PHI at TB – 1st Half

Posted: December 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 175 Comments »

So…who is fired up for this game?  Tampa just isn’t a team that I dislike.  Or really care about.  I can’t remember the last time I was this ambivalent about a game.  I guess being 3-9 does that to you.

I am looking forward to seeing the young guys.  Big test for Bryce Brown, as he faces the #1 run defense.  Can Nick Foles have a good game for the 2nd week in a row?  Colt Anderson gets his first start of the season.  Should be interesting to see how he does at S.

You know my primary goal is to hold Josh Freeman to a rating of less than 120.  That streak has to stop.  Right?

Inactives:

Vick

McCoy

Salas

Polk

Kopa

Patterson

Coleman


  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    Really surprised to see Colt starting over Sims.

    Disappointed as well.

    • TommyLawlor

      Yeah that is kinda weird.

    • Iskar36

      I hope the coaches at least let them split time as safety. Sims should see the field today on defense.

  • Mac

    I am more excited about ginger bread houses than this game. Having said that i am with you. 120 is the magic number over 120 yards for bryce under 120 rating for josh

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

    This game has all the excitement of a chess match for me.

  • T_S_O_P

    I am just looking forward to watching it live, particularly as there is no off-season for us this year. Young Colt with a pick is a prediction.

    • TommyLawlor

      Noted.

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

    Can we get an over/under on how many times Dick Stockton miss pronounces a name?

    • TommyLawlor

      237

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

        over.

  • SleepingDuck

    According to McLane’s article, Chip Kelly is the top choice heading coaching candidate. Makes me wonder if this is all a smoke screen since the Eagles dont usually have news leak out.

  • SteveH

    I have Vincent Jackson and Josh Freeman starting on my fantasy team today. I am a terrible fan.

    • TommyLawlor

      I demand that you boo yourself.

    • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.verhoog Matthew Verhoog

      I have started picking up the opposing teams D every week, it was the first time i ever used a Dallas player

  • Septhinox

    Alright! I picked the Eagles to win…ATS. It was +9, seriously.

  • lilmc

    Let’s Go Birds!

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

    Chaney at SAM? Interesting.

  • http://www.interscription.com Khidr

    nice opening series by our D.

    • TommyLawlor

      That was. Hope they keep it up.

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

    Wow, two changes there. Chaney at SAM and Kendricks at WILL. I think I like Kendricks at WILL

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

    Can we ditch the runs to the outside for a bit?

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    I see Dennis Kelly just got a nice introduction to Mr. Bennett. Have to watch that match-up closely today

  • TommyLawlor

    Tampa has a legit run defense.. Gonna be a hard day for Bryce.

    • http://www.interscription.com Khidr

      good, we need to see him under a real test.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Cut Maclin. Geez.

  • TommyLawlor

    Is Josh Freeman being nice to us?

    • bdbd20

      Little known fact: Brasher took up voodoo during his retirement.

  • Neil

    This offensive line is getting dominated.

    • TommyLawlor

      Not off to a good start.

  • A_T_G

    Nice play by Chaney. Maybe he will earn himself a chance.

    • TommyLawlor

      He’s been disappointing this year. Would be nice to see him get going.

  • A_T_G

    Damarius makes the right decision. Except for the Oline, things aren’t looking too bad.

  • ACViking

    Re:

    Run the Ball Straight Ahead. Bucs line is quick. Eagles line having trouble holding blocks.

    • Baloophi

      Yeah… outside ain’t working.

  • ACViking

    Coaches seeing a different game than I am.

    • TommyLawlor

      Yeah they do need to attack the middle more. If Tampa stops those too, so be it. Gotta test ‘em.

    • A_T_G

      Yeah, they probably have the ‘Skins game playing on the sidelines.

  • Baloophi

    So Foles overthrew a wide open practice squad receiver because of pressure by former practice squad meat Te’o Nesheim…

  • onemorebop

    Gotta work on his deep throws – he had McNutt there.

    • TommyLawlor

      Pressure was the problem there.

  • ACViking

    Foles moves to the left and throws really well.

