The Eagles wrapped up the week with another day of camp but this time it was in the scorching Philly heat. The team’s energy is buzzing after an incredible offseason and it looks like those moves are starting to stand out a bit during training camp.
Olamide has been an under-the-radar signing. While it isn’t a clear indication of how the team views Quez Watkins, you should keep an eye out for him. He had several dropped passes during drills but made up for it when he played with the second-team offense.
Mariota found Zaccheaus open on back-to-back plays with one of them leading to him breaking free due to his quick speed and elusiveness. Zaccheaus could very be one of those players that go off this season and help expand this offense. With Brown, Smith, and Goedert getting their large share of targets, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Zaccheaus eat into that a bit early on.
Running Backs run the table
The team has an army of running backs at their disposal and each one has looked great so far. They’re all quick and shifty in between the tackles while Penny is the muscle that can’t be taken down. Gainwell and Swift ran with the first-team offense quite a bit but were also used in the passing game.
Swift showed off his receiving when he leaped to get a high-thrown pass from Hurts and then used his speed to gain more yards after the catch. Gainwell has been very much himself and when I say that it’s a full-on compliment. The 3rd year running back could be part of a unique 1-2 punch in the passing game with Swift.
Trey Sermon ran well today. He was quick and very shifty in between the tackles but he did have a turnover as he fumbled the ball on his way down to the ground.
The Eagles made Hurts the face of their franchise this offseason and he looks prepared to take the mantle. He was sharp during with his throws and his accuracy was on point. You can truly tell that the chemistry between him and A.J. Brown has grown stronger as he hit Brown on a beautiful deep pass over the defense.
He was calm and composed through this terrible heat and made sure that he was in cruise control. The Eagles have a long and winding road ahead of them to get back to the Super Bowl, but QB1 looks like he’s more than prepared for the task.
This doesn’t look like a team that just went to the Super Bowl and lost. The Eagles were all business and saved very little room for any thought of a hangover. From Sean Desai to Nick Sirianni to even Jason Kelce, the team is all business and is focused on accountability above all else.
As of now, they are in the driver’s seat for what looks to be a pretty big season in South Philly.