Even though he’s the wide receivers coach, Bob Bicknell didn’t need a football during a “teach” period at Monday’s practice.
The emphasis during this particular session was on blocking. It’s an aspect of playing the position that is often overlooked, and it’s not something that shows up in the box score or gets guys big pay checks.
But in Chip Kelly’s system, it’s crucial.
Standing on the sideline in a grey hoodie, grey sweats and an Eagles visor, he quickly looked down at his cheat sheet on the grass before running through the motions.
An NFL-version of charades. One second, he was adjusting an imaginary telescope. The next, flapping his wings like a bird.
DeSean Jackson is looking forward to getting back to being a weapon on punt returns. And LeSean McCoy doesn’t know Matt Barkley’s name. Here are some notes from NovaCare today.
Five single mothers arrived at Lincoln Financial Field Thursday afternoon thinking their sons had been selected to participate in a community service project with Jeremy Maclin.
But instead, they were surprised with gift baskets, words of thanks and pledges from their children.
Jeremy Maclin gave us a peek behind the Chip Kelly curtain Thursday.
Kelly has said that the quarterback competition is wide open, and that very well may be the case. But to start, it’s Michael Vick getting the most work with the first team.
“I mean right now, you’ve got Mike going with the ones,” said Maclin, “and Nick [Foles] sprinkling in some reps here and there.”
A common practice, when scanning over the current Eagles roster for areas of need, is to skip right past the wide receiver position. They have DeSean Jackson, they have Jeremy Maclin, they have more pressing concerns. Move on.
But it’s worthwhile to take a more thorough look.
Will the Eagles look to add a wide receiver or tight end in free agency? We address Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and Jared Cook in today’s Wake-Up Call.
How will DeSean Jackson’s role change? Does Jeremy Maclin figure into the team’s future plans? Will the Eagles make a splash at wide receiver in free agency? Answering those questions and more in this offseason breakdown of the team’s wide-receiver situation.
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