Sunday, September 19, 2010

Eagles vs. Lions Week Two Inactives: Battle of the Backup QB's

The Eagles and Lions have announced their inactive players for Week 2 and, as expected, we have a pair of backup quarterbacks taking over:

Eagles: LB Stewart Bradley, CB Jorrick Calvin, LB Keenan Clayton, TE Clay Harbor, OL Austin Howard, QB Kevin Kolb, DE Darryl Tapp, DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim

Lions: DE Cliff Avril, T Jason Fox, LB DeAndre Levy, G Manny Ramirez, RB Kevin Smith, QB Matthew Stafford, WR Derrick Williams, DE Willie Young

The Eagles are without Bradley and Kolb for at least this week as they deal with concussion issues. The injury of Kolb means that rookie Mike Kafka gets to suit up and be the backup quarterback. Let's hope Michael Vick doesn't get hurt. I'm a little surprised to see Clay Harbor benched in favor of Garrett Mills but the Eagles must like that Mills can also line up at fullback.

With Stafford out, the Lions will be starting Shaun Hill at quarterback. He will make plenty of mistakes if the Eagles defense puts enough pressure on him. The Lions defense will also be turning to a new starting linebacker and defensive end with Levy and Avril out.

While a game in Week 2 is never a "must-win", the Eagles really need to get the job done against the Lions and avoid falling to 0-2. Hopefully Vick makes the most of his chance to start and guides the Eagles to what should be an easy win. GO BIRDS!

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