Eagles are set to begin final phase of off-season with OTAs
We’ve got some good news for those who haven’t been getting any fulfillment from Major League Baseball or the NBA Playoffs.
The city of Philadelphia is one of the great cities in our country and it’s also a microcosm of the society we live in. Statistics have shown us that we’re a melting pot of different cultures. We work hard. We love sports, but for the most part, as a whole, we love football more than any other game. It’s true in most cities. It’s especially true in “The City of Brotherly Love”. Yes, the Philly sports fan is tremendously loyal to the Philadelphia Phillies, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia 76ers, but when it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles, the vibe is just different.
Former Oakland Raiders defensive lineman and current Fox analyst Howie Long once said that baseball is the national pastime, but football is our nations passion. Some have argued that the NBA Playoffs haven’t been as interesting this year. You already know the interest in baseball has diminished over the last few decades. For those looking to feed their football fix, there’s good news. The Eagles, for the first time this off-season will hold their first full-team practice as OTAs begin Tuesday and will run for about four weeks.
What to expect:
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By now, you’re fully aware of the continuing controversy that surrounds head injuries and the post-career issues that many members of the NFL fraternity face. You’re also very aware that the league has responded by doing everything it can to make the game safer. OTAs (organized team activities) are yet another example of that. Seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 drills are permitted, but no contact is allowed. Players are also prohibited from wearing pads.
The veterans have been hard at work. The rookies enjoyed their own minicamp not too long ago. We finally get to see everyone on the field at the same time. There’s no game to be played. Nothing will affect any stat sheets or help you win in Fantasy Football. Still, it’s an indication that football is one step closer to beginning, and again, if the NBA and MLB haven’t satisfied that sports craving, this might be the news you’ve been waiting for.