PS #3 – PIT at PHI – 1st Half

Posted: August 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 334 Comments »

Stay healthy. Get the ball to the WRs. Keep the opponent under 40 points.

How are those for some goals?


  • Dragon_Eagle

    No injuries. No injuries. No injuries.

  • Corry

    No injuries and don’t suck.

  • Ark87

    Good evening fine Eagle’s compatriots, the past 2 times have been a little bit “oh this is terrible, don’t worry, it’s preseason”. Maybe we can switch it up with some preseason Euphoria, just let me get my hopes up way too high once this preseason and I’ll be happy!

  • Tumtum

    Woooow announcers aren’t even at the game.

    • Anders

      and the Steelers announcers know shit

      • Ark87

        right!? “Wow 2 TE sets, thats odd to see, Eagles don’t use 2 TE sets ever!”

        • Anders

          They said we rarely used a TE

  • Corry

    I like it. Let’s do more of this.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Seen enough Shady. Sit him.

  • SteveH

    Timmons just wrecked the shit out of that play lol.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Good play by the DB.

  • Corry

    Barbre got bull rushed right into Foles almost.

  • SteveH

    Ok, not a terrible start offensively. Little rust looks like but not too bad.

  • Ark87

    guys, no flags!

  • scratcherk

    I hate NFLN broadcasts. It sounds so sterile… Wheres the crowd noise? It’s ruining hte game..

    • SteveH

      Yeah I mean Baldi isn’t perfect but I’ll take him over this bland nonsense.

  • Crus57

    Which deity did I annoy to be inflicted with the Steelers announcers at an Eagles home game?

    • Anders

      So far this pre season Steelers > Pat > Bears in terms of not knowing shit about the Eagles

    • Dragon_Eagle

      God of NFL revenue.

      • Crus57

        Seriously. Every bloody section of the broadcast has a different sponsor, including the coinflip.

  • Corry

    3rd down is still our nemesis.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Of course.

  • scratcherk

    ouch.

  • Ark87

    Jenkins, that’s a running back, got wrap them up, throwing shoulders wont work

  • SteveH

    lead with his shoulder. Whatever.

  • jshort

    put dresses on em

  • scratcherk

    The fact that NFL Network is clueless about how to broadcast an NFL game is ironic

  • Ark87

    Geagle is probably lovin that haha

  • scratcherk

    is there an online radio feed?

  • Corry

    Hey! we got off the field!

  • SteveH

    Who had the pressure on that near int?

    • Corry

      Bair is who the announcers called.

      • Crus57

        On the replay it was Bair ’93

    • Ark87

      bairly 30

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Bair Knuckles

      • Crus57

        Bairzerker?

  • Dragon_Eagle

    An opposing team punt!!! Superbowlzzzz!!!!

  • Ark87

    Gotta give the steelers people this, It seems like they really like the ‘Meco hit, and not because it gave them easy yards.

    • Corry

      if any team is going to appreciate hard hitting defense, it’ll be Pittsburgh.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Azz sighting!

  • Corry

    Can we not do that toss play again? Like ever?

  • MattE

    DeMeco!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anders

    Also one shouldnt use the read option against the Steelers because of their LBs. Somebody forgot to tell Pryor that last year

  • SteveH

    SOMEONE GET CELEK A NEW HELMET!

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Celek needs to review the operating instructions on the chin strap.
    Love it though.

  • SteveH

    Barbre gave up the QB hit. Starting to worry about him.

    • Corry

      i was just typing that. He’s not looked great.

      • SteveH

        He got beat earlier too. Worrisome.

    • Ark87

      Suck because Matthews was open

  • SteveH

    Maclin fails to make the tough grab, looks for a flag. Shocker.

    • GEAGLE

      He should have gotten the flag if they are going to be consistent about the way they call these games.. As soon as he went to make his move inside the corner put his hand on Maclin. That’s supposed to be illegal now

      • Ark87

        Geagle, you see Meco set the tone, thought of you when i saw it lol

        • GEAGLE

          Damn right….I wanted to post about it but couldn’t turn my comp on in time… My man!!!

