These security guards seem to be in midseason form.
Crossing Broad's Kyle Scott stumbled upon some fascinating news as it pertains to streakers and the hard work that goes into stopping them.
Judging by the haphazard ways guards have jogged onto the field in the past, we just assumed they never practiced the fine art of running down naked fans.
We were wrong.
Security at Lincoln Financial Field running drills (non-football). This is too much. They stretched for this. Doing 5-yd half-speed sprints— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 26, 2013
As Raanan continues, the guards are taking these drills seriously. Still, it's the preseason, so there is no need to hit—especially without pads.
Practicing taking out field intruders right now. No tackling to ground though. Chip must be running this practice. #eagles— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 26, 2013
Of course, there is one question that remains unanswered: Who gets to be the faux streaker running around the field causing fake havoc?
This exhibition by on-field security team is priceless. Wonder how you get chosen as a field intruder. I may have found my life's calling— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 26, 2013
All of us enjoyed playing tag when we were kids. None of us imagined those skills might be useful in future employment. The only thing better than watching the guards run around the field might be the backroom meeting that took place to diagram these drills out.
Oh, to be a fly on the wall in the room of grown adults chatting about what is really just one big game of freeze tag.
Now, consider this news as a stern warning to those would-be streakers and field crashers, because the Eagles security guards are well equipped and extremely prepared for crazy antics.
We cannot wait for the season to start—not because of the return of football—but because these guards are far more prepared than other NFL guards, and you can bet they will illustrate that point the first chance they get.
I hear these guys play a mean "Duck, Duck, Goose" as well.
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