Week 2

Posted: September 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 165 Comments »

Usually Week 2 means you get another chance to see your team in action, as you try to figure out how good this year’s squad is (or isn’t).

Not this year. When you lose the opener and face 1-0 Dallas the next week, that changes things. I don’t believe in “must win” games until you’re at that point where you literally must win to remain in the playoff hunt. Going 0-2 would not end the season. It would complicate things and would also make life miserable.

The Eagles faced a similar situation in 2010. They lost the opener to Green Bay in a wild game and then went to Detroit in Week 2. Eagles won that game and ended up going 10-6. The last time the team went 0-2 was 2007, a mediocre team that seemed to lose games differently all year long. They finished 8-8.

Without Dez Bryant in the equation, the feeling seems to be that the Eagles will win. That makes sense, but the Eagles will need to break the trend of sloppy play in recent home games vs Dallas.

2012 – The Eagles turned the ball over twice. Michael Vick was knocked from the game with a concussion. The offense just went 1 of 10 on 3rd downs.

2013 – Nick Foles got the start and had his nightmare game. He was 11-29-80 and the offense managed a whopping 3 points, which didn’t come until Matt Barkley was in the game. There were 3 turnovers and the Eagles were 4 of 18 on 3rd downs.

2014 – Mark Sanchez started and had a very up and down game. He thew 2 picks and missed some open receivers. The offense had 3 turnovers and there was the ultimate embarrassment of no one securing the opening kickoff, which Dallas recovered.

The good news, maybe, is that the Eagles were sloppy last week. Maybe they got it out of their system. Dallas was also sloppy last week, but they were able to win due to horrible clock management by the Giants and a couple of terrible calls by the officials.

I don’t know that last year’s team felt the pressure of a big game until they played at Green Bay in Week 10. The Eagles went there at 7-2 and that game was all about playoff seeding (or so we thought) and showing the world the Eagles could play with the big boys (which they couldn’t).

This year the pressure game comes early and is more about survival than flourishing.

It will be interesting to see how this group responds.


165 Comments on “Week 2”

  1. 1 EaglesFan1 said at 12:31 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    There’s no excuse to why they would lose this game. Bryant, hardy, and Gregory are out and they don’t have a good running game.

  2. 2 Media Mike said at 7:21 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Especially considering that other than Darren McFadden, the entire Cowboys roster and coaching staff is a known quantity.

  3. 3 xmbk said at 7:23 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    No such thing as a gimme. Romo and a top OL, Marinelli is a very good DC. They should win, but they need to bring it and not have the breaks go against them, like the opening kickoff. People forget that Dez cried like a baby after the first game, then got every call in the second one – and they made a difference. Hopefully the refs can stop making headlines.

  4. 4 Media Mike said at 7:25 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    “Hopefully the refs can stop making headlines.”

    No truer statement exists. Well said.

    And I agree it isn’t a “gimmie”; it needs to be aggressively taken from the opening whistle.

  5. 5 EaglesFan1 said at 9:36 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    I completely agree it’s not a gimme but the chances of us winning should be much greater with those injuries.

  6. 6 SteveH said at 1:58 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    If we lose this game we’re putting ourselves in a really shitty situation, and it definitely signifies that we’re not in the elite tier of teams yet. If we come out and put a thumping on the ‘Boys, that’s a good sign, but we if we struggle again, this might be portending a long season.

  7. 7 Media Mike said at 5:46 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    A positive of an up and down season, especially from giving up too many X plays in the pass game due to poor coaching, would be an elimination of Billy Davis from the coaching staff.

  8. 8 SteveH said at 9:21 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    I doubt Chip would make a move midseason, unless thing’s got really out of hand.

    Honestly I think we still lack the personnel to have a strong (top 10) defense. We have some amazing pieces (Cox, Alonso, Barwin) but we desperately need an elite rusher off the edge, and we’re still a mishmash at safety and corner.

  9. 9 Allen3000 said at 9:33 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Agreed. Barring extremely poor play and regression on D, Billy’s job should be safe for this year. However, if we don’t finish at least in the top 20 this year, Billy needs to be canned. It would be his 8th season as a DC without a single top 20 Defense. At some point, the blame has to go to the coach.

  10. 10 EaglesFan1 said at 9:39 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Absolutely agree with the elite rusher statement. I’m fine with mirrored safeties but I think every 3-4 defense needs a stud that can come off the edge.

  11. 11 Media Mike said at 5:29 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    For the record, I agree the time to hire/fire is after all 16 (or 17 or 18) games have concluded.

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

    If this season goes 18 games, I would venture folks will get hired off of this team staff before anybody gets fired.

  13. 13 unhinged said at 12:15 PM on September 20th, 2015:

    I wholeheartedly endorse the idea that we need a freakish edge rusher. This strikes me as the biggest missing piece on this defense, AND it may prove to be the toughest to obtain. I cannot think of one franchise that would pass up an opportunity to land a playmaking, difference making OLB. And when I ponder what Justin Houston is costing KC, I wonder how far GM Chip will be willing to go to get it done.

  14. 14 Media Mike said at 5:42 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    “It will be interesting to see how this group responds.”

    If “that” group doesn’t respond, “this” group on here certainly will!

  15. 15 Ankerstjernen said at 6:46 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    I had somehow managed to forget about that opening kickoff debacle. Thanks for ruining my Saturday, Tommy!

  16. 16 Media Mike said at 5:28 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    That was so bad.

  17. 17 Allen3000 said at 7:45 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    I just need to see the ground game get going. If Murray and Matthews get shut down for a 2nd week in a row then Chip is in my doghouse!

    I do expect better execution this week. There will still be some rust, but I expect to see a more disciplined & inspired team.

  18. 18 GEAGLE said at 10:32 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    I can accept Gettimg shutdown. But for me it’s how we get shut down… If we just run our normal plays and can’t get a run game going Ill be pissed… If we are going to have our run shut down, we better get more creative then that… If we struggle to run, before we abandon it, I want to see us go unbalanced line, Celek in the game, Tobin in the game as the Jumbo TE, line up with all your beef and try to Power your way thru the defense. Heck put Friggin Brandon Graham at FB if you have too… Punch someone in the mouth please!!!!.. If our run game doesn’t work sunday, I will need to see chip get a tittle creative before abandoning it alltogether

  19. 19 mksp said at 11:19 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    So your version of getting “creative” is throwing a bunch of big bodies on the field to play a new position?

