5 Positives For Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears

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Jun 17, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez (3) walks off the field at the conclusion of practice at mini camp at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

3. Mark Sanchez Was Very Good

Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez should be a really good backup quarterback this season. Sanchez has struggled in the past with consistency but on his day he’s a very good quarterback. Sanchez looked very comfortable running the Eagles no-huddle offense and led the team to back to back touchdown drives. I expected Sanchez to be a solid backup this season but I was surprised at how quickly Sanchez seems to have picked up the offense and he seems like he enjoyed the no-huddle approach.

4. Alex Henery Has Improved

There’s been very few negatives written about Alex Henery during training camp and he showed why against the Bears. Many reporters have been impressed by Henerys improved kicking distance and he showed this on Friday by kicking touchbacks on 3 out of his 5 kickoffs. Henery was perfect on all of his field goals too. Henery still has a lot of room for improvement but an improved Alex Henery is something that all Eagles fans want to see as he wasn’t good enough down the stretch last year.

5. Eagles Front 7 Has A Lot Of Depth

Defensive end Vinny Curry is certainly one of my favourite Eagles; whenever he is on the pitch he seems to pressure the quarterback. He showcased his impressive pass rush ability with a great sack where he dominated the opposing guard. First round pick outside linebacker Marcus Smith showed off his athleticism when dropping into coverage and I can’t see anyway that he’s not playing a lot of snaps towards the end of the season. He looks very fluid when he drops into coverage; he’s extremely fluid for a big man. Eagles linebacker Brandon Graham also rushed the passer extremely well; Grahams best position isn’t a 3-4 outside linebacker but he still rushes the quarterback very well wherever he plays. Late round rookies Taylor Hart and Beau Allen also had very good games and showed a lot of promise. The Eagles have much more depth in their defensive front 7 than they did at this time last year.

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