“Which [opposing team’s] player would [your favorite team’s] fans take?” With the Philadelphia Eagles set to play the Chicago Bears on Sunday Youth DeAndre Carter Jerseys
, it’s time to address the question and familiarize yourself with the opponent’s roster.OFFENSEThere’s not a ton to be super excited about on this side of the ball.Eagles fans are certainly not taking Mitchell Trubisky over reigning Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles.Tarik Cohen would be a nice add. It would’ve been awesome if the Eagles traded up to get him instead of Donnel Pumphrey in the 2017 NFL Draft. Cohen is averaging 4.5 yards per carry on 99 attempts this year and he ranks second on the Bears in receiving yards with 725. The Eagles have been able to use Darren Sproles to torment teams at times. The Eagles could get a taste of their own medicine with the Bears using Cohen in a Sproles role.Penn State alumnus Allen Robinson is bound to get some love here. His 13.7 yards per reception would be good for first on the Eagles and his 11 big plays would rank second. Having both Long brothers on the Eagles would be fun. The Eagles could plug Kyle Long in ahead of Stefen Wisniewski.It’s easy to miss having Trey Burton in Philly but the Eagles are obviously set at tight end with Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.DEFENSEKhalil Mack is the Bears’ best player. The 2016 Defensive Player of the Year is certainly capable of wrecking games. Mack has 18 quarterback hits, 12.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles, four pass deflections, one interception, and one defensive touchdown this in 14 games this season. Adding him to an already stacked Eagles pass rush is tempting. Good luck to the teams having to deal with Mack, Michael Bennett DeAndre Carter Jerseys Stitched
, Brandon Graham, and Fletcher Cox all out on the field at the same time.Akiem Hicks is also a really good defensive lineman. Chicago’s starting 3-4 defensive end finished the 2018 regular season with 16 quarterback hits, 12 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, five pass deflections, and three forced fumbles. The Eagles could stick Hicks next to Fletcher Cox and have a starting defensive line of Graham, Hicks, Cox Youth Cameron Johnston Jerseys
, and Bennett. Hicks would give the Eagles a lot more than they can count on to get from the likes of Haloti Ngata and Treyvon Hester.Eddie Jackson is one the league’s best safeties. Jackson has six interceptions this season. He’d be a significant upgrade over Corey Graham. Kyle Fuller has always been appreciated in this space. The 2015 first-round pick has seven interceptions this season. The Eagles are getting good production out of Rasul Douglas, Avonte Maddox, and Cre’Von LeBlanc lately, though.Danny Trevathan and Roquan Smith are good linebackers but that’s not exactly the biggest position of concern for the Eagles right now.MY PICKIt has to be Mack. Take him away and suddenly the Bears’ outside linebacker outlook isn’t so great. The Eagles wouldn’t have to worry about him wrecking their game. Instead, he could help the Eagles wreck the Bears’ game.I wouldn’t mind settling for Hicks.YOU DECIDEIf you were deciding for the Eagles, who would you take? PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Avonte Maddox has turned into a do-it-all defensive back in a secondary decimated by injuries.The rookie fourth-round pick began the season as Philadelphia’s fifth cornerback, but has become one of the team’s most valuable defensive players. Maddox entered the starting lineup at safety in Week 5 after Rodney McLeod sustained a season-ending knee injury and backup Corey Graham got hurt.He moved to nickel cornerback in Week 9 after Jalen Mills also went down for the season. The Eagles also lost starter Ronald Darby for the season and nickel cornerback Sidney Jones has been plagued by injuries. Maddox missed three games himself before returning at outside cornerback and played a key role in a 30-23 upset at the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday.“I don’t know if we win that game without Avonte,” defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said. “We use him where we need him. Every week’s been different. I have no idea how many different secondary lineups we’ve used. I’m sure it’s been a lot Cameron Johnston Jerseys Stitched
, just where we are and he’s been ‘Johnny on the spot.’ We’ve missed him when he wasn’t in there. He has great speed, plays with a lot of energy, and as long as he’s one of the 11 on the field, we’ll find a spot for him somewhere.”The 5-foot-9 Maddox plays tougher than his size suggests and is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team.“I pride myself as a DB, anytime I can go out there and play a position. I’m going to give it my all, take pride in it and learn,” he said.Maddox played four seasons at Pittsburgh and wasn’t expected to contribute much beyond special teams after the Eagles selected him 125th overall. But injuries opened the door and he forced his way into the starting lineup with a strong effort in practice.“He’s been a real consistent player for us,” coach Doug Pederson said. “He’s a highly intellectual guy that understands scheme. He’s a young player that’s just going to continue to get better. He comes to work every day Brian Westbrook Jerseys Stitched
, he feeds off the veteran players.”Malcolm Jenkins has been the rock in Philadelphia’s secondary. While others around him keep going down, the two-time Pro Bowl safety has played every snap on defense and another 119 snaps on special teams.Jenkins sets the example for Maddox and fellow cornerbacks Rasul Douglas and Cre’Von LeBlanc. The unit will have another tough task this week against Houston receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Demaryius Thomas.“I think he’s by far the best player on their offense,” Jenkins said of Hopkins. “He’s going to make plays on the ball. He’s a great route runner, strong after the catch. You’ve got to find ways to just limit his impact on the game.”Notes: DE Michael Bennett (foot), DT Fletcher Cox (hip), K Jake Elliott (illness), WR Alshon Jeffery (illness), Jones (hamstring) Youth Destiny Vaeao Jerseys
, G Isaac Seumalo (pectoral), QB Carson Wentz (back) and LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring) didn’t practice Thursday.