Posted: November 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 360 Comments »

33-10. Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray combined for fewer yards than LeSean McCoy. The Eagles scored 33 points and ran for 256 yards, but the real star of the show was the Eagles defense. Simply put, they kicked ass. The guys up front talked some smack before the game and they backed it on the field. Fletcher Cox was a beast.

The Eagles are now 9-3 and all alone in 1st place. There is plenty to be thankful for tonight.

More to come.


360 Comments on “Whipped!”

  1. 1 Kohlhaas said at 7:57 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Great job Birds!! Favorite time of the year is the win against Dallas.

  2. 2 pkeagle said at 7:59 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Happy Thanksgiving Tommy
    Now if only Megan would call by……!

  3. 3 anon said at 8:00 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    he has been very quiet the last couple of hours.

  4. 4 Hanibal said at 11:22 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Tryptophan 😉

  5. 5 T_S_O_P said at 7:59 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Quite like late evening (GMT) Thanksgiving Football.

  6. 6 Baloophi said at 8:04 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    And how about that NFL shout-out to UK fans? Get some sleep, T_S_O_P!

  7. 7 T_S_O_P said at 8:08 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I’ll wait for Chip to offer his wisdom first 🙂

  8. 8 Anders said at 8:08 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Yea same here. Can get around 4 hours of sleep before work and Christmas lunch (the translation sucks, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julebord)

  9. 9 P_P_K said at 9:18 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Worth it. though, ain’t it?

  10. 10 Anders said at 11:35 AM on November 30th, 2014:

    It was worth, my saturday was very loooooooong

  11. 11 GermanEagle said at 8:01 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Don’t get me wrong, but I love y’all!

  12. 12 Baloophi said at 8:03 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Ich liebe dich!

  13. 13 A Roy said at 8:14 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    At least you spelled it with an h and not a k

  14. 14 Jernst said at 8:02 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Love that we dominated them without playing a ridiculously good game or doing anything new or crazy schematically.

    Just went in to their home field and pushed them around by just being better…period

  15. 15 anon said at 8:03 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Nate allen had a game. maybe secretly he’s he key to our success.

  16. 16 Media Mike said at 8:15 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    He’s just trolling the Cowboys so they sign him to a 4 year $24 million deal.

  17. 17 James Durant said at 8:22 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    the pump fake possibilities 🙂 Nate would bite every time. He had a good game. Thank You Nate

  18. 18 GermanEagle said at 8:30 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Is it xmas yet?!

  19. 19 daveH said at 8:08 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    don’t forget Casey Matthews !!

  20. 20 FLclyde said at 10:05 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    99% agree, though I think we showed more 43 and 25 at same time packages than we have before.

  21. 21 Media Mike said at 8:04 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Flat out abusive of a poor team and worse fan base.

    Just don’t all swole ahead of Seattle next week. We’re still going to be 12-4 and the #2 seed even with that loss to Seattle.

  22. 22 NinjaP said at 8:05 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    seahawks across the country on the road we can beat them.

  23. 23 Media Mike said at 8:05 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Can, yes. Will, I don’t see it.

  24. 24 James Durant said at 8:23 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Hope U see it next week. Chip has 10 days to prep

  25. 25 Jamie Parker said at 8:45 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    So does Pete…

  26. 26 James Durant said at 9:07 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Yea but they are playing tonight and they have to travel across the country as well. Advantage-Chip

  27. 27 anon said at 8:05 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    much better dibs that we’re used to, but i don’t think their offense stands a chance.

  28. 28 Anders said at 8:06 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    RZ offense needs to be better imo

  29. 29 nopain23 said at 8:17 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    ALOT better

  30. 30 Avery Greene said at 8:37 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    remember – they have 13 days to prepare as well.

  31. 31 Dragon_Eagle said at 8:12 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    A Merry Cowboys week to all and to all a good night!

    33-10 🙂

  32. 32 Weapon Y said at 8:12 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Not too nervous about Seattle. I fear Denver, New England, and Green Bay more because of who their QBs are. Our secondary collapses against great QBs.

  33. 33 Alistair Middlemiss said at 8:18 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    yep! need home field advantage and someone to knock off green bay (any of the nfc west teams can beat green bay – and dont discount detroit yet) and we have a great chance of going to the superbowl.

  34. 34 Media Mike said at 8:42 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I don’t see Green Bay losing again this year.

  35. 35 GEAGLE said at 9:03 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I def see them,losing…dude they barely beat the vIkings on the road last week.

    I’m worried do about the Niners….stop the run and run the ball,,,.think the two teams THAT can do that the best are Philly and Niners, thinking THATS the conference championshpi

  36. 36 Media Mike said at 9:04 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Niners aren’t making it.

  37. 37 P_P_K said at 9:17 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I see them losing tomorrow against NE.

  38. 38 Media Mike said at 9:18 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I’m sticking with the Pack at home in that one.

  39. 39 xeynon said at 2:52 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I think you’re overrating them based on how well they played against the Eagles. As the old saying goes, you’re never as good as you look when you win in a blowout, and never as bad as you look when you lose in them. Green Bay is a very good team but away from Lambeau I don’t think they’re nearly as formidable.

  40. 40 Michael Winter Cho said at 12:21 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Wilson is a great QB.

  41. 41 Weapon Y said at 9:25 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    He’s good. Not great. Certainly not at the same level as Manning, Brady, and Rodgers. Great is a word that is over-used in life.

  42. 42 Michael Winter Cho said at 1:25 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    Hmmm, I see what you mean, but history may well remember him in that company by the time it’s said and done. I am very high on him.

  43. 43 A Roy said at 8:13 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Where are those Dallas trolls tonight?

  44. 44 Media Mike said at 8:13 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Playoff machine says:
    1) Green Bay 13-3
    2) Eagles 12-4
    3) Seattle 11-5
    4) Saints 8-8
    5) Arizona 11-5
    6) Detroit 11-5

  45. 45 anon said at 8:16 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    saints 8-8? that’s gonna be tough. I can see the rest of that.

  46. 46 Media Mike said at 8:18 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Somebody has to win that division. It certainly shouldn’t be that piece of human trash Scam Newton.

  47. 47 anon said at 8:18 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    prefer them to the saints.

  48. 48 Avery Greene said at 8:27 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I don’t know who to root for. Should I root for the GM and front office that let the team walk and leave the franchise QB with nothing? Or the team that has never had a good defense unless it was on a bounty? I like Brees, but I feel for Cam and how they screwed him.

  49. 49 James Durant said at 8:25 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Arizona is gonna be 9-7 or 10-6 me thinks. I wasn’t sold on them when they had Palmer…

  50. 50 P_P_K said at 9:16 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Are you thinking Eagles lose against Seattle, then finsh out? I’m saying GB loses tomorrow to NE, finishing 12-4. Eagles finish 13-3.

  51. 51 Media Mike said at 9:18 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Yeah, I have the Eagles losing to Seattle and winning out. Green Bay winning out as well. I don’t see New England going to Green Bay and getting a win.

    And you wish that game was tomorrow, but we all have to wait for another 3 days.

  52. 52 P_P_K said at 9:20 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    If NE wins, I’ll be back to brag. If GB wins, I’ll claim my prediction was only for tomrrow’s game.

  53. 53 Media Mike said at 9:20 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Totally valid.

  54. 54 P_P_K said at 9:21 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Great minds think alike.

  55. 55 Henly125 said at 8:18 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I can’t say this enough, but boy is Fletcher Cox a monster. He MAN HANDLED that offensive line. Zach Martin looked like the rookie he truly is, and Leary stood absolutely NO chance. I love this defense. I love the front 7. And I love seeing us run the 3-4.

    Go Eagles!!

  56. 56 Media Mike said at 8:18 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Glad they starting saying that he needs to be in the pro bowl as well.

  57. 57 Henly125 said at 8:21 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Hell yeah! Hearing it come from the commentators made it that much better

  58. 58 James Durant said at 8:27 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I think Akiman died a little inside having to say that 🙂

  59. 59 Media Mike said at 8:43 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    He’s usually pretty fair with us. Joe Buck can die however.

  60. 60 Anders said at 8:22 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    dominating on national TV helps get you there

  61. 61 James Durant said at 8:26 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Dominating the Oline they have been slurping all year and all afternoon… they kinda had to give him and Barwin their due

  62. 62 GEAGLE said at 8:47 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I said Cox vs. leary was the biggest mismatch in this entire game.
    ..Doug Free. The pigeon he is, was no match for Barwin…bennie, our 2nd year NTHE punched their second year star center in the mouth, and zAck Martin had his welcome to the NFL moment.

    I had us holding Demarco to 50-75 yards rushing

    cary Big Game Williams was going to get an INT…. I practically gave you the script before the game brother 😉 cheers!! I waited all year to expose this fraud defense and show that the OL is vastly over rated

    This one taste soooo good!

    Seattle and their poor run defense is NEXT…and we will dominate their OL and run game…just watch, this front 7 will grow into a monster by january

    I had us combining for 170 yards rushing, wasn’t even close…they finished with like 250

    nate Allen was Johnny on the spot, never imagined that one.
    Casey mathews had a solid game

  63. 63 Avery Greene said at 8:50 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Great game by the D, but we will disagree on Williams. Terrible throw by Romo and he was the recipient. Our front 7 killed their line and Romo is prone to mistakes. The gameplan to beat the Cowboys is stop Murray and put the ball in Romo’s hands.

  64. 64 GEAGLE said at 9:06 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    That wasn’t Carys only great play….. Even Bradley managed to turn his head a few times and make a play or two…boykin played,well, Jenkins was really solid especially in help coverage..

    Casey mathews had a so.id game…Kendricks was a beast…the 3 OLBs all made an impact inspight of tyrone smith being out there…….curry got some, Ced,logan and Cox were elite

  65. 65 Avery Greene said at 9:09 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Our front 7 is legit. I truly think our achilles heel is our CBs. They have to have consistency for me to believe in them.

