Former Eagles Beat Writer, and current Lead NFL Report for Pro Football Network, Mike Kaye joined “The Best Show Ever?” earlier today. He visited Eagles camp this week, and shared his thought on the differences he sees in Jalen Hurts this year compared to last, the impact of Jordan Davis, and more. Here is some of what he had to say.
On The Difference He Sees In Jalen Hurts Compared To Last Summer
“Well, I think his effectiveness downfield is definitely there. He’s doing what I’m going to call chasing the money. That means he’s targeting the guys who are well paid. So he’s looking for AJ Brown, he’s looking for Dallas Goedert, and he’s looking for Devonta Smith, because those guys are the money right there. All 3 of them could be no 1 targets in other offenses. I think his chemistry with Brown has been very effective… I think he’s been more efficient looking over the center of the field. He seems like he’s taking steps to get better in that area. He is holding onto the ball for a very long time, which was a problem last year. I do think there are times when leaves the pocket quicker than he should. But I do think his stock is up even if it’s just slightly.”
On if the Eagles Have a Better Roster Now Than The Cowboys
“I think without question the Eagles are better. Dallas has had some tough injuries this off-season. We don’t know what is going to happen with Gallup, and when he’s going to be ready. Losing Amri Cooper is pretty rough. I think their o-line depth is questionable. They don’t have a swing tackle if they lose one of their tackles they are pretty much SOL… Really I don’t think they are that much more stocked with incumbent talent than the Eagles are.
On Jordan Davis
“When you watch Georgia highlights. Every single Dean highlight is Jordan Davis moving a bunch of human lives out of the way so that Dean can attack the ball carrier. That is what Davis does, he’s a massive man. I know there were concerns about his, but I haven’t noticed anything wrong with his weight or his speed. I think he’s going to allow a lot of players on defense to eat. Most notably Hasson Reddick. When he’s taking on double and triple teams, guess what, everyone else is single-teamed… Jordan Davis is never going to be an 8-sack-a-year guy, but if he gets 3-sacks and everyone else is combining for about 40, I think they will take that.”
You can listen to the full interview here…