Sunday Thread

Posted: October 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 54 Comments »

No Eagles game today, but stuff to talk about.

Go Carolina (vs WAS).

Go St. Louis (vs DAL).

Relax.  No pressure today.  Eagles can’t blow a lead or lose (although Morton informs me that won’t stop Juan Castillo from trying).

54 Comments on “Sunday Thread”

  1. 1 Anonymous said at 1:09 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Cam Newton already has a 25-yd run. Good work, young man. Keep it up.

  2. 2 Anonymous said at 1:09 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Dallas plays at 4:15pm.

  3. 3 Anonymous said at 1:28 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    I would love to see the Dallas have an embarrassing loss against the Rams, but I think it would take a miracle win for the Rams for it to happen. Bradford is questionable, the Rams are banged up all over, and… well it’s the Rams… Either way though, GO RAMS!

  4. 4 Anonymous said at 1:22 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Off topic, but Donovan seems to be digging his hole even bigger. I’m finding it harder and harder to see why a team would bother to bring him in as a backup.

  5. 5 Anonymous said at 2:24 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    John Beck looks terrible. Hard to believe that Rex Grossman gives you your best chance to win. LoLskins.

  6. 6 Anonymous said at 2:32 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    I hope Feeley starts against the Cowboys. Just so I can sing the Feeley “feliz navidad” song that WIP played the morning after Feeley and the Eagles beat the Rams in December 2001.

    “A.J. Feliz not-that-bad… A.J. Feeeliiiz not-that-bad… we have no choice, he’s the only QB we had.”

  7. 7 Anonymous said at 2:40 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    They announced yesterday that Feeley was starting.

  8. 8 Anonymous said at 4:51 PM on October 23rd, 2011:


  9. 9 Anonymous said at 11:04 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    err, yeah. december 1st 2002. 5 went down against ARI, detmer against SF on (i believe?) a monday night game.

    that STL/Eagles game was the first game I ever attended in person. 13 years old, nose bleed seats, sitting in the sub-freezing temps with a cracked tailbone. it was all worth it, and then some.

  10. 10 Anonymous said at 3:15 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    We may have done the Redskins a favor in promoting Beck. He also looks to be a better QB than Tebow, who looks like he should be playing with the 1987 Colts in the Wishbone under Meyer.

  11. 11 Anonymous said at 5:16 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Yeah Tebow would have fit the Colts teams of the early 80s.

  12. 12 Anonymous said at 3:27 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Coooome oooon yooou Paaantherrrs!!

  13. 13 Anonymous said at 3:44 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Go Panthers, it’s ya birthday!

    I dislike Cam Newton but damn he’s gonna be good!

  14. 14 Anonymous said at 3:40 PM on October 23rd, 2011:


    This may be heresy . . .

    But I think Cam Newton looks like Joe Namath (early Namath) the way he drops back, stands tall, and throws with a pretty quick release straight over the top.

    I’m not saying Newton’s dropback or release is “as” quick — I don’t think anyone could go back, set, and fire like Namath.

    But Newton stands tall and throws over the top. Really, really impressive.

  15. 15 Anonymous said at 5:17 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    He’s off to a better start than anyone could have ever guessed. Absolutely impressive.

  16. 16 Anonymous said at 3:41 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Watching the Panthers wear down the Redskins reminds me how disappointing the Eagles’ 2nd-half offense has been this season — especially 4th Q.

    What’s the deal there?

  17. 17 Anonymous said at 3:53 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    I’ve been painfully sitting through this DEN/MIA game, watching Dawkins light it up and Tebow look like a back-up QB for an NFL Europa squad… but hey, its actually turned into a ballgame now.

    Haaail to the Panthers, haaail victoryyy…

  18. 18 Anonymous said at 4:15 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Tebow played 3 and a half quarters of awful football, but what a way to end the 4th quarter for him. I was never a Tebow fan and I can’t stand the hype he gets, but you have to be impressed at how he managed to bring the broncos back in this game.

