Saturday Notebook

Posted: November 1st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 105 Comments »

Chip Kelly changed a lot when he took over the Eagles and arguably the biggest difference is how he handles injuries. Andy Reid was open and detailed with his injury information. Chip Kelly says as little as possible. He doesn’t even meet with the medical staff prior to the media. This probably isn’t an accident. Kelly can then say “I don’t know anything because I haven’t met with the medical staff yet.” This drives the media nuts. They have readers/listeners/viewers who want updates and there just isn’t good info to give out.

If Kelly really thinks this gives the Eagles a competitive advantage, I guess I’m okay with it. But it is annoying not knowing what is going on with the players.

Jeff McLane wrote about Kelly and injuries in a recent piece.

The one thing I do like is the way Kelly is hands-off with injuries. He likes to say “Just tell me who can go and who can’t.” Coaches love to micro-manage things, some which can’t be controlled. Kelly is smart enough not to waste time on that. He lets the medical staff spend their time on the injured players. Kelly focuses on the healthy ones.

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Chip Wagon did a phenomenal post on the Eagles Red Zone woes. This is absolutely must-read material.

As they show, there have been individual breakdowns all over the place.

* poor throws

* missed blocks

* wrong routes

* dropped passes

The potential is there. The Eagles must simply execute better. If the Eagles can start to click in the Red Zone, this team can become really good.

Last year the Eagles were 13th in RZ efficiency. This year they are 32nd. That is simply unacceptable for a team with this many weapons.

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I’m curious to see whether David Molk or Julian Vandervelde will be active Sunday. It sounds like Jason Kelce will start at C. Molk has played a lot this year and got better each week. Does the staff like him or Vandy more? One x-factor could be that Vandy has experience at both G and C. Molk is more of a pure C, although he did fill in at LG earlier in the season.

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I hope the Eagles find someone at PR besides Jeremy Maclin. Darren Sproles is planning to play and be the primary PR, but the Eagles need a good plan in case he can’t go or gets hurt again. Maclin was a mess last week. He caught the ball on the bounce multiple times, which is a disaster waiting to happen.

At the very least, you need someone to make a clean catch and secure the ball. Maclin was way too erratic last week. The Eagles need to find a better option for the next times Sproles is out.

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Riley Cooper just had his best game of the year last week, 5 catches for 88 yards. He delivered his first big play of the year as well. Last year Cooper played better in the second half of the season than in the first. I think a lot of that was due to the switch from Vick to Foles, but it will be interesting to see if Cooper is better down the stretch than he was in the beginning of this year. He got off to a slow start. While Cooper isn’t anything special, he does seem to have good chemistry with Foles and the Eagles need him to play well this year.


105 Comments on “Saturday Notebook”

  1. 1 GermanEagle said at 10:56 AM on November 1st, 2014:

    I said it before last week’s game and I will say it again: Maclin looks lost at PR and if the Eagles don’t find a proper backup plan it could cost us a game down the stretch. Greg Lewis, any one?!

  2. 2 jshort said at 11:19 AM on November 1st, 2014:

    Chad Hall?

  3. 3 GermanEagle said at 11:35 AM on November 1st, 2014:

    Reno Mahe?

  4. 4 EagleNebula said at 12:01 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Seriously guys, Halloween was yesterday- I don’t need to see anymore nightmarish images. I mean, a Kotite video yesterday and now the ghosts of punt returners past.

  5. 5 GermanEagle said at 12:16 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    J.R. Reed?

  6. 6 Avery Greene said at 12:52 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Who was the skier they brought in?

  7. 7 Tumtum said at 12:53 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Jeremy Bloom.

    What about Huff though. Did he ever do that in college?

  8. 8 Avery Greene said at 12:56 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I asked that question earlier in another thread and was roasted. He had 1 return for 0 yards.

  9. 9 wee2424 said at 6:24 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I think he has the physical tools to do it, but i can see him muffing the punt or trying to hard for that extra yard and fumbling. I think he will start to.put it all together soon. Before the fumble he looked really good on that play.

  10. 10 wee2424 said at 1:59 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I think Huff will be a good player for us, but right now i just dont trust him.

