Dallas Smack Talk

Posted: June 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 13 Comments »

I assume most of you saw this, but in case anyone missed it…Dallas is taunting Mike Vick.

I say…Great.

When the Cowboys are singling you out, that is a nice compliment.  We’re coming off an 8-8 season.  Haven’t won a playoff game since 2008.  Dallas isn’t talking trash to Eli.  They aren’t going after the Skins hot shot rookie.  The Boys have Mike Vick on their mind.

That shows you we’re in their heads.  We’ve won 5 of 6 against them and the only loss was when DeMarcus Ware proved he’s better than Austin Howard and Jason Witten came up big against our backup LBs.

The Boys could be a great team in 2012, but there are no guarantees.  That bunch could prove to be mediocre as well.  Lots of very talented individuals, but also some gaps in the starting lineup.  And I’m not totally sold on their depth.

I like it when the Eagles and Boys aren’t getting along.  That’s a good sign to me.


13 Comments on “Dallas Smack Talk”

  1. 1 ian_no_2 said at 2:54 AM on June 28th, 2012:

    1. Adds to Vick’s motivation, and he’s already putting in extra offseason work;
    2. Reminds Cowboys that behind their facade of boastfulness, there’s the futility of the fact that Vick carved them up both games, which Florio put out there for all to see.

  2. 2 D3FB said at 9:10 AM on June 28th, 2012:

    Notice that they didn’t say anything about Shady. Demarcus Ware is probably praying that Clay Harbor doesn’t make the roster.

  3. 3 TommyLawlor said at 9:26 AM on June 28th, 2012:

    Clay has done well vs him as a run blocker. Pass pro is not as good, but we’ll work on that.

  4. 4 TheRogerPodacter said at 9:44 AM on June 28th, 2012:

    how do you react if you are mike vick?

    seriously… i can hardly see it as extra motivation since it just seems so childish.
    all i would be able to respond with would be a “uhhhh…. thanks?”

  5. 5 Mac said at 12:41 PM on June 28th, 2012:

    If I’m Mike Vick, I’m more concerned about AS22 than Demarcus Ware and the Rob Ryan led cowgirls.

  6. 6 izzylangfan said at 9:51 AM on June 28th, 2012:

    I don’t really follow Jones’ Jerks closely. Although I saw today an article where current Giant and ex boy, Chris Canty said Romo was great -except in the clutch. Seems right on. Yes, the Cowboys might be pretty good in 2012 – but haven’t their once great offensive and defensive lines been in decline over the past few years?

  7. 7 begatts said at 9:56 AM on June 28th, 2012:

    What the hell have the Cowboys done over the past few years besides become the poster child for UNDERACHIEVEMENT?! Not to mention we totally destroyed them TWICE last season. Nothing but a bunch of mutts on that team. I think it speaks volumes that despite years of unwarranted hype and consistent underachievement, they’re focused on calling out Mike Vick.

  8. 8 P_P_K said at 10:43 AM on June 28th, 2012:

    In a world of mysteries dark and vast, in which even the plates beneath the Earth’s surface shift and change, there is always one sturdy rock on which we can be assured: Cowboys Suck!

  9. 9 TommyLawlor said at 2:49 PM on June 28th, 2012:


  10. 10 izzylangfan said at 10:57 AM on June 28th, 2012:

    I just want to follow up on my comments about Vick from yesterday. I mentioned that in 2010 Vick’s performance was anamalous in that he had a very low number of interceptions. Yes, but in the latter part of the year he started throwing interceptions again at a high rate. You’ll remember that Vick was not supposed to be the starter that year. But once he did start, in a period of a few weeks he went from backup to franchise quarter back. He must have been floating on air on the occasion of his redemption. I believe that during such times players can have a heightened sense of awareness and perhaps a high amount of adrenaline that lets them perform at a level above their normal capability — for a limited period of time.

    You will remember last offseason when the discussion was hot and heavy about how Vick needed to learn to handle the blitz. Then, you wrote a wonderful post about how it was not the blitz per se but Vicks difficulty with pre snap reads that was the more general problem. Vick was public about how he was watching tons of tape during the lockout and then the coaches had the full training camp with him. Yes, I know there was the lockout and no OTA’s. And of course there is the alternate Thursdays and full moon Sundays excuses.

    But guess what? No improvement!

  11. 11 Mac said at 12:03 PM on June 28th, 2012:

    Didn’t get a chance to chime in on the conversation yesterday about this Eagles defense.

    In my opinion, this defense is built to FEAST upon weak opponents. This team should be super aggressive and exciting to watch. As a fan of high sack counts, last season was a dream come true for me. I cut my teeth on the late 80s early 90s Eagles defenses. Sure Rockin Randall, Jackson and Byers were great fun to watch.. but man… the Sacks oh the glorious Sacks.

    Is there anything more savory in a football game than 3rd and long and seeing Romo or Eli completely destroyed?

    I am excited to see what a difference having true leaders on defense will make this year. I’m looking at you Demeco and C. Jenkins. It’s my opinion that Jenkins will emerge this year as one of the emotional leaders of this defense. I think we saw signs of that as the season wore on and everyone got comfortable playing together, and I think the same may hold true of Nnamdi although I see him more as a quite confident guy like T. Cole. But having said all that… these young guys are going to be so amped to go out and destroy their opponents because of the new man in the middle. Demeco Ryans, please stay healthy, and please continue your ways of being a very high quality LBer and an epic level leader. Castillo now possesses a man on the field who can diagnose plays and get the team lined up properly.

    As far as Safety goes, I believe in Kurt and Nate… and I believe they will function as a unit which people will slowly start to see is the kind of thing where the sum is greater than the parts. I believe this fact will be amplified by the injection of Bowles to help Kurt and Nate correct small mistakes in their game.

    I for one am not worried about Nnamdi and DRC, and I am excited to see what Boykin can do and I hope his injury concerns are a thing of the past.

  12. 12 TommyLawlor said at 2:51 PM on June 28th, 2012:

    It is easy to get excited by the potential of the Eagles defense. Still, I get why some people are nervous.

  13. 13 Gregory Post said at 12:42 PM on June 28th, 2012:


    -Every Cowboys fan ever