PHI 7, DET 6 – 2nd Half Thread

Posted: October 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 392 Comments »

We’re 2-0 this year with the lead at the half.  So that means we can all relax, right?

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Very ugly game so far.  The defense has been tough, but we can’t count on Matt Stafford going 6 of 18 in the 2nd half.  Our offense must continue to move the ball and score points.  The first 1.5 quarters were awful.  Got better the last 5 or so minutes.  Offense got in a rhythm.

Vick is taking a beating.  OL needs to tighten up.  He needs to make better decisions.  Run game had a tough time since Lions mixed in 8-man fronts and blitzed a lot early on.  Both coaching staffs have some interesting decisions to make about what to do in the 2nd half.

Just once…I’d like a game I can enjoy.  Hasn’t happened so far this year.

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

    Everything I’ve seen so far this year leads me to believe the offense will disappear again (in terms of points) until the last few minutes of the game.

    Oh, and there will be some sort of defensive breakdown leading to a TD that enables people to spend the next 2 weeks focusing (incorrectly) on the defense as a problem.

    • http://twitter.com/LHGarrett Liam G.

      Well done.

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    On that last drive, from the angle of the Fox cameras, it looked like Vick’s 3rd-down pass to Avant was behind him and forced him to turn inside.

    If it wasn’t — and you’ll see on your review — then, yes, Avant, made a horrible play.

  • A_T_G

    For the record, Vick had a better half than Matt Ryan.

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

    the offensive line is doing a good job of getting free 5 yards so far.

  • ACViking

    Birds’ 2nd-half game plan — and adjustments — clear.

    Run the ball inside the tackles.

  • iskar36

    This dline NEEDS to get a sack at some point. This is getting pathetic.

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

      They’re on pace to allow 12 points. I could care less about sacks as long as they don’t allow TDs.

      • iskar36

        The defense as a whole is playing fantastic. I’m not arguing that. But the DLine needs to get rolling if we want to be successful long term this season. 12 quarters without a sack. That is three games. That will eventually cost us.

  • http://twitter.com/bubqr Virgile – Bubqr

    Thanks to Siragusa exclusive, in depth report, I now know that Vick needs to communicate with his OL using his voice.

  • SteveH

    OL giving Vick time now, this is looking promising.

  • ACViking

    When Vick gets time — in every game — he makes plays downfield from the pocket

  • dropscience

    Kind of neat to see what can be done with pass pro.

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

    I’m kind of surprised they’re trying to get Brown outside. I know he’s fast, but he’s also a bigger guy. Send him up the gut.

  • rls255

    Nice quick throw by Vick there.

  • SteveH

    Workmanlike drive, I wish it looked like this all the time.

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

    This the Michael Vick I like watching. Make your reads, if it’s not there, get the hell out of there.

  • ACViking

    Bryce Brown — great block on the blitzer (No. 26)

  • onemorebop

    At the end of the day, Vick has a much, much better chance behind this offensive line than Foles.

  • rls255

    Nice to see Brown hold off that blitzer pickup on last play.

  • OldSoul

    time to get rid of the stretch play today

  • ACViking

    Okay . . . I was wrong.

    MM insists on running wide. Despite the effectiveness of quick hitters between the tackles and guards.

    Like the Steelers did the Eagles.

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

      I wonder if that’s an effect of not having Kelce. He’s got the lateral quickness to get out in those stretch plays. Reynolds just can’t make those reach blocks.

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    You’re pregame assessment was spot-on.

    The Eagles are the better team.

    But it’s about execution and T.O.s

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    come on Brent….you gotta catch that

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

    C’mon Celek, you gotta catch that ball.

  • OldSoul

    3 drops on celek?

  • DamonL86

    Wow you have to catch that

  • lilmc

    Got to make that catch!

  • ACViking

    10-6.

    Missed Oppty for Birds.

  • TommyLawlor

    Eagles up 10-6. Still an ugly game, but the offense is starting to wake up. No gift penalties on that drive. Defense is well rested. Let’s hope they come out and kick some butt.

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

      More turnovers please.

    • iskar36

      They drove the ball well, but they got to get the ball in the endzone at the en of that drive. They ended that drive with a big win for the lions when it could have been a momentum changing drive.

  • rls255

    I agree, we missed an opp, but at least we didn’t turn it over and picked up 3.

  • Neil

    Celek’s body is messed up right now from the nasty hits. Something to consider after that drop.

    • rls255

      He has taken some shots.

    • GermanEagle

      What about Vick?!