  11. 11 D3FB said at 5:40 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    He had 1 PR his freshman year. He did however do a decent amount of kick return.

  12. 12 wee2424 said at 2:10 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I lovrd J.R. Reed. On KR he ran fast and hard once he found a lane. Was not afraid of contact. Remember that hit he put on Moss? Shame what happened to him. After that injury he just wasnt the same. Was really high on him. Damn fences. 5 years ago we were tossing a football in the street. Ball went over one of those metal fences that have those spear head looking things on top. My friend climbed over it to get the ball. Tossed the ball back to us, and when he went to climb back over he slipped and the point went in between his ribs. It was horrible. Will never forget the screaming. Moral of story, dont hop fences unless you really really need to.

  13. 13 wee2424 said at 1:57 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Good ole Mahe. Lol he wouldnt move the ball anywhere but at least you werent expecting a complete disaster on every return. I remember defensive linemen running him down on some returns.

  14. 14 unhinged said at 11:25 AM on November 1st, 2014:

    There seems to be an inferred deceptiveness on Kelly’s part, while his stock answer “I haven’t spoken to the medical staff,” may actually be the truth. Kelly doesn’t have enough hours in the day, as it is, to fine-tune every last variable to his team’s advantage, and, sure, he’s going to get the full story before any outsiders, but contemplating the what-ifs doesn’t seem like his thing.

  15. 15 T_S_O_P said at 11:26 AM on November 1st, 2014:

    Maybe Kelly should employ a stool-ologist and then give really detailed health feedback to the awaiting media going into the most intricate detail of each players shite!

  16. 16 TommyLawlor said at 12:41 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Sounds like a job for Jimmy Bama.

  17. 17 sutherneagle said at 1:44 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    thank you for that :):):)

  18. 18 P_P_K said at 3:35 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Can you draw a stick figure of him in action?

  19. 19 D3FB said at 5:38 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    He should actually just do it for the media. Whats that Eskin? You want to be a smarmy ass? Well unfortunately, you have celiacs disease, you should stop eating gluten. SalPal, you want to create a nonsense story? You should probably go to the Doctors first, you’re kidney is failing.

  20. 20 jshort said at 11:38 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Hoping Tommy isn’t feeling good about this game tomorrow. Last weeks good feeling meant scat.

  21. 21 eagleyankfan said at 1:31 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    That’s a great piece by Chip wagon. Part of the fan base say it’s Foles fault. Others say it’s Coopers fault. And yet others(mostly me) blame Huff. It appears, we’re all right. For the Eagles to be considered serious contenders, they need to hit on ALL cylinders. “All cylinders” meaning Foles/Shady/wr’s etc. need to be better.

  22. 22 the guy said at 2:25 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    It’s a shame that slot CB is a starting position, so they can’t use Boykin.

  23. 23 ian_no_2 said at 2:51 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I don’t think Boykin’s other responsibilities are the reason for him not returning.. they may be more concerned about practice reps, holding on to the ball, etc. I would like to see him get a chance given that he’s prepped for it… some great moves in college.

  24. 24 GermanEagle said at 3:11 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    And a nice display of some serious straight line speed.

  25. 25 EagleNebula said at 5:28 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Speaking of Boykin’s straight line speed, Anyone know if his hamstring is healed or closer to being healed?

  26. 26 GEAGLE said at 6:05 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    He returned to practice, while nate is still sitting out with hamstring trouble, so it should be healed if not close and manageable

  27. 27 wee2424 said at 6:50 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Never really thought about it for some reason but it does seem as though he would be a good PR. But yeah, as far as his other responsibilities he is only on feild for less then 50% of defensive snaps. He does excel as a gunner durring KO, but i dont think that would be enough snaps to keep him away from PR duty. I think possibly the real reason as to why he isnt doing it is because we really cant afford to have him injured.

  28. 28 xeynon said at 2:39 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I find it amusing and ironic that the same media who complained for years about Reid leading off every press conference by reciting a litany of injury updates are now complaining that Chip doesn’t provide enough information on that score. Consistency, people!