  20. 20 GEAGLE said at 12:09 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Creativity is relative to what your normal is… Try again you dick sucking donkey

  21. 21 Media Mike said at 5:28 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    That wasn’t very nice. I think that mksp spends too much time talking smack directly at you, but you should break strike from saying what you need to on here to address the personal attacks.

  22. 22 GEAGLE said at 9:38 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Sorry, but at this point I’m honestly convinced the obsessed cocksucker must want to blow me.. There is no other possible explanation for why someone I don’t even notice consistently swings from my nuts.,, truth hurts, I know,,, since I talk football and don’t go out of my way throwing personal attacks at anyone, once in a blue moon THe
    Cocksucker needs to get called out for his cocksucking nature… No one gives a shit when o have to ignore every 9 personal insults, so excuse you but o don’t wanna fucking hear it when I respond the 10th time.. Enjoy your evening

  23. 23 mksp said at 3:19 PM on September 20th, 2015:

    Is “Creativity” liking your own comment you douchebag?

    You’re such an internet tough guy, it’s great…..

  24. 24 tball_man said at 7:50 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    So strange to have Dallas week so soon in the season… That coupled with a short week.

    OL needs an opportunity to take over LOS this week and display our newly acquired ability (or so I hope) to shorten the game.

  25. 25 Dan in Philly said at 7:51 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    If the offense looks as good as they did in the second half last week, no one will remember or care about the slow start.

  26. 26 Media Mike said at 7:52 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    If they win the other 3 games vs. the NFC South. I still have “par” for the season at 11-5, a division win, and win of a home playoff game before losing on the road in the next round.

  27. 27 P_P_K said at 8:41 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    My prediction also.
    Let’s hope we are wrong and Dawkins is right, the Eagles beat NE is the SB.

  28. 28 GEAGLE said at 10:29 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    My goals are pretty Loafty.. Win 3 out of every 4 games….
    So im hoping we stick to the script and go on a 3 game win streak

  29. 29 Media Mike said at 10:34 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    12-4 wouldn’t be bad at all!

  30. 30 GEAGLE said at 10:34 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Figure aim for 12-4, if we stumble we can live with 11-5

  31. 31 Media Mike said at 10:39 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    My 11-5 is still
    4-2 division
    3-1 vs. NFC South (need to flip New Orleans to a win now)
    3-1 vs AFC East (Don’t see a win in New England)
    1-1 vs. Arizona and Detroit.

  32. 32 mksp said at 11:20 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Our schedule is harder than we thought. Bills and Jets D are no joke.

  33. 33 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:56 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Its a must win. Its the Cowboys. Our record is irrelevant. Your belief system is irrelevant.

  34. 34 GEAGLE said at 10:26 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Basically, win or lose, we won’t have won or lost a Super Bowl… But I don’t care if we are 0-15, Losing to these gutless scumbag criminals is unacceptable.. Boyscouts, or better yet. Chips “Eaglescouts” for the win…. If you aren’t going to win it for me, win it for th battle of Good and Evil..

  35. 35 MattE said at 8:08 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Another week. Another aneurism.

  36. 36 Mac said at 9:31 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    You should pay some actuaries to do research on average life expectancies of fans of different football teams.

  37. 37 SteveH said at 9:26 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    I had so much confidence in this team coming into the season… Now I’m sitting here wondering if we’re going to be able to put together a complete game and beat the ‘Boys. Just really surprising to see us come out in the opener that way. If we lost strait up but played pretty sharp, that’s one thing, but to be so sloppy… That’s just surprising, the only word for it. We SHOULD be able to beat the ‘Boys without Dez, there’s really no excuse for it if we don’t.

  38. 38 GEAGLE said at 10:24 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Wouldn’t you rather lose because you were sloppy in week 1, instead of your best not being good enough to win? Your best is your best, sloppy can be cleaned up..
    Not to mention when you have so many new faces, week 1 is NOT going to be q true indication of the team you will see in November/December…. REm ember the first 4 weeks of the 2013 season, culminating with the ass whooping at the hands of Denver? after they had a chance to gel in 4/5 games it was all down hill from there and we went on to have a great run all the way into the playoffs..
    What you saw in Atlanta is just a starting point. If you believe in the coaching ours boys get, we will improve… Even if we destroy the Cowboys tomorrow, we shouldn’t be as great as what we see after we had 4,5,6 games to come togetner and gel.
    Be easy,,,,, doubt the sky is falling in seattle, Indianapolis and Baltimore…

  39. 39 anon said at 11:37 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    question is why were we so sloppy, still getting gashed by the same stunts that have been gashing the line for years, you’d think since we play 2x-3x the reps of other teams in TC we’d be super sharp first game. i think we were just smelling our own shit and atl came out w/ a chip on their shoulder.

    some coaches play mind games w/ their players i don’t think ck does, but wonder what his speeches are like

  40. 40 GEAGLE said at 11:48 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Hardly the only sloppy team week 1, and starting the season a little sloppy may be the trade off for keeping guys in bubble wrap all summer to go into the season healthy… And there is also the small detail of your QB not playing a game in two years.,, all things considered, one half of sloppy ball is an acceptable cost for doing business… The teams we se win superBowls every febuary aren’t the same teams we we see in September. Dominance in September had never won a SB… The teams that improve the most over the year and plays its best in January win… Win or lose w k 1, won’t matter unless we continue to grow all year, and if we can’t overcome an 0-1 start, we have no business having Super Bowl dreams. Pretty certain that we are better then we saw in Atlanta

  41. 41 OregonDucker said at 12:13 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    I honestly think the team needed the wake-up call. So did the coaches. Time to start this Juggernaut. Pedal to the metal, men!

  42. 42 Michael Winter Cho said at 11:53 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    I was one of those saying Superbowl after the preseason, even though I intellectually thought the offseason moves added up to a whole bunch of about the same. I am still thinking they are more like the 2nd half of the opener than the first, but reality will out itself soon enough.

