Here are a few Eagles we’d like to see better efforts from in Week 2.
We won’t call them ‘losers’ or ‘duds’ per se, but we’d like to see a little more from these guys in Week 2 of the Eagles preseason.
Jalen Reagor, wide receiver
Jalen Reagor has a lot to prove. His spot on the roster isn’t certain. Everyone is familiar with his story. He hasn’t met expectations during his first two seasons, and he hasn’t seemed to have caught up with the speed of the NFL game yet.
Playing against backups, you’d expect more from a former first-round selection. Reagor hauled in three receptions for 26 yards. There have been discussions about a possible trade, but if these types of efforts continue, it will be hard for the Birds to find a willing partner.
Andre Dillard, offensive tackle
Andre Dillard didn’t have his best game tonight. There was the false-start penalty. He also seemed to be lost at times, giving up sacks and quarterback pressures. He just never got comfortable.
This offseason, he hit the gym, undergoing an impressive body transformation. He looks great physically. During the coming week, we’d like to see him hit the film room more.
Reid Sinnett, QB
We won’t beat third-string quarterback Reid Sinnett up too much. After all, he did lead a late go-ahead drive, but he looked very uncomfortable for most of the contest. He had a decent stat line, nine completions on 17 attempts for 81 yards and a touchdown, but he missed high. He missed low, and to make long stories short, it was, mostly, a forgettable performance.
The ball has to come out more quickly. He was sacked three times. Sinnett has the tools. We’ve seen glimpses during camp. For now, however, Minshew’s job as backup appears to be safe, and we might want to begin asking if the Eagles only want to carry two quarterbacks on the roster.
Sua Opeta, offensive lineman
Sua Opeta had a nice opportunity with Landon Dickerson being out of this one. To make long stories short, he struggled. He has to be better and was the weak spot on this line.
One last thing: No one wants to see any Eagles players fail. Sure, we’re tough on these guys, but it’s because we love them. We’re pulling for all of them, but we’d like to see more out of the previously-mentioned Birds this week in practice and when the Philadelphia takes the field for their next preseason game. That one’s scheduled for Sunday, August 21st at FirstEnergy Stadium versus the Cleveland Browns.