Eagles vs Dolphins Preview

Posted: August 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 227 Comments »

Tonight is the third preseason game. This isn’t the equivalent of a regular season game, but it is the closest thing you get. The starters normally play almost three full quarters. Doug Pederson said he wasn’t sure about the plan for tonight because the Eagles had tough practices on Monday and Tuesday. That’s not much down time between those days and the game.

The big thing to look for tonight is improved blocking and clean football. Penalties, turnovers and sloppy play have plagued the offense for the past two weeks. Nothing definitive will come of tonight, but it sure would be good to see the team play better and have a strong outing in the final look at the starters.

The starting O-line will be on the field tonight and that’s important. Those guys have yet to play together in either game. They need to come out and handle their business. The TEs can help a lot if they do their part as blockers. Brent Celek has been up and down and Zach Ertz has been awful. Those guys need to be more aggressive and more physical. If that happens, the run game is going to look a lot better.

I want to see Wentz getting the ball to his WRs. It would be great if there we could see the ball getting down the field to Torrey Smith or some of the other receivers. Quick throws to Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor are good, but I’d like to see some verticality. It would help to see sustained drives where the WRs get rotated. I want to see Wentz get the ball to Mack Hollins and Marcus Johnson if possible.

A lot of eyes will be on Wendell Smallwood, assuming he plays. He’s gotten rave reviews from practice. One thing the offense has needed in the preseason is some speed in the backfield. This will be a huge game for Donnel Pumphrey and Corey Clement. Pump needs to make some plays and show the atheticism that got him drafted. Clement needs to keep playing well and making his push for a spot.

I’m not a religious man, but please lord let Matt McGloin be less awful so that the players around him can show what they can do. Haven’t they suffered enough? Deliver them from his bondage…

The backup OL situation will be interesting to watch. I’m guessing the #2 unit will be Gordon-Warmack-Wiz-Thomas-Vaitai. If there are any changes to that group, we’ll get a hint from the coaches about something they want to see. Because the starters play a lot in this game, there are fewer snaps for backups. Those players are under pressure to make the most of each snap.

As far as the D-line goes…more of the same, please. I think Justin Hamilton will be the #4 DT, but he needs to continue to play well. Elijah Qualls needs a strong showing to make his case for the spot.

This could be a big game for Joe Walker, if he starts at MLB. The Eagles are trying to decide if he is good enough to be the backup MLB. If Jordan Hicks is out, Walker could start and get a chance to show what he can do when playing with the starters and against starters. It is possible Najee Goode could slide into the middle. He’s better suited at OLB, but we’ll see what the Eagles do. Nate Gerry is a player on the bubble so he needs to play well the next two weeks to secure a spot.

Last week Jaylen Watkins played before Terrence Brooks. Was that a hint or are those guys being moved around to see what they do? It will be interesting to see who plays with Corey Graham as the #4 S tonight.

At CB, more Ronald Darby, please. Last week was fun. We can’t expect him to go make all kinds of plays tonight, but just play at a high level and we’ll be good. Jalen Mills has had a good summer. We need more of the same from him. Patrick Robinson has a lot on the line. He’ll get a lot of snaps in the slot and can show that he’s worth keeping there. Rasul Douglas needs to build on last week. Aaron Grymes and C.J. Smith are battling for the #5 CB spot. Grymes had a strong game against Buffalo. Smith was up and down.

Dave Fipp needs his STs units to get their act together and play at a higher level. A good showing from Caleb Sturgis would go a long way to making everyone more comfortable with him. Sturgis was money at practice this week so maybe he’s figured things out and is back in form.

More than anything…stay healthy.

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227 Comments on “Eagles vs Dolphins Preview”

  1. 1 scratcherk said at 12:17 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    A little bit of commitment to the run game would be nice to see too…

  2. 2 or____ said at 1:00 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    In a preseason game? Come on…

  3. 3 scratcherk said at 1:02 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    how can you judge them then?

  4. 4 or____ said at 1:05 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    On play calling/balance? By watching starting regular season game one.

    Anything otherwise is foolish.

    A) Zero NFL coaches gameplan in preseason, and definitely not to win the game

    B) Zero coaches call plays in the preseason with the goal of winning the game.

    I highly doubt this is the first time you’re hearing this. Did you ignore it or discount it in the past?

  5. 5 scratcherk said at 1:09 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    what i mean is i’d like to see how the RBs perform, for that I hope they call a decent amount of runs, so i can actually see the RBs run…

  6. 6 or____ said at 1:23 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Oh ok. Got you.

  7. 7 Guy Media said at 5:18 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Yeah, that’s really the key thing. How the guys play in fake games is better than how folks claim they’re playing in practices. I totally agree that we’re not really able to make overall judgement on game plans, play calling, etc.

