Just Enjoy

Posted: September 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 412 Comments »

Forget me writing a bunch of words about last week or the upcoming game. Sometimes you just need to sit back and enjoy watching great plays.

Below are some really impressive clips. 

Wowy wow wow. Those are some amazing clips.

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412 Comments on “Just Enjoy”

  1. 1 Fred said at 10:41 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    That first play was the one called back for illegal contact, right?

  2. 2 anon said at 11:11 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    yup, but looking at it looks more like a batted pass than a FF

  3. 3 JoeBlow said at 11:28 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    yea i think it would have been looked at and overturned. Looked like his arm was moving forward at least

  4. 4 Ark87 said at 10:46 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    JP looks like a bouncer in Road House. Such a boss

  5. 5 GEAGLE said at 11:25 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    He has a great matchup this week to really get himself going,
    ..
    I assume Damarcus Lawrence will stay on the left side against Lane, while DT Mincy has to replace Hardy and Gregory at DE, I can see how JP can struggle early in the year pass blocking against tremendous speed off the edge, but a guy like Mincy who they would rather have at DT, doesn’t have close to enough speed and athleticism to go up against JP…. Great matchup for JP to put a rough game behind him, and get back to establishing his dominance in pass protection, and we know his run blocking will always be there with his size, strength, speed combo..
    .,
    Demarcus Lawrence has some game, he is no slouch for a young DE, so I’d like to see Lane step up and win that matchup Nuetralizing His pass rush while continuing to dominate the run game like he did in the second half on Monday night… lawrence and DT Crawford are their only hope to generate pressure on Bradford without Blitzing and SAM sure gets it out quick like Brady, helping his OL by how fast he gets that ball out..
    ..
    I’m Hoping Chip comes out early, with a great plan to help andrew Gardner neutralize,Crawford just long enough to put together two scoring drives long enough to gas Crawford and take the wind out of his sail.. By then Gardner should be comfortable and ready to hold up against a gassed Crawford who is going to have to play too many snaps on Sunday for the rest of the game,,
    ..
    0-1, with the hated Rival coming to town, and the extra emotion of wanting to rally for Demarco this week, against an Offense that has been Nuetered by the losses of Murray and DEz, and a DL that Lacks depth due to injuries and suspensions which is probably the worst thing that you can have going into a matchup against a team trying to take your soul with our Tempo for 60 minutes, Great Opportunity To get this season on track by beating down our Rival,

  6. 6 GEAGLE said at 11:08 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    1) dallas suspensions and Injuries leave them coming into this matchup Severly lacking depth on their front 7, especially the DL, and against the Eagles, you will get slaughtered if you don’t have bodies to rotate in on the DL and help deal with our tiresome Tempo..and the Cowboys are seriously lacking Bodies to give the starting DL a break when they need it..
    ..
    Former DE Mincy, was supposed to spend most of this season at DT, but they DONT have DEs, Hardy and Randy Gregory, which means Demarcus lawrence is going to have to play too many snaps, and Mincy will have to play DE opposite of him, and behind those two, they don’t have any other talent edge rushers on their bench,, if DE depth Wasnt bad enough, moving Mincy to DE also hurts the DT depth. Crawford is going to have to earn his money, playing way too many snaps on Sunday..
    ..
    I know everyone saw how badly we gassed the Atlanta defense in the second half, and we accomplished that without being able to effectively use our tempo in the first half.. it’s crucial that we don’t make sunday harder then it needs to be, which means our Offense has to move the ball and get first downs in the first halfl Atlanta front 7 had more depth then Dallas will have sunday and we completely gassed them basically just using our tempo in the second half because we couldn’t move the ball in the first half,. Dallas will be sending playërs to the Hospitals For Exhaustion by the end of the 3rd quarter if we can start draining them with our tempo moving the ball in the first half..
    ..
    If we can start the game on Fire, score early, have our defense get a 3 and out or 5 and out, putting the defense back on the field quickily, and then our offense gain a couple first downs and put together another scoring drive while going up 10-0 early and already asking the Defense to play like 10-14 snaps against our Tempo, it’s all downhill from their. If Dallas allows us to get first downs and use our tempo early, they won’t have the depth to ever revover. dallas defenders will be hooked up to IVs at half time, coming out in the 3rd quarter Drained, while its time for us to unleash a completely Fresh Ryan Mathews…. “Conditioning/Fatgue makes cowards of all of us”!..
    ..
    And if that’s not to Alll bad enough, lacking front 7 depth, having to ask guys to play thru serious fatigue, you are putting your guys at higher risk to sustain more injuries, something Dallas can Ill afford..
    ..
    Come out hot against this team, put together two scoring drives early while getting their offense off the field Quickily, and it’s all down hill from there.
    ..
    2) Dallas got very little from its WR sundays against crappy Giants defense. dallas Offese did most of its damage with Witten, Gavin Escobar and throwing to the RBs… And at full strength, the Eagles are a terrible matchup for teams that heavily rely on throwing to TEs and RBs,,.
    .
    Eagles TEs all offseasons have raved about Kiko’s ability in Coverage, and we are adding him to a Lb corp with Barwin who is one of the Better OLB in coverage against TEs (see the domination of Jimmy Graham).. And Kendricks has the speed to be one of the best defenders in terms of covering RBs coming out r the backfield to catch the ball…. On Defense, Kiko/Barwin are capable of taking Escobar/Witten out of the game, Kendricks has all the ability to matchup with Dunbar and Randle if dallas has to throw at them again because they can’t run the Ball… You take Dallas 2 TEs away from Romo, and Kendricks doesmt allow RB checkdowns to bail Romo out, LIFE should be MISERABLE for that Offense…and if Our a offense is moving the ball using Tempo, while Dallas can’t sustain a drive or two, they get behind the 8ball in terms of Fatigue due to our tempo and its all down hill from there.
    ..
    getting out to a good start in this game, can make things miserable for a team coming on the road lacking depth on its front 7.. Against the Falcons we had to gas them in the 2nd half when we got it going.. I’d like to see a pissed off Eagle team gas this cowboy defense already before they even go into the half.. And when they have to come back out for the second half after tbeir DL all needs IVs at halftime and they see a completely Fresh 230lb Ryan Mathews battering ram come into the game, won’t take long to take that Front 7 into the deep end, and then DROWN THEM!!!!

  7. 7 botto said at 12:01 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    lets just hope they don’t start a back up qb.
    you know how that goes…

  8. 8 GEAGLE said at 12:10 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Huh? Who? Bradfords healthy

  9. 9 Avery Greene said at 12:11 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    The last time we played Dallas’s backup, it was a close game that we won to end the 2013 season. He passed all over our secondary.

  10. 10 GEAGLE said at 12:24 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Oh I get it,,, but I wouldn’t care if Montana lines up at QB, if we can’t slow down a team who’s weapons are Terrence Williams, COle Beasly, Jason Witten, Gavin Escobar, John Randle, McFadden and Dunbar with the horses we have on defense, then we don’t deserve to win anything this year. Kiko, Barwin and Kendricks is a bad matchup for a team relying on throwing it to their TEs and RBs,,

  11. 11 botto said at 12:31 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    it’ll be tight no matter what as the division games usually are.
    but I agree, if we can’t beat them now, forget it

  12. 12 GEAGLE said at 12:47 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Double digit win is how I see it., but we certainly can’t ever be shocked to see a dog fight in a division game even against a team we outclass on paper

  13. 13 botto said at 12:13 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    no dallas. our luck against back up qbs…

  14. 14 EaglesFANqq said at 11:24 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    I saw Jeff McClane’s article comparing the Eagles to the Patriots this morning.

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5e/ed/45/5eed4559ba2602674b707e19cf6290be.jpg

  15. 15 EaglesFANqq said at 11:26 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    Eagles….Patriots….

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/20/df/23/20df232b8535899257e4b7826dd3a63a.gif

  16. 16 botto said at 12:13 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    which one are you?

  17. 17 MattE said at 12:22 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    He is blanch, the one with a whorish mouth.

  18. 18 Sb2bowl said at 9:41 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Probably should change her name to Bleach

  19. 19 bdbd20 said at 11:29 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    When this offensive line gets going, it’s downright scary. Let’s hope the first half was an aberration.

  20. 20 EaglesFANqq said at 11:33 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    the offensive line got going? Oh yeah…thats when Demarco got those 9 yards.

  21. 21 botto said at 12:00 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    2 tds?

  22. 22 Avery Greene said at 12:04 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    * 3 TDs *

  23. 23 botto said at 12:04 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    would you believe four Td’s?

  24. 24 Avery Greene said at 12:06 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Yup, one did get called back iirc.

    I just realized you were posting Murray’s scores, not the total. Reading comprehension wasn’t working correctly.

  25. 25 Avery Greene said at 11:35 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/Eagles/status/644142660228358144

  26. 26 GEAGLE said at 11:49 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    Predictable… But what I’m interested in, is do they elevate Josh Andrews and dress him after being innactive last week, or do you keep him innactive and dress the Veteran Vandervelde after signing him Off the street? Curious to see which of the two dress, Id like to see them see enough in josh Andrews to dress him over a guy we cut in order to keep Andrews on the Roster

  27. 27 A_T_G said at 12:02 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Hopefully the coaching staff also taps into his clairvoyance. Remember when he was cut, he commented that he always seems to find a way back to Philly.

  28. 28 teltschikfakeout88 said at 1:29 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    He’s Back!!!

  29. 29 Mitchell said at 11:41 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    Keep those second two vids away from D3FB. He might need some new pants if he watches them!

  30. 30 GEAGLE said at 11:44 AM on September 16th, 2015:

    Lol @ Marshawn Lynchs mom tweeting about how Seattle has to fire OC Darrell Bevell for the stupid call sunday trying to make up for not running the ball in the Super Bowl… As if that Locker room Wasnt in enough trouble Right now…
    .
    they don’t have one of the Top generals of thier defense, the QB of the Legion of Boom, Kam Chancellor over money disputes
    ..
    Earl Thomas is playing without being able to comletely lift his arms up over his head playing thru his injury
    .
    cary Williams and Dion Sims are clear down grades to Maxwell and Kam
    ..
    Greed, Jealousy, envy contractually speaking is starting to infest that locker room.. seattle is in a tough position of having to take this stern stance against Kam, because they already have important players like micheal Bennett who are pissed off and making noise about wanting/deserving more money
    ..
    Then their are guys who need to contribute in games, but who Seattle łet go into this season as lame ducks without new deals like Bruce Irvin who already knows it’s his last year in seattle and he will play for the Falcons next year, which means, that this man has one foot out the door already which means we will see a much more selfish player then a guy who was more willing to make any sacrafices for the defense in past years now that he knows you don’t value him past this season..
    ..
    These issues go completely against the Unity and close knit team that made seattle so great in years past and all this is after playërs already lost some trust in the coaching staff with whispers of wanting to make Wilson the SUPERBOWL star instead of Marshawn to have better contract leverage against beast mode….. this is not even close to the United team that made them great, and it’s bad enough that the Legion of Boom, is the Legion that’s doomed right now, all that’s left is Sherm, Earl is great but playing thru injury limitatiòns and Cary and Sims are a significant downgrade from the standard of the legion of Boom.
    ..
    And to complicate things even worse, is that adding a prominent star player like Jimmy Graham who is all finesse, and a smaller Finess Tyler Lockett is going to cause a little identity crisis early until they figure out how to balance the new Finnesse offensive pieces with the traditional smash mouth, grind it out style that has been a staple of the Seattle offense..
    ,,
    Not an ideal time for Seattle to have to travel cross country, to visit a GB team that stole a Super Bowl chance away from them last year and the numbers say that teams that start 0-2 have only made it to the playoffs 12% of the time… That franchise is a very fragile state right now, and probably the worst time imaginable to lose to GB and go down 0-2..
    ..
    too Many Chinks in the seattle armor that made them into a quasi mini dynasty.. The Philadelphia Eagles have to stay healthy and play up to their potential because this conference will NEVER be more WIDE OPEN then it is THIS YEAR! Just stay Healthy, and we should find ourselves in a geat position to make a playoff run.. But we have a ton of growing to do to get their, and most importantly keeping our roster Healthy all year

  31. 31 P_P_K said at 12:01 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I agree the Kam situation in Seattle is more significant than Many seem to think.

