We have the inactive list and there is one big surprise.
DE Vinny Curry
CB Shaun Prater
OT Dennis Kelly
OT Matt Tobin
QB Matt Barkley
TE Emil Igwenagu
Only 6 inactives? Remember that the Eagles only have 52 players right now.
Curry is the real head-scratcher. I can only guess that he still is freelancing too much and the coaches don’t fully trust him as a DE. They could use him as a Nickel DT, but remember that WAS is a run-heavy team. A lot of their passing is play-action stuff. I don’t know how much the Nickel and Dime units will play tonight.
I like the fact Kelly is rolling the dice with only 2 QBs. If you need your 3rd QB in a game, you’re probably going to lose anyway.
I do find it interesting that the Eagles have 5 Safeties and 5 ILBs active for the game. That points to Kelly’s emphasis on STs.
The Eagles got a bit of good news from the Skins inactives. S Brandon Meriweather is out. Reed Doughty will take his place. Meriweather played vs the Eagles last year and had a good game. Doughty is more of a try-hard guy than a playmaker.
I think the Cal boys could be big tonight. I’m talking about DeSean Jackson on offense and Mychal Kendricks on defense. Both guys were 2nd round picks, but have big time potential. The Eagles need guys to make plays tonight. Jackson and Kendricks can be playmakers for this team.
I still don’t have a good feel for whether the Eagles will win. I do know that I’m ready for the game. Yesterday was fun, but I’m ready for the Eagles to kick some butt.