So what should I watch for tonight? Oh thanks guys.
Geoff Mosher, CSN Philly, Five Players to watch
Ed Kracz, Phillyburbs.com, Preseason players to watch (Includes Trevard Lindley and Chad Hall – someone please stab me in the face, thanks)
Eagletarian, Daily News, Three things to watch
By the way, is anyone else annoyed at the condescension espoused by certain writers regarding the fervor over Nick Foles? Does anyone in their right mind actually think Foles should start over Mike Vick? Not anyone I know. So, can’t we all get a little bit excited about a player who’s exceeded all expectations and made the pedestrian preseason a little more funner (as Roy Halladay would say)? FOR SHAME YE OVERLY-EXCITED NITWITS! Everything should be put in perspective at all times so that life is just a steady march towards death. Get over yourselves.
Bleacher Report Articles of the Week
What would it take for Nick Foles to steal Michael Vick’s starting job? by Roger Light (analyst!!!)
Why the Philadelphia Eagles should not start Nick Foles over Michael Vick by Bernie Ollilia (contributor – loser)
How Michael Vick is holding back the Philadelphia Eagles by Chris Trapasso (featured columnist – WOW!)
Seriously, how does one ascend the lofty Bleacher Report hierarchy to receive the coveted title of “featured columnist?” Or do all of these guys just make up their own titles? Who are the Senior analysts or Senior columnists? I want to network with those guys.
Considering that you could probably argue that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has had the best camp of any Eagles player, this article on Yahoo might take the negligence cake. Here’s the title:
Let’s review the trade shall we? The Eagles traded Kevin Kolb and received:
Rodgers-Cromartie (their starting CB – he’s actually starting – so that already slants the deal in favor of the Eagles)
Vinny Curry (likely rotational DE)
Brandon Boykin (likely to be your starting nickel and primary kick returner)
And Kevin Kolb is losing the battle to start against John Skelton. I’d say the Eagles made out OK.
Bob Grotz has an interesting article on Bryce Brown today. The highlights:
It will be a while before Eagles rookie Bryce Brown completely catches up to the speed of the NFL game. And that’s OK with the running back whose skills set is somewhere between top-ranked player in the country coming out of Wichita East High in 2008 and Kansas State dropout.
His skill set is somewhere between a a one-year old who’s just learning to balance themselves with the aid of a coffee table and Usain Bolt. Somewhere between a 2-year old constructing their first paper airplane and an elite fighter jet pilot with 30+ years of combat experience.
Brown expects to say hello to Trent Richardson, the running back chosen third overall by the home team. And oh, by the way, this is the same Trent Richardson who wasn’t rated nearly as high as Brown in ’08 when they committed to Tennessee and Alabama, respectively.
Sorry everyone, I’m being too negative today. Enjoy the game.