Three preseason games down, and the Philadelphia Eagles win their third. This time backup quarterback Nick Foles takes the start while Mike Vick gets some rest for his ribs. Foles continues to do very well, showing great things as a future starter with this organization. The Eagles beat the Cleveland Browns 27-10 under his leadership. We talked about how Vick needs to protect himself during this season and not put himself out there on every play if there are huge risks. He has to throw the ball away or slide (feet first, of course.) What we want overall, besides a safe quarterback, is a controlled and balanced Offense this year. With the caliber of running backs we have, this Offense could be deadly if balanced correctly.
Our guest this week is EFC contributor Holden Fulco, and he brings up an former Eagles player who is also not doing well, in the name of Kevin Kolb. The conversation then shifts to what the organization sees that we as fans do not, and most of the time the players that leave the Eagles do not thrive.
The Eagles organization had both good news and sad this week, with the sad being we learned of the death of legend Steve Van Buren. Any Eagles history book has to mention him, and his accomplishments are still talked about to this day.
On the positive side, modern favorite Brian Westbrook announced that he would retire an Eagle. Still amazes me as to how lucky I have been to have watched him live on that field so many times. An amazing player and great person. I’m glad he is retiring with us.
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