    • Anders

      Was actually knocked down by the DB, but based on earlier game, they could easily have called iilegal contact

      • GEAGLE

        You aren’t allowed to touch the WR after 5 yards…hell yeah it should have been a flag THIS YEAR

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Incomplete, but great throw under pressure. Window the size of an iPhone.

  • Corry

    That was a great route by Celek. Remember when he was stuck behind LJ Smith?

  • SteveH

    Tangential: The new white uni’s are 100x better than the new black uni’s.

  • Corry

    That was text book execution of a screen. Holy crap, beautiful.

    • Ark87

      and Maclin holding up his block, great to see

      • Flyin

        Was that a cheap shot by Palomalu on Maclin?

        • Ark87

          I wondered that too, it is possible he was watching Shady and didn’t know Mac was there

          • Flyin

            Maybe payback for the DeMeco hit.

      • scratcherk

        he is rather feisty at times… and a pussy at others..

    • GEAGLE

      It’s nice to see it have success to the right side because in the screen game and run game, OL getting to the next level is when you really notice the drop off in athleticism from Lane to Barbre, so I’m pleased seeing screen success to Barbres side

      • Corry

        Barbre wasnt’ out in front though. That was the Toddfather and Kelce.

      • Crus57

        It did seem to be Kelce and Herremans who were out in front of Shady though. Kelce threw a nice block.

        • GEAGLE

          It was those two who were out in front, and Maclin holding up a good block….still nice seeing we can execute that way to the right side without big Bane johnson

    • MattE

      same look as last play.

  • jshort

    who kicked that ball?

    • Anders

      Henery

      • Ark87

        don’t know if I should be throwing up the frowny face or….

  • scratcherk

    Was that henery kicking off?

    • Anders

      yes

  • Corry

    “NFL announces the suspension of Alex Henery for PEDs following his kick off out of the back of the end zone.”

    • Crus57

      More like they spot test him for performance enhancing drugs.

    • Ark87

      LOL, subjected to immediate piss test

    • GEAGLE

      I LOLed

  • Anders

    Nice to see a TD against a good defense in the Steelers, but Foles needs to be more accurate.

    • Ark87

      true, wasn’t sharp as you want to see him

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Did he just say “LeGarrett Blunt?”

  • SteveH

    Nnamdi Asomugha with the tight coverage.

  • scratcherk

    looked like shady was looking at his hand on the sideline

  • GEAGLE

    If you can’t have incidental contact after 5 yards then Maclin needs to get that flag

    • Ark87

      agreed

  • GEAGLE

    Notice how DL shoots gaps at times and don’t always two gap

  • Ark87

    Still have nightmares of Blount in the preseason lol

    • Anders

      Blount is a bruiser for sure.

  • MattE

    Ced Thorton looking good.

    • MattE

      and Beau Allen jumping is a ++

  • scratcherk

    Shady getting thumb xrays

    • SteveH

      serious?

      • Corry

        Yeah. Spuds just reported it.

        • SteveH

          Well, at least no danger of a season ender. Even with a break could be back for opening day with a cast.

          • scratcherk

            would be tough to hold the ball with a cast. Depends which arm i guess

  • GEAGLE

    Cox just looped behind Beau and forced Ben to get rid of the ball for the incomplete.. Media won’t give him respect for that since he didn’t get the sack, but that’s effective defense by Big Cox

    • MattE

      can anybody find Cox?! I’m trying to find Cox!!!!

      (Walk Hard)

      • Jack Waggoner

        Looking for a picture of Long walking next to Cox

  • Anders

    Coverage has been more tight today, nice to see

  • Ark87

    One of our blockers almost F-d that one up big

    • Corry

      He’s currently in a staring contest with Coach Fipp…and losing.

      • Arby1

        Satan is the only one who can win that contest and even he loses sometimes.

  • shah8

    announcing is horrible

    • Ark87

      seems to be 3 separate broadcasts, all sound bad

      • SteveH

        I’ve got Kurt Warner and some guy. Very generic analysis.

  • Ark87

    Mac lookin fast

  • GEAGLE

    See how FOles trusts coop. Love their chemistry

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Koop!!!

