ATL 24, PHI 7 – 2nd Half thread

Posted: October 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 160 Comments »

Speechless. The Falcons are playing their best game of the year.  Fletcher Cox had a chance for an INT early on, but couldn’t make the grab.  It seems like the Football Gods have been punishing us ever since.

This game isn’t over, but it’s headed in that direction.  We must score.  We must get stops.  Simple as that.

I know you’re all pissed off.  So am I.  Ranting is okay, but just keep it in good taste.  Let’s hope the Eagles actually give us something to cheer about.

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  • Julescat

    wow the eagles really stink

  • T_S_O_P

    We have to score 7 and then hope for a stop. I fear will f-up and they’ll score.

  • Julescat

    eagles over rated D line again shut out with no sacks.

  • DarthBanner

    I suspect Juan Castillo, sitting on the couch in the same sweatpants as last week with a full beard and stains all over his shirt is laughing heartily right now.

  • Julescat

    buh bye Reid.

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

    I’m not pissed off. I’m exhausted. The offense and ST has been bad all year, and the DC change has seemingly destroyed the one functioning unit the team had.

    It’s hard to look at this as anything other than a bad-to-mediocre team.

    • Julescat

      over paid and over rated talent

    • eagles2zc

      There’s only so much disappointment a fan can take

  • DarthBanner

    Fire Andy! Clap clap clap clap clap. Fire Andy! Clap clap clap clap clap.

    • iskar36

      Yep.

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    Maybe the Eagles are not as *talented* as we’ve all been saying for the past two seasons.

    Nnamdi . . . oh, boy. He didn’t bump J-Jones and then just was badly out run.

    D-Jax and Maclin . . . they’re pretty good. But not Jones and White.

    The D-line? I really do believe age has caught them.

    FINALLY . . . this team is the product of some mediocre to bad drafts.

    And, as Austinfan rightly noted, when you don’t have a *Disaster season* — like the Colts did last year — you’re not going to get a TOP NOTCH QB to build around.

    All very frustrating.

    By the way . . . Reid’s got a job coaching the Chargers next year if he wants it.

    • http://twitter.com/EaglesPride_ Aleandro green

      chargers basically the eagles of the west. that would be a lateral move lol

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

    The return units are terrible.

  • lilmc

    Take a knee Brandon.

  • A_T_G

    I don’t believe you people. We play a turnover free half and all I read is “we are losing” and “we can’t stop them” and “of course we don’t turn it over when they have the ball for 25 out of the 30 minutes.” Bunch of whiners.

    • TommyLawlor

      Good effort.

      • A_T_G

        I tried.

    • DarthBanner

      Are you not watching? Which part of “we can’t stop them” is untrue?

  • ACViking

    D-Kelly totally missed the blitz . . . that was his guy

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

      So he’s as good as Watkins?

  • GermanEagle

    when was the last time the eagles d forced a turnover???

    • TheRogerPodacter

      INT vs the giants? just guessing. i dont think we had one vs lions

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

        namdi INT in Detroit . Stafford over threw a long ball.

    • lilmc

      I will take a 3 and out for now.

    • TommyLawlor

      I know we picked off Eli. Can’t remember the PIT game.

      • http://twitter.com/EaglesPride_ Aleandro green

        nnamdi had a pic against the lions on an overthrown ball

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.milanowycz Steven Milanowycz

    for some comedy, what if Marsh snatched the ball away a la Lucy…

  • bdbd20

    I’m just going to be thankful that we have a good front office that will spend money and invest in scouting. Looking forward to years of being in contention with this young group.

  • GermanEagle

    12,355,525 babies have been born in the world since the Eagles’ last sack.
    LOL

  • DarthBanner

    Other than the half holding the falcons to a field goal, still can’t generate a turnover, sack, or stop.

  • bdbd20

    “Tommy Lawlor ‏@lawlornfl
    FG wasn’t what I had in mind, but every point helps. What the offense does is irrelevant if the defense fails to help. Must get stop or TO.”

    Well, he is available. Not sure Andy would go there.

  • DamonL86

    Defense is a joke

  • Allen3000

    Was it just me or did it look like ATL committed a few helmet-to-helmet hits on that last drive. It looked like Assante launched his head into Celek and another ATL defender lead with his head on the one Vick scramble down near the 20.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      well if vick is scrambling, he is a runner and the helmet-to-helmet hit is legal

  • A_T_G

    You want to know what is worse than this? Not much.

