In the second preseason game against Carolina, Eagles fans were treated to the first glimpse of LeSean McCoy running in Chip Kelly's offense. He carried the ball 8 times for 59 yards, and a TD. He also had the following electrifying, ankle-breaking run:
That was without Jason Peters. Peters will get his first game action on Saturday in Jacksonville since he ruptured his Achilles twice before the 2012 season. Peters has quite a few lofty goals this season, both for himself, and others on the team.
"[LeSean McCoy] is definitely going to be over 1000 yards," said Peters. "Early. Earlier than he has been. The defensive line and linebackers are going to be winded, and we're still going to be pushing on the D-Line. He's going to break out early this year."
Peters seems convinced that the Eagles are going to get off to a fast start in 2013. "As the year goes on, people are going to try to game plan for us, and get adjusted to [the Eagles' offense]," said Peters. "but they're going to be shocked the first couple weeks, coming at them quick.
"They're going to start off blitzing us, but once we start executing plays and getting back to the line of scrimmage, they won't blitz as much."
Peters was also asked what he expected from the offensive line this season. "Try to be the best. Try to give up the least sacks ever in Eagles history. That's the first goal. Try to get a championship. We have an athletic line, and if we come together, we're going to win games because it all starts with us."
In case you're wondering, the fewest number of sacks (since it became an official statistic in 1982) that the Eagles have allowed in any one season in team history is 23, which happened in 2008.