Jason Peters‘ lingering dislocated finger injury could pose a problem for the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line. Recently, Peters said it was the type of injury that he is just going to have to deal with all year, and he may not be able to use his hands in pass protection sets quite the way he wants to.
Hopefully, for the Eagles’ sake Peters can play just as effectively with the injury as he did before. It certainly seemed to affect him last week. Outside linebacker Tamba Hali got consistent pressure and notched a sack on an off night for Peters. We are starting to see why it was an off night for the big fella.
Peters — along with LeSean McCoy — is arguably the one player the Eagles need to have healthy for an entire season to have any chance. We saw how devastating his season-ending injury was to the club last season.
Even a hobbled Peters can have an adverse effect on the offensive line. This is something Peters is going to have to work through somehow and stay in top form for the Eagles’ offense as a whole to continue to be effective. They can’t have their best lineman playing poorly or else trouble will ensue for Michael Vick and company.
The offensive line is in for another big test on Sunday. They have to go into a hostile Sports Authority Field at Mile High and play lights out in order to pull off a major upset. Peters is a big part of that. He will have to battle and be a warrior on Sunday for the Eagles to come out victorious. Let’s hope for his and the team’s sake he does.