PHI at DAL – 1st Half

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 162 Comments »

This is a crappy year, but we can salvage a little respect with a win in Dallas.

Other than winning, the primary goals are for Nick Foles to play well and the defense to hold Tony Romo to a QB rating of less than 120.

Inactives:

Vick, Shady, Polk, Menkin, Salas, McNutt

We’ve got 2 RBs and 4 WRs. ┬áHope there aren’t any injuries.

Go Eagles…and Dallas sucks!!!

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162 Comments on “PHI at DAL – 1st Half”

  1. 1 lilmc said at 8:24 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Let’s Go Birds. Dallas Sucks!

  2. 2 bdbd20 said at 8:26 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Everything points to Romo lighting us up. There’s the reason for hope since logic has been totally upside down this season with this team.

  3. 3 GermanEagle said at 8:27 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    good evening from Marrakech…!

  4. 4 Baloophi said at 8:32 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Good start for King Dunlap.

  5. 5 Baloophi said at 8:32 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Sorry… Celek.

  6. 6 lilmc said at 8:32 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Maybe we should block Ware.

  7. 7 Concussed FB said at 8:33 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Play action on first play….drink!!!

  8. 8 lilmc said at 8:35 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    2 3rd down conversions!

  9. 9 Baloophi said at 8:35 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    12:35 in the 1st quarter and Al Michaels has already blown his Bryce Brown “checkered past” nugget…

  10. 10 P_P_K said at 8:36 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Good protection, good fight by Celek.

  11. 11 Anirudh Jangalapalli said at 8:37 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I think Bryce saw that Tecmo Bowl video you linked to earlier, Tommy – no other explanation for the way he tries to turn the corner by running backwards 8 yards.

  12. 12 Baloophi said at 8:37 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Really? The 3 yard checkdown didn’t get us a 1st down on 3rd and 11?

  13. 13 Daniel said at 8:38 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Great effort by Celek on that first down.

    Wish we were going to get a chance to see Salas or McNutt just for something to look forward to.

  14. 14 Iskar36 said at 8:38 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Bryce Brown needs to be more careful with running forward. I was not a fan of him running backwards on that play. He should have gone forward and at least minimize the loss on that play.

  15. 15 bdbd20 said at 8:39 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Foles actually looking decent. Hopefully he keeps calm and makes some good decisions. I’m sure the defense will get him some more possessions by giving up some quick scores.

  16. 16 Iskar36 said at 8:45 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I’d like to see Foles make a few 15-20 yard throws. His deep balls look questionable, but if he can make those medium throws, it should keep the defense more honest. Foles can’t just constantly hit the short routes and check downs.

  17. 17 shah8 said at 8:39 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    The OL is having another bad start runblocking…

  18. 18 DF587 said at 8:40 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Anybody else notice that Foles will keep his mouthpiece in his facemask when it is going to be a run and put in his mouth when its a pass?

  19. 19 Baloophi said at 8:41 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Looks like Trent Cole is losing contain… uh-oh. If I were him, I wouldn’t answer any phone calls in my garage.

  20. 20 Concussed FB said at 8:43 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Nice.

  21. 21 DF587 said at 8:43 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Caller ID says “Big Red”……straight to voicemail

  22. 22 lilmc said at 8:42 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Brandon Graham!

  23. 23 Iskar36 said at 8:42 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Nice job by Graham. I really want to see him emerge as a quality starter next year.

  24. 24 P_P_K said at 8:43 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Goodbye Jason, Hello Brandon!

  25. 25 SteveH said at 8:44 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Graham!!!! My man!

  26. 26 bdbd20 said at 8:48 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Well…..we may have something here.

  27. 27 SteveH said at 8:48 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    BROWN!!!!!! YES!

  28. 28 lilmc said at 8:48 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Nice drive!

  29. 29 P_P_K said at 8:48 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Dunlop’s block on Ware!

  30. 30 shah8 said at 8:48 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Bryce Brown is worth watching this crappy team.

  31. 31 Iskar36 said at 8:49 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Brown having a good game so far. I didn’t like his one run where he ran backwards, but he ran tough on the long run and scored the touchdown on that drive (not much he had to do on the TD run, but still got it). Definitely a good sign so far for next year.

  32. 32 TommyLawlor said at 8:51 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Too many edge runs on opening drive. Need to attack the middle.

  33. 33 SteveH said at 8:49 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Bryce Brown beast on that 24 yard run, lets whoop that Cowboy ass!!!

  34. 34 TommyLawlor said at 8:51 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Great second drive. Running inside. Quick throws. More please.

  35. 35 bdbd20 said at 8:51 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Nice design on that WR screen with both TE’s out as lead blockers.

  36. 36 lilmc said at 8:53 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Jeff does not look like he wants to be there.

