PHI 10, WAS 0 – 2nd Half

Posted: January 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 60 Comments »

Any Derek Landi non-believers left?  Is it even possible?  Great 1st half.  Blocked FG.  TFL.  Drove OL into Rex Grossman on one play.  Hit Rex himself on a pass play.  The guy just makes things happen.

Chad Hall turned into Terrell Owens for a play, catching a quick pass in the Red Zone and then fighting his way into the endzone.

Sloppy game so far, but I’m enjoying Landri and the Skins ineptitude.

60 Comments on “PHI 10, WAS 0 – 2nd Half”

  1. 1 Kammich said at 2:48 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Off topic, but I would like to extend a manly hug to Jordy Nelson. Grabbed him in the 11th round of my fantasy draft, and his two TDs today(#13 and 14 on the year) may have just sealed up my championship win.

  2. 2 Brian Winings said at 2:48 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Any chance we get to see Landri run some routes in the 2nd half, see if he can contribute on the other side of the ball?

  3. 3 Anonymous said at 2:49 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    I posted this in the previous thread just now, but since we started the 2nd half thread I’ll post it here:

    I know you like Landri a lot in the role he is in now, and I fully agree with you on that, but is it possible another team attracts Landri with a starting role?

  4. 4 Anonymous said at 6:24 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Unlikely, he started for Carolina in 2010, had 40 tackles, 3 sacks and 7 stuffs, yet no one offered him more than the 1 year minimum, and no one picked him up when the Eagles cut him. Landri is like Grasmanis, a great guy off the bench, but sure to wear down if you play him 750-800 snaps as a starting DT.

    I expect them to sign him to a 3 year deal for decent money to be a backup.

  5. 5 Mac said at 2:49 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    It’s a shame that the Redskins ineptitude with switching personnel meant Landri did not get to block another field goal in the first half.

  6. 6 Kammich said at 2:51 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Exactly. They’re such buzzkills.

  7. 7 Kammich said at 2:51 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    I still hate seeing the Rolls Royster in a Skins jersey.

  8. 8 Corry Henry said at 2:54 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Really? a limping running back? No one could catch him? ugh…

  9. 9 Kammich said at 2:54 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    How the hell does a hobbling Helu make that many people miss? Ugh. Both teams are playing some truly sloppy football. I’m not sure I really blame them… I probably wouldn’t care either.

  10. 10 Anonymous said at 2:55 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    I hate losing the shutout. That was one thing that had me excited. Now…whatever.

  11. 11 Anonymous said at 2:57 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Spags, Please! Thanks.

  12. 12 Anonymous said at 3:00 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    I’m definitely leaning towards the Juan must go camp, but calling for Spags after the defense doesn’t allow a score until 5 minutes into the 2nd half seems a bit of a unfair standard.

  13. 13 Anonymous said at 3:17 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    The mighty Skins O is on pace to rack up over 400 total yards. If it wasn’t for their ineptitude the Skins would be leading by now..

    Juan is a nice guy but passing on Spags would be a big mistake.

  14. 14 Anonymous said at 2:58 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Dion Lewis, I’m sure, is a nice kid.

    I’d have much rather the Eagles drafted Royster.

    He couldn’t be any worse running back kicks (proven by the fact that Reno Mahe is now returning kicks for the Eagles).

    And Royster’s bigger.

  15. 15 Anonymous said at 3:01 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Eh. I guess at this point I would be happy with a loss.

  16. 16 Daniel Suraci said at 3:10 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Is it just me or is the real story this year the offense? Aren’t we supposed to be putting up 40 on teams like the Skins?

  17. 17 Anonymous said at 3:13 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    The offense has some issues, today and all year.

  18. 18 Kammich said at 3:16 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Agreed. Shady has been magnificent, so I’ll hold nothing against him. But the rest of the offense is a collection of singularly explosive players that have yet to come together and be consistently effective.

    This season, if you get a big game from someone like Maclin, that has meant that DeSean and Celek were quiet. Big game from Avant? Maclin and Jackson are M.I.A. Etc. We need to find better ways of implementing all of these pieces to maximize the talent on the field next year. Green Bay has no problem feeding Driver, Jennings, Jones, Nelson, Cobb and Finley. Nor do the Saints have a problem distributing it effectively to Colston, Moore, Meachem, Graham, Sproles, etc.

