The First Game of 2017 (Kinda)

Posted: August 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 319 Comments »

Football is finally here. Not the real thing, but close enough. Starters will play very little or not at all. The goal is to have them shake off some rust and get a feel for contact to get them ready for the next couple of weeks.

The second half will belong to players who might only have a few weeks left with the Eagles or in pursuit of their NFL dreams. There are going to be some ugly moments in tonight’s game. The opener always feature plenty of sloppy play.

What do you want out of the preseason? The 2015 Eagles looked great and got expectations sky high. That led to a frustrating regular season and the firing of Chip Kelly. Other preseasons have had plenty of mediocre play, which creates all kinds of doubts with fans and the media. Those regular seasons were a mixed bag. I guess the point is this. No matter what happens tonight, take it with a grain of salt.

Preseason football is all about individual player evaluation. The plays are simple. The point isn’t for Jim Schwartz to show he’s designed a great blitz. That doesn’t matter in August. The point is to find out if Derek Barnett can get to the QB or if C.J. Smith can cover a receiver down the field. You do that by keeping the scheme as simple as you can.

I’m excited to see the WRs tonight. Agholor and Marcus Johnson are a couple I’m real curious about. I want to see how Greg Ward does. Can he make a run at the roster? It will be interesting to see the rookies and where they are at.

Can TE Billy Brown actually block? We won’t get an answer tonight, but will get a hint.

It sounds like Chance Warmack will start at RG. I’m looking forward to seeing him in action. Good college player. Mediocre pro. Can Jeff Stoutland get him on the right track? I want to see where Dillon Gordon is right now. Can he be the backup LT?

The Eagles need a backup DT or two to step up. They will get a ton of reps tonight. Let’s hope at least one takes advantage. Keep an eye on Destiny Vaeao and Gabe Wright.

LB depth is another area of real curiosity. I can’t wait to see Joe Walker in action. I’m also excited to see Steven Daniels. Is he healthy enough to really show what he can do? Rookie Nate Gerry has been getting good pub recently. Should be interesting to see how he does going against blockers.

Terrence Brooks and Corey Graham are the Safeties I’m excited to watch. They should play a lot. Brooks can do himself a world of good if he has a strong preseason.

CB. Give me some hope. Is that setting the bar too high or too low?

Games are very different from practice. There will be some players who we’re all down on that play much better in this setting. There is something about going against a guy on another team in a live setting that just brings out the best in some players. Could be Patrick Robinson or Shelton Gibson or some backup DL.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the first game can be overwhelming for some players, especially young guys. They want to do so well that when something goes wrong it just snowballs and they struggle most of the night. Nothing that happens in the opener is definitive. There are players who will shine tonight and then fade the next few weeks. There are guys who will struggle, but might end up making the team.

Most important of all…just stay healthy.

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  • teltschikfakeout88

    Uno?

  • P_P_K

    I’ll enjoy seeing Nick Foles playing qb for the Eagles again.

    • GermanEagle

      You’ll have to wait until next week, mate.

      • P_P_K

        I didn’t realize he has been sitting all week. How come you didn’t tell me before? All your fault.

        • GermanEagle

          It’s always right to blame ze Germans. πŸ˜‰

          • P_P_K

            But you get all the credit for Octoberfest.

          • GermanEagle

            Rightfully so!!!

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          • GermanEagle

            Zank youc..

          • Tumtum

            Classic

      • Bert’s Bells

        He would probably throw the ball over that mountain if they put him in tonight.

  • GermanEagle

    Odds that NFL.gamepass will work tonight?!

    • Mac

      3:1

  • RC5000

    No surprise:

    94WIP’s Howard Eskin reports Jeffery will not play and Wentz will play no more than 12 snaps.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/08/10/eagles-open-preseason-green-bay/

    • GermanEagle

      12/12, 169 Yards, 4 TDs.
      Bradford, who?!

      • ChoTime

        The 2015 preseason was bizarre. Their performance on both sides of the ball was so sharp, and they dominated so thoroughly, that I put aside my strong anti-Bradford evaluation and jumped on board as a Superbowl contender.

        Their results in the season were so disappointing and puzzling. It’s well known that pre-season records do not carry over to the regular season, but they were executing at a very high level. I’ve never seen a team have that much disparity in performance (not record, but performance) between the fake and the real seasons.

        • ColorSgt

          When you run the same 5 plays all season teams start to adjust.

