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Todd Herremans could be out for the season

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A bad offensive line in Philadelphia could be getting even worse.

According to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com, right tackle Todd Herremans could be done for the year after suffering a foot injury on Monday night against the Saints.

“It’s not good,” one team official told Frank.  “It doesn’t look good at all.  We’re still waiting for [more test results], but it looks bad.”

Before the season, the Eagles lost left tackle Jason Peters and center Jason Kelce.  Guard Danny Watkins has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle.

Given that quarterback Mike Vick is, unlike Inigo Montoya, actually left handed, Herremans protects the quarterback’s blind side.  So the loss of Herremans hurts badly.

Until, of course, right-handed quarterback Nick Foles takes over.

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19 Responses to “Todd Herremans could be out for the season”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Nov 7, 2012 7:28 AM

    I’m sure whoever replaces him will be the ‘best in the NFL’. That’s how it works with the Dream Team …

  2. bobbyhoying says: Nov 7, 2012 7:30 AM

    What difference would Foles make? Unblocked defenders can sack anybody. The Eagles need to be thinking about how they’ll use a very high first round draft pick next April. How about a left tackle?

  3. klink6224 says: Nov 7, 2012 7:34 AM

    If they truly believe that Foles is the future please please please leave Vick in there for the remainder of the year. There is no way Vick is back next year and while I don’t want to see Vick seriously hurt I don’t want to see Foles get Kolb-like shellshocked from that horrendous line.

  4. dannythebisforbeast says: Nov 7, 2012 7:44 AM

    Not good. Demetrus Bell is a turnstile

  5. eventhorizon04 says: Nov 7, 2012 7:44 AM

    Putting a rookie behind an offensive line that is starting backups at 4 out of 5 position is setting him up to fail.

    Heck, putting ANY QB behind an offensive line THAT severely injury depleted is setting him up to fail.

  6. randallflagg52 says: Nov 7, 2012 8:12 AM

    What a joke of an NFL franchise. Surrounded by historically great football cites such as Baltimore, New York, D.C., and Pittsburgh makes this franchise a source of shame for the East Coast.

  7. klink6224 says: Nov 7, 2012 9:17 AM

    If you had just left it at New York (obviously the Giants), Pittsburgh and Baltimore your post might of stood up. Adding in D.C. As some sort of bastion of excellence to which to compare to completely undermines any point and lets your affiliation shine through

  8. dgreenfi says: Nov 7, 2012 9:29 AM

    Put Andy Reid at left tackle!

    Bring back the player/coach.

  9. dannythebisforbeast says: Nov 7, 2012 10:05 AM

    @randallflag. I know eagles haven’t won a Super Bowl but historically eagles have 3 championships and some of greatest players that ever played – van buren, bednarek, Reggie white. Baltimore didn’t even have a team for years. and Redskins have sucked for almost 20 years.

  10. janvanflac says: Nov 7, 2012 10:31 AM

    Pretty stupid trading away Winston Justice for a bag of footballs….they could use him right now.

  11. branbosc says: Nov 7, 2012 11:31 AM

    If we draft anything other than OL and S in the first 5 rounds this April I’m pissed.

  12. laeaglefan says: Nov 7, 2012 11:35 AM

    Funny that people are defending Winston Justice now. For years everyone wanted him dumped like a sack of hot potatoes. Well, they finally did that and now people are complaining about it. You can’t have it both ways, People.

  13. greeneye1 says: Nov 7, 2012 11:50 AM

    Offensive line decimated by injuries = good excuse for Jeff Lurie to bring Reid back.

  14. Grulks says: Nov 7, 2012 11:56 AM

    bobbyhoying said:

    What difference would Foles make? Unblocked defenders can sack anybody.
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    True. But since Foles is right handed, he’d be facing the unblocked rusher. As opposed to Vick, who will be getting drilled in the back by them.

    In case its still not clear, its easier to scramble away from someone you can see, than someone you “sense”.

  15. captainwisdom8888 says: Nov 7, 2012 12:17 PM

    bobbyhoying says:Nov 7, 2012 7:30 AM

    What difference would Foles make? Unblocked defenders can sack anybody. The Eagles need to be thinking about how they’ll use a very high first round draft pick next April. How about a left tackle?
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    The big difference that Foles will have over Vick is this: When the pressure comes, his eyes are going to stay downfield, and his arm will stay in throwing position. Vick has been playing school-yard ball all his life and it seems like after “3-mississippi,” Vick drops his eyes and starts juking around wth the ball untucked to his body until an inevitable freight train collides with him.

    Preseason is preseason…and Nick Foles was primarily going against opposing team’s backups, but I saw some great things from the young guy. He never got flustered by a pass rush, he just stood stoically in the pocket, shuffled his feet, and delivered the ball.

    In time, Nick Foles will prove to be a QB that can OUTSMART a defense…which is way more than can be said about Vick.

  16. crazycanuck19 says: Nov 7, 2012 12:26 PM

    Actually, Foles would be better off than Vick, and I’ll tell you why…

    MV doesnt know how to throw short passes. You would think after all the pressure the Eagles have been seeing from blitzes, that they would run some screens or some rollout plays to move the pocket… or ya know… RUN THE BALL!?

    MV can throw a nice deep ball, but the problem is, he cant complete short/intermediate passes very well. If hes constantly got a defender in his face, then it’s up to the coaching staff to draw up plays that take less time to develop. Offset the blitz with a moving pocket or rollout packages. Run delayed draw plays, shovel-passes or whatever…

    If MV could actually throw a 5 yard slant, we’d be fine… but he cant… not to mention, his ability it read defences is horrible. Let’s face it, MV has to scrambe to stay alive behind this line… He doesnt have time for a 7 step drop… so either change the play packages or put someone in there who can get the ball out quickly.

    Seems pretty simple to me.

  17. tom987123 says: Nov 7, 2012 12:51 PM

    I am not the biggest fan of Vick, but he had no chance to make plays when Reid kept only 5 players in to block (empty back field), and the Saints are sending 7. Did Reid adjust during the game? Ah, no.

    The Eagles desperately need to start running a 2 tight end set to help out with blocking.

  18. drc23philly says: Nov 7, 2012 1:02 PM

    I know everyone likes to hate on mike vick but no quarterback could play behind this offensive line even when herremans wasn’t injured.
    As for nick foles, hopefully he’ll be good in the future but everyone’s overhyping him so much already there’s no way he can play up to expectations

  19. klink6224 says: Nov 7, 2012 4:20 PM

    True. But since Foles is right handed, he’d be facing the unblocked rusher. As opposed to Vick, who will be getting drilled in the back by them.

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    I mean no disrespect when I say this but I actually laughed when I read this. I love how you say that Foles will be facing THE unblocked rusher, as if there is only ONE unblocked rusher. Intent or not it struck me funny. This line is so horrendous it doesn’t matter if the QB is right handed, left handed, marathon sprinter or slow plodder they are getting hit and hit quick.

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