Sunday, February 14, 2016

Penalties again a problem for Eagles

We forgot to do the weekly Eagles penalty count last week.

Penalties again a problem for Eagles


We forgot to do the weekly Eagles penalty count last week.

And it seems fitting to post the numbers right away after the Birds' 31-23 loss to the Chargers.

The Eagles were called for nine penalties, totaling 70 yards.

The breakdown was: four on defense, three on special teams and two on offense.

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Ther personal foul on Moise Fokou is becoming a weekly staple. The rookie is now tied with Stacy Andrews for the team lead with five penalties on the season. He leads all Eagles with 58 penalty yards.

New Eagle Ramzee Robinson jumped offsides on a 3rd-and-2 in the third quarter when it appeared the Chargers would have to settle for a field goal. They went on to score a touchdown on the drive.

Against the Cowboys, the Eagles had eight penalties for 82 yards: five on offense, two on defense and one on special teams.

Here's the breakdown on the season:

Number of penalties

Moise Fokou - 5
Stacy Andrews - 5
Jason Peters - 4
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
Winston Justice - 2
Jason Avant – 2
Tracy White – 2
Trent Cole - 2
Juqua Parker - 2
Dimitri Patterson - 2
Chris Clemons - 1
Joselio Hanson - 1
Leonard Weaver – 1
Mike Patterson - 1
Eldra Buckley – 1
Chris Gocong – 1
Victor Abiamiri - 1
Sheldon Brown - 1
Jeremiah Trotter - 1
Ramzee Robinson - 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. Penalties that were declined were not included in the breakdown.

Penalty yards

Fokou - 58
Samuel - 43
D. Jackson – 30
Harris – 30
Avant - 30
Andrews – 25
Maclin - 25
Peters - 25
Gocong - 24
Demps – 22
Herremans - 22
Babin - 20
Parker - 20
White - 16
Jones - 15
Howard - 15
N. Cole - 15
Abiamiri -12
Clemons - 11
McNabb - 10
Justice - 10
D. Patterson - 10
T. Cole - 10
Howard – 7
M. Patterson - 5
Hanson - 5
Buckley - 5
S. Brown - 5
Trotter - 5
Robinson - 5
Weaver - 3

By unit

Offense – 26 for 177
Defense – 24 for 199
Special teams – 17 for 147
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