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Posted: November 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 231 Comments »

There wasn’t a whole lot of angst with Eagles fans when Nick Foles went down on Sunday. He was playing pretty well, but an ugly pick-6 left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. Bring on Mark Sanchez.

Then came the news of Foles injury and that he would be out most of the year, if not all of it. Momentary frustration was no longer part of the equation, but the reaction was mostly the same…bring on Mark Sanchez.

Part of this is a reaction to Foles and his highly inconsistent play this year. For every time you want to think of a touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews or great sideline throw to Jeremy Maclin or perfect pass to Zach Ertz, you can’t help but think of the fumble against the Rams or the bad INTs in the Giants game or the bad INTs in the loss to the Cardinals. Foles did more good than bad this year, but he made too many mistakes for anyone to be flat out happy with him.

Some wanted Foles benched. Not me. I have written more than a few times that he is a young QB and you have to let him work his way through the issues to see who he truly is. Now the choice is gone and Sanchez has the job.

Another reason that Eagles fans aren’t in panic mode is that we’ve been down this road before. Jim McMahon took over for Randall Cunningham in 1991. Ty Detmer took over for Rodney Peete in 1996. AJ Feeley took over for Donovan McNabb in 2002. Jeff Garcia took over for McNabb in 2006. Michael Vick took over for Kevin Kolb in 2010. Those years all ended with winning records. Only the 1991 team missed the playoffs, and that was largely due to McMahon getting hurt and his replacements being so bad they couldn’t even win with one of the greatest defenses of all time.

There is no guarantee that Sanchez will succeed, but he’s got a favorable situation. I wrote about the win over Houston for One of the things I talked about in there is how the OL and RBs took over the game. Think about the TD drive in the 3rd quarter. Les Bowen could have been the QB for that. All Sanchez had to do was hand the ball to LeSean McCoy twice and then Chris Polk twice.

If the Eagles get back to their formula from last year (running the ball and throwing lots of play-action passes), Sanchez can thrive in this offense. Foles was throwing a ton of passes this year as the run game struggled due to blocking issues. Take out the short game from Sunday and the 62-pass game in Arizona and Foles still averaged 40 attempts per game this year. That brought out the worst in Foles.

If the Eagles can run the ball and limit Sanchez to about 30 passes a game, he’s got an excellent chance to succeed in this offense. got some quotes from Garcia and Feeley about their time as the starter. Both 2002 and 2006 were fun seasons. They didn’t end as hoped, but the team was a lot of fun to watch in those years. The make-up of the team makes this feel like 2006, but that team had gotten off to a mixed start and had to get hot down the stretch to win the division. The current team is already atop the NFC East. I certainly won’t complain if this group can get red hot and go on a 5-game winning streak.

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In case you wanted Joe Banner’s opinion on the QB situation…

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Too funny.


231 Comments on “Sub Hub”

  1. 1 the DONALD said at 3:09 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Pryor as a QB or WR?

  2. 2 GEAGLE said at 3:53 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    He announced that he is now open to playing other positions, and that’s when interest in him started to increase and he started to workout for teams, so I’m assuming, teams are working him out as a WR…

  3. 3 Baloophi said at 4:27 PM on November 5th, 2014:


  4. 4 Erik Richardson said at 12:38 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    He’ll be another Harvin in terms of his skilll set. It’s not that simple to learn the WR route tree, especially when you haven’t had any practice or experience running them. He’s more of a Wildcat, Option, specific player.

  5. 5 SteveH said at 3:39 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Yeah it is pretty remarkable how ‘meh’ fans were about Foles going down. He had a real opportunity to seize the job for good this year and instead he left us still wondering.

    Sanchez I think is competent enough to lead us to points, especially if the OL can finally stop getting hurt.

  6. 6 Baloophi said at 4:29 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    And not just fans… the broadcast team of Kenny, Moose and Goose (barf!) would only talk about Foster – which is crazy. A starting QB for a division-leading team goes down and all you talk about is the Texans’ starters at CB?

  7. 7 anon said at 4:55 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Sanchez is a clear case of lowered expectations. I think people thought foles was baby brady. He might be, but he got injured at the worst time – especially after throwing that pick 6.

  8. 8 GEAGLE said at 5:13 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    I know everyone wants to figure out the FOles vs, Sanchez situation, but fact of the matter is that chip is going to try his hardest to keep both for as long as possible… Best case scenario is probably Mark playing great enough to where Chip can promise him fair legit competition to drive the Ferrari next year, and Sanchez having had enough success to where he thinks he can legitimately beat FOles in a completion. That’s what has to happen to get Sanchez under contract past this year, while enjoying another year of FOles, ATleast….

    Fans are going to spend all their time on Sanchez vs. FOles, but Chip and Howie are worried about how they can go about keeping both for one more year…you really need two QBs to contend. Sanchez is much smaller than Nick, he would have never endured the beating Nick took this year…we need both, only having 1 is a BIG BIG problem, even if we get to keep the better one, whoever that ends up being

  9. 9 anon said at 5:30 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Agree. Dynamic of having “2 starting QBs” is going to be interesting. Sort of limits how much you’d ever pay a qb.

  10. 10 Michael Winter Cho said at 8:07 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    I had some suspicion Chip felt you could make do with QBs in the way that, for example, Denver used to make do with RBs. Whoever they plugged in that old zone blocking scheme seemed to have success.

  11. 11 Michael Winter Cho said at 8:53 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Although, a guy with the handle of chemical burn on FO (in the comments) makes a pretty nasty case that it’s not that way. Doesn’t seem to be much of a Chip fan. Hope he’s wrong.

  12. 12 sprawl said at 5:44 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    He makes some interesting points but that guy doesn’t seem to know a lot about how the team or coach actually function–he just has a bunch of numbers he’s playing with to point negativity towards Philly.

    A little further down he posts:
    “(Also, I just looked and in addition to Maclin, Kelce and Peters have their contracts up at the end of the year. There’s no way they keep a single one of them on the cheap. There’s a good chance they struggle to be even ranked 18 next year.)”

    As eagles fans, or even other people who watch the NFC east would probably know, Kelce and Peters aren’t going anywhere at the end of the year because their contracts were already renewed.

  13. 13 sprawl said at 7:01 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    If Sanchez can put together some decent performances I think the promise of a legit competition next year will make things interesting for Sanchez and his agent (who is also Chip Kelly’s agent (who is also Nick Foles’ agent))

    Do you take what the Eagles offer, which is not going to be the ‘franchise QB’ money other teams are throwing at their QBs, or take a little more to go start for a potential train wreck?

    Keep in mind that Sanchez has already earned something like $56 million in his career so he might value a shot at winning over an offer that’s not significantly higher.

  14. 14 anon said at 7:13 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    I think he realizes money isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

  15. 15 GEAGLE said at 7:41 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Interesting situation indeed.. Depend what Sanche prioritizes.. He has experienced offensive hell as a Jet he might think he died and gone to heaven Here and want to stay..

    For example, Maclin, I don’t think his only motivation is money… He cares about staying here and being a part of this…
    Heck brandon Graham is having a career year in a contract year, instead of feeling great and excited to get bid on in the open market, he sounds like he can’t enjoy his success because he is worried about playing well enough so that he can remain here and be a part of chip bringing a championship. Like in BGs mind, it’s inevitable chip wins a ring here and is busting his butt because he is worried about us not re signing him..
    When you prioritize character and football passion in your roster, you get the type of guys where who pays the most money isnt what governs them…of course the money has to be right, and we have to be in the ball park..but, it would cost the eagkes much Less to get Maclins name on a contract than it would cost the Jaguars to get him to play for them…

    Sanchez made his money…who knows, he might love if here

  16. 16 Dominik said at 10:00 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    This agent seems to be a big player and of course he has tons of agents who work under him.

    But his head has to spin in contract negotiations with the Eagles in the near future. When Kelly wants the extension: Hey, Lurie, this guy develops solid QB to great performances. Make him the highest paid HC in the league.