  32. 32 GEAGLE said at 12:06 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    My wish is that the Bears franchise completely crashes and burns to the point where they blow that team up and start rebuilding that team…
    ..
    IMO the #1 thing on my Eagle wish list would be finding a way to get Kyle Long to Philly. I’d Rather spend two draft picks and a player like a huff for Long, then to spend draft picks on lIneman we need to grow. This team is ready to compete NOW, IDEALLY we can get our hands on a young Guard like Long who is seasoned and totally game ready, rather then worrying about hitting on the Guard we draft and then Develope him.. Wishful thinking, when it’s time to pay him, they will be so bad that they value extra high draft picks who they can have on cheap rookie deals more then committing To Long.. perfect guard who we know can handle the tempo, even possible RT when Lane eventually moves to the left side. Adding Kyle Long is my dream, but it doesn’t have to be him, as long as it’s a mean, athletic, talented young player who can be here longterm, but be more game ready then a rookie.. A stud Guard going into his 3rd,4th or 5th yr would be Ideal, because adding a stud starting Guard, really helps our depth for next year since we extended Gardner and Dennis kelly who we would have on our bench next year, along with Tobin with another yeàr of growth under his belt
    ..
    #2 on my wish list would be a Talented center to back up KELCE like Hroniss Grasu who can also compete at Guard, but his true value is being as talented of a backüp center as we can ever hope to carry on our bench for a stud center like KELCE who has missed games to injury…It doesn’t have to be Grasu, but I don’t quality centers to stick on our bench league wide, off the top of my head. But Hopefully this is the last season where we don’t have a high quality backüp center insurance to KELCE, if he can start at Guard also, EVEN better
    ..
    Get a starting Guard who is better then both Barbre and Gardner, AND a quality back up center insurance, and not only would our OL be even better, but it would be a big boost to our depth..
    .
    Hopefully the Guard can be signed or traded for. We need youth, but rather it not be a rookie, when we are so ready to contend .
    ..
    #3) Another outside WR
    ..
    #4) another OLB
    ..
    Not many other spots where I’m looking to replace guys,,. Maybe another young Safety on the bench who is better then Couplin

  33. 33 GEAGLE said at 12:21 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    While Seattle is having team “Issues”, The Packers also suffered a Loss, ILB Barrington done for the year. He was supposed to be the ILB upgrade that allowed them to łet Clay Mathews rush the passer opposite of Julius Peppers.. This loss should take Clay Away from rushiñg the passer at times, because GB has a better #3 OLB then what they had at backüp ILB
    ..
    Good news for GB is Datone Jones and Letroy Guiyon are ready to come back from suspensions and give that defense a boost..but they can Ill afford another injury to any of the current starting Linebackers or lack of depth can get them in trouble, along with their continuos SPecial Teams defficiencies

  34. 34 Avery Greene said at 12:37 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Some good perspective on the game.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXxUiYByWTQ

  35. 35 botto said at 12:46 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I’m in

  36. 36 Tdoteaglefan said at 1:12 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Thanks for posting this..i miss listening to cowherd in the morning..dont always agree with him but sometimes he makes great points and backs his opinions up well

  37. 37 peteike said at 2:19 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    thanks, I needed that

  38. 38 Tumtum said at 4:42 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    “That team is good”. Totally agreed. Why Monday’s game is all the more upsetting.

  39. 39 Avery Greene said at 12:45 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    https://vine.co/v/eU7WKjvUA9i

  40. 40 GEAGLE said at 12:45 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    It’s no secret that Foles is my dude, Big Fan… But I have to admit how much better it is to listen to a Bradford press conference then it was to watch Foles at the podium who was like a broken record… Foles at the Podium is Bellichicks Dream QB, he says NOTHING, just repeats the same rah rah team first cliche’s over and over each week…get boring and pointless to even tune in to a Foles press conference. it’s a nice change to hear Sam who can be personable and answer questions honestly, but still know what a QB is supposed to say not to ruffle feathers in the locker room or giving opponents bulletin board material.. For example he was just asked what he knows about the Dallas and if he can feel it this week and it’s nice to hear a QB give you real legit answers, be able to honestly talk about the issue without saying something that would upset a coach, teammate or even give opponents bulletin board material… Where as it was like Foles always worried about making sure he didn’t say anything wrong that he sounds like a robotic cliche at the podium each week, his press conferences are like the QB version of Bellichick

  41. 41 botto said at 12:52 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    yeah Bradford is a smart dude.
    he is super excited too. I like this guy

  42. 42 GEAGLE said at 1:51 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Yeah you can tell he is like a kid in a candy store. Kinda cool to see a progessional athlete so happy just to be able to play the game.. By how excited Sam was Monday being his first game back, I assume the next game he will be more relaxed to start the game… But really cool to see how much a filthy rich pro athlete looks because he is back on the
    Field.. Happy for the kid… Hopefully he paid his injury dudes and can have a few years of good injury luck

  43. 43 anon said at 2:44 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    22/25 is pretty impressive especially when he’s distributing the ball, making the right reads and we don’t have a run game to rely on. Feels good that we didn’t lose the game b/c the QB couldnt connect.

  44. 44 nevadausa16 said at 1:10 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    When Foles was an Eagle, a certain someone said this:

    So far, a QB can’t possibly carry himself better than FOles has..good times and bad times, he has handled every situation as well as you could ever possibly hope for. Seems always truthful, and Truly “GETS IT”…. And we all know what it’s like going from Andy’s “times yours” to chips press conferences,,.

    http://igglesblitz.com/2014/05/nick-foles-gets-it/

  45. 45 Jesús M Hernández said at 1:47 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    What is Andy Reids “times yours”?

  46. 46 Tumtum said at 3:41 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    He said it when he was done with his speil, after every single press conference. For some reason people hated it.

    I love it, but I AM a big red fan boy…so there is that.

  47. 47 sonofdman said at 3:51 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I never got the hate for Reid’s press conferences. He kept stuff in house and never called out players and the philly press took that as a personal insult.

  48. 48 Jesús M Hernández said at 4:06 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Thanks! Now I like that Twitter account even more.

  49. 49 GEAGLE said at 1:48 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    There is NOTHING at all wrong with Foles at a press conference. He won’t EVER say a single wrong thing.. But after a while, Like Reid, it was extremely predictable.. Unless your QB is throwing teammates under the bus or giving the other team bulletin board material then your QBs press conferences mean absolutely NOTHING..
    ..
    But some players and coaches can say the right things while still answering questions openly, others don’t even risk saying anything that can be taken the wrong way and give cookie cutter answers… not exactly some anti Foles comment right there pal

    Some players and coaches after you see 5 of their press conferences no need to see any more because they won’t tell you anything. At this point, I don’t even know why reporters waste their time going to a Bellichick press conference, but that’s not a negative about him as a coach… If the worst thing about our QB is a boring press conference, consider yourself lucky

  50. 50 mksp said at 10:48 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    OH. You mean predictably saying the same thing over and over again is annoying?

    REALLY.

    PLEASE, CARRY ON.

  51. 51 Julescat said at 12:48 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    question from someone who did not watch the game:

    did the Eagles gas the Falcons in the second half or did the Falcons take their foot off the gas to try and sit on a big lead?

  52. 52 Sean Stott said at 12:48 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    100% gassed

  53. 53 Mitchell said at 12:56 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Its actually a bit of a pattern Ive noticed. It feels loke we play worse in the forst half when teams are fresh but come roaring back in thr second, taking advantage of their fatigue.

  54. 54 anon said at 12:59 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    it’s a pretty vanilla team — i think we see how they play us and then we react.

  55. 55 Tumtum said at 3:35 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Gassed and just all around better play. In the first half there were some really stupid mistakes that were drive killers. There were less in the second half, but ultimately the drop by JMatt probably cost us the game.

    The defense played solid in the first half considering the circumstances they were put in. Julio did what he does, but they kept him from scoring on the big plays.

    In the second half the offense stopped trying to run up the middle, and found their run game. That let drives extend and the defense then played absolutely phenomenal.

    Side note.. drives dont need to last 10 minutes, but 3 and outs hurt the defense soooo bad due to the speed. A 2 minute drive by the O would be an eternity to our D. Taking 10 seconds off of the game clock just doesn’t give them enough real life time to rest.

  56. 56 Avery Greene said at 1:12 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    More reason not to like Tom Brady.

    https://twitter.com/mikememoli/status/644193193060376576

  57. 57 Julescat said at 1:31 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    FYI – that quote is taken out of context and that tweet is deliberately misleading.

  58. 58 Avery Greene said at 1:36 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Okay thanks. I can’t tell these things from my Twitter feed. What really happened?

  59. 59 Julescat said at 1:59 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    he had the hat in locker. Brady explained Trump is a friend and gave him the hat. Brady didn’t say that he endorsed Trump and hadn’t decided on who to vote for. They asked him how he felt if his “friend” was elected president and he said that would be great. I think he meant being a personal friend of a president rather than political choice.

    I can see Trump and Brady being friends as they probably go to a lot of the same social gatherings. Brady won’t endorse any candidate and take heat from at least 50% of the fans on any candidate.

  60. 60 Avery Greene said at 2:02 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Thanks.

  61. 61 sonofdman said at 3:46 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    The tweet doesn’t seem that misleading. Brady did say that it would be great if Trump won. Whatever his reasons are, that is what he said.

  62. 62 Julescat said at 3:49 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    the tweet doesn’t really relate that Brady said he wasn’t sure who he would vote for. Just reading the tweet sounds like a political endorsement. Brady probably wants to stay away from politics.

  63. 63 sonofdman said at 3:55 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I get what your saying. Good points.

  64. 64 Cafone said at 3:12 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Former Aaron Hernandez teammate backs Trump on Latinos.

  65. 65 Tumtum said at 3:30 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Ya fired!

  66. 66 iceberg584 said at 1:40 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Back in 2011, a nationally-hyped Eagles team played in an early season primetime matchup at the Georgia Dome. The Eagles came back from a deficit, only to lose a very winnable game in the end. Everybody said they would be fine, especially with a depleted, receiver-less division rival coming to Philadelphia the following week…

    …That game ended in a defeat to the New York Giants (‘the Victor Cruz game’), and the Eagles went into a shocking tailspin.

    I know there are many differences here (such as the Vick injury in 2011), but this has crossed my mind several times. We need to blow Dallas off the field on Sunday.

  67. 67 anon said at 1:42 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    not the same team at all

  68. 68 GEAGLE said at 2:01 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Pretty irrelevant what happened to an eagle team in 2011..
    ..
    But with every game you can find trends that fit your narrative, just like you can bend stats to support an opinion..For example, going into Monday’s Falcons game, if you thought the Eagles would win, you could point to how Atlanta has the worst MNF win percentage. If you thought the Falcons would win, you could point to Matt Ryan being 6-0 in opening games,

  69. 69 sonofdman said at 3:44 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I went to that Giants game and I remember listening to the radio on the way to the game and everyone (hosts and callers) were saying that they could not see any way we lose.

    Every team is threat and there are no gimme games. Especially in the division.

  70. 70 anon said at 1:42 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    fran duffy going ham w/ play breakdowns in all 22 if you head over to his twitter

  71. 71 ICDogg said at 2:25 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    https://vine.co/u/1239620123414163456

  72. 72 anon said at 2:46 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    vines’ even better, was really considering getting game pass just to watch all-22, but it would probably ruin my marriage.

  73. 73 GEAGLE said at 2:04 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Mihalik was dropped from Practice squad with an injury…hope we get him back later on

  74. 74 P_P_K said at 2:17 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Someone over at “Bama’s place asked about the play of Maragos. I like Chris a lot on special teams. Anyone follow his play against Atlanta?

  75. 75 Tumtum said at 3:11 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I didn’t notice him in a bad way. So that in itself means he probably did ok, right? I did remark to myself that he looked a little nervous during one first quarter play.

  76. 76 peteike said at 2:21 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    whats was the deal with that weird banging sound in Atl. Not complaining, just my coworker mentioned it and then I remembered. Sounded like someone banging on a cowbell

  77. 77 ShadyCrockett said at 2:48 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Not sure what it was, but the sound guy was definitely losing his shit trying to cut the mic that was picking it up.

  78. 78 ACViking said at 2:55 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Banging a cowbell — if it was a cowbell — in the Georgia Dome could be an inside joke about “Artificial Noise” sourced from SEC country. The Falcons of course were hit with an NFL penalty for piping artificial noise at home games.

    Ringing a cowbell during the game is a longtime tradition at Mississippi State — dating back to WWII. (The apocryphal story is a cow wondered onto the playing field during an Ole Miss at MSU game. And after MSU won, the cowbell became a staple of good luck.)

    But because of complaints about “artificial noise” by teams visiting MSU, the SEC adopted a rule in the early ’70s baring the use of noise-makers — i.e., “artificial noise” — in SEC games.

    In 2010, the SEC amended the no-artificial noise rule by once again allowing the ringing of cowbells at MSU home games.