    Our offense this season should have been one of “those” offenses. Every team on our schedule should’ve looked at the week they played us, and thought, “Ah, shit, we have to try to stop the Eagles offense this week.” Not sure why it hasn’t been that way.

  19. 19 Anonymous said at 9:54 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Honestly, the inconsistency has come from the QB. Vick and Young have made terrible mistakes, and made small ones at inopportune times. Rogers and Brees don’t do much of that.

  20. 20 Kammich said at 3:12 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    The red zone offense seems downright meek with Shady out of the lineup. Besides Vick’s mobility, who does an opposing defense have to fear down in the red zone? Celek and Maclin should be assets down there, but I don’t think they really strike fear into a defender’s heart.

  21. 21 Anonymous said at 3:13 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Where the heck was Chad Hall on that possession??? He’s our new RZ threat and we didn’t get him the ball once.

  22. 22 Anonymous said at 3:15 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Didn’t Henery get some record with that make?

  23. 23 Anonymous said at 3:30 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    He now has the team record for FG accuracy in a season.

  24. 24 Kammich said at 3:20 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Casey Meatloafs only needed to cover Logan Paulsen for about 3 and a half feet, and he still couldn’t prevent the catch. Argh.

    (Every time the commentators say Logan Paulsen’s name I can’t help but think of the Project Mayhem scene in Fight Club. “His name was Logan Paulsen. HIS NAME WAS LOGAN PAULSEN.”)

  25. 25 Anonymous said at 3:29 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Hadn’t thought of the Fight Club scene w/ Paulsen, but I’m sure it will be stuck in my head from now on.

  26. 26 Anonymous said at 3:31 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    I sure hope Brent Celek is a big part of the offense in 2012.

  27. 27 Corry Henry said at 3:44 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    I think he will be. Seems like he’s turning into one of Vick’s favorite targets.

  28. 28 Anonymous said at 3:36 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Tommy —

    I look forward to your post-season break down — specifically, how are the Eagles going to compete w/ the likes of New Orleans, Green Bay, and New England.

    Those teams so to be head and shoulders better than the Birds.

  29. 29 Corry Henry said at 3:39 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Casey Matthews can’t seem to get off a block to save his life.

  30. 30 Anonymous said at 3:41 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Oh look! Nate Allen can cover slow, white TEs!

  31. 31 Corry Henry said at 3:42 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    I love seeing Chad Hall succeed, but man he looks like he’s running in sand sometimes.

  32. 32 Matthew Verhoog said at 3:46 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    He’s more small then fast..

  33. 33 Anonymous said at 3:45 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Vick still making bad decisions. That’s not encouraging for next year. 38 turnovers on the year. Ghastly

  34. 34 Corry Henry said at 3:55 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Incredible concentration by Maclin. Nice, nice catch.

    On a related topic, if Jackson isn’t there to stretch the field and draw attention from the D, is Maclin as successful?

  35. 35 Kammich said at 3:58 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    I brought that question up a few times when Tommy was discussing the distinct possibility of Jackson leaving. Its real easy to say “Jackson isn’t a true #1, don’t pay him like one, just let him leave.” But you have to think of the repercussions his loss could have on the rest of the offense, and I think the effectiveness of Maclin could be a big drawback to losing Jackson.

    DeSean is a niche player. He’s not a #1 receiver, probably never will be. But he is a great firecracker for this offense, and it will pain me a little to see him leave.

  36. 36 Anonymous said at 3:57 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Tommy, what is the range (if any)between what Jackson is worth to the rest of the NFL and his worth to us? Is he worth top 5 WR money? 6th? 7th?

  37. 37 Daniel Suraci said at 3:57 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Glad to see Sanchez and Rex getting beat in Miami. That’s what you guys get for failing us.

  38. 38 Matthew Verhoog said at 4:02 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    You beat the Jets, Sanchez loses all on his own.

  39. 39 Anonymous said at 4:01 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Eagles fan stuck in Yinzer nation here. On a side note. Glad to see the Pats come back and destroy the bills. No home field for the Stillers. Now just need the Ravens to win. (sorry, this is what I have to look forward to with the eagles done). I hate the steelers.

