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No changes on the Eagles offensive line

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The Eagles promised to evaluate everything during their bye week and it seems their evaluations found that it was best to keep their offensive line intact.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that several players said Monday that the offensive line lined up with the same five starters that they had before the team went on their bye. Center Dallas Reynolds was one of those players and he said that he’s still in the starting lineup.

“As far as I know,” Reynolds said. “Until they come and say otherwise, yeah.”

With Jason Peters and Jason Kelce out, it’s not like the Eagles have too many options for changes on a line that has given up 17 sacks in the first six games. They could swap King Dunlap back in for Demetress Bell at left tackle or insert Steve Vallos at guard, but there’s no obvious change to make in hopes of increased production.

McLane also reports that Peters, who is recovering from an Achilles injury, was running half-speed doing agility drills on Monday. The team has three weeks to decide whether or not to activate Peters from the non-football injury list, a move that would allow him to play before the end of the season.

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  1. DubZ480 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:06 PM

    Even if Vick got 60 seconds in the pocket he would still find a way to get sacked or throw a pick. #StartFoles

  2. tigrrrr says: Oct 22, 2012 5:10 PM

    Same line, same results… vick and reid, need to go, and go soon. Let this team have some honor again!

  3. jimnaizeeum says: Oct 22, 2012 5:19 PM

    The line is bad. But the coaches could help by calling faster developing plays. Vick could help himself by getting rid of the ball quicker.
    You need to adjust to what you have.

  4. bobbyhoying says: Oct 22, 2012 5:46 PM

    I wonder how Vick would perform with the pass protection McNabb got. Can we bring John Runyun out of retirement?

  5. snowpea84 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:48 PM

    SO…..when Vick was signed many people said the team would not be good with him, that he turns it over too much, is inconsistent and can’t read defenses. Now that that is happening everyone wants to fidn some reason that he’s not the problem. Of course, it much be the O-line. Because it’s not like this outcome was predictable as soon as Vick became the QB…..

  6. elmaxoh says: Oct 22, 2012 5:49 PM

    Anybody on the free agency can do a better job than Reynolds at the center position …

  7. drew05 says: Oct 22, 2012 6:38 PM

    jimnaizeeum says:
    Oct 22, 2012 5:19 PM

    The line is bad. But the coaches could help by calling faster developing plays. Vick could help himself by getting rid of the ball quicker.
    You need to adjust to what you have.

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    I “thumbed up” this comment, but…

    The plays have built in “quick reads”…they call many “fast developing” plays…

    Vick can’t throw them…he’s too short, for one…he can’t see clearly over the LoS…he can’t throw screens…quick passes inevitabley get knocked down by DL’men…

    Vick is hesitant to throw the short passing game…he needs a lane to throw in, and is more accurate the farther down field he throws the ball.

    I want to see Foles play…I’d put Vick on the field at the same time RB/WR/QB…but allow Foles to take the snap.

  8. dolphins4 says: Oct 22, 2012 7:08 PM

    All I can say is Vick better be ready to run or throw the ball quickly.I thought Howard Mudd was an offensive line genious.The line was beter under Juan Castillo.

  9. greymares says: Oct 22, 2012 7:17 PM

    what changes could be made. there is only so much $ allowed for O.L. when you lose the L.T. and center you lost the 2 most important positions on the line. so you replace with your 6th and 7th best lineman and hope they get better. the good news is when you get your starters back(next year) 6 and 7 are stronger players. runningbacks,receivers and even Q.B. are easier to replace than Oline and still have cohesiveness. I would venture to say there is no team that could lose to lineman the calibre of Peters and Kelsey and continue to play as well as before. Rosters need to be expanded and practice squads need to be expanded to develope player as needed. of course that would cut into profits so we will never see it.

  10. greymares says: Oct 22, 2012 7:22 PM

    by the way i would like to see any Eagle fan step up and say that when it happened they were sorry to see Winston Justice traded you know that bum that grew into the statistical best L.T. in football.

  11. janvanflac says: Oct 22, 2012 8:19 PM

    I was actually wondering why they traded Justice….always felt he was better than fans gave him credit for being.

  12. drew05 says: Oct 22, 2012 9:05 PM

    greymares says:
    Oct 22, 2012 7:22 PM

    by the way i would like to see any Eagle fan step up and say that when it happened they were sorry to see Winston Justice traded you know that bum that grew into the statistical best L.T. in football.

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    Can’t say I was sorry to see him go…

    What I can say is…he was never going to succeed in Philly…he had so many terrible games, not just the Osi game on National TV…there were plenty of others…

    His confidence in what he was being asked to do was gone. I am glad that somebody has gotten to him…he sure was talented enough.

    As for Statistical best LT… I’m sure you have numbers to back that up…but I find that really hard to believe…

    In the end…Good for Winston Justice.

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