Dispelling 10 lengthy-standing Eagles myths – NBC Sports Philadelphia

These are all accredited Eagles truths, passed down over time and brought as a right as gospel.

Easiest one part.

They’re horrid.

We’re right here this day to dispel 10 lengthy-standing Eagles myths. To shoot down the former knowledge and replace it with frosty, now now not easy, indeniable info.

It doubtlessly acquired’t support, but we’re going to bewitch a gape at! 

Epic No. 1: Donovan never acquired any colossal games!

To on this day and age, simplest 11 quarterbacks in NFL ancient previous rating acquired more playoff games than McNabb, and each person that’s eligible is already in the Hall of Popularity. Playoff games are colossal games. McNabb might possibly well well also fair now now not rating acquired the ultimate game, but he acquired hundreds of colossal games. 

Epic No. 2: Mike Mamula became a predominant-round bust!

Mamula averaged .41 sacks per game as an Eagle. Brandon Graham has averaged .36 sacks per game as an Eagle. Mamula conducted 5 seasons and had 31 1/2 sacks, or 6 1/2 sacks per season. Trent Cole is thought to be an all-time Eagles astronomical and averaged 8 1/2 sacks per season. Two sacks fewer sacks per season than a a few Knowledgeable Bowler doesn’t invent one a bust. Now, must he had been the Seventh pick total? Obviously now now not. But Mamula became an realistic participant. Jon Harris and Marcus Smith were defensive raze busts. Now now not Mike Mamula. 

Epic No. 3: Todd Pinkston became worthless!

Pinkston didn’t rating a astronomical profession, but he served a aim. At some stage in the four years from 2001, his first season taking part in valuable snaps on offense, till 2004, his final  season sooner than his profession-ending Achilles wreck, Pinkston had 19 catches of 40 yards or more. At some stage in that same four-year length, simplest Terrell Owens (25) and Randy Moss (22) had more in the whole league. Pinkston’s 15.1 yards-per-desire at some level of that span became Seventh-most realistic in the league. Pinkston total had a disappointing profession for a 2nd-round pick, but he became in point of fact surely one of many NFL’s top deep threats in the league when he became healthy. 

Epic No. 4: Chip Kelly became a awful coach!

Chip Kelly became certainly a awful customary supervisor. One among the worst. His personnel decisions were unfathomable. He had no clue basically the most interesting technique to keep up a correspondence with avid gamers, basically the most interesting technique to contend with the scouting team, basically the most interesting technique to invent a roster. But he did streak 10-6 and 10-6 in his first two seasons because the Eagles’ head coach — surely one of simplest three Eagles head coaches to consume double-digit games in his first two years — and became the first Eagles coach with a top-4 offense two years in a row since Greasy Neale in the 1948 and 1949 NFL Championship seasons. Chip’s .553 a hit percentage as Eagles head coach is increased than Buddy Ryan, Dick Vermeil or Ray Rhodes. And Chip surely invent a in point of fact lovely instructing team. Six of the assistants he employed were on Doug Pederson’s team in 2017.

Epic No. 5: Doug Pederson has to escape the ball more! 

The Eagles rating the ninth-most rushing attempts in the NFL in four years under Pederson.

Epic No. 6: Trent Cole became a superb participant but consistently mild at the tip of the season!

This one consistently bugged me because folks would withhold repeating it but never anxiety taking a gape it up. Trent had 24 1/2 profession sacks in Weeks 1 via 4, 18 1/2 Weeks 5 via 8, 25 1/2 weeks 9 via 12 and 22 Weeks 13 via 16. So in his 10-year profession, he in point of fact had more sacks the second half of of the season (47 1/2) than the first half of of the season (43).

Epic No. 7: If Alshon didn’t tumble that streak in Contemporary Orleans, the Eagles would rating beaten the Saints in their 2018 playoff game!

Alshon’s tumble, which grew to alter into staunch into a Marshon Lattimore interception, ended the season, but the story that the Eagles would rating beaten the Saints if he held onto the ball is fallacious. If Alshon caught that streak — the final streak Gash Foles threw in an Eagles uniform (thus a ways) — the Eagles would rating had third-and-3 at the Saints’ 23-yard-line at the two-minute warning down six. The Eagles were 12-for-25 that year on third-and-3 so there became simplest a 48 p.c likelihood they’d even rating a likelihood to remodel a fourth down. And even supposing they did, they were 20th in the NFL in 2018 in red-zone touchdown percentage (33 of 56 drives). And even supposing the Eagles did rating, the Saints might possibly well well also fair rating had time to attain receive within field aim differ. Far more needed to happen for the Eagles to consume that game than Alshon catching that streak. 

Epic No. 8: The Eagles must rating saved Gash Foles as an different of Carson Wentz!

For the explanation that Clear Bowl, Wentz has done 66 p.c of his passes with 48 TDs, 14 interceptions and a 96.4 passer rating. Foles at some level of the the same span has done 68 p.c of his passes with 13 TDs, 10 INTs and an 87.8 passer rating. 

Epic No. 9: Buddy Ryan became a astronomical coach!

Imagine having Reggie White, Jerome Brown, Seth Joyner, Eric Allen, Clyde Simmons, Wes Hopkins, Byron Evans, Andre Waters, Keith Jackson, Mike Like a flash, Keith Byars and Randall Cunningham and never a hit a playoff game?

Epic No. 10: The Eagles must rating moved on from DeSean Jackson. He’s consistently wound!

Even missing most of ultimate year, Jackson has tranquil conducted the second-most games of any NFL extensive receiver since he became drafted in 2008, in the aid of simplest Larry Fitzgerald. Jackson and Fitzgerald are basically the most interesting active NFL extensive receivers to birth 10 or more games in 10 seasons.

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