GM Update

Posted: January 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 1,014 Comments »

The Eagles search for a new personnel guy continues. The team had interviewed Brian Gaine from the Houston Texans and there was reportedly interest, but Gaine got a raise and a promotion from Houston. The Texans had already lost another executive (to the Jets) so I’m guessing they felt they had to keep Gaine around.

My two favorite candidates for the job were Gaine and Scott Fitterer. Gaine is out now and the Eagles haven’t been able to interview Fitterer yet. He’s off limits until the Seahawks lose. Should that happen today, we’ll see what happens.

Some readers have asked about Eliot Wolf of the Packers. I haven’t seen anything official, but it sure sounds like he is staying in Green Bay. The Packers are a top notch organization and Ted Thompson is a great GM. That team also lives and dies with the draft so scouts likely feel a special connection to that organization. There are some teams around the league where scouts are treated like second class citizens. They work relentlessly all year only to see coaches and other executives get into the process late and ignore their research. I only know of this happening once with the Eagles (in the Reid-Kelly era), when Andy Reid drafted Jaiquawn Jarrett in the 2nd round in 2011. Scouts had him rated lower than that.

The Eagles can simply promote Ed Marynowitz if they think he’s the answer. I think he could do a good job. My guess is that Chip Kelly is taking his time with the search to make sure he doesn’t overlook someone. There isn’t a mad rush to make the hire. The scouts have worked all summer and fall long in doing reports on prospects. The pro scouts have done their work.

As to the Senior Bowl…those practices are videotaped and teams get copies of everything that happens. The only thing that would be missed is player interviews, and it is possible that the team records them. The new personnel guy needs to be here and ready to roll when decisions have to be made. Ideally you’d like him already in place, but that isn’t a necessity. There is no reason to rush this decision.

One odd note to this whole situation…Tom Gamble remains unemployed and I haven’t seen any report of him getting looked at by another team. I don’t know if teams are nervous about talking to him due to stories that might be floating around or if possibly Kelly is still trying to work out something to bring him back. I doubt that happens, but this has been a strange situation so never say never.

In the title I called this the “GM Update”. The job won’t really be a GM, but that is much easier to use in a title than “New Player Personnel Executive”.

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LeSean McCoy came out and threw his support behind Nick Foles as the Eagles QB.

“I like Nick. The person and player that everybody thought he was, he is. There were a lot of injuries this year, Nick, obviously got injured. He gets all of the blame and he shouldn’t,” said McCoy, who finished third in the league with 1,319 yards rushing in 2014. “I think Nick’s a good quarterback. He’s the leader of our team. Things just didn’t work out for him this year due to injury, but we’ve got his back. As a team, we didn’t play well enough to win and get into the playoffs.”

While this is good to hear, it is fairly meaningless. Who else is McCoy going to support? Matt Barkley? Mike Vick is a distant memory. Mark Sanchez is a free agent.

McCoy did the right thing by supporting his guy. There is a very good chance that Foles will be the starter in 2015 so anything less than an endorsement would have only stirred the pot and created an easy story for the media to beat into the ground for weeks, if not months.

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A lot of you donated money for my trip to the Senior Bowl. Thank you very much for the support. I can’t tell you how grateful I am.

I’ll see what I can do about smuggling a DB or two out of town with me.


1,014 Comments on “GM Update”

  1. 1 Jonzee72 said at 12:35 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Tommy, I could just be a paranoid Negadelphian, but I’m worried the Eagles haven’t hired anyone because no-one wants to come here to work. That’s not true, right? RIGHT?!

  2. 2 TommyLawlor said at 12:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Jeff Lurie is a good owner. Chip Kelly is a good coach. The Eagles have several guys in the Pro Bowl. They have plenty of draft picks and cap space. This is an organization that people want to work for.

    The only hesitation is that the new guy will be Kelly’s lieutenant. This isn’t a full GM job. That does limit the interest guys will have in the position.

    Go back to 2001. The Eagles let go of a full GM in Tom Modrak and replaced him with a no-name in Tom Heckert. We’re looking at a similar type of situation now. Reid made a terrific hire when he brought Heckert on. Let’s hope Kelly does the same thing.

  3. 3 Greg Richards said at 2:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yes, but that hire wasn’t until May. Teams are more willing to let lower-level executives go then versus January when they’re in the middle of evaluations.

  4. 4 anon said at 2:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    think it’d be hard for a guy to come in and really have anything to say regarding this draft. Guys who are currently employed are scouting for their current teams. It’d be hard to come here, learn what we want and need and try to get smart on prospects in a month and half, to a point where you can overturn some of what kelly is thinking.

  5. 5 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 1:27 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Its not as bad as it seems. We’re not the Rams , that F/O ownership is…….

  6. 6 Anders said at 2:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Gaine just got a raise and a promotion because he was offered this job. Maybe he only used it to get that, but that still shows that the Eagles job has value because guys gets promoted once they are in talk with the Eagles

  7. 7 Baloophi said at 12:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

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    This will be his fourth trip to the nation’s premiere all-star event; the kickoff of the draft season for non-draftniks… aka 99% of us (hi, D3FB!). Like other reporters and bloggers, Tommy will patrol the sidelines during the practices and post his observations, but unlike the rest he won’t have the luxury of expensing the trip. That’s where we come in…

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  8. 8 laeagle said at 12:43 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Donated. Thanks again, B, for hooking Tommy up.

  9. 9 Baloophi said at 2:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Thank you! Also, we’ll be finishing our crazy diet soon, meaning booze will be back on the table. Metaphorically, and literally…

  10. 10 Alex Karklins said at 1:22 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Done. Go get ’em, Lawlor!

  11. 11 Baloophi said at 2:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

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  12. 12 P_P_K said at 2:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

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  13. 13 DanJ3645 said at 2:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Donated.
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  14. 14 Baloophi said at 2:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

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  15. 15 pjxii said at 5:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Done!

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  17. 17 truehaynes said at 1:04 AM on January 19th, 2015:

    Will donate either tomorrow or Tuesday on pay day. Appreciate everything you do tommy.

  18. 18 Baloophi said at 12:30 PM on January 19th, 2015:

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  19. 19 damccomas said at 8:37 AM on January 19th, 2015:

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  20. 20 Baloophi said at 12:31 PM on January 19th, 2015:

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  21. 21 Avery Greene said at 12:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Hey Tommy,

    Can the Eagles interview Fitterer this week regardless? Isn’t there a rule that coaches etc. can interview the bye week before the superbowl week?

  22. 22 Greg Richards said at 1:33 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If they’ve already had a 1st interview(only allowed if they have a bye week) then they can have a 2nd interview. They can’t have a 1st interview.

  23. 23 truehaynes said at 1:05 AM on January 19th, 2015:

    This seems arcane and stupid

  24. 24 Mitchell said at 12:59 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Did anyone get a chance to watch Taiwan Jones yesterday?

  25. 25 Gary Barnes said at 1:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Agree with Tommy..for many of the good candidates this position is either a lateral career move or a step down. The Eagles are a good organization that people want to work for, but they may need to get a younger rising talent for this position and that worries me because I want someone experienced and competent to challenge Chip. It is extremely difficult to perform all the roles Chip has now and extremely rare coaches in that situation succeed. I really hope this works out, but if Chip does not win in the 2-3 years I think he is gone.

  26. 26 Greg Richards said at 1:46 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    A couple of comments on the “GM” search:

    Manpower wise, there isn’t a real need to bring in another voice. The Eagles already have a lot of experienced scouts in the organization.

    Tom Donahoe – Senior Football Advisor – Longtime GM of Pittsburgh and Buffalo
    Rick Mueller – Director of Pro Personnel – Previously Vice President of Player Personnel with New Orleans
    Anthony Patch – Director of College Scouting
    Ed Marynowitz – Assistant Director of Player Personnel – up-and-comer
    Louis Clark – Pro Scout – Formerly Jaguars’ Director of Pro Personnel
    Mike Bradway – Assistant Director of College Scouting
    Mike Davis – Midwest Area Scout – Formerly Jets’ Assistant Director of College Scouting

    There’s enough decks on hand to get the Eagles through this draft. This hire is more about finding someone who looks at players through the same lens as Kelly does and Kelly has confidence in. If reports can be believed, the chemistry between Kelly and Roseman/the scouts was bad last season. We are likely eventually looking at a complete revamping of the scouting staff. The issue is that it may be difficult to impossible to accomplish that before the 2015 draft. The “GM” position that is available doesn’t come with total control and as such other teams can block us from interviewing them. They’re in the midst of planning for the draft and free agency. Why should they let anyone go if they don’t have to? The Eagles choices are likely going to be limited to either guys that were fired from other organizations or executives with other organizations that that team is willing to let go because of some type of behind-the-scenes dysfunction similar to what we reportedly had. The contracts of scouts/personnel executives typically end after the draft. That is when real change can occur. For now, I think Kelly is just looking for someone outside the organization that can bring fresh perspective as an advisor. For scouting for this draft, I think they’ll have to rely on the holdovers with Marynowitz probably taking on a lead role.

  27. 27 Gary Barnes said at 9:32 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Which is it – a fresh perspective or someone who looks at players through the same lens as Kelly? You mention both…I’d support more of a fresh perspective type who has strong opinions, can challenge Kelly and together they can make sure the right choices are made

  28. 28 Greg Richards said at 1:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    As I mentioned a few days ago, Bill Musgrave is a serious candidate for the

    Raiders’ offensive coordinator job.

    Bill Williamson

    @BWilliamsonESPN

    43 minutes ago

    Historically, Musgrave has done a better job as a QBs coach than he did as an offensive coordinator. I was glad Shurmur didn’t leave because I didn’t want him promoted. You have to question the job that Musgrave did as a QBs coach considering Foles’ performance this year but obviously a lot of things factored in there. I don’t care if Musgrave leaves. The thing that concerns me is that if he does then Foles will have his 4th QBs coach in 4 years. All QB coaches teach things differently and having to adjust constantly is an issue.

    Per @mortreport Eagles QB coach Bill Musgrave a hot contender for #Raiders OC job

  29. 29 Ray888 said at 2:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    PFT has Lane Kiffin also a possibility in Oakland.

  30. 30 anon said at 2:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    hhahaha

  31. 31 Greg Richards said at 2:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    With the 49ers, not Oakland.

  32. 32 Ray888 said at 1:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Besides no Gamble sighting, there’s reports of Howie vacationing on the beach on an island. Perhaps as in get away and overcome your disappointment on being demoted. What if after considering everything, Howie decides to move on? Then we would be looking for a real GM and the field of candidates changes slightly as does the desirability of the position.

  33. 33 Greg Richards said at 1:59 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    He has $1.7M reasons not to. Howie might want to but if he did, his wife would punch him in the face.

  34. 34 P_P_K said at 2:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I’m impressed with Shady’s remarks. He could have simply offered some perfunctory words that one would expect of a teammate. Seems to me, though, he spoke more forcefully and truly gave Nick some significant support. Imagine if Foles really is a good leader and franchise qb. Life would become so simple.

  35. 35 wee2424 said at 2:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Shady seems the type of person that if he has to just go through the motions he will do it in a halfass way, such as “yeah, Nick is a good QB”. The way he came out and said that i truely beleive thats how he really feels, along with a bunch of other teammates.

  36. 36 GEAGLE said at 3:35 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You don’t have to imagine reality… Just give it a little water, sunlight, patiemce and watch it grow into our reality. The kid is legit

  37. 37 xeynon said at 11:43 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I’m not sure about Foles’ talent yet. But there is zero doubt in my mind that he has the personality for the job. He clearly commands the respect of his teammates – Shady’s not the only guy who’s spoken out forcefully for him (Maclin, Herremans, Kelce, and Peters have all done likewise) and you could see how pissed off his teammates were when he took that cheap shot from Chris Baker against the Redskins.

  38. 38 Greg Richards said at 2:28 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    David Dunn is Chip Kelly’s agent. It’d be interesting to know which potential “GM” candidates Dunn also represents. That is often a factor. The guys we are targeting might be lower level enough that they don’t have big-name agents.

  39. 39 ACViking said at 2:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Dunn is principally a players’ agent.
    http://www.athletesfirst.net/

    I poked around looking for the answer to (a) how Kelly hooked up with Dunn in the first place, and (b) the very question you’re asking.

    Found nothing worth reporting.

  40. 40 Greg Richards said at 2:31 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Mike Garafolo

    @MikeGarafolo

    ·

    2m

    2 minutes ago

    Unreal story from @JayGlazer just now: NFL threatening to eject Marshawn Lynch if he wears gold cleats. Team still unsure if he’ll comply.

    That’d be funny as hell. Go Packers.

  41. 41 ACViking said at 2:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    That I’d love to see.

    Because Las Vegas — and every book around the world taking bets today — would explode.

    Seems in the past uniform violations resulted in fines, not preemptive ejections.

    What’s the deal?

  42. 42 Greg Richards said at 2:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    The NFL backed off and said they won’t eject him but won’t let him play until he puts on normal cleats. The difference between past uniform violations and this is Lynch’s track record.

  43. 43 ACViking said at 3:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Lynch’s track record w/ uniform violations?

    Or his overall record regarding NFL rule violations?
    _____________

    I’m assuming it’s uniforms.

    What exactly are those violations?

    (I think cleats have been a past problem; not sure.)

  44. 44 Cafone said at 2:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Another possibility on the GM search: Chip really doesn’t care. The scouting staff is in place. Chip wants to make the decisions.

    Juts because Chip wanted Howie out of the picture doesn’t mean he necessarily wants someone else in his place. He didn’t get rid of Howie because he wants to share the decision making.

  45. 45 Greg Richards said at 2:47 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    There are better uses of his time than micromanaging the personnel department.

  46. 46 Anders said at 2:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    But as you wrote, not like we do not have plenty veteran people in the building already

  47. 47 ACViking said at 2:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    does veteran = good?

    does Kelly care?

  48. 48 Anders said at 2:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Well, if they wasnt good, would they still be here?

  49. 49 ACViking said at 3:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    A:

    I don’t know.

    Roseman brought them in, after they all reached their level of incompetence.

    They’re pretty senior guys (experience-wise, to be sure).

    At least a couple of the young, promising Eagles scouts were shown the door as Roseman moved up the organizational ladder.

    (Marc Ross and Jason Licht, for sure.)

    At this point, I don’t know if the vets — like Donohoe and Mueller — are any good at all.
    ________________

    It’s a very good, and important, question you’re asking.

    Me? I’ll rely on Belichick’s guess-work on the subject (if he should weigh in).

  50. 50 Anders said at 3:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Most have those guys who was shown the door by Howie hasnt really done anything great since leavingand a few like Licht was forced to move because they knew they couldnt be GMs with the Eagles because of Howie.

    Licht went to Arizona in 2012, the year where Lurie gave Howie the power over Banner, so only natural a young guys leaves to make his own path.

    Licht is the most successful guy who left during Howie ascend, the rest has flamed out.

  51. 51 ACViking said at 3:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I think Marc Ross is on the GM radar now for teams (he went to the Bills after leaving the Eagles; then to the Giants).

    Licht became Tampa’s GM last year.

    There are too many others to track down at the moment.

  52. 52 Greg Richards said at 2:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yes, true, which is why I don’t think it’s essential to bring someone else in. However, I also don’t think it’s a good thing for Kelly to spend so much of his time attending every single Pro Day like he did last year. Let your scouting staff do the heavy lifting.

  53. 53 Anders said at 2:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Why not let Kelly do the things that he enjoys? If Kelly love talking with prospects and scouting, let him do it as long as we win baby!

  54. 54 Greg Richards said at 3:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Coaches taking a lead role in scouting rarely works out well. It has in Seattle. Belichick’s track record as a GM is very spotty but he’s a good enough coach to compensate for personnel mistakes. Kelly can do whatever he wants but Lurie should rightly hold him accountable if things don’t work out.

  55. 55 Cafone said at 3:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Nobody minds Chip enjoying himself. Fans do mind that when it comes to submitting draft picks he makes Mel Kiper look like a genius.

  56. 56 ACViking said at 2:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    T-Law wrote:

    “Eagles haven’t been able to interview Fitterer yet. He’s off limits until the Seahawks lose.”
    ____________

    Is it fair to assume Fitterer (and every other personnel guy around the NFL) is out on the “scouting” trail right now; for example, at the E-W Shrine game and the Senior Bowl.

    Would it be tampering for Kelly to stand next to Fitterer and chit=chat about whatever it is football people chit-chat about — including *personal* philosophies about scouting and trading, as opposed to official team policy?

    Just wondering.

  57. 57 Greg Richards said at 2:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Kelly can do whatever he wants. Just don’t get caught.

  58. 58 ACViking said at 2:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    A very Belichickian philosophy, no?

  59. 59 Greg Richards said at 2:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yes, and that’s a good thing.

  60. 60 RobNE said at 3:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Or get caught but have the league destroy the tapes.

  61. 61 Jarock said at 3:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    lol, nice to have friends in high places, eh?

  62. 62 Anders said at 2:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    They can talk about everything except the Eagles job.

  63. 63 GermanEagle said at 2:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I doubt those conversations at the Senior Bowl are tapped by the FBI.

  64. 64 ACViking said at 2:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    One would think.

    And would that be enough for a guy like Kelly to make a hiring decision?

  65. 65 Anders said at 2:59 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    No, but as long as the new “GM” is hired before the combine, I cant really see a problem.

    Howie and the scouts had already done a big work in scouting seniors and potential juniors in college and making a FA target list.

