Runyan Is Not Pleased

It seems like most Eagles have been asked about “the situation” with Shawn Andrews, and to this point everything has been positive. Well, not anymore. Big Jon is tired of this nonsense:

“It’s not helping us and it’s not helping him sitting out.”

Asked whether Andrews can miss most of training camp and step back in to his right guard spot and start, Runyan said, “Coach Reid isn’t going to let that happen. So I’m not worried about it.”

Runyan is always a refreshing quote, isn’t he? And you’ve got to wonder then if Reid has been making promises to the rest of the O-line in Andrews’ absence, or if Runyan is just speculating.

And in other news… the team may be adding this new wrinkle to the red zone offense:

–Donovan McNabb never has been a big fan of the fade pass, which is why the Eagles don’t throw it much. But he completed two nice fades to wide receiver Hank Baskett and tight end Matt Schobel in 11-on-11 goal line work.

The fade pass has been surpassed in popularity by that “wide receiver pushoff- catch outside of the defender” pass that Randy Moss and TO are so good at. I doubt the Eagles have a receiver capable of executing the move, which requires a high degree of physicality, so I guess the fade may have to do. They don’t have much else working on the outside in the red zone.

Different Brand of Dramatics

There’s no such thing as a calm off-season in Philadelphia anymore (if there ever was). But I gotta tell ya, it’s pretty refreshing for the media to be focused on somebody other than McNabb.

Hamstring issues are spreading like the flu bug? Wow that sucks. But it’s not another story about Donovan’s love-hate relationship with the city.

Shawn Andrews is crazier than a sack of weasels? Well, that long-term contract looks a bit dicier now. But at least I’m not spending my summer consulting WebMD about some part of McNabb’s anatomy.

See, everything is relative. And even though this camp is off to a bit of a bumpy start, I’d take this road most any day.

I’m Back, Baby!

To anyone out there who has been paying me the compliment of visiting this blog, I’m sorry. I was on hiatus for a long time but I promise it won’t happen again. And it was for a good reason – I got married.

The few weeks before the wedding were incredibly hectic and we are now wrapping up a two week honeymoon. It’s been awesome, and I’m going to share a bit of it here. We’re currently in San Francisco, and today I saw my first Giants’ game — Matt Cain threw a complete game shutout.

Matt Cain

Matt Cain Wins

We wrap up the honeymoon by spending the rest of this weekend in San Francisco, then it’s back home. From that point I’ll really be revving things up around here — focusing heavily on the Eagles and even paying a couple of visits to Bills’ training camp (right down the road from me).

So, again, apologies for the long break — now let’s get psyched for football season.