  19. 19 Anonymous said at 4:14 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Tony Sparano’s days are numbered — and I think It’s single digits.

    It’s not just that Tebow brought the Broncos back.

    It’s that after scoring a TD six seconds into the 4th Q — so 14:54 remained — to put Miami up 12-0, he went for two instead of one.

    By doing that, he guaranteed that the Broncos had to go for a 2-pt conversion only once to tie the score.

    At that point in the game, Denver’d done nothing. Obviously, Sparano had no confidence in his offense. But his defense was point in a lousy spot.

    I think most coaches are mentally challenged when it comes to the 2-pt conversion. Inside 6 minutes, okay. But w/ an entire quarter remaining . . . bad decision IMO.

  20. 20 Anonymous said at 4:47 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    If it wasn’t for what the suckiest team gets as a prize this year, you may be right. They aren’t suck(ing) for Luck, they just stink, but as a GM, why make the change?

  21. 21 Anonymous said at 5:15 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Had to run out for a while. Back home now. Since I turned on game, Rams have looked good. Let’s hope I’m a lucky charm for STL.

  22. 22 the guy said at 5:58 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    I’m not happy with the Rams. They’re playing like they don’t know how much the world loves watching the Cowboys lose.

  23. 23 Anonymous said at 6:14 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    So very true. Dallas isn’t impressive at all. They’re keeping the Rams in it. Gotta take advantage of that.

  24. 24 Anonymous said at 6:32 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Who Woke Up the KC CHIEFS?!

    They look like a playoff team — on the road in Oakland.

    Sure. Kyle Bollar helped. But Todd Haley’s righted that ship.

  25. 25 Anonymous said at 6:34 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Tommy . . .

    Did the Eagles seriously consider drafting RB DeMarco Murray this past April?

    Dion Lewis is nice. But Murray would have been dynamite — well, could have been — in this offense.


  26. 26 Anonymous said at 7:05 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    I don’t think the Eagles were all that interested in Murray. I think the problem was that the Eagles knew he would go earlier than when they wanted to spend a pick on a RB. Anyone who watched him could see his talent.

  27. 27 Eric Weaver said at 10:28 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    I’m waiting for Morton to comment on this.

  28. 28 Mac said at 10:58 AM on October 24th, 2011:

    Why would the Eagles draft Bill Murray? I mean he’s pretty funny, but I doubt he would make a good RB.

  29. 29 Anonymous said at 11:35 AM on October 24th, 2011:

    Just in case they ever want to gopher it on 4th down.

    Sorry, really. It is just that when the ball is sitting there on the tee…

    Okay, really, I’m sorry this time.

  30. 30 Nathan said at 6:35 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    There isn’t a whole lot you can say Aaron Rogers does wrong, but it seems like there are times where he holds onto the ball forever which leads to extra hits/sacks. If I were a Packer fan I would be a little worried about that.

  31. 31 the guy said at 6:41 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    This was a bad week for the NFL. The matchups are almost entirely terrible.

  32. 32 Anonymous said at 7:05 PM on October 23rd, 2011:


  33. 33 Anonymous said at 6:47 PM on October 23rd, 2011:


    Kevin Kolb . . . any thoughts 6 games into the season regarding: (1) his performance; (2) would have lost his job last year if Reid didn’t bench him after 1 game anyway?

    Biggest questions:

    1. Was McNabb a product of Reid’s “system”? I say “no,” because — other than 1 year w/ TO and D-Jax’s rookie year — McNabb had little to work with.

    2. Has Kolb proven that Reid’s system makes mediocre to good QBs look like they’re worth more than they are?

  34. 34 Tom McAllister said at 9:20 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    re: point #1

    McNabb had mediocre WRs outside of those years, but he did benefit from an excellent OL and a strong, reliable running game (especially 2000-04), not to mention a defense and STs that consistently put the team in good field position. Not that I think it invalidates his success here, but I’ve always thought it was misleading for people to make a claim like that; it makes it sound like McNabb was succeeding despite his teammates for all those years, and that’s just not true.

