One day after learning the news about Andy Reid’s son Garrett, the Philadelphia Eagles had practice as usual. I attended camp yesterday and wondered whether or not the mood would be somber and the players relatively quiet in the wake of Garrett’s death.
After several players spoke out about the matter, they went on to have a pretty chippy afternoon practice, which was great to see.
They were lively, crisp and upbeat. Marty Mornhinweg, who spoke after the morning walk-through, said that in some ways the tragedy of Garrett Reid’s death is bringing the team closer together.
After watching yesterday’s practice yesterday and comparing it to the last time I attended, which was just a week prior, I can agree with Mornhinweg’s statement. The players seemed even more focused and the practice seemed more high tempo.
I also heard a lot of chatter yesterday as almost everyone seemed more vocal as compared to the last time I was there. One thing is for sure, DE Darryl Tapp is probably the lo...