1st Place Eagles

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 227 Comments »

The Eagles won, 31-21.

Dallas lost 28-17.

The Eagles are now 6-2 and atop the NFC East. Dallas falls to 6-3 and is in 2nd place. Would be a great day if not for the injures. Nick Foles left the game and we don’t know his status. Jeff McLane reported that he heard a clavicle injury and Foles could be out a month. DeMeco Ryans went down and things seem far worse for him. There is a report that he tore his Achilles. He would be out for the year and that could potentially end his career if true. Ugh.

Chip Kelly said in his PC that Todd Herremans left the game with an ankle injury. We’ll see if that affects him beyond today. Andrew Gardner filled in and seemed to do okay.

Not a great performance by the Eagles, but plenty to be happy about. I loved the way the run game came alive and took over the game in the 2nd half. How cool is it to put Chris Polk in the game late and have him run downhill and break tackles? It was also good to see Mark Sanchez throw a couple of Red Zone TD passes. Those were huge.

Plenty more to come later.


227 Comments on “1st Place Eagles”

  1. 1 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:25 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Dear Howie,

    Its time to put some of that cap space into extending Maclin.

  2. 2 FairOaks said at 4:33 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Are we allowed to extend him before free agency? Thought there were rules with 1-year contracts…

  3. 3 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:35 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    No idea. Just get it done.

  4. 4 Anders said at 4:39 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Not sure how it applies to your own guys

  5. 5 BC1968 said at 4:48 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I think you’re right about the rule. I heard someone talking about it before. They have the franchise tag so they still have control, make a deal or franchise.

  6. 6 Stanimal said at 5:35 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    You can’t resign a player before free agency if you signed him to a one year veteran minimum deal. We had this problem with Donnie Jones his first season with us. Pretty sure Maclin got his deal done for more than the minimum so we can resign him anytime. At least that was the year last year but it is possible they changed it.

  7. 7 Media Mike said at 7:22 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I smell franchise tag!

  8. 8 Steag209 said at 4:26 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    With Meco looking, well, not good, are there any ILB prospects or FAs we should be looking at?

  9. 9 Corry said at 4:27 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    The biggest problem with losing Demeco is that he’s the brains of the front 7. We can replace him as a player, but as the “quarterback” of the defense? That’s going to be tough. Kendricks should take over the adjustments part of the game. Let’s hope he’s up to the task.

  10. 10 Steag209 said at 4:42 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    That’s what I’m worried about the most. He makes so many checks and audibles that have been key in the effective play of the defense that it’s possible this defense will not be as good from here on out.

  11. 11 Sean Stott said at 4:46 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    When he was gonna be out with a groin injury they made it seem like the communication is mostly done from sideline signals.

  12. 12 Corry said at 4:49 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    it’s Demeco making a lot of line calls. I can’t remember if it was the Giants game or the Cardinals game, but Bill Davis talked about the match up between the QB and Ryans in terms of matching audibles and having a ton of confidence in Ryans making the switch to the right play.

  13. 13 Joe Lawrence said at 5:02 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I think it was the Giants game where the defense had them backed up inside their 20 on 3rd down and Demeco out-audibled Eli on the play (which he had been doing all night). Cut frame to a dejected Manning.

  14. 14 Anders said at 5:09 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Thats a standard call for the Eagles. They go all out blitz against empty back field.

  15. 15 sonofdman said at 5:12 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I think the play he was talking about, Demeco audibled out of the standard all out blitz into a zone coverage, then Eli threw a short pass designed to beat the blitz and man coverage and the eagles tackled the receiver for a very small gain.

  16. 16 Anders said at 5:14 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    He said dejected Manning which I think he means the huge Vinny Curry sack

  17. 17 sonofdman said at 5:16 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Could be, but the play I mentioned is the one that they made a big deal about Meco’s audible on the tv broadcast.

  18. 18 Anders said at 5:17 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Cant remember it, but didnt see that game live

  19. 19 Anders said at 5:10 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Kendricks is the only off LOS LB in Dime, so he knows the line calls

  20. 20 juaniflaco said at 9:25 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Pretty sure Jenkins would take over that role.

  21. 21 BC1968 said at 4:29 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Had to get DeSean out of the way for Maclin. He didn’t take the multi-year contract the Eagles offered and it’s paying off for him big time. They either come to terms or franchise him or something, don’t let him go anywhere please.

  22. 22 xeynon said at 4:30 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    With the injuries, turnovers, and stretches of ineffective play, it’s amazing that this team is 6-2, with its only losses being close defeats on the road against good teams. Given all the adversity a Super Bowl run will be tough but this is a testament to Kelly’s coaching ability.

  23. 23 unhinged said at 7:57 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    The adversity just got bigger. Ryans is the coach on the field for the defense, and replacing him will involve tying B. Davis’ hands. The schedule gets tougher and the offense hasn’t shown it’s over the giveaways. Ryans absence will put the division in question.

  24. 24 BC1968 said at 4:34 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Seems strange that a 6-2 team losing it’s middle linebacker is more of a concern than losing the starting QB. Shows how big the drop off there is after Ryans.

  25. 25 Sean Stott said at 4:47 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Acho has been acceptable.

  26. 26 BC1968 said at 4:48 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Ok, wasn’t sure how good he is.

  27. 27 P_P_K said at 5:47 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    And, I hate to say it, maybe not such a big drop off at qb.

  28. 28 BC1968 said at 4:45 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

  29. 29 TommyLawlor said at 4:50 PM on November 2nd, 2014:


  30. 30 Buge Halls said at 4:53 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    There is just something incestuous about posting your own Tweets in the comments section of your blog…

  31. 31 TommyLawlor said at 5:58 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Good incestuous or bad incestuous?

