Being Clutch

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 314 Comments »

I am an Orioles fan and over the past few years I’ve become a big Buck Showalter fan. He is the Orioles manager and is a very interesting guy. The Orioles had a breakout season in 2012 and one of the reasons was their record in one-run games and extra-inning games. They had a historically good record in those situations. The media would ask Buck why his team was so clutch, when they came through with the big hit in the 12th or 13th or 14th inning?

Buck’s response was always the same. “Are we really clutch? Why didn’t we get that big hit in the 8th, 9th or 10th inning?”

You could argue that the Orioles were clutch, or that they simply outlasted opponents.

I think Chip Kelly would like Showalter quite a bit. They have a different way of looking at sports. Conventional wisdom isn’t always so wise. Kelly might be impressed that his defense came up with a clutch stop at the end of the game, but he also might tell you that if they didn’t allow one of the two previous TD drives, there wouldn’t have been the same need to make that clutch stop.

You have to be impressed with the way the Eagles have responded at key moments in each of the first 3 games. They have been a clutch team. You just wish they would quit putting themselves into a position where they need to make such plays.

We’ve seen plenty of Eagles teams over the years that didn’t make those clutch plays so it definitely feels good to see the team step up when needed. Pressure can get to players. Last week the Colts had a huge opportunity when they got the ball with about 3:20 left in the game. I just knew Andrew Luck would lead them down the field for a FG. My question is whether the Eagles would respond. Instead, the Colts went 3 and out. Beyond that, Luck looked shaky on the 3rd down play.

You could see pressure getting to Kirk Cousins yesterday. I made the point all week that the Skins got up on the Jags and Cousins never had to deal with game pressure. He did yesterday and it affected him. As he was getting plays from the coaches, you could see in his mannerisms that he was uneasy. In the 1st half, he just sat there and covered his ears. In the 2nd half, he was more demonstrative. He wanted the call quicker. Or he seemed hurried as he tried to get the team lined up.

Cousins was 19 for 25 in the 1st half. He was 11 for 23 in the 2nd half. His accuracy went away. He still made some terrific throws, but there were errant passes mixed in as well. The Eagles got more pressure on him in the 2nd half, but he wasn’t getting knocked around left and right. The pressure of the game was getting to him more than the Eagles pressure.

I’m not ripping Cousins. He is a young player and had to deal with some tough circumstances that he’s just not used to. Time will tell if he is a clutch player or not. He just wasn’t yesterday.

Nick Foles has made the critical throws in the last 2 games. His pass to Zach Ertz to open the go-ahead drive last week was a thing of beauty. He put the ball out there and let Ertz get under it. That throw was accurate and had touch. The big throw yesterday was the pass to James Casey to seal the game. That pass was perfectly thrown. It had accuracy and velocity, but was also catchable.

Foles has proven to be quite the 4th Qtr QB. That’s a great sign for a team with big time aspirations. More than a few playoff games are decided in the final quarter. You need a QB that can step up to the moment and deliver. Foles play would lead you to believe he can be that guy. Hopefully we’ll find out in a few months.

* * * * *

The Eagles are averaging 34 points a game so far. That puts them on pace for 544. Last year they scored 442.

I would love to see the Eagles break 500. That’s when you know you’re dealing with a truly dynamic offense. The team would need to average 31.3 points per game for the season to get past 500. Here’s to hoping they do it.

* * * * *

The Eagles don’t have a sack in either of the last 2 games. That’s not good.

Before you hit the panic button, realize that the Skins didn’t sack Foles on Sunday, despite having Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo and Jason Hatcher going against a makeshift OL for much of the game.

The Eagles do need a stud pass rusher. That will be a key issue in free agency or the draft.

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Bradley Fletcher did not have a good game on Sunday. But let’s also give him some credit. He never quit battling and did make some plays in the 2nd half. Fletcher broke up 2 passes and his coverage got better. He still is a major weak spot, but you at least respect the fact he didn’t get down on himself and that he kept competing.


314 Comments on “Being Clutch”

  1. 1 Henly125 said at 11:46 AM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Looks like Jason Kelce will miss 2 months with a hernia. This will be a big test for the offense. A lot of adversity along that offensive line. Hopefully we pull through strong.

  2. 2 McNabbulousness said at 12:02 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    god damn it

  3. 3 GEAGLE said at 2:26 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Its bad…but this will force us to build OL depth, and it’s HUGE that we will get Kelce and Mathis back for the playoff run

  4. 4 Andy124 said at 2:32 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Yeah, I just hope that the OL injuries don’t cost us what would look like a probable win against SF if the OL were healthy.

  5. 5 GEAGLE said at 2:37 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Very true… But I Genuinly believe our young QB won’t let us lose against teams with highly praised young QBs…Nick just has that “IT” factor… He hears everyone anoint all these young QBs… Think he will beat every last one of them except Dalton and Tannahill by the end of this year
    THANK god that Niners front 7 is just as banged up as our OL, or we would get killed

  6. 6 A Roy said at 12:23 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    71 was dinged yesterday, too. Hope he stays healthy. Need Tobin and Johnson back.

  7. 7 wee2424 said at 11:49 AM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Stoutland deserves assistant coach of the year award if there is one.

  8. 8 GEAGLE said at 2:11 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Be a sad day in philly when he is no longer our OL coach…

  9. 9 Dominik said at 9:45 AM on September 23rd, 2014:

    Let’s just hope he is a Dick LeBeau type of coach who just wants to do his thing. Then there’s only Lurie’s checkbook (which he will open if he needs to, imho, when it comes to coachig staff or infrastructure, he pays) who’d be between us having a great O-Line coach longterm.

    On the other hand, can’t blame the guy if he wants to become OC or College HC. He earned it.

  10. 10 shah8 said at 2:23 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Patriots really, really, miss Russ Grimm…

  11. 11 austinfan said at 11:50 AM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Pressure? NFL ain’t pressure, now Westlake HS, THAT’S PRESSURE. Seriously, Westlake HS is a big time football program in a state which worships HS football. And Foles was following a hero a decade before in Drew Brees. So he got used to playing before crowds and under big game pressure at a young age, Arizona was a vacation after HS. The reason Mack Brown is retired is he was too dumb to nab the QB playing 5 miles from his office, he wanted a more athletic QB. So what’s Vince Young doing these days?

    This offense, even with the OL injuries, is better than 2004, so much for “you have to have a Superstar WR”. The 2004 team had Westbrook, TO and a bunch of limited role guys like Chad Lewis and Pinkston. This team is loaded at the skill positions, they come at you in waves. If they ever get the OL healthy, they could be the best offense in the NFL.

  12. 12 McNabbulousness said at 11:59 AM on September 22nd, 2014:

    hey GEAGLE were you in any of these?

  13. 13 mtn_green said at 12:17 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Ban Beer!
    Sell weed!

  14. 14 P_P_K said at 1:25 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    The vendors won’t be able to stock enough munchies.

  15. 15 Maggie said at 3:49 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    sure. Drive half of the people away with that putrid dead-pig stench and the other half away with asthma attacks.

  16. 16 mtn_green said at 4:02 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Sell brownies then.
    Or give away one hit if speed to every fan, tell them all the rest is in the opposing coaches pocket.
    Or just get people hyped up and super drunk and ask them not to hit each other.

  17. 17 Maggie said at 4:16 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    The only reason beer or any other mind-altering substance is sold at sporting events is to make money. None of it is worth the B.S. to the sober fans who just want to watch a game and cheer for their team. Or boo the visitors of course. If there weren’t some folks putting toxic substances into their bloodstream, brain, lungs or livers, there would be almost no need for undercover cops/security types at every event. No one in my whole family goes to live events anymore. We want to keep our internal parts in good working order. ;~]

  18. 18 teltschikfakeout88 said at 12:18 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Eagles fans pummelling……..Eagles fans……so sad…but not surprising…..unfortunately….

  19. 19 GEAGLE said at 7:22 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I don’t even get how that happens… I never had anything but brotherhood at games with eagles fans I never met before… I can’t even fathom how I could get into a fight at an eagles game with a fellow fan in midnight green..
    “Eagle on eagle crime” “can’t we all just get along”

  20. 20 BobSmith77 said at 12:48 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Personalized ’69’ Eagles jersey wearing a goofy bandanna is a douche who gets involved in a fight? Shocking.

    Inside nowadays it is pretty passive and calm except in the upper end zone sections. It is outside where you run into the idiots especially the guys who start shotgunning cheap beers as soon as they get into the parking lot.

