Eagles Offense Hot And Cold During WorkoutsBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News, News Thursday, June 14th, 2012
The Eagles offense had a disappointing practice yesterday. In fact, for the last couple of days at this week’s workouts, the Birds’ offense has been sputtering. Some of it is understandable because the offense is always trailing the defense, but this still isn’t what they were expecting right now.
The wind was acting up yesterday, and it was affecting most of Michael Vick’s deep throws. DeSean Jackson beat cornerback Nmandi Asomugha by about ten yards, but Vick’s throw was over his head.
They’ve got to step it up, and they know it. Last week, Vick and the receivers had a couple of outstanding days, so there’s no question that they’re capable of putting up some big numbers, but it wasn’t happening yesterday.
On one play, Vick tried to throw a slant to Jeremy Maclin. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie read the route, and was all over Maclin when the ball arrived. He got his hand in there and batted the ball into the air. Birds defensive lineman Jason Babin picked the ball off.
On a couple other plays, Vick tried to throw the ball over a blitzing Asomugha and the cornerback promptly knocked the pass down on two plays. On one of the knockdowns Asomugha was coming from outside on another he was blitzing off the slot.
Vick did connect with Maclin on a long bomb. Number 18 went up and caught the ball over Rodgers-Cromartie.
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