Notes: Kendricks Update; McNabb Talks Foles
Mychal Kendricks offered this nugget in a post on his website Monday about his road to recovery:
I’ll be in practice this week pushing forward to do what I set out to complete while not seeing this as a setback but as a way forward.
Kendricks has not played since suffering a calf strain against the Colts in Week 2. The standout linebacker has done some light work on the field over the past couple weeks but has yet to practice. While the line above seems to suggest that he is poised to make his return, Kendricks also noted that he will be back in action “just as soon as my body and doctors signal the green light.”
A source close to Kendricks echoed that sentiment, saying whether he plays this week depends on what the doctors rule.
We’ll see if Kendricks gets the green light Tuesday.
McNabb on Foles
Donovan McNabb joined Harry Mayes and Brian Westbrook Monday and was asked for his thoughts on Nick Foles.
“I think when you look at where Nick Foles has been, at times he holds onto the ball a little long in the pocket,” said McNabb. “But when they’re going back to the basic routes, the basic West Coast offense, he’s been very effective: the three-step game, get the ball out of his hands; the five-step plant, five-step hitch, go through your reads quickly, then he’s the guy we saw last year. But when they begin to hold the ball and go for the the big play downfield, it puts a lot of pressure on the offensive line to hold their blocks.
“I think for Nick Foles, I know people talk about his footwork and it all starts with your footwork and being able to throw from a foundation, being your lower body, but if he can get back and get that rhythm early in games, because that’s been a problem for the Eagles this year, if they can start out fast then this is a whole different football team that we’re talking about.”
McNabb called the Cowboys the Eagles’ biggest threat in the NFC and previewed the upcoming Eagles-Cardinals matchup. You can listen to the entire interview here.
Fox and CBS are able to protect some of their games from being flexed to NBC for Sunday Night Football. According to Adam Schefter, a pair of Eagles games will be staying put in their current time slots.
Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights: pic.twitter.com/QhJOHpj9sn
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2014
Momah finds a home
And finally, an update on a former fan favorite in Philly.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) October 20, 2014