  21. 21 Cafone said at 1:35 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Those aren’t the cheap seats… Those are below the club level.

  22. 22 Anders said at 12:49 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    You stole my joke

  23. 23 McNabbulousness said at 3:10 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    i wasn’t joking

  24. 24 GEAGLE said at 2:09 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    No, I wasn’t fighting fellow eagles fans if that’s what the link points to…I was like 8 rows away from peters going after that filthy piece of scum.. I wanted to fight the eagles fans sittitinh by the tunnel that didn’t throw whatever they had at baker when he was leaving the field.
    Seriously wanted to attack Trent Williams tho… Notice I write “attack”, instead of “beat his ass” lol

  25. 25 James Skip Carl said at 2:44 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I was sitting in section 117 right near the fight also, I got a picture of Maclin in the middle of it

  26. 26 GEAGLE said at 7:20 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Wish I could have thought clearly enough to video it, but I was busy yelling some really vulgar stuff at Trent and Baker lol

  27. 27 Tom33 said at 2:47 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Did you notice that’s who Malcolm Jenkins went after?

  28. 28 MFlick said at 12:00 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Did anyone else notice that on most of his 3rd down passes at the end, the play clock kept running out and was never called?

    I guess they called it once at the end and after it went incomplete I feared it would be called. But most of those should have been sent back 5yds.

  29. 29 mtn_green said at 12:21 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I noticed some close calls.

    Was more worried about the missed facemask, and other really bad calls.

  30. 30 Age said at 3:50 AM on September 24th, 2014:

    Yes. Cousins easily could’ve been called three times instead of once.

  31. 31 mtn_green said at 12:19 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Seems the book on eagles is to attack Fletcher, throw anything outside the numbers and if single covered throw the ball. Is Williams that good?

    Cox didn’t have the numbers this game but was beasting. Logan looked good too.

  32. 32 teltschikfakeout88 said at 12:25 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Is Williams that good….nope….but maybe Fletcher is that bad…..kinda like taking candy from a baby…..if its there you gotta take it…..I think cousins was scanning the field the first half saying “where’s my bitch…..where’s my bitch….ohhhh there he his #24 Fletcher….first down throw coming up…..”

  33. 33 mtn_green said at 12:33 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Fletcher is always on QB left, he is just looking off safety then throwing to real target.

    I’ve never had anyone explain why Seattle and Davis believe the technique is so specific that db have to have specific sides. What is the exact technique and why can’t they learn both left and right technique?

  34. 34 Mark Saltveit said at 1:07 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Maybe it’s like basketball, some guys can’t go to their left? Are left corner backs all right-handed?

  35. 35 therevxxx said at 1:13 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Is that correct? Always on the left? Just started rewatching the game, and on the 1st play he is on the QB’s right.

  36. 36 Jernst said at 4:40 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Fletcher’s always on the quarterbacks right. I think he had it backwards.

  37. 37 EagleEyeNebula said at 2:16 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Didn’t Cox have a sack that was negated by a delay of game penalty?

  38. 38 GEAGLE said at 2:26 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Lol that was awesome. He blasted Cousins

  39. 39 mtn_green said at 4:03 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Hard to know if Oline stopped blocking.

  40. 40 Maggie said at 3:46 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Williams had “help” from the safeties most of the game. Occasionally from Boykin. Unfortunately much of the “help” kept falling down, next to Williams. Williams STILL complains about not having enough “help”. Fletcher kept on doing his ASSIGNMENT, without “help”, and when his assignment was changed in the second half, he has 9 tackles. Of course most on them weren’t on camera so i guess they don’t count. Btw, I will always stand up for someone doing their job, not endlessly whining to the media about other players’ mistakes.

  41. 41 teltschikfakeout88 said at 12:20 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Tommy…we started 3-0 in 2012 as well and we now how the remaining 13 games went from there… is this any different outside of a brand new group of safeties and CB’s……I have my thoughts interested to hear yours…..

  42. 42 mtn_green said at 12:24 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    My fear as well. The eagles don’t look good and are relying on bad throws from Luck and Cousins to get 4th quarter stops to win.

    Unfortunately the other similarity to 2012 is the Oline MASH unit, and Casey Matthews.
    Love to see Tommy’s thoughts on 2012 similarities. Especially those first four games.

    Now we are back to SF, no halfback passes please.

  43. 43 xeynon said at 3:20 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    The Eagles also have an extremely explosive offense led by what looks like a budding franchise quarterback. The 2012 team did not have that.

  44. 44 Henly125 said at 12:25 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    We started off 2-0 in 2012.

  45. 45 teltschikfakeout88 said at 12:32 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    You’re right….I was thinking that the Baltimore win was the 3rd win of the season and that we lost the 4th game to the cards….We started 3 -1…..The Giants game was a lucky win with the FG coming up short after the penalty….

  46. 46 Brandon Schlosser said at 12:46 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Couldn’t score points in ’12 and lots of turnovers. Not an issue this year (so far).

  47. 47 Finlay Jones said at 12:47 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    We scored 47 points over the first three games.

    Vs 34 a game

  48. 48 Matt said at 2:54 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Because in the 3rd game of that year we lost to Kevin Kolb. If any team loses to Kevin Kolb, their season should be written off as an immediate failure.

  49. 49 T_S_O_P said at 12:23 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    As well as Fletcher, Allen and Thornton have not had great starts to their campaigns.

  50. 50 Bert's Bells said at 12:28 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Not to say Fletcher played well, but a lot of those first half completions were dink and dunking around the line of scrimmage. That’s a defensive play call as much as a personnel issue.

  51. 51 Henly125 said at 12:40 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Yup, but he did allow a score or two. And like Tommy said, he kept fighting for all four quarters and had some key stops in the fourth quarter.

  52. 52 A Roy said at 12:30 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Lions signed Henery

  53. 53 Henly125 said at 12:33 PM on September 22nd, 2014:


  54. 54 mtn_green said at 12:34 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    It was forecasted. Redskins kicker looks weak to maybe they want murderleg?

  55. 55 Henly125 said at 1:54 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Lol imagine that? That’d be awesome.

  56. 56 BobSmith77 said at 12:45 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Much more challenging to measure ‘clutch’ in the NFL but it has been pretty thoroughly debunked in the NBA and MLB.

  57. 57 Anders said at 12:50 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Consider Eli Manning has one of the best records in GWD/4th quarter comebacks, I say “clutch” QB does not exist

  58. 58 BobSmith77 said at 12:51 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I would have to look and I know in MLB it simply doesn’t exist over any kind of extended time period for a player/team.

  59. 59 mtn_green said at 12:52 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Mr October?

  60. 60 Bert's Bells said at 2:05 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    When I was a kid in the early 80s, I recall hearing that Reggie was called that sarcastically until the ’77 World Series where he came up big.

    Prior to that he had poor playoff numbers.

    Kind of like A-Rod until 2009.

  61. 61 suthrneagle said at 2:54 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Here is why he is called Mr. October:
    Reginald Martinez “Reggie” Jackson (born May 18, 1946) is an American former baseball right fielder who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for five different teams (1967–1987). He was nicknamed “Mr. October” for his clutch hitting in the postseason with the Oakland A’s and the New York Yankees.[1] Jackson won five consecutive American League West divisional pennants, three consecutive American League pennants and two consecutive World Series titles as a member of the Oakland Athletics (he did not play in the 1972 World Series due to injury) from 1971 to 1975; four American League East divisional pennants, three American League pennants and two consecutive World Series titles with the Yankees from 1977 to 1981; and two American League West divisional pennants with the California Angels in 1982 and 1986. He is perhaps best remembered for hitting three consecutive home runs in the clinching game of the 1977 World Series.[1]

    Jackson played for the Kansas City / Oakland Athletics (1967–1975, 1987), Baltimore Orioles(1976), New York Yankees (1977–1981), and California Angels (1982–1986). A 14-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion, Jackson won two Silver Slugger Awards, the 1973 American League (AL)Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, two World Series MVP Awards, and the 1977 Babe Ruth Award.

    Jackson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993.[2] The Athletics and Yankees both retired his uniform number.[3] Jackson currently serves as a special advisor to the Yankees.[4]

  62. 62 Bert's Bells said at 4:17 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I’m saying people were calling him that before ’77 when he flopped in the post-season.

  63. 63 suthrneagle said at 4:24 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    must be why he`s in the HOF, and his jersey is retired by two teams

  64. 64 Bert's Bells said at 4:39 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Michael Jack Schmidt was a notorious “choker” until the 80 WS.

