While some of the players competing for hardware this year were expected — you get no credit for predicting Clayton Kershaw to be a great pitcher — we’ve had our share of surprises, including Aaron Judge, an intriguing offensive prospect heading into the season, who exploded for 52 homers and found himself in the AL MVP race.
“He’s able to handle everything that we give him at this point,” Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich told reporters Tuesday, via nj.com. “As the week went on, the package of plays we gave him grew. By the end of the week, he was adapting so well and learning so well, we were adding to his number of plays, because he could handle it.
“When I look at our game plan for this week, I look at it and there’s probably not a play on there that I wouldn’t feel comfortable putting his number on. As far as Jay learning and knowing what to do. That speaks a lot of him and what he’s able to do as a player.”
During a league conference call on Tuesday, Dr. Allen Sills defended the team’s handling of quarterback Jacoby Brissett when he suffered a head injury during their its to the Steelers on Sunday.
“All of our protocols were followed,” Sills said, via ESPN, adding that Brissett “had no symptoms” and there were “no findings” during his evaluation by the medical staff to prevent him from returning to the game.
Brissett returned to the Week 10 matchup after taking a hard hit to the head in the third quarter, but was later placed in concussion protocol for experiencing “mild” concussion-like symptoms “20 or 30 minutes” following the game. Sills said the decision was made “out of an abundance of caution” for Brissett’s well-being despite the second-year quarterback passing three concussion tests during and after the game.