Eagles News: Mark Sanchez is falling far behind Sam Bradford


There’s no better way to start off your day than with the latest news regarding your Philadelphia Eagles. Now that you’ve had your good night of sleep, it’s time to heat up that morning pot of coffee, splash some water on your face to wake yourself up and of course, don’t forget your morning serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!

Sanchez far behind Bradford in QB competition – Jeff McLane of Philly.com

"At this point in his career, Mark Sanchez has nearly seen it all.What he hasn’t seen enough of this summer – although he won’t say it, but you can bet he wants it – is time with the first-team offense.Sam Bradford has taken the majority of first-team repetitions – approximately 90 percent to Sanchez’s 10 percent – since the first day of Eagles training camp eight practices ago. At this point, he has seemingly earned it. Bradford has been increasingly accurate.But Chip Kelly said in the spring that there would be an open competition at quarterback, despite overwhelming reasons to hand Bradford the job from the jump. (The reasons include trading for him and giving up Nick Foles and a second-round pick, a $13 million contract, and, ultimately, talent.)You’ve got to think Sanchez believed his coach. Isn’t that how any real competitor prepares for a challenge? With optimism? But with Kelly, as it is with any head coach, it’s better to follow his actions than his words, and the snap distribution so far suggests a competition that was never really open.“Listen, I don’t worry about the reps,” Sanchez said. “Don’t count them, make them count. You know what I mean? That’s one of those cheesy cliches, but if you stick to it you’re doing your job.”"

Rowe joins Watkins and Biggers in nickel chase – Les Bowen of Philly.com

"ERIC ROWE’S morning began with a text from defensive backs coach Cory Undlin, telling Rowe he would be getting some nickel-corner reps at practice.“Luckily, I’ve been paying attention,” Rowe said, after working in the nickel for the first time, behind Jaylen Watkins. During “teach” periods yesterday, Rowe would shadow Watkins, moving across the formation with him when a receiver went in motion.“E.J. [Biggers] and Jaylen Watkins really helped me a lot. It went well. They threw me right in the fire, fast pace, but that’s what this league’s about. I just got to get ready,” said Rowe, a second-round rookie from Utah who has been playing outside all through the spring and the first week of training camp. “You have more ‘backer help, more safety help inside, but it’s a lot more running – you’ve got to run with the motions, new route concepts I’ve got to study. Other than that, there’s not much of a difference when it comes to ‘man.’ “"

Sam Bradford Ready For The Preseason – Julie Bacanskas of PhiladelphiaEagles.com

"As the season quickly approaches, all eyes are on quarterback Sam Bradford … and his knees. Has Bradford fully recovered from his second ACL tear in as many years? Does he feel comfortable being back on the field? Will he play in Sunday’s preseason opener against the Colts?While the latter of these questions remains Chip Kelly’s decision, Bradford felt comfortable answering the first two. With eight days of practice under his belt, the status of his knee is no longer a thought. Bradford feels normal, like his usual self, and is ready to get back to doing what he does best – playing football.At this point, the first obstacle of practicing on the repaired knee is behind him, allowing Bradford to focus on his next challenge. He wants to test himself in a game setting, where the speed is faster and the red jersey all quarterbacks wear during Training Camp is gone."

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