PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles are gearing up for their Monday, primetime game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Birds won Week 1 last Sunday, but they still have some work to do before their home opener.
Fleshy and mountainous.
NFL analyst Lance Zeirlen used those words to describe the Eagles’ first round in 2022. In the spring, Zeirlen also said that the same player has the ability to be one of the best players in football from the moment he plays.
In Week 1 against the Lions, the Birds’ attack looked pretty good. Jalen Hurts, AJ Brown on point. Mile Sanders was back. Pain on the floor was impressive.
But the Birds didn’t have a great defensive effort. It wasn’t all bad though.
In his 22 snaps, big rookie Jordan Davis made a positive impression.
In fact, Davis stood out so much that his own teammates wanted to know how.
So CBS Philadelphia gave old Birds defensive gear Fletcher Cox a microphone on Thursday.
“It was crazy,” Davis said. “I played there with my husband Fletcher Cox. You know, Javon Hargrave, Milton Williams, Marlon (Tuipulotu), man, it was fun. It was a fun experience. I have a great group of guys to help me lead and push me in the right direction.”
“Once you have the first tantrums — I always get the first tantrums, but once you get those out and you start getting your hands on someone, you start to feel more comfortable. And then you see guys like Fletcher Cox and Milton Williams make plays, makes you feel a little more comfortable and makes you feel like, ‘Oh shoot, I have something to do too.'”
Some good stuff from the big boys up front.
Cox can take the job of CBS Philadelphia Sports Anchor/Report Pat Gallen, but Gallen can’t handle his.
Also on Thursday, CBS had Philadelphia Eagles point returner Britain Covey come up with the “.”