Promoting this one from the comments:
Ladies and Gentleman...your 8-7-1 Eagles in the Playoffs!!
Hilarious. And yet it works :)
Oooh, promoting this baby from the comments:
always love your video rewinds. speaking of which, did you see the new atlantic piece by mark bowden where he reviews game film of the 1958 nfl championship game with andy? very interesting piece, and sounds like the "real" andy participated, not the automaton we are used to in the press conferences...
Posted by: Ravi | September 10, 2008 at 11:29 PM
Great piece, well worth reading on many levels.
It's been many, many years since I've been to Eagles' training camp (I think I still have Mike Quick's autograph somewhere), so I'm not really equipped to answer this reader question:
Can you give me a quick idea of what a day at training camp is like. I was thinking of going on Friday but wasn't sure about the schedule. The schedule has practice at 8am and 2pm.
It looks like the morning practice is about 2 hours. So what happens between the end of the morning practice (10am) and the afternoon practice (2pm)? What do people do during this time?
If you have any advice, pop it into the comments. Thanks all.
This was too good not to have everyone see it. I still think people are way too excited about Stewart Bradley based on a handful of snaps in a couple of practically meaningless late season games, but I appreciate this:
I knew I remembered reading that Bradley was excellent in coverage at the Senior Bowl. In fact, http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/9961592 confirms where I heard it. One of the reasons I was excited the Eagles got him.
That's from commenter phxphilly. Here's what you'll read at that link:
Nebraska outside linebacker Stewart Bradley might have been the most pleasant surprise of the Senior Bowl. The 6-foot-4, 256-pound strong-side linebacker provided the physical presence against the run as expected, but also showed surprising athleticism in coverage. Bradley was consistently the most effective pass defender of the linebackers in Senior Bowl drills, despite playing opposite linebackers with bigger household names and supposedly more athleticism.
That's the first time I've ever read that and just goes to show you that all the draft analysis stuff you read isn't always right.
Of course, as phxphilly also points you, Lorenzo Booker is also on that site ... on the wrong list:
When in the open field, Florida State running back Lorenzo Booker is one of the more electric runners in this draft and appears capable of making an immediate impact at the NFL level. At 5-10, 188 pounds, he seems most likely to help as a change-of-pace back. However, how he can be utilized remains anyone's guess as he lacks toughness and consistently dropped passes out of the backfield.