Minicamp – Day 2 Notes

Posted: June 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | No Comments »

Here is your roundup of practice notes from Day 2 of the mandatory minicamp. I spent yesterday at my nephew’s high school graduation so this will be a quicker version than normal.

The Links

Brandon Lee Gowton

Jimmy Bama

Jeff McLane

Sheil Kapadia

PE.com

The Notes

Nate Sudfeld had a strong showing. He’s looked good the past two days. It is important that Sudfeld play well because he is the team’s backup QB for now. While Wentz is doing a great job in his comeback, there are no guarantees he will be ready for the opener. There is always the possibility of a set-back. The Eagles need Sudfeld ready to play…and to play well. It isn’t likely that Wentz will have an issue and that Foles will get hurt, but if that does happen, Sudfeld needs to be ready.

He is showing good touch and accuracy on his deep balls. Several guys have talked about his mobility, especially his ability to move in the pocket. So far, so good for Sudfeld.

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TE Dallas Goedert had a good day. He continues to catch everything thrown his way. He might be a rookie from South Dakota State, but sure isn’t playing like it. He’s shown the ability to get open and he’s a natural pass-catcher.

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Jalen Mills broke up a couple of passes and has played well all spring. He took a huge step forward from 2016 to last year. If he takes another big step forward, the Eagles are going to be very happy. Mills makes his share of mistakes, but he is a good player and the Eagles want him to remain aggressive. If Mills can cutdown on the mistakes a bit, he’ll become a pretty darn good CB.

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Jimmy is worried about Cameron Johnston’s punting. Go read his piece for the details. The hang time on Johnston’s punts isn’t what it needs to be. He also is struggling with accuracy. It could be that the Eagles are working on some particular element of his game and he’ll be fine by Training Camp. Or the team might need to go find the best veteran punter on the street to come in here and challenge him.

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Jimmy also had some praise for Joe Callahan. As long as he is better than Matt McGloin, Callahan will be a rousing success. It is possible that with improved coaching, Callahan could turn out to be a much better backup QB here than he was in Green Bay.

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WR Bryce Treggs had his best day of the spring. He played well last year in the camps and in TC. Treggs just wasn’t good enough to get on the field. This is a crucial year for him. Treggs needs to impress someone (Eagles or another team) and actually get some playing time. You can’t be fringe roster guy forever.

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Nate Gerry picked off a pass. According to Jeff McLane, Gerry is playing SAM and Kamu Grugier-Hill is over at WLB. The young LBs seem to get noticed everyday. And for a good reason. You don’t want coaches noticing you for mistakes. Gerry and KGH are playing well so far.

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Zach Ertz is still Zach Ertz. And that’s a good thing. A very good thing.

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