PHI 10, TB 0 – 2nd Half

Posted: December 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 300 Comments »

Wow.  DRC is out there hitting TEs and tackling RBs.  Nnamdi is being physical and playing the ball.  Nick Foles is running for TDs (I assume he has scored by now).  Crazy game.

Really wish the defense played this hard in previous games.  Excellent effort.

Josh Freeman has a QB rating of 44.  Goal is to keep him under 120.


  • Dragon_Eagle

    And….that false start was our first penalty the entire game.

  • T_S_O_P

    I watch live and I see this!!! Doesn’t look like a 3-9 team. Colt dropped his INT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ollivier.boguais Ollivier Boguais

    We ‘ll win today, no doubts about it !!!

  • BC1968

    I assume he scored by now lmao

  • Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran

    “Goal is to keep him under 120″
    Wow – Did you ever think that would be a goal for any game coming into this year?

  • TheRogerPodacter

    did we already give up on Brown reaching 120 yards? lol

  • Baloophi

    Okay… THERE we go. That’s Eagles’ football.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      yep… now things are back to normal…

    • TommyLawlor

      Barf.

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

    There’s the other shoe dropping…

  • ACViking

    It couldn’t last . . .

    • Baloophi

      No… I would’ve guessed another Brown fumble. Though I guess there’s still plenty of time for that, too.

  • BC1968

    Jim washburn really brought this team down is what I’m taking from this game.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    thaaaaaats why they are 3-9

  • TommyLawlor

    Will be good if the D can hold ‘em to a FG.

    • Iskar36

      Or at least have it be a rushing td rather than a pass. Keep the qb rating low.

  • BC1968

    Want the Eagles to play good but if they lose it doesnt help the cowboys. Look at it that way.

  • Shiad215

    First time I seen a free Blitzer all year.

    • ACViking

      No.

      Earlier this year — against Baltimore — Ryans had a sack off pretty much the same blitz.

      (I think it was the Ravens)

      Other than that, yes.

  • Baloophi

    I sure am glad Nnamdi is back in the game.

    • ceteris_paribus1776

      must give up a td a week

  • ACViking

    Flukey fumble by Johnson. He had plenty of time to settle under that punt.

    On the flip side . . . the Eagles haven’t recovered a fumble or had an INT in weeks.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      when was the last turnover from this defense?

    • Baloophi

      And in Johnson’s defense, it’s not easy to catch a football when you’ve called for a fair catch and there’s nobody around you and your professional career depends on you catching it.

    • TommyLawlor

      The lack of takeaways is crazy.

  • mawst95

    I don’t think you can judge from one game if Wash was bringing the team down. His firing probably fired up the D line. It’s like when a team comes out hard when the starting QB gets benched. Everyone ups their game. We’ll see if it lasts.

    • eagles2zc

      Juan firing didn’t motivate anyone though

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

        It motivated them to play some of the worst defense the NFL has ever seen.

    • BC1968

      True, hard to tell right now, but that wide 9 was annoying. Also, people on the inside are now saying he’s a PRICK, maybe not in those words

  • A_T_G

    I’m pretty sure Marsh would have picked that and took it for 6 the other way. Not positive, obviously, but around 95%.

  • ACViking

    Lack of pressure gave Freeman plenty of time.

    Tick-tock-tick-tock.

    Need to get consistent pressure of we’ll lose

  • BC1968

    Insult to injury, honoring the 2001 team that took our super bowl

  • onemorebop

    Tall rangy jam corner that can’t play the fade in the red zone … I really like Nnamdi but he can’t even do what he’s built for anymore.

  • Baloophi

    They can’t stop Foles!!! And look at that slide!

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

      You can’t stop him. You can only hope to contain him.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Can we tape a cheetah to Foles back?

    • Concussed FB

      Merrill just called him Nick “Antelope” Foles. LOL.

      • Dragon_Eagle

        Ha!

  • BC1968

    Oh wow a, a qB who slides!

    • TommyLawlor

      Slide is being generous.

  • Baloophi

    Anyone else expect Avant to fumble on that?

  • lilmc

    Nice play.

  • Baloophi

    AC, there’s your sprint out-of-bounds…

  • BC1968

    That outside run play sucks

    • Baloophi

      Works for McCoy… sometimes.

