The Eagles returned to practice for the first time on Thursday in preparation for Monday Night’s matchup with the Chicago Bears. Jason Avant explained that he wouldn’t apologize for his comments calling fans fair weather, Nate Allen looked ahead to how to slow down Matt Forte, and Evan Mathis explained how the offensive line is gaining continuity, and much more.
Taking It to the House’s Eagles beat reporter Matt Lombardo was on the scene at NovaCare on Thursday November 3rd as the Birds began to prepare for their upcoming MNF battle with the Chicago Bears in Week 9 of the 2011 NFL Season. At practice one of the bigger stories was WR Jason Avant not backing off his stance on fans jumping on and off the team’s bandwagon.
This clip is of OG Evan Mathis talking about the continuity along the offensive line. According to Mathis, Brent Celek is emerging as a threat in the passing game because he isn’t needed to be primarilly a blocker because of the line’s improved play.
Safety Nate Allen talks about how to contain Matt Forte and the Chicago offense. Allen also explains the impact of LeSean McCoy and the running game after the defense was only on the field for 18 minutes against the Cowboys in week 8.
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