First Practice in Pads for the Eagles Today
The Philadelphia Eagles finally put on the pads today for the first time this offseason. The Eagles will be able to conduct 14 padded practices between Aug. 17 to September 6th and two of those practices, head coach Doug Pederson likes to go live.
“I typically have two days where it’s more of a live, controlled live sort of practice, tackle to the ground, and I’m going to stick to that schedule,” Pederson said on a Zoom call Wednesday. “I’m going to stick to two days of having situational scrimmage type practices. I feel like it’s a great way to get our guys prepared to game situations, game action, so I’m going to do two of those days.”
Some things to keep an eye for the offense would obviously be the new look wide receiver crew and how Jason Peters is transitioning to guard. For the defense, there have been multiple new pieces added, especially in the secondary. Some great clips of the wide receivers and cornerbacks going one on one in practice have been released. One big take away is that DeSean Jackson looks back to be 100% from his sports hernia surgery and his speed has not decreased.
Hesitation release to get the DB to settle for a split 2nd, knock his hand down & stack em: @DeSeanJackson10 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/odJgqiq3SS
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) August 14, 2020
Football is less than a month away and it’s starting to feel like it’s really going to happen. I can’t wait to hear the news coming out of training camp and hopefully everyone can stay healthy this offseason.
We’ll end this with the Eagles hype video released this morning:
Leave a legacy.#FlyEaglesFly
🎵: First Breath After Coma by Explosions in the Sky pic.twitter.com/o7O5MIVGET
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 17, 2020