As a tackle at Pitt, Mike McGlynn was used to paving the way for LeSean McCoy.
McGlynn got to do that once again on Friday night as injuries opened the door for him to start at center.
"It was pretty cool blocking for him again and seeing him spring some runs," McGlynn said after Friday night's 28-27 preseason win over Jacksonville. "It was exciting."
Even head coach Andy Reid wanted to get a glimpse of what the third-year offensive lineman could do.
"It looked like he did pretty well. I was trying to focus on him a little bit," Reid said. "It was a little tough, but I tried to take a peek at him. It looked like he did a decent job."
McGlynn and quarterback Kevin Kolb worked out at the NovaCare Complex together this offseason and have played together on the backup units in preseasons past. There were no problems with the center-to-quarterback exchange and the first-team offense moved the ball efficiently with two scoring drives in a quarter of work.
"I think I played really well," the 6-4, 315-pound McGlynn said. "I think I did some good things and we ran the ball pretty well. We protected Kevin pretty well, so overall, personally I think I played pretty well. We will see what happened on the tape, but I feel pretty good about it."
With Jamaal Jackson and Nick Cole each sidelined with a knee injury, McGlynn wanted to make the most of Friday night since it is unknown whether he will get another opportunity.
"We all feel like we have something to prove. There (are) a lot of people doubting us and saying we are rebuilding. We don't look at it like that," McGlynn said. "We are here to contend and that is what we want to do. We want to get better every time we get on the field, every opportunity."
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:00 p.m., August 14