Saturday, December 20, 2014

Watkins' first impressions of Philly

A rookie right guard, who has never played an NFL game, might not get recognized by fans in most cities.

Watkins' first impressions of Philly

Eagles rookie Danny Watkins better get used to getting recognized around Philadelphia. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)
Eagles rookie Danny Watkins better get used to getting recognized around Philadelphia. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)

A rookie right guard, who has never played an NFL game, might not get recognized by fans in most cities.

But Philadelphia is not most cities. And Danny Watkins found that out when he came to town last month.

In an interview with Warren Henderson of his hometown paper, the Kelowna Capital News, Watkins talked about his first impressions of Philadelphia.

"I can't walk down the road without someone walking up to me and asking for a picture and start talking to me," said Watkins. "It's not bad, I don't mind it. But after a while it gets a little much. We went out for lunch and I went out to wash my hands, and the security guy had to come and get me because I couldn't make it back.

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"I know they really appreciate that I was a blue-collar guy and you don't want to be rude. I'll just have to get used to it."

Watkins plans on spending the next week-and-a-half at home before returning to Philadelphia.

Thanks to Bleeding Green Nation for the link.

THE CARDINALS' OTHER OPTIONS

While the Cardinals are assumed to have interest in Kevin Kolb, they're likely exploring all their options in the event that a deal cannot be worked out with the Eagles.

Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic believes they could have "some interest" in Kyle Orton, even though he thinks Kolb would be their first option.

This is not surprising. Teams have to be prepared for a variety of scenarios in this uncertain offseason. The Eagles, for example, might be planning on taking a run at Nnamdi Asomugha, but they better have a backup plan for right cornerback in case they don't get him.

The same goes for teams like the Cardinals and Seahawks. They might know what they want to do at quarterback once free agency and trades are allowed, but they too need to have backup plans.


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