Doug Pederson reflects on the Eagles’ first preseason game, Jim Schwartz talks Jalen Mills’ leadership role
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By Alexis Chassen

The Eagles held their second open practice on Saturday, and head coach Doug Pederson spoke to the media before the team took the field to talk about his impressions of the team’s first preseason game, and what he and the coaches are still looking for as they finish camp and get closer to the regular season opener.

Similarly, Jim Schwartz spoke after practice on Sunday, and gave his run down from the first preseason game, and what they saw in terms of the new tackling rule.

Here’s what the coaches had to say:

The head coach opened with a question about what stood out on the film following Thursday’s first taste of action.

“The one thing, going back and watching the offense and defensive line one more time and just watching really the entire first-unit defense, because they were kind of all intact going into the game the other night, how well and fast they played. To have two three-and-outs, very outstanding. Great performance by that group.”

But it wasn’t just the defensive line that got Pederson’s praise, he lauded the offensive line and seemed encouraged by the play of No. 3 QB Nate Sudfeld. Pederson acknowledged Sudfeld’s two interceptions on the night, but that they are “just have to continue to coach that...

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