Eagles Training Camp: McDermott Discusses Stewart Bradley's Return

Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott met the media over the weekend and talked a lot about linebackers. But I wanted to specifically highlight what he had to say about Stewart Bradley. There's no doubt that the Eagles sorely missed Stewart Bradley last year and are relying heavily on him bouncing back this year. It's clear how much McDermott values Bradley.

"Look, he's a guy that I would think offenses have to gameplan against. If not now, then they will in the future. He's tough to throw the ball over, he's got sideline-to-sideline range and he's tough to block because he is 250, 255 pounds."

So far, the reports on how he looks in camp have been very encouraging. However McDermott stressed the need to be cautious with him.

"We've got to be from a medical standpoint, I don't want to speak for Rick, but from a coach's standpoint included here really, got to be patient with Rick and the medical side of things. Stew's mental toughness and where he is mentally is the most important thing to me right now that he gains confidence in his leg and he looks like he has confidence in his leg to be honest. I think we're moving in the right direction and we're just going to take it day-by-day, rep-by-rep here and keep moving him in the direction of the end goal being that September game against Green Bay."

I talked a little more about the Eagles LB situation and what McDermott had to say at SB Nation Philly over the weekend.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bleeding Green Nation

You must be a member of Bleeding Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleeding Green Nation. You should read them.

Join Bleeding Green Nation

You must be a member of Bleeding Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleeding Green Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker