PHI 7, NYG 3 – 2nd Half Thread

Posted: September 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 238 Comments »

Slow start, good finish.  More of the same, please.


  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Ouch, Asomugha out.

  • Daz

    Has Mac been targeted yet?

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Loved the run, but if he kept running up the sideline instead of cutting it inside he gains at least another 5 yards.

  • bdbd20

    What’s this trick play where the QB gives the ball to the RB and the RB just runs with it? Is this some sort of Arena league garbage?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

      Bravo!

  • lilmc

    Shove it down their throat!!

  • DamonL86

    punch it in no fg here

  • Zachary Kaplan

    I say run it again.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    a TD would have been nice. But some nice running on that drive. A nice quick throws too.

    • TommyLawlor

      Real good drive.

  • teltschikfakeout88

    2nd goal run, I think if shady just follows havili he gets in.

  • mc

    Darn, I think McCoy had a TD on 2nd down if he followed Havili’s block. No chance on 3rd.

    • TommyLawlor

      Shady went too wide on that.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    What is up with our coverage unit tonight?

  • DamonL86

    i thought we had the best special teams coach in the land

    • nicolajNN

      We’re also without out two (maybe 3) best ST players

    • Arby1

      April looking more like December…

    • bdbd20

      Let’s give it some time. A lot of new guys in there. I believe we’ll have one of the better units by the end of the season

  • teltschikfakeout88

    Special teams coverage just crappy.

    • TommyLawlor

      Gonna give me a heart attack.

  • P_P_K

    Giants haven’t turned the ball over… jinx!

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    I HATE that salsa dance.

  • teltschikfakeout88

    Yep I fuckin hate Cruz.

    • TommyLawlor

      I hate NBC playing his stupid salsa music. Barf.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    I want the defense from the first 28 minutes to come back.

    • Daz

      ryans looked hesitant on the TD pass, I thought he had an angle on it…

  • DamonL86

    i want our offense to be able to score from 1 yard out.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    and where’s our defensive line been on those last two drives, no pressure at all.

  • bdbd20

    One thing that really bugs me is that every kicker in the league seems to be able to kick it out of the endzone, except for ours.

    • nicolajNN

      I think that’s on purpose, kicking high and short in hopes of stopping them inside the 20. Of course without our best ST’ers that might not be a good idea

  • Steag209

    Our special teams needs to step it up big time or we’re in trouble

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Momentum shifting…WTF was that. All day and terrible decision

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Funny thing happens when you establish the run: The play action pass actually works.

  • rls255

    We need to answer back with points.

  • A_T_G

    so play action works after you actually run it?

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Good to know he can hit a wide open receiver…

    By the way, don’t run anywhere near JPP

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    That reminds me, why not a bootleg with Vick at the goal line???

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Are you serious? Blowing timeouts in a tight game can really come back to haunt you.

  • P_P_K

    Once more, is Maclin playing?

    • A_T_G

      I saw him once… on the sideline.

      • P_P_K

        Thanks.

    • ceteris_paribus1776

      For a team with “so much talent” it sure is easy for these guys to absolutely disappear during long stretches

    • onemorebop

      Yep, not that you’d notice.

    • nicolajNN

      One target

      • nicolajNN

        Two now

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Hmmm…a timeout that they may need later? Nah

  • DamonL86

    nice kick fgs are not gonna win it for us though

    • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

      Especially with our Defense currently MIA.

  • A_T_G

    That stalled pretty quickly, but a nice kick.

    • P_P_K

      Good to see with McBriar holding.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    And now, let’s talk about Drew Brees….for…what reason?

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Holy shit, make a tackle for crying out loud

  • DamonL86

    wow

  • onemorebop

    If we lose this game, it’s going to be because of these mammoth run backs.

  • Daz

    oh my god are you kidding?! ST – wtf?!

  • teltschikfakeout88

    Special teams again..?

  • teltschikfakeout88

    Just have Henry kick it deep

    • Daz

      we’d start with better field position if he kicked it over the sideline!

      • A_T_G

        Ha, yep.

  • A_T_G

    Nnamdi has a visor now, half a hour too late.

  • A_T_G

    Hmm, a timeout? They might need that later.

  • rls255

    Nice stop!

    • rls255

      Nm, i take that back.

  • lilmc

    Cox blew that play up!!

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Really? Was that our “let’s not cover Cruz because they’ll never expect it” defense?!

  • A_T_G

    Damn it

    • TommyLawlor

      Can I quote you on that?

  • DamonL86

    that looked way to easy for a 4th and 1 play

    • TommyLawlor

      Probably a good play design. High risk, high reward.

