Aug 7, 2005, 4:32 PM EDT
I watched a lot of the Phils series this weekend against the Brewers. They had their chances Friday night and couldn’t convert. Saturday the Phils bats got going and they won an easy one. One of the only quasi bright spots to come out of the weekend was the performance of the starting pitching. They didn’t blow up and they kept the Phillies in all 3 games. But the bats couldnt come through in the clutch. I think if you looked at the Phillies as a team and had to focus in on one thing which they are lacking in a big way it would have to be clutch hitting. They are insanely unclutch. The fightin’s have Monday off and head out to L.A. to start a series with the Dodgers.
E – A – G – L – E – S
So, while I am not giving up on the Phillies just yet, I am definitely focusing my interests towards the Eagles. Training camp is in full effect and there is plenty to talk about.
With the season ending injury to Todd Pinkson and Mr. Owens outperforming his ego, the Eagles wide receiver position has a lot of question marks. Dave Spadaro was reporting that rookie Reggie Brown took the number 2 spot in practices on Saturday along side Greg Lewis. Dave has this praise to say about the two young wideouts, but be weary of Dave, for he gives praise rather easy:
Greg Lewis and Reggie Brown had fantastic days working with the
starters on Saturday morning. They both have had terrific camps. Lewis
just makes plays. He runs great routes, gets open and catches
Brown is scary. If he’s as good as he’s playing now, the Eagles
are going to go to him a lot in the passing game. He’s been that
Spadaro agreed with today’s Inky article by Bob Brookover which tells us that Billy McMullen’s tendency to drop routine passes is a concern:
The main concern about McMullen is his
habit of dropping balls. During the first part of yesterday’s practice,
he dropped several passes before making some great catches. He made a
terrific lefthanded grab for a touchdown near the end of the morning
session, but it was ruled out of bounds.
"He needs to keep working on consistency," Reid said. "He’s having a
good camp so far. He had a couple of drops today. He’ll work through
that and those will be far and few between."
So the receiver position is an interesting on going story, but fans have to be excited about all the praise rookie Reggie Brown has been receiving. The Eagles talk all the time about how hard it is for a rookie receiver to make an impact, but it looks like if any Eagles rookie WR in the past few years has a chance, Reggie Brown may be the one.
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