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It’s Not Looking Good For Mike Kafka, Foles Will Backup Vick

Ryan Gillon - August 28, 2012


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Mike Kafka's preseason has been less than promising.

After fracturing his hand in the August 9th preseason game against the Steelers, Kafka hasn't been able to get back on the field. Combined with Mike Vick's rib injury, it's been nohing but Nick Foles and Trent Edwards behind center.

Andy Reid's spoke to the media earlier, and his comments today suggest Thursday's game against the Jets will be more of the same. 


Surely, this didn't make Kafka feel any better.


Several beat writers mentioned that Thursday's plans weren't set in stone, but if nothing changes, Kafka won't have another opportunity to prove himself before Friday's roster are cut from 75 to 53 players.

With the surprising play of Nick Foles (36-for-57, 507 yards, 6 TD's 2 INT's) and the experience of Trent Edwards as a starter, my guess is Kafka won't make the final cut. Kafka's fate is affected directly by Foles, who many have called on to start over Michael Vick.

Vick is injury prone (not in the classical sense, he just tends to put himself in stupid situations where he gets hurt), but it's fucking insane to think that Foles, who has played against backups a good chunk of the time, is ready to lead the Eagles.

Most of the people on the Foles bandwagon are the same people who want to win a Super Bowl this year (and every year). No matter how good Foles is now, or will be in the future, he's not going to get the city a Lombardi trophy this year.

However, I will say this: If Foles is the true number two to Michael Vick, he will get a chance to win a regular season game this year. I'm not a believer that Vick can change his ways and avoid injury…

…and you probably aren't either.

You can follow Ryan on Twitter @SeriouslyRyan.

Michael Schwimer Just Broke Some Roster News on Twitter

Kyle Scott - May 10, 2012

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Uh oh. Why do I get the feeling that the gestapo that is the Phillies front office and media relations department isn’t going to be too thrilled with Michael Schwimmmmmer, who seemingly just announced a few roster moves… on Twitter.

That would be Jake Diekman, Raul Valdes and Hector Luna to whom Schwimmm is referring. 

Now, was Schwimer – who was optioned to Lehigh yesterday to make room for Cliff Lee (and because he stunk) – sending out that Tweet to get under his team's skin ala Ilya Bryzgalov at the Winter Classic? Maybe. Probably not. But it’s fun to think about.

Delco Times beat reporter Ryan Lawrence tries to add some context to the reported moves: 

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Anyway, Phillies minor leaguers: breaking roster moves on Twitter. Somewhere, the Phillies PR department is searching for a typewriter.

Your Brief Wednesday Morning Roundup: Flyers and Sixers Lose, Phillies Opening Day Roster

Kyle Scott - April 4, 2012

– Joe Vitale, who injured Danny Briere on Sunday, he took a puck to the head last night…

– The Flyers, they can’t beat the Rangers, losing 5-3:

The last time the Flyers went without a win in a series of six or more games was the 2006-07 series against Pittsburgh, when they were 0-5-2.  The Flyers hadn’t been swept in regulation in a series of six games or more since the Rangers won all six games between the teams in 1971-72. 


Full game highlights are after the jump. 

– The Sixers, they can’t beat the Heat, losing 99-93 and Andre Iguodala was poked in the eye.

– The Phillies finalized their Opening Day roster:

Pitchers: Right-handers Joe Blanton, Roy Halladay, David Herndon, Kyle Kendrick, Jonathan Papelbon, Chad Qualls, Michael Stutes and Vance Worley, and left-handers Antonio Bastardo, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee and Joe Savery.

Catchers: Carlos Ruiz and Brian Schneider.

Infielders: Freddy Galvis, Pete Orr, Placido Polanco, Jimmy Rollins, Jim Thome and Ty Wigginton.

 Outfielders: John Mayberry Jr., Laynce Nix, Hunter Pence, Juan Pierre and Shane Victorino.


– Opie and Anthony give Scott Hartnell some love. 3:17:30 mark of the video after the jump Hartnell gets praised scoring goals and annoying the fuck out of opponents.

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Phillies NLDS Roster

Kyle Scott - September 30, 2011

Here's what they're rolling with.

Pitchers: Bastardo, Blanton, Halladay, Hamels, Kendrick, Lee, Lidge, Madson, Oswalt, Stutes, Worley.

Position players: Francisco, Gload, Howard, Ibanez, Martinez, Mayberry, Pence, Polanco, Rollins, Ruiz, Schneider, Utley, Valdez, Victorino.

Sounds like wins to me.

Eagles Make Roster Cuts

Kyle Scott - September 3, 2011

The Eagles announced their roster cuts tonight. They cut fourth cornerback Joselio Hanson, along with Eldra Buckley, Reggie Wells, and… 15 others. As always, Philly Sports Daily has the details.

What is Your Biggest Concern Going into the Season?

Kyle Scott - March 31, 2011

If you haven’t heard yet, Charlie Manuel finalized the Phillies roster yesterday. Luis Castillo is out. In is Michael Martinez, who showed no discernible skill in spring training. In addition, Pete Orr made the team and will wear #5. Hello, new Pat Burrell.

It seems the popular thing to do now in the national media is to pick against the Phillies. That’s a little ridiculous, but there are a number of issues. Let take your temperature. On this – the eve of Opening Day – what is your biggest concern?

Phillies’ Playoff Roster Set

Kyle Scott - October 5, 2010

At least for the NLDS.  Hop over the jump to see it.

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