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Coach Fisher's Innovative Idea: Should The Eagles Try It?

Earlier today, Titans head coach Jeff Fisher announced that a tentative agreement had been reached between himself and coach Ken Whisenhunt of the Cardinals. The two teams, scheduled for a week two preseason matchup, would practice together for a few days after the game. To the best of my knowledge (and please correct me if I'm wrong) this hasn't happened yet between two teams who have just played a preseason game against each other. It would give each team a fantastic opportunity to go over the mistakes that were made in an as realistic environment as possible. Barring a postseason meet, the two teams practicing together would not play each other for the rest of the season, so the risk of giving up your game strategy to an opponent is minimal.

As we all know, this preseason the Eagles will be facing the Jaguars, Bengals, Chiefs and Jets. Now, we play the Jaguars in week three of the regular season, but why not take the time to organize a buddy practice with one of the other three teams? With all of the youth and inexperience on our roster, it could be particularly beneficial. In the words of Fisher:

"Any time you get a chance to work against another club it is a great change-up for the players. This is unique from the standpoint that usually when these combined practices take place they are leading up to a game, but in this case it would follow a game against them.’’

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