  66. 66 Baloophi said at 3:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Looks like Seattle just took their “12th man” bit a little too far…

  67. 67 anon said at 3:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    seattles dubs are really good. obviously sherm turned his head got position on the db and went for the pick.

  68. 68 GermanEagle said at 3:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Paging Billy D.:

    CBs are allowed to turn their heads (—> Maxwell).

  69. 69 Anders said at 3:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    He is also better than Cary Williams and Fletcher combined and actually have the skills to turn his head

  70. 70 Jarock said at 3:22 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    New priority in scouting. Forget about 40 times, we should be checking for neck flexibility. Clearly it’s more important.

  71. 71 GermanEagle said at 3:28 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    True.

  72. 72 GEAGLE said at 3:27 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Letting Kuhn score on you is just a crappy way to go down. Huge stop in Lacy…lol no heart Packers kicking a FG on the goal line in first quarter smh…
    .
    I’m in awe of just how good richard Sherman actually is. His play may exceed his mouth and that’s saying ALOT!!! last game Rodgers avoided his side like the plague, first drive he paid for testing him….curious to see how willing Rodgers will be to throw at that side the rest of this game

  73. 73 Jarock said at 3:28 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    There is absolutely no way Sherman’s game is bigger than his mouth. If you listen to his mouth, he’s Deion Sanders and Dick ‘Night Train’ Lane in one package. He’s very good. No one is that good.

  74. 74 GEAGLE said at 3:31 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I dunno man, this fucker delivers in the biggest games… I’m a defensive fanatic with a love hate relationship with the corner position, and I’m in awe of his game… He always answers the bell, doesn’t need any safety help. Revis can’t hold his jock anymore

  75. 75 anon said at 3:35 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    yeah i don’t want to believe he’s that good, but he’ll get the pick if you throw it his way.

  76. 76 GEAGLE said at 3:41 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’s like I keep doubting him and he just keeps doing it and doing it…at some point I gotta waive the white flag, tip my hat and “bow down to a playa THATS greater than you”-Ice Cube west side connection….lol

  77. 77 Jarock said at 3:27 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Bad choice against a very good defense. Should have tried for the TD.

  78. 78 GEAGLE said at 3:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yup.. Those 3 points will be irrelevant 5min from now…. Can’t play scared on road against a top defense.. They just let the defense get off the field feeling they won

  79. 79 Jarock said at 3:31 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wow. Seattle off to a ‘Eagles vs. Dallas’ start to this game. Green Bay really needs to take advantage if they want to win this game.

  80. 80 GEAGLE said at 3:32 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    We were giving Seatle problems early, we just committed Hari Kari to start the 3rd period and the clock struck 12 and Samchez turned back into a pumpkin

  81. 81 ACViking said at 3:36 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Seattle has not had a fast start in weeks.

    Most 1st-half points for Seattle in their past 8 games is just 14 (3 times).

    So you’re right — GB frittering away points is a bad idea.

  82. 82 anon said at 3:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    would you go for it in those 4th and inches situations? i would have on the second one probably.

  83. 83 Jarock said at 3:41 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Absolutely yes on the 1st. Even the 2nd one, you need the as many points as possible against a very, very good Seattle defense. Also, Seattle’s offense isn’t built to play from behind. You put them in a 14pt hole from the beginning, you totally change the complexion of this game.

  84. 84 Anders said at 3:44 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It should be automatic to go for 4th and goal from the 1st. If you fail, the other team has to go 99 yards

  85. 85 anon said at 3:32 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    big Back, ball control, even for Gb

  86. 86 Jarock said at 3:34 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    When GB loses this game, they’ll look back to the start of this game and wish they could have these two possessions back.

  87. 87 ACViking said at 3:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Need some play-by-play (no game access).

    What happened on 2nd and goal at the 1 for GB?

    Then 3rd and goal?

    (Best description gets a gold start)

  88. 88 ACViking said at 3:56 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Thanks for all those great descriptions

  89. 89 GEAGLE said at 3:39 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Holy hell..during the NFC championship they just promoted Connor McGregor as the “Irish Muhammad Ali”…holy hell I have now seen it all smh

  90. 90 KAJomo said at 3:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    With a banged up OL Wilson looks worse than Foles

  91. 91 GEAGLE said at 3:43 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    OL = EVERYTHING!!!
    ..
    Like Urban Meyer said, there is a reason the OL sits in FIRST CLASS instead of the QB who “eats last”… There is a reason few give millions and millions to these fat bastards that don’t even appear on a stat sheet……it’s a hole other game when the center Molk is getting blown back into your lap every other throwing play

    The best veteran RB who set franchise records couldn’t do anything behind our OL, but we are shocked our young QB struggled, especially considering the beatings he played thru?

  92. 92 Anders said at 3:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    That is one of the reasons, Im a fan of drafting a tackle in the first and a guard/center in the 3rd or 4th

  93. 93 GEAGLE said at 3:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I wouldn’t complain,,, I can’t complain. I’m a defensive fanatic and the truth is this regime is intent on putting an Insane amount of pressure on our defense with its style of offense, good offense will give my defense the best chance to succeeds and stock piling OL will give the offense the best chance to succeed..

    It ain’t sexy, but I can’t complain…….fingers crossed we get lucky, and we pluck an OL out of free agency who ends up being something between Mathis and Barbre,,,

  94. 94 Anders said at 4:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    How are we putting more pressure on the defense? Yes it might play more drives (but so will other defenses against us), but Seattles defense would still be a mammoth with our offense

  95. 95 RobNE said at 3:46 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Pats lost theirs last week, were down 14, still win

  96. 96 GEAGLE said at 3:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Pats “lost theirs”… Sorry but playing 10 different OL combinations in like 11 weeks is not the same….and I doubt ANY TEAM that has been successful has had to put 3 inexperienced backups into a game, all lined up next to each other on the interior linem and if that’s not enough, let’s change the veteran THATS lining up next to them every other game for good measure….NO, it’s NOT the same thing at ALL!! And if you understand how hard that is to overcome you can’t help but tip your hat to the way this team fought and overcame so much of it….couldn’t overcome all the crap, but they didn’t better than most

  97. 97 KAJomo said at 3:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I am with you.

    Yesterday I argued that trading for Mariota doesnt make sense. foles with a good OL and improved defense (because of draft picks) is greater than just having Mariota.

    I also feel RW is waaaay overrated. The guy is great at making unscripted plays, but never has to win his team the game. They win with defense and a running game. I have said it a few times. foles would have had a championship last year if he was the QB of seattle.

  98. 98 GEAGLE said at 3:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Of course…. As if Luck, FOles, Cam, can’t play and win in Wilson’s shoes

    Luck would have 3 rings by now with Lynch and Seattles defense

  99. 99 Jarock said at 3:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Reid believed in OL over everything. That and he believed in ‘fastballs’ on defense. Led to a very good team for a long time, but never into a championship. You need a good OL, but you need talent at other positions too.

  100. 100 KAJomo said at 4:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I think we have talent though. Shady may be the bst RB in the league. Maclin, Matthews, and Ertz may be the best group of young pass catchers this team has ever had. Add in sproles, huff, celek and we have plenty of weapons.

    Defensively we need a bunch of help though

  101. 101 Jarock said at 4:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    That’s my only hesitation when people say they want so many offensive lineman. We need at least one more talented young lineman from this draft. That would give us 3 young starters to go with two older, but still exceptionally talented guys. I’m not opposed to taking flyers on guys late in the draft either, but your odds of finding a quality starter after the 4th round goes down to roughly 10%. You can’t count on anyone that late developing into a starter. It’s pure luck at that point.

  102. 102 Insomniac said at 3:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Losing it in the sun..wording lol.

  103. 103 Insomniac said at 3:44 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    When did Riley Cooper sign and start with the Packers? That being said Seattle CBs getting away with some penalties.

  104. 104 Jarock said at 3:44 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    On the Seattle getting away w/shit, in other news, water is wet, the sky is blue . . .

  105. 105 Insomniac said at 3:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’s gray here in Philly right now though so you’re wrong!!!!!

  106. 106 Anders said at 3:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Did you also see the crappy taunt, but Sherman gets zero for his taunting through the whole game?

  107. 107 Insomniac said at 3:46 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yup that’s just bs.

  108. 108 anon said at 3:47 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    chancellor looks like he wrecks people over the middle — even big guys

  109. 109 Jarock said at 3:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Disastrous start for Seattle. WOOOT!!!!!

  110. 110 Anders said at 3:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It should be 21-0 instead of only 13-0

  111. 111 Jarock said at 3:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Truth. Huge mistake on GB’s part. Hope it doesn’t bite them in the ass. Way too conservative.

  112. 112 Anders said at 3:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Im not a believe in that we much have a true big back, but when you watch Lacy and Lynch, two guys who can both dance and run a guy over, I would love a guy like that

  113. 113 anon said at 3:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    it’s necessary. blount, lacy, lynch, cj anderson. what do they all have in common.

  114. 114 Jarock said at 3:59 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Franchise QBs?

  115. 115 Anders said at 4:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Do not ruin it for him.

    A big back wont win you games alone (see AP), but it seems even the best QBs need a functional running game to elevate their game

  116. 116 anon said at 4:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    haha i’m saying even franchise guys need it. passing game is volatile.

  117. 117 Insomniac said at 3:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Gurley or Elliot in the future?

  118. 118 Anders said at 3:56 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Of those two, I take Elliot.

    This year, Im a big fan of Jay Ajayi, not as big as the others, but also much better receiver out of the back field

  119. 119 Insomniac said at 4:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I’d take Mike Davis if he’s available in the 3rd.

  120. 120 Anders said at 4:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I rather have Jay in that round or Duke Johnson. Not a big fan of Davis.

  121. 121 Insomniac said at 4:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Idk if Duke will be there for us in the 3rd but I agree I would take Duke over Davis if he’s there.

  122. 122 Anders said at 4:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Right now, I have zero clue about which RBs go where, Most agree Gordon and Gurley goes 1 and 2 (in some order), who the 3rd and 4th will be and when is tough to predict right now.

  123. 123 Jarock said at 3:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    We have a guy like that on the squad. He just can’t stay healthy. Polk’s not as good as either Marshawn or Lacy, but he’s the same style back. Wish the Eagles would find a way to get him a few more touches.

  124. 124 anon said at 3:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    “Wish the Eagles would find a way to get him a few more touches.”

    (a) can’t stay healthy
    (b) scheme really requires a 3 down back, can’t substitute running blur attack.

  125. 125 Anders said at 3:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    The Eagles often shift RB during a drive

  126. 126 Jarock said at 3:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    True on both, but even when he’s healthy, they don’t get him in as often as they should. Lot’s of subbing won’t ever occur in our offense, but somehow they manage to limit Lesean’s touches.

  127. 127 Anders said at 3:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    yea, but as you said Polk cant stay healthy. I do think Polk is just as good as Lacy when healthy, he just cant stay healthy

  128. 128 RobNE said at 3:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Anyone have any belief colts can win today? If I am pats fan I love the start of this Seattle game.

  129. 129 Jarock said at 3:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If the Patriots manage to blow the game against Indy after stomping them in Indy earlier this year, I will be very surprised.

  130. 130 anon said at 4:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    see gb vs seattle

  131. 131 GEAGLE said at 3:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Luck has 8INT in 3 games vs Bellicek….. No, I need to see it to believe it. The fact that luck carried them this far is impressive in itself…

  132. 132 RobNE said at 3:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Me neither.

  133. 133 GENETiC-FREAK said at 4:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Question.. If Eagles cant interview Fitterer for GM how can Falcons interview Dan Quinn for HC??

  134. 134 Anders said at 4:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    They interviewed him during their buy, that means they are allowed a 2nd interview between this week and the SB

  135. 135 GENETiC-FREAK said at 4:11 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Cool so if say Seahawks advance to the SB can Eagles interview Fitterer next week..?

  136. 136 Anders said at 4:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    No, because we didnt interview him during the bye

  137. 137 GermanEagle said at 4:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Interesting that AR has been throwing more to Sherman’s side than to Maxwell’s so far. I. Want. Byron.

  138. 138 Avery Greene said at 4:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I’m surprised the flags against Seattle. Usually their defense gets away with quite a bit.

  139. 139 Avery Greene said at 4:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    With Earl Thomas on the sideline, why not attack the secondary?

  140. 140 ACViking said at 4:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Shorten the game while putting up points.

    Good recipe.

  141. 141 GEAGLE said at 4:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Media makes me so damn mad… All year they were blowing the over rated cowboy OL, while in reality the Pakers OL is what has really been impressive. All I hear about is zack Matin, when the rookie center for GB is balling…. dallas had a great run blocking OL, average pass blocking… GB is the more well rounded OL in the NFC this year, NOT DALLAS like the bullshit media seems to think. Please stop getting on your knees whenever you see “the star”

  142. 142 RobNE said at 4:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Gb is doing a lot of chickenshit Coaching. All these fg’s on 4th and 1.

  143. 143 ACViking said at 4:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Epitaph for McCarthy if GB loses today . . .

    “No Guts. No Glory.”

  144. 144 RobNE said at 10:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    if you go to kill the king, you need to kill the king.

    they did not, and eventually they paid the price

  145. 145 ACViking said at 4:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Painful to watch Green Bay give points away as though they’re at Lambeau playing the Bears ,. . . and points will be endless

  146. 146 GermanEagle said at 4:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’s not like Sea is an Offense juggernaut though.

  147. 147 Jarock said at 4:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    True, but it’s not like GB is a defensive juggernaut either. 28 to nothing, this game is probably over. 16 to nothing, I’d be very worried still as a GB fan.

  148. 148 Insomniac said at 4:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Average WR core

  149. 149 ACViking said at 4:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    GE:

    Seattle’s found a way to score in the 2nd half.

    And if Russell Wilson gets going, he’ll put points up.

  150. 150 GermanEagle said at 4:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Fair enough. That’s a big IF though given the game so far today.

  151. 151 ACViking said at 4:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    GE:

    I think you’re on to something, though.

    That must be GB’s plan today.

  152. 152 GermanEagle said at 4:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    And so did Wilson just throw another pick.

  153. 153 Anders said at 4:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    One big Lynch run or huge Wilson bomb and a defensive TD and it could be tied

  154. 154 ACViking said at 4:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    GE:

    But your point is well taken.

    And I think McCarthy’s playing his game based on that premise.

  155. 155 GermanEagle said at 4:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I totally understand his playcalling. Take any points against this defense.

  156. 156 Anders said at 4:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Problem is, most of the time you just need to pass 21 points to win against Seattle, McCarthy have left at least 8 points and Rodgers 3 more.

  157. 157 GEAGLE said at 4:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    dallas newspaper predicting “john Randle will be the starting RB of the Cowboys next year” LOL…. Cap hell in cowboy paradise? Ain’t that a bitch…..;)

  158. 158 Jarock said at 4:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wilson was trying to make a play, but I guarantee this flag’s on GB for hitting the QB.

  159. 159 Insomniac said at 4:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Cilnton-Dix..blehhhhhhh

  160. 160 anon said at 4:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    who wants that guy? no one gets production out of rookies.

  161. 161 ACViking said at 4:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    he’s just a rookie out there on the field.

  162. 162 Insomniac said at 4:11 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    He’s not as good as Marcus Smith anyway

  163. 163 RobNE said at 4:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Polk doesn’t get more carries bc shady status as a premier back keeps it from happening. He won’t time share as much as we want unless Kelly or Duce requires it. That is my explanation. Duce hasn’t been that hurt for 2 years straight. nd I really think shady chasing the rushing title belt added to this problem. Duce waned that for him. Polk isn’t going to split duties as if we were taking a real outsider’s view on this.

  164. 164 Mitchell said at 4:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Did not see this coming. Wilson looks like hot garbage today.

  165. 165 KAJomo said at 4:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Thaos because he os being asked to carry his offense. He cant do it.

    I am also bias and cat stand the love RW gets. Overrated due to team success

  166. 166 Insomniac said at 4:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’s kind of hard when you have shorter possession WRs that aren’t getting open.

  167. 167 KAJomo said at 4:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Everyone blames foles when he has to throw to Riley Cooper

  168. 168 Mitchell said at 4:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Still haven’t forgotten the San Fran game.

  169. 169 ACViking said at 4:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wilson can do it.

    And he has done it.

  170. 170 KAJomo said at 4:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    How many times against a good team has he carried the load?

  171. 171 ACViking said at 4:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    In the regular season, Wilson’s been given eight 4th Q CBs and 10 game-winning drives out of 35 wins.

    Not saying Wilson has to carry Seattle every week.

    Just that when Seattle’s needed him to step up, he’s done so late in games.

    As for beating good teams, Seattle’s reached the Divisional Round, won the SB, and is playing for the NFC title in each of Wilson’s first 3 seasons.

    I’d say Wilson’s doing something right.

    (And as bad as the Eagles were against Seattle this year, Wilson was the difference in that game.)

  172. 172 ACViking said at 4:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Patience.

    Against Atlanta in the 2012 Divisional round . . . Seattle, behind Wilson, put up 28 points in the 2nd half — with 21 in the 4th Q.

    Wilson put Seattle ahead 28-27 with 34 seconds left.

    21 seconds later, Atlanta kicked a game winning FG from 49 yards.

  173. 173 anon said at 4:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    matthews hit is worth it if you cleaned his clock.

  174. 174 Jarock said at 4:11 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Horrible flag. How is the Baker hit on Foles supposedly legal when they flag that??

