Big Game By Clay Harbor Will Increase Two-TE PackageBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Tight Ends Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
I loved what I saw last night from the tight ends. Both Brent Celek and Clay Harbor had good games especially Harbor. Celek did a nice job with that hook and slide route which he ran. We learned that backup quarterback Nick Foles does a good job of looking up his tight ends.
Celek was targeted once and caught one pass for 13 yards. Harbor on the other hand caught six passes for 30 yards.
I can guarantee you right now, that Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg are expanding their two-tight end package. Harbor had an outstanding game and we’re only starting to get a glimpse of his tremendous athleticism. He’s gaining confidence and starting to show off his speed.
It seems like the game is slowing down for Harbor and it’s an exciting time to see him grow. I’m going to be keeping a close eye on him at practice because the Eagles may have something special with he and Celek. They’ll make Michael Vick a better quarterback because the throws to the tight end are much easier than throwing to the wide outs.
The touchdown catch on the sideline was a thing of beauty. He had to focus on catching the football, while also getting his feet down. Harbor’s growing confidence in his ability to catch the football in his hands, allowed him to focus on getting his feet in bounds.
You’ll likely see that play again at sometime this season.
Throughout the OTA’s, they were running routes for him in two-tight end sets and on the goalline, but he was dropping the ball. When he showed up training camp, there was a bunch of talk about the Birds looking for veteran tight end help with Visanthe Shiancoe and Jeremy Shockey.
Harbor stayed after practice every day and caught hundreds of passes. He started doing a great job of catching the ball in his hands. I see a tremendous upside in this youngster.
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