More on the Game

Posted: September 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 172 Comments »

Bennie Logan missed a lot of time this summer. When he did play in the preseason, he hardly stood out. I wasn’t worried about him per se, but I wondered if he was healthy, rusty or something else was up. Logan decided to go ahead and put those worries to rest on Sunday. He played very well. Logan was a key part of the excellent short yardage defense. He drove his blocker into the backfield on the initial 3rd down stop of the game, which disrupted the play. Logan added a couple of solo tackles in the game. He read a TE screen well and helped to disrupt that play.

Logan wasn’t dominant or great, but played well. Some fans were on him due to the Saints loss, but I think Logan can be a good NT for the Eagles. He is strong enough to 2-gap and is athletic enough to move around and be effective when the Eagles want to mix in stunts and things like that.

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I loved seeing Darren Sproles as the punt returner. He was a big improvement over recent years.

If you go back to 2008, DeSean Jackson was a major weapon as the PR. Unfortunately, he developed some bad habits that never went away. Far too often, Jackson would catch the ball and go backwards. He wanted the ability to run and needed space to do that. I believe in the Brian Mitchell School of Returning. You catch the ball and go forward. Any time Jackson caught a punt, you had a chance for a home run. But the majority of them ended with bad results.

Sproles is more like Mitchell. He catches the ball and is ready go get going forward. Sproles has very good hands so he catches the ball cleanly. That’s the first key for a good return. Sproles is able to make the initial defender miss. He lacks breakaway speed, but has good burst so that if he has room, he can get upfield and get some initial separation. Sproles uses his size to his advantage. He hides in traffic. You can’t tell where he is.

He averaged 15.5 yards on 4 returns. That is just what this team needs. Last year Jackson and Damaris Johnson had 26 returns for 171 total yards. Sproles is already 1/3 of the way to surpassing that total after one game.

He was a heck of a 5th round pick.

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Zach Ertz isn’t going to be a volume receiver in this offense, but he is one heck of a playmaker. He only caught 3 passes, but gained 77 yards. All 3 of his catches netted at least 25 yards. One of the grabs went for a TD. Ertz is quickly going to become an impact player. The long TD to Maclin came on a play where the S jumped a TE route. You don’t have to catch a ton of passes to impact the defense.

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The Eagles defense pitched a shutout for the 2nd half of the game. They only allowed 17 points overall and both TDs came on drives that started in plus territory.

The Jags only crossed midfield twice in the 2nd half. Once they got to the PHI 47 punted. The other time came on the final play of the game when the Eagles were in a prevent defense.

Chad Henne isn’t a star QB (no matter how much they tried to make it look like that in the 1st half) and the Jags offense has major issues, but that is still some impressive defense at the part of the game where things really mattered. Kudos to Bill Davis and his players for making some adjustments and executing better. They stepped up in a big way.

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I wrote a review of the game for PE.com. I’ll be posting a full DGR later. Lots of praise for LBs and the STs in there. Feels good to be happy about those units.

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With the injuries to Evan Mathis and Allen Barbre, the Eagles need OL help. The team looked at Winston a lot last year, but nothing ever came of it.

Smith almost became an Eagle years ago. When he was in college. Juan Castillo went to work him out. Castillo ate dinner with Smith the night before that and really liked him. Smith got drafted by the Dolphins and Castillo never got to coach him. Now Castillo is gone and Smith could finally be making his way to Philly. Both Winston and Smith played for the Texans so we know the Eagles have legit interest in them.

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Is it me or does it feel weird that the Eagles scored 34 points in half of a game and nobody seems to be making a big deal of that? _


172 Comments on “More on the Game”

  1. 1 daveH said at 3:04 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    who you calling Moron ?

  2. 2 jay said at 3:12 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    the first half was as awful as the second half was amazing.

  3. 3 mtn_green said at 3:15 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    If the halfs were flipped, 34 in first half, then no worries as eagles were running out clock. But getting 8 drives with no points and 3 turnovers not good.

  4. 4 Corry said at 3:20 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Should we be worried about Foles? I’m not saying replace him (yet), but should there be concern? I mean even when he was playing better he still wasn’t great.

  5. 5 eagleyankfan said at 3:22 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Good Grief. GEAGLE count down to blow a blood vessel in 3-2-1….

  6. 6 RobNE said at 3:23 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Charlie Brown?

  7. 7 Corry said at 3:31 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I realize it’s early, and I don’t want to replace him, but I was really hoping he would look better than he did (which I think we all did).

  8. 8 jshort said at 3:40 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Think everyone’s sick of talking about it…both pro and con.

  9. 9 Corry said at 3:42 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I’m assuming that’s what the majority of 300 some odd comments were on the post yesterday. I didn’t read them.

  10. 10 jshort said at 3:44 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Here …24/7….all over….

  11. 11 Corry said at 3:45 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Gotcha. Once the comments reach a certain number, I don’t even try to read them….and honestly I quit reading the ones over at 24/7 all together.

  12. 12 GEAGLE said at 4:27 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Delete that comment…. Or I’m going to let you have it Tuesday morning, because I personally promise you Nick FOles single handedly will not allow us to lose to Andrew luck…

    Last time Philadelphians ran their mouth, he went on to flood the black hole in Oakland…. Prepare for the rain to come down in Indy….it will be one of FOles 5 best games to date as an eagle…. HE IS TAKING Lucks head CLEAN OFF. Like a fuckin samurai

  13. 13 Corry said at 4:42 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Um, OK. I’m hoping he does have a bounce back game, which would be his MO.

  14. 14 GEAGLE said at 4:48 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    One of his top 5 best performances as an eagle!! In lucks house! Get your popcorn ready πŸ˜‰

  15. 15 eagleyankfan said at 7:55 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    ok — why does he need a bounce back game? Did he, or did he not just lead a team to something that’s never been done in NFL history? Get a grip MAN! LOL. Foles (and no other QB EVER) is going to perfect all the time. Enjoy the fact that he regrouped and showed how mature of a QB is, keeping in mind, this is his first season as THE MAN. Week 7, if the same pattern is going on .. then yes, be worried.

  16. 16 Corry said at 8:05 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Because like I said I didn’t think he played all thay great during the comeback. That’s just my opinion. Also what did he do that wasn’t done in NFL history before? The 34 points after getting shutout at the half? They did that last year in the snow game against the Lions.