  175. 175 GEAGLE said at 4:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Clinton Dix… Finally an Alabama DB to be respected

  176. 176 Jarock said at 4:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    They don’t exactly have a good track record, do they? Almost as bad as USC QB’s.

  177. 177 GEAGLE said at 4:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Blame it on the crab walk bullshit that they coach…not having your DBs backpeddle is doing the NFL prospects a diservice I would assume. Backpeddling is practically a prerequisite to being an NFl DB

  178. 178 Jarock said at 4:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Works great for them at the college level. If I wanted to become an NFL DB, I’d be leary about signing with Alabama.

  179. 179 ACViking said at 4:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Anyone who wants an NFL career . . .

    GO TO LSU

  180. 180 Jarock said at 4:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    There’s a lot of truth to this statement, even though I’m not an LSU fan. Must burn up that fanbase watching Bama dominate lately.

  181. 181 ACViking said at 4:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Les Miles . . .

  182. 182 Jarock said at 4:24 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Good coach. Comes up small vs. Saban more often than not.

  183. 183 GEAGLE said at 4:22 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yes sir,,,, cough cough Collins,,,people will fall in love after the combine

  184. 184 GEAGLE said at 4:22 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Same… I would have a problem with signing there if I was a top DB prospect

  185. 185 RobNE said at 4:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Why would db recruits go there?

  186. 186 GEAGLE said at 4:11 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Nelson eating up Maxwell

  187. 187 Insomniac said at 4:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Eat your words lol.

  188. 188 GEAGLE said at 4:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Aaron Rodgers felt so bad he threw the ball at him…LOL

  189. 189 GermanEagle said at 4:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Lol. First catch against him. And it was a slant.

  190. 190 GEAGLE said at 4:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Gave up two to Colbb

  191. 191 GermanEagle said at 4:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    That was comebacks after AR had 5 seconds in the pocket. But keep trying.

  192. 192 GEAGLE said at 4:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Keep tryimg what? The facts…gave up 3 completions so far, what’s the problem? Don’t cry

  193. 193 GermanEagle said at 4:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Why would I cry. Need to eat some sconces now.

  194. 194 GEAGLE said at 4:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Oh hahahaha now I get it. Fanboy thinks he will be an eagle… Hate to tell you Santa clause ain’t real, but mAxwell won’t be an eagle no matter how many times we click our heals and say “there’s no place like home”

  195. 195 GermanEagle said at 4:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    As long as Cary W is not back, I’m fine with that.

  196. 196 GEAGLE said at 4:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Sucks for you bud… You have one more year of service to endure

  197. 197 GermanEagle said at 4:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Doubt it. No way the Eagles will pay him 8mio. And given Cary’s latest remarks I don’t think he will say yes to a pay cut.

  198. 198 GEAGLE said at 4:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yeah yeah, every time this year you tell me all abouthow much you “doubt it”..few months later reality sets in,and I have to be the bad guy to tell you “I told you so LOL”..I know the drill by now… Tell me all about how you doubt bennie logan can be our NT and we should draft a injured hack out of Notre dame to replace the leading tackler out of NFL nose tackles in his,second year…. Excuse me if I blow my nose with your doubts of me lol

  199. 199 GermanEagle said at 4:33 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You must be confusing me with someone else. I never doubted your boy Logan.
    But you don’t seriously want to pay Cary 8 mil, do you?!

  200. 200 GermanEagle said at 4:11 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Told you. Maxwell is good.

  201. 201 ACViking said at 4:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while.

    (kidding)

  202. 202 GEAGLE said at 4:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I assume cary would catch it if you throw it at him

  203. 203 GermanEagle said at 4:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    The good old Cary W lol. Never gets old your love.

  204. 204 GEAGLE said at 4:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You mean the Philadelphia Eagles best corner who will still be our corner last year? Last time I checked this was an eagle blog pal… When you upgrade that hack bradley, I will be happy to discuss upgrading Cary

  205. 205 RobNE said at 4:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Ok let’s fight about which of our corners sucks more. The need for such an argument says everything.

  206. 206 GEAGLE said at 4:25 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’s not debateable…facts aren’t debateable, not everything is open to oppinion,

  207. 207 GermanEagle said at 4:22 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    ‘The best corner’ in our secondary is not necessarily a compliment. Personally I don’t want anyone on the Eagles who doesn’t give his heart. And Cary obviously doesn’t give a buck about being an Eagle.

  208. 208 Avery Greene said at 4:22 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Honestly I’d prefer Fletch with a cheaper salary. He can tackle and lacks the stupid penalties.

    I don’t think CW is worth his cap hit. If he renegotiates and comes down, I’m okay. But right now, I’m not okay with his salary vs. his output.

  209. 209 Jarock said at 4:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Cary’s combination of salary and attitude makes him a worthy target of Eagles fans’ hatred.

    Geagle, I still see Boykin as the best CB on our team. Stats back me up too.

  210. 210 GEAGLE said at 4:32 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Great inside corner… Unfortunately your stats have nothing to do with outsider orner…you might as well change the name of the position if you aren’t going to accept that lining up outside and playing in the slot are two very different things,…

    If Boykin can really be as good outside as he can inside, I’m sure his time will come. No point in over reacting, still early In his career

  211. 211 Jarock said at 4:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Evidence doesn’t support your supposition.

  212. 212 GEAGLE said at 4:20 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Talking about Cary, not Bradley….. Be my guest give corners 55mil cuz they caught a ball a QB threw at them. See if I care….enjoy lol

  213. 213 Jarock said at 4:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Would I like it if we signed two new CB’s this year? Yeah. Does our signing guys, even overpaying them, mean they will play well? Of course not. I’m tired of not knowing whether Cary will decide he wants to play this week while complaining about being tired.

  214. 214 GEAGLE said at 4:24 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Would I like? Sure, why wouldn’t I like an Upgrade at any position? UPGRADE means better than what you have… Sign me the hell up. Unfortunately it’s not my call, so what I would like, and what I expect to happen, are two very different conversations..

  215. 215 GEAGLE said at 9:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You told someone one of the members of the legion of boom is good? Aren’t you a regular Nostradamus lol

  216. 216 GermanEagle said at 9:59 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Bedtime, kiddo.

  217. 217 shah8 said at 4:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Paul Richardson injury is crucial in this game. Offensive issues are related to craptastic WR play.

  218. 218 ACViking said at 4:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If I’m a Green Bay fan, I’ve already put 3 holes in my basement wall.

  219. 219 ACViking said at 4:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    This game should be a BLOW OUT

  220. 220 shah8 said at 4:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Big lead this early isn’t as important. You see Lynch running.

    But this game is just not going to be won in the air. Going to have to run the Mora-Vick offense like they do sometimes.

  221. 221 GEAGLE said at 4:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Re watched the last Giants game…didnt realize how refreshing it was to see a corner turn his head and dry to make plays on the ball, gave up a couple completions but handled himself well….with how the year played out, shame we didn’t get a 3-4 game look at Jaylen Watkins at the end of the season….. Was encouraged with how he was competing at corner

  222. 222 anon said at 4:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    ” refreshing it was to see a corner turn his head and dry to make plays on the ball” — interesting he’s not doing what they are presumably being taught by the DB coaches. Maybe thats why?

  223. 223 Jarock said at 4:26 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Probably why he didn’t get a shot at playing until the season was over.

  224. 224 Jarock said at 4:25 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Well, I think we should all be off of the ‘Wilson is a great QB’ train. Horrible start to the game.

  225. 225 KAJomo said at 4:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Could you imagine how we’d treat Foles if he played like this in a playoff game?

    RW’s supporting cast has always made him look good. Dominat defense tke pressureoff of the offense. Even on offense they are a run first team. He is nevr ahigh volume thrower. When his defense is dominant it puts pressure on the offense and tkes away the running game. rw isnt good enough as a passer to carry his team.

  226. 226 Jarock said at 4:31 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Same exact thought ran through my head. There are people on this board who want to blame our loss to N.O. on Foles. If Foles played this way, even in a garbage game we came back and won easily, he’d be crucified.

  227. 227 GEAGLE said at 4:34 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    , I say this all the time..
    ..
    Lol our media is starting to complain that Embiid our 20yr old 7footer with a broke foot is gaining weight 9 months away from him playing any type of sixer basketball..lol Hee haw Hee haw

    Media turns is into a city of donkeys. Whores to instant gratification, prisoners of themoment as if the young player they see struggle with their own two eyes is doomed to never improve no ,after how hard he works…smh
    ..
    We are like two years away from even seeing FOles best ball, yet these morons have decided he isn’t good enough lol

  228. 228 Avery Greene said at 4:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I read that article. Worthless if you ask me. The kid is 20 and hasn’t played meaningful ball since college. Now you’re crapping on him because he doesn’t seem perfect.

    I think it’s because he doesn’t interview with the media, so they come up with these absurd stories to generate buzz and try to force him to speak.

  229. 229 GermanEagle said at 4:25 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    #DBenvy. #QBnotsomuch

  230. 230 SteveH said at 4:26 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Russell Wilson: 1/8 for 14 yards and 3 interceptions.

    Also known as a typical Russell Wilson stat line in a Seattle victory. Biggest fraud star QB in the league right now.

  231. 231 RobNE said at 4:27 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Can’t wait to see how Peter king whitewashes it.

  232. 232 KAJomo said at 4:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I thought i wasalone. I cat stand the hype he gets

  233. 233 xeynon said at 4:37 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    3 interceptions, a couple as a result of facepalm-worthy throws into coverage.

    He has not been impressive in this game.

  234. 234 bill said at 4:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    He has not been impressive in this game.”

    In the running for understatement of the year award.

  235. 235 sonofdman said at 4:27 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It will be fun to see all the same people who hype Wilson turn on him in the next couple years for not being a good enough pocket passer and relying on the run too much.

  236. 236 anon said at 4:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    can’t take away a super bowl.

  237. 237 SteveH said at 4:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yeah, you can’t take that away from Seattle’s defense you’re right.

  238. 238 xeynon said at 4:32 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Can’t take it away but can point out that he won it under historically favorable circumstances for a quarterback. He’s better than Brad Johnson and Trent Dilfer but I’m not sure he’s any better than Eli Manning. Definitely overrated.

  239. 239 anon said at 4:32 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    personally i don’t think that’s true — we’ll see second half what happens.

  240. 240 sonofdman said at 4:34 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wilson actually reminds me a lot of McNabb early in his career. I mean that as a complement.

  241. 241 KAJomo said at 4:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    He rallyreminds me of Big Ben. Inherited a dominant defense and was asked not to lose games. They both had teh athletic ability to create some plays, but were never asked to carry even the offense. Both relied on good power running games. I think 5 years from now RW will develope into a guy that can carry the offense much like Ben is doing now. The idea that he is an elite QB right now is outrageous. I think he is on the same level as Foles or Tannehil, but just in a much better situation.

  242. 242 sonofdman said at 4:33 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    True.

    By the way, I like Wilson a lot. I think he is still improving and is already and very good qb and will be a great qb. But the defense and running game is what makes Seattle so good and Wilson gets more credit than he deserves. If that defense and running game get worse and more falls on Wilson, and Seattle stops winning in the playoffs, I think Wilson will be an easy target.

  243. 243 ACViking said at 4:28 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    6 turnovers combined by the NFC’s best two teams.

    And there’s still 32 minutes left.

    Incredible.

  244. 244 Bob Brewer said at 4:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Foles and Sanchez laugh at that low of a number.

  245. 245 SteveH said at 4:28 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Love how Seattle’s sideline flipped out on that call, despite it being super obvious.

    Maxwell got away with a really flagrant facemask on Nelson earlier in the game too.

  246. 246 xeynon said at 4:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Amazingly the Seahawks’ defense doesn’t look so great when they’re going up against an actual quarterback.

    Buyer beware re: Byron Maxwell. I have a feeling he won’t be nearly as good with his next team.

  247. 247 Bob Brewer said at 4:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Agree on Maxwell. I don’t want the Eagles breaking the bank on him.

  248. 248 SteveH said at 4:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Byron Maxwell is an automatic first down waiting to happen.

  249. 249 Avery Greene said at 4:36 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I said that on an earlier thread. Someone mentioned that Seattle’s defense hasn’t given up more then 16 or 17 points in their last 7-8 games. I made the counter-argument that I thought that had more to do with QB play than the defense.

    Seattle’s defense is very good, but I feel that a good QB (more than competent) can put up more points on this defense.

  250. 250 SteveH said at 4:34 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    What the hell is Seattle trying to accomplish here? They’re on their own 20 with 23 seconds to go and Wilson has already thrown 3 picks.

  251. 251 anon said at 4:35 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    ol is getting killed. so much pressure w a 3 man rush.

  252. 252 anon said at 4:35 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    first half has been so lopsided but it’s a 2 score game.

  253. 253 bill said at 4:36 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Great to have a dominant D when your QB craps the bed.

  254. 254 shah8 said at 4:37 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    The real issue is that there is no passing game what-so-ever.

    In the playoffs, the refs lets the teams play. The defenses don’t make mistakes.

    Seattle has been playing with fire in terms of just how weak the WR corps is, and it’s burning them bad now.

  255. 255 SteveH said at 4:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I’m sure Seattle’s D would disagree that the refs are letting them play.

  256. 256 anon said at 4:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    think you can see just how good golden tate was and they let him walk

  257. 257 Avery Greene said at 4:39 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Don’t forget percy harvin too – that’s a lot of production gone from that position.

  258. 258 Jarock said at 4:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Harvin was addition by subtraction. Tate, I’m pretty sure they miss, even if he did bone RW’s wife.

  259. 259 Avery Greene said at 4:44 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If that’s the case, he had to go. I didn’t know that was the reason he had to go.

    If so, what a jackass.

  260. 260 Jarock said at 4:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    That’s the rumor. If it’s true, not surprised he’s gone either.

  261. 261 anon said at 4:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    yeah that’s the story — but tate’s g/f and wilson’s ex were close. hard to think that would have been true if tate fucked wilson’s ex. unless it was…

  262. 262 SteveH said at 4:36 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Russell Wilson lives and dies by seat of your pants type plays. Today he is just dying. If GB didn’t shoot themselves in the foot a couple times this would already be a blowout.

  263. 263 ACViking said at 4:37 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Seattle’s record this year against good QBs (for lack of a better term):

    Beat Rodgers

    Lost to Rivers

    Beat Peyton Manning in OT

    Lost to Romo
    _________________

    Seahawks faced those QBs in their first 5 games — went 2-2.

    The rest of the year was guys like:

    Sanchez (win)

    Austin Davis (loss)

    Derrick Carr (win)

    Cam Newton (win)

    EManning (win)

    Alex Smith (loss)

    Kaepernick (2 wins)

    Drew Stanton (win)

    Ryan Lindley (win)

    Saun Hill (win)
    ______________

    Not a murderer’s row after Wk 5.

    Not even a pick-pocket’s row after Wk 5.

  264. 264 GENETiC-FREAK said at 4:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Damn n i thought the Eagles had it easy

  265. 265 ACViking said at 4:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    There’s only a few good QBs in the NFL.

    I’m guessing that even teams like Tampa, Oakland, and Jax face opposing QBs like that.

  266. 266 Insomniac said at 4:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    They crushed Manning in the Super Bowl last year. Beat Rodgers and Brees on their way to Kaepernick, which they also made look pretty bad.

  267. 267 ACViking said at 4:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yes. Last year.

    I’m just talking about this year.

    And I think most teams face this kind of schedule.

  268. 268 Baloophi said at 5:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Not even a hedge row after Wk 5.

  269. 269 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 8:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    SB wins

    2
    —-
    2

    Weird though

  270. 270 Jarock said at 4:37 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Gotta credit GB’s defense and ding Seattle’s OL. It all stops with the QB, and Wilson had a horrible half, but in his defense, he got no help at all from his offensive teammates.

    GB needs to pray that Seattle’s offense doesn’t wake up in the second half. This game should be completely out of reach. Credit both Seattle’s D and GB being too conservative.

  271. 271 SteveH said at 4:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I hope the Seahawks give Wilson a megadeal this offseason, that would be the perfect scenario for the Eagles and all NFC teams. Overpay for Wilson then start hemorrhaging talent on defense because you can’t afford to pay them.

  272. 272 anon said at 4:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    seattle has paid the defensive players that make that scheme work. who is jeremy lane?

    it’ll be interesting to see what the d looks like no earl thomas.

  273. 273 shah8 said at 4:43 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Man, you know why these guys are on Wilson, let them be.

    Echoes of Vick vs the Eagles ’02 and especially ’04.

  274. 274 SteveH said at 4:43 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Their slot corner, if the broadcast is to be believed.

  275. 275 SteveH said at 4:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I had to look it up and you’re mostly right, sans Bobby Wagner. I’ll still take huge resources poured into Wilson’s contract, that’s all money that could be spent somewhere else. Like on a WR.

  276. 276 anon said at 4:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    wilson’s numbers are pretty good even with current talent. but they do need to do something better in the draft.

  277. 277 BreakinAnklez said at 4:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Everyone is locked up except for Bobby Wagner

  278. 278 xeynon said at 5:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    What makes the scheme work is not only the headliners like Sherman, Thomas, and Wagner but also quality depth. The Seahawks are not going to be able to afford veteran role players like Bennett, Avril, and Schofield after they pay Wilson so their defense is almost certain to deteriorate even if the stars stay healthy and productive.

