PHILADELPHIA — Eagles large receiver DeVonta Smith is pleased with his craft.
For the reason that Eagles took him off the board within the first spherical of the draft the rookie out of Alabama vowed that nobody would outwork him. That apparently is on the sphere, and off.
Nobody appears to place extra thought and magnificence into his sport day apparel than Smith, who has a sophisticated Gents’s Quarterly look courting again to his highschool days.
Pure as Smith appears to be like, he works at it very like he refines his route working. Deciding what to put on to video games is necessary to Smith, who turns 23 in a few months. Simply guessing that the method is extra concerned than the reason he gave when caught off guard about it after apply Saturday.
“Go within the closet, take a look at it, type of see what I like and simply go along with it,” Smith mentioned. “I’ve all the time been into fits. That’s type of been my factor since highschool. And the older I received the extra detailed I received with it.”
Smith isn’t the one Eagle who clothes for sport day success. He consults with quarterback Jalen Hurts, and never as a result of he’s afraid of sporting the identical sport coat to the sport. Hurts has a brand new age look.
“I imply, I prefer it,” Smith mentioned of the Hurts fashion. “That’s one thing that we discuss once we get near sport time. Like, ‘What are you sporting this week?’ We give one another the concepts and what we give it some thought.”
With the Eagles embarking on a visit to Dallas this week, we advise the quarterback-receiver duo keep away from the boots and 10-gallon hat ensemble.
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The stat of the week comes from Clark Decide (@ClarkJudgeTOF), some of the and adorned writers on the NFL circuit.
Decide rattled off one other quantity that really makes you suppose when he famous that Jared Goff is 0-9 with out head coach Sean McVay.
Goff is 0-4 with the Rams below Jeff Fisher, 0-3 with interim coach John Fassel, who changed Fisher, and 0-2 this season with Lions head coach Dan Campbell.
Goff was 42-20 within the common season with McVay, who grew to become the Rams’ head coach at age 30.
Carson Wentz, by the way in which, is 0-2 with out Doug Pederson.
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Eagles receiver Quez Watkins gave perception into what it’s like being within the huddle with Hurts.
Throughout the TV timeout previous Watkins’ 91-yard reception towards the Niners final week, the quarterback stored his receiver on excessive alert. Hurts instructed Watkins if the defender was taking part in off in protection to go for it.
“Then he was like, ‘you recognize, that is 98 yards. Get ultimately zone,’” Hurts mentioned. “After which after I didn’t, he was so mad at me. However on the finish of the day, it’s one thing we’ve received to develop from and be higher at.”
Twisting and turning whereas wanting into the solar gave the pursuit simply sufficient time to catch Watkins on the 6-yard line. It proved to be a sequence from hell, the Eagles ultimately failing to attain after getting a first-and-goal on the 1.
“I positively really feel like I ought to have scored,” Watkins mentioned, “however issues occur.”
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Talking publicly for the primary time since touchdown a three-year, $40 million contract extension, Eagles defensive finish Josh Sweat mentioned he took the cash now to get himself “safety.”
Robust to argue with a man who was instructed he may not play soccer once more after dislocating a kneecap and tearing three ligaments.
“Going by all of the rehabs took so a few years simply to get again to feeling 80 %,” Sweat mentioned Saturday. “Now I’m good to go. I’ve no points. Haven’t had points for years. I simply thought it was proper. I believed it was an amazing alternative. We got here to an amazing settlement and I believed it could be good to get some good safety earlier than I went out and performed soccer.”
With veteran defensive finish Brandon Graham scheduled to endure surgical procedure on a torn Achilles’ tendon, Sweat suspects he’ll have a bigger position going ahead. The Eagles pressured Jimmy Garoppolo final week however didn’t register a sack. The Ravens have been the one different workforce in Week 2 to not get a sack.
“It doesn’t matter to me,” Sweat mentioned. “I’m simply going to play as exhausting as I can for no matter it’s. All people is placing in to be a bit piece of Brandon. I’m making an attempt to deliver the vitality.”
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THE REST >> The Eagles and the Ravens have been the one groups that didn’t register a sack in Week 2. The Ravens have been chasing Patrick Mahomes, the Eagles that elusive Garoppolo. … The Bucs put a 10-game win streak on the road on the underdog Rams Sunday. … The Cowboys (1-1) and the Vikings (0-2) have three straight dwelling video games after taking part in their first two video games on the highway. … With Bears quarterback Andy Dalton ailing, rookie Justin Fields makes his. beginning debut towards the Browns Sunday.