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Steichen to call offensive plays again in 2022 – NBCSP
Jalen Hurts explained how he’ll benefit from the same offensive system and play the caller for the second straight season in 2022. On Friday, we got some clarification that those jobs go to two different people. While we knew Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen was the guy calling plays in Hurts last year and we knew Steichen had gained more play-calling responsibilities as the year progressed, the head coach Nick Sirianni as recently as late December said they called the games “together” in 2021. Turns out Steichen was really the offensive play caller for the second half of the season. And he will be the caller of the attacking game going forward. “I think last year we were new personnel and we were evolving as an attack,” Steichen said during OTAs on Friday. “So as and when as the season progressed, I ended up taking over more of the game midway through the season. Again, Nick has an imprint on everything we do. So in the boardrooms, he’s got a stamp on everything we do, every play that’s on that call sheet, he makes sure it’s justified, boom, and we’re good to go. “So going forward, I’ll call the games next year, and we’ll go from there.”
Eagles OTA practice notes: Encouraging signs from Jalen Hurts – BGN
It was not a perfect day for Hurts. He nearly got picked by Slay on a play where Brown had to play defensive back and broke it. It seemed like the timing might be wrong. Hurts also knocked down an open Brown on the right sideline. Hurts’ most encouraging throw may not have been one of his deep attempts. He has already had success in this area. On the other hand, Hurts hasn’t thrived when it comes to throwing in midfield, especially in the short and middle areas. Hurts may have demonstrated progress in that regard by putting on a window of tight coverage to hit a Jack Stoll cross in stride down the middle. Good product.
Eagles OTA practice sightings! (Day 1) – BGN Radio
With Jimmy Kempski on vacation, Brandon Lee Gowton is joined by Shamus Clancy to break down what they saw during Friday’s Eagles OTA practice. The guys talk about Jalen Hurts, some under-the-radar names to rank, and more. Brandon and Shamus also discuss the Eagles’ front office changes.
Eagles rookie NFL player comparisons: Kyron Johnson – Reuters
In 2021, Johnson had 63 tackles (8.5 for loss), 6.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles. He also had 17 career special teams tackles. He’s a tough player who will likely contribute to special teams right away and might even have an opportunity here and there as a situational pass thrower. The player he reminds me of is Dennis Gardeck, an equally undersized 6’0, 232-pound base rusher/special team with the Cardinals, who also enthusiastically plays the game.
Nine teams set to reclaim Cap space on June 2 – Over The Cap
Eagles – $5.3 million. Philadelphia had named Fletcher Cox a cut after June 1 at the start of the league’s new year, although they ended up re-signing him to a contract this year. Cox’s previous contract had $14.9 million on the salary cap, but that’s expected to be reduced to around $9.6 million. Cox’s contract contained an option bonus and there’s a chance he will remain, which would cut the savings by $3.2 million, but don’t worry, it would just be added to the Eagles salary cap. 2023. Cox will count over $15 million towards the 2023 salary cap.
Barnwell: Giants had one of NFL’s best offseasons – Big Blue View
Overall, Schoen and the Giants have accomplished a lot given the limited resources available. Being able to come away with fundamental pieces on either side of the trenches while making progress towards the long-term health of the cap is a step in the right direction.
Cowboys throwing spaghetti at the wall hoping for Tyron Smith’s replacement sticks – Blogging The Boys
Tyler Smith played 24 career games with 13 starts at left tackle in two years at Tulsa before being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round (24th overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft. The 21-year-old, 6’6”, 332-pound offensive lineman is likely the favorite right now to eventually replace Tyron Smith. In the meantime, he’ll likely replace Connor Williams as the starter at left guard. Depending on how he performs as a rookie at LG and how other young tackles play, he could either stay as a starter at LG or have the opportunity in the not too distant future to start away to LT. .
The Look Ahead #91: Ten things we want to happen in 2022 – The SB Nation NFL Show
Rob “Stats” Guerrera and RJ Ochoa pick ten things they wish they could guarantee in the 2022 season. Cowboys win the superbowl (3:41). Trey Lance is benched for Jimmy Garoppolo (7:42). The Bills go to the AFC title game (10:46). Deshaun Watson does not play a snap (14:20). A safety wins Defensive Player of the Year (19:06). The Pro Football Hall of Fame has its way (11:05 p.m.). Every prime time game is worth our time (26:35). Trevor Lawrence becomes the QB we all thought he was (29:15). Baker gets cut and goes to Pittsburgh (32:41).
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