Andy Reid updated the injury situation. Mike Vick, Shady McCoy, Jason Avant, and Chris Polk are out. That means Nick Foles and Bryce Brown are going to start and lead the Eagles to a dominant victory on Monday night. Maybe.
I’ll post some game preview stuff on Sunday and Monday.
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The Eagles signed WR Greg Salas and released Mardy Gilyard. Salas has some size (6-1, 209) and is a good slot guy. He could help if Jason Avant misses more time.
Apparently I was a pretty big fan of his coming out of Hawaii. To be honest, I couldn’t remember. Here are my notes:
Salas is a great route runner who knows how to get open. He has great hands, maybe the best in the draft. Salas is more quick than fast, but that’s fine for the slot. He is comfortable working the middle of the field. Salas has better RAC skills than I expected. Very slippery runner. Salas ate up the WAC, but any concerns that he was just a system guy beating up bad DBs went away when he went to the Senior Bowl. Salas showed he can beat good DBs while playing in a conventional offense. Natural, gifted receiver. Might not be a starter, but could be a great slot receiver.
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My SB Nation Philly column is easily explained by the title: Eagles Must Find The Next Jim Johnson.
The defense is 11th in the NFL in yards allowed right now. They had decent rankings last year. They were up and down in 2009 and 2010. There are some good players in place. There is potential. Either the new coach or the new DC needs to be a veteran defensive mind who knows exactly what he’s doing. Enough experimenting. Go get a proven coach. That won’t guarantee success, but it is the smart move.
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Ready for some draft talk?
Jimmy Bama and I did a podcast talking about Top 5 prospects. We also covered the possibility of the Eagles moving to a 3-4.