  • shah8

    didn’t see many slants last year

  • SteveH

    I still like Josey better than Tucker. Tuck just looks plodding to me, a little too slow.

    • scratcherk

      I was thinking the opposite. Liking tucker better

  • Crus57

    Pretty sure that playing a snap without your mouthguard in is a penalty, isn’t it? Foles left his stuck in his facemask that play.

  • GEAGLE

    Glad to see friar tuck back, but he has to get that first

  • GEAGLE

    Friar tuck!!!!!

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Good hard running, Tuck.

  • GEAGLE

    FOles ate that blitz

  • Corry

    Brent Celek is a tough motherf***er.

  • SteveH

    For the love of… will someone fit Celek with a helmet that doesn’t pop off every time he gets hit?

  • scratcherk

    Celek getting destroyed this preseason.

    • Ark87

      time to sit him

    • GEAGLE

      He loves it

    • Flyin

      I think he needs to refit his helmet. For some reason he likes it loose.

  • SteveH

    Coop got turned around, was facing the wrong way otherwise probably a TD.

    • Anders

      or if Foles had passed to Matthews

  • Corry

    I only ever see the Eagles get called for Off. Interference, I swear.

  • shah8

    That was a bad play by cooper. Both in the pushoff and in trying to grab the ball. That was catchable for normal procedure.

    • Jack Waggoner

      I didn’t see interference

      • shah8

        hand fighting? Only saw it once. If it was interference, it was pretty soft, yes.

        • shah8

          thing is, Foles put the ball where only Cooper can get it…shouldn’t have to fight.

          • GEAGLE

            Like that?

  • SteveH

    Sproles looks like a really fast 5th grader out there.

    • GEAGLE

      He reminds me of angry marlon Wayans in “lil man”… He is like a mini angry gangsta out there

    • MattE

      Foles has to bend down to hand the ball off to him.

  • Anders

    Foles looks shacky, yet he has a 102 passer rating

    • SteveH

      Looks pretty good to me. Missed that one corner route to Celek, otherwise pretty good.

      • Anders

        Way better this drive than the first two

  • GEAGLE

    Let’s get the pope a TD

  • MattE

    WOW. Coop you gotta catch that.

  • Corry

    Has anyone seen Coop’s hands? Anyone?

  • GEAGLE

    I like that play

    • A_T_G

      I’d like it better if they called the TD.

      • GEAGLE

        We could have challenged It. Chip don’t care

        • A_T_G

          Yep. Why steal an extra rep from your own offense?

          • GEAGLE

            Right… We got a goaline rep with a pass play, and short yardage goal line run play rep against live defenses…get some nice work in

  • Daniel Spector

    Coop is rusty

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Challenge flag?

  • SteveH

    I thought Maclin was in.

    • Ark87

      ditto

    • Daniel Spector

      nah

  • Insomniac

    Why are people surprised at Cooper dropping balls?

  • MattE

    Sproles at the goal line!

  • Daniel Spector

    Bang it in with Tucker

  • SteveH

    Darren Sproles: Goal line back?

    • Ark87

      nifty run

    • Insomniac

      He’s bouncy.

    • MattE

      Sproles Line Back?

  • A_T_G

    Sproles looked like a bee trying to get out of a closed window. He kept bouncing back and going again. Great balance.

  • Ark87

    Most attention Eagles fans have ever paid on a kickoff

    • scratcherk

      who kicked off?

      • A_T_G

        The Eagles did, aren’t you paying attention?

      • Ark87

        crap, Par….key?

  • SteveH

    Kendricks! nice play.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    There we go. That is LB play.

  • Insomniac

    Emmanuel Aecho

  • A_T_G

    Doh!

  • Dragon_Eagle

    And that was not.

    • GEAGLE

      Sucks. Silver lining, is like Malcolm trying to strip the WR instead of just tackling

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Did we resign Chung since last week?

  • SteveH

    That’s the kind of leadership we brought Jenkins in for.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Agree with Baldi here. What’s the DB supposed to do? Step aside?

    • SteveH

      Yeah, its pretty much horse shit.

    • Corry

      Yeah it’s dumb.

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Give the DBs red capes and call it bullfighting.

