Monday, August 31, 2015

Eagles' penalty count: 'D' takes hit

Unlike previous weeks, it was the defense that hurt the Eagles in terms of penatlies against the Bucs.

Eagles' penalty count: 'D' takes hit

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Unlike previous weeks, it was the defense that hurt the Eagles in terms of penatlies against the Bucs.

The 'D' had been charged with just three penalties for 26 yards in the first three games. But Sunday against the Bucs, they had six penalties for 76 yards.

Overall the Birds had 10 for 111, two on offense and two on special teams.

Here's the breakdown on the season:

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Number of penalties

DeSean Jackson - 3
Stacy Andrews - 3
Jason Peters - 2
Nick Cole - 2
Sean Jones - 2
Juqua Parker - 1
Quintin Demps - 1
Chris Clemons - 1
Joselio Hanson - 1
Leonard Weaver – 1
Jason Avant – 1
Tracy White – 1
Macho Harris – 1
Trent Cole - 1
Darren Howard - 1
Moise Fokou - 1
Eldra Buckley – 1
Dimitri Patterson - 1
Asante Samuel – 1
Chris Gocong – 1
Victor Abiamiri - 1

Note: The Eagles' defense was called for an offsides in Week 1 (officially 6 yards), but it was not attributed to any one player. Also, penalties that were declined were not included in the breakdown.

Penalty yards

D. Jackson – 30
Gocong - 24
Parker - 15
Demps – 15
Avant - 15
Harris – 15
Andrews – 15
Samuel - 15
Jones - 15
Abiamiri -12
Clemons - 11
Peters - 10
Fokou - 10
Cole - 10
White - 6
Hanson - 5
Howard – 5
D. Patterson - 5
Buckley – 5
T. Cole - 5
Weaver - 3

By unit

Offense – 10 for 65
Defense – 9 for 102
Special teams – 10 for 85

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