  43. 43 Rambo said at 9:35 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    #BeatDallass #Justwin #Leggo

  44. 44 xeynon said at 9:47 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    I don’t believe that there is such a thing as a “must win” in week 2.

    That said, going to 0-2 with both losses against teams we may need to beat out to get a playoff spot while the Cowboys get to 2-0 playing w/o several key players who will be back later in the season, and losing our home game to them, would be about as bad a start to the season as we could have.

    My prediction: we will win, but the concerns from last week (penalties, poor run blocking, torchable pass defense, lack of big plays in the passing game) will persist, and nobody will feel too great about it.

  45. 45 anon said at 11:35 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    no 0-2 team has made the playoffs, it’s a must win

  46. 46 Insomniac said at 12:02 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    2007 Giants

  47. 47 GEAGLE said at 12:05 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Silly facts

  48. 48 RobNE said at 12:29 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Pats when they won the SB

  49. 49 stephenstempo said at 1:53 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Descriptive stat. Irrelevant.

  50. 50 Brian said at 2:32 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    2003 Eagles. 0-2 vs TB and NE to start the year.

  51. 51 pitteagle said at 10:23 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    What is the best way to plead to Chip Kelly too start cheating? I am talking messing with visiting team’s headsets, video taping their plays, and deflating the balls. Whatever it takes too win. Bc these guys to the north have had marginal success with it (4 Super Bowls) and the keep getting slaps on the wrist for it. I am just saying I want to get a piece of that pie before everyone else realizes the league does not care if you cheat. Ty.

  52. 52 Media Mike said at 10:26 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Have backups you can afford to lose start hitting the refs. I’d like to start with the guy who flagged Kiko for that nonsense illegal contact last week.

  53. 53 Mac said at 9:21 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    I’m reticent to upvote this post, but the refs need to get their shit together.

  54. 54 SteveH said at 10:26 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Chip would probably go with some new age cheating, swapping out their healthy smoothies with Twinkie smoothies, and sabotaging their sports science program.

  55. 55 Insomniac said at 12:39 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    So you’re telling me that Chip isn’t trying to make a fountain of youth? I guess the signing of a bunch of older veterans that didn’t show much in their career gave me the wrong idea.

  56. 56 Mac said at 9:29 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    My vote is for putting stickum on Malcom Jenkins’ gloves.

  57. 57 GEAGLE said at 10:35 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    I’m getting ready for the slaughtering of the Cowboys by watching Gengis Kahn documentaries lol

  58. 58 Avery Greene said at 3:13 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Fascinating historical figure.

  59. 59 GEAGLE said at 9:34 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Lol If we lose to Dallas, I’m gonna have to switch to dicumentaries of Psycopath Caligula, who would throw people off cliffs for Fun…
    iF Gengis was an eagle and we were playing by his rules lol, after he beats the
    Cowboys, he would take the cowboys players 5 hottest wives as his spoils from the Dallas victory lol,,, Jokes aside, certainly fascinating guy..
    The Modern USA equivalent would be like if a Slave took his freedom, killed his brother, because president of the USA and them conquered all of Canada the USA all the way up to Brazil…. Crazy how some peasant from the country could rise to such power

  60. 60 lewel said at 10:39 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Maybe this will be a Andy-type year where they start off sloppy and end up being their strongest in December. Like somebody else has already stated, nobody will remember the Atlanta game if they’re playing great ball down the stretch.

  61. 61 unhinged said at 12:36 PM on September 20th, 2015:

    If last season is at all instructive, we stunk up the first half of Jacksonville game, but manged to win, in part because that team stinks. From there we got to 9-3 before the wheels started to come off. My self-serving theory about these no-show starts is that Chip is all about reacting to what the opponent is showing, and THEN he gets busy. For example, I don’t think we’ll ever see him calling run plays when the opponent is stacking the box. He waits and reacts. In the openers, his reaction is too sluggish, and his team follows suit. Cowboys in Philly is Kelly’s biggest game as Eagles HC to this point. If Eagles cannot display toughness and competence, his leash will tighten.

  62. 62 TXEaglesFan said at 11:20 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Just re watched the game and thought the safety tandem was the best thing we have seen since 2008. They did give up a few pass plays and a couple of broken tackles, but overall an encouraging performance. The oline was terrible in the first half. Obviously improved in the 2nd but Kelces holding penalty on the screen to Mathews on Next to last drive qualifies as bonehead play of the night. Bradford really process his reads fast. It looked like the Falcons when they got a chance to hit him were aiming low wrap up style. Look for that all year. And captain obvious, Maxwell was terrible. Another game like that and I would bench him for Rice to make a statement.

  63. 63 BlindChow said at 11:31 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    He’ll never be benched. If they didn’t bench Fletcher, they won’t be touching Maxwell.

  64. 64 A_T_G said at 11:59 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    I think the safeties might be fun to watch for the first time in a long time.

  65. 65 GEAGLE said at 9:25 PM on September 19th, 2015:


  66. 66 GEAGLE said at 9:24 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Absolutely…QB and safety was the best thing to come out of that game… Feels so good to finally have solved our safety problems… keep an eye on Thurmond, he is playing well after moving ton this new position a few months ago, after he gets 5,6 games to get comfortable at safety, his play should really improve… i can’t express the joy at finally solving this decade long safety problem that haunted us..
    What’s funny is, watch Thurmond closely, and tell me he doesn’t remind you of Jarius Byrd only like 50 million cheaper lol

  67. 67 GEAGLE said at 11:38 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    We are the much better team tomorrow, we are playing at home. No need for over analyzation. This doesn’t need to be complicated….. Eagles BETTER play like they want it MORE.. Simple as that… And we better be more discaplined then a group of scumbag criminals

  68. 68 OregonDucker said at 12:09 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Romo will pick us apart if we don’t have a pass rush. We need better stunts with the “Magnificent Seven”. We have the talent, the coaching staff needs to step up.

  69. 69 GEAGLE said at 12:13 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Fuck him, he is getting Battered in Philly.

  70. 70 Mac said at 9:24 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Beer, Tempura, Egg whites, or basic flour and water?