  79. 79 nevadausa16 said at 3:05 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    great stuff

  80. 80 GEAGLE said at 3:01 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I can’t stand the Viking Horn when Minnesota plays

  81. 81 Ark87 said at 5:41 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I love the Viking horn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That thing is boss as hell, especially for a GoT fan.
    “HORNBLOWER, A BRONZE STATUE FOR THE MAN WHO KILLS THAT HORNBLOWER!”

  82. 82 MagRememberSeptember said at 5:47 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    “Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning,
    Oh! How I’d love to remain in bed
    For the hardest blow of all is to hear the bugler call:
    ‘You’ve got to get up, you’ve got to get up,
    You’ve got to get up this morning!'”

    Someday I’m going to murder the bugler
    Someday they’re going to find him dead
    I’ll amputate his reveille and stomp upon it heavily
    And spend the rest of my life in bed!

  83. 83 Tdoteaglefan said at 5:54 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    “I WILL kill that man. I don’t care how many arrows they feather me with, how many spears they run through me, I will kill that horn-blowing cunt before I fall.”

    lol…Am I the only one who thinks that was Ramsay blowing that horn? or was that revealed at some point?

  84. 84 Avery Greene said at 2:31 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I figured this hit was illegal.

    https://twitter.com/BleedingGreen/status/644216808770281472

  85. 85 Mac said at 2:44 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I was shocked at the lack of flag for launching at a player and leading helmet first.

  86. 86 A_T_G said at 2:47 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I think the first guy obscured the view, but yeah, that was a pretty clear helmet to helmet.

  87. 87 Tumtum said at 3:09 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Launching, helmet to helmet. He covered all his bases. Refs didn’t do us any favors. Not that they should have to. They finally started calling the blocking on the WR screens. The first one they didnt call resulted in a big play on a drive that ended in points though.

    Lots of what-ifs. Still just feel like Birds didn’t deserve that W.

  88. 88 GEAGLE said at 5:34 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I won’t complaint about any of the plays they flagged us for on offense, even tho I feel they let the Atlanta OL get away with things they were calling on our OL….but two things make me insane.
    ..
    1) DONT Take away the Sack Fumble Turnover Fletcher Cox earned at a crucial time where we were fighting our ass off to get back in that game. Kiko didn’t effect the Guy he was covering AT ALL, you can’t take that turnover away from us like that at such a critical point,
    .
    2) you threw 300 Flags, and you don’t throw a flag on the one play in the entire game that Warranted a fine, that illegal hit to Jordan could have cost us our top WR for a few weeks and you don’t call anything..
    ..
    I’ll take the 60 yards worth of offensive penalties also negating 98 yards of offense, but those two instances are inexcusable

  89. 89 Ark87 said at 5:39 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    add spearing to the list, you put that head down and lead with the crown, doesn’t matter where your head ends up hitting.

  90. 90 GEAGLE said at 3:00 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I’m just friggin thankful we didn’t lose the pope for 3 weeks in the concussion program after that hat.. Lucky he didn’t get knocked out of that game, without Jordan, I dont know if we come roaring back the way we did.

  91. 91 Michael Winter Cho said at 4:29 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    There was no flag there!!!?

  92. 92 GEAGLE said at 4:47 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Of course not.

  93. 93 Avery Greene said at 4:58 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Yeah, I was surprised that it wasn’t thrown.

  94. 94 Eagle Talon said at 5:02 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Maclin too. I think it was in ’11. They don’t call them the dirty birds for nothing. Atlanta area is the North Jersey of the South.

  95. 95 teltschikfakeout88 said at 8:28 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    The commentators said that it was not helmet to helmet becuase he was not defenseless and was making a football move when looking at this replay…I laughed and thought how could he be anymore defenseless as he is wrapped up and going to the ground before the helmet to helmet…..

  96. 96 GEAGLE said at 2:48 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Atlanta safety William Moore fined like 23k for his illegal hit on Jordan Mathews. We got flagged every single time we breathed on a falcon player, yet we can’t get a penalty called for a his worthy of a fine that could have cost us Jordan Mathews for weeks had he been concussed??? Weak sauce
    ..
    But Kiko makes insignificant contact down field and we get a strip sack turnover taken away from us at a crucial point during the game, you don’t make that Bullshit call, and good chance we win that game. They were on the ropes, a bullshit call like that totally saves them and let’s them off the hook.
    ..
    If you are going to call every single penalty imaginable on us, you better at least give us a call on the one play in the entire game that was worthy of a fine. You threw the flags all night except on the one illegal play in the game that warranted a fine… We didn’t LOSE the game because of the Refs, but that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t do their job and not take away such a crucial play from a team that busted it’s ass overcame a bunch of penalties to get back in that game..
    ..
    What funny is that whenever a bullshit call goes against us, and they ask the jackass head of officiating to explain the call on the broadcast, His opinion almost always is anti eagle…
    ..
    That first half was disgusting enough to sit thru as eagle fans, the friggin refs shouldn’t pile onto our disparity.
    ..
    We are good enough to beat that Falcons team and overcome any bullshit the refs threw our way so I can’t blame the loss on the refs.. But I would be lying if I said that I thought that was a fairly ref’ed game. I seen plenty of times when their OL got away with shit we were getting called for on multiple times

  97. 97 anon said at 2:51 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    i was surprised they didn’t call kiko’s pick pass interference.

  98. 98 Tumtum said at 3:06 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I thought the same at first, but I think he was within 5 yards.

  99. 99 Tumtum said at 3:06 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Glad we lost to be honest. Got lucky enough times last year. If there was any over-looking of the Falcons going on, that sort of thinking will be gone now.

  100. 100 GEAGLE said at 3:16 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I have to admit, that if we win that Falcons game, I’d probably be worried about a letdown in this game with so many key Cowboys missing, but I don’t see how they can overlook anyone when the threat of an 0-2 start hangs over their heads..
    .
    Squeezing out a win this week isn’t enough. I don’t want to play down to Dallas level on Sunday. We are the much more talented team then who will be on the field for Dallas on Sunday, I need us to play like Dallas isn’t on our level when we are at full strength and they are not.. Play to our level and what Dallas does shouldn’t matter on Sunday

  101. 101 Tumtum said at 3:29 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Yeah my expectations at this point are total domination. Less will be a disappointment.

    How my view points have changed in the last month LOL.

  102. 102 goeagles55 said at 3:00 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Watch Kelce take out two guys on this play:
    https://vine.co/v/eUOXAjMgMwT

    Unforunately, I think this was one of the many called back for holding.

  103. 103 Avery Greene said at 3:02 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I’be been monitoring his twitter/instagram today. He’s def putting a lot of stuff out there today.

  104. 104 JoeBlow said at 3:07 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    surprised a ref didn’t throw a flag and call him for tripping when he rolled into the 2nd guy….it was that kind of night

  105. 105 Insomniac said at 3:11 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Taking out two guys? He took out the same guy twice.

  106. 106 TypicalDouche said at 3:15 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    It looks like #25 and #55 are two different players to me.

  107. 107 Insomniac said at 3:18 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Getting credit from someone elses block and making the guy trip over you is taking out someone by yourself now?

  108. 108 TypicalDouche said at 3:27 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Did it work? Yes it did, so although Kelce isn’t fully responsible for that 2nd block him tripping #55 took him out of the entirely.

  109. 109 Avery Greene said at 3:02 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    So last week we were concerned about the line at -3 on the road. This week the line has gone from -2 to -6.

  110. 110 GEAGLE said at 4:26 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I was one of the people who were scared to death by the 3pt line going into Atlanta,,, but when I saw the line at 5.5 yesterday, to me that says Double Digit Eagle win…. Of course Vegas is great, but they aren’t always right… But for those that put stock into what the vegas lines say, I think the textbook interpretation is THATs a pro Eagles line….. Obviously that won’t Guarentee anything, but Vegas and the Bookmakers certainly aren’t in the business Because they like losing money..

  111. 111 GEAGLE said at 3:07 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Lol Adam Caplan says up to the last minute, romo and Witten were texting mUrray to change his mind and not to sign with us, and he went dark on
    Them, didn’t answer and signed his eagle Deal..
    ..
    Apparently a week before that Murray was led to believe the Dallas offer would come, and it never came..
    ..
    Mort said Murray at no point was ever offered an extension like Crawford, had he ever been offered anything like that he would have signed longterm with Dallas, and Dallas can’t claim his injuries worried them, when Murray never missed a season for an Achilles Tear like Crawford did who they just paid..
    .,
    Not to mention ignorant petty theif backup RBs who he helped Mentor, running their mouth talking about the meat he left on the bone is probably something Murray hasn’t forgotten this week
    ..
    Human Nature makes me think there is no way Demarco isn’t going to be a little extra motivated to put on a show on Sunday

  112. 112 GEAGLE said at 3:09 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Mark Domenik: “doesn’t matter what position they play, you don’t let special men like Demarco Murray in this league go to another team. he is exactly what every franchise wants in a player. Losing Demarco will haunt Dallas”…

  113. 113 ACViking said at 3:19 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Mark Dominik, the ex-Tampa Bay GM . . . whose 1st Rd picks were: QB Josh Freeman (2009); DT Gerald McCoy (2010); DE Adrian Clayborn (2011); S Mark Baron – RB Doug Martin (2012)?

    Not sure Dominik’s view on building a franchise is the best one.

  114. 114 Tumtum said at 3:24 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Im no GM either but I felt like Freeman was a good shot where they took him. The rest of the players I actually really, really like. Martin had 2 down years due to injury, but if he stays healthy this year I think he is poised to do very well once again.

  115. 115 JoeBlow said at 3:44 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    yea he’s a guy who completley bombed as a GM and now he is on ESPN giving “expert advice”….didn’t he get prank called by two guys who said they were GM Buddy Nix from the Bills

  116. 116 GEAGLE said at 4:02 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    That’s a Pretty silly statement..most of the people on espn have been fired from NFL jobs, and maybe he bombed as a Gm, but he had to be a decent scout or some other position to be able to work his way up to a GM job,, even if he sucks as a GM, but had success at other personnel positions, that still makes him an expert qualified to give his opinion compared to most of the blowhard media like elliot Shorr parks who’s opinipn is really worthless, yet he gives it any way
    ..
    But I don’t really give a shit about Domenik, so feel free to rip him all you want

  117. 117 Michael Winter Cho said at 4:28 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Good, because Chip has also let a few special men join other teams.

  118. 118 Anders said at 3:11 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Outside of Baron, I liked all those picks.

  119. 119 Insomniac said at 3:24 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    If Chip ran the damn ball with our tempo/RB rotation then Demarco could very well be Emmit Smith.

  120. 120 GEAGLE said at 3:24 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    So lucky. I was worried that Pats vs Bills game was going to be at 4pm like the Eagles game, but it’s on at 1pm… Hard to get a better week of games then:
    Thurs.. Denver @ KC
    1:00 NE @ Bills
    4pm Dallas @ Philly
    8pm Seattle @ GB
    Monday Colts @ Jets (upcoming eagle opponent)
    ..,
    I’ll be surprised if I see a week with 5 better matchups then this week. That line up should be tough to beat

  121. 121 botto said at 3:26 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    i’ll watch 1.

  122. 122 anon said at 3:27 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    den v kc should be good

  123. 123 the DONALD said at 3:32 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    i guess your not a redzone fan? WHEN the eagles arent on..

  124. 124 GEAGLE said at 3:55 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Not really… I usually have it streaming on one of my computers while a game is on TV, but I’m usually more into watching an entire game, then highlights on the Redzone channel.. By the time I watch Sportscenter, football tonight after the 4pm games, some NFL network next day coverage, and inside the NFL on HBO, I will have seen all the plays you see on Sunday watching a highlight channel… Football isn’t football without the struggles and adversity you have to overcome and endure in between the highlights you see on the REDZONE channel..

  125. 125 peteike said at 4:25 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Im starting to see it that way also. Just watching red zone this past weekend, I feel like I missed a lot. Almost rather watch more of a full game but my gambling and fantasy football make red zone work for me.