    It’s no issue to get up for the Cowboys or Giants. I have to see it against GB or other teams w/great receivers.

  66. 66 Avery Greene said at 8:50 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    And I agree about Seattle, I think we can take advantage of them.

  67. 67 xeynon said at 2:55 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    We match up very well with Seattle. Offensively they run the ball well but don’t have great receivers. We’re good at stopping the run and struggle against teams with elite receivers. Defensively they’re not great against the run. We run the ball well. Plus they’re not great on the road and the game is in Philadelphia, 3,000 miles from home for them. I don’t see what people are afraid of, at all.

  68. 68 Henly125 said at 8:57 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    You did hit the nail right on the head bro lol we crushed those bums. Zach Martin got KILLED this game. I loved the consistent pressure we were getting from the edge and interior. This was a game we needed to make that statement.

    This team is legit.

    I’m pulling for Seattle tonight, that way they come to the Linc next week on a win, I wouldn’t want to play them after a loss. As long as we stay consistent, the sky is the limit for this team.

  69. 69 ian_no_2 said at 8:22 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    DeMarco Murray will be back in Philly but the Eagles know they have the ability to neutralize him, while the Boys have no idea what to do about Shady. When they figure it out Kelly will go to another weapon.

    86% of the national columnists picked the Boys, thinking home field – Romo – Murray – hot OL. Romo’s back turned out to be the Thursday night disadvantage, and the Eagles made sure they go to him. Nationally the talking heads have to show Chip’s squad some respect now.

  70. 70 Avery Greene said at 8:28 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    It’s the Giants game all over again. It feels good to have a legit team.

  71. 71 Red Neck said at 1:09 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Who cares about national respect. We in the brotherhood know. And more importantly the team knows they are legit

  72. 72 ian_no_2 said at 9:37 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    The team knowing is the important thing, and it may be an advantage not to be hyped too much. Dallas is always feeling the pressure of Mr. Jones’ expectations.

  73. 73 DamonL86 said at 8:22 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    What a great game.

  74. 74 Avery Greene said at 8:30 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I’m soooo happy. What’s better is all the Skins fans I live around that feel jealous of where we’re at.

  75. 75 Anders said at 8:26 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Im the only guy who wants Cowboys to go 9-7 or better, but still miss the play offs, therefor hurting their draft choice and keep Garrett?

  76. 76 Avery Greene said at 8:29 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Tough road. They may lose in Chicago. They will definitely lose to us then the Colts. At best I see them going 2-2 the last 4 games.

  77. 77 Anders said at 8:30 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    That still gets them 10-6 and most likely miss the play offs

  78. 78 Avery Greene said at 8:32 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Maybe not. If Seattle goes 10-6 – they make it in. I figure right now the playoffs would be:

    1 – GB
    2 – AZ
    3 – Eagles
    4 – Carolina
    5 – Detroit
    6 – Dallas or SF or Seattle

    The SF / Seattle game will decide

  79. 79 GEAGLE said at 8:48 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    They are going to lose next week in Chicago, and the week after in philly…I told you the collapse is coming

  80. 80 Kelce's Beard said at 1:22 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I want 8-8, so as not to screw up their average from the last 2 decades

  81. 81 Avery Greene said at 8:36 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I’m extremely happy. Our front is legit. There’s no doubt who the best team in the NFC East is. Take care of Seattle and the division is ours.

  82. 82 Avery Greene said at 8:45 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Here’s something to think about.

    Everyone was saying that Sanchez would turn the ball over at least once. This is the 2nd game he’s been turnover free in 4 starts.

  83. 83 Media Mike said at 8:46 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Thank Gardner’s scooping skills for that.

    But then again, it was Gardner’s whiff non-block that caused the fumble to begin with.

  84. 84 Avery Greene said at 8:48 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Outside of the GB game where everyone sucked, Sanchez has looked legit.

  85. 85 Media Mike said at 8:50 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I mostly agree, but a few red zone decisions today left some points on the field.

    He wasn’t Kolb-esque at all, but there is some room for improvement.

  86. 86 Avery Greene said at 8:53 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    That’s the whole team. Shady looked good in some parts, but others in the RZ he was not N-S. I think that cost us a couple plays. Sanchez should have went for the 1st on that one series in the 1st. Smith didn’t look good and that’s why he’s a ST. Cooper looked like he messed up something in the beginning of the 2nd half.

    There’s a lot of mistakes that led to the issues in the RZ.

  87. 87 Media Mike said at 8:54 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    And yet we’re still 9-3.

  88. 88 Avery Greene said at 8:55 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    That’s the beauty of our team!

  89. 89 Bob Scatchard said at 12:17 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    The RZ has been a continuing problem this year, in my mind, it looks like chip wants to play “smash mouth” from the 10YD line on in, and we aren’t built for that. I don’t mind doing that when needing a yard or 2 on 2nd down, but we need to get our tight ends more involved inside the 10……

  90. 90 Mitchell said at 8:47 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Nate Allen circa 2010 everybody. Enjoy.

  91. 91 GEAGLE said at 8:51 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Can’t wait to go undefeated in this division. Total domination

  92. 92 Avery Greene said at 9:02 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Me either.

  93. 93 Mitchell said at 9:03 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Me either.

  94. 94 GEAGLE said at 9:07 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Don’t care much about division titles….but sweeping the division I care about..that’s impressive

  95. 95 Henly125 said at 9:04 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    That’s what Im hoping we pull off. 6-0 in the division.

  96. 96 Mitchell said at 8:52 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    How about Sanchize and Pooper getting riled up in the red zone? Riley had a pretty decent game otherwise.

  97. 97 Avery Greene said at 9:00 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I would love to know who messed up there. But I like to see the QB heated if he feels something is wrong.

  98. 98 GEAGLE said at 9:01 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Shutting down your opponents run game and making them one dimensional. While implementing your run game,is,how,you win a lot of games in January!
    Next week you will see this front 7 shutdown Marshawn lynch and the seattle run game, while shady runs all over the seahawks. I doubt they can reach 20 points flying cross country and coming into our houses 17-20pts the most they will score.
    We learned first half how hard it is to overcome an injured center, Max Ungar is GONE, done for the season. bennie Logan is going to Dominate his backup center. Seattles Tackles have always been on and off, and their Lt is playing injured needs surgery after the season, COLE and BG are going to whoop him.

    Seattle run defense has been up and down this year, occasionally being poor. Couldn’t stop dallas run game. But Mebane is one of the biggest forces against the run in the NFL, he helped mask issues in run defense. Losing him is horrible, Kelce is going to dominate his back Up. Mathis is back to playing at a caveman level, JP was solid, and Garner and Lane are starting to build chemistry next to each other…

    We are going to whoop seattle. It won’t be a close game!.. Then we whoop Dallas again!…We just need to stay healthy. If we can stop getting injured, it’s going to be a fun jAnuary

  99. 99 Avery Greene said at 9:07 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    This good news. If we beat Seattle we will lock up the division when Dallas loses to Chicago.

    BTW – AZ showed the way to beat this team. Get ahead, run the ball, and put the ball in Romo’s hands.

    Same gameplan this week. Shutdown Lynch and put the ball in Wilson’s hands. Without that defense, this offense is pedestrian. Play smash mouth in front with that small front of Seattle’s.

    Take care of business @home vs. Seattle and we’ve cashed our tiks to the playoffs.

  100. 100 wee2424 said at 9:37 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Game plan is correct, but you also have to worry about Wilson running and extending plays. He is very slippery. We have to be very disciplined and play contain vrs Wilson. I said this the other day, i am much more worried about Lynch then Murray. I thought we could limit Murray, i didnt think we could pretty much shut him down like we did however. Very tough game next week. Much better D then what we went up against today. Will be tough to run ball.

  101. 101 Avery Greene said at 9:50 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I don’t disagree. I especially don’t want Lynch to have a good game so he says yes after every question.

    All jokes aside, this will be a tough game. Seattle has their swagger back and look to be poised for a run.

  102. 102 P_P_K said at 9:09 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Mr. G – I was thinking of you during the game and your prediction that we would dominate in the trenches. Good call, very good call.

  103. 103 GEAGLE said at 9:16 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Thank you sir… You wil see a similar performance the next two games

  104. 104 mksp said at 9:18 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    What happened versus GB? Thought we were going to expose them?


    You’re just a complete homer without any actual ability to analyze football. Right. Got it.

  105. 105 mksp said at 9:06 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    How would you guys feel about Mark Sanchez being the Eagle’s starting QB next year?

    I have no idea what to think.

    He’s played well. Certainly not great.

    But looks the part. Which counts for something.

  106. 106 GEAGLE said at 9:09 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Go away moron

  107. 107 Avery Greene said at 9:11 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Be nice to those who disagree w/you.

  108. 108 GEAGLE said at 11:41 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I don’t disagree with him, I have no clue what he writes, I genuinely don’t read it, I minimize all his comments…but he is my bitch and I felt like slapping My hoe around

  109. 109 mksp said at 12:11 AM on November 28th, 2014:


    This is what happens when you let children use a computer.

    Either that or he’s a 33-year old guy who lives in his parent’s basement and has an unhealthy obsession with the eagles including, but not limited to, stalking players on twitter.

    You decide.

  110. 110 wee2424 said at 9:12 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Really? Ive stuck up for you before but, really? There are somethings that you say are so homerish that ive wanted to say shutup moron, but i havent. What he asked was not out of question, and yes it is a POSSIBILITY that could happen next year.

  111. 111 mksp said at 9:16 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Nice upvote of your own idiotic post. I guess that’s one way to make yourself feel “relevant”, huh?

    Can’t wait until you get banned. Gonna be great.

  112. 112 mksp said at 12:11 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Keep upvoting yourself, does it make you feel more relevant?

  113. 113 oreofestar said at 9:12 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I wouldn’t like that at all

  114. 114 mksp said at 9:17 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Based on what?

