NYG at PHI – 1st half

Posted: October 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 266 Comments »

Let’s go Eagles!!!


  • Dragon_Eagle

    D-E-F-E-N-S-E

    • GEAGLE

      How you like that DEFENSE!!! DEFENSE!!! DEFENSE!!!!

  • Corry

    Good effort by Boykin there.

  • BlindChow

    Great start!

  • BobSmith77

    I want to know if the Eagles
    can keep Cruz in check again. They did in the first matchup with a lot
    of double coverage which left Nicks in one-on-one most of the day where
    he really took advantage.

    Given how porous and crummy this pass defense is for the Eagles, they
    have to pick their poison and basically decide to try to stop Cruz
    again or stop Nicks. One of these guys is going to have a huge day I
    bet (~125-150 yds receiving, 1 TD).

    As long as the Eagles win the turnover battle, I am confident they will win today. Just need the ‘turnover machine’ version of Vick where he has 1-2 FF and 1-2 INT.

    • GEAGLE

      Don’t be talking bad about our defense on game day!!! The same defense that will have to carry us today

  • GEAGLE

    I can’t tKe Mike Vick…I just can’t do it

  • DamonL86

    Bad throw

  • Corry

    Well that could have gone better.

  • BlindChow

    I’m sure that was just his hamstring.

  • ToastJenkins

    can tell Vick is back…

    • TommyLawlor

      Very weird play. Don’t know what Vick expected.

      • GEAGLE

        A weird play is a play that you don’t typically see….seen that play all too many times :)

      • OregonDucker

        Maybe Celek curled the wrong way. That’s what it looked like.

    • BobSmith77

      My favorite screen name here.

  • scratcherk

    Eh, similar to a punt now I guess..

    • SteveH

      Yeah my thought too lol, thanks for the illegal demonstration NYG.

  • SteveH

    I think we should just bench Vick and Foles, choosing between death by incompletion and death by turnover – not great choices.

    • xeynon

      This is life without an elite quarterback. Should make all the people who disliked McNabb when he was here thankful for what we had.

      • GEAGLE

        Stop it

  • GEAGLE

    Li MORTACCI TUA!!!!!!!

    • ACViking

      Easy, easy. It’s nothing we haven’t seen. No reason to threaten anyone.

      • GEAGLE

        Lol

  • ACViking

    Eagles have no one who can do what Nicks did — out muscle a CB on a back-shoulder pass

    • Corry

      No we really don’t. The defense needs a lot of pieces yet, but I would like to see them try to bring in a physical receiver with that kind of talent. Mike Evens out of TAMU might be of interest.

      • GEAGLE

        Evans, Barr, Mack…..who is the big tall 6’5, 6’6 WR who is a first round prospect?? Can’t think of the school. Maybe texas

        • anon

          Manziel’s dude from A&M?

          • Corry

            That’s Mike Evans.

          • GEAGLE

            No….I know Evans…it’s not a big name WR…but it’s a huge 6’6 WR slated to go in round 1 or two….can’t think of his name or school…lol I know, I suck

  • DamonL86

    no pressure at all

  • GEAGLE

    I hate home games

  • GEAGLE

    CARY WILLIAMS!!!!mC-DUB is in the BUILDING!!!!

  • Dragon_Eagle

    D-E-F-E-N-S-E

    • GEAGLE

      Drexel dragons unite like VOLTRON on game day!!!!

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Nicks needs acting lessons.

    • TommyLawlor

      Jeremy Maclin could teach him a lot.

  • GEAGLE

    Eagle showed pressure beautifully and then everyone dropped back,,,good disguise great coverage by C DUB!

    • ACViking

      Si parla un dialetto romanesco?

      • GEAGLE

        Si…o imparatto prima Italiano Classico…pero o visuto a Roma dal 2009-2011 alora o imparatto il slang Romano

  • bill

    Looking forward to the usual suspects twisting and turning to describe how that int was the fault of the oline and celek.

    • GEAGLE

      Don’t be silly,,,it was the hamstring

  • Corry

    That line drive kick is almost like the Giants just inviting Johnson to bring the ball out…which isn’t the worst strategy…

    • BobSmith77

      I never thought I would long for Reno Mahe to return kicks again but Johnson makes it so. Slow and ill-advised decisions to boot.