    But… I stuck to my policy of not starting players facing the Eagles on my fantasy team. So, I have Cutler’s 3 picks instead of Ryans 3 TDs.

    • P_P_K

      Props for being faithful.

    • http://www.facebook.com/steven.milanowycz Steven Milanowycz

      i started ATL D – where are the turnovers???

      • A_T_G

        Boooooo. Booooooooo.

  • Julescat

    yeah, Juan Castillo was the problem. right?

  • ACViking

    Todd . . . we hardly knew yee

  • T_S_O_P

    Abused. Horrid word, but it is what I am seeing.

  • Crus57

    Either we are tipping what our D is doing, or we are doing an impressive job of calling exactly the wrong thing for the play the Falcons have.

  • lilmc

    The whole staff needs to go. screw this wide 9.

    • GermanEagle

      In Seattle. Ask Chris Clemons.

  • DamonL86

    Where is our pass rush

  • Ga3T

    Let’s see, this team needs a new OC, a new DC, a new QB, good offensive linemen and also… a new head coach. In other words, we’re screwed for the next 2-3 years.

    • ACViking

      But this is a *talented* team.

    • eagles2zc

      Or someone with a better gameplan. Look at what Shanahan is doing with option plays. Their Oline sucks ass too

  • Eagles1991

    Tommy, disregard the game review this week. Post this ad.
    WANTED: Players who can run, block, and tackle.

  • lilmc

    Trent Cole has dressed as Mamula for Halloween.

  • T_S_O_P

    Mud fest time.Let’s hope for a change

  • lilmc

    Listen to the roar. Awesome!

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

    HOLY SHIT IT’S A SACK!

  • DamonL86

    Stop the presses i think we may have a sack

    • TheRogerPodacter

      lol it looked like ryan just dove into the defender

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

        Still counts dammit.

  • DarthBanner

    I knew eventually a qb would fall down and give us an easy sack.

  • ACViking

    WHY TAKE THAT PENALTY?!?!?!?

    Take the down

    • TheRogerPodacter

      i really don’t understand that. i mean 5 yards doesnt make much of a difference when you are this close so giving them another shot at it seems crazy.

      • iskar36

        Agreed

    • TommyLawlor

      Defense bailed Reid out of a questionable decision.

  • Crus57

    STOP THE CLOCK! Eagles have a sack.

  • DarthBanner

    Sack and a 3rd down stop? My head just exploded.

    • Julescat

      Eagles D players just getting their resumes up to date

  • T_S_O_P

    PR and KOR in one game.

  • GermanEagle

    game over. I’m gonna watch X factor now knowing the Eagles don’t have it.

    • A_T_G

      What are we, Italy? Bailing on us when we are in our hour of need.

      • GermanEagle

        I’m German. Think we bailed out enough countries…

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    Not sure what Washburn’s seeing this year . . . but Brandon Graham, I think, is outplaying Babin.

    Keep Graham out there. Let him develop his game.

    • Julescat

      Babin got paid a big contract and stopped playing. Cut him as an example to the rest of the team.

      • eagles2zc

        Same can be said about Cole and Herremans

        • Julescat

          agreed

          • http://twitter.com/EaglesPride_ Aleandro green

            didnt think i would ever see the day when people are talking trash about cole.

    • TommyLawlor

      Wash has said he knows Graham needs more snaps. Think his love for Babin causes him to stick with him more than he should.

  • bdbd20

    Maybe we’ll see Foles if this game get’s out of hands.

    • TommyLawlor

      Not sure you want him out there if wind/rain are factors.

      • DarthBanner

        Can he play defense? Couldn’t be much worse….

  • DarthBanner

    I guess we haven’t blown enough timeouts yet

  • bdbd20

    The refs have been cowardly on these types of challenges this year. Not sure they will overturn the call.

  • bdbd20

    If AR is fired, Rex Ryan may be available.

    • Crus57

      No. Nonono. Please no. We already have a HC who is more mouth than action.

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

    I would have gone for it. Sure that’d be a short field, but the defense hasn’t stopped them all day.

  • DarthBanner

    Down 3 scores with a defense that hasn’t stopped them yet, gotta go for it right there. At least a good gameday coach would. Unfortunately we are stuck with the tubby idiot.

  • ACViking

    DA-VID-SHAW. DA-VID-SHAW.

  • NoDecaf

    So the head coach from Stanford then?

