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LISTEN: Is Montez Sweat Underrated?

If the Washington Football Team wishes to pull off a big upset against the Buffalo Bills this weekend, defensive end Montez Sweat will need to have a big game. The third-year defensive end from Mississippi State has a sack in each of the first two games this season, and he'll look to continue that streak facing Bills' quarterback Josh Allen.
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Philadelphia Eagles must give Josh Sweat more snaps immediately

Teams don’t usually give a player a 40 million dollar contract and then sit him for more than half a game. After the Philadelphia Eagles’ loss against the San Francisco 49ers, defensive end Josh Sweat is just as confused as we are. Why would the Eagles give Sweat a lucrative...
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Eagles News: Exactly how will Philadelphia replace Brandon Graham?

Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... The majority of Sweat’s rushes — 81.3 percent — have come from the right vs. left tackles. Barnett has a similar percentage (81.6). Gannon was asked if switching sides affects edge rushers as much as it can for tackles on the other side of the ball. “That’s a little case by case,” Gannon said. “How our guys are trained … since we’ve been here with [defensive line coaches Tracy] Rocker and [Jeremiah] Washburn, they feel pretty good playing multiple spots and both sides.” One of Barnett’s [No. 96] three pressures this season came from the left side in Week 1. Barnett, a former first-round draft pick, is a relentless defender. He hasn’t been a bust, but his production hasn’t matched expectations, partly because of multiple injuries. He isn’t especially large, and if he can’t turn the corner, he struggles with power moves against better left tackles like the 49ers’ Trent Williams [No. 71].
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The Black Rep’s ‘Sweat’ is more than just a season opener

The feeling of anticipation that comes with waiting in a theater for a show to start is one that can’t be replicated. After a year of virtual performances, sitting down and watching a performance in person feels almost sacred; the walk to Edison Theater was like a religious pilgrimage and the act of sitting in your seat waiting for the curtain speech was like a prayer. This is what it felt like to be back at a Black Rep show.

NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Kenny Golladay

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinks RBs Ezekiel Elliot and Tony Pollard can coexist: “I see it as a great asset to this team. You don’t have an issue. Both of the players are outstanding out of the backfield. We really have an outstanding situation here.” (Jon Machota) Jones mentioned WR...

Milton Williams a Likely Candidate to Help Fill Brandon Graham's Shoes

It was already pretty widely known that to fill Brandon Graham’s shoes would take more than just two feet. Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon confirmed that one player won’t suffice in order to make up for the loss for the veteran defensive end, whose ruptured Achilles during Sunday’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers landed him on season-ending Injured Reserve on Tuesday.

South Carolina doctors break down the psychology behind vaccine hesitancy

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — More than half of eligible people in South Carolina have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a milestone passed last week. But even though 50.8% of people have received the vaccine, more than 2 million remain unvaccinated, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Which WFT Defensive Player is Exceeding Expectations?

Three defensive ends were selected in the 2019 NFL Draft before Montez Sweat went to the Washington Football Team with the 26th overall pick. He was WFT's second pick, but has turned out to be by far the most successful. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. was taken earlier in the first round at pick 15. Cut in Washington, that valuable pick was a waste as Haskins now resides in Pittsburgh as an understudy to Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Eagles’ Jonathan Gannon explains how Brandon Graham’s injury impacts the defense

Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon went into the defensive meeting room Tuesday without one of his cornerstone players, defensive end Brandon Graham. Graham, who had eight sacks last season and was instrumental in the team’s run defense and early defensive success this season, ruptured his Achilles tendon in Sunday’s 17-11 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, ending his season.