Right There

Posted: November 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 167 Comments »

The 2015 season has been disappointing. Depressing. Frustrating. Maddening. You can use all kinds of unpleasant words to describe the last couple of months. But think how fun Sunday night could be. A win puts the Eagles right back to .500 and all but buries the Cowboys for the season. It doesn’t get much better than that.

The opportunity is right there for the Eagles. All they have to do is take it.

  • Dallas has lost 5 games in a row.
  • Tony Romo is out and Matt friggin’ Cassel is in at QB.
  • Dallas is averaging 14.5 points per game over the last month.
  • Since taking the ball away 3 times in the win over the Eagles, the Cowboys defense only has one takeaway.
  • Dallas has given up 27 points a game since Week 2.

This game is right there for the taking. It is gift-wrapped and just waiting for the Eagles to grab hold of it. Sunday night can be glorious.

But this is the 2015 Eagles we’re talking about. They have made a ton of mistakes this year, and in a variety of ways. Chip Kelly and his staff had the bye week to self-scout and figure out what needed to be fixed. The problem…there wasn’t just one problem.

Cure the drops. But then you have Sam Bradford’s interceptions. Get rid of them. Then you have to deal with missed blocks. Solve that. But then penalties are still an issue. Fix that and you still have too many plays where the QB and his receiver weren’t on the same page.

Like I said, not just one problem.

I think this team can get this thing turned around. I wrote about some reasons for optimism in this week’s PE.com column. This team is pretty healthy right now. They have the best roster in the division (I know that’s not the greatest measuring stick these days). The team is coming off a bye, which allowed the players to get rest (physically, mentally and emotionally) and the coaches were able to study tape and identify some areas that needed fixing.

I also think a lot of the Eagles problems are, to steal Chip’s phrase of the year, self-inflicted wounds. The bad news is that the team is sloppy enough to make those mistakes. The good news is that the mistakes can be fixed. Whether facing the 1976 Bucs or the 1985 Bears, you can expect Jason Kelce to know when to snap the ball. You can expect Darren Sproles and Sam Bradford to see the same thing on the third play of the game and to have the same route concept in their minds. Those mistakes are not skill related. They are just bad football. But they can be fixed.

One thing we have to be careful about is thinking Matt Cassel will be a pushover. He threw for 382 yards and led the Vikings to a 48-30 win over the Eagles a bit more than two years ago. And here’s the scary part. Cassel has better WRs, TEs, RBs and OL now than he did then. Yikes.

Cassel played great. I’ve never seen him look so good. Last week he threw for 97 yards and didn’t look good at all. Which Cassel are the Eagles going to see? That’s a huge mystery. I think he’ll be better than last week, but I’d be shocked if he played like he did in 2013. That felt like an anomaly.

Bill Davis might be using the same scheme, but the secondary is much better right now. And I think the pass rush is better now. Sack numbers aren’t great, but they are functioning well as a group and rushing in a coordinated way. That’s critical against a mobile QB like Cassel. Force him to stay in the pocket and beat you.

If you don’t remember, things got so bad in the 2013 game that Davis had to pull Cary Williams from the game because he “lost his composure”. Patrick Chung was benched for losing too many receivers. That was an ugly day. Cassel will have a tougher task this time around.

I’m curious to see what this team does on Sunday night. They can erase a lot of misery with a win.


167 Comments on “Right There”

  1. 1 mtn_green said at 10:35 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    At that point qbs had figured out that Eagles couldn’t defend jump balls.

  2. 2 Nelson ALGore said at 11:01 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    At that point Qbs figured out the Eagles couldn’t defend.

    Fixed it for u πŸ˜‰
    (Im Formerly eagled3rdandwrong)

  3. 3 Joe Minx said at 10:53 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    This is piggybacking a bit from the last thread. If you ever run into anyone who seriously tries to suggest Colin Kaepernick is a good QB, show them this:



  4. 4 Nelson ALGore said at 10:59 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    This looks really bad but have we considered the fact that they might not let him call audibles in SF. The QB is a part of the problem but that whole team is screwed up right now

  5. 5 Nelson ALGore said at 10:59 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    To piggy back my own post do we let Badford call audibles? I dont think we do

  6. 6 SteveH said at 11:58 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I’m not sure you need to call an audible to throw to a wideout with no one on his half of the field, you just take the snap and throw it to him.

  7. 7 Nelson ALGore said at 4:43 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    I agree but who knows what goes on behind closed doors. That team is an absolute wreck there is a reason the coach and several players abandoned ship….

    With our luck bradford would throw it an WR would drop it lol (now I’m sad )

  8. 8 Stephen E. said at 10:20 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    It would still be better than a safety…

  9. 9 Tom said at 5:10 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    BOTH WRs

  10. 10 ChoTime said at 11:17 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Yeah, it looks bad, but they were in their own end zone on the road. How much time was left on the clock, was he too rushed to audible? Also, as Nelso pointed out, he may not have the ability to audible.

    Really, all you have to do is see that SF has the worst offensive DVOA, and it’s not even close. His QB rating is 78.8, QBR 47.6. Although, to be fair, Bradford’s rating is 76.4, and his QBR is–wait for it–29.6. So… I guess Kap might be an upgrade after all.

  11. 11 Nelson ALGore said at 4:45 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    this reminds me of a play earlier n the year where Bradford threw to Huff as Huff went to block

  12. 12 bill said at 8:20 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    If it weren’t for the fact that Kap has always had problems going past his first ‘read,’ I might agree with you. If it weren’t for the fact that Kap has had a very good offensive line, and light years better than what the Eagles were trotting out the first few weeks of the season, I might agree with you. If it weren’t for the fact that Kap has steadily regressed since the year the RO took defenses by surprise, I might agree with you.

    Kap is what he is. He’s hit his ceiling. He can be an effective QB for a run-first team with a truly dominant defense (much like Alex Smith was). Don’t expect him to throw more than about 22 times/game, have most pass plays be a one read or run option, have a dominant offensive line, and don’t expect to score more than about 20 points, and he can be your QB. I have serious doubts he can ever be the guy to win a SB, now that defenses know how to slow down the RO.

