"They have seven sacks in two games," Eagles coach Andy Reid noted. "They have a great pressure package . . . They'll bring one or two extra guys. They do a lot of fire-zone things, similar to what Dick LeBeau did. I'm sure Ray is probably getting tired of hearing that - it's really what Ray does, but he came from that system, and they're doing it well. They have a lot of confidence and they have a lot of good athletes."
Starting center Jason Kelce is out for the season after suffering a knee injury against the Ravens. Left tackle King Dunlap has not been ruled out this week, with a hamstring injury, but Reid said Wednesday it would be "a stretch" for him to play.
Reynolds, who must make the blocking calls, was asked whether he thought Arizona might do some things to try to confuse him.
"I don't expect anything extravagant. They have some stuff where they do move around. They have some blitzes that I think they'll do. I'm prepared for everything," Reynolds said. "I'm getting my film in, I'm trying to see everything. We'll get their blitz down and go."
Reynolds spent 3 years on the practice squad, dreaming of a chance to play. Now that he has one, he wants to prove he should have been out there all along.
"I've been here. I've put in some time," Reynolds said. "I feel like in the NFL, a lot of it is about opportunity. There's a lot of bad things that happen, injuries - Jason Kelce. I feel bad about that, and wish him the best, but he goes down, the next guy's gotta sit up, and that's my opportunity."
Bell was signed last March to start, right after All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters tore his Achilles'. He found the transition to Howard Mudd's aggressive blocking style difficult and lost the job to Dunlap, who has never been able to put together much of a string of healthy, productive games since arriving in 2008.
Reid reiterated Wednesday that Dunlap is the starter, when healthy, though Bell seemed to play well against the Ravens.
"I've felt the last 2, 3 weeks here, he's really got a good grasp of things. It looks like he feels comfortable, and that's an important part of it," Reid said.
Bell said improvement has come from "just sitting back and learning, no pressure, just sitting back and learning."
Tight end Brent Celek, whose 222 receiving yards rank fourth in the NFL after 2 weeks, said he hasn't seen a lot of replays of himself hurdling Ed Reed Sunday. "When I did see it, you can see I'm stuttering my feet a little bit, so I'm surprised he didn't see it coming," Celek said . . . Center Dallas Reynolds is hoping his father can make the game at Arizona. Lance Reynolds is the tight-ends coach at BYU, where all four of his sons have played on the o-line. BYU plays at Boise State Thursday night and is off this weekend . . .
Defensive tackle Mike Patterson, out indefinitely while his skull heals from brain surgery, confirmed last week's CSNPhilly.com report that he was asked to take a pay cut and complied. "That's football. That's the NFL," said Patterson, who was reported to have agreed to go from $2.1 million to $1.05 million this season . . . Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (hip) did not practice Wednesday. It was hard to get a read on whether Maclin will be available in Arizona . . . Speaking of which, Sunday's forecast high in Glendale is 102. But the game will be played indoors.
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