    Hey Howie, Foles put up great numbers. You won’t find that anywhere else. Give him money.

    How Howie, look at how Sanchez played. Great QB, have to give him money, won’t find that production elsewhere.

  17. 17 Avery Greene said at 3:42 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Tommy – before the season started everyone was down on Matthews. If Goode and Long didn’t get hurt, he wouldn’t have made the team.

    With the way he is playing now, how confident do you feel with him next to Kendricks? Has he played his way on the team next year as an ILB and Long moves back to OLB?

  18. 18 GEAGLE said at 3:52 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    This is a tricky situation because Caseys contract expires.

    To clear something up, Mathews isnt backing up Meco, Casey and Acho will rotate and share replacement duties, with Marcus Smith also getting a small role that hopefully increases with each week… This isn’t a case of everything falling on Caseys shoulders, I’m expecting a pretty even rotation between Casey and Acho, who both will be making the calls, because billy wants the MIke making the play calls, Kendricks makes the calls when we are in Nickel and dime..
    Mathews has been solid, exceeded my expectations…

  19. 19 Avery Greene said at 4:03 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Exceeded anyone outside of NovaCare I would think. I think he may have played himself into a backup role next season. It’s a shame he can’t work on his speed, because if he could get a hair faster, he could probably get the coverage thing down better.

  20. 20 GEAGLE said at 4:15 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we bring him back..he is a key ST player.. He knows the defense really well, has experience inside and outside… Curious to see how we go about retaining him…. Do we work out a deal before free agency starts? Casey would probably have to accept a lowball offer in that scenario…or do we go the Nate Allen route, let Casey become a FA, and after the market dies down, if Casey still hasn’t been signed, go back and get a deal done with him? If it’s the former scenario where Casey doesn’t want to be anywhere else and will Sacrafice to stay, it would Prob be a 3 yr extension we can easily get out of….it’s a scenario like Nate where he can’t find other offers so he comes back, it would probably be on a 1yr deal…
    urgent order of business:
    1) Extend BRandon Graham, don’t let him reach the open market
    2) Extend Maclin, don’t let him reach the open market
    3) Cedrick Thornton deal needs to get done
    4) Renegotiate with Trent Cole so we can keep him two more years in a smaller role, rotating more with the backup OLBs
    5) Renegotiate Cary Williams, you do NOT want to start a rookie CB, and the free agent corner market is non existent
    6) possibly extend Brad Fletch
    7) what do we do about Nate Allen?
    After all those pressing issues, we have to start extending all our youngbucks, Kemdrick,curry,Boykin,Cox…their extension can wait, but sooner the better

  21. 21 Stormbringer said at 5:18 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Agree with 1-3.

    On 4, actually Cole would have to be good with a diminished role. As it is, I think BG should start over him right now. Sheil did his review of the game and said his performance for his snaps was ‘remarkable’ and he needs more snaps.

    If BG isn’t getting more snaps, I’d say he goes with another team to be a starter. If the Iggles give him a (actual) shot to start, he has said he has a preference to stay.

  22. 22 GEAGLE said at 5:37 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    I think we need a 4 beast rotation at outside linebacker. marcus, and Bawin are a lock.leaves room for two. COLE wouldnt get to comeback without understanding it’s going to be a diminished role. Sure he sees the writing on the wall with them drafting Marcus.. In our favor, we have the fact that he may be down to make whatever Sacrafice to finish his career as an Eagle on a championship contender..but who knows….ideally, we rotate Barwin/BG, marcus/COle two wave platoon, like we do with our DL, but that would take a lot of Sacrafice so im not sure we can pull that off, Id be pissed if we lost both BG and COLE tho…going to be interesting to see how the OLB situation plays out

  23. 23 oreofestar said at 8:58 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    as far as corner is concerned I wouldn’t mind Kareem Jackson for us

  24. 24 RogerPodacter said at 5:07 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    a hair faster? is that a pun about his scrubby white guy hair? lol

  25. 25 Avery Greene said at 5:34 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    LOL – I never thought of it like that…

  26. 26 A_T_G said at 8:15 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    If he had the hair AND was faster, people might actually believe he is related to Clay.

  27. 27 lewis don said at 3:01 PM on November 7th, 2014:

    Im rooting for all the Eagles linebackers to keep improving.

    I haven’t gotten the same impression ive been hearing for weeks about Casey Matthews.

    Hes been in the right spot, gotten some good run, made some tackles.

    But Ive seen him get ridiculously juked 3 times to many. Ive seen him get jammed completely at the line of srcimmage on blitzes.

    Great effort, has experience and from Billy, knows the defense in and out, but seriously lacking in strength and balance right now.

    I dont have any confidence in him because of this. He would be my example of where effort and mental acuity can’t overcome the level of talent missing.

    I expect him to get stronger, maybe improve his balance.

    But considering he hasnt to this point I dont think his ceiling is very high.

    Marcus Smith, has great talent, lacks the mental part right now.

    I think you look to get him more involved.

    Casey probably stays for some time. but my expectations are that in the short term he gives up some big first downs getting juked out of his mind, and in the long term, he gets cut.

    Is anyone just as uncomfortable still about casey matthews right now?

    Acho isnt much better, but he is what I would consider solid from a talent perspective, and probably just as acclimated to the defense as casey.

    I know casey will play, and Billy beleives in him. and apparently alot of people ahve started to like his play

    Im just saying. Im vastly unimpressed and a little repulsed.

    I am not a fan of linebackers with no balance. Kendricks had a similar problem last year, but he has shown vast improvements this year.

    How he used to fall apparently due to the lack of balance.

    the way casey got juked was egregious. is all im saying. it speaks to his lack of talent and I dont think he will overcome it.

    he will have good effort plays, but at a time when we need to continue to dominate and get people off the field. i do not look forward to a slot reciever juking the heels off of casey matthews for 7 yards.

  28. 28 Henly125 said at 4:47 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    For now Mattews should be the 1st and 2nd down ‘backer, and Acho on passing downs.

  29. 29 GEAGLE said at 4:55 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Passing downs usually we will see Nolan Carrol replace Acho and Casey… Those two will rotate series on first and second down, short yardage 3rd down situations…..Marcus smith will have a small role in passing situation when Tight ends are on the field I assume..I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts to have some success and his role grows over the course of these last 8 weeks….
    But initially, we will try our best to have Nolan in the game instead of Casey and Acho when the other team is throwing..

    By the time the playoffs role around, I won’t be surprised if we trust marcus to where we see Nolan/Kendrick in Dime, and Kendrick/Marcus in Nichel

  30. 30 Tom said at 11:50 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    Sounds like Davis is already there for Marcus s in on nickel against carolina

  31. 31 GEAGLE said at 1:41 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Think marcus def plays like 5 to 10 snaps this week

  32. 32 Jeff Asay said at 11:32 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    What on earth leads to believe Marcus Smith is going to see the field? Are you just tossing out complete BS so if you’re right you look like a genius?

  33. 33 RobNE said at 4:05 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Koy Detmer time

  34. 34 RobNE said at 4:07 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Tommy, 1991 Eagles were just “one of” the greatest defenses of all time? That one hurt.

  35. 35 MaggieMagpie said at 6:45 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    The truth often does, I hear.

  36. 36 RobNE said at 9:49 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    They were the best. Someone cited an article recently. Yes better Han your steelers.

