2nd Half – PHI 17 , PIT 0

Posted: August 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 161 Comments »

This is the Eagles team we’ve been waiting for. Productive offense, solid defense.

The Steelers look like a mess. Preseason road games tend to bring out the worst in teams (just see the previous 2 weeks).

Lots of interesting stuff to discuss after the game. Fingers crossed on staying healthy.

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  • Corry

    The opening kick off there was #7. Is that the new guy?

    • GENETiC-FREAK

      Yip whats his face Parkey?

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Smith II with a play!!

  • shah8

    Marcus Smith!

  • Bob Brewer

    I still don’t think Foles was that great. Somewhat erratic. But a much better team effort overall.

    • SteveH

      He missed on a couple throws he probably usually makes, but also made some really good throws. I’m not too concerned, he looks pretty much back to 2013 form after that dreadful opener.

      • Mitchell

        The wrs dropped some catches too

    • Anders

      Said the same, yet we still scored 17 points

  • Corry

    I will be shocked if Bair is cut this year.

  • Corry

    That Curry guy is kind of OK too.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    There’s that #75 again.

    • Ark87

      Steeler’s O-line is bad-bad

      • SteveH

        … or, our defense is good good!

        • Ark87

          Our back-ups even!

  • SteveH

    Wow, Tucker some wheels I hadn’t seen yet there.

  • bdbd20

    Tucker running mad. Like someone didn’t share their weed.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    That was a monster hole Tucker had to run through.

    • Sb2bowl

      That’s what she said? Sorry, live in NEPA, the office is “in” my town

  • Corry

    I will say Tucker knows how to finish a run. I like seeing him running over defensive backs.

  • shah8

    The steelers aren’t very good… They look fairly vanilla, but the lack of talent is glaring.

    • Ark87

      looking tired and flat

    • SteveH

      We’re mauling them. I’d never really considered the pre-season road game angle Tommy mentioned but I figured the Steelers would put up more of a fight than they did.

      • Jack Waggoner

        They’re too stoned to put up a fight.

  • Ark87

    lets just go for the preseason point record

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Of all the positives this pre-season so far, the one I’m most happy about is the apparent depth on the O-line. Barbre still worries me a bit, but that 2nd string OL just plowed the Steelers down the field for 7 points.

    • Anders

      yea, seems we have good depth at OL now.

  • Jack Waggoner

    Call them the Pittsburgh Stoners !

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Ooooh love that – obvious and corny. Texting my Stoners friend now.

  • Ark87

    oof line drive

  • Corry

    Do the Steelers understand the rules of football?

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Do the refs?

      • Corry

        Yes, but they’re blind.

  • Corry

    Travis Long is out there as an ILB.

  • Corry

    Marcus Smith running with the receiver. Just needs to get his head around.

    • Ark87

      OLB on a WR, you just turn on the burners and hope you can catch for the tackle

    • FairOaks

      Seemed to cover better than Carmichael

      • Corry

        Everyone covers better than Carmichael. Except Marsh.

    • Sb2bowl

      I was actually pretty happy with that play– just as he goes to break back with Brown, he gets caught a bit flat footed, otherwise I think the pass goes incomplete. Showed awesome speed there

  • A_T_G

    Boy, Coleman is going to get cut if he keeps playing like that.

  • Ark87

    Good job steelers, give ‘em a gold star

    • Anders

      Was a nice hold on who ever was about to sack Big Ben

      • Ark87

        saw that, but seriously, refs just feel bad now.

        • Anders

          yea, but its not going to get called in regular season in a tight game either.

          • Ark87

            did they end the extra ref in the backfield change like they did with the long PAT’s?

          • Anders

            He is still there

          • Ark87

            yeah, compared to last week, this crew is way loose on the stuff going on in the trenches

      • Corry

        That was Travis Long playing inside.

        • Anders

          Was a very good blitz.

  • Anders

    So when are refs going to throw offensive holding more consistent?

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Wow.

  • shah8

    If Sanchez was a reliable decision maker, he’d be a starter because of throws to Burton…

  • A_T_G

    So their starters vs. Our backups and we are still driving?

    • SteveH

      Pretty much. Steelers are a hot mess.

    • Dragon_Eagle

      With ease.

      • A_T_G

        And A’s, and G’s, and L’s, and S’s!

  • Corry

    These are our 2′s vs. their 1s.

  • Corry

    These guys are playing well enough that I’m kind of excited to see the 4th preseason game.

  • Ark87

    So awesome being more physical than the steelers again

  • Jack Waggoner

    I never saw sanchez play this well!

    • SteveH

      He’s playing like a man who just doesn’t care. He’s like eff it, I survived the Jets, I can handle anything.

  • SteveH

    Anyone feeling a lot more confident heading into the regular season now? I know I am.

  • Jack Waggoner

    Oh please

  • Ark87

    FIPP, stare the hell out of somebody

    • Corry
      • Ark87

        NO DON’T UNLEASH HIM ON US! AAHHHHHH!

        • Corry

          You can almost feel him eating your soul.

          • SteveH

            I think he absorbs it right through the eyes, actually.

