Sep 162011

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Eagles’ offense not pleased with style in opener

September 16 CSN Philly columnist Reuben Frank

This is not how the Eagles want to play football. Sure, they opened the season with a 31-13 win over the Rams, but keep this up – plays breaking down all over the place, Michael Vick getting body-slammed by blitzers running free, Vick taking off and running recklessly down the field – and it’s a recipe for disaster.  “Without question, we’re not trying to lean on that style of play at all,” offensive tackle Todd Herremans said.

Maclin knows he’ll be busier

September 16 Courier-Post

Jeremy Maclin caught one measly pass against the Rams.  If there was one game in which you’d expect the St. Louis native and former University of Missouri standout to pile up the statistics, that would have been the one.  “That’s how it is sometimes,” the third-year wideout said Thursday before practice.  But don’t blame the virus that cost Maclin all of training camp at Lehigh and the preseason.

D-line platoon makes Eagles more dangerous

September 15 CSN Philly

At one point late in the game, Eagles defensive tackle Trevor Laws looked across the line of scrimmage. Just to see how the Rams’ offensive line was holding up.  “[Right guard] Harvey Dahl just had to deal with Cullen Jenkins for four snaps and he’s out there just huffing and puffing,” Laws said. “Then I come in fresh, ready to go. What a great situation for us.”

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