Eagles QB Coach: ‘We Have Body Language Fines’

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — All eyes are on the quarterback.

If you track Carson Wentz at an Eagles game — before, during, or after any play — he very rarely has bad body language. That’s by design.

Eagles quarterback coach John DeFilippo told 94WIP’s Howard Eskin on The Howard Eskin Podcastthat he implements body language fines for the QB’s.

“First off, you’re one hundred percent right — a thousand percent right,” DeFilippo said to Eskin, who suggested the importance of body language.

“Second of all, we have body language fines in our room. We call each other out for body language. And those, if they see me on the tape, they call me out for body language. It’s something that’s talked about, it’s something that’s coached, it’s something that’s brought up all of the time. You are always being watched as the quarterback. We always bring that up and we call each other out for body language.”

How would DeFilippo classify bad body language?

“Sulking, taking your chin strap and pulling it, chasing after an interception — if you throw an interception — and putting your head down. Throwing a ball down after a sack.”

The Eagles finished 7-9 last year and the unit that received arguably the most criticism was Wentz’s receivers. The Eagles went out and upgraded at that position, signing Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith.

“Everyone had a hand in being 7-9 last year, every position did,” DeFilippo says. “I had a hand in it, they had a hand in it, we all had a hand in it. And so we’re all looking to improve every day and hopefully we are.”

EAGLES HICKS (GROIN), GRAHAM (TRICEPS) HURT — NOTHING SERIOUS!

Eagles middle linebacker Jordan Hicks (above) and defensive end Brandon Graham left practice with the Dolphins. According to Philly.com, Hicks suffered a mild groin strain and Graham strained his triceps. Both players are expected to play in the regular-season opener Sept. 10 at Washington.

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Ben Simmons Scores 34 Points In Melbourne Game

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ben Simmons returned to his hometown Melbourne, Australia and put on a show in a local basketball league.

Simmons, the Sixers’ 2016 No. 1 overall pick, dropped 34 points en route to a 20-point win as the crowd watched in amazement.

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“He didn’t try until the last quarter and then scored like 15 in a row and dunked on two blokes,” a spectator told the Herald Sun via DailyMail.com. “I’ve never seen anything like it. Imagine rocking up to a game and seeing an NBA player on the other end.”

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Simmons, 21, missed his entire first NBA season with a foot injury. He is expected to make his NBA debut this October.

VEGAS PICKS EAGLES BY 3 1/2 PTS. OVER FISH ON THURSDAY!

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SUH WHAT!!?? EAGLES’ OFFENSIVE LINE CALLED ELITE!

“I think we did a good job. A lot of competition out there. Obviously being able to go against an elite offensive line is great for our defensive line, especially our young guys and myself,” Dolphins’ D-lineman Ndamukong Suh said after practice with the Eagles yesterday. “We can get a good gauge for where we […]

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YOU MAD, MAX? EAGLES WASHOUT MAXWELL WANTS TO SETTLE SCORE!

By Michael Bennett A fascinating subtext of the Dolphins-Eagles practices yesterday and today before Thursday night’s game at the Linc is: The return of washout cornerback Byron Maxwell (above guarding Alshon Jeffery yesterday). He spent one failed year with the Eagles after signing a six-year, $63 million deal before he and linebacker Kiko Alonso were […]

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HOW A DESPERATE EAGLES OWNER JEFFREY LURIE FOUND QUARTERBACK CARSON WENTZ IN SLEEPY LITTLE NORTH DAKOTA STATE!

By Thomas George After the 2015 season, the Eagles realized that Dallas was still banking on veteran quarterback Tony Romo, the Giants still enjoyed the mature hand of Eli Manning, and Washington was enjoying the emergence of Kirk Cousins. The Eagles’ owner, Jeffrey Lurie, was not happy with his quarterback quandary. Lurie bought the Eagles in […]

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