"President's orders," Vick said after practice. "I have to follow the President's orders. I mean, when you get it from the head man, from the man who runs the world, the (United States), hey, you have to listen. I'm a great listener.
"It was for the fans. It was to show everybody that, look, I will be sliding this year, I will be getting down and protecting myself, I know how to do it. It's not a hard thing to do. It's very easy, you just have to be able to do it in the moment."
"Ehhh ... His slide was not too good, but at least he slid so it doesn't really matter," Jackson said. "As long as we're able to keep him healthy throughout a full season, I think our upside is tremendous."
Jackson, meanwhile, had a standout moment in practice of a different kind. After running a deep route during a 7-on-7 drill, Jackson returned to the huddle and then, well, lost his lunch.
"The schedule is a little different. It's something we're not used to because it's new," Jackson said. "We just have to adjust to it on the fly ... Hopefully, in the next couple of days we'll be adjusted to it and used to it."
No complaints from Jackson, though.
"I'm just here to work, man," Jackson added. "Whenever we have to come out here and play the game, that's what we're going to do."
What else happened on the practice field? Here's your rundown ...
--- Thursday, we got a glimpse of the first- and second-team offensive lines. There were no changes to that lineup Friday, but we did also get to see what positions the third-team O-line group played. From left to right:
--- As Andy Reid hinted at Friday morning, undrafted rookie
--- It was an up and down day for
--- Two throws stood out during the only 11-on-11 session of the day, a blitz drill. The first came on the first play of the period, when Vick fired a bullet, threading the needle over the linebacker and in between Rodgers-Cromartie and
--- Without pads on, it's difficult to get a great sense of the offensive and defensive line play, but one player from each side made an impression Friday. First, during offensive line vs. defensive line one-on-one drills,
--- Despite his momentary regurgitation, Jackson actually had a fine day on the practice field, making a few nice plays in the open field on short routes before hauling in a difficult pass from Vick along the sideline.
--- You'll surely remember Chad Henry's attempted pass during last year's game against the Chicago Bears in which he failed to connect with
--- Finally, during the individual drills, defensive tackle
Remember, Saturday afternoon is the big day. For the first time this season, we'll see the Eagles don the pads and hit for real. Of course, there's only one place you can watch practice live, so don't forget to join Dave Spadaro for Training Camp Live! starting at 2 PM.
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