ATL at PHI – 1st Half thread

Posted: October 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 207 Comments »

The Dennis Kelly era begins.  He will start at RG.  Danny Watkins is inactive.  We wondered about Vinny Curry playing, but he also is inactive.

QB Trent Edwards
RB Dion Lewis
WR Damaris Johnson
OL Danny Watkins
OL Nate Menkin

DE Vinny Curry
LB Jamar Chaney

Everybody starting to get a bit excited?

Go Eagles!!!


  • TommyLawlor

    Give me an early TD and I’ll feel pretty good.

    A 1st Qtr turnover will get my anxiety into high gear.

    • Steag209

      Same. I just want the O to look competent on our first drive

      • TheRogerPodacter

        it would be great to see our offense not lose the field position battle for the whole team

  • T_S_O_P

    Clocks changed here. Are we up in 14 minutes?

    • Crus57

      I think so

  • ACViking

    Re: Todd Bowles Era . . . what to expect from the Falcons

    It’ll be interesting to see how the Falcons script their first 15 or so plays . . . because we should get some insight into how coaches use formations, motion,
    and plays to find out what to expect from the defense.

    Especially one that has no film

  • SteveH

    Sigh, I have no expectations, I’m in sit back and wait to see what happens mode. Win or lose I don’t think I’ll buy too much into it.

  • T_S_O_P

    I’m ready! I hope my Birds are too. Go Eagles!

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

    I only want this to be a turnover free game for the offense and I’d like to see 1 on defense. If they win great, but I’m pretty worn down this team at this point.

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

    I like it that king dunlap is back. And if you decide to dump that podcast-partner of yours for his lack of love for the Blues Brothers Im all on your side.
    Somebody should tell Andy Reid that; “- Its 10 weeks left on the regular season. We have a full tank of gas, half a decent team, its not getting darker and we’re all cheering for you. HIT IT! “

  • T_S_O_P

    There is as much wind in Philly as there is here with my upset gut. Let’s hope our go to goal is good this week.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    cox had the ball in his hands! huge missed play there…

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

    Aw c’mon Fletch! hold onto that!

  • lilmc

    Damn Fletcher

    • TommyLawlor

      So close…

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

    Was that a Casey Mathews sighting?

  • T_S_O_P

    Early snaps for Matthews. Is he starting?

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

      Was just about to edit my post to ask the same thing.

    • TommyLawlor

      Kendricks is benched for a series. Some kind of punishment.

      • T_S_O_P

        Matthews over Chaney. Interesting.

      • TheRogerPodacter

        interesting. wonder what it was? i would assume it was arriving late to a meeting or something like that

        • TheRogerPodacter

          ahh they just mentioned it. he missed a meeting.

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

    The defensive line looks energized.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    ugh. why is jason babin covering someone downfield?

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

    ugh…

  • SteveH

    stupid penalty by babin, holding on 3rd and 10 on a 2 yard route. smh.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Looks like the same team I’ve seen the last couple years.

    Pressure doesn’t get there when it counts. Awful on blitzes. Can’t make a play, even when it’s their to be made. And 3rd downs? Can’t get off the field at key moments.

  • lilmc

    Another 3rd down. Damn

    • TheRogerPodacter

      looked like a lot of confusion there. the CB on that side was calling for something. i wonder if matthews was supposed to be on that side of the field since he was on the other side with no one to really cover.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Atlanta 3 for 3 on 3rd downs. Does Andy fire Marty after this game? Looking like it wasn’t just Juan.

  • T_S_O_P

    Lots of seats in the Linc; is that the weather?

    • Zachary Kaplan

      It’s the fact that fans realize this team is a failure and not worth supporting

  • Zachary Kaplan

    4 for 4…on 3rd downs.

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

    they’ve had the ball for half the quarter almost. Incredible.

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

    This is way too easy for the Falcons. Way too easy.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Think Juan is smiling a bit? I think Jeff should fire Reid at halftime. Put this team together. Put these coaches together.

