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Archive: June, 2010

Can Sims help the Eagles' blitz?

Friday, June 11, 2010, 3:50 PM
The Eagles made their selections in April's draft with the idea of getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks front and center. At the media chalk talk event a couple months ago, general manager Howie Roseman even referenced the Giants team that won the Super Bowl, saying that they didn't have the... Read more

Video: Reid closes down camp

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 5:34 PM
Andy Reid addressed the media at the end of Eagles OTAs today, updating injuries and taking a look at what's ahead at Lehigh. Here's the video report. Earlier, I provided practice observations. Read more

Vick, special teams and practice observations

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 3:25 PM
I spent this afternoon at the final day of Eagles OTAs before Lehigh. Here's what I saw: * Ellis Hobbs was back to return a kickoff during special teams practice towards the end of the session. He let the ball sail over his head, as you often times see when the kick is headed to the back of the end... Read more

Reid, Tra Thomas and practice observations

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 9:46 PM
Some odds and ends to get to: * Andy Reid will be one of four NFL head coaches going on the USO Tour to the Middle East later this month, according to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio. Brad Childress will join him. Tom Coughlin, Bill Cowher, Jeff Fisher, Jon Gruden and John Harbaugh went last year. * The... Read more

Avant: Timing, technique different with Kolb

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 9:49 AM
At one point during Tuesday's practice, with no DeSean Jackson or Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant lined up outside in a two-receiver set. Later, he was in his usual spot in the slot. He stayed in behind the left tackle to block during another play. And even took a lateral before throwing downfield to... Read more

When McDermott can have fun

Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 9:36 PM
During last month's media chalk talk event at the Novacare complex, defensive coordinator Sean McDermott talked about getting to good third-down situations. Third down, McDermott explained, is when he can have fun. It's when he can bring in different personnel packages. It's when, quite simply, he... Read more

Rookie Lindley puts in extra time

Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 10:18 AM
Practice was over, and many of the Eagles had already headed indoors at the Novacare Complex. Others took time to meet with the media and answered reporters' questions. Cornerback Trevard Lindley was still on the field. The Eagles' fourth-round pick was putting in extra time with defensive coordinator... Read more

No Samuel; who's at CB?

Monday, June 7, 2010, 8:07 PM
As you likely know by now, Asante Samuel and DeSean Jackson were no-shows today at OTAs. The guys over at Eagletarian and Birds' Eye View have some details explaining why. It was interesting to see who filled in at cornerback with Samuel absent and Ellis Hobbs still not participating fully. At one... Read more

Reggie Brown: I was hurt at the wrong time

Monday, June 7, 2010, 8:48 AM
Some links to pass along this Monday morning. I'll be stopping by Eagles OTAs in a few hours and will provide more practice observations and a video from there later. * Reggie Brown is looking for a fresh start in Tampa Bay, writes Rick Brown of The Lakeland Ledger. "I had a little hamstring... Read more

Can Mike Bell catch the football?

Sunday, June 6, 2010, 10:10 AM
Eagles running back Mike Bell has caught 26 passes since beginning his NFL career in 2006. So when I asked him last week what he thinks about Eagles running backs being expected to perform in the passing game, I expected Bell to talk about how he was just trying to learn the offense and pick up the... Read more
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