In all honesty, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to avoid the temptation of developing lofty expectations. Every week, we seemingly ask questions about the Philadelphia Eagles. Every week, they answer those questions. It wasn’t long ago that we were asking if Jalen Hurts can win games with his arm. He’s demonstrated that he can. Heading into Week 3, there was some discussion, whether fair on unfair, about whether or not Haason Reddick was worth the money he’s earning. We can officially end any debate there as well.
A nice showing by the former Temple Owl in Week 3 was only an appetizer for better things to come one week later. The streak is alive and well. For the third time in as many weeks, an Eagle has earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Darius Slay earned a tip of the cap following Week 2. Our beloved Brandon Graham earned a nod for the first time in his career following his 2.5-sack performance in Week 3. This time, it’s Haason Reddick’s time to shine.
Don’t take our word for it. Take a look for yourselves.
Following another fantastic showing by the Eagles’ defense, one that was highlighted by four sacks and five takeaways, Jonathan Gannon’s unit helped us answer another question about our beloved Birds:
How will this team respond if they get punched in the mouth? By the looks of things, there isn’t any reason to be worried.
The Eagles’ defense and Haason Reddick are white-hot.
Three weeks into the Eagles’ regular-season, other than a few tense moments versus the Detroit Lions in the opener, everything seemed to be working with relative ease on both sides of the ball and on special teams for Philadelphia. Sure, everyone wants to see Britain Covey house one, but for the most part, he’s been solid.
Philly’s defense has adjusted well after some second-half struggles in the Motor City. The Vikings couldn’t get anything done, but there was some concern about Reddick’s utilization and how long it might take to get him involved. Gannon, to his credit, has figured something out.
Haason Reddick’s four-tackle, 1.5-sack performance versus the Washington Commanders was impressive. His four-tackle, two-sack showing versus the Jacksonville Jaguars is one we’ll talk about for a while.
This Eagles team is unselfish. Everyone has bought in and is preaching team effort. Individual accolades are cool too though. Hey, if the contributing parts are working in conjunction with the whole system, everyone should be happy.
We have to give another tip of the cap to Haason Reddick though. This recent honor is well deserved. Truthfully, this was the only logical choice. Had league offices screwed this one up, we were going to be forced to throw a challenge flag.