  71. 71 GEAGLE said at 9:58 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    And when the front 7 isn’t getting home, it’s up to the Corners to get up on the Line, do its part and Jam the WR giving that front 7 an extra second for the pass rush to get home..

    Players weren’t executing to my satisfaction in Atlanta, and I’m damn sure not going to excuse that and out it on the play callers, you can call the perfect play, but if 11 men don’t execute that play together it’s not going to work… For the most part if you go back and watch the game closely, the play calling was solid, but guys weren’t doing their job executing and the Front 7 and the secondary didn’t do a good job of communicating and playing together.. Front 7 wasn’t helping the secondar, corners weren’t helping the secondary jam the WR and give the pass rush an extra second to get home.., when Julio lined up Tight almost like a TE the LB didn’t help Maxwell and left him out to dry for the naked untrained eye to put all the blame on him, shooting ourselves repeatedly with dumb undacaplimes penalties… Our Players didn’t play good enough and execute for 60
    Minutes.,. Even when we had the right play calls, the players didn’t execute like they are capable of… There are definitely some calls Billy Davis failed at and would like to have back, but the front 7 has been together for 3 years and the didn’t execute up to their ability and need to be held accountable for it

  72. 72 GEAGLE said at 11:51 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Cowboy week, the Bi yearly reminder that Andy drafted LJ Smith over Witten. Thanks big red!

  73. 73 A_T_G said at 11:57 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Semi-yearly, but yeah.

  74. 74 GEAGLE said at 12:04 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Curse of the combine warrior over the kid who consistently kicked ass at Tennessee playing top competition…. It doesn’t get talked about but I believe this draft blunder cost us the 2004 Super Bowl

  75. 75 Insomniac said at 12:06 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    It’s not like Witten didn’t do well at the combine too..

  76. 76 GEAGLE said at 12:13 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Crazy isn’t it? TO, Westbrook and Witten wins us that Super Bowl, forget Wittens talent, he is a much smarter, mentally tough football players who’s clutch gene probably means he doesn’t fumble like LJ…

  77. 77 A_T_G said at 1:47 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Witten would have helped, but I am more convinced with each year that cheating stole our Lombardi.

  78. 78 GEAGLE said at 9:13 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    I certainly believe the cheating also played its part. The Steelers swear they cheated their ass of and that the steelers should have beat the Pats in the AFC championship..
    Can’t help but to wonder what a 2004 Eagles vs Steelers SB would have looked like, eliminating the element of us having to overcome cheating..

    If what the steelers say is true, that’s some blatant cheating that had a tremendous impact on who won that AFC championship game..
    There is NO legal way of preparation that gets you so well prepared that the defense is calling out the steelers offenses plays while steelers are still in the huddle, before Rothlisberger even got to relay the call to the guys in the huddle.., if that was the case, the ONLY way Pats could have accomplished that is tapping the communication. Between head coach and QB.. Basically it had to be like steelers coaches would relay the Plays to bIg Ben and the Pats coaches who then communicates it to Pats defense and they knew what the play was before the steelers even got out of the huddle… I wonder if the Refs who worked that game are all still working in the NFL or if any of that officiating crew retired.,,, if steelers players in the huddle heard that Pats were announcing their plays before returning Big Bem even announced the plays, the Refs should have noticed something fishy was going on when Pats were yelling out steelers plays while they were still in the huddle,,. If the ref is still am nfl employee today he would never admit it… But if the Refs retired already, may be able to get the Refs to admit what went on..
    Once that game was over, you can bet the Ref crew heard the allegations from tne steelers so if the allegations were true, the refs would be able to look back on the game and confirm the Pats calling out all the steelers plays. It’s not uncommon for defense to call out the offenses play, but that happens by looking at the Formation once they BreAk the huddle and line up … If the Pats were calling out plays while steelers were still in tne
    Huddle that means they Blatantly cheated and the Refs from that game should be able to accurately confirm or deny the steelers accusations

  79. 79 A Roy said at 4:13 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    If you’re going to bust GEAGLE for his language and grammar, you’ve set a Herculean task for yourself.

  80. 80 GEAGLE said at 5:14 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Is there a,reason my name is always in your posts? How old are you that you have been posting here for years yet feel the need to consistentky dirty the comments section with your trashy troll behavior? What’s wrong, GEAGLE didn’t give you enough attention? I don’t ever even notice you or interact with you, so it’s pretty petty to always have my name in your posts.. Kind of creepy.. If you are going to continue to talk shit to someone who doesn’t even interact with you, that’s fine, but at the very least bring something clever to the Table, besides being ignorant enough to talk shit to someone because the grammar of their 3rd language isn’t perfect LOL

  81. 81 A Roy said at 5:21 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Mostly because you’re such an easy idiot to arouse…but also because you were fucking chased out of 24/7, came into what used to be a relatively intellectual Eagles blog and have garbaged it up with nothing but bombast and an overactive keyboard. C’mon, tell us, are you really Donald Trump’s Bastardo teenager?

  82. 82 fran35 said at 8:47 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    “what used to be a relatively intellectual Eagles blog and have garbaged it up with nothing but bombast and an overactive keyboard”

    My sentiments exactly. I used to come to this board religiously to read the witty and intelligent commentary. Now, it has become the 700 Level and I just don’t want to wade through the garbage. Actually, the 24/7 has improved significantly in the last 2 years. That is my go-to interaction page. With apologies to all if the great posters on here – and there really are – I can’t stomach approximately 200 comments per article that seem as if they were the ramblings of a lunatic.

  83. 83 EaglesFANqq said at 12:22 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    And Chip Kelly drafted Marcus Smith.

  84. 84 stephenstempo said at 1:56 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    You can literally say that about any draft.

  85. 85 Allen3000 said at 11:54 AM on September 19th, 2015:

    Eagles have lost 4 of their last 5 games. In that stretch, opposing teams have scored at least 24 points in each game. Opposing starting QBs have thrown on average 295 yds about 2 TDs. Some of these losses are against what should be inferior teams – Washington, NYG, ATL. These are disturbing trends that NEED to be reversed or at the very least minimized.

    On offense, during the past 5 game stretch we have averaged less than 100 yards rushing a game which is unacceptable given the RB talent we have (both last year and this year).