    Y’all gotta forget about the Mark Sanchez that played for a dysfunctional Jets team.

  115. 115 Insomniac said at 9:18 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Best QB wins the job during next offseason.

  116. 116 mksp said at 9:52 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I’m down, but issue is Sanchez is an FA. May have to make decision earlier.

  117. 117 P_P_K said at 9:54 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I’ll bet Mark would love to stay in Philly and play for Chip.

  118. 118 Mitchell said at 9:57 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    As long as the qb doesn’t turn it over 2+ times a game, I don’t care who it is.

  119. 119 mksp said at 9:58 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I think so as well, but he’s also gonna want to get paid more and maybe get a long term deal.

    Nick is under contract for another year, so we can keep him around as a back-up.

    And Sanchez will want to get paid as a starter.

    It’s complicated.

  120. 120 anon said at 11:33 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    nah 7million max. it’s clear to everyone ck is a king maker. no one is going to want to pay him.

  121. 121 wee2424 said at 9:14 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Guess sacks do come in bunches. Cox, 3 in last 3 games.

  122. 122 GEAGLE said at 9:15 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    cary big game williams… 1 INT, 3 PBU’s, gotta respect that.

    Bradley had some nice moments, managed to turn his head and make a play for once, thought he got away with face guarding, not turning around the one time..gave up a catch but his coverage was solid…him and Jenkins double teamed Dez well on one play…

    Pleased with how Casey Mathews stepped up, especially when he is also making all the calls and getting us lined up

    Our 3 OLBs were a force today, that’s nothing new……Ced, Logan, Cox is the best 3 man line in football…you might be as good as them, but I can’t say that anyone is BETTER than how those 3 are playing this year.
    Shady and the OL all talked about how today felt like last year running the ball… Well THATS what happens when you get the best LG and the best Center in football back… If backups could open the same holes, and shady could have the same success with Molk and tobin, there would be no reason to pay Kelce and Mathis like 10 mil a year combined…

    Eagles OL is damn near healthy right now, and Kelce and mathis knocked all the rust off, they i also are freshers not getting beaten down as much from missing 5 weeks…I’d be very worried about Our run game moving forward if I was the rest of the league

  123. 123 Avery Greene said at 9:23 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    This is good news heading into these last couple of weeks. A healthy and productive oline w/3 solid RBs is going to be what we need going into the playoffs.

  124. 124 BobSmith77 said at 9:23 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    C. Williams did except the one dumb penalty and likewise Fletcher except the one bomb to Bryant. Boykins was a blanket and made a few plays including that strip.

  125. 125 Avery Greene said at 9:25 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Williams and Fletcher are what they are. Average CBs with average talent. I don’t sweat that they make mistakes. Like tonight, I just want them limited.

  126. 126 BobSmith77 said at 9:31 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    But they didn’t really and made the plays when they had in one on one coverage tonight.

    Fletcher was solid for a change too.

  127. 127 Avery Greene said at 9:46 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Yes tonight they were decent. I want to see it over a 3-4 game stretch.

  128. 128 sprawl said at 11:17 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    If you watch the replay of the early bomb to Dez you can see Fletcher almost ripped the ball out while Dez was having trouble securing it but Bryant is too damn strong.

  129. 129 Insomniac said at 9:16 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Give everyone extra leftovers tonight after their smoothies. WE WANT DALLAS. WE STOMPED DALLAS.

  130. 130 BobSmith77 said at 9:19 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    ‘Whipping’ is an appropriate title. Only time this game was close when the Boys recovered the Shady fumble and got stymied at the 4 on two runs. Eagles held them to only a FG, held a 14-3 lead, and never looked back. Without some poor red zone execution in the 2nd half, this would have been a 30+ pt beating.

    This might have been the best the Eaglex played defensively from start to finish since 2011 when the dominated the Boys 34-7 at home. Everybody on the defense contributed today and made a play or two. He’ll even Matthews had a sack and a good play in coverage.

    Totally wrong on the Boys today and Romo mentally checked of the game in the second half and taking a beating all day. Eagles got pressure on the edge all day and Cox might have had his best game as an Eagles.

  131. 131 Jarock said at 10:02 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    How soon we forget the shutout of the Giants.

  132. 132 A Roy said at 10:10 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Uhhh, it was 14-7 at one point. Think it was 17-10 after Dal FG. Perhaps you have been drinking?

  133. 133 Avery Greene said at 10:13 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    They weren’t really in it at that point though. They started to implode after they couldn’t score on that possession after we stopped them at 14-7.

  134. 134 A Roy said at 10:17 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I wasn’t commenting on the moment the game was won. Just on this person’s possible inebriation and inability to accurately remember at the moment. That 3 and out was excellent, though. Happy Thanksgiving.

  135. 135 Avery Greene said at 10:19 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    LOL – wasn’t meant to be a dig. We’re all happy tonight and I’m loving this win. Happy Turkey Day and hope your night continues to be fun!

  136. 136 mksp said at 9:20 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Game in Philly is going to be tougher.

    Dallas will be coming in with 10 days of rest, and pissed off. That game will be a war.

  137. 137 jpate said at 9:21 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Our pass rush is on another level at home

  138. 138 Media Mike said at 9:21 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Crowd noise is a good thing.

  139. 139 Media Mike said at 9:21 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Could very well be.

    Or they could also lose in Chicago and be in free fall.

  140. 140 mksp said at 9:25 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Let’s hope so. And entirely possible, would fit their M.O.

  141. 141 Poppi said at 9:47 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Like Custer’s last stand for the girls

  142. 142 A Roy said at 10:15 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    It would have to be. This was easy.

  143. 143 Kelce's Beard said at 1:20 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    except unlike those chumps, we actually have a home-field advantage

    and our DL will still be better than their OL no matter how much rest they get

    can you imagine if we had Ryans? I mean, caseymatthews played a role in limiting Demarco Murray to his worst game this year. caseymatthews!!!

  144. 144 BobSmith77 said at 9:25 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Boys had to win this game to win the East. Maybe they manage to run the table including winning in Philly but I highly doubt it.

  145. 145 Avery Greene said at 9:26 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    They lose in Chicago this week.

  146. 146 P_P_K said at 9:27 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Then lose again in Philly, and once more in Indy. Ain’t making the playoffs at 10-6.

  147. 147 EagleNebula said at 9:48 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    10-6? They are the Cowboys therefore they end up at 8-8.

  148. 148 BobSmith77 said at 9:30 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Lack of offensive depth really hurt the Boys too. eagles seemed like they doubled Bryant a lot tonight with a lot of safety help when he was deep and the rest of their WRs were non factors. Loved Williams complete lack of effort on preventing the pick and Romo swearing at him on the sideline. Terrible throw but he made no effort to try to break it up either.

    Boys had nobody to spell Murray either and whiten had to stay in a lot to help with protection.

  149. 149 Media Mike said at 9:32 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Their sideline is a complete 3 ring circus of guys all yelling at each other.

  150. 150 Avery Greene said at 9:44 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I loved the meltdown on the sidelines from Witten and Bryant.

  151. 151 Bob Scatchard said at 12:17 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    Dez would drive mem nuts if i was his teammate with his sideline rants……It’s a wonder somebody hasn’t said “enough”!!

  152. 152 Charlie Kelly said at 9:38 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    who dat who whipped dem cowgirls? Eagles whipped dem cowgirls!!!

  153. 153 BobSmith77 said at 9:38 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Kelly had some great calls today and my favorite was the play to score the 2nd td. Everybody went to the right on what looked like a stretch zone run, Sanchez curled back around after doing a great job selling the fake freezing and getting very lb to go right, and hit Matthews in stride over the middle after he got over the top of the lbs who were out of position.

    Just like Reid’s heyday, the Eaglex have a big advantage with their head coach and it really shows.

  154. 154 GermanEagle said at 9:41 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Question: who wet his pants tonight?

  155. 155 Mitchell said at 9:48 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I didn’t just wet them…….

  156. 156 A_T_G said at 10:59 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I wet someone else’s pants.

  157. 157 Avery Greene said at 11:02 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Whoa there… TMI…

  158. 158 Media Mike said at 6:52 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Kaepernick did. And he pooped in them too.

  159. 159 BobSmith77 said at 9:41 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Amazing how much better the Eagles QB looks too when they are throwing 30-35 times instead of 45-50 times too.

  160. 160 Avery Greene said at 9:43 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    If they keep Sanchez 35 and under, this team can do some damage.

  161. 161 Poppi said at 9:46 PM on November 27th, 2014:


  162. 162 Avery Greene said at 9:52 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    We have a very tough game next Sunday. If we can win, yes this is possible. But the NFC West plays smash mouth ball and this team will come to play physical.

  163. 163 Poppi said at 6:38 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    not more physical than Eagles right now. i am ready for a slugfest, but we have BY FAR the best skill position players overall, so could be several lightning strikes

  164. 164 jpate said at 10:00 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    With this seasons scheudle 10 wins was suppose to be great now anything short of 12 will be disappointing

  165. 165 Avery Greene said at 10:02 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Funny how preseason predictions are so off. We were right about our secondary, but wrong about our front 7. We were surprised at the injuries and how we’ve overcome them.

    Outside of the GB game, Kelly is the real deal. He makes a lot out of a little.

  166. 166 jpate said at 10:04 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    If he ever gets a top 5 QB. It’s game over for rest of NFL.

  167. 167 Avery Greene said at 10:08 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    MMMMM top 5 QB….


  168. 168 anon said at 11:27 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    gonna be hard. question is are we paying sanchez? he’s looking pretty good.

  169. 169 jpate said at 10:03 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    shadys season now 1018 yards 4.2 ypc on pace for 1357 yards.

    Not bad for a down year

  170. 170 P_P_K said at 10:29 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    He was ranked 4th in total rushing yards going into this game. Yea, not bad at all.

  171. 171 Mitchell said at 10:43 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I’m sure he’s gonna jump up some spots after that. The most important part was how happy he looked after.

