Sunday, September 12, 2010
Darryl Tapp's inactive for Eagles
By Matt Mosley
The Philadelphia Eagles have made veteran defensive end Darryl Tapp inactive for this afternoon's game against the Green Bay Packers. Tapp and third-round draft pick Daniel Te'o-Nesheim will not be in uniform. I thought the Eagles would try to come at Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in waves, but it looks like Trent Cole and rookie Brandon Graham will have to do the heavy lifting.
The fact that Tapp and Te'o-Nesheim aren't huge factors on special teams probably played a role in Andy Reid's decision. Moise Fokou's a proven special-teams player and he'll also be able to contribute as a pass-rusher. Does this mean the Eagles have already soured on Tapp?
No one from the Eagles has said anything to that effect, but you know that old saying about actions speaking ...