    Sam hasn’t looked good either, but at least there’s some reason to think he can get better, no matter how slim that chance is. There’s zero reason to think Kap is going to do anything but get worse, as he has for the last few years.

  13. 13 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 11:18 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Yeah its bad. But its not the first or last time a QB has missed an uncovered WR.

    Not a Kap guy, but to be fair… he was successful until the front office started changing the offense around because they didn’t like how Harbaugh was using him.

  14. 14 Joe Minx said at 11:21 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    They’re both uncovered. πŸ˜‰

    And I give a lot of credit to Roman for much of that. He’s a large part of the reason Tyrod Taylor has looked the way he has this year.

  15. 15 ChoTime said at 11:20 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Right… so, who’s looking forward to this game? Is it appropriate to be excited, chomping at the bit to see the D shutting down that bad offense, to watch Sam and Co. come out refreshed and re-enact preseason O? Or to dread the inevitable stinker that happens just when everything really points to an easy win? Or just… be zen about it.

  16. 16 Insomniac said at 1:21 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Until we have some consistency my thought process is..It is what it is

  17. 17 ChoTime said at 12:48 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    That’s kind of zen…

  18. 18 ChoTime said at 11:38 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Whoah. Oakland ranked 8th in DVOA, best for the team since 2002. Broncos’ D 4th best of all time thus far!

  19. 19 Mitchell said at 11:44 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    “They have made a ton of mistakes this year, and in a variety of ways.” I feel like you have been saying this a lot in the past few years, Tommy. I expect to see the good Cassel show up this week. It’s probably gonna be another dog-fight but I would love to see the Eagles take a big, fat, steamy dump on the Cowboys. I want to watch that little troll Marinelli blow his top on the sideline.

  20. 20 Always Hopeful said at 3:57 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Hard for me to be hopeful about this game. I think our defense will be okay and keep us in the game, but our offense doesn’t give me as much hope. The real issue for me is the way the Dallas defense has handled Chip’s offense over the years. I know about last Thanksgiving but for the most part the Dallas D has kept Chip’s offense on lock.

    Kind of frustrating having a sub par / mediocre offense. We love good defense yet, it would be good to know we could rely on SOMETHING from the offense that was positive instead of all that you listed Tommy.

  21. 21 RobNE said at 8:50 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    If it’s hard for Always Hopeful to be hopeful we are in trouble.

  22. 22 P_P_K said at 9:12 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Big trouble.

  23. 23 Poppi said at 5:29 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    I just hope we can get by in this game with a banged up Jason Peters and DeMeco Ryans. Getting Alsonso back is great, but nobody has a bigger impact on defense than Ryans (other than Cox). Whenever he goes out, it is an immediate downhill slide – the end of last year and last week are prime examples of a direct correlation between him going out and the defense suffering. And of course, Peters is needed to avoid mayhem on the OL. We need them to win seven of the last nine games and to deserve to be in the playoffs and expect to be taken seriously.

  24. 24 Sean Stott said at 12:33 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    I’d disagree with the Ryans comment if we were going against an aerial offense, but this week, we need him thumping people.

  25. 25 GermanEagle said at 6:55 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    I don’t care if it’s a shootout 38-35 with bad defense or an ugly 3-2 win.

    Just. Beat. Dallas.

  26. 26 TommyLawlor said at 8:24 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Words of wisdom. This is one week where style points don’t matter. Just win.

  27. 27 Always Hopeful said at 9:18 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    At the end of the day, this is what’s needed. This team will most likely limp into it’s “destiny” as a playoff team (IF they make the playoffs…no Jim Mora please! I know I’m way ahead of myself).

    I can’t see the offense becoming world beaters this season. Yet the defense and return teams will have to carry the load…starting with beating Dallas…I don’t like the Cowboys.

  28. 28 Ryan Rambo said at 9:27 AM on November 5th, 2015:


  29. 29 lcwboyboy said at 8:35 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    “But this is the 2015 Eagles we’re talking about..”

    Exactly. In 30+ years of being an Eagles fan, I’ve never had so much apathy for the team. I fully expect a 3 and out from the offense, for the defense to give up a 70 yard TD drive for Dallas to take a 7-0 lead, and for Matt Cassel to go Kirk Cousins on our asses to finish the game. I really have no reason to believe any other outcome.

    And the best part, I’ll get to climb into bed at midnight, drunk and disappointed, and lay there in misery, unable to sleep, knowing my alarm will be going off at 6am.

    Someone remind me why we all put ourselves through this?

  30. 30 P_P_K said at 9:12 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    “Someone remind me why we all put ourselves through this?”

    Fate, destiny, idiocy.

  31. 31 ChoTime said at 12:49 PM on November 5th, 2015:


  32. 32 HawaiianEagle said at 10:13 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    In 30+ years of being an EAGLES fan, I’ve learned to role with the punches. I fully expect dallas to get a 3 and out to start the game and the EAGLES to engineer an 72 yard drive, 6 running plays and 3 passes capped by Lane Johnson and Brent Celek leading the way for a 2 yard DeMarco touchdown run. The best part is I’ll be at the game drunk and delirious, watching as our boys continue the ground onslaught that leads to a 27-10 victory.

  33. 33 botto said at 12:04 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    I agree, sometimes it feels like football is stupid and the eagles are so boring what’s the point.

  34. 34 SteveH said at 12:18 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Because you don’t get to be a fan only during the good times.

  35. 35 Jamie Parker said at 6:47 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    It’s be nice to have some good times though.

  36. 36 GermanEagle said at 9:03 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Here’s some serious reason for hope:
    The only reason the Eagles lost to the Cowboys was because I didn’t watch the game LIVE as I was travelling back from Ibiza.
    This time I will be watching straight from the kickoff. There can’t go anything wrong this time!!!

  37. 37 P_P_K said at 9:10 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Your future contracts hang in the balance.

  38. 38 SteveH said at 11:54 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    How selfish of you, choosing Ibiza over an Eagles victory. For shame.

  39. 39 Corry said at 9:07 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    According to Geoff Mosher, Lane Johnson will make his debut at LEFT tackle. The line from left to right will be: Johnson-Barbre-Kelce-Tobin-Kelly.


  40. 40 GermanEagle said at 9:11 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    I haven’t read anything about JP being ruled out for Sunday!!

