Eagles DBs coach Cory Undlin giving himself crash course on Ron

  • Eagles defensive backs coach Cory Undlin remembers studying Ronald Darby a couple years ago when the cornerback

    was coming out of Florida State. He remembers he liked him.

    though,womens Quincy Wilson Jersey,Since then, Darby was drafted by the Bills in the second round of 2015 and Undlin hadn't really thought

    about Darby very much.

    Until last Friday.

    Howie walked into my office and said 'Hey, man,"Well, Darby's going to be in your room tomorrow,'" Undlin said

    Saturday,Authentic Kevin King Jersey, a week and a day after the trade went down. "I said … 'I'll coach him up when he gets here.'"

    Undlin said normally coaches don't really study other NFL players until those players are going to be free

    agents. Then,Authentic Josh Jones Jersey, they study them like college prospects to see if they'll fit their scheme. Darby wasn't set to

    become a free agent for two more years.

    There wasn't really any reason for Undlin to follow Darby's career.

    " Undlin said. "I knew he was a good player. I knew he had a great rookie year,womens Montravius Adams Jersey,"I had no idea,Authentic Julién Davenport Jersey, didn't really

    look at him or follow him much last year."

    Undlin gave himself a little crash course,Since the trade went through,Authentic Malik Hooker Jersey, watching some of Darby's NFL tape.

    What did he come away with?

    "It was good," he said. "It was good."

    Darby partook in his first practice with the Eagles. Six days after the trade,Two days after the trade, he

    played in his first game.

    Darby played 14 snaps against the Bills on Thursday night and had a pretty good debut. He picked off one pass

    and should have had another. He showed off his cover ability and his break to the football.

    Of course, his coach was quick to point out that it wasn't a perfect debut. Darby missed a tackle against LeSean

    McCoy on the very first play of the game. There were some technique issues that need to be sorted out. And

    Undlin said Darby's conditioning isn't where it needs to be yet — he said Darby got "gassed" in his 14 plays.

    And then there was the missed interception.

    "Would have also liked to see him snatch that first ball when he stepped in front of their sideline,"womens Josh Jones Jersey, Undlin

    said. "He should have made that one. You don't get many of those opportunities so I would have loved to see him

    make that play right in front of their bench. That would have been nice."

    well,If some of those things sound nitpicky,womens Kevin King Jersey, they are. For a guy who was on a different team less than a week

    before the game,Authentic Montravius Adams Jersey,Darby had a damn good debut. Undlin knows that and he can already see how talented his new

    corner is.

    Darby is talented enough that Jim Schwartz wasted no time tossing him in with the starting defense on his firstAuthentic Jamaal Williams Jersey

    day.

    We know Darby will definitely be a starter and based on the first preseason game and practices,womens Julién Davenport Jersey, it looks like

    he'll be the starter on the left side of the defense. That’s where he's been the first two years of his career.

    But during this training camp in Buffalo,womens Malik Hooker Jersey, the Bills worked him on the right side and the Eagles will use him on

    both sides.

    That leaves the possibility that he might travel to line up against other teams' best receivers in 2017.womens Jamaal Williams Jersey,

    "That'll come down the road when we play somebody where we feel like we have to do that,Authentic Quincy Wilson Jersey," Undlin said. "Right

    now, we're not ready to make that decision. Too early for that."

    Undlin is still learning about his new top cornerback. We're not even two weeks removed from the trade.