subject: How Philadelphia Eagles' Ronald Darby views his tough outing against the Dolphins Posted: 10:35pm, Sep 11, 2017
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and six days later, the speedy cornerback provided the jolt to the secondary the Eagles were looking for. Playing against his former team,Philadelphia finalized a trade that sent wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick to Buffalo in exchange for Darby on Aug. 11, Darby grabbed an intercept in a win over the Bills and broke up another pass; he was a star of the Eagles' second preseason game.

And in third exhibition Thursday night, things unfolded in the opposite manner.

On a play that went wrong Thursday night, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby guessed right.

He ran stride-for-stride with Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker down the sideline in the first quarter of the Birds' 38-31 preseason win over Miami and had a hunch that quarterback Jay Cutler was going to throw his way.

'All right,"My instincts told me, Authentic Thomas Davis Sr Jersey, they're about to take a shot, like,'" Darby said in the locker room after the game.

turned to look for the ball and leapt. The pass came, just like the Eagles' cornerback thought it would. But he mistimed his jump,womens Kawann Short Jersey,So Darby abandoned his sprinting stance,and Parker used his 6-foot-3 frame to ascend past the 5-foot-11 Darby to snag an acrobatic catch that he took 72 yards down to the Eagles' 2-yard line.womens Jordan Howard Jersey

Darby figures he would have made an impressive play instead of an unsightly misstep if he waited a split second longer to jump or even if he could have positioned himself a bit closer to Parker to knock him off balance. It was a tiny margin that separated the gaffe from a potential highlight,Authentic Walter Payton Jersey, Darby said.

That explains why the Eagles' newcomer wasn't sweating the play afterward. And it's why he said he wouldn't get too wrapped up in a sobering second act with the Birds.

Darby gave up that big play to Parker and let Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills slip past him on another occasion in the first quarter.Authentic A.J. Green Jersey, Darby tried to recover on the play but committed a pass interference penalty that set up a Dolphins touchdown and stood as the another significant miscue for the 23-year-old.

Those swings from success to sloppiness are a part of life in the NFL,womens Walter Payton Jersey, Darby said. He's accustomed to it.

Week 1, if I come in and have two picks,Authentic Andy Dalton Jersey,ya'll are going to be coming to me saying something different. It's ups and downs in football,"You ain't going to be perfect," Darby said. "Nobody's perfect. You just got to have a short memory and continue to work. Like, but you just gotta have that short memory."

though. He arrived in a new home midway through training camp and still wants to impress teammates,Darby's in a unique spot,Authentic Greg Olsen Jersey, coaches and a championship-starved fan base that's grown impatient with the Eagles' long-standing woes at cornerback.

For Darby, struggles in a preseason game might mean more than they do for other starters across the league entrenched on their teams.Authentic Jordan Howard Jersey,

But the third-year veteran said he wouldn't have a problem moving past the sting of his missed opportunities from Thursday night.,womens Thomas Davis Sr Jersey,

" Darby said. "But I had worse nights than this before. Like, really beating myself down, horrible nights. Then I came back the next week and had two picks, I would have been really,Authentic Kawann Short Jersey,' "If this was my first year,womens Greg Olsen Jerseyso you know,you just gotta keep working."

and he's still in position to assume that task, even after a rocky showing against the Dolphins. So,womens A.J. Green Jersey,,The Eagles brought Darby in to shore up their weakest position group, he said his focus is squared on a Sept. 10 opener against Washington.

" he said,womens Andy Dalton Jersey,"At the end of the day, "that's when it counts."
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