Let's hope the Eagles make Tom Brady do some of this on the field come Monday.
If you’re not inclined to pay attention to the preseason until the third game on the schedule, when starters traditionally see the most playing time, take note: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has gone and switched the playbook on you.
Monday night’s game against the New England Patriots is when the first team will see the most action, with Reid planning to give them as much as three quarters of time on the field, though he will determine the exact amount during the game. The second team will play for a quarter.
The reason for the change is due to the team’s preseason schedule this year. After Monday night, the Eagles have a short week to prepare for Cleveland on Friday. The Browns are Philadelphia’s first opponent in the regular season, so the Eagles have no interest in showing much of anything to the Browns in the preseason that could help them when the teams face off in Week 1.