I covered Giants Training Camp this offseason. One of my notes:
Lawrence Tynes is playing QB in CB drills. I like that. When the Eagles kickers aren’t busy kicking, holding, punting, or other kicker-like things, they’re usually just meandering around. I like that the Giants keep their kickers busy. Tynes is actually throwing some good balls too.
Reps. Why don’t the Eagles give Alex Henery and Chas Henry similar jobs in practice? Well, they’re doing other things. Here’s a note I jotted down about Eagles kickers in training camp:
Watched (long snapper Jon Dorenbos) squirt Chas Henry in the nuts with a water bottle in camp this year. Instant fan.
OK, so I’m not such a fan of the kickers screwing around anymore. Reps are everything. If you don’t throw that much, go in cold, see your gunner completely uncovered, and try to throw him a laser, it’s not going to go well. If you’re throwing every day in practice, I’d have to imagine those odds go up drastically. In case you missed it:
The result: The Eagles miss out on a huge play while simultaneously giving the Bears great field position, and Chas Henry earns himself a -42 in “throwing power” in next year’s edition of Madden.