    A-Rod until the 2009 post season.

    What’s so hard to believe that Reggie was considered the same until ’77?

    Look at his post-season stats before then.

    They’re not horrible, but they ain’t Hall of Fame either.

  65. 65 Michael Winter Cho said at 3:43 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Yeah, not a fan of the clutch thing. Good players are good and bad players are bad. Luck is not a skill, but it is part of the game.

  66. 66 Mark Saltveit said at 12:50 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I’m more worried that the Eagles didn’t have any batted passes, unless I missed one. They’re just as good as sacks IMHO, but 0 of either is not good.

  67. 67 Anders said at 12:52 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Sack is better as chance for turnover is bigger and the loss of yards.

  68. 68 mtn_green said at 12:54 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    There was a forced fumble but WA recovered.

  69. 69 Anders said at 12:56 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    yea, but I meant sack versus batted pass

  70. 70 suthrneagle said at 2:55 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    a batted ball -a chance for an int.

  71. 71 Anders said at 3:20 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    yes, but teams in general unless they are the Eagles get far more sacks and sacks really often leads to fumbles. Also sacks gets you negative yards

  72. 72 Mark Saltveit said at 1:07 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Hey, Tommy, sent you an email…. when you get a chance

  73. 73 Cafone said at 1:37 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Cody Parkey and the coverage team have been so good on kickoffs that I am now hoping against touchbacks. I’m screaming “run it back, run it back!”

    Also, he’s still perfect on field goals at the Linc.

  74. 74 Henly125 said at 1:51 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I’m not. Im loving each and every one of those touchbacks.

  75. 75 George said at 2:09 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    its nice to be on the other side now lol

  76. 76 Cafone said at 1:38 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    How to beat the Eagles: be able to score 40 points on a bad defense.

  77. 77 ACViking said at 1:44 PM on September 22nd, 2014:


    Which is why the 49ers game is already in the “W” column.

    Worst 2nd-half team against the best 2nd-half team.

    And the 49ers aren’t that much better in the 1st half than the Birds.

  78. 78 GEAGLE said at 2:06 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Niners scored 3 second half points all season lol… That simply not going to beat the eagles..

  79. 79 Insomniac said at 2:12 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Now watch them drop 40 on us.

  80. 80 Alex Karklins said at 1:41 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Beau Allen is quickly becoming one of my favorite Eagles:

  81. 81 ACViking said at 1:42 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Some kids have stuffed animals.

    Some kids have pets.

    Beau Allen has kickers.

  82. 82 Alex Karklins said at 1:47 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Maybe they will dress up as Master/Blaster for Halloween.

  83. 83 Maggie said at 3:37 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Common occurrence?

  84. 84 shah8 said at 1:53 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Buck Showalter is right. Cardiac-kidism never really lasts unless we’re talking about a good defense with the offense doing just enough at the end to win. Even then, it can be a farce, like with Tebow in Denver.

    Big plays can dry up at any time. Offense is set up to generate big play potential, but any number of things can go wrong from small causes, and you can go critical stretches without big plays. We gotta have games where the outcome isn’t in any question, when that should be true.

    Facing a SF team that has had problems with pass protection that they aren’t used to having to deal with.

  85. 85 Michael Winter Cho said at 3:47 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Yep, in my opinion these three games have not showed we’re clutch or tough or have swagger but that we’re currently a mediocre team that has been lucky enough to get it done in the end. That could change, but with all the injuries and the D struggling, I’m afraid it’s not.

  86. 86 mksp said at 4:02 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Eh, there’s something to be said for winning these last two games with all the OL injuries/suspensions/ejections.

    Call it whatever you want, but mental toughness is certainly a real character trait, and one that I think the Eagles showed in both these wins.

    I found myself thinking that for once, the Eagles are the team that’s making plays. WAS had their chance in the end to get in field goal range, but Cousins missed a couple throws. So did Nick, but he hit Maclin in the seam with a dime when he needed to, after taking a beating much worse than Cousins did.

  87. 87 Tumtum said at 1:55 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I love that I have two of the coolest team heads in sport, to root for. Can’t wait for playoff baseball to start. Hopefully I can get there like in 12′!

    One thing I thing that is obvious about both teams always think they should win, and don’t dwell on mistakes. That is so under rated.

  88. 88 RobNE said at 2:40 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Chip and Amaro?

  89. 89 RogerPodacter said at 2:48 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    his avatar looks to be that of the Orioles, which makes sense from Tommy’s post.

  90. 90 RobNE said at 3:41 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Amaro was a bad joke.

  91. 91 Henly125 said at 2:02 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    The 49ers figured to want to open up the passing game a bit more this season. Kaepernick had attempts of 34 and 37 the last two weeks, and only ran about 20 times, and they lost both those games. To beat the Eagles, you gotta score points, and the 49ers are struggling to do so through the air. Maybe he gets going against our poor secondary? Or the 9ers will have to run the ball more, which won’t be in their favor considering our good run defense.

  92. 92 GEAGLE said at 2:16 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    We wont lose to the Niners…
    Worry about traveling back home from the weatcoast, and overlooking the rams for a letdown loss tho..
    I’d probably be more impressed with not having a let down against the Rams after we beat the Niners, than I would be impressed over beating this Niners team..
    4-0 here we come…
    Let me say this again, by the time this season is over, FOles wall will be filled with the scalps of:
    RG3 (last year)
    Andrew Luck
    sCAM Newton
    Russell Wilson..
    FOles will have beaten almost all of everyone’s favorite young QBs by the end of this season..

  93. 93 Henly125 said at 2:36 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Right on. Correct me if I’m wrong, the Seahawks game will be in our house, I see us pulling off the win in that one. That’ll be a tough game.

  94. 94 GEAGLE said at 2:42 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Yes sir…. The Seahawks play their rival Niners, then travel to philly, while they rematch the Niners the week after us….Seahawks traveling to philly sandwiched between both rival Niners game has SEAHAWK LETDOWN written all over it… Injuries permitting, we won’t lose that game….plus Seattle isn’t even scary on the road and we could have Mathis and Kelce back for that game

  95. 95 eagleyankfan said at 2:45 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    trap game — not that we need it :).

  96. 96 RogerPodacter said at 2:47 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    why does the NFL schedule games like that… two games against the same opponent in 3 weeks. we have the same thing with Dallas at the end of the season, right?
    its stupid. it should only happen if the second game is in the playoffs…

  97. 97 BC1968 said at 2:49 PM on September 22nd, 2014:


  98. 98 Maggie said at 3:33 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    They always schedule teams against division opponents at the end of the season because they draw the most interest (meaning $$) and they can often decide who makes the playoffs, remember?

  99. 99 RogerPodacter said at 3:43 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    edit- double post

  100. 100 BC1968 said at 2:47 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    For real? Like I typed above, our Seahawks game is sandwiched in between both Cowboys games. Crazy way they schedule shit.

  101. 101 GEAGLE said at 2:53 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Hate that crap….but I feel like this type of scheduling only really started like 5 years ago..or maybe I just started noticing then…
    But I find it hard to believe that the NFL can’t cut that crap out of their scheduling…

    Seasons are broken down in 4 game Quarters, coaches look at seasons in quarters! Is don’t think you should even play the same team twice in the same quarter, and atleast 3 other games need to happen before you play a team again…

    Teams grow, change, evolve over the course of a season…the beauty of playing two division games is seeing how you match up at two different points in a season………you lose that we these dumb scheduling of playing the same team twice in 3 weeks… I despise it

  102. 102 BC1968 said at 2:46 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    That Seahawks game is sandwiched between both Cowboys games. Weird.

  103. 103 GEAGLE said at 2:56 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Hahahahaha we get to face the late November/December version of Tony Romo twice this year. Bwahahahahahahah that’s awesome. I love December Romo….. If he can even last til then, tho I should eat some crow for saying the Rams defense would end his season

  104. 104 gherbox said at 9:48 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    This 9ers game has me scared, they are practically being backed into a corner and we are heading West. And without Kelce now…

  105. 105 GEAGLE said at 2:04 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Before the game I posted cousins went 12/12 then 10/21 the rest of the way against the Jags,,, same thing happened yesterday.

    First half, they just threw at Bradley Fletcher and converted 3rd downs at will…they didn’t complete a 3rd down against our defense in the second half. Of course a lot of that had to do with playing better D on first and second down so the skins couldn’t get an manageable 3rd and 3 situations..

