PHILADELPHIA -- Tuesday’s OTA practice, the second full-squad Philadelphia Eagles practice open to the media, was not as crisp as last week’s open session. The defense jumped offside throughout the session, and the offense didn’t look as smooth.
All of that affected the quarterbacks.
Sam Bradford: DOWN
That evaluation is in relation to last week’s practice. Bradford, fresh off his two-week holdout, was very sharp in last week’s open practice. He wasn’t bad Tuesday, but the session was not as clean as last week’s.
Wow moment: Bradford threw a bullet into traffic to tight end Trey Burton during an 11-on-11 drill. That was his most impressive throw of the day, along with a 25-yard completion down the middle to wide receiver Nelson Agholor. The pass to Burton seemed to catch the tight end as much as the tight end caught the pass.
Whoa moment: In the first 11-on-11 period, Bradford handed off a lot. There wasn’t much to see. In a 7-on-7 drill, he had a couple of poor throws. He overthrew Agholor down the left sideline, then overthrew tight end Zach Ertz. The offense just looked a little out of sync during Bradford’s sessions.
Chase Daniel: UP
Daniel didn’t stand out all that much, but that works both ways. He didn’t really deliver any exceptional passes, but the offense didn’t seem as disjointed as it did when Bradford was out there.
Wow moment: In a red zone drill, Daniel threw an accurate pass to tight end Brent Celek for a touchdown in the middle of the field. Celek has been catching touchdowns since Donovan McNabb was throwing them here and he looks like the same player, even if everything else looks different.
Whoa moment: Tight end Zach Ertz was running toward the right sideline when Daniel threw a pass a little behind him. Ertz slowed and caught the ball, but it was the kind of play that would have gotten the tight end crushed by a safety in live action.
Carson Wentz: UP
The rookie had a pretty strong day. He seemed comfortable in the pocket and took the time to let plays develop. That’s not always the case with young quarterbacks.
Wow moment: When the pocket broke down during an 11-on-11 period, Wentz rolled to his right, stepped forward and then spun. As he did, he threw a sidearm pass to tight end Trey Burton, turning a busted play into positive yardage. Worth noting: Wentz completed 8 of 9 passes during a 7-on-7 period. The only incompletion was a drop by Marcus Johnson.
Whoa moment: A Wentz pass intended for Josh Huff sailed over the wide receiver’s head. Huff seemed to slow down on the play, so it may have been a miscommunication or a case of Wentz throwing to the wrong spot. No big deal, but it was probably Wentz’s worst throw of the day.
Who won the day? Wentz had the overall best day. Bradford was a little off on a couple of throws. Daniel was solid. Wentz looked more dynamic than the two veterans.