  41. 41 Corry said at 9:28 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Read the article I linked, then you will have read something about Peters being ruled out.

    Seriously though, Mosher seems pretty definitive about it.

  42. 42 GermanEagle said at 10:13 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Mosher is a clown.

  43. 43 JoeBlow said at 1:34 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Mosher IS a clown of the highest order, and i actually feel better about JP’s chances of playing now that mosher says he’s out. That guy is factual kryptonite

  44. 44 TypicalDouche said at 10:34 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    You taking Moshers word for anything is a joke in itself.

  45. 45 Corry said at 10:44 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    I’m just sharing what I read. If Peters can’t go, its Johnson at the left tackle position.

  46. 46 TypicalDouche said at 10:49 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    I know what you’re saying buddy, Mosher is just terrible and hard to take his word for anything. I haven’t read anywhere else that Peters has been officially ruled out yet. I have read that Lane is taking reps at LT just in case.

  47. 47 Corry said at 10:53 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Today is the key day I think. If he can’t go today I don’t see them playing Peters. Practice is at noon. Hopefully he’s good to go.

  48. 48 bdbd20 said at 2:57 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Smart move. Gotta have Peters healthy if we have any chance of making a run. That line should do enough to handle Dallas. Chip will make sure Lane has help.

  49. 49 CrackSammich said at 9:48 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    It’s going to be a crappy week for the TEs, with them staying in to block so much.

  50. 50 HawaiianEagle said at 10:08 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    I think that was inevitable.

  51. 51 Stephen E. said at 10:25 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    There’s no way Kelly will be at RT.

  52. 52 Corry said at 10:45 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    If Peters can’t go, there isn’t really anyone else. Tobin was the first man off the bench and Kelly has routinely been the second one.

  53. 53 GEAGLE said at 5:50 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Actually Dennis is the RT
    It’s been confirmed Lane is Practce at LT and Dennis Kelly is at RT..
    Today it was:
    Dennis Kelly, Tobin. KELCE, Barbre, Lane..

  54. 54 Sean Stott said at 12:32 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Eh, I think Tobin – Barbre – Kelce – Kelly – Johnson makes more sense. Tobin can play LT.

  55. 55 ChoTime said at 12:50 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Man, I hope not.

  56. 56 Dan in Philly said at 9:07 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    If you’re an optionist, there’s plenty to be optimistic about. If you’re a pessimist, there’s room for that too.

  57. 57 eagleyankfan said at 10:41 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    what about the ‘realists’?

  58. 58 HawaiianEagle said at 11:01 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Get real.

  59. 59 Dan in Philly said at 11:12 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    I’ve never seen a realistic fan in captivity. They are all either optimists or pessimists, some just present themselves as realists to imrove their credibility.

  60. 60 eagleyankfan said at 12:19 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Mike Fransceca(sp?) of wfan radio. He’s a Yankee fan. He’s a realist. Best example I can think of. He might be the only one I can think of.

  61. 61 ChoTime said at 12:52 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Yeah, you can’t really be a fan and realistic. I mean fan-atic, right? There’s a conflict of interest kind of thing. Like if you’re a doctor and you shouldn’t operate on your son–can’t remember if that’s a law school example or part of a joke. Anyway, one reason I highly value stats, because I highly discount the perspective of people with a rooting interest (including my own).

  62. 62 Dan in Philly said at 1:04 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Indeed, part of being a fan is having expectations, which are then either dissapointed or surpassed. It is impossible to have expectations which are 100% realistic since they involve uncertainties and suppositions, they have to be colored with optimistic or pessimistic perspectives.
    Look at it this way, all fans are like gamblers. If a gambler was 100% realistic , they would not gamble since the math is against them. A gambler is usually optimistic or pessimistic and the contrast between their expectations and what actually happens is part of the experience. A fan experience is similarly shaped by the dissonance between their expectations and the eventual reality. Without that, there is no point in being a fan, you’re just an indifferent spectator.

  63. 63 ChoTime said at 1:21 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Wow. Excellent!

  64. 64 P_P_K said at 9:23 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    AC Viking, ya’ out there?

  65. 65 Tumtum said at 9:56 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Tommy has mentioned the 2008 team a bunch. While I probably won’t feel good about going into any game the rest of the way, I have to say I feel much better about this team than I did about that team. Doesn’t mean much, but I think this team has a much higher potential.

  66. 66 HawaiianEagle said at 11:04 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Nine months after domestic violence charges against him were dismissed, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy had the charges officially expunged from his record Thursday.

    That’s good to know, now I feel better about his “perceived” character flaws. After all, this issue has been expunged. He really is a good guy after all…

  67. 67 SteveH said at 12:03 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Real talk outside of football, I was listening to Connor Barwin et al on WIP a couple weeks ago and they were talking about Hardy, they made it sound like word around the league is he’s a legit scary/crazy dude, like the kind that you don’t want to deal with when he’s off his meds. I’m just hoping that nothing bad happens as a result of him not being jailed.

  68. 68 HawaiianEagle said at 12:43 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Let’s hope Lane Johnson gets under skin…

  69. 69 JoeBlow said at 1:30 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    yea back last year when he was being suspended there was some talk, although not much, about how some of his teammates didn’t care too much for him and thought he was more of a bully than anything. I forget where i read it or saw on tv but the general feeling was that Hardy just brought a negative energy to the building everyday

  70. 70 CrackSammich said at 1:48 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    That’s the kind of Cowboys locker room I like to read about.

    Live to 150, Jerry!

  71. 71 GEAGLE said at 1:46 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Lane said the scumbags shouldn’t even be in the NFL..
    Healthy, hobbled, injured, whatever…. THIS WEEK is when we Need Jason Peters to step up and have a legendary hall of fame performance kicking Hardys ass…. And if JP has to leave the game, Lane needs to be moved to the left side.
    if we have to ask Tobin to play LT this week and deal with Hardy, we need to take Bradford out of the game… Put Sanchez in if Tobin has to play LT.
    The last thing we need is to Ε‚et that scumbag get his dirty, vile, despicable paws on Sammy boy…. Rather bench SAM than to see Hardy lined up across from Tobin trying to knock SAM out for the seasom

  72. 72 Joe Minx said at 1:59 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Not looking good for JP. Missed practice again today.