    I get that the defense let up 30 to the skins, but if think they still need credit for holding one of the league leaders in rushing to under 80 yards, defending that stretch zone play as well as anyone has…

    Proud that Marcus smith could handle 16 snaps at a new position he practiced for 3 days, and was able to do some decent things like stick with the TE on a cross..if Kendricks can’t play this week, Chip said Marcus will get more ILB looks this week.

    Malcolm Jenkins proves to be a brilliant addition to this defense..

    Props to Chip for his handling and down playing of the Cary situation. Chip shut it done and against the Media’s best efforts, he shut it down instead of fanning the flames…

  106. 106 Avery Greene said at 2:58 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Funny thing is that this might be the best thing. He’s a better athlete than Matthews and Acho, and it’ll make him better when he goes back outside. He really needs to work on his rush, and once he gets that down he’s going to be solid.

  107. 107 GEAGLE said at 3:23 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Yeah I mean, God bless Casey’s effort! but he just doesn’t have the athleticism to stop anything on defense..

    If Acho isn’t sooooo much better than Marcus! then you might as well throw the kid in the deep end and force him to swim. Even getting beat in a game is an opportunity for a young kid to grow……

    They had 16 plays to take advantage of Marcus smith and they threw for a billion yards, and you still don’t see any glaring mistakes from the kid..

    And we talking about a kid who only been playing defense for a few years, with no inside LB experience and he was able to handle himself yesterday….might as well build on it…and get something out of the bad situation of Kendricks going down..
    Last year Kendrick got hurt. And Najee Goode emerged.. Maybe we can get something out of this opportunity…and we know all the opportunity in the world isn’t helping Casey Mathews or Acho much

  108. 108 anon said at 4:58 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    When I look at Casey i really feel like i’m looking at myself on the field.

  109. 109 GEAGLE said at 5:06 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Hahaha that’s awesome man.. Touche

  110. 110 gherbox said at 9:51 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Beautiful. Im probably going to steal this line from you. You aren’t in the Harrisburg area are you?

  111. 111 GEAGLE said at 2:12 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    For those that haven’t heard, Kelce is having surgery

  112. 112 GEAGLE said at 2:24 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Tulloch hasn’t missed a game in 9 seasons and he tore his ACL celebrating yesterday? Yikes
    Thumbs down to the Embarressing Bush league browns trying to sneak Manziel on the field as a WR
    It workedl but thumbs down to the defender that let Andy Dalton catch a pass and run it in for a TD. Smh…
    Aaron Rogers struggles
    Brady has sucked all season
    Peyton struggles against the Seahawks..
    While we witnessed our young QB pulling some legendary rocky balboa type ish…yesterday will go down with the snow game, and bringing down the rain in the black hole as memorable moments… We ain’t win a SB yet, but the last years under Andy just weren’t FUN… This coach has already brought back so much fun to eagles football… 20 games into the Chip era, and I’m having a ball, witnessing memorable moments that this city will never forget…

    This coach and this QB are getting us our Super Bowl parade…only question is WHEN?

  113. 113 Tom33 said at 2:32 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Tulloch was mocking the “Discount Double Check” and tore his ACL – so Lions of him.

    Peyton down the stretch was nails – the catch DT made on the 2 pt conversion was ridiculous – I don’t know how he got his feet down.

    GB doesn’t look good at all. They should be 0-3 right now.

  114. 114 GEAGLE said at 2:34 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Did you see how pathetic the browns were? I would be so embarressed if I was the owner and my offensive coordinator is doing bush leage crap like that….WHATS NEXT? Statue of Liberty play with Manziel?

  115. 115 Andy124 said at 2:35 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Maybe line two guys up for a kick return, and have one of them lay down on the ground prior to the kick. Then have the primary returner throw the ball to him after he catches the kickoff.

  116. 116 RobNE said at 2:39 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    but then get the TD called back.

  117. 117 Andy124 said at 2:43 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Sounds like a plan.

  118. 118 GEAGLE said at 3:29 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    If I was Manziel! if sweat I would have refused. I’m not going to lower myself on TV to do some little giants type ish in the NFL when I’m a big name young QB, over some Browns coach…. I really think I would have refused to go in the game..
    I feel embarressed for the HC,QB and offensive coordinator, and I hope the Cleveland Media found out exactly who made that call…Pettine is a defensive HC so i assume it was the coordinator.
    I would be mortified to see the eagles try something like that…as if browns fans haven’t suffered enough lol

  119. 119 anon said at 4:57 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    they have to for that fan base. People bought a lot of season tickets for Johny Football. Although it would be nice if they could win some of these close games. Almost more frustrating when you blow a 4th quarter lead.

  120. 120 GEAGLE said at 5:42 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    They tried to sneak him onto the field to catch a pass, it’s the equivalent of sticking the ball inside the back of his jersey where no one can see it and running…
    That may have been one of the top 5 most Embarressing moments of that franchise…. Pathetic to see that pee wee bush league crap at the pro level.

    I can’t believe they did that. I would have refused if I Manziel… I’m like really amazed that a HC or coordinator would put that on their resume

  121. 121 RogerPodacter said at 2:44 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    regarding that Dalton catch… its a shame that the defender didn’t have much to do. he could have clobbered the hell out of Dalton, but that would have been a clear cut penalty and fine. or the defender just waits patiently for Dalton to make the catch and makes a likely easy tackle.
    but the INT would have been pretty to see and likely would have been a TD the other way.. oh well

  122. 122 GEAGLE said at 2:48 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    If that was Boykin, that’s an easy 85 yard TD the other way

  123. 123 RobNE said at 3:58 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    that guy should get a lot of sh$t in the locker room. You had two options, level the QB legally, or INT return for a TD. And you got air and gave up a TD to the QB. Awful.

  124. 124 GEAGLE said at 5:05 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    That type of play can stay with him forever lol… It will suck to be that dude when the coaches watch the film as a staff, and the CBs watch it together lol

  125. 125 Vik said at 5:53 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    But that guy wouldn’t have played much because he is too short and doesn’t have the measurables.

  126. 126 anon said at 4:56 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    i think then he’s no longer a QB he’s a football player — i would have hulk smashed him. People are running that play all over (we did last year), Qbs are too valuable.

  127. 127 Avery Greene said at 2:56 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Soon, we have some more issues to work out on D, but this O is legit.

  128. 128 GEAGLE said at 2:32 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    LOL @ Cary Williams….. He sat out of practice twice last week hahahaha

  129. 129 eagleyankfan said at 2:34 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    now that is some funny shit right there…

  130. 130 GEAGLE said at 2:34 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Lol amazing…I love that wacko. I can’t help it

  131. 131 Sean Stott said at 2:38 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I’d honestly rather have Roc Carmichael than Bradley Fletcher at LCB.

  132. 132 GEAGLE said at 2:39 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Whoa there nelly

  133. 133 Sean Stott said at 2:41 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    It’s almost a guaranteed completion when you throw against Fletcher. Thank god Boykin was on DJax to break up that pass late in the game.

  134. 134 GEAGLE said at 2:46 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Hey man, I’m no Fletcher fan..heck I get furious when dumb fans try to say he is better than Cary just because they don’t like what Cary says. But Roc is terrible..i would rather play rookie Jalen watkins over Roc..
    With that said, Brad could still have a future here even if his contract expires because he is a good character guy who may accept a depth role on the bench… I don’t like him as a starter, but he could be a quality backup

  135. 135 Crus57 said at 6:56 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    In this instance the difference between Fletcher and Carmichael is that after Fletcher gives up the completion he’s at least usually able to tackle the receiver.

  136. 136 gherbox said at 9:54 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Fletcher would look a lot better if we had pass rush

  137. 137 Maggie said at 3:28 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    That’s right. You’re the guy running from thread to thread yelping about Fletcher. I’ll ask the question again. Did he steal your girlfriend? Or are you just one o those guys who secretly thinks he could do the job better than a professional athlete?

  138. 138 Sean Stott said at 4:02 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    What the fuck are you talking about?

  139. 139 GEAGLE said at 5:04 PM on September 22nd, 2014:


  140. 140 anon said at 6:43 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    how quickly people forget. roc gets roasted in preseason. we knew we had mediocre cbs. skins have really good receivers i don’t see why everyone i surprised that we got roasted.

  141. 141 SteveH said at 2:43 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Foles might not have been sacked yesterday but that’s only because he was getting the ball out, he was taking a world class beating back there. Skins must have had 20 ‘pressures’ or plays where they moved the QB off his spot or whatever the eagles measure their anemic pass rush in.