      • Neil

        Yep

  • GermanEagle

    If Foles was in the game, it would be all on Celek?!

  • Eagles111

    come on coleman

    • TommyLawlor

      Needs to see that ball. Got lucky with no flag for the hit.

  • ACViking

    If Nnamdi continues at this level, he’ll be Peter King’s D-Player of the Week . . . for all those Peter King fans out there.

    • TommyLawlor

      That would be nice.

    • lilmc

      Unless Coleman knocks him out.

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

    I like Coleman, but when he goes for those big hits, it’s just a personal foul waiting to happen.

  • NoDecaf

    Why aren’t any of us feeling better?

    • dropscience

      Previous five games?

    • TommyLawlor

      4 point lead.

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

      I feel sick looking at McCoy at the moment.

  • ACViking

    Eagles win this game if they don’t turn it over anymore.

    T-Law called it.

  • http://twitter.com/bubqr Virgile – Bubqr

    Still love Asomugha’s buzzcut.

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

    OH SHIT

  • Eagles111

    They need one more td to keep their average at the 2nd worst in the league.

  • dropscience

    Oh, Christ, no.

  • rls255

    Uh oh, not good. Looks like his knee went into the ground pretty hard. Hope its something minor.

    • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

      please not the patella tendon….

    • TommyLawlor

      Hitting knee on the ground like that is very painful. Hope just for bruise. Shouldn’t be ligament issue. You do fear kneecap issue.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    and there’s the worst sight we could possibly have….

  • ACViking

    McCoy . . . ankle injury? Lis Franc?

    Hope it’s no worse.

  • Eagles111

    looks like his ankle got twisted

    • rls255

      Yep, I think that’s it. You could see it roll over on the replay.

  • GermanEagle

    Who needs Shady with this O Line?! Sorry, being sarcastic…

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

    Got a text from a friend at the game. McCoy got up.

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    Love that Riley Cooper getting lots of snaps.

    He’s a B-I-G target.

    Nice to see.

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

    I love new DeSean. Old DeSean was a dick.

  • lilmc

    Great block by Brown!

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    as Brown gets added in thousands of fantasy leagues…

  • ACViking

    Bryce Brown’s made 2 monster blocks on blitzes

    • TommyLawlor

      Yep. Young man is growing up quickly on the field.

  • Eagles111

    amazing throw by vick there.

  • SteveH

    Nice running by Brown, he’s had a couple pancake pass blocks also, good play from him.

  • onemorebop

    Very impressed with Bryce Brown’s blocking … not quite his running yet.

    • ACViking

      I think Brown’s the kind of runner who needs reps. By the 4th Q, he’d be pounding the defense.

      Won’t ever happen under AR

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

        I also think at this point, he’s an up the gut runner. He can’t quite get the edge like McCoy can.

  • GermanEagle

    With that kind of Vick,the Eagles will be legit.

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

    Mccoy jogging on the sidelines.

  • TommyLawlor

    Shady is good. Wants back in.

    • rls255

      Good news.

  • Crus57

    Jimmy Beast says on twitter that Shady has grabbed his helmet and wants back in to the game.

  • iskar36

    Gotta get the td here. Fg would be very disappointing

  • rls255

    Another nice quick slant by Vick.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    D Bell makes me want to punt my television….

  • T_S_O_P

    Schwartz betting on our red zone turnover ability

    • TommyLawlor

      Seemed a bit desperate by him.

  • OldSoul

    whatever happened to the misdirection pass plays?

  • DamonL86

    Unreal

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

    Oh that’s a bullshit call.

  • Eagles111

    OPI, horrible call

  • ACViking

    Re: Celek Off Int

    The refs watched last week’s tape . . . when Celek pushed off for his TD against the Steelers.

  • T_S_O_P

    I need super slo mo to see that penalty

  • ACViking

    This 3rd-and-goal from the Lions’ 10 yard line is the product of NOT running the ball in 1st down.

  • DamonL86

    That is not gonna come back to haunt us

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

    Refs just cost us at least 4.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    wtf are the doing with Celek alone on AVril??

  • iskar36

    FUCK!! This offense is not very good thus far into the season.

  • SteveH

    junk call, hope this doesn’t come back to bite us in the ass.

    • TommyLawlor

      Ditto.

  • ACViking

    Now the Eagles are keeping the Lions in the game

  • OldSoul

    even with a bad penalty, not a good game from Celek

    • TommyLawlor

      Tough game. Has taken a couple of big hits. The drop on previous GL series was costly.

