It was slim pickings to choose from – because after a fast start, things went south fast for the Philadelphia Eagles in their 24-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers in week one of the preseason
Despite that, there were still a few players that qualified for the first installment of Standout Stars from Thursday’s game.
Yes, this may be an easy one to choose, but again, there wasn’t much else to choose from. Wentz couldn’t have been any more perfect on his one and only drive, finishing 4-for-4, for 56 yards, a TD, and a 158.3 QB rating, capped off by a 38-yard TD to rookie Mack Hollins.
On that play to Hollins, Wentz did a tremendous job keeping his eyes down field, shook off a blitzing Clay Matthews, and hit the rookie receiver in stride. A few plays earlier, Wentz did a great job again keeping his eyes down field with pressure in his face, hitting Jordan Matthews on a fourth-and-six.
Talk about a solid debut for the kid.
Hollins’ first catch in the preseason was that 38-yard hook up from Wentz. Hollins did a great job staying in bounds, tip toeing down the sideline for the score. One of his other impressive catches came late in the third quarter, breaking a tackle in open space off a short crossing pattern and getting the first down. Hollins finished with four receptions for 64 yards and the touchdown.
It was a pretty good preseason debut for the Eagles first-round pick. Barnett picked up two sacks in the game, including earning his first sack late in the second quarter off the blind side of Brett Hundley. He was disruptive from both sides of the line of scrimmage all night, and really showed off his quickness off the ball.
A lot of people had already counted him out for the sixth receiver spot on the roster. Not so fast. Treggs has put himself into the competition after a productive night in leading all Eagles receivers. He finished with seven catches for 91 yards.
You can give the guy a break for one preseason game at least. He did haul in a nice interception after the Eagles coughed up the ball on the previous play in the first half.
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