A smart approach by the Eagles | #FlyEaglesFly

The Philadelphia Eagles are taking it lightly during the offseason for the second straight year with a clear goal in mind: the Eagles believe that with fewer reps during the offseason, the team will be healthier during the season and, as a result, will have a competitive advantage over their opponents - it's a tactic that worked in 2021 after many years suffering with injuries to important players.

Training camp starts in late July and the games start in September. There's no reason for going hard when games are still so far away, especially when there's now a 17-game season. The Eagles know that they have to go hard during training camp and that reps will always be welcome to build chemistry, but it's the same coaching staff from last year with the same principles and the same quarterback. They know what to do and how to do it.

The Eagles had major injuries during their loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round of the 2018 playoffs. The following year, Carson Wentz got injured during the Wild Card Round and there was another elimination. The offense was a mess because of injuries in 2020.

Case in point: Philadelphia learned the lesson.

There's no guarantee that the team will be entirely healthy when the season comes because of the nature of the sport, but it's smart to take a measured approach during the first weeks of OTAs and minicamps. Being smart is what makes the difference in the NFL.

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