  8. 8 Obama's son said at 6:12 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    They run the same shit in preseason and the regular season. Those NI GGERS are too DUMB to remember plays. That’s a FACT JACK!

  9. 9 SeanofDead said at 8:01 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Wth is this…banhammer for you

  10. 10 SeanofDead said at 8:02 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Delete and don’t come back

  11. 11 Tumtum said at 2:42 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Practice like you play. If you expect a 50/50 split come regular season, you will be disappointed.

  12. 12 or____ said at 2:49 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I think every NFL coach ever would laugh/scoff at that if you mean preseason play-calling balance in relation to regular season.

    Call me a purest, but to me it’s 100% irrelevant.

  13. 13 Tumtum said at 2:50 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Call me an astute observer when we finish the season like 70/30. I’ll remind you 🙂

  14. 14 or____ said at 2:51 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    If that happens, and we win the superbowl or have an otherwise great season where the balance was irrelevant – I’ll call foul.

    And if it ended up negatively, I’ll still say the preseason play calling was 100% irrelevant.

  15. 15 D3FB said at 6:57 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I’ll bet you infinity dollars, my soul, and my kidney we don’t throw 70% of the time.

    No one in history ever has. The Ravens led the league last year at 66%.

    We were 59.45%

  16. 16 Tumtum said at 8:52 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I threw the like in there to qualify it :). I know it won’t be 70/30, but we are going to be one of the top 10 pass heavy teams in the league. Pederson is Andy Reid’s son. It is in his blood.

  17. 17 D3FB said at 9:10 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    16th last year

  18. 18 Tumtum said at 9:43 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    With the worst WR in the league.

  19. 19 Crazymike663 said at 1:38 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Change your top pictures of vick and shady… it’s been how many years c’mon man!!

  20. 20 or____ said at 1:57 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Totally irrelevant. Doesn’t matter one bit, at all.

    Get over it.

    Tommy’s not about fluff, pizazz, or looks.

    This place is about top notch content and that only.

  21. 21 Crazymike663 said at 4:42 AM on September 4th, 2017:

    agree he has great articles i’m just saying a little 5-10 year update doesn’t hurt the site 4 newer people

  22. 22 Tumtum said at 2:41 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    We voted. We like the pics. When this team earns the right to be there then we will raz him about it.

  23. 23 Fufina said at 4:57 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    After Wentz leads us to the playoffs i want a Wentz and Peters to be added, but i agree i am fine with how things are for now. (Although i would love a pic of Peters trucking some cowboy right now)

  24. 24 Tumtum said at 8:53 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Or that Redskin dude he mushed.

  25. 25 Crazymike663 said at 4:41 AM on September 4th, 2017:

    F that we don’t need shady/bill and Desean who is i don’t even care where he is jackson

  26. 26 Sb2bowl said at 3:07 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    He started this phase of his blog when those guys were relevant; a lot of us have been following him for a while now.

    As tumtum stated, we voted- Tommy asked our opinions and a strong majority of us favored those pictures until new guys were deemed worthy.

    Wentz is well on his way to earning a place. Who else would you guys put up there as of today and looking towards the future for longevity?

  27. 27 RobNE said at 3:37 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Paul turner. Really, no one has earned it. Win a playoff game and then we’ll talk.

  28. 28 sonofdman said at 4:53 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Don’t forget surefire Hall of Famers Corey Clement and Mack Hollins.

  29. 29 ChoTime said at 4:09 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I don’t remember that.

    Dude, Wentz is nowhere close. Foles, Vick, Bradford, and Bobby Hoying have all done more than him so far.

  30. 30 Sb2bowl said at 4:29 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Agreed. Their air yards are amazing when compared to the lowly Wentz

  31. 31 ChoTime said at 6:15 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    How about, games started, yards, TDs, completions, wins…

  32. 32 Sb2bowl said at 10:21 AM on August 25th, 2017:

    Nah, that doesn’t fit the narrative

  33. 33 Mac said at 5:02 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I don’t know man… It’s IgglesBlitz.

    I think it should be the greatest Eagles pass rushers at the top.

    Update every 5 years as necessary.

  34. 34 unhinged said at 5:39 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Peters, Cox, Jenkins, Sproles …Wentz pending,

  35. 35 Sb2bowl said at 10:21 AM on August 25th, 2017:

    So, who would you put up there?

  36. 36 Mac said at 1:43 AM on August 26th, 2017:

    Reggie White, Clyde Simmons, Jerome Brown, Seth Joyner, Hugh Douglas, Trent Cole, Brian Dawkins, Fletcher Cox…

  37. 37 Sb2bowl said at 11:12 AM on August 27th, 2017:

    Andre Waters?