  126. 126 GEAGLE said at 4:42 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I feel like the redzone highlight era has screwed up the way Eagles fans view games,. They expect a good win to always be some 40 to 3 picnic, and God forbid the first two drives doesn’t go the Eagles way, the sky is automatically falling in Philly…
    ..
    Just because we have a really good coach and a ton of talent, doesn’t mean we should expect to see these college type blowouts every week where we barely face adversity all game..
    .,
    Watching the first half of atlanta, we looked terrible, yet I swear to you that at no point in the first half did I stop thinking we were going to win that game. At Haftime, in my head, I was still completely convinced we were winning that game. not because I saw anytning in the first half beating we took that gave me hope, but because I’m just not wired to ever feel we are out of a game at Halftime.. Even when we are supposed to be much better then a team and I think we will blow them out, I’m NEVER surprised to run into some adversity,,. This is literally the ultimate team game.. You can have 10 players playing well, and 1 guy gets beat, can stall your entire offense or get your defense burnt… Every roster has talent. All it takes is one of your 11 players getting beat bad on a play and it can have drastic effect on the game,. You can’t expect all 11 of your players to dominate all 11 players of the opponents every play for 60 minutes… odds are, you will run into some adversity that you willl have to overcome, one play can start to change the course of an entire game.. What you see in the 1st quarter is often irrelevant by the 4th Quarter, that’s what makes this game so amazing,,, which Is why I will never be able to wrap my head around, how fans can be so down and think we will lose after a bad half of play. If atlanta can have a good half and score 20 points, then why should I feel like we can’t make adjustments come back and score 30 in the next half? Losing will ever cross my mind in the first half, unless maybe if we are suffering a bunch of key injuries while getting our butts whipped… But as long as we are still healthy, I don’t care what happens in the first half, I will always still think we will adjust and win the game, as long as I can believe in the coaching, preperation, talent and Charachter of our team… Obviously, when I see a gutless group of Eagles like the 2012 team, you can bet I won’t be as confident,,, but if you believe in the talent, coaching and Charchter on this team, you should NEVER think we aren’t going to win the game at halftime… And I’m grateful and feel fortunate that the Eagles are at a point where I believe in the leadership, ability and preperation of this eagle team

  127. 127 peteike said at 5:03 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Ive been watching NFL long enough to know better. Gotta consider it a blessing if you even get a handful of blowout wins in a season. I felt like they were still in it for sure at half esp after last season at Jax. Then they almost made the comeback look easy but the clock wasnt on our side and the D wasnt either really. That or I lost some confidence there even though they got some stops and made some plays, no help from the refs.

  128. 128 GEAGLE said at 7:43 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Well said

  129. 129 the DONALD said at 8:29 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    eh valid points.. I rock the redzone pretty hard tho.. to each their own.. #beatdallas baby!!

  130. 130 GEAGLE said at 3:58 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Wow… When multi time scumbag like Pacman Jones, takes off a playërs helmet and bashes the back of a playërs head onto the helmet, and Goodell doesn’t have the Balls to suspend multi time offended like Pacman Jones, you can tell GOODELL has been Nuetered a bit… But when a scumbag like Pacman ONLY gets a fine for such disgusting Behavior, and the scumbag has the audacity to appeal the fine, that’s when you know Tom Brady and the Judge are each wearing one of Goodells Balls as a pendant on a chain around their necks

  131. 131 Eagle Talon said at 4:37 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Then Jones has the balls to bitch about the fine. Someone needs to tell him to STFU, pay the fine, keep your head down and your ass out of trouble.

  132. 132 peteike said at 4:43 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    after Brady, they all now will think they can fight everything. The slippery slope in that one seems awfully slippery

  133. 133 GEAGLE said at 4:46 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Indeed..

  134. 134 GEAGLE said at 4:46 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Yeah at some point the player association has to tell him to piss off,or go pay for his own lawyer, I understand players association having to stick up for the players, but don’t make a mockery of the process.

  135. 135 TypicalDouche said at 4:50 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    He also said and I quote “I can’t guarantee it won’t happen again” and also said about a potential meeting with Goodell “it won’t be my first”. Dude just doesn’t care what the league says or does to him, he is going to do what he wants.

  136. 136 Mitchell said at 4:01 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I just wanna beat some playoff teams, you know?

  137. 137 GEAGLE said at 4:20 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I just want to win 3 of every 4 games, Give me that, and I won’t care who we beat.. Beating a playoff team now doesn’t count for any more then beating the Browns.. I can wait Til the playoffs to beat playoff teams if need be,.
    ..
    I think it’s more important to beat the teams that you are supposed to beat consistently, then it is to get some wins against great teams if we are going to have łet downs against teams we shouldn’t lose to.
    ..
    I figure if we can go 3-1 four times this season. Odds are we will have beaten a quality team or Two…. But I hear you!
    .

  138. 138 Jesús M Hernández said at 4:15 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Can’t wait for next game. One of my best friends is a Cowboys fan (as most football fans in Mexico) and he is still insisting with their great offensive line blah blah blah….

    Can’t wait for Demarco to truck Sean Lee and making a statement against them. It’s gonna be a great game I hope… The best thing about Chip Kelly is that watching our team is fun… Can’t imagine being a Browns or jaguars fan

  139. 139 MagRememberSeptember said at 5:31 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Sean Lee might actually do better on the outside than he did at MLB, much as I hate to say it.

  140. 140 P_P_K said at 10:10 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    You, sir, are a kind and compassionate individual to be able to have a Cowboys fan as a friend.

  141. 141 Jesús M Hernández said at 5:14 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Haha I really don’t hate the Cowboys as much as I do the Giants. There’s no team I like to see the Eagles beat more than the Giants. I still remember how we won like 8 consecutive games starting in 2008

  142. 142 GEAGLE said at 4:16 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Sal Pal reports that at halftime of the Atlanta game, Demarco is who stood up, spoke up, rallied the troops and got us ready to come out ready to fight in the second half

  143. 143 Avery Greene said at 5:01 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Funny, Kelce said it was Bradford. Sal Pal has become a joke of a reporter for this team.

  144. 144 GEAGLE said at 5:12 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Well he actually said Murry was one of the few guys who spoke up at half time, but he didn’t name any other names..
    ..
    I’d love it if the truth was that Both our New QB and New RB took it upon themselves to speak up at half time of their first game as Eagles..

  145. 145 Avery Greene said at 5:29 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I find it interesting that he’d leave his name out of it. I hate when reporters try to push a narrative regardless of available information. He said that Bradford looked scared and wasn’t able to get his team excited during the game. Yet, Roob in talking with the teammates say that many of them were impressed with Bradford’s halftime talk. Doesn’t seem to fit the narrative that he’s scared and not able to get his team excited.

    http://www.csnphilly.com/football-philadelphia-eagles/sam-bradford-impressed-teammates-halftime-pep-talk

  146. 146 GEAGLE said at 7:42 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Whoa that hack said that he was scared? Every offensive player I heard like Jordan raved about how Bradford never looked rattled and how impressed they were with his leadership throughout the game..

  147. 147 unhinged said at 10:06 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    The Oklahoma Orators?

  148. 148 BobSmith77 said at 8:34 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Get that man a clipboard and a mike because coaching is what he should be doing!

  149. 149 Mitchell said at 4:23 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Honestly, im a bit nervous for this Cowboys. I truly want to believe that Murray is gonna come out and smash the Cowboys but Im worried about this O-line for the first time since we released the starting guards from last year. Of course a perfectly good explanantion is, Monday was the first time those combination of 5 players played together in a real game. We all know they need time to gel. However after all of that I still have the bitter taste of seeing several mistakes from last year ending up in our loss to a decent team. Im honestly not really even excited for the games against the Redskins, Panthers, etc. Im lookong forward to Cowboys, Saints, Pats, etc. I NEED to see us compete with the big boys.

  150. 150 botto said at 4:40 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I think they are all gelled up now. the second half offense was good.
    cowboys are always nervous to play, just like the skins and giants.
    obviously we are in a must win situation already. but these guys should be fired up.

  151. 151 GEAGLE said at 4:50 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    The Jets game could be tougher then we think if our interior OL isn’t ready to block those DTs on the Jets….
    ..
    Wonder who they will stick Revis on? Wouldn’t be that crazy to see them disrespect our outside WRs and see Bowles put together a game plan that has REVIS on Sproles when he is in the game, or we could end up seeing REVIS on the Pope,,,, not sure they can afford to waste his talent on Agholar, Huff or Coop…

  152. 152 Mitchell said at 5:03 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I think the jets game will be tough as well. I accept any challenges upper level defenses can give the Eagles.

  153. 153 GEAGLE said at 5:09 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Yeah I’d probably view a top defense like the jets as a better test, then us facing a top offense like the colts that will struggle on defense..
    ..

  154. 154 RobNE said at 5:07 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    wasn’t it the first time the Falcons OL played together? They had just traded for one guy the week before.

  155. 155 GEAGLE said at 5:21 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Yeah, but that’s oversimplifying things because Rarely did they have the Balls to try to block us with Those “5”.. A lot of that first half Atlanta was keeping 6, 7 guys in to block,,. We didn’t actually see their “5 OL” shut down our rush.
    ,.
    But that’s not an excuse, it was no secret that they weren’t going to go with 3, or 4 WRs this week even tho teams will Probabky want to test our nickel and dime, because of the fact that they weren’t going to have the confidence in that unit to try and only blocks us with 5 guys,, so we should have been more prepared to get Pressure on them in the first half, instead of leaving Maxwell out to dry, asking him to cover for like 5 seconds on long developing play action pass routes down field

  156. 156 anon said at 5:41 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    the opposite of the eagles, they have one guy and say “stop him”. Usually we take away the run and force the pass, feel like we should have tried that here, but its hard when you have julio and roddy.

  157. 157 Mitchell said at 5:29 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Both teams I suppose.

  158. 158 GEAGLE said at 5:07 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Cowboys are coming into this game with their entire DL depth depleted. You do NOT want to face our tempo unless you have at least 6 quality players on the DL that you are comfortable rotating into a game, and they will be short Gregory, Hardy this week, which will force them to probably take Mincy away from DT weakening DT depth, because they don’t have another DE that can start opposite of Demarcus Lawrence…
    ..
    We didn’t move the ball in the first half, and Atlanta rotated its DL depth and we still managed to completely gas them with our tempo in the second half.. What’s going to happen to a cowboy DL that lacks depth, if we get our tempo going and start wearing them down in the first half? What happens when they are drained at halftime and they see a fresh Ryan Mathews getting ready to come into the game for the first time?
    ,,
    As Long as we don’t wait Til the second half to show up, or tempo should really cripple their lack of depth… Not only do I expect to beat them with tempo, but when they are so tired and DONT have backups to give them a breather, they wetter be worried about being more susceptible to injuries..

    THeir Lack of DL depth can be a nightmare against our tempo especially if we show up in the first half… And on the other side of the ball, it’s probably not ideal to be facing Kiko, Barwin and Kendricks when you will be looking to TEs Witten and Escobar and throwing to RB Dunbar because they can’t run against us..
    ..
    If they had all their horses on Defense, maybe they can overcome the Loss of DEz, but between the players they lost to injuries and the players who are suspended because they don’t care about Charachter, it’s like the worse time possible for them to have to face us… if we show up ready to play in the first half, by the 3rd quarter we will take their conditioning into deep waters and then DROWN THEM!!!

  159. 159 MagRememberSeptember said at 5:29 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I hope most of the whiners are finished now? First, too many Eagles fans were telling themselves, “The national media is mean to our boys. We are waaay better than they say. The national media said negative things about other teams, but we believe them”. Second , in the first half everybody on the offense was not in sync. Timing was off. Idiot penalties, passes dropped, Sam overthrowing a couple. That will go away. Third, Julio will beat everybody. Heck, on Sunday I saw Revis get beaten by a receiver he had already knocked down! Revis! Jones caught that pass from Rodgers with Ball velcroed to his jersey. Fourth, the Front Seven (Magnificent Seven?) let ball carriers eel and slither through the line too many times for 2 or 3 yards when it mattered. This seems more noteworthy than the back-end still working the kinks out. For those who don’t actually watch the games but want to crucify the coaches:- the coaching staff changed their scheming at half-time, JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER COACHING STAFF IN THE WHOLE LEAGUE!!

    Finally: Presidential quote (plus many a winning coach):

    “don’t get too high when things are going well, and don’t get too low when things are going tough”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yulmgTcGLZw

  160. 160 Avery Greene said at 5:31 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I like that, the Magnificent 7. Great movie too.

  161. 161 MagRememberSeptember said at 5:43 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Folks have been discussing a name for the group. For some reason, it just came to me. Can’t get much tougher than the characters often portrayed by Steve McQueen or Charles Bronson. I mean tough in the sense of giving and keeping their word, no matter the difficulties. My favourite movie of all time is The Great Escape. even if Hollywood changed the characters and somewhat altered the story line.

  162. 162 Julescat said at 5:54 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    like your taste in movies

  163. 163 anon said at 6:15 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Great movie, bullitt is my fav.

  164. 164 Avery Greene said at 6:28 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Mine too. I have it in the Netflix queue because I tell my wife one of these days I’m going to make her watch it.

  165. 165 unhinged said at 10:01 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    It has a score that lends itself to football highlight reels:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbsuAbTTsV8

  166. 166 P_P_K said at 10:09 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    One of the all-time great movies. Somewhat based on a true story.

