Not So Big Giants

Posted: October 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 422 Comments »

That was the longest 4th quarter of my life. It felt like time stood still. The Giants had a big goose egg on the board and the shutout was right there for the taking. But I’ve been through this before. The Eagles gave up points late to the Falcons in 2009 and to Dallas in 2011. You can’t take anything for granted. The backups get in and they want to move the ball and have some fun. That’s when things really get dangerous.

I went nuts when Josh Huff dropped the pass on 3rd down inside of the 2-minute warning. That could have bled 35 more seconds off the clock. Then I really went nuts when the Giants started calling timeouts in the final 90 seconds of a game they were losing 27-0. That’s about the uncoolest thing a team could do.

But the defense came through for me. They kept pressure on Ryan Nassib and made some good tackles in the open field. The final sack clinched the shutout and I could finally breathe.

I agonized over every second of that 4th quarter. I knew the Eagles were going to win at that point. I wanted the shutout. It has driven me crazy for years that the Eagles have played such good, even dominating defense at times, and they haven’t been able to get a shutout. The last one was in 1996, against the Giants no less.

I’ve waited a long time and I have to say it feels great to finally get one. The defense played 60 good minutes. Bill Davis put together a terrific plan and the players executed it brilliantly. The Eagles played their base defense early on even when the Giants had 3 WRs on the field. This basically dared the Giants to throw the ball. They did and the pass rush was able to get home.

I wrote in my preview that Eli had a very clean pocket last week and that the Eagles wouldn’t let that happen. I didn’t expect the defense to deliver 8 sacks and a pair of FFs. Eli never got into a comfort zone. And this wasn’t all about the rush. Some of those were coverage sacks. We have to give credit to Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams for doing their part.

Feels pretty damn good to be sitting here sipping a PBR and writing about a 27-0 Eagles win over the annoying Giants.

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The run game did come alive tonight for the first time all year and that was great to see. The OL dominated up front and that brought out the best in LeSean McCoy. He ran hard and made good decisions. There was little to no dancing. It looked like the TEs also blocked well. That helped McCoy get to the outside, where he picked up a few big runs.

I’ll write about Foles and the passing game tomorrow.

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The one big concern is the status of Darren Sproles. He left with a knee injury after a nasty tackle. Keep your fingers crossed that this is a minor injury. Sproles has been vital to the Eagles success this year.


422 Comments on “Not So Big Giants”

  1. 1 babapsu said at 12:45 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Congrats tommy!!! You’ve been hankering for a shutout for years. I’m popping a PBR in your honor.

    Oh, and the iggles played a pretty damn complete game tonight.

  2. 2 the guy said at 12:45 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    It was a beautiful game and you should be euphoric.

    Is now a good time to talk about your choice of beer?

  3. 3 babapsu said at 12:48 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Dont worry. The game was filled with some stone ruination, a 4 pack of dogfishhead, and an ommegang to finish the night. The PBR is for hydration.

  4. 4 philllyfanatic said at 12:48 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Sproles supposedly walked out of the locker room without a limp and told people that he’d be all right. Keep your fingers crossed and say a prayer for him before you go to bed. 5-1 at the bye is much better than I expected given injuries to “day to day” Kendricks, Ryans, Mathis and Kelce. Can’t wait to see how this team comes together after week 10 when the offensive line is back together. As we have learned from the Cowboys, sometimes the best defense is a great offense.

  5. 5 Charlie Kelly said at 12:53 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    man, im praying sproles is ok, we need that guy!!! #BlackOutSackOutSHUTOUT

  6. 6 mksp said at 1:01 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Figures best game we play all year is right before the bye. Gonna be a long two weeks.

    Glad Dallas beat Seattle. Love that the East is a big boy division again.

    Nick was good, not great, and may never allow us to get comfortable with him, even as he wins almost every game he plays.

    Defense was a beast. Gameball to Billy D. Pressed and took away quick-hitting slants and outs that had previously been covering up NYG’s offensive line deficiencies. Defensive line got to Eli too quickly to run longer developing patterns. Phenomenal.