    McNabb rarely moved left — only time I remember is the playoff game against the Bears in 2001 when he hit FB Cecil Martin for TD.

  • Baloophi

    Was that only the first “he’ll be sought after by many teams” comment re: Reid?

  • ACViking

    Interesting how the Bucs run between the tackles and get yardage.

    Hmmm.

    • Baloophi

      Must be some sort of fluke. Don’t worry, we’ll keep attacking the edges whenever we get the ball back.

  • eagles2zc

    Stop running toward the short side of the field. geez

  • ACViking

    Re: Short-side runs

    Anyone who watches Oregon and Chip Kelly know that his offense is explosive, in part, because he exploits the college game’s wider hash-marks.

    He won’t have that wide field in the NFL.

    • Baloophi

      He would in the CFL. Just saying…

      • ACViking

        That’s a Bingo . . . love to watch those games.

        It’s like watching Arena League football on a huge field

        • Baloophi

          And how many guys can you put in motion toward the line of scrimmage at once? I also like the “import” “non-import” rule… I think your roster has to be at least 50% hoser…

  • ACViking

    Re: Eagles v. Bucs – old school

    The Eagles routinely beat the Bucs by big scores in the early ’00s.

    Except once.

    So Dick Stockton . . . please stop saying this is like the games from 10 years ago.

    • Baloophi

      Yeah, but it’s not like that was the only important game or anything…

    • Sb2bowl

      I was at that game——– it sucked. Especially with how it started

  • A_T_G

    Catch the punt and go! Three jukes and wiggles was two too many.

    • TommyLawlor

      Admit it…you just wanted to use the word “wiggle”.

  • Baloophi

    Why can’t we draft guys like Te’o Nesheim???

    • TommyLawlor

      Damn you!!!

    • A_T_G

      Sorry, I should have refreshed before I made my comment…

    • ceteris_paribus1776

      Why can’t we play against left tackle like Dunlap

  • Dragon_Eagle

    What’s the score: Punts 5, First Downs 2?

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    Another Steve Smith dive from Maclin.

  • ACViking

    Re: Daniel T’eo N

    Roseman’s feeling vindicated

    • eagles2zc

      Or Banner’s

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Thought Teo was pre-Roseman. Was he a Roseman pick?

    • ceteris_paribus1776

      Helps when you are singled against King. Te’o has what 3 sacks this year?

      • ACViking

        King’s also a Roseman guy.

        I don’t think Roseman’s feeling vindicated about him.

        Or his Washburn idea

  • Baloophi

    We’re locked in an offensive struggle here…

  • A_T_G

    That #50 for the Bucks looks like a player. Who is that guy? Teo something? How do we miss out on guys like that in the draft?

  • ACViking

    Re: McBriar

    I don’t see how he’s been all that much better than the kid Chas Henry.

    Why not bring the kid back. Give him some experience.

    • Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran

      Naw, too confusing for Bobby April having two Henrys, especially with the different spellings involved!

      • Baloophi

        There’s also a Bobby April III roaming the sidelines, which must really rattle him.

  • Crus57

    King Dunlap is playing like he isn’t even second in line to the throne.

  • laeagle

    So am I the only one who saw two guys raping Avant with their hands on that punt return before Parrish even caught the ball?

    • TommyLawlor

      Didn’t see that.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    John Lynch for HC

  • ACViking

    This defense looks like an NFL team.

    • Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran

      Hold your horses there. We still have nearly three quarters left to revert to semi-pro ball on D!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

    I am disapointed the announcers didn’t make the T’eo Nesheim connection.

  • A_T_G

    Why would he throw that to the RB with Cox on his ass?

    (Okay, I just wanted to write that…)

    • TommyLawlor

      Wiggle.

  • Baloophi

    That looks like a shoulder or collarbone for Nnamdi…

    • TommyLawlor

      Would be ironic to have him start playing well only to get hurt.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

        It’s a little late to start playing well anyway.

      • Baloophi

        Much like the Boykin return/fumble, it would really crystallize this season…

    • A_T_G

      I’m not sure, looked like he landed more on his back and head on the replay.

