• December 8, 2022

Sam Bradford Hopes To Be Ready For Training Camp

SamBradfordOTA27We could talk about the Eagles young wide receivers and we could talk about their three Pro Bowl running backs.  We could talk about all the talent that they have added in their secondary, but ultimately the subject will come back to Sam Bradford and HIS KNEE.

After today’s workout Bradford told us what his doctors/trainers have been telling him and why they allowed him to play quarterback for 7-on-7 pass drill, but they still won’t let him quarterback in the full team drill.

“From the day I’ve been here we’ve talked about a progression,” Bradford said. “Everything the past couple of weeks has gone exactly how we wanted it to, and I think we’re going to kind of keep going with the plan.”

“They’ve been monitoring my workload. It’s been increasing 10 to 15 percent each week and I think we are just going to keep that increase.”

The quarterback was asked when they’re going to let him be full go.

“That’s a great question,” Bradford said. “If I knew, I’d tell you guys. I really don’t know.”

Hopefully he will get the thumbs up by August 2nd because that’s when the Eagles training camp starts.

“I hope so,” he said. “If I knew that I was going to be ready 100 percent I’d tell you guys, but I’m excited about that date. I think if everything continues the way it has, I’ll be ready for that. I think it’ll be good to get back out there with everyone.”

That’s a very late start to training camp.  I’ve never heard of a team having their first training camp practice in August. It’s almost two months away, which I don’t think is an accident.  I believe Chip Kelly is trying to give Bradford as much time as possible, so he can be ready for take over nearly all the first team reps when training camp starts.

As for the return of his football skills.

“It feels closer to normal. Last week I was a little rusty. I felt like everything was going about 100 miles per hour. But I feel like each day it comes back.”

“When you don’t play football for a year I think the mind slows down a little bit. You can watch as much tape as you want and you can try to simulate as many things as you want but to get out there and actually make those decisions in a split second, I’ve noticed that each day I’ve gotten out here it’s gotten a little better.”

The former Heisman Trophy winner threw a beautiful dart to Zach Ertz on a seam route today in the 7-on-7 passing game drill.

 

GCOBB

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paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 10:15 am

When a Player says he Hopes to be ready by Such and Such date
You can add another 2-3 Weeks before it becomes a Reality..

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 11:27 am

Pman you have been hyping the giants as if they have improved at all on Defense I believe alabama secondary players suck in the nfl as you always say any yet since the giants take the alabama safety he will be just fine there……why on earth do you think giants will be any kind of good….they have no oline and their defense sucks….and you never know what ELI will shop up…as much as you put down the eagles you never say why you think the damn giants will be better other then it’s gonna be one of those years when the giants play good

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 12:32 pm
Reply to  zilents44

Because every couple of Seasons when everyone writes off the Giants
their HC Couglhin seems to rise above the ashes and produces a Winning Team
They Rehire DC Steve Spags there.. they still have a decent Pass-Rush
but the thing that’s Different about this Giant Teams is that they will have to win on the backs of their Offense

WR Corps of Odell-Beckham,Rueben Randle, Victor Cruz and Youngsters Corey Washington (6-4′ 215lbs) Dwayne Harris give the Giants lots of versatility, Big Play capability and Red-Zone Size in Randle/Washington

RB Corps of Rashad Jennings, Andre WIlliams plus the Receiving/Scat Back Skills of Shane Vereen give the Giants a Deep and Productive Backfield

TE Corp of Larry Donnell & Daniel Fells give the Giants those extra big Blockers and Targets in the Red-Zone

OL will have Flowers,Pugh, Richburg, Schwartz and a ? across their OL

Defensively they will Struggle at the LB and Secondary Level’s
DL of J Pierre-Paul, Robert Ayers, George Selvie, Damontre Moore will all have to PIck-up the PRessure for them to do anything
DT’s J Hankins, K Ellis and C Jenkins are average at Best

LB’s are a real Weak Spot with the aging J Beason, Undersized JT Thomas
and promising 2nd Year OLB Devin Kennard with Veterans M Herzlich & J McClain as back-ups …

Secondary is shaky with Starting CB’s D Rogers-Cromartie, P Amaukrama
and a lack of experience behind them with Chukie Brown, D Fenner