  32. 32 BC1968 said at 4:50 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Last 3 games 5.3 yards a carry for McCoy

  33. 33 GEAGLE said at 4:51 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Fans who think we are getting rid of Meco are nuts,, chips out of his mind. lol talking about the loss of Meco: “everyone knows he is our leader. He is our guy, he is our Mufasa” Bwahahahahahahah chips nuts
    As for all the injuries..this is that time of year where we come together and everything starts clicking. Shame FOles got hurt now. our offensive and Defensive leaders went down today, that can be a Kiss of death for a lot of teams, but by now we should khow this is a rock solid, well coached team that won’t fold to adversity..
    Watt and Company were bombarding us, but we with stood the heavy fire, and wore them down til our run game eventual ground that defense into burger meat..
    FOles and Meco down?mfuck it, Next man Up, continue to make adversity OUR BITCH!!, This an army…keep trucking thru whatever crap Lady Luck throws at us….I don’t know many teams that can overcome what we have to be in first place after 9 weeks… Now it’s time to start building momentum like a boulder til it’s big enough to run over the NFC on the way to a SUPERBOWL!

    next man up…Eagle army is coming!!

  34. 34 Anders said at 5:05 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Look at how Chip talked about Avant and looked how he had no problems cutting him.

  35. 35 BobSmith77 said at 5:12 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Difference was that Avant was washed up and unhappy with his role and PT. Don’t miss him one Bit

  36. 36 Anders said at 5:14 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    and Ryans is only a two down LB here on a huge contract and will now be washed up (you need to be Jason Peters type freak to come back from 2 Achilles tendon tears)

  37. 37 BobSmith77 said at 5:19 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Didn’t say anything Ryans coming back. They ll miss him a bit but yeah seems a bit overrated in the scheme of things. Graham or Cole going down would be worse.

  38. 38 Anders said at 5:20 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I think Cox and Jenkins is two worst for defense.

  39. 39 D3FB said at 5:23 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    We renegotiate with him. Certainly he or his agent realizes he won’t be in high demand on the open market. Worst case, we cut him let him go explore the market and then sign him back to 3 million. Let him heal up and use him to compete against Casey/Acho whatever young kid we bring in.

  40. 40 Anders said at 5:25 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    100%, Just not sure he is even healthy until 2016. It took him over a year last time to get fully healthy and he was younger back then.

    I have always wanted him back on smaller deal no matter what because 7 million was too much for a 2 down LB.

  41. 41 GEAGLE said at 5:30 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Yup..he will be renegotiated for sure… Sure we work things out with him…. Btw, what’s everyone hearing about his is injury? Article says Achilles, I heard it was an ankle..anyone hear a definitive report yet?

  42. 42 Anders said at 5:32 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Eagles officially said Achilles

  43. 43 GEAGLE said at 5:47 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Shit…thank you
    Eric Kendrick…see you in a few months lol

  44. 44 Ark87 said at 9:29 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Could you imagine the Kendricks brothers playing next to each other? When was the last time that happened in the pro’s, at any positions?

  45. 45 lovesbigfool said at 8:35 PM on November 3rd, 2014:

    Shawn and Stacey Andrews almost did. Turned out that year that Shawn could not play. Forget why.

  46. 46 Ark87 said at 8:11 AM on November 4th, 2014:

    Good memory, Shawn was never able to return from his back injury. I forget which leg but he never got full strength back in it. Spent a few years out of football at special clinics, tried to make a comeback with the Giants, didn’t work out. It’s sad. He was immensely talented, really struggled with that back, and depression if I remember right. Couldn’t get his head on right.

  47. 47 mksp said at 5:05 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    jeeeeeeeeeeeeeez. breathe.

  48. 48 GEAGLE said at 7:01 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    LOL says the cocksucking groupie..lol that’s rich

  49. 49 CrackSammich said at 1:41 AM on November 3rd, 2014:

    Please stop running this blog with this nonsense.

  50. 50 oreofestar said at 7:10 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Not sure about Demeco he’s older and coming off his second Achilles and makes a nice amount of money wouldn’t chock me if they got rid of him

  51. 51 Avery Greene said at 4:55 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I’m happy with the result. I loved how they just pounded the ball down their throats. This was one of the better run defenses and they beat them at their strong suit. Still too many mistakes on the offensive side of the ball, but they overcame them and won convincingly.

  52. 52 mksp said at 5:08 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Offseason gonna be real interesting as far as the QB + RB positions go.

  53. 53 GENETiC-FREAK said at 5:09 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Why RB?

  54. 54 Anders said at 5:10 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Some people think McCoy is getting cut/traded

  55. 55 BobSmith77 said at 5:20 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Kelly thinks he is a lot smarter then he actually is then if that happens.

  56. 56 D3FB said at 5:21 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Or people are making poor assumptions.

  57. 57 Anders said at 5:21 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    People saw Jackson get cut and saw Shady have bad start.

  58. 58 D3FB said at 5:26 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    And now that he is back on track? Djax got cut because he was a pain in the ass.


  59. 59 Anders said at 5:27 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I think he gets a new deal, with some more money up front, but less annual hit.

    McCoy is a special talent worth paying for.

    So glad we have McCoy+Sproles+Polk. That is a great trio to have

  60. 60 mksp said at 5:19 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    McCoy has a big cap hit. Production down this year. Scheme is king.

  61. 61 D3FB said at 5:20 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    After today Shady is back on track to put up 1200-1300 yards.

  62. 62 mksp said at 5:21 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I get it, and he’s still a great player. RB is just a tough position to pay a premium for, particularly considering the talent that you can pick up in later rounds in a typical draft.

  63. 63 D3FB said at 5:27 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I agree, however I just don’t see it happening.

  64. 64 P_P_K said at 5:39 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    And Shady quietly went about a 100+ yard game and I believe just passed Westy for 2nd on the Eagles all-time rushing list.

