July 23, 2012; Bethlehem, PA. USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid during training camp at Lehigh University. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE
There's been a lot of questions in the comments and on twitter asking about how a few individual players have looked so far in camp. After this morning's practice, Andy Reid assessed the individual performance of most of these guys.
On DeMeco Ryans
"DeMeco is playing faster now than he did when we first started out and that's only because he is more comfortable. He'll become even faster after more reps. Most of the installs are in on the defensive side so now he can kind of focus in on the offensive side; all the routes that have been put in and the things that you normally game plan for that you're not able to do during training camp because you're so busy installing your side of the ball. You don't get too caught up with the other side."
On Vinny Curry
"Remember the high ankle sprain he had. Those things tweak themselves for a month or two and we understand that. Working with that he sure has done a nice job with his pass rush. He is very strong and you can see that and he has great leverage. So much of it is how low you can get coming around the edge and the target that you present to the offensive lineman. He does all of those things naturally so that is a good thing to work with."
On Jeremy Maclin
"He's healthy. Last year he wasn't healthy. This year he is healthy and you can see it in his quickness, stamina, strength, and releases in particular and getting off of the ball where you need all these things."
On Dion Lewis
"He needs to continue to work on his pass blocking. That's something that [RB LeSean McCoy] had to do also coming from the same offense. You can tell he has improved quite a little bit in that area. You've seen him take on a few defensive ends here and he held his own. He got lifted off of the ground about three feet but he held his own [joking]. He's just got to continue to work on that."
On Demetress Bell
"Every day he has gotten better. He looks like he is picking things up mentally and we have thrown a ton at him. He's been able to handle that and physically he has gotten better every day out here. I've been pleased with what I have seen. He has to continue to work and he has plenty of room to improve. He's definitely getting better."