      • BC1968

        True but when it doesn’t work it looks really bad

      • ACViking

        when Jason Peters is playing

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

    Does Marty know it’s legal to run the ball up the middle of the defense?

  • BC1968

    He’s moving nicely in the pocket

  • Dragon_Eagle

    WTF?

  • ACViking

    why keep calling those ridiculous plays to the outside.

    The Bucs are running the safety into the box on 1st down. C’mon!

  • TheRogerPodacter

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • Baloophi

    Come on! Seriously?

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    Whew. I was worried about our draft pick for a while there.

  • Baloophi

    And Henery never made a field goal again…

    • aerochrome2

      Don’t

  • BC1968

    Laces in. Ace Ventura anyone?

  • Allen3000

    How many more times will MM call a stretch run to the short side of the field before he realizes their ineffectiveness??? Seriously, how how is it to mix in a run between the tackles now and then??? His playcalling is frustrating beyond belief.

    • http://www.facebook.com/scott.greenberg Scott Greenberg

      McCoy can’t run between the tackles.

    • eagles2zc

      Marty “saw something that he can exploit” on the outside

      • Allen3000

        lol

  • eagles2zc

    ST’ers have to suck together or what?

  • bdbd20

    Good job of Alex there to protect our draft position. Veteran move.

    • BC1968

      And keep the bucs in it with skins and Dallas

  • ACViking

    That FG miss was on the holder . . . bring back Chas Henry

    • TheRogerPodacter

      dumb question – how do you know it was on the holder? were the laces in as the other poster mentioned in reference to ace ventura? lol

      i didnt really catch what happened.

      • ACViking

        I’m kidding.

        I’ve been saying the team should bring back Henry for a few weeks.

        • TheRogerPodacter

          ahh ok. lol.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    the D is coming *so close* to a takeaway time and time again. just can’t close the deal…

  • BC1968

    Close call ints should be called mamulas

    • bdbd20

      I prefer “Takeos”

      • Baloophi

        Remember when Will Witherspoon had that crazy first game and we thought our linebacker issues were solved?

  • Baloophi

    Smart play there by Johnson… the end zone has never muffed a punt.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Can we fire Bobby April this week?

    • Dragon_Eagle

      I mean really. One coach or player per game from here on out.

  • Baloophi

    Stockton: Good catch by Clay Harboo.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      did you hear the line earlier about Nick Foles?
      his stats for the day – “six six and two hundred and forty eight yards”
      LOL

      • Baloophi

        Seems like he’s got everything down except nouns.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Maclin wants that top 5 pick

    • TommyLawlor

      Funny.

  • Baloophi

    Even if this is a catch/fumble, didn’t they blow the whistle before anyone recovered it?

    • BC1968

      Yeah the right to a clear fumble was never established because they fumbled as the whistle blew. What I saw

    • TommyLawlor

      Yep.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      isnt there some way that it could still go to the defense? like if it is clear that the defense would have recovered?

      • Baloophi

        Not if they blow the whistle. It’s like fumbling out of bounds. I think there was one last week (maybe in college? Kansas State?) where someone pulled a D-Jax and dropped the ball before entering the end zone… nobody covered it, and since the refs had “inadvertently” called it a touch-down, it wasn’t ruled a touchback…

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    Why didn’t they get back to the line and run a damn play.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    Foles needed just a little bit more zip on that pass there.

    • TommyLawlor

      Exactly.

  • BC1968

    Colt, nice

  • Baloophi

    There’s a pass completion we’ve seen about 15,000 times this year.

    • Baloophi

      Seriously… is Nnamdi much better in practice or something?

  • BC1968

    Its over for Trent cole

  • Iskar36

    Why in the world is marsh and Hughes not getting any snaps?

  • Baloophi

    Nice flop, Stocker.

    • Mac

      +1

    • TheRogerPodacter

      but the backjudge was there. he MUST have seen something….
      smh…

  • BC1968

    4 miles over his friggin head

  • TheRogerPodacter

    i wonder if the offsetting penalty had anything to do with the helmet that came off during that play

    • TheRogerPodacter

      yep, thornton pushes the OG helmet off and he must have retaliated afterwards

  • Baloophi

    I don’t know about you all, but I feel good about this game in terms of momentum. Barf.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      feel good for the momentum to get a higher draft pick?