  • lilmc

    I am tired of this movie. Same crap different week.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    on that first down, matthews totally whiffed on giving TG a shot just past the LOS… free release…

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

    Busted coverage. Wow.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Sure look prepared to me.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    so? we’re just not going to cover that guy? great job, guys.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Third down D looks great so far…0-4. Blow coverages. The more they change the more they stay the same???

    • TheRogerPodacter

      a couple of blown coverages, babin gives away a first down when he goes into coverage. not a good start for the D.

    • TommyLawlor

      Actually, we’ve got one of the best 3rd down defenses in the league. Not getting off the field in the 1st Qtr is a new problem.

  • iskar36

    Pathetic

  • lilmc

    Coleman does not belong on the field.

  • T_S_O_P

    Blown!

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

    There’s a lot of fans dressed as empty seats today.

  • SteveH

    babins idiot holding penalty cost us. Awesome.

    • TommyLawlor

      Crucial mistake.

      • T_S_O_P

        As was dropping an INT

    • TheRogerPodacter

      cox dropping a sure INT
      missed coverage on the next 3rd down
      blown coverage on the TD
      its going to be one of those days…

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Guys sure look like they know their jobs are on the line.

    Blow the team up – I don’t care what Tommy says, this group of coaches and players gave up.
    Everyone ready for the new and improved early game offense? My bet? 3 and out.

    • lilmc

      I agree. I am tired of this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Buchanan/1557343118 Scott Buchanan

    Wide open in the end zone…WOW

  • T_S_O_P

    8 minute drive. Our D will need a breather, not a 3 n out.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    This week early enough Tommy for next years coaching discussion? 3-4? with New Orleans next?

    • TommyLawlor

      No. If you prefer to go elsewhere, feel free.

      • Zachary Kaplan

        Will do Mr. Glass is overflowing.

        • ceteris_paribus1776

          You can’t go Zach. I need someone around to make me look optimistic!

  • bdbd20

    Let me make a wild and crazy guess that we’ll go 3 and out with no sighting of Shady.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    So far Special Teams on a great start….returned to the 17. Explosive return game.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      i feel like i’m taking crazy pills here. just take the touchback!!! lol

  • Steag209

    Our KOR team is so freaking bad

  • lilmc

    Remember the days when we had a bad ass offensive line? I miss those days.

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

    Y’know, in about a half hour, the sky will literally be falling in Philadelphia.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    And there’s the 3 n out. Simple recipe for success against the Eagles. Blitz…

  • sonofdman

    What is that? Are you really allowed to knock down the quarterback when he tries to pass? Why don’t we try that?

  • DamonL86

    Not a good start on either side.

  • Ark87

    total yards…-3 hoo boy

  • T_S_O_P

    Utter pants!!!

  • Steag209

    This is gonna be a looooooong day

    • T_S_O_P

      could be. maybe the D steal 7 here.

  • bdbd20

    I guess Andy will fire Bowles on Tuesday.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Buchanan/1557343118 Scott Buchanan

      Should Mudd be worried???

  • TheRogerPodacter

    so much for that field position thing. ST gets the ball to the 17, offense goes 3 and out, actually losing yards. punt barely gets the ball to the other side of the field.
    hmmm. sounds like OT vs the Lions all over again!

    at least the ST coverage wasnt awful? i guess thats good, right?

  • ACViking

    The problem today is if the Falcons put up 14 points before the rains come.

    I’m not seeing Vick as a bad-weather QB.

    McNabb was a very good *bad weather* QB.

    __________________

    T-Law . . . I’m wondering if the Eagles should kept McNabb. It might have speeded up the inevitable. Or not.

  • T_S_O_P

    They are going to run to set up the pass. We will not

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

    This is ridiculous.

    • aerochrome2

      Terrible

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Stupid bye week made me caution against taking the Falcons and the easy points… This team is mediocre at its core…

  • lilmc

    Hold and PI on the same play. Nice. Extend him now. This team is staring to make me hate Sundays.