  73. 73 GEAGLE said at 5:48 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Yup… ATLEAST we do have Lane practicing at LT
    But JP a is one of the few players I could see chip playing without practicing.
    Keep in mind we can’t give him pain killer injections every day in Practice for an entire week… Hopefully the next day or two of rest along with pain killer injection and game day adrenaline can get JP thru this game and keep Hardy in check, even if we have to Give him help from our TE
    If not, hopefully Lane can handle switching sides with only a few days of Practice… Bad bad week to not be sound at LT

  74. 74 Joe Minx said at 1:59 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    You can tell. He just has that scary look.

  75. 75 A_T_G said at 12:39 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    I am hearing from Hardy’s lawyer that you should not make mention of any issue henceforth. Your options for the correct terminology include non-issue, misunderstanding, recent unpleasantness, or lies by that lying liar.

  76. 76 BobSmith77 said at 11:12 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    I’ve been only frustrated with one game really – L vs Skins. Game they could and should have won against an inferior opponent.

    The issue continues to be that a lot of people bought into the preseason hype and it continues to cloud their expectations of this team. I didn’t and thought they were a 10-win team who would make the playoffs as a wild card. Guess that is why I am not as distressed about how the season has unfolded. This team still has a decent chance to win 9 games and the NFC East.

    The only way I would be really disappointed is if this team finishes 6-10/7-9, misses the playoffs, and continues to only play well for a quarter or two each game.

  77. 77 xmbk said at 12:08 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Huh? Did you watch the first Dallas game?

  78. 78 BobSmith77 said at 11:22 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Kelce has been one player this roster who has played pretty poorly yet has generally avoided much scrutiny in the media. Generally it comes to a series of excuses including that he is playing next to 2 inferior players at G, he is trying to do much, and even that Kelly’s zone-blocking scheme/play calling is setting a player like Kelce up for failure.

    I’ve seen a guy who doesn’t get out with nearly the same speed and quickness prior to his injury last year on the sweeps, has struggled pretty badly at times on run blocking, and had a couple of games where he has gotten his ass handed to him. More troubling though has been the mental miscues including that fumbled snap and the missed blocking assignments.

    If the Eagles are going to improve in the 2nd half offensively, Kelce is one guy they desperately need to perform at a level where he was prior to his injury last year and the year before.

    Other guys they need more from offensively in the 2nd half are Ertz (still waiting for him to really assert himself as one of the better TEs in the NFL) and Agholor.

  79. 79 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 11:51 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Im waiting for Chip to make Ags and Ertz a focal point in the offense; instead of this WR by committee BS that has us throwing 3rd down fades to Cooper or a double covered Austin

  80. 80 BobSmith77 said at 11:58 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    Cooper is what he is and that is a 4th/5th WR. Austin is finished and I have been puzzled why he continues to get so many snaps & targets. Generous to even call him a ‘possession WR’ at this point any more.

    Given up on Huff at this point. Maybe he proves me wrong but he just seems that his inability to get into synch with running routes successfully & understanding his role in the scheme.

    Hope that a ‘light’ clicks with Agholor like it did with Matthews last year although Matthews numbers only really picked up once Sanchez was starting. Maclin’s numbers were the one who took a real hit.

    I’m not optimistic that the WR corp is going to play that much better down the stretch or that Bradford is suddenly going to real off 3-4 good games in a row. He’ll have some moments but show the same inconsistency he has showed to date and in his hole career. Miss this offense going downfield though especially with the downfield attack they had with Vick and even Foles.

  81. 81 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 12:10 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Guys have shown they get open… then just need to catch the ball and Sam needs to work on his ball placement too

  82. 82 ChoTime said at 12:54 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Austin gets PT and targets because he’s playing better than other receivers, the ones that are supposedly more talented than him?

  83. 83 CrackSammich said at 1:41 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Re: Austin. It puzzles you that due that a depth player gets a lot of targets when the starters are injured?

  84. 84 GEAGLE said at 4:01 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Until the young Wrs get it going, I want Austin on the field on 3rd down..
    The problem with Coop is that he isn’t capable of living up to that contract. But knowing his limitatiΓ²ns, he has made some Solid contributions this year for example, he has made some really important blocks that made an impact on some of our REDZONE rushing TDs.. Hopefully he catches a few jump balls, continue to help spring our Rbs with his blocks, and break a couple arm tackles on screens when he has smaller CB on him..
    Id like to see Agholar take some of those play action deep ball opportunities from Coop. Chip and SAM also need to get it to Ags in stride while putting him in position to turn on the jets and use that breakaway speed
    But if this passing game is going to turn it around, it needs to start with Jordan, Zertz, and Sprolesy.. defenses CANT double team all 3, so they need to step it up and burn their man when they get one on one opportunities and CATCH THE DAMN Ball…

  85. 85 sonofdman said at 11:53 AM on November 5th, 2015:

    I am wondering if how they are calling holding this year is affecting him. I think there is an emphasis this year on holding in the run game and the refs league wide are calling more minor holds that in previous years. Most of the penalties against Kelce have been this type of “minor” holds that may not have been called in other years. I wonder if looking back, Kelce got away with a lot of borderline holds that were not called in past years, but is having trouble adjusting his game to how holds are being called now?

    This of course doesn’t excuse bad and mistimed snaps and the 1 or 2 blatant and unnecessary holds that have taken away big plays (like the one in the Atlanta game).

  86. 86 BobSmith77 said at 12:06 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    That might be it. Just doesn’t seem like is quite the same caliber player physically since he came back from the injury early last year.

  87. 87 sonofdman said at 12:26 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    I agree. Hopefully he can get back to where he was before the injury.

  88. 88 HawaiianEagle said at 12:44 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    We’re going to learn a lot about this team Sunday.

  89. 89 botto said at 12:53 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    when can we stop learning and watch some football?!

  90. 90 HawaiianEagle said at 1:11 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    If you want consistency watch NE…

  91. 91 botto said at 1:56 PM on November 5th, 2015:


  92. 92 b3nz0z said at 2:04 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    yeah they’re almost unwatchable because it’s just like, i don’t know, watching brady play against barrels or cones.