    • bdbd20

      I’m sure our defense will come up with a turnover here.

  • BC1968

    Did anybody mention the little flaming fairy dancing in the first half?

  • Baloophi

    Madden commercial plagiarizing “Fletch” there with “It’s all ball-bearings nowadays.” Weird.

  • Baloophi

    Wait, Jamar Chaney couldn’t stay with Vincent Jackson???

    • TommyLawlor

      DRC should have made the tackle. Terrible attempt.

      • TheRogerPodacter

        so much for all that effort

      • Dragon_Eagle

        and Nate Allen threw his back at Jackson. Pathetic

  • ACViking

    What I’m taking away from this game is Josh Freeman’s not an “elite” QB

    • ACViking

      Except in the RZ

    • Baloophi

      Let’s wait until he’s had a chance to pick apart our D for the rest of the quarter…

  • saltyyambag

    Nice whiff DRC

    • BC1968

      That was cringe worthy

  • GermanEagle

    And I thought for a second the Eagles would win today. How could I dare?!

    • Crus57

      I made the same mistake. Just thinking of the draft position now.

      • GermanEagle

        We should have a top 3 pick after today..any CB worth picking that high?!

    • Baloophi

      Each week we’re all Charlie Brown lining up to the kick a field goal…

      • Dragon_Eagle

        That’s it, exactly.

      • TommyLawlor

        I gave that example recently. So true.

        • Baloophi

          Crap, I must have missed it! I promise I’m not joke-stealing…

          • TommyLawlor

            Talk to my lawyers, mister.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ollivier.boguais Ollivier Boguais

      I ha d teh same feeling at the beginning of the game….

  • eagles2zc

    The prospect of getting a better draft position is a great equalizer when your team goes down

  • Baloophi

    We’re kind of known for owning the 4th quarter, so I’m not worried…

  • BC1968

    I like having foles in this situation. Why not? Its meaningless

  • TheRogerPodacter

    another great catch for avant, too bad this one is clearly out of bounds.

  • ACViking

    The Eagles defense needs to be re-stocked on the back end.

    Bowles has played a lot of zone today. But Nnamdi’s not a zone guy. And DRC’s not a tackler.

    The safeties are just not very good. (On the long pass to V-Jax in front of Nnamdi, it looked like Allen again got caught up inside.)

    • Baloophi

      Yeah, it’s a mess back there. “Wide 9″ melodrama aside, I feel good about the front 7 (would like another LB to step up), but the “coordination” in the defensive backfield is a huge problem… and to your point, it’s personnel, not scheme.

      • TheRogerPodacter

        i feel like the secondary wasnt playing *that* bad when bowles was still in charge of them.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    omigod. a run. up the middle. yay

  • TheRogerPodacter

    Foles needed to get that pass closer to the sideline. he put it in a place where teh defender could make a play on it and he did.

    • BC1968

      It looked like it may have been tipped at the line

      • TheRogerPodacter

        ahh that would also be a problem. probably took some of the speed off the ball giving the D time to close in on it.

  • BC1968

    The American country awards I’d rather shove a pen in my ear

    • TommyLawlor

      Ditto that for me.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    lol it looked like DRC got there so early that he realized he couldnt just hit the guy so he had to make a play on the ball.

  • BC1968

    Drc could’ve went for the ball there. Where’s asante

    • Baloophi

      Sitting on a bench enjoying his 11-1 (likely to be 11-2) record…

  • Baloophi

    Freeman was simply Foles-esque on that.

    • TommyLawlor

      Less slow.

  • ACViking

    STOP TALKING ABOUT THE ’02 BUCS

    Talk about how Reid was outcoached after Staley’s 20 yard TD run!

  • BC1968

    Where is the FRAKING turnovers?

    • Baloophi

      You have to wait until we’re on offense.

      • BC1968

        Lol awesome

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Face palm

  • Baloophi

    Nnamdi! I feel like Mr. Wilson cursing Dennis the Menace at this point. Or the Captain shouting “Gilligan!”

