No reason to get excited... we know what needs to happen here...
Starting left tackle Jason Peters is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury he suffered in a loss to the 49ers two weeks ago, and his replacement, 6-foot-9 King Dunlap, missed a second consecutive day of practice Friday because of back spasms. Coach Andy Reid said after practice Friday that if Dunlap's back spasms don't abate by Sunday, Todd Herremans would start against the Redskins at left tackle - where he hasn't played since 2005 - and Sir Winston Justice would make his first start since his surgery at right tackle.
We'll see how this plays out soon enough. "We don't," Herremans said, "have too many other options right now." Reid said if Dunlap is unable to play, and either Herremans or Justice get hurt during the game, left guard Evan Mathis would move to right tackle, and Jamaal Jackson would likely move in at left guard.
Other player notes of interest (The USA Today version):
GAME PLAN: The Eagles have thrown a total of 86 passes in the last two games, while their No. 1 running back, LeSean McCoy, has run it just 20 times. They are expected to strive for a little more balance Sunday against the Redskins, though the Eagles historically haven't had a lot of success running the ball against 3-4 fronts.
MATCHUPS TO WATCH: Eagles offensive tackles vs. Redskins OLBs Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan. Herremans should be able to handle rookie Kerrigan, but Dunlap, if he's healthy enough to play, is possibly going to be overmatched against Orakpo on the other side...
Eagles MLB Jamar Chaney vs. Redskins RBs Ryan Torain and Tim Hightower. Chaney's difficulty in getting off blocks has been a real problem for the Eagles as far as stopping the run.
LEO's LINE by Leo Pizzini
The Nut Chokers won again! And that was wif half my team on bye.
How'd the Eagles do? I was wartching Miss Venezuela on Univision.
You know, I still have some slight concerns about our D. In the 4th quarter it seemed like our guys had started to run out of gas but we smartly and effectively ran the time off the clock on Offense and didn't have to put our D back on the field.
@Demappulls! I think the D was stellar. That 4th down throw was desperation. Basically shut down the redskins. Another thing is that we put a few big hits on them.......people said we were soft
I agree wit Leos line of reasoning. The skins offense was pretty atrocious. Our defense took advantage of that like a good defense should. There were still some holes that need to be plugged. Really hope Cole makes it back after the bye. We struggled to get much pressure even when we blitzed.
@Demappulls! we still don't have a rhythm with our offense...
After the 9ers totally dismantled the Bucs last week they are puttin it on the Saints pretty good so far.
For the mish mash O Line we had in there today I think they did pretty damn good. Decent anyway. D Line couldn't get much pressure at all on their qb when we are missing T. Cole.
iffen I cut my entire fancy foosball team... nobody would pick up the players... they suk! - no heart!
oh the slow motion is priceless... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CrPHzuZsfo&feature=player_embedded
Incredible roughing the passer call Brady just got from the refs. Anyone who says Vick is whining ought to look at that