The football season is nearly upon us. In just two days the Eagles will hit the field for their first pre-season game. You are filled with such excitement that you can finally see new Birds Sam Bradford and Kiko Alonso in action. Except not:
Alonso is still feeling the effects of a concussion, but Chip said they’re not worried about it. Bradford, on the other hand, should be able to play, but if Chip wants to hold him back out of precaution for just the first pre-season game, I don’t have any problem with that. Dude is basically as sturdy as an IKEA coffee table at this point, and if you wanna tread lightly, go for it. Zach Ertz is another story.
The tight end has a “core muscle injury” – possibly code for “sports hernia” – and will miss the whole pre-season. Suddenly, the Eagles are injury-laden and shrouded in secrecy. What could be the cause?
That’ll do it.