  37. 37 GEAGLE said at 4:07 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    The glimmer of hope I have in the Sanchize stepping up and saving our franchise is how his team mates believe in him… From Jason Peters, to Kelce, down to the WRs.. Everyone seems to have legit belief in him, Peters and Kelce refrences his swagger….. Sounds like the teams has legit confidence in him, as opposed to fake lip service to the media..
    What a crazy year.. Was thinking about it on my train ride to work, how so much is falling according to my expectations. I expected our first half to be much better than last years first half, but I expected us to once again grow as the season went on, play our best ball in December and go into the playoffs Hot, playing our best ball. I expected our run defense to be top 10, and that by the end of the season, our defense finally getting the respect it deserves…
    So I was thinking how everything was flowing according to what I expected, but then I started to think about all the crazy adversity we had to overcome…that wasn’t part of my expectations…had you told me the first 8 game we would use 13 different OL combinations and our Runningbacks would struggle to get going, my expectations probably would have been much different,…it’s nothing short of amazing IMO, to have overcome everything that was thrown at us, and us still be what I expected us to be….
    I believed in our defense more than most, I knew we had a lot of really quality ingredients on defense that just needed to grow in the scheme and Gel together, but I’m not sure I could have envisioned us playing up to the 4th ranked run defense, without Mykal Kendrick…
    We have had to overcome so much, and Lady Luck isnt done being a bitch.. But we have the coaching behind us, tons of team character, mental and physical toughness that we gained from having to perservere thru so much adversity this year…what we have overcome, I expect to make us stronger for the playoffs… Your strting QB and defensive leader are now gone, fortunately our entire locker room is practically a collection of former team captains from other teams… Everyone needs to pick it up, step up their games a little more and help the Sanchize make en epic comeback!

  38. 38 Avery Greene said at 4:22 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Remember, down 17-0 to the Steelers in the AFC Championship game, that Jets team came back in the 2nd half behind Sanchez. He has playoff experience and right now he is driven to be good. I think he can be very effective in this offense, especially with the running game starting to get going.

    Here’s why I think Sanchize will be fine:
    – The Jets right now is a destination where QBs go to fail, I don’t even think Brady could help that team (especially with their o-coordinator)
    – Ryan didn’t give Sanchize the weapons we have
    – We aren’t looking at Sanchize as the savior – he has to limit turnovers, everything else will take care of itself.
    – We got a great coaching staff.
    – We are 6-2 after missing 3 starters on the oline, and we got 2 of them back.

  39. 39 GEAGLE said at 4:30 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    I don’t disagree with a word you wrote…
    I don’t feel like going back and doing the research but he claims he was always at his best when they were running a hurry up For the jets..he compares it to “fastbreak basketball” and he claims THATS when he is at his best…

    HOWEVER:… If we sorround him with exactly what FOles had around him during the first half, Swiss cheese OL, no run game…I do NOT think Sanchez could perserver to a 6-2 record the way FOles did…

    But, if the OL gets back to a high level, and Sanchez gets to play off a run game, I think we can continue to score 30 a game…but to win with Sanchez, the supporting cast has to be much much better than what FOles was able to perserver thru

  40. 40 GEAGLE said at 4:22 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Hope fans are appreciating Nolan Carrol and what he has brought to our team.
    Majority of Nolans experience was at outside CB. he has transitioned really well inside allowing us to implement a Dime package that has been a really nice addition to our defense….Nolan and the Dime had a big hand in replacing Kendrick during his injury, and Now Nolan and the Dime will have to do its part, to compensate for the loss of Meco…basically,nwe will try to only have Casey or Acho on the field against the run…if we think the other team is passing it will either be Kedrick and Marcus in Nickel, or Kemdrick and Nolan in dime
    for an outside Cb to be transitioning to slot CB/quasi inside linebacker role in Dime this quickly is pretty darn impressive. Still has his mistakes like the Texans running on our Dime on 3rd and 18, but he should get better and better at it with experience…

    On top of that, he brings it on ST, KR ability, Gunner ability…Nolan is a capable outside CB with some size, now he can play inside and even a quasi LB role….Chip Kelly is going to value the heck out of this kid going forward. versatility,….CHECK!!!
    And he is still at an age where his best ball is prob still ahead of him. Really an under rated signing that will be valuable to us going forward…

  41. 41 anon said at 4:44 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    What’s the difference in size between boykin and carroll?

  42. 42 jpate said at 4:51 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    about 2-3 inches

  43. 43 GEAGLE said at 6:03 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Which is all the difference in the world,,,WRs are starting to be 6’2-6’5… Why would you ever want to stick a CB outside who week in and week out wil give away 5-6 inches to his opponent?.. That’s tough to consistently overcome. I know Boykin can Jump, but so can the outside WRs who have 5 inches on him

    It’s bad enough that teams move WRs around so you end up finding Dez BRyant lined up across from you in the slot about 5-6 times a game… Giving up 5-6 inches every single snap, Week in and week out playing outside CB is TOUGH! Even if boykin can survive, he isn’t going to be one of the best outside CB in the NFL, so I would much rather have him be one of the best Nickel CB in the NFL…

  44. 44 A_T_G said at 4:54 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    3” and 20 LBs according to the mother ship.

  45. 45 anon said at 4:56 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    In our dime it’s Kendricks, Carroll, Fletch, Cary, Brandon? Is Nickel Cary, Fletch, Brandon or Cary Fletch Carroll?

  46. 46 GEAGLE said at 4:57 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    No Carrol in Nickel

  47. 47 mtn_green said at 4:46 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Carrol is good. Last year eagles barely had a nickel package, and didn’t when fletch or Williams was injured.

  48. 48 Baloophi said at 4:31 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Speaking of “subs” – what do people think about Marcus Smith? Is he going to theoretically play more at his new position with Ryans out? I’m of the opinion that any game experience is good for him, but I’d also prefer he not “learn on the job” against the Cowboys, etc.

  49. 49 mtn_green said at 4:44 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    No ones seen enough of ms3 to have an opinion. Some are hopeful, some are doubtful, no one knows.

  50. 50 Baloophi said at 4:48 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Okay. Let me rephrase then: would you like to see more of him now, as we make our playoff push, or prefer a non-rookie with actual experience at the position?

  51. 51 A_T_G said at 5:00 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Neither, I believe that we see just the right amount of him: fully clothed with a few helmet-less shots interspersed. Unless the non-rookie with positional experience is also a cheerleader…

    (My goal here is to get you to rephrase yet again.)

  52. 52 Baloophi said at 5:06 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    (well struck) Okay. Would you rather WITNESS Marcus Smith III participate in a meaningful professional football game as an interior linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles this season, or have him stand, fully-clothed, on the sideline as someone else attempts to quickly discern things like pass vs. run? And you can pick his clothing.

  53. 53 A_T_G said at 5:32 PM on November 5th, 2014:


    (“Witness” makes me think of Amish boobies.)

    That looks pretty airtight. I hope ACViking didn’t charge you a consultation fee. I will have to go with the Amish boobies, er, I mean with MSIII. If we need to suffer through on the job training, and I think we will in either scenario, it might as well have a long-term benefit.

  54. 54 ACViking said at 6:59 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Error, Will Robinson, Error.

    Is it not Marcus Smith II?

    And Lawrence “Trey” Burton III?

    Dr. Smith wants to know.

  55. 55 A_T_G said at 7:58 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    As long as it isn’t MS13.

  56. 56 Bert's Bells said at 5:05 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    I’d like to see him play at least two full 4th quarters in mop up time during 30 point trouncings of #cowboySUK.

  57. 57 Baloophi said at 5:06 PM on November 5th, 2014:


  58. 58 anon said at 7:11 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Ck hasn’t mentioned his name at all in PCs – I can read into that meaning.

  59. 59 ACViking said at 6:56 PM on November 5th, 2014:


    Hope you’ll be checking back, because:

    when I saw, under your name, a comment starting with “Speaking of ‘subs’ — . . . ”

    I thought for sure you were going to segue, somehow and with panache, to discussing how “The White House Sub Shop” — in AC on Arctic and Mississippi — is the greatest sub shop in the history of western civilization.

    And around the corner from the WH is Angeloni’s, with the best muscles marinara on the east coast.

    BONUS: About 100 feet from Angeloni’s is the former HQ of reputed mob boss Nicky Scarfo.

    Just sayin’.

  60. 60 peteike said at 1:12 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I live out in Denver but grew up in philly. I go to Brigantine every summer for vaca and pass by that place on way to AC. Get an italian? or is it a cheese steak option also? Ill have to try those muscles, thanks for info

  61. 61 ACViking said at 2:07 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Get the cheese steak (w/ raw onions only) . . . it’s the best there is.

