Playing for film but not HBO: Jets at Eagles

Jets vs Eagles
Jets vs. Eagles
Thurs., Sept. 2, 7:30 PM
TV: ETN (6abc)
Radio: 94 WYSP
Sirius: 127
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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…

Philadelphia Eagles
OFFENSE DEFENSE
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
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
OFFENSE DEFENSE
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

 

 

 

Thomas Jackson

About Thomas Jackson

Jax Sports Media has been reporting on NFL teams in the mid-Atlantic region since 2006. Thomas Jackson is its senior writer. Tom started covering the Philadelphia Eagles for the MVN Network in 2007. In 2009 he joined the Bloguin Network. He now also covers the Baltimore Ravens.

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