March 23, 2023

Eagles Training Camp Recap: Week 1

Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles have officially completed one week of training camp. With a lot of unknowns heading into camp, this week was a big deal. The results may not reflect the reality of things, however, we now have a better understanding of the situation that the Eagles are in. 

Day 1:

The first day was all about Jalen Hurts. Hurts had a fantastic day, drastically improving his stats from day one last year. There were a couple of mistakes that Hurts made, however his stats did not reflect those whatsoever. He finished the day going 12/15, with 4 TD’s and one INT. The Eagles’ offense outside of Hurts also had a great day. Quez Watkins and Jalen Reagor each had impressive touchdowns, along with Kenneth Gainwell and AJ Brown. 

On the defensive end, TJ Edwards forced a fumble on Brown after he had made a short catch. Zech McPhearson had a nice pass breakup on Reagor, however, he did let up a touchdown a play before. 

Day 2:

Hurts started off the day quietly in his first 11v11 as he went 3/4 with the majority of his passes being checkdowns. Also on the offensive end, Gainwell had some practice reps with the first team, causing some controversy in Eagles media. However, that was quickly put to rest as the Eagles made clear that Miles Sanders is the RB1. 

Later in the day, Hurts struggled greatly. He had two throws inctercepted by Avonte Maddox, one of which was described as “terrible”. 

Day 3: 

Hurts struggled yet again on day three as he nearly threw multiple interceptions once again. Devonta Smith made a really nice play as he had a very impressive grab with his arms extended running towards the direction of the sideline. Miles Sanders returned to practicing with the first team, giving the Philly media crew a mouthful after an impressive run. 

Defensively, the younger guys had themselves a day. Jordan Davis and K’Von Wallace were two of the guys that played well. Darius Slay and Maddox both got beat by Quez Watkins, unfortunately not leading to any touchdowns for Watkins. 

While three days can’t tell you everything about a team, these performances out of Hurts should be worrisome. He will 100% have to come out next week and impress every single media outlet. Not just for one day, but be consistent throughout the week, not making poor throws and or decisions. We’ll be looking for more success out of our receivers as they have been playing well to start camp. Defensively, the main concern is our secondary with our third string receiver beating two of our defensive backs. Then again, that could just be a testament to how talented Watkins is.

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