  • Neil

    Whatever else you can say about this D, they have played good run defense all year. That’s going to get you third downs.

    • BobSmith77

      That’s because teams realize you can pass all day long against this defense and just about anywhere on the field.

      • BobSmith77

        Have people looked at their passing defense stats? Their bottom 5 in almost every category.

      • Neil

        No, the run defense is schematically sound and executed effectively. The pass defense isn’t good before the throw, but the eagles tackle well and force the offense to run another play.

  • GEAGLE

    Vick making this defense look incredible

  • Corry

    Boo birds out early.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Replay! Challenge!

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Ok. Maybe not.

      • SteveH

        heh, yeah it was close though.

  • BobSmith77

    Vick is a dumba$$ despite the incredible talent and you just can’t change that. Most frustrating Eagles’ QB to watch in a long, long time. Much more so than McNabb.

    • xeynon

      McNabb was a top 5 quarterback for a lot of years. I’d kill to see what he could’ve done in Chip Kelly’s offense in his physical prime.

  • GEAGLE

    Put in Barkley now, to let him get the jitters out before the second half…we don’t need to watch a 10yr veteran to get this type of QB play…our 4th round rookie with a Quarter of experience can easily provide a performance like this

    • BobSmith77

      You are the most schizo poster on here. Your opinion changes more rapidly than the wind.

      • GEAGLE

        I would say that I’m consistently against Vick…I don’t know what type of poster you are! because your oppinion is too irrelevant to register in my memory bank. Sorry, try again next week lol

        • BobSmith77

          You don’t pull the starter after 2 drives and you were all in favor of Vick winning the job this summer.

          Your just a kneejerk dope whose opinions change with little consistency.

    • ACViking

      Hai imparato bene durante la vostra permanenza a roma

      • GEAGLE

        Grazie. I was born here, but my parents taught me Italian first, figured I would be forced to learn English in Kindergarden, and we always spoke Italian in the house..spent all my summers in Italy when ii was growing up….per che tu parli cosi bene?

        • ACViking

          Ho appreso da amici nel mio quartiere sono i miei clienti

          • GEAGLE

            Are you kidding? You live in America and you just learned to speak great Italian from friends? Lol…impressive..

            I always knew how to speak it and read it, but I didn’t actually learn to write it til I lived there and had to talk to people on Facebook lol go figure

  • Corry

    Wolff has got to get better at rushing the passer.

  • ACViking

    Maybe the Eagles could play a home game in London

    • Neil

      It’s unbelievable how reasonable that sounds.

    • GEAGLE

      I have been asking for that lol

      • ACViking

        I miei complimenti. molto saggio

    • Crus57

      I’d be there, screaming my lungs out.

      • ACViking

        You . . . and 60,000 well lubricated Englishmen

  • Corry

    Ok…who gave Eli the “Dirty Sanchez”?

  • ACViking

    Game shaping up as a classic, “The Giants are Keeping the Eagles in This Game . . . “

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Yep. Just hope our offense wakes up in time.

      • GEAGLE

        Bend but don’t break defense is keeping us in the game

  • Dragon_Eagle

    A good decision from DJ. Glad to see it.

  • BlindChow

    Vick is really opening up that run game!

  • GEAGLE

    Fill some two back sets, unfortunately shady keeps dancing

  • BlindChow

    Casey!

  • GEAGLE

    CAAAAAAASEY!!!!!

  • scratcherk

    Mike vick looks horrible

    • Dan

      He looks hurt, relax. He keeps bringing his hand down to his left hamstring, its the coaches fault for rushing him back.

  • Corry

    Vick doesn’t look great the line is just putrid.

  • scratcherk

    Brown magnetically attracted to sideline

    • Corry

      At least he didn’t fall down this time.

  • J. Brian

    This is ugly.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    We need a TO.

    • scratcherk

      We need a QB.

      • Crus57

        Also better O-Line right now

  • Eric Carranza

    Barkley time again?

