Friday, September 9, 2011

Smith says Eagles want to be 'The New Greatest Show;' Samuel's shoulder OK

Like a lot of players Steve Smith was captivated by the explosiveness of the Greatest Show on Turf, the elite cast that led the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl title.

Eying the season opener Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome, the fast indoor track where Torrey Holt and Isaac Bruce put on the show with Marshall Faulk, a dynamic receiver in his own right, Smith couldn't help but draw a parallel to the Eagles.
Isaac Bruce
"Hopefully we can be the new Greatest Show," Smith  said after practice Friday. "Hopefully we can bring The Show to Philly."

Smith probably won't start this weekend but has been told he will see his first action since saying goodbye to the New York Giants, who didn't think he would be ready to contribute in September after he underwent micro-fracture knee surgery for an injury he concedes "was pretty bad.
"But (the doctor) said you healed unbelievably," said Smith, who believes it was divine intervention. "I’m just thankful. It is kind of a shocker."

Smith is listed probable for the Rams.

Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel gave the coaching staff a scare at practice Friday when he jammed his right shoulder banging into wide receiver Riley Cooper to break up a pass.

Samuel, probable for the Rams, said he "was just being a diva."
Additionally quarterback Vince Young took his first official snaps since straining his hamstring in the preseason finale one week ago Thursday but is doubtful for the Rams.


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