Saturday, February 13, 2016

Five things to watch tonight

You won't see the starters Thursday night, but the preseason finale gives us a last chance to see Mike Vick before the regular season, plus the depth at cornerback.

Five things to watch tonight

Michael Vick, who will start at quarterback, is one player to watch in tonight´s preseason finale. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
Michael Vick, who will start at quarterback, is one player to watch in tonight's preseason finale. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

We won't see the Eagles starters Thursday night against the Jets, but if you're tuning in anyway, here are five things to keep an eye on as the real games approach:

-- Mike Vick: The game will give the Eagles a last extended look at the man who would step in for Kevin Kolb if anything happens to the starter. Can he handle the offense better than he did against the Bengals?

-- Macho Harris: He started as a rookie. He’s on the roster bubble as an NFL sophomore. Harris is back at safety and, having missed the first two preseason games with injuries and played little in the third, has one last chance to make a positive impression.

More coverage
Eagletarian: Union reportedly looking into Birds' trade
That's What He Said: Projecting Kolb's first year
You Talkin' to Me?: Assessing the Eagles' chances for 2010
Schedule: 2010 Eagles
Gonzo: Bradley is key for Birds
Bob Ford: Eagles' Calvin a necessary part or extra cargo?

-- The cornerbacks. Trevard Lindley and Joselio Hanson will likely get the starts with the first string defense sitting out. Lindley has impressed coaches with a few stand-out preseason plays. Can he do it consistently? Same question for Hanson, who has had some positive moments, but notably got beat deep twice.

-- Mike Kafka: You likely won’t see much more of the rookie quarterback for the rest of this year (and if you do, something has gone very wrong). But the Eagles like how quickly he has learned and he could go into next season as Kolb’s back up. He'll play the second half, which should be the last chance to see much of him before mini-camp 2011.

-- Jorrick Calvin: Acquired Monday, he arrived in time for Tuesday’s practice and Wednesday’s walk through. He basically has one night to make the team before Saturday’s deadline for cutting down the roster.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Birds' Eye View is the Inquirer's blog covering all things Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL.

Jeff McLane Staff Writer
Zach Berman Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter