Midseason Eagles Awards / Roundup

Posted: November 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 21 Comments »

I’ll post the red carpet pics of me, Jamaal Jackson, and Megan Fox later.

2-word description of 2011 Eagles:    Very disappointing.

Best Moment:   I don’t know if this technically counts as a moment, but Andy Reid/Marty Mornhinweg calling 8 straight running plays vs the Giants in a game where the Eagles trailed.  I thought that was a sign that 2011 could be something special.

Best Game:   The destruction of Dallas on SNF.  3 hours of bliss.

Best Performance:   Shady running all over Dallas.  30-185.  3 hours of bliss.

Worst Moment:   Jeremy Maclin’s fumble vs SF.  We trailed by a point.  We were almost in FG range.  A win there would have done a lot for the confidence of the team.

Surreal Moment:   Ronnie Brown’s attempted goal line pass was so ridiculously awful that it gets its own category.  It was followed by quotes like:   “Did he really do that?”  “What was he thinking?”  “I no longer have the will to live.”

Siberia Award:   For his “dream team” comment, Vince Young should be banished to Siberia for 5 years.  For his INT in the WAS game he should be an additional 5 years.

Worst Game:   The loss to the Giants.  Barf.

Worst Performance:   Tie.  Jarrad Page in every game he started.  Also Alex Henery missing 2 short FGs in the SF game.

Offensive MVP:   Shady McCoy.  No explanation needed.

Defensive MVP:   Shady McCoy.  The Eagles defense is greatly helped by the offense staying on the field as much as they do.

Team MVP:   Whichever executive pushed for the drafting of Shady McCoy.   And Derek Landri.  He’s that good.

Biggest Surprise:   Evan Mathis.  He struggled vs the Bears at times, but has been very good aside from that.

Biggest Disappointment:   I only get to pick one?  Jamar Chaney.  Where is the guy we saw last year?  I know the scheme is different, but Chaney has been missing tackles in space.  That’s just basic football.

Bounce-back Player:   Brent Celek.  There were some offseason pics where he looked more like Tubby Celek.  Brent has played lights out recently and is doing a good job as a blocker when that’s needed.  Glad to see that.

Most Frustrating Player:   Jeremy Maclin.  He’s had a great year in so many ways.  He’s been consistent and productive.  He’s delivered some big catches.  But all of that is lessened by his 4th down drop in ATL, his fumble vs SF, and his drop last week.  The 4th Qtr should bring out the best in guys.  That hasn’t been the case with Mac.  Let’s hope that changes in the 2nd half of the season so we can really enjoy how well he is playing overall.

DeSean Jackson Award:   This goes to DeSean Jackson.  He is hard to describe, good and bad.  All I know is that he’s not delivering the plays we need this year.  You can’t hate him though, because he’s blocking well, improved as a short receiver, and he isn’t complaining to the media.  It would really be great if he would play up to his potential or just completely bottom out so that we could all completely hate him.

Best Rookie:   Brian Rolle.  He took over at WLB a few weeks in and has played pretty well.  The little ball of hate just seems to make things happen.  Danny Watkins could take this award by the time the season is complete.

Best Offseason Addition:   Jason Babin.  He’s done exactly what we expected.  Cullen Jenkins is close 2nd.

Worst Offseason Addition:  Steve Smith.  Did we sign the former Giants receiver or the former NBA guard?  Could you tell the difference?

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5 Fearless Predictions

* The Eagles will go to the Little Ceasar’s Bowl and beat Toledo.

* Dinner with the Matthews Family will be the NFL Network’s first reality show.

* Castillo will say the words “physical” and “fundamental” another 237 times.  Fans will wonder if he knows what they mean.

* Riley Cooper will catch a pass.  A pass.

* Derek Landri will do something awesome.


  • Anonymous

    I feel that on “Dinner with the Mathhews Family” Casey will be the same as the fat Kardashian sister.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Deshawn-Bentley/100000596290582 Deshawn Bentley

    Agree with everything for the most part… Except…

    Best Moment: LeSean McCoy punching Andy Reid in the stomach after running for a first down in the 4th quarter of the Redskins game.

    Siberia Award: Juan Castillo. And I’m afraid Siberia isn’t even a harsh enough punishment…

    Biggest Disappointment: DRC. No excuse for his lackadaisical play. Standing still watching in the NFL is inexcusable. Completely disgusting.

    Best Offseason Addition: Evan Mathis.. I believe he has been the 2nd highest rated G in the NFL…And we’re only paying him a fraction of what his playing worth is… Great value here.

  • http://twitter.com/theguyotc the guy

    My predictions:

    * Jason Peters will false start at home again. He will try to blame it on King Dunlap.

    * DRC will be exposed as a photographer for an innovative local paper looking for great shots of opposing players scoring TDs.

    * The Eagles will trade back from the 6th round of the 2012 draft into the 7th in order to pick up a starter to replace Fokou.

    * After finally scoring a 4th quarter touchdown to take a lead, the Eagles offense will immediately head to the locker room, thinking the game has been won. They will have to be herded back on to the field for their next drive.

    * On that drive, the Eagles will run 3 straight passes.

    * Vince Young will not be resigned. He will be replaced on the depth chart by Chas Henry.

    • Anonymous

      Interesting stuff.

  • Anonymous

    Predictions:

    Juan will overcome his bifocals and no longer looked confused on the sidelines, at press conferences, or while trying to remember which one is Joselio and which one is DRC.

    Asante will become a lockdown press corner and will lead the team in tackling in the second half.

    Kurt Coleman will average 3 interceptions per game from here on out.

    Vick will become part of the goalie D and will continue to create an unprecedented number of redzone turnovers.

    • Anonymous

      Love the Vick idea. Just crazy enough that it might work.

  • http://twitter.com/akuatuta nathalie a

    i disagree with siberia for ‘dream team’ comment. not the smartest thing to say, but media blew it out of proportion and people latched on to it like crazy. in my book, the comment and ensuing hype account for absolutely nothing in the team’s demise.

    my ‘best play that went down the drain’ is the fake punt. henry should at least be condemned to entertain a epistolary correspondance with inmate young; should keep them both occupied.

    • Anonymous

      Media did blow the comment out of proportion, but that’s why you don’t make comments like that.

      And I do think that label has brought some weird, negative energy to the season.

      • http://twitter.com/akuatuta nathalie a

        then it means to me that you see them more psychologically fragile than i do. maybe you are right, but i’m not prepared to cut them any slack due to the mini-turmoil this comment started.

  • Anonymous

    Most accurate IgglesBlitz commenter: Morton?

    • Anonymous

      Was there ever a doubt?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GWMNZ32U6YPGGA7N4JNWH4OSJE Mac

    Tommy, are your fearless predictions for this game, or the rest of the season?

    Also, is there any stat that tracks the number of passes that hit people in the hands WR and CB from a single QB that are dropped? I think Vick might win that competition.

    • Anonymous

      2nd half of the season.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AHVR5EZERRCZSD77DMKWAEEPLA Steve H

    Fearless Predictions:

    Andy Reid will spend this week scrutinizing every corner of the roster for improvements to be made and determine that the best thing he can do is bring back Reno Mahe to return kicks.

    We will attempt the fake punt with Chas Henry again sometime this year, and again it will fail, miserably.

    The Eagles will stage a second half of the year rally, getting our hopes up again, only to fall just short in their predictably soul crushing manner.

  • http://twitter.com/sjampendk Patrick

    My Prediction:

    The Eagles will become a PO contender until the final game vs. Washington. In this game all hope os restored and we begin to smell that sweet PO honey, because all we need to do is beat a Washington team that, as they usually do, have fallen to the hopeless part off the NFL. We lose the game 10-0 and i might strangle a baby kitten and get to bunk in Mike Vicks jailcell.

  • Anonymous

    Prediction:

    I’m keeping my mouth shut, hoping Tommy’s optimism makes me eat crow for all my pessimism.

    As Tommy mentioned, the dream team tag has brought some kind of messed up Karma to this team. Still hope they prove me an idiot for doubting them since week 3.

  • Anonymous

    “Derek Landri will do something awesome”

    Odds are this involves the McRib.

    • Anonymous

      Bingo.

      I’m glad to see someone else has his thinking cap on.

  • Anonymous

    1. Chas Henry and Ronnie Brown will try to open a passing clinic during the off season. They will inexplicably fail in a way that defies prediction.

    2. DeSean doesn’t get a contract extension during the season. He does, however, get hair extensions so that he and Asante can make public appearances as Milli Vanilli.

    3. Drew Rosenhaus will encourage Shady to hold out. Shady will juke him, leaving Drew face to face with Dion Lewis. He will encourage Lewis to hit the hole full speed. Even an idiot can see that.

    4. In his autobiography, Vince will explain that his dream team comment was misunderstood. What he meant was that his tenure will the Eagles will be dream-like: fleeting, lack substance, and no one will really remember it after it is over. Fortunately for the press, no one will read the book.

    5. Owen Schmidt will cause the NFL to consider safety improvements to the outside of helmets.

    6. Andy will discover that King Dunlap cannot throw the ball or down a punt inside the 10, making Chas expendable. The roster spot will be used to add Morton. Although he has issues in the locker room due to past comments, his tackling is better than DRC’s.

    • Anonymous

      Milli Vanilli. Didn’t think I’d read that name this morning. Greatest musical duo of the last 25 years.

  • Anonymous

    Desean inactive…doesn’t this just figure?