‘Changes The Paradigm’
ITB: Training Camp Practices Hint At New Wrinkle On Offense
Training camp is in full swing for the Philadelphia Eagles as the team looks to build on their Super Bowl run from the previous season with a revamped roster and coaching staff.
On the latest episode of “Inside The Birds,” Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher offered key intel from the first week of camp.
Adam Caplan: “He was back on Sunday, but not in full. I watched him warm up, he was alone on the side and then they let him get some limited work in.”
Caplan: “The arm looks live…He was so aggressive over the three practices. I saw it with my own eyes. He made some throws Sunday that I had not seen him try before…He made one where he dropped it into two defenders.”
Geoff Mosher: “This is something we talked about for a lot of the offseason: will there be a more concentrated effort to get the ball to the running backs in the passing game? I did hear Rashaad Penny say this offense has a more advanced running back route tree than the team he came from.”
Caplan: “(D’Andre) Swift changes the paradigm. There were so many plays designed for him. Not only does he not drop the ball, he had a ridiculous catch 40 yards down the field. He tripped, fell, and still caught the ball on the ground…He is such a natural hands catcher and so smooth.”
Mosher: “I was told through three practices that Cam Jurgens has been a positive. It’s year two, he has the education from last year, he has been working with Jeff Stoutland…For offensive linemen, when the pads come out is when you see what everyone is really made of.”
Mosher: “Someone who would know told me Christian Ellis, particularly on Sunday, had a nice practice…it doesn’t mean he’s batting down the door to unseat Nic Morrow for the starter [linebacker]. I would still think Morrow has an open door to win this and it’s his job to lose, but if Elliss keeps making plays in practice, and he is getting first team opportunities also, then it becomes more of a conversation.”
Caplan: “Interceptions are just individual plays. But you clearly see the body type in practice, he is just physically bigger than Morrow.”
– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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