  • ian_no_2

    If the ball was in the air longer, it would have given DRC a chance to commit 4 penalties instead of two instead of turning around like an NFL cornerback. But it’s all Juan Castillo’s fault.

  • Ark87

    feeling like a blow-out….I miss Juan….

    • aerochrome2

      yup

  • Andrew Hope

    How many series since the defense got a stop?

    • aerochrome2

      How many since we had a turnover?

  • ACViking

    DRC’s body language today seems like “D-Jax 2011″.

    Hope I’m wrong.

    • TommyLawlor

      He’s off to a terrible start.

  • bdbd20

    This feels like the New England game from last year. They’re just better than us in all phases. Embarassing.

    • T_S_O_P

      We were 10 nil up on the Pats. 3 n outed them on their first series. This doesn’t seem remotely close.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Sitko/1014187191 Mark Sitko

    Andy is not going to survive this year…wow…I didnt want to believe it was over but this is pathetic

  • T_S_O_P

    Are we the Lions?

  • DamonL86

    Nothing has changed

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

    13-1 after the bye

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    14-0 after the first. His can anyone stay optimistic with the garbage this team puts on the field every year

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Buchanan/1557343118 Scott Buchanan

    Put a fork in em

  • Mac

    Imho pentalty on babin was questionable same with kendricks. I think the refs have some $ riding on this one…

    • T_S_O_P

      I agree. They are getting the rub.

    • iskar36

      Don’t mean to be rude, but you need to take the midnight green colored glasses. In both plays, the receiver was turned. Easy calls.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Sitko/1014187191 Mark Sitko

    Wait…was kendrixks. Pi within 5 yards

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=565087931 Jeppe Elmelund van Ee

    I just trew up a litlle in my mouth…

  • lilmc

    This team really has a lot of heart and pride. Goodbye Andy!

  • bdbd20

    This team is a joke. Undisciplined. We will be the laughing stock of the league tomorrow. At least we’ll have a fresh start next season.

  • Ark87

    matt ryan could not have predicted how bad this defense would be

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

    At a minimum, we can be glad the D is anti-cancer. They love the pink flags.

  • ACViking

    Hey . . . Jeff Lurie:

    Stanford University’s phone number is 650-723-2300.

    Call for David Shaw and schedule and interview.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    hey! a nice KR! hooray!

  • Ark87

    ok 14-0 in the first quarter…shady is going to be doing some serious blocking today gents

    • TheRogerPodacter

      hard to do when he’s not on the field.

  • ACViking

    Go back to the Kelly Green Uniforms next year . . . with the new coach.

  • ACViking

    Quick . . . when is the last time the Eagles came back from a 14-0 1st Q deficit?

    Anyone?

  • TheRogerPodacter

    did i hear that right? we have 7 points in the first quarter ALL YEAR?!?!

    • aerochrome2

      Sounds about right, no?

      • TheRogerPodacter

        it sounds absolutely nuts, but i can’t think of many points in the 1st Q…

  • bdbd20

    Gilyard’s injury shouldn’t hurt us as long as they don’t have to punt.

  • slammer

    I guess we don’t have to worry about giving up a 4th quarter lead today.

  • aerochrome2

    Wooo a penalty on the other team

  • T_S_O_P

    McCoy with + yards. At last!

  • aerochrome2

    Field looks a mess to me… anyone else? Has it even rained yet?

  • TheRogerPodacter

    keep sticking with the run! we’re moving the ball now!

  • ACViking

    This game is not over.

    C’mon. A TD here and the Eagles are back in it.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Odds they turn it over inside the 10???

    • aerochrome2

      If they do I blame you :)

      • aerochrome2

        Hopefully the blown timeout appeases the gods

  • TheRogerPodacter

    i was about to be pissed at them putting brown in the game when we got inside the 10. but after that run, i’m impressed. (and mccoy is getting worked on at the sideline too lol)

    • iskar36

      But Brown fumbled… We just got it back. No reason to be impressed

      • TheRogerPodacter

        i guess that explains my worries! lol

  • iskar36

    I do not trust brown in the redzone. With our turnover issue, I want nothing “creative”. Give it to your best players and have them win their battles.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    I actually really want a reason to be optimistic. I don’t want to give up on the year completely. Please score a td here.