  • GermanEagle

    I am so bored.

    • SteveH

      This is going to be one of those games… the slow grueling soul sucking death of game…

  • jshort

    5qts no td’s

  • OregonDucker

    Damn, I’m out of whisky!

    • Crus57

      That could be serious, this early in the game.

    • SteveH

      May god have mercy on your soul.

    • jshort

      good idea..wasn’t thinking about that watching this….breaking some out

    • GEAGLE

      Damn ducker..my condolences…I’m pouring a shot of Johnny Walker blue in your honor!!!

      • OregonDucker

        Rub it in GEagle. I do have martini mix,, but I don’t dare……oh, what the hell!!

        • mksp

          WTF is “martini mix”? You mean dry vermouth?

          • OregonDucker

            Vermouth and either gin or vodka. I’ve gone with gin.

          • mksp

            Good call. I thought you meant some godawful prepackaged mix meant to mix with gin, and I was very confused.

        • GEAGLE

          Hahahah a desperate times, call for desperate drinking!!

  • GEAGLE

    Hopefully our defense scores a TD, so they can get right back on the field and fans can get a little break from The great Mike Vick

    • GEAGLE

      We are down voting defensive TDs now? Hahahahahahaha i LOLed

  • BobSmith77

    Ugly first qtr by both teams.

  • BlindChow

    Remember, this is how Vick looked in the first Giants game. He was able to move the chains with his legs in that one, though.

  • T_S_O_P

    Praying that Matt is better this week when he comes on :whistle:

  • GermanEagle

    this is the first time this season that I want the eagles to tank it.

  • Corry

    So how boring is this game? The announcers are talking about Peyton Hillis getting a pizza.

  • GEAGLE

    Can Chip call 3 run plays in a row, and shady run straight 3 times in a row? I think it’s time those two understand that they have to pick up the slack for our “QB”

    • mksp

      Maybe if Shady manages to gain more than 2 yards on the first two….

      • GEAGLE

        I’ll take two yards over the potential disaster that is Vick trying to be a pocket “QB”

  • DamonL86

    Slant not defended something you hardly see against us

  • BobSmith77

    Nice play by Allen.

  • scratcherk

    Looks like he got poked in the eye

    • Corry

      Looked like they were fooling around with his jaw though…

      • SteveH

        We fall off sharp depth wise at corner, can’t really afford a major injury there.

  • Weapon Y

    Marcus Mariota, here we come.

    • DROQQA

      We can only hope.

  • BobSmith77

    Giants have had the ball for over 15 minutes. Eagles just 5. This defense is going to start breaking sooner than later if that keeps up.

    • SteveH

      More important than TOP is # of plays, which the Giants are crushing us in even worse than TOP I believe.

      • BobSmith77

        Agreed but the defense is going to get gassed. Eagles are still very much in this game even down 9-0.

      • BobSmith77

        It is 28 to 11.

    • Iskar36

      The thing is, we haven’t really been a “bend but don’t break” defense right now. Giants are just playing bad football. They are leaving points on the field. That last one for example would have been a TD if the receiver paid any attention at all to where the endzone ended.

      • BobSmith77

        Agreed but they have 2 weapons on offense (Hicks and Cruz) right now and that is it.

        • Iskar36

          Yep. That’s sort of my point. The defense is already “broken,” the Giants are simply not taking advantage.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    That does it. Getting another beer.

  • ToastJenkins

    this isnt even enjoyable to watch…

    • OregonDucker

      Want a martini? I’m enjoying a strong one. At least I’m feeling better.

      • ToastJenkins

        its taking alot right now not to break out some single malt

  • BobSmith77

    Giants are sneaking up Rolle into the the box an awful lot early. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Eagles try a play-action bomb on the 1st play here to Jackson deep.

  • GEAGLE

    Ok it’s time for one of you FOCKERS to play that game where you take your pants off and put them back on…try something!!! Anything!!!!, it’s only “weird” if it doesn’t work

    • OregonDucker

      I changed to just boxers. Seems to be working.

  • GEAGLE

    Hey…shady just ran straight. Look at that

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Golf clap.

