Jeff McLane: I like Kakfa. I think he could be a decent system QB, a backup perhaps by next year and maybe a starter somewhere. He's accurate but doesn't have great arm strength.
Comment from Guest: When is Hank Baskett expected at camp?
Jeff McLane: [Today] with the rest of the vets.
Comment from brian: How much time can Graham miss of training camp before he is too far behind to make an impact? I believe McDougle missed time in training camp, and he seemed to be behind his entire rookie season.
Jeff McLane: A holdout affected McDougle for other reasons. He just wasn't an NFL-ready end. Graham is wired differently. He's not going to sit around during his holdout. I think he gets a week before he really gets behind.
Comment from Arvind: Any word on Daniel TeeO? How does he look in shells?
Jeff McLane: Andy Reid actually singled out Daniel Te'o-Nesheim (I'll refrain from typing "TN" every time) during this morning's presser. He just might be sending a gentle message to Graham, but I think the coaches really like Daniel's drive.
Comment from Dennis: I loved Riley Cooper in college and all I've heard was how good he looks in the OTA's and the beginning of camp. But with Jackson, Maclin, Avant, Celek, and if Ingram stays healthy, where does he fit?
Jeff McLane: If he's good enough, he could fit in as a red-zone threat. The Eagles have had trouble in that area in the last few seasons, and Jackson and Maclin aren't exactly the largest targets or the type of players that you want to throw fades to. I think the Eagles may end up carrying five receivers, with both Baskett and Cooper making the team.
Comment from Evon: How about Kevin Kolb? Sharp as usual?
Jeff McLane: Very sharp yesterday morning. Sharp yesterday afternoon. Not as sharp this morning. He looks good, and compared to Vick he looks like Joe Montana.
Comment from Art Donovan: How many corners do the
Jeff McLane: Loved you on Letterman all those years, Art. Corners? I think five - Samuel, Hobbs, Harris, Hanson, and Lindley. I think Patterson is the odd man out.
Comment from mayan: Follow up to the Kafka question. . . . Do you think he has a chance of replacing Vick as the 2d string QB before the season starts?
Jeff McLane: No chance.
Comment from Art: Jeff, any thoughts yet on Charles Scott's chances?
Jeff McLane: I think Scott has a better chance of making the team ahead of Buckley just because he was drafted. Scott is very big, has average hands, but can move a pile. Actually, the more I think about it, the more I think Scott may have trouble making the team. Buckley is a good special-teamer and Scott is probably too similar to Mike Bell or Leonard Weaver.
Comment from Frank: Hey Jeff, How does Cornelius Ingram look to you so far?
Jeff McLane: He hasn't really stood out as he did early on during last year's camp. But it's still early. He's wearing a sleeve over his knee but is running fine. I wonder if he's still nervous because of his bad luck in the previous two Augusts.
Comment from Dan: Hey Jeff, any chance the guy from Michigan beats out Sav Rocca? I wish we had more consistency from our punter.
Jeff McLane: I don't see it. Bobby April has said that Rocca is the definite incumbent. Ken Parrish is a nice kid, can also kick off, but he doesn't have the leg Sav has.
Comment from Rob: Is there a chance this team only keeps Djax, maclin, Avant and either cooper or Baskett? And use the 5th receiver spot as keeping all 3 tight ends?
Jeff McLane: Possibly. I said above that they'll keep five. They only carried 2 TEs last year, but it'll be hard to keep Celek, Ingram, and Harbor off the roster if they play as they're capable of. There's also the possibility that they'll keep 5 Wrs and 3 TEs. They've done it before.
Comment from Mark: As the brother of a VA Tech grad, we saw Macho get burned deep a lot during his final two seasons. Does he look like he has enough speed to be a possible starting NFL corner?
Jeff McLane: That's been my thing about moving Macho to the outside. He just doesn't have elite cb speed. Why do you think he was moved to S last year. I think he'll be the nickel or dime guy this year.
Comment from Portage_Paulie: Jeff, you heard it here first: Kurt Coleman will be a monster for the Birds this season. I think he beats out Nate Allen for the starting free safety spot. The kid has a lot of spunk.
Jeff McLane: That's a bold statement. You're actually not the only person that has said that. There are some people who watch a lot of college football who felt as if Coleman was a 7th round steal. Still, you've got to wonder how he dropped that far if he's that good. He's kind of short. I don't know if that matters, but Allen has great size for a FS. Should be fun to watch.
Comment from Brian: Any moment of silence for JJ?
Jeff McLane: Yes. Please. He was one of the great ones. (Pause)
Comment from John: If the O-Line can't buy Kolb time, does he show any scrambling ability at all?
Jeff McLane: Yeah, he can move some. Not anywhere as nimble as McNabb. He surprisingly is very adept at throwing on the run.
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