  172. 172 Media Mike said at 6:51 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    That is still 643 less than 2000!

  173. 173 Charlie Kelly said at 10:03 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    what was up with jason witten cursing and yelling at his coach? man we really crushed the cowboys.. lmfao… loved it

  174. 174 GermanEagle said at 10:04 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I’m down on my 10th drink. What about you guys?

  175. 175 Charlie Kelly said at 10:04 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    smoked like a bunch of weed, some cali kush!!!

  176. 176 GermanEagle said at 10:04 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Good boy.

  177. 177 Avery Greene said at 10:04 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I’m there brother. I lost count after the game.

  178. 178 GermanEagle said at 10:05 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    good. Boy.

  179. 179 JC said at 10:04 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    On vacation in Bali… Woke up at 5.30am to watch the game. what a beat down!! I’m gonna put in for leave for the Seahawks game cause of the time difference. don’t wanna miss that game!

  180. 180 P_P_K said at 10:09 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    You’re in a tropical paradise and you woke up to watch the Eagles? You’re up for an increase in rank in the Eagles army.

  181. 181 GermanEagle said at 10:12 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    well listen. I am GERMAN. Where do I rank?

  182. 182 P_P_K said at 10:25 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Depends. JC, did you have more or less than 10 drinks?

  183. 183 JC said at 10:27 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    lol too early to drink… I’ll celebrate later

  184. 184 P_P_K said at 10:31 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Then you and GermanEagles will have to figure out your ranks. Just know that TLaw is our Commanding General.

  185. 185 mksp said at 10:05 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Washington — W — 37-34
    New York — W — 27-0
    Dallas — W — 33-10

    I’ll definitely take a +53 point differential after three games versus the East.

    Though the Washington game looks like an outlier in hindsight, and one that should forever be known as the “game when the Eagles made Kirk Cousins look like a legitimate NFL QB.”

  186. 186 Avery Greene said at 10:07 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    We were a beat up team then. At the end of that game we had 1 starter on the offensive line. That was the Skins best chance to beat us and they missed it. Won’t be that way 2nd time around.

  187. 187 mksp said at 10:12 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    We still put up 37!

    Problem was that Kirk Cousins looked liked Tom Brady.

    It happens, expecting a blow out next time around.

  188. 188 Avery Greene said at 10:13 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Me too

  189. 189 wee2424 said at 10:15 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Not only were we just beat up, we didnt hit our stride yet, which yes probably did have alot to do with injuries but also other factors. I think we are really starting to come into form. Perfect timing.

  190. 190 Avery Greene said at 10:17 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I agree.

  191. 191 OregonDucker said at 10:09 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I give thanks to Tommy and all my friends here.

  192. 192 GermanEagle said at 10:10 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Can’t wait for the Seahwaks. Going to be a good game.

  193. 193 Avery Greene said at 10:10 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I want to see us against a physical team, this will be a good game.

  194. 194 GermanEagle said at 10:11 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    lets shut down beast mode

  195. 195 Jarock said at 10:13 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Unlike GEAGLE, I’m a bit worried about the game vs. Seattle. Eagles have been incredible against teams with mediocre or poor defenses. Teams with good defenses have given us problems. Like everyone else, looking forward to the game.

  196. 196 Avery Greene said at 10:17 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    GEAGLE is the positive spin we need on the Eagles. I like that. We need that. It’s refreshing when you see how down on this team the media is.

    That said, this was one of the losses I predicted for this team. This team has won the ultimate prize and they are starting to get their swagger. I’m nervous, but optimistic. Outside of GB, we’ve been close in the other losses. Our defense is physical and our O is legit. We can win this game.

  197. 197 Jarock said at 10:20 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I enjoy GEAGLE’s takes. For a fan of a team located in Negadelphia, he’s a breath of fresh air. I sometimes struggle to take him seriously, but he’s always fun to read.

  198. 198 Avery Greene said at 10:22 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I feel the same way. Can’t hate on passion. He and I disagree on our CBs, but outside of that we are cool as ice.

  199. 199 GEAGLE said at 11:36 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    It’s not position spin, it’s reality. We are 9-3. Go read all my pregame post before the game started and tell me it’s position be spin….its exactly how the game played out. I practically have yous the script before the game hahahah. Takes a moronic negative fool to not be positive when you are 9 and 3 and overcome some amazing things that bad teams would never be capable of doing. I just knew these defenders would form a top front 7 before people realized it lol

  200. 200 Avery Greene said at 12:04 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I don’t disagree with you much, but I’ve said this before – I don’t like our CBs. They’re inconsistent, average at best, and sometimes not smart.

    That said – I always worry about division games and you were right about the trenches. I was on the fence, thinking we could blitz them to get pressure. We didn’t have to.

    I think there’s some things they can clean up on both sides of the ball, they seem to be finding their stride. Perfect time for that. If we can cover Williams and Fletcher, we can make a deep run.

  201. 201 On Our Way to the TOP said at 12:02 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    That is a fact, Geagle. I actually was discussing your pre-game take with my son and a friend on Wednesday night. You nailed it, no doubt. I also agree with your initial take on the Seahawks game, beginning with the fact that they have to travel across the country to the Linc.

  202. 202 wee2424 said at 10:30 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    GEAGLE always says we are goingbto win, and most always says he isnt worried. Wish i had his positivity although it isnt always realistic. Much to worry about. Best D in league, Lynch, QB who can throw and run, and just generally a really good team. There is a reason as to why they are SB champs. The D may not be as amazing as last year, but still a very good team. I cant wait to see Maclin go against Sherman. He torched Peterson earlier in the year.

  203. 203 Mitchell said at 10:37 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    They have almost no skill players. Wilson is great and all but he isn’t that special imo.

  204. 204 anon said at 11:23 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    connor spying wilson.

  205. 205 wee2424 said at 11:58 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    They have something, they won a SB with basicly the same roster. Unfortunetly you dont gave to be a great WR to beat Fletch and Williams. Yes, they can match up with big physical WRs, but its the speedy WRs that kill them. Seattle does have some speed on the outside. Their TE Wilson is a big target with good hands, dont underestimate him, and then of course you have Lynch and Durbin. Russell Wilsons knack of extending plays can buy any WR extra time to get open. Oline is pretty solid to say least. The tricky problem is say its 3rd down and you have everyone covered perfect. Wilson is more then capable of running for a 1st. Do not underestimate that offense at all. It will take a very disciplined and sure tackling defense to win. Fortunetly we are a solid tackling team and we do play with good discipline. As a side note their rookie 2nd round pick Richardson looks pretty good. Fast player that can be effective downfeild and on screens.

  206. 206 Mitchell said at 12:50 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I won’t sleep on them but I’m not afraid at all either.

  207. 207 GEAGLE said at 8:17 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Keep wilson in the pocket and we will be fine

  208. 208 GEAGLE said at 11:30 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I had us going 12-4, not 16-0 pal… And I had them beating Seattle since the schedule was released. Why would I think differently now? I know offense and defensive lineman. I never threw a football, caught q football, ran with a football, but I know the trenches, and I know that’s a major peace of the equation and I love how both our lines match up against Seattle who is playing without its center and NT… Why wouldn’t I think Kelce and bennie Logan can destroy their backup ups? I know how important center Nd my is, and I know if we win those battles it screws up everything for Seattle and I know that Kelce and Logan have major mismatches against Seattle.
    I also know startles OTs were always ok, but they give up pressure. I know the LT playing this injury that needs surgery at the end of the season and I know we have 3olb playing as well as any in the league… I know their WRs are average and it’s not a very potent rushing attack and I know that only a team or two have been able to run on us since last year after the Denver game, and I kno that Seattle can’t pass its way to beating us. Stop their run, and they are very beatable. Especially on the east coast. I also see that Mathis and Kelce are back to their elit selves, so I expect to see us get back to being the best rushing team In the month of December…Eqgles won’t lose a game the rest of the regular season unless some bad injury occurs. I had them at 12-4 all year but now that everything is peaking at the right time, they won’t loae abofner regular season game, sweep the division and finish 13-3 and I’ll take any bet backing that up…. Unless we lose Aomeone ti injuries ..

    Sweep the dr division, finish 13-3 and hve playoffs is a brand new season where anyone can get hot

  209. 209 OregonDucker said at 11:45 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I know the trenches too, been there done that on both sides. This was an A+ game in the trenches, except for the RedZone. I do not know what is happening there.

  210. 210 wee2424 said at 12:10 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Dude relax, i was just messing around because i have read many times over you saying we are just going to clean house or being overly optimistic on a player when sometimes the evidence points in another direction. Really i said it because of your ignorant attitude when another commenter asked a question and you called him a moron and told him to leave the site. You are not the commenting god of the site. You are no better then anyone else that is commenting here, and you have no right to call someone a moron when they ask a harmless question that wasnt directed even to you. That is all im going to say, im not going to argue with you on a website. Hope you had a good thanksgiving.

  211. 211 Avery Greene said at 12:14 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    That was my preseason prediction. We beat Indy and Houston, but lost to AZ, so if I’m right we’ll still go at least 12-4. If we win the next two weeks, we’ll go 13-3.

    This defense is mad after the GB game, and they want to prove that it was an aberration. Cool with me, because I think we hold Seattle under 20. After that, neither of the division foes will get over 23..I think that gets us a bye.

  212. 212 GEAGLE said at 8:02 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    The games I had us losing this year were trap games.
    Had us losing to Rams, Titans, Texans…and I can’t remember who i had as the 4th team.
    I had us sweeping the division, that’s sill possible

  213. 213 JC said at 10:24 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    the wild card is Wilson… shutting down his run game is critical

  214. 214 wee2424 said at 10:32 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I think even more dangerous then his running past the LOS is his running behind the line and extending plays. He is sooooo slippery.

  215. 215 mksp said at 10:22 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Howie’s gonna earn his paycheck this spring.