    • ACViking

      DA-VID-SHAW. DA-VID-SHAW. DA-VID-SHAW !!!

  • phillychuck

    Possibly the worst challenge in the history of NFL football.

  • lilmc

    This team has no heart!!!

  • DarthBanner

    Saints are going to put 50+ on us next week

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

    Wow.

  • lilmc

    Here come the “Fire Andy” chants

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.milanowycz Steven Milanowycz

    marshawn lynch flew in from seattle to run thru arm tackles

  • Cal Setar

    They’re better than we are. Maybe not overall “talent”-wise. But everything else-wise.

  • GermanEagle

    nate Allen = bust

  • ACViking

    I haven’t seen the Eagles this bad on offense since 1998 –

    DANA BIBLE-era

    • GermanEagle

      What about defense????

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

    Why are our guys always laying on the ground?

  • DamonL86

    Stick a fork in em

  • onemorebop

    You can change coaches as much as you want but if the players haven’t mastered the fundamentals of tackling it’s not going to do much.

    • NoDecaf

      The players are not playing inspired football. There is a laundry list including the basics that aren’t getting done.

  • ACViking

    RE: WR’s

    We’re seeing why BIG wide receivers are important in today’s NFL.

    The Eagles have none starting.

    And, please, Jason Avant needs to sit down.

    • TommyLawlor

      You can get by with smaller guys, but need a precise passer who thrives on quick throws and RAC yards. That’s not Vick’s strong suit.

      • GermanEagle

        Yeah today’s loss is definitely on Vick.

    • ACViking

      Re: Today’s defense

      The Eagles look so UN-physical defensively.

      I know the NFL has outlawed Andre Waters/Wes Hopkins-type defense.

      But this Eagles defense seems soft.

      Shades of the ’83-’85 bunch under Marion Campbell . . .

      ________________

      That led to Buddy Ryan in 1986.

      And to T-Law becoming an Eagles’ fan.

      So it really worked out.

  • ACViking

    Interesting RB-slot screen.

    Falcons No. 72 was 5 yards downfield when Rodgers caught the ball.

    What the hell?!?!?

    • TommyLawlor

      These officials have sucked. Not blaming the score on them, but they haven’t helped.

  • ricky

    This team is pathetic

  • slammer

    Philly has not played well but these refs have missed a bunch of calls.

  • ricky

    Juan is probably feeling a lot better about the job he was doing

  • DarthBanner

    I think this might be the worst complete game performance not due to a significant injury in the Reid era. This team is a mess. It’s becoming more and more apparent that Jim Johnson was the reason for the Eagles early decade success, in spite of Andy.

    • ACViking

      echoing MORTON

      • DarthBanner

        The records don’t lie

        • ACViking

          Indeed.

  • ACViking

    Jeff Lurie is not happy.

    Joe Banner is laughing very hard.

    • eagles2zc

      Browns is not exactly an upgrade, but yea, Lurie should pay close attention to the fans’ dissatisfaction

      • ACViking

        Give Ol’ Joe a chance. He’s only been in charge for a week.

  • slammer

    I think the Eagles think this is the bye week.

  • Crus57

    Eagles OL hasn’t seen a delayed blitz yet this season, I think.

  • bdbd20

    Assuming we punt here, let’s get McCoy and Maclin out of there.

    • T_S_O_P

      I agree. Let’s see Brown, Polk and the Nickster

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

    Down by 20, time to start running.

  • ACViking

    Eagles in No-Huddle.

    Their alacrity reminds me of the Eagles last drive in the 2004 SB

    • slammer

      Why they are taking so long to move down field is beyond me. It’s like they want to have a close game. They need to go for the TD

    • lilmc

      It is insane. That’s coaching.

    • TommyLawlor

      Alacrity is Al Michaels favorite word.

      • ACViking

        Unmasked, at last.

  • Crus57

    So, if we take this as yet another wake-up call for the Eagles, one has to wonder how many wake-up calls have to go ignored before someone checks for a pulse.

  • ACViking

    Re: This so-called “No Huddle” drive

    1. letter to MM: the clock is the enemy.

    2. maybe the problem in the SB in 2004 wasn’t McNabb in that last — incredibly slow no-huddle — drive. Maybe the problem lay elsewhere

    • Crus57

      I think there were enough problems to go around, honestly.

  • ricky

    I really miss Jim Johnson

  • ACViking

    Re: Intensity Level

    The Falcons came here at 6-0, having all but clinched their division.

