Dallas Eve

Posted: November 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 32 Comments »

Twas the night before the Dallas rematch…

Big game on Sunday night. I’m not nervous, yet. That will probably happen on Sunday. I know that Dallas is without Tony Romo, but teams on a losing streak make me nervous. All streaks end. You don’t want it to be against you.

At this point, I’m more curious than confident.

  • Will Sam Bradford play better?
  • With Jason Peters out, how will the OL play?
  • Will Dez Bryant make a big difference?
  • Does Kiko Alonso make a difference?

And so on.

The Eagles had won 2 games in a row before losing to the Panthers. And Carolina is undefeated. That was a road game on a short week. All in all, that’s hardly a loss to be ashamed of.

Am I making excuses for the Eagles? No. I’m trying to figure out what this team is. Are they the team that had consecutive blowouts against tough, veteran QBs? Or are they the team that struggled in the Carolina game?

I want to believe, but I’m hesitant to fully buy-in right now. A win on Sunday night won’t change everything, but it sure would make me a lot more comfortable with this team.


No KellyStrator, but you can watch Bill Davis break down some key defensive plays from the first part of the season. Great stuff from Mr. D. Really makes you appreciate how many little things have to go right on every play for it to work. Defense truly is about 11 guys working together.


I don’t have much to say about Greg Hardy. There was no way Jerry Jones was going to suspend or cut him. That’s just now how Jerry is wired.

The league had already made their ruling and done all of the suspension stuff.

Hardy is a dirtbag, but he’s not going away unfortunately. He could be a difference-maker on Sunday night. Him vs Lane Johnson is tough enough, but Hardy could give Dennis Kelly fits if they get matched up.

I would love to see the Eagles run the ball at him and really pound on Hardy.


32 Comments on “Dallas Eve”

  1. 1 A_T_G said at 11:17 PM on November 7th, 2015:

    Just so I am clear, we want to beat Dallas, right?

  2. 2 TommyLawlor said at 11:51 PM on November 7th, 2015:

    I do, but I don’t feel comfortable speaking for the group.

  3. 3 laeagle said at 11:34 PM on November 7th, 2015:

    Does anyone recall what the deal is that is unique about Carolina law in the Hardy situation? Something about the appeal process unique to that state that helped him get off.

  4. 4 TommyLawlor said at 11:51 PM on November 7th, 2015:

    No clue.

  5. 5 Patrick said at 12:04 AM on November 8th, 2015:

    AFAIK, he was sentenced by a judge but appealed the ruling wanting a jury. This meant Hardy could reach a civil settlement with the girl and then she did not show up in court, which meant the DA had to drop the case as they would never be able to prove anything and due to the parties having reached a settlement. In other words, he bribed her and the case went away since she signed a NDA and did not testify.

  6. 6 Poppi said at 4:08 AM on November 8th, 2015:

    Four instances……one game per incident decided by an arbitrator…………”The NFL’s investigation concluded that Hardy violated the Personal Conduct Policy by using physical force against Nicole Holder in at least four instances,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s NFL statement on Hardy’s suspension said in April. “The net effect of these acts was that Ms. Holder was severely traumatized and sustained a range of injuries, including bruises and scratches on her neck, shoulders, upper chest, back, arms and feet.

    “The use of physical force under the circumstances present here, against a woman substantially smaller than you and in the presence of powerful, military-style assault weapons, constitutes a significant act of violence in violation of the Personal Conduct Policy.”

  7. 7 D3FB said at 7:26 AM on November 8th, 2015:

    Essentailly it has something to do with if you lose a bench trial you have the right to appeal your case in a jury trial. That’s the unique part of NC law.

    Each type of trial has their own pros and cons.

    Bench: Judges have more leeway to interpret the law. A good attorney can bring forth extenuating circumstances to help sway a judge. This can swing both ways though.

    Jury: The jury is instructed to be more in tune to the letter of the law. However you only need to sway a few members of the jury to get a hung verdict, and most times DAs choose to drop charges rather than continuing to puruse a conviction.

