After Close Call with Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson at Risk of Costing Eagles Big

August 16, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was an odd sight for this time of year.
On a steamy morning at Eagles training camp, safety Malcolm Jenkins and other veteran starters took part in a full-contact punt coverage drill more than two hours into a long practice. 
Now, I've traveled to many training camps over the years and have seen a lot of things, from robotic tackling dummies to Tim Tebow throwing a pass that rotated on three different axes and landed in a shrub. But I have never seen important veteran defenders drilling as punt gunners in Hour 3 of a practice. I even triple-checked uniform numbers to make sure I wasn't hallucinating.
Punt-coverage drills are traditionally Gatorade time for important veterans. To understand why, let's perform a quick cost-benefit analysis of making a Pro Bowler sprint downfield against double-team blocking in Minute 140 of a sweaty practice.
Potential benefits: The Pro Bowler will be extra-ready in the unlikely event he is asked to cover a punt.

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