Eagles to get physical in practice this week

AP

When the Eagles return to practice today, things are going to look a little different.

After going through mostly light walk-through style practices a week ago to rest players, the Eagles are going to be more physical this week, with a padded practice this week and another next week when they know who they’ll face in the divisional round.

Via Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said his player leadership council approached him with the idea last week.

This is something that the players want,” Pederson said. “It’s not a punishment thing; it’s not coming directly from me. It’s what the players want. I listen to my guys. I think they understand that there is a sense of physicality that we have to get back to. I’m not saying we’re not there because obviously football is a physical game, but I think there is a sense over the course of a few weeks when you’ve been in shells, pad level begins to rise, and intensity sometimes can be minimized.”

They aren’t going to go full Oklahoma drill or anything, but they do want to change the tone before they open the playoffs next week, and hope a more physical preparation gets everyone’s attention.

7 responses to “Eagles to get physical in practice this week

  1. It’s smart. Keep the intensity high, especially after a semi-poor showing in week 17. Foles needs all the reps he can as well against that def.

  2. Harrisonhits2, if you knew the rules you would know that’s all that’s allowed. 1 padded practice a week during playoffs !

  3. Wentz was the heart and soul of this team. They wont do much in the playoffs. Say what you want about the last game against Dallas, but the Cowboys started a rookie secondary and where also missing FIVE starters, Four on defense alone.
    So getting beat at home…. no im sorry getting Shut Out at Home by an Incomplete Cowboys team With Foles playing a few series Has to be concerning. Foles struggled going against Rookies. Not a good sign.

    bye eagles bye! okay im done hating……

    For Real, I hope that you guys win the Super Bowl!!! I love the NFC BEAST Love my division! And I hate the AFC!
    Represent US well!!!!!! Good Luck Eagles! Bring that trophy back to the BEAST!!!!!!!

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