  65. 65 FoneBone80 said at 5:09 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Coming into the game our defense had kept opposition qbs to the lowest completion percentage in the league at 57.3%, add to that Fitzpatrick’s 13/27 today. Maybe too many off them have gone for big plays, and not enough ints

  66. 66 BobSmith77 said at 5:16 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    ‘Yeah Go Butt Fumbler’ was yelled to me by a jets fan (Cherbet jersey) while i was jogging in downtown kc wearing an old rattle Reggie white badly faded tshirt.

    Thought he was just a typical jets’ ahole fan who was drunk. Didn’t even realize Sanchez played a lot today

  67. 67 Anders said at 5:24 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Outside of the tipped ball by Huff, I was impressed with him today. One could really see his YAC skills on two huge 1st down conversions breaking a couple of tackles.

  68. 68 GEAGLE said at 5:57 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Ran hard, you could see the physicality to his game today. I get the feeling that huff and mathews will be those WRs who come back in year two looking like brand new players…really expect a big leap from those two

  69. 69 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:24 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    2 minor observations:
    1) We need Nate Allen back. Wolff, when he was on screen, was taking bad angles, getting lost, or blowing a coverage. He is becoming a major disappointment.

    2) Kelce was seriously rusty today. A lot of bad snaps, fortunately none of them turned into disaster.

  70. 70 Anders said at 5:26 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    1) Allen seems like a very solid SS at this point who cant cover, but Wolff wasnt even solid tackling.

    2) it seems the problems went away later in the game.

  71. 71 Crus57 said at 5:27 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    On 2), I’d say having JJ Watt lining up opposite you could also give any center a case of the yips.

  72. 72 Anders said at 5:29 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    JJ Watt was never on Kelce. He was on Herremans or Johnson

  73. 73 Bert's Bells said at 5:31 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    He even beat Peters a couple times. Guy’s the best player in the NFL.

  74. 74 Anders said at 5:32 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    He was the only reason we didnt have like 400 yards by half time

  75. 75 Iskar36 said at 6:11 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Wolff had an ok, if not solid, rookie season, but I think a lot of people forgot about all the other times that has happened with the Eagles. Macho Harris, Quintin Demps, even Nate Allen all had good rookie years, played significant snaps as starters, but proved to be liabilities as a starter in their second and third seasons.

  76. 76 Anders said at 6:17 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Allen was 100% undone by his knee injury (lost a ton of speed) and bad coaching

  77. 77 Iskar36 said at 6:26 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Allen was affected by his knee injury and inconsistent coaching. Each of them had their own set of circumstances that caused them to be liabilities. That being said, I do think Allen shares some of the blame himself. It wasn’t entirely on his knee and bad coaching in my opinion.

  78. 78 Anders said at 6:30 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Hard to really know because Allen was very good in college and had a very good rookie year.

  79. 79 P_P_K said at 6:31 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Agreed. That’s why he’s become such a disappointment.

  80. 80 lovesbigfool said at 8:42 PM on November 3rd, 2014:

    Foles is taller than Sanchez, maybe that’s why the snaps were above Sanchez’s head?

  81. 81 BC1968 said at 5:28 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    The only explanation I can come up with with the turnovers and winning. They run so many plays. They are going to get a lot of yards, points and turnovers. Who knows. These turnovers do not equal 6 wins in 8 games. Crazy.

  82. 82 BC1968 said at 5:30 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Barwin said Casey Matthews came in and called the plays when Ryans went out.

  83. 83 McNabbulousness said at 5:38 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    long term ryans’ injury is a killer. the defense is going to take a couple steps back without him

  84. 84 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:35 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    National Football Conference – 2014 Regular SeasonNFC East TeamWLT PctPFPANet PtsTDHomeRoadDivPctConfPctNon-ConfStreakLast 5Philadelphia Eagles620.75023417757234-02-22-01.0003-2.6003-01W3-2Dallas Cowboys630.66723019535243-33-01-1.5004-3.5712-02L3-2New York Giants340.429154169-15192-11-31-2.3332-4.3331-02L3-2Washington Redskins360.333197229-32192-21-41-2.3331-5.1672-11L2-3

  85. 85 Anders said at 5:39 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Just noticed. After giving up 4 sacks early, we didnt give up a single after that

  86. 86 Anders said at 5:40 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Some stats from the Eagles game


    JJ Watt is just unreal.

  87. 87 GEAGLE said at 5:46 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Absolutely! Deserves every bit of praise he got.. Think It’s a nice feather in our OL’s hat, after everything they been through and have had to overcome, that we could with stand the terrorist wrath of Watt and eventually wear him down and then run him and and his front 7 over with our 3 headed monster…. Chris “Baby Huey” Polk runs like a best…solid in blitz pickup, and is a very nice pass catchers for a big bruising back….

    Our Run game stepped up against a tough Front
    And our run defense stepped up and was one of the few defense that could shut down Foster running those stretch plays…
    All things considers, that team win shows some serious character…but that’s nothing new for this years team

  88. 88 Anders said at 5:47 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Yea, consider Watt will make plays no matter what, I thougth the OL did a good job with him

  89. 89 GEAGLE said at 5:55 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Good week to get our tempo going. Wouldn’t want to face THAT maniac fresh in the 4th quarter

  90. 90 GEAGLE said at 5:42 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Earl Wolff: “I ws nervous at first, but I settled down after the first series and I think I played great”…. He said that with. Straight face.
    Leading up to the game I talked Bout the descrepency between what chip says and what wolff says..well, we clearly know which one is the delusional liar after tonight..
    I pride myself on trying to understand youñg player developmental process more than absurd fans with their ridiculous expectations, and I try to give young players a realistic amount of time before I rule them out..it’s still early, but it does not look well for Earl Wolff. Such a promising athlete, looks to be regressing from his rookie year… He might be better at some of the things we aren’t privy to, like diagnosing presnap, and communicating, but this kid hasnt shown the growth you would expect from a second year player in a healthy situation Recieving schematic continuity..