      • Corry

        They’re going to have to start playing with their hands up in the air.

  • Corry

    So what? The DBs are supposed to retreat when the WR initiates contact? That’s BS.

    • Anders

      Unless you are Cooper

  • GEAGLE

    Welcome Nolan

    • Ark87

      off of kendricks pressure it looked like

  • SteveH

    Kendricks with the nice blitz, Carroll cleans up with the nice pick. I like our D tonight.

  • GEAGLE

    What linemen pressured Big Ben into that INT?
    … This is why I hate when media only talks about sacks… Worry about pressure

    • SteveH

      Was Kendricks on a blitz.

    • Daniel Spector

      kendricks

    • Anders

      Blitzing Kendricks

  • A_T_G

    So, we just need receivers fast enough to run directly into the defenders and we can march down the field 5-yard illegal contact penalty by 5-yard illegal contact penalty?

    That was a ridiculous call on Fletcher. Even by the standards of this preseason.

  • Insomniac

    I would love to see what could have been if we had drafted Dri Archer.

    • A_T_G

      We would probably be up by, like, two touchdowns before the half.

      • Insomniac

        I’m sorry but Chip clearly sucks since he only scored twice in like 10 minutes.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Gentlemen, if I’m and OC or WR coach, I’m watching film diligently for how to draw flags and teaching it every day.

  • shah8

    OH NO

  • Corry

    Oh no no no…

  • SteveH

    Looks like a hyperextended knee maybe?

    • GEAGLE

      Looks like it. His leg seemed straight, I didn’t see any twisting…can you tear something without twisting your knee?

      • Ark87

        sadly yes, but it can just be a hyper extension too, very painful but not devestating

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Same knee?

    • Corry

      Looked like the right knee. Wasn’t it the left one last year?

      • Dragon_Eagle

        Can’t recall. Anyone?

  • MattE

    fu* f*ck f**k

  • Jack Waggoner

    Noooooooo

  • Shiad215

    There goes Maclin!

  • Ark87

    hoo boy

  • Ark87

    Hurts to see McCoy there with his boy, also got some medical equipment on his thumb, man this…

  • SteveH

    PHEW!!!

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Oh good. Just Kearsed it.

  • Shiad215

    Thank you Jesus!

  • Daniel Spector

    Am I the only one more worried about Huffs health than Maclins

    • Insomniac

      Most likely you are. Huff has done squat in the league.

    • A_T_G

      I think you are, yes.

    • Jack Waggoner

      Not counting his mama

    • Daniel Spector

      lol just checking

  • Jack Waggoner

    Maclin walked off the field.

    • GEAGLE

      Yeah no worries… Mac knew right away when he tore ACL… He knows it’s not serious

  • SteveH

    LOL! Worst screen ever!

    • Corry

      Eh, Sproles fell down…

      • SteveH

        Tripped over his own guy, they both fell down lol.

  • Corry

    That was a good tackle by Kelce. Maybe he could be a modern day Bednarik?

  • Insomniac

    Is that what a good safety looks like?

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Its the hair.

  • Crus57

    The play was for #43, Foles threw it to #43.. just the wrong one.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    THAT is what good safety play looks like.

    • nopain23

      yes sir!!!

  • Corry

    I don’t know if I should be impressed with the defense or pity Pittsburgh fans.

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Look at their trophy case. No pity for them.

  • jshort

    Think Chung could do that

    • Corry

      No. Chung would be tackling Cary Williams.

    • Daniel Spector

      Chung would have blocked for the WR

  • Shiad215

    Kendricks in beast mode!

  • SteveH

    Breaking: Alex Henerey traded to the Steelers at the start of the 2nd quarter…

  • nopain23

    Get maclin out please!!!!! !!!!!!

  • A_T_G

    That was smart. Don’t let it get in his head.

  • MattE

    Jenkins ain’t got hips? yeah ok!

  • A_T_G

    Josey, please. I’ve seen enough of these other guys.

    • Corry

      I’m really rooting for Josey to make the roster.

      • Daniel Spector

        Over Tucker?

        • Corry

          Yup. Tucker has size, but I think Josey is a similar runner. There’s also the whole feel good story with Josey.