  17. 17 eagleyankfan said at 8:30 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Even unsteady, he was unflappable. He could have folded like Eli does. He showed maturity. He let the team know that he can lead this team back. Don’t let the missed throws make you think his second half was “played not great”. He’s the general in that comeback. IF the Eagles are down 10 at the half this Monday night, the players now have faith that Foles can lead this team back. That comeback speaks volumes of Foles(and the rest of the teams) resolve.

  18. 18 GEAGLE said at 4:25 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Lol is this the gift you have waiting for me for my train ride home?

    Am I being PUNKED? Is that walking blowjob MKSP playing jokes?

  19. 19 anon said at 5:42 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Honestly he looked bad / disheveled all game. That said, he picked himself up and got himself together enough to win an NFL game. If it’s a loss i think things are different.

    Everyone has bad games but he’s got some issues dealing with pressure and getting the ball out as well as accuracy/decision making. But he’s a second year QB in a run heavy / qb friendly scheme, i think he’ll be ok.

    I have Foles in fantasy and i’m starting him…

  20. 20 Spooonius said at 6:12 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I’m starting him too. I think he’ll be fine.

  21. 21 GEAGLE said at 6:29 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Not starting him or our defense doesn’t even cross my mind

  22. 22 jshort said at 3:24 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Think we better wait till we at least loose one.

  23. 23 GEAGLE said at 5:14 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Just kick your feet up, and enjoy the Nick FOles show… Neo FOles aka THE ONE!!!

  24. 24 mksp said at 8:18 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Yes we should be concerned. He played a terrible game. Hopefully it was a blip. But until we see him play well for a meaningful stretch, it is fair to be concerned.

    No we should not replace him.

    I personally think he’s going to have a ridiculous game on Monday. Indy D is still poor, and the pressure of performing in front of the fans in Week 1 as the “franchise QB” is now off.

    But until he plays well in a true big game (he play okay in Week 17 last year, okay in the playoffs, but not well), I’m going to be concerned, particularly about his nerves, and their ability to short-circuit his physical tools.

  25. 25 eagleyankfan said at 3:20 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Winston left without a contract

  26. 26 GEAGLE said at 4:24 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Wade smith signed

  27. 27 knighn said at 3:31 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I up-vote your article!

    “Is it me or does it feel weird that the Eagles scored 34 points in half of a game and nobody seems to be making a big deal of that?”
    I think people would be making a bigger deal of it if it was in the first half… and if it wasn’t against the Jaguars.

  28. 28 Mike Roman said at 3:43 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Apparently Tommy doesn’t read all of the comments! I mentioned yesterday that we scored 34 points in the 2nd half when things weren’t completely clicking and that this team could be dangerous. PFFFFT!

  29. 29 ChaosOnion said at 3:46 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I do not want anyone making a big deal about it. I want to hear how the NFC East stinks. I want to hear about the Eagles winning close, ugly game because opposing defenses have “figured them out.” I want to hear they lead the division because Bob and Eli are learning a new offenses and DAL has a bad defense. I want to hear the talking heads talk about “gimmicks” and “gadget plays.” I want them below the radar.

    Then, after the bye, I want them to start punching teams in the mouth. I want the to put Palmer on his but and make their defense look pedestrian. Week after week, I want them to punch teams in the mouth. I want to hear about how the Eagles run up the score up on teams and how unprofessional Chip Kelly and the Eagles are to keep scoring in the fourth quarter. And I want them to keep punching people in the mouth all the way through the playoffs, baby!

  30. 30 RogerPodacter said at 4:13 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    haha i love this so much.

  31. 31 Media Mike said at 5:42 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I’d like to serve notice by stomping San Fran. I %(%$$%&Y hate that team, that coach, and especially that scramble bum QB.

  32. 32 GEAGLE said at 6:29 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Luck needs to get COX’ed first!! Then the scrambling bum can GET SOME! Our defense has enough whoop ass for all them!!

    I can’t wait to hold BEASTMODE to 60 yards…tho my gut says he gets injured this year

  33. 33 Media Mike said at 6:30 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Ha ha. Greedy. I only want to see players I hate get injured. I like Luck and Beast Mode. Eli, Kaep, Scam, RGKnee; they can all die on the field.

  34. 34 GEAGLE said at 6:34 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I don’t want to hurt Marshawn! I just can’t shake the gut feeling that he gets injured this year! to the point that it compelled me to draft backup Christine Micheal incase I’m right and he gets hurt….. I would rather get to play him and really test our run defense before the playoffs…. This division blows..we don’t have to fear any top teams, we get to use them as tests knowing we will still win this pathetic division,,,
    ..
    Good chance next year either Jameis Winston or Hundley will be playing in our division for Eli or Romo…don’t think they get to pick high enough for Marriotta…

    We could see something like Jameis Winston and Jim Harbaugh or Darrel Bevel on the new look Giants… Chip smacking around Harbaugh twice a year would be fun

  35. 35 Media Mike said at 6:36 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I would love to see Jameis Winston’s overrated and criminal rear end wind up in New York and have his career crash and burn!

  36. 36 GEAGLE said at 7:55 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Be fun to see what the New York media could dig up on that scoundrel

  37. 37 Bert's Bells said at 3:48 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I’ve come to expect the Eagles to have just over a quarter of amazing football per game.

    The team still needs to put together a string of solid four-quarter football games. It doesn’t need to be a 7 touchdown performance just save us from 35 + minutes of egg laying.

  38. 38 Mike Roman said at 3:50 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    That really was harder than it needed to be and this is why we suffer as Eagles fans. And I wasn’t going to drink on Sunday…

  39. 39 GEAGLE said at 4:47 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I went to the game and I was hell bent on not drinking… Towards the end of the second when we were getting our ass kicked, I realizes I never been to an eagles game without drinking before, worried that my sobriety would cost us the game, I started pounding Beers right before half time… And The rest is fly eagles fly history

  40. 40 Mike Roman said at 4:49 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Well I hope you learned your lesson!

  41. 41 GEAGLE said at 4:55 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Yes sir… Never again will I consider not drinking at an eagles game… I woke up Sunday and I was bummed out. Should have been happy, but I was bummed about playing the jaguars..all last year we played weak teams! I was so looking forward to this years tough schedule, and blah we were facing the jags… I knew it was a lose/lose situatipn… No Matter how well we played, everyone would say..”it was only the jaguars”

    Can’t wait to smack around the colts, Niners, Seahawks…dying to play the better teams..