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    Ughhhhhh. Finally do something right and screwed by the refs. Why are the football gods so cruel.

  • GermanEagle

    Can we please replacement refs back?!

    • Crus57

      They would’ve called the forward pass as a fumble and awarded it to DET.

  • GermanEagle

    Let’s go D!!!!

  • GermanEagle

    I’ve got a man crush on Colt.

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

    good to have Colt Anderson back.

  • OldSoul

    god forbid some pressure up the middle

  • GermanEagle

    When was the last time we had a sack? 1997?

    • T_S_O_P

      When was the last time the Lions converted on third down?

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

    Excellent play by Demeco

  • ACViking

    Yes . . . Scott Linnehan (Lions OC) is helping the Eagles

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

    wow Matt Stafford with 33% completion. Ugh.

  • teltschikfakeout88

    If you are an optimist about our O you have be glad that we trading fg to the lions punts…

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

    Celek is going to be feeling this game until 2015.

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

    A touchdown on this possession would make me feel a lot better about this game.

    • T_S_O_P

      Your on your own there Corey… ;)

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

        eh makes it a two possession game at that point and the Lions have been awful all day. I did hear the stat from Kenny Albert there, but Stafford has NOT looked good at all.

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    Inside the 5 yard line, it seems like MM/AR *show* the run with Jason Peters gone.

    Frustrating.

  • DamonL86

    enough of the stretch play today

  • T_S_O_P

    Outside with the RB doesn’t work Marty

  • onemorebop

    Man, Marty needs to give up the outside runs.

  • T_S_O_P

    I like that, looking for 3

  • DamonL86

    Well that should be it for points today we hit our quota

  • onemorebop

    Too much complaining from Maclin. Step up son!

  • OldSoul

    asante with a pick 6

  • iskar36

    Off. Topic: Asante with a 79 yard pick 6 to put the falcons up 7 with 2:40 left.

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

      But how many tackles did he run away from?

    • TommyLawlor

      Dang. Hoping the Raiders could get them.

      • GermanEagle

        We’re gonna get them

      • iskar36

        Yea. I’m sitting with a falcons fan as well, so that was hard to watch.

  • TommyLawlor

    Up 10 is nice, but I’m not relaxed yet.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    at least Balt is gonna clip the cowpukes. need a Giants loss

  • GermanEagle

    Is this gonna be the third game in a row without a sack?!

    • iskar36

      The dline has not played well despite the rest of our d playing great football

  • ACViking

    Re: MM’s stretch-play calls

    The Colts, with Howard Mudd, faced the Titans — w/ Washburn and the W-9 — twice per year.
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    I need to take a look at how the Colts fared. Because the very nature of the W-9 seems to be perfectly designed to frustrate the stretch play.

  • ACViking

    Eagles’ D-line getting no push on pass plays.

    And no penetration on run plays.

    Ugh.

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

    i was about say if your’e going to call Celek for that one, you gotta call Johson.

  • GermanEagle

    Our D lets us down again.

    • Eagles111

      ???

  • DamonL86

    game is far from over

  • ACViking

    C-Johnson doesn’t need to push off.

    1st & Goal at the one.

    The Lions WILL run the ball.

  • OldSoul

    why was nate allen covering him 1 on 1

  • DamonL86

    excellent defense there

  • Zachary Kaplan

    and here comes the collapse.

  • GermanEagle

    What a great D we have…

    • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

      you’re focusing on the wrong side of the ball

  • DarthBanner

    This defense keeps dominating through 3 quarters then as soon as the offense gets them the lead they completely fall apart.

    • GermanEagle

      For how long have you been following the Eagles?! It’ always the same! Always!!!!

  • GermanEagle

    I think Juan needs to be shot.

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

      They allowed the first TD with 10 minutes remaining IN THE GAME.

  • GermanEagle

    Cox sucks!

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    On the Lions’ TD, I have to believe that either Allen or Nnamdi didn’t execute properly.

    The must know that there’s no one on the Eagles’ D is in front of them on. They must.

  • TommyLawlor

    Frustrating events. Build a lead. Give up TD. Fletch gets ejected. Nothing is ever easy with this team.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    you gotta be shittin me….

  • DamonL86

    Wheels coming off

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

    I feel sick.

  • iskar36

    Fucking Vick!

  • Zachary Kaplan

    This team is seriously so predicitable. Hard to be disappointed when you know it’s coming.