    And take home a “Regular Sub w/ the Works” — cut it into smaller pieces and eat it the next day. Heavenly.

  62. 62 Bert's Bells said at 4:55 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    I have evidence for this, but I suspect play action would be even more effective this season with more snaps being taken from under center.

    Even on the TV feed those shotgun play actions never look convincing.

  63. 63 anon said at 4:58 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    it’s interesting to see a guy go away from his system. Probably think I like most about CK. Even though his shotgun, zone read system is certified he’s not afraid to go away from it week after week.

  64. 64 GEAGLE said at 5:04 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Andy would NEVER! It’s a very good sign that chip has such an effective system yet doesn’t have some crazy ego about only using his system at all costs…

    But I don’t think how we lineup will change the success rate of our play action…play action is simple, if you are gashing them in the run game, play action will always work. If a team feels that you can’t run on them and they can play your run honestly, than it’s probably not going to be very successful…. Now maybe being under center will lead to more success in the run game, which in turn helps our play action,… But if a team is stonewalling shady when we run from under center, our play action will struggle, just like it does when you can’t run out of the gun

  65. 65 anon said at 5:27 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Agree 100%. It seems like Shady is better running from under center (or so he says) so i’m glad that he really cares about putting people in favorable positions instead of them just not being “system fits”.

  66. 66 BlindChow said at 10:11 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Actually, despite having success with being under center against the Giants, CK went right back to mostly shotgun against the Cardinals.

    I think he hates going under center, and I suspect it’s going to be like those games when Andy Reid would run a lot and we’d think, “finally, he’s learning!” then the following week it would be 75% passes again.

  67. 67 livingonapear said at 5:36 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    So….Marcus Mariota

  68. 68 GermanEagle said at 6:51 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    How is that realistic? The Eagles would need to lose all their remaining games to get a top 10 draft pick and they would still have to trade a fortune in order to grab Mariota with the first overall.

  69. 69 Mitchell said at 7:07 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Maybe he just had a tick. He meant to type something else but it came out “Mariotta.”

  70. 70 livingonapear said at 7:21 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    No, when I have a tick I scream out lewd things involving Tommy and Rolling Rock. That’s right, Rolling Rock.

  71. 71 EagleNebula said at 12:39 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    first PBR and now Rolling Rock… We have an Oregonian coach with Oregon bias, so we need to start referring to Oregon breweries. Even better, there is a great brewery in Eugene called Ninkasi. I highly recommend you finding a case and toasting the Oregon take over with one! Honestly, Oregon beers (Ninkasi and Deschutes especially) are fantastic, just ask oregonducker.

  72. 72 NinjaP said at 7:09 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    We have finished 6-10 before and picked 14th. Bunkley draft.

  73. 73 Mitchell said at 7:12 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Did we lose 8 straight games?

  74. 74 livingonapear said at 7:20 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Wasn’t Bridgewater supposed to be a top 10 sure thing at this time last year? Where’d he end up? What about Manziel? Hell, even Tajh Boyd was considered a 1st rounder by some at this point.

    Draft speculation is just that, speculation. After the various all star games get played out, a new flavor of the month gets called the best QB in the draft and another flavor of the month tumbles. Logan Thomas was on everybody’s lips for at least a day. What did you think about Blake Bortles before the combine? Did you have a thought on Blake Bortles before the combine?

    All it takes is a scouting report or two to question if Mariota is “NFL ready,” and his draft stock could tumble. Stranger things have happened.

  75. 75 anon said at 7:39 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Can’t believe Tahj Boyd didn’t get a shot anywhere (for more than a tryout). I thought he was supposed to be good at clemson (i dont watch college ball)?

  76. 76 Henly125 said at 8:07 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    He was* with the Jets (third string) You will never hear of Tahj Boyd again.

  77. 77 ICDogg said at 8:46 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Tahj Boyd

  78. 78 RogerPodacter said at 10:58 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    now theres a name i never thought i’d hear again…wow.

  79. 79 GermanEagle said at 7:43 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Mariota is a sure lock for the top 5. As much as Sammy Watkins was last year. Plus he’s a QB. Trust me, his price tag will be too much for the Eagles to actually get a sniff.

  80. 80 D3FB said at 11:57 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Logan Thomas was the flavor of the month his sophomore year. And by about 2 games into his senior year, nobody believed in him anymore. The things that happened with Teddy last year have more to do with physical issues. Tiny hands, not that mobile etc. I knew who Blake Bortles was before the 2013 season, because I’m a draftnik. People who do more than read aggregation sites or watch Mel Kiper Jr. know who players are. Do you seriously think Bortles showed up at the combine and nobody knew who he was?

    Mariota is 6’4 225. He’s incredibly athletic. His career TD/INT is 89/12. He’s the top QB in the class.

  81. 81 livingonapear said at 6:23 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    Yes, you are a draftnick. I’m not, neither is the other commentor. I certainly believe you knew who Bortles was as you also knew who Marcus Smith was before most people. If you say that Mariota is the real McCoy, I’ll certainly take your view on that over a good portion of people on this site.

    Having said all that, drafts still never work out the way most people foresee them. Hell, I don’t even know if Chip still wants Mariota or would consider him a good investment in the first. But I’ve seen players like Brian Brohm be touted by sites like football outsiders as sure things only to see them drop. The same thing probably won’t happen to Mariota, but I’d rather wait until we’re a little closer before I start labeling players as “can’t haves”

  82. 82 Anders said at 7:10 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    Mariota would also have went no. 1 in 2014 draft had he declared.

  83. 83 EagleNebula said at 12:27 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Chip needs to convince Mariota to do something that makes the other teams question his character – or start some juicy rumors

  84. 84 GEAGLE said at 7:03 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Just wait til you see Marriotta hold a press conference out of the blue to announce he is converting to Islam and he wants to play 3 years in the NFL, walk away with enough money to go to Afghanistan and help fight the war against the West…lol no one will touch Marriotta, we can use a 6th rounder on him 😉

  85. 85 sonofdman said at 8:29 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Not to mention his gang ties. Notice his first name is spelled Marcus. There is no “k” in that name. He is clearly in with DeSean. I heard he only wants to make some money so he can focus on his rap career.

  86. 86 sonofdman said at 8:23 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    The “reporters” as seem to like to throw any crap rumors they can find out there. Maybe we should all start sending them rumors regarding Mariota’s character concerns and get his draft slide started.

  87. 87 livingonapear said at 9:33 PM on November 10th, 2014:

    I just heard Trott and the other 97.5 guys on the pregame saying Mariota doesn’t throw to a pro passing tree.

    Keep it up baby, we’ll have a 3rd round grade on him in no time.

  88. 88 GEAGLE said at 5:49 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Looking at the Carolina offense, I like what I see and How we match Up against them
    When I think of Keachly, the same thought always pops up into my head, last years preseason. I know its only preseason, but I was amazed at how he was always a step to slow for shady and our offense, it sticks out in my head how he couldnt cover shady as a pass catcher… When you are covering shady McCoy even in the preseason, I’m sure the best young linebacker tried hard enough to not get embarressed in man coverage againsg shady…. That insignificant preseason game always stick out in my head, it was one of our first glimpses of a chip coached Eagle team, and I was really surprised at how ineffective Keachly was against our skill position players….hope to wear him down with tempo, and keep forcing him to keep up with Sproles and shady as pass catchers, think they can get free from Keachly as pass catchers easier than as runners this week.
    CONTAINMENT becomes crucial against Can like when we played against KAp…also. Too often last week we had our hands on Fitzpatrick and let him break the tackle and run free…that can’t happen gainst Cam, or he will make us pay a steep price,…when we get to Cam, we have to make sure to get him down, very capable of breaking tackles….Containment, and not letting him break tackles when You get to him is half the battle…

  89. 89 GermanEagle said at 6:52 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    This could be the game where we run for 250 yards as a team.