    Earl Wolff better get it together, he could find himself abruptly cut out of the blue one day when he doeant even expect it…

    I don’t know what his responsibilities were on every play, but I’d like to think I kno what a “great game” by a safety looks like, and that ain’t IT!!!

  91. 91 Joe Minx said at 5:49 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Wolff is garbage. He’ll be lucky not to go the way of the Chung at the end of the season.

  92. 92 Anders said at 5:49 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Wolff was a 5th round pick for a reason. I give him one more off season. Remember how bad Allen looked 2 years ago? Now he can at least tackle (still cant cover)

  93. 93 GEAGLE said at 5:53 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Yeah, especially at the beginning of games, you know he is going to bring the mayhem,,for us to withstand it and still put up some points early on the road is about the most you can ask for… Good week to get our temoo going against that monster… He is everybit as advertisized

  94. 94 Anders said at 5:56 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I think this was suppose to be a reply below about Watt right?

  95. 95 GEAGLE said at 6:04 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Yeah, My bad

  96. 96 fran35 said at 5:59 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I feel like wolffff doesn’t even hustle all the time. Might be my imagination but it reminds me a bit of DRC/nnamdi syndrome out there

  97. 97 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:48 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    🙂 2nd try.

  98. 98 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:48 PM on November 2nd, 2014:


  99. 99 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:50 PM on November 2nd, 2014:


  100. 100 P_P_K said at 6:14 PM on November 2nd, 2014:


  101. 101 mtn_green said at 6:45 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    NFC east is 8-1 versus afc.

  102. 102 BC1968 said at 5:53 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    DeMeco Ryans told Connor Barwin that when he injured his left achilles in 2010 it was exactly the same spot he got injured today. Damn, sucks.

  103. 103 GEAGLE said at 6:03 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    BRAMA Bull Barwin, got beat on the wheel route, but came back from that and treated the Texan offense like his very own “China shop”
    By now I have come to expect elite DE play from Thornton and Cox, but I can’t say enough about our two young NT.. Props to Beau for finally getting a much deserved sack. He was close on many occassions and guys made a lot of nice plays because of his dirty work. Today I remember its late in the game, and they are passing and double and Tripple team Beau, initially he held his ground, then he ended up pushing the double team in QBs lap forcing him to throw it quickly resulting in incomplete…and Logan is even better… When those two are in their 4th and 3rd season they will be a scary tandem anchoring our top ranked defense by then lol

  104. 104 Anders said at 6:08 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Beau Allen has been such a great pick. Cant have enough good NTs (NT can also play DE). This mean we can beef up with Thornton, Logan, Allen in short yardage

  105. 105 GEAGLE said at 6:40 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Yup, yup…..God forbid thornton or Cox ever get banged up an miss a game, slide logan at DE to replace the injured thornton, and stick BEau at NT…

    Quality young Nt is important enough…but two young Quaity NT who can also rush the passer is HUGE… We are set for years with those two. Such an important position, awesome to not have to worry about it

  106. 106 Anders said at 3:02 AM on November 3rd, 2014:

    Consider how good Allen has looked and how athletic he has tested, I wonder why he fell so far in the draft. We cant be the only team who values 330 athletic NTs

  107. 107 nopain23 said at 6:19 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Crow is killing it in Arizona.. He’s on 1 year deal . Maybe we sign him in the offseason after we jettison sconces. How bad do we look now for passing on kelvin benjamin. Imagine him on this offense in the red zone. Cooper has fallen off the map in a major way. I know most are low on the “sanchise” but that pass to matthews just had ‘such” touch on it..a thing of beauty.
    Not having a real answer at QB doesn’t bode well for this team. So much firepower but you need some one back there pulling the trigger who’s not going to kill the team with dumb mistakes. Our ‘D” is not good enough to overcome those.
    Howie better have the Raiders on speed dial for that first pick or get his hands on some very compromising photos of Mr Davis. we dont need our first pick ’cause we gonna waste it anyway.. see MS II.
    Losing Bill Lazor to the dolphins has wrecked Foles and left him a shell of himself… who knew?

  108. 108 GEAGLE said at 6:22 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Cary had a quality game… Find a replacement for Bradley before you worry about replacing C dub
    Cro? …chip ain’t putting up with him.. FYI we need to get younger at the position. Antoine Cason probabky a more realistic FA target(props to AC viking)

  109. 109 Anders said at 6:24 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Fletcher is getting replaced by Carroll while Watkins will be dime CB next year.

    Williams will 100% need to take a pay cut to stay (tho Im not sure the Eagles agree on that).

  110. 110 GEAGLE said at 6:26 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Renegotiate..extend the contract at a cheaper cap figure,..but I don’t disagree.,.
    Your scenario is plausible… I also heard wispers that Watkins doesn’t run like we thought he did and might be going the safety route..not sure how true that is. Nolan is also extremely valuable at dime, but we may not want to pay that for a dime since we have to pay boykin soon to be a nickel…going to be interesting to see how we reconfigure that secondary
    I could also see us re sigń Bradley, but not start him

  111. 111 Anders said at 2:52 AM on November 3rd, 2014:

    I have no problems with Watkins as a safety. that means we can play more nickle and base and still have good enough coverage skills against certain 2 TE sets

  112. 112 EagleNebula said at 6:57 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Half a season isn’t enough to make definitive statements about anyone. Especially not rookie WRs. Mathews is actually having a nice season and huff looks like a rookie, one good play offset by one bad…

    3-4 OLB take time to develop, as do most pass rushers transitioning to the NFL, and with DeMeco hurt, good chance he will be back at ILB. Not many OLB could do that.

    And a few facts from today: the D gave up only 14 points, 2 drives of 68 yards, rest were 35yards or less. 7 of those points came on the heals of DeMeco fumbling his interception when he ruptured his Achilles’ tendon. Yes, they need to stop giving up big plays but this isn’t a doom and gloom scenario.

