Andy Reid decided to change something he had done at the start of the previous 11 training camps that he oversaw as the Eagles head coach. He didn't put the players through a conditioning drill. In recent years, players had been injured and were forced to miss significant time because of the drill. It was something Reid had thought about doing for a while now.
"Last year, I contemplated on changing it so this year I finalized it," Reid said. "We had some nicks coming out of that thing. ... I thought I'd give it a little changeup and try something new."
Instead, he got back to the basics. The players worked on fundamentals for about an hour in the morning before a 10/10/10 practice in the afternoon.
"It was a good time just to get back into the flow of technique and fundamentals," Reid said.
Just because Reid decided to go easy on the conditioning drill at the start of camp doesn't mean he's going to cut back on the rough, physical hitting that his camps are known for.
"No, we'll see how it goes (Saturday)," Reid said of the first day of hitting.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 6:00 p.m., July 30