  38. 38 Crazymike663 said at 4:40 AM on September 4th, 2017:

    i was around b4 this change i just don’t post comments, but its been 6 years c’mon, how much does it cost 40$ to change it out??

  39. 39 Tumtum said at 2:49 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Looks like Lesean is growing up, becoming wise in his grand old late twenties.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/08/24/lesean-mccoy-colin-kaepernick-situation-has-something-to-do-with-protest-a-lot-to-do-with-his-play/

    Sorry to link PFCringe, but hey….

  40. 40 Dave said at 2:56 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Off-topic: I know this was touched upon in the comments sections a few days ago, but this new venture The Athletic both intrigues and frustrates me.

    For more info…https://theathletic.com/86695/2017/08/23/whats-next-for-the-athletic-glad-you-asked/

    I much more prefer to read about the Eagles than watch videos and hot takes. Honestly, I could care less about the personalities associated with reporting on the Birds, I only care about content. With this, The Althetic intrigues me.

    As much as I would be willing to pay a small fee to read about the Eagles, I find it unappealing that my subscription would only include the Philly market. If I wanted to read about college football, that appears to require a separate subscription. Another city, another subscription. College basketball, another subscription.

    Personally, I gave up on cable due to their crappy pricing model for satellite tv 20 years ago. Since Comcast wanted to rape me to watch the Sixers, Flyers and Phillies, I just gave up my fandom of those teams and ditched cable tv. So any subscription would be for the Eagles and the Eagles alone.

    My internet already costs me $65/month. I also pay $4/month for the Washington Post (with my Amazon Prime account). The Athletic is 2x the cost of WAPO (after a 1st year introductory price of $4/month).

    I love the idea behind the content, I’m not so keen on the business model. It seems akin to paying 3 separate $8/month subscriptions for Netflix Movies, Netlfix television shows, and, Netflix original shows.

    I do know that I am thankful for this Site and have no problem giving Tommy a donation.

  41. 41 RobNE said at 3:36 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I went back a thread or two, how much will it be (sorry I really did try to find it). Whatever it costs, I hear you. I pretty much only follow Philly sports so this is actually a pretty good fit for me, assuming I conclude that I need/want it. In my middle age years, I only have so much time for sports reading and the free websites are pretty good. I’ll likely do it. I hope they succeed. I too hate videos.

  42. 42 RobNE said at 3:50 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    So I just read an article on the Athletic, it mentions a subscription is about $50 a year. Also that they only need about 2k subscribers in an area to break even. But that’s $100k, and didn’t I see like 7-8 (more?) writers announcing for Philly. Are these not full time jobs, or does sports writing pay $20k or less per year. Yikes.

    cite: https://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2017/01/10/why-2-1-million-was-invested-in-a-sports-news-subscription-site/#2076ce415e71

  43. 43 sonofdman said at 4:52 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Maybe that takes into account other sources of revenue besides subscriptions like advertising?

  44. 44 Fufina said at 4:55 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Bodner got 3.5k subs on his patreon and his site is awful (the content is amazing but he is no webdesigner lol). Think they should be able to double that bringing in Eagles coverage, so their should be no shortage of $$ to go around.

  45. 45 D3FB said at 6:52 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Not all the guys are full time.

  46. 46 mtn_green said at 4:00 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I don’t like paywalls. But I’d pay $5 a month to have birds 24/7 back. McManus and Kapadia, dream team!

  47. 47 Obama's son said at 6:16 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Invest that $5 into a Vanguard S&P 500 index fund, you will be better off and have something rather than useless written shit from morons.

  48. 48 ChoTime said at 4:07 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Consider how much it costs to produce the material. Things like Netflix, Amazon, etc, are unsustainable. The content is going to split behind various subscriptions and paywalls. Disney, for example, is leaving Netflix and is going to do its own deal. It has to, if it’s going to continue. If you compare the cost of this brand of entertainment to going out to clubs, seeing games, going out to dinner–anything–it’s much cheaper. Have Americans been spoiled by the idea of free TV? Currently, most content on the internet is free, basically because Google set it up so that you have to do it that way. But how could that possibly continue indefinitely?

  49. 49 Dave said at 4:30 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    “Have Americans been spoiled by the idea of free TV?”

    I believe the average American pays at least $100/month for TV.

    “Currently, most content on the internet is free, basically because Google set it up so that you have to do it that way.”

    Google has been around for less than 20 years. The Internet has been free since its inception.

  50. 50 Fufina said at 4:53 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    The reality is that if you want specialised high end content you will need to pay for it moving forward. Local Newspaper circulation is down, and online marketing makes up a fraction of that shortfall for papers and free news sites are being squeezed by far lower add revenue per view than even 2 years ago. Writers are being pushed to make more ‘clickbate’ content, and to produce higher volumes, as their colleagues are either fired or not replaced.