  93. 93 Headlines: Tackling Dummies & Takeaways? | We Only Live Once said at 1:35 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    […] Eagles have a big opportunity to turn their season around this weekend, as Tommy Lawlor of IgglesBlitz.com explained. They need to beat Dallas to get back on […]

  94. 94 GEAGLE said at 1:41 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Liking what I hear from ERtz saying he is ready to step up and be one of our go to playΓ«rs. He talked about how he invested the time working on his craft this summer, and that he is ready to step up for us on 3rd down or whenever we need a play..
    Chip was asked if the improvement in Zertz the last few weeks is him building chemistry with Bradford, but chip thinks it’s more about Zertz finally getting healthy.. Year 3, logically we all wanted to see Zertz breakout, but chip is probably right about being effected by his August surgery, and zack rushiΓ±g back into his underwhelming start… The last few games, he did look like he was starting to assert himself more, I assume that Zack now speaking up coincides with him finally feeling good and getting his season going…I like that he was willing to speak up and go on record. He told us, and now he has to go out and show us…
    Zack also had a Drop, but he was one of the few weapons that showed up for SAM in Carolina making some nice catches.. With Zack looking better the last few game, hopefully the bye week rest was the last step to getting ERtz where we need him to be.. We are now into the meat potatoes of the season, if ERtz is to step up for us, Now is the Time…. In what could turn into a defensive battle in Dallas, hopefully we see Zack step up for us on 3rd down and in the REDZONE… Of course, Zack stepping up won’t be enough, because there are plenty of other players on offense that haven’t been carrying their weight…
    Gotta get Zertz and Sprolesy going…. Barry Church was,getting picked on in the seattle game, like to see us go after him.. Think he is banged up…

  95. 95 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 2:27 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    I think Ertz and Ags needs to be the focal point in the passing attack(esp until Jmatt shows back up). They both should be getting 10 targets a game; easy to do since we throw it about 40 times each game

  96. 96 GEAGLE said at 3:45 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    That be nice, but I don’t know if that’s fair to Agholar. I think he is perfectly capable of that but I can’t hold a rookie to that standard while excusing Pope and Huff… All 3 young wideouts have the talent and ability to do serious damage to defenses, but I hold those two to higher standards than a rookie.
    Agholar hasn’t had that breakout game yet, but it’s a good sign that his slow start WASNT a case of him struggling to get open against NFL corners. he was doing a solid job of getting seperaation against some good NFL Corners and for me that is very encouraging.. I think Bradford is playimg at a higher level than he was early in the year so hopefully Ags and SAM can start connecting for some Big Plays… But I expect more from Pope and Huff than I do from a rookie..we will NEED Huff and Jordan to be better if we are going to enjoy the type of success we are looking for.
    Agholar hasn’t played in like over a month, I don’t know that he will have the conditioning this week required to carry a heavy volume load in our up tempo offense.. Unfortunately it will probably take Ags a few weeks to get in the type of shape he needs to be in to be a volume weapon playing at our tempo.. I’m not sure we can expect him to get the most snaps out of our stable of wideouts like we were seeing early in the year.. It’s bad enough Ags was making way too many mental rookie mistakes pre injury, asking him to play thru fatigue probably isn’t the best way to clean up his costly mental mistakes..
    Early in the year, WRs like Coop would praise Jordan Mathews For the attention he was commanding from defenses, helping to open things up for the other Wrs to make plays, but Jordan has been in a sophmore slump since those days.. If this passing game is going to get to the level we need it to be, Jordan needs to start making an impact we know he is capable of, especially these next few weeks while Ags works his way back into “eagle game shape” especially since our offense has been moving the ball and getting up more snaps than early in the year when Ags was leading them in snaps.
    Unfortunately Huff is such a knucklhead that im done depending on him for anything.. If he Shows up, it’s a bonus as far as im concerned.. At the very least. Hopefully he eliminates the dumb mistakes since he is no longer a rookie. If we can’t count on him to contribute, fine.. But he can’t have a negative impact on our offense with his boneheaded mistakes.. Still annoyed by that TD he dropped when Bradford threaded the Carolina REDZONE defense beautfully…. If they are going to make mistakes, do it on 1st or 2nd down.. When the ball comes your way on 3rd down or in the ENDZONE, guys need to step up and make a damn play for SAM
    It has to start with ERtz,Sproles, Jordan in the passing game. All 3 NEED to Elevate their games if we are to be successful… But YES, time is running out and we NEED Ags to have a breakout game and start making some big contributions, but for him and knucklheaded Huff, it has to start with cleaning up the bonehead mistakes.. If they aren’t going to help us, fine, but they can’t be Hurting us either..
    miles Austin has to continue his solid play the last few games. Until the young WRs get their shit together, Miles needs to be on the field on 3rd down.
    Like to see us send Agholar deep on play action more often. A Big play out of him is exactly what he needs to turn it around and get it going… Need to give him more long ball opportunities like we,saw on that awesome one handed catch on that post down field.. SAM needs to get it to him in stride and put hm in position to turn the jets on and put that breakaway speed to work
    But in the passing game, im holding ERtz, Sproles and Jordan to the highest standards.. All 3 have to get it going and they need to start helping our QB, time is running out