  7. 7 BlindChow said at 1:05 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Actually, playing a good game right before the bye is probably the best thing that could have happened.

  8. 8 mksp said at 1:07 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Agreed, and you’re right.

    I just felt good about the potential momentum.

    They don’t need a bye right now….

  9. 9 anon said at 7:17 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    i just want to watch them play next week.

  10. 10 CampDracula said at 2:01 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    You were on a roll untill you wrote “Glad Dallas beat Seattle.”

    Shame on you!

  11. 11 Raul Estrada said at 4:57 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Dallas beating Seattle in Seattle could be their season’s Super Bowl. They can start smelling themselves and set up a trap game in the process. Still early in the season to get big headed.

  12. 12 Tumtum said at 2:25 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    It is great the East is a real division again.

  13. 13 NinjaP said at 1:01 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Some credit due to Casey Matthews, that is 2 weeks in a row he has played very well.

  14. 14 sprawl said at 1:39 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    If after the Giants-WAS game you’d have told me we’d shut out the Giants and win 27-0 with Casey Matthews starting at ILB I might have had some trouble believing you. Got to give Casey credit for turning things around after looking lost through the end of the IND game and most of the WAS game

  15. 15 Avery Greene said at 2:57 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I believe in our coaches. This is a prime example of how they are doing their job.

  16. 16 eagleyankfan said at 8:16 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    as far as a 3rd stringer goes. I guess he did ok.

  17. 17 John Dunkerley said at 7:50 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    That’s the point though through all of it. Just have these fill in guys play at least ‘OK’.

  18. 18 D3FB said at 1:03 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    “Feels pretty damn good to be sitting here sipping a PBR”

    Come on Tommy, ain’t nobody believe you’re sipping on that PBR. Now if you had said shotgunning or playing Tommy PBR 40 hands we might believe you. Can’t be censoring the truth like that.

  19. 19 TommyLawlor said at 1:04 AM on October 13th, 2014:


  20. 20 TommyLawlor said at 1:03 AM on October 13th, 2014:


  21. 21 NinjaP said at 1:13 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Hopefully it is nothing a bye week won’t fix. We need Sproles.

  22. 22 Tumtum said at 2:26 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Bad news Eagles.

  23. 23 John Dunkerley said at 7:51 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    MCL. 2-3 games. Polk should be back by Arizona.

  24. 24 jtre said at 1:15 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Recap of the game

  25. 25 sprawl said at 1:41 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Do you think after that performance the Giants will retire that little ritual where they go and stomp on the opponents logo at midfield before the game?

    Would be pretty messed up if we did the same thing when our boys travel out to East Rutherford…

  26. 26 NinjaP said at 1:49 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Need to retire talking trash all week before a game as well.

  27. 27 iceberg584 said at 2:22 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Except they don’t even have a logo there…just the NFL shield.

  28. 28 MaggieMagpie said at 2:01 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    from 24/7: “Geoff Mosher @GeoffMosherCSN · 4m4 minutes agoDarren Sproles just walked out of the locker room. Looked like a normal walk. “I’ll be all right,” he said.”

  29. 29 eagleyankfan said at 7:42 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    so who are we to believe? McManus tweet or Geoff?

  30. 30 D3FB said at 7:53 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Probably somewhere between the two. Who knows if Lane actually talked to Sproles or just saw him crumpled up on the field and figured he was pretty hurt. My guess would be MCL or meniscus. If it’s just a meniscus he could play on it, but they would probably have him get surgery, he would be out about a month. MCL or knee sprain it could be anywhere from a week or two to 6-8 weeks. If it was anything more serious word would have gotten out. Whenever somebody seriously hurts a knee you always get “the team fears (ACL/Patelar) but player will have MRI tomorrow. Gun to my head. I would say he misses the Cardinals, more as a precautionary.

  31. 31 anon said at 8:01 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    perfect, henry josey off the practice squad in jax.