    • TommyLawlor

      Now that’s funny.

    • aerochrome2

      That’s the play I’ll say convinced me he’s not worth back even at four million

      • lilmc

        With plays like that, is he even worth 4 million?

  • ACViking

    The roof is slowly collapsing

  • Baloophi

    Wow… Stockton is totally out of his gourd.

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    I’m sorry . . . Nate Allen is really suffering from a loss of confidence. Or he’s not good.

    • Baloophi

      Is he playing today?

    • TheRogerPodacter

      sigh. i really want to like nate allen, but he is definitely struggling out there. not quite as bad as curt coleman has been struggling, though.

      • aerochrome2

        Or 24

  • BC1968

    Cowboys are losing, cheer up everyone

  • ACViking

    Marty’s play-calling on runs was MALPRACTICE today.

    The Bucs just proved it.

    How much of Martin’s 100+ yards came between the tackles?

    HORRIBLE.

    • lilmc

      We make no adjustments either. Just keep trying to run outside.

      • Concussed FB

        They saw something on tape that they thought they could exploit.

      • Baloophi

        To be fair, we’ve never been good at halftime adjustments

    • eagles2zc

      Only 2 rushes 2nd half too

    • eagles2zc

      More stretches

  • Baloophi

    I’m thinking Cards/Seahawks for the late game…?

  • BC1968

    Some say the roof is collapsing, I say the roof is half full

    • ACViking

      Brilliant.

  • Baloophi

    RE: Nnamdi

    To paraphrase Dark Helmet’s right-hand man, Colonel Sandurz, “He’s gone from suck to blow.”

  • Baloophi

    Nice touch on that pass from Foles.

    • BC1968

      True that’s

      • BC1968

        that

        • Baloophi

          I like “true that’s”!

          • BC1968

            I better hurry and get a patent

          • Baloophi

            Yes. And then get that thing on some T-shirts.

          • Baloophi

            Might I suggest “True Dat’s”?

  • ACViking

    Re: The Young D-Backs

    Reid said to the reporter, when asked why the young guys, aren’t playing that “you assume they played well when they played.”

    How much worse could they be?

    And what’s the point of keeping NA and DRC in there?

  • lilmc

    Nice throw

  • BC1968

    Beautiful touch

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Nother nice throw

  • Baloophi

    Tick tick tick…

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Um, hurry up boys

  • Baloophi

    Clay Harboo!

  • BC1968

    Wow love foles moving in the pocket today

  • TheRogerPodacter

    foles was close to crossing the LOS before throwing that one. surprised they aren’t going to at least take a longer look at it.

  • Iskar36

    That’s a great play by Foles. He is improving week to week. I like what he is doing.

  • Baloophi

    Don’t worry about the 2pt. conversion. I smell a gritty 3 and out from our D, followed by a soul-crushing strip sack by Te’o Nesheim.

  • BC1968

    If we lose and it hurts dallas and Washington, the day isn’t all that bad

  • ACViking

    This game is all on Alex Henery.

    The one time you need a FG and, like last year against SF, he blows it.

    (I’m kidding)

    • Baloophi

      Time to ship him to the Niners

      • BC1968

        You guys do the Mathew, andy did in the 08 championship game

        • BC1968

          Math geez lol

          • Baloophi

            This one is not a T-shirt… sorry.

          • BC1968

            Agreed lol

  • BC1968

    They must not be scared of foles

  • Baloophi

    Tick tick tick…

  • http://www.facebook.com/ollivier.boguais Ollivier Boguais

    Believe….

    • http://www.facebook.com/ollivier.boguais Ollivier Boguais

      I told you to believe :)

  • ACViking

    You can hear NFL Films Music right now . . .

    • BC1968

      I hear the Benny Hill theme

      • Baloophi

        Ha!

  • Baloophi

    What are we, 3rd and long? I wouldn’t do it, but watch for the Dion Lewis screen…

  • BC1968

    Wow!

  • TheRogerPodacter

    i gotta say… at least i am excited about the end of the game here.

    so many times this season i have just not cared.