    1) QB situation

    2) Paying Maclin

    3) Paying Cox & Kendricks

    4) Paying Boykin?

    5) Graham?

    And that’s all before the usual ILB / S / WR issues, along with aging O-line.

    I have more confidence in Chip & Howie getting it done than one probably should……but there will be some difficult decisions for sure.

  216. 216 Mitchell said at 10:23 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Have they let you down yet?

  217. 217 mksp said at 10:24 PM on November 27th, 2014:


    But still fun to talk about.

  218. 218 Mitchell said at 10:42 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I agree. I like the off-season. Especially the draft because it’s kinda like an RPG, trying to improve your team.

  219. 219 wee2424 said at 10:44 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I love franchise mode on Madden. Always seem to get in CAP trouble though. Cant imagine why.

  220. 220 wee2424 said at 10:42 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    lol, i think everyones opinion will differ on that.

  221. 221 Avery Greene said at 10:24 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I think our ILB situation should be good next year. We had 3 go down for the year, I don’t think there’s a team in the league that would have handled it like us.

    IMO – we need to focus on our secondary. S and CB should be replaced, but we have to take it one step at a time.

  222. 222 Jarock said at 10:30 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    SF’s done a pretty good job replacing their ILB’s. If we keep Graham and Marcus Smith finally puts it together, we’re somewhere between good and great at LB. Nate’s everyone’s favorite whipping boy, but there just aren’t that many good safeties in the league anymore. We could use upgrades at both Safety and both Corners, but likely I’ll be surprised if we get more than one.

    I still think Boykin would be an upgrade over either Cary or Brad at corner, but that’s never going to happen with Billy and Chip in charge.

  223. 223 Avery Greene said at 10:34 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I have a man crush on Boykin. Our interior is good to go, we need to fix the edges and S.

    If we get one player a year at CB & S, then the defense improves dramatically. I’m not asking for Dawkins or Brown, just someone who’s consistent.

  224. 224 Jarock said at 10:44 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Brad’s consistent. Consistently mediocre. Cary’s the one who you never know whether he’s going to show up from week to week. One week, he’ll look really good. The next, . . . ugh.

    I’m not sure where to look for a solid safety, especially how Billy likes to play his safeties. We need someone who can tackle, play some man, as well as play zone. Those guys are rare. Jenkins has been very good this season, but his tackling is still spotty and his feel in zone isn’t great. He does give us a way to matchup man to man across the board without subbing and he’s been very good in that role. Maybe Watkins grows into the role next season.

  225. 225 Avery Greene said at 10:49 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    I’m on the fence of whether they keep Cary. He’s due $6 mill next year (I think) and I don’t think he’s worth that. If he takes a pay cut I’m cool. If not, I think we can go with what we have.

  226. 226 anon said at 11:21 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    cary has been pretty good this year it’s fletch that’s gotta go.

  227. 227 MaggieMagpie said at 2:07 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Boykin gets beaten the same percentage of targets as the others. i remember several people salivating on Kyle Fuller too. How’d he look today? Look at his stats for the year. No better. corners get beaten.

  228. 228 Jarock said at 1:07 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    It’s not so much getting beat. You’re absolutely correct. All corners get beat. It’s how they get beat that makes the difference and also how many plays the corner in question makes. Brad, this season has really struggled not only with getting beat deep, but also making plays. If he was even a reasonable playmaker he’d have 4 or 5 picks with all the opportunities he’s had. Instead, he consistently fails to get his head around and has even managed to drop a couple thrown directly to him. Brandon makes plays. Yes, he gets beaten on occasion, but he also makes the QB pay occasionally for throwing his direction. It makes QB’s think twice (unless it’s Colin Kaepernick against Richard Sherman :P)

  229. 229 wee2424 said at 10:35 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    You forgot CB. This offseason is going to be very interesting.

  230. 230 anon said at 11:20 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    we can really hit in draft. funny.

  231. 231 D3FB said at 12:20 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Bring back Sanchez to compete with Foles. It’s likely a better option for him, since he knows what he can do with the offense, knows what playmakers he will have, knows the coaching staff. Structure the contract for 5 years. Year one 8mil, year 2 12mil, year three to five 16 mil. Opt outs for no cap hit after year one and year two. Have Foles and Sanchez compete, draft a Brandon Bridge or Bryan Bennett to develop.

    Pay Mac, Cox, and Kenricks. Let Curry and Boykin play out their contracts before deciding. Restructure Cole, Todd, let Meco and Ryans walk. Let Graham walk. Bring in KJ Wright, and Jaball Sheard. Draft Tyler Sambrailo or Bud Dupree round 1. Sit back, win everything.

  232. 232 anon said at 12:23 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Meco gone? :(. What about Nate / Fletch?

  233. 233 D3FB said at 12:27 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Meco and Ryans, because apparently they are two different people in my mind/it’s late. KJ would be an upgrade on Ryans, good in coverage, part of the stout hawks run D, and is an efficient blitzers.

    I’d bring back Nate and Fletch. Nate as a hedge against not getting anyone we like in the draft and Wollf not being healthy. Let fletch, watkins, carrol, and a draft pick battle it out for 2 starting spots.

  234. 234 tball_man said at 8:15 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Ha! Nice self correction. Philly should become a highly desirable FA spot this off season.

  235. 235 wee2424 said at 12:25 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Resigning Sanchez might not be that easy. Its possible a team might promise a starting job somewhere and pay him big bucks. Also, i would be more interested in restructuring Cole and keeping Graham if possible. I think Graham is really starting to come into form and may be a good starter for us at OLB.

  236. 236 anon said at 12:30 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    can’t imagine it. he’s still turnover prone which is great for us. would love to see how he plays the rest of the season.

  237. 237 D3FB said at 12:37 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Tampa, Jets, Titans, Skins, Rams, Giants, Texans, Buffalo are the teams desperate for a QB. He’s not going back to NY. Skins are a mess and he knows that. Rams are talented but they probably want a young guy to go with their young core. Titans are kinda just meh. Tampa and Texans are possibilities. Tampa has Lovie who probably prefers a vet. The OC Tedford was the coach at Cal while Sanchez was being recruited so they have some kind of relationship. That’s possible. Maybe Billy O’Brien puts on tape of how he fixed McGloin and that attracts him? I just don’t see any team throwing crazy money at him due to a handful of starts with a talented roster around him.

    I don’t think Graham is back. I think he goes for Everson Griffen type money. $8.5 million apy. I’ll pass on that. Graham has missed a dozen TFLs or sacks this year because of his Trex arms. Sheard has played in a 34 in Cleveland and could probably be had for 4-5million apy. I’ll take 95% of the talent at half the price.

  238. 238 Avery Greene said at 12:42 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I love the quote, “Graham has missed a dozen TFLs or sacks this year because of his Trex arms.”

    I never thought of is this way, but its true and pretty funny.

    I don’t hate Sanchez, and I think it’s because of our coaches. I think he would stay if he had a shot at a starting job.

  239. 239 D3FB said at 12:44 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Everytime he has one of those plays all I can ever think of is the following clip.


  240. 240 Avery Greene said at 1:13 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    LOL – great clip!

  241. 241 wee2424 said at 1:09 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I admit i really dont know anything about Sheard. Will have to look him up. At the same time however if Graham were to go for less then what you think would you keep him then? Something tells me if he were in as many snaps as Cole he would have a decent amount more sacks the Cole. I have to pay attention more to see how he does in coverage. He is still young however, so if he were to pan out you have a good starter for years to come.

  242. 242 Media Mike said at 6:45 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Sheard is a really good football player.

  243. 243 wee2424 said at 1:29 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Lookng at his stats i would say he is less then 95% of the player Graham is or i think he could be capable of being if he were on the feild more. You say he would command half the asking price, there is a reason for that. There is a reason a Civic is half the price of a Benz. Im not saying Graham is a Benz, but i do think he is considerably a better player. As far as him getting to the QB, but not bringing him down i beleive that may just be one of those fluky things going on right now. It would be an issue if he was having this problem for years, but it only has really been this year it has been an issue. As far as the arm comment it doesnt make sense. By not bringing the QB down states that he has already made contact with the QB, therefore his arms were long enough to make contact with the QB. Another thing that doesnt make sense regarding that comment is that Graham has been pretty successful at creating FF by using his arms to swipe the ball out of the QBs hands while the QB is in the pocket.

  244. 244 Media Mike said at 6:48 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I’m not so sure that Graham goes for that type of money on the open market. I could see him back here on the old one year deal like Allen just signed headed into this year.

    Excellent work on looking to get Sheard in here. That dude would flourish.

  245. 245 anon said at 9:46 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    nah gram could end up with 6/7 sacks playing a rotational role, he’ll get money.

  246. 246 mksp said at 12:29 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Make it happen!

  247. 247 Anders said at 6:57 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I really wanna go after KJ Wright and Jason McCourthy in FA next year and then draft Bud Dupree in the 1st

  248. 248 McNabbulousness said at 3:48 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    nah, he’ll have an easy spring. he’ll just take the easy way out; selling dan snyder our #1 pick for 3 #1s and a 2nd rounder.

  249. 249 Media Mike said at 6:44 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Maclin, by virtue of looking at his agent situation and snappy reply to a funny joke by Cooper, isn’t looking like an easy signing at all.

    If somebody throws out 5 years / $60 mil to Maclin; he’s gone.

    I don’t know the Eagles magic # is for Maclin, but they’re not going to go over it. It’ll be higher than that $7 mil / year range they offered on the same structure as Cooper’s deal in terms of ease of cut after two year, but how much higher and how much differently structured is going to be interesting.

  250. 250 GEAGLE said at 8:23 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Lol. No one will get to throw anything at Maclin. His deal will be done before he ever hits the open market…non issue

  251. 251 Jarock said at 10:46 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Getting frustrated by the Seattle vs San Fran game. Frisco just hasn’t shown the ability to really threaten Seattle’s D and it’s making for a one sided fairly boring game.