      • Sb2bowl

        We counted (wife and I)– when they showed that close up of FIPP, after the kickoff was called back. HE BLINKED 2 TIMES IN 60 SECONDS

  • SteveH

    Curtis Marsh in the game, expect the scoring to commence.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Please Chip, put Mr. Marsh out of his misery and cut him before the next pre-season game.

  • Insomniac

    Has Momah played yet?

    • Corry

      yeah. I think he had drew a holding call on his defender.

      • A_T_G

        Yeah, but are you sure he was on the field? I think receivers can get illegal contact calls from the bench.

  • A_T_G

    If we get the philly and nj dot com media members to put out stories that Marsh was released because of gang ties and a rap album, enraging the fan base, do you think Washington would sign him?

    • Corry

      I hope so.

    • Andy124

      Why wouldn’t they?

    • Arby1

      No, he’d have to be one of the best CB’s we’ve ever had first and that seems a ways away.

    • Sb2bowl

      Anyway we can get him some extra tattoos/

  • Corry

    Steelers did nothing with their good field position. The Fipp Stare worked.

  • Ark87

    Wolffe almost had the pick

  • shah8

    Think this is my first view of Barkley.

    • shah8

      Pit is just awful now.

      • RobNE

        Maybe we are good??

        • shah8

          We’re not being stretched.

  • SteveH

    I like this Henry Josey.

  • A_T_G

    Huh, Tucker didn’t run any that far, and he was wearing two shoes!

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Nice cut.

  • RobNE

    Too many good RB’s.

    • Corry

      Excellent problem for a running team. I love that we’re a running team now…

  • Ark87

    this sweep is killing ‘em

  • SteveH

    Barkley on point. Everyone looks good tonight.

  • RobNE

    We are going to score three td’s on this drive.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Terrible throw by Barkley.

    • SteveH

      I jinxed him, its my fault.

      • Dragon_Eagle

        Ah, so you did. Go sit in the penalty box and feel shame.

        • SteveH

          Ok. *shuffles*

  • Christopher Miller

    not to mention a horrible hold

  • A_T_G

    How long do you need to discuss the completion of the int when there are two fouls on the defense?

    • SteveH

      We might have refused them…

  • RobNE

    Why do we need to bleed clock in a preseason gAme?

  • Insomniac

    The rain of flags continue. Next time on Eagles pre-season football, what’s yellow and on the ground?

  • Dragon_Eagle

    OK. There is our biggest negative of the game.

  • SteveH

    Ahhh lol Henery misses the gimme. I love our kicking situation. Not.

    • Ark87

      so bad

  • Corry

    Josey looks pretty good on blitz pickup.

  • BobSmith77

    See the look on Henery’s face as he walked off the field and his head was hanging? Look of a guy who knows he is in serious trouble.

  • Corry

    And can we cut Henery now? We’ll just go for it on 4th down all the time and always go for 2. It works in Madden.

  • shah8

    Enough bad football for me.

    • SteveH

      Don’t leave now, Henery might miss another field goal!

  • Ark87

    bad showing for Kaddu

  • A_T_G

    There we go, just announce when a play doesn’t have defensive holding. Smart.

  • BobSmith77

    Ugh. Refs tonight have been brutal again. Gave my tickets away to this game and I refuse to waste my time and money (parking, beer) on watching a terrible product.

  • Ark87

    As I said, Kaddu

    • A_T_G

      I heard Marsh has been working with him after practices.

      • Ark87

        Sort of disappointed we aren’t getting to see more Watkins on the outside. Outside depth chart: Williams-Fletcher-Roc- Marsh wait a minute guys, shouldn’t Watkins and Carrol be 2nd string?

        • A_T_G

          Carrol was on earlier. Didn’t he have the pick? Was he in the slot?

          • Ark87

            yep

    • Corry

      *Dudu.

  • SteveH

    Kinne getting some good tape together, lol.

  • Jack Waggoner

    Lol

  • Ark87

    Learned something about Kinne from the Steelers announces, LOL

    • SteveH

      What was it?

      • Ark87

        crazy story, his dad was a coach, disgruntled dad shot him in the chest because he wasn’t playing his kid, Kinne missed some football in protective custody.

        Edit: Oh, dad survived, Kinne went on to have a nice highschool career

        • SteveH

          Parent of the year material.

  • BobSmith77

    At this rate, make a ‘Penalty’ BINGO card for Week 1 and see how many spaces get filled.

    • Christopher Miller

      We need to keep Curtis Marsh so he can be the free square.

  • RobNE

    Hebert misses fg. Cut?

  • A_T_G

    Steven Hemer? I thought he was suspended for PEDs?

    I definitely remember something about the Steelers and Hemer ‘roids.

    • Corry

      Get out.

  • Corry

    Curtis Marsh is going to legally change his name to “Illegal Contact”

  • A_T_G

    “This appears as if it is going to go against the Eagles.”

    …because 31 is playing.

  • Corry

    Curtis Marsh didn’t draw a flag! He gets a gold star.

  • SteveH

    Curtis Marsh made a play! At this point he may as well go balls to the wall, what does he have to lose.