          • Insomniac

            And the fact that he’s probably just better than Tucker..

          • Daniel Spector

            Corry yeah I love Josey’s story but seeing the power Tucker has is refreshing

  • Ark87

    DO IT!

  • Insomniac

    Maehl and Tucker? Bring out Momah and Josey already.

  • Jack Waggoner

    It’s the Chipper and Fipper show

  • MattE

    Don’t ever insult Dorenbos

  • bdbd20

    Josey/Tucker will come down to blitz pickup. Expect Tucker to have a massive edge.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Shut the game clock down!! Don’t make me take my belt off!!!

    • Ark87

      That was pretty epic. Seems like our new boards have mystified the operators

      • Dragon_Eagle

        Sun went down.

      • Dragon_Eagle

        and no wind.

        • Ark87

          hah, nice

  • Corry

    Beau Allen is shaping up to be one hell of a 7th round find.

    • Ark87

      Jason Kelce of the defense

    • Nicodemus_09

      Isn’t that a (potentially) awesome draft surprise?!

  • nopain23

    seeing a lot of cut back runs working against us tonight

  • bdbd20

    Tommy wrote a good piece on our defensive philosophy a few weeks ago. It’s gonna look ugly between the 20’s at times. Lots of 4-5 yard plays will be given up. All predicated on turnovers.

  • A_T_G

    I missed the discussion in the very beginning. Did we all shake our heads in superior disappointment that the Steelers didn’t bench the players busted for pot from a PRESEASON game?

  • Ark87

    ROC solid…here we go

    • Insomniac

      If he missed it, Dri would have been gone. Good job Roc.

  • Corry

    Xrays on Shady’s thumb is negative.

    • A_T_G

      Well, that is positive.

  • bdbd20

    BB SWAT

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Bair knuckles again.

  • Anders

    Eagles playing a lot of 2nd strings early again

    • Jack Waggoner

      They should probably use all second stringers by now

  • jshort

    Would like to see Marsh against 1st team….hehe

  • MattE

    Kendricks is all over. Awesome

  • Ark87

    Roc, dude, get away from that ball

    • A_T_G

      What source are you using to view the game? I am watching the 4th play on offense on ch 6 when you posted this.

  • jshort

    God I think i sawflames coming out his earholes

  • Insomniac

    Watching Braman tower over Spoles is kinda funny

    • MattE

      He caught him, literally.

    • bdbd20

      Wait ’till they line up Momah and Sproles together.

  • bdbd20

    Love all the motion so far. I don’t remember that too much from last season.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    More Matthews please.

    • Mitchell

      Casey?

  • Ark87

    no body signals first down like the Hoc but Brent Celek

  • Nicodemus_09

    I’ll admit to being your typical superstitios Eagles fan. Now, I cannot see the game tonightso I don’t know how it played out. However, when I saw Foles had an INT & given that he’s had a less t huh an stellar camp, i’m beginning to worry that Nick saved up all of his bad throws for 2014. I PRAY I’m wrong! Also, along the lines of paranoia, am I the onlyone who feels impending doom like there is a pi as no about to drop on Maclin?

    • Corry

      Don’t worry. Sproles fell down on a screen and Polamalu made a good play.

    • Insomniac

      Foles is doing fine. His INT was kind of his fault though.

      • SteveH

        How was it Foles’ fault that Sproles fell down?

        • Insomniac

          Do you not know the feeling of being stared down by someone who’s like a foot taller than you?

          • SteveH

            Touche.

        • anon

          hes gotta look before throwing.

      • Nicodemus_09

        OK thanks man. My hope is that Foles is just one of those cats that has ho hum camps & that the regular season brings the beast out in him.SUCKS I can’t watch! I hate Vermont!!!

    • A_T_G

      I think they replaced the piano in the blimp with a synthesizer this year.

  • SteveH

    We’re humming on O and D, far cry from games 1 and 2.

    • anon

      agree thogu steelers look terrible. but o and d seem way more cohesive.

  • nopain23

    kendricks channeling his inner luke kuechly tonight

    • MattE

      yup. Fastest thing out of Cal since…. uhhhhh. He’s good.

