He’s been one of the pleasant surprises on the football team, so far this season. McCoy has had a nose for the end zone, plus he seems to be able to get as much as possible when he gets the football in his hands.
Asante Samuel didn’t pass the post-concussion test so he won’t make the trip. Joselio Hanson will start at left cornerback and move to nickel back on nickel situations. Dimitri Patterson will move in at left cornerback to replace Hanson on nickel situations.
Andy Reid says Max Jean-Gilles is now the team’s starting right guard. He will be the starter from now on. Nick Cole didn’t work out today, but will make the trip and be ready to play this week.
Rookie wide receiver Riley Cooper passed one of the concussion tests but he continues to have concussion symptoms. He won’t make the trip as he recovers from the concussion he suffered on Sunday.
Practice squad wide receiver Chad Hall will make the trip and could be signed to the active roster, if Reid and his staff decide they don’t want to play this game with three wide receivers.
Andy said that Kevin Kolb has done a good job with the game plan in preparation for the Niners. Reid said he’s ready to go.
Juqua Parker will start at left defensive end and will continue to alternate with rookie Brandon Graham. The rookie didn’t look good versus the run against the Skins. I think this a good move to bring in Parker.
The veteran defensive end is stronger against the run than Graham, which goes along with them trying to get bigger and stronger on the defensive front. Moise Fokou replaced Akeem Jordan at strongside linebacker earlier in the week, so you can see what the Eagles think the Niners are going to try to do against them.
We’ll see what they decide to do with Hall when they get to San Francisco. This is one they’ve got to have.