  • TommyLawlor

    Darn. Bad throw by Vick. DJax was open.

  • T_S_O_P

    Marty play c all special

  • GermanEagle

    Welcome to OT…

  • iskar36

    Vick = turnover machine.

    • GermanEagle

      That Int was inexcusable.

  • teltschikfakeout88

    Speechless as to what is now happening

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjaminjosephbrophy Ben Brophy

    Foles after the bye? Vicks play is just atrocious.

  • T_S_O_P

    I want a turnover in return

  • ACViking

    Not MM’s fault.

    The play was there.

    D-Jax FINALLY had single coverage. And Vick had protection

  • RaisedinPhilly

    Win this game. Put in Nick Foles on the next series.

    • GermanEagle

      LOL

  • GermanEagle

    Our run D sucks!

  • Zachary Kaplan

    8 INT and 6 Fumbles lost in 6 games. Really we don’t have a better option than that? I mean at some point anything is better than that.

    • iskar36

      At some point the turnovers are just too glaring of an issue to just ignore it and still push forward without benching Vick for at least part of a game.

  • GermanEagle

    Did I say our run D sucks?!

    • lilmc

      Don’t forget the tackling.

  • ACViking

    The only way the Eagles can win is if they’re losing inside 2 minutes.

    That gives Vick his shot

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

    FOLES

  • lilmc

    Joqiue Bell!

  • GermanEagle

    Where the fuck is the turnover?!?!?!?!?

    • nicolajNN

      On offense

  • SteveH

    So i flipped away for a second, come back, first thing I hear is interception Chris
    houston. awesome.

  • DamonL86

    D not stepping up

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Anyone trust Vick and the Eagles offense to march down the field and score after the defense gives up the lead?

    • nicolajNN

      Yes.

    • GermanEagle

      TBH,, I trust the O more than than the D right now….

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

        To turn the ball over? Me too.

  • GermanEagle

    Still no sacks??@@?@? Tommy what’s up?@?@

  • Eagles111

    Falcons are a good team.

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjaminjosephbrophy Ben Brophy

    Never been this uncomfortable with a lead before.

  • rls255

    Way to step up D!

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    will people stop whining about the D now?

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

      Seriously.

      Which game do you think these people are watching? Colts-Jets? Bengals-Browns?

  • RaisedinPhilly

    Win this game and do better the rest of the season. Instead of making Nick Foles the injury replacement for Vick, change that up and put Foles in as the QB the next series and keep it that way.

    • RaisedinPhilly

      I love being an Eagles fan, but Vick’s ups and downs are kiiing me, although that TD took nearly all of the pain from bad plays away.

  • SteveH

    Matt Stafford is the best player on the Eagles today.

  • TommyLawlor

    Big stop by the D. I hope Marty/Andy don’t dial up another deep ball. Let’s eat some clock and move the chains.

    • rls255

      I agree, the last thing we need is a turnover or 3 and out.

    • Eagles111

      I dont think I’ve been THIS frustrated with playcalling in a while. And thats saying alot

  • GermanEagle

    If we win this crappy game, I will put my house down to beat the Falcons.

  • ACViking

    Re: Sacks – M.I.A.

    In 1981, the Eagles started off 6-0 . . . they were dominant defensively.

    The team finished 4-6 . . . and looked old.

    Maybe Cole and Babin have lost just a half a step. Which is a big deal.

  • SteveH

    Yay the Lions suck!

  • lilmc

    Yeah!!!!

  • rls255

    Hells yeah!!! Suck on that haters!!!

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

    YES! THE LIONS SECONDARY IS AWFUL!

  • Eagles111

    I’ll take that pass

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    now THATS sucky defense….

  • GermanEagle

    Shut up bitches! :))))

  • TommyLawlor

    I was just explaining to my couch cushions how I didn’t like the bunch set there on 3rd down. Very happy to be wrong. Awesome.

  • nicolajNN

    The pink banner there was very fitting

  • ACViking

    Eagles TD . . .

    Real nice work inside by Watkins

  • GermanEagle

    I want sex now.

    • TommyLawlor

      I hope you won’t take offense if I say no.

  • GermanEagle

    4-2. Bring on the Falcons!

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

    Still 5 minutes yet to go.

  • rls255

    You gotta think they’re gonna look for Johnson soon.

    • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

      GE seems to be looking for johnson now….

  • GermanEagle

    Our D rocks today.

  • SteveH

    Eagles D folding right on schedule.

  • Eagles111

    ruh oh.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    why can it never be easy?