  90. 90 anon said at 7:05 PM on November 5th, 2014:


  91. 91 A_T_G said at 8:10 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Three 100-yard rushers would be pretty awesome.

  92. 92 GermanEagle said at 8:29 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Do you remember the Eagles/Giants MNG like 15 years ago where we had 300+ rushing yards behind McNabb and Duuuuuce. Now THAT was awesome.

  93. 93 Hanibal Luis said at 10:37 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    I remember Cunningham and Sherman going for 100 yards vs the Pats. Does that count?

  94. 94 GermanEagle said at 5:46 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    No. P:-

  95. 95 anon said at 7:09 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    I think LK will be better this year, there’s like 24 games of tape vs only 1 or two last year. However, as a whole the CAR defense has looked pedestrian all year, and i don’t think this is a get back game for them.

    No worried about cam at all. That ankle issue is lingering and i don’t think they want him running as much as RW does. Additionally, RBs / OL have been very poor so i expect us to dominate. In pass D there’s Greg Olsen and Kelvin. I excpet Kelvin to have some circus catches but generally to be ineffective, Olson will be a problem, but that’s ok as I think we’ll get a lot of pressure on the QB.

    The interesting thing will be how much Avant can share about the offense and whether any of it will be relevant. I def. think Djax was behind why our offense was less effective against washington.

  96. 96 Henly125 said at 8:09 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    I don’t think there’s a linebacker in the league who can run with shady step for step.

  97. 97 Bert's Bells said at 8:13 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Most LBs can’t go stride for stride with most running backs. That’s why pass catching RBs are so valuable -they get isolated with LBs in space and generally make them miss.

    Keuchly is a phenomenal player, though.

  98. 98 Bob Scatchard said at 4:02 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Keachly also said the players were gassed,,,,had never seen a team play that fast and all over the field….Were playing faster now and I predict they’ll be done half way through 2nd Qtr…

  99. 99 Flyin said at 7:06 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    No mention of the great Mike McMahon taking over for McNabb in 2005. I understand deleting his play from memory.

  100. 100 ACViking said at 7:10 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Door having been opened . . .

    Imagine about 15 years of Eagles football with McMahon-quality quarterbacking.

    Just think about that for a moment.

    You’ve now experienced the Eagles from 1962-1972, 1974-1976.

    1973 – newly acquired veteran Roman Gabriel dominates. But Gabe then regresses to the McMahon standard in ’74, to be replaced by Mike Boryla. Oh, the humanity . . . .

  101. 101 Cafone said at 10:28 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Mike Boryla recently had a one man show about his time as an Eagles QB:

  102. 102 P_P_K said at 9:25 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    It might be worth paying good money to see Boryla on stage, but none of those qbs ACV mentioned were worth our hard-earned cash.

  103. 103 Flyin said at 11:26 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    What is astonishing….ACViking !!!!

  104. 104 jshort said at 7:46 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Was looking him up yesterday. Was surprised to find out he actually had two wins in 05. Can’t remember them. He did have a solid 55.2 QB rating.

  105. 105 livingonapear said at 9:15 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Mike McMahon finding Billy McMullen for 6 yards matched the rapturous thrill of me finding Waldo amongst the Romans when I was 5.

  106. 106 Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran said at 11:07 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    It is best if you delete the entire 2005 season from your memory.

  107. 107 Flyin said at 11:18 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    good advice!

  108. 108 Mitchell said at 7:11 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    I hope we get a real tasty pick this. We are overdue. How many of us would crap our pants If MSII gets a hot sack this week?

  109. 109 A_T_G said at 7:55 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    The phrases “real tasty,” “crap our pants,” and “hot sack” should never, ever be within the same comment.

  110. 110 Mitchell said at 8:58 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    LOL, I will humbly disagree and counter that those particular phrases should be a staple of every comment.

  111. 111 truehaynes said at 9:00 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    pick this? or pick six?

  112. 112 Mitchell said at 9:01 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Commenting with my phone ftw.

  113. 113 truehaynes said at 9:30 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    I think I would get a half chub if boykin got his first pick of the year

  114. 114 Mitchell said at 10:00 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    mmhmm, half chubs are good too.

  115. 115 GEAGLE said at 12:58 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    That’s what she didn’t say!

  116. 116 Chip Kelly's bastard son said at 9:47 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Nothing makes me happier than a hot sack

  117. 117 A_T_G said at 8:04 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    So, reportedly, after boarding a flight in CA thinking he was headed to Philly and getting off the plane in Washington, Pryor commented, “I just figured American Airlines had the same troubles as I do with their accuracy on the deep routes.”

  118. 118 Guest said at 10:16 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Name that QB


  119. 119 A_T_G said at 10:40 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    That has to be either Tahj Boyd or GJ Kinne.

  120. 120 Insomniac said at 6:25 AM on November 6th, 2014:


    Johnny Manziel.

  121. 121 Cafone said at 10:30 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Think we could trade Foles to Andy Reid for a 1st round pick?

  122. 122 anon said at 1:42 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    Yes laughing with Alex Smith right now.

  123. 123 Cafone said at 10:50 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Hey, who do you guys think will finish the season with more yards and TDs? Riley Cooper or Clay Harbor?

  124. 124 Mitchell said at 11:10 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    Jeeze, I guess I have to go with Cooper because he will get more opportunities.

  125. 125 iceberg584 said at 8:30 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    I guess you meant #Coopertunities

  126. 126 Pennguino said at 11:18 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    The run game has struggled. The starting RB is barely averaging 4 yards a pop. He only has a couple rushing TDs. Hell, even the back up RB is averaging more yards per carry and has more rushing TDs. The QB has taken a beating back there. Now he is hurt. He hasn’t made it through a complete season yet. The whole team is turning it over. The QB is missing open receivers and not seeing the field. He has 10+ INT’s already and he has fumbled without even getting hit. Oh, by the way. This is 2012. Yet the same thing can be written about 2014 minus the starting RB having a couple TD’s. Shady only has 1 rushing TD this year.

    We all know the story. Starting QB is not playing well. The team is struggling. Everybody wants the backup. Starter gets hurt…yada yada yada. I can’t believe how close the QB stats are. Below is Vick 2012, Foles 2012, Foles 2014. Only difference between the two years is better coaching, better “team” and W-L column. I am curious to see how Sanchez plays when he has the benefit of a healthy Oline and a Running game and Chip is not calling 40+ passes a game.

    Comp— 204 —– 161 —– 186
    Att——- 351 —– 265 —– 311
    Pct— — 58 ——- 61 —— 60
    Att/G— 35 ——- 38 —— 43
    Yds—- 2362 — 1699 —– 2163
    Avg—- 6.7 —— 6.4 —– 7
    Yds/G- 236 —- 243 —– 309
    TD—— 12 —— 6 ——– 13
    Int——- 10 —– 5 ——– 10
    Sck—– 28 —– 20 —— 9
    Rate—- 78 —– 79 —— 81

  127. 127 Matt said at 11:55 PM on November 5th, 2014:

    -So what you’re saying is… Foles’ QB rating has increased from 79 in 2012 to 81 in 2014.

    -I’m not good at math so let’s see: m = (81-79)/(2 years) = 1 QBR pt/year. Pssh… and people are saying he regressed!? If he keeps improving at that incredible rate, he will just about beat his 2013 season QBR in… 2052. I’d say super bowl is a lock that year. Jerry Jones will have just finished GM’ing a Cowboys team to its 41st straight 8-8 finish and announces immediate plans in the offseason to resign 70 year old Romo to an 8 year $630 million contract.

  128. 128 Pennguino said at 3:12 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    I think the math might be off. He earned that mark in a half season. He played about ten games last season. His QBR was like 100+. If he makes it a whole season he should have 160 QBR.

  129. 129 mtn_green said at 1:11 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    Good post.

