No worries… this is just the preseason. The Eagles even lost to the Jets last 2017 preseason, haha.
Anyways, Philadelphia Eagles fell way short of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. Some players seemed to have feasted tonight, and some didn’t. We’ll break down that aspect for you.
TE Dallas Goedert – Goedert only had one drop in his preseason debut, but that one drop was from him not watching the ball go right into his hands (rookie mistake). He had four receptions for 66 yards, and a touchdown.
RB Corey Clement – Clement was Clement, as usual. He averaged six yards per carry, but didn’t get enough playing time for a touchdown.
RB Josh Adams – Next Corey Clement? Adams finished his preseason debut with 30 yards in just six carries.
WR Shelton Gibson – Gibson had some crucial drops in Eagles training camp, but that didn’t stop him from catching a 71-yard touchdown pass thrown by Nate Sudfeld in the first half.
CB De’Vante Bausby – Bausby locked down his receivers pretty well. Pretty much a lock on the roster. Also had five tackles.
LB LaRoy Reynolds – For the limited amount of playing time Reynolds got today, he still hauled in four tackles.
DT Fletcher Cox – When Cox was done for the day, you could immediately feel an impact on the Eagles defense – for the worse. For the very limited amount of time he got to play, he still was sure to register a stack.
P Cameron Johnston – Johnston averaged a solid 44 yards. And that DOESN’T include his epic 81-yard punt. Also had three punts inside the 20.
CB Rasul Douglas – Despite having an interception, it’s just not one of those nights for Douglas. Two of the Steelers touchdowns were pretty much Douglas’s fault. Hopefully we can expect better next week.
QB Joe Callahan – Not Callahan’s best game. Went an ugly 8/18 and just 91 yards in two quarters.
DE Josh Sweat – Sweat got plenty of playing time on Thursday, but only registered a single tackle. But he still has plenty of potential.
Eagles look to showdown to the Patriots next week on Thursday, in New England.