        • Dragon_Eagle

          See the Washington team under Steve Spurrier.

          • ChoTime

            Yeah, the result was similar.

            Redskins 4-1: outscored opponents by 54
            Eagles 3-1: by 58

            Both with gimmicky offenses. Still, not a lot of data points for that kind of thing.

    • Mac
  • RC5000

    What’s more important for a quarterback than good vision? Wentz had PRK laser eye surgery earlier this offseason, which is a less invasive form of LASIK.

    “Recovery was about a week long. I was borderline blind to some degree for a couple days,” Wentz said during a recent sitdown with ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio.

    One of the benefits is Wentz no longer has to worry about a defender poking out one of his contacts, which has happened.

    “I knew I wanted to get this surgery when I could,” he said. “It’s been pretty life-changing, honestly.”

    http://www.espn.com/blog/philadelphia-eagles/post/_/id/21584/inside-carson-wentzs-offseason-makeover

  • RC5000
  • Gary Barnes

    Pretty excited to see the team in action, nice trip to Lambeau to play the Pack for the fellas. As Tommy said, most important, just stay healthy

  • GermanEagle

    I am just watching the replay of Texans vs Panthers from last night and cannot help but to think that Joe Webb is the best QB who ever played this game!

    • teltschikfakeout88

      LOL

  • GermanEagle
    • SteveH

      Fuck that noise, LJ Smith fumbling in the super bowl will never leave my memory.

  • SteveH

    The first preseason game is almost surreal. It’s been so long since actual football it’s hard to believe it’s back.

    • GermanEagle

      Only 221 days, mate.

    • Ark87

      Living out of market sucks, I’ve always had the NFL rewind so that I could watch film, bonus was being able to watch pre-season live, but I gave it up to buy the NFL sunday ticket

      And I am VERY tempted to make a bad ($100!!!!) decision.

      • Tumtum

        Don’t do it! You will be watching baseball by the 2nd quarter! I’m gonna watch every snap though. As usual, in OC MD for 2nd week of agust and get to catch the game. Next 3 though, no sir.

  • ChoTime

    Very interesting breakdown of the QBs last year and their success at various types of routes. Wentz excelled at a couple of routes, was average in a couple, and was awful in quite a few others. The sample size is not huge, of course, in just one season. Interestingly, his go routes were the longest in the league, but he hardly threw any.

    I think it’s really cool to see things broken down by route type like this. I hope they keep doing this every year. Geekalicious!

  • GermanEagle

    Is Mychal soft tissues Kendricks playing?!

  • GermanEagle

    Great..

    I can’t get into NFL gamepass!!

    • scratcherk

      why? Im in

      • GermanEagle

        Huh? How???

        • scratcherk

          not the eagles game but i logged in and watching falcons

          • GermanEagle

            Lol. Ok…

  • GermanEagle

    The NFL is the biggest joke of all ….

  • scratcherk

    Whos watching tonight

    • SteveH

      Everyone!

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Something to share with you boys & girls that I thought you’d appreciate.

    The offspring is off to college this fall. Going to the West Coast – clearly Seahawks territory. Told her she needs an Eagles jersey and definitely needs to channel her Philly attitude on 12/3 when the Eagles are visiting Seattle.

    So she asked me last week “What jersey?”I replied, “Well, I was thinking Wentz since he’s the one most likely to be on the team for a while and become a star.” She says, “Nah, Dad, I don’t want a Wentz jersey. I want a classic. Can I have a Dawkins jersey?”

    Almost shed a tear saying, “Of course, sweetheart.”

    • scratcherk

      bravo sir, you’ve raised her right.

    • SteveH

      Well done. Well done.

  • SteveH

    It’s ok to get excited now. 5 minutes to kickoff and I’m ready to run through a brick wall.

    • daveH

      Hope Tommy posts a thread .. Sheil used to have one. .now wtf us outoftowners gonna doooooo

  • SteveH

    Goddamn so many players this year to look out for, from vets like Torrey Smith and Blount to youngsters like Barnett and Agholor… It’s going to be hard to keep track of everyone on the field!

  • Bob Scatchard

    Eagles fan in Fl. counting on you guys to post impressions and action…thanks in advance…

    • SteveH

      We’ll keep you posted, but remember we’re a reactionary bunch ;).

    • CTbirdsguy

      and in Connecticut

    • Rob Jarratt

      And in Maine.

