By Mary Cunningham
When the Eagles take the field tonight in Pittsburgh, all eyes will be on:
Allen Barbre (above) replacing Lane Johnson as the starting right tackle.
Isaac Seumalo will start at left guard over Stefen Wisniewski.
Wisniewski did not impress against Tampa Bay, but Seumalo is not close to being caught up after missing OTAs and minicamp. The rookie has been open about feeling behind, and I wonder if his head will be spinning against Cleveland if he has to start in Week 1.
These next three games will go a long way in determining the Eagles’ starting offensive line once the regular season begins, and tonight will be our first chance to see what Seumalo can do with the first-team offense.
We also get a peek at whether Barbre will be a sufficient stopgap while Johnson sits out, and if Halapoulivaati Vaitai shows any aptitude with the reserves.