  29. 29 ian_no_2 said at 2:49 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I’d like to see more of Molk at guard. Based on the three film watching game reviewers, Molk’s game at LG was as good as the best of Tobin and Kelly and better than Gardner in the regular season. Tobin and Gardner have done well in preseason but not so well against ones when the games count. Since Molk first got his feet wet at LG he’s come a long way as a C. He has been the standout backup this year while the others are playing like backups. Who gets RG may be a big deal since Herremans may miss time and Kelly has done as well or better than Tobin or Gardner though not as good as Molk. Molk is 290 just like Tobin.

    Kelly wants to coach for veteran leaders who wants the practices to be hard but when a guy’s health in danger won’t force him out there. That can help re-sign guys and get free agents. He has every right to draw an implicit contrast to the mess they have in Dallas (an org that also has terrible cap management).

    It would be funny if Lurie had a mock presser where he chided Kelce, Mathis, and Sproles as being wimpy, yelleh, china dolls, etc. and to go out there and deal with the pain, but maybe it’s better not to give the Dallas club any bulletin board material.

  30. 30 EagleNebula said at 5:33 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I Am not sure they should consider using Molk at guard until they are certain Kelce is 100% and/or Vandervalde is ready to be back up center. But I thought the same thing initially.

  31. 31 ian_no_2 said at 9:43 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    If Kelce goes down, Molk would be all warmed up to switch over to where he’s more familiar.

  32. 32 wee2424 said at 6:45 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Lol i dont want to see a 1 armed Herremans going against Watt when he slides to the inside yet alone anyone else. Wont suprise me if Watt slides inside more or loops to the inside alot on stunts to take advantage of a hurt Herremans or the young guys. Im expecting Celek to stay in blocking even more then ussual, and Shady trying to help with alot of chip blocks.

  33. 33 GEAGLE said at 5:55 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Waited long enough, time to talk Texans..
    4th ranked run defense needs to have a good showing against Foster, not allowing them to hand the ball off to him all game. We must be sound in our assignments becasemFoster is a very patient runner and sets up his blockers as well as any RB…
    force Fitzpatrik to make some plays….one thing that HAS to CHANGE, is our defensive backs need to start turning around and seeing the ball…as long as our corners continue to put their back to the QB on film, opponents are going to keep taking shots down field and testing them….. Keep Hopings and Andre from getting behind our defense and we will be fine this week

    1) no breakdowns against Watt…he will win his matchups enough on his own, we can’t help him with mistakes in our blocking assignments..
    2) Their NT “Grease” aka Ryan Pickett is a big man, if we can use some tempo against him we,can wear him down, don’t let him sub out and he et becomes a winded liability, but we have to get our run game going for that…

    This weeks PIGEONS aka defenders to pick on:
    1) CB Kareem Jackson,,,we can go at him all day long,
    2) LB Brian Cushing, playing thru a bum knee, Laveon Bell was able to run away from him, I’m sure shady and sproles can leave him in the to get him matched Up against our backs in pass coverage.
    3)’DJMSwearinger..very aggressive safety. he won’t shut up, he will talk trash all day,,can’t let him aggrivate us and force us into dumb penalties..if we can get the run game going we can suck him right up with our play action and take shots over top of their defense.
    4) RT is suspect…Barwin is going to dominate and make him look like a revolving door this week
    Their Sevondary is not good in coverage..we can throw at them all day, but guys like Huff have to play tough and secure the ball because their DBs are good at stripping players, forcing fumbles and turnovers,,
    To lose this game, I assume we would have to lose the turnover margin.l.fortunately I expect us to force ATleast two turnovers, fumble and an INT against the Bearded Braniac Fitzpatrick…
    Not an easy game, they provide some tough challenges…should be a tough Battle early, but I expect to pull away sooner or later.

    Let’s just get thru this game injury free, having played better then the week before. It’s time to go on a second half run like last year and improve a bit with each game..almost back to full strength, can’t wait to see the pint sized gridiron Gangsta, Sproles back in action

  34. 34 anon said at 6:56 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    All about execution and not turning the ball over. Texans dbs are very succeptible to speed so it would be great to get the deep ball working. To me Texans are only limited by qb play so gotta make Fitzpatrick do more and foster do less. Their wrs are beasts but they can’t throw to themselves. Hopefully we can score early and make them one dimensional. That’s really when we play our best ball.

