Eagles

TAMPA, FLORIDA - JANUARY 16: Head coach Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on prior to the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The Eagles yesterday reported to the NovaCare complex to officially get camp rolling on this 2022-23 Season! It’s a day not on the field but in the meeting rooms and locker rooms and for checking in and settling in. Head coach Nick Sirianni delivered his opening message to his new team about making the climb up the mountain and not looking ahead, taking it one day at a time. Basic coach talk and we all know from his botanist routine last year, the man loves his analogies. It was good to see the guys all back at work in the building because it means football is close. 

Today the new look Eagles take the field and there’s some new faces that should look good in their new environments. Rookies Jordan Davis (won’t be able to miss that monster in green), Cam Jurgens and Nakobe Dean to name a few, plus new veterans such as AJ Brown, James Bradberry, Kyzir White and Haason Reddick bring a new sense of energy with them. Those are some exciting additions to a team that snuck into the playoffs last season in QB Jalen Hurts first season. They’ve upgraded some of the key positions that were inadequate last year, they’ve improved the WR rooms dramatically with AJ Brown, one of the best young WR’s in the league which also allows Quez Watkins to slot into a more natural #3 WR on the team. 

Haason Reddick is one of the most intriguing additions to the team because he’s a jack of all trades. He should help the LB’ing room at times and will help the pass rush in a big way. He comes in as a double digit sack guy the past two years and he’s going to be a fun piece for defensive coordinator Johnathan Gannon to use. Kyzir White and Nakobe Dean bring great competition to that room with TJ Edwards & Davion Taylor and should be one of the better position battles in camp. And then let’s not forget the much upgraded CB room. Steven Nelson was a late July signing last year and usually when a guys signing right before camp, you can’t get too hype about it but this year they upgraded that position by grabbing former NY Giants CB James Bradberry. Bradberry two years ago was one of the better CB’s in the league as the Eagles know from first hand experience, last year struggled some compared to the previous season, but who didn’t struggle with the Giants last year? If he bounces back closer to the two years ago Bradberry, with Slay and Maddox, they’d have one of the most formidable CB rooms in the entire NFL. 

With all these significant upgrades happening and coming off a playoff visit last year, this all adds up to it being the most exciting Eagles training camp since the Super Bowl 2017 season. Lot of buzz around the team entering camp and here’s to good health and no injuries in camp!