Safety has Rookie Landon Collins and 2nd Year Pro Nat Berhe with not a lot of experience behind them…

Bottom Line – Giants are going to be in a lot of shootouts and will have to rely on their Offense to Outscore Opponents which they will be capable of
and expect them to win 7-8-9 Games similar to the Eagles

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 12:46 pm
Reply to  paulman

And for the Record,
I don’t believe the entire NFC East is very strong and perhaps the weakest Division in the NFC so I am not really hyping the Giants or Redskins but just think the Eagles have taken a step back and the Giants/Redskins a Step Up with means all 3 Teams will Win from 6 to 9 Games but not really be any good or threat to do anything in the Post-Season

Cowboys are the Class of a Weak NFC East for 2015 and that’s the reality of it .. Eagles OL is not much better than the Skins or Giants either

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 12:37 pm

That running back group is avg at best and oline have no pro bowlers…..they will suck

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 1:01 pm
Reply to  zilents44

Eagles OL Peaked some 2 Years Ago..
Stop Over-Hyping the Eagles..
Peters is 85% of what he used to be, still effective buy by no means, dominate anymore.. Kelce is Overrated to begin with and is going to be weak at the new Power Running Zone Schemes the Eagles want to move to… Mathis is History, Only Lane Johnson is who I consider an up and coming OL

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 2:13 pm
Reply to  paulman

They aren’t changing their running attack idiot. Their blocking schemes are exactly the same, the guy hittingt he hole is different. They want their lineman getting a pop and the to the second or third level. As I mentioned you don’t understand the game troll

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 2:27 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Incorrect HAC..
Gone or severely decreased will be the many “Stretch Plays” they ran with McCoy to beat a Defense to the Edge for these Plays they do not suit Murrays/Matthews Running Style who are more in-between the Tackle Types of Runners…. Duh…
So Kelce pulling out often is not going to happen as much
It’s 1 Hole, 3 Hole 5 Hole and Go…

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 2:32 pm
Reply to  paulman

Paul, you are wrong…those plays got stretched while shady looked for a hole. The philosophy did not change, you don’t know football Paul. Kelly even said it in that interview like 7 years ago… Shit up stupid!

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 2:51 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

I am not talking about when McCoy free-lanced and cut outside to the sidelines like Bryce Brown did on every carry…
The Eagles have called plenty of “Designed Stretch Plays” for McCoy over the last 2 Seasons.. Where LR Peters chucks the DE inside and then pulls out wide to get a LB or CB , followed by Kelce or the Off-Guard also Pulling to clean up a Safety…What Games have you been Watching… They would run this 6-8-10 Times a Game… I am glad those plays are on the way out…

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 2:56 pm
Reply to  paulman

Paul, I’ve explained it to you using football terminology…I’m not saying I know the eagles exact terminology but they run outside zone plays… Kielce assignment is typically the nose. Does he ever pull…sure, will he continue to pull sure…but your argument about him being less effective because of a new running game is …absurd as usual.

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 2:53 pm
Reply to  paulman

Point is Fraudman the eagles have always run a power ground game under Kelly…hence the square peg, round hole thing…Kielces assignments will be exactly the same. Also, when the eagles ran an outside zone play Kielces assignment especially against an odd front was the nose tackle…. Not to pull…yyikes

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 3:16 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

I don’t Call Kelly’s form of a Power Running Game a True Power Running Game since he doesn’t employ a Fullback or HB or rarely uses 2 TE’s in Tight Formations or Two RB’s in the Backfield …
Kelly’s Power Running is what most Teams Spread Formations are..
Kelly runs an overall “Horizontal Offense” which is why he won’t Win in the NFL .. hopefully he changes to a more Vertical Attack in both the Rushing and Passing Attack.. but lets see how things unfold..

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 3:22 pm
Reply to  paulman

so you were proven wrong and had to define your power ball? you said kelce’s assignments would change because of the new power game… you are full of shit! you have no idea what you are talking about you don’t know the game- you sit at your keyboard and make shit up!
a week ago the skins were cutting williams, today he is a building block- kelce won’t handle the new running game then you back track– stop trying to sound like an expert when you clearly are a monkey that throws shit against the wall!