  • scratcherk

    Ugh, stupid packers commentary

  • scratcherk

    Mills with the tackle on kickoff

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Two plays, CBs have made 2 plays.

  • scratcherk

    Mills with good tackle on Cobb

  • SteveH

    Patrick Robinson pass breakup, that’s surprising.

    • scratcherk

      more like a missed tackle but ill take it

      • SteveH

        Said he hit the ball with his helmet forcing the incompletion.

  • SteveH

    Wow Mills with 3 good plays to start the game.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Mills played that very well

  • scratcherk

    Mills with good coverage on adams.

  • scratcherk

    dangerous punt catch by pumphrey but caught it well

  • SteveH

    That’s one of the clearest offsides in history lol. WTF is that guy doing?

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Extend Matthews please.

  • SteveH

    Mathews breaks tackle, gets first down.

    Side note, the Packers are not playing vanilla defense at all, blitzing a lot.

  • scratcherk

    end around by agholar. goes nowhere.

  • scratcherk

    agholar gonna agholar

  • scratcherk

    Jordan stiff arms for hte first

  • SteveH

    sack, looks like pressure came from bad block by RB. not sure who.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    OL looks shaky.

  • scratcherk

    wentz walked into the sack

  • scratcherk

    demerius randall hurt

  • SteveH

    injury break.

    Anyone else curious why the Packers are throwing blitzes and things? We went very vanilla on D first possession… I thought it was sort of a handshake thing between teams that you’d play a vanilla D during these early PS games.

    • GENETiC-FREAK

      No way man. Rookies will gain nothing from playing a vanilla D. Even vets. Gotta get these players in the groove.

      • SteveH

        Yeah I get that thinking, but that’s not typically how it goes is it?

        • GENETiC-FREAK

          They mix in blitzes but it obviously not the full arsenal. Think we just used to seeing pre season game as vanilla compared to regular season games.

    • Dragon_Eagle

      I’m wondering if this is a bit of myth. Teams don’t gameplay for each other in the pre-season, but I certainly think they plan out working on certain things. Making sure they get to evaluate their players doing certain things and a variety of play calls.

  • SteveH

    Wow great play, Wentz to Mathews for first down.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    If they didn’t see a run play coming with Gordon in at FB…

  • SteveH

    Someone got dumped in Wentz’s lap on the 4th down play, not sure which OL got shoved back.

  • scratcherk

    Matthews targetted alot

  • SteveH

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow TD Mack Hollins, AWESOME play.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Wentz is god.

  • SteveH

    WOOOOOOOOOW 2 stiff arms!!! What a play!

  • SteveH

    Mack Hollins throwing the safety to the ground! What a fucking play!

  • scratcherk

    beautiful play! mack hollins for the TD!

  • Corry

    …I’m really going to try to keep my expectations of Wentz in check but this is going to be tough after watching that drive. It wasn’t pretty but Wentz made plays when we needed them.

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Good luck with that.

    • SteveH

      Jesus christ he was money on that drive, but what about Mack Hollins? That’s a HELL of a first catch for him.

  • scratcherk

    Wentz showing excellent pocket mobility

  • SteveH

    oof, Agholor can’t make the grab… Not a good look to start.

    • BC1968

      That wasn’t his fault, traffic, high fastball, can’t hang that on him.

      • teltschikfakeout88

        Hit him in the hands…same old shizz different year….

  • scratcherk

    Hollins with two beautiful stiff arms.

  • scratcherk

    Ags gonna Ags.

  • SteveH

    Just to describe the TD for those not watching, it was 4th down, Clay Mathews came unblocked on a blitz, Wentz shoulder ducked and shed him, threw a dart to Hollins who snared it, then he stiff armed the cornerback chasing him, stiff armed the safety who tried to tackle him to the ground, then tip toed down the sideline for the TD. Awesome stuff from Hollins and Wentz. Highlight play.

    • Rob Jarratt

      Many thanks, Steve. I’ll see it on NFL Network later, but it’s good to have the description right away. Good for Hollins and Wentz.

    • A_T_G

      Thanks I appreciate the play by play.

      • daveH

        I needed it too. .tyvm

    • teltschikfakeout88

      It was 3rd down

      • SteveH

        Aww damnit, well it was awesome either way :p.

    • Bob Scatchard

      appreciate the details Steve…go iggles!!

  • SteveH

    Brandon Graham crushed a run in the backfield. Beat the TE fast.

