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5 Eagles Who Need to Get It Going After the Bye Week



    5 Eagles Who Need to Get It Going After the Bye Week
    5 Eagles who need to get it going after the bye week

    We've made it to the bye week, so it seems like a good time to take stock of the Eagles and some individual performances.

    The Eagles are 5-4, which means they're a slightly above average team. Overall, that's disappointing, but they still have a shot at the playoffs.

    Here's a stock up, stock down at their Week 10 bye:

    Stock up

    Fletcher Cox: Early in the season, Cox's stock was clearly down. He was still getting over his offseason toe surgery and wasn't the same dominant player. Guess what? He's back. In the last few weeks, Cox has returned to his old dominant self. He didn't pick up a sack against the Bears, but don't get it twisted, he wrecked the Bears' offensive line. He's going to be a huge key down the stretch. 

    Brandon Brooks: What Brooks has been able to do this season, coming off an Achilles tear, and at 330 pounds, has been nothing short of amazing. The right guard position isn't the sexiest, but he's been arguably the Eagles' best and most consistent player this season.

    Jalen Mills: Mills might not be an All-Pro, but it's impossible to ignore the fact that the Eagles seem to play better when he's on the field. In the last two weeks, he's offered some real stability to the secondary. The PBU he made against the Bears was a great play. 

    Jordan Howard: In the last couple of weeks, the Eagles have won behind a power ground game led by Howard. In wins against the Bills and Bears, Howard had 42 carries for 178 yards and two touchdowns. Through nine games, he has seven total touchdowns.

    Brandon Graham: Cox has turned it on and so has Graham. He has six sacks in his last five games, including one against Buffalo and one against Chicago. This might finally be the year he hits double digits. That would be huge for an Eagles defense that lacked a consistent pass rush earlier in the season. 

    Stock down

    Alshon Jeffery: Even if you put aside his three drops against the Bears, Jeffery still hasn't been productive enough. He's played in eight games and has just 353 yards and three touchdowns.

    Nelson Agholor: Without DeSean Jackson for at least 4-6 weeks, the Eagles are going to be relying on Agholor more and that could be a problem. He has seemingly regressed to the 2016 version of himself. He's dropped passes, fumbled and struggled to track deep balls.  

    Andrew Sendejo: The Eagles decided they were better off with a compensatory pick. Sendejo's hit on Avonte Maddox earlier this year was unnecessary and dangerous and then his late hit on Mitchell Trubisky Sunday was boneheaded. They finally waived him on Tuesday.

    Sidney Jones: The former second-round pick was a healthy scratch on Sunday because he doesn't play special teams and lost the nickel corner job when Avonte Maddox returned. Jones is in his third season in Philly and might end up being one of the bigger busts in recent draft history.

    Howie Roseman: It's time to point some fingers at Roseman. No, he couldn't have foreseen the Malik Jackson injury or some others, but he built a team that was relying on several aging veterans and hasn't been able to supplement them with enough great draft picks. The Super Bowl hangover is definitely over and it's now fair to question Roseman's moves in recent years.