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.  Hope there aren’t any injuries.

Go Eagles…and Dallas sucks!!!

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  • lilmc

    Let’s Go Birds. Dallas Sucks!

  • bdbd20

    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.

  • GermanEagle

    good evening from Marrakech…!

  • Baloophi

    Good start for King Dunlap.

    • Baloophi

      Sorry… Celek.

  • lilmc

    Maybe we should block Ware.

  • Concussed FB

    Play action on first play….drink!!!

  • lilmc

    2 3rd down conversions!

  • Baloophi

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

  • P_P_K

    Good protection, good fight by Celek.

  • Anirudh Jangalapalli

    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.

  • Baloophi

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

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    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.

  • Iskar36

    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.

  • bdbd20

    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.

    • Iskar36

      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.

  • shah8

    The OL is having another bad start runblocking…

  • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

    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?

  • Baloophi

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

    • Concussed FB

      Nice.

    • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

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

  • lilmc

    Brandon Graham!

  • Iskar36

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

  • P_P_K

    Goodbye Jason, Hello Brandon!

  • SteveH

    Graham!!!! My man!

  • bdbd20

    Well…..we may have something here.

  • SteveH

    BROWN!!!!!! YES!

  • lilmc

    Nice drive!

  • P_P_K

    Dunlop’s block on Ware!

  • shah8

    Bryce Brown is worth watching this crappy team.

  • Iskar36

    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.

    • TommyLawlor

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

  • SteveH

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

  • TommyLawlor

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

  • bdbd20

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

  • lilmc

    Jeff does not look like he wants to be there.

  • Iskar36

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

    • TommyLawlor

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

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

      Pretty sure they’re trying to get Cole cut.

      • Iskar36

        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.

  • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

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

    • lilmc

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

    • laeagle

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

      • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

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

  • lilmc

    Got to make that sack

  • Iskar36

    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.

  • lilmc

    Missed holding call on that

  • shah8

    again, DL is failing the rest of the defense…

  • SteveH

    God I hate this defense so much sometimes.

  • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

    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

    • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

      I love complaining about officials.

  • Baloophi

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

    • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

      looked liked offensive PI

  • Baloophi

    Looked like offensive PI to me…

    • SteveH

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

      • phillychuck

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

  • SteveH

    fuck, there goes our one good defender.

  • TommyLawlor

    Glad to see DeMeco get up. Need him.

  • Iskar36

    Graham getting some pressure. Good to see.

    • Iskar36

      Once again! Plus a Cole siting!

  • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

    Babin who?

    • Baloophi

      Nice

  • Baloophi

    Jason Whobin????

    • SteveH

      Jason Babidin’t do shit this year.

    • TommyLawlor

      Nice.

  • SteveH

    Graham coming out party tonight!! Fuck yeah.

    • Mac

      Take that morton!

      • TommyLawlor

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

        • Baloophi

          I think he’s now a 49ers’ fan…

          • TommyLawlor

            How dare you say that.

  • bdbd20

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

  • TommyLawlor

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

    That’s awesome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548999324 Matt Hoover

      and we almost signed him remember?

  • lilmc

    Why does Bobby let Brandon leave the end zone?

    • TommyLawlor

      Yeah, that wasn’t good.

  • phillychuck

    Nice throw under pressure by Foles.

  • Iskar36

    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.

  • Baloophi

    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”).

    • Iskar36

      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.

    • GermanEagle

      Welcome to the dink & dunk era in Philly…

  • Baloophi

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

    • Baloophi

      I sit corrected…

  • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

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

  • P_P_K

    I wish Collinsworth had laryngitis.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548999324 Matt Hoover

      I wish he would lose his voice and Madden unretired

  • TommyLawlor

    Too much dancing by Damaris on that PR.

  • Baloophi

    Hmm… is Boykin our 5th receiver today?

  • SteveH

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

  • GermanEagle

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

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

      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.

  • lilmc

    Wow.

  • Baloophi

    Oh yeah… Maclin is still on the team.

    • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

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

  • Iskar36

    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.

  • bdbd20

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

    • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

      Please let it be Reno Mahe, this week.

  • lilmc

    Bryce Brown!!

  • SteveH

    EAGLES WOOP DAT COWBOY ASS!!!!

  • P_P_K

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

  • shah8

    /me happy…

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

  • phillychuck

    Harbor is the 4th receiver.

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

  • Baloophi

    Bryce Brown – 4 years, 2.15 million. Saweeet.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548999324 Matt Hoover

      hold out coming?

  • GermanEagle

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

    • shah8

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

      Bad OL, but…geez

  • Baloophi

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

  • TommyLawlor

    Bryce Brown is pretty good, huh?

    • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

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

    • Mac

      He is legit

  • Mac

    Good close ups of jerrah tonight

  • BC1968

    The blatant holdings are now being called?

    • BC1968

      Amazing.

  • lilmc

    Tommy, Free is Demtres Bell

    • Baloophi

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

  • phillychuck

    Eagles defense allows a 2nd/20 conversion..

  • lilmc

    Kendriks needs help with Witten.

  • phillychuck

    Now a 2nd/18 conversion.

  • SteveH

    I want to see the Eagles tighten up here.

  • bdbd20

    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.

    • TommyLawlor

      I can live with short throws to Witten.

  • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

    Need the antsy Romo here.

  • Baloophi

    Once again, wide open in the middle! Unbelievable!

    • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

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

    • lilmc

      It’s mind boggling.

  • P_P_K

    Time for a pick.

    • P_P_K

      I meant blown coverage.

      • phillychuck

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

  • Iskar36

    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?

  • Ark87

    This defense is killing us

  • phillychuck

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

    • P_P_K

      Romo’s wife.

    • SteveH

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

      • phillychuck

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

  • Baloophi

    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.

  • SteveH

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

  • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

    Any chance Boykin runs this one back?

    • http://twitter.com/dfowler587 DF587

      ……to our 15 yd line

      • P_P_K

        Good call.

    • TommyLawlor

      No.

  • ceteris_paribus1776

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

    • TommyLawlor

      I don’t fully understand that coverage.

      • Mac

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

  • Iskar36

    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.

    • Iskar36

      Thank you Colinsworth.

  • lilmc

    Don’t leave the endzone Brandon

  • Iskar36

    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.

  • Iskar36

    Great throw to Avant there!

  • Allen3000

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

    • Iskar36

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

    • P_P_K

      To fulfill DF587’s prophecy.

  • phillychuck

    Great throw from Foles to Avant there.

    • P_P_K

      Truth.

  • bdbd20

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

    • Iskar36

      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.

  • lilmc

    Nice answer. Any points are good there.

  • SteveH

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

  • Baloophi

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

  • Ark87

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

  • the midatlantic

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548999324 Matt Hoover

      Sure looks like a keeper!

  • DarthBanner

    So I guess Babin was the problem..

  • shah8

    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!