Several Eagles deserve game balls, but we can’t give one to everybody (even if we want to).
Here are a few other guys that stood out in the second preseason game. There were more, but we were really impressed by these Birds.
Boston Scott, running back
Well, they tried to work Boston Scott to death, didn’t they? Philly’s first offense drive featured passes to Jalen Reagor and Zach Pascal and a heavy dose of Number 35. He was up to the task, racking up first-down yardage on his first two touches.
In all, ten carries resulted in 33 yards. He also made his presence known in the passing game, picking up 11 yards on the second play as a receiver. It appeared as though the goal was to get an extensive look at the Eagles’ tailbacks in this one. They showed up to work ready and had a nice day overall, but they couldn’t have had the days they had without the guys up front.
The Eagles’ second-team offensive line
Shout out to Week 2’s starters: Andre Dillard, Jack Anderson, Cam Jurgens, Sua Opeta, and Jack Driscoll. They were, in a word, phenomenal.
Cam Jurgens celebrated his birthday with two series of action. Gardner Minshew and the offensive line’s second unit returned for a third series. Jack Anderson anchored the line. Kayode Awosika took snaps at left guard. They continued to have their way, and how about Dillard?
He seems much more confident. He seems to know what he’s doing out there now.
The Reid Sinnett to Devon Allen connection
Who would have thought, when the game began, that we’d be talking about a 55-yard go-ahead score on a bomb from Reid Sinnett to Devon Allen? The track star needed a big preseason moment to improve his chances. He still has a long way to go to make the roster, but he’s definitely added to his resume.
In terms of Sinnett, has anyone noticed, that he’s led the team to go-ahead scores in consecutive weeks? It isn’t his fault that the special teams unit and third-team defense let him down in Week 1.