Eagles Prepare To Play The Chargers
By Ed Benkin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A short turnaround hasn’t stopped the Eagles from keeping their focus.
After beating the Redskins on Monday night, the Eagles were locked in on Sunday’s game against San Diego as they took the field for practice on Wednesday. Quarterback Michael Vick says the team had plenty of energy on the practice field.
“We just played on Monday, and it was a tough game,” said Vick. “But to get out here and run full speed and get the tempo going, we were able to come out and have an effective practice. It was supposed to be a walk through, but guys were running and it turned into a full, all-out practice.”
The Eagles created quite a buzz with their Monday night victory after many experts believed they would struggle in the early part of the season. Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson says the Eagles aren’t worried about what other people are thinking outside their locker room.
“I honestly could care less about how opinions changed,” Jackson said. “Inside this locker room, everybody knows what type of team we are. We have great players here that have done some great things in this league. It’s just one of those situations where, hopefully, at the end of the year, we’ll be one of the last teams standing.”
The Eagles will face the San Diego Chargers Sunday for the first time in four seasons. Offensive Lineman Todd Herremans says he prepares the same way each week, even if he is facing an unfamiliar opponent.
“We both have the same amount of days to prepare,” said Herremans. “I try to take every game as a new one. You never know if somebody has been working on something new. D-lineman are always trying to progress and get better.”
No matter what the Chargers will throw at Chip Kelly’s squad, Jackson says it will all come down to how the Eagles execute.
“We could really care less how the defense plays us,” Jackson said. “We’re confident that the schemes that Chip and the other coaches here have put in benefit us.”
Cornerback Bradley Fletcher remains sidelined with a concussion, but Defensive Coordinator Bill Davis says Fletcher has not been ruled out for Sunday’s game.