As expected, we have seen a couple of busy days at the NovaCare Complex. That shouldn't shock anyone. The Philadelphia Eagles are simultaneously juggling the task of managing injuries and preparing for a road trip down south.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the opponent. This doubles as Philly's first on-field look at Baker Mayfield. This should be fun. They aren't rivals per se, but the Eagles/Bucs series has given us a ton of memorable moments over the years. Some we have enjoyed more than others.
Eagles news: Philly's assistants meet with the media ahead of Week 3's Monday Night Football Game.
We see a lot of changes in the NFL from year to year. One of the constants we know we can hang our hat on is the successful teams show up more often in prime time.
For the second time in as many weeks, the Eagles are under the bright lights on the national stage. There are two Monday Night Football games scheduled for September 25th. The Birds travel to Raymond James Stadium to battle the Buccaneers. Philly's coordinators met with select members of the Philly media ahead of that one.
Check out Sean Desai, Michael Clay, and Brian Johnson in this one.
More Eagles news: D'Andre Swift wins NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
D'Andre Swift's homecoming proved to be fruitful. Some may be worried that 28 carries and more than 30 touches are too many for a tailback who has battled injury before, the Eagles relied on what was working, and to his credit, Swifty came through!
A native of Philadelphia, Swift's first appearance at the NovaCare Complex as a member of the Eagles was one to remember. Six days later he got his due. He's Week 2's NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
No one should be surprised by this. Seriously... Who's more deserving of this? The numbers speak for themselves.
28 carries... 175 yards rushing... three receptions... six yards receiving... his first rushing TD as an Eagle.
While the pattern we have seen from Philly in their first two games suggests Week 3 may be a Rashaad Penny showcase (Kenneth Gainwell got all of the work in Week 1 and Swift was worked to death in Week 2), the consensus is Swift should be permanently slotted as the top tailback on the depth chart. The committee approach is absolutely necessary, but D'Andre is and should be 'the guy'.