  • SteveH

    FF, Eagles recover. Fletcher Cox forces it.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Cox stripped

    • A_T_G

      Hey now.

      • Dragon_Eagle

        You’re just jealous that I said it first.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    And McGloin is in. Wentz is done.

  • scratcherk

    Wentz out

  • meteorologist

    Pump is so hilariously small

  • SteveH

    Pumph fumbled his first carry at the very end, Eagles recover. It was a nice run but he definitely lost the ball right at the end.

  • SteveH

    Eagles rotating Pumphrey and Clement… Early impression is that Pumphrey looks more athletic, Clement just broke a tackle in the backfield though, good balance and toughness.

  • SteveH

    Side note: The Packers cheerleaders throwback uniforms are such an anachronism it’s actually distracting.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    For those of you following along at home, they just replayed the Hollins TD. One of the really nice things that I noticed on that replay – Hollins got 2-3 yards of separation – made it an easy target for Wentz.

  • scratcherk

    Barnett witht he pressure and tip

    • SteveH

      Was that Barnett? I missed who got a piece of it. If that was Barnett good to see!

  • Dude

    Little late to the party, but how about that Mack Truck running through the GB defensive backfield!

  • SteveH

    Jalen Mills another pass breakup on Randall Cobb.

    • Dude

      They’re saying PI, but to me it didn’t look like he redirected the guy.

      • SteveH

        I think he might have gotten there a little early, I didn’t see any redirection. That’s a 50/50 situation in the regular season if it gets called I think.

  • SteveH

    Jaylen Watkins gets beat by Martellus Bennett. Not the best or worst coverage.

  • scratcherk

    thers the finger wag

  • Nailed It!

    " Mack Hollins Steals a Man's Soul" — a four-part play. pic.twitter.com/kOl1KwSBxi— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) August 11, 2017

  • scratcherk

    So after the first quarter:

    Wentz looks elusive.
    Running game needs work
    Mills playing well.
    Barnett with pretty consistent pressure.
    Ags gonna Ags.

    • SteveH

      Gotta add on J. Matt looked good, got a critical 4th down conversion with a great broken tackle on the safety.

    • Dragon_Eagle

      OL is shaky.

      • SteveH

        In fairness the Packers blitzed every single play I believe. It’s a lot to ask the OL to be that coordinated this early.

  • SteveH

    Pass breakup by Eagles, interview got in the way not sure who batted it down.

    • Rob Jarratt

      Absolutely hate the interviews in preseason. Do they really think that droning on while play is going is what the viewers want? It’s only the hard core that’s interested in the games that don’t count.

      • SteveH

        I don’t mind interviews, just don’t do it in the middle of the action lol.

        • Rob Jarratt

          That’s the problem. They often do.

  • SteveH

    Oof, not good, Pumphrey muffed the punt. Recovered it, but that’s twice he’s put it on the ground.

  • GermanEagle

    Thank god we have Sproles fielding punts. And returning those for TDs.

  • scratcherk

    Pumphrey with a second fumble

  • teltschikfakeout88

    Pump called for a fair catch before anyone was within 20 yards of him…then muffed it…SMH…

  • SteveH

    Treggs with his second catch. Mcgloin actually doesn’t look terrible so far.

  • Corry

    Random observation: I’m pretty sure Wizniewski wears his helmet incorrectly.

  • SteveH

    Punt TD return for the packers… pretty sure the refs missed a blatant block in the back there.

    • Dude

      Absolutely. How did they not see that?

      • SteveH

        NFL refs man. They miss really obvious shit all the time.

  • Corry

    Aaaand the entire team is getting the Fipp stare.

  • SteveH

    Yeah, #25 of the packers got away with a really clear block in the back right at the point of contact.

    • teltschikfakeout88

      Yup…looked like a clip to me…but there was the PI no call that went in Mills favor too…yeesh…

  • Insomniac

    Did I miss much?

  • scratcherk

    No Hollins on punt coverage team?

  • SteveH

    I love that we open at Washington. I want to kick their fucking asses to open the season.

    I think we might lose @KC though, tough opponent for an away game early in the season.

  • SteveH

    pfffbbbbttttt… Trey Burton with a nice move, gets extra yardage, then fumbles, loses ball. Damn.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Burton carrying the ball like LeSean McCoy and….he fumbles.

  • Insomniac

    A very sloppy game so far

  • SteveH

    Terrance Brooks big hit on RB, pretty sure he had the PBU earlier too.