    I am already a Godner subscriber and a huge Sheil fan so i will stump up the $$$, because i value their content that highly. I think $8 a month is a little high if all you get is just written content from 5-8 writers, but IF the site gets good traction and has 10k subs thats nearly $1mil a year which means they can branch out and either add more content writers or bring in other types of content. I also think they may find that reducing the price in time may actually bring in more revenue as $8 a month is a large psychological commitment pricing wise, while something like $3/$4 people view as being more disposable. Its better to have twice the subs at half the price due to increased Ad and sponsorship opportunities.

  51. 51 ChoTime said at 6:14 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I haven’t felt the need for cable for over 10 years, myself. But I’m a reader more than a watcher. In any case, I think you and I are both old enough to remember free TV, aren’t we?

    I, too, played around with the internet in the early 90s, but it was a very marginal thing, mostly used by defense contractors and university students. The early days, I think, have not much bearing on the commercial realities of today. And this net neutrality thing might end up putting a stake in the heart of it all.

    Google took over around 2006-7, I guess. Ten years is an eternity in the internet. Google’s algorithms set the course for the whole internet.

  52. 52 Dave said at 6:33 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    If you mean by free internet tuning to channel U (UHF) and manually turning the “tune” knob until PRISM came on the screen clear enough to view, then tuning farther until HBO was on. If you were lucky, it was Friday night and your parents went to bed early so you could keep tuning to see the Skinemax late night flick 😉

    In the early 90s, aol controlled most American’s content on the internet, so yes, it was a very much a pay service early on. With the explosion of the www and search engines, lots of content became available for free in the mid 90s. Google was definitely the game changer.

    Outside of aol, I really can’t think of any other subscriber-based internet content back then.

  53. 53 ChoTime said at 11:58 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    My internet thing happened at an *.edu, so I never really experienced AOL. (“You’ve Got Mail”)

    I do remember Skinemax… those were the days.

    Maybe I am older than you… when I was a kid, we didn’t have cable, just normal TV. This was before the “52 channels and nuthin’s on” song.

  54. 54 Dave said at 7:10 AM on August 25th, 2017:

    I’m 46. We always had cable, but only channels 2-13 until the 1980s. Too many mountains and hills around us, rabbit ears on the TV even today only get 3 channels around here.

  55. 55 Sb2bowl said at 4:33 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I use SlingTV. Worth it to me

  56. 56 Insomniac said at 5:43 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    “Currently, most content on the internet is free”

    Don’t tell Ajit Pai that though. Oh wait..

  57. 57 Guy Media said at 5:26 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I’m so with you on the overall annoyance at the pricing model of existing entertainment platforms. I’m blessed enough that we’re able to continue to afford having the full spread of Comcast’s stuff and enough data to keep the phones useful. But it really irks me that they can’t pass along any of those obnoxious overcharges for middling internet service to the content providers. I’m also happy to have donated to Tommy each of the last two years.

    But D3 made a really compelling case about trying to support the local journalism model via subscription. I might talk myself into giving it a shot, but I very much expect that my $ will entitle me to full immunity in comment making on articles.

  58. 58 Dave said at 5:52 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I have no doubt I’ll subscribe too. I have little interest in fluff pieces, rumors, click-bait and “Howie must be held accountable” opinions of most of the beats. All I really want is thoughtful analysis. The articles I enjoy the most are the ones that actually teach me something instead of forcing an opinion down my throat.

    I will say this, I took a huge leap of faith 14 years ago leaving a stable company and forking out a huge chunk of change to start my own firm. It was very nerve-wracking. I think many of the writers have the ability to make a much less risky move and start their own company/website and be their own brand.

    The business plan to start your own website and offer content on a premium service would take very little seed money. In reality, it’s the writers we form the bond with, not the company they work for.

    I see the future business model as writers leaving and starting their own gig and doing what the NYT or WAPO does and offer 10 articles or so a month free before the paywall kicks in. If the content is good, I believe they could thrive, even at $1/month.

    Outside of travel to away games, I would think the overhead to be an independent reporter would be low (vehicle, home office, laptop, internet, web provider, etc.).

  59. 59 Obama's son said at 6:14 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Only an IDIOT would pay to read shit you can get anywhere for free.

  60. 60 D3FB said at 6:53 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I’m 98% sure you get Philly plus the national sites.

  61. 61 meteorologist said at 7:03 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    “By subscribing you not only get all the national articles that we publish but also access to every story across The Athletic‘s network of local sites, which will continue to evolve.”

