If one thing can be taken away from training camp, it’s that July and August football shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Players that look spectacular in 7-on-7 drills in pads and shorts don’t always carry that success over to the start of the regular season.
But given that this is the first taste of football under Chip Kelly, training camp is essential to determining what the Philadelphia Eagles will look like in 2013. The much-publicized quarterback battle will span the duration of camp, and it’s doubtful Kelly picks a quarterback much before the first game against the Washington Redskins.
Kelly has open competition amongst most of the players on the roster, and he has a month left to cut his roster from 90 to the mandated 53 during the season. No one knows which players will make it, but the following things are becoming more clear during training camp.