  97. 97 GEAGLE said at 2:21 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Like what I’m hearing from SAM this week… He finally started to play like our leader,battling to try and carry us in the carolina game. He looked more assertive and he came back from the bye week sounding more assertive and comfortable as the leader of this team..
    He talked about how guys came back to Novacare this week and they are showing more energy in practice than we had in a while. Most players seem to feel the bye week did them some good… Hopefully that will carry over to Sunday night in Jerry World..
    I don’t know how people view this, but I feel like coaches and players can tell from the week of practice how successful they will be on sunday. Often after wins, the coaches make it sound like they had an exceptional week of practice, I feel like often going into games coaches know if we will have one of our better games, or if we will look flat based off that week of practice. Unfortunately this is hard to prove because on a Thursday or a Friday you will never hear a coach say something like “I’m worried about this upcoming game because I didn’t like the energy I saw in practice this week”.. We will Never hear that…. But after good looking wins, often you will hear a coach talk like he had an idea it would be a good week for us because of an exceptional week of practice,,,
    hopefully, there is something to this, because it sounds like some players feel good about,the energy they are seeing in Practice this week..
    I like hearing us energized after a bye, going into such a crucial game.. I also like hearing guys like Lane still pissed off, carrying the shame of how bad we looked week two against Dallas into this rematch game. They haven’t played up to their full potential, but I do like hearing the fire in the belly of guys like Lane and KELCE going into this game. They know they let the team down in week two and these are talented, proud Badasses that really do care. Unfortunately they are running out of time… It’s practically now or never,.. ALL OUR Goals are still right in front of us for the taking. There is nothing we set out to do that ISNT still very attainable… A eagle team with so many new pieces was always going to have to GROW INTO a playoff team over the course of the season and hopefully play its best ball the second half of the season…. 1 game away from the division lead, but it’s november, the TIME IS NOW and we are starting to run out of our safety net..
    Gut check time. dallas is in shambles, but they are a desperate wounded animal so sunday could be a tough, defensive battle and I have to show respect to the way the dallas defense is trying to fight to save its season.. But if we do find ourselves in a defensive battle, I like that our defense has been fantastic at forcing turnovers. Dallas defense has battled, but they don’t really manufacture takeaways… Problem is that our offense has been too generous giving the ball away. if our offense finally plays smart, takes care of the ball, I feel like it will be very hard for Dallas to beat us if they aren’t able to force us into some bad turnovers…. Qbs throw INTs at times, that’s a given….. But I can not stomach,seeing balls continue to clank off our players hands allowing defenders to get INTs… Our skill players should be ashamed of themselves for how many INTs they have been responsible for that Bradford has to take the blame for… He threw enough INTs on his Own, WRs NEED to STOP ADDING to our INTs.. We have like 5 or 6 INTs that weren’t even Sams fault which is way too much

  98. 98 anon said at 9:11 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    He talked about how guys came back to Novacare this week and they are showing more energy in practice than we had in a while. Little dissapointing the energy hasn’t been on 12 generally

  99. 99 botto said at 2:44 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    the eagles should obviously be embarrasses after the last cowboys game.
    and ti should show on the field.
    I know Murray was pissed in that game. I think he is going to go off on these fools…

  100. 100 GermanEagle said at 5:05 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Are you sure Murray was drunk in that game?!

  101. 101 botto said at 5:24 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    yeah pretty sure.
    he likes to be wasted to play the cowboys.
    a couple beers never hurt anyone

  102. 102 HawaiianEagle said at 4:02 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Ryan Mathews Q? Thought he was OK…

  103. 103 GEAGLE said at 4:30 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    No.. Apparently the reporters who accused chip of lying are dumb, and were dead wrong!
    Once chip has to deal with being accused of being a racist from media members like stephan A Smith, I assume that ensures chip will NEVER care to worry about what the media thinks of him and I Damn sure don’t believe he would care enough to feel the need to lie to the media me make up injury stories to defend himself from our joke of a media..
    Lol takes some hubris, and a serious false sense of importance for the media to think chip would need to make up an excuse to tell them to justify any of his decisions, so I thought it was a laughable, trashy, new low for our joke of a media who thought they were so important that chip would make up a story to tell them
    They justified their false sense of importance because they didn’t see Mathews Ice his groin after the game or seek any treatment, but Jon Runyan said that it wasn’t that uncommon because going into the bye week, guys will hide their injuries as long as they aren’t too serious, because if Ryan Mathews would have needed treatment after the Carolina game, he would probably have to give up his bye week plans, stay in Philly and get treatment all week, so for Runyan, he wasn’t surprised that reporters DIDNT see anything wrong with Mathws after the Carolina game… Obviously I don’t know what’s true and what isn’t, but I do find it laughable that the media thnks chip would need to make up stories to answer to our media.. They have called chip a liar, and mathews a liar for coming chips “story”.. Yet Mathews is still dealing with groin issues…
    I guess that elliot Shorr parker, Les Bowan and are media are just so important that it’s two weeks later, going into an important game and Chip and Mathews have to continue to lie and make up injuries to justify their actions to the ever so important Les Bowan…. The media is so imortant we to keep up this lie, limit Ryan in Practice and keep him on the injured lst going into this important game. maybe Chip should really make it look good and keep A healthy Mathews from playing this week? After all what Elliot Parks thinks is soooo important… shame on these hacks for basically calling chip a blatant liar for two weeks who has to makeup crazy lies to answer to les bowan,,..smh

  104. 104 HawaiianEagle said at 4:40 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Time for Sproles to step up!

  105. 105 GEAGLE said at 5:04 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Damn right it is……. most of our skill players dissapointed us in the Carolina game, but the play that hurt me the most, besides bonehead huff dropping a gorgeous REDZONE pass where SAM threaded the needle, was Sproles dropping an easy wide open catch that hit his hands in the redzone on like the 7th yard line,.. That play killed me, because it came from such a reliable veteran, who practices harder than anyone..
    no excuse,for that drop, but too often we have gone thru spurts where we,allow Darren to dissapear from our offense.. He is too damn valuable, we saw the tiny, stuttering, gridiron gangster carry this team to wins, we gotta get him going and do a better job making sure that we keep him involved… And if Defenses are going to double team him and not allow hm to do damage, it’s up to guys like ERtz and Jordan to win their one on one Battkes and make defenses pay for the attention they are giving to Sproles. A Guy like ERtz has to keep shredding his man and making plays Til they have no choice to loosen their grip on Sproles.. And whenever Sproles has a Linebacker on him man to man, we HAVE to BURN them and make them pay…. And when Defenses are in zone, I feel like we make it more difficult than it needs to be.. We know where the holes are, sit down in the holes of the zone, and make the damn catch
    You can’t double team Sproles, Jordan and ERtz on every play.. Two will get 1 on 1 matchups, and they NEED to step up and take advantage of it. Just for NOW, guys need to get yards after catch out of their head. Don’t even worry about it. Focus everything on beating your man, or sitting down in an opening of a zone, and securing the damn catch. Forget all about yards after catch Initially, make the damn catches, build our confidence, get some momentum, and once the drops start to dissapear than we can start worrying about making plays after the catch….if we just catch the damn ball, this offense will march up and down the field. catch the damn ball and we will move the chains even without yards after catch.. Can’t worry about the big play, when we are struggling to make the simple play.. These drops have to stop, ESPECIALLY as long as Bradford looks like he did in the Caolina game, I really liked what I saw from him

  106. 106 GEAGLE said at 5:34 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Our OL got the majority of the blame for the Dallas loss, and it was absolutely justified, the OL Ε‚et Demarco Murray down in a game that meant so much to him after how Dallas did him wrong. We owe Demarco this week, and we especially can’t ever allow Dallas to sweep us, and losing to a putrid Dallas offense that can’t score 17 points without Romo would be so Embarressing and probably cost us tiebreakers at the end of the year..
    the OL NEEDS to be better and they definitely deserve to be embarressed for the Dallas loss, but 1 unit that really Ε‚et us down and escapes blame for the Dallas loss is our Special Teams..