  32. 32 D3FB said at 8:06 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Polk will be healthy after the bye. But to hedge against that I’d rather promote Tucker. Biggest problem is where to find the roster spot. Can’t be Maehl with Smith coming off surgery. The OL? Kelly probably doesn’t clear waivers. Maybe Wade Smith, but he was active not Kelly (so is Kelly dinged up?) None of the TE’s. On defense I don’t see anyone we want to let go of.

  33. 33 Stanimal said at 9:48 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    My guess is that Wade Smith was active over Kelly because he is the nominal backup center at this point.

  34. 34 eagleyankfan said at 8:13 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    this is good stuff. your post are always informative….

  35. 35 Tumtum said at 2:31 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Hey man in your football past did you ever find out how far along you can feel with a meniscus tear without surgery?

    Think I could have done some damage to mine a few weeks ago. Its been getting better and better, and I am thinking about playing on it this week (flag but ill be doing lots and lots of blocking 300 pounders with this team we are playing).

  36. 36 D3FB said at 3:28 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    It’s simply a pain tolerance. If it’s been getting better you probably just sprained it and didn’t tear it. In a full on tear it’s basically just bone on bone until you have surgery.
    I’d suggest a metric piss ton of ibprofuen, and probably try to get a knee sleeve. It won’t protect the knee obviously, but it should help keep the knee and surrounding muscles warm and increase blood flow which should help.

  37. 37 Tumtum said at 3:57 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Thanks man. I was taking ibprofin 800s but it’s been a few weeks and hate taking anything. Also have been wearing a semi supportive sleeve since the day it happened. I’m thinking I’m Def gonna give it a go.

    One more question. It’s fully bent or extended (weight being worse obviously) where I have problems now. Should I be pushing it to work it back to normal or avoiding that? Been pushing it to this point

  38. 38 D3FB said at 6:47 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Honestly, probably not. I’d take a couple bye weeks if I was you. Try and get some work for it on a stationary bike or pool. Those would let it heal up but help the healing process along. If it keeps bugging you after two or three weeks of that you may have to go see el diablo: the doctor.

  39. 39 John Dunkerley said at 7:52 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Replay the game when he walked off. Read his lips. He plainly says, ‘I’m OUT’. He was done right then.

  40. 40 Insomniac said at 2:37 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    It was a game that we needed. High morale going into the bye week is always a good thing. Foles’s erratic performance still bothers me. He has had lots more time to throw this week but still made poor decisions. Where was Maclin? DRC was out and idk if it was Amukamura or some 4th stringer against him but wow was he quiet tonight. Welcome back Shady, the offense is so much better with you playing well. Cooper didn’t drop any balls and Casey Matthews didn’t get victimized. As Ice Cube said, today was a good day.

    I want to say that maybe half of the sacks tonight were effort sacks since Eli couldn’t find anyone to throw to but I need to rewatch tape to confirm. Everyone on D bounced back and gave 501% tonight after that near meltdown last week.

  41. 41 Avery Greene said at 2:57 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    This front 7 is going to turn some heads as the season churns on. Our dline is legit, and the linebackers are getting better.

  42. 42 bsuperfi said at 8:35 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Yeah, the front 7 has been getting better every game. Can’t wait for Kendricks to come back and get comfortable again.

  43. 43 EAGLES said at 2:57 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Quit nitpicking it was a good game. If we didn’t have Foles there’s a good possibility we didn’t win. If Foles were so horrible, we could’ve possibly lost. He made plays when he had to and giants made some when they had to but they couldn’t capitalize on the turnovers. I love the confidence in our team not ever getting shaken up they simply do their job and don’t complain when things don’t go their way like some people always do. 27-0 shutout in the NFL? I’ll take it any day. Be happy Christian Ponder or some other bum isn’t our qb. I hope Foles keeps it up he’s improving overall. Starting to show that urgency from last year. Probably learning new things from Musgrave.

  44. 44 Avery Greene said at 2:59 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    This is a key point “He made plays when he had to…” I’m on the fence about him, but the SF game put me on the good side. He can be terrible at times, but he makes plays when he needs to.

  45. 45 EAGLES said at 3:02 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    All I point to is Eli manning 58% career completion yet 2 super bowls. Limit turnovers make plays in clutch times. And he has the most interceptions in the NFL since he came in.

