The Linc - Rehabbing Michael Vick

Didinger: Lindley Finding Comfort Level at Camp
Lindley has been impressive all through the OTAs and training camp. From the start, he has demonstrated good man-to-man cover skills. He played at the University of Kentucky, where it was almost exclusively a man-to-man defense, so he has a feel for it. He doesn’t have great stopwatch speed – he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds at the scouting combine – but he makes up for it in other ways. He has long arms and a 38 and one-half inch vertical leap – a full two inches higher than the cornerback average – so he plays big. He also has good footwork so there are no wasted steps when he shadows a receiver.

John Smallwood: Vick's case should focus on football, not social justice | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/05/2010
BETHLEHEM - The Eagles and the NFL should just concern themselves with the rehabilitation of Michael Vick as a football player.

Eagles Notebook: Eagles impressed with 'smooth operator' Allen | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/07/2010
"I think he's held his own to this point," defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said after yesterday's no-hitting session. "I don't see any reason to believe he wouldn't be a very good tackler for us. Anything above that is yet to be seen, in terms of his intensity, once we get into game situations."

John Smallwood: Eagles fans receptive to change, welcome new starting quarterback Kolb at Linc workout | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/06/2010
As soon as public-address announcer Dan Baker said "starting at quarterback . . . " during player introduction, the crowd rose to its feet and started to cheer. It reached a nice crescendo when Kolb's name was called and he ran out of the giant inflated Eagles head in the south end zone. If Kolb didn't already know this was his show, his team, his city by now, he can't have any doubt after last night.

Laws hasn't given up on making an impact | delawareonline.com | The News Journal
Andy Reid can tell defensive tackle Trevor Laws is quicker, stronger and mentally ready to make an impact on this year's team. The question is whether it's too little, too late.


Much more after the jump, including a look around the NFC East.

Philadelphia Eagles d-coordinator Sean McDermott looking for new leaders to emerge on young defense | lehighvalleylive.com
"He (Bradley) and Quintin Mikell both make sure that we’re doing things right on the field, doing things right off the field, and really just trying to lead by example," Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said after Friday’s practice.

Kolb Kronicles | Philly Sports Daily
Running back Mike Bell viewed Brees’ work up-close, sharing backfield duties for the Super Bowl champion Saints the past two seasons. Who better to ask if those comparisons are legit? "I see a lot of potential. He’s really good," said Bell. "He has good control of the offense, a good understanding of the offense, and he has a powerful arm – probably one of the strongest arms in the league." Does he look like Brees? "The two are very similar in the way they practice and prepare," said Bell. "They both get the ball OUT! They make really good decisions and get the ball in there. They have a lot of similarities. Drew has more experience, but Kevin is on the right track."

Brett Favre Was Everything We Love: How Did He Become Everything We Despise? - SBNation.com
The Brett Favre Retirement Watch hit full tilt on Tuesday, and who knows how long it'll continue? But with the ole gunslinger once again considering a ride into the sunset, we consider how he went from American hero to heel in three years.

Around the NFC East

I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M BEING CONDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME!
Poor poor Emmit Smith.

Cowboys Walk Through Final Practice at Alamodome - Blogging The Boys
As the Cowboys continue to haze their rookies, they've given a number of young offensive lineman bad haircuts.

John Riggins Rips Donovan McNabb
But on Thursday, Riggins called McNabb something else: a wanna-be politician. "I think he'll come closer to winning the election then he will becoming a Super Bowl winning quarterback," Riggins told XM Sirius radio in an interview.

Albert passes test, season can begin - NFC East Blog - ESPN
On a gorgeous Saturday morning in Ashburn, Va., before the humidity had a chance to rise, Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth finally completed Mike Shanahan's conditioning test. Team officials were hastily preparing for a parade to celebrate the occasion.

Video: Cooley scares McNabb by hiding young fan in his locker - Shutdown Corner - NFL  - Yahoo! Sports
After practice one day this week, Chris Cooley recruited a young fan to hide in Donovan McNabb's(notes) locker and pop out when the new Redskins quarterback returned. Though predictable, the result is still pretty hilarious.

Seubert is latest Giant offensive lineman to suffer injury | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/07/2010
Giants starting left guard Rich Seubert will be sidelined indefinitely with a broken left hand, coach Tom Coughlin said yesterday. The team will find out how long Seubert will be out when he is examined today.

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