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5 Observations From First Half of Philadelphia Eagles Second Preseason Game

5 Observations From First Half of Philadelphia Eagles Second Preseason Game

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The first quarter was painful to watch for Philadelphia Eagles fans, and the second quarter was not much better, until Nick Foles found Zach Ertz for a touchdown. Other than that, Philadelphia really struggled, especially on defense. Here are five observations from the first half.

5. The Eagles Cannot Afford More Injuries at Wide Receiver

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5. The Eagles Cannot Afford More Injuries at Wide Receiver

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Josh Huff was forced out of tonight’s game. With Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper already sidelined, the receiving core needs to focus on getting healthy.

4. Allen Barbre Needs to Improve

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4. Allen Barbre Needs to Improve

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The first-team offense did not see much game time, but Allen Barbre gave up a sack in limited action.

3. Alex Henery Continues to Frustrate

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3. Alex Henery Continues to Frustrate

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In his first shot at easing Eagles fans minds, Henry booted a 47-yard field goal attempt.

2. Curtis Marsh is Firmly On the Roster Bubble

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2. Curtis Marsh is Firmly On the Roster Bubble

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After Cary Williams intercepted Brady for a touchdown, he left the game with a hamstring injury. The Patriots went on to toy with Marsh, which showed his inability to cover.

1. The Penalties Continue to be Ridiculous

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2. Curtis Marsh is Firmly On the Roster Bubble

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As mentioned in the opening paragraph, the first quarter was unbearable. If the refs continue to call all these touch penalties in the regular season, the product of play will decline significantly.