  35. 35 Anonymous said at 11:18 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    I think that McNabb and Kolb, along with Feeley and Vick, make a pretty good argument that Reid has a system for developing QBs. I don’t know that it is so much the offensive design as it is what he does Monday through Saturday to get his QB ready.

    Whatever it is, QBs look better here than elsewhere. Hopefully our future trade partners don’t recognize that.

  36. 36 ike said at 7:03 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    It’s depressing watching the GB Packers.

    They seem unstoppable through the air.

    Who’s going to beat them?

  37. 37 Anonymous said at 8:39 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    They seem unstoppable, but Minnesota was in that game at the end and New Orleans almost be them as well. Rodgers is really impressive – every time gets out of the pocket to his right it results in a big pass play down the field.

  38. 38 Anonymous said at 9:40 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Yea, whoever beats them is going to have to win a shootout. But honestly, it just seems like Green Bay can score at will and just puts up as much as they need to make up for their surprisingly regressed Defense this year.

  39. 39 Steve H said at 7:37 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Aaron Rodgers with a typical game. 24/30 for 335, no big deal.

    I pity whoevers local game was the Cleveland/Seattle game. Holy moly what a crapfest that must have been.

  40. 40 Anonymous said at 10:52 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Can you write your take on Tebow? I saw you touch on it a little in these comments but I’d be interested to hear more of your take on him. After a day like today, I’m further confused by his awful 3 quarters of football and terrible mechanics while in awe of those five minutes

  41. 41 Anonymous said at 11:05 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    It would seem almost unfair if the Colts get to groom Luck during the waning years of Peyton.

  42. 42 Anonymous said at 11:30 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    They might be fighting the Dolphins for that pick.

  43. 43 Kammich said at 11:33 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Personally, I’m rooting for STL to get the #1 pick, so some desperate team like Seattle trades 44 and a half picks for the #1 overall slot. that always makes draft time even more interesting than it already is.

  44. 44 Anonymous said at 11:07 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    our missed opportunity to sign Darren Sproles continues to eat at me. I touched on this about 2 weeks ago. I dunno, maybe Payton and co. just know the idealistic way to handle him, and in Philly he would’ve just been another wasted backup RB.

    But I look at Ronnie, and then I look at Sproles… and it makes me want to DDT a baby.

  45. 45 Anonymous said at 11:15 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Also, I am currently giving the ‘DX Suck It’ sign to everyone who mocked me when I made Jimmy Graham the 1st TE selected in both of my fantasy leagues.

    There you go. Two late-90s wrestling references in a row. stick that in your pipe and smoke it. jabroni…?

  46. 46 Anonymous said at 11:13 AM on October 24th, 2011:

    DDT a baby? Wow, that is serious business.

  47. 47 Steve H said at 11:19 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    Well the Saints just dropped 62 on the Colts.

    Peyton Manning should be the MVP of eternity, its shocking how bad that team is without him.

  48. 48 Kammich said at 11:19 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    gotta love those nail biters.

  49. 49 Steve H said at 11:23 PM on October 23rd, 2011:

    I was holding my breath but the last minute interception TD sealed it. Once you’re down 55 theres no coming back.

  50. 50 Anonymous said at 6:16 AM on October 24th, 2011:

    Murray’s rushing yards against the Eagles: Over/Under 300?!

  51. 51 Mac said at 10:59 AM on October 24th, 2011:

    I’m gonna go ahead and say under 100.

  52. 52 Mac said at 11:08 AM on October 24th, 2011:

    Not that it matter a whole lot….but…. If the Eagles win this Sunday and Washington losses, then the Eagles will be in second place behind the Ginas.

  53. 53 Eric Weaver said at 11:11 AM on October 24th, 2011:


    PFT is saying it’s rumored the Polians may be out in Indy. If that’s the case, pay them whatever they want to come here.

  54. 54 Steve H said at 12:07 PM on October 24th, 2011:

    They’re also talking about how the Colts should trade Peyton Manning. I don’t know how much stock I put into these things.