6 Eagles who should play more in Week 3 versus Buccaneers, four who should play less

Ten Eagles take center stage in this conversation, six who should play more and four we can see less often.
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No offense to anyone mentioned, but if the Eagles sat a few of their guys, most wouldn't notice.

If we're going to get a few guys on the field more often, obviously we're going to have to rob a few guys of some on-field time. As you might imagine, we have a few ideas.

We have two words for you... Sit 'em!

6. Jack Stoll/Grant Calcaterra

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Look. We have no issue with Jack Stoll and Grant Calcaterra as players. We know what they can do. We know what they can't. This isn't even about getting Dallas Goedert on the field more. Dallas played 74 snaps in Week 2.

However, Stoll racked 27 snaps, and Calcaterra was given ten. We don't need to see Stoll occupy space as a blocker that often. We'd rather see some elaborate play calling and maybe more involvement for Olamide Zaccheaus. He only saw 34 snaps and nary a catch despite an early exit by Quez Watkins.

7. Derek Barnett, defensive end

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Look... We all know that Derek Barnett gets more love from the coaches than he gets from the fans, but we're starting to wonder if he has something juicy on the Eagles' leadership structure. He only played 14 snaps, but even that feels like too many.

8. Josh Jobe

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This one kind of feels like cheating. Josh Jobe's mention is more about giving us an opportunity to talk about James Bradberry than airing out any grievances about Jobe's playing time or performance.

His 58 snaps were also coincidentally 100% of the defense's total. That number will decrease upon James' expected return in Week 3, unless, of course, Philly asks the Second-Team All-Pro to man the slot cornerback position (the Birds could leave Jobe outside then). That idea is picking up some steam.

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