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 12:51 pm

Really all skins have is t williams and giants swcartz now you just bullshitting to make like eagles are that bad off we have at least 3 if not 4 stars on the oline…..be real man

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 1:13 pm
Reply to  zilents44

Redskins have Trent Williams, Spencer Long and Brandon Scherff to build around..
Giants have J Pugh, E Flowers and W Richburg to build around

Cowboys have T Frederick ,Z Martin, T Smith and now La’el Collins and Chaz Green who are all under the Age of 25

Eagles have Lane Johnson

Kelly will be gone after 2016/2017 and Eagles Cupboard will be about Empty

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 1:23 pm
Reply to  paulman

A week or two ago you said the redskins were going to release trent williams and now they are building around him?

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 1:03 pm

Still better then the trash giants and skins have

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 1:23 pm
Reply to  zilents44

Keep Drinking the Kool-Aid Z44 – .

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 1:27 pm

so because im right and you are wrong im drinking kool aid…..lol you are a joke like i said trash

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 1:33 pm
Reply to  zilents44

What are you right about Z44…
If you believe the Eagles are a better Team and a Legitimate Playoff Contender,
Then more Power to you.. the Eagles have taken a Step Back for 2015
and their lack of Drafting and Planning for OL replacements will cost this Team down the road for the next few Years…

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 1:36 pm
Reply to  paulman

paul, chances are mathis is back (you even said as much in one of your many goofy posts) and they like Barbre better than Herremans- would it have been nice to draft an OL– sure but no need to be doomy and gloomy

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 1:52 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Word is Mathis will be Traded or Released before Camp Opens up…
Kelly is done with Mathis and doesn’t want him around the Team/Locker Room,etc,etc … That’s the way it is …

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 1:59 pm
Reply to  paulman

oh you predicted he would be with the team– so i was going off that!

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 1:29 pm

Hac dont listen to shit this troll says he lies his ass off and never commits to anything

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 1:32 pm
Reply to  zilents44

actually he ‘commits’ to all sides of each argument. predicts 100 different contradicting outcomes…

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 1:39 pm

I am right that the oline of the eagles with who we have under contract are way better then the trash giants and redskins have right now not 5 years from now and yesbI do believ. have improved overall defense and offense……The only thing I have problems with is oline depth and sams health but we have improved…..not drinking koolaid just being real and not saying random troll shit like you

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 1:55 pm
Reply to  zilents44

5 Years from Now, How about this Season and Next Season is what I’m talking about .. You’ve been hanging out with “Schiller/HAC” for too long…
Go down to the Pool to Cool Off, Start a New Book or a Hobby…

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 2:01 pm
Reply to  paulman

you calling me shiller is just another one of your attention seeking activities..

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 2:07 pm

Omg u fucking think redskins and giants oline will be better then the eagles are right now at olline jesus you are a idiot to even say that spencer fucking long……pman be real

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 2:15 pm
Reply to  zilents44

Yes I would take Spencer Long in 2015 over a Matt Tobin or Alan Barbree ..

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 2:30 pm

Lol not mathis

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 2:41 pm

A stretch play is typically with the qb under center, pivoting (not a reverse pivot) directly to the side the back is on, taking steps to that side and stretching to get the ball to the back as wide as he can.. Learn your terminology.

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 2:54 pm

Thats exactly right hac…..pman stop playing devils advocate u look dumb

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 3:12 pm

actually paul, I’ve been doing some research– they don’t run much outside zone plays, they run a sweep which is pretty traditional, kelce blocks down- the play he leads most on is the screen pass- which is a bit of a twist– thats the play you will seem him downfield on a majority of the time… so once again, facts disprove your stupid comments.

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 3:46 pm

Jesus pman now since your definition of power runnning game is diffrent from kellys all of a sudden kelly doesnt run power running game…..dude plz give up this argument you look real dumb…..let the shit throwing begin

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 3:50 pm

Redskins 2nd best defense in nfl now oline is better then eagles…..dont give me that after week two bs you say everytime….everybody Knew their defense after week 2 was shit

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 5:07 pm

2015 NFC EAST Prediction

1) Cowboys 10-6
2) Giants 9-7
3) EAGLES 8-8
4) Redskins 6-10

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 5:11 pm
Reply to  paulman

way to change the subject fraudman!