  • bdbd20

    Um, that was a little too easy. So much for that solid defense we showed in the first half. I’m feeling another damn salsa dance coming soon.

  • teltschikfakeout88

    Craptastic. Two scores set up by our crap special teams

  • Zachary Kaplan

    I feel like that’s our team in a nut shell. Come up huge one play, just to have a the next be a huge letdown.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Lets see if Vick can match Eli drive for drive in the 4th quarter

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Eli has basically been kept clean the last 17 minutes, maybe a bit longer. I think we need to hit him and force a TO, or they’ll keep marching for the rest of the game.

    • Daz

      Definitely could use a turnover here…

      • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

        Ask and ye shall receive.

    • P_P_K

      Great call on the to!

    • Daz

      Zach, we’re totally claiming that as an assist!

  • DamonL86

    nice pick take a knee

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Terrible decision to take it out, but great play by DRC.

  • lilmc

    DRC!!!!!!!

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    That’s surprising!

  • Felix

    DRC is KING!!

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Now THAT is effective blocking. Just trip the oncoming blitzer.

  • Daz

    Bell makes one hell of a block with his right big toe!

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Didn’t like the way Havili carried that ball.

  • P_P_K

    We’ve got the mojo now.

  • onemorebop

    All the weird handoffs in our run game always make me nervous.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Come on Reid/MM give me a ghost reverse.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Nice rhythm on this drive

  • A_T_G

    This is, by far, our best game this year. Lets finish it.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    I think if i tried to make the cuts that McCoy makes, the MCLs, ACLs, PCLs, and any other CLs in my knees would explode.

  • Felix

    Nice drive! Sustain it big time

  • A_T_G

    The announcing is great. Two drives ago Collinsworth was saying how disciplined the Giants are on the back side, now he says how terrible they have been all night.

    • TommyLawlor

      So true. And both times…JPP.

    • Arby1

      Good catch.

  • onemorebop

    Also scary: how every 1/10 passes from Mike Vick are a complete WTF moment.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    It’ s nit picking during this game, but Vick has had a few – what the hell throws?….

  • DamonL86

    we need a td here
    and fail again

  • Felix

    bid 3rd coming

  • Felix

    Damn -but good decision by vick not to throw it and play it safe

  • bdbd20

    Nice decision there by Vick. Take the FG attempt.

    • TommyLawlor

      Agreed. TD would have been awesome, but don’t be greedy.

      • bdbd20

        I like what I’ve seen from Vick so far. Not superman, just run the offense. Get the ball in the hands of the playmakers and make a play once in a while.

    • A_T_G

      He even felt the rush behind him. Pocket presence?

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    I’m going to be a nervous wreck until they score a TD.

  • Felix

    hey guys, as we catch a break – greetz from austria, europe!

    • Arby1

      Wait, Austria’s in Europe now? Thought it was next to New Zealand…

      • Felix

        Man, that is Australia you are talking about ;)) I am from Schwarzenegger country ;)

        • Arby1

          Thanks, it’s never too late to get a geography lesson. But I was kidding.

          • Felix

            who do u tell, its 5 am here ;-)

        • A_T_G

          So not Austrailia? Your from the one with Eveta then? Don’t cry for you?

          • Felix

            Close pal – madonna hopefully never sings about my hometown ;)

  • A_T_G

    Ug, 6 point lead: recipe for heartache.

    • DamonL86

      This ^

    • ceteris_paribus1776

      I’ll be extrememly surprised if the birds don’t get the ball back

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Finally starting to play like a play-off team. Nice play calls on that drive and good excecution

  • lilmc

    Sqib kick this thing.

    • A_T_G

      Really, there is very little downside to an onsides attempt…

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Maybe we should squib or kick it out of bounds….I’m just saying.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Our coverage team woke up! Hurray!

  • A_T_G

    Great coverage. And you were worried.

    • lilmc

      The Bobby April Rope-a-Dope.

  • bdbd20

    We may very well lose this game, but the maturity and decision making from Vick is very encouraging. Very much like the 2nd half against Baltimore.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Nice tackle Nnamdi

  • Daz

    can Nnamdi still see??

  • DamonL86

    That didn’t take long so glad we are kicking fgs

  • Felix

    What the hell is nnamdi doing???

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Coleman is biting on EVERYTHING.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    It’s not Nnamdi. It’s Coleman biting on every play fake.

  • A_T_G

    So, we will get the ball back…

  • DamonL86

    and losing

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Nnamdi always thinks he has help…

    Way too easy

    • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

      And he’s supposed to. Watch Coleman on the playfakes. He charges the line every single time.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    That was sickening.

