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Report: Trent Cole has grade two calf strain

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Nothing has been going right for the Eagles over the last three weeks, but they may have dodged a bullet with Trent Cole.

The defensive end, one of the few Eagles defenders who has distinguished himself positively this season, left Sunday’s loss to the 49ers with a calf injury and early reports were full of doom and gloom about his availability for the rest of the season. Cole had an MRI and, per Jay Glazer of FOX, those fears were not realized.

“There are fears Trent Cole is done for the year but I’m hearing an MRI showed a Grade 2 calf strain, which prob puts him out 3 weeks.”

That’s not exactly good news as the Eagles need all the help they can get on defense right now, but three weeks is obviously better than the rest of the season. The Eagles travel to Buffalo and Washington in the next two weeks before getting their bye week. If Glazer’s report is correct, Cole would be back for the second half of the season.

Now the Eagles just need to right the ship so that he is returning to a team that still has something to play for the rest of the way. Frustration with new defensive coordinator Juan Castillo is mounting quickly in Philadelphia after three straight blown leads have led to losses.

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36 Responses to “Report: Trent Cole has grade two calf strain”
  1. newagerocker says: Oct 3, 2011 10:27 AM

    I hope The Eagles get the same amount of attention from this site when they turn this thing around. The time is yours…

  2. realitypolice says: Oct 3, 2011 10:32 AM

    Wait a minute.

    Are you telling me that hiring a career offensive line coach to be your defensive coordinator and starting linebackers the size of kickers ISN’T a good idea?

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2011 10:33 AM

    They’re done. I certainly didn’t hear this much optimism (based upon exactly NOTHING with these Iggles) when the Giants lost guys left and right.

  4. alaricsrevenge says: Oct 3, 2011 10:57 AM

    As an Eagles fan I just don’t know what to do at this point. I’m holding out hope that this team can turn it around but then I think… you need competent coaching and support staff with a plan to do that… Back to banging my head against the wall…

  5. scrapdawg12 says: Oct 3, 2011 10:59 AM

    Time to fire Andy, Juan, and get rid of all the LB’s and safeties on this darn team. They all stink.

  6. firethewalrus says: Oct 3, 2011 10:59 AM

    Three straight weeks, three straight leads going into the fourth quarter, three straight losses:
    Week Two versus Atlanta
    31 – 21 with 1:59 remaining in the third; lost the lead with 4:48 remaining in the fourth

    Week Three versus NYG
    16 – 14 with :59 remaining in the third; lost the lead with 8:07 remaining in the fourth

    Week Four versus San Fran
    23 – 3 with 9:30 remaining in the third; lost the lead with 3:00 remaining in the fourth

    Can the Eagles survive 1-3? Probably not. Take your time Trent…

    Fire The Walrus

  7. jdandcoke says: Oct 3, 2011 11:02 AM

    newagerocker says:Oct 3, 2011 10:27 AM

    I hope The Eagles get the same amount of attention from this site when they turn this thing around. The time is yours…

    all of us NON-EAGLE fans had to endure ten stories a day from the time the lockout ended until the regular season began about how potentially great the eagles were going to be. did you expect the eagles atrocious start to NOT be a huge story in the nfl??

  8. hateradeonrocks says: Oct 3, 2011 11:15 AM

    the talent is bad but the most important positions on an NFL team are the coaching positions. the truth is the game has passed andy by. this team is built to beat the 2001 rams and they are just soft and lack fundamentals. every coach in the NFL knows how to scheme and draw up amazing plays (except Juan Castillo) but ultimately if your guys are dropping passes, fumbling the ball, not tackling, and blowing coverages than you’re not a well coached team. Bellichick’s schemes are certainly amazing but what makes the Patriots great is they don’t make mental mistakes and they play fundamentally sound physical football. It’s cliche but it’s true, Andy Reid is just a bad coach now. If Cowher was coaching this team we would be 4-0.

  9. captainwisdom8888 says: Oct 3, 2011 11:21 AM

    our defense is suspect and we just lost our leader. optimism is dwindling

  10. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2011 11:23 AM

    You can have all the coaching in the world. If your QB can’t make swift reads and both your lines are below average at best, well… Like Bill Parcells said, ya are what ya are.

  11. tigrrrr says: Oct 3, 2011 11:25 AM

    maybe… but vick would still be a POS low life.

    When the eagles have had enough and want to turn it around, start with getting a real qb, real dc, and up to date hc.

