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Eagles O-Line Battling Injuries As They Prepare For Orakpo & Kerrigan

Who knows who is going to play on the Birds offensive line on Sunday? Starting left tackle Jason Peters has been ruled out for the game, now King Dunlap who took over Peters’ place at left tackle, is having problems with muscle spasms.

Dunlap missed practice yesterday and today, but there still is a chance that he plays on Sunday. Andy Reid said they’re going to let him rest his back for the next couple of days and hopefully the big guy is ready to go on Sunday. Andy Reid doesn’t think missing a couple of days of practice will bother him.

“King’s a smart kid, so I don’t think that would necessarily be a problem” Reid said. “I want to make sure he feels alright before we do that, but I think he would be okay. He practiced Wednesday and I think he would be okay”.

Today with Dunlap down, the Eagles moved starting right tackle Todd Herremans to left tackle and they had Winston Justice playing the right tackle spot. Justice is still recovering from off season knee surgery. Reid said he continues to make improvements, but he’s still not quite all the way back.

“You know what, it seems like every week he’s getting a little bit better and feeling more comfortable”, Reid said after practice. “So he deserves the opportunity to play if that presents itself, there”.

One of the keys to this game concerns the Eagles ability to block Washington Redskins pass rushers, Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan. They will be battling the Birds ailing tackles. Kerrigan is very good but he’s a rookie, so I think Justice with help from tight end Brent Celek can handle him, but Orakpo is a different story.

He’s one of the best pass rushers in the league and he’s got a tremendous motor which he never turns off. Matching Herremans up against Orakpo is a good idea.

If the Eagles can give Michael Vick some time, he can have great success throwing the ball against the Skins. That’s a big if because Orakpo and Kerrigan do a good of making quarterbacks uncomfortable in the pocket.

When you’re watching the game, make sure to keep an eye on how Herremans and whichever other tackle winds up playing are doing blocking Orakpo and Kerrigan. Those battles will have a lot to with deciding which team wins this football game.

GCOBB

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Stevo
Stevo
October 14, 2011 2:57 pm

here is an idea- since these guys are so goood at getting to the QB, lets try and run it a little. That would keep these guys guessing. Another idea…. try a few screens. another idea….. work on some quick hits to the TE’s. I know this seems like crazy talk but…. the best way to not get your QB killed back there is to…. you know…. not have him back there for 20 mins a play.

Stevo
Stevo
October 14, 2011 3:02 pm

They are allowing 26.4 points per game, tied for sixth-worst. Opponents are scoring touchdowns at a rate of 78.57 percent in the red zone, worst in the NFL, and even worse than last year’s mark.

Quarterbacks have a rating of 104.3 (third-worst) against the Eagles, and they have allowed 11 passing touchdowns (second-worst). Against the run, they are allowing 5.0 yards per carry (sixth-worst).

Clearly- mike vick is screwing this up. How dare he? btw…. is it bad to still blame McNabb for this team? i mean…. he has done nothing about this either.

Gotta Luv It
Gotta Luv It
October 14, 2011 3:05 pm

DAMMNNNNN…..That pic of Kolb getting smacked is VICIOUS

Stevo
Stevo
October 14, 2011 3:17 pm

y not add 1 more DT to the line on 1st and 2nd down? its not like the LB’s are doing anything anyway. have nnamdi and DRC on the outside. let asam fetch water.

paulman
paulman
October 14, 2011 3:19 pm

There is a lot more G-Man to the Redksins Defense than Orapko & Kerrigen
Across their DL, Barry Coefield at DT along with DE’s Stephen Bowen and Adam Carriker, then ILB’s London Fletcher and Rocky McIntosh which is probably the best and deepest Front 7 the Eagles have Faced all Season

Now when you get to the Secondary , you have CB DeAngelo Hall on one side and their only weak link Josh WIlson on the oher side..
Their Safeties are studs with O Atogwe and the hard hitting LaRon Landry

Remember this Redskins Defense and D/Coordinator Jim Haslett were humiliated last years at home by VIck in front of a NAtional TV audience which no one on the Redksins is talking much about, but I guarantee you that Coach Shanahan and Haslett are talking to their players and amongst themselves about it big time and they are not going tobe satisfied with just winning this game, they want to punish the hurting Eagles..
I think the Eagles can make some big plays if Vick gets time , but I see their Safeties intimidating both D-Jax/Maclin and hitting them around a bit…but the bigger question is how the Eagles OL will doversus this Redskins front 7 and I think the game will be lost right there.. I also expect that Vick is goign to get hit early,often and hard and may not even make it to the 3rd Quarter..
I am predicting a Redskins Victory 30-16 with the Eagles scoring a late 4th Quartet TD by Kafka in garbage time,, But this game will be over by halftime and this week, it’s the Eagles Offense who does the team in by turnovers,sacks,negative plays and too many 3 & Outs giving the Redskins good field position.. Redksins will pound the rock at the Eagles interior of the their Defense and they will wear down by mid-3rd Quater putting the game away.. RB’s Torrain,Hightower & Rookie R Helu rush for a combined 225 yards between and consume 39 Minutes to the Eagles 21 Minutes
Redskins QB R Grossman finishes 14-22 for a pedestrian 188 yaerds but this game is won and lost in the trenches and I give the Redskins a big edge right now with too many Eagle front line players Eagles out (Peters,Cole,Dixon) across the line of scrimmage

