5 Eagles worth mentioning following a heartbreaking loss to Jets, four who unfortunately fizzled

We tip our caps to a handful of Eagles despite the loss and offer a little tough love to four more.
D'Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles
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One of the guys turned the clock back a few ticks versus the Jets.

Reed Blankenship, Bradley Roby, and Eli Ricks left with injuries. One of the old guys was forced to step up, and he did.

5. Stud - cornerback James Bradberry,

James Bradberry, Philadelphia Eagles
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James Bradberry entered this one without his partner in crime Darius Slay. Many of the young guys were forced out of action because of injury (and the secondary was thin anyway).

James came up big time and time again. He broke up two passes. He tied for the team lead in solo tackles, and he tied for the second highest total tackle tally.

Unfortunately, some of the guys who needed to step up didn't.

It's a week-to-week league, one that lasts for 18 weeks and 17 games. With that being said, guys will have off games.

We would have liked to have seen more from the two guys on the list in Week 6, but we aren't worried about them long-term something tells us that both will come up big several times the rest of the way.

6. Tough love - Cornerback Josh Jobe

Josh Jobe, Philadelphia Eagles
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What was that? Two penalties? 20 yards? Josh Jobe had a rough day and got flagged for defensive holding AND defensive pass interference during the first half. He also got victimized and Moss'd by Garrett Wilson for 33 on the Jets' first drive of the second half.

He settled in a little later... sort of, but it's beginning to look like, if defenses elect to pick on him, good things will happen for them.

That isn't what you want to see, especially if injuries occur and he's forced to see extended playing time as a result. Hopefully, Darius Slay isn't out for long.