  • ACViking

    If you’re Jim Schwartz . . . this is why you don’t make a stupid challenge and waste a TO

  • GermanEagle

    Can we please all agree if we lose this it’s on the D and not on Vick?!

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

      No. We can’t. Because it’s wrong.

    • JJ_Cake

      The defense has given up at the end of last week and this week. Vick is not the problem. O-line and D-line are not doing well.

  • GermanEagle

    still no sacks….. lol

    • iskar36

      I said it earlier, but despite the rest of our d playing well for the most part, our dline is not living up to expectations in the least

  • DamonL86

    So much for our D

  • Eagles111

    ugh.

  • GermanEagle

    Our D is awesome.

  • lilmc

    Great job Juan.Nice game plan.

  • OldSoul

    looked like Cole got taken down – regardless, they’re hapless

  • SteveH

    Fantastic, because we need this to be closer than it needs to be.

  • GermanEagle

    II hate our fucking D

  • GermanEagle

    Juan, bye bye next year bitch.

  • onemorebop

    Brandon Hughes gets burned twice big time on that drive.

  • teltschikfakeout88

    Of all the guys ….the te makes a play

  • ACViking

    Curtis Marsh and Hughes did not get it done today as the Dime CBs

  • DamonL86

    Stellar return there

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

    The hell was that Boykin?

  • SteveH

    lol, Cowboys just missed game winning FG, that should warm our hearts.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    this is really starting to feel like the end of the Reid era this season….

  • DamonL86

    What a joke

  • Eagles111

    ruh oh again

  • ACViking

    Re: Eagles stretch play

    You’d think MM and AR watched last weeks game against the Steelers — when they ran inside the tackles against the W-9

  • DTrainExpress

    Why did Juan Castillo tell Michael Vick to throw that pass into a defensive lineman? What an idiot!

  • Eagles111

    sack please

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    get Hughes off the field please

  • Eagles111

    why cant they let me enjoy an eagles game…

    • TommyLawlor

      They are killing us. I’ll forgive them if they win.

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

    C’mon D, make a play!

  • ACViking

    What is Colt Anderson doing there playing defense?

    Is Allen hurt?

    • SteveH

      yes

    • TommyLawlor

      Hammy strain

  • GermanEagle

    Tommy, you trust our D here?!

    • TommyLawlor

      50/50.

    • taymgates

      Quarter 1-3 Yes…. How stafford has look this 4th quarter… I dont think if you can trust them right now… I wish we could

  • taymgates

    Detroit has been rolling on O.. This doesn’t look good

  • GermanEagle

    No matter how this games ends, I am going to sleep now.

  • GermanEagle

    Can we get a fucking sack now?! Or a turnover?!

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    Outcome aside . . . I look forward to your assessment of “What’s Wrong With the Eagles Pass Rush”?

    It’s not the scheme. The Lions proved that today, beating Vick silly.

    Moreover . . . what ADJUSTMENTS do anticipate being made?

    • Eagles111

      I think adjustments need to be personnel wise. Give Graham more snaps

  • DamonL86

    D is not holding here

  • GermanEagle

    This is getting ridiculous.

  • taymgates

    that was a big play by Ryans!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    rut roh

  • GermanEagle

    OT

    • OldSoul

      there’s over a minute left? Gonna lose…

  • ACViking

    Re: Vick

    I like Foles. I really like what Fletcher Cox.

    All in all, Ryan Tannenhill may have been worth a big move up.

    That kid is playing really well.

    • JJ_Cake

      We are not loosing because of Vick. The D and Oline are the main problems.

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

        That is incorrect.

  • GermanEagle

    Our D sucks.

    • DTrainExpress

      Yeah, they should stop turning the football over constantly.

      • dropscience

        And settling for FG’s instead of TD’s.

    • nicolajNN

      In the 4th quarter anyway

  • ACViking

    I said earlier, the only way the Eagles win is if they’re losing inside 2 minutes and Vick gets the ball last.

    (slightly tongue-in-cheek)

  • DamonL86

    Wow

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    feels more and more like a loss here, doesnt it?

  • GermanEagle

    OT

    • DamonL86

      no way we lose right here

  • GermanEagle

    Ok, if we lose lose this, who’s gonna get blamed?!

    • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

      Vick would again be reason #1

    • ken jomo

      Castillo

    • nicolajNN

      Whole team, just like every loss so far, though I’m very frustrated with our 4th quarter D. But the majority of fans will blame Castillo. Probably a little Vick as well

  • SteveH

    Wow, Eagles D faaailllllinnnngggg.

