Monday, May 3, 2010
Andrews ready to start for Eagles?
By Dan Graziano
As the Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up their minicamp Sunday, there was some discussion of Stacy Andrews' future at right guard. Everyone (including Andy Reid) pretty much assumed Andrews would be the starter at right guard in 2009, but he had trouble returning from a torn ACL and never made much of an impact. In fact, he played so sparingly that the Eagles asked him to take a significant pay cut -- and Andrews agreed.
"Last year, I was still rehabbing and really was getting no reps," Andrews told reporters Sunday. "The only thing I was getting was mental reps. This year, I'm there in it and going through everything. Getting a lot of reps, that's the main thing."
I ran into Eagles offensive line coach Juan Castillo at the combine in February and we had a good visit about Andrews. He has high hopes for Andrews and thinks he can be a dominant player. But I'm still not convinced that Andrews is a better option than Nick Cole, who performed admirably at the position last season.