  • SteveH

    CJ Smith beaten pretty badly by Geronimo Allison.

  • Allen3000

    Good catch and run by Burton. But he was grossly negligent running in t traffic with only one hand on the ball. That’s some really undisciplined play. Better to get it out now though.

  • SteveH

    CJ Smith beaten again for TD by Jeff Janis.

  • Sb2bowl

    What did I miss

    • SteveH

      Wentz is awesome, Mack Hollins is a beast, J. Matt is in good form, Jalen Mills looked good, too many fumbles, CJ Smith looking really bad right now.

      • Sb2bowl

        Saw the Hollins catch. Wentz got out of trouble and Mack made a nice play

  • Corry

    NOt a good look for CJ Smith on that drive. Needs to settle down.

  • scratcherk

    cj smith burned

    • teltschikfakeout88

      Twice in this series…

  • Dragon_Eagle

    And the CJ Smith hype train just jumped off the tracks into the chasm below.

    • SteveH

      Bad news too, we could really use some corners to step up.

    • A_T_G

      To be fair, if the guy had actually made that first move he faked…

      Ah, dammit, we’re screwed.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Why are Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch shooting guns in the snow?

  • GermanEagle

    What’s Kyle Fuller up these days?!

    • SteveH

      Hopefully talking to Howie Roseman as we speak.

  • SteveH

    Trey Burton with another nice move after the catch, hangs onto the ball this time.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Awful, awful pick by McGloin.

    • Corry

      Looked like the receivers also picked each other rather than the defensive backs.

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Decent tackle by him though to prevent the pick six.

      • SteveH

        Gotta find the positives.

  • SteveH

    Ooooffff…. Mcgloin REALLY bad interception. First incomplete pass for us tonight too.

    • A_T_G

      Well, it wasn’t really incomplete…

  • Dragon_Eagle

    πŸ™‚

  • SteveH

    BARNETT SACK!!!! WOooooooo!

    • Sb2bowl

      That was pretty

  • Sb2bowl

    Pumph didn’t get his hands up

  • Allen3000

    Our CBs should be banished from doing those stupid incomplete gestures until we see substantial improvement

  • Dude

    That was a nice counter-move by Barnett. Good to see him working it in a game.

    • SteveH

      It feels like a trap to get excited about a 1st round pass rusher from the Eagles but…. That was really good to see.

  • A_T_G

    Commentator just said Schwartz likes to blitz, other guy said he does, indeed.

    Guess the pregame scouting notes are in preseason form, too.

    • SteveH

      you have the Packers feed?

      • A_T_G

        I have the illicit computer feed, fracked with pop ups and viruses (if it wasn’t a Mac).

        • SteveH

          Nice.

        • CrackSammich

          Not sure which parts of your posts are sarcasm, but for real, Macs absolutely can get viruses. Be careful out there.

    • GENETiC-FREAK

      haha yeah i heard that too. Thought okaaay:/

  • Insomniac

    Did Rasul Douglas play yet or no?

  • Corry

    I forgot Byron Marshall was on the team.

  • Insomniac

    With Greene and Warmack in, you’d expect more push in the run game but nahhh

    • SteveH

      I’m not sure we’re getting a good read on this, the Packers keep blitzing over and over, it looks like most of the pressure on the run is coming off the edge.

      • Insomniac

        It’s probably also rust too.

  • SteveH

    Well, Pumphrey took a huge hit and held onto the pass. So not sure why he fumbles the easy stuff but holds onto the hard stuff.

    • Insomniac

      wooooops wrong reply πŸ™

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Where’s Smallwood? Pumphrey has been distinctly underwhelming.

    • Insomniac

      I believe Smallwood is injured and not playing today.

  • A_T_G

    Pump is going to need to add a few pounds if he is being asked to plow through DT (or safeties).

    • Corry

      Or corners…or the cheerleaders…or…..

      • Insomniac

        Fatter fingers = more surface area = more likely to hold onto the ball.

  • A_T_G

    So, what’s up with Smallwood?

    • SteveH

      I don’t think he’s playing.

      • A_T_G

        Hmm, strange. I wonder why?

        • SteveH

          I just realized that’s probably what you meant. You could see he wasn’t playing lol.

          • A_T_G

            I was just having fun with Insomniac’s comments below.

        • GermanEagle

          He’s safe.

  • Insomniac

    Is it just me or does Pumphrey look a little slow?