  46. 46 Avery Greene said at 3:17 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I agree. People I think have a unrealistic view of what Foles should be. Peyton has looked bad in 2/3 superbowls. Funny thing is, he looked best in the Saints SB until the end of the game. Rodgers has had some bad games.
    Dilfer won by not making mistakes. Johnson won the same way. I’m not saying Foles is these two guys, but he doesn’t have to be pro-bowl to win the SB.

  47. 47 EAGLES said at 4:05 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Exactly. And who knows maybe sometime again Foles will play at a high level and we’ll get to see it for a whole 16 game season not a half. See what he can do stats-wise, it’s not unrealistic especially if he keeps getting more weapons. I want a power running back like Melvin Gordon or Todd Gurley. Be nice to pair with McCoy as he ages, if he’s even here after the cap hit we’ll take for keeping him and the decline of running backs after big seasons with lots of carries. All good and even great qb’s have bad games. Not one qb had or has a career of just awesome games. And he’s still learning yet has us 5-1 playing a pretty tough schedule. Glad the bye week is now, they can rest up… 6 down 10 to go. So far so good. Dallas has to start losing but I really don’t see that happening, they have weapons and a great if not the best oline and a now functional defense. They beat the seahawks and that’s not easy especially at home, dominated their offense. So we gotta be careful how we play them, I think it actually helps sometimes that we have a pocket QB who can make some touch throws. McCoy running definitely helped us tonight. Chip looked real happy on the sideline LOL… I’m good with where we’re at and I’m the type who will also admit otherwise if that’s the case.

  48. 48 John Dunkerley said at 7:57 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Excellent point with Dilfer and Brad Johnson. Did enough on really good (defensive) teams to win. Good news is, Foles ever won a SB, he’d have a better chance of Canton than either of them. Neither threw 7 TDs in a game.

  49. 49 EAGLES said at 3:08 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Also that 49ers game was bad all around, receivers were fumbling etc… Bad game mostly other than special teams.

  50. 50 BlindChow said at 3:10 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Wait, the SF game put you on the GOOD side? That was his worst game. The offense scored 0 points. If he had made a play when he needed to, it would have been a win.

  51. 51 Avery Greene said at 3:13 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    There wasn’t execution with the other players. They were in the red zone twice, and didn’t execute. Cooper missed a catch, play calling seemed bad, and the line seemed out of sync. Foles took them down the field twice and the receivers didn’t make plays (as well as the oline).

  52. 52 BlindChow said at 3:08 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Sorry, bud, but you’re not allowed to criticize Foles anymore; the Foles Police won’t allow it. Sad how the apologists can’t handle legitimate questions. Those two interceptions were incredibly stupid throws.

    What scares me is the OL saying that the Giants were playing in their nickel defense for most of the game, whereas all the other Eagles’ opponents played in base. Basically the Giants were daring the Eagles to run. If that’s true, their DC needs to be fired. No way any other team does that this year. We’ll have to wait to see if Shady is back or if this was just a one-off game.

  53. 53 truehaynes said at 3:12 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    That’s hilarious. Maybe they thought we wouldn’t be able to run with our backup o line. Glad they were wrong 🙂

  54. 54 Avery Greene said at 3:48 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Why can’t he criticize Foles? He made some bad decisions. Unless I’m missing something? I’m still a believer in him with Chip, but we should be able to criticize mistakes right?

  55. 55 Rellihcs said at 8:27 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Nope. And here’s why. It doesn’t take any skill, nor is there any purpose to point out that he made some bad plays. Do you think anyone disagrees that the ints were bad? Do we need you to point them out for us to notice them?

    “Be able” – you can “be able” to do what ever you please. BUT to criticize Foles in the context of what happened last night demonstrates nothing but someone missing THE ENTIRE POINT OF EVERYTHING THAT IS FOOTBALL AND BEING A SPORTS FAN.

    Is your goal really perfection? Or is it winning – let alone DOMINATING? Is the point that you’re suppossed to get amazing play from your QB non stop? Or is it that you’re suppossed to win while aiming for complete (60 min, 3 phases of the game) sucess?