  12. silverback9999 says: Oct 3, 2011 11:26 AM

    The only thing sweeter than the Eagles annual playoff choke is watching them crumble after trying to buy a title. They sold their soul to employ the dog torturer and then went nuts this offseason. Thankfully their GM is a retard and loaded up at the wrong positions. If Aaron Curry gets traded I have no doubt they’ll be in the running to get him. But I’m not gonna worry even if that happens. The Eagles are chokers at heart and even if they cloned the 85 Bear defense they’d find a way to gag. lol I’m gonna start selling tshirts in Philly; “Wait til Next Year!” Those shirts will be good in Philly for the next 40 years. lmao

  13. lbijake says: Oct 3, 2011 11:26 AM

    I am an Eagles fan and was (still am) expecting good results from this group. I get tired of Andy’s smarter than thou attitude but figured, it is what it is. For some reason now, I am getting satisfaction in watching him squirm. I was almost happy that they lost to the Niners as hoping that this would bring some sanity to the Nova (team hdqtrs) Center. Allowing the team ranked last in offense to come back ion the 2nd half from 20 points down should bring reality to most people.

  14. hateradeonrocks says: Oct 3, 2011 11:29 AM

    lol Mr. Wright did you even watch the game? Vick was 30/45 for 410 yards and was a DeSean Jackson was two DeSean Jackson drops away from having a perfect QB rating. you’re an idiot. On one play their defensive lineman almost took the hand off.

  15. east96st says: Oct 3, 2011 11:33 AM

    newagerocker says: “I hope The Eagles get the same amount of attention from this site when they turn this thing around. The time is yours…”

    On the chance that they do turn it around, I hope all the coward Eagle fans that talked so much smack before the season and have now completely disappeared, don’t come back and say they never gave up on the team. Haven’t heard from mad5555, polishrod, and 7to10for6allday in quite some time now. I’ll give you credit, newage, for being one of the few Eagle fans that isn’t completely gutless. Feel free to say “I told you so” if they turn it around. You’ve been a man about it. Deluded, perhaps, but nevertheless a man about it.

  16. bunjy96 says: Oct 3, 2011 11:41 AM

    Hey Maclin got his first NFL sack!

    Aso who?

  17. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2011 11:47 AM

    Don’t come at me with stats. When teams force Vick to make reads QUICKLY he falters. San Francisco’s defense is NOT the Giants’.

    Anyway, Stonewall Jackson drops passes every week. You guys keep trying to tell me he’s in Calvin’s league somehow.
    Your lines suck and that’s what gets you beat every game.

  18. dolphins4 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:20 PM

    Maclin comes up small when the game is on the line again .Against Atlanta on 4th down the ball hit him in the hands but he dropped it and against the 49ers he fumbled the football on what could have been the game winning drive.

  19. diablito0402 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:21 PM

    Maybe we should enter the eagles for the andrew luck sweepstakes.. It looks like they are tanking the season

  20. diablito0402 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:24 PM

    Perfect qb rating or not vick still got that “L” next to his 400yds passing, how about that apologists….

  21. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:38 PM

    Cam Newton has better numbers and he’s 1-3 also. Keep rolling out the meaningless stats. That’s all Eagles fans are good for.

  22. countsnail says: Oct 3, 2011 1:04 PM

    Cole, Babin, and Jenkins have been the only bright spots on the defense. Missing any one of them for an extended period of time spells serious trouble for the Eagles. If the lineman can’t force pressure, and the linebackers can’t tackle, and the secondary can’t cover, the Dream Team is looking at a disaster in the making.

  23. mhalt99 says: Oct 3, 2011 1:16 PM

    Dream Team = SUCK FOR LUCK

    ….keep Vick for the wildcat.

  24. tigrrrr says: Oct 3, 2011 1:28 PM

    >>>If the lineman can’t force pressure, and the linebackers can’t tackle, and the secondary can’t cover, the Dream Team is looking at a disaster in the making.

    Isnt the second and third part already true?? (linebackers cant tackle, secondary cant cover)

  25. aholland00 says: Oct 3, 2011 1:35 PM

    Well Mr Wright…again your Mr wrong. For you to put down Vick for yesterdays loss is just asinine. If you actually watched the game you would see that he had a very good game. Also, if you had watched the game, the D line played very well again. In addition to that, the O line had their best game as of yet. (not great but very good)
    The Eagles lost yesterday, not because of the offense, but due perhaps to defensive coaching and or lack of defensive communication. (that happens with new players and coaches )

    Now more importantly, why are you even commenting about these when this is an article about Trent Coles injury. Oh never mind, you just want to make “unfootballknowing” comments about the Eagles and their fans.