    Sincerely,
    A Concered Fan

    • TommyLawlor

      You got your TD. And on a Shady run.

  • slammer

    lets go d. stop them now

    • T_S_O_P

      let’s go get a TO

      • TommyLawlor

        Yep.

  • Ark87

    7-14, ran at asante, I’m very happy right now

  • ACViking

    TD McCoy.

    The team is down 14 and 3-3 for the season.

    STOP THE STUPID DANCING!

  • A_T_G

    Asante misses the tackle The world has returned to balance

    • TommyLawlor

      It’s the little things that keep us going.

  • ACViking

    This game has “Shootout” written all over it.

    The Falcons put up 14 points playing perfect football — with some help by the Eagles’ penalties.

    The Eagles just scrapped together a tough drive.

    There’s still lots of time.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    is anyone else having problems with Fox? my game keeps stuttering and the audio seems to switch or something. weird.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    what in the hell happened on that play???? someone came through the line and had ryan dead to rights and just…. ran right past him? ugh. at least the penalty was on them!

    • TommyLawlor

      I actually started laughing. The inability to get to the QB has gotten ridiculous.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    ………………..aaaaaand asomugha gets burned for a long TD. great.

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

    Theyr’e just abusing our secondary.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Nnamdi!!!! Every week he’s roasted.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      i wouldnt say every week (could be wrong) but that was pretty bad..

      • ceteris_paribus1776

        Last week he played well. I was being slightly hyperbolic, but the guy has given up more tds in a birds uni than he had “balls thrown at him” in 5 years in Oak.

        • TheRogerPodacter

          lol got you.
          i think we can all agree that he is no where near the quality of player we thought we were getting.

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

    is Juan still available?

  • iskar36

    Can’t blame that one on a safety. That is all on Nnamdi. Pathetic

  • T_S_O_P

    Smoked Aso. Smoked.

    • TommyLawlor

      Big time.

  • bdbd20

    Could it be that the defense actually got worse?

    • T_S_O_P

      So far, for sure.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      itll be hard to judge bowles after just one half, but its not looking good. i think we will have to give him a couple of games before we say the D got worse.

      can you imagine it, though? what if the D gets worse after Juan is fired…. it all falls on AR after that…

  • Andrew Hope

    6 series and counting without a stop…

    • T_S_O_P

      But our PR is injured so we are protecting that… mmm not sure on that!

  • iskar36

    … And this is why I was unwilling to immediately jump on the Bowles love.

  • GermanEagle

    And if the Eagles lose today everyone will still blame Vick.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      one 3 and out, one good drive that got 7 points…
      can’t find much to blame vick for in this game so far.
      and i’m not exactly a big supporter of his, either.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Buchanan/1557343118 Scott Buchanan

    Did somebody say #24 was a shutdown corner? He’s been horrible in green

  • Crus57

    Well, the rumour was that Bowles wanted to be less predictable. The D not really slowing down the Falcons was not something I would have predicted.

  • ACViking

    I don’t get why Nnamdi didn’t *punch* him at the line.

    I’m guessing he “thought” — you know, in his own mind — that he had safety help over the top.

    Ugh.

  • Ark87

    Where’s Juan…he can’t be far away atleast our D was good in the first half with him…

  • T_S_O_P

    We have only scored more than 20 twice.

  • nopain23

    Tommy
    can you write the new HC thread???Let the Nick F era begin

    • ACViking

      I’ve posted Stanford U’s phone number.

      David Shaw . . . where are you?

  • ACViking

    The Eagles Defense IS less predictable.

    Who could have predicted they’d be a complete sieve and worse than when Juan coached.

    Under Juan . . . the defense fell apart in the 4th Quarter.

    Now, the defense is bad from the start.

    I’d say no one would have predicted that.

