The New England Patriots have been in Pennsylvania all week participating in joint practices against Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles in preparation for Friday’s preseason match up.
Eagles’ cornerback Brandon Boykin seemed humbled as he described to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia what Tom Brady and his new receiving core did to them at practice.
“I can speak for the whole team. I felt like (Tuesday), honestly they came out with this attitude to try to bully us, ” Boykin said. “And even though it’s practice, it’s always still a game tempo. I think as a team — and obviously I can speak for myself — I wanted to try to set the tone on myself as an aggressive person (Wednesday) and just make plays.”
Rather than Boykin or any other Eagles’ defender, it was Tom Brady and his receiving core who put on a clinic.
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardo975) August 8, 2013
Things heard at Eagles/Patriots joint practice. “Tom Brady was tearing up the Eagles defense” “The Patriots took it too serious”
— Dave Snyder (@therealDSnydes) August 8, 2013
The Eagles can right the ship Friday and perhaps showcase to the world the difference between practice and a game. They’ll need to be on point though. Brady appears to be hungry and on point with a group of underrated and overlooked receivers.
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