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Carson Wentz gives Lane Johnson crap for play he got injured on

Carson Wentz gives Lane Johnson crap for play he got injured on

Carson Wentz seemingly got hurt on the play where he rushed for a touchdown against the Rams that was called back thanks to a holding penalty on Lane Johnson.

Thanks a lot, Lane! *Warning: the GIF of the hit is graphic.*

In a pretty interesting video shared to running back Kenjon Barner's Instagram page, you can hear Wentz giving Lane the business about it after the Eagles win.

"I ran in two touchdowns today and you took them both away," Wentz said.

"You got a lot of nerve coming at me like that," you can hear Johnson respond.

Check it out: 

There's definitely some laughter taking place, so it's unclear how much friendly ribbing is going on or if Wentz is actually upset. Judge for yourself.

It also makes you wonder what the team's policies on sharing behind-the-scenes footage of team-related stuff on social media is these days? I don't suspect this is something Wentz and Johnson particularly wanted to get out in the public eye.

I suppose it's good to see Wentz is in relatively positive spirits despite being lost for the season.

Ugh. A city's hope is now in the big hands of Nick Foles.

Lane Johnson shares some advice with Halapoulivaati Vaitai

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Lane Johnson shares some advice with Halapoulivaati Vaitai

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Lane Johnson has some advice for teammate Halapoulivaati Vaitai. 

Use it. 

Use everything you can to motivate yourself. The bad games, the naysayers. All of it. Coming off a pretty bad game against the Seahawks last weekend, this would be the time for Vaitai to heed that advice. 

"I think some of the games you don't perform well in, you can learn the most out of," Johnson said at Angel Stadium this week. "Just speaking for myself — suspensions, bad games. I use that as a huge motivator and I think he can too. That's the one thing Jason Peters has done in his career. He wasn't drafted, this, that and the other, and he's about to be in the Hall of Fame. 

"So I think what he needs to do is just bottle up everything that's not right or has gone wrong and use it as a motivator for him. He'll do it, man. He's still young."

Against Seattle last Sunday, Vaitai had his worst game of the season since taking over for Peters at left tackle. He gave up two sacks, one quarterback hit and five quarterback hurries. 

Johnson said he thought the one thing Vaitai had trouble with against the Seahawks was getting off the ball. Because of the crowd noise and silent count, that was a little more difficult, especially from the left tackle position, because right guard Brandon Brooks is the player who taps the center pre-snap. 

That's tough enough, but then Vaitai had to deal with a pretty good and really quick pass rusher in Frank Clark. 

On one particular occasion, Clark used what offensive coordinator Frank Reich called a "wicked pass rush move" to beat Vaitai for a sack. Reich didn't think many guys would have been able to stop it. 

Even after a poor performance last week, Vaitai is still the Eagles' best option at left tackle. He's a fifth-rounder in his second year; there were bound to be hiccups. The only other backups on the team are Isaac Seumalo and Will Beatty. 

Vaitai, who was not made available to reporters after repeated attempts this week, is a player who thrives on confidence. It's why we've seen him get stronger as games go on; he's able to prove to himself he can do it. 

Now, it'll be up to him to figure out a way to regain that confidence this Sunday, when the Eagles face the Rams at the LA Coliseum. 

Every Eagles player gets to take home a Mike Trout bobblehead

Every Eagles player gets to take home a Mike Trout bobblehead

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The weather is gorgeous this week in Southern California, but the Eagles won't get too much time to enjoy it. They are on a business trip. 

At least they all got a souvenir. 

When the Eagles got into the home clubhouse at Angel Stadium, there was a present in each locker stall: a Mike Trout bobblehead. 

The bobblehead is from Trout's MVP 2016 season. He's sliding into a base face-first and the bottom lists his statistics from the season. 

Nigel Bradham, who is using Trout's locker stall for the week, showed off his new present to an NBC Sports Philadelphia camera. 

"I'll pull it out because he let me rent his spot out," Bradham said, as he slid the styrofoam protective wrapper out of the box and then Trout from the styrofoam. "He's sliding into home plate. His head doesn't bobble that much. You gotta get it pretty good." 

Trout, the Millville, New Jersey, native, has become friends with Carson Wentz and other Eagles. Trout is a huge Eagles fans and is in the stands for most home games. 

Wentz said he had been texting Trout, but the slugger is home in New Jersey "hunting it up." 

The real Trout isn't in Southern California this week, but at least every Eagle will get to take home a mini one. 

"We got a Mike Trout bobblehead," Lane Johnson said, looking at the box. "That's pretty nice. I'll have to put that up in the house somewhere."