Friday, October 23, 2009
Changing of the guards for Eagles
By Dan Graziano
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
On Friday, Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg told reporters that he thought guard Todd Herremans (foot) could play a full 60 minutes against the Redskins. Herremans is returning from foot surgery and he says he's not interested in a rotation system.
It looks like Herremans will start at left guard and Nick Cole, who'd replaced Herremans, will move over to right guard. Left tackle Jason Peters (knee) will start the game, but he's still not 100 percent. If something happens to him during the game, there's a good chance Herremans would slide over to left tackle and be replaced by Cole at left guard. That would likely cause Max Jean-Gilles to take over at right guard. Does that make sense?
And does anyone know what happened to Stacy Andrews? Everyone assumed that he would be the full-time right guard, but the guy can't even beat out Jean-Gilles. And I don't mean that as a knock on Jean-Gilles. It's just that the Eagles actually spent some free-agency money on Andrews, and they're not getting much of a return.
The fact that Herremans is the backup left tackle tells you everything you need to know about King Dunlap. In other news, Winston Justice hasn't been a picture of consistency at right tackle. When will Jon Runyan get the call? With the signing of Jeremiah Trotter, it looks like the Eagles are trying to host an '06 team reunion. It would be impolite to leave Runyan off the invitation list -- especially after witnessing the work of Dunlap and Justice. They'd make a great law firm marquee, but as NFL tackles, they're not much to look at.
OK, that's all I have for today -- unless a special edition of the Vinny Cerrato radio show breaks out on ESPN 980 this evening. I'll check back with you guys tomorrow afternoon.