  • GermanEagle

    Most overrated D Line in the NFL. Welcome to Philly.

    • ACViking

      1981 all over again. Defensive line got old over night.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Ryan is 12/13 for 3 tds. What a joke

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    Goal here should be a 6 minute drive so ATL can’t score again!

  • ACViking

    We’re quickly getting close to MM abandoning the run.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    i’m wondering why we dont just spread the D and have vick run up the middle for 3-4 yards to get the first down.

    • iskar36

      You want Vick risking fumbling multiple times?

  • ACViking

    Re: Dennis Kelly

    I’m ready to say he’s already better than Danny Watkins.

    At least more consistent.

    Small sample set . . . yes.

    • TommyLawlor

      Dennis is off to a good start. Helps that we’re running and throwing short passes. Makes his job easier.

      • TheRogerPodacter

        but then i have to ask: why do we run a different type of offense when watkins is in the game?

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    He clearly missed Maclin on the more shallow route on that play.

  • Eagles1991

    Dennis Kelly is the highlight of this game!

  • ACViking

    Re: Falcons off the Bye under Mike Smith

    I believe Smith is 6-0.

  • Ark87

    going to need a game changing turn over go our way for us to have a shot at this one

  • Cal Setar

    I don’t know why, but for some reason I just can’t muster my usual anger. By now, in a game like this, 9 times out of 10 I’d be yelling and throwing things…but…I just don’t feel it. It’s not that I don’t care…I will always root for my Eagles. But there’s just…something missing.

    This development might be the most upsetting thing to me about the last couple of seasons.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      i’m in the same boat. i think the problem is expectations.
      when you expect the team to play great football and they crap the bed, its frustrating. but when you expect them to make mistakes and play some pretty bad football, youre not getting anything new

  • GermanEagle

    Before the season I thought our 1st round pick will be O line next year. But after going 14 (!!!) quarters without a single bloody sack I have changed my mind now. And please don’t tell me it’s because of the opponents play calling!!!!

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

    what does babin do right?

    • TheRogerPodacter

      he has a good motor. lol

  • slammer

    Mock cheer for a Pass defended

  • TheRogerPodacter

    wow, the stadium looks empty. i wonder how much of it is people worried about the storm.

    • slammer

      I think they are more worried about rebuilding this team. It is the end of the Reid era.

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    Have the Eagles even *hit* Matt Ryan today?

  • lilmc

    That is the ballgame and Andy’s job. Sorry to be such a downer today. This team just makes me so frustrated.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    ryan manages to get past the LOS. no sack.
    someone went for the ball instead of trying to get him down for the sack. (landri?)
    can’t really blame him for it in hindsight. the TO would have been huge.

  • T_S_O_P

    At last.

  • Ark87

    Kendricks *almost* had a pick…but didn’t …story of the season.

  • GermanEagle

    Any chance we can draft the honey badger next year?! Lynch just said the Eagles are not smoking any cigars today. With the Honey we might be able to smoke some weed…

    • TommyLawlor

      He would help in the smoking department.

  • DarthBanner

    And the Eagles continue to prove what a bad football team they are. Can we fire Andy yet?

  • Cal Setar

    Vick and Jackson yucking it up on the sideline down 24-7. Maybe that’s why I’m feel so apathetic.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      even the booing from the stands sounds apathetic.

      • TommyLawlor

        That’s not a good sign.

    • lilmc

      I noticed the same thing, It is like the fans care more than them. I do not like many people on this team.

  • ACViking

    Sideline shot of Vick laughing with D-Jax.

    That’s not going to play well on the evening news.

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

    At this point, I’m not even mad.

  • T_S_O_P

    2-weeks to get that D plan together. Sucks!!!

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    This has been an overall but-whooping by the Falcons.

    Atlanta came to Philadelphia to show that their 6-0 record was no mirage.

    I think they’ve done that.

    The Eagles? Not sure what’s going on there.

  • ACViking

    We might see Nick Foles.

    Why else would Vick be laughing?