  37. 37 Iskar36 said at 8:54 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Run D needs to step up. We seem to be getting gashed with regularity by Murray.

  38. 38 TommyLawlor said at 8:57 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    LBs are slow to get to the ball for some reason. Not sure what’s up.

  39. 39 Daniel said at 8:57 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Pretty sure they’re trying to get Cole cut.

  40. 40 Iskar36 said at 9:01 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Cole is having an absolutely horrendous season, but AR should have absolutely no ability to cut a starter at this point. Those decisions should all be made with the new coach and Howie Roseman together. I was not a fan of Babin, but I still think that was a wrong move in the sense that the new coach should have been the one to make that decision, not AR right now.

  41. 41 DF587 said at 8:57 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    COX WAS GETTING MUGGED….HOW DID THAT NOT GET CALLED?

  42. 42 lilmc said at 9:01 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    That’s twice now. He was held on the scramble too.

  43. 43 laeagle said at 9:10 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    there’s a bad joke every time he gets held.

  44. 44 DF587 said at 9:13 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Whew….made me check and make sure I wasn’t on the other blog.

  45. 45 lilmc said at 8:57 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Got to make that sack

  46. 46 Iskar36 said at 8:58 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Got to make that tackle. Romo is elusive, but he is not Roethlisberger in terms of being hard to tackle when you get your hands on him.

  47. 47 lilmc said at 8:59 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Missed holding call on that

  48. 48 shah8 said at 9:00 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    again, DL is failing the rest of the defense…

  49. 49 SteveH said at 9:00 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    God I hate this defense so much sometimes.

  50. 50 DF587 said at 9:01 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I’ve been yelling at my TV with all the blatant holding by the Cowboys O-line. I understand a little holding happens on every play, but wow

  51. 51 DF587 said at 9:04 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I love complaining about officials.

  52. 52 Baloophi said at 9:03 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    We finally get a holding call… and it’s negated by PI.

  53. 53 DF587 said at 9:05 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    looked liked offensive PI

  54. 54 Baloophi said at 9:04 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Looked like offensive PI to me…

  55. 55 SteveH said at 9:06 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Is there any player in the NFL that gets more phantom pass interference calls than Dominique Rogers Cromartie?

  56. 56 phillychuck said at 9:10 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Cost us a down or 10 yards on Free’s holding. When you suck, the refs pile on in this league.

  57. 57 SteveH said at 9:05 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    fuck, there goes our one good defender.

  58. 58 TommyLawlor said at 9:07 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Glad to see DeMeco get up. Need him.

  59. 59 Iskar36 said at 9:07 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Graham getting some pressure. Good to see.

  60. 60 Iskar36 said at 9:08 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Once again! Plus a Cole siting!

  61. 61 DF587 said at 9:08 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Babin who?

  62. 62 Baloophi said at 9:09 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Nice

  63. 63 Baloophi said at 9:08 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Jason Whobin????

  64. 64 SteveH said at 9:09 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Jason Babidin’t do shit this year.

  65. 65 TommyLawlor said at 9:17 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Nice.

  66. 66 SteveH said at 9:08 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Graham coming out party tonight!! Fuck yeah.

  67. 67 Mac said at 9:13 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Take that morton!

  68. 68 TommyLawlor said at 9:16 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I’m disappointed that Morton isn’t here to gloat over the demise of the team.

  69. 69 Baloophi said at 9:17 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I think he’s now a 49ers’ fan…

  70. 70 TommyLawlor said at 9:26 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    How dare you say that.

  71. 71 bdbd20 said at 9:09 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Damn, I miss the the double stuff sack. It’s been a while.

  72. 72 TommyLawlor said at 9:10 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    From someone on Twitter… Doug Free is the white Demetress Bell.

    That’s awesome.

  73. 73 Matt Hoover said at 1:04 AM on December 3rd, 2012:

    and we almost signed him remember?

  74. 74 lilmc said at 9:11 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Why does Bobby let Brandon leave the end zone?

  75. 75 TommyLawlor said at 9:17 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Yeah, that wasn’t good.

  76. 76 phillychuck said at 9:12 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Nice throw under pressure by Foles.

  77. 77 Iskar36 said at 9:13 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    That’s the type of throw I want to see from Foles. I need to see him making less check downs and quick slants and more throws 10+ yards. Those are not deep balls and at least pushes the defense away from simply covering all the short stuff.

  78. 78 Baloophi said at 9:16 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Foles has been pretty conservative with his passes. I wonder if this is by design, people aren’t open (likely), or if he’s waiting for someone to be open (the old McNabb “hold n’ throw”).