    It not reasonable to expect our ST to score every week even tho it’s an Elite Unit.. But as good as we are, we should be able to at the very least count on them to play sound football and not allow opponents to make game breaking plays on our special Team Units, ESPECIALLY in the closely contested NFC Battles… Baby Simba came off the bench for the first time and knocked Romo out of the game, it’s bad enough our OL Ε‚et us down, but our Top Ranked special Teams picked the worst possible time to shit the bed, let the Cowboys block our punt and score on us… Shame on our special teams for letting us down like that..
    Our ProBowl kicker is hurt, we are playing with a backup who better NEVER shank a kickoff out of bounds again, but I have to accept the limitatipns of our,drunk idiot kicker and not expect him to make every FG… It’s bad enough that I have,to accept This chink in our ST armor, I understand that we aren’t going to score ST Touchdowns every week, but we better be able to count on our ST buckling down and not give up game altering TD returns or blocked punts to our opponents, Especially when we find ourselves in closely contested important division battles
    The Cowboys are a sinking ship, there offense is a mess taking on more and more water every week. They lack Charechter to begin with, and we are starting to see them spiral out of control with Randle getting cut, Hardy and DEz losing their minds… Our Defense has grown into a quality unit that can be counted on, and if im right about how good THS defense is, we will see q hungry, focused, Ormery bunch coming off the Carolina letdown, smell blood of the struggling Cowboys offense, step up and kick their OL’s ass like we did on that same field thanksgiving night last year… our Defense is going to show up and do its part, time for our Special teams to step up, do its part. they don’t have to be spectacular, but they need to be solid and not let the Cowboys ST to make big game changing plays and give them a spark..
    our OL owes us a quality performance from the Cowboys loss, but coach Fipp and his Special Teams unit also owes us a clean, sound, mistake free performamce in this must win division game. Can’t let the Cowboys ST give that mess of an offense a spark..
    I can’t count on this backΓΌp Kicker, but Hopefully facing the Elite Cowboys kicker brings out the best in Sturgis… It would be nice if our kicker had a good enough game to not give the Cowboys a monster advantage in the kicking game

  107. 107 GEAGLE said at 5:42 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    At least it’s been confirmed that they have Lane practicing at LT with Dennis at RT
    If Peters can’t go it will be (from Right to left):
    Dennis Kelly, Tobin, KELCE, Gardner, Lane
    I trust Lane to step up and take on the challenge, he played injured against the saints, stepped up and had a good game stonewalling the saints Jordan, Cameron who has been beasting this year… I think the challenge of facing Hardy wIll bring out the best in Lane, I just have no idea how he handles switching sides with only a few days of Practice..
    but Chip KELLY better NOT allow a repeat of WInston Justice getting murdered by Osi… chip better have a game plan mapped out to keep Celek in to help double team Hardy all game if need be,,, Can’t let this despicable psycho near our QB.. Heck we even have to worry about this Pyscho taking illegal cheap shots trying to hurt SAM after we broke Romo’s collarbone… He is that sick in the head, and I find it disgusting and irresponsible that they allow this scum to play and give him millions of dollars… It’s not even just about me worrying about our QB… I don’t like the idea of seeing Hardy play against Brady, Rodgers, Cam Newton, or any of the good QBs in this league.. I don’t trust him at all

  108. 108 TypicalDouche said at 6:07 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Don’t compare Chip to Big Red as I doubt he’d allow a guy to get beat for 6 sacks in a game lol. Bradford is going to have to stand tall in the pocket in this game. He too often this year plays too scared and at times feels pressure that isn’t there and makes bad reads. I don’t want Sam hurt but he has to stand tall and deliver some strikes in this game. I know he might still be getting acclimated into this offense and the game in general but if there was ever a game to show some moxie this is the game.

  109. 109 daveH said at 10:59 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Big red in a rams uni ..posdibly best evet

  110. 110 anon said at 9:09 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    i expect to see a lot of 22

  111. 111 GermanEagle said at 5:58 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Demarco Murray – 200 yards on Sunday – over / under?

  112. 112 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 6:01 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    under I guess somewhere in the 80s unless he breaks a big run

  113. 113 botto said at 6:09 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    80’s IF he breaks a big run.
    or sean lee breaks a leg.

  114. 114 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 6:58 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    OL is playing a lot better than in weeks 1 and 2. I don’t think Sea lea is going to single handedly shut down our offense again.

    And Sea lee breaking a leg in entirely possible

  115. 115 botto said at 7:33 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    yeah but he is clearly faster then anyone we have blocking so if the go to the outside zone, that would not be smart. he is too fast.

  116. 116 TypicalDouche said at 7:35 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Really curious to see how quickly Lane, if he plays LT, is to get to the 2nd level. He did light up the combine with good speed so maybe he can be a pleasant surprise on those sweeps that Chip plans to run 15 times a game.

  117. 117 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 8:43 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Not saying the guy isn’t a game wrecker… I just think our OL will play better than week 2. I think we make more plays than we miss Sunday. Lee will get his but he wont win every down again.

  118. 118 botto said at 6:03 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    is Sean Lee playing?
    then under.
    is he getting sweeps? then under.
    200 yards? sheet you must be crazy.
    the only over under we should be worried about is drops.
    over/under 5?

  119. 119 GermanEagle said at 6:17 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    He’s due for a breakout game. Sunday would be great…

  120. 120 botto said at 6:26 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    so is cassel.

