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Tweetcap: Shurmur On Foles, Matthews

Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur previewed this week's series of joint practices with the New England Patriots and reviewed the preseason opener against the Chicago Bears. Shurmur touched on the performances of quarterback Nick Foles, wide receiver Jordan Matthews, the offensive line and more ...

OC Pat Shurmur: This is a training session ... Went back and looked at joint practices last year, we got a lot out of it ... Will grade it — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

Shurmur: Jordan Matthews has been impressive throughout offseason, we think drops against Chicago was just first-game stuff. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

Shurmur calls TE Emil Igwenagu a "steady player," better run blocker than route runner. Igwenagu is local MA product. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

Shurmur: David Molk has really taken advantage of extra reps, consistently improving ... He's playing well. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

On Foles/Brady: I think any time you watch one of the great players in the league play, especially at your position, there's stuff to learn. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

Shurmur: Matt Tobin is versatile, can play guard and tackle, which you need as backup swing guy. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

Shurmur on 1st team OL vs. CHI: We did some good thins but penalties knocked us out of sync. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

Shurmur: Zach Ertz has consistently caught the ball better ... Made a nice play the other night. He's developing his total game. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

Shurmur: I think Andrew Gardner has done a good job. The crew lining up with 2 OL has done a really good job, tough decisions for us. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

Shurmur: Polk not quite ready to practice yet, getting there. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

Shurmur: We're learning a lot about Matthew Tucker, much improved from a year ago ... Unfortunately he made the one boo-boo (fumble). — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

Shurmur: We're young at a lot of places at WR ... A. Benn studies hard, still getting better ... I think young guys learn from that. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

Shurmur: Matt Barkley has improved, I think he's much better than he was in the spring ... I think 1 INT is probably one he'd like back. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

Shurmur: Kinne can probably do the most with his feet of 4 QBs, but we do want him to work well in the pocket. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 12, 2014

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