      • Baloophi

        Which is interesting because usually his head is up his ass. Hmm.

  • ACViking

    Re: the CBs

    If Reid’s agreeing with Lynch’s lambasting of their effort . . . why the hell would Reid continue to start them?

    Exactly how bad are Marsh and Hughes?

    • Baloophi

      We’ll know if a woozy Nnamdi wanders out there on the next possession…

    • TheRogerPodacter

      i remember seeing something that nnamdi has a playtime incentive in his contract. that might make for some kind of labor situation if they sit him while healthy, just to get a look at the younger guys. i dunno? lol

    • ceteris_paribus1776

      Marsh, Roseman 3rd rounder…the legend continues

  • Baloophi

    I think we have more concussions than first downs…

  • Baloophi

    There’s been a Clay Harbor sighting!

    • TheRogerPodacter

      one where he wasnt beaten horribly in pass pro! yay!

  • A_T_G

    Wait, what happens now that we crossed that yellow line, I forget?

    • TheRogerPodacter

      lol bryce brown runs backwards. : (

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Wow

    • TheRogerPodacter

      holy crap. even if he comes down out of bounds, thats still an amazing catch!

  • Baloophi

    Avant! He made a grab like that a few years ago against San Diego…

    • A_T_G

      Wow, wow, wow. If only he was two tenths faster…

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

    Unbelievable.

  • Baloophi

    Sideline Report: Nnamdi Asomugha has lost track of the Eagles assistant leading him to the locker room.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      he was expecting safety help over the top and didnt get it.

      • aerochrome2

        Hilarious

    • Sb2bowl

      that’s funny

  • Dragon_Eagle

    We’re winning

    • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.verhoog Matthew Verhoog

      well, let’s play to keep the lead

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    you know you’re oline stinks when Garry Gibson is taking shots at your QB

  • TheRogerPodacter

    22 straight FGs. i dont care how many of them are chip shots, thats still pretty damn impressive.

  • Baloophi

    Sadly, Foles throwing it into the ground right there on third down is probably the most important play of the game so far…

  • ceteris_paribus1776

    TB came in with 18 sacks in 12 games. They have 3 against this improving Oline…just sayin’

  • SteveH

    Sadly, I am also starting Bryce Brown in fantasy today. The Eagles offensive line has switched over to the turnstyle blocking technique.

  • Baloophi

    Ryan Rau checks in on special teams…

    • TheRogerPodacter

      nice. i was just wondering who 53 was. the return of Mark Simoneau, thankfully not!

      • Baloophi

        Ugh. That guy.

        Ryan Rau was actually encouraging in the preseason, though his performance was met with a lot of “it’s just the preseason.” That said, I’m glad we got him on the practice squad and now on the team… it’s good to finally have a promising linebacker who played college in the state of Oregon on the team.

  • ACViking

    Re: O-line / D-line

    I don’t remember seeing the O-line this bad in all phases of the game this season — at least so far. They’re being beating physically and scheme-wise.

    The D-line . . . makes we wonder where the defense would be if Washburn had never come to Philadelphia.

  • Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran

    Wow, over 100 yards of total offense so far (if you combine both teams, that is).

  • ACViking

    Ryan Rau . . . special teams demon.

    Should have been on the roster.

    • Baloophi

      I’m just glad he’s finally on it. I assumed he would get scooped up by someone else…

  • TommyLawlor

    Who is #23?

    • Baloophi

      That guy’s a tackling machine! He might have just played his way onto the roster!

      • bdbd20

        Apparently he had a talk with his financial advisor.

        • aerochrome2

          Man a bad team really brings out the best of the humor comments

      • eagles2zc

        Still hoping we can get him for cheap this offseason

  • TheRogerPodacter

    WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT!?!
    DRC just tackled martin in open space? and it was a nice tackle?!? whatthe…

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

    Who’s that guy wearing the Rodgers-Cromartie jersey?

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    Wow. DRC on the run stop.

