Eagles think their more physical practices will help

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Eagles players asked for it, and they got it. And they liked it.

After the team’s leadership council lobbied coach Doug Pederson for more physical practices this week, the results seemed positive.

That was a very intense practice,” veteran center Jason Kelce said, via Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia. “We haven’t had one like that since training camp. On the verge of too intense.

“No fights, but whenever you go really, really hard, guys fall down, and you never want guys on the ground because you can get guys hurt, but I think we got a lot of really, really good work in.”

The Eagles went through lighter workouts in shells last week, as Pederson eased up on the intensity of practice in order to keep guys fresh. But the results weren’t there (or maybe losing quarterback Carson Wentz had something to do with it), so he was willing to listen.

In addition to going in full pads, the starters worked against the starters, which led to some trash talking as well as they tried to regain their edge. They’ll practice again today before taking three days off.

“We’ve had a little bit of time to rest,” tackle Lane Johnson said (while breaking his media embargo). “Even last week, we had a few walkthroughs compared to what we normally do in a regular week, and I think it was time to get a good practice in the bank, and that’s what we need, man. Get the physicality back so when the game comes, it’s not foreign to us.

“This is the second wave. This is what the whole season boils down to, so we want to be ready. We weren’t happy with our performances and, believe you me, we’re working hard to fix it. Just try to simulate a game and make it as hard as we can on ourselves.”

Again, the change they need most would be effective quarterback play, but Wentz isn’t walking through that door, so they’re pushing whatever buttons they can.

14 responses to “Eagles think their more physical practices will help

  1. Eagles have been “practicing” all year with that mostly weak schedule they had to play.

    They did what they had to do and credit to them.

    But lets see what happens when they play better teams in the playoffs….

  2. Man cant wait till we have to Travel to Minnesota for the big game, its not like we playing A Rodgers or Russell, just some one hit fluke season wonder teams around and no Breese don’t scare us with his old father aged self lol. we good fly eagles fly. 2 home games in philly they have no chance,

  3. dirtybirdnation says:

    January 4, 2018 at 11:19 am

    They beat good teams with Wentz such as LA and Carolina, winning without Wentz may be a little harder, but if Wentz was there I don’t think anyone in the East would stand a chance.

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    Eagles have been “practicing” all year with that mostly weak schedule they had to play.

    They did what they had to do and credit to them.

    But lets see what happens when they play better teams in the playoffs….

  4. mrbiggstuff says:

    A lot of people are doubting this team without Carson. But NOBODY wants to come to the Linc in January and face this team.
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    Yeah they do.

  5. The eagles did not pick their schedule and prior to the season some of these “weak” teams were considered playoff contenders or super bowl favorites so spare me. worry about the falcons sneaking in, and that strong LA team.

    dirtybirdnation says:

    January 4, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Eagles have been “practicing” all year with that mostly weak schedule they had to play.

    They did what they had to do and credit to them.

    But lets see what happens when they play better teams in the playoffs….

  6. Birds of a feather, flock together. I suspect the Eagles will end up like the Cardinals w/out Palmer in the playoffs the last few years. Foles just ain’t gettin’ it done.

  7. Eagles have been “practicing” all year with that mostly weak schedule they had to play.

    They did what they had to do and credit to them.

    But lets see what happens when they play better teams in the playoffs….
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    The Eagles beat the Rams in LA & Mugged Carolina in Carolina who beat Minnesota. And btw, they also had a tougher schedule than Minnesota that’s why the Eagles earned the #1 seed.
    So who are these tougher teams you’re talking about? AFC?

  8. Eagles strength of schedule is 15th. Before the season it was 10.

    Every AFC team is well below the Eagles so go spew the SOS crap elsewhere.

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