TJP: How is Michael Vick’s health? We have seen it be a concern through the recent past.
ITI:The good news is that Michael Vick should enter the season at full-strength. That’s always a team’s primary goal in training camp and the postseason. The bad news, of course, is that he exited both preseason games in which he played very quickly. Vick’s health is the primary concern heading into this season and he did nothing in August to quiet those concerns. I don’t think it’s realistic to expect Vick to last all 16 regular season games, but as long as he doesn’t miss an extended period of time the Eagles are talented enough offensively to keep things afloat.
TJP: Can this team finally live up to its expectations and make some real noise in the division?
ITI:Andy Reid has never missed the playoffs two seasons in a row. With the combination of veteran and rookie talent on this roster, I’d be shocked if they don’t make the postseason. Vegas loves the Eagles and many consider them to be the division favorites–even after a trainwreck 2011. Am I planning a Super Bowl parade? No. But I do think they’ll be one of the top two teams in the division which should be good for a playoff berth. From there–we’ll see how things go.