Ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ eighth practice session of training camp, one that will be held at Lincoln Financial Field and doubles as their lone open session of the two-week process, several Birds took some time to hang out with the media. The legend, Fletcher Cox, made an appearance. As the discussion wound down, the topic shifted to someone we can’t stop raving about, another legend of the midnight green, Brandon Graham.
“He’s honestly looked the best he’s looked in a couple of years. He’s always looked good, but I think, now, what motivated him, probably times ten, was coming off of an injury. B.G. is into the media deal where he might have read something, but something lit a fire under B.G.!
Ask around, and that’s been the general consensus. As Fletch stated during an early-week drop on the NFL Network (and as others have validated), if no one knew who he was and they watched him work this offseason, the last two things you’d think would be, one, he’s coming off of a season where he ruptured his Achilles tendon and, second, he’s in his mid-thirties.
It’s quite remarkable if you think about it! Here’s more from Fletch.
Hey, if anyone would know, it would be Number 91. These two have been working together for a while.
The 2022-2023 Eagles regular season might wind up being one of Brandon Graham’s finest.
The 2022-2023 Philadelphia Eagles campaign is also the 13th and 11th season for B.G. and Cox respectively. Collectively they’ve combined for 168 in-game appearances with 110 starts if you include what they’ve done on the postseason, and statistically, that’s led us to 428 tackles, 132 additional hits on the quarterback, 62.5 sacks, 21 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, seven pass breakups, and a defensive touchdown.
What’s scary is the coming season might be one of the finest for, not only Brandon Graham, but Fletcher Cox as well.
They’re both in contract seasons. They both have chips on their shoulders because… get this. They both feel as though they have something to prove.
Heaven help any offensive coordinator, offensive line, and quarterback that has the Eagles on the schedule because, when you throw in the other guys; names into the discussion, guys like Josh Sweat, Milton Williams, Javon Hargrave, and Jordan Davis for instance, this shapes up to be a nightmare scenario for teams hanging out on the other sideline.
Here’s how Fletch described Jordan Davis: “It’s hard to stop a big train when it’s moving”. Seriously, what else needs to be said after that? We talk about the Eagles’ offensive line a lot and rightfully so, but this season, this defensive line should be up to every task as well.