    We are going to beat the colts. I know it

  42. 42 Baloophi said at 3:55 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    RE: 34 points a half

    It’s funny – people made a big deal out of being down 17-0 in the first half to the lowly Jaguars, but then dismiss scoring 34 points in the second half because it was against the lowly Jaguars. Must be nice to have it both ways.

  43. 43 NinjaP said at 3:57 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Everything has to be negative!!!!!!!

  44. 44 RogerPodacter said at 4:12 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    somehow this is not at all important. via jimmyk’s twitter

    The @Eagles are 1st team in @NFL history to win by 17+ points after being shut out & trailing by 17+ points at halftime— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) September 7, 2014

  45. 45 jshort said at 4:22 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Wonder if they’re clearing space in Canton for this years exhibit.

  46. 46 Ark87 said at 4:31 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    we scored 34 points in 2 quarters…as opposed to the rest of the NFC East that managed a combined 37 points.

  47. 47 RogerPodacter said at 4:15 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    WTF?!?!?!

    He averaged 15.5 yards on 4 returns. That is just what this team needs. Last year Jackson and Damaris Johnson had 26 returns for 171 total yards. Sproles is already 1/3 of the way to surpassing that total after one game.

    no way. that can’t possibly be true. last year, we gained a TOTAL of 171 yards on ALL of the punts for the whole year?! holy crap…
    but on the plus side, even getting semi-competent returns should lead to lots more points. imagine if our punt returns are this good all year long!

  48. 48 anon said at 5:23 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Sproles was in beast mode. I’d give him the game ball that win was on him. Didn’t think he could be that explosive.

  49. 49 GEAGLE said at 5:26 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Sproles, Cox, and Coach Fipp should have been given game balls… Cox ragdolled a power running back so hard that they thought it was,a,horse collar. 6 tackles two gapping, TD.

  50. 50 anon said at 5:47 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Having a decent ST takes a lot of pressure off the offense (and defense). Having Boykin downing kicks on the 1 and sproles returning punts to the 50 then busting 40yd runs helps too.

    Not sure what was wrong w/ Foles, maybe he’ll just have flat games sometimes. Can’t underestimate fact that WRs were hurt all TC.

    Also interested to see how new line changes what we do on offense. Especially when we play Texas and other teams w/ a dominant line.

  51. 51 Henly125 said at 10:03 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Yeah DeSean really let his return game slip the last couple of years. He would always catch the punt and run backwards, literally.

  52. 52 GEAGLE said at 4:17 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Like I said our young NTs played really well and it would show up on film. Not just Bennie, Beau also played well

  53. 53 GEAGLE said at 4:21 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Under Andy Reid, two years ago we would have lost Sundays game..

    Last year we would have come back, but probably not been able to finish the comeback

    This year, to a man everyone talked about how their confidence didn’t waiver after the first half and they went on to take care of business…. People see a different half and can’t wait to praise Chip for “half time adjustments” that Andy never could make…..it’s also important to know when to stick with your guns even if you haven’t been successful. Eagles didn’t change much at halftime…just cleaned up their technique, executed better and the results were completely different.
    .,,
    Loved shady on the radio last night sticking up for his QBs performance. Shady talked about how none of them did what they were supposed to do in the first half so our QB could be successful..really like knowing that we can comeback from a half like that

  54. 54 Bert's Bells said at 4:27 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Two years ago the whole team stunk, yes. But I keep seeing people say “The Eagles never would’ve won that game under Reid”. This is just an absurd statement. AR coached several dramatic turnaround victories.

  55. 55 EagleEyeNebula said at 4:31 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    True, there were remarkable comebacks under Reid. But I agree with GEAGLE that something about this team is different. There is a confidence that is systemic in a way that has been missing for a long time.

  56. 56 Bert's Bells said at 4:32 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    The last few years of Reid were awful, but don’t take away those years when you knew his teams played with a similar confidence to Kelly’s team.

  57. 57 GEAGLE said at 4:35 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Yeah but those Andy teams were the best teams in the NFL. Who would go into big time games as the favorite and LOSE….we were also the ultimate bullies who beat up on all the bad to average teams, but got our ass handed to us every time we played another elite team..

    This Chip team isn’t a favorite that knows it’s better than everyone…it’s a hungry contender that looks like it won’t be denied….

    Personally I think we beat all the best teams this year and have a few let downs to crappy teams like jags, titans, texans… That’s why I wasn’t that surprised by first half Sunday. I expect to beat all the top teams this year, and struggle with a few teams we should blow out

  58. 58 GEAGLE said at 4:33 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Early eagles teams maybe compared to the locker room we have now…but Andy’s eagle era would have looked much much better if we didn’t keep him so much longer than we should have

  59. 59 GEAGLE said at 4:31 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Turnaround is one thing…. Doubt he would have coaches too many turn arounds like that with almost half the OL go down,,.only to bring in two young backups who didn’t give up a. Single sack in the second half after the starters gave up 5..,

    Pre 2005 Andy was a good coach…. Post 2006 Andy was a very different coach, let’s just leave it at that, because it respect and love Andy and don’t get pleasure out of bashing him…say what you will about Andy but he dedicated a decade of his life to the Eagles… I’m guilty of my Andy jokes like everyone, but I really do respect them…..Mcnabb, that’s another story

  60. 60 Stevo said at 4:36 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I still have love for Andy for the years he put into Philly. Especially with what his family went through and still coached through all of that, gotta give him much love. I’m of two minds with McNabb… will always appreciate the wins, division titles and even getting to the Super Bowl. Have tuned him out as a media guy. To me, they’re two different people.

  61. 61 GEAGLE said at 4:41 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Like I really look back on Andy as like a father figure type to a decade of eagles football. That man wouldn’t abandon his duty as eagles coach for a day when he lost his son,,.. Always love and respect big red, especially now that he is gone…
    …I feel like we had to go against him, or Lurie would have kept him for another decade. I blame Lurie for keeping Reid too long…had he left after say the cardinals NFC title game loss, he would be beloved in philly

    I hate Mcnabb with a passion for allowing the TO debacle to happen. If he wasn’t a jealous bitch, TO would have stayed and who knows what would have happened. TO was my favorite year as a football fan, and Donovan was a big part of losing him….and I despise him for it..

