Philadelphia Eagles vs Jacksonville Jaguars : The Philadelphia Eagles will play their second 2019 preseason football game on Thursday night against Jacksonville Jaguars.
Here’s what you need to know:
Who: Eagles vs. Jaguars
What: NFL, Preseason Week 2
When: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019
Where: TIAA Bank Field
Time: 7 p.m. Eastern
In order to preview this (meaningless) matchup and check up on old friend Nick Foles, I reached out to our associates over at Big Cat Country. The great Ryan O’Bleness was kind enough to answer my questions, so let’s take a look at those. Also don’t forget to check out my side of the Q&A exchange over at BCC.
1 – Gotta start with the obvious one. How’s Eagles Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles looking so far?
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A nice throw from Foles to Conley against the Ravens at joint practices last week:
Here is another Foles-to-Conley connection at practice this past weekend:
2 – With Nate Sudfeld injured, Cody Kessler might actually have to play if Carson Wentz gets hurt early in the season. Having seen Kessler start for the Jags, what can you tell us to expect in a situation where he ends up playing for Philly?
3 – How long should we expect to see the Jaguars’ starters play on Thursday, if at all? Who are the key players in/out?
Not for very long, if the starters play at all — I am thinking a series, or two series at most. The Jaguars sat 32 players in the preseason opener, and I believe 21 of the 22 starters. Now, this week, head coach Doug Marrone stated that we will likely see more of the same this week against the Eagles. Marrone basically said he wants the first string offensive players to get more reps against first string defensive players in practice, as opposed to the preseason games, and that the starters will get their most snaps in the third preseason game. I would think we’ll see a few more starters this week, but the high profile guys will likely sit out. The Jaguars were hit hard with the injury bug in 2018, and are already dealing with some in 2019, so the team is taking extreme caution this time around.