Camp Notes: Caplan’s Observations
Bradberry's Star Shining Brighter
The Eagles practiced Thursday for nearly two hours under extreme heat.
Afterward, head coach Nick Sirianni noted that the offense labored later in the practice, as fatigue set in. He also noted some positives too, and the Eagles were also without several starters due to injuries.
ITB’s Adam Caplan was on hand at the NovaCare Complex. Here were his observations:
“James Bradberry, from the four practices I’ve been to, has been the best player on defense. He’s absolutely right on him, whoever his coverage is in 11 on 11. [Jalen] Reagor got him in 1 on 1 but I don’t know if I’ve seen him get beat [in 11s].”
“A.J. Brown is absolutely dominant. It’s his hand fighting, leverage with the shoulder and elbow, very quick, subtle. He’s so strong. He just makes play after play. [Dallas] Goedert continues to get wide open.”
“I noticed he’s not bailing as much anymore.”
“[Josh] Sweat is standing up. He’s also playing with his hand in the dirt, some Wide 9. He looks so explosive out of his stance. We could debate [Javon] Hargrave versus Sweat [as best lineman], both are really important. But Sweat is clearly one of their best defensive players. It’s a fact now. It’s going to be fascinating to see how they use him.”
“[Brandon Graham], you couldn’t even tell he was hurt [last year]. He’ll be in a rotation.”
“T.J. Edwards isn’t losing that job yet. He was very active. He definitely played in nickel.”
“[Kenneth] Gainwell] got some goal-line work. He gets so low it’s like he’s burrowing his way in. Miles [Sanders] is more explosive, to me, on inside zone. He just is.”
– Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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