  167. 167 Julescat said at 9:13 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Hilts – cooler king

  168. 168 peteike said at 5:57 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    and Billy D is still a terrible coord until he proves otherwise. Sure, they will win a few games from turnovers created but if that back end doesnt get consistency then its not the players.

  169. 169 OregonDucker said at 6:09 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    He finally adjusted in the 2nd half. But our secondary was not using technique they were taught in the first half either. Very disappointing first half on both sides of the ball.

    What we needed on D was a Rex Ryan Blitz approach which he used on Luck. Kill the passer and let the WRs run wild – in the end it does not matter if they are open when the QB is on his back.

  170. 170 TypicalDouche said at 6:06 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    The Eagles lost the first game of the year, the wheels have already come off!!..All jokes aside the pessimism of some fans amazes me. This roster is very talented and still new playing with eachother but it seems people forget that a real game is very different as compared to preseason. Their is going to be growing pains as the team comes together with the new faces but why some folks cant understand that I will never understand.

  171. 171 OregonDucker said at 6:12 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    The Eagles had that game in hand, some of us are just disappointed in the let down. But you’re right, this team has a lot of new moving parts, that need too mesh and rev up.

  172. 172 TypicalDouche said at 6:21 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    My point exactly OD. I was at the game in person so I know the disappointment fans felt but I also saw enough to be optimistic about as well.

  173. 173 anon said at 7:04 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    didn’t realize we were 0-2 against cowboys at home

  174. 174 iceberg584 said at 8:01 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    That 2013 loss at home to Dallas featured a disgustingly large portion of Matt Barkley under center.

  175. 175 Avery Greene said at 7:09 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I think this should be a part of every school’s curriculum.

    https://twitter.com/Eagles/status/644285435607257088

  176. 176 Insomniac said at 9:18 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Lets hope this man might have made an entire nation Eagles fans.

  177. 177 P_P_K said at 10:07 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    A good man doing a good thing.

  178. 178 BC1968 said at 8:01 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Something that might have been overlooked because it didn’t ending up being a factor. Was Matt’s hand going forward on that sack/fumble that was negated by the Kiko penalty? Did anyone get a good view other than the one above that could have overturned it?

  179. 179 A_T_G said at 8:12 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I think it looks above like Ryan bounces it off Cox’s helmet at the last second.

  180. 180 BobSmith77 said at 8:50 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Remember last season where we kept seeing erratic performances from the this team where they would play 2/2.5 good quarters of football coupled with some really crappy stretches?

    Most of the year though we kept talking about the Eagles playing 4 complete quarters though without seeing. Really didn’t occur to the Sunday night vs Giants and again vs Dallas on Thanksgiving.

    Against inferior teams /and/or at home, the Eagles can probably get away with playing on a good half or so. On the road though and/or against better teams that have some offensive capability, it generally won’t.

  181. 181 Insomniac said at 9:24 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    People were hyping up the potential of the team. They forgot that we have to hit all cylinders to get to that potential and then reality hit. It’s the 2nd week and we have some times to iron out some things (ok maybe not the secondary though).

  182. 182 BobSmith77 said at 9:57 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Think we are going to get more of the former and inconsistent football most of the year with a couple of teaser games.

    I had the Eagles at 10-6 on here and taking the WC. Its funny but it a lot of ways I felt this team went in a circle this offseason and still feel that way.

  183. 183 Avery Greene said at 10:33 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    I’m not ready to say that yet. A lot of the inconsistent play last year came from the QB. Bradford without a running game was stellar in the 2nd half. Last year, we didn’t get that type of play with a non-existent run game.
    Let’s see how it plays out before we decide they are playing inconsistent football all year. We have two new OL, new QB, new RB, and a new WR. Lots of moving pieces. It looks like there was a lot of miscommunication, and that comes with time.

    If they are still playing mostly inconsistent ball Week 7 or 8, I will agree. If they look like they are starting to hit their stride Week 7 or 8 (not unusual for good teams), then we have something to be hopeful for.

  184. 184 unhinged said at 11:38 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    It all starts w/QB. I really think that if the OL can get its issues ironed out and Bradford can ID his third and fourth options MOST snaps, the run game and tempo can contribute to a rhythm that will set a tone. We beat ourselves often last season, and we did that in the first half monday night. That trend was discontinued in the 2nd half until that last drive stalled. I don’t think we are very far from consistency.

  185. 185 George said at 8:53 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wNCHhQFKs4

    I don’t think I’ve ever laughed this hard in my life

  186. 186 A_T_G said at 9:43 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Wow. Just wow.

  187. 187 George said at 10:45 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Its like “How ’bout them cowboys” meets trailer park boys

  188. 188 Ark87 said at 9:45 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I’m so scared right now

  189. 189 Michael Winter Cho said at 11:42 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    I could only watch 36 seconds when the faint sound of distant banjos chilled me to the bone and I had to turn it off.

  190. 190 A_T_G said at 6:15 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    This statement makes me certain I don’t want to see the video he posts when Washington visits and there are fans walking around wearing pig noses.

  191. 191 kevinlied said at 8:47 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Especially when you consider that the over/under on firearms he owns is probably 7.5.

  192. 192 Ark87 said at 1:04 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    exactly, he’s out there somewhere, this is why I don’t go outside

  193. 193 BobSmith77 said at 10:17 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    He’s passionate.

  194. 194 Mitchell said at 10:27 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    ‘MERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  195. 195 CrackSammich said at 10:45 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    lol @ “Bring the Heisman Trophy back to Texas!”

  196. 196 kevinlied said at 8:46 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Maybe he and Joseph Randle are going to boost it from the Downtown Athletic Club.

  197. 197 Avi said at 1:36 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    i love the 5 second hold pose at the end LMAO

  198. 198 kevinlied said at 8:44 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Part of the reason that professional athletes and coaches deserve the money they get is that a lot of really unstable people care deeply about how they’re doing their jobs. It would make me uncomfortable if this guy made a video trying to psych me up for work.

  199. 199 Insomniac said at 9:28 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    2013: Historical and anomaly QB performance from Foles
    2014: Historically great ST play
    2015: ????

  200. 200 sonofdman said at 9:32 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Historically reactionary fan base!

  201. 201 Insomniac said at 9:33 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    since we threw snowballs at santa

  202. 202 sonofdman said at 9:34 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Everyone knows that happens every game (even when there is no snow and no santa),

  203. 203 botto said at 12:34 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    one for the history books

  204. 204 unhinged said at 11:39 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    91 reminded me of a 92 who once wore green.

  205. 205 Anders said at 2:41 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    That 92 started as a 91 in his rookie season where he played 3-4 DE and had 13 sacks.

  206. 206 A_T_G said at 7:59 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Wow, I forgot about that. If Fletcher asks to switch to 92 next year when contract extension talks begin, they might just hand him a blank check.

  207. 207 Anders said at 8:10 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Most people forget that when comparing when talking about Bruce Smith or even JJ Watt (who only plays 3-4 DE in name)

  208. 208 Michael Winter Cho said at 11:40 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    Eagles ranked a fairly lame 19th in DVOA, based on dead average O and D and bad special teams. http://www.footballoutsiders.com/dvoa-ratings/2015/week-1-dvoa-ratings

  209. 209 anon said at 11:57 PM on September 16th, 2015:

    jimmy bama went wild w/ the graphics

  210. 210 P_P_K said at 2:00 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Really funny stuff. Link to his stuff: http://www.phillyvoice.com/staff-contributors/jimmy-kempski/

  211. 211 Avi said at 1:33 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    ppl are not talking about this much, but the play of the game, IMO was the 3rd and 20 when the falcons ran the draw and converted. At that point, Atlanta’s defense was gassed, Eagles O was rolling and we had a 1 pt lead if i recall. If they get off the field, I have no doubt Philly scores another TD and makes it an 8 pt game…its just frustrating. That 1 play was so reminiscent to the last few years of the D not being able to get off the field on 3rd and 10+…o well on to dallas…

  212. 212 Mitchell said at 2:19 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    YES! what a frustrating “non-elimination” of x-plays. I joked with my wife last year that when our defense had 3rd and long, we were giving up the first down. Billy D, for whatever reason is not very good with 3rd and +10.

  213. 213 kevinlied said at 8:51 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Absolutely. Would have had great field position too.

  214. 214 sonofdman said at 11:57 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Nobody’s really calling him out (that I have seen), but it looked like Kiko played that play really poorly. Once he saw that Coleman had the ball and was running toward Kiko, it looked like Kiko waited to meet him a fe yards short of the first down marker. This let Coleman change the angle he was running at and get past Kiko to get the first down. If Kiko had attacked he may have gotten the tackle or at least forced Coleman to make a move earlier which could have forced him towards the sideline and maybe could have given another eagle a chance to help out. I’m a big Kiko fan, but that wad my impression when watching the replay of that play.

  215. 215 Avi said at 2:17 PM on September 18th, 2015:

    i think the kid is still rusty. he only played a handful of snaps preseason, he should get it worked out but i agree he took a poor angle

  216. 216 Steve the English Eagle said at 5:47 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Another play that doesn’t seem to be mentioned much is Miles Austin’s drop in the first half. Would have been a good gain, maybe lead to points and added a ray of light to a dismal first half. This team can be really good if we can just get out of our own way.
    Greetings from London by the way – my first post

  217. 217 A_T_G said at 7:11 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Good point. At the time, I thought it was a sign things were starting to click, but we continued to sputter for the rest of the half.

    Also, welcome.

  218. 218 Ark87 said at 9:09 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    welcome, here’s your avatar. we look forward to hearing more from you!
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/15/01/fd/1501fde133097ea3a5723bf71667c278.jpg

  219. 219 RobNE said at 9:32 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    what do you have for an Eagles fan trapped in Patriot territory?

  220. 220 Crus57 said at 9:45 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Crossing the streams in this mini-thread, how about an Eagle wearing a RedCoat?

  221. 221 RobNE said at 9:47 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    an Eagle wearing a hoodie?

  222. 222 Ark87 said at 9:48 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    lol I wish I had one for you, just happened to remember someone did a British version of all the NFL teams. Some are pretty funny.
    http://www.thedrawplay.com/british-logos/

  223. 223 Ark87 said at 10:58 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    I shopped something for you. Considered adding gore, but didn’t want to offend anyone :-P, wondering how that will look as an avatar

  224. 224 RobNE said at 11:12 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    awesome thanks.

    test

  225. 225 Ark87 said at 11:12 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    it’s so tiny! lol

  226. 226 sonofdman said at 11:51 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    that’s what she said? (sorry)

  227. 227 Ark87 said at 12:01 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    every time T.T

  228. 228 Ark87 said at 11:18 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    cropped it to come up bigger if you want, unfortunately that eagle is wide, and the avatar is square lol

  229. 229 Michael Winter Cho said at 11:18 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Can you swap out the Eagles with Dawkins’ body from the famous photochop thread? (just kidding 😉

  230. 230 Ark87 said at 11:20 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    that would be awesome lol

  231. 231 Michael Winter Cho said at 9:58 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Cool, I just re-read his post with an English accent.

  232. 232 botto said at 12:33 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    its much better that way

  233. 233 Steve the English Eagle said at 10:59 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Many thanks old boy, jolly good of you colonial chaps to provide some artwork.
    Not all of us wear our monocles all the time you know!

  234. 234 Ark87 said at 11:25 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    well yeah, whats the point if you can’t take it out for dramatic effect?
    http://i.imgur.com/GOl2ot2.gif

  235. 235 Mitchell said at 11:50 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    I really really wish I could upvote this more!

  236. 236 sonofdman said at 11:50 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    You do all were bowler hats and smoke pipes though, right?

  237. 237 D3FB said at 12:27 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Gooner, Spur, Chelski, Ranger, Hammer, Cottager?

    The people need to know.

  238. 238 Steve the English Eagle said at 4:29 AM on September 18th, 2015:

    Hi, Spurs fan but I’m increasingly repelled by overpaid ignorant chav premiership footballers and the fortune demanded from TV to watch them prance about. Care so much more about NFL.
    Been an Eagles fan since I was a little boy about 30 years ago, they were the first game I ever watched, Randall was doing exciting stuff and I liked the colours!
    Thanks for the welcome

  239. 239 D3FB said at 8:09 AM on September 18th, 2015:

    My old man said be a tottenham fan…

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I will mock you come St. Totteringhams.

    Welcome aboard though!

    1 for 2 aint bad 😉

  240. 240 botto said at 12:31 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    yeah but it hit him on the hand so …

  241. 241 Joe Minx said at 1:31 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Welcome!

  242. 242 RobNE said at 9:46 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    so NO giving 10 to TB is the obvious knock out pool pick this week right?

