Sorry I was out yesterday. Battled a cold and was pretty useless. All better today. Ready for the big game.
QB Trent Edwards
RB Chris Polk
WR Riley Cooper
OL Steve Vallos
OL Nate Menkin
DE Vinny Curry
LB Akeem Jordan
Dion Lewis will play in his first game of the year. I do not expect him to replace Brandon Boykin at KOR. Eagles are still very high on Boykin. Lewis wasn’t natural in that role. Dion will play on the coverage units. I’m sure the cut of Brian Rolle got his attention and Lewis will give max effort today.
No Vallos means no true backup C. I don’t know if that means that Evan Mathis or Danny Watkins would replace him. I would lean toward Mathis of the two. Not sure I’d want to see Watkins having to make line calls and adjustments.
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I don’t have a good feel for this game since I don’t know which Steelers team we’ll see. If they play like the first 3 games, we’ll win. How much of a difference will the returning guys make?
I am nervous about Demetress Bell vs Steelers LBs. He must get low to block them. Any struggles and we can put in King Dunlap, who is active.
Will Andy run the ball? He did last week and it worked. The Steelers are better vs the pass than run right now. That tells you to stick with the run. Will Andy do it? Can he do it?