  • BobSmith77

    ‘A 1st down Ladies and Gentleman.’ Love Merrill’s ability to be dead pan at times.

  • GEAGLE

    Celek limped off..ERTZY time

    • GEAGLE

      Can I. Downvote myself?

  • GEAGLE

    Veteran move by peters jumping offside

    • OregonDucker

      My boxers only are working.

      • GEAGLE

        My Johnny Walker blue isn’t working!!!

        • OregonDucker

          Wife made me put a t-shirt on. No first down on this series. Damn.

          • GEAGLE

            Tell her all of Eagles nation just gave her a roaring BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • BlindChow

    Wow, the Eagles might not even be worth watching this year. This is terrible.

  • Corry

    There’s just no effort out there right now. Wow.

  • BobSmith77

    Amazing how little respect defenses are giving the Eagles’ offense the last 2 weeks and their ability to make something happen offensively down the field beyond 10 yards.

    Everybody on the Giants’ defense is playing up including Rolle a ton early.

    • SteveH

      It’s a shame too because if Foles had been not awful we could have hit a bunch down the field last week too, stuff was open he was just playing terrible.

  • BobSmith77

    No pressure and Manning is having a solid pocket to throw with clean lanes on almost every play.

  • SteveH

    Dead silent at the Linc.

    • BobSmith77

      There hasn’t been a single play to cheer so far.

  • BlindChow

    Of COURSE there’s a flag.

  • BobSmith77

    Weak call.

  • GEAGLE

    I think I enjoy the offseason more then the season…

    Lol they just gave the giants a 30yard PI penalty lol..amazing

    • scratcherk

      I’ve thought this before. It is depressing.

      • GEAGLE

        You want depressing? I have Tix to the next 4 home games!!! I would trade 4 home games for 1 road game ANY day….now that’s depressing

  • BobSmith77

    Merrill’s right ‘The only thing the crowd has enjoyed today is the fall weather.’

  • SteveH

    Kendricks is flashing a bit today, good to see.

  • Insomniac

    Come on Boykins. Gotta get him down.

    • SteveH

      gotta hack at the ball arm with Eli, he’s always going to make those desperation heaves.

  • scratcherk

    Might as well put barkley in at this point. Vick is obviously not 100%.

    • BobSmith77

      Agreed at this point. Vick isn’t even moving well in the pocket. Still in this game even at 12-0.

      • scratcherk

        Ask and ye shall receive

        • scratcherk

          I think I’ll regret it.

          • GEAGLE

            I can tolerate bad play from a rook

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Whoa! Barkley!

  • T_S_O_P

    Called it, and thank goodness for it. Come on Matt.

  • BobSmith77

    Eskin reporting Vick wasn’t removed due to injury and the trainers didn’t even look at him.

    • scratcherk

      Eskin is not reliable.

      • BobSmith77

        Yeah he just ‘reports’ a lot of stuff as the sideline reporter but that is a really tough job. You can’t double-check sources and the reason they go to your in the first place is because they want something as it is happening.

  • scratcherk

    Oh hello offense.

  • BlindChow

    Completions!

  • GermanEagle

    Hey GEagle,
    The eagles should get rid of those goal posts, what a bum! They make the Giants kicker with ZERO pro bowls look good!!!

    • GEAGLE

      Huh? Don’t you mean MM?

  • GEAGLE

    Listen to how fired up the Linc just got lol

  • Iskar36

    Can anyone explain to me why our run game is not working? I don’t care if we can’t run the read option right now with our QBs, McCoy is still an elite talent and our offensive line SHOULD be able to open up holes.

    • Corry

      offensive line is getting zero push.

      • shah8

        playing very poorly in general, the interior.

      • Iskar36

        No question about that, but I don’t understand why that’s the case. We should have a talented group and it seems we can’t open holes without using the read option.

        • BobSmith77

          How good is Herremans anymore and how good is Kelce as a running blocking C?

        • Corry

          I honestly think they’re having trouble matching up with the strength on the inside of the Giants Dline. Mathis, Kelce, and even Herremans are far more athletic than they are strong. I don’t think they can get the push.

