Friday, March 27, 2015

Eagles links: Mixed reviews for Jackson

I'm trying something new with the links this week. Rather than put together one long post, I'm going to break the links up into different posts over the next 24 hours. I've been pretty swamped, so this way I can post when I have time rather than wait until I've gathered all the information. Without further ado... SI.com's Peter King has the Eagles sixth in his power rankings: I'm not going to let one failed goal-line plunge -- without Brian Westbrook in the lineup -- cause me to grade the Eagles down very much. Peter Prisco of CBSSports.com has the Eagles 14th in his power rankings: They are now the fourth team in a four-team division. That doesn't mean they're done. They're still capable of winning the NFC East. They certainly need Brian Westbrook back on the field. SI.com's Dr. Z has the Eagles 11th in his power rankings: DeSean Jackson is the kind of guy who keeps both sides in the game. Scary speed, and what they call "play-making ability," but first he fumbles a punt against the Bears, setting up a touchdown, and the next time, he's so nervous that he lets it bounce by him and it rolls, rolls, rolls, down to the four-yard line -- 67 yards net -- putting McNabb and the boys in an impossible hole. "But he is exciting," they tell us on the TV. So's an earthquake. CBSSports.com's Prisco gives the Eagles a B-minus for their Week 4 performance: They faced long odds playing without Brian Westbrook, but they battled all night long. Donovan McNabb played well. The lost punt by DeSean Jackson hurt. Why not roll McNabb out on that late fourth-and-goal from the 1? SI.com's Bucky Brooks has Donovan McNabb third in his MVP race: He's having the best season of his career, and he is showing off the form that made him a five-time Pro Bowl selection. Brooks has DeSean Jackson third on his list of the league's best offensive rookies: The spectacular playmaker continues to treat Philly fans with a mixed bag of amazing highlights and silly blunders. However, his 14.9 yards per catch average leads all rookies, and includes six receptions over 20 yards. USA Today has the Eagles 12th in its power rankings: A healthy Brian Westbrook might cross the goal line vs. Bears. They're likely to bounce back.

Eagles links: Mixed reviews for Jackson

I'm trying something new with the links this week. Rather than put together one long post, I'm going to break the links up into different posts over the next 24 hours. I've been pretty swamped, so this way I can post when I have time rather than wait until I've gathered all the information.

Without further ado...

SI.com's Peter King has the Eagles sixth in his power rankings:

I'm not going to let one failed goal-line plunge -- without Brian Westbrook in the lineup -- cause me to grade the Eagles down very much.

Peter Prisco of CBSSports.com has the Eagles 14th in his power rankings:

They are now the fourth team in a four-team division. That doesn't mean they're done. They're still capable of winning the NFC East. They certainly need Brian Westbrook back on the field.

SI.com's Dr. Z has the Eagles 11th in his power rankings:

DeSean Jackson is the kind of guy who keeps both sides in the game. Scary speed, and what they call "play-making ability," but first he fumbles a punt against the Bears, setting up a touchdown, and the next time, he's so nervous that he lets it bounce by him and it rolls, rolls, rolls, down to the four-yard line -- 67 yards net -- putting McNabb and the boys in an impossible hole. "But he is exciting," they tell us on the TV. So's an earthquake.

CBSSports.com's
Prisco gives the Eagles a B-minus for their Week 4 performance:

They faced long odds playing without Brian Westbrook, but they battled all night long. Donovan McNabb played well. The lost punt by DeSean Jackson hurt. Why not roll McNabb out on that late fourth-and-goal from the 1?

SI.com's
Bucky Brooks has Donovan McNabb third in his MVP race:

He's having the best season of his career, and he is showing off the form that made him a five-time Pro Bowl selection.

Brooks has DeSean Jackson third on his list of the league's best offensive rookies:

The spectacular playmaker continues to treat Philly fans with a mixed bag of amazing highlights and silly blunders. However, his 14.9 yards per catch average leads all rookies, and includes six receptions over 20 yards.

USA Today
has the Eagles 12th in its power rankings:

A healthy Brian Westbrook might cross the goal line vs. Bears. They're likely to bounce back.

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