  279. 279 anon said at 9:59 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    they let a bunch of people go last year — defense worse but team obviously headed back to SB, which is crazy to go (and maybe win) back to back when we haven’t sniffed anything in 10 years, but id like to see what type of deal wilson takes. Does he take the $20, or does he take $13 and keep the team together.

  280. 280 xeynon said at 11:28 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If the NFLPA lets him take a contract that’s 35% under market value, DeMaurice Smith will be out of a job. They are not going to be able to keep the team together, because no team ever is (e.g. these Patriots have very few holdovers from their previous Super Bowl team).

  281. 281 ACViking said at 4:44 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Shah 8 wrote:

    “Seattle has been playing with fire in terms of just how weak the WR corps is, and it’s burning them bad now.”
    _________________

    Remind anyone of another team?

  282. 282 anon said at 4:44 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    new england?

  283. 283 ACViking said at 4:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Eagles.

    Circa 2000-2003

    The Johnson/Trash/Pinkston era.

  284. 284 ACViking said at 4:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    New England’s a great answer, though.

    Brady and Belichick keep winning even with weak WR corps.

  285. 285 Insomniac said at 4:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Having Gronk helps a lot.

  286. 286 Avery Greene said at 4:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    And Brady.

  287. 287 Jarock said at 4:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    His stats have taken a nose dive though without the great WR core they had last decade.

  288. 288 SteveH said at 4:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    They did not have Gronk during those SB runs in the early aughts though. Deion Branch was the best WR they had then and I’m not sure he ever hit 1000 yards in a season.

  289. 289 Insomniac said at 4:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    *cough* Spygate.

  290. 290 ACViking said at 4:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Having a great pass-catching TE is super.

    The Eagles have one, some argue.

    He plays 47% of the time.

  291. 291 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 8:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    But Their pass catching tight end also run blocks like a lineman

  292. 292 Jarock said at 4:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Ooh . . . . don’t give me Todd Pinkston flashbacks. That’s just cruel.

  293. 293 Insomniac said at 4:47 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Seattle doesn’t have anyone that can win contested catches and their WRs playing now are small. The same with us, which I hope will change soon with the addition of Ertz to the starting lineup.

  294. 294 Jarock said at 4:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Seattle’s WR’s need to win the one on ones. If they can’t, this game is over.

  295. 295 Insomniac said at 4:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’s over then since they’re not getting open.

  296. 296 ACViking said at 4:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Re: Sam Shields INT

    Here’s what a former NFL DB tweeted:

    “Drive to the hip of WR, use the sideline, find the ball. Good technique from Shields.”

  297. 297 Jarock said at 4:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    So, this is what good safety play looks like. Must be nice.

  298. 298 Avery Greene said at 4:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I’m going to preface this by saying, I’m sorry.
    Damn Earl Thomas would have looked good in an Eagles uniform.
    **ducks**

  299. 299 Insomniac said at 4:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Why don’t we include their entire defense?

  300. 300 Avery Greene said at 4:56 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    We had a shot at Earl Thomas and passed.

  301. 301 Insomniac said at 4:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    We had a shot on at least half of their secondary.

  302. 302 Jarock said at 4:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    So did the majority of the league. Thomas is the only guy that everyone knew was going to be really good. Credit both Seattle’s FO for finding the others and the coaching staff for developing them.

  303. 303 Avery Greene said at 4:59 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    When we traded up for BG, everyone thought we were going after Earl Thomas.

  304. 304 Jarock said at 4:56 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Cause Thomas is the only guy we absolutely should have had.

  305. 305 SteveH said at 4:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wonder if Seattle is gonna roll the dice more this half, looks like they blitzed that last play.

  306. 306 SteveH said at 5:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Beast mode might be heating up.

  307. 307 Jarock said at 5:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Aikman amusing me with his cluelessness. “Seattle hasn’t tested GB with Wilson on the R/O.” Dude, that’s based on how the defense chooses to play, not the QB.

  308. 308 SteveH said at 5:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wait… why can’t they add that personal foul onto the end of the play? That makes no sense.

  309. 309 Avery Greene said at 5:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I was wondering the same thing.

  310. 310 SteveH said at 5:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    That basically means an OL can take a free shot on plays like that whenever they want. Bizarre rule.

  311. 311 Jarock said at 5:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Now that was the single worst decision I’ve ever seen Wilson make. You can’t give up that many yards. Also, HORRIBLE play by Okung.

  312. 312 shah8 said at 5:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    There.is.no.point.in.the.passing.game.

    Jesus, but Wilson does have to run. He really does.

  313. 313 SteveH said at 5:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You mean aside from what just happened?

  314. 314 shah8 said at 5:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    How many seconds?

  315. 315 SteveH said at 5:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    As many as Aaron Rodgers had in the first half?

  316. 316 Insomniac said at 5:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wow is that an OLB that we just saw?

  317. 317 Greg Richards said at 5:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Possible sleeper candidate for GM. Jim Popp, Montreal Allouette’s GM. He was a candidate for the Colts when Grigson got the job and is highly regarded. While he has total control with Montreal, he might be willing to take a lesser job to establish himself in the NFL. I could see that being an outside-the-box Kelly hire. He signed an extension this past summer with Montreal but it’s possible he has an out-clause for an NFL job. Just throwing it out there. I haven’t seen anything suggesting the Eagles are considering him.

  318. 318 anon said at 5:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    like trestman?

  319. 319 Greg Richards said at 5:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Trestman was previously a good coordinator in the NFL. I really don’t know what Trestman’s deal. He sort of self-banished himself to the CFL. I don’t know if that was that he really wanted to be a head coach somewhere or if NFL teams refused to hire him for some reason. Popp’s background as an executive is completely in the CFL. He also was previously a coach and I could see Kelly viewing him as a kindred spirit.

  320. 320 Insomniac said at 5:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    So we’re rooting for the Colts later right?

  321. 321 sonofdman said at 5:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Definitely!

  322. 322 SteveH said at 5:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If Seattle wins I want to see NE play them. If GB wins I want to see the Colts win. I almost need a flow chart for what I want to see happen.

  323. 323 Jarock said at 5:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Colts vs GB superbowl is the most I can hope for.

  324. 324 bill said at 5:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wow. Even when his receiver is wide open, that throw was tremendously inaccurate with no pressure on him.

  325. 325 Jarock said at 5:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Dude, too harsh. Had to throw over the defense and it was 30 yards down the field. Wasn’t a great throw, but Rodger’s has missed easier ones today.

  326. 326 bill said at 5:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Didn’t have to throw over anyone. The short zone defenders were 10 yards away. Putting it 4 yards over his receivers head did nothing but get his receiver needlessly killed after the catch.

  327. 327 SteveH said at 5:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Happens a lot. His guys make very acrobatic catches a lot.

  328. 328 shah8 said at 5:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Heh, that’s sort of what has to happen.

  329. 329 SteveH said at 5:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Ahhh lol. Seattle you old sly dogs.

  330. 330 GermanEagle said at 5:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Given the sloppy O performance so far I would go for 2 right here.

  331. 331 GermanEagle said at 5:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Never mind. Lol.

  332. 332 Greg Richards said at 5:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I love the Fake FG.

  333. 333 anon said at 5:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    lots of balls

  334. 334 Avery Greene said at 5:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Fortune favors the bold. GB had the ball twice inside the 5. One on the 1/2 yard line and the other at the 3 I think. Took a FG both times. If GB loses by a couple points, I think he’ll have regrets about not going for it in the 1st.

  335. 335 SteveH said at 5:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Or maybe they would have been stuffed and gotten 0 points. Who knows man, this is not a regular defense they’re facing.

  336. 336 Avery Greene said at 5:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    We don’t, but at the 1/2 yard line? You gotta take that chance. Worse situation is that they get the ball on their own 1/2 yard line.

  337. 337 Jarock said at 5:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    And at that point, Seattle’s offense hadn’t shown any sign that they could move the ball 10yards, let alone, 99.

  338. 338 xeynon said at 5:20 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Unless it’s a situation where a field goal is just as good as a TD I think you should pretty much always go for it on fourth down from inside the 1. Chances are you’re going to get it back in decent field position at the very least.

  339. 339 Jarock said at 5:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Late in the game when you’re trailing by 3 or less, kick the field goal. Any other time, I agree, go for it.

  340. 340 GermanEagle said at 5:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Ha Ha is looking pretty good now after all. So how is the other Bama S, called Collins?! Saw him being mocked to the Eagles at #20.

  341. 341 xeynon said at 5:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    From what I’ve read the chances of Collins falling that far are slim and none. Would be fine with the pick if he did though.

  342. 342 GermanEagle said at 5:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Ok. Thanks.

  343. 343 Insomniac said at 5:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Honestly haven’t watched any tape on him. It’s hard to evaluate a safety with what the public has since safeties are almost always off screen.

  344. 344 Jarock said at 5:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    From what I’ve read, he’s more of a box safety. Can’t see the Eagles drafting a box safety given that they’ve stressed wanting mirrored safeties.

  345. 345 Jarock said at 5:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wheels coming off the wagon for GB.

  346. 346 SteveH said at 5:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wow that could be big, Rodgers other leg hurt now.

  347. 347 GermanEagle said at 5:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You can hear the change of momentum all the way to Queens.

  348. 348 SteveH said at 5:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yeah man, converting from 2nd and 30 then the fake FG, bold shit is happening out there.

  349. 349 SteveH said at 5:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I think Lacy might have been rolling on that one… could be worth a look for the turnover.

  350. 350 GermanEagle said at 5:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Still baffled they didn’t go for two earlier. Might come back to haunt Sea.

  351. 351 Greg Richards said at 5:25 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    With that much time left, I think they made right decision. If you don’t convert, you’re down 10 and need a TD and FG to tie versus TD and FG to win.

  352. 352 GermanEagle said at 5:31 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    But now they need three scores anyway. Or two TDs.

  353. 353 Insomniac said at 5:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If Kam didn’t bring down Lacy then it might have been a TD.

  354. 354 SteveH said at 5:24 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Dude came in shot out of a cannon. Love Chancellor, would love to see him on the Eagles.

  355. 355 SteveH said at 5:25 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Woooow huge play. FG range just about and Sherman hurt.

  356. 356 SteveH said at 5:28 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Man… touchdown here and this is gonna be a big mountain for Seattle to climb, as much they’ve struggled on offense.

  357. 357 shah8 said at 5:31 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Next series has to be a TD drive. Mebbe field goal, but Seattle has to seriously try for a td.

  358. 358 SteveH said at 5:31 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Haha was hoping to see Kam try and leap the line like he did last week again.

  359. 359 Jarock said at 5:33 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    First time was amazing. That they let him do it multiple times? Priceless.

  360. 360 SteveH said at 5:35 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yeah, I love how he changed his angle the second time too to be more in the way.

  361. 361 SteveH said at 5:36 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Regardless of how this ends I am shocked by how it played out. I had this pegged as a blowout for Seattle.

  362. 362 Jarock said at 5:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    GB’s secondary has played extremely well and that’s allowed their front seven to control the running game. The second has been a surprise as GB’s run D hasn’t been that good all season.

  363. 363 GEAGLE said at 5:47 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Seattle doesn’t really score enough to blow yeams out

  364. 364 SteveH said at 5:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I dunno man, they blew the doors off of us.

  365. 365 Avery Greene said at 5:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Not really. They beat us by 10 and we got nothing going on offense really that whole game. Sanchize left a lot of plays on the field.

  366. 366 GEAGLE said at 5:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Did he ever. Chip schemes wide Recivers open left and right against seattle. It felt like sanchez was purposely throwing at the worst option on every play lol

  367. 367 shah8 said at 5:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    What is the fascination with an outclassed passing game?

  368. 368 SteveH said at 5:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Hmmm? What do you mean?

  369. 369 shah8 said at 5:44 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Bad down and distance, constantly, requiring heroics. Mostly because most plays simply aren’t there, because the WRs are shit. Not only that, the tackles are completely overmatched, and anytime Wilson is holding the ball at the top of the drop, the DE’s are tee’ing off. Wilson pretty much *has* to do one read-run or QB draw quite a bit more often than he has.

  370. 370 Greg Richards said at 5:39 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    .@Lions just announced WR @ShowtimeTate is replacing @Eagles WR @jmac_18 in Pro Bowl. Maclin out for personal reasons. @NFLonFOX

    Personal as in “You think I’m stupid enough to go out and possibly wreck my knee in some stupid exhibition when I’m about to get PAID? Hell no.”

  371. 371 SteveH said at 5:39 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Haha, yeah Maclin’s set himself up perfectly. No way in hell he is going to let the pro bowl ruin that.

  372. 372 GEAGLE said at 5:46 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Stupid as in “You think I’m going to arizona? Call me when the probowl is in Hawaii again”

  373. 373 shah8 said at 5:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Lynch is a goddamned superhero.

  374. 374 Jarock said at 5:43 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Cartoon character imho. Either way, has to be seen to be believed.

  375. 375 Greg Richards said at 5:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    GB’s run D has gone to hell.

  376. 376 oreofestar said at 5:41 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    My GB prediction looks to be coming trye , Colts game I hope they win but I’m skeptical. At least now I can be in full F the Pats mode

  377. 377 SteveH said at 5:41 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Holy shit Wilson threw it right to him. Dix is going to be kicking himself if Seattle scores on this drive.

  378. 378 GEAGLE said at 6:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Should be 5 INTs throw today

  379. 379 xeynon said at 5:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Haha with a good Malcolm Jenkins impersonation there.

  380. 380 GermanEagle said at 5:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yeah, Malcom’s really turned into Mr Butterfingers the second half of the season.

  381. 381 SteveH said at 5:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Haha, anyone else notice that GB was in full fake punt prevent mode there? Everyone just kind of spread out in a shell.

  382. 382 Greg Richards said at 5:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I think SEA should go for it here. 3, 4 more minutes on the clock, no. 7 mintues, down 12? Go for it.

    Forget it, they punted.

  383. 383 xeynon said at 5:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Everyone who’s ready to give up on Nick Foles and thinks the Eagles should mortgage their next three drafts to get Mariota should watch the tape of this game. Russell Wilson looks like crap. Turns out playing quarterback when your receivers aren’t helping out and your offensive line is getting run over on every dropback is hard.

  384. 384 oreofestar said at 5:46 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I think Russell is overrated plus the talent he has is far less than. Foles

  385. 385 GEAGLE said at 5:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Luck would have 3 Super Bowl rings in two years already if he had Lynch and the seattle defense LOL

  386. 386 oreofestar said at 5:56 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I agree, Russ isn’t that great

  387. 387 Jarock said at 5:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I love Mariota in our offense so I wouldn’t mind if we traded up to get him. No, I don’t want to give up three drafts to do it. I also haven’t given up on Foles, but I think his supporters underplay his limits, particularly in this offense. I do agree that this game points out that great D’s make even great QB’s look average or worse. Wilson’s been horrible, but Rodgers has only managed to put 19pts on the board despite being handed great field position early in this game.

    Seriously, only way I see us managing to get Mariota is if a bunch of teams downgrade him for being a spread/system QB. If he slips out of the top 10 somehow, we’d be insane not to try and trade up for him. If he goes top 3 as expected, we have no prayer.

  388. 388 GEAGLE said at 5:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    What did you think our QB was the only young QB to have ups and downs? Eagles fans don’t watch enough Colt games, they would rip andrew Luck a new one for all the INT he throws in first half of games…. Somewhere our fanbase got the idea that when you have a good young QB it’s all smooth sailing, 350 yards, 3TDs no turnovers, not sure what golden age of Eagles football I missed that gave us this crazy idea,

    But clearly, we don’t know what a promising young QB who’s best ball is still ahead of him looks like

  389. 389 GermanEagle said at 5:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Agree

  390. 390 mksp said at 5:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    In 3 Years:

    Mariota > Wilson >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Foles

  391. 391 SteveH said at 5:46 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Green Bay has been using that odd pistol formation with lots of people in the backfield lots this game… wonder what they’re trying to accomplish using that formation.

  392. 392 xeynon said at 5:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Maclin is better than any receiver Seattle has but other than that I don’t agree. I’d rather have Doug Baldwin than Riley Cooper, and Lynch vs. McCoy is probably a wash. Ditto the Seattle TEs vs. Celek and Ertz.

  393. 393 SteveH said at 5:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I think Ertz is better than Wilson but we just don’t use him enough lol.

  394. 394 SteveH said at 5:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Why did Burnett fall down? There’s still 5 minutes left and its a 2 possession game. O_o.

  395. 395 ConcussedFB said at 5:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Thought the same damn thing. Keep going MF’er

  396. 396 SteveH said at 5:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Seriously, game is far from over, why the hell are you falling down like you just clinched it lol.

  397. 397 GEAGLE said at 5:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    The great Russel Wilson ladies and gentleman

  398. 398 SteveH said at 5:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Hey in fairness that one wasn’t his fault.

  399. 399 GEAGLE said at 5:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I don’t know what a 4 INT game looks like with FOles…

  400. 400 Crus57 said at 5:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Like Chip calling for a run on 3rd and 15, I imagine.

  401. 401 Jarock said at 5:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    **woof**

    Great throw by Wilson, horrible job by his receiver. That should be ballgame.

  402. 402 xeynon said at 5:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Since he threw one right to Clinton-Dix and it was dropped on the last possession I think it’s karma.

  403. 403 Greg Richards said at 5:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Not to hate on Wilson too much, but Seattle would be idiots to make him the highest paid QB in the league.