  35. 35 GEAGLE said at 9:49 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Oh we,can pass all over this secondary. But once we catch the ball, WRs and TE have to secure the ball, because they are good at knocking it free, but they give up tons of passing yards…. We can pass all over them like the Cardinals, but chip can get crazy and have FOles throw a millions times

  36. 36 anon said at 4:02 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Agree with last paragraph but am not looking for improvement. They haven’t moved igtllt

  37. 37 P_P_K said at 8:14 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    This is good stuff, Tommy Jr. Thanks.

  38. 38 GEAGLE said at 9:44 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I’m no ones junior pal…but no worries.

  39. 39 ShadyCrockett said at 10:29 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    The multiple-posts-daily commenter on someone else’s successful blog is junior to no one, PPK. How dare you.

  40. 40 P_P_K said at 11:11 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    G, just so you know, I mean that as a compliment. Far as I’m concerned, Tommy is The Man. Just saying I also like your posts.
    Hope all is cool.

  41. 41 GEAGLE said at 7:27 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Noooo I didnt take that as an insult…I was teasing you in return.. No worries mate. I know you aren’t one of the trashy posters who feel the need to talk shit for no reason. Cheers mate

  42. 42 mksp said at 11:44 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    LOL. Every time I think you’re out of material you come with another gem.

    Can’t wait till you grow up. It’s gonna be great. You’ll have your own big boy blog and everything. Just paragraphs and paragraphs of random nicknames and creepy twitter stalking. Will be outstanding. Godspeed.

  43. 43 anon said at 3:58 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Question. Zach ertz. How many targets any in redzone?

  44. 44 GEAGLE said at 8:33 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    We will probably start to feature him more in the RZ.. You hear his comments a day or two Go, about being able to help in the RZ? He ain’t the type to speak out of turn, wondering if coaches told him about his increased RZ role led him to make those comments..

    Also want to see him down the seam more. Need to get our run game going, we are deadly when we get to use play action because defenses keep getting gashed in the run game

  45. 45 GEAGLE said at 6:03 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I know Barwin has this game circled since the summer. He talked about looking forward to this game a couple times….I’m sure Meco will be hitting Texans with some Exta Pop…. Braman talked about looking forward to getting matched up with certain guys on ST this week lol

    But I hear one of the players,really looking for revenge is Donnie,Jones…word is he took them letting him go hard, he was kicking well for them, so he didn’t expect it…then they slap him in the face by refusing to sign him, and going out and paying more to Oakland Shane Lechler…expect Donnie to have a gem of a game…

    OPPORTUNITY a KNOCKS! You going to answer Mr Earl Wolff? Big chance to play your way out of the dog houses..what you gonna do kid?

  46. 46 GEAGLE said at 6:12 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Romo has two fractures in his back…cowboys this Cowboys that, same clown team, different year…since the continue following the script, Murray is do to start fumbling and a few weeks later he will get hurt

  47. 47 wee2424 said at 6:33 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Even if he does play like they say he probably will he is definetly going to be less effective. They cant lean on Murray anymore then they are now. Wont suprise me if towards the end of the season the Cowgirls are missing both Murray and Romo.

  48. 48 GEAGLE said at 9:43 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I would probably be more surprised if they weren’t missing both of them by the end of the year lol

  49. 49 wee2424 said at 6:35 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Something just isnt right if you are making millions a year and yet you catch a shoplifting charge. Here comes the standard almost halfway through the season implosion of “Americas Team”. Aggravates me so much that they are still reffered to as Americas team. As a patriot i dont want some mediocre and at times dysfunctional team representing my country.