  113. 113 xeynon said at 9:27 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    “A shell of himself”??? That’s silly.

    Foles has made way too many dumb, overly aggressive throws this year. But he’s still been a highly effective player when he’s not made mistakes. He’s thrown for a lot of yards and a lot of TDs. Take away six interceptions and he’s having a great season. That’s half a dozen bad plays, out of a sample of hundreds.

    When he comes back, he needs to take better care of the football if they are going to compete to win the Super Bowl. There is no question about that. But you’re talking about him like he’s Kevin Kolb or Bobby Hoying, and he’s clearly not.

  114. 114 GEAGLE said at 6:20 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Sources: “call to start RG3 came from the top!”
    LOL what a dysfunctional joke. I couldnt imagine loving a team and having to deal with a freakshow maniacle owner…
    As if the Cowboys, a team put together by jerry friggin jones could possibly be legit. Give me a break! Lol to all the prisoner of the moment eagkes fans that thought we should respect the Cowboys as a contender. Fuck outta here. Lol the yearly joke…that keeps on giving!

  115. 115 P_P_K said at 6:26 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Here’s a joke:
    Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder walk into a bar. Jerry says, “I own a football team.” Dan says, “Me, too.”

  116. 116 sutherneagle said at 6:30 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    that joke is like a gift that keeps on giving

  117. 117 GEAGLE said at 6:32 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    LOL. AS FOR THE COWBOYS: “They are who we thought they were! You wanna crown em? Crown em! But they are who we,thought they were, And WE WONT LET THEM OFF THE HOOK”!!))

    Can’t wat for our boys to celebrate their holiday and divisional dominance in Jerruh’s house! Take his house over, kick our feet up, pat his wife on the ass and tell her to cook a steak for us,,,MEDIUM RARE as Chael P Sonnen would say 😉

  118. 118 FoneBone80 said at 6:22 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Of the plays when Foles was on the field, only 4 were run plays, compared to 15 that were pass plays (including the two sacks). Whereas Sanchez’s first 24 plays were 12 run and 12 pass plays. Do you think that the belief Chip has in Foles to throw the ball 80% of the plays was hurting his ability to run the offense as effectively as he could have.

  119. 119 Anders said at 6:26 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Really hard to know because a few of those Foles throws might also have a hand off built in

  120. 120 Ark87 said at 8:40 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Chip claims we only run the read option 2-4 times a game. Definitely saw Sanchez run it at least once. But yeah, no way to tell. Either way it has been very Reid-esque at times this year. Foles isn’t that guy.

  121. 121 xeynon said at 9:28 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I don’t think any quarterback is that guy. I don’t understand Chip’s bombs away mentality this year.

  122. 122 Anders said at 2:50 AM on November 3rd, 2014:

    We run those packaged plays more often than 2-4 times per game tho.

  123. 123 Ark87 said at 9:10 AM on November 3rd, 2014:

    Good point, all comes back to that uncomfortable truth that the defense gets to pick their poison. Their choice seems to be load the box to make us pass, then play the pass by blitzing or bailing into coverage.

  124. 124 ConcussedFB said at 8:33 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Seems like it did, didn’t it. The idea that Foles reading the defense would skew the numbers so much beggars belief

  125. 125 arun kian said at 6:30 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Great write up Tommy. Its weird to be 6-2 but honestly I dont feel confident long term wise. A few nights ago, you said maybe were better than we are better than our record. I tend to agree with your view. Maybe we can be like the 10-6 packers or maybe even the 9-7 giants. The problem is the weaknesses are not really going away with more problems being created. Losing Demco will not be good for this surprisingly effective defense. Call me crazy, but this was a good defense for a playoff team. The secondary is very average but they were getting the job done. (How is Boykin doing? Haven’t heard his name being mentioned?)The offense has put them in bad positions with Foles dumb interceptions. Speaking of offense, the QB position is unknown but I remain weirdly excited to see what Sanchez can do with his first start next week. You never know?
    Lesean is getting back to himself. But does anyone notice he seems a bit slower compared to last year. The blocking his helping but Mccoy himself does not seem himself still despite another 100 yd game. The main that will kill this team is the turnover differential. Way too many turnovers being comitted and not enough turnovers being taken by the defense. It just keeps teams closer to us than they should be. I really want to win this year but I just dont see happening. Thank god for sproles and maclin picking up the slack of Foles and Mccoy. Can you imagine last years Foles and MCCoy with sproles and maclin. Drooling… your thoughts, Tom?

  126. 126 Jernst said at 7:44 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Boykin has been dealing with a hamstring issue and it’s really noticable when he has to open up and chase someone. Looks incredibly slow and like he’s lost all long speed. Fitzgerald, who ran like a 4.6 coming out of college 10 years ago, ran away from him like he was standing still.

  127. 127 arun kian said at 9:31 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    yeah he doesn’t seem like the same player. HIm, Lesean and Foles are not the same players as last year

  128. 128 P_P_K said at 6:30 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I am so psyched about this win that I went to TATE fo the first time in a long time. Didn’t stay long for obvious reasons.
    Big shout out to Tommy for this blog and thanks to all of you guys your generally intelligent and mature posts.

  129. 129 GEAGLE said at 6:34 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I know you are but what am I…bfffff I farted…mature enough? 😉

  130. 130 Iskar36 said at 6:34 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    With Ryans injured, we need to go sign Urlackerzzzzzzzz!!!!1111!!!

  131. 131 GermanEagle said at 6:37 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Are. You. Nuts.

  132. 132 GEAGLE said at 6:42 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    What is this TATE thing I see people keep mentioning?

  133. 133 GermanEagle said at 6:42 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Talk. About. The. Eagles.

    Eagles MB section. The. Evil.