  404. 404 ConcussedFB said at 5:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Still 5 minutes.

  405. 405 mksp said at 5:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    To all you kids watching, that drop / deflection by Jermaine Kearse is why you ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS get your hands around if you can.

    He attempted to catch that ball with his arms and bring into his body. Makes no sense. Use your hands.

    JMatt has this problem as well.

  406. 406 Baloophi said at 5:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Lord help us if there are kids reading these comments…

  407. 407 Insomniac said at 5:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If you can’t get the ball, be the ball?

  408. 408 Baloophi said at 5:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Buddhist football.

  409. 409 Greg Richards said at 5:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Green Bay being a little too conservative on that drive for my taste.

  410. 410 SteveH said at 5:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Interesting, they’re running the ball in this situation.

  411. 411 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 5:56 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Russel Wilson on throwing 4 picks:

    “They were playing a new technique, they were getting their heads around on throws. Playing the ball really threw me off my game”

    Haha Clintondix on what “Hahah actually stands for “Im laughing at secondaries like the Eagles who didn’t think the should move up to get me, except Howie he wanted to draft me”

    …because I was surprsing bored with the last few minutes of this game

  412. 412 SteveH said at 5:56 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Kearse got away with some OPI there.

  413. 413 xeynon said at 5:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Lynch is the only Seahawk who’s earning his paycheck today.

  414. 414 Jarock said at 5:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    There’s one.

    Correction, he’s out. But still, this is why playing conservative is rarely a good idea.

  415. 415 SteveH said at 5:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Hahahaaha see Burnett this is why you don’t fall the fuck down when the game isn’t over.

  416. 416 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 5:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Hes gonna be in the new buffalo wild wings commercial

  417. 417 GEAGLE said at 5:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If GB loses today, Mike McCarthy coaching like he is scared to death is the #1 culprit

  418. 418 Greg Richards said at 5:59 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    SEA has 1 timeout right. If I’m GB, I put the game in Rodgers’ hands and say get me 1 first down. After that, maybe run the ball.

  419. 419 xeynon said at 6:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Green Bay wins in spite of McCarthy, not because of him.

  420. 420 GEAGLE said at 6:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Sounds about right…

  421. 421 SteveH said at 5:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    He’s not in but seriously… Burnett falling down with wide open field in front of him will make him a huge goat.

  422. 422 shah8 said at 5:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If the TD had been scored, they had the option of trying to let the defense get the ball back to the offense.

  423. 423 Insomniac said at 5:59 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Marshawn Lynch deserves some medals from the Seahawks. How many plays has he done to keep them in the playoffs now?

  424. 424 GEAGLE said at 6:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    They will reward him by letting him play for someone else next year LOL

  425. 425 Greg Richards said at 5:59 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Maybe not a TD?

  426. 426 SteveH said at 6:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’s 100% not a TD, just depends where they’re going to spot it.

  427. 427 ConcussedFB said at 6:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Thought he stayed in there

  428. 428 GermanEagle said at 6:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Then it might be time for a new TV in HD. 😉

  429. 429 GermanEagle said at 6:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If he wasn’t wearing the gold cleats he would have been inbounds.

  430. 430 SteveH said at 6:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Superb job by the packers D letting a running back beat them deep late in the game by the way.

    Also, why is Seattle running the ball here lol.

  431. 431 Greg Richards said at 6:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Out at the 9. They need to pass to preserve time on the clock.

  432. 432 SteveH said at 6:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Are you watching on a stream or something? You are way behind I think.

  433. 433 xeynon said at 6:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Carroll running the ball down two TDs with under 3 minutes to go. Shows how little faith he has in Wilson right now.

  434. 434 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    But Wilson scored right? So how does he not trust him?

  435. 435 SteveH said at 6:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I think he meant throwing the ball.

  436. 436 xeynon said at 6:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Scored on a running play. Carroll didn’t let him throw the ball.

  437. 437 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I’ve seen a lot of drops and tips, not that Wilson played well.

    Maybe he doesnt trust the WRs to catch the ball

    2:00 left SEAHAKS have it lol

  438. 438 SteveH said at 6:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I am going to bang the Morgan Burnett is such a dope drum endlessly if Seattle somehow wins this.

  439. 439 Greg Richards said at 6:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    2:13 left and Seattle has 1 TO and the 2 minute warning. So if GB runs the ball 3 straight and don’t get a 1st down, they’ll have about 1:10 left on the clock. I let Rodgers get a 1st down. Don’t play scared.

  440. 440 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Never suspect a bootleg 🙂

  441. 441 mksp said at 6:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You people trying to turn Russell Wilson struggling with no WRs and horrible offensive line play into a referendum on Nick Foles are blowing my mind.

    At no point this year have the Eagles been worse at WR or OL than Seattle today.

  442. 442 SteveH said at 6:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Not much of an equivalence there I don’t think.

  443. 443 Greg Richards said at 6:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Our OL at points early in the season was worse than Seattle’s line is now.

  444. 444 mksp said at 6:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I disagree. Seattle has been terrible today. Maybe the game when Kelce got hurt?

  445. 445 Jarock said at 6:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You missed him ripping his groin? He was out for about a third of the season.

  446. 446 mksp said at 6:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    No I know, but I meant the specific game he got hurt we we had to scramble along the line.

  447. 447 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I want the Eagles to play terrible and still have a shot at the SB. Either way both teams left plays on the field

  448. 448 bill said at 6:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    At no point in the season with Foles did McCoy play as well as Lynch. At no point did the Eagles’s D constantly keep the team in the game despite the QBs determination to do nothing positive with the ball.

    And yes, when Molk was in, the Eagles’ OL was worse than what SEA’s is today. Gardner would be worse than any OL on SEA today.

  449. 449 ConcussedFB said at 6:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I have no stake in the argument but you do remember the SF game, yes?

  450. 450 xeynon said at 6:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    On the other hand, at no point this year did Foles play as badly as Wilson has today.

  451. 451 SteveH said at 6:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    San Francisco, I think, was this bad.

  452. 452 KAJomo said at 6:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Well mksp is wrong. Our OL in that SF game was waaaay worse than what Wilson is dealing with today

  453. 453 xeynon said at 6:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Close. But that was a game in which the receivers and OL were just as bad as Seattle’s has been today. And Foles didn’t make as many terrible throws as Wilson has today.

  454. 454 SteveH said at 6:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    HAHA LOL!!! MORGAN BURNETT IS A DOPE!!!

  455. 455 Crus57 said at 6:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Think Bostick has to go ahead of him as Goat, dropping a ball that hit him in the face that would’ve basically sealed it.

  456. 456 shah8 said at 6:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    OHMYGOD

  457. 457 Jarock said at 6:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    McCarthy might be fired if they manage to lose this game. Unbelievable.

  458. 458 GermanEagle said at 6:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wow

  459. 459 Greg Richards said at 6:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    How the hell do you let them recover an onsides kick here? You have to be playing for that.

  460. 460 Insomniac said at 6:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Hey Morgan Burnett, you’re getting a lot of stinky cheese after this game if you lose.

  461. 461 SteveH said at 6:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I’ll tell you who’s not going to the super bowl is Brandon Bostick. They’ll probably just dump his corpse in the Bay even if they win. And Morgan Burnett. Morgan Burnett is not going to the super bowl. Because they’re gonna lose.

  462. 462 Crus57 said at 6:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    On the replay it’s obvious that it wasn’t even Bostick’s to catch, Jordy Nelson is right behind him ready for it, arms open.

  463. 463 Greg Richards said at 6:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’d be funny if this results in Wilson throwing his 5th pick.

  464. 464 SteveH said at 6:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Bet you anything they keep doing the option until they don’t have anymore time and they have to throw.

  465. 465 ACViking said at 6:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    How many QBs can run that option?

  466. 466 SteveH said at 6:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    4 or 5?

  467. 467 Jarock said at 6:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    More than can throw a fifteen yard out.

  468. 468 Jarock said at 6:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Even though I’m pulling for a GB win, I think the Wilson haters heads would explode if he managed to win this game. That would be funnier.

  469. 469 ACViking said at 6:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Inside 2 minutes left.

    Seattle is in a position to win.

    Does Wilson get any credit whatever?

    Or no?

  470. 470 SteveH said at 6:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If it were you what would you give him credit for?

  471. 471 mksp said at 6:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Not on this board for some reason.

    I can’t wait until Nick Foles is traded so all this nonsense can end.

  472. 472 ConcussedFB said at 6:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Why the Foles hatred?

  473. 473 mksp said at 6:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Not hatred. Just tired of people talking about him during a game like this for some reason.

  474. 474 ConcussedFB said at 6:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Russell is having a Folesian performance to me.

  475. 475 bill said at 6:27 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    And had a worse than Folesian performance against the saints in the postseason last year. It’s all about confirmation bias – “He runs the football? He MUST be a great QB!!!1!11”

  476. 476 KAJomo said at 6:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I can only speak for myself, but I do it because of how fans overract to everything foles does, but seem to ignore the flaws of other QBs. I think it is the fact that everyone gets to watch Tom Brady and Manning every week and have unreal expectations for a 3rd year QB. Somehow 11 games lst year of near perfect football werent enoug. Know what we have in foles, but 7 games this year is enough to know this is his ceiling.

    I pesonally can wait for somene else to draft mariota so we can end all this

  477. 477 mksp said at 6:22 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’s not about unrealistic expectations. Its about making subjective evaluations.

    For example:

    Teddy Bridgewater made throws in his 1st year that Nick Foles hasn’t made in his entire career.

    I think people sugarcoat how awful Nick was this year. The eye test and statistics prove it out.

  478. 478 GEAGLE said at 6:25 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Preach it… I think I feel the Holy Spirit… Hallejuja praise sweet baby, Infant Jesus in his tuxedo T shirt that says I’m formal, but I’m also here to party,….

  479. 479 Greg Richards said at 6:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Don’t get the anti-Foles crowd started.

  480. 480 ConcussedFB said at 6:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wasn’t really trying.

  481. 481 Insomniac said at 6:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    GB choking harder than Peyton.

  482. 482 xeynon said at 6:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Let’s see what happens here. He made a few plays on the last drive but Lynch was the engine.

  483. 483 KAJomo said at 6:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I give him credit for handing the ball to Lynch and himcarrying the team on his back. Also GB has made bad decision after bad decision.

  484. 484 KAJomo said at 6:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Grea job russel wilson. Hand the ball to lynch again. hOFer right there

  485. 485 mksp said at 6:11 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    ZONE READ

  486. 486 xeynon said at 6:22 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You know what’s better than a quarterback who can run the zone read? A quarterback who doesn’t make horrible throws into coverage and turn the ball over four times.

  487. 487 GEAGLE said at 6:24 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Should be 5 turnovers if Clinton Dix didn’t go full retard

  488. 488 mksp said at 6:26 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yeah I mean, I’d take either one.

  489. 489 Jarock said at 6:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    FIRE MCCARTHY . . . NOW.

  490. 490 xeynon said at 6:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Pretty much.

  491. 491 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    No, now he run out the clock and steal defeat from the grasp of victory

  492. 492 SteveH said at 6:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    HAHA I love this. MORGAN BURNETT YOU’RE A DOPE!!!

  493. 493 bill said at 6:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    My god, Lynch is impressive. Any talk of Shady even being in his tier is ridiculous.

  494. 494 GEAGLE said at 6:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I said last year Marshawn was better than shady and PEterson because BEASTMODE is the only one who does it in the playoffs and everyone jumped down my throat… Sigh

  495. 495 Insomniac said at 6:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    MARSHAWN LYNCH FUELING THE SEAHAWKS PLAYOFF HOPES ONCE AGAIN.

  496. 496 xeynon said at 6:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wow. Green Bay choke job for the ages.

  497. 497 shah8 said at 6:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Worst stream cutout timing ever. I missed the TD.

  498. 498 SteveH said at 6:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Pretty easy run by beast mode standards. He was almost untouched.

  499. 499 mksp said at 6:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Zone read is pretty cool.

  500. 500 bill said at 6:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yes, we get it. Wilson is the cause of everything good, and the lack of WR is the cause of everything bad. HE’S GOD COME TO EARTH!!!

  501. 501 GEAGLE said at 6:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You are arguing with a known Donkey. There is a reason he can’t pay me to read a post with his name on it

  502. 502 mksp said at 6:25 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Just pointing out that the play design matters and so do the players executing it.

  503. 503 SteveH said at 6:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    loooooooooooool. Green Bay should just all retire.

  504. 504 Crus57 said at 6:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    That was an INT waiting to happen, and they got 2pts out of it.

  505. 505 GermanEagle said at 6:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wilson is the best QB on earth. Lol

  506. 506 Jarock said at 6:11 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    hahahahahahahahahahaha

  507. 507 Insomniac said at 6:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    OMG…

  508. 508 Greg Richards said at 6:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    GB’s run D was so good the 1st half. What the hell happened? Simple flip of switch to BEAST MODE?

  509. 509 Insomniac said at 6:11 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Gassed maybe?

  510. 510 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:11 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Full tilt @ the worst stadium to play at

  511. 511 shah8 said at 6:11 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Every ounce of arm strength matters on that two point conversion.

  512. 512 xeynon said at 6:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Please. That was a ridiculous prayer of a lollipop and Clinton-Dix failed to make a basic play on it. I give Wilson credit for keeping the play alive but that was anything but a great throw.

  513. 513 SteveH said at 6:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I am going to start a blog dedicated to how stupid it was for Morgan Burnett to fall down after that interception. A BLOG I TELL YOU! Bostick will get all the press but what Burnett did was infinitely stupider.

  514. 514 ACViking said at 6:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    On that on-side kick . . .

    Bostick’s job was to PROTECT Jordy Nelson so Nelson could make the play.

    That’s why the coach was screaming at him on the SL

  515. 515 GEAGLE said at 6:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Scared to death McCarthy, soft as a babies ass Rodgers find themselves of their heals to a tough team with heart and a coach with some balls. Rodgers is the ultimate front runner, he is catching up to PEyton Manning. I Knew he was soft when he played an entire NFL game without looking at the right side of the field… Anyone with a “what would mIke Jordan do” bracelet would NEVER conceded THAT much to an opponent….

    SOFT Front Runner… Tell me all about your sore hammy

    Defense, and run game bails out struggling young QB… Nothing knew, he became a “GREAT” QB on the back of Lynch and the defense anyway, why should today be any different?
    ..
    McCarthy coached scared, pete Carrol coached with heart…… This game is ending the way it should end!

  516. 516 Greg Richards said at 6:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I don’t see how Rodgers gets the blame here. Unless you want him to overrule some of his coach’s stupid calls.

  517. 517 GEAGLE said at 6:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Not here… In general. I Genuinly believe he will never win a Super Bowl again. Peyton manning syndrom. Regular season studs, 1 and done Super Bowl winners

  518. 518 xeynon said at 6:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    That’s ridiculous. Rodgers is a great player. Best quarterback in football by a fair margin.

  519. 519 GEAGLE said at 6:26 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    So is PEyton Manning, what’s your point?
    So is Drew Brees…. Great QBs, but 1 and done in terms of Super Bowl…

  520. 520 xeynon said at 6:28 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Manning has a long record of coming up small in the playoffs. Rodgers does not. Don’t see the comparison you’re making at all.

  521. 521 Jarock said at 6:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wilson deserves as much credit for that horrible throw as Eli Manning does for the lollipop against NE to win the Superbowl. Horrible throws. Horrible decisions. Great results. Unfreakingbelievable.

  522. 522 GermanEagle said at 6:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    What a game!!

  523. 523 SteveH said at 6:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Hey, look, I guess Russell Wilson will get his Russell Wilson victory statline after all, because they’re going to win lol.

  524. 524 GermanEagle said at 6:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    This may go OT.

  525. 525 SteveH said at 6:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Holy shit, Rodgers is clutch as fuck.

  526. 526 GENETiC-FREAK said at 6:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Put the dagger in the heart Rodgers! Shatter their dreams!!!

  527. 527 Greg Richards said at 6:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Already in FG range. Not easy FG range though.

  528. 528 shah8 said at 6:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Pass rush sucks for Seattle.

  529. 529 xeynon said at 6:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Rodgers senses pressure and gets out of the pocket better than any quarterback in football. That’s got a lot to do with it.

  530. 530 SteveH said at 6:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Put in Morgan Burnett at receiver! Give him a chance to redeem himself!

  531. 531 Greg Richards said at 6:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’d be conservative but best call may be a run to shorten FG distance.

  532. 532 Greg Richards said at 6:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Or short pass. 47 yarder still not a gimme.

  533. 533 SteveH said at 6:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Dude, where are you streaming from lol.

  534. 534 Greg Richards said at 6:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Not streaming. Get too many viruses that way. Just following the game feed at NFL.com and twitter.

  535. 535 Avery Greene said at 6:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Are you overseas?

  536. 536 Greg Richards said at 6:22 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    No, my work office is 3 doors down from my apartment so I’m not going to pay for the internet. I stream Eagles games and have other games at times but I’d rather not risk it. I can just go watch the game on TV and stop typing on the computer if I wish.

  537. 537 Avery Greene said at 6:25 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Dude, I’m watching it on an $11 antenna I got from Target. It’s good for the local stations and the quality is just as good. If you have an HDTV, I’d recommend it.

    I didn’t want to pay for Verizon to put a jack in the one room, so we have an XBox and antenna for our tv needs in that room.