    It’s time to show and prove. I do think the Eagles win, but I’m not convinced we will see the team we were expecting to see this year – at least not on Sunday. I’m hoping to be utterly wrong though.

  86. 86 Insomniac said at 12:15 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Things I want to see on Sunday

    1. running the damn ball
    2. running the damn ball so we can take some shots down the field
    3. running the damn ball so Bradford doesn’t get hit 2109832908 times a game
    4. running the damn ball down the gut with 2 of the best N-S RBs in the league
    5. running the damn ball because our tempo is supposed to gas the other team after the first half
    6. running the damn ball so maybe Chip will finally draft good OL prospects if we can’t run the damn ball

  87. 87 OregonDucker said at 12:16 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Dallas will stack the box and execute run stunts up front. This has worked for most teams against the Eagles. We need an answer.

  88. 88 anon said at 12:19 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    new running plays and a deep ball

  89. 89 OregonDucker said at 1:28 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    This! Definitely this.

  90. 90 HawaiianEagle said at 12:23 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Throwing the ball to set up the run later.

  91. 91 Insomniac said at 12:29 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Cowgirls have a suspect defense. Albeit their secondary did play better than expected against the Giants but it’s not their strength. Their front 7 is on the lighter side so I don’t see us losing in the trenches. Even if M&M aren’t popping off 20+ yard runs it’ll still help set up more options.

  92. 92 Media Mike said at 6:25 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Play harder for 60 minutes is my first answer.

  93. 93 Michael Winter Cho said at 7:03 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    That’s almost never the right answer.

  94. 94 Media Mike said at 7:15 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    If you’d like to shill for choke losses due to lack of effort, that’s on you.

  95. 95 Michael Winter Cho said at 7:49 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    You know one of the teams has to lose, right? I see players outschemed, outsmarted, beat all the time, I rarely see guys not trying.

  96. 96 stephenstempo said at 1:59 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    How about just scoring more points than the opposing team. I mean will you be happy if we rush 50 times for 300 yards and lose ?

  97. 97 Michael Winter Cho said at 7:02 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Yeah, running the ball is what I want to see!

  98. 98 Patrick said at 12:45 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    This is a must win game in my mind, nothing else would be acceptable. Losing would be borderline detrimental.

    Teams that start 0-2 have something like a 10% chance of making the playoffs, which isn’t bad, bud a loss would put the Cowboys 2 games ahead, all while sporting a 2-0 division record against our 0-2 with 0-1 in the division. The Redskins and Giants might look bad, but they’ll be bad against the Cowboys too.

    With the amount of injuries the Cowboys have, specifically to Dez and their lines, it would be horrific if we couldn’t manage to beat them. They lost players at positions that mark our glaring weaknesses, Dez vs. Maxwell, Cowboys DL vs our OL and the Cowboys OLs ability to help Romo vs our defenses ability to pressure him into making mistakes.

    After the shitshow in Atlanta, we need to play some good football. Get our offense going, stop making mistakes like penalties, whiffed blocks etc. and run the freaking ball. Seriously, we stole Murray from them, I want to see him run the ball down their throat so hard they’ll rejoice when its Mathews or Sproles who burns them.

    Lastly, its the Cowboys. We dont lose to the fucking Cowboys, ever! Screw the record and everything else, dont fucking lose to the fucking Cowboys. I dont know how many times I have to say fuck to sound like Rex Ryan hyping up his team against the Patriots, just do not fucking lose to the fucking Cowboys, never fucking ever.

  99. 99 Amar said at 1:18 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    I don’t know if this was already discussed here but the eagles worked out 5 players yesterday.

    Eagles tried out Lemuel Jeanpierre, Austin Reiter, Ross Scheuerman, Dreamius Smith, J.D. Walton

    Adam Caplan ‏@caplannfl 5h5 hours ago
    Cs J.D. Walton and Lemuel JeanPierre worked out for the #Eagles.

  100. 100 A_T_G said at 1:48 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    If Smith could be a special teams ace, we could refer to the squad as the Dreamius Team.

  101. 101 anon said at 2:29 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    lots of centers

  102. 102 xmbk said at 3:41 PM on September 19th, 2015:


  103. 103 A_T_G said at 8:18 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    The Dreamius Teamius?

  104. 104 anon said at 1:44 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    watching the game again I thought sammy b looked really good. Ball comes out really quickly and when he’s not getting pressured he’s really accurate. Not very accurate throwing while taking a shot, I feel like he could manage the pocket a little better.

    One thing i did notice is that there were longer routes developing where maybe people would be open, but the ball is out long before that separation occurs, it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out tomorrow.

    Run game looked bad, bad blocking and the falcons did a great job getting into gaps. Sproles jumps out for his ability to make people miss and to stay on his feel. Mathews was up and down, tripped on 2nd and 4 in the 4th quarter leading to 3rd and 1 sadly that was one of the plays that was blocked up well. Both Demarco and Ryan are good at stiff arming the first defender, remember all those games last year where shady could have had a big gain if he could have run over the safety, hopefully we see that this year.

  105. 105 Allen3000 said at 2:36 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Any FCS/Villanova football fans here? I ask because I went to Towson and as a result, follow CAA/FCS football. John Robertson (QB from Villanova) is a player I’m intrigued by. I honestly thought he had already graduated since it seems like he’s been playing forever. Any of you think he has a legit chance to play at the next level?

  106. 106 D3FB said at 3:59 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    One of my former teammates recruited him and was his QB coach his freshman year. He speaks very highly of him.

    The biggest test for him won’t come until the offseason. He’s listed 6’1 220lbs. He better be every bit of that. If he does well in allstar games and measures in right he probably is a 4th round or so guy who you develop to be your backup. If he comes in smaller he’s a UDFA you let compete to be QB3.

  107. 107 Media Mike said at 6:16 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Looks like he runs too much to be good at the NFL level. If I can read something compelling about him playing football like an adult, I think his passing skills are intriguing.

  108. 108 Avery Greene said at 3:08 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Yup, this is what I want to see.


  109. 109 Avery Greene said at 3:10 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Good article from Chipwagon about the ground game. I have to agree with the author that the Eagles should make use of the OZR and Power run games to mix into their playbook.