    When fans point out – and argue for the right to – things like Foles’s mistakes last night, it strikes me as the kind of guy who would win the lottery – 100 Mil – and complain about the check being wrinkly and missing a bit of the lower left hand corner.

    Do what ever you’d like. I hope you enjoed the win and continue to enjoy the season. But if you can criticize Foles in this context, then we can criticize you.

    Go Birdz. Have a great Monday and great week. I sure as hell will.

  56. 56 GEAGLE said at 8:50 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Preach…well said….sucks sharing this team with morons

  57. 57 mksp said at 9:08 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Things aren’t so black and white.

    I say this every week, but what many fans want to see from Nick is growth, and some evidence that he can eventually be a franchise guy on this team.

    In a lot of ways we’ve seen him regress this year, and that is concerning, whether they’re winning games or not.

    I hope he figures it out because the schedule is going to get a lot less forgiving.

  58. 58 79mr2t said at 9:45 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I woud consider last night progress or growth as u call it, would u not? Other then 2 ugly picks that had no effect on the outcome of the game cuz our D kicked ass the kid played pretty much lights out. Give him some credit & realize the situation, thats all we ask.

  59. 59 Buge Halls said at 10:13 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    The problem is, many of the people here (and other places) that criticize are Fantasy Football fans first and Eagles fans second! If Foles doesn’t get 500 yards and seven TD’s, who cares if he wins! It’s a stupid skewed view of the NFL. Before FF, Foles would be considered great – he just keeps winning. But he only got me 20 points last night, so he sucks! Pathetic!

  60. 60 Spooonius said at 1:58 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Interesting point. I think it definitely has merit.

  61. 61 Tumtum said at 2:52 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I’m not criticizing Foles. Wasn’t even on my mind. However, I disagree with your take on those who chose to. Even after this great game. It is all a part of fandom. Players strive for perfection, why can’t fans? Wasn’t it Lombardi who said something like “We strive for greatness. We will never obtain it, but hopefully we achieve greatness”.

    I love the fact that you want to defend Foles and are annoyed by those people. I don’t think they are in the wrong though.

  62. 62 EAGLES said at 4:18 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Foles said himself it was stupid… he’s a big boy. He can handle it. He’s also still learning and Musgrave has improved how he goes through his reads, he’s throwing all over the field spreading em out and seems to be making faster decisions and showing more urgency. Foles apologist LOL you sound ridiculous in your wording alone. Give the dude a chance to get used to these receivers without DeSean around. Defense does stay packed closer to the LOS, definitely different coverages but those picks were dumb. Luckily our defense was lights out. We’re 5-1 and you act like he had nothing to do with getting there. LOL gtfo here.

  63. 63 BlindChow said at 11:04 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    lmao, “get used to his receivers?” Are you saying THAT was why he twice threw right to the other team? You are delusional.

    You are exactly the reason the word “apologist” was invented. It’s great that Foles said the INT’s were stupid. He’s said that after every interception this year. But hey, who cares if he keeps making the same mistakes every week. As long as he’s got his soldiers making up excuses for him, it doesn’t matter I guess.

  64. 64 botto said at 2:36 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Have you ever seen a qb as BAD as foles go like 13-3 in the last 16 regualr season games?
    he is so bad. the record doesn’t matter, what matters is how YOU see him play. if only he were 3-13 instead it woudl be so much better.

  65. 65 stephenstempo said at 6:16 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    you don’t know what apologist means.

  66. 66 eagleyankfan said at 7:40 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    We are use to the nit picking every week. Even if the team claws its way out of hole, like week 1 or dominates on a Sunday night. Haters will always hate. I don’t mind the nit picking — but when you do, why only point out the bad? That pass to Ertz was absolutely perfect. It wasn’t shaky. It wasn’t a duck. It was perfect. Was there bad decisions? Yes, as Foles IS STILL IN HIS FIRST FULL SEASON AS A STARTING QB. People seem to forget that. He’s still a baby. After that int, I’m pretty sure he drove the Eagles on a 97 yard, nail in the coffin, drive. It was a nice bounce back drive.

