Throughout the spring during OTAs and minicamp Eagles safety Rodney McLeod had a front-row seat for the team’s new-look offense thanks to the additions of Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, LeGarrette Blount and others over the offseason.
The Eagles targeted Jeffery and Smith to infuse some reliable, explosive, veteran help into a wide receiving corps that was anything but over the past few seasons, as well as to elevate the talent around second-year quarterback Carson Wentz.
So far, McLeod says, Cheap Jerseys Jeffery and Smith have done exactly that.
“They bring that veteran experience,” McLeod said, prior to departing the NovaCare Complex at the conclusion of minicamp until training camp. “They both are different. Torrey Smith is a fast guy who you’re on high alert for on the back-end. Alshon’s just a different guy, man. He’s a possession guy but can go up and get the ball at any point. That’s what makes Alshon his best. He plays the ball well in the air and has the ability to go up and get it. They’ve been two great additions to this offense.”
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Last season in Cheap nfl Jerseys Chicago and San Francisco, respectively, Jeffery and Smith combined for 1,088 yards and five touchdowns. For comparison’s sake, the Eagles wide receiving corps of Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Dorial Green-Beckham, Bryce Treggs, Paul Turner and Josh Huff combined for 1,839 yards and eight touchdowns.
McLeod says that even though it is only practice, he’s already seeing the impact the Eagles hoped for in Wentz’s development from simply having Jeffery and Smith on the field with a suddenly potentially dynamic offense.
“Huge,” Customized Jerseys McLeod said of the impact the new additions have had on Wentz. “Just the ability to have those options, to go after somebody who’s going to be consistent but can also take pressure off other guys like Zach Ertz, Darren Sproles and Jordan Matthews is huge. With those guys’ presence, it opens the offense up even more for Carson.
“You add LeGarrette Blount in the running game, and it’s been impressive to see those guys work. They’re doing a lot of good things. I’m excited for this season.”
McLeod isn’t Chicago Bears Jerseys alone in his excitement over Jeffery, head coach Doug Pederson said that the former Bear has been among the most dynamic and consistent wide receivers throughout the spring.
“The veteran guys,” Pederson said, when asked who has stood out this spring. “You watch Alshon [Jeffery] in the red zone and his big body presence that we’ve been able to [use] and his relationship with Carson [Wentz] and guys that have really stood out right there.”
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