  79. 79 Iskar36 said at 9:22 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I think it is partially a rookie being nervous about throwing the ball down field after being picked a few times in the last couple weeks. He has used the check downs a lot in the last two games. I do think we need to see him get some more balls down the field. It doesn’t need to be a bomb (although I would I certainly not be against Foles connecting on a bomb), but he needs some balls over 5-10 yards or else the defense will start to cheat up and making plays on those short balls.

  80. 80 GermanEagle said at 9:22 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Welcome to the dink & dunk era in Philly…

  81. 81 Baloophi said at 9:20 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Trapped against the turf. Good challenge. So we’ll probably lose it.

  82. 82 Baloophi said at 9:22 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I sit corrected…

  83. 83 DF587 said at 9:21 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Cole had such a clean line to Romo he got excited and slipped. Needs to stay under control.

  84. 84 P_P_K said at 9:21 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I wish Collinsworth had laryngitis.

  85. 85 Matt Hoover said at 1:06 AM on December 3rd, 2012:

    I wish he would lose his voice and Madden unretired

  86. 86 TommyLawlor said at 9:23 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Too much dancing by Damaris on that PR.

  87. 87 Baloophi said at 9:24 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Hmm… is Boykin our 5th receiver today?

  88. 88 SteveH said at 9:24 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    And Damaris Johnson injures himself. This team is going to look like 2005 by the end.

  89. 89 GermanEagle said at 9:25 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Which donut decided to dress 2 RBs and only 4 WRs?!

  90. 90 Daniel said at 9:29 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I think it was the cheesesteak actually. Argh. I was angry about that when I saw it on BGN 20 minutes before the game and I didn’t want to say anything.

  91. 91 lilmc said at 9:27 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Wow.

  92. 92 Baloophi said at 9:29 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Oh yeah… Maclin is still on the team.

  93. 93 DF587 said at 9:30 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Thought he had a chance to get out around the safety for a TD, but slipped. great play design

  94. 94 Iskar36 said at 9:30 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Maclin has to try to make the defender tackle him on that run. I hate to critic a long pass and catch, but he is one on one with a defender. Make the guy make a play.

  95. 95 bdbd20 said at 9:30 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    So I’m thinking we release a player every Tuesday.

  96. 96 DF587 said at 9:31 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Please let it be Reno Mahe, this week.

  97. 97 lilmc said at 9:30 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Bryce Brown!!

  98. 98 SteveH said at 9:31 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    EAGLES WOOP DAT COWBOY ASS!!!!

  99. 99 P_P_K said at 9:31 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    My 10 year-old son says, “Holy Poop!” Can he get a second?

  100. 100 shah8 said at 9:31 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    /me happy…

    Foles is not stinking up my screen like Christian Ponder, whom I have a death blood-feud with.

  101. 101 phillychuck said at 9:32 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Harbor is the 4th receiver.

    Mathis with a pretty blatant hold on the TD. Makes up for the missed holds on Dallas’ FG drive.

  102. 102 Baloophi said at 9:32 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Bryce Brown – 4 years, 2.15 million. Saweeet.

  103. 103 Matt Hoover said at 1:05 AM on December 3rd, 2012:

    hold out coming?

  104. 104 GermanEagle said at 9:33 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    The sad thing: with Vick under center we would have passed 4 times inside the 10 yard line…

  105. 105 shah8 said at 9:40 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    NO, @ the 8 yard line… IN INFAMY, Andy…

    Bad OL, but…geez

  106. 106 Baloophi said at 9:34 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Jerry Jones is starting to rock back and forth in his suite…

  107. 107 TommyLawlor said at 9:34 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Bryce Brown is pretty good, huh?

  108. 108 DF587 said at 9:36 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Great find by Roseman. This draft class is quite good.

  109. 109 Mac said at 9:43 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    He is legit

  110. 110 Mac said at 9:34 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Good close ups of jerrah tonight

  111. 111 BC1968 said at 9:35 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    The blatant holdings are now being called?

  112. 112 BC1968 said at 9:35 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Amazing.

  113. 113 lilmc said at 9:35 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Tommy, Free is Demtres Bell

  114. 114 Baloophi said at 9:37 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I’ve never seen them on the field at the same time…

  115. 115 phillychuck said at 9:38 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Eagles defense allows a 2nd/20 conversion..

  116. 116 lilmc said at 9:38 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Kendriks needs help with Witten.

  117. 117 phillychuck said at 9:39 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Now a 2nd/18 conversion.

  118. 118 SteveH said at 9:40 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I want to see the Eagles tighten up here.

  119. 119 bdbd20 said at 9:41 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Whitten’s killing us, but we’re not giving up the big play. This may be good. I remember the good old days where TE’s used to kill us and we’d tighten up in the redzone and force FG’s.

  120. 120 TommyLawlor said at 9:41 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I can live with short throws to Witten.

