DET at PHI – 1st Half Thread

Posted: October 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 193 Comments »

Lucky underwear is on.  Went to the correct breakfast joint this morning.  All signs point to a good day.

No turnovers.  Lots of takeaways and big plays.

GO EAGLES!!!


  • lilmc

    Let’s Go Birds!

  • T_S_O_P

    Can I order a hit on Rupert Murdoch in here? There is no fucking way on earth that Sky have 2 Eagles games back to back. This sucks! I want my money back from NFL network. Sucks!!!!L!,!,!,! Arghhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • TommyLawlor

    Good start by the D. And Gilyard at PR.

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

    So wait…the Eagles get the ball outside of the 20? Is that allowed?

  • SteveH

    Good start D!

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    Like the playcall to DeSean, backside DE just made a great play

  • Crus57

    2nd and 4 to a punt, gj offense.

  • iskar36

    Come on STs!

  • lilmc

    Special Teams again!!

    • TommyLawlor

      That punt was low. Gotta get hang time so coverage units have a chance to get down there. Ugh.

      • iskar36

        The punt was bad, but the ST unit had a chance to take him down a lot earlier. They need to make that play.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    STs….yeah still need some improvement

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

    Battle of terrible special teams score: Detroit 1 – Philly 0.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Our offense and special teams suck, I don’t think they can be fixed.

  • T_S_O_P

    Bollocks, bollocks bollocks!

  • ACViking

    I’ll take my chances with Chas Henry.

    And please, Andy Reid, bring in a young asst to replace Bobby April.

    I know April doesn’t punt the ball or cover the kicks.

    But April makes the calls about who does.

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    I really hope we didn’t lose something special in Henry because April was trying to save face.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Special Teams – Detriot + 3, Philadelphia -3.

    • A_T_G

      so, a 6-point swing? That doesn’t seem right.

  • lilmc

    Nice stop D!

  • TommyLawlor

    Time to see how Boykin does vs Lions cover team.

    • rls255

      Would be nice to answer back with a big return of our own.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Less than 4 minutes into the game and field position has already been reversed. I loved the idea of deferring, but the offense and special teams made sure it didn’t help us.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Wow, made it past the 20 yard line !!!!

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

    Yeah, that was good to see Boykin catch it and just go.

  • A_T_G

    Looks like our special teams are fixed.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Our offense is laughable.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    No time, poor blocking, dumb decisions (that throw).

  • ACViking

    I’ve never seen a QB decide to RUN on a *free play*

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

      Everyone just stopped. I think everyone must have thought Bell had a false start like I did.

    • TommyLawlor

      Rare.

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

    This is definitely not the fast start I was hoping for.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    3 and out. 3 and out. +1 yard 5 minutes and 9 seconds in the game.Wow

  • SteveH

    Lions with 6 plays, 11 yards, and 3 points lol.

    • TommyLawlor

      48 yd PR…hidden yards. D has played pretty well so far.

  • A_T_G

    I’m okay with a 42 yard net punt on a touchback

    • ACViking

      Chas Henry could have done that.

      Reid and April, by cutting Henry, seemed to make clear they wanted punts inside the 20 . . . especially when you have 60 yards to work with.

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

    Tommy change underwear..and quick too

  • T_S_O_P

    Now watching Sky. Awful does not cover it.

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

    Aw c’mon!

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    this is starting to look too familiar….

  • Zachary Kaplan

    This game is more of the same. I’m not sure why I expect different. Offensive let down, special teams let down, and eventually the defense will give in and cave.

  • ACViking

    Wow. The Lions’ O-line is worse than D-Bell

  • SteveH

    This game is gonna get ugly quick.

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

    Shitfest in Philly…

  • ACViking

    I like Brandon Graham.

    But does he have any moves besides the “Bull Rush”?

    • TommyLawlor

      I don’t know if he plays enough to use a bunch of moves. He used a spin move in the past.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Is Asomugha giving Johnson a 15 yard cushion?

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    Curtis Marsh? Has he been playing in our dime? I thought it was DRC, Nnamdi, Boykin, Hughes….

  • rls255

    Finally got a hit on Stafford, we need more of those.

    • TommyLawlor

      2nd hit on him.

      • rls255

        cool, must have missed the first. Hope we can keep the pressure coming.

