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Eagles DBs coach Cory Undlin giving himself crash course on Ronald Darby

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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.
Since then, though, 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.
"Well, Howie walked into my office and said 'Hey,Authentic Kevin King Jersey, man,womens Josh Jones Jersey, Darby's going to be in your room tomorrow,Authentic Montravius Adams Jersey,'" Undlin said
a week and a day after the trade went down. "I said … 'I'll coach him up when he gets here.'",Authentic Julién Davenport Jersey,Saturday
Undlin said normally coaches don't really study other NFL players until those players are going to be free
they study them like college prospects to see if they'll fit their scheme. Darby wasn't set to
,agents. Then
become a free agent for two more years.
There wasn't really any reason for Undlin to follow Darby's career.
"I had no idea,womens Malik Hooker Jersey," Undlin said. "I knew he was a good player. I knew he had a great rookie year, didn't really
look at him or follow him much last year."
Since the trade went through, Undlin gave himself a little crash course, watching some of Darby's NFL tape.
What did he come away with?
" he said. "It was good.","It was good
Two days after the trade, he
, Darby partook in his first practice with the Eagles. Six days after the trade
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,womens Kevin King Jersey, 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 Montravius Adams Jersey,Authentic Josh Jones Jersey,Authentic Jamaal Williams 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."
If some of those things sound nitpicky,womens Jamaal Williams Jersey,they are. For a guy who was on a different team less than a week
,Authentic Malik Hooker Jersey,well
before the game,womens Quincy Wilson 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 firstwomens Julién Davenport Jersey,
day.
We know Darby will definitely be a starter and based on the first preseason game and practices, it looks like
he'll be the starter on the left side of the defense.Authentic Quincy Wilson Jersey,  That’s where he's been the first two years of his career.
But during this training camp in Buffalo, 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.
"That'll come down the road when we play somebody where we feel like we have to do that," 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.

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