Some Details From the EJ Manuel Workout

The Eagles held a private workout for quarterback EJ Manuel Thursday in Tallahassee, FL.

Quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor was the lone team representative, per a source. The entire session was taped, so others in the organization will have a good understanding of how everything played out.

Manuel spent 40 minutes to an hour on the field throwing to stationary receivers. The former Florida State signal-caller was asked to make plenty of throws on the run. Lazor and Manuel also spent an hour in the film room going over tape.

The overall sense is that Manuel impressed in his two hours with Lazor.

He will work out for Cincinnati tomorrow and Cleveland next week. More details to come in Manuel’s weekly diary.

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  • Quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor was the lone team representative, per a source.

    I’d like to be able to read into that, but it could mean anything. Did the Eagles volunteer this information or did you have to press/dig?

    • Tom W

      sounds like they are doing due diligence in case he drops and becomes a value. You don’t draft a kid in the 2d rd at qb after only having your qb coach work him out for an hour.

      • They spent two days together. Sending a position coach is relatively serious. Chip and Howie already met with him at the Senior Bowl.

  • southy

    Like Phils said, don’t want to read too much into this, but you’d think if they were strongly considering taking him, at least CK or Shurmur would have shown up.

    • Or CK is already familiar with him and they want a fresh set of eyes. It could be a sign of major interest.

      “Here are the QB matches I hear most often from NFL sources: Bills-Geno, AZ-Glennon, JAX-Nassib, PHI-Manuel…for what it’s worth.”

      -Daniel Jeremiah

      • Token

        I want to believe CK is a smart guy. You dont have to watch much of Manual to know hes not very good. Hoping CK has already known this for some time. Guy played one good defense this season and got absolutely destroyed.

        • GGeagle21

          Manuel will get plucked by the niners with their 14 draft picks to back up Kaperneck and or flip for later value..mark it down! Manuel will be off the board before the Eagles pick in rd 2…and for that, I am thankful
          7 games against top 25 defense, FSU went 3-4 6td 9Ints….NO THANKS!!!! He is a less accurate Yikes worms beware!

  • ChampionChip

    Why don’t you morons stop tryin to tell Chip Kelly who’s a good qb or not. How many nfl teams have ya coached?

    • Richard Colton

      same number as you, genius. you want to click on Sheil/Tim’s blog for daily content, then rip them for an opinion you disagree with?

    • Luke Ivan

      What is wrong with you?

    • metaReign

      “How many NFL teams have ya coached?” – ChampionChip

      Chip hasn’t played an NFL game, I’m not sure what your implications are. There are many Eagles fan who aren’t sure who Chip really is, except from the fact that he is a talented coach, who has not had any experiences from the NFL standpoint.

      From a college perspective, many Eagles fan are not a fan of Oregon, which I suspect you are. And a lot of this fan-base have grown a level of respect for Oregon, because of what Chip Kelly has done for their program. For whatever the reasons there are, we all have followed our choice of college teams and the Eagles.

      However Chip sees a QB, he’s the Eagles coach, none of the fan-base has anything to say, once the coach has made his choice. Each fan has their own opinion as to how they view a prospect/player and how they feel about it to the contrary, does not constitute to the fact that you’ve labeled them “morons”. And if you’re an Eagles fan, welcome aboard. Let’s keep this blog going in a respective manner that we all can come back to and enjoy it’s writings and comments from the ever growing list of fans on a daily basis.

    • Mostel

      What teams have you watched ChampionChip? We already know from Vick and Cunningham that a team can’t win with a run first QB. All it does is get your QB injured and keeps him from learning how to read a D. Manuel is just more running QB garbage, but worse because he’s from Florida State.
      If Kelly does ANYTHING short of putting in a version of his system that mirrors what New England does, he’s going to fail in this league. Running the ball by design with the QB is foolish. Playing no huddle, playing fast, and running the ball with RUNNING BACKS a lot from just about every formation is the way Chip Kelly can make it work and work well in this league.

      • SeminoleReppin

        1st thing, EJ is NOT a “run first” QB. Just like Geno, he’d rather find the open receiver, and the word “Garbage” in the same sentence is a false accusation. Maybe the word “inconsistent” may be better used but for only losing 6 games started and 25 W’s, winning 4 BOWL games in a row (2nd QB in NCAA history), winning MVP in the Senior Bowl, and winning the QB challenge at the combine.
        BTW, Florida state will have more drafted players this year than any other college. But if you have any idea of what your talking about (which doesn’t look like it….) then you’d know that’s not a surprise to US! Good talk.

    • CJ

      The same number as you. And Chip Kelly for that matter.

  • barry_nic

    I saw him play in person against NC State. He was OK that game but they essentially lost because they were throwing the ball with a substanial lead(Does that sound familliar?). His team was so much bigger, faster and better, but they kept throwing and lost. So I’m not impressed with this guy. He didn’t hit recievers coming out of their breaks, very little anticipation, and the NC state DB’s had a field day in the second half. Glennon totally out played him with crossing patterns in the flats, setting up the big plays later in drives. I’m not a big Glennon fan either. But that’s my two cents.