    As it has been explained to me: If you’re caught dead to rights, you did it, it’s best to throw yourself before the mercy of a judge and hope for leniency. However if the case is more shades of gray then a jury tends to be the better option. It’s essentially mitigation vs. litigation.

  8. 8 A_T_G said at 7:31 AM on November 8th, 2015:

    Good explanation, but it worries me that someone thought that would be useful advice to instill in you.

  9. 9 ChoTime said at 10:26 AM on November 8th, 2015:

    He’s a bad man…

  10. 10 D3FB said at 5:03 AM on November 9th, 2015:

    Lets just I have more in common with Jon Moffit than being a former mauling guard and a sick beard.

  11. 11 laeagle said at 11:38 AM on November 10th, 2015:

    Thanks for the info.

  12. 12 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 11:49 PM on November 7th, 2015:

    I really hope we do something down instead of just dropping back to throw 40+ times. Bring back the RB screen. I really hope Mathews can go tomorrow. Murray is just too hesitant and takes forever to make a decision.

    I really hope something has clicked in Sam. Can has been looking better each week but he hasn’t really out it all together for one game yet.

  13. 13 Poppi said at 3:58 AM on November 8th, 2015:

    I won’t be able to handle losing to them twice in a season and three times in a row and hopefully Lurie won’t either. This is it.

  14. 14 GermanEagle said at 10:01 AM on November 8th, 2015:

    Just. Beat. Dallas.

  15. 15 P_P_K said at 11:33 AM on November 8th, 2015:

    Lane Johnson vs. Greg Hardy = Good vs evil.

  16. 16 Dragon_Eagle said at 12:55 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    Fuck Dallas.

  17. 17 Dragon_Eagle said at 12:59 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    What the hell is wrong with you, FoxSports? GB vs. Carolina is on and you’re showing me New England versus the Washington Racists? Really?

  18. 18 jpate said at 1:38 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    I expect that game to be out of reach pretty quickly and switched

  19. 19 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 1:46 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    I can see Washington hanging around… they keep shooting themselves

  20. 20 A_T_G said at 2:23 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    I think we all know the outcome of the colonial patriots versus the native Americans. With the Patriot’s reputation, I expect the towels in Washington’s locker room to be infected with small pox.

  21. 21 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 1:42 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    At least you have a local game on Fox. If it wasn’t for Direct TV id be stuck watching the Raiders

  22. 22 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 2:11 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    Pressure Aaron Rodgers and he turns into Sam Bradford

  23. 23 SteveH said at 2:45 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    NE embarassing Wash. NE doesn’t have enough linemen left so they have a tight end playing tackle, still moving the ball with ease. How demoralizing that must be for them lol.

  24. 24 SteveH said at 2:50 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    So yeah, Greg Hardy against Dennis Kelly… That could get ugly.

  25. 25 A_T_G said at 2:54 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    No, I think the recent coverage makes things look like they will go the other way. Hardy won’t beat Kelly once. After all, Kelly is a girls name, and Hardy never beats girls, right?

    Besides, if he does beat Kelly, it will be expunged from his stats shortly afterwards.

  26. 26 A_T_G said at 2:50 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    So, with Carolina beating GB 27-7 at half, our showing against them looks a little different.

  27. 27 SteveH said at 2:51 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    We’re better than Green Bay! Sweet!

  28. 28 A_T_G said at 2:55 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    The transitive property of football never fails.

  29. 29 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 2:52 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    Yeah but I still think should have won that one. Or Wrs dropped the ball on that one….literally and figuratively

  30. 30 jpate said at 3:14 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    Carr looks like the real deal

  31. 31 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:02 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    Ram hoping to get lucky with one of those splash TDs for Austin… Maybe Gurley will break one for them.

  32. 32 A_T_G said at 4:46 PM on November 8th, 2015:

    So, with the game-winning Endzone in front of him, Antonio Brown neither could outrun old man Woodson, nor wanted any part of trying to break a tackle.