Philadelphia is a tough town. You remember Santa getting pelted by snowballs? That was in Philadelphia. Sometimes, the media there can be even more brutal. But after one day of joint practices between the Ravens and Eagles ahead of Saturday's preseason game, the media was fairly civil.
Here are some highlights and what media outlets around Philadelphia are writing about:
The atmosphere on a hot, steamy afternoon seemed ripe for fighting. But cooler heads prevailed during the first of three straight days of joint practices between the Eagles and Ravens on Wednesday.
But the Baltimore Ravens are in Philadelphia this week, and Audubon native Joe Flacco provides a good measuring stick for the Eagles' new-look secondary. The results were promising Wednesday - at least on the first of three days of work.
He struggled against the 5-9 Michael Campanaro during one-on-one drills with the Ravens. And when Rowe matched up against Smith, he had trouble adjusting to his moves. Of course, most corners do.
On the 14th day of training camp, the Eagles hosted the Ravens for the first of their three joint practice sessions. The action seemed to start off a little slow, but by the end day, there was a nice tempo and even a little hitting going on.
The Ravens and Eagles are holding three days of joint practices this week leading up to their preseason game Saturday night at the Linc, so Wednesday marked Harbaugh's first practice at the NovaCare Complex since the final days of the 2007 season.
However it works out, projected season starter Sam Bradford is expected to see his first game action of the summer, and these next three days against the Ravens will better prepare him for it, according to Shurmur.