By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — When it comes to football, every office, classroom, and bar has at least one “Monday morning quarterback” — you know, the person who constantly criticizes what their team does or doesn’t do.

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Now, the Philadelphia Eagles are giving fans a chance to see just what it takes to make it in the NFL. “Eagles Academy for Men” takes place this weekend, at the Novacare complex.

“Essentially, be a player for a day,” explains Brian Papson, a team spokesman. “They’re having offense, defensive meetings, special team meetings, and then they get to go out on the field and practice and run some of the drills with coaches and alumni.”

Papson says participants will get coaching from some former Eagles’ greats.

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“We’ll have a mix of current coaches and some current players, and then we also have Jon Runyan coming back on Saturday, and Harold Carmichael. And then on Sunday we have Troy Vincent and Lito Sheppard who will be here.”

The academy, for which there is a $100 fee, has two separate sessions: one on Saturday, and one on Sunday.

For more information about the program and how you can sign up, visit

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