  50. 50 sutherneagle said at 9:23 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    on video posted reporter said he makes 400+ a year

  51. 51 GEAGLE said at 9:42 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    RIGHT! If THOSE dirty clowns are “Americas team” what’s that say about America? Surprised the Taliban doest use dirty Dallas Cowboys as anti american propaganda lol…

    They need to stop being referred to as that, it’s disrespectful to our great nation

  52. 52 GEAGLE said at 6:30 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Kind of weird to see our offensive team going into games with my beloved defense starting to be more trustworthy than the offense…
    Pretty certain that my defense will bring it this week and take out a lot of last weeks frustration on Fitz and the Texan offense… The difficulty of this game will come down to the offense… If the offense gets into a flow instead of sabatoging our tempo with injuries and turnovers and resembles its normal explosive self then we will run away with this game in the 3rd quarter and we get to practice playing with a lead… this Houston offense isn’t going to be able to put up 28 points…so if the offense has a rough day where we can’t geti into a Rythem it will be a dog fight when the scores are in the teens…but once we get into the upper 20s, this offense won’t be able to keep up…

    Expecting an impressive showing against Arian Foster, and hitting and roughing up Fitzpatrik to the tune of ATleast 1 fumble and 1 INT
    It’s imprative we get the taste of last week out of our mouth and start our second half run like last year

  53. 53 GermanEagle said at 6:53 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    What an impressive performance of CB Kevin White from TCU shutting down the arguably best WR in the upcoming draft, also known as Kevin White.

    Wouldn’t suprise me to see the former White’s draft stock rising thanks to today’s showing.

  54. 54 wee2424 said at 6:59 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I would hate to be the announcer of that game.

  55. 55 GermanEagle said at 7:10 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Wonder if that was the first one to one matchup of a CB and WR with exactly the same name. ACViking?!

  56. 56 sonofdman said at 7:29 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    He was a safety, not a CB, but Roy Williams probably lined up against Roy Williams at some point before the Cowboys traded with Detroit for Roy Williams so he could play on the same team as Roy Williams.

  57. 57 GermanEagle said at 8:41 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I got Williams’d!

  58. 58 BC1968 said at 7:31 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Apologies if someone posted this or talked about the Joseph Randle police station fiasco in depth. I saw it briefly mentioned below, this should explain Dez getting into with him in practice. He says Dez didn’t miss no time for smacking his mom and he questions why Brent is still around after killing a man. This guy would be off Chip’s team in a New York minute I would hope.
    Maybe Jerry can run down to the sidelines and have his assistant coach Jason Garrett take him out of the game if he acts up.

  59. 59 SteveH said at 9:10 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    I think all 3 of them would probably never be on Chip’s team.

    Dez is the kind of talent that would make you think twice though. Kills me that Jerry rolled the dice on him and he hasn’t imploded T.O. style yet.

  60. 60 wee2424 said at 1:32 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Dez was very young even by NFL standards when he came in. Not really using that as an excuse for some of his actions, but i.think he has matured alot and has become a team leader. For the most part the onlytime you really hear about him is when he is making plays on the field.

  61. 61 anon said at 3:56 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    They put body guards all over him that’s why. But agree you don’t let dez walk. You already invested 1st rd money In him put him in a position to succeed. ***********

  62. 62 SteveH said at 9:28 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Short moment, but very telling. Backup quarterbacks: Not just for bench warming.

  63. 63 GEAGLE said at 9:35 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Lots of good clips of mark on our bench. This week inside the NFL showed him on our bench during Carfinals game, raving about the bomb of a throw FOles made to Maclin, what a great pass and how long it traveled in the air

  64. 64 Avery Greene said at 9:49 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Eagles need to win tomorrow, I’m tired of watching all my Philly teams lose. Sixers lost twice, Flyers lost twice, I can’t handle this. I thought the Sixers may sneak a win tonight in their home opener, but I guess we really do need MCW to play.

  65. 65 GEAGLE said at 9:58 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Doesnt matter..we need to lose! The only time I will wamt to see the sixers win is when they plays he heat since they owe us their draft pick so the more miami lose, the higher draft pick they deliver to us in June.
    But our youngbucks clearly weren’t ready for their first back to back..