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

    Wait, did they just get a 5th down? Didn’t that unnecessary roughness make the down count??

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    be nice if the offensive arrived at the stadium some time soon…

  • SteveH

    D bent but didnt break, now we just have to hope the O can somehow get their shit together. Awful offense this year.

    • TommyLawlor

      Really big series. Need to move the ball here. Points would be great, but must at least get a few 1st downs.

  • lilmc

    Boykin seems to be hitting the hole harder on his returns

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

      yeah if his blockers could just hold their blocks a bit more he might be able to break one. Which we might need since the offense has no interest in moving the ball.

    • TommyLawlor

      First return boosted his confidence.

  • GermanEagle

    This game is going down to the last drive. Your read it here first.

  • GermanEagle

    Why don’t we call more shotgun plays?!

    • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

      thats why

    • A_T_G

      Oh, I know…

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    Just watch the play Maclin, don’t feel you need to block.

  • Crus57

    Farcical.

  • SteveH

    Wow, only the eagles.

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

    Face. Palm.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    Vick may be the stupidest QB in the league….oiy

  • Zachary Kaplan

    -1 in the Turnover battle.

    Anyone else feel like this is the same team we’ve seen every week that just isn’t catching huge breaks and making huge plays on defense? Cause I do.

    Pretender might be a bit much. Bad football team is my current stance.

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

      It’s the same team where everyone takes a turn to screw up. Today’s is Dallas Reynolds.

  • lilmc

    This is unreal!

    • TommyLawlor

      Truly.

  • Crus57

    Dallas Reynolds and Vick are having problems at home, without a crowd roaring in their ears.

    • TommyLawlor

      I don’t know what is going on. Bad.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    How come other teams can get pressure so easily on us….but we can’t get near other teams QB’s without a QB holding a ball for 5 minutes

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

    FOLES

  • DamonL86

    This team is a comedy of errors

  • GermanEagle

    With all the crapp the O and Vick is getting, what about our beloved D? No sacks in 9 consecutive quarters, no bloody turnover?! Really?!

    • A_T_G

      becausepathetic cause the Lions have had two short fields and came away with 2 field goals.

    • Crus57

      strike that last complaint.

    • DarthBanner

      Not too pleased with the defense either, but without them playing as they have the Eagles are 0-5 right now.

  • ken jomo

    I will never understand how Reid and Marty do such a good job with game plans against certain teams (giants, Ravens), but like clueless against other teams. This is pathetic

  • T_S_O_P

    It’s Murdoch’s fault. If I was able to watch properly we’d be fine.

    • Crus57

      I am able to watch properly, and it is worse in HD.

  • DarthBanner

    Well, Vick almost made it a quarter on that “No fumbles for the rest of the year” pledge,

    Remember when Eagles football used to be entertaining and successful? Now its neither.

    2nd season in a row the Eagles have played so far below the sum of their parts, only this season their is no built in excuse. That falls on the coaching staff and the idiot quarterback.

  • ACViking

    T-Law / anyone:

    Did you see Vick get hit helmut-to-helmut on that play when he was nearly “Byce-Pauped”?

  • Zachary Kaplan

    I’ll tell you my stance on this team:

    QB – Awful play, no recognition
    WR – Maclin – can’t block, or give no effort. I swear I’ve seen McCoy yell at him 3 or 4 times this year, and always see McCoy taking down by Maclin’s man.
    OL – Jason Peters was our best offensive player. Made the whole offensive line significantly better.

    DL – No real pressure. I don’t care if it’s 5 against 10, they never get near a QB without him holding the ball in the last few games.

    Rest of the defense? Let down waiting to happen and Special teams are a joke.

    I don’t know why I watch this frustrating team week after week. It has to be killing me. They never correct the mistakes (at least not before the bye week).

  • http://twitter.com/sjampendk Patrick

    How freaking hard is it not to turn the ball over 7 times a quater.

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

    Holy shit Asomugha made a play on the ball!

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

    Lions helping the cause

  • lilmc

    There we go!

  • SteveH

    Thank you Stafford for being Stafford.

  • T_S_O_P

    Love me some 24

    • TommyLawlor

      We needed that.

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

    Welcome back Mr. Cooper.

  • A_T_G

    Nnamdi didn’t give him any cushion on that one. He was right up on Calvin.