  • Felix

    Did not like that drive

  • teltschikfakeout88

    Just terrible play by the safeties

  • A_T_G

    What the hell was that?!

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Well blowing that went faster than I thought it would.

  • Steag209

    NNamdi has lost a step, we got him a year too late

    • TommyLawlor

      Didn’t look good there.

  • Felix

    That was awful….

  • DarthBanner

    Juan’s defense has really fallen apart in the 2nd half. If not for the gift interception from Eli, the Eagles might be out of it already.

  • Felix

    Hey guyy, what do u think is our best CB?

  • bdbd20

    I’m willing to give Nnamdi a break this game, but the safeties have been awful the last few drives.

  • DarthBanner

    Bobby April, on the hot seat.

  • Julz

    I think it’s time we start looking at some different options in the return game, absolutely nothing over the first 4 games.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Need 7 here offense.

  • DamonL86

    we just need this drive to last 6 more minutes and kick the fg

  • P_P_K

    The Giants D is tired.

  • lilmc

    Niether team playing D right now

    • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

      Theirs is tired. Ours is clueless.

  • Felix

    Maclin is alive!

  • Dan Bandekow

    nnamdi asomugha is a liability. Is it just me or were we much better with him on the sidelines? It is about time someone mentioned it. If we lose I blame nnamdi asomugha. he might not of given up the TD but the only reason they were in the redzone was because he blew 2 plays in a row

    • deltron

      Only so much you can do when you make a guy go one way and expect help from your safety who bites on every play fake.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    WCO clicking again

    • TheRogerPodacter

      that was really a pleasure to watch.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Excellent drive. need to top it off with 6 here.

  • P_P_K

    Tomorrow I’m going to complain that the run:pass ratio isn’t always this balanced.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    One of these days I would like a game like the 49ers had today. I can enjoy watching rather than being on edge the whole time.

  • bdbd20

    Nice gameplan here. Maybe a shotgun draw or a shovel pass, but let’s keep it simple and kick the FG if we need to. TD would be nice, but let’s get the lead and if Eli wins it, so be it.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    I know they think highly of Brown, but COME ON!

  • A_T_G

    Please touchdown, please touchdown, please touchdown…

    for us for us for us…

  • DamonL86

    wow just wow

  • DamonL86

    fgs are not gonna do it heartbreak incoming

  • Daz

    wtf was that?

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    I actually like that call. Gmen just played it well

    • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

      I think they wasted a down giving it to Brown. McCoy is our playmaker. Let him try to punch it in.

    • iskar36

      I didn’t have a major problem with the call. I may have preferred handing the ball to McCoy who has been gashing the defense in the 4th quarter, but it was a reasonably safe play, and I’m ok wih that.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Too much time left for Eli. We could have really used on of those close FG’s to be TD’s

  • A_T_G

    Let’s pick off the first pass and save the drama.

  • mc

    If the safeties bite on play action on this drive, I think I might cry.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Jesus, what they need 35 yards?

  • Daz

    I know you’ve all said it, but that coverage is disgraceful!

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Come on DL

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    C’mon Defense. Show us how far you’ve come.

  • Julz

    This kick off coverage has ruined my day.

  • DamonL86

    how do you not get to the qb on that snap

  • DamonL86

    Wow just wow that is your game

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    They’re in field goal range. Game’s over.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Long FG range is like 70 against the Eagles.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Can we get the replacement refs back?

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    That oen was bullshit. Bullshit.

  • Daz

    except for a takeaway – the refs just cost us the game.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    That’s gotta be OPI.

  • mc

    The refs giveth, the refs taketh away.

  • DamonL86

    The curse of the long fg against us coming up

  • Zachary Kaplan

    OH FUCK!

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Zachary Kaplan

    First missed FG against us in forever and it’s a TO

  • DamonL86

    we are gonna get burnt by the icing the kicker that never works

  • Daz

    AR should ban himself from EVER calling timeouts…

  • lilmc

    If he makes it they will fry Andy!!!

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Heart attack

  • teltschikfakeout88

    Short

  • onemorebop

    Can we agree never to try to freeze the kicker again???

    • Felix

      definitely

  • A_T_G

    So much for drama-free.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    …I just lost another 5 years off my life.

  • Felix

    hell yeah

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    never doubted…*ahem*

  • P_P_K

    Another Eagles – Giants classic!

    • TommyLawlor

      Heart attack city.

  • Arby1

    Each one of these wins takes another year off my lifespan.

    • P_P_K

      Yea, but the losses take off two years.

  • A_T_G

    Okay, go Bears!

  • mc

    So that was 1 combined sack by both teams the whole game?!