  • BC1968

    Of course that was a penalty

  • Baloophi

    There were 9 receivers open on that play

    • TheRogerPodacter

      ahh man. foles needed like another fraction of a second to get a better pass off, i think.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    ugh. how is it that king dunlap cannot block ronde barber in the open field?!?!

  • Baloophi

    tick tick tick

  • BC1968

    Nice

  • BC1968

    All the heartache they gave us let’s return the favor ‘

  • TheRogerPodacter

    can they review a penalty?

    • BC1968

      i thought the same. Guess so

  • Baloophi

    If we somehow score, gotta go for 2 again…

    • TheRogerPodacter

      god forbid the bucs try for another 79 yard field goal….

      • Baloophi

        That one sucked

      • TommyLawlor

        They’d hit it too.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    per JimmyK’s twitter:

    Stockton: “LaDoug Martin”

    hahahahhaha

  • BC1968

    8 guys around cooper

  • Baloophi

    let’s get the quick first (out of bounds) and go from there, please…

    • TheRogerPodacter

      yea i dont get it… why are they going for the TD now?

      • Baloophi

        Rookie

  • Baloophi

    WOW.

  • lilmc

    Clay was open too

  • TheRogerPodacter

    holy crap. time for one play……. one yard to go

  • Baloophi

    Here we go… Foles bootleg! Make it happen!

    • TheRogerPodacter

      just looking back through the comments. it looks like you called it!

  • BC1968

    Wow, just wow

  • Baloophi

    Beware the shovel pass…

  • TheRogerPodacter

    how funny would it be for bryce brown to get the winning TD? can’t do anything all day, but gets the last carry of the game.

  • BC1968

    Dallas eon, they are pulling for us. I have mixed emotions

    • BC1968

      Wonlollllllllll some revenge from the 90 yard fg

      • Baloophi

        I think it was a 155 yarder, if I recall correctly…

        • TheRogerPodacter

          lol i swear if we look back through the gameday threads, the kick gets longer every time.

      • TheRogerPodacter

        its been so many years, but the wait was worth it. haha

  • Baloophi

    YES!!!!!

  • TheRogerPodacter

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Baloophi

    His foot is very close to the line…

  • Baloophi

    Good to see Andy happy, isn’t it?

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

    My heart is in my throat right now.

  • BC1968

    Nick Montana!!!!!!

  • lilmc

    The kids are tough!!!!

  • BC1968

    Ive had that look ronde

    • Baloophi

      Nice…

  • BC1968

    Feel good for Reid

  • TheRogerPodacter

    this is going to sound weird….
    but i feel like maclin goes to his knees to catch the ball a lot.


    no seriously. it seems to happen a lot….

    • Neil

      Yeah, some guys bend over to pick low balls up.

      • Baloophi

        McNutt especially

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

    Vick wouldn’t have seen Maclin get open on that play. Too short to see over the mass of lineman to his right.

  • BC1968

    Andy has some nice titties

    • TheRogerPodacter

      they are extra perky today.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    call is confirmed!!!

  • Baloophi

    Now here comes the most pointless thing in football… the mandatory extra point. Matters to point-spreaders, I guess

  • Crus57

    I think Nnamdi saved his biggest hit for congratulating Maclin

    • aerochrome2

      Lol

    • TheRogerPodacter

      hahahaha theyre going to check maclin for a concussion. no wait…. nnamdi can’t hit that hard.

    • TommyLawlor

      Ha! Very true.

  • ACViking

    Shocking that Marty called a rollout.

    Can’t believe TB wasn’t ready

    • TheRogerPodacter

      weird, right? seems to be the go-to play from inside the 5 for god knows what reason.

  • SteveH

    FOLES ERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Baloophi

    I mean, that win was worth losing a blue-chip left tackle or DT, right? To me, it kind of is…

    • TheRogerPodacter

      sweet, sweet revenge. haha

    • TommyLawlor

      Great win. We can lose plenty more games to help the draft status. Good to beat the Bucs on the day they celebrated their SB win.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    HOLY ISH! This feels weird.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    Nick Foles
    32/51 – ~63% completions
    381 yards passing
    2 TDs passing
    3 rushes for 27 yards
    1 rushing TD.

    wow. i did not expect to see that.