  130. 130 eagleyankfan said at 8:49 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    Fans, or Foles supporters(if it’s needed) are meh about this happening because most(if not all) were never saying Foles is the greatest QB in the history of football. Most of us know what we have in Foles. For those(and there are many of you) who expected the Foles supporters to sit and cry about this isn’t going to happen. Before and after the injury, most understand what/who Foles is as a qb. That opinion hasn’t changed because he got injured.
    This isn’t the same as Allen going down. Allen stinks and the back up might be worse. This is more to the liking of losing DR. It’s going to hurt but it’s the next man up. Sanchez has more experience so it’s not exactly the same as the back up for DR but there are some similarities.
    We also know what we have in Sanchez. He isn’t all of a sudden Marino.
    If P. Manning or Romo go down, the fans cry because of the talent drop from starter to back up. Not the case here. Full steam ahead.
    Its fun to poke at CK running the ball too much. However, I’ll take his play calling over fans saying he’s passing too much. If CK is calling more passing plays, there’s a reason. He’s not asking the 8 ball a question and shaking it up and the it says “pass”. CK has a well documented successful career as a coordinator and coach. I’ll take his game planning over any other coach — or fan.

  131. 131 GEAGLE said at 12:53 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Good stuff… But IMO, Sanchez couldnt with stand all the adversity FOles endured to get us to 6-2… the QBs supporting cast must be much better than it was the first 8 games for us to be successful with Sanchez,,the OL and run game have to be working for sanchez. Doubt he can hold up, perserver thru what FOles had to endure, and I really doubt Sanchez can withstand the punishment Nick took to get us to 6-2…

    The first half of the season, I felt a nice level of comfort having a safety net like the Sanchize on our bench, compared to other teams backups
    Like Weeden….that safety net is GONE! We are currently using it. We can not afford to lose Mark to injury, so the OL and run game, not only have to open things up for mark to have success, but they need to protect Mark, much better then they did FOles…Sanchez is a much smaller man, older body, who has more mileage on it. The team around mark needs to rally around him, step up and play at a higher level then they did for Nick..
    Fortunately, we have a locker room of former team captains, believe in the heart and character of this team, so I think Sanchez is going to be great!….but he can’t be asked to carry this offense the way we asked FOles to do in some of the early games when our runningbacks couldn’t get anything going…fortunately, our OL is in the best shape it’s been in since the preseason, and our 3 headed monster RBs are starting to catch their stride…and much of the season is about which teams can get hot at the right time and ride that wave into the playoffs..
    Feels kind of weird to have to 100% root for the Sanchize, but since arriving, I like him much more than I did before, and I do view him as one of us right now…. His swagger should provide a nice boost for this offense, I expect the running backs to go wild Monday, and the defens to continue putting on a show

  132. 132 eagleyankfan said at 5:40 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Agreed. I actually got several text’s from Jets fans all saying they are all now Eagle fans — Until Foles returns!! LMAO. I never knew Sanchez had a following.
    People can say what they’d like regarding Foles — but they can’t say he’s a wimp. He stood in there and took some serious shots. His heart is in the game and the others follow.
    All good stuff — now — lead us Sanchez!

  133. 133 MAR2691 said at 6:36 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I suspect a lot of Jet fans have a soft spot for the Eagles, as the enemy of their enemy (the Jints) is their friend.

  134. 134 CrackSammich said at 10:07 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    The bonus of having a very QB friendly scheme, or at least being perceived as having one, is that we should be among the front runners for any talented QBs that have washed out at their first stop every single year. This year it’s Sanchez. Next year might be Bradford, Shaub, Fitzpatrick, etc. Personally, I’m holding out for Hoyer the Destroyer.

    The only person that would be a detriment to is Matt Barkley.

  135. 135 mtn_green said at 11:53 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    Not sure eagles have a QB friendly scheme.

    When run game works, and Oline is cranking that’s easy. Bubble screens and regular screens are easy and pad stats, but every team does those now.

  136. 136 Sean Stott said at 11:58 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    I think it’s QB friendly. Seriously try to count how many times there were multiple open options this year but Foles simply missed.

  137. 137 ICDogg said at 12:42 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I think it’s QB friendly for some QBs and not others, depending on their particular skill set.

  138. 138 GermanEagle said at 12:43 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Provided your wonderlic score is above 6.

  139. 139 ICDogg said at 12:54 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Mark Sanchez got a 28 compared to Foles 29. Peyton Manning also had a 28, but so did Kevin Kolb.

  140. 140 GermanEagle said at 2:27 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Those little Einsteins….

  141. 141 Mitchell said at 3:24 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    deleted. *I hate how hard it is to add pictures sometimes*

  142. 142 Mitchell said at 3:26 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    These little Einsteins?

  143. 143 Anders said at 12:22 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I almost puked reading that list of QBs

  144. 144 GermanEagle said at 12:42 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Understood. No Cam Newton on that list.

  145. 145 Anders said at 1:28 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    What has that list of super bad QBs anything todo with Cam Newton?

  146. 146 CrackSammich said at 2:37 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Making the same mistake as when people talk about a Casey Matthews type. Just because he shouldn’t be a starter doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a place in the NFL. The same goes for backup QBs. If you can get one that’s better than the usual Charlie Whitehurst, Matt Barkley type, go for it. Why wouldn’t you want the 25-30th best quarterback in the league as a backup? It’s not like you can double up in the top 10.

  147. 147 Anders said at 3:05 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Bradford and Schaub is not one of the 25th-30th best QBs in the NFL

  148. 148 Michael Winter Cho said at 3:14 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I think he meant to write “the 2530th best quarterback”.

  149. 149 CrackSammich said at 3:24 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Not currently, no. I wasn’t aware that Houston and Oakland were exactly healthy places to learn the QB position lately, though?

  150. 150 Anders said at 3:36 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Schaub 3 years ago was a top 15-20 QB, but he has completely broken down and cant pass more than 5 yards down the field. Bradford has never been good, no matter who had as OC/HC

  151. 151 CrackSammich said at 10:21 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Who do you see as being the best QB we could pick up next season without giving up a draft pick then? We’re not talking about starters here, which is what I think you’re getting stuck on.

  152. 152 Crus57 said at 11:45 AM on November 6th, 2014:

    The NFL announced all the London games for next year, no Eagles, yay! But also as someone in England, a little bit of no Eagles, booo.

  153. 153 GEAGLE said at 12:39 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    That’s awesome, and I’m pretty surprised by it. I thought for sure they would send us

  154. 154 GermanEagle said at 12:42 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    It’s coming mate. It’s coming.

  155. 155 GEAGLE said at 12:56 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I know…. But we get this year, and next year at the very least of the NFL not taking a home game away from us while we are contenders…
    ..kind of sucks that they didnt send us to London in 2012, we couldn’t win a home game back then lol…now, the Linc is back to being the homefield advantage that we had been missing for years…

    Some of it has to do with the excitement chip brought, some has to do with the play of our players, but also have to tip our hands for the stadium renovations, closing those open areas seem to make a real difference keeping the sound in the stadium

  156. 156 GermanEagle said at 2:28 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Speaking of the Linc: I will be sitting in the North Terrace on Monday night for the first time. Is that new seating any good???

  157. 157 GEAGLE said at 2:51 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I’ll check the seat chart when I get home n get back to you… I won’t be in philly for the game 🙁

  158. 158 sonofdman said at 9:16 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I sat in the new seating for the Jacksonville game. It was fine. I had a great time!

  159. 159 GermanEagle said at 9:19 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Did you sit right there where the bar is?

  160. 160 sonofdman said at 9:32 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    No. I was up near the top of the new corner seats in the southwest (I think corner). But the North Terrace looks nice. I’m sure you’ll have a great time.

  161. 161 anon said at 3:01 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Id take a london game as long as we didn’t lose our home game? I mean who cares? You think Dallas is fretting about playing Jax in london this weekend? Nope. If Laurie ever wants a SB at the link we’ll be in London.

