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The Linc - 7 rookies to start for Eagles Monday night

Rob Carr

Philadelphia Eagles: Rookies dominate offense now -
No rookies were supposed to start on offense for the Philadelphia Eagles this season. Things never seem to work out as planned. Monday night against Carolina, five will take the field along with a right guard signed off the street two weeks earlier for a unit whose average of 16.2 points per game is the second worst in the NFL.

Seven first-year players will start for the Eagles
The Eagles' 2012 draft picks traveled together to Ohio for the NFL's rookie symposium in June. They knew little about the NFL except that they would play for a popular team and rabid fans, and they hoped they would be part of the organization for years.

Will the Eagles play for pride? - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Some have put forth the idea that the Eagles have "quit" on this season, on Reid or both. That's not what I've seen. I have not seen, to this point, a lack of hustle or a lack of effort. They've just played badly. The coverage breakdowns have been the fault of poor communication or the failure of individuals, in the moment, to understand or carry out their responsibilities on a given play. The Eagles haven't been lazy -- they've just been bad.

If Reid wants to go back to Vick, Lurie must say no
If Andy Reid truly plans to reinsert Michael Vick as the Eagles' starting QB when he is fully recovered, it is Jeffrey Lurie's responsibility to say no.

Authority has increased for Eagles' general manager Howie Roseman
When Howie Roseman took over the business side of the Eagles' football operations this past offseason, he became one of 10 NFL general managers to handle both player evaluations and contract negotiations.

Cheat Sheet: Eagles' Defense Vs. Panthers' Offense - Birds 24/7
Here are 10 things to know about how the Eagles’ defense matches up with the Panthers’ offense:

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