    KJ MCDaniels continues to show that he is so much better than his seconds round draft spot would suggest

  66. 66 Avery Greene said at 10:04 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    We have to be careful about Miami. Their pick is top-10 protected, so we don’t want them to lose too much. LOL.

  67. 67 GEAGLE said at 7:25 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    True, would have been great if we could have gotten it top 5 protected like last years Pelicans pick

  68. 68 Media Mike said at 5:52 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I’m ok with the Sixers tanking, but if they’re going to intentionally lose games they need to reduce ticket prices far below their current level.

    The Flyers are on my last nerve with parts of the rosters. Why am I still looking at Vinny on this team when he should have been traded away months ago. Schenn should be centering the 2nd line and Laughton should be up. Vinny is a %(&$#$ toilet bowl clog of a player / contract.

    And yes…………….. the Eagles need to win tomorrow and CRUSH that loser McDermott and that idiot Scam Newton next week on Monday night vs. Carolina. If I have to suffer through a loss at Green Bay, I’d like it ringed by wins vs. Houston, Carolina, Tennessee, and Dallas.

  69. 69 GEAGLE said at 10:08 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Lane Johnson, or shall I say. BANE has a bad ass camouflage Eagles hat..

    JJ,Watt will move all over the DL, it’s going to be a real treat to breakdown the film of the trenches this week and watch the individual battles with each of our OL and Watt…. I’m sure I’ll be watching Jason Peters vs, Watt snaps in slow motion over and over….Curius to see how Lane handles him, give us a great idea of where our young RT is at…seeing Herremans va. watt will really tell us if Herremans can pull this off and keep playing with one arm?… Curipus to see Watt lined up over our center and welcome Kelce back to live action,..and we can count on that bully lining up in front of tobin…tobin holds his own this week he will know he is Capabke of holding his own against anyone..
    Sucks Mathis isnt playing. I’d be fascinated to see the best Guard and Watt battle it out…

    I love OL and front 7 play…this game film should be a real treat for me.. Hopefully we win the damn game, because it’s so much easi for me to watch tape of the game all week when it’s a game we won

  70. 70 Avery Greene said at 10:55 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    Do you tape the games or do you have the thing from the NFL that lets you watch games after the fact?

    I have GameCenter and I’ll rewatch some Flyers games, but if they lose it’s tough to rewatch, much like tonight.

  71. 71 GEAGLE said at 7:24 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    If I’m watching tape on opponents, I typically download the torrent so I can rewind it and watch it a couple times….. and the other games that don’t have anything to do with who we are playing that week, I typically try to watch as many of the NFL network half hour to an hour condensed version of the replay throughout the week

  72. 72 Henly125 said at 11:19 PM on November 1st, 2014:

    With Clowney doubtful, Watt will see some double teams, getting Kelce back is huge.

  73. 73 GEAGLE said at 7:42 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Thankfully,, last thing we needed was Clowny having his breakout game against us

  74. 74 Media Mike said at 7:47 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Clowney’s breakout game was supposed to be by killing loser Eli when Houston played the Giants. I’m still annoyed that he didn’t do so. He may now have his breakout game after their bye week at Cleveland when he ends Johhny Football’s life on a gimmick play that Manziel tries to run.

  75. 75 Insomniac said at 12:10 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    An Eagles win,Cowgirls loss and another Manning-Brady duel. That would be a great weekend for football.

  76. 76 GEAGLE said at 7:42 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    True that!! Going to have to really enjoy These BRADY vs. Peyton battles, dont know how many more of these we will get to see

  77. 77 Media Mike said at 7:45 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Assuming both teams continue to play well and neither guy suffers a career ending injury I thin you’ll get

    today, 2015 reg season, 2016 reg season, playoffs at least once.

  78. 78 GEAGLE said at 8:23 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    That would be 20 career Battkes if I’m not mistaken… Right now BRADY won 10 battles
    Peyton has won 5

  79. 79 RobNE said at 8:26 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    since they don’t cover each other I don’t think that tells us much.

  80. 80 GEAGLE said at 8:28 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Two of the greatest…record in head to head battles won’t change that…
    Tho it’s kind of odd that BRADY won twice as many. Peyton has always been sorrounded with a bomb squad…brady had some years with questionable weapons to work with..