  • ACViking

    If the Eagles are gonna let the Lions run all over them. And look lethargic . . . let them score.

    Or call a TO

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    what a horrible call on the QB draw

  • DamonL86

    Incoming loss

  • GermanEagle

    hhahahahahahhaahahahaha

  • SteveH

    woooooooooooooow.

  • SteveH

    oh snap, we held.

  • GermanEagle

    I still cannot believe we’re going into OT. Someone must be sacked.

    • nicolajNN

      Do we have any marginal linebackers left to let go?

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

    Times yours…

  • Eagles111

    heart attack

  • lilmc

    I hate this team.

    • JJ_Cake

      I was thinking the same thing

  • SteveH

    The eagles refuse to do anything the easy way.

  • Julescat

    Eagles playing like the bye week started already

  • OldSoul

    up by 10 with 5 minutes left – well coached, well executed…

    • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

      i have to agree – the coaching really continues to be poor. This may just need to be blown up and rebuilt

  • ACViking

    Lions suck.

    How could they not score a TD w/ 1st and goal at the 1 yard line and no TOs.

  • teltschikfakeout88

    Again I am just speechless with regards to this collapse… I can’t stand my life as an eagles fan sometimes…

  • Julescat

    anybody still think the Eagles are a playoff team?

    • DTrainExpress

      Yes.

  • GermanEagle

    no matter how this games ends. Our D sucks! Go Figure!

    • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

      after they held to the FG at the 1…maybe if our offense could even manage mediocrity….

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Lets see if Captain Turnover and keep getting luck and lead us to a late win.

    • nicolajNN

      If the wins he has let us to is luck, why are the TOs then not bad luck?

  • Eagles111

    cant take many of these games…

  • teltschikfakeout88

    what is the deal with OT this year….not sudden death???

    • TommyLawlor

      Score a TD, you win. Kick a FG, other team gets a possession. After that, goes sudden death.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Tommy,

    Can you to you Eagles are for real, don’t know, pretender post again? I think we’ll have a more common answer.

  • DTrainExpress

    Juan Castillo with the bad KO return and back to back sacks. God he’s HORRIBLE!!!! Fire him!!

    • dropscience

      ‘Zactly. Bad field position is gonna be on him and the D, too.

  • Eagles111

    ugh game over.

  • iskar36

    My two major take always from this game so far is that Vick is hurting our offense and out dline is not only not living up to their reputation but is playing flat out poorly.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    they deserve to lose this game

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Let’s practice holding the football for 5 seconds….it’s a great offensive play.

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

    The defense did a terrible job of pass protection and getting rid of the ball there.

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    Horrible. Everyone is horrible. Fire them all.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Prefect time to replace captain turnover, have two weeks to get Foles ready. 3-3 and I think the easiest culprit to blame is Vick, impossible to win games when your QB gives it away 3 times a game.

  • taymgates

    That was horrible this is no longer a playoff team solely because Vick is not the QB he showed us in ’10

  • Eagles111

    we are cursed

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    what horrible luck for us there on the fumble…

  • phillychuck

    Gotta bench Vick. Just doesn’t make good decisions.

  • lilmc

    Time for some coaching changes as well.

  • DamonL86

    This is gonna hurt

  • Zachary Kaplan

    We aren’t cursed just poorly run. Bad management, bad owner, bad coaches, bad players.

  • DarthBanner

    The Eagles are a dumb bad football team. Period.

  • ken jomo

    why do they keep biting on teh play fake…its the lions

  • Zachary Kaplan

    That was the ball game 3-3. Good news is bye week won’t give us heartache.

    • Julescat

      the defense thought this week was the bye week……or was it last week

  • DTrainExpress

    Colt Anderson is pretty bad at playing defense.

    • iskar36

      That is a surprise to no one

  • phillychuck

    Break of the year on the hold–gotta capitalize.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    they deserve to lose this game

  • phillychuck

    We really stink.

  • http://twitter.com/benjabad Ben Hert

    I really need some Lawptimism

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Hanson good from 45! (you all know it’s coming)

  • OldSoul

    andy ices a miss, good for the win…5 bucks?

  • DTrainExpress

    I look forward to everyone blaming Juan Castillo for the defense giving up 20 yards in OT, when the offense went backwards 20 yards.

    • ken jomo

      Dude, they blew a 10pt 4th qt lead

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

        Not without help from the other units.