    The same bitch assness in his character that made him threatened by TO’s success, is why we hate him now as an analyst…

  62. 62 James Skip Carl said at 10:36 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Maybe your best comment ever

  63. 63 Spooonius said at 6:26 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I meant to put this here. My bad:

    This (2005 wk 4) was one of my favorite eagles games of all time. Who knew that it would be the highlight of a HORRIBLE season. http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=251002012

  64. 64 Bert's Bells said at 6:44 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Todd France

  65. 65 Spooonius said at 7:16 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    He was big that game. I just remember Hollis Thomas and Sam Rayburn on the bench down 0-17 goofing off without a care in the world. It was if they knew something we didn’t.

  66. 66 RogerPodacter said at 4:34 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    hah. remember the AR days? any AFC opponent, i mean ANY of them, were toss up games. Raiders are the shittiest team in the NFL? time for us to crap the bed.
    a tie against the Bengals? sure, we can do that.

    it always seemed to me that AR just never really put an emphasis on beating those AFC opponents. it was very weird.

  67. 67 GEAGLE said at 4:44 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Yup…we were losing AFC games, and god forbid we had to travel to the scary Westcoast, we would lose.

    Losing so many NFC title games is one thing,..but to lose as the favorite, when u were the dominant hammer of god all season is a joke….especially when refusal to run the ball probably cost us many of those games

  68. 68 EagleEyeNebula said at 4:47 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I never understood how the same issues could crop up game after game, year after year. It almost felt like a stubbornness for true self evaluation and evolution. For how good Reid was, his flaws were so frustrating. And he was so close to being great.

  69. 69 GEAGLE said at 4:50 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Well said.. Very well said.. You hear Chip talk about “self scouting” every 4 games or so…. Is Andy even familiar with that notion…. Take away the TO year, and the Andy era is just a giant groundhogs day

  70. 70 Anders said at 7:26 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    What NFCCG game did we lose because of not running the ball?

    Give proof instead of talking out of your ass. We won plenty games versus the AFC, we just lost mostly to 3 of the most dominating teams over that time period (Steelers, Colts and Pats).

  71. 71 GEAGLE said at 7:38 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Talking out my ass, or going by what everyone in philly believes, and what players who were on the sidelines like Ike Reese have publically admitted? Maybe you are out of touch with past philly oppinions, being from where ever the fuck you are from…but losing because we didn’t run the ball enough is pretty common opinion in our City, and with OUR players… Runyan, trotter! Reese, all have admitted to that notion being prevalent on the sideline…so eat a dick if you are going to senselessly talk shit….. But that’s right, the jags front 7 sucks right? Lol

  72. 72 Anders said at 2:57 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    I care zero about philly fans believe and actually look at the facts.
    Was there overall games we ran too little? yes, but it wasnt in the NFCCGs and remember most offensive coaches believe toss pass, shovel passes and screens is really just run plays, but play-by-play counts em as passes , we lost at least a few play off games because Dawkins and crew decide to blow.

  73. 73 MCD said at 6:47 PM on September 10th, 2014:

    Since when did “what everyone in Philly believes” become fact? You know, since you’re always banging the drum about how dumb the “average fan” is…except for when it supports your stance.

  74. 74 Corry said at 4:47 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    We almost always played down to the competition. The worse the team we played, the worse the Eagles played.

    At least that’s the memories I had of the last part of Reid’s tenure.

  75. 75 anon said at 5:21 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    KC is remembering those days right now. Feel bad for Reid, some people just can’t change.

  76. 76 GEAGLE said at 5:24 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I don’t understand WTF they been doing all offseason? I feel like they didn’t even try to improve the team, instead they just overpaid for mediocrity at QB…if they are counting on Dwayne BOWE saving the show, they are in trouble

  77. 77 Henly125 said at 9:46 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    That damn tie against the Bengals……….. Just thinking about it still angers me. Lol

  78. 78 Spooonius said at 6:20 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    This was one of my favorite eagles games of all time. Who knew that it would be the highlight of a HORRIBLE season. http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/recap?gid=20051002012

  79. 79 GEAGLE said at 4:23 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Eagles already signed Wade smith

  80. 80 mattwill said at 4:47 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    With respect to Logan, another aspect of the quality of his play on Sunday was highlighted in the Brandon Bair video on PE.com (see http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/videos/videos/Bairs_Debut_A_Memorable_One/390378e0-c160-4f11-bca1-7a91f8f0e394 )

    Bair noted that he and Logan teamed up to execute a well-coordinated double-team “blow up” of one of the Jags O-Lineman in the play where Bair blocked the FG. Interesting insight by Bair about how and why the kick blocking has been more successful this season.

  81. 81 GEAGLE said at 4:52 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Yeah that was a cool video..also cool how Bair shares the credit for his biggest NFL moment with Bennie. He didmy have to do that. No one would have credited Bennie had he not shared that with us

  82. 82 jshort said at 5:02 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    http://fishduck.com/2014/08/oregons-disguised-3-4-defense-the-hidden-bear/
    Seems our DL is getting a lot of praise. Down the last 1/3 of the article it mentions Jimmy Rad and his quick-blast exercises and conditioning. Under the pic titled “What an explosion”. If they’re doing it at Oregon we’re doing it here. A guest posted this on Sunday morning on 24/7

  83. 83 GEAGLE said at 5:10 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Check out what one of your new defensive captains, Mr. Malcom Jenkins had to say to the troops at half time (interesting that Demeco and Malcolm were the ones addressing the defensive troops):
    ..
    “If you never been tested, you can’t be trusted”… After the game he said “think this was a great test for us today and we passed it”…”those are the types of wins that you can look back and those are the ones that build and define your team, if people can fight adversity and not doubt whether you are going to win the game or not”

    I keep telling ya’s we have a top #10-13 defense brewing in Philly.. By the end of the year everyone will know that the eagles defense is back!

  84. 84 anon said at 5:20 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Maybe but hard to tell from this game. I’m glad the D put on their man pants. Top 10 D is hard to say, but if we can keep generating turnovers and getting points off turnovers I can live with a top 2 offense.