  62. 62 Dave said at 7:33 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Thanks, I got confused when they didn’t let you subscribe from the main site but made you choose a city. I found variations in prices for different cities and assumed you would have that city’s subscription only.

  63. 63 or____ said at 4:57 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    F it, new banner:

    McGoin, Anquan Bolden, and Frank Gore.

  64. 64 Fufina said at 5:00 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Im up for it as long as i never have to see McGoin throw another pass in Eagles colours.

  65. 65 Ark87 said at 5:18 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Brian Urlacher, Earl Thomas, A 6 pack of PBR

  66. 66 or____ said at 5:25 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Pudding, Megan Fox, Funyons, and Sam Rayburn

  67. 67 Insomniac said at 5:38 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Shady, Djax, Maclin

  68. 68 daveH said at 5:43 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    GLew Pinkston Thrash

  69. 69 Insomniac said at 5:54 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Nnamdi, Asante, DRC

  70. 70 daveH said at 7:32 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Dawkins Trotter White

  71. 71 Corry said at 6:10 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Megan Fox, Megan Fox, Megan Fox.

  72. 72 Guy Media said at 5:15 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Not to criticize Tommy’s work, but what about the Barnett vs. Tunsil battle? I think both guys are playing, so I really want to see what Barnett can do vs. a guy who I thin is going to develop into a really good NFL LT.

    I’m also preparing myself for having to read another week of really really stupid anti-RB takes from Elliot Whore Dorks and a few other fools if/when our runs plays get blown up in the backfield because Kelce gets Ndomincated by Suh; again.

  73. 73 Dave said at 5:23 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Lol, that made me chuckle.

    Barnett seems like the real deal. Very excited see his development.

  74. 74 Guy Media said at 5:33 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I’m disgusted over the fact that Suh was being labeled a “bust” FA signing for Miami until he played Kelce that year.

  75. 75 ChoTime said at 6:09 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    You’re going to love tonight, then.

  76. 76 Ark87 said at 6:22 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    woah woah woah, which idiot called a dude on a 9 figure contract a bust

  77. 77 or____ said at 5:23 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Not a battle unless tonsil wins some so…

  78. 78 Guy Media said at 5:31 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    ha ha ha ha ha. As somebody who saw Barnett as a solid NFLer rather than a premium DE, I’ll be really impressed and ready to more fully invest in Barnett.

  79. 79 Insomniac said at 5:36 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    This game is all about Howie figuring out how to pry Jarvis Landry away from the Dolphins with the garbage we need to get rid of.

  80. 80 Obama's son said at 6:06 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    The only back the Eagles have is Sproles, the rest suck. Smallwood would’ve been cut elsewhere by now, Blount is done, and the RB from SDSU is a long ways off.

  81. 81 Corry said at 6:11 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Nick Foles is inactive tonight which means I have to watch Matt McGloin. Again. I’d give Foles my elbow to not have to endure that again.

  82. 82 A_T_G said at 6:35 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Anyone know if there is a broadcast coverage of tonights’s game, or only NFLN?

  83. 83 Dave said at 6:37 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Local market is NBC

  84. 84 A_T_G said at 6:39 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Thanks. Probably not the NBC I can get though. D’oh!

  85. 85 D3FB said at 6:44 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Channel 69!

    Will not have it

  86. 86 A_T_G said at 7:01 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    69 blows.

  87. 87 Dragon_Eagle said at 6:59 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I am guilty of hitting the panic button regarding the OL (multiple times). They’ve been absolute crap so far. Please show me that the OL is not the biggest weakness on the team.

    And stay healthy.

  88. 88 A_T_G said at 7:03 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Guy on NFLN just said the Panthers are playing the JAG Wires.

  89. 89 truehaynes said at 7:05 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Anyone have a link to a stream. Am on my phone and don’t have access to NFL mobile or a tv

  90. 90 A_T_G said at 7:07 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Hmm, not for mobile. Have access to a computer? First row sports dot eu is solid.

  91. 91 D3FB said at 7:34 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVl8qoxOOrM

  92. 92 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:07 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Najee at MLB.

  93. 93 A_T_G said at 7:09 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Missed tackle? Cut that Darby guy.

  94. 94 CTbirdsguy said at 7:11 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Curry around LT Tunsil, strip sack!

  95. 95 A_T_G said at 7:11 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Like I’ve been saying, Curry is worth every penny…

  96. 96 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:11 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Curry…Curry…Curry…Hmmm. I seem to recall that guy. Where’s he been? Nice sack.

  97. 97 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:13 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    That is verticality.

  98. 98 A_T_G said at 7:13 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    That was…too easy. Byron Maxwell special.