      • DTrainExpress

        Dude, the offense lost 21 yards in OT! When they had a chance to run the clock down they went three and out. They turned the ball over three times. Do I really need to go on?

        • GermanEagle

          do you have tomatoes on your eyes?!

        • ken jomo

          I’m not saying this is all on Castillo, but you are acting like he is not at fault at all. It was a total team collapse. Castillo’s defense that had a 10 pt leads in the 4th qt is a big part of it. Zero sacks in 3 games is unexceptable. 1 forced turnover all game is unexceptable. He’s not the only problem, but he’s a problem.

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

            The defense had a bad 4th quarter. The offense had a bad game.

          • ken jomo

            No disagreement there. @DTrainExpress:disqus just acts like Castillo just coached the best game of the year. His dramatic remarks about fans blaming Castillo for KO returns and offensive mistakes are annoying.
            To me, Castillo’s defense is over simplistic. We are not getting sacks or tunrovers and he refuses to get creative. Our defense has the talent, but is not making plays. That is on Castillo.
            10pt leads with 5:00 minutes left should be easy to close out. That defense needs to make a play and end the game. They didn’t.

          • DTrainExpress

            The play of the d-line is certainly “unexceptable.” They also spend a ridiculous amount of time on the field because the offense is dreadful. They play from bad field position because the offense is dreadful. The solution here is much easier.

          • GermanEagle

            thank you.

    • Julescat

      forgetting that they gave up 300 yards passing and over 1oo rushing in the game along with no sacks

      • DTrainExpress

        Go look at the turnovers. Then come back and tell me who lost the game.

        If your answer isn’t “the offense,” go and learn what determines who wins and loses football games. Then come back.

        I’ll wait!

        • GermanEagle

          the D lost the game, you donut!

          • DTrainExpress

            Of course, it’s clearly the Mexican guy’s fault, not the turnover machine.

          • GermanEagle

            when was the last time our beloved D made a stop, or a sack, or a friggin turnover?! go figure…

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

            This game, 3 games ago, this game.

          • GermanEagle

            Yeah right…

        • Julescat

          how many sacks this week?

          • DTrainExpress

            How many turnovers? This is REALLY simple. Teams that win the turnover battle usually win. Teams that have an offense that turn the ball over a minimum of three times a game generally lose.

          • Julescat

            ten point lead with five minutes left. at no point after that did the defense stop that offensive juggernaut from Detroit.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    Fuck Jeff. Fuck Mike. Fuck Andy. Fuck Marty. Fuck Juan. Fuck Mr. April. Fuck captain turnover.

    Tommy you went all lowercase for steve smith last year, I think it’s time to show vick the same respect.

    • TommyLawlor

      Watch the language.

  • GermanEagle

    fire Castillo please.

  • Neil

    If not for the defense this team is 0-6.

    • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

      exactly correct

    • DTrainExpress

      I believe you mean 7-0. From what I heard Senor Castillo’s defense is so bad they’ve actually cost us a game we didn’t even play.

    • nicolajNN

      I agree, but that should not excuse the way they played in the 4th quarter

      • nicolajNN

        With that said, the loss was a team effort. Very frustrating

    • GermanEagle

      Yeah this great D gave up a 10 point lead up in the last 5 minutes, you donut.

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

        Nobody said they were great, he just said that they’re the reason the Eagles have won 3 games instead of none. And he’s right.

        • DarthBanner

          And yet, the defense has blown the last 2 fourth quarter leads on the last play of the game. Plenty of blame to go around when the defense continually comes up small with the game on the line. Looking more and more like a 7-9 team at best.

        • GermanEagle

          No our D didn’t win fuck all. The Giants would how won it, with a field goal. You guys are so delusive. It’s a shame, but that’s when you get with Eagles fans…

  • DarthBanner

    This team is garbage. Can’t lucky win your way to the playoffs, as we are proving. Vick continues to make poor decisions and turn the ball over, the playcalling continues to be miserable through 3/4ths of the game, and the defense is unable to hold a lead into the 4th quarter.

    Wouldn’t shock me to see a 5 or 6 game losing streak to take them completely out of the playoff picture,

    Fire Andy.

  • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

    fire Castillo on the bye and promote Bowles

  • GermanEagle

    Fuck me@ it was not on Vick this time! Have u guys seen the game??!

    • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

      yeah he was awesome in overtime….

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

      Yes. I’m wondering about you though.

      3 turnovers, plus setting up for 3rd and 31 in OT so the punter has to do it from the end zone? It’s not just Vick, but it definitely isn’t the defense.

