Vick has a concussion. He’s out and the Nick Foles Era has begun.
Nick is 3 of 5 for 18 yards. I like what I’m seeing from him. He looks the part. Some guys are spastic and jittery. Nick is calm. Took a big hit from Ware and got right up. Made one bad throw, when he went to the right side for the third play in a row. Dallas DB jumped the route and should have picked it off. Got lucky there. Can’t throw to the same spot over and over.
The end of the half was a clusterfudge. Andy Reid was smart not to call a timeout prior to the Dallas punt. We were going to get the ball deep in our territory. With a backup OL and rookie QB, no reason to be aggressive. We should have lined up and run the ball from the I-formation 3 straight times. That would have ended the half. No harm, no foul.
For some idiotic reason, we lined up in the shotgun and Dallas was firing off the edges. 1st down was an ugly run. Dallas was offside so that wiped it out. On 1st/5 we lined up shotgun and tried to run wide. No gain. 2nd down we line up shotgun and throw to Havili in the right flat. He stupidly runs out of bounds. Dumb by him, but dumb by the coaches to put him in that spot. Run up the fricking middle. It isn’t rocket science. 3rd down was a short run. We then punted. Dallas just took a knee.
Any of the shotgun snaps could have been an issue. Shady getting hit in the backfield could have been a problem. Throwing the ball was dumb. There’s no upside. Just run the damn ball up the middle. Thankfully Dallas didn’t make a play or block the unnecessary punt.
Good news is 2 sacks and regular pressure on Romo. That was good to see.
We’re down 10-7. Should be interesting to see what happens.