  85. 85 GEAGLE said at 5:22 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I was saying this long before this game. This game didn’t at all change my opinion or this team,,, if anything, I’m impressed that they could score 34 against ANYONE with 2/5ths of our OL out and shady having a quiet day… Actually, I know better than to EVER let ONE game change my opinion,.. I try not to live on the absurd Philadelphia overreaction ROLLERCOASTER

  86. 86 GEAGLE said at 5:37 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Evan Mathis was placed on IR designated to return
    ..
    Eagles signed Wade smith
    ,,,
    Winston left without a contract

  87. 87 Media Mike said at 5:40 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    “The long TD to Maclin came on a play where the S jumped a TE route. You don’t have to catch a ton of passes to impact the defense.”

    Looks like we have our new #1 pass catching target who can draw in extra defenders to open up space for lesser talents. Ertz had better get a nice Christmas gift from Maclin.

  88. 88 Media Mike said at 5:41 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Matt Tobin have any desire to get himself back onto the field and play LG? It isn’t like we’re down a few guys with actual injuries or anything.

  89. 89 D3FB said at 5:56 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Yes, because it’s clearly about desire and not the fact that his ankle is jacked up.

  90. 90 Media Mike said at 6:02 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I don’t much care what it is. It was supposed to be a 2 to 3 week injury and the Colts game will be 18 days. We’re short o-lineman and blame is now ready to be assigned.

  91. 91 Anders said at 6:21 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Also that pussy Mathis, why cant he play next week? I mean he only sprained is MCL…..

  92. 92 Media Mike said at 6:24 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Ha ha. Mathis gets 6 weeks (or the first week he’s allowed back with the IR designated to return rules) before I have complaints because he’s reported to have a 6 to 8 week injury.

    Tobin was 2 to 3. Monday night is 18 days.

  93. 93 CrackSammich said at 10:52 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    You sound like the kind of kid that demands a present at another kid’s birthday.

  94. 94 D3FB said at 2:16 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    2 or 3 weeks is a general rough timeline. Every person heals differently. Playing OL with a bad ankle isn’t possible. The sheer volume of force that goes through the ankle is simply too high. Sure they could tape/spat/cortisone the shit out of it for the game (which would probably end up with further damage) but Tobin isn’t a regular starter. He would have to practice all week. This isn’t like having a pocket QB take limited practice reps, and then just shoot it up and it’s no big deal.

  95. 95 Bert's Bells said at 6:15 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I bet the pussy hasn’t even tried rubbing some dirt on it and getting back out there.

    My team needs WARRIORZZZZ!

  96. 96 Media Mike said at 6:16 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    My team needs the best players on the field. 4 injuries on the O-line is too many.

  97. 97 GEAGLE said at 6:55 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    As long as Kelce, Lane, JP and Todd stay healthy, we will be fine….. By the end of the season Tobin will be a quality starting caliber young NFL. Guard

  98. 98 Media Mike said at 6:57 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I hope so. I’m in a vile mood over injuries, so everybody is potential collateral damage at this point.

  99. 99 GEAGLE said at 7:34 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I hear you man…. WTF is Hulls doing? Where are the smoothies? Soon Azzinaro will change “more VIOLENCE”‘to “MORE SPORTS SCIENCE!!!!”

  100. 100 Ark87 said at 6:53 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Yeah boy let that ‘Tussin get in there boy!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsY2-yi5W74

  101. 101 Media Mike said at 6:57 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    ‘Tussin might be what’s holding up the new drug testing agreement.

  102. 102 RobNE said at 5:51 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Do the Colts have a bad running game? With our good running D, does that mean we’ll be able to tee off on the passing game, and just attack the QB?

  103. 103 anon said at 5:55 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    colts line is weak, but luck and wayne and fleener are good combos. Gotta hope we don’t get dinked and dunked all game. Not having mathis means they can’t just run the ball they’ll need to put up points.

  104. 104 GEAGLE said at 6:58 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Big test for our coverage units.. They won’t be able to run, so will be desperate to throw..they can spread it around to TY, Wayne! Hakim Nicks, Moncreif, two TEs they like to use, Fleener and Dwayne Allen …. This isn’t one of those games we need our two CBs to step up…we will need all 4 CBs and 3 safeties to play well…

  105. 105 GEAGLE said at 6:21 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Colts line sucks..

    Running game sucks,
    ..
    They have a good group of WR,but like to play out of 2 TE. Sets
    ….
    They are Horrible at defending Tight Ends and this is a game you get to attack the intermediate middle of the field and take advantage of linebackers like Daqwell Jackson with ERtz, Celek, Shady, Sproles and even Jordan Mathews… They have a decent outside corner in Vontae, decent Hard hitting safety in Landry who is also a liability in coverage for Ertz to sodomize….
    ….
    Curious to see what our run game looks like with a patched up offensive Line…hopefully we can run the ball, if not we can kill em with a Andy Reid type of Westcoast short passing game to our running backs.,.. I would expect this team to play man, tho I’m not sure if seeing the jags have some success with zone makes them try to play some against us….. Daqwell Jackson is one of those NFL players I really love,, but he is a liability when we pass the ball. Whoever he is matched up against, we should throw them the ball..
    ..
    In the preseason, the Saints got him matched up with Colston, and went right to him for a 20 yard Touchdown. If he gets to impact the run game then we have to make him pay in coverage

  106. 106 anon said at 10:53 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    dqwell is like meco in coverage. TEs getting catches all game.

  107. 107 Flyin said at 11:15 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I’ve been rubbing my triceps reading this, I get the sense Chip will have a plan.

  108. 108 eagleyankfan said at 7:40 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Does he ever not have a plan?

  109. 109 GEAGLE said at 8:30 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Score some fucking points what’s your plan?

  110. 110 ACViking said at 8:12 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    The Eagles’ running game benefits from three things:

    1. Simplicity from redundancy

    2. Commitment

    3. A great RB

    That said . . . project Trent Richardson on the Eagles and McCoy on the Colts.

    I think the Birds would see their ground production take a noticeable hit.

    Whereas the Colts would, all of a sudden, be a threat on the ground.

  111. 111 GEAGLE said at 9:21 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Worried about what our running game will look like without two offensive lineman…. I will feel much better if I see shady have a big game with our patchwork OL on Monday night

  112. 112 GEAGLE said at 6:14 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Clearly our injury luck has run out!