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

    Look, it wasn’t the Defense’s fault. It wasn’t the Offense’s fault. It was Everyone’s fault. This was a TEAM suckfest.

  • Zachary Kaplan

    And Tommy I assue you if you come out with well we’re first in the division (if the Giants lose), you’ll lose a reader for good (again, not that you’ll care to see my negativity gone), but seriously – make no excuses for this shitty team. Be honest with us and yourself, bad football team. Can’t play for more than 1.5 Quarters a game.

    • Ark87

      The team’s not lookin good, and hasn’t played 4 quarters of good football this season. Strengths are looking like weaknesses, and the eagles are 3-3, and really lucky to be there. It’s not good, and nobody says it is. Really, threatening to not read unless the writer says what you want him to? He says what he’s going to say, you respond. This is a place for discussion, and discussions are pretty boring when everybody agrees,keep it classy. Tommy hasn’t been screaming “SUPERBOWL HERE WE COME!!!” this season. Read his posts again. He does have criticism, he acknowledges when the team isn’t getting it done, then points out what it does need to get done to win. He’s a fan that takes a positive outlook between Sundays. Many fans are. It’s a miserable existence to go from Sunday to Sunday with 0 hope (unless you look forward to coming down on your team). He’s a knowledgeable guy, the way he sees the game is how the guys in the locker room are having to look at it. They can’t say well we’re bad, all is lost, fire Andy Reid. They can’t check out for the season. Anger, disappointment, embarrassment all around, but if you’re looking for hate on this team, there is no shortage of blogs and boards out there that are lighting up with it.

  • Julescat

    fire Reid!

  • DamonL86

    Looking more and more like this is gonna be Reid’s final season.

  • GermanEagle

    Go watch the Niners play D, you ignorant Foles sucks lickers.

    • http://twitter.com/ToastJenkins ToastJenkins

      getting burned deep you mean?

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

    2 weeks to get Foles ready..

  • http://twitter.com/sjampendk Patrick

    Vick – once again to many terrible decisions where the best case scenario is an incompletion.
    OL – Absolutely pitifull. No other words describe it. Total lack of any sort of talent. No runblocking AT ALL, no time for Vick, making him eve worse.
    Defense – Good for the first 3 quarters, although Stafford missed some crazy open guys. Melts down in the end and we cant make a freaking play at any point. Did we even get a sack?
    Coaching – Did we have a gameplan? Lions did whatever on offense, and we never did anything different to stop them. Was anyone surprised that Calvin J delivered in the end?

    At least we get a win after the bye.

  • nicolajNN

    Btw Tommy, with the bye week will you waiting with the DGR to take a full look at all-22 or will you do it as usually? I also think a lot of us would appreciate a post on the D-line.

  • Mark823

    Can’t we all just agree that both sides screwed up? It’s petty to argue over who’s more at fault, bottomline the Eagles are 3-3. But luckily next week is the bye, they need it.

    • Mark823

      It’s not like the rest of the NFC East is lighting it up either.

    • Julescat

      but both lines suck and the highly praised D just got their tails beat by a mediocre team. This is a crap team.

  • GermanEagle

    I think when it’s all said and done, MM and JC won’t be here next year.

    • Julescat

      why wait?

  • Ark87

    Maclin went 70 yards to put us up by 10….everybody went home to enjoy the bye week with a win….including the players, awful.. This is one of those times where I don’t go within 10 channels of ESPN until we’re playing Atlanta for some kind of redemption.

    The O-line is in a dire place. We couldn’t run, couldn’t pass, and this was at home with no crowd noise “confusion”.

    Extremely discouraging that the Lions can say, “ok, it’s do or die, get it to Calvin”–Over and over and over. Doesn’t matter how many people you put on him. How do you manage to lose a game with that guy on your roster?

    Which brings me to the D-line. Ok, Megatron is possibly the most talented WR in the History of the game, he’s up there. It’s up to the D-line to make sure the QB doesn’t get well thrown passes to him. No sacks again. Got pressure throughout the game, but not enough when it counted. Cox gets ejected from the game, might be looking at suspension.

    And to top it all off, we come out of the longest bye I’ll ever experience, to face a very good Falcons team that is also coming off of a bye, there is a very real chance we sit at 3-4. The only good news is we have the opportunity to come out of the bye and play good football, which there is no film to study what that looks like. Uhg. Tommy, you’re in NC too right? Where you drinking tonight, I think I’ll join.