  142. 142 eagleyankfan said at 2:43 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    question is — T-Law are you going out of your way to NOT say Redskins? You’ll call em Skins/Was/Scins but you don’t call Orioles the O’s. Just curious — not 1 article this past week(going back to the jaccpot game) was there the mention of Redskins in your write up. Just curious.

  143. 143 Andy124 said at 2:49 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I’m wondering T-Law counts that game as FOles “carrying the team”. 😉

  144. 144 eagleyankfan said at 2:52 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Oh you trouble maker — I was going to let the article go about that … lmao!!!

  145. 145 GEAGLE said at 3:15 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    That was the definition of carrying a team…. He put the great Shady, the great Jason peters! the great Sproles! the entire defense on his back and willed us to a win

  146. 146 GEAGLE said at 3:14 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Objection……OVER RULED!! I’ll allow it 😉

  147. 147 truehaynes said at 2:54 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Tommy, what do you think of the idea of playing boykin at safety instead of Allen. The guy is a baller and has elite athleticism. He’s easily a better tackler as well. If were not going to use him in base as a corner why not give him a look

  148. 148 eagleyankfan said at 2:56 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    No. Never. Next question.

  149. 149 GEAGLE said at 3:10 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    No. Never. Next question

  150. 150 truehaynes said at 3:50 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Why are so quick to discount the idea. We generally play 3 deep so he could play closer to the line. He would be better at covering te’s and slot receivers than Allen. Haven’t we been staying in base more than year against 3 wrs? Of so he would be better to put on man coverage than allen

  151. 151 GEAGLE said at 3:55 PM on September 22nd, 2014:


    We can move josh huff to corner while we are it..

    You have the best nickel Cornerback in the NFL… Are you going to give up having the best guard in the NFL Mathis to maybe make him a solid center?

    Silly talk
    Respect positions!

  152. 152 truehaynes said at 4:46 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    He’s not playing enough. That’s all I’m saying. I just think it would be good to have him on the field instead of Allen. I’m not saying make him a center fielder, but just get him out there. I’d rather play 3 CBS and one safety in base if it means that boykin is out there making plays

  153. 153 GEAGLE said at 5:37 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I personally think we have no intentions whatsoever about taking him out of nickel…what I want, what you want, I try to only concern myself with what Chip will want….and Chip was asked about getting Boykin on the field more this morning and for the thousandth time he has no intention of playing him anywhere other than Nickel…they been asking him about it for a year now.. Basically he said there would have to be a few injuries on the outside to entertain moving him at outside CB and I doubt they would even entertain the thought of him playing safety

  154. 154 truehaynes said at 4:49 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I feel like your just saying its a bad idea because that’s the football orthodox.its nothing like putting huff at cb. Boykin already plays defensive back, why not give him a shit next off season. And in nickle situations bring out Allen and put him in the slot.we use our safeties to cover slot receivers all the time. Remember when Chung was matched up on dez last year? Wouldn’t you rather have boykin in that situation. Look its just an idea but I don’t want to lose one of our best defenders because were afraid to put him on the outside. Someone will pay him to be a starter somewhere

  155. 155 truehaynes said at 4:51 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Is it really so different from.having Marcus darling at ilb?

  156. 156 MCD said at 7:28 PM on September 23rd, 2014:

    I can recall the same dismissive post/tone from you regarding someone questioning Travis Long playing both LB spots…turns out the coaches were doing just that. No need to be snarky.

  157. 157 Maggie said at 3:26 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Not after the poor plays he made in the middle yesterday. Or while falling down next to Allen or Williams. Funny how the safeties (or Boykin) are always assigned to “help” Williams, not the other corner. And if they don’t, he goes to the press.

  158. 158 RogerPodacter said at 2:55 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    ouch. sounds like Kendricks might miss next weeks game too. really need this team to start getting healthy!

  159. 159 GEAGLE said at 2:58 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Opportunity for Marcus smith to build on the 16 ILB snaps he got yesterday…. Tho I’d prefer that opportunity not come against the Niners….but good OL fashioned baptism by fire could help jump start a rookies progression… He handled himself well yesterday at ILB

  160. 160 jay said at 3:57 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    turn that lemon to lemonade!

  161. 161 Tom33 said at 3:04 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    The Eagles are going to have to sign another OL guy with Kelce’s injury, plus after this week Lane comes back. Assuming they want to have Kelce for the end of the year – which 2 get dropped? Barkley? Does Huff get IR’d?

  162. 162 GEAGLE said at 3:08 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Barkley gets cut? As in Barkley the QB getting waived?

  163. 163 RogerPodacter said at 3:10 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    i was thinking the same thing…. i don’t think we can IR anybody as Mathis is already designated to return. i think you only get one.
    so Kelce will still count against the 53 man roster. but we MUST sign another backup. so, someone has to get cut. not sure who it could be at this point.

  164. 164 GEAGLE said at 3:11 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Lol u know who

  165. 165 RogerPodacter said at 4:23 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    also, once Lane comes back, we will need to make another roster spot as he is not counted against the 53 while on suspension. most likely, another OL will be let go.

  166. 166 D3FB said at 4:27 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Graf will likely just go back to the practice squad.

  167. 167 GEAGLE said at 3:07 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Defensive coordinators are throwing everything at this offense and it keeps scoring 30 no matter what!
    1) Jags: “they threw more zone at us then we probably ever saw”-Chip Kelly
    2) Colts: started in zone and then switched to all man,,

    3) Skins stayed in their base defense most of the time, last year they played us a lot in nickel! yesterday they stayed in base and kept that front 7 on the field..instead of bringing in a slot corner,,

    Skins weren’t going to let shady run yesterday. They had both safeties as close to the box as you will ever see, which is to be expected because our WR weren’t making plays with FOles missing on long plays the first two games… Think what FOles and our WR accomplished down field yesterday should really help free up shady against the Niners….when the Niners watch yesterday’s game, they will see a QB that was willing to throw down field all game no matter how much he was hit and WRs who were making some big plays down field. There is no way the Niners can watch yesterday’s film and play both their safeties at the line of scrimmage like the skins did…yesterday was the Passing assault we needed to put on film to give shady some room and back some defenders out of the box and respect Maclin!’Mathews and Riley threat of a big play like last year

  168. 168 mtn_green said at 3:51 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    LB on Matthews and Ertz, hilarious. Foles didn’t even have to think where to throw it. In fact he was so excited he rushed the two throws to Ertz and they were high.

  169. 169 GEAGLE said at 7:14 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Lol they wanted to stop shady…congrats, you guys stopped shady

  170. 170 Maggie said at 3:23 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Fletcher has always done his job. He is told every game to play “off”, at least in the first half. AND he never whines to the media about how the safeties don’t come over and hold his hand. Also, while watching the half-hour NFL Rewind this morning, I saw Boykin fall down and miss a tackle or two his own self. Along with Allen and Williams. They seemed to take turns. So maybe it’s a good thing they don’t come to “help”. When Fletcher’s assignment was changed, suddenly he’s making tackles. More than any other player on the D, apparently. It seems the whimperers never stop to think for a moment about assignments. And in some cases, folks on these boards loudly praise a player one season, then call them ugly names the next. Just as inconsistent as the offiicials I guess.

  171. 171 suthrneagle said at 3:50 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    no, that is the consistency of the philly fans.

  172. 172 Avery Greene said at 3:52 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Fletcher is an average corner as well as Williams. I don’t know how anyone can rip Fletcher and not Williams. They both are average corners and probably not starters on many teams.

  173. 173 Maggie said at 3:59 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    My point wasn’t really to say anyone is a superstar, just to point out the differences. Williams is a loudmouth who always seems to need a safety or two to assist him, while Fletcher is often left alone and instructed to keep the ball in front of him. Bend don’t break. I will always admire those who do their job and don’t go whining off to look for a camera or microphone. I also liked Peters standing up for a teammate. Yes it left the O Line in even worse dire straits for one game, but will be noted and remembered around the league, by the pros. Don’t mess with Foles, boys.

  174. 174 Avery Greene said at 4:03 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    My bad! 🙂 I’ve never liked Williams, and I’ve never met a Ravens fan (I live in the DC Metro area) that was sad to see him go.

  175. 175 mtn_green said at 3:59 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I think eagles scheme was to ‘dare’ cousins to pass, and pass he did.

    I’d guess a similar gameplan for Kaepernok.

