Jets vs. Eagles
Thurs., Sept. 2, 7:30 PM
TV: ETN (6abc)
Radio: 94 WYSP
This is the one — if you don’t already have the team made, this is the preseason game where you have to get something good on film…because chances are your last hope to work in the NFL in 2010 will be to hook up with another team who reviews the tapes and film of this game.
The production crew of HBO’s Hard Knocks will be on hand, of course, but they won’t be filming anything useful to the X’s and O’s resumes of the Eagles hopefuls. By 6 PM on Saturday, September 4, there will be 22 guys gone from both sides of the cast of players you’ll see in tonight’s game.
Mike Vick gets the start at QB for the Eagles tonight…but he’s not in danger of being cut…although a possible trade scenario involving Vick is still dancing in my head.
Here’s the real “cancellation” drama… Both the Eagles and the Jets have released their projected lineups for tonight (see below)… See if you can guess who will not be on the roster come Saturday…
|QB Michael Vick||LDE Juqua Parker|
|RB Mike Bell or Martell Mallet||LDT Trevor Laws|
|FB Eldra Buckley||RDT Antonio Dixon|
|WR Hank Baskett||RDE Darryl Tapp|
|LT Austin Howard||OLB Tracy White|
|LG Max Jean-Gilles||MLB Omar Gaither|
|C A.Q. Shipley||OLB Moise Fokou|
|RG Dallas Reynolds||LCB Joselio Hanson|
|RT King Dunlap||SS Kurt Coleman|
|TE Cornelius Ingram or Clay Harbor||FS Quintin Demps|
|WR Jason Avant or Riley Cooper||
RCB Trevard Lindley
I’ve highlighted in green the starting Eagles who I believe must play at their highest level possible tonight to retain a job or make the team…And if any of them are released anyway, I expect a good game film to land them a roster spot elsewhere.
Some other players (if not in the starting lineup) who must come up big tonight: running back Martell Mallett, wide receiver Jordan Norwood, tight end Clay Harbor, defensive end Pannel Egboh, defensive tackle Jeff Owens, free safety Macho Harris, wide receiver Kelley Washington, running back J.J. Arrington, linebacker Keenan Clayton, and wide receiver/punt returner Chad Hall.…
I’m gambling that rookies WR Riley Cooper, MLB Jamar Chaney and DE Daniel Te’o-Nesheim have made this team… See you after the game to compare notes!
|New York Jets|
|QB Mark Brunell||LDE Vernon Gholston|
|RB LaDainian Tomlinson||NT Matt Kroul|
|FB John Conner||RDE Mike Devito|
|WR Santonio Holmes||OLB Jamaal Westerman|
|LT Michael Turkovich||ILB Lance Laury|
|LG Vladimir Ducasse||ILB Kenwin Cummings|
|C Robert Turner||OLB Jason Taylor|
|RG Charlie Tanner||LCB Dwight Lowery|
|RT Wayne Hunter||SS James Ihedigbo|
|TE Ben Hartstock||FS Eric Smith|
|WR Brad Smith||RCB Drew Coleman|