Eagles bring the juice, tempers flare vs. Browns

Eagles coaching camp observations: Eagles carry the juice, tempers flare vs. Browns initially appeared on NBC Sports activities Philadelphia

The Eagles lacked juice on Monday after they took the sector for what ended up being a lackluster efficiency on Day 1 in opposition to the Brown.

Not the case in Day 2.

In a follow that received moved up from 5 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. due to anticipated storms within the space, the Eagles have been fired up for the second of two joint practices in opposition to the Browns and so they dominated on each side of the soccer. The Eagles appeared a bit humbled by their efficiency on Monday.

Did they bring about extra juice in the present day?

“What did you see?” Avonte Maddox responded. “I undoubtedly really feel like we picked it up in the present day.”

They completely did and so they dominated. Don’t count on to see starters play on Thursday night time within the preseason recreation in opposition to the Browns. The actual recreation occurred on Tuesday afternoon.

Let’s get to the observations:

1. As all the time, we begin with some housekeeping gadgets:

• The Eagles added Haason Reddick to their harm report with a thumb harm. It appears like he’s going to overlook some vital time the remainder of this summer time and the Eagles aren’t going to hurry him again. However the staff additionally doesn’t count on him to overlook any common season motion.

• Didn’t follow: Reddick (thumb), Landon Dickerson (foot), Quez Watkins (hamstring), Britain Covey (hamstring), Patrick Johnson (ankle)

• Dickerson was a spectator after injuring his foot on Monday. Jason Kelce, who received up slowly after the ultimate rep of Day 1, was a full participant on Tuesday.

2. A number of depth chart notes:

• Sydney Brown received extra first-team snaps at security however the Eagles rotated fairly a bit subsequent to Reed Blankenship. We noticed Brown, Terrell Edmunds, Okay’Von Wallace and Justin Evans get some work with those.

• Nakobe Dean and Nicholas Morrow started because the first-team linebackers however then Christian Elliss and Zach Cunningham rotated in.

• With out Reddick, Brandon Graham stuffed it on the left edge spot however there was a wholesome rotation alongside the road. Nolan Smith and Jalen Carter rotated in with the first-team too.

• Over the past two days, we’ve seen James Bradberry get some work as a slot nook and Zech McPhearson taking part in exterior. These gained’t be everlasting place switches nevertheless it’s price noting.

• Olamide Zaccheaus continues to fill in for Watkins at slot receiver.

• Sua Opeta after which Josh Sills stuffed in for Dickerson at left guard.

3. The Eagles introduced the juice and that led to a few scuffles on Tuesday. I received fortunate watching the Eagles’ protection in opposition to the Browns’ offense as a result of that’s the place the primary fights of the summer time occurred.

The primary one got here after Cunningham deflected a Deshaun Watson move that was picked off by Blankenship. As Blankenship started to return the INT, rookie security Sydney Brown leveled Browns RB/WR Demetric Felton Jr. with a block and the Browns took exception. (Brown was getting a little bit feisty in a particular groups drill on Monday, so it wasn’t a shock to see him concerned on this scuffle.)

Dawand Jones discovered Brown and gave him a great shove, which led to a fairly large scuffle that went on for some time earlier than gamers have been separated. At the very least gamers have been separated earlier than issues received uncontrolled. It wasn’t a struggle with harmful haymakers, simply numerous shoving and repositioning, which is nice information. You don’t need to see somebody stupidly punch a helmet.

Then a number of moments later, presumably perturbed that he wasn’t concerned within the first struggle of coaching camp, Derek Barnett received in on the motion. The Eagles’ veteran yellow flag magnet received right into a shoving match with tight finish Thomas Greaney after Barnett matched up with him in protection. This one was stopped a lot faster and there was a bunch of laundry on the sector.

4. Let’s discuss a bit about Blankenship as a result of he had two extra interceptions on Tuesday after having one on Monday. So he picked off Watson 3 times in these joint practices. The second-year security gained a roster spot final 12 months as an undrafted rookie and he’s having an excellent higher summer time this 12 months.

One among his interceptions got here when the fields have been break up and the opposite got here in probably the most aggressive interval of follow late within the day.