    • Baloophi

      Yeah… this will go far in terms of deciding his future in Philly…

    • shah8

      and I missed it for a QB that went 91 yards and an dumb INT. I was hoping he’d get boo’ed off and let the real QB play, but nope.

      And so I miss a big game here…

      at least the Vikings won.

    • shah8

      I’m reminded of the game Eli Manning had against the Bucs. A good run defense, but just horrible on the pass stuff, looks like, since I’ve not seen them against anything but Ponder.

      • shah8

        One demerit is that he took a tremendous number of sacks, six of them, to a team that had 18 of them prior to this game. Foles also took 13 hits. He’s not going to last that long if the OL plays this poorly as well.

        • BC1968

          Rewatch the game and I bet you’ll see he took smart sacks and didn’t try to force things like you know who.

          • shah8

            uh, huh…

            I don’t think you’re following me. I didn’t watch the game, so I don’t know whether they are smart or not.

            What’s more, sacks are seriously negative plays. They do tend to be drive killers, and it doesn’t matter whether the QB is “smart” or not, you really want to prevent an accumulative -43 yards from sacks. I mean, did Foles take every opportunity to throw balls away? All in all, six sacks is six sacks, with an average of -7 yards. That’s really bad, regardless of whether it’s on the QB or not. If it’s on the OL, who’s doing the most releasing of defenders? Tampa Bay is notoriously bad at rushing the passer, and they were without their best pass rusher for the rest of the year. *Someone* is doing a horrible job in that department.

          • BC1968

            If you didn’t watch the game how can you give him any “demerits?” That’s laughable. Watch the game before you take a guess as to what happened

          • shah8

            /me raises an eyebrow…

            Why so upset? Generally, sacks are assigned to the QB, on the offense. More advance statistics will show which linemen gave up pressure. In any event, QBs are supposed to avoid sacks, even when linemen does a bad job. General common football sense, you know. Because, you know, by and large, teams lose when they give up so many sacks, regardless of whether that’s the QB’s fault or not. It’s reasonable to see it as a flaw in a game.

            There’s also the durability question as well. 13 hits is comparable to the hits a change of pace RB takes. You don’t want a QB to get hit that much, regardless of size.

          • BC1968

            Its ok man, I thought vick was a chang
            ed qb too. He’s showed flash
            es all through his career but it’s over. Save yourself the embarrassment and move on like the rest of us. We’ll await your take on the game after you have watched it.FOLES BABY!!!!

          • shah8

            Eh, what?

            Okay, looking past the lameness of your attitude, my first impression is that it was a good, if inefficient, game. Foles will need more of them. He’ll need to improve his deep ball more, so I hear.

            To the extent that I hold the idea that Vick will come back, it’s simply because I think Tommy et al has a weak grasp of the simple distance of Vick’s performance from genuinely bad. I’ve seen plenty of honest bad QB’ing this year. I also see just how many teams need a better QB, so there will be strong competition for the few viable options out there. Lastly, I think the evidence is pretty strong that the weak performance of the OL is the primary cause of less than excellent play by Vick.

            Going strictly by the games I’ve actually seen Foles play, I’ve concluded that he doesn’t have to physical tools to consistently do well in the NFL. I was pretty biased from the start because Foles was a third round draft pick, and there just wasn’t much unknown about Foles–so little to speculate as to upside.

            Is it a good game? Yup. I also remember Tannehill having a great game against Arizona, who’s completely humiliated other QBs. Tannihill hasn’t had very many good games, though. Foles did this against Tampa, and he doesn’t have the tools that Tannehill has. Watching the Miami game, and remembering the Thursday night game, Foles does have *much* better game IQ than Tannehill. Tannehill, while just throwing a nice TD, is just too raw to be playing right now.

          • BC1968

            I think you’d have to be, and I’d have to be, an idiot to judge what Foles is either way yet. In Vick’s case, he has lost a lot of speed, hasn’t progressed like it seemed he had started to do under Reid when he first got the starting job. Possibly the lockout hurt him, who knows? Also the lack of knowing how not to take a sack or not knowing when to slide which has caused his constant injuries and kept him from playing full seasons. He doesn’t know how to read defenses like he should at this point of his career and it’s safe to say he never will. RG3 and Andrew Luck are both already better than he ever has been at doing that.