          • Iskar36

            Maybe, but it makes you wonder if that dictates what kind of QB/offense you need to run. I’d hate to have to draft pretty much an entire oline.

          • Corry

            I think having to draft a new oline is going to happen regardless. Looking at their ages, only Kelce and Johnson are under 30. I’m also not sure I trust the guys on the bench right now to step in and take a job in the coming years.

          • Iskar36

            True. Kelce though is a guy I am hoping you can work with, but if he is unable to open up holes in the running game, that’s tough on the rushing attack.

          • Corry

            I do wonder if they didn’t have Kelce at center if they would be asking whoever was there to do a lot of pulling on run plays. He’s athletic enough to snap the ball and then get out there in front and lead around the edge. Is a Center that is strong enough to get a push in the middle going to be athletic enough to get up on the 2nd level and lead those pull plays? I think they’d have to pick a fairly high to get the combo of strength and athleticism.

    • BobSmith77

      Numbers game and how close the Giants are playing up at the line. They have 7 or 8 up front on almost every running play.

  • Insomniac

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • mksp

    The potential for a Foles/Barkley QB controversy next week is too much for my feeble brain to comprehend.

    • xeynon

      I think we should re-sign Dixon and Kinne so we can have a five way controversy over which of our QBs sucks the most.

  • OregonDucker

    Ok rookie show your stuff!!

  • Weapon Y

    If Barkley gets his shit together and does well, maybe he stays in for a few games. If he still does well, maybe we don’t have to postpone the defensive makeover. Im still a huge skeptic , but I’m rooting for the guy.

  • BobSmith77

    All right. Thanks Kiwanuka.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    He got the Tom Brady treatment.

  • GEAGLE

    If a defense is just going to stack the box and we can’t make them pay in the passing game, then it’s friggin time to go to a Heavy set and pound the frigging ball

  • A_T_G

    Barkley’s cadence really gives defenses trouble.

  • Corry

    POSITIVE THINGS ARE HAPPENING! POSITIVE THINGS ARE HAPPENING!

  • BlindChow

    Soooo…FG or turnover?

    • BobSmith77

      Magic eight ball – FG

    • Dragon_Eagle

      TD

    • Iskar36

      I hate you…

      • BlindChow

        It’s the Eagles.

        • Iskar36

          Yea… ugh so damn frustrating.

  • GEAGLE

    Tell you what, Barkley is a smart composed kid….moment doesn’t look too big for him

  • ACViking

    The Running Game doesn’t work anymore because it’s Vanilla-flavored.

    Had Kelly chosen Cheesecake, it’d be kicking butt

  • BobSmith77

    Crowd has finally gotten back into it.

  • shah8

    Barkley is making reasonably NFL throws.

  • Insomniac

    Show what you got rook.

  • DamonL86

    Unreal

  • SeanofDead

    Oh boy

  • BlindChow

    We briefly forgot this was the Eagles.

    • OregonDucker

      Time to freshen my drink.

  • BobSmith77

    Clown play bro. Clown play.

  • DamonL86

    Why get cute at the 2

  • Insomniac

    I blame Cooper.

    • BobSmith77

      He is an easy patsy.

  • shah8

    And, jeez…

  • SteveH

    I LOVE BEING AN EAGLES FAN.

    *walks off a bridge*

    • GEAGLE

      Wait for me….suicide pact?

  • Dragon_Eagle

    1st & goal, from the 2, great OL, one of the best backs in the game. Why the hell doesn’t Andy Reid run the ball?

    • GEAGLE

      Cuz the asshole knows I have shady in fantasy!!!

      • Dragon_Eagle

        Shoulda drafted J. Charles

        • GEAGLE

          Right….what a mindfuck

  • OregonDucker

    My wife is removing sharp objects from my vicinity. I guess I look suicidal.

  • shah8

    Funky day around the league…Romo, Brady having bad games…Brees had a slow start.

    • BobSmith77

      Brady is having a bad season. Numbers are career-worst across the board and their o-line has been struggling alot.

  • GermanEagle

    I didn’t think I would say this so soon, but Chip Kelly’s playcalling sucks.

