Our Birds looked like they were still hungover from their Super Bowl win on February 4th. So yeah, by the way, in case you didn’t know, the Eagles are Super Bowl champs. What truly matters about last night is EAGLES FOOTBALL IS BACK, BABY! Let’s take a look at some standout players from last night’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Goedert is going to be a stud in this offense. Dallas Goedert tallied 4 catches on 5 targets for 66 yards and a touchdown, and had no problems creating separation against the Pittsburgh defense. He dropped a pass, but it’s not difficult to see how truly special he could be with Carson Wentz. Carson’s ability to improvise and Goedert’s ability to get open down the field is going to be a nightmare combo for opposing defenses. Here are all of Goedert’s targets from his NFL debut.
Shelton Gibson has made lots of noise during training camp, and he continued to do so in his first preseason game. Gibson had 2 catches on 3 targets for 77 yards and scored a touchdown (see below). Gibson exploded at the snap, which created easy separation for the touchdown catch. Despite the Eagles being very deep at the WR spot, Gibson figures to be a close lock to make the 53 man roster.
Very strong outing for Josh Adams last night. Adams finished with 6 carries for 30 yards and 2 receptions for 11 yards. Josh Adams showed solid burst through the line, and his case to make the 53 man roster was helped when Smallwood fumbled the ball. I posted last week that Josh Adams would be the 4th RB to make the team, and he did well for himself last night.
The Eagles 3rd linebacker spot is up for grabs, and Kamu Grugier-Hill was the most impressive of the bunch against the Steelers. KGH seemed to always be around the football last night, tallying a team-leading 6 tackles and 2 tackles for loss. He chased down a Josh Dobbs bootleg and broke up an option play for a 3 yard loss.
Ok performance for Sidney Jones last night, who finished with 4 tackles. Sidney Jones entered the game halfway through the first quarter and played the slot. Jones got knicked up a bit and needed to get his leg taped up and didn’t return. He got hit with a “lowering the helmet” flag, but all in all, it was good to see him on the field.