  121. 121 GermanEagle said at 6:28 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Ooooh, cheap shot!!!

  122. 122 botto said at 6:41 PM on November 5th, 2015:


  123. 123 HawaiianEagle said at 6:13 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Over/under: 75. Number of igglesblitz team doubters eating crow after Sunday’s EAGLE win by 14+.

  124. 124 GermanEagle said at 6:22 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Over. 159

  125. 125 botto said at 6:28 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    I thought the team doubters were on birds 24/7?

  126. 126 ChoTime said at 11:59 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Do we even have 75 regular posters?

    Are there any non-doubters left?

    Is doubting a little different from believing, mostly?

  127. 127 MaggieRemembers said at 12:40 AM on November 6th, 2015:

    It’s not the doubters so much as those who use Eagles losses as an excuse to vent their hatred of themselves. (Just call me Sigmund. Doctor Sigmund).

  128. 128 GermanEagle said at 6:23 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Speaking of over / under and Demarco Murray. What was the best Eagles RB performance you could remember against the Cowboys?!

    #picklejuice game, any one?!!

  129. 129 botto said at 6:27 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Wilbert Montgomery NFC Championship game. no quesiton

  130. 130 GermanEagle said at 6:28 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Did you watch it live?

  131. 131 botto said at 6:28 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    yes sir. i’ll never forget it

  132. 132 GermanEagle said at 6:42 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Good boy/man. You could be my father I guess then.

  133. 133 botto said at 7:31 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    well I was 6.
    but I do remember it like it was yesterday, a few of those plays and the atmosphere at home in Philly for the game. Wilbert’s runs etc… Danny White, the girls having to wear the dark blue…

  134. 134 GermanEagle said at 7:46 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    So you’re 78?! πŸ˜‰

  135. 135 botto said at 7:55 PM on November 5th, 2015:


  136. 136 GermanEagle said at 7:58 PM on November 5th, 2015:


  137. 137 jshort said at 8:00 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    I was there, the beer in my cup was turning into a slushie. That was a great day.

  138. 138 botto said at 8:03 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    wow that’s awesome!

  139. 139 jshort said at 8:10 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Was there the week before for Minnesota. Here’s the cool thing, for $89.00 bus trip package from NEPA to Philly. room airport Hilton, dinner, game tickets, shuttle to game and back. lol

  140. 140 botto said at 8:19 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    that’s crazy. today $89 will get you parking

  141. 141 iceberg584 said at 7:16 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    More under the radar, but I really enjoyed McCoy rushing for 150 yards in Dallas in 2010 (the game where DeSean fell backward into the endzone). McCoy ran all over the Dallas defense all day, then absolutely bludgeoned them on the final, clock-killing drive.

  142. 142 Aaron said at 7:11 PM on November 5th, 2015:


  143. 143 TypicalDouche said at 7:20 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    There’s only one.

  144. 144 MaggieRemembers said at 12:38 AM on November 6th, 2015:

    Douche – shower. In French. Does this mean you’re all wet? ;~).


  145. 145 Aaron said at 8:13 PM on November 6th, 2015:

    urine idiot, but you seem to know the eagles

  146. 146 TypicalDouche said at 8:19 PM on November 6th, 2015:

    I’m an idiot lol, you’re a clown that doesn’t know much at all. Keep reaching for comments and mentioning me since you don’t know shit.

  147. 147 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 8:46 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    I wish we would start feeding Ertz like that

  148. 148 TypicalDouche said at 9:25 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    How awesome would that be. Ertz can do everything Eifert does but Chip just wont let him loose.

  149. 149 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 9:40 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    I feel you. I think Ertz should be the first or second read in every play… then dump it off to the RB

  150. 150 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 9:23 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    And there was a hold by the defense

  151. 151 anon said at 9:43 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    gotta respect j manz. hes a baller

  152. 152 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 9:46 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    I was on 24/7 and just don’t get all the hate the guy gets. I get the off field persona had to go and he has a face you wanna punch; but I think he can be a decent QB(maybe not with the Browns).

    He has an arm and can move; and appears he can be coached. And he guts. I think he’s far from the trash Qb people label him as

  153. 153 ChoTime said at 11:57 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Just doesn’t have the prototypical pro game, plus he’s a huge brat.

  154. 154 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 12:49 PM on November 6th, 2015:

    He’s had had like 4 starts

  155. 155 anon said at 10:12 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Lane johnson to play left tackle against hardy on one weeks practice. mathews not practicing.

  156. 156 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 10:22 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Should be interesting. No doubt some people here will use that as a barometer for Lane’s ability to be a future LT.

  157. 157 anon said at 10:16 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    dalton running a lot of zone read.

  158. 158 anon said at 10:33 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Steelers waived RB Dri Archer.

  159. 159 anon said at 10:36 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    in a related move they pick up jacoby jones who has been the worst returner in the league this year

  160. 160 jpate said at 10:42 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    seriously why can’t chip choose to be this creative? i’m sure he’s more innovative than hue jackson

  161. 161 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 10:43 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    People blamed Chip when Ags dropped the reverse

  162. 162 jpate said at 9:29 AM on November 6th, 2015:

    That’s one trick play all season. Just cause it didn’t work once doesn’t mean you just never use it again. If that’s the philosophy we should of buried that stretch play with murray a while ago.

  163. 163 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 12:47 PM on November 6th, 2015:

    Hey I was all for it. Im just saying a lot of people were ready to send Chip to USC after that play alone

  164. 164 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 11:16 PM on November 5th, 2015:

    Browns WRs had a lot of drops

  165. 165 Headlines: Tackling Dummies & Takeaways? | The Fan Base/Philadelphia Eagles said at 2:56 AM on November 6th, 2015:

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  166. 166 ac134spectre said at 3:02 PM on November 6th, 2015:

    I’m just thinking we downgraded at QB. From Nick ‘duhhh” Foles. And blew a lot of money.

  167. 167 ac134spectre said at 3:03 PM on November 6th, 2015:

    I’m just thinking we downgraded at QB. From Nick ‘duhhh” Foles. And blew a lot of money.

    Oh, and looking at Kap below. Remembering his arrogant azz mugging for hte camera and then throwing his coach under the bus. Thanks. no.