  162. 162 GEAGLE said at 3:04 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Yeh I’m only against it if they make us the home team

  163. 163 Avery Greene said at 1:15 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    This is good for me. It gives me about 2 years to prep to come out there for the game. I haven’t been to London since high school and there’s a club I want to check out while I’m there.

  164. 164 D3FB said at 12:23 AM on November 7th, 2014:

    Your BPL team of choice?


  165. 165 Crus57 said at 9:32 AM on November 7th, 2014:

    Man Utd, been following them for nearly 30 years now man and boy, despite only being anywhere close to Manchester once in my life. Some say that makes me a typical Man U fan.

  166. 166 D3FB said at 6:25 PM on November 7th, 2014:


  167. 167 GEAGLE said at 1:49 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Washington CB Marcus Peters kicked off team arguing with another coach.. That’s the nail in the coffin for the talented knucklehead, he can be removed from every eagle mock draft… Get ready for stanford CB alex Carter…
    WTF, they are talking about my boy Shawn Oakman as a top 10 pick? UGH I hate when I follow talented young players for years before they are big prospects, and they end up shooting up draft board out of eagles range by the time the draft process unfolds. So annoying… Arik Armstead will still be an option..for us….but with Meco going down, I think you can pencil kendrick brother as our first round pick, after trading back for an extra pick, Marvus smith style
    No i wont over react to the QB crap and think the eagles spend a first round pick on a QB

  168. 168 Mitchell said at 2:41 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Can we get Sammie Coates too, GEAGLE? He has been banged up and hasn’t been able to show his potential, so maybe he will fall in the draft. I heard he can run in the 4.3 consistently and is a quick little booger. Also he is a big strong blocker, so says Gus Malzhan.

  169. 169 GEAGLE said at 2:45 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I’m a big fan of that kid…explosive. Also see how stanforda TY Montgomery could apeal to chip…

  170. 170 Mitchell said at 2:47 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    You will probably hear me bang the table for him until the draft is over. 6’2 is a good size, hopefully that holds up at the combine.

  171. 171 GEAGLE said at 2:49 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I like that kid. He been,on my watch list since September… If you really hope we add him, you should start to try and find out about his charcter(any known suspensions, red flags?), pay attention to his blocking? Is he on pace to graduate? Or is he one of those athletic morons who barely got a high enough SAT score to go to college? By now we should know, what we see on the field isn’t enough to get drafted by Chip…try and keep your eye on local auburn news

  172. 172 Mitchell said at 2:51 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I agree and a quick google search doesn’t produce any glaring character faults which is a good start.

  173. 173 GEAGLE said at 2:56 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Yeah.. Immediately sure if you googled Dorian green Beckham, it would be a giant fed flag lol

  174. 174 Mitchell said at 3:07 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Question answered my friend:

  175. 175 GEAGLE said at 3:17 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Bwahhaaha mitch is nuts…5 minutes later he comes back with Sammie Coates pictures playing with children with Cancer, feeding endangered birds from his own mouth, building homes for people in New Orleans lol. That’s a Commited fan right there!!!

    You better send that picture to chip!

  176. 176 Mitchell said at 3:19 PM on November 6th, 2014:


  177. 177 GEAGLE said at 3:24 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Super athlete, explosive Cordarrel type
    Big physical likes to block
    No Red Flags
    “Champion of Character” lol
    Could definitely see chip get his “Coates On”

    Dont think chip has enough speed yet for his liking…

  178. 178 GEAGLE said at 6:53 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    IMO he is one of the top 3 WR prospects in this draft…my only beef with him is he costs a 1st round pick that I want to spend on “baby” Kendrick..then again. We probably dont even pick Early enough in round 1 to find Coates on the board when we pick… But Id be happy to hear his name called. I’m a believer in him

  179. 179 Mitchell said at 1:03 PM on November 7th, 2014:

    His stats are pretty shitty this year because of some leg injury, I think. You know how people drop because of injury concerns. We’ll see what happens.

  180. 180 GEAGLE said at 2:40 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Bwahahahahahahah chip kelly absolutely OWNED and their joke of a report, and all the donkeys that believes everything they read in that tabloid, don’t know who the bigger clown is Eckle or Eliiot parks… One good source of eagkes info they have is Matt Lombardo..these donkeys make Jimmy kempski and Les look like a quality source of eagkes Intel lol
    Chip blatantky says they fabricate their crap.. Lol “source” my ass. Fabricated bullshit….and to all the donkeys that believe their make believe source and the consistent joke of eagkes Intel that comes from…I have the fountain of youth in my basement, $10 a glass,..unicorn rides $30 an hour… And for $65 I’ll let you bang the little mermaid! That’s right bitches, GEAGLE is pimping the little mermaid… Had princess jasmine, but she let her self go

  181. 181 Mitchell said at 2:42 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Leave Ariel out of this, that woman is a saint. Do you know what she has been through?

  182. 182 GEAGLE said at 2:44 PM on November 6th, 2014:


  183. 183 ACViking said at 2:46 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    1. What’s up w/ Ty Montgomery these days?

    2. Laquon Treadwell . . . the real deal? [injury aside]

  184. 184 Mitchell said at 2:48 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Maybe you should put your *snickers* Coates on.

  185. 185 GEAGLE said at 3:01 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Not producing as much as you would,expect for being q supreme athlete..
    Coach Shaw compares him to a young Irvin Fryar but lacks polish. Inconsistent route runner. But he is also used as a RB and is so a willing and strong blocker which appeals to chip but some are starting to wonder if his physical nature and athletic comparison to Patrick Peterson is better suited to move to safety or CB… 6’2 220lb physical nature, 4.4 speed…

    I’m personally hoping that he continues to under produce and cause him to fall out of round 1 which is where his athleticism should see him drafted…Id bet chip and our teachers can polish up that raw supreme athleticsm and turn him into a quality weapon…

    I personally believe In his talents, so I hope he continues to umder produce so he falls in the draft like a mArquis Lee . I see some projecting him to fall to round 3’which would b awesome!!!

  186. 186 Anders said at 3:09 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Montgomery fell out of the 1st round after the first few games.

    WRs who will be drafted before Ty:

    Kevin White
    Coates (has same or more atheltisme than Ty and isnt as straight line as him)
    Duke Williams

    That string of players would push him to around the 3rd or 4th round.

  187. 187 GEAGLE said at 3:14 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    yup yup

  188. 188 Anders said at 3:24 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Would you take Ty over any of the listed WRs? I really wanna hear you take (yes im serious, as I always love to hear different takes on draft prospects)

  189. 189 Mitchell said at 3:28 PM on November 6th, 2014:


  190. 190 GEAGLE said at 3:41 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Huh? Not sure what u r asking…would I take Ty over them
    If I’m starting the franchise and I need a WR?
    Or if chip would pass on any of those names to take TY?
    If you are asking if I think Ty will be drafted ahead of them, the answer is no, and that’s why I talk about Ty as a target for the Eagles, because he is an opportunity to get a prospect who I believe can be developed into a quality weapon, who would also allow us to draft Mykal Kendrick brother and possibly a safety like Prewitt or a de like Arik Armstead of an Rt/RG like Jake fisher..YES I would rather have two of those players AND Ty Monthomery over every WR you listed…
    But yup yup means I agree with you that those WRs will get drafted before Ty Monthomery..atleast 90% of them.

    With that said, I wise person would want to wait and see how these kids seperate from each other at the combine before narrowing things down too much…I’m still fluid when it comes to the kids. This time last year people argued with me when I called Calvin Pryor a first round pick because he was still listed as a 3rd rounder… Kids Aren’t really done rising and falling yet. Lol this time last year either kiper or mcshay had Timmy Jernigan as a top 10 pick lol can’t remember which one it was

  191. 191 Insomniac said at 8:58 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    IMO, Green, White, and Cooper are the only ones that are better than Ty. Parker, Strong, and Ty are just a tier below them but would probably be more obtainable for us.

