Eagles in the a.m. -- Aug. 21

On the morning after the Eagles' 27-17 win over the Patriots, let's dig through the rubble...



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- Two preseason games, two X-rays for Michael Vick, writes Jeff McLane:

But if two X-rays in two preseason games for the quarterback are going to be harbinger of things to come, the Eagles are in for a very long season.

- Mike Vick went down, but Nick Foles played well enough to continue putting his name into the mix for the Eagles' No. 2 quarterback spot: 

But there can at least be satisfaction from the quarterback who replaced Vick. Because Nick Foles, the rookie third-round pick, continued a scorching summer in which he often plays the position with a prowess that suggests the Eagles have a prospect with enough promise to develop into a reliable player.

- What could go wrong for the Eagles did go wrong in parts of the first half on Monday, although they escaped with good news, writes Bob Ford:

Nothing mattered as much as the fact that Vick did not sustain a fracture on the left side of his ribcage again. Not the final score, which was a 27-17 Eagles win. Not the encouraging night for backup quarterback Nick Foles or the discouraging night for some of the defensive players.

- Andy Reid and Cullen Jenkins had a sideline spat, as explained in this notebook:

The argument was caught by ESPN cameras and was replayed several times during the telecast. Reid, waving his play card at Jenkins, said something to the defensive tackle, who stood up and got in the coach’s face.


- Who makes the cut at running back? We took a look on Monday.


The Eagles are off, but Michael Vick is undergoing an MRI and a CT scan. Look for covering in The Inquirer and philly.com. Also on Birds' Eye View, we'll break down which wide receivers and tight ends will make the roster.