      • Insomniac

        Since Desean?

        • A_T_G

          Who?

  • Crus57

    Steelers don’t have 100yds of offense yet and we’re at the 2 minute warning

  • SteveH

    Sproles needed to be 6 inches taller there lol.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Good decision, Nick.

  • Ark87

    catching radius :-(

  • Ark87

    stared that one down a bit

  • Ark87

    who’s the kicker!?

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Henery

  • shah8

    I think Foles is mad at Cooper for something?

    • Ark87

      yeah some fire there, definite mis communicate, Foles stared that one down, was mos def an option route, they read it different

    • Daniel Spector

      Can Foles get mad?

      • Jack Waggoner

        You can tell by when he says darn instead of shucks

    • Insomniac

      He dropped a TD pass and then ran the wrong route? Foles got Cooper paid this year..he should be mad. Demand excellence like the great modern QBs like Brady and Manning.

      • Mitchell

        I really enjoyed watching him talk to Cooper like that. That shows leadership and a command of the offense. Cooper has looked like he ate a bunch of popcorn and now his fingers are all buttery.

        • Anders

          He did have a nice tough catch earlier, so really surprised he dropped that TD

  • Anders

    Foles with more passing attempts this game than he averaged last year

  • nopain23

    Henery has looked terrific tonight……think he noticed the trade for the new kicker???

  • Ark87

    Blount! just like last preseason nightmares!

    • Anders

      He can make some nice cuts for a big guy

      • Ark87

        Agreed, It’s like no one can even fathom it coming, I still clearly remember that damn keystone cop run.

  • Ark87

    2nd string D out there

  • SteveH

    B Grizzle.

    • Ark87

      Just can’t get rid of him yet, water in the desert man

      • SteveH

        I just hate the fact that he won’t see the snaps. Him and Curry man, in a 4-3 one game with Cox and Cole on the other side, woulda been beast.

  • Corry

    I don’t need to see anymore of the starters tonight.

    • A_T_G

      Agreed.
      .

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Really could not have asked for a better first half – minor injury scares aside.

    • A_T_G

      Agreed.

  • A_T_G

    I like the sack/fumble. I hate the way he tapped the OLineman and walked away without waiting for the whistle.

  • RogerPodacter

    anyone else notice that part where they put coach Fipp on screen for a long time and HE DID NOT BLINK
    his crazy eyes used to creep me out before. now i’m just straight up scared of the man.

    • SteveH

      Honestly he looks like someone who has entire meals of only caffeine pills. He’s just REALLY FUCKING ALERT!!!!

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Missed that. We need a gif.

  • Anders

    Funny how we just put 17 (should have been 21) on a good Steelers defense and yet I fell almost disappointed in the offense?

    • Mitchell

      The wr’s dropped at least 3 balls early. Cooper has too much butter on his fingers. Plus McCoy only had like 6 touches?

    • Ark87

      yeah it crazy how much “scary good” is within our grasp

      • Anders

        17 per half is scary good and yet it fells like we could do even more even faster

    • RobNE

      Lets buy SB tix

    • A_T_G

      It is probably misplaced disappointment in the defense for almost letting them score that one time on a FG.

      This has been a pretty thorough beat down.

      • Anders

        yea 17 points in 1 half is very dam good and the around 250 yards, maybe it is just the lack of super big play we crew accustomed to

    • Dragon_Eagle

      I think of it the other way. Little work with Cooper and Maclin. Lane Johnson not starting. Working in Sproles.

      Once this offense really clicks, its going to be sooooo much fun to watch.

      • Ark87

        gotta admit, besides the shit stain on my couch that Mac caused, he’s lookin good for this offense

        • Dragon_Eagle

          Send him the dry cleaning bill.

  • Ark87

    There’ Geagles baby!

  • Ark87

    Steelers need an O-line, this is awesome

  • Ark87

    VINNY CURRY!

    • Anders

      The whole DL got good pressure on that play

    • Anders

      Also nice of Vinny to sack Big Ben while getting swallowed by an OL

  • McNabbulousness

    angry thoughts angry thoughts! another henery miss