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#AskSpuds: First Game Expectations

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After months of anticipation for the new football year, Eagles fans get their first taste of game action on Friday night. The 2014 preseason schedule kicks off in Chicago, as the Eagles face off with the Bears at Soldier Field.

Before the Eagles take the field, Insider Dave Spadaro took to Twitter to answer some of the burning questions posed by Eagles fans. Here is a recap of the hour-long Q & A, which includes a a number of questions about what fans can expect to see under the lights on Friday night ...

Let's talk #Eagles! It's game day! Geared up for tonight — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

What To Watch For

Expect approximately 10-15 snaps for starters RT @byron_jones30: @Eagles #AskSpuds how many possession will the starters be getting? — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

I am optimistic. I like the CB group; waiting to see S emerge RT @NAWFSIDEBOSS04: how do you think eagles secondary will do this season? — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

I expect fast. That's the way they've practiced RT @D_lee62: I don't believe chip showed the offensives pace last year in pre season or ... — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

Get their feet wet, get used to game tempo and make plays RT @ndutton13: What are you looking for from the rookies tonight Dave? — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

I think he plays a lot from the slot. He should get reps RT @FaLLeNxNiNjA: how much playing time do you think Jordan Mathews gets — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

No Cooper, not sure on Maclin. Shady in RT @DillyDapper26: who we looking for receivers tonight has Lesean McCoy been ruled out? #AskSpuds — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

Live coverage of post-game press conferences right after the game RT @trysumnew: what time does eagles live start — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

Probably see a lot of Tucker, Josey and Fluellen, maybe a touch of Sproles RT @ItsSubair: who's gonna have most of RB snaps if Polk is out? — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

Sanchez follows Foles in QB rotation tonight. Beyond that, performance speaks RT @mattyiceee10: who's second string Sanchez or Barkley — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

He said he is going to run the offense, but he always has more up his sleeve RT @WillWiand: how vanilla do you think Chip will call this .. — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

Want D to be sound, physical and aggressive. Don't think we will see a lot of blitz RT @Palmeeze: What are you looking for out if defense? — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

I don't know about "extra" but they will get reps RT @Hoags27: is Chip going to let rookies like Matthews and Smith get extra reps tonight — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

CB has been a battle. D line also RT @james564420: what #Eagles position battle is the most competitive? I live in MD so .. #FlyEaglesFly — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

Intriguing guy. Want to see be consistent and then when he has ball, he really can do big things RT @wtr115: what do you expect from WR huff — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

Quite a bit. He needs every rep. Making progress, but game time a huge help RT @dmoye05: how much marcus smith should we expect? — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

Yes. Lane will play tonight RT @phishflyersfan: @robcob61890_rob is Lane Johnson eligible to play in the preseason games? — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

Ready To #FlyEaglesFly

Nicely done RT @trysumnew: E-A-G-L-E-S!!!! A shoutout to all the real eagle fans out there!! FlyEaglesFly!!!! The wait is finally over!! — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

Seems like forever since we've had a game. RT @robcob61890_rob: isn't it great to be talking Football once again? #FlyEaglesFly — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

Enjoy the start of the game schedule!! RT @mike_angulo: Eagles football!!! Fly Eagles Fly to the road of victoryyy! E-A-G-L-E-S...EAGLES!! — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

Thanks for another #AskSpuds morning! Let's do it again next week when the #Eagles play at New England! Go #Eagles! — Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 8, 2014

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