Stevo
Stevo
October 14, 2011 3:25 pm

thanks pman for killing my friday buzz- but- you may just be right.

paulman
paulman
October 14, 2011 4:05 pm

Maybe I am over-analyzing things and making too big a deal about that blowout from last yaer, but I truly believe the Redskins team and in particular their Coaches and Defensive players have had this game circled since the schedule came out and with the ‘Skins coming off their bye week, rested and no real injury issues , this game could get out of hand in a hurry..

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
October 14, 2011 4:53 pm

That may be true but the birds have even more motivation coming off of a tough opening part of the season… there trying to right there wrongs, i think this is the week the redskins get exposed!!! Birds will rally this yr and will win this game and will make the playoffs..

paulman
paulman
October 14, 2011 5:14 pm

I hope your right JH,
It would be a shame and an embarrasment to be out the playoff hunt by Halloween.. I will have to beocme a Flyers Fan again..

paulman
paulman
October 14, 2011 5:56 pm

Reported that Redskin best cover CB DeAngelo Hall, tweaked and injured his knee and is now questionable on whether he’ll play Sunday…
Not to wish anyone injuries, but this would be some good news for the EAgles who have 3-4 Starters out with injuries..

DCar
DCar
October 15, 2011 8:25 am

Vick, better be wearing his kevlar flack jacket, & Wyle E. Coyote, ACME brand rocket shoes, with this line, this week! Man, just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse!

paulman
paulman
October 15, 2011 9:47 pm

I am calling this the “Rock-Bottom Game” which afterwards, changes will be made and few locker room issues and players will be traded/released

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
October 16, 2011 6:20 am

I can remember during the Ray Rhodes meltdown when our team was mediocre how everyone was calling for Rhodes head.

I’ll say this….Ray Rhodes teams were not soft!!!!!!

Right now I would love a Rhodes qoute like, “teams are coming in our house like thieves breaking in raping our women.”

Even though we were mediocre the Eagles had a coach with some passion who was not scared of calling out players.

Buddy would call a player out when needed. While some may say Reid protects his players there come a time when that protection makes men weak.

Some men respond better with a lic public kick in the behind.

I want a coach with passion, and heart.

Reid is not that coach…..he’s soft and his team reflects his softness.

rcp1936
rcp1936
October 16, 2011 9:00 am

Well another week without a Jason Peters Motion penalty

jakedog
jakedog
October 16, 2011 12:46 pm

thems were the days songs

daggolden
daggolden
October 16, 2011 1:19 pm

This is a bad Eagles team. Marty M is terrible. Lets keep throwing with no oline.

MaybeTheyCan
MaybeTheyCan
October 16, 2011 1:21 pm

r Fing kidding me? 3rd & 2 and they run a play with an empty backfield? MM & AR are gametime idiots.

daggolden
daggolden
October 16, 2011 1:23 pm

Wow look what happens whem you give a guy who averages 6 yards a carry. Run the f^%^^n ball Marty you moron.

daggolden
daggolden
October 16, 2011 1:26 pm

Credit where credit is due. Great play call.

MaybeTheyCan
MaybeTheyCan
October 16, 2011 1:41 pm

Wow, running the ball helps with QB protection issues? Who’da thunk? AR’s re-inventing the NFL here and I’m witnessing it!

daggolden
daggolden
October 16, 2011 2:06 pm

The shovel pass was a td if McCoy catches it.

daggolden
daggolden
October 16, 2011 2:10 pm

Anyone notice they scraped th WIDE 9 and all of the sudden we look at a NFL defense. Amazing how it took 5 games and 4 losses to scrap that f#$ing defense.

