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Eagles News: Jim Schwartz rewards his players with gallons of lemonade

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 8/7/16.

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Fiery Jim Schwartz is earning players' respect - Inquirer
He doesn't suffer fools. The Eagles communications department had to move the media away from Schwartz in the spring because reporters were tweeting out the coach's expletive-laden remarks to his mistake-prone defenders. It didn't matter much. Schwartz could still be heard from a distance. Fans who have been invited to training camp have already gotten a glimpse of his intensity. He's pretty much the same guy behind closed doors. Schwartz isn't afraid of calling out players in a group setting, as he systematically did during one brutal meeting this spring. But there is a softer, more thoughtful side. Schwartz will often take an anecdotal approach to teaching. The stories may be profound or they just may be humorous. And he isn't above awarding players for effort - most recently, with gallons of lemonade from Chick-fil-A.

Eagles training camp notes, Day 12: Random general observations - PhillyVoice
In trying to figure out the offensive linemen who are going to make the team, I don't think that fifth-round pick Halapoulivaati Vaitai is a lock. Fifth round picks usually make the team, but they've been cut in the past. A quick list of rookie fifth-round picks who did not make the final 53-man roster their rookie seasons the last 10 camps:

Talking to Tulloch - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles appear to have a good set of starting LBs, but depth is a major question. Adding Tulloch to the mix could help in a big way. Right now Jordan Hicks is the MLB and it doesn’t sound like anyone is challenging him for that role. Tulloch could come in and right away battle for the job. Tulloch knows the system well. He played for Jim Schwartz in both Tennessee and Detroit. It is possible that Schwartz could give Tulloch a look at WLB or SAM. He’s smart enough to play any LB spot. The problem for Tulloch is that age has started to catch up with him. He is now 31 and has played in 147 NFL games. Tulloch missed most of the 2014 season with an ACL injury. He wasn’t 100 percent last year and was basically a 2-down LB. The Lions had to wait for Tulloch to get healthy this spring before they could officially release him.

Trey Burton Emerging As Offensive Option - Birds 24/7
Burton’s emergence is timely considering the circumstances. The Eagles are not considered to be loaded when it comes to proven offensive playmakers, particularly at the receiver position. Doug Pederson is likely going to have to get creative with his personnel packages to obtain maximum output. And he won’t be afraid to go tight-end heavy to do it. As Kansas City’s deployment of three-tight end sets shows, he comes from a school that will gladly emphasize the position when called for.

Learning to appreciate the wait, Kenjon Barner hopes the now is with Eagles - CSN Philly
“My mindset. My mindset is completely different. You kind of get to a place in life to where the things that used to matter don’t matter anymore. Prioroties start to come together. You grow up and mature and become a man. “I’ve come across a lot of people in my life who’ve really pushed me in the right direction and have really helped shape and mold who I am today. As a younger guy, I used to come out here and be worried, ‘Gotta do everything perfect, I gotta make this happen, I gotta make that happen, I can’t do this, can’t do that.’

Donnie Jones Gives Punt Game Big Lift -
Another practice is finished and once again Donnie Jones walks off the field and past the mob of media members who offer a pleasant "Hello," but really don't see Jones as much of a story. Again. It is a product of the position he plays - Donnie Longball, the punter - but also because Jones is secure and predictable and not much of a story at all. It is the ultimate compliment ...

Jared Goff should begin on bench; Hue Jackson's RGIII project -
To my surprise, Goff isn't anywhere close to being ready to play as a starting quarterback at this stage of training camp. Now, this isn't a direct knock on him or his future potential. It can be a process. Having been around some of the best quarterback developers in the game (Mike Holmgren, Andy Reid, Jon Gruden, Steve Mariucci, Dan Henning, Kevin Gilbride, Mike McCarthy and Mike McCoy), I know that young signal callers must check the boxes in three key areas before they are primed to step on the field as a starter:

Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016: Brett Favre, 7 others inducted Saturday in Canton - SB Nation
The Class of 2016, headlined by Brett Favre and Tony Dungy, were enshrined in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday.

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