Already knowing offense gives Josh Huff leg up

Already knowing offense gives Josh Huff leg up
May 23, 2014, 7:30 pm
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For Eagles third-round draft pick Josh Huff, there isn't much difference in Chip Kelly's Eagles offense and the one he ran at Oregon.

Huff, who Kelly recruited to Oregon, said he watched "three or four" Eagles games in Kelly's first season in the NFL and envisioned himself playing for the Birds.

"There are things I know in the offense already," Huff said at rookie camp last week. "Just getting things separated from the Oregon offense to the Philly offense.

"The play calls are different, the hand signals are different. I have to reboot my whole system and that's why each and every day I stay late and try to get things done and then go home and study and test myself."

Already knowing some of the offense, Huff feels, gives him a leg up on the other rookie wideouts when the Eagles open OTAs on Tuesday.

"Being drafted here," Huff said," that was a step up for me and I'm able to help the receivers that are here now. Especially the rookies, J-Matt [Jordan Matthews] and those other guys here."

The 22-year-old hopes to bring "nastiness" and his desire to win to the Eagles.

"I hate losing more than anything," Huff said. "If you have a mindset to go out and dominate the dude lined up across from you, that's going to translate to your teammates and that's going to make the team better."

With the Birds selecting Matthews one round ahead of him and offensive weapons already on the roster, Huff knows playing time will have to be earned.

"I just have to continue to work and never be satisfied," he said.

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