  99. 99 A_T_G said at 7:17 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Curry and Maxwell were the keys to the defense getting off the field so far.

    2015 anyone?

  100. 100 Crus57 said at 7:20 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Darby is so good at times

  101. 101 or____ said at 7:22 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Times?

  102. 102 BlindChow said at 7:22 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Bad tackling allowed two long run plays two games in a row.

  103. 103 RC5000 said at 7:20 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    That’s what I wanted to see tonight…Curry sack, Cox recovery, Carson to Torrey, and Robinson covers Landry. Just need to see some semblance of a running game …

  104. 104 A_T_G said at 7:21 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    And not get gashed by their run too many more times.

  105. 105 A_T_G said at 7:20 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Who is 4? (Fielded punt)

  106. 106 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:21 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Rashard Davis

  107. 107 A_T_G said at 7:21 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Wow, I didnt expect to see him so soon.

  108. 108 or____ said at 7:21 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Davis. Signed recently.

  109. 109 BlindChow said at 7:21 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Just took his last snap on the punt team!

  110. 110 A_T_G said at 7:23 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Are they picking on Maxwell? That seems petty.

    I love it.

  111. 111 RC5000 said at 7:24 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Wish we could mute one announcer.

  112. 112 A_T_G said at 7:25 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Ertz broke 1.75 tackles there.

  113. 113 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:25 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Favre, both plays.

  114. 114 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:27 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Couldn’t dodge that one. I’m mildly panicking about our OL. That’s 3 pass plays in a row Wentz was under severe pressure.

  115. 115 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:28 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    OK. That’s not true. Strike the word “mildly.”

  116. 116 RC5000 said at 7:29 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Wentz needs to recognize the blitz too. Chalk last play up to youth at QB too.

  117. 117 A_T_G said at 7:27 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I don’t like seeing Wentz in a dirty uniform.

  118. 118 daveH said at 7:30 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Ok the click bait ad I’m seeing says the fight may be called off … is that true ???
    Would be news worthy of interrupting the game

  119. 119 A_T_G said at 7:35 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    It looks like there is a button to Learn More.

  120. 120 daveH said at 8:53 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I’m not clicking

  121. 121 RC5000 said at 7:37 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Anyone think it will live up to the hype?

  122. 122 daveH said at 8:52 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Ultimately no. .. but they sure have hyped it proudly. . Like the Mega .. no no no chance of winning. ..but still intrigued

  123. 123 A_T_G said at 7:32 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Hey, I drafted Parker.

  124. 124 A_T_G said at 7:36 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Smallwood looks promising so far.

  125. 125 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:39 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    WTF

  126. 126 RC5000 said at 7:40 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    OOB at 2.

  127. 127 A_T_G said at 7:42 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Sooooooo, the offensive line…

  128. 128 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:42 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Jus’ sayin’

  129. 129 Ark87 said at 7:47 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    yeah but, depth?

  130. 130 RC5000 said at 7:52 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    We know what they are during real games except Seumalo so I’m not worried unless injury besides Kelce….

  131. 131 A_T_G said at 7:57 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Is this just because they are playing vanilla? Veterans not giving 100%? I’m getting skeptical. Wentz is back there, they shouldn’t be sandbagging.

  132. 132 D3FB said at 8:22 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Was actually fine. They had a couple miscommunications, not bad overall.

  133. 133 A_T_G said at 8:25 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Really? I don’t remember Carson getting a clean pocket.

  134. 134 D3FB said at 8:40 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    He had a few. A few were on him. A few were play design.

  135. 135 A_T_G said at 8:44 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    It is encouraging to hear you and RC less worried than I am. You two would know.

  136. 136 D3FB said at 9:19 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    They finally got the run game going a bit. The int was more bad luck than anything. You can’t blame the line on Wentz dropping the ball or the double slant being covered on a 3 step, or Wake blowing up the bootleg.

    There was miscommunication on some plays. The Blitz one wasn’t great. Kelce and Sem didn’t communicate well but Smallwood already got Wentz killed on that one anyways.

    The run issues with Blount were more he can’t make a quick cut in the backfield. Smallwoods not great but he can make the quick cut to find the hole. Blount you have to build the runway.

  137. 137 kajomo said at 7:46 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    We are going to waste a lot of possessions early in the season being stubborn trying to make Blount work. It is pretty obvious that Smallwood should be our starter

  138. 138 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:48 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I was about to type a similar thought. Smallwood has the speed to do real damage.

  139. 139 A_T_G said at 7:51 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I am hoping we see a lot of Smallwood in the first and third quarters and let Blount pound through the winded guys.

  140. 140 scratcherk said at 7:47 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Held my breath on that sack. Got bent funny and was a horse collar too

  141. 141 A_T_G said at 7:50 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    That is the other part of Carson that is going to age us.