His first got here off a tipped ball from Cunningham, a repeat of Blankenship’s interception from Day 1. Blankenship’s second interception got here late in follow on a move focused for Jordan Akins. Credit score Barnett with a nifty spin transfer to drive the early thrown after which Blankenship made Watson pay, rising as much as snag the ball ultimately zone. He then celebrated with a little bit basketball transfer, passing the ball via his legs a number of occasions like a crossover earlier than hitting the finger roll.

Blankenship ought to have fun. He needs to be assured. He’s having an amazing coaching camp.

5. Tyrie Cleveland did it once more. The Eagles’ receiver had an amazing catch over Lorenzo Burns ultimately zone on an ideal fade thrown by Marcus Mariota. Second day in a row with a spectacular catch for Cleveland, who’s making a robust roster push. After this catch, Cleveland hurled the ball within the air and let loose a primal slew of unprintable phrases as his teammates rushed to have fun with him.

6. Josh Jobe had a giant interception working in opposition to receiver Cedric Tillman ultimately zone of the ultimate aggressive interval. It was the exclamation level on a giant win for the Eagles on this follow.

7. Carter retains flashing particular traits. On this follow, he ended up dashing All-Professional guard Joel Bitonio and placing Bitonio on the seat of his pants. He pancaked the man who’s used to doing the pancaking. Carter must stack days and present consistency however these flashes are only a trace of what could be to come back in his profession.

8. No Reddick, no drawback. The Eagles’ move rush was in a position to get house a lot on Tuesday and Josh Sweat received Watson at the very least a pair occasions working in opposition to left sort out Jedrick Wills Jr., who isn’t any slouch. Sweat has been steadily within the backfield all coaching camp.

9. I watched the Eagles’ offensive line vs. the Browns’ defensive position in 1-on-1 drills. The Eagles’ OL had a a lot, significantly better displaying in the present day. Some notes:

• Lane Johnson dealt with Za’Darius Smith with ease. For what it’s price, Johnson appeared simply as strong on Day 1 as the remainder of the O-line struggled.

• One other tough rep for Cam Jurgens in opposition to Dalvin Tomlinson, who did injury to him on Monday too. Tomlinson (6-3, 325) is the kind of participant who may give Jurgens some hassle this 12 months so it was good for him to get this work.

• Myles Garrett didn’t do staff drills or 1-on-1s so Jordan Mailata went in opposition to Ogbo Okoronkwo and was in a position to take him properly huge of the QB.

10. The Eagles had an excellent follow after which completely dominated the ultimate and best interval of follow, when the complete staff gathers round to look at. Nobody was watching nearer than DeVonta Smith, who was proper on high of the motion on the sideline after his reps have been completed.

Right here’s what occurred so as:

• Eagles’ first-team offense vs. Browns’ first-team protection: This drive began with a DPI on Martin Emerson Jr. on A.J. Brown. And it ended with Brown catching a fade over Emerson Jr. ultimately zone for a landing. It may need been a slight push-off from Brown however he’s so delicate with that push-off and it wasn’t referred to as. The Eagles went for two after the landing and Kenny Gainwell ran it in for the rating.

• Browns’ first-team offense vs. Eagles’ first-team protection: This era began with a Sweat sack after which Sweat “tackling” Watson on a scramble. There was an overthrow to Amari Cooper, then a brief completion to Donovan Peoples-Jones in opposition to Bradberry. After which the Blankenship INT ultimately zone to complete the drive.

• Eagles’ second-team offense vs. Browns’ second-team protection: This drive began with a number of shaky-looking incompletions from Mariota, together with one the place he tried to make a bizarre arm-angle throw on the run like Patrick Mahomes and it simply didn’t work. However Mariota made up for it with that stunning fade to Cleveland within the again left nook of the top zone. Cleveland leaped over the DB to make the contested catch. And on the 2-point conversion, Mariota went again to Cleveland within the entrance proper of the top zone.

• Browns’ second-team offense vs. Eagles’ second-team protection: After a number of brief passes have been accomplished, Josh Dobbs tried to get the ball to Tillman on a fade and Jobe simply went up and received it.

This was a dominant stretch for the Eagles.

Silly Commentary of the Day: Throughout early warmups, I watched Browns rookie QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson throwing a rugby ball. Apparently, some quarterbacks do that for a similar motive baseball gamers take swings with a donut. It makes the common dimension soccer really feel smaller and lighter.

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