Winners, game balls following Eagles, Browns preseason game

Boston Scott #35, Gardner Minshew #10, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Boston Scott #35, Gardner Minshew #10, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Here’s some love for the Eagles’ defense.

We’re going to keep it positive here. The second-team defense didn’t look good. They know that, but it’s hard to determine how much of that is attributable to not being ready and how much of that boils down to the fact that, again, they were running a vanilla scheme and avoiding the possibility of showing future opponents a ton of the game plan.

Once the third teams were firmly in the game, the defense took better control of the game, and they held the Browns’ offense scoreless in the fourth quarter after only giving up seven points in the third stanza.

Ugo Amadi, defensive back

There wasn’t much to celebrate in terms of the Eagles’ defense, but Ugo Amadi deserves a mention. He came to the Eagles this week thanks to the trade that sent J.J. Arcega-Whiteside packing.

He played a little nickel corner during this game. He had four tackles. Only three Birds had more.

Now, that may not mean a lot to some of you, but we think that’s pretty good when there are guys who have been here much longer and have done less.

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Josh Jobe, cornerback

The Eagles added three undrafted cornerbacks post-draft. One has distanced himself from the other two. Josh Jobe is still learning, but he’s already proving himself to be among the better reserve defenders.

He had a nice pass breakup to keep the Browns out of the end zone at the end of the first half. He also led the Philadelphia Eagles defense in tackles with seven including four of the solo variety. His spot on the 53-man roster seems to be certain.