  538. 538 Greg Richards said at 6:27 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I have a TV and can watch the game in my apartment. I don’t have internet access in my apartment.

  539. 539 Avery Greene said at 6:27 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Ahhh got it.

  540. 540 GENETiC-FREAK said at 6:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Looks like OT..

  541. 541 Jarock said at 6:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    FG attempt is the right call here, but McCarthy has to be kicking himself.

  542. 542 SteveH said at 6:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Fake FG GB! Turnabout is fair play!

  543. 543 SteveH said at 6:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Oh my god this game is bananas.

  544. 544 GermanEagle said at 6:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    What a game!

  545. 545 DamonL86 said at 6:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    The coaching on Green Bay has been awful.

  546. 546 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Clutch kickers has kept this game competitive despite QB throwing wounded ducks lol

    Its been a crazy game, OT should be good!

  547. 547 oreofestar said at 6:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If that idiot Dix makes a play on that 2 point smh

  548. 548 Jarock said at 6:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    He’s played so well for most of the game, but that was Nate Allenesque.

  549. 549 Greg Richards said at 6:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Overtime!

  550. 550 SteveH said at 6:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    MORGAN BURNETT, THANK WHATEVER DEITY YOU PRAY TO THAT THIS MIGHT STILL END IN VICTORY FOR YOU!!!

  551. 551 GEAGLE said at 6:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If seattle gets the ball, they are going to gut check, BEASTMODE that ball all the way down GBs throat….

  552. 552 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:20 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Are the GB fans gonna key cars if they lose like FSU did

  553. 553 SteveH said at 6:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Probably not, there’s only like 25 people in the whole town. They might have to borrow one of those cars.

  554. 554 ACViking said at 6:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Can Peirrera read or what?

  555. 555 SteveH said at 6:22 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Peirrera is fantastic in the booth and on camera. He’d probably make a great color guy if he had a little more exciting voice.

  556. 556 ACViking said at 6:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    he’s a smart guy.

    it’s not his fault CBS made him say the rules out loud.

    just thought the exercise was kind of dumb.

  557. 557 Greg Richards said at 6:24 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Peirrera is on FOX. He’s good. Mike Carey on CBS is clueless.

  558. 558 ACViking said at 6:25 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    GR:

    In another era, CBS did NFC games.

    OOP!

  559. 559 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:26 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I don’t mind when they mention on air what he thinks but man when he states the rules aloud it is brutally boring, run of a beer kinda moment

  560. 560 GEAGLE said at 6:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    This game is a prime example of why chip is so smart to care as much about special teams as he does. special teams has practically kept seattle in the NFC championship

  561. 561 GEAGLE said at 6:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I still don’t know the overtime rules… Fuck it, I’ll learn when it bites the Eagles in the ass

  562. 562 mksp said at 6:28 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Your reading comprehension continues to impress.

    Such an asset.

  563. 563 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:28 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Mcnabb liked learning the rules this way too!

  564. 564 GEAGLE said at 6:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yes!!!

  565. 565 shah8 said at 6:22 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Run it down the field.

  566. 566 GEAGLE said at 6:22 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Beast mode time,..,Frotto aka Russel Wilson might not attempt a single pass lol

  567. 567 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:24 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I expect Rodgers/Wilson to both play like champions here in the final minutes when it matters

  568. 568 GEAGLE said at 6:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Like that huh?

  569. 569 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:34 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I’m not surprised since Shah already dropped Foles

    I’ll say I think Foles is the SAME way. Leave the field with the lead. Last qtr best QTR! Keep fighting

    I’m happy Wilson made that throw when ppl on here are saying Carrol doesnt trust him lol ppl r so reactionary

  570. 570 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    And I almost went to run an errand when there was still 5:00 left

  571. 571 SteveH said at 6:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    5:00? That’s about when Morgan Burnett fell down instead of running the interception back!

  572. 572 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:25 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Lol I almost Morgan Burnetted damn

  573. 573 shah8 said at 6:25 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’s overtime, baldwin, no need to be a hero.

  574. 574 SteveH said at 6:27 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You know what? If Green Bay loses this I bet you anything not one highlights show on any channel ever will point out Burnett taking a knee on that interception. And that makes me sad. It’s the dumb decisions like that that I think are really interesting.

  575. 575 Jarock said at 6:28 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    GB doing a great job on R/O play action passes. Sitting there waiting for Wilson almost every time.

  576. 576 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    TD,

    Im not shocked! But WOW!

  577. 577 Avery Greene said at 6:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wilson has had a terrible game. He’s making plays now when it matters.

  578. 578 xeynon said at 6:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    That was a nice throw.

  579. 579 Crus57 said at 6:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    RIP Morgan Burnett

  580. 580 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    They might cut a safety,

    Eagles have already shown signs of interest.

  581. 581 Jarock said at 6:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    O M F G

  582. 582 mksp said at 6:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Hahaha.

    Love QBs who can make plays.

  583. 583 Greg Richards said at 6:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Damn, hate OT rules that don’t give other team a chance. All depends on coin flip.

  584. 584 SteveH said at 6:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Now I’m sad. Because Morgan Burnett will never get the credit he deserves for helping to make this happen.

  585. 585 Crus57 said at 6:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You could say he was Seattle’s 12th Man. or 13th. How many are they up to now?

  586. 586 Insomniac said at 6:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Well…who’s overrated now? GB or Wilson?

  587. 587 mksp said at 6:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Neither. Just a sloppy, awesome game between two great teams and two great players.

  588. 588 xeynon said at 6:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wow. Heartbreaker for Green Bay, but with the number of dumb plays they made they deserved to lose.

  589. 589 ACViking said at 6:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Seattle’s the Greatest Team EVER!!!
    ______________

  590. 590 ACViking said at 6:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    And Mike McCarthy’s DEAD when he get’s home

  591. 591 Henly125 said at 6:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    This game was amazing.

  592. 592 shah8 said at 6:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    So…Foles luvas…

    Wanna talk smack?

    Remember, Luck had that sort of game against Kansas City! Betcha you never held his bad stretch against him…

  593. 593 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:31 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wait Foles was playing as GB def?

  594. 594 mksp said at 6:31 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    The 4th Q on should shut up the Foles > Wilson crowd.

    It won’t. But it should.

  595. 595 Greg Richards said at 6:32 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I don’t think anyone said that Foles > Wilson. Just that play should be viewed in context, not by stats.

  596. 596 xeynon said at 6:33 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    This.

    But don’t count on knuckleheads to understand nuance.

  597. 597 Jarock said at 6:34 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Quite a few people have said Foles > Wilson. A bunch of people were on the Wilson’s garbage train earlier this game.

    Foles is better than he gets credit for by many of our fans, but Wilson’s way better than the haters here think as well. Both are really good young QB’s, but Wilson’s clearly the more talented.

  598. 598 mksp said at 6:36 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    What context?

    Russell Wilson made plays to win his 2nd straight NFC Championship game despite poor WR play and poor OL play against a great team.

    And people are using that same “context” to excuse Nick Foles from having a terrible year.

    Whatever. People can believe what they want to believe. It’s just football.

  599. 599 Greg Richards said at 6:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Foles was 6-2 this year, the same winning percentage as Seattle. He didn’t have the chance to show what he could do in the playoffs because of injury. Wilson showed he’s capable of great plays but also egregious mistakes. Foles wasn’t given the same opportunity.

  600. 600 mksp said at 6:43 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Do you think Foles would have been 6-2 without the Eagles being on a record pace for Special Teams and Defense TD returns at that point in the year?

    Serious question. I don’t.

    I saw a QB that repeatedly missed wide open WRs and couldn’t stand tall in the pocket.

  601. 601 bill said at 6:46 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    We agree.

    Wait, you weren’t talking about Wilson today, were you?

  602. 602 mksp said at 6:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yeah of course. And of course Wilson benefits from a strong D.

    But Nick can’t make the plays that RW can. Comparing the two is ludicrous.

  603. 603 bill said at 6:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    And Wilson hasn’t had pressure to consistently execute an offense and score points. He’s essentially Cunningham under Buddy. Make 2 or 3 plays a game, and that’s enough. The D and Beastmode will take care of the rest.

    Maybe he can execute consistently from the pocket and put up 300 yds/game. He just hasn’t done it yet. And pretending that he has is ludicrous.

  604. 604 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Tannehille
    can make the plays RW can but in the 4th QTR he folds

    Physically Foles isn’t RW or Luck but I just wanna win. We don’t get extra points for style.

  605. 605 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Would the SeaHaks have won without that S/T TD? Are those worth less points?

    As a former players its the same answer” Give me the guy thats gonna give us a shot to win EVERY game”

    Foles,Wilson,Luck have ALL done that, its not up for debate.

  606. 606 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    And he played behind swiss cheese, guys that were only on the team for a week or two

    Foles is gonna be the guy no matter what next year even if somebody is drafted. People need to remember he got injured in the shoulder week 2- or 3

    Health was a MAJOR obstacle this year. Next year I expect things to even out a little bit

  607. 607 bill said at 6:31 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    So…when Foles left the game against the Saints with the lead….

  608. 608 Crus57 said at 6:31 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    This is literally the definition of trolling.

  609. 609 shah8 said at 6:33 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    catches tears.

  610. 610 shah8 said at 6:34 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    sips them.

  611. 611 shah8 said at 6:34 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    sighs over the bouquet after the refreshment.

  612. 612 Crus57 said at 6:37 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Since I’m not crying, tears aren’t the bodily fluid you’re drinking.

  613. 613 xeynon said at 6:39 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Who’s crying?

    Is being a long-winded know-it-all not enough for you? You’ve got to be an ***hole too?

  614. 614 SteveH said at 6:31 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    What does Luck have to do with anything? Oh wait… I think I know…

  615. 615 Insomniac said at 6:33 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    A team in the Conference title game?

  616. 616 GermanEagle said at 6:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wilson is the best QB in this universe. Lol

  617. 617 shah8 said at 6:32 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Russell Wilson is crying, man…

  618. 618 ACViking said at 6:32 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If that game lasted another 15 minutes . . .

    Seattle would have won by 2 TDs.

    Maybe more.

    GB was dead out there.

  619. 619 GENETiC-FREAK said at 6:32 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Guess gonna have to wait till end of SB now to interview Fitterer

  620. 620 Avery Greene said at 6:33 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    LOL – I was thinking the same thing.

  621. 621 Greg Richards said at 6:35 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I don’t think they’re waiting on Fitterer. I think they want someone more experienced.

  622. 622 Avery Greene said at 6:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I was wondering if they were waiting on someone from the Pack or Hawks. If they interview a Pack guy this week, I think we have an answer.

    If not and there’s no announcement, they may wait until after the Superbowl.

  623. 623 SteveH said at 6:33 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Shit, this means I want New England to win. That’s never a fun place to be.

  624. 624 oreofestar said at 6:34 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Damn Colts better make a run hate Seattle and New England

  625. 625 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I have a feeling they will roll over. Last time I rooted for Colts (against DAL) they sucked.

  626. 626 BobSmith77 said at 6:34 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wow.

  627. 627 GermanEagle said at 6:35 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    With all due love and respect to Foles, but Wilson is just awesome.

  628. 628 xeynon said at 6:36 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Come on. He made some big time plays in the clutch but that doesn’t change the fact that he sucked for four quarters.

    He’s a very good QB but the adulation is over the top.

  629. 629 Insomniac said at 6:37 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    The same with Foles except he’s just a good QB.

  630. 630 bill said at 6:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Without the best Defense in the league, he gets no chance to play hero ball with 5 minutes left in the game – that game is a blowout along the lines of when the Eagles played the Pack this year.

  631. 631 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    And without the best QB in the league would GB have played as well as they did against said D?

    Eagles humbled us this year like we did the Giants… ran into a buzzsaw

  632. 632 GermanEagle said at 6:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    What adulation? I was referring to his whole career in the NFL so far, not his 4 quarters. Besides even The Bradys and P Manninga had 4 Ints games before.

  633. 633 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:39 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    2012 QB class

    1.Luck
    2.Wilson
    3.Foles

    Its still really early for each career and all are fun to watch and I believe are franchise QBs. Just because one is great doesn’t mean the other ones suck

  634. 634 mksp said at 6:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    That’s fine. But its more like:

    1. Luck



    2. Wilson













    3. Foles

    Luck & Wilson are top-5 QBs in the league.

  635. 635 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yea bums can throw 7tds in one game , happens all the time. U obviously hate Foles

    All 3 have done impressive things since joining NFL and all 3 ALWAYS give their team a chance to win. Despite playing BAD for the 1st 3 QTRs

  636. 636 mksp said at 6:44 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    AGAINST OAKLAND!

  637. 637 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    They have a better secondary than us right?

    So who threw 7TDS against us?

  638. 638 mksp said at 6:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    And I don’t *hate* Foles.

    I just want a real QB. We can win with Nick. But the Bucs won with Brad Johnson and the Ravens won with Trent Dilfer.

    Just unlikely is all.

  639. 639 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I don’t always like the way Foles plays….Sometimes its F’n depressing like a lot of SEAfans felt for most of that game.

    When Foles is in I KNOW we have a chance. I never had that faith in Mcnabb even. Being clutch is real and quantifiable.

    #5 always let the game get too big for him when it counted.

  640. 640 mksp said at 7:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Dunno. 4th and 26 was pretty big time.

  641. 641 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:35 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    After that. Good point. I’ll also throw in playing on a broken ankle in AZ

    I mean after ’05 u knew we weren’t coming back in the 4th with the combo of Reids play calling and McNabbs clutch talents

    Maybe Fredex wasn’t a talentless hack he did have that 4th &26! But hey 7 TDs and leading team to play offs in 1st year as a starter is easy.

    I just wish people appreciated patience and progress a little more.

  642. 642 Greg Richards said at 6:46 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Meant this for mksp:

    I think if you were choosing the top 5 QBs you’d want going forward, Wilson is top 5. I don’t think he’s top 5 right now.

  643. 643 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    To build around. I agree!

  644. 644 GEAGLE said at 6:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Truth

  645. 645 xeynon said at 6:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Luck yes. Not Wilson.

    Would rather have Rodgers, Brady, Luck, Roethlisberger, and P. Manning (healthy) for sure. I put Wilson in the second tier with guys like Romo. Hardly a knock but I don’t think Wilson can carry a team to victory the way those top tier guys can.

  646. 646 mksp said at 6:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    That’s fair. I’d rather have Wilson than Roethlisberger though.

  647. 647 Jarock said at 6:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    With the exception of Luck, all of those guys are established winners. Also, you missed Brees in that top tier. Wilson’s closer to top 10 than top 5, but he’s still really good.

  648. 648 xeynon said at 6:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I think Brees has fallen off a bit. Still good, but no longer “win a game he has no business winning by himself” good.

    Your point about the different ages of the guys is well-taken. Wilson could very well grow into a top 5 QB in time. So could a lot of young QBs however. He’s just not quite there yet IMO.

  649. 649 Jarock said at 7:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Fair. I’d place Wilson in the top 10, but not in the top 5 yet. I also believe he is likely to get there barring injury.

  650. 650 GermanEagle said at 6:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Agreed. Also I don’t think calling Wilson awesome is any slap in Foles’ face.

  651. 651 GEAGLE said at 6:43 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Not just the 2012’class, that’s the heiratchy for all the top young QBs…Cam, the Red water pistol, they all fall behind those 3… def have to put Luck ahead of wilson, he would be unstopple with BEASTMODE and seattle D… What makes luck so special is he does it with less than Nick and wilson…luck has that entire franchise on his back. FOles and wilson get way more help

  652. 652 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    2 talented pass catching tight ends , Hall of fame WR, fast,fast WR TY Hilton…

    Lucks not all alone out there I would say he has a few weapons, no reliable run game since RB got hurt in PS

  653. 653 BC1968 said at 6:35 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    So I haven’t been here, but here’s the biggest problem I have if I’m a GB fan. Why the frig on the Pack’s last int does that guy take a slide when there was room to run. He had enough room to go along the sideline and put the team in at least fg range. He slid with all that room, that didn’t make any sense at all.

    Edit add: Yeah a lot of mistakes GB made, conservative etc. But that guy went literally into a victory slide like ok that’s the game.

  654. 654 Avery Greene said at 6:36 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    There’s many other things. Kicking a FG at the 1/2 yard line. Playing conservative in the 2nd half.

  655. 655 Greg Richards said at 6:36 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    He was possessed by Brian Westbrook and wanted to screw fantasy players.

  656. 656 SteveH said at 6:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    THAT GUYS NAME IS MORGAN BURNETT!!!

  657. 657 BobSmith77 said at 6:35 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Seahawks and Pats actually will have enough stories over 2 weeks to make it interesting from a PR perspective. I hope the Colts get beat and beat handily.

    Gold standard the last 15 years vs the gold standard the past few years.

  658. 658 ACViking said at 6:36 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    The Green Bay team bus left the stadium without:

    1. Mike McCarthy

    2. TE Bostick

    3. Clinton-Dixx

    4. Dom Capers (3rd & 19 — 3 man rush)

    5. Casey Hayward

    6. The Offensive line

    Who’d I leave out?

  659. 659 SteveH said at 6:36 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    MORGAN BURNETT!!! AHHH!!! You are proving my theory right! He will never get the credit he deserves for this one!!!

  660. 660 Insomniac said at 6:37 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Already MIA.

  661. 661 ACViking said at 6:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I couldn’t punish a guy who actually caught the INT.

    C-Dixx . . . dropped one.