    • SteveH

      I think he looks plenty quick. Not super speedy but fast enough.

      • Insomniac

        He looks shifty and that’s it.

    • Sb2bowl

      He looks okay- more shifty than long speed

      • Insomniac

        Yup. Not very impressed with him so far but maybe my expectations are too high.

        • Sb2bowl

          First preseason game. Give him time.

          Mcgloin looks horrible

          • Insomniac

            He’s looking better now.

  • SteveH

    long Pumphrey punt return called back for holding.

    Other small updates: Rasul Douglas on the field, hasn’t been targeted yet. Steven Means batted a pass down.

  • Sb2bowl

    Nice return- seems like he is getting comfortable out there.

    • Dude

      He def looked jittery to start.

      • Sb2bowl

        Agreed.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    McGloin reminds me of Barkley.

    Matt not Charles.

  • SteveH

    Greg Ward first catch.

  • SteveH

    Bryce Treggs with another catch, nice run after. He looks good tonight.

  • SteveH

    Bryce Treggs another catch, about 30 yards, nice play.

    Edit: 39 yards.

    • Allen3000

      He’s got some wheels and has good moves in space.

      • SteveH

        Lots of chatter about other receivers this camp, but tonight so far Treggs is the bubble guy looking great.

  • GENETiC-FREAK

    Treggs looks better than last year

  • Corry

    I know Pumphrey has been getting a lot of practice time, but I think he needs to spend a year eating at McDonald’s to put on some weight….

    • Insomniac

      SIdney Jones too.

      • A_T_G

        Let’s see Jones on the field before we feed him to Pump.

  • SteveH

    Welp, another fumble lost. Billy Brown this time.

  • Insomniac

    Very nice hit

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  • SteveH

    Wow, Mychal Kendricks with the interception, lol.

    • Corry

      Raised his trade value. Now he’s worth a late round pick AND a half deflated football.

      • Rob Jarratt

        The half-deflated football also comes with a Brady bobblehead doll.

        • A_T_G

          But if you bounce the bobblehead, you get a flag for unnecessary roughness.

  • johhnyblaze

    Doesn’t elbow count as down, I thought his elbow hit the ground before the ball came out

    • SteveH

      It looked like elbow was down to me too, but I guess they didn’t feel like they could overturn.

  • SteveH

    Treggs with another catch.

  • SteveH

    Sturgis misses the field goal… Not a great sign.

  • Flyin

    After one half of the game… it feels like Eagles football.

  • SteveH

    Shit, big V down, might not be good.

    • GENETiC-FREAK

      Looks bad holding knee eeek

  • SteveH

    Vaitai able to walk at least.

  • daveH

    Score ?
    Is it close ??

    • SteveH

      17-6, we’re losing.

      Probably should be 17-9 but Sturgis missed a ~40 yarder.

      • daveH

        We sure don’t want to be undefeated in preseason

  • GENETiC-FREAK

    There goes the quick throw screens from last year sheesh.

  • Dave

    Noodle-arm McGloin throw throwing off the back foot is torture to watch

    • GENETiC-FREAK

      Hes learning the ropes from Foles lol

  • meteorologist

    Gerry has some pop

  • SteveH

    Whew, Barnett just destroyed Petty on a screen.

  • A_T_G

    Did Douglas get thrown on? I don’t remember hearing his name.

    • SteveH

      Don’t think so.

  • SteveH

    Treggs is catching everything tonight.

    • Dave

      While DGB is still unemployed.

    • Tumtum

      Caught my ire with that pouting. So over him.

  • GENETiC-FREAK

    Run game been disappointing so far

  • Corry

    If you weren’t on the Mack Hollins hype train, hop on now.

    • Dave

      He already broke more tackles than Ertz all of last season

    • A_T_G

      Tomorrow in Philly should be an official Hollins Day.

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  • CTbirdsguy

    Clements made a big block on a DL then moved to the middle and made a nice catch and physical run – and they were feeding Pumphrey the ball why?

    • Corry

      They should literally feed Pumphrey the ball. Dude needs to put on some weight.

    • CTbirdsguy

      and on cue he drops one

    • CrackSammich

      Because McGloin kept panicking and dumping the ball off to him.

  • A_T_G

    My biggest take away: McGloin is not worth a roster spot.

    • Flyin

      Out out of control back foot throws off target doesn’t impress you?

