things go poorly
For those with NFL network and bored enough to watch preseaon Thursday night football, David Molk is getting some playing time tonight for the Eagles. Always happy to cheer for former Michigan players on the Eagles and glad to see he is once again teammates with BG.
How much success will Chip Kelly and the Eagles have to have this year to get Borges/Hoke to adopt the no-huddle? Do they have to get to the Super Bowl like San Francisco last year? Would it even happen then?
I understand feeling comfortable in the huddle, but with Gardner's last-second audible at the goal line and Hoke's “Anything under five (seconds), I’m getting nervous” statement, you'd think they would be interested in improving the time to get set. Especially in their "Nascar" mode.
Edit: Specifically, I'm talking about being able to get to the line quicker in order to make checks to beat the defense. I'm not referring to the high-tempo or variable-tempo offense Chip Kelly runs. I brought the Eagles question here because it's been suggested many times on this blog that the coaching staff will adopt things that have shown results in the pros.
Edit2: Whew, rough crowd. Got a good discussion going, though, so oh well! Thanks guys.
Good day for a couple NFC East Wolverines. Jason Avant of the Eagles had a career day not only statistically with 133 yards receiving (no TDs but came close) but also had two key grabs; one was an amazing 3rd and long catch shown in an earlier thread, but even more importantly he hauled in a game saving 4th down catch down at the 1yd line to set up the game winning TD. The NY Giants' Stevie Brown has 2 INTs so far and on the second had quite the run back. Good to see those two guys doing well!
Article on ESPN about the eagles training camp. Lists the biggest surprise thus far in camp as none other than Brandon Graham. Not an eagles fan but I'm excited to watch him play this year, hopefully he keeps it up.
Here's the link;
I guess the market was set enough for Brandon Graham to sign his contract in time to make camp.
Didn't see this posted yet. Jason Avant was signed to a new 5 year contract.
Does the following sound familiar?
"Jason Avant has developed into one of our most dependable and productive players on offense," coach Andy Reid said. "He's physical, he's tough and he has the respect of all of his teammates. Jason plays the game of football the right way; he competes on a daily basis, whether it's in the game or in practice."