    Funchess isn’t even a target in my eyes since he has questionable hands. We kept Cooper/drafted Matthews so there’s that. Strong is a Philly kid, so lets hope he pulls a Kelvin Benjamin and falls very far. Strong and Parker will finally give us that WR that can box out, pluck balls out of the air, and make those crazy catches.

    Coates is a gamble as well as Green-Beckham. High risk and very high reward.

  192. 192 Anders said at 3:42 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Yes Treadwell is the real deal, IF he can get back from the dislocated ankle

  193. 193 GEAGLE said at 2:52 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    PhillyMag has chips response to the crap report that I was a “child for not believing” bwahahahahah

  194. 194 anon said at 2:58 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Gotta read between the lines. He didn’t refute that Howie doesn’t like Foles (noticeable in its absence) or that someone in the organization could have said that or feel that way. He just said that he controls the roster and holds Foles in a high regard. What else is he going to say? See Kobe and Jeanie Buss.

  195. 195 Anders said at 3:10 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Also most of the article was about the draft and potential contract, two things Kelly do not have control over.

  196. 196 iceberg584 said at 5:08 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    You honestly believe Kelly doesn’t control the draft? Roseman and the scouts may run it, but I think Chip has veto power and dictates the overall direction.

  197. 197 GEAGLE said at 6:50 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    He is just being “captain save a hoe” he argues for the sake of it…he doesn’t even believe have the crap he argues about

  198. 198 MaggieMagpie said at 9:14 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Many head coaches do. When you have the GM with final veto you get the NY Jets and Tebow.

  199. 199 Anders said at 3:07 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Go read Kelly’s comment about Desean about a few days before he was cut. Do you really think Kelly would say ANYTHING negative about Foles? Hell, he praised about every player on the opposing team.

  200. 200 GEAGLE said at 6:49 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Lol if you think there is any Chance in hell that the Eagles already reached the point that they are done with FOles, which is what those hacks suggest. Then God bless your simple heart… If you think those hacks got factual Intel Bout our QB intentions, then I have a bridge for sale, give you a great price! Lol keep sticking up for consistent HACKS! You want to read the eagles tabloid, that’s on you

  201. 201 GEAGLE said at 3:11 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Jaguars are going to beat dallas this week with or without romo and I’m gonna die laughing.. Instead of letting Romo heal thru the bye week, they are flying him to another continent because a big bad elite dallas team can’t play one game against the crappy Jags with their backup QB? Why even have a backup if you can’t play him in one game against the Jags?
    They have no confidence in themselves…..just watch the Jags win this game, and if they let Romo play they might piss away their season. He gets knocked out of the game and the Jags still steal a win.. Doubt, fear, the Jags will smell it, and give them confidence that they normally wouldn’t have..,.Fingers crossed they are pathetic enough to let Romo play..

    He is a yearly joke, but I must says hats off to that loser Romo, he is a tough SOB and its a shame he is playing for Morons that won’t protecg him from himself and his own warrior spirit… Dude hurt his transverse Processors a week ago, he couldnt bend over and these losers are so afraid that they felt the need to fly him over the atlantic to play a 1 and 8 team?…Imploding in 3…2…1… We lose our starting QB, 3/4th of our OL..whatever. We still kick your ass with the next man up.
    HOW Bout Them Cowboys!!!!

  202. 202 Avery Greene said at 6:09 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    We’re gonna clinch the NFC East after we beat them the 2nd time.

  203. 203 MaggieMagpie said at 9:11 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    The NFL is marketing Romo’s toughness to sell seats at Wembley. $$$.

  204. 204 the DONALD said at 4:04 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Did Pryor ever come to workout for Philly?

  205. 205 GermanEagle said at 5:02 PM on November 6th, 2014:


  206. 206 Buge Halls said at 4:26 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    “Les Bowen could have been the QB for that” Priceless.

    That being said, Les still would have written an article about how poorly he played and then go on to compare how he’s no Mike Vick!

  207. 207 Buge Halls said at 4:30 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I just keep going back to the game earlier in the season (was it the Colts or the Redskins???) when he kept getting hit and really took a shot to his left shoulder. I can’t help wondering if he had been nursing an injury (whether or not he told the staff) which might have led to him not being quite right this season. I know, excuses are like Romos, everybody has one.. but

  208. 208 P_P_K said at 4:43 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    The cheap shot from Baker was in the Redskins game. I hope Jason Peters gets his hands on Baker when we play them again on 12/20 and wrecks revenge.

  209. 209 GermanEagle said at 5:02 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    And I will be there. :

  210. 210 iceberg584 said at 5:03 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    That’s the game where we will be clinching the NFC East.

  211. 211 Avery Greene said at 6:01 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    No, we will clinch the NFC East after the 2nd Dallas game. Dallas will lose a couple more games, plus the 2 losses to us.

  212. 212 iceberg584 said at 6:28 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I’m being conservative and still chalking us up for a loss in the Thanksgiving game.

  213. 213 MaggieMagpie said at 9:09 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    The best revenge is winning.

  214. 214 eagleyankfan said at 5:42 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    I haven’t checked all the media outlets — have the Eagles signed another QB or are they going the rest of the season with Barkley as the back up?

  215. 215 mtn_green said at 5:43 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Don’t forget about him.
    Pryor was supposedly coming but accidentally ended up at wft and was confused about that.

  216. 216 GENETiC-FREAK said at 5:56 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Barkley back up then Casey as the emergency.. Kinne on the PS but no one new signed to the 53 or PS

  217. 217 GermanEagle said at 7:55 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Thought Coop was the emergency QB?

  218. 218 GENETiC-FREAK said at 7:58 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Nah James Casey last time i read

  219. 219 A_T_G said at 8:44 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    No, Cooper is an emerging C (where we were all hoping for a B+).

  220. 220 CrackSammich said at 8:55 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Ha, not your best, but still got a chuckle out of me.

  221. 221 GermanEagle said at 8:59 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Did you mean ermergency c, the vitamins drink?!

  222. 222 ICDogg said at 6:07 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    From PFF:

    Mychal Kendricks, ILB: +4.2

    Breakdown: Simply one of the best blitz performances by a traditional linebacker all season. Kendricks overpowered Arian Foster almost every time the running back was tasked with blitz pickup. Came away with a sack, a hit, and three hurries on 11 rushes.

    Signature Stat: Kendricks’ +4.1 pass rushing grade is the highest we’ve given an inside linebacker since Week 4 of last season (NaVorro Bowman’s +5.5)

  223. 223 eagleyankfan said at 6:14 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    How did CM grade when he blitzed?
    (great stuff about MK)

  224. 224 ICDogg said at 7:15 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Jason Peters, LT: +6.0

    Breakdown: The Eagles rushing game was dominant in the second half and the All-Pro left tackle was doing a good amount of that work. Absolutely crushed down block after down block in the zone-option and power attack. Was beaten a couple times in pass protection, but his +6.0 is as good as it gets.

    Signature Play: At Q4-8:20, Peters took Jared Crick for a ride five yards down field to open up a big lane forChris Polk to run through.

  225. 225 GermanEagle said at 9:10 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Everytime I watch other team’s QBs on TV I am saying to myself: maybe we should be lucky to have Foles.

    It’s not like that Andy Dalton is a rookie anymore…

  226. 226 P_P_K said at 9:28 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    As Einstein said, relativity is reality. Or was it me that said that?

  227. 227 A Roy said at 10:13 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Norman Einstein.

  228. 228 jshort said at 9:33 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    he doesn’t kill worms either. We haven’t really had to go through QB development since DMac…Most just bitch whoever it is.

  229. 229 scratcherk said at 10:16 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Hate seeing Nick go down. However, the reason I’m excited to see Sanchez is not because he’s just another backup QB. I think he’s a seriously talented QB who had a bad situation in NY who we got off the discount rack in the offseason. Want to see what the guy can do.

  230. 230 Michael Winter Cho said at 11:52 PM on November 6th, 2014:

    Well, he was talented in college.

    In the NFL, not so much…

  231. 231 max said at 6:11 PM on November 13th, 2014:


    thanks for information.