K’Von Wallace, safety:
K’Von Wallace needed a big camp. It’s not like he’s in danger of being cut, but he helped give up an ugly-looking touchdown in Philly’s second preseason game by being lost in coverage, and to make matters worse, he got injured and clowned by Cam Newton a little in the former MVP’s post-game press conference.
Wallace, at one point of the game, called Newton a checkdown king. Newton’s response? “Oh, that’s ‘Glitter.’ It’s preseason. He was still cheering his team on the sideline… You know, cheerleaders usually have glitter on, so.”
Jason Croom, tight end:
Though no one wants to see guys get hurt, we know it happens, and it creates opportunities. Jason Croom didn’t exactly seize the opportunity in Tyree Jackson’s absence, but the worst part about everything is the fact that he left the field on a cart.
Typically, when the entire team comes to see you off, that isn’t a great thing. We may have seen the last of Jason Croom in an Eagles jersey.
Dishonorable mention: Travis Fulgham has gone from being someone everyone had high hopes for to being buried on the depth chart. Nick Mullens had an awful showing in the second preseason game as did Nate Herbig, who filled in at center and began the game by launching one over the head of Joe Flacco.
Rookie cornerback Zech McPhearson created quite the buzz for himself during training camp, but so far, in two preseason games, we’ve learned that he isn’t quite ready to start at the outside cornerback position. That’s okay though. With time and experience, he’ll get better.