  40. 40 Anonymous said at 4:12 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    I hate the Steelers as well.

  41. 41 Corry Henry said at 4:04 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Mike Kafka sighting!!!

  42. 42 Kammich said at 4:04 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    You see Castillo cheering on the sidelines, and you can’t help but root for the guy to succeed. I’m just not sure that he will.

    At the very least, I hope we don’t entirely banish him from the staff. If a new DC comes in, at least keep Castillo to coach the LBs.

  43. 43 Matthew Verhoog said at 4:08 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    How often does someone get a demotion from a -coordinator?

  44. 44 Mac said at 4:16 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    As often as someone gets a promotion from o-line coach to DC?

  45. 45 Anonymous said at 4:28 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    He’s earned another year, and definately doesn’t deserve to be fired. The only question is if they like a guy like Spags better than Castillo. But to me it is getting hard to see the fire Castillo arguement anymore.

  46. 46 Alex Karklins said at 4:45 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Exactly. At this point there would have to be an extremely compelling alternative out there. I don’t even know if Spags fits that description at this point. The Eagles defense has been pretty damn good lately. I think the offense needs a lot more work, honestly.

  47. 47 Kammich said at 4:09 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Dion Lewis and The News! Hip to be square.

  48. 48 Anonymous said at 4:11 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Nice. I might have to steal that.

  49. 49 Corry Henry said at 4:14 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    And the obligatory offsides call brought to you by the ENTIRE DEFENSIVE LINE.

  50. 50 Kammich said at 4:15 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Matt Flynn is making himself some money today. You have to think that some QB-starved team out there will be mighty interested in acquiring his services.

  51. 51 Anonymous said at 4:19 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    I hear Arizona likes backup QBs.

  52. 52 James Coe said at 5:51 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    We should give them DRC and a 2

  53. 53 Anonymous said at 4:34 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Well it’s good to go into the offseason on a high note. This team can be really good next year, I hope they only make minor additions here and there though. This core of players can win, but it is a matter of geling and playing like a team.

  54. 54 Anonymous said at 4:35 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    A linebacker or two, and some depth along the lines.

  55. 55 Eric Weaver said at 4:39 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    So mark the 2nd place NFC teams in each division on next year’s schedule – Seattle, Detroit and Atlanta.

  56. 56 Anonymous said at 4:46 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    They play the NFC South next year so they would have played Atlanta all along. But I like playing the Lions, they are an interesting team.

  57. 57 Anonymous said at 4:50 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    Whoever wins the NFC East is going to have a brutal schedule next year. The NFC South, AFC North, plus the Packers and 49ers.

  58. 58 Alex Karklins said at 4:51 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    I’m personally glad to end the season with a win and sew up the best division record. It obviously sucks to miss the playoffs, but there is a very good foundation for next year after such a disappointing season.

    Those of you who were rooting for a loss for better draft position can go suck a lemon. I don’t ever want to see my favorite team lose. I completely understand the logical side of that argument, but it takes all the fun out of being a fan.

  59. 59 Anonymous said at 5:19 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    The eagles blew out the skins in this one, but it didn’t feel like they played a great game at all

  60. 60 Anonymous said at 6:31 PM on January 1st, 2012:

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, nah, it was just a sloppy, meaningless, end of the season game.

    Though Shanahan did a nice job game planning, took advantage of no TEs to go 3 wide and Juan responded with the nickel package, then they ran Royster at that package, exposing Matthews. Matthews is simply not a NFL MLB. But I also think the DL got pass rush happy and started ignoring run responsibilities.

    DRC got beat twice a couple times, wonder if he’s one of those players who’s so fast he’s never mastered the basics of coverage, depending on his recovery speed to save him when he gets beat.

    MM started with his usual crap playcalling, Vick struggled, then they went small ball and Vick started hitting short passes with perfect throws and they moved the ball up and down the field. You’d think they’d learn by now, call a deep route and Vick will hold the ball and get sacked, scramble and get stripped and/or hurt, or throw it up for grabs. Both MM and Vick need to go to “big play” anonymous where they show you films of interceptions ad naesum until you’re ready to take the 12 step program.

    Lewis looked good at the end, of course, they were playing flag football, but he looked quicker and more decisive once he got to carry the ball more than once a half.