Sunday, April 26, 2015

Eagles' weekly penalty count

I re-watched every Eagles' offensive snap this evening, and man, was that an embarrassing performance.

Eagles' weekly penalty count

I re-watched every Eagles' offensive snap this evening, and man, was that an embarrassing performance.

We'll post Man Up Tuesday morning, but I wanted to get the weekly penalty count out of the way tonight.

The Eagles had four penalties for 38 yards: Asante Samuel for a 13-yard unnecessary roughness; Donovan McNabb 5 yards for delay of game (where he inexplicably thought the Eagles had a timeout left); illegal contact on the defense for 5 yards; and Darren Howard 15 yards for unnecessary roughness.

A Trevor Laws roughing the passer penalty was offsetting and therefore not included.

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For the game, three penalties for 33 yards on defense, plua one for 5 yards on the offense.

And perhaps the only bright spot in the game, no special teams penalties (yes, we believe in miracles here at MTC).

Here's the breakdown on the season:

Number of penalties

DeSean Jackson - 3
Stacy Andrews - 3
Jason Peters - 2
Nick Cole - 2
Sean Jones - 2
Asante Samuel – 2
Darren Howard - 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
Moise Fokou - 1
Eldra Buckley – 1
Dimitri Patterson - 1
Chris Gocong – 1
Victor Abiamiri - 1
Donovan McNabb - 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. Penalties that were declined were not included in the breakdown.

Penalty yards

D. Jackson – 30
Samuel - 28
Gocong - 24
Parker - 15
Demps – 15
Avant - 15
Harris – 15
Andrews – 15
Jones - 15
Howard - 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
McNabb 5
Weaver - 3

By unit

Offense – 11 for 70
Defense – 12 for 135
Special teams – 10 for 85
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