The end of Training Camp is in sight for the Eagles. On Monday, the Eagles held their next-to-final afternoon practice. There was no live hitting, but plenty of physical play as the offense, defense and special teams want to end on a high note.
The Eagles worked on a team blitz drill. The Special CAT portion of practice focused on base offense against base defense as well as third-down situations. The final team session featured the four-minute offense (which is used to put games away) and backed up at the goal line situations.
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Team Blitz Drill
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Harbor made an awesome catch where he had to spin around to grab a ball that was at his back shoulder from Vick. Harbor held on to the ball and beat Allen in coverage.
Team Drill (Four-Minute Offense)
McCoy took a pitch from Vick on the left side and squared up against safety
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Extra Work For Hughes
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A fourth-year player out of Oregon State, Hughes explained that there is a bit of a difference going against the first-team offense in practice.
“It’s a good gauge on how the coaches are feeling about you,” Hughes said. “The experience is valuable because the one offense does different things than the two offense. They will give you a couple more looks that when you get into the game, you’re saying, ‘I’ve seen that from our offense.’ It’s not as structured. It’s not as basic as running with the twos or the threes.”
The 5-11, 185-pound Hughes has worked on both the inside and the outside since he was a fifth-round pick of the Chargers in 2009. Hughes said that his long legs and big frame allow him to work against quick receivers inside and tall receivers on the outside. And, he’s adjusted to the Eagles’ new style of more press coverage smoothly because that’s what he played at Oregon State.
“It was a track meet every game,” Hughes said. “Todd (Bowles) is a really good coach. He’s taught me a lot about my technique. I’m a little erratic. I’m a hyper corner. I react when you give me something. He’s taught me to calm down and see what I know I’m looking at instead of just reacting.”
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