Frustrating one for the Eagles on Sunday given all the missed opportunities. Now it’s time to analyze Philadelphia’s snap counts from their Week 2 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
- For the second straight week, DeVonta Smith led all Eagles skill players in snaps (49) and targets (7). Smith only had two receptions for 16 yards but Jalen Hurts underthrew him on multiple deep shots. Smith also drew two pass interference penalties.
- Jalen Reagor saw the second most targets with five. He logged two receptions for a mere five yards, dropping his early season yards per reception mark down to 6.8. Reagor obviously would’ve had better numbers if he didn’t step out of bounds to negate a deep touchdown. Some argued Reagor wasn’t at fault for getting pushed out but even Nick Sirianni admitted Reagor needed to do a better job on that play.
Nick Sirianni was asked what the teaching point is for Jalen Reagor after the WR stepping out of bounds negated a touchdown.
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) September 19, 2021
- 13 carries and 55 yards (4.2 average) for Miles Sanders. Also had one reception for four yards. He was fine.
- Whereas Dallas Goedert played 11 more snaps in Week 1, he saw nearly identical playing time to Zach Ertz in Week 2. Each tight end was only targeted twice. Goedert had two grabs for 24 yards while Ertz had one catch for six yards. It’s early but Goedert would probably like to up his volume as he’s playing in a contract year. As for Ertz, the veteran has the second-highest cap number on the team and he has 40 total yards through two games. Ample time for things to change but he’s currently not justifying the $8.5 million the Eagles could’ve otherwise saved by moving him.
- Landon Dickerson came in to replace Brandon Brooks at right guard after the veteran suffered a chest injury. Dickerson got pancaked into Hurts on his first snap and allowed five total pressures. For perspective, no other Eagles offensive lineman allowed more than two. It was Dickerson’s first game after having no training camp so it’s understandable he’d be rusty.
- Quez Watkins caught his only two targets for 117 yards. The 91-yard reception was obviously the highlight but he also ran a sharp route to get open for a 26-yard gain on 3rd-and-7. Watkins consistently outshined Reagor in training camp/preseason and he’s been the better player through the first two games. He should be seeing some more playing time. At the expense of Reagor, if necessary.
- PFF graded Brandon Brooks as the Eagles’ worst offensive player; the veteran allowed two pressures on just 13 pass blocking snaps. Brooks left the game early with a chest injury and was later ruled out.
- Greg Ward has yet to see a target through two games but he does have a pass attempt. Unfortunately for him and his teammates, the Philly Special recreation didn’t work. The incompletion dropped Ward’s career passer rating from 118.7 to 75.0.
- Kenny Gainwell wasn’t efficient as a runner…
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