    • nicolajNN

      That’s what happens when you have 2 o-lines this good

      • Arby1

        Nice…

    • TheRogerPodacter

      i dont know if that last goal line play where vick was tackled is going to go down as a sack or a tackle for loss (was it a loss??)
      i thought it was a pretty obvious running play that they were poorly trying to sell as a passing play.

  • lilmc

    Collinsworth is an Ass! Barden had Nmadi by the frickin head!!

    • Arby1

      and then tackled him!

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    I’m encouraged by Vick’s performance tonight. Shockingly, the games where we have a good run pass balance, our offense runs smoother.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    barden clearly grabbed Nnamdi first. wasn’t even close

  • T_S_O_P

    It’s 4.42 in the a.m. and I as always I have trouble sleeping when the Eagles are playing. I just woke and turned on the iPad to see the final drive. Now how do I get back to sleep?

    • A_T_G

      Do you live with anyone? Surprise them with an amazing breakfast.

  • SteveH

    Andy Reid better get down on his knees and thank whatever god or gods he prays to because if Tynes had made that kick he would have been roasted like a hog on a spit this week.
    That win felt dirty, the officials jobbed us twice, then Andy with the time out. Somehow even though we won I still have a bitter taste in my mouth.

    • Arby1

      Get used to the new normal.

  • DarthBanner

    Luckiest 3-1 team in the history of 3-1 teams.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      3 wins, 4 points.

      what is our overall points differential? -14?

  • TheRogerPodacter

    so who else is too hyped up to have any hopes of sleeping tonight?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kanin-Faan/100000790557328 Kanin Faan

      sleeping? it’s 6 in the morning on this side of the planet. Ive already missed out on sleep. The win makes it totally worth it. :D

      • TheRogerPodacter

        damn dude! lotsa respect for you staying up for this one! and yea, the win must make it all worth it in the end. hope you dont have work tomorrow!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

        I’ve been there: I lived in Holland for a year, and I used to stay up to listen to the radio broadcast of the games on the Internet (back when that was free). Totally worth it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kanin-Faan/100000790557328 Kanin Faan

    Whoever called the game in the 2nd half can keep the job and Marty’s keys to the team facilities.

  • P_P_K

    How great was the Eagles last drive?

  • teltschikfakeout88

    First quarter of the season is over and we are 3 and 1. Enjoy the win eagles nation. Looking forward to a first quarter report card from tommy and jimmy on the next podcast. Good night!

  • BC1968

    How big is that last pass interference? WOWOWOWOW

  • DamonL86

    i am stunned this team is gonna give me heart failure

  • TheRogerPodacter

    tommy, i look forward to your thoughts on the last drive that we had on offense. do you just try to run out the clock and take the short fg? do you try for the TD on each down or run out the clock on 1st and 2nd and then try for the TD on third?

    regarding the 3rd down play…. what do you think was the call there? to me, it looked like it was a running play designed to go out to the right to run out as much of the clock as possible and take a short loss or no gain. do you think they were really looking to score a TD on that play?
    extra question – if vick rolled out to that side and saw an open lane for a TD, would he or should he have taken a shot?

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    The best thing is that we won the game on a night where the team was honoring one of the all time greats in the city of Philadelphia.

  • Ark87

    I’m a big Andy Reid supporter but….he was almost a murdered tonight…that second field goal looks perfect from the camera angle, and I almost died in a fit of rage/depression. I had half the manifesto written out in my head for why Andy Reid needs to go by the time that second kick fell a hair short, then I was O.K.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      it was short by what, like 2 feet? sheesh…..

  • http://twitter.com/deshawnbentley BG

    On to Boardwalk Empire, Dexter and Homeland! Great win :D

  • A_T_G

    Looking back at that last drive, how many shots did the Giants have to advance the ball around the the two PI calls? 11? And only the officials could gain any progress. The defense stepped up, and overcame the heartbreaking calls that could have crushed their spirit. I don’t think we win that game last year.

  • A_T_G

    We won the turnovers, the penalties, and the time of possession, we didn’t have a single sack. Strange.

  • http://twitter.com/LHGarrett Liam Henry Garrett

    This isn’t aimed at anyone in particular, and this page is way better than other pages, but if you don’t agree with icing the kicker, or doing it right before the snap, that’s fine. Just don’t criticize Andy Reid because Tynes missed the first kick. Andy Reid is not a psychic. That’s just the risk inherent in that tactic, and it’s a tactic that has become standard. Be reasonable.

  • http://twitter.com/LHGarrett Liam Henry Garrett

    Watching Spadaro and Trotter acting appalled by all the Negadelphians calling into PE.com and complaining about our victory is priceless. Just rejoice, Philly.