  26. goawayeverybody says: Oct 3, 2011 1:42 PM

    Hey Eagles fans, how do you like your head coach Andy Reid today?

  27. gcsuk says: Oct 3, 2011 1:43 PM

    east96st says: Oct 3, 2011 11:33 AM

    On the chance that they do turn it around, I hope all the coward Eagle fans that talked so much smack before the season and have now completely disappeared, don’t come back and say they never gave up on the team. Haven’t heard from mad5555, polishrod, and 7to10for6allday in quite some time now. I’ll give you credit, newage, for being one of the few Eagle fans that isn’t completely gutless. Feel free to say “I told you so” if they turn it around. You’ve been a man about it. Deluded, perhaps, but nevertheless a man about it.
    ————————————————————————
    Yeah, it’s funny. They had the biggest mouths on this site, and once the Giants beat the Eagles, those 3 were nowhere to be found. I guess once mad55555 couldn’t trot out his “Philadelphia Owned New Jersey Giants” line, he had nothing else to say.
    I can only surmise they are making more stupid troll posts under assumed names at this point.

  28. RedHeadedBastard says: Oct 3, 2011 2:13 PM

    2011Eagles= 2000 Redskins. You can’t buy a championship in the NFL.

  29. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2011 2:13 PM

    As I said originally, they’re done.

    Always find it curious that people claim that people who have played and coached the game don’t know football, solely because people don’t agree with them lmao.

  30. tigrrrr says: Oct 3, 2011 2:27 PM

    I guess mad55555 is mad, and wont come out to play when the going gets rough…but rest assured, he/she will show up should the eagles do anything good.

  31. oldbyrd says: Oct 3, 2011 2:29 PM

    EAGLES FANS ITS TIME TO GET REAL. HORRIBLE JUDGEMENT ALL AROUND MEANS REID HAS TO GO. ZERO RESPECT FOR THE QUALITY OF GOOD LINEBACKERS, OUTSIDE OF O AND D LINES HORRIBLE CHOICE OF COACHES. REID IS STUBBORN AND OPINIONATED. ANOTHER YEAR WITH THE SAME PROBLEMS….CAN’T GET IN THE END ZONE AND DEVASTATED BY THE PASS. MISUSE OF TALENT. LAST TWO 1ST ROUND DRAFT CHOICES= B U S T

  32. freedomispopular says: Oct 3, 2011 2:34 PM

    With a new DC and all those new players on defense with no offseason, did you really expect them to start winning right away? I really expected it would take them at least half the season to get going in the right direction.

  33. gritsmaker says: Oct 3, 2011 2:48 PM

    Those were 2 bad home losses. Andy Reid and the philly braintrust have to be shaking in their boots.

    It is starting to sound like the old vet on Sunday.

    Fire Andy chants in week 4 was not expected after this offseason spending spree.

  34. william9152012 says: Oct 3, 2011 4:37 PM

    this is defenenetly a good time 4 brandon graham, darryl tapp and parker 2 be healthy !!!smh

  35. jdbaker1860 says: Oct 3, 2011 5:58 PM

    Vick was 2 of 7 in the red zone. Yards don’t matter if you can’t score. Ask cam newton. Vick is junk face it. You fans said all the same great stuff when mcnabb was there. And when Cobb was there. Now you blame the coach. Your coach doesn’t tackle and neither does your secondary. Your coach doesn’t play on the line yet gore with a busted ankle tore your line up. Your coach doesn’t QB but your QB could throw td in the red zone. Your coach doesn’t plant WR yet maclin chocked 2 weeks in a row. Sorry guys it’s your players not playing.

  36. aholland00 says: Oct 3, 2011 6:03 PM

    @mr wright(WRONG) I’m still scratching my head trying to understand your last comment. I didn’t know you played and coached in a PEE WEE football league, I’m very happy for you.
    However, your previous comments(and frankly your last comment) shows you didn’t A: watch the game or B: understand why the Eagles lost. If the answer is B I’m sure there are some good online classes to learn the ends and outs of football.

    I always enjoy the “give and take” between fans but it drives me crazy when they don’t know the facts.

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