There are numerous reports about Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and his receivers putting on quite a show at the Birds Saturday afternoon practice. According to PhiladelphiaEagles.com, not a ball hit the ground during the Eagles 7-on-7 pass drill, which is a battle between the Eagles offense skill position players vs the team’s defensive skill position players. It’s the quarterbacks, running backs wide receivers and tight ends versus the team’s pass defenders, the linebackers and defensive backs. Wentz was 15 for 15 on attempts in the 7-on-7 drill at the end of practice.
“Today was a very good day for the whole offense. I mean, we had a few SNAFUs here and there, but it was a good day,” Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich said. “I thought in the pass game, in particular, we really executed well. Probably, it’s only one practice, so I’m not getting too excited, but that’s probably as well as we’ve executed in the passing game since I’ve been here.”
That’s an amazing statement for Reich to make this early in camp. He said, “That’s probably as well as we’ve executed in the passing game since I’ve been here.” It speaks of progress, but it’s still very, very early in camp.
CSNPhilly.com’s Dave Zangaro wrote about the superlative performance of Wentz and his receivers. “Ertz was heavily involved during the team portion of practice and 7-on-7s. He made a lot of catches. Jordan Matthews had a big day too. He and Wentz connected on several nice plays.”
Eliot Short-Parks of NJ.com charted all of Wentz’ throws and he had going 22 of 25 for the entire practice which included 11-on-11 drills as well as 7-on-7 drills. Short-Parks gave Wentz an A for his practice performance.