    Allen Barbre, DONE FOR THE SEASON
    ..
    Nadje Goode DONE FOR THE SEASON
    ..
    Evan Mathis IR Designated to return
    ..
    Eagles sign Wade Smith, Kevin Graf and Acho

  113. 113 Anders said at 2:53 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    We had 4 players on IR at season start last year, this year we had 1

  114. 114 eagleyankfan said at 7:37 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    I guess we can stop all the talk about how Chip’s “way” of things keeps a team better prepared to avoid injuries. IR can be contagious too. Let’s hope sending people to the IR is over…

  115. 115 GEAGLE said at 6:48 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Is this Sherif Roger Goodell, the Judge, jury and Execution, higher authority of morality going to survive this national joke that holding my beloved football season hostage? I waited 8 months for football and it’s being high jacked by the dirty ravens and that jack off Goodell,..
    ..
    I will donate to TMZ if this is the beggining of the end of sherif Goodell!! The only jack off who fines defenders for tackling well(as if the league doesn’t have a poor tackling problem as is), Crucifies young players and franchises over friggin pot, and burried SPYGATE, BURN THE TAPES, CANT SURVIVE. THIS SCANDEL!

    Does he survive it? Or will he be forced to resign? I move to impeach!!!

  116. 116 anon said at 6:50 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    wish he was gone i don’t like him, but he makes a ton of money for the league.

  117. 117 GEAGLE said at 7:40 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Doubt he is the only one who could make a ton of money for the league in that position…. I’m just curious to see if he can survive this, or if the players will try to use this to get him out..,

  118. 118 Jernst said at 9:33 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Also, let’s pretend for a second that the NFL and the Ravens, who, collectively, have numerous connections with every level of law enforcement, didn’t see the video from inside the CASINO elevator. Did
    they just assume that Ray Rice called his girlfriend a really mean name and then she fainted in shock?

    Because I didn’t need the video from inside the elevator to know that he beat the shit out of her.
    I saw the video and wasn’t “shocked by the brutality.” Frankly, it looked exactly how I thought it would look, considering she went from fully functional to unconscious in the course of a 30 second elevator
    ride. It’s not like the video even showed anything new. The NFL and all of us knew that Ray Rice beat his girlfriend unconscious from day one.

    The Commissioner is a joke and so are the Ravens. They got caught being assholes. That’s the only reason Rice is gone. Pathetic. The truth is that he should have been suspended for an entire year the moment we saw him dragging his dead to the world girlfriend out of an elevator immediately after he knocked her the f out with an uppercut. Giving him a slap on the wrist, while you suspend someone an entire year for inhaling second hand smoke turned this into a media storm and now Ray gets what he deserves for being a total shithead.

  119. 119 GEAGLE said at 8:30 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Yeah, personally if don’t even understand what all this new bitching is about… I didn’t need to see the video, I already assumed that happened…the video didn’t add or subtract anything from my initial opinion of it..

    I don’t get how this video added anything new to this equation.,,..people who didn’t take this serious before they saw the video are a joke too… Video shouldn’t have changed anything…

    Ray Rice acted like a piece of shit, but if I’m Ray, I’m suing the NFL for how they handled this..they made a big charade out of the new rules, and now they don’t adhere to the new rules that were just put in place and suspend rice for however long they want?

    He should have been suspended for the year, but since u made those bullshit new rules to save face, Rays suspension should follow the new guidelines put in place…actually, Ray should only be suspended two games… Not his fault the NFL botched this. They ruled on his punishment, two games…since then, nothing else happened, so they shouldn’t be able to play games with Rays punishment like this… I think two game punishment is a joke, but that’s what the NFL ruled on, so Ray should only be suspended for two games

  120. 120 anon said at 10:01 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Agree 100% the league is in full CYA mode. Make it 6 games or a year in the first place and has a lot less bite. I also feel bad for Janay she has a right to handle it the way she wants it handled.

  121. 121 Flyin said at 10:57 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    And who pays for that?

  122. 122 ACViking said at 8:07 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Re: Does Goodell Survive?

    Question, if you’re an NFL owner . . .

    “How much has my franchise increased in value since Goodell became Commission?”

    Answer: Way more than whatever negative coverage the NFL’s getting while Goodell insists it’s just a case of gross negligence by some underling.
    _____________

    GE . . . that’s my answer.

  123. 123 mksp said at 8:28 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Correlation vs. Causation

    Lets not pretend like ratings, franchise value, or any other metric you want to use was trending downwards until Goodell was installed and “righted the ship.”

    The last CBA was a joke for the players, but that had as much to do with poor management at the top of the NFLPA as it did with Goodell.

    Goodell has essentially failed the PR aspect of his job, after having been given multiple opportunities to get it right.

    Are you so sure owners will give him credit for the increase in franchise value, when that was most likely going to happen anyway?

    Maybe the owners should make Fantasy Football the commissioner. Or Twitter? Or Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services that have made cable TV unnecessary, BUT FOR *live* sports, and given all the leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL) tremendous leverage to negotiate obscenely lucrative TV deals, and contributed to rising franchise values in those sports as well (NBA was buoyed by the new CBA as well, which was pretty punitive from an ownership standpoint until recently).

    Anyway, if I’m an NFL owners, I’m looking at how well Adam Silver has handled the various crises the NBA has faced, and wishing Goodell had a quarter of his thoughtfulness and self-awareness.

  124. 124 anon said at 9:38 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    The NFL is the gold standard in terms of raking money in for owners at the expense of everyone / everything else. In terms of making money Goddell has been great, in terms of concentrating power in his position Goddell has been great, in terms of manhandling the NFLPA he’s been great.

    I think there’d have to be a very loud cry by the NFLPA / media to get him out. Instead they’re going to negotiate the drug policy and create a new headline.

  125. 125 stephenstempo said at 2:35 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    I think goodell is receiving far far too much credit for any of that. He’s kind of an imbecile.

  126. 126 Flyin said at 10:14 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    AC, as a lawyer, how much does visual evidence change perception?

    To me, and I think the majority, I felt the bass drum thump threw my body with the elevator video.

    I heard he knocked her unconscious, but seeing it… WOW!

  127. 127 ACViking said at 11:29 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    In a drug case, the prosecutor’s opening statement involves standing up, walking around counsel table, picking up the kilo of heroin involved, walking over to the defendant, pointing at him. Then turning around, putting down the dope, and taking his chair.

    With a video, the prosecutor says even less.

