Ertz didn't find the end zone Monday night like he did in the opener, but he again showed off his huge catch radius and his 24-yard reception set up the winning field goal. He drew six targets, third-most on the team, and finished with 81 receiving yards. Ertz plays the Redskins in Week 3.
Ertz should continue to be a matchup problem for opponents this season including next week at the Colts.
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"He takes a lot of pride in that," Williams added to Philly.com. "He has a lot of confidence. He's hard to defeat, because he doesn't take defeat very well. He feels, 'You can't cover me.'"
The website noted Ertz caught four touchdowns in the second half of last season and claimed he's poised to break out this year. Ertz and fellow tight end Brent Celek will have "a much bigger role in the passing game," the report said.
Ertz said he's taking every rep "personally."
"If somebody beats me, I'm going to take that personally. I want to be great," he said. "That's my goal each and every day I step out onto the field. I want to prove to myself and everybody else how good I can be, and I'm willing to work as hard as I need to achieve that goal."
Ertz hauled in a 4-yard touchdown pass from Nick Foles in the second quarter. He caught both of his targeted passes for 26 yards and a touchdown with the first-team offense.
Ertz, who played most of the first half with two different quarterbacks, and was targeted five times, good for second on the team. He hauled in four of those passes for 60 yards, including a long reception of 34 yards.
Ertz was useful in his rookie season, but is expected to take on a larger role this season.
|4||9/28/14||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/26/14||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|9||11/2/14||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|11||11/16/14||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|13||11/27/14||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
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