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It’s no secret that it’s going to be close

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz expects to participate in 11-on-11 drills next week http://www.newyorkjetsteamonline.com/jachai-polite-jersey , but it’s uncertain whether he’ll be ready for the season opener.The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 6. Wentz’s goal since having surgery last December to repair a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee has been to be ready for that game.“” Wentz said after the Eagles completed training camp Tuesday.“We’ve seen where I’m at in camp and hopefully next week I’m doing 11-on-11s. I think, naturally, it’s going to be close. Ultimately, it won’t be my call Chuma Edoga Jersey , the coach’s call. Ultimately, it’ll be up to the doctors.”The Eagles are in no rush to have their franchise quarterback return too soon. Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles is Wentz’s backup and he’s ready to step in like he did in Week 14 last season.“I’m going to take it day by day,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said about Wentz’s status. “I am going to evaluate it this weekend. I’m going to see where he is at. Medically, I am going to see where he is at, because I’m going to trust our doctors. We’ll make a decision at some point.”Pederson said he’d like for Wentz to practice for a full week before he played in a game. Wentz still hasn’t been cleared for contact.Foles is supposed to make his preseason debut Thursday night at New England after sitting out last week’s game. He had missed a few practices because of muscle spasms in his neck and shoulder area.Foles will see Tom Brady for the first time since the Super Bowl. Brady didn’t congratulate Foles after the game and many people blew it out of proportion.“We both have a lot going on in our lives http://www.newyorkjetsteamonline.com/trevon-wesco-jersey , so in time,” Foles said. “It will happen when it happens. We practiced with the Patriots several years ago and I talked to Tom quite a bit. He’s a great guy. I have all the respect in the world for him. I think everybody is making too big a deal out of this. It’s not a big deal at all.” Jets safety Jamal Adams quickly has become one of the best in the NFL at his position. But that doesn’t impress defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.“I’ve coached a lot better people than you before,” Williams said to Adams.And Williams didn’t say it only to Adams. Williams announced what he said to Adams during Williams’ first press conference as the team’s defensive coordinator, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.Williams knows how to push buttons, even if he no longer has at his disposal the devices that once were available Alexander Mattison Jersey , like cash payments for incapacitating hits.On that point, Williams has been reunited with a fellow former Saints assisant coach. Joe Vitt, who is coach Adam Gase’s father-in-law, gave strong testimony against Williams within the context of the broader #BountyGate controversy.“Next question,” Williams said when asked about Vitt. “He’s a great friend of mine. Will always be a great friend. I don’t care what you’ve written.”Williams also doesn’t care about Xs and Os. He attributes his ability to keep getting hired despite the bounty scandal and the cartoonish “kill the head” comments he made before a playoff game between the Saints and 49ers to one thing.“The reason I keep getting hired is culture http://www.minnesotavikingsteamonline.com/dru-samia-jersey ,” Williams said. “And culture beats strategy any day of the week. It’s how you find ways to play tougher, work harder. . . . It comes from an attitude.”That’s the attitude that fueled the bounty scandal and the “kill the head” rant. So Williams has to do other things to find ways to get players to play tougher and work harder.Apparently, those way include adopting a Jack-Palance-in- vibe and rattling off lines like, “I crap bigger than you.”