  243. 243 ICDogg said at 9:54 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    That’s who I took

  244. 244 GEAGLE said at 10:18 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    That’s certainly a saints line .. Jameis has always been a turnover machine and Lovie has become one of the worst coaches in the league. His defense is even trash.. Doubt saints want to start the year down 0-2..

  245. 245 sonofdman said at 11:49 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    That is the obvious pick, but it scares me a little bit. Both of the games between TB and NO were really close last year and TB was just as bad if not worse then. I think people might think NO is better than the really are.

    I’m trying to decide between NO or Baltimore (@Oak) (also considering Tennesee (@Cle), Arizona (@Chi) or Miami (@Jack)).

  246. 246 RobNE said at 12:00 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I am worried b/c I prefer non divisional games. Baltimore at Oakland looks interesting.

  247. 247 sonofdman said at 12:11 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I wish it were in Baltimore and I was hoping Carr wouldn’t play, but I still like Baltimore a lot.

  248. 248 RobNE said at 1:13 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    The Eagles are 6 point favorites and Baltimore is 6.5. I mean the Eagles are right there for the taking….

  249. 249 peteike said at 12:20 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Fear not with Winston out there

  250. 250 CrackSammich said at 2:08 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Depends on your strategy. I try to avoid the top pick unless I have no idea. Over 50% in my pool are taking NO, and I assume it’s the same elsewhere. If they somehow lose to TB, think about how few people are going to be left.

    I’m going Baltimore in my paid pool and Miami in the WIP free pool.

  251. 251 RobNE said at 3:22 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I also try to stay away from the top pick if there is something else close by. Now when the Pats play the Jags in week 3, I’m hitting that (if I survive this week).

  252. 252 eagleyankfan said at 10:04 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    questions is — for the Dallas game — will we see the Eagles from the first half of game 1 or second half?

  253. 253 GEAGLE said at 10:15 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Don’t really care as long as they score one more point then Dallas. We aren’t a finished product, still need like 3-5 games to gel before we really see the juggernaut we are capable of becoming

  254. 254 eagleyankfan said at 10:53 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    amen!

  255. 255 Sean Stott said at 12:51 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    “as long as they score one more point then Dallas”

    -Classic John Madden

  256. 256 OregonDucker said at 11:47 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Personally, I think all the players are pissed about their play. We should see improved performance.

  257. 257 eagleyankfan said at 3:01 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I think so too – Well, offensively I do.

  258. 258 GEAGLE said at 10:23 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Louis Riddick ripped Maxwell a new one this morning. Was all fired up about how Maxwel is so much better then the breakdown in technique he showed in that Atlanta game… Seems to agree with chip that it was all mostly technique issues.. He knows better, assume it gets cleaned up for this week
    ..
    Can’t believe how sal pal ran his mouth about Bradford. Sal is such a tool, he has become the Elliot shor parks of the national media.. He is no competing with Heath Evans for king jackass crown

  259. 259 Avery Greene said at 10:34 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    JD on Daniel Jeremiah’s podcast said the same thing.

  260. 260 OregonDucker said at 11:45 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Yeah, I think emotion and hubris got the best of Maxwell. His technique suffered as a result. Chip was disappointed.

    Game film study in the film room will embarrass the heck out of Maxwell. He’ll do better against the cowgirl’s.

  261. 261 Crus57 said at 12:13 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Sal Pal has been terrible for so long that even I, an Eagles fan in the UK who sees little media coverage outside of the web, know to ignore every word he says.

    If Sal Pal told me it was raining, I would go and find some sunscreen. If he is ever correct it is because he has droned on for long enough that the random bunches of syllables oozing from his mouth have aligned with the truth by statistical anomaly.

  262. 262 GEAGLE said at 10:25 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Nothing gets my blood boiling for Cowboys week like Seth Joyner telling his story about how Jerry Jones tried to get Serh to come out of retirement and ornery Seth said he would never wear a helmet with the Dallas star… TRUE Eagle!!

  263. 263 EaglesFANqq said at 12:07 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Chip Kelly would have cut him.

  264. 264 botto said at 12:15 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    If he could only cut you

  265. 265 GEAGLE said at 12:53 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    If you are going to give a worthless known Donkey attention, I respectfully ask to not do it under my posts, Thanks bud..

  266. 266 anon said at 10:38 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    Here’s a question: would we have any chance against a team that actually has pro bowlers on it’s d-line. not being able to run the ball against good lines was an issue last year and i’d argue the guard play is worse this year

  267. 267 RobNE said at 11:09 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    we will find out it’s not a hypothetical

  268. 268 Ark87 said at 11:34 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    but but but, the guards are sandwiched between great players. That definitely means they will be propped up and perform well, not drag down the excellent players, for sure right?

  269. 269 P_P_K said at 1:57 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Hope that’s the case.

  270. 270 Ark87 said at 2:04 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I was being sarcastic.
    But me too, JP didn’t have a great first half. I suspect it wasn’t because he forgot how to play.

  271. 271 sonofdman said at 11:37 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    That is a good question, but let’s give them some time to gel. It looked like some of the problems with the inside zone runs was with communication between the linemen. Hopefully they will start playing better as a unit and it won’t be quite so bad.

  272. 272 peteike said at 11:40 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    I know Mathis in Denver was having major issues getting up to speed. Then he didnt have the preseason and camp to do it so its more understandable. He was getting ahead of the other linemen and creating gaps they were saying, so a lot of timing stuff is important to gel on.

  273. 273 D3FB said at 12:25 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    PFF graded him the best guard again.

    Everyone else who watched the game said he looked rough.

  274. 274 botto said at 12:29 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    we should trade for him.

  275. 275 D3FB said at 12:32 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Eagles should just give PFF 5k to say Gardner is the best guard to ever play the game. Just force them to go full heel turn.

  276. 276 Joe Minx said at 1:28 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    lol PFF

    Don’t ever change.

  277. 277 anon said at 1:32 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    “I was the worst of the group,” Mathis said in a video posted to DenverBroncos.com. “I believed we could have run the ball a little better.”

  278. 278 sonofdman said at 11:42 AM on September 17th, 2015:

    I am also concerned about predictability of our run game. In the Seattle game last year (and some other games) defensive linemen were flying right to where run plays were going immediately when the ball was snapped and after the game Seattle’s defensive players were saying how they knew what plays the Eagles were running. It looked just like that in the first half of the Atlanta game and Atlanta’s coach was Seattle’s defensive coordinator last year.

  279. 279 RobNE said at 12:03 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    test

  280. 280 Avery Greene said at 12:04 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    ing

  281. 281 EaglesFANqq said at 12:06 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    icles

  282. 282 Michael Winter Cho said at 12:48 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    An excellent, if wishful, avatar.

  283. 283 HawaiianEagle said at 12:15 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Interesting.

    http://www.csnphilly.com/football-philadelphia-eagles/film-review-falcons-negated-eagles-pass-rush-matt-ryan-julio-jones-roddy-white

  284. 284 peteike said at 12:23 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    good stuff, thanks

  285. 285 Michael Winter Cho said at 12:48 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Not good stuff. A max protect game plan should not be enough to move the ball at will on our D.

  286. 286 D3FB said at 12:53 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    395 total yards.

    1 TD where they had to drive the field.

  287. 287 Michael Winter Cho said at 1:01 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I carefully chose not to write “score at will”. How many yards did they get in the first half, I can’t find it.

  288. 288 D3FB said at 1:04 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Yardage was like 240-125 at half.

    But you have to keep in mind it’s a bit inflated due to the offenses inability to string a drive together.

  289. 289 Michael Winter Cho said at 1:21 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Thanks. Yes, the other side of the “not good stuff”. What do you think, man, are we ever going to get a great running game together like Year 1, or is that just a college pipe dream?

  290. 290 76mustang said at 6:09 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    If you were a DC and game planning against the Eagles offense facing a QB that hadn’t taken a game snap in @600 days, and had a backfield of DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, and had an OLine starting 2 journeyman guards, wouldn’t your first priority be to stop the run and make Bradford prove he was all the way back?

    The thing about Chip’s offense is that he has the weapons to use the pass to set up the run, and vice versa. It really is a pick your poison scenario that DCs are faced with when game planning the Eagles. For now, I imagine DCs are going to load up in the box and take their chances with Bradford and the Eagles’ receiving corps.

    My hope is that Chip and Pat realize this and counter with the type of play selection they used in the 2nd half (as it relates to scheme/personnel on other side).
    Chip was very rusty in his play calling. He needs to step up his game and be ready for whatever the Cowboys decide to throw his way.

  291. 291 HawaiianEagle said at 12:54 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    It was in week 1 for a half…

  292. 292 peteike said at 2:33 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    ha, good article/breakdown, not good results in game

  293. 293 P_P_K said at 1:56 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Thanks for the link. I expect Dallas to do the same.

  294. 294 botto said at 12:36 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Bradford is going to carve the cowboys up.

  295. 295 Avery Greene said at 12:39 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Jaws not finding much to like from the Eagles game. Likes Bradford, didn’t like playcalling from the coaches on both sides of the ball.

    Listening to his show from last night.

  296. 296 peteike said at 12:42 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    makes sense, hard to argue with that

  297. 297 Mitchell said at 1:43 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    O yeh?!?!? Well i dont find much to like about Jaws.*Hmmmph

  298. 298 GEAGLE said at 2:18 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    That’s absurd: plenty that needs to be much better, but there is also a lot to like,
    For example, the way we played in the second half, refusing to allow so many costly penalties to derail our drives and keep us out of the end zone.
    ..
    our Guards actually weren’t at all bad in pass protection during the second half, and that’s impressive especially when we abandoned the run completely allowing the Atlanta DL to not even worry about the run, focusing everything on getting to Bradford. Of course Bradfords quick release also helped, he was hit 8 times yet wasn’t sacked a single time, which says he is helping the OL not holding onto the ball.. Wish he would have taked the sack instead of throwing the INT,

  299. 299 D3FB said at 12:46 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Bunch of former, present, and future Eagles in the coolest/weirdest internet video/ad ever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOEgDbdjj2s

  300. 300 Michael Winter Cho said at 12:58 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I guess you… had to be there.

  301. 301 OregonDucker said at 1:50 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Eugene, Oregon baby and I WAS there. The Blues Brothers Live!

  302. 302 RobNE said at 1:11 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    one guy is listed as a 14 time all american. How is that possible?

  303. 303 D3FB said at 1:13 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I believe track is similar to wresting insofar as the top 8 are the all americans.

    Multiple years, multiple events.

  304. 304 RobNE said at 1:16 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    so some of these Olympic swimmers who also swim in college, given the number of events they do could be like 35 time All Americans? that seems a little silly.

  305. 305 Mitchell said at 1:43 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Why? Each event is different from another. A 100 meter dash is certainly different from a long jump however, often, being good at 1 means you will be good at the other. Hence, leading to multiple all Americans.

  306. 306 RobNE said at 2:33 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    ok fine. this isn’t really bothering me much or anything. I’m saving my anger for last Sunday etc.

  307. 307 A_T_G said at 5:23 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I think what is weirder is that the guy who only earns four or five isn’t called Partial American.

  308. 308 eagleyankfan said at 2:56 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Needs more cowbell.

  309. 309 scratcherk said at 12:58 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    So what do we do about the guard situation? They were horrendous last game. Just chalk it up to “its just one game?” Any free agent options? Trade options?

  310. 310 SteveH said at 12:59 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Growing pains. They’re better than that.

  311. 311 P_P_K said at 1:55 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Hope and pray.