  176. 176 Maggie said at 4:07 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Not to brag (lol) but I mentioned somewhere a couple off weeks ago, that it seems San Francisco may be sliding a little. Haven’t changed my mind. With Kaepernik, there is the strong possibility that he will run, so “daring” him to pass, like you suggest, could be a good plan. Make it look easy and keep him hemmed in. Davis, Crabtree and Gore, or whichever RB, are not to be dismissed just yet, though. Their D doesn’t look well, at least from a distance. If they are on edge after losing to the Rams (!), they could shoot themselves in the foot!

  177. 177 mtn_green said at 5:26 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I don’t think they’ll spy, the DL is very good at maintaining their gaps.

  178. 178 bill said at 4:08 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I think they’ll dare him to pass, but they’ll also employ a “spy” to watch his eyes, within a zone. Colin still stares down his primary target with alarming consistency for a guy who’s been in the league for as long as he has. He really struggles when he has to go past a 2nd read; heck, he struggles if he has to get to a second read.

    That said, with his arm, he should be able to induce some groans from Eagles’ faithful by just powering passes into the cushions the CBs give up.

  179. 179 D3FB said at 4:26 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I think they will spy as well but that could lead to some problems. Last year we used Kendricks as a spy, and while he wasn’t terrible at it he struggled alot when used in that role. Demeco doesn’t have the speed. I doubt Acho/Smith have the experience to be trusted with it. That leaves Jenkins, Boykin, or Carrol. We could do it with Jenkins by playing cover 3 an having him play robber while spying, but that takes your best DB out of the game. With Boykins or Carrol that would put us in dime or nickel packages and leave us exposed to the power run game. It will be interesting to see what Davis comes up with.

  180. 180 RobNE said at 4:59 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    how about Marcus Smith?

  181. 181 D3FB said at 11:41 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Athletically he could do it. It would just depend on what kind of spy they used him as. Some teams spy, but that player still has a small zone to cover, other teams just treat him as an extra rusher who doesn’t actually rush, and account for that in the coverage responsibilities. I would be fine if it was the latter.

  182. 182 GEAGLE said at 5:32 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    If we aren’t going to get pressure against that line without a blitzing Kendrick…might just try to shut down the run, mush rush and see if kAp can put enough points up with his arm to beat us

  183. 183 anon said at 6:42 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    wouldn’t be surprised if kaep could run throw a db and outrun an lb.

  184. 184 jay said at 3:53 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    i’d rather have fletcher on my team than williams right about now

  185. 185 Avery Greene said at 3:53 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    How about neither?

  186. 186 jay said at 3:54 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    and have carrol and boykin be our outside starters? not even nick foles could bring us back from that hole

  187. 187 Avery Greene said at 3:55 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Watkins is coming along I suppose, and Carroll isn’t that much better. It’s what they have and we have to deal with it. I’m not advocating anyone on the outside, I’m just lamenting how they aren’t that good.

  188. 188 jay said at 3:58 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    maybe we could dust off sheldon brown’s corpse and see how the ol boy does

  189. 189 Avery Greene said at 4:00 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I would love to have a corner like that on this defense…

  190. 190 Maggie said at 4:08 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    They’d probably get called for a horse collar.

  191. 191 Anders said at 4:11 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Brown could also cover. I really miss the combo of Brown/Lito or Brown/Samuel

  192. 192 Henly125 said at 4:50 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I remember that hit like it was yesterday.

  193. 193 BC1968 said at 5:30 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Did they even draft neither? Don’t think he plays for us.

  194. 194 Andy124 said at 5:39 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Passed him up for a Duck.

  195. 195 Media Mike said at 6:11 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I think “neither” would describe the Curtis Marsh pick. He’s neither good a O nor D.

  196. 196 Andy124 said at 6:12 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    That’s neither here nor there.

  197. 197 Media Mike said at 6:14 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    He’s totally not here, but he might be better down there in Dallas.

  198. 198 GEAGLE said at 4:00 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Wonder what the odds are going to be for this Niners game?
    Will we get the respect of being only a 3pt dog on the road like the Colts?
    It’s not like the Niners have looked good enough to be giving 5-7 points to any playoff teams right now…but I have no clue how Vegas will view us not having any lineman they even know lol
    Haven’t checked but I assume it’s no line right now until they find out who will even play

  199. 199 RobNE said at 4:02 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    you know there’s this thing called the Internets. j/k

    it’s 3.5-4.5 looks like

  200. 200 GEAGLE said at 4:02 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Figured they wouldn’t even have a line on the game yet with all the injury questuons..
    I’d be surprised if it’s still 4.5 by Friday.. That’s high. Haven’t bet a football game in like 12-13 years and I’m only 32. I know we will win this game. I feel like putting my money where my mouth is…but I feel like as soon as I use my info for betting, I will mush the team, and lose all my magic powers 😉

  201. 201 Sean Stott said at 4:20 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Eagles are a 2-1 dog, and I’ll take that bet. I usually hate betting on Eagles games but the Niners are perpetually overrated, surprisingly even by Vegas.

  202. 202 mtn_green said at 4:04 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    About right. Can’t count out sf yet. Eagles wins may be over terrible teams, last years respect remains.

  203. 203 Guest said at 4:24 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    That’s a very low line for a team traveling cross country. A good comparison is a very good Cardinal team opened at +1.5 against a very bad Giants team last week. (by the end of the line was Cardinals -4.5 or something)

    That probably means Vegas is getting a lot of money on the Eagles already.

  204. 204 GEAGLE said at 5:59 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Niners aren’t all that… I feel like more than 3.5 road dog is disrespectful… We score 30 points every time we roll out of bed… They haven’t been able to score in second half of games…who the hell are they to be a 5 point favorite over us…. Maybe last year. They have as many issues as us,,,,,

    We kill Nick for an average game…..Kapernicks BAD games are like 190 yards 3INTs and a fumble… FOles would be kicked out of this city if he ever played THAT bad

  205. 205 Media Mike said at 6:10 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    The Niners are trash.

  206. 206 Avery Greene said at 4:02 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    3.5 – 4.5

  207. 207 GEAGLE said at 4:59 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    4.5 is disrespectful..

  208. 208 anon said at 5:13 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    nah home team gets you -3 automatically.

  209. 209 GEAGLE said at 5:22 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Yeah..and a team that scored a total of 3 second half points in 3 games combined, shouldn’t be giving more than 3.5 to the only team in the NFL that scored 30 in every game…. Especially since our offense was able to orchestrate a winning drive behind the backup OL.

    As a betting man, I swear I would take the Eagles right now at +4.5 against anyone accept, @seattle, @denver maybe @Saints…. Think our offense will score to keep us in a tight 3 point game against anyone

    I’ll feel disrespected if we are getting more than 3.5 on Gameday against a QB who can barely throw

  210. 210 anon said at 6:38 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    no o-line and no defense against a highly motivated team?

  211. 211 GEAGLE said at 6:43 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    We are going to win out right, so yeah, we shouldn’t be getting more than 3.5
    They can’t score. I bet we score 30 again (unless peters is suspended)

  212. 212 suthrneagle said at 4:15 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    got the replay on @moment,
    that pass to Mathews for the 2nd td was a rocket to the spot where where he was going,thru defenenders who weren`t lookin and others that had no chance.
    so much for those that say he`s got a weak arm, and nor accurate.

  213. 213 mtn_green said at 5:19 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Agreed. Some of the sideline throws were rockets too.

  214. 214 Mitchell said at 5:23 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    No, Nick has a weak arm…..

  215. 215 suthrneagle said at 5:32 PM on September 22nd, 2014:


  216. 216 Andy124 said at 5:39 PM on September 22nd, 2014:


  217. 217 suthrneagle said at 5:50 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    yeah, i saw that as i scrolled upward,my bad

  218. 218 Mitchell said at 7:13 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Yes it is sarcasm because several people Saud he would never have a good arm but it looks go to me strength wise.

  219. 219 Jernst said at 9:24 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    You notice how quiet people like Shah8 are when Foles lights it up likens dido is week. but the next time he has a bad game they’ll all be there to tell you how he doesn’t have a strong enough arm and cant make big league throws

  220. 220 GEAGLE said at 5:15 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Usually their is a big difference between a team that will fight for each other and for example last years redskin team where you saw the Vikings cheap shot RG3 towards the end of the season and no one cared enough to help him up, let alone go fight for him..

    What we saw yesterday was a very good sign, and the NFL better not screw this up and punish us for the refs for what Jason Peters HAD to DO!

    When are we going to find out his punishments? He really shouldn’t even be fined, but he damn sure better not be suspended while we are hearing to San Fran

    Like a boss he OWNED Orakpo. The one time he went and lined up on the other side away from JP he got a sack already..