    • GermanEagle

      Maybe Phil Sims wasn’t that wrong???

    • GEAGLE

      Figured I’d comment so you don’t get caught talking to yourself :)

  • SteveH

    Barkley needs to understand he’s not going to get away from NFL defenders.

  • ACViking

    Vick era should be over.

    He can’t stay healthy.

    Let the kids play

    • Flyineagle45

      trade for newton!

    • GEAGLE

      Unfortunately we said that in January…yet here we are, only for Chip to tell us after the game that Mike Vick is the starting QB when healthy, and our friggin Idiot players and their bullshit 2004 hero worship are actually on board with it…

      • Joseph Dubyk

        yup

  • Flyineagle45

    do the eagles think its april first?

  • BobSmith77

    Only good thing about this half is the game is still within reach. Just worried the defense will have enough left in the tank in the 2nd half especially late.

    • BlindChow

      Maybe it’s just me, but this game doesn’t look in reach at all.

      • BobSmith77

        Its only 12-0, the Eagles get the ball back first in the 2nd half, and this Giants’ team stinks with 2 pedestrian RBs.

        • GermanEagle

          I think the Eagles stink more…

          • BobSmith77

            I’ll give up if they were playing a team with a good defense or a team that could grind out the game with a QB who doesn’t make shaky decisions. Giants don’t have any of those.

            This game is still there if the Eagles can put a score on the board early in the 3rd qtr.

        • BlindChow

          The Giants can win against this team by scoring only FG’s.

  • Flyineagle45

    i wonder what cheering feels like

    • ACViking

      Watch the fans in the game in London . . .

  • scratcherk

    We need a new stadium

  • SteveH

    Just remember, we could be Jaguars fans. It could be worse!

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Yeah, but all three of them know better than to get their hopes up.

    • ACViking

      I’m not sure there’s much difference in the offensive performance of the Eagles and Jags the last two weeks.

      3 points in 6 Qs

  • ACViking

    Has USC hired a new coach yet?

    • ACViking

      Does Chip really need this aggravation?

      • GEAGLE

        If he has a friggin spine he does…if he is ok with being remembered as spurrier, then be my guest

  • DarthBanner

    I don’t understand why you would rush to score on 1st and goal from the 2 with 1 minute left and 2 timeouts. Why wouldn’t you run Mccoy and protect your young quarterback? Worst case scenario the Giants stop it and you eat some clock. Kelly has to get better at clock management.

    • GermanEagle

      I said it before. Maybe Chippah is not the offense guru in the NFL. At least his playcalling is not good.

      • BlindChow

        Watching how good the Ducks looked yesterday depressed me.

  • Weapon Y

    I’ve rarely seen use two in-line tight ends like the 49ers do. I think it would really help in the run game and would work great with a no-huddle. Is that because Celek and Ertz are really that bad at blocking?

    • GermanEagle

      No, it’s Chippah’s fault. Btw can we please stop with this matchup BS. James Casey is a nice free agent BUST.

      • Iskar36

        Yep.

      • BobSmith77

        You could say the same about a lot of the other FA signings by Roseman so far too.

      • GEAGLE

        You have to play to be a bust….or was Curry a bust last year? Im not taking the blame off of Kelly and putting it on Howie til my eyes see Casey suck”……prob is that Howie signed him to be a TE. Kelly didn’t get the memo, and thought we brought in another QB :)

  • ACViking

    Has the Linc begun emptying out yet?

  • ACViking

    Re: Adjustments in 1st Rematch

    So far the Giants are winning . . . BIG

    • BlindChow

      True, but the Eagles weren’t playing with a QB until their final drive…

      • GEAGLE

        Soooooo true.

  • ACViking

    GEagles . . .

    Best comment today?

    “Attendere per me . . Patto suicida.”

    • GEAGLE

      Lol sad but true..pur troppo, Ai raggione

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Anyone got Vince Young’s cell number?

    • GEAGLE

      That’s kicking below the belt….harsh lol

  • GEAGLE

    Oh man…another half hour of this? Smh

  • ACViking

    Pat Haden’s loving this.

    Just saying . . .

  • jshort

    close but no cigar