    Then didn’t make a play on the 2-pt conversion.

  662. 662 SteveH said at 6:39 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yes you can! You totally can! He had no Seattle player anywhere near him and he just took a knee with 5 minutes to go!! YOU CAN TOTALLY PUNISH THAT GUY!!!

  663. 663 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:44 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Chip would say :
    “score some fucking points Burnett,whats your plan” lol

  664. 664 GEAGLE said at 6:37 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You called it early in the game getting on GB for the missed opportunities. You go on the road, you better capitalize while you can. At some point, you know the beast was going to wake up and GB didn’t capitalize when it could…you saw,that coming in the first quarter, tip my hat…

  665. 665 GEAGLE said at 6:36 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Go on the road against a great defense and coach scared, you get what you deserve… Sooner or later the BEAST was going to wake up, if you don’t capitalize when you can, this is EXACTLY what happens….Wilson brought it in crunch time, THATS ALL THAT MATTERS, we don’t get to utter a word about the INTs, because CRUNCH TiME IS ALL THAT MATTERS! But the same applies to our young gunner…

    The really good legit young QBs, while they are still developing and working out their flaws, they are still able to win games… That’s why I put FOles, with Luck, Wilson.. They are all flawed, far from developed, but they give you a chance to win in the 4th…. You wanna know the difference? The pretenders like Cam Newton throw pick 6’s in crunch time.

    All that matters is if you fought thru the bulshit, figured it out, and gave your team a chan to win… I don’t wanna hear a word about the INTs, gotta tip your hat to the young man

  666. 666 BobSmith77 said at 6:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Please stop the ridiculous Foles to Luck/Wilson comparisons.

  667. 667 GEAGLE said at 6:39 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Please take my nuts out your mouth… Give your jaw one nights rest…;) MUah sweetie

  668. 668 BobSmith77 said at 6:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Why do you repeatedly mention nuts/gentalia?

  669. 669 mksp said at 6:41 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    He has the intellect and maturity of a 12 year old. Are you surprised?

  670. 670 BobSmith77 said at 6:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    The issue is can the Eagles win in the playoffs with Foles. I do think they can but Foles isn’t Luck/Wilson for several reasons with the main one being he doesn’t have the same athletic ability of either.

  671. 671 BlindChow said at 6:43 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Just flag the comment. Tommy can’t ignore it forever.

  672. 672 BobSmith77 said at 6:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Not necessary. It is a blog and I don’t get the upset by it.

    I like his comments more often than not.

  673. 673 BobSmith77 said at 6:37 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Classic boxing match. GB easily could have put this team away several times and instead Seattle won by TKO in the 12th.

  674. 674 shah8 said at 6:37 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    In order to be a champion. You must make plays. Not avoid mistakes. Make the Play.

  675. 675 BobSmith77 said at 6:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Was that from Madden ’03?

  676. 676 BC1968 said at 6:39 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    When you make an int and there’s 5 minutes on the clock and there’s a shit ton of room ahead of you you don’t go into a friggin Victory Slide!!!!!!!

  677. 677 ACViking said at 6:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I couldn’t tell during the live action. Side shot.

    Did the replay show room down the sideline?

  678. 678 SteveH said at 6:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    He had room right up the middle! why worry about the sideline!

  679. 679 ACViking said at 6:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I couldn’t tell from the TV shot.

    Generally, most of the other team’s offense is in the middle of the field.

    But again I couldn’t see one way or the other

  680. 680 SteveH said at 6:43 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Worst case scenario is he gets 15-20 yards before being corralled by a fatty. That would have put them at midfield at worst.

  681. 681 BC1968 said at 6:44 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I could be wrong but it looked like a lot of room, with some o-lineman in front of him that aren’t going to catch him to the sideline. If he’s worried about fumbling, he def could’ve made it to the sideline before he got hit.

  682. 682 BC1968 said at 6:41 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It looked like a ton of room, you’re right I didn’t have an overhead shot, all I saw was an offensive lineman about 10 yards in front of him, all the fast guys were behind him.

  683. 683 SteveH said at 6:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    HIS NAME IS MORGAN BURNETT! THATS THE GUY YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!

  684. 684 BC1968 said at 6:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I don’t want to say his name, he’s an idiot. And Aikman or Buck one of them called it a good move that he slid. GTFO

  685. 685 BC1968 said at 6:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Another reason to be pissed as an Eagles’ fan: Cowboys fans are now happy.

  686. 686 BC1968 said at 6:40 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Another moron move, I wasn’t here I’m sure this was covered, you call time out with 19 seconds to kick a tying FG? WTF???????

  687. 687 GermanEagle said at 6:43 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It was 4th down.

  688. 688 BC1968 said at 6:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You let the clock run to 5 seconds, don’t give them a chance for a run back to get them in fg range with one throw. Like say, they get a good return to the 40, make a good throw, call their last timeout, they could’ve hit a fg. Long shot, but it’s happened. Letting it run to 4-5 seconds leaves no doubt over OT.

  689. 689 BlindChow said at 6:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It was so frustrating to see GB go that conservative with more than 5 minutes left. They had a one-armed Richard Sherman and never threw at him. They deserved to lose.

  690. 690 meteorologist said at 6:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    One armed Sherman actually tackled jordy nelson short on third down . But you are right.
    .
    If they had gone for the 2 touchdowns early in the game (even if they only converted one ) instead of the field goals, that’s a big difference

  691. 691 BobSmith77 said at 6:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It was definitely called for a joke about The Fugitive.

  692. 692 CrackSammich said at 9:30 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Seems to me running at him would have been just as effective…

  693. 693 oreofestar said at 6:43 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Please Luck go off, I really don’t want to watch Pas and Hawks

  694. 694 SteveH said at 6:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Oh god, first we have to see Wilson overcome a 4 interception day, now we have to listen to Phil Simms slurp Tom Brady for 3 hours. The horror, the horror.

  695. 695 Ark87 said at 6:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    At one point his stat line was 2/10 for 20 with 3 int

  696. 696 CrackSammich said at 9:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Similar to the Mendoza Line in baseball, my friends refer to this as the Geno Smith line, for his 2/8, 8 yds, 3 INT game earlier this season. At one point today, Wilson had exactly matched that stat line.

  697. 697 ACViking said at 6:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Attention BLIND CHOW . . .

    Do you remember the Packers / Bears game from 2013 late in the season.

    You posted more than once your frustration with McCarthy that he wouldn’t go for 2 after GB scored.

    Data supported your premise.

    This game reminded me of that one . . . McCarthy’s conservative approach, I mean.

  698. 698 BlindChow said at 6:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Ha! I can’t remember that far back, but he does seem to play “not to lose” rather than to win.

  699. 699 anon said at 7:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    seems limited as a HC considering he’s got AR.

  700. 700 BC1968 said at 6:46 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Another thing, that was a crap move by the coach yelling at a guy who’s made the worst mistake in his life in front of millions of people. What the hell good did that do?

  701. 701 EAGLES said at 6:46 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Who?

  702. 702 BC1968 said at 6:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It must’ve been the special teams coach? Got right in his face screaming after he missed the ball. How’s that going to help anything? I’m a great coach and you f-ed up? That’s lame, that guy made a Scott Norwood, there’s no reason to yell in his face like that.

  703. 703 ACViking said at 6:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    GB Spec Teams coach yelling at TE Bostick who muffed Seattle’s on-side kick.

  704. 704 EAGLES said at 6:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Ahhh I missed the yelling but witnessed the epic fail of Bostick.

  705. 705 ACViking said at 6:47 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yelling wasn’t attractive.

    Agree with that.

  706. 706 BC1968 said at 6:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It was a pathetic, I couldn’t believe that a pro coach, knowing how shitty that guy feels, could scream in his face like that. That’s not helping anyone, right now, his life is horrible.

  707. 707 xeynon said at 6:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Considering the role poor coaching played in the loss he’s got a lot of gall yelling at Bostick like that.

  708. 708 BC1968 said at 6:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Agreed, there’s plenty of yelling that can go around. My point underneath, guy makes an int and goes into victory slide instead of taking all those precious yards in front of him, then GB goes super conservative with that QB, and punt, and bang, bang, bang. Yeah, there’s plenty of yelling to go around.

  709. 709 Greg Richards said at 6:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    They should cut him immediately after the game. Bostick makes $500K plus. He can handle being yelled at.

  710. 710 BC1968 said at 6:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    They should fire the coach, usually the one yelling is the one trying to make oneself look better. It wasn’t a punt the ball to DeSean mistake, it was a miss of a slippery ball. Yeah, I would fire the shitty coach.

  711. 711 Greg Richards said at 6:59 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It was Bostick’s job to block so Jordy Nelson could make an easy recovery. Instead he of infinitely worse hands tries to catch it himself. I’d agree that it doesn’t particularly help things at that moment, but in general I don’t have a problem with coaches holding players accountable for their mistakes.

  712. 712 BC1968 said at 7:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yeah, it doesn’t matter, there’s a million things we could talk about, but right now we’re talking about the Seahawks in the Super Bowl and that’s it, the better team overcame a deficit and did it with ease once their offense got rolling.

  713. 713 BobSmith77 said at 6:47 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    McCarthy isn’t exactly a popular coach in GB among the rank and file and I can’t imagine this game will do much to help his opinion among the fans there.

  714. 714 ACViking said at 6:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Police are at this moment surrounding his home and family in GB.

  715. 715 Jarock said at 6:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Deservedly after his horrible decisions early in this game allowed Seattle to come back and steal this one.

  716. 716 Greg Richards said at 6:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    He’s won a Super Bowl. Winning a Super Bowl typically gives you at least a 5-year halo. I’d think he has at least the next 2 years before he starts feeling heat.

  717. 717 SteveH said at 6:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I don’t know man, in Philly I’m not sure he’d even get a full season.

  718. 718 Greg Richards said at 6:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’s Green Bay though. I’d think they’d appoint him King. In Philly, even if Reid won the Super Bowl, they’d still boo him if he blew a timeout in the first preseason game the next sesason.

  719. 719 GermanEagle said at 6:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I’m so looking forward to an Eagles vs Seahawks NFCCG 2015.

  720. 720 SteveH said at 6:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Burnett should do another victory slide when he gets on the bus. GAMES OVER RIGHT GUYS?!

  721. 721 GermanEagle said at 6:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    do not try this slide in the shower though!

  722. 722 ACViking said at 6:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Burnett made a play.

    Maybe he should have run.

    Maybe, at that point, he’d been coached to go down so he didn’t fumble.

    There were plenty of Packers — starting with the head coach — who DID NOT make plays in the last 5 minutes.

  723. 723 BC1968 said at 6:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    There were a lot of mistakes you’re right, but that dude called the game after that int. that’s insane

  724. 724 SteveH said at 6:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Come on man, you’re giving him way too much credit. You know who else made a play? The San Diego guy who picked off Brady in 2005 on 4th down. He got hit and fumbled the ball back to New England.

    You know why in that case it made zero sense to return the ball? It was 4th freaking down and less than 2 minutes left, so all they had to do was take a knee.

  725. 725 BC1968 said at 6:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yeah this game was far from over especially with the conservative play calling after the int. They are in fg range with 0 yards if he runs that back, i’m about 90 percent sure of that, would love to see an overhead shot of that.

  726. 726 GEAGLE said at 7:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    GB lost the game when they kicked a FG on the goal line of the first possession…set the tone for a game of wasted opportunities, playing scared..

    Everyone knows you have to score more than 17 to beat seattle

  727. 727 ACViking said at 6:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    StH:

    For Green Bay, the clock was the enemy.

    No point in arguing.

    Burnett’s hardly the goat.

  728. 728 SteveH said at 7:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Evidently the clock wasn’t the enemy, because Seattle scored twice in 42 seconds.

  729. 729 BC1968 said at 7:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Far from it, but there’s a difference between a good football brain and doing what the guy did on the onsides kick. When the brain needs to come into play you need to use it. When the ball is slippery and you drop it, it’s a bad play, horrible play, not a play where you have a decision to make.

  730. 730 GEAGLE said at 6:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If Elway was president of the Pakers, McCarthy wouldnt see tomorrow as HC of GB

  731. 731 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Is that a good thing? Players seem to believe in McCarthy

  732. 732 GEAGLE said at 6:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I dunno… Personally I don’t care for him. Then again I don’t believe they ever win a SUPERBOWL again, which is fine, they already have one and no one will take it away… But I just get that PEyton Mannng feeling of Rodgers will spend years setting regular season records as the best in the game, but will remain 1 and done in terms of the rings….. Maybe if they shaked hings up and get a different coach I will feel diffrent

  733. 733 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I feel that way about Pagano some ppl are just infinitely opportunistic doesn’t hurt to have Luck on your side

  734. 734 BlindChow said at 6:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I hear it was Burnett’s idea to have GB call only runs once the clock hit 6 minutes.

  735. 735 BC1968 said at 7:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    No but it was his idea not to put the team in fg range without the offense having to gain a yard, maybe more, he had so much clear space would love to see an overhead shot of that. Not putting it all on him, but man, I was like really? The game’s over dude? It’s the Pros, dumbass

  736. 736 BC1968 said at 6:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Unreal, what an idiot. That’s at least fg range.

  737. 737 BobSmith77 said at 6:50 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Really curious to see the ratings for this game especially in the 4th quarter and OT. Kind of a dull/flat game before the last 5-6 minutes in the 4th quarter and OT.

  738. 738 GEAGLE said at 6:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    SB is going to be torture… We either watch an NFC rival become a dynasty or we watch the patriot scum actually win a Super Bowl without cheating…. WTF!!!!

    Only silver lining is seattle is crazy enough to lose BEASTMODE over $$$ and if they are crazy enough to do that, they will never be the same

  739. 739 Greg Richards said at 6:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    They’re high on Christine Michael and want to pay Wilson. They have to make some tough choices.

  740. 740 GEAGLE said at 7:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Never be the same without the beast

  741. 741 SteveH said at 6:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Not technically a dynasty until they get 3 in 4 years, but I get what you’re saying.

  742. 742 mksp said at 6:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Also, I’d hardly call Seattle a “rival.”

  743. 743 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Birds /

  744. 744 GEAGLE said at 7:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Back to back is friggin TÔUGH in this day and age

  745. 745 ACViking said at 6:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Super Bowl?

    Super Bowl?

    You’re talking Super Bowl?

    (Jim Mora, we miss you.)
    ___________

    Season’s over. It’s only going to get worse tonight.

    On to the draft.

  746. 746 oreofestar said at 7:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    So do you still not want Luck to reach the SB?

  747. 747 GEAGLE said at 7:26 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I don’t think they are good enough

  748. 748 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 6:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Luck under threw one and over threw one he sucks they should cut him

  749. 749 SteveH said at 6:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Luck is hot garbage against New England every time they play. I bet he throws at least 2 atrocious interceptions.

  750. 750 ACViking said at 6:56 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If Luck can just play like Russell Wilson tonight . . . w/ 4 INTs . . .

    and throw throw the winning TD . . .

    That’ll make the season.

  751. 751 SteveH said at 6:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If the Patriots help him along like green bay did Seattle then that’s possible, but they won’t because they’re New England, and they have a killer instinct like a fucking alpha predator.

  752. 752 ACViking said at 7:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    True that.

  753. 753 BC1968 said at 6:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Shit coach takes the best QB in the league and goes conservative like he has Brad Goebel or some crap like that.

  754. 754 ACViking said at 7:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    BC1968:

    That observation may have put things in the best perspective yet.

    In fact, what you’re saying is McCarthy is the new Kotite.

  755. 755 BC1968 said at 7:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Heath Sherman: 36 carries for like 95 yards? LOL

  756. 756 ACViking said at 7:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    And Sherman was out of shape the entire season.

    I remember that game vividly.

    Driving rain.

    Eagles abusing Testeverde.

    Then Chris Chandler comes in and throws a 2 TDs in the 4th Q.

    While Kotite continues running Heath into the line.

    Cost the Birds the playoffs.

  757. 757 BC1968 said at 7:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yep, oh the Kotite days. What’s the opposite of glory years? LOL

  758. 758 Greg Richards said at 7:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Don’t speak of Brad Goebel. I’m having flashbacks.

  759. 759 BC1968 said at 7:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    My apologies.

  760. 760 SteveH said at 6:59 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Patriots are gonna blow the doors off Indy. This won’t even be close.

  761. 761 Baloophi said at 7:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Whatever is left of Phil Simms’ brain came out of his ears trying to explain why Indy shouldn’t challenge the spot.

  762. 762 SteveH said at 7:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I feel terrible laughing at that.

  763. 763 ACViking said at 7:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Baloophi:

    Now I want to you top that comment tonight.

    You may have foolishly fired your best salvo

  764. 764 Baloophi said at 7:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I enjoy a good challenge but sadly, I already have one lined up: attempting to install a cell-phone holder in my car using instructions seemingly proof-read by a toddler.

  765. 765 SteveH said at 7:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    A toddler, or Phill Simms perhaps?

  766. 766 Baloophi said at 7:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Much like Simms, my head just exploded.

  767. 767 ACViking said at 7:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Challenge renewed

  768. 768 Baloophi said at 7:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    A brief excerpt: “Peel off the adhesive tape on Part ”

    There are three parts with adhesive tape. At least there’s something called an “alcohol pad” if all else fails…

  769. 769 GEAGLE said at 7:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Connar mcGregor is getting way too much hype… He better not let DENNIS sixer spinning back kick him in the head…. I can’t believe how much hype fox is giving him..”the Irish Ali”???? You wish!!!