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 5:11 pm
Reply to  paulman

Chip Kelly Fires DC Billy Davis after the 2015 Season and names old friend
Nick Aliotti as new DC who coached with him at Oregon

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 5:15 pm
Reply to  paulman

using your football iq there fraud?

paulman
paulman
June 9, 2015 5:15 pm

Bottom Line to Me,
I do not see the Eagles OL as a Strength to the Team anymore nor do I think the Eagles OL is any better than the Giants or Redskins which they used to be.. The 2015 Eagles Offense will Struggle Offensively with 2 New Guards if
Mathis is Moved or Released.. A Weakened Offense puts more Pressure on a rebuilding Defense that has struggled the last 4-5 Seasons…
It is what it is, the Eagles are clearly an Average Team in 2015

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 5:19 pm
Reply to  paulman

bottom line to me is you throw out crazy, baseless and contradictory statements multiple times per day– i get it you don’t think the eagles will be good- fine- although you have predicted every win total from 5-11, predicted at least 3 first round picks for next year. you’ve proven you don’t know what their run game is-
recent contradictions: williams released by skins, williams a building block, mathis will be in for mandatory camp, mathis is gone–

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 5:21 pm

You are a fucking joke with that giants and redskins oline better then ours this year…..not even close u fucking lying fraud….it will come down to us and cowboys…..giants are done no dfence and skins are skins

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 5:36 pm

Lol williams will be released williams is a building block…….you see why pman you are a joke…..you dont stick to anything

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 5:40 pm

Z- he just throws nonsense out there– which is fine but then don’t pretend to actually know something or brag when one of your 100 predictions on an issue happens–
he had billy davis being fired at the end of season and he named 9 guys as his replacement!

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 6:12 pm

God forbid mathis gets traded or released the sucking of his dick would never stop

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 6:15 pm
Reply to  zilents44

Z the beauty of it is he also predicted him staying. He gets his dick sucked either way

deserteagle
deserteagle
June 9, 2015 6:52 pm

Chimp is back…summer heat has returned and the shit is flying at the Boone zoo…Firstly we have no idea ,how spooled ,Mathis and Murray will be utilized ,let alone predict the demise of this 2015 squad..Nobody is questioning that Sam I Am is the key to this teams success..Writing them off at this time ,or predicting there record ,is CHiMP 101. We don’t even know the final roster until after training camp,so how can you make a quantified evaluation? How will getting “his guys” pan out ? We don’t know ,but we do know ,chip trashed two 10 win squads and settled on doing it ,his way..he assembled this squad ,let’s not grade them until we see them …we are going on OTAS …every blog on every team ,is a hype machine ..selling the new polished model before it leaves the show room..

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 7:03 pm

Chimp 101 lol thats a keeper the shit is flying everywhere

deserteagle
deserteagle
June 9, 2015 7:04 pm

Top 10 list that may make paulmans 8-8 bullshit..1. Sam I am and science juice equals a pro bowl bid.2. The Eagle line blocking downhill looks revitalized ,as opposed to always feeling for where shady is ,and where he’s going..3. Sam gets the ball out so quick,processing information ,that the lineman feel more confident they can keep him clean..4.young gifted receivers are proof that number ones are over tarted anda diva pain in the ass ..5. Murray ,Matthews,and spooled create less 3rd and predictably longs on offense ,converting a higher % of first downs,enabling a more rested defense 6. Special teams improves ,if that’s possible7. Coach is coaching guys who all “buy in” 8.The gMen and Skins and cowgirls equals half of Pmans 8 wins ,as they’ll win at home and sweep either one of the 3 .east teams..9. Goal line will be productive ,a contributing factor again to the resurrection of a defense defending after 7s as opposed to 3s..10.. And the number one reason PMAn 8-8 is B/ S …hell predict 11-5 during the Eagles resurgence!

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 7:11 pm
Reply to  deserteagle

tough day for the fraudman!

deserteagle
deserteagle
June 9, 2015 7:20 pm

Boone zoo …chimp looking for a smoke and a shot glass.

zilents44
zilents44
June 9, 2015 8:01 pm

Tough day indeed I just got tired of his bs hac just wanted to help you out I could see you and him going at it the last week or so

haveacigar
haveacigar
June 9, 2015 8:18 pm
Reply to  zilents44

Pisses me off. Predicts both sides of an issue and gives himself a bj when one of the two sides has to come true.