  81. 81 RobNE said at 8:31 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I hear you but being here in NE all the Brady is the greatest and Peyton is a loser gets old. Belicheck is what, best coach ever? top 3? How important is Belicheck (or Chip to us) compared to QB? more important?

    I think saying Brady is better b/c he won more is just not logical. I know you didn’t say that.

  82. 82 GEAGLE said at 8:39 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    God bless you waiving the Eagles flag in patriot country, bet Peyton gets no respect in your neck of the woods.. Be interesting to see a alternate universe where bellicek had Peyton instead of BRADY this entire time

  83. 83 T_S_O_P said at 3:49 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    So it seems Romo has two breaks in his transverse processes. Snap! I broke 2 in 1995. When it happened, I couldn’t really feel any pain in my back ( other injuries prevailed), but about 30 to 40 minutes after the incident, I had to visit the john; let’s just say my aim was restricted through lack of movement and jolts of pain. I was prescribed diazepam for a week, and during that week, I was pain free, high as a kite and less stiff, though far from spritely. Romo really should sit, before he finds even that too painful.

  84. 84 Media Mike said at 5:43 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    The general commentary coming out of that injury is that he should sit this week and next week.

  85. 85 GermanEagle said at 8:12 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I am pretty sure Dr Jerry Jones doesn’t see any common sense. Expect Romo to play.

  86. 86 GEAGLE said at 7:21 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Thanks for sharing. This is the first time I ever heard of this injury in sports. I hear those transverse bones can bleed and iratate the tissue around it

  87. 87 Media Mike said at 5:41 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    “If Kelly really thinks this gives the Eagles a competitive advantage, I guess I’m okay with it. But it is annoying not knowing what is going on with the players.”

    VERY annoying to not know what is going on with players. I miss the openess.

  88. 88 GEAGLE said at 7:40 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Few hours left and we find out if we get to enjoy a Nate Allen-less eagles game!

    Hopefully wolff has his eminem “8 mile moment” steps up and plays his way out of the dog house…

    This is one of the few opportunities for hope of getting decent safety play. If Wolff can’t Stake his claim to that safety spot with some inspired play today, all hope will be lost and we have to re sign ourselves to the fact that Nate wIll start the rest of the season….

    Be SOOO awesome to see wolff fly around, making plays today…Probably our last hope for safety help the rest of this year

    Assuming Jalen watkins dresses today…he played the gunner role like a beast two games ago, Curious to see him play some more ST

    Big Big BIg game this week. I don’t want to lose two games in a row all season. Take out last weeks heartbreak on the texans

  89. 89 Media Mike said at 7:44 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Win today. Win vs. Carolina. Loss at Green Bay. Win vs. Tennessee. Win at Dallas. Loss vs. Seattle. Win vs. Dallas. Win at Washington. Win at NYG.



  90. 90 GEAGLE said at 7:48 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I agree that we only lose two more games gha his year, not sure which ones tho..
    @ Lambeau is a good bet, but I’m convinced we beat seattle, and i felt that way when we still thought they were the big bad wolf…

  91. 91 Media Mike said at 7:49 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    There isn’t a game on the schedule beyond @ Green Bay and vs. Seattle that I can stomach losing.

  92. 92 GEAGLE said at 8:49 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    This is also true…I expect us to win every single division game this year. Put our rivals in their place! The Titans game has stuck out in my mind since schedule released… If we go into that game on a nice winnng streak, I worry that the Titans game, became this years “vIkings letdown game”
    Mosher sums up the Wolff mystery perfectly… “Last year, before the injury, Wolff was one of the real bright spots of the defense. A year later and now he is a nobody on the defense”…. Def been a fall from grace.
    Today’s PC world is forcing change in the NFL Lke all the concussion protocol amd rule changes…but I think an old school football mindset still exists wher the “won’t play injured” label is still a Scarlett letter as far as NFL coaches amd teammates are concerned… I worry that, is what’s killing Wolffs standing on the team..