  • Ark87

    Bey, drafted well ahead of Maclin, jazzed up to be slicing up the 3rd string, the curious things time does.

    • SteveH

      Bey was a classic Al Davis pick, lots of speed but not a lot of receiver skills.

  • BobSmith77

    It is hilarious how they just keep going against Marsh. Looks like he is going to bend over and dry heave.

  • RobNE

    What have we learned tonight about the roster battles?

    • Christopher Miller

      That we should have created a better one at PK.

    • Corry

      Brandon Bair is on the roster.

    • SteveH

      IDK, I don’t think much has changed lately. It is just going to come down to how many they keep at each position. The only people who have really fallen off are Marsh and Carmichael.

    • Mitchell

      Keelan Johnson is gone and Reynolds stays.

    • A_T_G

      That whoever loses can find a job on the Steelers.

    • Christopher Miller

      I honestly don’t know why Barner would be worth a conditional 7th…at this point I trust Damaris more as a returner if Huff is hurt and as a runner I think Tucker and Josey looked better.

    • Christopher Miller

      The Parkey kick offs did not really seem any better than Henery either. I thought at least he would show he could help in that area.

  • Ark87

    Marsh’s last stand?

  • BobSmith77

    Give it a rest Baldinger. This is pure garbage time and means nothing to either team.

  • BobSmith77

    If Henery is still the kicker and we have the same crappy KR/PR we have seen tonight, I don’t see how the special teams will be improved over last year to start the year.

  • Mitchell

    Keelan Johnson has not looked good tonight at all, combine that with the arrest and I think it’s safe to say he is gone. Reynolds is better

  • Ark87

    So..why isn’t Josey returning kicks?

    • Maggie

      Have to try out Barner?

  • SteveH

    Hot take: I’ll take Kurt Warner and whoever this other announcer is over Cris Collinsworth and anyone else.

    • McNabbulousness

      for sure, collinsworth makes my blood boil every time he opens his mouth. that week 17 game against dallas last year was an all timer for him

  • BobSmith77

    Marsh did lead the defense in tackles with 6 tonight (and penalties too)!

  • Ark87

    WE WON OUR FIRST GAME OF 2014, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jernst

    Couple observations:
    – These defensive contact penalties are horrible. “I really wish the refs would crack down on all the times a DB barely touches a WR and doesn’t in any way effect his ability to catch the ball” – said no one ever
    – Matthews despite his production just doesn’t look impressive to me. Looks stiff. Little to no wiggle or agility. Hope I’m wrong.
    – Barbre seems to be worse than last year. The difference between him and LJ is substantial
    – Our 2nd team offense is infinitely better than other teams 2nd team defenses. In fact, I think our 2nd team offense would be an improvement on more than a few 1st team offenses around the league.
    – Sanchez continues to look legit
    – Josey looks like a true find and a legit prospect at RB
    – Alex Henery blows
    – Our pass rush is pretty lame and our CBs are pretty mediocre. Bad combo in a passing league
    – Impressed by BJ Cunningham even though he has no chance to make the team
    – I hope Curtis Marsh has his resume for Kinkos already filled out
    – what the hell is with the ugly, large black collars on the Eagles jerseys?

  • A_T_G

    So, who do you think the Steelers will give us for Tucker? Worldis? Polomalu?

  • Christopher Miller

    Does anyone have Morten Andersen’s number?

    • A_T_G

      5.

  • NineseveN

    So, McCoy (1), Sproles (2) and….go! How do you pick from Polk, Tucker, Josey and Barner? Nice problem to have, but I hope those 4 get enough game time in the 4th preseason game to really make a decision on. I honestly liked Tucker and Josey tonight, but Barner looked OK for having no real time to practice (though the offense is vanilla enough that he shouldn’t have that hard of a time). How’s Polk’s leg? Hope we see enough to make a good decision next week. Still, a real nice problem to have.

  • Sean Stott

    Brandon Graham looking good as usual.

    Trent Cole looked decent in coverage, which he clearly was focusing on.

    Marsh needs to be cut. Tonight.

    Bradley Fletcher is gonna lose his starting job I think. He has been terrible this preseason.

    Backup defense did pretty well, especially considering they were mostly up against 1′s.

    Henery is a huge liability at this point. His play weighs the team down markedly.

    Bair is definitely making the roster.

  • lewis don

    I was one that was skeptical of Kendricks last year, but of course he had a decent year statistically and all that jazz…

    But what Im seeing in the preseason from him has really surprised me. He is definately my candidate for most improved.

    Last night I found myself thinkin, here we go, another long play givin up my the D on a screen, or here goes a long run…and then out of the screen, here comes kendricks. to make a stop..and it wasn’t like they were downfield stops, but good solid tackles made with the recievers getting minimal gains…

    He reminded me of how it is to watch luke Keuchly. Kendricks is now my favourite player on the D.

    Malcom Jenkins is also showing up.

    However, Fletcher Cox…I have yet to see why he should start, except that he sometimes gets a decent hurry, and he plays the run well i guess. Vinny curry is definately better at rushing the passer. Is vinny taht bad at playing the run, that he can’t steal some play time from F. Cox?