Report: NFL head coaches could return to team facilities as early as next week
Things continue to be heading in the right direction in regards to the return of sports and it looks like the NFL will start on time.
Sources: #NFL head coaches could return to team facilities as early as next week, with full-squad minicamps potentially on the docket for mid-to-late June.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) May 26, 2020
In a report from Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, “NFL head coaches could return to team facilities as early as next week, with full-squad minicamps potentially on the docket for mid-to-late June”. In this article, it is added that June 15 and June 27th are the targeted dates for full-squad minicamp windows. The following events for teams may be adjusted following the first full-squad minicamp.
The Eagles are a team that has a lot of new faces and it’s crucial that they’re able to get good chemistry before the season starts. As we all know the Eagles completely revamped the wide receiver position. The relationship between the quarterback and the wide receiver is very important. This first camp will allow franchise quarterback Carson Wentz the ability to get some reps with his new look wide receiving core. It is great that they are communicating over the phone in virtual meetings, but it’s not the same as being on the field together.
This offseason will be a huge one for Andre Dillard who looks to be the Eagles starting left tackle. There seems to be a very confusing situation as far as what the Eagles think of him. Jason Peters could still come back as he is still a free agent and looks to be holding out for the Eagles.
The Eagles have a new-look defense with the additions of:
- Darius Slay
- Trevor Williams
- Will Parks
- K’Von Wallace
- Javon Hargrave
- Jatavis Brown
- Davion Taylor
- Shaun Bradley
- Casey Toohill
All of these new faces of the defense need time to practice together before getting thrown out on the field week 1. The Eagles did a very good job improving the defense, especially the secondary. Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz seems to have what he’s wanted all along and should be able to be more flexible with coverages.
This report is a very good sign especially for a new look team like the Philadelphia Eagles. It will be interesting to see what the NFL will have planned to get ready for football in September.