  252. 252 Avery Greene said at 10:47 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    It’s okay. We’ll beat Seattle next week and earn a bye.

  253. 253 wee2424 said at 10:48 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    If there was won game i.could take back it would be San Fran. We got killed by GB, to unrealistic to say i wish we did something a little different.

  254. 254 Jarock said at 10:49 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Both Frisco and Arizona for me. Two of our losses really should have been wins. On the positive side, arguably, we stole one in Indy 😀

  255. 255 Avery Greene said at 10:52 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    We outplayed Indy in the 2nd half. One bad call doesn’t make me think we stole one.

    On the other hand, we should have won SF and AZ. But I feel confident that we’ll beat AZ either in the divisional round at home or at their place.

  256. 256 Media Mike said at 6:41 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I enjoyed it because I like Seattle and hate San Fran.

  257. 257 Mitchell said at 11:11 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Looks like Nate Allen is finally starting to understand this defense…….

  258. 258 A_T_G said at 11:39 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    Since Fletcher had a good game, I thought I would share this little tidbit. At the 6:40 Mark, Chip is talking about Fletcher, and explaining how they teach the corners NOT to look back for the ball. He says, “…you know the ball is going to be there, keep your eyes on your man and get your hands in his hands.” (paraphrasing).


  259. 259 EagleNebula said at 12:02 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I saw that and thought it was interesting – almost as if chip was talking to all of us who complain about the corners not getting their heads around. Funny how the one big play fletcher gave up today was when he turned his head to look back, though I’m not sure it would have made much of a difference had h played it any differently.

  260. 260 wee2424 said at 12:19 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I wonder if our CBs were more talented would he teach the same concept? The one later in the game would have been a pick if Fletch didnt get beat so badly at first and was looking for the ball. Im not asking it to be funny or bust on Fletch, but i do wonder if the talent level is why they are taught that.

  261. 261 EagleNebula said at 12:30 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    It’s actually a good question considering how valuable turn overs are. You would think you coach to take advantage of every opportunity.

  262. 262 Avery Greene said at 12:31 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    It’s exactly why they’re taught that. They coach to the talent.

  263. 263 wee2424 said at 12:50 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Thats pretty sad if that is the case. We have to teach our starting corners a different way of playing CB then most HS, college, and NFL corners due to their low talent level. I have absolute faith in Chip when it comes to FA, he hits large majority of time, but i do wonder if he looks at the Fletch and Williams signings differently now. Not that Williams is a world beater, but i really thought Fletch was going to be good for us and that he was going to be better then Williams. You can tell when one corner is better then the other because game in and game out QBs are constantly targeting Fletch.

  264. 264 MaggieMagpie said at 2:03 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Were we watching the same game. The Cowgirlies almost totally stopped targetting Fletcher in the 2nd half. A couple of completions on that side were on Boykin or Jenkins.

  265. 265 wee2424 said at 2:45 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Were you watching any of the other games we have played this season? The comment wasnt just about this game, its pretty much reffering to the past two years he has been an Eagle. Do you dispute the fact he is targeted more then Williams? I can think of two games this year where even the announcers took notice of it and flat out said the QB is targeting Fletcher.

  266. 266 wee2424 said at 2:56 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    To add to what i just said, did you notice how the large majority of deep balls were thrown in Fletchers direction? Have you not noticed he has struggled badly on deep balls? The one one the right sideline that he knocked down would not have been thrown if Dez didnt initially blow by Fletch. He had to throw it short due to safety help over the top. The reason he was able to throw it short was because Fletch was burnt and had alot of room to make up. Dez wasnt even running at that point, he was standing there and Fletch had to run at full speed just to get there. He couldnt even afford to turn around. The ball nearly hit him in the back.

  267. 267 A_T_G said at 9:51 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I think that is absolutely at the heart of it, and I think that is fantastic coaching. Remember, they wanted Keenen Allen, but he wanted to go home. Williams was the backup plan. But given the resources, options, and timing that Chip was faced with, he found a way to make them as successful as possible. That is good coaching.

  268. 268 D3FB said at 3:47 AM on November 29th, 2014:

    Kennan Lewis. Kennan Allen is a WR for the Chargers.

  269. 269 A_T_G said at 8:29 AM on November 29th, 2014:

    Right, yes. Thanks.

  270. 270 wee2424 said at 12:53 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    It may have made a difference. When he turned he lost speed. If he didnt turn he would have been more stride for stride with Bryant putting him in perfect position to make a play on his hands forcing an incompletion.

  271. 271 MaggieMagpie said at 2:02 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    It was Dez Bryant. And Fletcher did get his hands on him.
    Also occupied him on several other plays when the ball was going elsewhere. I’m pretty sure Dez was offensive holding on Fletcher at least once.

  272. 272 Mitchell said at 2:13 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    On that catch, Fletch almost got a hand in his arm to break up the pass. Secondary played well.

  273. 273 GEAGIRL said at 11:51 PM on November 27th, 2014:

    You all shet up and leav my huby alone.He alway right bout dem igles and he can call you names if he went to. HE PunchA you face and say you maroan if you unagre with him. HE alsos say you bundle of sticks. He says they wen and domiate alls time, and wen they do he right,if dey no win dats somewrong wit team not he fault, eigles beat dose seabirds by 84-1, he ya genis.

  274. 274 Avery Greene said at 12:05 AM on November 28th, 2014:


  275. 275 MaggieMagpie said at 2:10 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Wow. You hev mysimpethie. He haates wimmen. and is skeered of gurlls. Hee cawls uz bad namEs

  276. 276 Avery Greene said at 12:17 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    GEAGLE – if people are making fake accounts to bust you – you’re doing something right. I got love for everyone on this board including you. Keep on keeping on.


  277. 277 McNabbulousness said at 3:45 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    who’s fucking with my boy GEAGLE?! that shit don’t fly around here. i don’t agree with everything he says, but he’s one of us, an igglesblitzian…igglesblitzite…loyal blog commenter…

    i guess we’ll just go with fellow eagles fan.

  278. 278 tball_man said at 8:16 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    True that!

  279. 279 Red Neck said at 12:58 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Gotta give G eagle his props. He called this game. And he has had unwavering support for this team. From Foles, to young bucks on D. He bucked the trend and kept it real.

  280. 280 HipDaDip said at 3:52 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Geagle stop making accounts to praise yourself

  281. 281 Media Mike said at 6:39 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    The fancy term for that is sock puppeting


    I dont’ think G is doing that, but I like when folks use proper terms.

  282. 282 wee2424 said at 1:02 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Am i the only person that when i found out we had this ref crew blew a sigh of releif? Football is so much better when the refs let the players play. Flags every other play on ticky tacky calls are really hurting this sport and making it plain unenjoyable at times. The NFL is about making the fans happy which for the most part means more money, you would think they would do something about it, but instead they are only making it worse. To be clear i fully understand the helmet to helmet calls. Player safety and all, but some of these holding and PI calls have just been down right disgusting recently. It effects the flow of the game and the enjoyment factor of it. Sometimes i wonder if Goodell watches his own product.

  283. 283 levdog said at 1:48 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Nice job Geagle- predicted both lines would dominate and was spot on. The posters here who says he puts a positive spin on the Eagles are not correct. Its not spin, its reality. Don’t understand the malice aimed at his insightful comments.

  284. 284 Media Mike said at 6:29 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Ha ha ha ha ha. Geagle is my boy, but I have a feeling he and I are going to be way not on the same page this week. I don’t predict good things vs. Seattle.

  285. 285 GEAGLE said at 8:03 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Bet we beat them in the trenches too…

    Just watch

  286. 286 Mitchell said at 8:41 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Didn’t you have a bad feeling about this one too?

  287. 287 Media Mike said at 1:17 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    That’s big negative. I had this down as a W.

  288. 288 mksp said at 9:23 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    He says the same thing every game. We were supposed to dominate GB as well.

    And AZ.

    It’s not “insight”, it’s broken clock syndrome.

  289. 289 GEAGLE said at 10:17 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Hahahahaha hahahahahah

  290. 290 levdog said at 6:48 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    His insight has been correct – a very high percentage, nobody will be correct 100% of the time, the best part he gives u detailed breakdowns of why, with individual match ups. He does not just say the Eagles will dominate, he tells u why. Anybody can give their opinion – but he backs it up with detailed reasons. Agree or disagree- just don’t be a hater.

  291. 291 mksp said at 8:50 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    He’s a fraud that spams the comments section with ridiculous and nonsensical rants who devolves into an immature and occasionally misogynistic and bigoted child when challenged.

    Feel free to to hitch your cart to the dude if you want, its just the Internet. But you’ll have more fun in the comments section here if you just ignore him entirely.

  292. 292 levdog said at 10:25 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    if i want to learn something, i look for Geagle’s comments, u are the one i ignore.

  293. 293 McNabbulousness said at 3:33 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    helllllllllllllllllll yeah! listened to the game at work tonight, just finished watching it on the DVR. man love it. also the first time in a long time i haven’t been infuriated listening to buck and aikman’s call of the game. i’ll give it to them, they called a good one.

  294. 294 BlindChow said at 4:59 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Both quarterbacks lived up to their playoff reputations. Sanchez played smart, Romo choked.

  295. 295 P_P_K said at 10:44 AM on November 28th, 2014:


  296. 296 anon said at 11:45 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    it was good to hear sanchez’s thoughts about playing in big games. def has the right mental make up.

  297. 297 Poppi said at 6:17 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Shady played fiercely – thought that made a big difference – OL looking back to normal, meaning excellent most of the time in all aspects.

  298. 298 Poppi said at 6:50 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Field position – Alan Page just did an interview where he said nothing has changed since his days in the league from the standpoint that the most important things are field position and the execution of blocking and tackling. Tommy – or anyone, can you do an analysis of the impact the STs have had, especially with regard to field position? Is there a stat or two that measures yards gained or lost on kicks and punts? We all know about the TD’s but what about all the other plays, especially holding the other side to poor field position?

