Saturday, February 13, 2016

Macho Harris a CB or safety?

Live from the bloggers' trailer at Lehigh University, it's Day 2 of practice.

Macho Harris a CB or safety?


Live from the bloggers' trailer at Lehigh University, it's Day 2 of practice.

Interesting moment this morning while I was watching the secondary practice. They were working on tackling technique, specifically using their hips when trying to bring down big backs (Brandon Jacobs, Marion Barber, anyone?).

They then split into cornerbacks and safeties, which brought the question: where did rookie Macho Harris belong?

Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was asked that question yesterday.

“Macho is a talented football player and that’s why we drafted him," he said. "We think he can add a value at more than one position and we’re going to look to get him on the field any way we can. Wherever he can make the most impact right away is where he’ll play."

Today that was with the safeties. Reshard Langford was the only other safety who joined Mike Zordich during the drill.

Other early-morning notes:

** LeSean McCoy is getting all sorts of one-on-one instruction, which obviously can only help him. Seems like an attentive guy. Asks a lot of questions. Seems enthusiastic. Of course, it's only the second day of practice so we'll see what he's like at this time next week. The running backs (there are only three here) worked on catching the ball out of the backfield and also as receivers split out wide.

** Nice hook-up between Kevin Kolb and Cornelius Ingram during 7-on-7 drills. Kolb found the rookie tight end over the middle. He's a huge target.

** No new faces here today. And yes, that includes Jeremy Maclin. Looks like we'll have to wait another day.

** Overheard from one of the fans: "You want mustard?" That's right, hot dogs, chicken fingers and fries all for sale at 9 in the morning. I know I couldn't do it.
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