After an underwhelming rookie season, Philadelphia Eagles second-year wide receiver Josh Huff looks to be on the rise heading into training camp. Huff appears to be a changed man with all the rookie jitters out of the way and a brand new jersey number, #13. It looks as though Huff is wiping the slate clean and is ready to take advantage of a big opportunity during the upcoming season. With former Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin leaving the team, there’s a void at one of the starting wide receiver spots which Huff will certainly be in the mix for during training camp. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Huff on the Rise – Tommy Lawlor of IgglesBlitz.com
"The biggest jump for most players is from Year 1 to Year 2. Rookies have to adjust to a whole new life, on and off the field. In the second year, the player has some security off the field, knows the playbook and has a feel for pro football. He can then concentrate on honing his craft.Jordan Matthews exploded onto the scene as a rookie. Josh Huff had much more of a typical rookie season. He flashed ability, but also made mistakes and looked…like a rookie."
Waiting To See QB Bradford’s Next Steps – Dave Spadaro of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"When we last saw and heard from Sam Bradford, way back on June 17 as the Eagles wrapped up the spring mini-camp, he expressed confidence in his health and outlook for the immediate future.“I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress. It feels more normal,” Bradford said of his left knee, the one, of course, that has twice undergone surgery to repair a torn ACL. “You’re able to come out here and not think about it, and I really feel like that’s the stage I’m getting to where I don’t really think about it anymore … The more I’m out there, the more comfortable I get.”"
The ‘Jason B Award’ watch list: Which Eagles will likely come back to Earth in 2015? – Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com
"Every year, there seem to be a few players who over-perform statistically, and expectations for those players become somewhat unrealistic. Take Jason Babin, for example. In 2011, Babin had 18 sacks and three forced fumbles in Jim Washburn’s garbage wide-nine defensive front. The following year, Babin was essentially kicked off the team with five games left in the season. So we’ll call this the “Jason Babin Award” watch list.To note, it’s not at all a bad thing to make this list. If you’re on it, it means you had a hell of a 2014 season, which you’re unlikely to repeat."
Eagles wide receivers have the potential to step up in 2015 – Brandon Lee Gowton of BleedingGreenNation.com
"The Eagles’ biggest loss this offseason was seeing Jeremy Maclin sign with the Kansas City Chiefs. Maclin had 85 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014. That’s a lot of production to replace.The good news is that the Eagles have some talented young players waiting in the wings (no pun intended) to step up. Jordan Matthews only recently 23 and he’s coming off a bright rookie season. Matthews finished with 67 receptions for 872 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014. Most of Matthews’ production came from the slot position. Matthews suggested he might play more at the outside receiver position this season, which might be true, but he still took a lot of reps on the inside during spring practice. For now, pencil him in as the team’s starting slot receiver once again."
LaDainian Tomlinson agrees that DeMarco Murray left yards on field – Jared Dubin of CBSSports.com
"The story of this story is that it won’t stop developing. (H/T Perd Hapley)We’re referring, of course, to the controversy over whether DeMarco Murray did or did not leave yards on the field while leading the NFL in rushing last season for the Dallas Cowboys.This all started when Murray’s former backup and presumed new Cowboys starter, Joseph Randle, told reporters that while Murray had a terrific season in 2014, he left “meat on the bone” and additional yards were there for the taking. While Randle’s coach, Jason Garrett, essentially told Randle to shut his mouth and play football, a debate has nevertheless ensued in the aftermath."
Speaking of Huff, he absolutely owned this Dallas Cowboys’ fan on Twitter last night.
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