These games between teams that would be a great primetime matchup in the regular season are the worst, Jerry, the worst. They tease. You think, what if the Eagles really did play the Patriots. Then you get a metamorphosis to Ryan Mallett versus Mike Kafka.
It’s week 2, though, so we should get at least 20 minutes of glimpse depending on how these teams want to play it. The Patriots have some new parts on the offensive line, and going against Trent Cole and company is a good test. The Eagles have to deal with their own replacement of left tackle Jason Peters. Last year, the Eagles offensive line struggled in the preseason, and that inconsistency carried over to the early part of the regular season.
I’d also like to see how the Stevan Ridley/Shane Vereen/Danny Woodhead rotation plays out, but I’m not sure how much you can read into what Belichick does in a preseason game there.
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