  134. 134 GEAGLE said at 6:43 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Ohhhh yuck

  135. 135 Iskar36 said at 6:45 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    As much as I dislike TATE at this point, there have been some fantastic posters on there (at least in the past since I haven’t been there in several years). Many of us found out about Tommy from TATE, so I can’t say it is pure evil…. but I know what you mean.

  136. 136 GermanEagle said at 6:46 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    What ever happened to trotter#54?

  137. 137 Flyin said at 8:49 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Do you mean phillyphreak54? Last I heard, Bandwagon punched him in the face.

  138. 138 GermanEagle said at 7:43 AM on November 3rd, 2014:

    Yes that’s who I meant. Great poster.

  139. 139 Anders said at 2:49 AM on November 3rd, 2014:

    10 years ago, having a place like TATE was great for new Eagles fans like me who lives abroad, but Im so glad I found BGN and this place (IB is the best Eagles blog by far)

  140. 140 Flyin said at 6:44 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    It is a waste of time these days. Tommy made TATE the place to go starting in ’03. Once he left, it fell fast!

  141. 141 P_P_K said at 7:08 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I’m trying to remember Tommy’s screen name from TATE. Someone help me out?
    Like others, I have kept tabs on TLaw since the days of TATE. Each of my old computers has a bookmark for whatever name Tommy used for his blog at the time. It’s been a long, strange trip.

  142. 142 GermanEagle said at 7:12 PM on November 2nd, 2014:


  143. 143 P_P_K said at 7:19 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Right. I remember reading his game reviews and thinking this guy is the smartest Eagles fan I ever met. Even smarter than me…

  144. 144 GermanEagle said at 7:33 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    And me.

  145. 145 teltschikfakeout88 said at 6:41 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    It would be awesome if we could get a message board for comments instead of just posting comments to blog posts…..how much will that cost you tommy?? You need donations??

  146. 146 Poppi said at 8:32 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    how much have you donated so far?

  147. 147 GEAGLE said at 6:55 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I’m ready to say that we are one of the best coached, physically and mentally tough, close knit teams in the league.. I doubt many teams can have been faces with all the different adversity thrown at us, not only do we perservere but it makes us stronger and stronger…. Sucks having your OL go down in September, but when you overcome it go 6’2, and now you have built depth that you didn’t have at the beginning of the sEason, we took adversity. And used it to make us stronger…
    Teams don’t win in this league with all the turnovers we commit….yet we buckle down, overcome it, make plays when we need to, and find ourselves in first place past the halfway point.

    Denver getting spanked By inferior patriots.
    Contending Chargers, MVP candidate Rivers get shut out, throws 3 INTs and fumble (this is why you don’t get too carried away when FOles struggles)

    Best team in our conference Arizona, I look forward to playing. I don’t at all mind getting matched up with them, I pray we get to face them again in Janiary.
    Big bad seahawks, ain’t so scary anymore and road to Super Bowl doesnt run thru their homefield any more,,

    The NFL is wide open people, and we have one of the toughest group of men around….WHY NOT US!!! Sanchez, FOles…I don’t even care…next Man Up!!! (As long as it’s not Barkley) lol

  148. 148 Poppi said at 8:38 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    NE is miles better than we are right now..what’s with the inferior comment?

  149. 149 GermanEagle said at 7:11 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Tom. Brady. Is. Good.

  150. 150 BC1968 said at 7:18 PM on November 2nd, 2014:


  151. 151 GermanEagle said at 7:33 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Think Big It’s Geno?!

  152. 152 Mitchell said at 8:14 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Tampa Bay is glorious?

  153. 153 deshawnbentley said at 9:14 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Terry Bradshaw is gay!?

  154. 154 BC1968 said at 7:14 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Denver having Super Bowl flashbacks. Speaking of, NE was celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their last Super Bowl with the cheaters who played us and the other three they cheated, um, won in. Who said it, Ike Reese? How come they always threw underneath every time Dawkins or a linebacker blitzed? They knew it was coming.

  155. 155 BC1968 said at 7:14 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    No worries about a tie breaker with SF

  156. 156 Media Mike said at 7:27 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Won’t matter because we’re winning this division anyway! Niners aren’t even making the playoffs.

  157. 157 BC1968 said at 7:31 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    That’s true, just looking at team standings. For conference I mean. We are 3rd behind Detroit, no head to head, same division records(2-0) Their advantage is 5-1 conference to a 5-2 for us. That teeny difference. Except I hate looking at stuff so early, and yet I still do.

  158. 158 Antonio Reyna said at 7:34 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    What do you think of bringing Skov from TB’s practice squad ? Will it be a good fit? He was a an outstanding leader in college and a tacking machine.

  159. 159 BC1968 said at 7:34 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    It’s too early, but I still have to take a look. Halfway point.

  160. 160 GermanEagle said at 7:57 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Seahawks are 5-3 And Niners 4-4.

  161. 161 Anders said at 2:48 AM on November 3rd, 2014:

    But more important, they are wild card teams at best.

  162. 162 BC1968 said at 7:37 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I’ve never seen a crapfest like that before. LOL

  163. 163 Mitchell said at 8:22 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Holy shit Chip! You say you tried running Polk in short yardage and it actually worked?! Wow, it’s not like we have been talking about doing that for, I don’t know, the whole season…..

  164. 164 ConcussedFB said at 8:29 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    O-line being healthy.

  165. 165 Mitchell said at 8:34 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Missing both Herremans and Mathis? More like Polk being healthy.

  166. 166 Avery Greene said at 8:35 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    That too, but Kelce being back makes a huge difference.

  167. 167 Mitchell said at 8:36 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    That he does my friend, that he does.

  168. 168 Poppi said at 9:15 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Kelce is the MAN

  169. 169 ConcussedFB said at 8:36 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Wasn’t discounting Polk, forget he was hurt. Having Kelce instead of Molk is night and day.