  128. 128 Flyin said at 11:40 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Ah… Actions (caught on camera) are bigger than words. Got it.

  129. 129 stephenstempo said at 2:33 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    As much as it would have increased if a literal hamster were commissioner. Silly question isn’t it ? I mean I get the point that the nfl is worth a lot. But. It’s the nfl. It’s always going to be worth a lot. Roger goodell, as far as I can tell , is a good case of correlation more than causation.

  130. 130 Anders said at 2:52 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    The NFL was already on the way up when he took over. Goddell is like the politician who gets re-elected because of upswing in his term but the leg work was done by the prior administration

  131. 131 GEAGLE said at 8:23 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    I don’t see why Roger is the only man, given all that power that could make the owners a ton of money…

  132. 132 ACViking said at 9:15 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    GE:

    He’s not, in truth.

    But he’s a powerful front man for one of the best run businesses in the world.

    If things were going poorly in the pocketbook for the owners over a 3 or 4 year period, Goodell would take the hit.

    From the outside looking in, he’s the guy who appears to set the agenda for the owners. Or at least leads them to consensus like the proverbial shepherd leads his flock.

  133. 133 SteveH said at 8:43 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Jerry Jones sued for sexual assault. The circus rolls on.

    http://deadspin.com/woman-who-took-jerry-jones-pics-files-lawsuit-alleging-1632704685

  134. 134 BC1968 said at 9:45 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Not a fan of Jerry but look at the picture, looks like he’s dealing with a money grubbing bitch here

  135. 135 anon said at 9:56 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    this is more about sexual harassment in light of the ray rice scandal to me. NFL is riding a slippery slope moralizing in the league — hard to determine where to draw the line. NBA dealing with the same thing now.

  136. 136 Flyin said at 10:03 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Well… yeah. My interpretation of the story is… the girl in the picture is one of the strippers. The plaintiff is the one who took the photo. In Jerry’s world… the prude.

  137. 137 BC1968 said at 10:23 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Whoa, really bad on my part, you’re right. Still annoys me it’s 2014 and this allegedly happened in 09. Today is the day after the NFL just took a huge PR hit with women.

  138. 138 Flyin said at 10:26 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    With camera/video phones in everyone’s hands… you best walk a straight line in public.

  139. 139 BC1968 said at 10:29 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    That’s the truth. Look at Rice, with no video this would be something we heard about, he hit his fiancee blah blah blah, suspension, some counseling, and he’d be right back on the field in a few weeks.Going off base, that’s what I say to people who say UFO’s are out there, not that I’m saying we are the only ones in this too big to comprehend universe, but come on, everybody has a pocket camera/video on them nowadays, give me something .

  140. 140 Flyin said at 10:38 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I’m glad the Ray Rice video appeared. The reaction is justified to me.

    However, Phelps taking a bong hit is no big deal to me. And he got the media hell. Yet Snoop makes a living off it.

  141. 141 Flyin said at 10:46 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Somehow, the money and power of Jerry Jones will have this story disappear like the first time. Sickening.

  142. 142 A_T_G said at 10:53 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Those bong hits will do that to you.

  143. 143 Flyin said at 10:58 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Do what?

  144. 144 BC1968 said at 11:02 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I agree the bong hit wasn’t a big deal, it can work against you, but yeah, it’s good the Ray Rice video came out, what a jerk he is.

  145. 145 Maggie said at 7:13 PM on September 10th, 2014:

    Of course Mr Innocent was just walking down the hall toward his office when this money-grubbing bitch held a gun to his head and forced him to stand their while she…..

  146. 146 BrettConnolly said at 8:48 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Yeah, no one is making a big deal about 34 second half points… it’s almost like if your mother or a close family member was choking on a grape, and they passed out and fully stopped breathing for several minutes, but finally came to after some desperation heimlich action, and immediately upon coming to, they give you a killer stock tip… Even if it turns out that was a million dollar tip, it’s hard to focus on anything except what almost just happened…. Sorta like that.

  147. 147 Jernst said at 9:36 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    great analogy…or greatest analogy ever?

  148. 148 stephenstempo said at 2:28 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Lol inaccurate.

  149. 149 A_T_G said at 11:22 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    So, it seems McCoy cuts on a dime, but cuts off his tips at two dimes.

    http://deadspin.com/manager-who-tip-shamed-lesean-mccoy-says-mccoy-acted-li-1632603916

  150. 150 Flyin said at 11:28 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    Crap service, crap food… lucky he tipped at all.

  151. 151 Patrick said at 11:52 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I see some people calling Shady a dick, and he might be i dont know the guy, but if he was just being an asshole he wouldn’t have tipped at all. He would have just walked out.
    You tip 20 cents to make a point: I did not enjoy my visit to your establishment. I question whether McCoy got “impeccable service”. I on the other hand know, that the manager knows very little about public relations, holy crap that was a bad move.

  152. 152 Flyin said at 12:01 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Did he break a law…. No! Management took it to the the level I would never want to go. I wouldn’t be surprised if they raked pubes on their burgers.

  153. 153 eagleyankfan said at 7:34 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    nobody said he broke the law. As ATG eluded too, Shady has left enough of slime trail to assume he’s just an ass. His tip was a reminded us that he’s still an ass….

  154. 154 GEAGLE said at 9:09 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    I think it’s ridiculous that the restaurant would post it on Facebook… Initially I thought it was a pissed off waiter that exposed this..But for the restaurant to expose this is retarded… No eagles will ever go eat there again, and if I’m the manager I’d be more pissed at what the waiter could have done to make shady leave 20 cents, than I am about shady leaving 20 cents… You leave 20 cents to make a point…. THE RESTAURAJT seems to have missed the point, and are now shooting themselves in the foot. I won’t ever eat there after they act like clowns and post Shadys business on facebook

  155. 155 A_T_G said at 2:57 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Interesting. I guess there was enough stuff where Shady looked like as ass over the years, that I assumed he was the problem.

    Incidentally, I am a good tipper. 20% is pretty much standard. I also add on enough change to the tip to bring the total up to an even dollar amount. My wife says that the waitresses probably hate that. So, anybody out there who receives tips? Is it better to get $8.42 instead of $8.00, or just annoying?

