As crappy as things have been in the recent 4-game losing streak (can you believe we were once 3-1?), life would be fun for a few days, maybe even a whole week, with a win over Dallas.
I don’t know about you, but Dallas is my biggest enemy. I detest the Cowboys. Being 4-5 would still be no fun, but reality can take a few days off if you get to enjoy watching Dallas go down, especially since they would fall to 3-6 and be all but out of it. A blowout win would be friggin awesome, but at this point I’ll take whatever I can get. Beggars can’t be choosers.
My preview hasn’t posted yet. I’ll link to that when it does. One interesting note in Dave’s column…he says that we may play a lot of Clay Harbor in this game and go with 2 TE sets. I wrote about this the other day and think it would be smart to do. If Andy starts listening to me, he’ll have more Super Bowl rings than I have empty pudding cups.
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Jimmy Bama did a good post on the TE-trap/windback play that we’ve run on Dallas a lot recently. Jimmy isn’t so sure it will work great this time around, mainly due to the backup OL. Excellent work by Jimmy, but please don’t tell him I said that.
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We got into a discussion the other day about 2013 and QBs. I decided to write about that for SB Nation Philly. It would really help us a lot to get a look at Nick Foles at some point to get a better idea if he is the guy for the future.
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Howard Eskin recently tweeted that Jon Gruden could be an Eagles candidate if Big Red is let go. I have my doubts. Gruden is a masterful coach, but he struggles with the personnel side of things. He is much more comfortable with veterans than young players. Check out the ages of his skill players from his 2 best teams.
QB Rich Gannon – 35
RB Charlie Garner – 29
TE Roland Williams – 26
WR Tim Brown – 35
WR Jerry Rice – 39
QB Brad Johnson – 34
RB Michael Pittman – 27
RB Mike Alstott – 29
TE Ken Dilger – 31
WR Keenan McCardell – 32
WR Keyshawn Johnson – 30
Gruden would be great if you only wanted a guy for one year. He’s smart. Tough. Can motivate. He just hasn’t shown that he knows how to build and sustain a program. I don’t think Jeff Lurie wants to sell out for glory in 2013 since there will be a question about the QB situation. Gruden might want to keep Mike Vick around. That’s an expensive gamble. I also wonder how Vick would deal with the high pressure coaching of Gruden. He’s never been around anyone quite like that. Could be an expensive disaster.
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Sam found an interesting article where Joe Banner talks about what he and Lurie looked for in a head coach. As Sam pointed out on Twitter, you would think the Eagles would have a similar mindset this time around.
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