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in the regular season Derek Barnett Jerseys 2019 , the Saints won 48-7. The Eagles have not forgotten.Eagles left tackle Jason Peters says the Eagles have been longing for a rematch with the Saints ever since that one-sided beatdown, and now they’re going to get it in the divisional round of the playoffs.鈥淲e didn鈥檛 play well at all,鈥?Peters said. “They ran up the score. We wanted them again, we got them again. This time Black Derek Barnett Jerseys , hey, we coming. It鈥檚 definitely not going to be the same outcome.鈥漈he Eagles didn’t appreciate it when the Saints, already leading 38-7 in the fourth quarter, had quarterback Drew Brees throw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Alvin Kamara. New Orleans later added a field goal Sidney Jones Jerseys 2019 , and the 41-point margin of victory was the second-biggest point differential in any game in the 2018 regular season. Peters and his teammates would love to show that they’re a very different team now.Eagles’ Stefen Wisniewski feels like his benching wasn’t performance-related Stefen Wisniewski and the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff aren’t on the same page when it comes to the starting left guard’s benching. After the Eagles’ loss to the Vikings on Sunday, Wisniewski told the Inquirer that he felt like he wasn’t replaced by Isaac Seumalo because he’s been struggling.Wisniewski doubled down on this stance via his official Twitter account.Doug Pederson was asked about Wisniewski’s comments during his Monday press conference. The Eagles head coach disagreed with the player’s assessment.So, what’s the deal here?Let’s start by examining Wisniewski’s self-assessment. I don’t think it’s accurate to say he was playing “pretty well.” In the final start before his benching, we saw him get worked by Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey. But on the whole Avonte Maddox Jerseys 2019 , he wasn’t flat out terrible to the point where benching him was a no-brainer. Prior to this week, Wisniewski ranked 32nd out of 56 guards in PFF’s pass blocking metric. It could be worse.Wisniewski didn’t offer insight into his “theories” on why he was benched but we might be able to take some educated guesses here. Starting with comments made by former Eagles president Joe Banner over the past few months. These quotes come from his interviews with The Athletic.From August 27:From September 12: From October 4:Banner specifically singled out Wisniewski in three different interviews. Friend of BGN Tyler Aston had a good take on this.So, who was Banner hearing from? I don’t know for sure, but I might be able to guess where the displeasure about Wisniewski was ultimately coming from.Let’s go back to June 2015. Remember when Evan Mathis was holding out from the team and ultimately got cut? A lot of people point to that as another example of Chip Kelly unwisely jettisoning talent from the roster. But my understanding was that Chip was hardly the only motivating factor behind Mathis getting cut. I heard that Jason Peters didn’t like playing next to Mathis because of the guard’s playing style. Former Eagles All-Pro tackle Tra Thomas Black Dallas Goedert Jerseys , who was on Kelly’s coaching staff for a couple years, once explained this in more detail:It was easy to see that Peters wasn’t really concerned about Mathis being absent from the team.During a BGN Radio radio show appearance earlier this year (of which I was part of), Thomas had mentioned something about Peters not being over the moon about playing next to Wisniewski. I believe Thomas mentioned Peters believing Wisniewski’s play style led to Peters getting hurt last year. (Apologies for the lack of specifics here but the audio has since been deleted.)In any case, it doesn’t seem crazy to theorize that Wisniewski is Peters’ new Mathis. And it’s not hard to believe that Peters has the kind of influence on the team to encourage changes considering his unique “best friend” relationship with team owner Jeffrey Lurie.If I had to guess Dallas Goedert Jerseys 2019 , I would think Wisneiwski feels he’s being benched because of a political reason like this instead of something strictly performance-based.
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