  299. 299 GermanEagle said at 7:22 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I think we will beat Seattle. 20-17.

  300. 300 GEAGLE said at 8:12 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Seattle game is going to be the toughest test the rest of the way, but I think it’s very beatable…confident we shut down BEASTMODE, confident we can handle their mediocre WRs…. The deciding factor will be if we can keep wilson in the pocket, not allowing him to run around making something Happen. The Niners game was good experience for facing Wilson. We did well against KAp, but that was the only game this year where our OLBs werent completly dominant at setting the edge, we lost contain a few times against the Niners, we didnt let KAp get outside, but we lost contain against their RBs and let them get out side…. Since the Niners game, our OLB have been elite at setting the edge…

    We matchup really well against Seattle in the trenches, we have pretty nice advantages at the KEYSTONE positions, NT and Center…… jason Kelce will out class Mebanes backüp, and Bennie Logan is going to destroy the backüp center with the French name…

    You certainly don’t wañt Sanchez testing Sherman too often…. To beat seattle, has to be a similar game plan as yesterday, emphasis on the run game, keep Sanchez on a pitch count under 30 passes….. Playing that way will take advantage of the seattle weakness and give Sanchez his best opportunity to play a clean game…force wilson to beat us from the pocket, shut down the run, don’t let him break contain, keep him in the pocket and we will do well

    Chip vs. Pete….. Can’t Wait!

    I also think we are close to that point of the Linc becoming a place were opposing teams just don’t win, especially a seattle team that has struggled traveling east coast… Our pass rush at home is too deadly

  301. 301 oreofestar said at 8:43 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Seahawks don’t have a good offense at all its definitely worse than Dallas’ it’d going to be about how we move the ball on offense and holding on to the ball

  302. 302 GEAGLE said at 9:02 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Sanchez can’t throw 40 times against the Legion of Boom, we will get killed….. but I don’t expect to have problems running the ball. Not with Kelce and Mathis back to the level we saw these last two weeks….

    I’m expecting another game where the 3 headed monster rushes for a combined 150 yards,24-32 pass pitch count for Sanchez, half of it off of play action and throwing screens… keep BEASTMODE under 75yards, don’t let Russel out of the pocket, and we should be fine,,,.. Wonder what tips maragos can provide. As amazing as the seattle defense is, teams have been able to run on them. Heck Dallas went into their house and ran all over them, and I think that was even before Mebane got injured…

    Here is the thing, from here on out, with our OL and the run game being back to normal, as long as we execute and dont rack up penalties, we are going to wear teams down with our tempo. That’s very REAL

    Wonder if we struggled in the ENDZONE came because we had a short field off of turners, instead of being able to drive up the field and into the redzone… When we put together drives, by the time we get to the redzone defenses are huffing and puffing and we take advantage and get in the ENDZONE, like Sanchez run….
    But when defense gets a turnover, and our offense has a short field, by the time we get in the redzone the defense isnt winded because we didn’t go the length of the field, leafing to some redzone struggles.

    With our run game back, and our tempo, if we play a clean game, keep the penalties down, and don’t turn the ball over, I don’t think we can lose..
    Our first penalty didn’t come til like the 3rd drive yesterday so we had a few drives to gas them n wear them down early..

  303. 303 Michael Winter Cho said at 2:01 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    With our D, it’s not the good runners that scare me, it’s QBs. Wilson is elusive and mobile and we have bad CBs. Our DL is good, but there are games when it’s not that effective (for example, GB). I think Dallas and Seattle will be dangerous when they decide to set their QBs loose and have them play sandlot football.

  304. 304 bsuperfi said at 9:37 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I can’t say I know Seattle personnel that well, but their LBs do worry me. Let’s say you’re right and Shady has some real creases to hit. He still has to make it through the second level to have one of his trademark games (that we need to keep Sanchez on his pitch count). Shady is at his best once he gets through the hole, but the Seattle LBs close pretty freaking fast. There have been games this season where Shady hasn’t been able to make a LB or S miss when coming through the hole or turning the corner.

    It looks like Shady and the O Line are rounding back into shape. But it was just the Dallas D we played. The Seahawks are on a whole other level. This game can help us tell the future – if we can establish the run vs. Seattle and keep Sanchez efficient on a low pitch count, we’re golden.

  305. 305 GEAGLE said at 8:37 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Can’t believe after all the games he started. How pathetic Kapernick is throwing from the pocket. If FOles ever played as bad as one of Kaps bad games, we would have kicked Nick out of Philly by now…say what you will about Nick, but he will never have a 150yard game with like 3 turnovers and no TDs… That would NEVER Hapoen with Nick… Nick rebounds after mistakes and gives his team a chance to win…
    Kapernick is a Joke, all the experience he got and he is still garbage from the pocket. that 49ers team can’t afford another loss if they even want to have a chance at the playoffs… that team is a mess, it’s going to be completely blown up after the year:
    1) Harbaugh….GONE!
    2) Iupati one of the best Guards….GONE,
    3) Vernon Davis made a stink about wanting more money and he is like the worst TE in the NFL this year, he is gone!
    4) Ahmad Brooks, will be waived because of the emergence of Lynch
    5) the emergence of Boreland will get either Navarow or Oatrick Willis waived, if not both
    6) Anquan BOldin will be cut
    Yesterday I felt like since the Niners are getting players back, and they know this is the last year the team will be together I figured they would buckle down, beat seattle last night, and end up going on a playoff run and meeting us in the conference finals….but for this to happen, Niners had to start the turn around yesterday…. 1 more loss and Niners era is OVER

  306. 306 oreofestar said at 8:41 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Niners will only get worse, horrible cap situation our QB situation will be interesting going forward Sanchez is not the future but do you sign him for 2-3 years at 6-7 mil while drafting a QB high, do we stick it out with Folesy, trade for a QB, I’ve up the farm for Mariota either way I’m glad we don’t have to pay a guy like Colin all that money

  307. 307 GEAGLE said at 8:52 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    FOles will be the QB of the philadelphia Eagles for years to come, but he will have to beat out Sanchez in training camp, which I don’t expect to be a probablem… FOles is still developing, he will grow and improve at a higher rate than the veteran Sanchez…

    Heck as good as Sanchez has played, Without FOles we lost the deep ball element of our offense… Sanchez only throws those intermediate crossing, drag routes… Nick will be much much better than what we say this year…..

    And let me tell all the people getting carried away with Sanchez this…..If Sanchez had to play in the injury mess of a situation with no run game that FOles had to play thru, we would have NEVER been able to go 7-2, and we wouldn’t even be talking about Sanchez today….. No way Sanchez could have gone 7-2 without shady and the OL that FOles had to perservere through.

    Nick is going to be a top QB, people just need to understand that just because he has insane success early, it doesn’t mean he gets to skip the developmental growing pains, and peaks and valleys of a young QB..
    Sanchez and FOles both probably know that they aren’t going to play 16 games too often….injuries happen, you need two QBs. I wouldn’t be surprised if we manage to keep Sanchez here with Nick for a couple of years..

    But you can bet that chips #1 scenario is finding a way to keep both here,…

  308. 308 oreofestar said at 8:55 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I hope you’re right, Foles should beat out Mark but I can help but wonder how my own Marcus daaaaaarling would look in this offense but hopefully Foles just goes out an dominates

  309. 309 GEAGLE said at 9:05 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Nick can do what Sanchez does,…don’t think Sanchez can do the things Nick does down field… It’s a testament to our OL to be able to run the ball so well yesterday, when the defense didn’t have to spread out and worry about the Longball…
    Nick had just started getting his long ball timing before he got hurt, Imagine the holes for shady to run thru yesterday if the defense had to honor FOles deep ball

  310. 310 bsuperfi said at 9:32 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    There’s one thing I really like that Sanchez does that Nick can’t: he moves and throws so well on roll outs. I love this off of the read option or read option looks, especially because Sanchez is now giving the D some pause that he may actually keep the ball and run. Russell Wilson did this last night to good effect too.

    I’m not saying this makes Sanchez a better long term option. It’s just an element in the offense that makes sense, and it’s something Foles isn’t built to do effectively.

  311. 311 bill said at 9:38 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Actually, Foles is quite good throwing on the move – to the extent that there was talk earlier in the season with the middle of the OL brutally struggling that they should incorporate more roll-out plays.

    Granted, Foles presented 0 threat as a runner, whereas Sanchez is about 20%. But what happened this game had a lot more to do with the OL mauling it than it did with any threat of Sanchez running.

  312. 312 anon said at 9:40 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    you don’t think that keeper had anything to do with the fact that shady broke out for a 40yd td on the next play?

  313. 313 bill said at 9:55 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Not that much. Much more was the fact that the OL was dominating from the opening kickoff. I think the ‘Boys DL was absolutely outclassed, and it showed in the massive lanes the RBs had all day long. Sanchez’s keeper was the result of that, not the cause.

  314. 314 bsuperfi said at 9:42 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I sort of agree. I think Foles (last year) was good at moving around the pocket and keeping his balance and eyes downfield. I don’t see him as a major roll out threat, partially because he’s not a real threat to run forward and partially because he doesn’t have the speed to stretch the play toward the sideline (these are both related, obviously). It’s not so much that Foles can’t throw on the move as that he doesn’t give the offense as much of an advantage as Sanchez when he’s moving.

  315. 315 Avery Greene said at 10:59 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I think what we learn from this is that Chip really does tailor the offense to his personnel.

  316. 316 anon said at 9:38 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    you mean roll out of the pocket and throw on the run? that’s not nicks game. no deep ball? so what? you see how fast the offense moves with sanchez? how clean it look until we get to the redzone? you think we’re missing the deep ball at all?

  317. 317 bill said at 9:57 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Again, Foles is actually quite good throwing on the roll-out. Running, obviously, he is the bottom 1%. But this meme that Foles bashers have developed is getting shah-like in it’s relation to factual support.

