Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Let's Get This Party Started...

In a bit over 2 days the Eagles quest for the Lombardi Trophy begins. Friday, August 8, 7:30pm EST is the preseason opener against the Steelers.

I have found myself a bit bummed over the past few days, so lets move past the Westbrook and Sheppard contracts, past the Andrews absence and depression, and instead take a look at the many positives going into Friday's game. Time for some good old Spadaro optimism...

  • Donovan McNabb looks amazing in camp. Our buddy Sal Pal might have described it perfectly when he commented that just give McNabb a team, any team, and he is ready to take that team to the NFC Championship game. That is a great sign as the Eagles are that team.
  • The Eagles might not have a true #1 WR, but reports have the whole lot of Eagle receivers stepping up their game in training camp. I just have this feeling that Curtis is going to turn in a Pro Bowl season.
  • Westbrook is not letting his contract situation effect his play on the field. Westbrook keeps cranking out the highlights.
  • Outside of the Abiamiri injury the Eagles have managed to move through camp in good health. A few strains, nicks, and bruises but nothing of great worry.
  • Booker looks to be the real deal. A dependable back-up means less wear on Westbrook's body and extending Westbrook's prime years.
  • It appears that Jerome McDougle is making the most of his last opportunity. Either that or Winston Justice is just really, really bad!
  • Stewart Bradley appears to be an absolute beast in the middle. Maybe youth is a good thing!
  • David Akers showed up to camp in phenomenal shape and his length strength looks to be back.
  • The coaches are drooling over the performance of Max Jean-Gilles. This is a great insurance policy as I have difficulty believing Andrews will be on the field any time soon.
  • Though annoying, the Favre saga is keeping the Eagles troubles out of the national headlines.
Almost time for some wings, beer, and football...

8 comments:

colonel said...

Plenty of ice with my koolaid, and maybe a little Vodka!

chris klinkner said...

you have to be optimistic...

colonel said...

The Vodka helps me stay optimistic!

Anonymous said...

a good booker means no hunt...what a wasted draft pick!

thomas said...

I agree with your Curtis comment...I also think that Brown is going to bomb this year

phillyboy said...

any excuse for wings and beer is good for me...even if it is a meaningless preseason game.

reidisfat said...

Gaither and Stewart have been beasts. remember not too long ago we had D. Jones?

fatboy said...

favre is a f-ing idiot!