Eagles wake-up call

Each morning during training camp, we’ll be bringing you the Eagles wake-up call with links and notes from Lehigh.

Our guy Sheil Kapadia almost didn’t make it through Day 2 of Birds 24/7. During the afternoon session Mike Kafka rolled out, cocked back and hurled a wayward pass toward the sidelines. If not for the cat-like reflexes of the blogger extraordinaire, this might very well be a solo gig from here on out.

As our friend Jimmy Kempski from Blogging The Beast points out, there is a newfound appreciation for Kafka’s arm strength.

Between that and the umbrella-turned -projectile Monday, most of the action has happened outside of the white lines so far. But that’s about to change, we think.


Sheil had a good piece on Howard Mudd and Demetress Bell. The plan for now is to not give the replacement tackle any extra help.

We also took a look at the Juan Castillo-Todd Bowles dynamic. Things are bound to get interesting if/when things don’t go right. Bowles does not feel this would be a unique occurrence.

Some other links you might have missed from Monday:

The Eagles didn’t get their first tight end of choice.
Michael Vick goes undercover at Modell’s.


Speaking of Vick, RGIII was recently quoted saying that he was inspired by No. 7 growing up. Vick, courtesy of the Washington Post, gave his thoughts on the Redskins quarterback looking up to him.

“I think it’s a great comparison,” Vick said. “ I think guys like RGIII idolized me as they grew up playing football. I think Cam and Robert Griffin III both were inspired by me and my play. And that’s me being a trend setter, game transcending, and guys wanting to emulate one another.”

Peter Schrager of Fox Sports gives a training camp preview of the Eagles and believes the team has depth issues at wide receiver (I tend to disagree). Nevertheless, he labels them as Super Bowl contenders.

Peter King is asked to evaluate Terrell Owens as a Hall Of Fame candidate.


Practice in the morning only (8:45). Andy Reid will speak to the media afterwards. Then it’s off to stalk the dorms as the rest of the veterans report to camp.