We’ve heard Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland say that tackle Jason Peters looks like he never suffered an Achilles injury and guard Evan Mathis offered the same review of Peters’ play this week.
That’s good, because Peters is tired of talking about the injury that cost him the entire 2012 season. Peters told reporters that he won’t be talking about his Achilles any more, saying “point blank” that it is a non-issue because he is practicing every day and isn’t hurt. Beyond that, Peters believes he’s lost nothing from his game as a result of the lengthy absence and vowed to simply stop playing football if he’s proven incorrect.
“No doubt,” Peters said, via Jack McCaffery of the Delaware County Daily Times. “The injury didn’t set me back at all. I’m out there, and I am going to play just like I have been playing. If not, I’ll just hang the helmet up.”
Mathis, guard Todd Herremans and center Jason Kelce are all practicing alongside Peters and rookie right tackle Lane Johnson, giving the Eagles the kind of complete and cohesive unit that they never had last season. If that quintet remains together all year, Michael Vick or Nick Foles is going to have an easier time of it than they did last season.