  221. 221 suthrneagle said at 5:29 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    just saw the replay of the hit on Foles. the dirtbag`s excuse is that he was just doing what he was taught to do. wrong.. the player who did not intercept the ball,yet ran with it as if he did(the real cause for all the confusion,as well as the error of thee refs to not call the the play properly) was down on the ground exactly at the moment that guy flattened Foles. the play was over. no one ever teaches a player to do that to anybody after the play is finished. Needs to be suspended,a long time.

  222. 222 Andy124 said at 5:39 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Not to mention, you cannot hit a QB on a change of possession unless, paraphrasing, he’s trying to make a tackle, which Nick clearly wasn’t. That was about as dirty as it gets and it pisses me off that there is no suspension forthcoming for Baker.

  223. 223 suthrneagle said at 5:49 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    that`s sad, and criminally negligent of the (non-acting)commissioner.

  224. 224 GEAGLE said at 7:12 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Imagine if someone hit Peyton like that

  225. 225 suthrneagle said at 7:22 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    or gisele brady
    they`d be banned for life

  226. 226 GEAGLE said at 7:25 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    You might see Goddell go all Jason peters run on the field and attack the player who cheap shotted his golden boy

  227. 227 GEAGLE said at 5:48 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Barwin was asked about it today…he said.l regardless of the Written rules, every defender knows in today’s NFL, you can’t 1) Hit a QB or kicker too hard, B) blow up a defenseless player anymore, ESPECIALLY a QB…

  228. 228 Mitchell said at 5:24 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Speaking of Nick, what do you all think of his arm strength now? We all know its not Vick or Cutler level but it looks pretty good to me. Perhaps something he worked on and it got better? Good job Nicky Flash.

  229. 229 Sean Stott said at 5:28 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    He has the ability to throw decent darts, but that’s only when he has time to get his mechanics 100% perfect.

  230. 230 suthrneagle said at 5:36 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    are you kidding, he was getting hammered all day long, he stood tall ,took the beatings, and made the throws…what game were you watching?

  231. 231 Sean Stott said at 5:50 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    We’re talking about a difference measured in tenths of a second. How can you even refute that point?

    It’s obvious that Foles can throw with good velocity when he’s able to cleanly step into it, conversely we’ve seen some of his ducks where he has nothing on the ball when he isn’t set very well.

    Contrast that to Cutler or Stafford, who can practically throw 80 yards while falling backwards on one leg.

  232. 232 suthrneagle said at 5:52 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    he got hit hard almost every play, again what game were you watching

  233. 233 Sean Stott said at 5:53 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    What does that have to do with what I’m saying?

    Did you even read what I wrote or did you just rush to make a rebuttal?

  234. 234 suthrneagle said at 5:57 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    your comment; He has the ability to throw decent darts, but that’s only when he has time to get his mechanics 100% perfect.

    My ? to you is when yesterday did he have time to have his mechanics 100% perfect

  235. 235 Sean Stott said at 6:00 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    The point is that Foles needs his body and legs to throw. There’s nothing wrong with that. But there is a stark difference between that and being able to throw with just your arm.

    That’s it. That’s the extent of what I was saying. Calm down.

  236. 236 suthrneagle said at 6:02 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    ok …

  237. 237 BC1968 said at 6:04 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Your point was that he stood tall and took beatings, totally agree, and he was able to throw darts in the process because he did set himself right. I agree with both of you, sorry I keep repeating the same shit haha

  238. 238 BC1968 said at 6:00 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Just because he got nailed doesn’t mean he didn’t set himself before hand. He got blasted yesterday, yet not one sack, on the other hand, he stood in there and threw under constant pressure and was appeared to be set when he was making his throws. I could be wrong, I’d have to see it again, it’s still gutsy, and what makes it more impressive. I’m getting nailed, but I’m going to stand here plant my foot and throw this ball, unlike the old Eli throw it off your back foot while closing your eyes.

    Edit: Just because he was getting nailed, knew he was going to get nailed, he still set, planted and threw it nice and hard.

  239. 239 BC1968 said at 5:50 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Such is the case with most qb’s, unless you’re someone like Vick who can throw it 60 yards off his back foot. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be an accurate throw though.

  240. 240 Sean Stott said at 5:51 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    100% agree

  241. 241 mtn_green said at 5:29 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Think the wobbly throws were confidence and feet placement rather than week arm, at times he’s lofting it over defenders too.

  242. 242 livingonapear said at 6:14 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    After watching what Peyton Manning can do with his arm strength issues, I’m not terribly worried about Foles’ arm strength.

  243. 243 anon said at 6:41 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    who cares? he’s not throwing 50yd bombs to djax. he under threw mac last week. i’d take repetitive accuracy over matthew stafford any day of the week.

  244. 244 Mitchell said at 7:09 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I don’t understand what you are saying.

  245. 245 anon said at 7:22 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    i’m saying he doesn’t need a matthew stafford type of arm. he’s rarely throwing 50 yard bombs anymore (though he under threw mac last week). I’d take his repetitive accuracy over a big arm anyway.

    When we had djax i thought his arm strength was more of a liability. but he can hit players at 20-30yds all day.

  246. 246 Mitchell said at 10:10 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Ok, I gotcha. Even he did underthrow Maclin on the one throw there have been others this year where he gripped and ripped it which was encouraging. His decision making and intermediate throws are great. We can make up for the deep ball with some of our screens going for long yardage.

  247. 247 GEAGLE said at 5:24 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Mathis is awesome on CSN right now. He will be answering questions via twitter now

  248. 248 ConcussedFB said at 8:47 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Considering the questions were, where did you get that (ugly ass) shirt and what kind of peanut butter is Foles, smooth or nutty, it might be a good idea to shelve that segment?

  249. 249 Mitchell said at 5:29 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Tommy: I’m going to need a 2,000 word summary as to why Parkey is so damn good right now. Is it the Fippster? Is Parkey a diamond in the rough? Did things just click perfectly here in Philly? Can you ask anymore from an undrafted rookie FA?

  250. 250 mtn_green said at 5:31 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Freaking luck. Don’t know why they didn’t target parkey after draft. Spears lack of ability was evident in first practice they were kicking.

  251. 251 suthrneagle said at 5:39 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    lucky us, and a good move to sign him right away.

  252. 252 GEAGLE said at 5:46 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    We did… It was between Parkey and murderleg and we went with murderleg. Kapadia wrote about it

  253. 253 Bert's Bells said at 5:38 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    The Colts only moved him because their Hall of Fame kicker (yes, Viniatari is a sure fire HOFer) was clearly 100% from injury.

  254. 254 GEAGLE said at 5:45 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Fipp said he was high on him at the draft and we considered him instead of Murderleg,… What a mistake that was. We are fortunate we got a mulligan

  255. 255 suthrneagle said at 5:44 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    a quote for the ages

    “Nick was fired up. Good to see. Good to see your quarterback get fired up,” said Herremans.
    “[He said]: Let’s go make them pay for this.”

  256. 256 Patrick Pauling said at 5:53 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    It’s a great day to be an O’s fan tommy. I think we have a good shot at going all the way, but it’s all going to come down to pitching. Whatever happens though this was a pretty awesome season.

  257. 257 GEAGLE said at 5:53 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Who were all the posters that traveled to philly yesterday for their first eagles game? What a treat that must have been for first timers that don’t get a chance to watch their beloved r team live….glad u guys could catch such an instant classic for your trip to the Mecca of the BIRDGANG

  258. 258 Media Mike said at 6:01 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I’m still irate and ready to fight every person in DC over the hit on Foles yesterday!

  259. 259 GEAGLE said at 7:11 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I still want to fight (and get my ass beat) by Trent williams

  260. 260 BC1968 said at 6:06 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Hey guys remember how pissed we were when Trotter nailed the Giants punter? Oh wait…..LOL….this shit goes both ways, that’s why football is great and fans and teams hate each other.

  261. 261 BC1968 said at 6:07 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I might add how that play made Peters an all timer with Philadelphia fans. Well at least to me

  262. 262 Media Mike said at 6:07 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Norm Peterson?

  263. 263 BC1968 said at 6:08 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    haha my bad. Peters. Gotta edit

  264. 264 Media Mike said at 6:09 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Let it alone. It’ll be more fun that way.

