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An Interesting Training Camp Battle And Notes

The Eagles just announced the signing of former Maryland linebacker Adrian Moten and the release of wide receiver Andrew Brewer.

Yesterday, you could understand that Eagles head coach Andy Reid wasn’t at the workouts yesterday, but he still wanted the Birds to practice and they did just that.  In the morning before the walkthrough, before practicing the team had a time of prayer in support of their head coach and his grieving family.

Interesting Training Camp battle

Chad Hall – I don’t know if Hall has dropped a pass during this training camp.  He’s been amazingly consistent and knows each of the wide receiver positions, but he lacks the big time speed the Birds would like to have at that position.  His lack of big time speed makes it very difficult for him to play outside.

Damaris Johnson – Johnson has been outstanding so far at camp.  His quickness has allowed him to get open against the best cornerbacks on the Birds roster.  The former Tulsa star has the ability to provide deep speed.  His speed allows him to play in the slot or outside, plus he’s an outstanding punt returner.

Watch them in the preseason games because it will likely decide who stays and who goes.  Johnson needs to prove he can be the punt returner without making any mistakes.  Hall needs to prove he has the speed to break off a big play.

Kolb Has Awful Performance

Former Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb had an awful performance against the New Orleans Saints in this year’s Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.  His first throw was picked off and he was knocked out of the game while completing his only pass for a 4 yard game.  His competition at quarterback, John Skelton, came into the game afterward and led Cardinals on a long-touchdown drive.

Terrell Owens Working Out for Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks are working out Terrell Owens today.  I believe Owens can still play, but teams are reluctant to about giving Owens a chance to create chaos in their locker room.  We’ll see how it works out.

 

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paulman
paulman
August 6, 2012 12:03 pm

G-Man, Can you give me your thoughts at the FB spot
I really like what I see from Undrafted Free-Agent Emil Ikwenagu and like his chances over Stan Havilli who is a more taleneted runner for usre, but not much of a blocker and the EAgles already looks pretty stacked at RB with good RB’s, then need a FB who can thump people, play Special Teams and still catch the ball and I think DB Ikwenagu fits the bill who also has had some reps at TE too.

paulman
paulman
August 6, 2012 12:43 pm

Paulman’s 53 Man Roster of of August 6th (barring injuries)
Offense (24 Players)
QB (3) – Vick,Kafka & Foles
RB (3) – McCoy, Lewis, Brown (Polk to PS)
FB (1) – Emil Igwenagu (Havilli to PS)
WR (6) – D-Jax,Maclin,Avant,Cooper,McNutt,D Johnson
TE (2) – Celek, Harbor (Brackett to PS)
OL (9) – Bell,Mathis,Kelce,Watkins,Herremans, and Reserves Dunlap,Gibson,Vandevelde, Dennis Kelly (OT Peterson IR and Guard B Washington to PS)

Defense (26 Players)
DE (5) – Cole,Babin,Graham,Hunt and Curry (Tapp is Traded at end of Camp)
DT (5) – Jenkins,Cox,Dixon,Landri & Thornton (M Patterson remain Pup list)
LB (6) – Ryans,Kendricks,Cheney,Rolle,Matthews & Simmons
CB (6) – Asmo,DRC,Hanson,Marsh,Boykin,C Harris
S (4) – Allen,Coleman, Jarrett & Tom Nelson (Atogwe released)

3 Special Teams,Kicker Henry,Punter McBriar & L/S J Donebros

zoltek
zoltek
August 6, 2012 2:07 pm

I’m sure akeem jordan will be on the roster

gmcliff
gmcliff
August 6, 2012 5:45 pm

Paul, I love your Roster Bruh……

The only players I’d adjust is:

1. I do agree on Monte Simmons, but Casey Matthews – Adrian Moten (more speed, much more physical), if not after Training Camp, sometime during the season.

2. I’m having a hard time seeing what Julian Vandervelde brings to this team. I think Brandon Washington DOES make the team, and if Mathis goes backwards, you will see him as a starter before Vandervelde.

3. Brackett, is playing well, I don’t know how long we would be able to hide him on the PS. Also, I think Nelson goes to PS, and Colt Anderson perhaps to PUP. If Atogwe is healthy there is no way he is released.

4. I would try to trade Polk if I could, along with Daryl Tapp, for a future 4th round pick.Other than that the rest is genius.

gmcliff
gmcliff
August 6, 2012 5:48 pm
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Oh yeah, Akeem Jordan also makes the squad over that bum, Casey Matthews

gmcliff
gmcliff
August 6, 2012 5:47 pm

Oh Yeah, Akeem Jordan also makes the squad over that bum, Casey Matthews.

andrew p
andrew p
August 6, 2012 7:02 pm

Does anyone know how Casey Matthews is doing? I havent heard about him all camp, dont know if thats a good thing.

andrew p
andrew p
August 6, 2012 7:08 pm

This is part of a statement Andy Reid just released, sounds like it was drugs that caused his sons death, they have to do something about these perscription pills, this is 100% times worse then any illegal drug out there, heres his statement-

Garrett’s road through life was not always an easy one. He faced tremendous personal challenges with bravery and spirit. As a family, we stood by him and were inspired as he worked to overcome those challenges. Even though he lost the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years, we will always remember him as a fighter who had a huge, loving heart.

andrew p
andrew p
August 6, 2012 7:11 pm

Andy Reid just issued a statment concerning his son, looks like the cause of death was drugs, its a real shame, somebody has to do something about these perscription pills, their destroying this nation worse then any illegal drug out there, here goes part of Andys statement-

Garrett’s road through life was not always an easy one. He faced tremendous personal challenges with bravery and spirit. As a family, we stood by him and were inspired as he worked to overcome those challenges. Even though he lost the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years, we will always remember him as a fighter who had a huge, loving heart.

lewdoggie20
lewdoggie20
August 6, 2012 8:59 pm

Paulman I think you are pretty close with your lineup…can anyone explain how players get to the practice squad? I see someone picking up Polk if he has a good exhibition game or games.

gmcliff
gmcliff
August 6, 2012 11:47 pm

I will tell you this Andrew, If out QB, or MLB goes down we are in trouble. Reid, and Castillio, are clueless if they still think Matthews is a servicable MLB. Teams are going to run all over us; He is a BUM at that position. I hope they can get someone after teams start cutting players, because Casey MATTHEWS IS NOT AN NFL LINEBACKER!!!!, and Mike Kafka, just isn’t getting it; not close to good enough.