  312. 312 GEAGLE said at 2:13 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    What to do about the guard situation? nothing! Adding free agents off the street or trading for a guard today isn’t going to solve our problems. patience, continuity, hard work allowing 10 new starters to Gel is how we fix this issue.. Changing personnel will only set the gelling process back and make it take longer for us to gel the way we need to.
    ..
    All the practice reps in the world won’t solve this problem, In order to gel as a team so we can stand a chance at this ultimate team game, there is no substitute for being on the battlefield with your teammates while the love bullets are flying and face adversity. There is no substitute for that, when we decided that last years roster wasn’t good Enough and that we would have to make so many drastic changes, it should have been understood that we were going to have to start the gelling process all over again, instead of being able to just build off last year..
    ..
    Remember the start of the chip Kelly era? A rough month of September, but after the Denver ass whooping when we had a month to Gel, everything started to click and we were a completely different team then what we saw in September..
    ..
    Understand that we have to go thru this process together, there is no substitute or expediting this process.. Good news is what we see in September, good or bad, is just a starting point for the team we will see us grow into over the course of this season… Stay afloat in September, grind out some wins, and come beginnings to mid Octobrr, we will start to see serious growth as the weeks go by,,, we aren’t some veteran team that’s been together with little changes for the past 3 years so we need to understand, that it’s a mistake to expect to now be seeing the Team we are going to see in November/December and hopefully January
    .,
    Forget about the style points now,
    Blowing teams out today isn’t important. What’s important is that we score at least 1 more point then our next 3 opponents so that we don’t fall behind in the rankings before we gel into what the 2015 eagles should be…
    ..
    All that matters today, is grinding out wins and growing from one game to the next while remaining healthy.. If we can stay healthy, I HAVE NO DOUBT, this collection of players will gel and then start picking up more and more steam as the season goes on like a giant boulder getting faster and faster while rolling down hill trampling everything we come across..
    ..
    patience, Hard work, supporting each other… We have to respect the grind and understand their is no substitute for being on the field facing adversity with your teammates to gel into the team we think we are capable of Being this year., this team was always going to have to grow as this season unfolded. even if we blow out Dallas, it’s just a starting point and the team that blows out Dallas won’t win anything this year if it doesn’Continue to grow from each game..
    ..
    In September, wins are all that matters. even if we look great today, it won’t be good enough unless we continue to grow from each game.
    ..
    Nothing to do but be patient and put in the work, stay healthy and these coaches will get us where we need to be

  313. 313 truehaynes said at 1:05 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I think is rather see curry start and rotate in graham. Graham hasn’t shown the ability to rush the passer at all unless he’s fresh coming off the bench against tired ol. That contract looks baaaaaaaaad now. Jake Matthews made graham look non existent. And Matthews is susseptible to the bullrush which is grahams strength

  314. 314 GEAGLE said at 1:12 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    No way… And you won’t find a bigger fan of Vinny then me, but that’s Not a good ideal and being impulsive is not how you solve our issues

  315. 315 truehaynes said at 1:44 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Im not being impulsive. I wasn’t a fan of graham when we resigned him. Last years giants game showed me he wasn’t ready to be a starter. Atleast vinny passes the eye test

  316. 316 anon said at 1:22 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Contract was bad when we signed it but we dind’t have any choice. OLBs are only going to get what DL create. If DL aren’t getting home then no one else is going to eat.

  317. 317 Sean Stott said at 1:28 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Couldn’t disagree more.

  318. 318 truehaynes said at 1:42 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    What has graham shown you that makes you think otherwise

  319. 319 Sean Stott said at 1:48 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    He’s looked natural in coverage. He pressures the line almost every time he lines up. Are you mad he didn’t get a sack? I don’t get it.

  320. 320 truehaynes said at 1:52 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    maybe i need to rewatch the game but i didnt see him getting consistent pressure. Cox was the only one on our line consistently winning battles. And i understand that they were in max protect a lot but ive just never seen very much from graham to be confident in him as a baller. Yeah hes more natural in coverage ill give you that. i guess im just being a little reactionary after seeing our front 7 fail to dominate a terrible offensive line

  321. 321 GEAGLE said at 1:49 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Dude, just stop it. This isn’t madden where you can just take a RB sub him in at outside WR and he will immediately perform like he had been a WR his entire life
    ..
    You are seriously mistaken if you think someone who has been practicing at OLB for like 3 weeks is ready to play ahead of a guy who has been an OLB in this system for 3 years,.. Believe it or not, there is more to playing OLB then just trying to run to the guy with the ball as soon as the ball is snapped… Even chip talked this morning about how Raw Vinny is, how he still needs to learn the keys, the reads, the techniques of playing outside Linebacker in our base defense and how his technique was all over the place last week. He needs to learn the position much better before you can even consider such a thing… Vinny is my favorite player on the team, but to say he is ready to play OLB in our base over Brandon Graham is just ridiculous.
    ..
    Might want to give Brandon Graham more then a game before you kick him to the curb, FYI, my boy Vinny played against the Falcons too and he didn’t do anything either
    ..
    BGs high pressure percentage per snaps numbers say that you might want to relax Instead of making rash judgements after week 1

  322. 322 TypicalDouche said at 2:00 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Dont even get frustrated brother, most people that say asinine things after one game are usually the Madden GMs and coaches. 1 damn game and the Eagles are a dumpster fire lol what a joke. I stopped posting as often because I noticed a bunch of new faces full of pessimism on here.

  323. 323 truehaynes said at 2:05 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    i dont think the sky is falling. i still think we are a very talented team with a great coach. My only point is that from what ive seen curry and graham are both effective rushers when there rotated in. Graham hasnt been effective against two bad ol’s (giants and falcons) and id like to see what vinny can do. I dont think graham is a terrible player by any stretch. also geagle just because someone says something that you dont agree with you dont have to have such an attacking tone. I love the eagles and love talking about them and i think we should in general have possitive things to say.

  324. 324 TypicalDouche said at 2:07 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I wasnt directing that right at you friend, I was speaking more in generalities about what most fans are saying right now. I do get your point that in Grahams last 2 starts (Monday night and last season against the Giants) that he didnt play great but he is also too good of a player and hard worker to not get acclimated and ready this week.

  325. 325 GEAGLE said at 5:50 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Truth is, Both BG and Vinny Curry need to get their shit together and neither was good enough in Atlanta, and I love players but both have to be better then they were against Atlanta, and playing against Tyrone smith this week is no excuse

  326. 326 Michael Winter Cho said at 3:23 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    That’s funny, I stopped posting because there was too much homerism and any critique of a Chip Kelly move got shouted down. Okay, I didn’t actually stop posting, but still.

  327. 327 anon said at 3:24 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    how the pendulum swings

  328. 328 GEAGLE said at 5:47 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    This week is driving me mad.. I care about the Eagles too, can I find a halfway accurate discussion about the game and our season. cHange this, bench that, replace him, sign Johnny bagpfdonuts off the street, how dare Sam Bradford need first half of a game to get over two years worth of rust? The audacity of that Bradford.,
    ..
    I swear it’s like we signed a great college coach, and now eagles fans watch NFl games expecting to see cake walk, no adversity, college blowouts every week.. You post on this site during a game, and God forbid the Eagles don’t play well the first two drives of the game, the sky is falling, games over, our season is doomed,,, it’s like as if people are expecting an Eagles game to look like Oregon vs bumble Fuck university each week.How did our fans ever get like this? It’s like they have been accustomed to two decades of complete eagle dominance.,.. And what’s REALLY frightening, is this site represents one of the smarter segments of our fanbase, yet if an Eagles game isn’t going our way in the first quarter, everyone’s ready to talk about the Draft, If it’s that crazy when we face adversity on this site, I can’t even imagine what another sites comment section looked like during the first half of the falcons game.
    ..
    When I looked at the matchups, I thought we should blow out the Falcons too, that didn’t happen, but that has no bearing on what I think of this years team… To make matters worse, people see that a guy like Jason Peters is a Great Player, but that doesn’t mean Jp is NEVER going to get beat over the course of a game., and God forbid he has a rough entire game, everyone will start saying he is done… It’s insanity..
    ..
    no Matter how great our players are, whether they are hall of Famers or all pros, every team has some type of talent on the other team too, and even the greatest players are going to face adversity in games and get beat during games, Jason Peters had a rough first half, yet that shouldn’t be enough to be concerned and start
    Shitting on out players talking abut how they are done.. everyone GETs Beat, it happens…
    ..
    And when we kick Dallas ass Sunday, it will be back to talking about the Super Bowl, either extreme is crazy. It’s a long season and teams do grow over the course of a season. It’s really not a case of seeing how a team plays in week 1, and that’s the level of play we will se for the next 15 weeks… The teams that play in the SB this year, will be significantly better in December then how they look in September.. The teams who stay healthy or overcome injuries the best and continue to grow the most over the course of the season are the teams that will compete for a Super Bowl..
    ,,
    The Patriots team we saw win this Super Bowl in febuary was drastically different then the pats team stinking it up in September last year
    ..
    as long as we are healthy, we are a well coached, hardworking high charechter team. losing sucks, but relax its September for crying out loud. And the silver lining to injuries is if you have the right coaching an charechter in your locker room, the losses will promote the most team growth for us…
    .
    Sunday we are going to look awesome, we will smack Dallas around, but we will still have a ton of work and growing to do if we want this to be a great season.
    ..
    I can’t stomach my fellow fans turning into soft, gutless, winning fans whenever some adversity presents itself and we have a rough stretch… Seasons are a roller coaster, you can look incompetent in the first half and then look like world beaters in the second half. Like players no point getting too high, or too low in September, especially when we were just 9-3 last year and had no playoff birth to show for it..

  329. 329 TypicalDouche said at 6:50 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Well said brother. I really don’t hope this blog doesn’t turn into 247 that would be really upsetting. As for people already declaring us a dumpster fire, it is truly ridiculous. Like you said look at the Pats from last year who after week 4 some folks were already calling for Brady to retire and the Pats were done forever and look how that turned out. The 2nd half showing should show people that Chip isn’t an idiot and he can make adjustments. I really seen people call for Andy Reid to come back, like really people? I don’t remember the last time Big Red making a half time adjustment. All in all I’m with you on everything you said.

  330. 330 truehaynes said at 2:09 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    sorry i guess im still just upset from the falcons game. Ill give him until midseason to judge him as a starting olb. didnt mean to get you all riled up. peace and love

  331. 331 BobSmith77 said at 1:36 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Graham has never really developed a set of pass rushing moves either. If I wonder if that is due to knee issues which hamper his ability to move laterally or pivot quickly.

    Understood why the Eagles brought him back given the issues they have at OLB but just disappears/non factor for long stretches.

  332. 332 BobSmith77 said at 1:47 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    this comes down to the fact they need some meaningful out of msII this year. I’ll be stunned if it provides it though.

    similar to the secondary needing some meaningful out of rowe this year although I am sure geagle will hammer me that ‘rookies can be counted on to be meaningful contributors.’

  333. 333 Avery Greene said at 1:47 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Hmmm, Dean Blandino at work.

    https://twitter.com/KimJonesSports/status/644568089355513857

  334. 334 Eagle Talon said at 1:54 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    The refs should be paid on performance. They should have a tier system. 0 mistakes= highest amount of pay, 1-2 = x pay, 3-4 = y pay. >4 suspended for a week. Officials need to start being held accountable. If the mistakes keep coming they should be “benched” or “cut”. Mistakes could be bad calls or missed calls. Ie. JM getting jacked in the head, no flag but a fine the next day. Or visa/ versa, player getting flagged but no penalty actually occured.

  335. 335 anon said at 1:55 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    maybe more calls should go to nyc

  336. 336 Eagle Talon said at 1:59 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Only when they play the cowboys.

  337. 337 sonofdman said at 2:00 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    That is scary. They got screwed against the Cowboys but noone has had more bad calls go their way over recent years than the Giants.

    In 2011 they would have lost to the Cardinals and not made the playoffs if the refs didn’t decide that a clear fumble by Victor Cruz didn’t count and their most reliable play with Eli has been to throw an underthrown pass somewhere near the receiver and wait for a PI call.

  338. 338 Avery Greene said at 2:00 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I agree with everything except the very last part: “player getting flagged but no penalty actually occurred.”

    I think if we are serious about player safety, this is going to happen – especially at the speed the game is played.

  339. 339 Eagle Talon said at 2:07 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I can respect that. I was talking out of frustration. The NFL needs to allow coaches to challenge penalties. Set it up like challenge process of instant replay. If it is a huge penalty the coach should be able to get a review. Some bad calls on penalties change the game just like a turnover.

  340. 340 Avery Greene said at 2:10 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    This more than anything would help the game. Give the coaches an extra challenge during the game, and review big calls past the 2 min warning.

  341. 341 Eagle Talon said at 2:12 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Its been a productive day. We just solved the NFL officiating problems in all but 10 minutes.

  342. 342 peteike said at 2:39 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Get Cuban on it

  343. 343 A_T_G said at 5:00 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I would rather see the number of mistakes correlate to the quality of the neighborhood the official is dropped in the next morning in the losing city, wearing his uniform, and without a phone or cab fare. If he makes it to a designated location across town, he receives his paycheck.

  344. 344 Eagle Talon said at 5:41 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    We would be back to replacement refs before the bye weeks start. Reffing games would be the most dangerous job in world.

  345. 345 Eagle Talon said at 5:43 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Hmm!! I can see a reality series coming from your idea. HBO: Referee in the Badlands.

  346. 346 A_T_G said at 6:06 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    True, but mostly just for the bad ones. Call a clean game, you get dropped at the Market St. station and have to walk the elementary school field trip route. Call a bad game, you get dropped by a burned out car by the playground where Will Smith used to ball.

