EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - This was just another gosh-darned learning experience, the Eagles assured us Sunday, and who are we to argue with a group that by this point surely has earned a couple of Ph.D.s and a visiting professorship at the Sorbonne?
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LEODIS McKELVIN found out Josh Huff was no longer his Eagles teammate just before practice Thursday. "By him coming by shaking everybody's hands," McKelvin said. "Sad. Sorry to hear that, sorry to hear that it happened. I wish him the best of luck . . . It surprised me," but not totally, McKelvin said. He said he knew first-year Eagles coach Doug Pederson was facing questions about his control of the team, which has faced four well-publicized incidents involving police since June.
JAYLEN WATKINS is suddenly a major cog for the Eagles, the safety who will take Malcolm Jenkins' place on those downs when Jenkins moves to nickel corner, in the wake of the season-ending quadriceps tendon rupture suffered by Ron Brooks.
THE EAGLES have lost their last two games mainly because they were outplayed early; they fell behind, 14-0, at Detroit and at Washington. In both games, they took a ridiculous amount of penalties and were mistake-ridden enough that, had they managed to pull out a win in the final minutes, it would have felt like thievery.
IT'S A TRICKY process, explaining how what had been the NFL's third-ranked run defense managed to give up 230 yards rushing last week in the Eagles' 27-20 loss at Washington, to a team that previously hadn't run the ball very well.
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