Eagles at work. Image via Philadelphia Eagles’ Facebook page.
The third straight week of Eagles OTAs took place outside in Monday’s rain, and head coach Chip Kelly wasn’t apologetic.
Perhaps its not ideal for reporters, he joked, but this is real life. Football is played outside and his players must be prepared to play in any kind of weather.
It’s more of Kelly’s desire to simulate real game experiences for his team.
Kelly unveiled another practice technique new to the NovaCare yesterday—one that a journalist described as using “fly swatters.” Objects that meet that physical description were taped to the shoulders of assistants, a technique the coach used at Oregon. Okay, but what on earth for?
It simulates a pass rush. So when you’re in seven on seven, obviously, you’ve got to throw through the lane. We made those at Oregon, and it gives us an opportunity. It’s the exact height of a 6’4″ defensive lineman with his hands up. You can’t throw over everybody, so you have to throw th