  121. 121 DF587 said at 9:42 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Need the antsy Romo here.

  122. 122 Baloophi said at 9:44 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Once again, wide open in the middle! Unbelievable!

  123. 123 DF587 said at 9:45 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Think that one was on Kendricks. Should have stuck with him

  124. 124 lilmc said at 9:46 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    It’s mind boggling.

  125. 125 P_P_K said at 9:44 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Time for a pick.

  126. 126 P_P_K said at 9:44 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I meant blown coverage.

  127. 127 phillychuck said at 9:45 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Unbelievable. Seriously, whatever coverages they’ve designed are way too stupid or complicated.

  128. 128 Iskar36 said at 9:45 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I have to say, that’s one was impressive. No one in the screen and he is in the middle of the field. How does that happen?

  129. 129 Ark87 said at 9:46 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    This defense is killing us

  130. 130 phillychuck said at 9:46 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Whois the blonde in the stands? I have the sound turned down.

  131. 131 P_P_K said at 9:46 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Romo’s wife.

  132. 132 SteveH said at 9:47 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Watching some bimbo cheer for Romo just makes me want to beat the Cowboys even more.

  133. 133 phillychuck said at 9:52 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Very cute Bimbo. Romo’s over his head there.

  134. 134 Baloophi said at 9:46 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Let’s see, 42 seconds left in the half… I predict a triple reverse flea-flicker from our own 15 yard line… Maclin fumbles the ball, Cowboys touchdown.

  135. 135 SteveH said at 9:46 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Well for a half the eagles looked like a real football team. Then we went back to blowing coverages.

  136. 136 DF587 said at 9:46 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Any chance Boykin runs this one back?

  137. 137 DF587 said at 9:47 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    ……to our 15 yd line

  138. 138 P_P_K said at 9:50 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Good call.

  139. 139 TommyLawlor said at 9:48 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    No.

  140. 140 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 9:47 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    why is Witten running wide open on numerous occasions downfield? He’s their go-to receiver. that’s unforgivable.

  141. 141 TommyLawlor said at 9:47 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I don’t fully understand that coverage.

  142. 142 Mac said at 10:01 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Simple… select the most sure handed receiver and dont cover him ugh

  143. 143 Iskar36 said at 9:47 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Curious to see if the Eagles just kneel it here. Game plan wise, it seems like that would be the right thing to do, but I would like to see Foles running a hurry up and throwing the ball down field a bit. Of course, I think that may be overly risky.

  144. 144 Iskar36 said at 9:48 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Thank you Colinsworth.

  145. 145 lilmc said at 9:48 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Don’t leave the endzone Brandon

  146. 146 Iskar36 said at 9:50 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    That ball was inaccurate, but it looked like a better ball than most of the other bombs Foles has thrown. He had him open though. Needs to make that throw.

  147. 147 Iskar36 said at 9:50 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Great throw to Avant there!

  148. 148 Allen3000 said at 9:50 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Why in the world is Boykin returning that kick? Preserve time on the clock. Furthermore, his returns have been awful.

  149. 149 Iskar36 said at 9:52 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    We are all with you on that, but it is beating a dead horse at this point.

  150. 150 P_P_K said at 9:52 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    To fulfill DF587’s prophecy.

  151. 151 phillychuck said at 9:51 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Great throw from Foles to Avant there.

  152. 152 P_P_K said at 9:52 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Truth.

  153. 153 bdbd20 said at 9:52 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Nice drive by the rookie. Even if Henry misses, that was great to see. Great QB’s make those throws.

  154. 154 Iskar36 said at 9:55 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Fantastic drive right there. It was a relatively short drive and Brown made a lot of it happen, but that was among the best we have seen from Foles so far.

  155. 155 lilmc said at 9:53 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Nice answer. Any points are good there.

  156. 156 SteveH said at 9:53 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Foles!!! 2 minute drill!!! Eagles look like a real team!!!

  157. 157 Baloophi said at 9:53 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Nice! That was a “classic” Eagles end-of-2nd-quarter drive for a field goal.

  158. 158 Ark87 said at 9:55 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    I feel dirty that henery just broke an eagle’s record….because he definitely missed an extra point recently…..

  159. 159 the midatlantic said at 9:55 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    Henery – most FG’s in first 50 attempts in NFL history? Hm.

  160. 160 Matt Hoover said at 1:04 AM on December 3rd, 2012:

    Sure looks like a keeper!

  161. 161 DarthBanner said at 9:58 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    So I guess Babin was the problem..

  162. 162 shah8 said at 10:27 PM on December 2nd, 2012:

    The OL has settled down, but Bryce Brown has been heroic, and played a big role in diminishing that pass rush!

    Run the ball, Andy.

    Don’t forget Dion Lewis neither!