Eagles wrap up first full week of practice

Published 7:38 pm Friday, August 7, 2009

After more than a week of two-a-day practices, Fort Dale head coach Speed Sampley said he can see the impact on the team.

“Between the morning practices and the evening practices, we’re basically doing six hours of football a day,” he said. “Everyone’s pretty dead-legged right now.”

“But then, everyone in the country’s dead-legged after two-a-days,” he added.

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Sampley said his team has been fighting through the oppressive humidity, but despite the tough weather, they’re still making progress.

“We’re still learning,” he said. “The offense is coming along at an acceptable pace. Over the last few years, we’ve put a lot of lip service into throwing the ball, but we’re working on that hard right now and it’s showing.”

One thing the Eagles have been dealing with has been small injuries.

“We’ve got a lot of nagging stuff going on, like hip flexors, but we’re in pretty good shape and we’ve got good depth, so that helps,” Sampley said. “It’s been a good week-and-a-half.”