Vick, Maclin and the Eagles have their own things to accomplish in the coming weeks. They are about 4 weeks away from the start of training camp. Maclin, as with his camp, will not have to drive far from home to attend training camp, which will be held at the NovaCare complex in South Philadelphia instead of Lehigh University, the Eagles' camp site for 17 years.
"Absolutely," Maclin said when asked whether he was glad camp will be in Philadelphia. "[New head coach] Chip Kelly's message was basically, 'I trust you for 16 games, possibly more throughout the season, why can't I trust you during training camp?' I think that's real. The guys who screw up in training camp and don't do what they're supposed to do are the guys you don't want on your team."
Some Eagles are less inclined to support the idea of training camp at the practice facility, but for reasons other than proximity.
"I don't know anything else but Lehigh," Avant said. "I don't know how comfortable I will be. I know that I'll have to deal with my daughters keeping me up at night now. Other than that, hopefully it's beneficial for the team."
Besides the change in venue, the players' comfort level will also be tested by a new coaching staff, which is expected to accelerate the pace.
"I think it's going to be fast," Maclin said. "I anticipate it being a fast, up-tempo and hard-working camp."
"I'm excited," Avant said. "Everyone is excited, based on our OTAs and based on our minicamps. We kind of know what to expect, how he wants to practice and run things."
Kelly, undoubtedly, wants practice to be fast. The remaining questions will be answered starting July 25, when the full squad reports to South Philly.
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