  • ACViking

    When DRC plays hard — like “NFL hard” — he’s actually very good

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Our best defensive performance of the year in the making?

    • A_T_G

      At least since the bye.

    • TommyLawlor

      Tampa is somewhat inept, but the D is playing well.

  • ACViking

    Re: Eagles’ D

    Lack of Pass Rush will cost later

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Trent Cole’s hit on Freeman counts, near TO

      • ACViking

        Eagles not getting consistent pressure.

        Back-end coverage night-and-day from last 6 weeks.

  • ACViking

    2-min warning . . . Time for the hard count

  • Baloophi

    Wow… both tackles whiffed on that play.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Slowest TD run ever

    • TheRogerPodacter

      that was kind of funny to watch.

      • Dragon_Eagle

        Nothing ‘kind of’ about it

    • http://www.interscription.com Khidr

      oh. I thought that was the replay :)

  • http://www.interscription.com Khidr

    holy foles.

  • Baloophi

    Foles looked just like Vick! Oh my god! Put some tennis balls on the bottom of your walker, son!

  • ACViking

    KF-III

    • Baloophi

      Ha!

      Randall Folesingham?

      • shah8

        Watching the Vikes game, but just saw the highlight of Foles’ run. That was slower than Byron Leftwich’s touchdown run!

  • saltyyambag

    Holy Crap. Maclin threw a nice block

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

    How many rushing TDs did Vick have this season? Also, great block in the end zone on that.

  • Baloophi

    I think we start running the option with Foles…

    • A_T_G

      As long as one of the options is an end around, since every defender on the field will have a chance to get over to the play side.

    • eagles2zc

      Bucs are respecting Brown so much that it just might work

  • Baloophi

    There’s your answer on Curtis Marsh…

  • TheRogerPodacter

    curtis marsh pass broken up? hey now

  • Baloophi

    I can’t believe Andy didn’t take a timeout after that sack…

    • Baloophi

      Oh… he waited 7 seconds to call it. Sure.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      there it is

  • TheRogerPodacter

    2 minute warning and the pass rush shows up, i guess!

  • Baloophi

    Foles bootleg sneak! Come on!

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Take the knee. Mostly bad things can happen from here

  • ACViking

    T-Law . . .

    You have to like what you see today from the defense.

    Seems like we’re getting lots of zone coverage.

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    Wow. Maclin blocked!!

  • Steag209

    Tommy, if the defense looks like this the last 3/4 weeks do the chances of Bowles staying get pretty high? I think we all underestimated the effect of Wash vs. the world had on Bowles perceived ineffectiveness

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Nice throw from Foles even though it was just off.

  • eagles2zc

    Oh man so close

  • Baloophi

    We had a 63 yarder made against us on this very field…

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

    This is like bizzarro world Philadelphia Eagles. Maclin is blocking downfield. The secondary is playing fairly well. The D is tackling. What the hell’s going on out there?!

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    So would the defense always look like this without Coleman?

    I haven’t yelled at the safeties all day.

  • ACViking

    I do NOT recognize this football team in green

  • TheRogerPodacter

    ugh…. a false start on a long FG attempt. smh…

  • Baloophi

    Plenty of leg… would’ve been good from 65ish…

    • A_T_G

      That hit high on the upright. And whoever false started owes Henery some slippers, or whatever kickers like.

      • mawst95

        One of the announcers said, would have been good from 70. Wow, he killed it. Missed it by 8 inches.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    AHHHHH FG hits the upright from 58 yards. damn!
    i wanted to see his streak of consecutive FGs keep going.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.gleklen Brandon Gleklen

      He’s so fucking good. Never thought a 4th round kicker would be worth it.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    did anyone see if his ‘practice’ kick from 53 would have been good or not?

  • ACViking

    OK . . . penalty on Mathis on a FG?!?!?!?!?!?!

    Now I recognize this group

    • ACViking

      May have been No 68 – Matt Tennent

      Either way . . . HORRIBLY STUPID.

      All you do is block the guy running into your face.

  • mawst95

    Hit the top of the upright, no less, on a 58 yarder…