    • TommyLawlor

      Nnamdi is adjusting to the down/distance and the look the offense is giving. Nice pick.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Marty/Reid getting out coached.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    this looks like a team off their bye…they are so much fresher

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    Why aren’t we calling screens or anything to counter the blitz. Horrible play call.

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

    Is this Delmas’ first game back?

  • GermanEagle

    Worst O Line in Football.

  • joe l

    Whatever the offensive game plan is needs to be dumped into File 13.

  • DarthBanner

    How long can the Eagles continue with this complete lack of production on offense before they go with Foles?

    We have broken 20 points once this season, and it certainly doesn’t look like its happening today. Enough is enough.

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

      How could Foles do any better here? This is all the play calling.

      • DarthBanner

        Vick holds onto the ball too long, which is as much a part of the problem. Plus it might actually force Marty and Andy to adapt.

  • ACViking

    Side Story tomorrow:

    “Nnamdi must have heard the rumors this week . . . blah, blah”

  • GermanEagle

    Guys, don’t you get it?! With this O Line we are not going anywhere. Get a clue.

    • A_T_G

      I’m still going to root for them. Hope that doesn’t bother you too much.

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

    You would think with the way EVERYONE is biting on the play action that the Lions actually like to run the ball.

  • GermanEagle

    And our Rund D is pathetic.

  • rls255

    Run D did their job there. Nice stop.

  • SteveH

    Gilyard does not look comfortable out there catching punts. I do not like this idea.

  • GermanEagle

    Should there be one more Eagles fan on here wanting Foles behing this O Line I’m gonna punch him in the face.

    • nicolajNN

      I agree, put Edwards in there

    • Zachary Kaplan

      I still want Foles (does that count?). The OL is bad, but Vick makes awful decisions with the football, maybe it’s the coaches, but he holds the ball too long in my mind. Your OL sucks? make quick throws, hot reads.

  • GermanEagle

    Is it not time for Desean returning punts finally?

  • TommyLawlor

    Right now the offense has multiple problems. Lions have been in 8-man fronts on several run plays, making Shady ineffective. We need to spread them out and run. Or go max protect and throw deep.

  • ACViking

    With all the complaining about MM, the Lions own OC Scott Linehan is keeping the Eagles in this game.

    Watch out.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    Can Foles possibly do any worse?

    • GermanEagle

      Yes he can. How could he do better behind this O Line?!

  • SteveH

    lol wrong audio feed again.

  • ACViking

    I love how Fox slips Ravens game-audio into the Eagles’ games

    • TommyLawlor

      That is really weird.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    with the way their D is blitzing, its time for max protect and double moves on both sides

  • Crus57

    That looked a bit like “Oh sh#t, we still have 3 timeouts? I’d better burn one.”

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

    Unreal.

  • SteveH

    good grief, this team is like the 3 stooges.

    • ACViking

      BRAVO!

  • DarthBanner

    And that’s why I’d like to see Foles at this point.

  • ACViking

    T-LAW:

    YOU NEED TO SAY SOMETHING . . . NOW! . . . ABOUT VICK.

    I’m standing on the ledge of a very tall building . . .

    • SteveH

      right beside you buddy. Talk us off the ledge Tommy.

    • TommyLawlor

      Bad throw there. Avant looked open, but pressure affected his footwork and led to the overthrow. Poor decision on his part.

  • ACViking

    Forget Foles. Norm Snead is out there somewhere.

  • DamonL86

    Hey on the bright side at least it wasn’t a fumble

    • A_T_G

      the pick is a lot better for field position.

  • Lewwyn

    I can’t wait for the Foles Era to begin… :(

  • SteveH

    If our D wasnt good at tightening up this game would be really bad right now.

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

    *sigh*

  • iskar36

    Can we official start saying this pass rush is not as good as advertised? 6 minutes left in what would be the 11th quarter in a row without a sack.

  • DamonL86

    we have a pass rush?

  • SteveH

    This game is what it looks like when a stoppable force meets a movable object.

    • TommyLawlor

      Yeah, really.

  • ACViking

    The Lions are KEEPING the Eagles in this game.

    1 TD and the Eagles are ahead. Just saying

    • TommyLawlor

      That’s the thing that’s keeping me from going nuts.

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

        and lots of PBR.

