Ravens vs Eagles, Day 2

Posted: August 21st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Ravens vs Eagles, Day 2

The Ravens are in town for a two days of joint practices with the Eagles. Let’s talk about what happened on Day 2.

Here are your practice links.

Jimmy Bama

Brandon Lee Gowton

Jeff McLane

Mike Kaye



The biggest news on Tuesday was OG Brandon Brooks taking part in 1-on-1 drills. Brooks doesn’t get the attention of Jason Peters or Lane Johnson. He doesn’t get the notoriety of Jason Kelce. He doesn’t get the scrutiny of Isaac Seumalo. Brooks quietly does his job at a high level and he’s a key piece up front. Getting him on the field for these drills is a big step in the right direction.

Oh yeah, and he looked good in the drills.

The key to the 2019 season is Carson Wentz. The key to Wentz is him staying healthy and the key to that is the guys up front playing at a high level. If Brooks can get ready for the opener, that would be great news.


OT Andre Dillard had another good day. I’m curious to see if the Eagles give him any reps at RT in Thursday’s game. Dillard has played at a high level this summer.

Might be time to experiment with him at RT in case he needs to play there during the season.


Josh McCown had some good moments in his second Eagles practice. You know how we have human years and dog years? We might need something like that when talking about McCown. His second practice is like 14 for a young QB.

McCown is making good pre-snap reads and adjustments. He’s throwing the ball well. He looks like a QB who has been practicing since the Nixon administration. Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch, but think of it like this. McCown is attending his 18th Training Camp. Clayton Thorson is attending his 23rd summer on earth.


Carson Wentz did make some impressive throws today. His highlight throw was a lowlight for Mack Hollins, though. Hollins got open deep and Wentz put the ball right on him only to see it hit the ground. Hollins has been up and down in his return from injury. I’m sure part of this is him knocking the rust off. That said, he’s got to get better. The final two preseason games will be big for him to play better and build up some confidence.

Wentz did play better than he did on Monday.


Tim Jernigan had some really good moments. That is one motivated man. I can’t wait to see him in action this season. I hope we see him a little on Thursday.


Vinny Curry dropped on a zone blitz and picked off a pass. I’m sure Lamar Jackson got a lot of grief for that. Never good to have a DE picking you off while he’s in coverage. Tipped balls are one thing, but legit INTs? Ugh.

The Eagles have used zone blitzes in both preseason games so far. This isn’t something they do a lot of, but it is a useful weapon when mixed in. Jim Johnson certainly loved those “fire zones”.


Jordan Howard had some good runs. He hasn’t gotten a ton of attention this summer because we’ve all been focused on Barry Miles Sanders. Howard will be an important part of the Eagles running game this year, whether he’s the primary back or not.

Corey Clement had another strong day. Sounds like he is all the way back from his injury and is ready to go. Love the fact the Eagles have more weapons than last year.


Former Penn State QB Trace McSorley had a rough return to PA. He was picked off multiple times by the Eagles backup defense. It will be interesting to see McSorley in action on Thursday. He’s made some impressive throws this summer, but still is very much a project.


Alshon Jeffery is still kinda decent at football stuff. So good to have him healthy this summer.


Glad to have these injured guys working their way back. The regular season is getting closer.


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