  142. 142 A_T_G said at 7:49 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Carson is going to make us all very excited extending plays. I guess the other side of that coin is the plays where we pull our hair out because he holds it too long.

    But my God, two step drop against a blitz? Throw the damn ball.

  143. 143 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:50 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    When Wentz has time, he’s great. Seriously. When he doesn’t he is still making plays half the time. Fix the OL and this team can compete.

  144. 144 A_T_G said at 7:53 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    But how do you fix it? They seem to have the horses.

  145. 145 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:55 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I don’t agree we have the horses. Need to replace interior. All 3.

  146. 146 RC5000 said at 8:02 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Seumalo has not started for a year yet so how do you know what he is yet?

  147. 147 sonofdman said at 8:24 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    He stood next to Kelce. Kelce is so bad that anyone who ever had contact with him should be off the team.

  148. 148 Ark87 said at 7:54 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    to be fair, the Dolphins do have a good pass rush, just wish we looked better against it

  149. 149 RC5000 said at 7:55 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    The OL is good besides Kelce. Seumalo needs experience.

  150. 150 scratcherk said at 7:56 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Time to move Kendricks to DE

  151. 151 Insomniac said at 7:57 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Small fastball returns!

  152. 152 Dave said at 7:56 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Najee Not Goode

  153. 153 Insomniac said at 7:58 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Darby burnt twice so far

  154. 154 scratcherk said at 7:59 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    yep, can forgive the first, second was bad

  155. 155 SeanofDead said at 7:59 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Once, imo….he had great coverage on the bomb to Landry

  156. 156 Insomniac said at 8:01 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I’m ok with the Parker one, I knew his height is going to be an issue. The Stills one sends mixed messages.

  157. 157 A_T_G said at 8:02 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    The recovery was excellent. The hand on the shoulder was not.

  158. 158 Insomniac said at 8:03 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Yup. I’m hoping it’s not going be a problem in the future,

  159. 159 kajomo said at 8:00 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I’m not too worried about him overall.

  160. 160 RC5000 said at 8:05 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Darby’s coverage was fine on first one.

  161. 161 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:58 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Off to a family dinner. I trust you brothers to keep the pressure on with pointed criticism. Warranted or not. Go Eagles

  162. 162 SeanofDead said at 7:58 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    McCloud made a choice to not attempt to tackle Ajayi there, that’s not cool

  163. 163 A_T_G said at 8:01 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Are we watching different parts of the game? Ajayi wasnt involved in what I am watching.

  164. 164 Insomniac said at 8:02 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    He did this last year as well.

  165. 165 johhnyblaze said at 8:06 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Sure did

  166. 166 or____ said at 8:03 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Preseason

  167. 167 A_T_G said at 7:59 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Cutler and Kendricks jawing? WTH?

  168. 168 or____ said at 8:03 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Trade talk. Soon to be teamates

  169. 169 CTbirdsguy said at 8:01 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I would very much not like to make Jay Cutler look good in this game

  170. 170 or____ said at 8:02 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Sam Bradford v. Greenbay

  171. 171 A_T_G said at 8:03 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    McGloin, huh?

    Yawn.

  172. 172 CTbirdsguy said at 8:03 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Ugh I was looking forward to not watching this backup offense

  173. 173 Corry said at 8:03 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    *sigh*

    Look, I get it, protect the franchise, but that starting unit did not play well enough on offense for everyone to come out.

  174. 174 GENETiC-FREAK said at 8:04 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    McGloin ah man..

  175. 175 Insomniac said at 8:04 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Would you rather watch Chase Daniels or McGloin?

  176. 176 A_T_G said at 8:05 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I’d rather watch Pederson suit up.

  177. 177 scratcherk said at 8:07 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Get jaws from the media booth

  178. 178 Insomniac said at 8:08 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I’d rather see Greg Ward play wildcat QB first.

  179. 179 scratcherk said at 8:09 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Lane Johnson under center

  180. 180 Insomniac said at 8:09 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    No thanks. I’d rather see him healthy.

  181. 181 RC5000 said at 8:14 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    You mean Daniel or is this a trick question? I don’t know who Chase Daniels is haha so I’d like Chase Daniels better for now.

  182. 182 Insomniac said at 8:15 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Well I’m glad someone noticed.

  183. 183 SeanofDead said at 8:05 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Damn that’s it for Cdub…

  184. 184 scratcherk said at 8:07 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I’m good with it

  185. 185 SeanofDead said at 8:06 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    That’s bs, dude ducked into it

  186. 186 GENETiC-FREAK said at 8:07 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Grugier-Hill has to lift the head though. Used the top of the helmet.