    • Lewwyn

      That still requires the Eagles to, you know, score…

    • A_T_G

      The Lions, or our D? A little of each?

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

    The D is playing well, but the Lions are really helping us stay in the game.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    now there’s a fine example of Vick’s utter lack of pocket presence. he’s sliding INTO a guy thats doubled while he has tons of space to his left….

  • OldSoul

    when do we slide herremans inside, put dunlap at RT, and bench watkins

  • ACViking

    Vick taking a beating. Jeez.

    Was Juan’s “BIG BOY” approach better?

    For the health of the QB, that is

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

      I think you’re looking at the cumulative affect of losing your All World left tackle and starting center.

    • TommyLawlor

      No. If you remember, Vick almost got killed vs DET in 2010. Nick Cole was dreadful in that game.

      • ACViking

        Yes. I remember now.

        Nick Cole was a disaster.

        But with the addition of Watkins — or someone better than Cole — would the Juan-approach be any better?

        Week after week, Vick gets clobbered.

        And this happened last year, too.

  • SteveH

    Offense looks good when we find a rhythm. Makes you wonder what the hell we were doing the first quarter and a half.

  • GermanEagle

    The greatest D Line of all football?! I don’t think so…

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

    Wow! Vick took a shot!

  • GermanEagle

    U gotta admire Vick for his sense of competition. He’s a baller!

    • nicolajNN

      I just had the exact same thought

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    now please use the play action on 2nd….

  • GermanEagle

    Wohoooooooooooo

    • TommyLawlor

      Vick is one tough son of a gun.

  • SteveH

    lol, worst half of football where your team is still leading ever?

    • Crus57

      It’s not over yet..

  • rls255

    NICE!!

  • OldSoul

    no helmet to helmet but a questionable PI? I’ll take it either way.

  • Crus57

    Delayed blitzers seem to have no problem coming through untouched, still.

  • teltschikfakeout88

    Wow guys what we see is teams making MV beat you as a QB. They know he is a TO machine and it is a matter of time during the game that his throws or ball security will be a mistake in the other teams favor. MV running in traffic or throwing 40 times a game is good for the other team. In spite of this the game has been nothing but punts ,to and some fg. Heck I think st probably has a higher snap count then the offense or defense

  • ACViking

    Re: the Shot on Vick’s Chin

    I’d be surprised if Vick isn’t mildly concussed right now.

    But he’s remembering the play.

  • A_T_G

    So, I just tuned in. How is it going? Okay, up by a point? Not bad, I guess.

    • TommyLawlor

      Eaglez R dominentz!!!

    • Lewwyn

      Well played.

  • joe l

    Is it too late to suit up some green spray painted street cones and set them up in front of Vick?

  • Eagles111

    Andy and marty should be fined by the league for their utter disregard for Vick’s health

  • rls255

    Nice stop D!!!!

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

    There was some pressure!

  • ACViking

    Stafford’s horrible. Pull him!

    That’s what we’re all saying about Vick.

    The Eagles’ DBs are earning their money today

  • SteveH

    Isn’t Stafford supposed to be good? He’s missing passes all day.

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

      Don’t jinx us.

  • nicolajNN

    Holy shit! A screen that actually worked!

  • SteveH

    blech that was awful, no yards and stayed inbounds.

    • ACViking

      Vick’s fault.

      Throw that over McCoy’s head.

  • OldSoul

    how do you not lead Avant with a 5 yd pass.

  • ACViking

    Two bad passes by Vick cost the Eagles on this drive.

    • TommyLawlor

      Vick gets blame for Shady pass. Avant is more to blame. Didn’t go out of bounds after his catch. Turned back to the field. INSANE!!!

      • ACViking

        Pass looked like it was behind Avant.

        But I agree totally if it wasn’t

        But, on All-22, it’ll be clear.

  • SteveH

    This is gonna be another of those wins where I feel awful about the win.

    • rls255

      Maybe, but I’ll still take a win anyway we can get it.

  • NoDecaf

    Oi vey Tommy.

  • A_T_G

    “lions sacked Cunningham 10 times that day.”

    Ah, remember the days when we had a tough defense, an athlete trying to be a QB and no offensive line? Feels like it was only yesterday, er… Last week?

  • TommyLawlor

    2nd half thread is posted.

  • GermanEagle

    Vick will be OK. just have faith, Eagles nation!