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Philly-Eagles-Lebanon-Daily-News-Aug-10-1967 - Philadelphia Eagles ? By RUSS GREEN UPI Sports...
Philadelphia Eagles ? By RUSS GREEN UPI Sports Writer HERSHEY, Pa. (UPI) — Everyone has 'problems, but dfln't try passing yours on to 4p'e-Kuharich. \The Philadelphia Eagles foot ball coach jpur feet. will weep you off '•Not exactly with tears, but with the doleful expression of an Emmett Kelly as he ticks off Oie problems interrupting the training camp program by which he hopes to put together a team to equal—or hopefully, surpass—his 9-5 record of a year ago that sent him into the playoff bowl. Problems like nursing burly Mike Ditka through the recovery from foot surgery which will keep the all-pro end out of action for at least three more weeks. Or . Waiting For Snead waiting the return of quarterback Norm Snead from a tour of military duty, and at tJje same time seeing five of his six defensive backs, along with fullback Tom Woodeshick just starting tours which will keep them out of this chocolate town camp for the next three weeks. Joe Scarpati, Nate Ramsey, Aaron. Martin, Al Nelson and Ron Medved, with Woodeshick, leave this week as Snead returns. "It really throws a harpoon Into our secondary," Kuharich said. "It will hurt us getting our defense to jell. It will cost the timing and cohesion, both with the offense and the defense, that means everything in this league. It won't let us progress as quickly as we should. "Won't Be Ready" '"I'm really afraid it will cut the overall efficiency, and we won't be ready." But, tossing off the gloom, Kuharich said he believed his team as a whole would be better balanced than last year that he's hopeful more depth. for a little Kuharich lost some fine talent from his 9-5 team of last year, fellows, like All Star end Pete Retzlaff and hustling guard Ed Blaine, both retired, bard hitting Earl Gros, traded to Pittsburgh; quarterback and Jack scampering Concannon, traded to Chicago. But he figures Ditka, brought here from the Bears via the trade route, and pass catching perfectionist Gary Ballman, who came from the Steelers in a trade, can pick up the slack left by the Retzlaff retirement. Veterans Aplenty Each is a tested veteran, and it will be veterans all through the offensive and defensive teams. Snead and King Hill will do the quarterback chores' and either is more than adequate when on target. Timmy Brown and Izzy Lang, along with Woodeshick, will be the backs. All pro Bob Brown at tackle with veteran center Jim Ringo anchor the offensive line. Floyd Peters, the best lineman in the pro bowl game last year, along with steady John Meyers, Don Hultz, Gary Pettigrew, Harold Lloyd the and Mike defensive Wells, Dave Morgan are bulwark. Kuharich is satisfied some sparklers may come out of the score or more of rookies in camp. Harry Jones,, a back from Arkansas, and guard Jon Brooks of Kent State, the number 1 and 2 draft choices, didn't report until last Sunday because of All Star fame commitments. Early eyecatchers were backs Harry WUson of Nebraska and Dan Berry of California, along with from flanker Texas Chuck Hughes Western and lineman Mel Tom of San Jose State. Jim Kelly of Notre Dame, who missed last season through Marine service, caught a touchdown pass in the s e a s o n's opening exhibition game with the Browns.

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 10 Aug 1967, Thu,
  3. Page 28

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