Aug 292010

Eagles LT Jason Peters

August 29 Camden Courier-Post

Jason Peters didn’t draw many positives from his effort in Friday night’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Harsh self-evaluations will likely help him cope with the criticisms he’ll hear from the public this season if the Pro Bowl left tackle doesn’t cut down on penalties.

“I’m not all right with myself,” Peters said after Friday night’s game, when asked if he felt ready to start the season. He probably won’t play another snap before the Sept. 12 season opener against the Green Bay Packers.

“I had a couple of offsides penalties. I’ve got to clean that up,” he continued. “I had a couple of mental errors in there. I’ve just got to clean that up for Green Bay. As long as I get myself prepared, I know everybody else will get (themselves) prepared. We’ll be OK for Green Bay.”

Peters’ false start at the Kansas City 16-yard-line on third-and-9 pushed the Eagles out of the red zone and created an even more difficult conversion opportunity for Kevin Kolb and the starting offense, which instead settled for a field goal.

Noting that he had “a couple of them last year in the season,” Peters vowed to work on his patience at scrimmage in the next two weeks of practice to eliminate such errors during the season.

After the game, head coach Andy Reid softened the blow of his starting offense’s preseason-long dysfunction but didn’t cushion Peters’ continued miscues.

“You can’t have those, it’s that simple,” Reid said. “You can’t have offsides (penalties). You can’t do that.”

Peters blamed the “heat of the moment” of the huddle for his jumpiness before the snap, especially when the offense is on the road in loud environments that necessitate a silent cadence.”

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