  770. 770 Greg Richards said at 7:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Chris Russell
    ‏@Russellmania980

    1h1 hour ago

    Source tells @ESPNRadio980 that Vic Fangio is in the “thinking process” of what he wants to do. Sounds like not an easy decision

    I hope the Bears hire him.

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  771. 771 GEAGLE said at 7:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Who cares… If he goes to work for Dan Snyder then he isn’t as bright as we thought anyway lol

  772. 772 ACViking said at 7:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    non-draft pearl.

  773. 773 Greg Richards said at 7:07 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Really, I want the Eagles to go after him. He runs the same style D so there wouldn’t be a huge adjustment scheme wise. I wouldn’t fire Davis just to fire him, but I would for Fangio.

  774. 774 ACViking said at 7:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Fangio should wait.

    The Packers’ D-coordinator job will be open in 48 hours.

  775. 775 Baloophi said at 7:11 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Being “in the thinking process” is just the source’s polite way of saying Fangio’s taking a dump…

  776. 776 ACViking said at 7:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Ordinarily, one season doesn’t create a hangover for the next one.

    But I can see GB not bouncing back from that. Even with Rodgers gunning.

    EPIC COLLAPSE.
    ________________

    First casualty . . . DOM CAPERS. Mutual parting.

  777. 777 Greg Richards said at 7:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    GB fans have wanted him gone the past few years but their defense bounced back this season. They were doing really well early and then fell apart.

  778. 778 Baloophi said at 7:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Green Bay does have a history of canning coaches after improbable playoff losses… just ask the People’s Champ.

  779. 779 ACViking said at 7:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You mean . . . Ed Donnatell?

  780. 780 ACViking said at 7:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Always thought was chicken-crap move.

  781. 781 GEAGLE said at 7:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Special teams special teams special teams…. Played a monster role in deciding the NFC championship and already having a huge impact on the AFC championship.

    Can’t complain when we think chip is going overboard…sort of like a Parent forcing kids to eat their vegetables.. It sucks, but it’s good for us…. 1st coach I ever seen dedicate an entire free agent period on building a ST… Crazy like a fox….

  782. 782 Jarock said at 7:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Seattle was horrible on K.O. returns. Also, I believe we damaged our depth some with the overemphasis on special teams. Doesn’t mean that having good ST is anything to be sneezed at.

  783. 783 Greg Richards said at 7:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Having a good STs is a good thing, but them having as much impact next season as this one is unrealistic. Have to improve in other areas so we’re not as reliant on them. Also, if the STs were as good next season as this, we might lose Dave Fipp to a head coaching job.

  784. 784 GEAGLE said at 7:10 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Hope Cory Redding gets the respect he deserves. Playing some great ball this year, really high level for a 33-34yr old… We praise OL and QB who can play into their 30s, here is a defender aging like fine wine,,,

  785. 785 SteveH said at 7:12 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    This feels like a middleweight (Indy) fighting a heavyweight (New England).

  786. 786 GermanEagle said at 7:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Not to me. Colts have a chance.

  787. 787 SteveH said at 7:13 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Well I was way off about GB/Seattle, I thought Seattle would blow them out, so I could be way off here too.

  788. 788 BC1968 said at 7:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    28-3 in the last 7-8 minutes was the blow-out part.

  789. 789 Greg Richards said at 7:14 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Don’t count the Colts out. For the first 5 or 6 minutes of last week’s game, it looked like it was going to be a Denver blowout.

  790. 790 GEAGLE said at 7:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Luck usually doesn’t,wake up til latwr

  791. 791 Jarock said at 7:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    So . . . many . . . drops

  792. 792 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Knicknamed boom

  793. 793 SteveH said at 7:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Herron dropping back to back passes. RBs with good hands are a luxury.

  794. 794 GEAGLE said at 7:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If the colts dont draft a RB in round 1, order a drug test for the owner

  795. 795 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Colts always play this way to start. Cant remember last game I watched where they came out clicking at all.

  796. 796 GEAGLE said at 7:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I know, Luck sucks in the first half, he often makes a mess, and he spends the second half overcoming the mess he made..his wins range from messy to ugly, we would crucify him for being not even close to perfect

  797. 797 oreofestar said at 7:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    What?

  798. 798 Greg Richards said at 7:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Drafting a RB in Rd 1 is almost always a waste. You can find good RBs later or cheaply in FA. Look at Justin Forsett. He was signed for the minimum. Part of the reason that McCoy needs to take a pay cut this offseason.

  799. 799 GEAGLE said at 7:22 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    They can’t afford to role the dice any longer. They need a guaranteed upgrade like yesterday

  800. 800 Greg Richards said at 7:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    They could draft someone in Round 1 and it’s still not a guaranteed upgrade.

  801. 801 GEAGLE said at 7:24 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    MELVIN Gordon. Problem solved

  802. 802 Jarock said at 7:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Guaranteed upgrade like Trent Richardson? There are no guarantees in the draft and taking a RB in the 1st is a waste.

  803. 803 GEAGLE said at 7:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Rethinking losing cody Parkey? Lol I joke I joke

  804. 804 Baloophi said at 7:18 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    “Rethinking Losing Cody Parkey” won several awards at Sundance this year…

  805. 805 SteveH said at 7:20 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Shut up Phil Simms, jesus.

  806. 806 GEAGLE said at 7:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    He is so bad, it’s like listening to a 90yr old with Parkinson’s. If he ever tries to say a Samoan name again, I will lose it

  807. 807 SteveH said at 7:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Edelman has fumbled a lot the past couple weeks. Could be a factor.

  808. 808 SteveH said at 7:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    That’s an interception even Malcom Jenkins could make if #50 turns to find the ball. He’s an LB so he gets a bit of a pass but still…

  809. 809 EAGLES said at 7:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Nice catchcatch by Vereen

  810. 810 SteveH said at 7:25 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Jesus its 51 degrees in New England right now?

  811. 811 oreofestar said at 7:32 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Lucky bastards

  812. 812 McNabbulousness said at 7:33 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    hey man, the seattle game is over.

  813. 813 SteveH said at 7:26 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Indy won’t win this.

  814. 814 GermanEagle said at 7:39 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You may be right.

  815. 815 Greg Richards said at 7:29 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I hope Colts come back but I think NE will take care of business.

  816. 816 SteveH said at 7:34 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Luck is always garbage against New England. This is going to be a long brutal slog to an inevitable NE victory.

  817. 817 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:37 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    deja vu

  818. 818 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:38 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I don’t think I hate (And hate hearing about) a professional sports team more than the Patriots. Andrew Luck better dig deep

  819. 819 SteveH said at 7:39 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    The Patriot Way man, has a fanbase ever swallowed such a load of self righteous spunk with as much gusto as Patriots fans?

  820. 820 Crus57 said at 7:44 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    “America’s Team”?

  821. 821 SteveH said at 7:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    But even America’s Team doesn’t carry as powerful self righteous overtones as The Patriot Way.

    It’s a tough act to keep up when you discover that your star tight end is actually a remorseless psychotic murderer.

  822. 822 Crus57 said at 7:47 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Not as self righteous true, but just as arrogant.

  823. 823 SteveH said at 7:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Probably even more arrogant actually haha.

  824. 824 SteveH said at 7:42 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    The Colts roster is so crappy, I never understand how they’re in the playoffs year after year.

  825. 825 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:43 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Irsay voodoo sacrificed the city of clevelands football soul somehow

  826. 826 anon said at 7:44 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Their division is like our division

  827. 827 anon said at 7:45 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Can i please get a summary of what happened at the end of the Packers game, thought for sure there was no way they’d lose that game.

  828. 828 SteveH said at 7:46 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    The summary would be like 12 paragraphs long. In a nutshell the Packers screwed the pooch from here to high heaven and then Russell Wilson made 2 great throws in OT to end the game.

  829. 829 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Greenbay is gonna cut Aaron Wroggers

  830. 830 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Ask 5 people get 5 answers:

    1.Terrible play calling on GB
    2.RW is clutch
    3.Bostic a LB on the hands team goofed
    4.Morgan Burnett intercepted a pass and laid down with green infront of him
    5.S/T punter throws pass to big ugly

    Bonus: over time rules are WHACKY

  831. 831 SteveH said at 7:49 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’s probably all of these and more.

  832. 832 47_Ronin said at 10:39 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Bostick could’ve been a LB in ’70s when they could wear jersey numbers in the 80-89 range but he is a TE. Also why no mention of Marshawn? He was the Seahawks best player on offense in the game.

  833. 833 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 5:15 AM on January 19th, 2015:

    Im Thankful for everything, thats why lol

  834. 834 SteveH said at 7:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Love the way the Patriots rally to the ball after an interception. The reason the Patriots do well in the post spygate era is they almost never do stupid shit. Sometimes they get outplayed, but they don’t kill themselves by doing dumb shit.

    Like taking victory slides with 5 minutes left in the game only up 12 points.

  835. 835 Crus57 said at 7:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Blog commentator’s curse? haha

  836. 836 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    “Did u see that arm strength there!”

    On a Tom Brady over throw lol all the time

  837. 837 GermanEagle said at 7:48 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Lb Jackson > CB Fletcher in coverage.

  838. 838 anon said at 7:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Jackson and Meco would be a great 1-2 punch of old guys. Interesting jackson can cover 20yds down the field.

  839. 839 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Wilfork was late and that was dirty fat ass 350 or more running full speed at u

  840. 840 SteveH said at 7:51 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    It’s incredible that Wilfork can move as good as he does, he’s enormous.

  841. 841 anon said at 7:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    tummy gets bigger every year

  842. 842 SteveH said at 7:53 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If I had a belly like that I’d be lucky to stand up.

  843. 843 Greg Richards said at 8:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Just get a rocking motion going to gather some momentum.

  844. 844 SteveH said at 7:52 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    No Phil, they threw the flag because he threw his forearm into the other guys head, not because his forward progress had stopped.

    Someone take Phil’s mic.

  845. 845 SteveH said at 7:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Whew, hell of a catch by Hilton.

  846. 846 Greg Richards said at 7:55 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I make plenty of draft blunders but I was all over Hilton as a prospect.

  847. 847 SteveH said at 7:56 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    My favorite draft blunder was Trevor Laws. I wanted Trevor Laws and correctly predicted the Eagles would pick him in the 2nd round.

    Hooray for being right?

  848. 848 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Mine was BG My ego still wants that to be right!

  849. 849 SteveH said at 7:59 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If he hadn’t had microfracture surgery his rookie year you might have been right. That’s the thing people never seem to remember about his career, we’ll never know what he could have been because of that.

  850. 850 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 8:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I still think he can be great. That window is closing tho

    Let him blitz from all diff spots and utilize the Players he already built around BG needs to be resigned

  851. 851 anon said at 9:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    why? He’s not good enough as a 34 OLB doing everything we want him to do, he’s not going ot play super cheap, he wants to rush, id llet him go and replace with a better rotational guy.

  852. 852 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 5:19 AM on January 19th, 2015:

    Didn’t say great here. He forced FF at a crazy clip this year playing mostly part time. If he goes to a 4-3 I think he will be great. At the time we drafted him I though it was a great fit, and it could have been even better.

    Depends on Graham wanting $$$ If he just wants decent money and a real shot at playing time based on results….I prefer to resign him

  853. 853 Greg Richards said at 8:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Microfracture surgery or not, he wasn’t going to be better than Earl Thomas.

  854. 854 SteveH said at 8:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Maybe not, but if he was a 10-12 sack a year guy would it sting as bad? Probably not.

  855. 855 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 8:01 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    In the wide 9 system or our 4-3 McDermot defense just rushing the passer he could have been all time

  856. 856 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 8:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I felt the same way about Berry at KC and look what happened. Like it or not it does equate to luck with health sometimes

  857. 857 Greg Richards said at 8:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Exactly, Nate Allen looked good his rookie year and then it seemed like he could never adjust to the speed he lost after his patella tendon injury.

  858. 858 anon said at 8:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Nate’s issues are instincts as much as anything else.

  859. 859 Greg Richards said at 8:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    True but when you lose speed that changes what your instincts need to be.

  860. 860 philliesfan136 said at 8:23 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If Nate Allen were to go see the Wizard of Oz ….. he would ask for a ….. Heart , Brain …..and courage !!

  861. 861 philliesfan136 said at 8:21 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    His biggest issue is that he is playing a game for ( MEN – see Kam Chancellor ) and he is a BOY !!

  862. 862 47_Ronin said at 10:33 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Nate’s issues include tackling which have been a big con since his USF days.

  863. 863 philliesfan136 said at 8:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Question – what do ……. T J Ward , Morgan Burnett and Kam Chancellor, all have in common ………. ?

    Answer – They were all drafted AFTER …… Nate Allen in the 2010 draft !!

  864. 864 anon said at 8:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    see Jadaveon Clowney

  865. 865 GEAGLE said at 8:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You are right, he forces a fumble every game….turned into a beast

  866. 866 Greg Richards said at 7:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    My best draft prediction is correctly saying the day of the 2005 draft on the Eagles’ message board that the Eagles were trading down in the 4th round to take Todd Herremanns.

  867. 867 SteveH said at 8:00 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    That was a hell of a call.

    This year I was 100% certain that we were taking Cody Lattimer when we picked Jordan Mathews. I thought Lattimer had exactly the kind of YAC skills Chip would want.

  868. 868 oreofestar said at 8:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I won’t lie either I wanted Robinson there

  869. 869 Mitchell said at 8:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Me too man, me too. I wonder if I will ever predict a pick correctly. I don’t even know who I want in the first this year.

  870. 870 anon said at 8:15 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    who cares they probably won’t play anyway

  871. 871 Mitchell said at 8:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Thanks for shitting all over my draft dreams 🙁

  872. 872 anon said at 8:19 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I’m more excited about FA, i hope we do something worthwhile.

  873. 873 GEAGLE said at 9:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You should be..people need to forget about looking to the draft for immediate help. Anything you get from a rookie is a bonus. You build next years team in free agency, you build your future in the draft…doubt more than 1 or 2 rookies each year will get significant playing time in years 3,4,5 of the program chip is building

  874. 874 GEAGLE said at 8:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Maaaaaaaarcus Daaaaaarling!! Lol

  875. 875 oreofestar said at 10:16 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I assume you are referring to Mariota now 😉

  876. 876 Mitchell said at 8:17 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Sammie Coates in the second this year.

  877. 877 GEAGLE said at 8:56 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Everytime I watch the patriots I get nauseaus that we took shawn Andrews instead of Wilfork who is still Beasting!!!!!

  878. 878 SteveH said at 7:57 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Luck is all over the place with his accuracy. That’s going to dog him his whole career I think. When he was a rookie I thought it might get better but he’s still spraying it all over the place.

  879. 879 anon said at 8:04 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    always or just based on what you’re seeing today- some people have bad games. it’s not like he can rely on establishing a run game.

  880. 880 SteveH said at 8:05 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Admittedly I haven’t watched all his games but he doesn’t look any different today than I remember in the past.

  881. 881 GEAGLE said at 8:54 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I watched every colt game this year, he is consistentky erratic especially in first half, usually gets it together in the 3rd or 4th quarter…. His wins range from messy to ugly, with some spectacular comebacks late because of how much of a mess he makes early…. But in fairness, they ask too much of him. He has to do way more than Foles to wilson to win

  882. 882 oreofestar said at 9:02 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    You watched every Colt game?! Even ones that showed at the same time as our games you Monster!! 😛

  883. 883 GEAGLE said at 9:03 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yes… I watch games all week…Torrents… Mostly watch the defenses I like, like the bills, seahawks, Dolphins when Dion came back

  884. 884 oreofestar said at 9:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    I’m like that with some college teams but I don’t have the dedication you do for watching all these NFL teams, except the Bills, always watch the Bills

  885. 885 BobSmith77 said at 9:06 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    If you watch that many games and like to review & comment, you should set up a blog site and run with it. See where it takes you.

  886. 886 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 7:58 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    He was either down or TD

  887. 887 SteveH said at 8:08 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Yawn. Watching the Patriots offense is almost boring at this point. It’s like watching an assembly line or maybe the inner workings of a gear system.

  888. 888 philliesfan136 said at 8:09 PM on January 18th, 2015:

    Please …… again with the ” Ed Marynowitz ” crap. Marynowitz is NOT ready to be a NFL teams ( GM / Player Personnel Executive. ) He apparently has a good eye for talent. Two years ago he was recruiting ( high school kids ) to come to Alabama. He has worked for the Eagles for two ( 2 ) years, and has worked in the NFL ….. ( FOR TWO YEARS ! ) let me repeat ….. he is not ready ! His NEW responsibilities would be : Overseeing both the ( pro and college ) scouting departments – setting up the draft board – hiring / firing scouts – organizing and running the draft – free agency – communicating with salary cap personnel, etc. , etc. This is no small job. It requires someone with many years of experience in ( departmental operations, people management and player evaluation. ) Does anyone REALLY think Marynowitz is ready for that type job ? Does anyone think this stuff through …. or do they just throw stuff up against the wall, and see what sticks ? Anthony Patch has been with the Eagles for 11 years, and is currently their director of college scouting. Rick Mueller has been with the team for two years, and has previously been a ( pro and college player scout – a director of college scouting – a director of player personnel – currently the Eagles director of pro personnel ) all in the NFL. So the ( Eagles / Chip Kelly ) should promote Ed Marynowitz OVER these two current Eagles emplo