  110. 110 xmbk said at 3:39 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    It was. We need more analysis like that and less “OMG, fire Kelly/Davis/Maxwell/the guards”. Last week sucked for everyone, but Lawlor is right. This week will set the tone for a good chunk of the season.

  111. 111 BobSmith77 said at 8:08 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    It is basically win or face an incredibly uphill climb to make the playoffs. 9% of teams (10/107) that have started 0-2 since current divisional alignment in ’02 have gone on to the playoffs.

  112. 112 Media Mike said at 6:14 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Good set of comments. As long as mixing up the run plays doesn’t include any streetball runs via the QB, I’m all for it.

  113. 113 GEAGLE said at 3:25 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    If Bellicheat can go do Buffalo, with an Undrafted rookie making his first 2nd start at Center and stick him in front of 100mil mArcel Dareus, then I don’t want to hear any excuses from the OL… All you do is hear about the great Cowboys OL. Have some friggim Pride at home, and SMASH Rod Marinellis depleted DL right from the start.. Begin the game with two good drives and our Tempo will make it all down hill from here against a defense tha is missing 4 key players on the road….

    Pats OL has Issues
    SEATTLES OL has serious issues
    Steelers dealing with a backüp Center
    GB lost Bryan Bulaga this week, he won’t play Sunday
    Evan Mathis was not very good against KC.. Eithet his skills have declined or he is still struggling with the playbook
    We BETTER PLAY like we want it MORE!
    OL needs to make a statement early against the Cowboys… Can’t wat til halftime again to get it together making this matchup much harder then it needs to be..

  114. 114 xmbk said at 3:37 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Cogent. You can’t have a first round pro bowler at every position.

  115. 115 Mac said at 8:44 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    I think Jason Peters can tell you why Mathis looked so good.

  116. 116 GEAGLE said at 8:53 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Well then hopefully JPs magic rubs off on Barbre tomorrow

  117. 117 GEAGLE said at 3:45 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    I have tried waiting for last weeks DGR posted to talk about this, but it seems like the DGR won’t be posted til tomorrow and I’ll be,DAMNED if I talk about last week on Cowboy game day., So what I want to talk a little about how Atlanta attacked us, and what did they do that was successful that we will probably u see,dallas try to Mimick against us,
    give Kyle Shannahan his due, you can tell he was very familiar with our defense and he did some really good things that caused us trouble in The first half..
    Something I expect a depleted Dallas to try and copy from Atlanta against us is the Falcons came out against us in a Heavy set, extra blockers, Fullback in the game looking like they were going to run the ball, and they passed against us out of their power run Packages.. What this did for the Falcons was pass against our Base which is designed more to stop the run. They passed on us when VINNY Curry and our better pass rushers were out of the game…
    I think its Important that we bridge the gap between our pass rush out of our base defense, and our pass rush out of our Nickel.. The DISCREPENCY is too big, the Nickel pass rush package is significantly Better then pass rush in base, and Kyle Shannahan made it look LIke they were going to run the ball down our throat, and then attacking us with quick passes while curry and our best pass rush package was on the bench…
    It’s a Copy Cat League, and without DEz, I need Billy Davis and the position coaches to have the defense,ready for Dallas copying Atlantas strategy and opening the game in their two TE, run formations keeping our Nickel pass rush off the field, and instead of pounding the ball, throwing a lot of quick passes out of their 2TE heavy sets…. Dallas is going to show run to start the game, but instead I expect them to throw early so that they can try to free up the RB’s instead of Vice Versa which is what they did when they still had Demarco.
    chip talked about a lactose intolerant secondar that doesn’t bite the cheese, so this sexondary needs to be prepared to not bite on play actions early when they are showing run but intend on attacking with quick passes
    Something Kyle Shannahan also did with Julio that was a nightmare for us is he linned him up Tight to the formation almost like a TE.. Byron Maxwell got all the blame for Julios success, but our Linebackers held him out to dry not providing the proper support needed to help out on a stud Like Julio who is Linning up toght on the formation like he was on the inside where it’s tough for a corner to get a Jam on him… dallas probably isnt going to be able to trust T williams Linning up everywhere like Julio did, But the Coaches MUST HAVE our Boys prepared for Dallas opening up the game in two TEs showing run, but come out with quick passes against us…

  118. 118 xmbk said at 6:02 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Witten and Escobar are a nice pass catching duo.

  119. 119 Media Mike said at 6:12 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Certainly better than what LJ Smith is catching right now.

  120. 120 GEAGLE said at 6:51 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    I never said they weren’t…Dunbar is also a nice poor mans Sproles in the passing game… But if you need a LB Corp to matchup in coverage against 2 TEs and a pass catching RB, be hard to Find better tandem then Kiko and Barwin on the TEs with Kendricks matching up with Dunbar out of the backfield…eagle TEs have been raving about Kikos ability In coverage and all you have to do is watch what Barwin did against Jimmy Graham in the playoffs.
    I would trust our LBs to match up against Witten,Esco and Dunbar
    Significantly more then I would trust the Dallas LBs to match up against Ertz, Celek and Sprolesy.
    mY expectation is that at the end of this season our numbers will say that we were one of the top defenses in the league
    Defending against TEs.., this is the most excited I have been about our ability to cover TE’s since we had Carlos Emmons.. But that’s just me I guess

  121. 121 xmbk said at 8:31 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Was agreeing with you, that Dallas is a passing threat out of the two TE set.

  122. 122 GEAGLE said at 8:50 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Gotcha…..Especially now without Dez they will certainly be a big part of the passing game plan and we will really have to watch the two TE closely when they get in the redzone
    I’d really like to see us get up on the Line of scrimmage and see our Corners to do a great job of Jamming the WRs at the line… i get the impression that our front 7 still needs to Gel with the secondary. They need to do a better job helping each other
    -First half in Atlanta, front 7 didn’t do our DBs any favors not getting enough pressure on Atlanta QB to help out the corners
    -If the corner sees that our pass rush isn’t getting home, they need to do a better job at the line of scrimmage, Jam the WR and give the front 7 an extra second for the pressure to get home
    -when Atlanta lined up Julio tight to the formation almost like a TE, the LBs have to give Maxwell support and they left him out to dry..
    I understand it’s a new secondary but it has to gel more with the Front 7, those two units need to do a better job communicating and supporting each other.. improve and Gel each week and we should be ready to really take off in October

  123. 123 TXEaglesFan said at 6:33 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    I really want to think positive, but I don’t have much hope for relying on a great defensive game plan with quick adjustments from Billy Davis. I will believe it when I see it.

