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Eagles, Patriots will hold joint training camp practices

Chip Kelly AP

When Andy Reid was the coach of the Eagles, the team had a habit of swinging draft-day trades with the Patriots.

Reid is no longer in Philly, but Bill Belichick still likes working with the Eagles. The Eagles announced Tuesday that they will have two days of joint practices with the Patriots during training camp ahead of the preseason game between the two teams on August 9. Season ticket holders will be randomly invited to visit the practices, which will take place on August 6 and 7 at the Eagles’ facility.

It’s the first time the Eagles have held joint practices with another team since working out with the Bills in 1998. The Patriots have gone that route more frequently, including sets of practices with both the Saints and the Buccaneers last season.

Belichick is on record as being a big fan of working with other teams during training camp, citing the ability to do things that are impossible when you’re practicing on your own. Chip Kelly’s sure to have a few wrinkles that the Patriots haven’t seen, although it remains to be seen just how much he’ll reveal during this summer’s sessions.

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13 Responses to “Eagles, Patriots will hold joint training camp practices”
  1. nvuono says: Jun 4, 2013 11:13 AM

    Didn’t the Patriots already get in trouble for having “someone” attend Eagles practices in the past?

  2. blitzinc43 says: Jun 4, 2013 11:26 AM

    Hopefully Bill B doesn’t steal Bill D’s blitz schemes

  3. whatnojets says: Jun 4, 2013 11:30 AM

    This is like Burger King, McDonalds and Wendy’s having a joint cook-out!

  4. CKL says: Jun 4, 2013 11:40 AM

    I think what BB likes is that he can tell the buddy who is a coach what he wants to work on (and vice versa) and they can work on specific things. With coaches always the ones getting the short end of the stick with all the new rules (practice and otherwise), they have to be creative in order to prepare their team the best way they can. Being a HC in the NFL has only become tougher since the era of free agency and the best ones need to be paid more than any player. Unfortunately that isn’t what happens.

  5. 6ball says: Jun 4, 2013 11:45 AM

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    It’s surprising more teams do not do this. Lining up against the same guys throughout training camp must get old in a hurry.
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  6. jaredo10 says: Jun 4, 2013 11:58 AM

    Cant wait for the fights to break out. Hopefully one of these teams are on Hard Knocks this season

  7. steelerben says: Jun 4, 2013 12:01 PM

    Because what the Patriots really need after installing some of Chip Kelly’s techniques for getting plays called and ran more quickly is a set of joint practices to see how best to hone those techniques. You can tell by the way they are loading up on skill players the Pats are planning on running more plays per game than they did last year.

    The move makes sense for the Eagles though, because it would be a big benefit to practice around a team that has a culture of winning and maturity.

  8. sanitytrek says: Jun 4, 2013 1:06 PM

    Belicheat is a cheater and any attempt to get into another teams’ camp can only be taken as cheating!!

    CHEATER CHEATER CHEATER!!!

  9. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 4, 2013 1:07 PM

    steelerben says:

    Because what the Patriots really need after installing some of Chip Kelly’s techniques for getting plays called and ran more quickly is a set of joint practices to see how best to hone those techniques. You can tell by the way they are loading up on skill players the Pats are planning on running more plays per game than they did last year.
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    Have you watched the Pats at all the last few seasons ? They have run more offensive plays per game than any other team the least several years and don’t need practices with the Eagles to “hone those techniques”.

  10. sanitytrek says: Jun 4, 2013 1:07 PM

    Once a cheater always a cheater! It’s a shame he’ll get into Canton and people think he’s a genius. He failed to earn his success honestly and is a CHEATER!!!!

  11. steelerben says: Jun 4, 2013 1:58 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Jun 4, 2013 1:07 PM
    steelerben says:

    Because what the Patriots really need after installing some of Chip Kelly’s techniques for getting plays called and ran more quickly is a set of joint practices to see how best to hone those techniques. You can tell by the way they are loading up on skill players the Pats are planning on running more plays per game than they did last year.
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    Have you watched the Pats at all the last few seasons ? They have run more offensive plays per game than any other team the least several years and don’t need practices with the Eagles to “hone those techniques”.

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    I watch all of the games every season with the NFL ticket and Rewind.

    I also know that last season Belichick was implementing the play calling system that Chip Kelly used at Oregon, which is single word, single syllable. Now it was effective for them last year running it the way they did, however being able to observe the practices of someone has been doing it for years will be advantageous.

  12. rahavort says: Jun 4, 2013 4:20 PM

    “sanitytrek says:

    Once a cheater always a cheater! It’s a shame he’ll get into Canton and people think he’s a genius. He failed to earn his success honestly and is a CHEATER!!!!”

    Somebody call a waaaaaaahmbulance

  13. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 5, 2013 4:25 PM

    Belichick should get a good chuckle from being the first to get a glimpse of the Duck college offense experiment.

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