Eagles Offense Trying To Get In SyncBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News Friday, June 1st, 2012
The Eagles offense wasn’t particularly sharp yesterday at practice. It’s normal for the defense to be ahead of the offense, but there were too many dropped passes. Michael Vick’s throws were on target for the most part. Trent Edwards needs to get in sync with the receivers on outside routes. He seems to miss them badly when throwing the ball outside. Mike Kafka had a good practice, while rookie Nick Foles was more hit and miss.
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson had a tough day and wasn’t catching the football with confidence or with his hands. He started out the practice cradling the ball rather than catching with his hands, which is unusual for Jackson.
His first drop was a crossing route on Nmandi Asomugha in front of safety Nate Allen. Michael Vick threw a laser which hit Jackson in the hands but he was unable to hang onto it. He dropped another pass on a comeback route against Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Again the ball hit him in the hands, but fell to the grown.
They ran the route again and he caught it, but was cradling it in his arms rather than catching the ball with his hands.
Jackson has always been very confident about catching the football in his hands, but he didn’t have it yesterday.
Jeremy Maclin dropped a pass on the same crossing route which Jackson had run.
I’ve been very impressed with rookie free agent wide receiver Damaris Johnson. He’s very explosive in his routes and he catches the football. His main challenge will be his lack of size. Can he take the NFL pounding and hang onto the football?
Rookie running back Bryce Brown is doing a nice job of running routes and catching the football.
Rookie Mychal Kendricks had a good chance to pick off a Vick pass, but he had it go through his hands and get caught by wide receiver Jason Avant. Jamar Chaney also had a ball go through his hands.
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