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Quotable: Five Thoughts From Sam Bradford


Sam Bradford quarterbacked an efficient Eagles offense against the Colts. He played the entire first half and directed the team's third-quarter touchdown drive, displaying excellent vision by connecting on 17 of his 20 pass attempts for 167 yards. Bradford dished out two touchdowns with his only interception coming on a dropped pass. The Eagles outscored the Colts 24-3 before Bradford headed to the sidelines.

1. Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham recorded his first touchdown as an Eagle on an isolated matchup where he used his eye-popping physical tools to haul in an easy lob. Bradford spoke about how valuable DGB's addition will be as a playmaker.

"He's a big physical receiver. He's kind of the receiver that comes to mind when you think of fades in the red zone," Bradford said. "Anytime that we can get him matched up one on one back side and take advantage of that, it's huge for us. It just gives us another weapon to make a play down there and just trusting him to go make a play, you know it's nice to have someone like that down in the red zone."

2. Wide receiver Josh Huff looked impressive against the Colts totaling 60 yards on only two catches and supplying the Eagles with their first touchdown of the night on a 9-yard run. Bradford shared that the team placed an emphasis on finding the receiver in practice leading up to the game.

"I thought Huff had a great week of practice last week. We had some plays designed to get him involved this week to get him the ball. I thought he did a great job," Bradford said. "The play that really comes to my mind is the third down. It was man coverage, he beat the guy made a nice catch. It was a big conversion for us and I've said it all camp he's a guy that really has big-play potential for us just with his speed and his ability to run after a catch so to get him involved tonight and see those things from him was really nice."

3. Bradford's efficient night was assisted by a solid job by the guys up front. Outside of an early sack, Bradford had plenty of time in the pocket to make plays.

"Those guys up front did a great job. We ran the ball really effectively tonight, too," Bradford said. "I thought we had a really good balance with our offense, but those guys up front played great. They've been playing great all camp for us, but if they can play like that and open holes for our running backs and keep me clean back there it makes it a lot easier for everyone."

4. A special teams standout his first two seasons, tight end Trey Burton has found his niche on the offensive side of the ball. Bradford is high on Burton's ability to cause matchup problems for defenses.

"He's a very athletic tight end. Depending on how defenses want to account him, whether they're going to view him as a tight end, as a wide receiver," Bradford said. "Are they going to play defense or are they going to play nickel defense against that? I feel like adding him to the puzzle is one more thing they have to defend and I feel like we can create some good mismatches with him on the field."

Eagles take on the Colts in Indianapolis during Week 3 of the preseason.

5. With the Eagles now 3-0 in preseason, Bradford likes where the team is headed. However, he knows the team must be even sharper for the vastly approaching regular season.

"I think everyone in that locker room realizes that before week one gets here we still have a lot of work to do," Bradford said. "This is a big week coming up for us to try and get a jump on Cleveland to try and get some extra work in. It was nice to go out and execute the way we did tonight we can build on that but I think we all realize that the regular season is a different animal and we're going to have to take it to a different level."

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