Welcome back! In this series we will be discussing five standout Eagles players from each week’s game. Week One was exciting, let’s take a look at who stood out today!
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With 333 total yards on the afternoon, Jalen Hurts was poised and looked sharp in his command of the offense. He ran when he needed to, but he was very decisive and accurate with his decision making today. Hurts’ connection with A.J. Brown was on full display this afternoon and it seems like the decision to bring A.J. in this off-season was the right one.
10 catches, 155 yards and my MVP for today’s game. The new guy came in and shredded Detroit’s secondary. A.J. Brown stole the show this afternoon, in his first start for the Philadelphia Eagles, and looks to be the bonafide number one receiver the Eagles traded for. A.J. was involved at every level of the field; short intermediate, and deep – he was all over, and he was excellent.
Kyzir White flew around on defense from the first snap of the game and made play after play- the box-score won’t show it, but Kyzir had an excellent performance this afternoon. The significance of this performance is that Philadelphia hasn’t had this type of player on defense in quite some time.
Kyzir is a fluid, explosive athlete and that was on full effect this afternoon. His tipped pass, which led to an interception for a touchdown seemed to give the Eagles the momentum and attitude to see this game out, though the defense struggled in the second half.
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Marcus Epps drew the ire of many Eagles fans this off-season who wanted a safety brought in to replace him. If Marcus did nothing else he has quelled those concerns, at least for this week. With eight tackles on the day, Marcus showed the physicality and range this Eagles coaching staff has been referencing all off-season. Marcus brought the boom today and it was much needed.
While the game finished closer than most of us wanted, Nick looked prepared and that translated to his team today. After the first drive of the game, Sirianni’s offense operated at a frenetic pace while being well composed and deliberate in their performance. The offensive gameplan was efficient and led to 31 points, with the defense adding another score. All in all, a great offensive performance for Nick Sirianni against a fired up side in Detroit.
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