  170. 170 Poppi said at 8:36 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I’m sure Chip is reading your posts

  171. 171 Mitchell said at 8:37 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I know Chip is, we text often too!

  172. 172 Poppi said at 9:09 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    love it. does he believe in Sanchez?

  173. 173 Mitchell said at 9:18 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    There is only Sanchize and yes he does.

  174. 174 Mitchell said at 8:25 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    So, Foles had a great ball to Maclin on the bomb in the first quarter and then follows it up with the int a few plays later. It’s frustrating to see all of these darn turnovers. I literally have never heard of a team turning the ball over so much and still win or still be in every game they have played. Our streak of getting a takeaway is technically still alive though, so that’s good I suppose.

  175. 175 Ark87 said at 8:28 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Some teams end drives with punts, we throw picks. Tamato tomotto 😛

  176. 176 GermanEagle said at 8:31 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Sanchez had two picks. Just for the record.

  177. 177 Mitchell said at 8:33 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Yes, I know, I’m speaking specifically about Foles and my frustrations with the two sides of his coin this year.

  178. 178 GermanEagle said at 8:39 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Sanchez had two picks. Just for the record.

  179. 179 Mitchell said at 8:40 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I love Foles, for the record, thanks for being a douche though.

  180. 180 GermanEagle said at 8:42 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Cmon. Just playing with you. All good. 😉

  181. 181 Mitchell said at 8:45 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I’m Captain Salt because of Foles’ injury. He’s been taking a freakin’ beating all season and it finally caught up with him.

  182. 182 GermanEagle said at 8:47 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I agree. And in two weeks time we will have a QB controversy. Which I wouldn’t mind because that means we will be 8-2.

  183. 183 Mitchell said at 8:49 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Yeh, I don’t care who is at qb as long as we are winning.

  184. 184 xeynon said at 9:31 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Let’s hope so. I have a feeling we will soon get a crash course in The Limitations of Mark Sanchez. Not saying he can’t win a couple games for us, but there’s a reason he’s a backup in a league in which guys like Ryan Fitzpatrick and Kyle Orton are starting.

  185. 185 holeplug said at 10:54 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    on one hand we got a pretty big sample of games that says he sucks. on the other hand rex ryan’s jets are where QBs go to die

  186. 186 BlindChow said at 4:25 AM on November 3rd, 2014:

    Ryan Fitzpatrick and Kyle Orton both had stints as backups before they became starters again.

  187. 187 tomw said at 6:38 AM on November 3rd, 2014:

    Mike Vick started yesterday. I’ll stick with Sanchez

  188. 188 Anders said at 2:46 AM on November 3rd, 2014:

    2011 Steelers was 6-2 after a -10 turnover differential

  189. 189 Mitchell said at 8:07 AM on November 3rd, 2014:

    Really? I did not know that. Im not even sure we can get back to zero in the regular season.

  190. 190 Ark87 said at 8:27 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Thoughts of the day:

    1) was Herremans so good this year that we are thinking about playing him with a torn bicep and a bad ankle? Pull the plug, get that surgery and back to compete next year.

    2) When Meco went down I was very glad we went ahead and picked up a savvy defender like Malcolm Jenkins. Meco will be missed, but at least we won’t be lost out there. Good chance for young guys to step up.

    3) I love Polk. God, we’ve been missing a guy like this in Philly for a long time. I just wish he was more reliable health-wise.

    4) Can’t wait till Huff isn’t a rookie. Clean up the little stuff and I could see him outshining Matthews (who had a nice TD today) down the road.

    5)(sort of, technically I’ve had this thought for a few weeks now bit it bares repeating) Maclin…

  191. 191 Avery Greene said at 8:33 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I love we have a three back offense. We can pound the heck out of defenses. Kelce makes a huge difference and we get Mathis back next week.

  192. 192 SteveH said at 9:05 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I love Polk, but I’m equally annoyed we weren’t using him more earlier in the year when Shady was really struggling. Guy is a weapon, use him!

  193. 193 FairOaks said at 9:10 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    He did have a hamstring injury to start the season, and probably wasn’t 100% for a while.

  194. 194 Mitchell said at 8:35 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    It’s going to be interesting to see how our offense does in the hands of the Sanchize. I’m upset we don’t have these 4-6 weeks to further evaluate Foles.

  195. 195 Avery Greene said at 8:37 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Yeah, I agree. Sanchez might be a bit sharper with a week of practice with the ones. At least that’s what I’m hoping.

  196. 196 Ark87 said at 8:46 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    You never can tell how it balances out, Sanchez will have the benefit of practicing with the 1’s, cleaning up the handoffs etc. Panthers get to spend the week preparing for Sanchez. At the end of the day the result will decide the narrative but may or may not matter anyway. *shrugs* Hopefully they spend the week watching Sanchez’s Jets tapes though!

  197. 197 Avery Greene said at 8:50 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I think he can be solid for us for a few games. With Mathis back next week we may be able to run the ball more effectively. If he can show good ball security, we should be fine.

  198. 198 Ark87 said at 8:53 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I agree, Sanchez has the tools, just needs to calm down and execute. Foles hasn’t brought his A game (the way he played last year) this year, the drop off isn’t very big in the short term. We can win plenty of games with Sanchez.

  199. 199 Poppi said at 9:11 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Sanchez could be the elixir, INT machine and all. Remember he was great at USC and is quick as a cat

  200. 200 GermanEagle said at 8:38 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Resign Mac tomorrow. Thanks.

  201. 201 Avery Greene said at 8:44 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I second this request.

  202. 202 Poppi said at 9:04 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    too late bro

  203. 203 Sean Stott said at 8:48 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Keeping Foles’ injury in perspective:

    1. It doesn’t hurt us for the ongoing active roster. Instead of Barkley being inactive, Foles will be.

    2. Aaron Rodgers fully broke his collarbone last year, on 11/5/2013. He made it back in time for the final game of the regular season. They also made the playoffs. We are in a much better position than the Packers are sans Rodgers.

