NFL: Eagles and Dolphins’ Defenses Are Furious


According to the crack reporting of F&TS’ East Coast correspondent Richie Burns, the defenses of two losing teams could impact this week’s NFL fantasy football lineups. The Eagles and Dolphins defenses are furious at their coaches and their respective play-calling.

Cary Williams Rips Chip Kelly

Richie Burns and Matt Lombardo, of NJ Advance Media and reported that Cary Williams blasted head coach Chip Kelly and the staff for the way they handle practices during the week.

Williams said, “It was just such a dogfight. It didn’t help that I wasn’t healthy through the week and it didn’t help that I had a dogfight before the week and then I had a dogfight during the game. It’s just tough, man. We have to start taking care of our guys, taking care of our players, doing the right thing from there.” He added, “I’m saying [practicing every day] impacted a lot of people,” Williams said. “A lot of people, but I’m just the only one man enough to get up here and say anything about it, talk to ya’ll as a man and discuss an issue that, obviously, in my opinion, is an issue in our starts [to games].

Could the Eagles’ practices explain Shady McCoy’s slow start to the season?

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Dolphins Defense Pissed at Coaches

Richie collaborated with the Miami Herald to cover the increased anger of Dolphins players with the defensive game plan. Kansas City gashed the Dolphins for 174 yards rushing. Chiefs’ QB Alex Smith completed 76% of his passes and had three TDs. One unnamed source said Dolphins players are “beyond furious and irate” at defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle’s adjustments and game plan. If the Dolphins are going to continue to play from behind, it will hurt the running game. RBs Knowshon Moreno and starter Lamar Miller should be placed on your benches. The defensive struggles could lead to more targets, catches, and TDs for Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline. Too bad, Dolphins’ QB Ryan Tannehill is struggling.

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