Sunday, July 5, 2015

Eagles' penalties; Giants demoting Osi?

Before we get to the weekly penalty count, some interesting news out of Giants camp.

Eagles' penalties; Giants demoting Osi?


Before we get to the weekly penalty count, some interesting news out of Giants camp.

Defensive end Osi Umenyiora took reps with the second-team defense yesterday, according to Jenny Vrentas of

Tom Coughlin would not say whether Umenyiora would start in Sunday's big matchup against the Cowboys.

Umenyiora has five sacks on the season, and the Giants have lost five of their last six games.

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Before the season, if I would have predicted that Winston Justice would play well and get a four-year extension, and Umenyiora would get demoted, well, you likely would have stopped reading MTC. Crazy how things play out in this league.

Now on to the penalty breakdown.

The Eagles were penalized seven times for 60 yards last week against the Redskins. They are now third in the league in total penalties, behind the Packers and Cowboys. The Birds are fourth in penalty yards, behind the Ravens, Packers and Texans.

Winston Justice was called for a pair of penalties - one for holding, another on a false start.

Brent Celek and Jamaal Jackson were each called for their first penalties of the season.

Special teams was again a problem, as Ted Daisher's unit was charged with three penalties for 30 yards. The offense was responsible for four penalties. The defense did not get penalized at all.

Here's the breakdown on the season:

Number of penalties

Jason Peters - 6
Moise Fokou - 5
Stacy Andrews - 5
Winston Justice - 5
Dimitri Patterson - 5
Todd Herremans - 4
Nick Cole - 3
DeSean Jackson - 3
Darren Howard - 3
Asante Samuel – 3
Sean Jones - 2
Macho Harris – 2
Quintin Demps - 2
Jason Babin - 2
Donovan McNabb - 2
Jeremy Maclin - 2
Jason Avant – 2
Tracy White – 2
Trent Cole - 2
Juqua Parker - 2
Leonard Weaver – 2
Eldra Buckley – 2
Chris Clemons - 1
Joselio Hanson - 1
Mike Patterson - 1
Chris Gocong – 1
Victor Abiamiri - 1
Sheldon Brown - 1
Jeremiah Trotter - 1
Ramzee Robinson - 1
Will Witherspoon - 1
Brent Celek - 1
Jamaal Jackson - 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. The 'D' was also called for a 5-yard illegal contact penalty in Week 6 and an offsides in Week 7. The team was whistled for an illegal substitution in Week 11. And there was an illegal touching call in Week 12 on the team. Penalties that were declined were not included in the breakdown.

Penalty yards

Fokou - 58
Samuel - 43
Peters - 40
D. Jackson – 30
Harris – 30
Avant - 30
Justice - 30
D. Patterson - 26
Andrews – 25
Maclin - 25
Gocong - 24
Demps – 22
Herremans - 22
Babin - 20
Parker - 20
Buckley - 20
White - 16
Jones - 15
Howard - 15
N. Cole - 15
Abiamiri -12
Clemons - 11
McNabb - 10
T. Cole - 10
Celek - 10
Weaver - 8
Howard – 7
M. Patterson - 5
Hanson - 5
S. Brown - 5
Trotter - 5
Robinson - 5
Witherspoon - 5
J. Jackson - 5

By unit

Offense – 35 for 237
Defense – 26 for 210
Special teams – 21 for 182
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