    Big discrepancy between what wolff says, and what chip says about wolff…THOSE two are NOT on the same page. Wish media would ask billy straight shooter Davis more about wolff
    All the talent and physical ability to grow into our savior at safety…. Will his football mind, ever catch up to his body?

  93. 93 Michael Winter Cho said at 10:24 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Now everybody from the 313
    Put your mother-****** hands up and follow me
    Everybody from the 313 put your mother-******hands up
    Look, look

    Now while he stands tough
    Notice that this man did not have his hands up
    The Free World got you gassed up
    Now who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

  94. 94 The Linc – Zach Ertz can fix Eagles red-zone struggles | Sports Feedr said at 8:20 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    […] Saturday Notebook – Iggles BlitzChip Kelly changed a lot when he took over the Eagles and arguably the biggest difference is how he handles injuries. Andy Reid was open and detailed with his injury information. Chip Kelly says as little as possible. He doesn’t even meet with the medical staff prior to the media. This probably isn’t an accident. Kelly can then say “I don’t know anything because I haven’t met with the medical staff yet.” This drives the media nuts. They have readers/listeners/viewers who want updates and there just isn’t good info to give out. […]

  95. 95 Henly125 said at 8:37 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Romo out.

    Happy Sunday!

  96. 96 Media Mike said at 8:41 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    And I picked up Bridgewater to QB my fantasy team this week…………… so I’ll replace having to root for Romo’s stats with watching Teddy destroy Washington with 300 yards and 4 TD!

  97. 97 Henly125 said at 8:48 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I like Bridgewater’s chances of a breakout game today.

  98. 98 Media Mike said at 8:50 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    I love Bridgewater’s approach to the game from the neck up; just a shame his arm isn’t bigger.

  99. 99 GEAGLE said at 8:52 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Thinking Big Ben has a big game coming off last weeks monster game, at home against the Ravens without Jimmy smith, who beat the steelers earlier in the year?.
    Picked up big Ben today in one of my leagues

  100. 100 Media Mike said at 8:56 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    The Steelers are a bit swole after last week’s win over Indy. I have a feeling they lay an egg vs. Baltimore this week; but I think Big Ben gives you enough garbage time points to make it worth your while in fantasy.

  101. 101 GEAGLE said at 9:02 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Arian Foster is a great test for our new 4th ranked run defense because you have to be really sounds and technical againsg foster and the Texans rushing attack Foster smooth runner, smart, very patient, sets up his blockers really well, so technique needs to be sharp this week, gap responsibilities needs to be sound….

    This is one of those run games that love that zone stretch play…which means, Crucial to TODAYS battle is Barwin, COLE, BG setting the edge, not letting foster get outside, funneling everything to the inside where we can swarm on him…

    Teams like to Gang up on stopping shady and forcing FOles to beat us… Well we need to force Fitzy the bearded Braniac to try and beat us…ESPECIALLY if it’s one of those days where Our offense is clicking.
    Easiest way to win today, is our offense, executes early, puts up like 21 points in the first half in conjunction to keeping foster in check. We need to put Fitz in position where not only will he have to beat us, but he will have to press to score a lot to be able to beat us… If we put him in position where he needs to put up 28 to beat us, he will implode and we run away with this game. Forcehim to have to do too much, allowing our D to pin its ears back and go hunting!

  102. 102 GEAGLE said at 9:04 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Grrrr daylight savings time.. One more Obsticle between me and my beloved birds..Grrrr
    Ed Werner “source told me its a miracle we aren’t talking about a season ending injury for romo”

  103. 103 BC1968 said at 11:00 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Never go hungry on game day.

  104. 104 Dragon_Eagle said at 11:44 AM on November 2nd, 2014:

    Go Eagles!

    Go Vikings! Go Colts! Go Cardinals!

    Ok. That last one wasn’t easy to type, but they are my 2nd favorite team today.

    Bonuses: Go Oakland! Go St. Louis!

  105. 105 A_T_G said at 12:41 PM on November 2nd, 2014:

    It is funny how fluid spots two through 29 can be. One is set in stone, 30, 31, and 32 only change amongst themselves, but the rest are constantly changing to fit the situation. I am the same way.