  124. 124 Media Mike said at 6:35 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Chip isn’t stupid. So if Billy continues to cost us games, Chip won’t go down on that ship. I’ll suck up another 10-6 season with no progress if it gets Billy out of here.

  125. 125 GEAGLE said at 5:18 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    WOW that’s HORRIBLE, camera man just made me sick to my stomach with the close up of the Notre Dame player holding his knee while screaming clearly at the top of his lungs in Agony… I could do without that vision from the camera man..
    I never been a Notre dame fan, but Roman Catholics Finest Will Moore is the single best Deep Threat play,aking WR in the Nation.. ONLY two playërs I have ever liked in Notre Dame history, Maurice Stovall, and now Will Fuller..

  126. 126 Media Mike said at 6:37 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Temple is being quite irksome today. UMass is one of the biggest collection of bums on the planet earth, yet Temple sees fit to not win this game easily. As if living through UMass giving Temple fits in basketball wasn’t enough in the 90s.

  127. 127 GEAGLE said at 6:38 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Plan of Attack, cowboy addition ..
    1) MONSTER 13 catches, 148 yard performance from Jordan Mathews. iTs set up perfectly for him to GO OFF!
    – fired up from giving up the INT last week to seal the game
    – Bradford who is still getting comfortable trusts Jordan
    – Matches up against Orlando Scandricks in over his head backup
    – sweet spot in the Tampa 2 scheme Dallas runs is the middle field aka The Land of Pope Jordan the 81st
    2) with a TOUGH Jets secondary on deck, Chip and Bradford need to take advantage of the fact that Morris Claiborne is a PIGEON waiting to be picked on in coverage to get Huff and Agholor going and build some confidence. Like to see us get Huff and Nelson some touches early in the game, as well as isolating Claiborne and taking some shots down field on him.. For Nelson and Huff:
    – Get the ball in their hands on some screens early on
    – like to see them get the ball on a reverse its or double reverse since its been a while that chip dialed up Gadget plays.. If Agholor can beat the defense to the edge and turn the corner, he could do some serious damage on a Reverse with those fast long stride he takes.
    -If we get Claiborne Isolated on either, let them take a shot down field, even off play action will do
    3) Sean Lee can play and dude has speed for a LB and the Cowboys aren’t wrong for liking him, but if they over rate Lee’s ability and think that Sean Lee can handle Darren Sproles with No safety help, we gots to make them pay for that.. Lee can be a great lightning fast LB, but putting any one LB in coverage against the Tiny Gangster Sproles is a BIG MISTAKE.. When another Lb is matched up in Sproles you can bet he will get safety help, so if we see Lee matched up against him, get ready to attack him because it’s probably man coverage with No double team.. My thinKing is if they have to spend resources double teaming Sproles, they will use one of the other LBs and safety over top and match up Lee one on one with a TE.. So if we see Lee on Sproles, take a shot because their probably won’t be safety support since Lee is the best and fastest LB the have, I assume they will think one of the other LBs will need help more then Lee does..
    4) getting back to the opening in the middle of the field the Tampa two coverage creates, normally that would be a tremendous opportunity for Ertz to attack but I worry about him. He rushed back from injury after only 4 weeks and isn’t 100% yet.. Im more concerned that Ertz
    Doesn’t suffer a setback, then I am about him having a big game…
    -Dallas safeties are nothing special, we need to attack the middle of that Tampa two all game, go down the seam early and often keeping the pressure on their safeties by continuing to throw different weapons at them down the seam. They aren’t the tallest safeties so give them a steady dose of size going after them. lIke to see Ertz, Burton and Miles Austin constantly attack down
    fIeld while Jordan and Sproles
    Work underneath and use their extraordinary run after the catch talent
    5) What I’m REALLY looking for
    Tomorrow is for chip to show his play calling Genius,, I want him to script a masterful plan of attack for the first 15-20 plays.
    -every offensive coach will preach the importance of getting the offense off on a good a start, and it’s even more important for us to play well on offense early because wearing teams down with our tempo is a major component. Chip needs to script us a masterful start to this game picking up 6-10 First downs on the first two drives, our tempo will make an impact early, and if we can make them feel the effects of the tempo early while also getting out to a 10-14pt lead at home after the first 2 or 3 drives we are a bad team to have to play from behind against especially if we are picking up first downs instead of scoring on a quick bomb or punt return

    Start the game throwing quick accurate Darts, then unleash the run game, ultimately setting up the Play action strikes down field
    Really like to see this team coming off a loss, get off to a really good start at home on the first two drives, allowing us to play down hill from there,..It would be great to start the 4th quarter with a commanding Lead so we can work on learning to close out wins with our Physical Run game.. Be awesome to remove Bradford from danger and let him hand the ball off throughout the 4th quarter cruising to a division win..
    We are at home, we are well coached, we have high charechter team that will enter this game with more talent then Dallas, #1 is ALWAYS getting out of the game healthy, but #2 this week is Putting an end to Hurting ourselves with penalties.. Force Dallas to try and beat us, if we don’t help them beat us, play a clean and disciplined game, at some point tomorrow we should run away with the game.

  128. 128 anon said at 9:04 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    im worried sean lee is going to blow up our run game.

  129. 129 GEAGLE said at 9:46 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Good player for sure…our run game should mostly come down to how we handle Lee and If we can keep Crawford from creating too much Havoc.. Keep Lee and Crawford in check and we can run all over them., but two really talented players so easier said
    Then done.,
    I like how chip answered the question about is Lee still the great player he was? “Unfortunately yes”-Chip Kelly

  130. 130 BobSmith77 said at 8:01 PM on September 19th, 2015:


    No shock including the Spygate was much more widespread than repeated.

  131. 131 Avery Greene said at 8:09 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    It’s not surprising, but nothing will come of it. Or I should say, I doubt something will come of it. It’ll just continue to look like sour grapes as these articles come out.