  318. 318 anon said at 10:00 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    we’ll see when he comes back.

  319. 319 bill said at 10:03 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    We’ve (people who are objective) seen it for the last season and a half.

  320. 320 anon said at 10:10 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    i saw a lot last season, not much this season.

  321. 321 anon said at 11:43 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    think offense runs better no deep ball. The deep ball game was sloppy at best this year.

  322. 322 mtn_green said at 11:08 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Foles is QBOTF.
    Better question is whether Sanchez will sign a qb2 contract. I’d guess no, there are so many teams where he could start or have an easier time getting on the field, like Vick.

    Enjoy your one year rental. Teams will shift their coverage and Sanchez will striggle

  323. 323 Michael Winter Cho said at 1:32 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    Sanchez played well last night, but I don’t trust him and it’s just a matter of time before he screws up. He “game-managed” yesterday quite well. He’ll sign a contract somewhere and get another chance to start–good for him, seems like a good guy. But not a good QB.

  324. 324 D3FB said at 3:41 AM on November 29th, 2014:

    Kap’s contract is actually really good. They only had like 12 million guaranteed. It’s essentially a year to year deal.

  325. 325 Flying B-Dawk said at 9:12 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Gotta love that the Seahawks game is home. Besides being undefeated at the Linc this year, it’s so hard for west coast teams to travel cross country and play a good game. I’m feeling pretty confident about our chances next week.

  326. 326 mtn_green said at 10:56 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Both have ten days to prepare

  327. 327 GEAGLE said at 9:17 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Shady fumbled the ball on our 10 yard line, and the defense came thru with a major stop holding them to a FG

    Is everyones ready for the annual cowboy collapse?
    Dallas doesn’t win another game this year. Bear are going to beat them next week. Now that the Bears are eliminated, pressure is gone, and they will win a few games in the spoiler role. dallas defense should really struggle with bears skill positions, and Bears OL is playing better.

    Cowboys will get destroyed at the Linc. If our defense was effective yesterday, our D goes up a notch at home where our pass rush is ferocious. Romo was already seeing Ghosts yesterday, diving for the floor before anyone even touched him. Seems scared to take hit, can’t wait to beat on him at home.

    @Colts, Dallas on a 3game losing streak, all the talks of DECEMBER collapse being in full swing, doubt the dallas Defense can beat Luck in his house at a time where teams out jockeying for playoff seeding…

    @ skins. By this time, the team is fractured, half the locker room quit, déjà Vu for the 10yr in a row, a promising season in the toilet…Cowboys will be too beaten down of a team and the rival skins will take advantage of them, ending the Cowboys season on a 5 game losing streak after an 8-3 start LOL

  328. 328 Avery Greene said at 10:43 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    They have Indy at home, but they will lose just the same.

  329. 329 Ramiroquaaii said at 9:48 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Like i said: score points early…

  330. 330 daveH said at 9:58 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    PARKEY IS ONCE AGAIN is a very reliable BEAST !!

  331. 331 anon said at 10:01 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    yeah but he’s going to have an overuse injury. we gotta get in the end zone more.

  332. 332 daveH said at 12:45 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    ertz could/should have had that one td catch ..but Matthews and shady were also open so that play is still valuable and don’t mind the attempt into end zone at all

  333. 333 iceberg584 said at 10:13 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Could have used a few more out of the backif the end zone touchbacks yesterday

  334. 334 A_T_G said at 11:11 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Did anyone hear the explanation for the short and bouncing kickoffs? Were they afraid Parkey would break Jerry’s TV?

  335. 335 P_P_K said at 10:41 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    And he’s just a rookie.

  336. 336 bill said at 10:00 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    This is what the offense was designed to look like. No more than 30 attempts by the QB. Punishing, consistent ground game that opens everything else up. The only thing missing is the deep, outside game to the WRs, which will be necessary against a top notch defense. But make no mistake about it – the offense looks good again because the OL is rounding into form – from pretty atrocious 5 weeks ago to pretty dominant this week. That’s making the biggest difference.

  337. 337 P_P_K said at 10:40 AM on November 28th, 2014:


  338. 338 anon said at 10:04 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    No smith yesterday, no ache either. Casey matthews starting ILB, getting sacks and TFLs, what a strange season it’s been.

  339. 339 P_P_K said at 10:40 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I’ve never written this before, “It looked like Casey Matthews had a good game.”

  340. 340 mtn_green said at 10:53 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Casey Matthews didn’t look bad at all

  341. 341 Avery Greene said at 11:03 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Maybe the light went on in his head? He’s a smart player and now he’s diagnosing where to be faster than what he was before?

  342. 342 Bert's Bells said at 11:03 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    It’s never been his acumen, he’s just very limited physically.

    A player like that can function well in the Eagle front seven with guys like Kendricks, Cole, Cox, Barwin, et cetera who are athletic.

    (I say this knowing full well that Casey Mathews can destroy me in just about any physical competition)

  343. 343 Bert's Bells said at 11:01 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Thanksgiving is Casey Matthews’ big day [insert dinner conversation joke].

  344. 344 GEAGLE said at 10:16 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    LOL jerry jones on the radio talking shit about how bennie logan is going to get his head knocked off next time…

    Dez bRyant and all the Cowboys are talking shut about how they can’t wait to come to philly and do this and that LOL… What a hysterical joke. Who’s dumber the Cowboys players or eagle fans? Lol

    Skip Bayless LOL still claiming dallas will win the division bwahahaha he is saying Sanchez ran the read option 27 times and Cowboys weren’t prepared..Lol what? I guarentee Sanchez,didn’t have the option to run 27 times lol…mwhat a joke. Skip says officials were on our side and this,was just a,fluke….bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  345. 345 anon said at 10:17 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    they crazy

  346. 346 Avery Greene said at 10:18 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I’m loving this. I love the excuses he has.

  347. 347 GEAGLE said at 10:18 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    I can’t wait to hear all the crap they talk the week of the next game

  348. 348 Dragon_Eagle said at 10:31 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Let them talk. A lot. Look past the road game against the Bears. Good idea, Boys.

    8-8 still very possible. Just sayin’.

  349. 349 Bert's Bells said at 10:59 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    “Who’s dumber the Cowboys players or eagle fans?”

    Until you suit up with the Blue Star -the answer will be Eagles fans.

  350. 350 iceberg584 said at 11:18 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Am I hearing that correctly? An opposing owner is threatening a player on our team? What exactly did Jerry say..

  351. 351 unhinged said at 10:47 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Three lessons from Birds’ thrashing ‘Boys: 1) Troy Aikman has some serious man-love for Shady; 2) Jason Witten is a wuss; 3) Dwayne Harris is now wearing a bull’s eye.

  352. 352 Avery Greene said at 10:56 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Bounty Bowl III in two weeks?

  353. 353 Guest said at 11:17 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Am I hearing that correctly? An opposing owner is threatening a player on our team? What exactly did Jerry say?

  354. 354 Avery Greene said at 11:29 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    Before the game he said Logan was going to get his assed kicked, because of Logan’s comments earlier in the week.

  355. 355 mtn_green said at 11:24 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    1 looked like cowboys played zone on those first three eagles drives(second drive might not have even had a second down), eagles ate them alive, not sure what cowboys DC was thinking. Maybe he didn’t look at eagles tape or read an eagles blog.

    2. Refs allowed contact which helped eagles cb a ton.

    3. Eagles moved cox over to left end, to take advantage of Leary.

    4. At beginning of game the announcer said that cowboys rookie guard zach Martin should go to the probowl. Later in game they highlighted eagles taking advantage if him all day.

    5. Logan had one of those ‘cox’ games where he bursted into backfield changed rbs direction but just missed tackle.

    6. Was cowboys defense taking oxygen in first quarter?

    7. Be awesome if tv would show,’ average time before snap’ stat on eagles drives.

    8. Game went exactly as Geeagle predicted.

  356. 356 Bob Scatchard said at 1:35 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    Sanchez was going at the 15.5 second mark in the Tenn. game….

  357. 357 Avery Greene said at 11:27 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    We are watching the beginning of the Cowboys implosion. When Witten is yelling at coaches and Bryant is yelling at defenders on the sideline, it’s not a good sign for that trash team.

    If they lose to Chicago next week, they may not get a win for the rest of the season.

  358. 358 Crus57 said at 11:45 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    re Cooper and his attitude compared to the team culture, this vine of Matthews TD makes interesting viewing: https://vine.co/v/OnZrxibDjDx

    Assuming I am correct that it was Cooper who is lined up at the top of the screen:
    1) nice effort getting open for your QB Coop .. NOT. (though it may be he was a decoy to keep the CB away from Matthews)
    2) good job standing there with your arms in the air rather than helping Matthews with any attempt at blocking. Shows a real commitment to doing exactly what was drawn up and absolutely nothing more.

    I think Cooper can play and isn’t a no-talent clown, but between his press interviews, his offseason BS and his occasional lack of effort on the field, his attitude is starting to annoy me.

    Edit: I also found the NFL clip, it is definitely Cooper at the top of the screen.


  359. 359 iceberg584 said at 1:13 PM on November 28th, 2014:

    Disclaimer: I am by no means a Cooper apologist, but…

    On this play, I think I think his route was designed to draw coverage away from the deep corner, so by throwing out an anchor at about the 10-yard line, he was aiding the play. Cooper probably assumed Matthews was going to score easily, even though the free safety almost got him out of bounds before the pylon.

    And, to be fair, you should watch the 59-yard completion to Maclin. Cooper immediately waived Maclin over to his side of the field as Maclin cut across, and he delivered a great block that would have resulted in a touchdown if Scandrick hadn’t recovered and gotten to Maclin from behind.

    Now, the nonsense with Sanchez at the in the 4th quarter on the other hand…

  360. 360 anon said at 11:55 AM on November 28th, 2014:

    judging by the way they played giants last week is it any surprise that we routed them this week?