Gotta Luv It
Gotta Luv It
October 16, 2011 2:17 pm

Why so quiet in here ?..Oh We up 20…well that explains it

Rocko
Rocko
October 16, 2011 2:18 pm

Yes daggolden,
I noticed we scraped that wide nine defense and our d-line plays much closer together and better. Asomghua is playing man to man and put cooley out the game. We’re also running the ball which is good, but our o-line is still too weak, because our redzone offense still sucks.

daggolden
daggolden
October 16, 2011 2:20 pm

First play Wide 9 they get 20 yards unbelievable.

daggolden
daggolden
October 16, 2011 2:25 pm

Lets play the safeties 20 yards deep now Juan. Let them march right down the field. lol

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
October 16, 2011 2:30 pm

I TOLD YALL WEEK 6 THE EAGLES WOULD PLAY THERE BEST OF THE YEAR… I ACTUALLY SAID WEEKS 6-8 THEY WOULD SHOW SIGNS OF A GREAT TEAM!!! LOOKS LIKE I WAS DEAD ON… AGAIN!!!

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
October 16, 2011 2:32 pm

Daggolden, are you serious??? This defense has looked incredible. I cant believe your tryna pull a negadelphian comment out of your back pocket as this defense dismantles the redskins offense… gimme a break bro

daggolden
daggolden
October 16, 2011 2:32 pm

Jon Hart. They scraped the Wide 9 and ran the f#$#in football thats the reason why they look better. They could of did this week 2.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
October 16, 2011 2:57 pm

That’s 0-3 last 3 times inside the 20. Doink. Never seen that before.

Thank goodness the Redskins are terrible.

Rocko
Rocko
October 16, 2011 2:58 pm

WHY DIDN’T WE JUST RUN THE BALL AND AT LEAST GET THE 3. HERE COMES THE MOMENTUM CHANGE. REID GETS AWAY FROM WHAT GOT HIM HERE; THE RUN – NOW HE GOES BACK TO THIS PASS HAPPY CRAP IN THE RED ZONE.

daggolden
daggolden
October 16, 2011 2:58 pm

Lets not keep running McCoy. He sucks.

daggolden
daggolden
October 16, 2011 3:01 pm

Looks like we gotta watch the TE Davis catch 50 balls today.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
October 16, 2011 3:08 pm

This is exactly the same as the atl and sf games. This Wsh team should have been BURIED earlier…but they now more than alive at home.

It was a bad pass to maclin (should have been picked) and then he through pass into another DLs face (about the 50th time this year)

and now in comes Vince, who might be the only QB I like worse than Vick…good times

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
October 16, 2011 3:09 pm

Vince Fucking Young…..lollololollol

I have to laugh.

Rocko
Rocko
October 16, 2011 3:10 pm

NOW THE INT IN REDSKIN REDZONE. HERE WE GO AGAIN

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
October 16, 2011 3:10 pm

I agree rocko, they need to run the ball more… #brokenrecord

MaybeTheyCan
MaybeTheyCan
October 16, 2011 3:10 pm

Nice Coleman play…

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
October 16, 2011 3:11 pm

I don;t care what happens with the plays as long as they’re 3 str8 runs.

There is absolutely no need for another throw this game. Just runs. Run the clock out.

Rocko
Rocko
October 16, 2011 3:11 pm

GOOD JOB COLEMAN!

Gotta Luv It
Gotta Luv It
October 16, 2011 3:12 pm

LOL @ so transparent

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
October 16, 2011 3:12 pm

oh empty backfield and Vick throws his 3rd str8 terrible pass taking only 3 secs off the clock.

Run much?

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
October 16, 2011 3:14 pm

handoff again…its about time, not yards!!

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
October 16, 2011 3:15 pm

he coulda cut up for 2 yrds and shorten the fg

Rocko
Rocko
October 16, 2011 3:16 pm

OUR O-LINE HAS NO PUSH FOR MCCOY UP THE MIDDLE AT ALL AND VICK IS STILL RUNNIN FOR HIS WITH THESE LIGHTWEIGHTS UP FRONT.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
October 16, 2011 3:16 pm

Look at skins. Absolutely no fear of the quick hit from Vick.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
October 16, 2011 3:19 pm

thank god we’re playing Grossman. That was a great throw.

Now…lets see some more empty backfield!!

Rocko
Rocko
October 16, 2011 3:20 pm

KURT COLEMAN 3RD INT OF THE GAME! I BELIEVE COLEMAN HAS SOLIDIFIED HIS SPOT ON THE TEAM + HE LAYS THE WOOD AS WELL! GOOD JOB COLEMAN!

Rocko
Rocko
October 16, 2011 3:21 pm

LOOK AT THAT TERRIBLE OLINE PROTECTION FOR VICK; TERRIBLE.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
October 16, 2011 3:21 pm

Beautiful. keep on throwing……get the ball with 1:45 to go in the Q…run 3 palys and there’s still time left.

Frankly, I think that’s mathematically impossible. Kneel down 3 str8 times, and birds get out of the Q