Let's just get right to it.
• Matt Barkley's arm strength is a major concern. He attempted to throw an out route that needed to be driven in there, and his pass lacked any kind of velocity at all. It had far too much air under it, and Curtis Marsh was able to jump in front of the intended receiver for an INT. I don't want to make too much of one throw, but if that was Barkley's maximum velocity, he's really going to struggle to stay in the league, in my opinion. You simply can't give opposing defensive backs that much time to break on a pass. Again, it's only June and there's a long way to go before the start of the season, but Barkley's play so far has been discouraging.
• Chip Kelly said during his press conference Wednesday morning that Nolan Carroll has impressed him so far. Chip also noted that Carroll was someone the Eagles had targeted early in free agency. I had a chance to speak with Carroll yesterday (more on him from yesterday's notes), and Carroll said that Eagles special teams coach Dave Fipp, who was formerly an assistant with the Dolphins, tried to convince Chip to bring him in. Carroll formerly played in Miami while Fipp was there. "From what (Coach Kelly) told me," explained Carroll, "Fipp was telling him about me since last year. They had an eye on me, and they had an inside look with someone who coached me for a couple of years who knew how I was on and off the field."
• Chris Polk had a great training camp last year, and one thing that really stood out was that he didn't drop passes. Today, Polk had a nice one-handed stab during positional drills. That is one aspect of Polk's game that Eagles fans have not yet experienced, but I wouldn't be surprised if the Eagles tried to utilize his receiving skills in the passing game this year.