The Philadelphia Eagles announced their full training camp schedule which starts with players reporting on Friday July 25 to the NovaCare Complex. As part of that announcement, the Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp 2014 Guide has been published, and other NFL teams could learn from this tomb of football goodness gifted to us by the Eagles PR staff.
Here’s a challenge for you, go to any other team’s website, say, http://www.dallascowboys.com and I dare you to find a Training Camp Guide as comprehensive and filled with relevant information as what the Eagles have produced. Go ahead…I’ll wait. You couldn’t find a 2014 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Guide at all, could you? Nope!
As a media guy (or maybe a wannabe media guy depending on who you ask) I am constantly in search of factual data and statistics. The schedules, dates, times, heights, weights, career statistics, etc., are the lifeblood of a journalist’s business. We cannot simply write Eagles linebacker Trent Cole is six foot something and he weighs more than 150 pounds. We’ve got to know that Trent’s 6-3 270 lbs has 81.5 sacks (including playoffs), sacked Giants quarterback Eli Manning more than any other QB he’s played against (8 times), and that his “Unique Pregame Ritual” is that he must “shave all the hair off my head the night before a game.” All of this data can be found on page 42.
I realize much of this isn’t all that relevant to the average member of #EaglesNation, but know that by producing such a great document, the Eagles have empowered journalists to give you, our beloved readers, the most accurate information in an easy to use format, right down to the team’s Clear Bag Policy.
So, call me a nerd, or perhaps lazy, but I love the 2014 Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp Guide, and all the beautiful information it’s 289 pages contains. The link to the guide is located here.
By the way, the Eagles made a special announcement that the 2014 training camp will feature three open practices where you the fan can go watch the team. One of the practices will be held on Sunday August 10 at Franklin Field which was the home of the Eagles from 1958-1970, and you can discover where to park on page 3. Enjoy training camp, and I hope the guide provides you with a wealth of information.