  204. 204 Mitchell said at 8:50 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    It’s kinda funny how bad the Packers are without Rodgers. He literally IS their team.

  205. 205 Ark87 said at 8:51 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    wow, didn’t realized Rodgers got hurt this late. Luckily the drop-off from Foles to Sanchez isn’t in the same universe as Rodgers to that ridiculous crop of QB’s that filled in for him.

  206. 206 Poppi said at 9:07 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Lets give Sanchez a chance – he was MUCH better than Foles in the PAC 10/12. He’ squick and smart . if he finally has an o-line, maybe he can be a good QB – i bet he still throws the INTs , but could be the feisty leader we need. If you believe in Chipper, then you must believe in Sanchez

  207. 207 SteveH said at 9:11 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Hope you’re right, I think he will be a capable fill in. He made some bad choices today but so has Foles for most of the season, so it shouldn’t be a downgrade to what we’ve seen so far.

  208. 208 D3FB said at 11:39 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Comparing their college careers is like comparing driver skills between a guy who drives a honda civic against a guy who drives a bugatti.

  209. 209 Mitchell said at 8:56 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Poor Graham, he had a chance for at least 2 more sacks but that Fitzpatrick is so darn slippery!

  210. 210 Avery Greene said at 8:58 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I kept joking with my buddy that they were making him look like Jake the Snake.

  211. 211 SteveH said at 9:07 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    That was bizarre, I had no idea Fitzpatrick was so tough to bring down. Dude was just shaking people off at times.

  212. 212 Mitchell said at 8:58 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Pretty happy with the fact that our corners are actually turning their heads now. We have been getting WAY less PI calls it feels like. Our cb’s have really stepped up their games.

  213. 213 Avery Greene said at 9:02 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Considering NY won two titles behind a great defense, their secondary wasn’t that great IMO. They just need to not make stupid mistakes.

  214. 214 SteveH said at 9:02 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Yeah, they’re still not getting around and really making a play on the ball though, kind of frustrating because it feels like if they were better at that we’d have more opportunities for interceptions.

    Can’t be too unhappy with the defense at all though, they were really good today.

  215. 215 Poppi said at 9:12 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Polk is awesome, what has taken so long?

  216. 216 Avery Greene said at 9:12 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    His health.

  217. 217 Ark87 said at 9:15 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    as AG points out, his health, but if you are talking about it from a career perspective Polk has actually been really good with his limited snaps prior to this year: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/blogs/Why-the-Eagles-wont-or-shouldnt-cut-Chris-Polk.html

  218. 218 Avery Greene said at 9:16 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I really like this kid. I still think about his TD last year in the Lions game.

  219. 219 Ark87 said at 9:18 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    He’s seems to have a nice cruising speed, that TD is reminiscent of his KR TD this year. He’s faster than I gave him credit far. By no means is he a burner, but he moves well for a big guy.

  220. 220 Avery Greene said at 9:18 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Found it!


  221. 221 Ark87 said at 10:05 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Sooo….this season is totally whacky week to week. Every week seems to redefined my opinions of teams. Broncos: the only nigh-untouchable team, yeah nevermind. Chargers, what the hell happened to that team? Steelers were supposed to be a dumpster fire, never mind. New Orleans is starting to show life. You just never know, gotta take it a week at a time. For now I can only pray for my favorite happening in all of football, a week when the Eagles win and everyone else in the NFC East loses, go Colts!

  222. 222 Ark87 said at 10:16 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    We are what now in the turnover differential? -10 over 8 games? And 6-2. I’m not even mad, I’m impressed!


  223. 223 Flyin said at 10:20 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I believe Chip is trying to prove all “stats” are meaningless, except the score.

  224. 224 GEAGLE said at 10:33 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Proud of this defense. Like last year we are turning it up and gaining defensive momentum minus a bump or two last week. Young front 7 came into the game ranked 4th against the run and they played to their ranking holding Foster to 3.6 yards per carry. No one has been Able to stop that dude and our under rated OLBs answered the bell, set the edge like bosses and shut down that stretch run they have so much success with.
    Corners came back strong after last week. Only real weak spot was wolff.
    Both NTs were awesome. Beau gets his sack. Logan 5 tackles 2 for loss, that’s beastmode NT play from our puppies.
    Welcome back Kendrick. Time for your “coming of age” moment with Meco out. You are ready to handle it..

    I no longer care who plays. Next man up and we will find a way to win regardless. Crush Carolina this week!!

  225. 225 mtn_green said at 10:37 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Eagles are essentially giving away a possession every game and still out scoring them for the win.

  226. 226 GEAGLE said at 10:51 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Eagles win, move to first with dallas loss
    Seahawks win
    Niners lose
    Skins loss
    Carolina lost thurs

    Seeing Vicks highlights made me so thankful for Sanchizr. Geno smith wasn’t even activated for the game lol…lol at the media that thought chip would draft Geno or EJ Manuel.
    Kc and Alex smith continue to win in the luckiest raggediest ways.
    Peyton got smoked by an inferior Patriots team, should be ashamed. Brady doesn’t have half the weapons Peyton has and manning continues to let Brady own him. manning won’t win another ring. Neither will Brady!
    NFL will never be this wide open. Glory is there for the taking!!! There isn’t a team that would be happy to get matched up against Us in the playoffs and there isn’t a tean we should be afraid to play. It’s not smooth sailing this year but u can’t tell me we aren’t battle tested. We are getting hot at the right time
    ,,as long as we don’t have to start Barkley I’m confident against anyone

  227. 227 Mark F said at 10:06 AM on November 3rd, 2014:

    It didn’t end JP’s career either time, and Meco is a physical specimen, so here’s hoping he’s in TC come 2015 (most likely restructured contract)…