There are three take-aways from the Eagles, Bears game that stood out last night. There were several others but more on that later.
First, the good news. Philadelphia Eagles football is here. For the next four and a half to five months we get to see our boys on the gridiron. Unfortunately last night showed us more bad news than good. For those that want to convert two pre-season games into regular season games or do away with pre-season games al-together; find a friend that recorded that game and watch it. If that game doesn’t change your mind, nothing will. There were many mistakes last night. Two holds by Eagles All-Pro guard Evan Mathis was probably the most glaring but the easiest to fix. That is what these pre-season games are for; to work the kinks out before the games matter.
1) Eagles third round pick wide receiver Josh Huff put everyone on notice.
He only had one reception for four yards last night. But that kickoff return. There are concerns about the absence of Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson and his production would be missed. If Eagles wide receiver Josh Huff continues to develop, Jackson will be missed for a short time. He showed flashes of brilliance as he ran that ball back. He saw the seam open up, adjusted his angle and bolted through. His speed is what impressed. Once he broke the first tackle he wasn’t going to be caught. And the farther he ran it seems the faster he got.
Very excited about him this season.