  347. 347 Avery Greene said at 1:50 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    National media loves to poop on Philly fans. SMH.

    https://twitter.com/markschlereth/status/644546901216493568

  348. 348 anon said at 1:52 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    wow

  349. 349 sonofdman said at 1:53 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    what an ass

  350. 350 truehaynes said at 1:54 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    thats why we kept the same exact team that went 10-6 from last year. idiot

  351. 351 BobSmith77 said at 1:55 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    philly fans were happy with kelly after season? kelly got hammered here with how the season ended & had a lot of doubters until what occurred in preseason this year.

    even going into preseason, i can’t think of one media personality in town who was talking Super Bowl contender for this team.

    Even a phony liked Gargano flipped his viewpoint and all of a sudden said this season was a disappointment if this team didn’t go to the NFC Championship game after the preseason.

    Winning the post season in the NFL is too variable to view anything short of a championship as a disappointment. The only way this season should be viewed as a disappointment is if they are done playing by January for the 4th time in 5 years contrary to Lurie’s ‘gold-standard organization’ comments yet again this offseason.

    More mediocrity ala the Dolphins especially with the last playoff win back in ’08.

  352. 352 Avery Greene said at 1:57 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    This so much. I was pissed at the end of last year, and I was pissed Monday night. I want to see success, greatness, and some semblance of a dominating team.

  353. 353 BobSmith77 said at 2:01 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I wasn’t pissed about the Falcons game although it was tough to watch this team fold the way they did vs Dallas and lose to a poor Skins team.

    If this team doesn’t make the playoffs this year even if Bradford does get hurt, it was a failure.

    My definition of success would be 10-6 or better, winning the NFC East, and at least one playoff game.

  354. 354 Avery Greene said at 2:02 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I think 10 wins is a failure unless they make the playoffs. But I’m expecting 11 wins out of this team this year.

  355. 355 BobSmith77 said at 2:06 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I said on here last weekend I had them at 10-6 and in the playoffs as a WC.

    Hard to gauge the general pulse of Eagles’ fans out of the reactionary/kneejerk types on sports radio & comment boards but I have to think the majority will sour on Kelly if this team is home again in January.

    Yeah they changed a ton of personnel this offseason including the QB but that was at Kelly’s behest.

  356. 356 P_P_K said at 2:02 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    “My definition of success would be 10-6 or better, winning the NFC East, and at least one playoff game.”
    Truth.

  357. 357 Eagle Talon said at 1:58 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    It sure seems Kelly doesn’t like to go 10-6 and score points. Hence, the off season turnover. And when exactly are Eagle (Or any fan of Philly sports) fans happy without a Championship? I think Stink needs to go through the concussion protocol before he makes any more appearances.

  358. 358 peteike said at 2:38 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    exactly, I kinda liked the guy from living out here in Denver, thought he had decent stuff but of course over time they all wear out their welcome. Now I hate him

  359. 359 Eagle Talon said at 2:45 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    ESPN brainwashes their On air personalities. I hope Dawk keeps his mental toughness. I would hate to see him become another ESPN puppet.

  360. 360 Ark87 said at 2:07 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Yep, we Philly fans aren’t hungry enough for a Superbowl, seems legit.

  361. 361 eagleyankfan said at 2:49 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I have no idea who he is.

  362. 362 jpate said at 4:27 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Responses to that are hilarious. One of them:

    Jim Thomas ‏@Jt856 3h3 hours ago

    @markschlereth you’re from Alaska. You don’t know football. You don’t know business or cooking either. Your chili business is a disaster

    LOL. At least he’s got a hot daughter.

  363. 363 Julescat said at 5:21 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    didn’t this Schlereth guy recently go on the radio to proclaim that Chip Kelly’s offense has never worked.

    Not in the pros
    Not in college

    when callers reminded him that the offense was top 5 two years in a row in the pros, his response was “what kind of trophy do you get for that?”

    he presents a premise. premise gets disproven. he answers with snark.

  364. 364 anon said at 5:34 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    well it’s true, UO never won, we obviously haven’t won. I think chick is great and i love the offense, especially when it’s running we’re like sprinting down the field. But it’s too early to crown chip.

  365. 365 Julescat said at 5:43 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    not winning a championship and the offense not working are two different arguments

  366. 366 Avery Greene said at 2:11 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I won’t post it, but those pics of JPP’s hand are ugly.

  367. 367 anon said at 2:13 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    link?

  368. 368 Avery Greene said at 2:14 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    It’s a twitter link and it’ll post the pic. Matt Lombardo retweeted it from the NY Daily News.

  369. 369 peteike said at 2:36 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    go to deadspin

  370. 370 ACViking said at 2:13 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    AG:

    Your discretion is appreciated.

    That said, how ’bout describing what you’ve seen — as clinically as possible.

    Using words draws much of the sting that photos would deliver.

  371. 371 Avery Greene said at 2:14 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    It looks like he’s missing his index finger and part of his thumb and middle finger?

  372. 372 Ark87 said at 2:15 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    makes for a sad turkey outline with Thanksgiving right around the corner 🙁

  373. 373 RobNE said at 2:34 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    thanks again for the avatar

  374. 374 Ark87 said at 3:05 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Oh absolutely! Glad you like it.

    I’m jealous, I botched my half-hearted attempt to use the haters gonna hate Eagle meme when I made this account.

    Now I feel stuck to it like it’s linked to my identity, if I change it everyone will forget me!

  375. 375 anon said at 2:16 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    yeah not as bad as i thought, hand really swollen needs a while longer to heal, not sure the role of the index finger but think he could play again, probably needs to sit for a while though — think about what he did

  376. 376 peteike said at 2:36 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Stubby thumb and no index really, maybe a little. Middle finger still bandaged but looks there. The healing makes it just look rough though and kinda gross

  377. 377 CrackSammich said at 2:24 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    He’s standing in a position in which he looks like he had given a high five but his hand is coming down. The hand is almost flat with the ground. The index finger is gone entirely, cut off at the palm portion of the hand. I can’t tell if the knuckle is still there. The thumb is bandaged and looks a bit smaller. He may be missing the tip, but he’s probably still got the knuckle. There looks to be some major scarring going on in the web between the two. The middle finger is wrapped from top to bottom in bandages preventing it from bending, but it looks to be all there. The two small fingers are in tact, but swollen. Blade of the palm is fine.

  378. 378 ACViking said at 3:09 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    excellent description. thx

  379. 379 Michael Winter Cho said at 3:16 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    He won’t be able to play classical guitar, but sounds like he could still play football with some sort of prosthesis/cast.

  380. 380 Eagle Talon said at 2:16 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    So can JPP still count to 9 or is it just 8 or 7?

  381. 381 anon said at 2:16 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    hes learning fractions.

  382. 382 eagleyankfan said at 3:00 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Still?

  383. 383 GEAGLE said at 3:10 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Did you see his tweet? “I don’t remember the last time my index finger got me a sack”… SMH
    .
    Think JPP has done,enough damage to JPPs body, life and career, nor to mention how he let down the Giants and their fanbase. He really needs to shut up and start listening to the Giants. I hope he is smart enough to understand the reality of his situatipn, aka forget about your 70,80,90, 100mil contract Dreams..you can forget that…. Better tuck your tail, and do whatever the Giants need you to do to get them to put you on the field ASAP, because you are going to get stuck signing a very cheap, non Guaramteed 1yr contract, and you won’t Ever make Millions again until you can get on the field and prove you can be close to the player you were before you blew your own hand up..
    ..
    Sad sad story to see a young man Maime hmself pissing away his lottery ticket after playing hard ball and refusing to opt for the financial security. I won’t lose any sleep if he is never effective again against the Eagles, but I surely don’t wish him any more harm then he has already endured, hopefully he can get back to playing the game At a reasonable level so he can make some mney and secure a future for him and his family… I want him to suck against the Eagles, I get no joy from seeing him lose his entire career, so I am rooting for him to overcome this, just not against us

  384. 384 Avery Greene said at 3:36 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    5th rounder it is.

    https://twitter.com/EdBouchette/status/644595447663849472

  385. 385 anon said at 3:39 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    5th isn’t bad, they’re usually on the team for at least the first 3 preseason games.

  386. 386 HawaiianEagle said at 3:51 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Like Tom Brady (although he was a 6th…)

  387. 387 GEAGLE said at 3:51 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    As if Chips 4th rounders have lasted much longer then that 😉

  388. 388 EaglesFANqq said at 4:37 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    than

  389. 389 botto said at 4:41 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    nice werk. well dun

  390. 390 Avery Greene said at 3:56 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    True, but all the talk of him starting and missing him on Monday – he can’t get on the field there.

  391. 391 botto said at 4:04 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    we could sure use him

  392. 392 Mitchell said at 7:11 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Ammo totrade up.

  393. 393 GEAGLE said at 5:22 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Allegedly players are “steaming this week to get back on the field”..

  394. 394 Avery Greene said at 5:36 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    After that fiasco, I would be too. I want to see how Barbre/Gardner respond. I want to see if Maxwell has a short memory. I want to see if Alonso/Kendricks are able to play faster.

  395. 395 anon said at 5:45 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    yeah problem with zone blocking is that it requires a lot of teamwork, no wonder they look better in man, style pass pro. that might be one argument for keeping mathis — continuity on that line. But we really have to look at last year as a total rebuild. Can’t expect a ‘chip after a rebuild.

  396. 396 Avery Greene said at 5:56 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    True. So many moving parts this year, if they don’t get out of the 1st half of the season with a winning record, it’s going to be hard to climb out of a hole.

  397. 397 anon said at 6:02 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    yeah only good thing is that dez is out for a while, giants look ugly, and skins are skins, so hopefully we can win the division at 9-7 instead of needing to be 12-4.

  398. 398 botto said at 6:07 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    nah we aren’t regressing this year.
    11-5

  399. 399 botto said at 6:12 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    they are steaming because they got roasted

  400. 400 A_T_G said at 6:32 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Well played… unlike the first half against Atlanta.

  401. 401 botto said at 8:21 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    well done… unlike the run blocking

  402. 402 A_T_G said at 8:58 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    This is getting repetitive now… much like our play calling.

  403. 403 GEAGLE said at 6:05 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    So much for PFF, Mayock showed Evan Mathis getting beaten by a drum by the Ravens. Guys blowing right by him hitting Peyton, Canty easily splitting a double team, shedding Mathis and tackling the RB…
    ..
    I didn’t watch every snap of his, but I did get to see him beaten pretty badly on a couple of occasions in different situations enough to know that PFF is full of shit ranking him the top guard after what Canty and the Ravens front did against him..
    ..,
    And if Mathis isn’t good tonight, we will find that out quickly by the NO Joke Kansas City defense putting a beating On Peyton..
    ..
    Some Tough defenses on display tonight. Denver defense will have to keep Denver in this game, fortunately for them, they have some awesome pass rushers that can have a field day against that bust Eric Fisher… I trust KC offense much more then Peyton being neutered by Kubiak, especially since Ty Sombrero can be exposed to get to Peyton, just like Eric Fisher can be exposed to get to Alex smith.. But I actually trust Alex smith with his weapons Zeus, Chaarles and Maclin more then I trust Denvers weapons because I have less confidence in Peyton then Alex smith..

  404. 404 anon said at 6:17 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    both have about the same arm strength at the moment.

  405. 405 GEAGLE said at 6:13 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    What’s wrong with the Cowboys? Are they scared to death to come to philly without Dez? Why aren’t I hearing those donkeys talking a bunch of trash this week?

  406. 406 botto said at 6:44 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    imagine if we had to go to dallas with out shady, djax, and maclin.
    yikes!
    .

  407. 407 Ryan Rambo said at 7:16 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I live in Dallas. They saw what we did in the 2nd half.

  408. 408 MagRememberSeptember said at 6:53 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    Like many winning coaches say, “Don’y get too high and don’t get too low”. Win or lose, it’s on to the next game. Some folks had such unrealistic expectations before the Atlanta game that they now consider the Eagles loss as a personal betrayal. For some teams, including the Eagles, the first game appeared to be like a shakedown trip. Worked some bugs out, working on their timing. That was the biggest impression to me, and I watched parts of several other games. Saw more of the same in some. Keep Calm and Carry On….with real life.

  409. 409 Ryan Rambo said at 7:15 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    I agree. Watching it now. They can do alot better and should.

  410. 410 since1961 said at 8:09 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    It’s Fluffya, Mags. That’s how we roll.

  411. 411 botto said at 8:37 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    how many trap games do we have this year?
    we opened with one,.
    dallas down some players is a trap.
    TB?
    NO?
    Skins?
    damn whole season is full of traps.
    its like pitfall…. (you remember)

  412. 412 sonofdman said at 8:50 PM on September 17th, 2015:

    jump on the rope and swing over the pit!