      • GENETiC-FREAK

        hahaha

      • A_T_G

        Oh, it does. I just figure Kolb is out there…

        • Flyin

          What’s impressive about McGloin is he is doing it without all the hits to the head.

    • CrackSammich

      If I notice a QB’s throwing motion being bad, it’s bad, because I don’t know shit about throwing motions. Both McGloin and Osweiler release the ball from shoulder height… Let’s see how that works out for them.

  • SteveH

    CJ Smith making plays now matters a lot less, all 2nd and 3rd stringers out there. His stock is definitely down tonight.

    Plus side, Rasul Douglas with a pass breakup the first time we see him. It’s against backups too, but he’s also a rookie.

    Gerry had some nice tackles earlier but whiffed badly on that last one.

    I feel like overall the corners performed better than expected tonight, considering how godawful they sounded like they were in camp. Jalen Mills especially was impressive.

  • GENETiC-FREAK

    Damn hit stick!

    • SteveH

      That was a crazy brutal hit. I think he might have actually got his head with his shoulder, which is even worse than helmet to helmet.

      • Sb2bowl

        Missed it, on my way to bed. Got the clip?

        • SteveH

          It will probably get a clip. Looks like the Packers guy is conscious and mobile, so hopefully he’s in ok shape.

          • D3FB

            Who laid the hit?

          • A_T_G

            Sullivan

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          • A_T_G

            There are way, on the dark web.

          • D3FB

            I tried a buddies VLC stream didn’t work well.
            I caught part of the third quarter on a Youtube Live.

            I’m just not playing with ubervirus streams for a preseason game.

            Looks like I’m probably going to have to shell out for a TV package for the season.

          • GENETiC-FREAK
          • D3FB

            My man

          • Sb2bowl

            Saw it this morning- kid can lay the wood. Hope Dupre is alright

      • CTbirdsguy

        is it? I thought helmet-to-helmet collisions were like billiard balls, with maximal energy transferred (as long as they don’t slip across each other too much)

        • SteveH

          I might be wrong, I just assume the shoulder brings more weight right behind it.

    • Flyin

      Hope the guys okay. Didn’t think the hit was dirty.

  • SteveH

    Good news, Les Bowen says his understanding is Big V’s knee injury not serious.

  • CTbirdsguy

    can we please just see the emergency backup qb now….(McGloin has snap hit him in chest)

  • Dave

    Noodle-arm McGloin throw throwing off the back foot is torture to watch. Echo

    • SteveH

      This is where having G.J. Kinne is valuable.

      • A_T_G

        Wow, never ought I’d miss Kinne, but yeah.

  • A_T_G

    How is Max McCaffrey not on iur team? We always have the wrong brother.

    • Tumtum

      Except when we had Koy and Tye. Then we had two wrong brothers.

  • GENETiC-FREAK

    This Callohan QB got good pocket awareness n elusiveness. Arm looks stronger than McGoin too.

    • D3FB

      That would be D3’s Wesley alum Joe Callahan.

    • Tumtum

      McGloin looks really bad.

      • anon

        ummm surprised?

        • Tumtum

          Yep.

  • SteveH

    320 lb Elijah Qualls with a spin move, nothing like watching one of the big heavies go all finesse.

  • A_T_G

    Sullivan looks like a penalty liability.

    • SteveH

      not a good look to throw a gratuitous hit in right after almost beheading another guy a few plays earlier.

  • SteveH

    looks like Elijah Qualls and Gabe Wright combined for a sack fumble on the QB.

  • SteveH

    Shelton Gibson with a drop. luls.

    • CTbirdsguy

      Looked like Agholor x2 there – like the football was a cannonball carrying an electrical charge

    • teltschikfakeout88

      That is not an off script plot development…should of caught that ball for,the first down..

  • anon

    did we cut Foles?

    • teltschikfakeout88

      Nope…axe wound injury…not playing this game…

      • anon

        Got it – how long is he out? Id love not have to watch matt mcgloin ever

      • Flyin

        Interesting… an axe wound injury to prevent himself from being axed. Not sure it was necessary.

        • A_T_G

          Waiting until an axe wound is necessary to prevent yourself from being cut is the kind of attitude that will get you axed.

  • CTbirdsguy

    Evans over McGloin all day. He stands tall, rips his throws, and doesn’t make me cringe most of the time. hot take?

    • SteveH

      Evans over Mcgloin, but neither on the roster.

  • Sean Stott

    Vaitai MCL sprain?