    The Eagles are 3-3 in a dogfight to make the playoffs.

    Which team was more prepared to play today?

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    I swear if I have to hear about how much talent this team has one more time. Neither Jackson nor Maclin are special players, Vick is average, maybe, Oline sucks with no peters or Kelce, Celek and shady have game, that’s it on offense. Just accept this and move on. Cole and Babin have taken a step back, Nnamdi is sooo overrated, Coleman is average at best and Allen is nothing special. All this ‘talent’ doesn’t exist. This team has speed, not football players

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

    Can we fire our equipment guy? Our guys are always falling down…ON OUR HOME FIELD.

  • ACViking

    Re: Jim Johnson’s legacy

    Finding a great H.C. is no less hard than finding a great D.C.

    The Eagles had JJ for 9 years and were great.

    The Eagles had Bud Carson for couple years and set records.

    Marion Campbell led the Birds defensive resurrection under Vermeil from ’77-82 and, like JJ, they were great.

    Guys like that have two things in common . . . well traveled, very experienced, and creative.

    Again, hard to find those guys.

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

      I know Rex Ryan is not a popular guy, but I would love to have him as a DC. HC, not so much, but he’s a great defensive mind IMO.

    • TommyLawlor

      Very true.

  • onemorebop

    We do pay Maclin to catch the ball, right?

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

    Casey Matthews making the most of his opportunities.

  • lilmc

    Herremans has been having a crappy year.

    • Allen3000

      I lost a ton of respect for him after this game. Some of the players were still trying, and technically we were still in the game, yet this guy’s effort shows otherwise. That was just an abysmal effort on that last drive. I mean, did he even put forth 1% effort??? Really, really frustrating to watch.

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    What’s the longest pass you think Vick attempted today?

    I’m not sure it was more than 20 yards.

    • TommyLawlor

      Something like that.

    • Doctor Claw

      That short game was moving the chains and not turning the ball over. The defense just forfeit an entire quarter and spotted the opponent 14 points in that time frame.

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

    That was an awful series by Herremans.

  • lilmc

    That’s how we are going to end it? I am going for a walk in the downpour. I hate this team.

  • eagles2zc

    Herremans’ guy got Vick again. What is up with the Toddfather??

    • TommyLawlor

      Bad, bad series.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    8-8will be a successful year with this team and this staff.

  • ACViking

    WOW . . . those last 2 plays by Vick.

    Shows a lack of good instincts.

    Just saying.

    • http://twitter.com/EaglesPride_ Aleandro green

      he cant out run anyone anymore

  • GermanEagle

    In hindsight we maybe shouldn’t have extended Cole’s and Herreman’s contracts. And I sure hope we won’t give Maclin another rise.

  • ACViking

    I’m beginning to think that last year was no fluke.

    ______________

    T-Law:

    I saw no difference between Watkins and Kelly.

    Offensively, the Eagles were out-muscled and out-schemed.

    Vick looks lost. Nothing else to say.

    Defensively, the Falcons out-muscled and out-schemed the Birds.

    The D-line is a liability right now.

    Nnamdi is a question mark against top-flight talent.

    DRC . . . maybe he’s going D-Jax / Samuel on us.

    The safeties are, as remarked earlier, inconsistent.

    Very disappointing all around.

  • Doctor Claw

    Defense. 100%.
    When you let the opponent stay on the field for the majority of the 1st quarter and score 2TDs, you deserve to lose.

    And the way the Eagles moved the ball on offense until they were forced to take 4-down shots only proves that had the Eagles started with that in game 1, this game wouldn’t have been so critical.

    Amazing. I was expecting the offense to be a turnover machine and let us down, not the defense being a goose egg until the last minutes of the 4th quarter.

    • GermanEagle

      This.

  • NoDecaf

    Well?

    • ACViking

      A hurricane and noreaster is heading to Philadelphia.

      More?

  • GermanEagle

    I cannot believe that I am rooting for Dallas…. How embarrassing is that?!

    • eagles2zc

      Hey, better than rooting for the Giants

    • ceteris_paribus1776

      The faster the giants win the division the faster those who still have hope can move on…just sayin

  • ACViking

    David Shaw. Stanford Head Coach.

    I think T-Law is one more loss in the next 2 weeks from throwing open the topic of who’s to follow AR.
    ___________________

    AR is becoming the NFC’s version of Marty Schoettemheimer.
    __________________

    Mike Vick is NOT the problem.

    This team has lots of problems.