  265. 265 BC1968 said at 6:12 PM on September 22nd, 2014:


  266. 266 GEAGLE said at 6:09 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    He was already a hall of famer…but this is legendary B-Dawk level he is reaching

  267. 267 GEAGLE said at 6:07 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    That was a different league man,..everyone did that back then…
    Heck this rule changed because Hugh Douglas destroyed Jim Miller.
    If an Eagle did that today, I would call him a fucking idiot for the penalty that ensues

  268. 268 BC1968 said at 6:11 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Different league or not, it was cheap. Trotter knows it.

  269. 269 Media Mike said at 6:13 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Considering all of the times idiot Trotter didn’t hit Tiki because he over- pursued and left a huge cutback land, can you blame Trotter for taking a free shot on the punter?

  270. 270 BC1968 said at 6:14 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Yeah sometimes the wrong person comes out on the wrong end of the aggression haha

  271. 271 Media Mike said at 6:17 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Like when Akers took out the Giants punk coaches on the sideline?

  272. 272 BC1968 said at 6:18 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    There’s another great one

  273. 273 GEAGLE said at 6:13 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Hate to admit I loved watching it live 😉

  274. 274 BC1968 said at 6:13 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Absolutely agree with you there

  275. 275 BC1968 said at 6:17 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    We had that rugby punter who almost got decapitated that one preseason game, holy shit that was a hit!

  276. 276 since1961 said at 10:16 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    And Sav’s comment afterwards was ‘if that’s the best he’s got, good luck to him’.

  277. 277 GEAGLE said at 6:14 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Dare I say it? Do I dare?? Could it be?

    Ritchie Incognito Time??? Wouldn’t mind him on our team next time we play against Baker n the skins lol

    Not close to agile enough, but I like that he is a dirty piece of shit in the trenches 😉

  278. 278 Media Mike said at 6:18 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    No thank you. The guy is a pure cancer and has been kicked off of every team he’s ever been on.

  279. 279 GEAGLE said at 6:18 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    lol I would sign him, and only dress him for division games 😉

  280. 280 mksp said at 8:11 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Dude’s trolling. I hope.

  281. 281 Anders said at 10:38 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I sign him just to take out bakers knee

  282. 282 botto said at 6:26 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    i was thinking yesterday if we pulled it out Foles woudl be a legend for this one. im glad there aren’t many people saying all the things he could’ve done better.
    Foles was so clutch in that game, he just let it rip and looked like he did last year, only tougher.
    does anyone else think shady was messed up from that head butt? he looked different, running upfield out of bounds like he didnt knwo where he was on one play, etc…

  283. 283 Media Mike said at 6:32 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I think Shady left a few yards on the field by not hitting a few more runs directly up the middle, but I didn’t see him looking too confused.

  284. 284 GEAGLE said at 6:36 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    LEGEN….wait for it….DARY!!! I’m ready to replace the rocky statue after yesteday! 😉

  285. 285 GEAGLE said at 6:29 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Geez teams are getting decimated by injuries.. Friggin steelers lost both Jarvis jones and Shazier…
    Deangelo hall done for the season..

    Vernon Davis might be back this week for the Niners game, but Brock is still out so big day for Jordan Mathews

  286. 286 GEAGLE said at 6:34 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    This will be a great barometer for our run defense..
    This won’t be a pass happy team like colts surprising us an running the ball when we didn’t expect it.,,

    Niners are pissed, Frank gore only got a handful of carries for like 6 yards. You can bet they are going to try to run the ball down our throat. They know it, we know it, and now we get to find out if Cox, Logan and Thornton are ready to stop it… This experience should come in handy when we gave BEASTMODE in December. We don’t have to worry about dangerous Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham, or Luck and TY Hilton passing games…

    They will game plan to run on us, we will game plan to shut the run down, and this will be another true barometer of our run defense..
    Btw, don’t think the run defense got the credit it deserved for the job they did on Alfred Morris and that stretch run game.. Cox and Thornton lateral agility while remaining stout at point of attack and shedding the blocks showed up yesterday and Logan answered the bell not allowing the weakside guard to seal him so they could cut it back on us….Morris was good practice for this week…

  287. 287 mtn_green said at 10:24 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Agreed. Sf will want to run. Eagles will be in base to stop it.
    Great test.

    Chip says he is an equal opportunity scorer but will still run the ball when 20 carries net 20 yards. Balls of steel.

  288. 288 Anders said at 10:38 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I think we can contain the run. We did that against a great running team in Washington

  289. 289 GEAGLE said at 6:41 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    We better work out an extension for Maclin soon… He keeps this up, he getting PAID!!!

  290. 290 botto said at 6:42 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    mac looks so much faster and all around better then i remmeber.
    he is going off!

  291. 291 GEAGLE said at 7:09 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Playing tougher too.
    Think he didn’t get his respect these past two weeks. He caught a really clutch TD against the Colts. he has been in Deseans shadow since he was drafted. Cool to see him step up and have a monster yesterday. He was more emotional than I have ever seen him after the game. Not sure if they showed it on TV…but he went over to the corner in front of the crowd and started screaming and flipping out after the game lol…

    Desean put that blazing speed to use and ran right into the locker room the moment the game ended lol

  292. 292 anon said at 7:17 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    ummmm i’d say “plug-n-play” not paying anyone more than 7mil. system makes the player.

  293. 293 GEAGLE said at 7:26 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Maclin will play ball when it’s time to negotiate. He wants to stay

  294. 294 Anders said at 10:36 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Just looks like the player he was drafted to be, that screen that got called back was a play he was great at in college

  295. 295 Media Mike said at 6:42 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Wanna bet they don’t go a penny over the 5 year offer they made prior to his signing of the 1 year deal? It was 5 weeks ago he fell down on non-contact clutching his knee. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

  296. 296 Anders said at 10:35 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    They go over if he keeps this up and there is no reason why he can’t

  297. 297 Bob Brewer said at 6:42 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I think the Eagles will get it done and I think Jeremy will want to stay if he puts up numbers like these.

  298. 298 Bert's Bells said at 6:48 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    He’s on a one year deal. Have to wait until the season’s over under the CBA, amirite?

  299. 299 Media Mike said at 6:50 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I believe that is correct.

  300. 300 Anders said at 10:28 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I do not know how it work when he was signed before fa, might be different rules else he has to hit fa or get tagged

  301. 301 NinjaP said at 7:42 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I think it is Chip Kelly’s offense more than Maclin’s ability. Not sure I would waste the money there.

  302. 302 mtn_green said at 10:21 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Nuff said.

  303. 303 Insomniac said at 10:26 PM on September 22nd, 2014:


  304. 304 Mitchell said at 6:44 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Another thing Nicky Flash has improved on is his ability to avoid sacks. We have a makeshift o line and how many sacks has the Flash taken the past 2 games? ALSO it seems The Flash has also been able to scramble for several yards due the curing in on Shady.

  305. 305 Bert's Bells said at 8:10 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    I think he’s more of a Green Lantern kind of guy.

  306. 306 botto said at 8:00 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    one of the interesting things i’ve noticed is that after this game a lot more people seem to understand why Chip tossed Djax. immaturity. not a team player. pain in the ass etc… seems so obvious now looking at him on another team from the outside.

  307. 307 anon said at 9:20 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    it’s a division game. he always played like that and i loved it. also first game back at the linc — what’d you expect?

  308. 308 Anders said at 10:34 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Dam kyle fuller is balling already, was by far my favorite cb in this draft and it seems it gonna suck that we missed him. I do think Smith looked better at ilb than he did a olb in pre season and even get some pressure on blitzes

  309. 309 anon said at 11:14 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    3 picks in 2.5 games – not bad.

  310. 310 Anders said at 12:28 AM on September 23rd, 2014:

    Also had 2 FFs today

  311. 311 scratcherk said at 10:50 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Was watching the game again. Was awesome to see Peters sprint after Baker after the hit on Foles. LOVED how the whole team was on that redskins sideline.

    Sorry to beat a dead horse, but that just gets me pumped.

  312. 312 shah8 said at 10:50 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Geno Smith is a very talented runner and passer. But him at his worst is absolutely horrid. His INTs are hor-ri-ble.

  313. 313 Dragon_Eagle said at 10:52 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    Just watched Jets run a direct snap to Geno Smith on 3rd-and-goal. Hear Gruden comment, “I don’t understand that play, when you’ve got a RB going well, why snap it back 5 yards and run the QB?”

    Hmmm, sounds like an AR call. Oh, wait, Marty M. is the OC for the Jets. Don’t miss him either.

  314. 314 Anders said at 10:54 PM on September 22nd, 2014:

    We have done it with Foles as well and did it with Vick last year as well.

    The hope is the defense thinks pass and therefor will be a hole in the middle