  132. 132 BobSmith77 said at 8:11 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Depends what it is. All the Spygate tapes and evidence were destroyed so that avenue is closed off for any further investigation & frankly Deflategate was one of the dumber ‘scandals’ in professional sports from the get go.

    Think it will be more incremental stuff (your sour grapes) than a bombshell.

  133. 133 Avery Greene said at 8:14 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Yeah, this is my impression as well about the incremental stuff. With no evidence, this all seems useless. Unless there’s a movement behind the scenes to make Goodell look bad enough to get rid of.

  134. 134 Avery Greene said at 8:14 PM on September 19th, 2015:


  135. 135 Mitchell said at 8:24 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    If a cb or OL isnt there, Id snag one.

  136. 136 Insomniac said at 9:37 PM on September 19th, 2015:


  137. 137 Mitchell said at 8:24 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Any thoughts on Georgia’s Greyson Lambert?

  138. 138 A_T_G said at 8:39 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Is he related to Jack?

  139. 139 Mitchell said at 8:40 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Or Adam perhaps?

  140. 140 Avery Greene said at 9:38 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    USC just gave Stanford the lead going into halftime.

  141. 141 Avery Greene said at 9:41 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Interesting bit of trivia going into tomorrow.


  142. 142 Mac said at 12:27 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    How close is Foles?

  143. 143 Avery Greene said at 9:04 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    He needs 353 more.

  144. 144 Media Mike said at 7:00 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    Brees should get his. I’d guess it’ll take Brady until the next week to do the same.

  145. 145 Avery Greene said at 9:05 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    Yeah, Brady’s got a tough draw this week.

  146. 146 GEAGLE said at 9:42 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    I have two extra floor seats for the October Tripple G, Genady Golovkin fight in Madison square Garden and I can let them go at half of the ticket price… Anyone interested hit me up on Twitter or Facebook ..

  147. 147 Avery Greene said at 9:51 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    what’s your twitter?

  148. 148 GEAGLE said at 10:00 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Uhhhh something like GEAGLEeye, can’t remember, I have to check, hold on

  149. 149 Media Mike said at 6:59 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    That’s an awesome offer. GGG is going to terminate that Canadian fraud on the 17th. I cannot take anybody who loses to Rubio seriously.

  150. 150 GEAGLE said at 10:13 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    “Semtex” Paul Daley is about to fight on spike TV on North American soil which is rare these days….If you aren’t familiar with him, he is MUst see tv
    You probably wanna check out the South American Tyson afterwards, Zack Mwkassa

  151. 151 GEAGLE said at 11:53 PM on September 19th, 2015:

    Eagles painted the end zones black for tomorrow, no idea if we plan on wearing the all black jerseys or black top and white or even green pants

  152. 152 HawaiianEagle said at 12:57 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    I wonder what it’s like to be a fan of a professional football team that you KNOW is going to win every week, like the old 9ers with Montana or the boys with Emmit and Aikman. It might get boring…nah. One of these days with or without Chip maybe we’ll all know what true domination feels like.

  153. 153 BobSmith77 said at 1:05 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    ’04 was the only time I ever felt like that up until TO got hurt.

  154. 154 Media Mike said at 6:58 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    That was honestly (sans the Pittsburgh debacle) my favorite season as an Eagles fan. WE just slapped teams on a weekly basis. Starting the season by blowing out the hated Giants was epic as well.

    Roy Williams should die screaming of some type of horrible malady due to what he did to TO.

    And in case anybody else brings it up;
    Reid’s lack of urgency, TO’s less than 100% status, McNabb’s being out of shape, McNabb’s dumb INT throwing the same Westbrook pass too many times in the first half, Hank Fraley’s inability to call out appropriate blitz pickups, Hugh Douglas (and the rest of the DLine) refusing to get a pass rush going, and putrid LB play covering the RBs on short swing passes were all much bigger factors in losing that game than any possible funny business with the Patriots recording d signals.

  155. 155 P_P_K said at 9:55 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    And the buzz of winning never got boring.

  156. 156 BobSmith77 said at 1:04 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    “Before getting into our predictions — and because you’re likely going to think

    we’re all homers — it’s worth noting that nine out ofthe 10 writers at The Dallas Morning News picked the Eagles over the Cowboys. And of those nine, eight pick the Eagles to cover.

    Meanwhile, over at The Philadelphia Inquirer, both Jeff McLane and Zach Berman picked the Birds to win. And at Bleeding Green Nation, all seven of their writers like the Eagles. Not surprisingly, however, eight of the 10 writers at BGN’s Dallas counterpart, Blogging the ‘Boys, picked the Cowboys.”


    Kempski, Hoffman, and Mullin all predict an Eagles’ victory too, 11 of 14 ESPN experts are taking the Eagles, and the line has been steadily moving all week so a ton of betters do too.

  157. 157 anon said at 5:04 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    same story last week

  158. 158 RC5000 said at 1:41 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    Bama and Ole Miss game was crazy, not pretty but hilarious, wacky bounces, strange broken plays, onside kicks, Bama fans leaving early. Nick Saban saying GD it….

  159. 159 Tdoteaglefan said at 8:08 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    Dez out for 10 -12 weeks now after bone graft

  160. 160 Fufina said at 8:12 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    At least and will struggle to get up to game speed fast. If the Cowgirls are not in the mix by December i would sit him for the year.

  161. 161 xmbk said at 9:38 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    Let’s do him a favor today and start on giving Dallas a reason to sit him for the year.

  162. 162 Media Mike said at 8:21 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    He better be out two full seasons or I’m going to be double angry at Hinkie.

  163. 163 EagleNebula said at 9:23 AM on September 20th, 2015:

    In defense of hinkie & embid, it isn’t fair to compare rates of healing, taking a more prudent path with someone starting their career vs a more urgent one for someone nearing the end, someone who runs on turf vs someone who runs on a court. All impact decisions.

  164. 164 P_P_K said at 9:54 AM on September 20th, 2015:


  165. 165 BC1968 said at 1:13 PM on September 20th, 2015:

    Inside the 5 yard line and McCoy is out. Murray gets 2 redzone TD’s last week even with limited yards. Just sayin’