            ,”it’s simply because I think Tommy et al has a weak grasp of the simple distance of Vick’s performance from genuinely bad”

            That made me lol. Good one.

          • shah8

            /me rolls eyes. You can have the last word.

          • BC1968

            /me rolls eyes twice as hard as you. Check and mate.

          • xeynon

            I’m going to agree with you that there is rarely ever such a thing as a “smart sack”, but having watched this game I’d say that Foles deserves little of the blame in this case. The Bucs got a lot of pressure from blitzes and stunts the line didn’t pick up, and they really struggled to block both Gerald McCoy and our old friend Daniel Te’o-Nesheim. On one or two of them he maybe could have gotten rid of the ball faster, but on most he had no chance to even set his feet to throw the ball away.

          • shah8

            eff the stunts. Seriously. I.am.so.sick.of.failures.to.pick.up.one.little.twist.

          • BC1968

            I guess after vick, I’m just saying anything that doesn’t result in a turnover is a smart sack. LOL

          • A_T_G

            So, your going on record saying that we don’t want a QB that takes a lot of sacks?

    • jshort

      I know. How do we always end up with a running QB :-)

  • SteveH

    DYNASTY STARTS TODAY, WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    • TommyLawlor

      How many SBs will he win?

      • BC1968

        14

        • SteveH

          In Foles’ first 9 seasons.

  • BC1968

    Foles is making these games more fun to watch as each game goes by. Or in the words of Roy Halladay: Funner

  • ACViking

    Great win.

    Play calling by Marty was generally atrocious vis-a-vis the running game.

    Nick Foles deep-passing needs serious work. Leaving points on the board.

    But I think the kid is great . . . if for no other reason, he’s the first Eagles QB since Dutch Van Brocklin to throw a TD off the roll-out. (At least it seems that long)

    • TommyLawlor

      Does seem that long.

    • Anders

      Atleast Foles showed today that he does not lack arm strength, now he just need to learn to use that arm strength.

  • xeynon

    Love getting the win and getting that monkey of our backs. Love inflicting a crushing, heartbreaking loss on a franchise that I hate as much as any that’s not in the NFC East. But most of all love how Foles looked. He still forced a few throws, but he was smart, poised, and hit some very tight windows, and (on first viewing at least) looks like he consistently made good decisions. His TD throws were the kind you need to make to excel in the red zone and that throw to Avant to set up the winning score was fantastic. Hopefully we’ve found ourselves a quarterback.

  • GermanEagle

    I always knew the Eagles would win this….!

    • TommyLawlor

      Never a doubt.

  • ACViking

    Playcalling:

    60 called passes.

    13 called runs (all but 2 to the edge)

    Yes, Virginia . . . Nick Foles CAN win a game throwing the ball 51 times!

    • TommyLawlor

      Are you sure about just 2 runs being inside? Total was too low, but seemed like there were a couple more.

      • ACViking

        Brown cut back once for a couple yards.

        He had the 10 yard run in the 1st half.

        Maybe another couple?

        I trust your instincts on this.

        But the number of called runs — and the type of runs — very frustrating.

        • T_S_O_P

          Wasn’t that as a result of an audible by Foles?

          • ACViking

            Which play re: the audible?

            Here’s a game the Eagles were either leading or very close the until about 6:30 was left.

            But no run calls. And when he called runs, they were — for the most part (and T-Law can arbitrate the final number) — were to the sideline.

            Brown’s a N-S runner anyway. With a weak line, don’t put additional pressure on them against a great run-defense front 7.

    • shah8

      BB spent a long time with negative yardage, so I assume he was getting hit in the backfield often trying to get to the edge?

      • Anders

        yea, the OL couldnt block anybody in the run game

  • Anders

    Tommy, how crazy was it to know that Foles called that last TD play him self? (and kudos to MM/AR for trusting him)

  • T_S_O_P

    Seriously, from Luck to Griffin to Tannehill to Weeden to Wilson to Foles to Cousins. WTF? Apart from Tannehill at this point in time, all have won aor taken part in a victory today. Freakish, or has the NFL changed? If Brock O turns out to be a screwed pick among this crop, that will be some serious egg of Foles’ hero.