  187. 187 Obama's son said at 8:23 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE AND A JOB, LOSER!!!

  188. 188 A_T_G said at 8:09 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Long shutting it down.

  189. 189 Insomniac said at 8:15 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Offense has been on the field for like what? 40 seconds so far?

  190. 190 Mitchell said at 8:17 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Please give us Evans… No more McGloin

  191. 191 A_T_G said at 8:18 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    It is only the second quarter and I am hoping they show more of the squirrel.

  192. 192 RC5000 said at 8:18 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Mark Sanchez or Matt McGloin?

  193. 193 D3FB said at 8:21 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Bleach, Blindness and the sweet release of death

  194. 194 A_T_G said at 8:21 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    The squirrel.

  195. 195 SeanofDead said at 8:20 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Mack Hollins looks shifty and strong when he needs to

  196. 196 Ray888 said at 8:20 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Squirrel displays quick first step. Nice open field moves!

  197. 197 A_T_G said at 8:27 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    He is really helping that, um, trade value…

  198. 198 GENETiC-FREAK said at 8:27 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Kendricks is balling!

  199. 199 SeanofDead said at 8:28 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Kendricks should fetch at least two firsts after this preseason performance

  200. 200 Insomniac said at 8:35 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    At least two Sidney Jones.

  201. 201 SamoanEagle said at 8:30 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    At what point does trade value become let’s keep him value?

  202. 202 A_T_G said at 8:31 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Yeah, I think he might be there.

  203. 203 A_T_G said at 8:33 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Joe Walker with a nice play.

  204. 204 A_T_G said at 8:39 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    As we wait for the half, what do y’all think? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/feb2a5b0a334ddce238d3bc6c1e55bc3744ad462acfa5ed3563ee24776bdb814.png

  205. 205 A_T_G said at 8:41 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    14 team league, points for return yardage.

  206. 206 Tumtum said at 8:47 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    14 team? Looking really really good.

    Just curious.. this isn’t Super flex is it?

  207. 207 A_T_G said at 9:16 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Nah, just a local group with some quirky rules.

  208. 208 scratcherk said at 8:48 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Especially for 14 teams!. Goodness I would expect to see a lot of scrubs

  209. 209 scratcherk said at 8:47 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Great job except for drafting two kickers…

  210. 210 A_T_G said at 8:48 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    It was late and I was tired. Plus, roster moves cost us $5 to the pot.

  211. 211 sonofdman said at 1:41 AM on August 25th, 2017:

    Nice job, especially for 14 teams. The only problem I can see is that you failed to get Corey Clement on your roster.

  212. 212 A_T_G said at 9:20 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Is anyone thinking Clement earned a shot against the starting defense (which is now impossible)? At very least, it would show the fans that he is just another Mostert, Josey, Tucker.

  213. 213 daveH said at 9:23 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Mostert, Josey, Tucker for the new igglesblitz banner then

  214. 214 daveH said at 9:20 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I’d there a new thread somewhere? ? Where’d everybody go ?

  215. 215 D3FB said at 9:21 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    It’s McGloin show now. People have seen this before and have better things to do.

  216. 216 A_T_G said at 9:22 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Meanwhile, Mayock seems to be questioning whether McGloin earned the #2 QB job.

  217. 217 Tumtum said at 9:41 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Earned a ticket anywhere but Philly.

  218. 218 daveH said at 9:23 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    The network will call Jeffey to get McGroin cut. . He a rating killer

  219. 219 daveH said at 9:26 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    MyGroin or MiGrain

  220. 220 daveH said at 9:27 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Haha haha lol lol shut up

  221. 221 A_T_G said at 9:41 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Don Cherry is going to get some fullback reps tomorrow.

  222. 222 Tumtum said at 10:49 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    Well damn it… Smallwood is the best back we have.

  223. 223 D3FB said at 10:50 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    He’s the tallest Pumphrey!

  224. 224 Dragon_Eagle said at 10:53 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    So, I missed quarters 2-4. So not seeing McGloin – that’s a plus. Did I miss anything noteworthy? Who played well?

  225. 225 Dragon_Eagle said at 11:01 PM on August 24th, 2017:

    I missed this. I don’t remember Howie making trade for this CB, but he’s got hops.
    https://twitter.com/NFL/status/900875263705305088

  226. 226 Ryan Rambo said at 12:08 AM on August 25th, 2017:

    Kendricks swapped out smoothies w/ Hicks?

  227. 227 dandynator said at 12:23 AM on August 25th, 2017:

    Great stuff tommy. Couple things from thegame. I like joe walker made great i think on screen play. Vinny had nice rush ontunsil, d line crazy deep. Seumalo and ol opened up some holes in 1stq need to draft lbs next year