  156. 156 CrackSammich said at 9:16 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Having waited tables, I always give even dollar amounts on tips. I don’t think there’s a steadfast rule–I just hated walking out with a pocket full of change. Although it was much easier to save money in coin form than paper form.

    it’s also much easier math.

  157. 157 GEAGLE said at 9:06 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Yeah I read it exactly the way you do… If you are pissed about service you leave 20 cents to make a point… If you are being cheap you would leave NOTHING, instead of a crappy 20 cents….

  158. 158 Prince Blue said at 11:26 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    You’re right Tommy Lawlor. Nobody is making a big deal of the 34 point half. But they are making a big deal about being down 17. That’s that Philly bias. They love for us to be laughable. It’s better headlines.

  159. 159 suthrneagle said at 11:53 PM on September 9th, 2014:

    I think that being down 17 is/was not the concern, but the way it happened was/is disconcerting: the deer in the headlights,missed targets, not connecting with the receivers, the bad line play, the DB play reverting to last year`s form, etc…After last season`s stellar performance,all were expecting a continuation of the same. Didn`t happen,so the instant gratification mentality of today`s fans, and the press, is why the focus is on the 1st 1/2, and not the 2nd.

  160. 160 Prince Blue said at 3:45 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Your right Eagle!!! We were so pumped as a fan base that anything less than domination would have been disappointing. Also the worse case scenario happened. Everything went wrong except a loss. But if Foles history is correct. He has all time bounce back games. He is a hard worker.

  161. 161 GEAGLE said at 9:02 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    This is why I was pissed about playing the jags…it was a lose/lose situation..,
    ,,,
    We could have had the best game ever and it wouldn’t have meant anything..people would just say “it was the crappy Jags”

    So happy to play against Luck this week, so when we win, no one can take anything away from us…loved inside the NFL last night, everyone picked the Colts. No one picked the eagles, that practically ensures my guarantee that FOles beats Luck….

    Wtf is up with inside the NFL? I new they lost Collinsworth which sucks, but did they replace Phil Simms with Boomer Easiason, and think no one would notice that it’s not the same blond QB?… And that idiot Gumble is the new host? Horrible…
    ..
    Tho I enjoyed seeing all the NFL players agree with me. Micheal Irvin! Brandon Marshall! Boomer, Ed Reed…they all said the packers were a joke for not throwing it to the right side of the field..
    .
    Marshall said when he played for Denver, Shannahan and Cutler said they wouldn’t throw at NNamdi when they played the Raiders, Marshall said he let them hear it and was so pissed that he didn’t talk to them for two weeks lol… Yet Jordy Nelson and Rodgers were happy to run away from Sherman… Irvin talked about how him and Troy would agree to test guys like Dion sanders to test them, keep them honest, plus it would send a bad message to team mates if they avoided going at them

  162. 162 suthrneagle said at 10:30 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    This is why I was pissed about playing the jags…it was a lose/lose situation..,

    have to disagree here.
    Had we played a more difficult team, needing to come back after being down like we were on Sunday, I would not have been as optimistic-and I doubt the Eagles would have been either. But we were playin the Jags, so i was thinkin about Luck turnin things around in the 2nd 1/2 aginst the Chiefs last season and thought, relax, why not Foles.
    a tale of two halves is actually what i said when the 1st one ended. thankfully it turned out to be true.

  163. 163 GEAGLE said at 12:51 PM on September 10th, 2014:

    I knew we would come back and win..check the game thread,

  164. 164 GEAGLE said at 8:45 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Why is everyone down on FOles, but not concerned bout our prized bull, Jason peters having a horrible start to the game..

    Forget FOles, the strength of this team was our OL and shady…why aren’t people complaining that our run game got shut down in the first half, JP was giving up sacks, Mathis was getting called for penalties….yet people are crying about the QB in his 12 game?

    Last 10 Eagles game I watched, our young QB led us to 8 wins…

    That was NOT the last time FOles is going to look bad…. Every QB has those games every know and then,,,the great Tom Brady can play like shit but our young QB is expected to be perfect every single time? Football doesn’t work that way, especially not in the NFL. There will be plenty of adversity that we encounter and our young QB sometimes wjll have to weather the storm instead of looking like an MVP candidate

    It’s really riduculous that this city is spending the week bitching about our young QBs rough half of play, especially when he showed a very good sign, in being able to weather the storm, keep it together, and bounce back, securing the win…

    As a team, I think we got more out of Sundays game, than we would have if FOles just had an easy 44-7 win were he played flawless and was never in danger. FOles isn’t a finished product. He is still growing, and for a growing QB, overcoming a bad first half like that and finding a way to win is much more impressive, than it is alarming to see him have a rough first half…FOles won’t always be at his best…Sunday wasn’t the last Time he will struggle.. Great to know that we can still win, even during the rare games when things aren’t clicking for our stud QB

    Don’t think we would have grown much beating the jags 44-7…. For a team that’s still growing, Jags putting us through the ringer could be valuable for our growth

  165. 165 dan quisenberry said at 6:52 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    No one is making a big deal about the Eagles putting up 34 points in a half because it was against the Jaguars. If it had been Seattle or Denver, they’d still be talking about it on ESPN.

  166. 166 GEAGLE said at 8:18 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Do not shoot the messanger!!!
    ..
    Sorry boys, Momahtron signed with the dirty browns practice squad

  167. 167 GEAGLE said at 8:54 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Anyone know anything about the two new practice squad players we signed?

    I see plenty of people asking about the colts run game… They signed Dion Lewis yesterday to a two year deal…that should say it all

  168. 168 RobNE said at 9:14 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    I would love to see the Vikings win.

  169. 169 GEAGLE said at 9:25 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    News: practice squad is complete… Eagles add WR Cobi Hamilton. 6’2 212lbs ran a 4.5.. Nice career playing for Arkansas

  170. 170 eagleyankfan said at 9:46 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    who is the other one?

  171. 171 RobNE said at 11:25 AM on September 10th, 2014:

    Does it disturb anyone that the hotel security that arrived on the scene outside the elevator said “is she drunk?” and then “no cops”. I don’t know if they had scene the video, prompting them to arrive on the scene (my guess?) or not, but they so quickly took a (wrong) side. Scary.

  172. 172 Raul Estrada said at 7:15 PM on September 10th, 2014:

    Really the offense scored 27 and the defense scored 7, but that’s exactly what we need in both halves: Scoring from at least 2 if not all 3 phases of the game.