  67. 67 Mitchell said at 8:03 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Lol Foles misses a pass yesterday and you post something about “here comes the bad Foles.”

  68. 68 GEAGLE said at 8:37 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Convinced he is a closet brokeback mountain cowboy fan…adds nothing…just talks a bunch of shit about our Eagles consistently..

    Thinking its token posting under a diff name… Can’t be too many idiots like that walking around

  69. 69 Mitchell said at 10:06 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Thoughts on Curry with his 4 sacks, a FF, and at least 2 TFL? How is the trade with Dion going in your mind?

  70. 70 GEAGLE said at 11:11 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I would prefer finding a way to keep Curry Longterm… If that can’t happen, than I would rather trade him for dion at the end of this year… I know we can extend dion to play OLB…. Not sure we can extend curry to be a backüp de

    Surely wouldn’t mind keeping curry and using a draft pick to land dion..or extend curry and wait to sign Dion in free agency

  71. 71 James Adair said at 2:55 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I think Curry should be the starting LDE. I think his play against the run has improved much more than Thornton’s pass rush,

  72. 72 BlindChow said at 11:01 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    lol you mean after Foles threw an awful interception. And sure enough, he quickly threw a SECOND awful interception… It’s okay if you want to pretend otherwise.

  73. 73 Mitchell said at 11:31 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    No after he missed Cooper over the middle. I’m not pretending anything, I’m stating an event that happened. The ints were bad sure but when everyone was on a high for good reason, you try to shit on it with negativity. W/e dude we won and there are different strokes for different folks.

  74. 74 Tumtum said at 2:42 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Probably more faith in their D-line and the fact that Shady has been shut down all year. They have always seemed to play us in nickle anyway.

    That 2nd Foles pick wasn’t a bad decision, but bad footwork it looked like to me. Admittedly I know very little about proper foot work, but a narrow-flat-footed base can’t be ideal.

  75. 75 Anders said at 3:39 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Amukamura is a good CB and Matthews, Cooper and the TEs picked up the slack.

  76. 76 Tumtum said at 2:38 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I wouldn’t be too worried about Maclin. Looked like they game planned for more TE and Riley stuff this week.

  77. 77 John Dunkerley said at 7:54 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    One was an underthrown garbage throw meant to go OOB. He has had a few underthrown balls intercepted, so yeah, probably needs to work on that. He isn’t going to have McNabb’s ball speed, but he might have less dirt burners.

  78. 78 truehaynes said at 3:06 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Just a side thought. Who do you think is having the better year, maclin or Jackson? I think maclin is the better reciever and could have rediculous stats had foles not missed him so many times. But right now Jackson technically has better stats.

  79. 79 Avery Greene said at 3:21 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Maclin. Stats can be misleading. Today by stats, Jackson had a good day. Behind the stats he didn’t. He missed a block that cost them a 1st down when they were driving before they were out of it. He dogged it on a few plays when he wasn’t involved. That’s not an elite receiver.
    To belabor a point, Jackson is an average receiver with elite speed. He gives you very little unless he’s going deep.

  80. 80 McNabbulousness said at 3:24 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    yeah, jackson is a one trick pony. when the deep ball is there he is a beast. when its not he’s a non factor.

  81. 81 Avery Greene said at 3:27 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    This is the truth. Yeah the Eagles offense would be better with him in the passing game, but there were several plays in the running game where he would be a liability. That means something.

  82. 82 anon said at 7:50 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    you don’t get robert quinn and then complain he’s a liability in coverage…

  83. 83 Anders said at 7:57 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Quinn is the best or 2nd best 4-3 DE in the NFL. Jackson is not even near that as WR.

  84. 84 anon said at 8:00 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    jackson is the best deep threat in the league. most plays over 50 yards in league history and it’s only year 7.

  85. 85 Anders said at 8:09 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Again a one trick pony and not even as value of a one trick pony as a sack artist (who is also a good run defender).

  86. 86 Insomniac said at 7:12 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Who would the best one be if not Quinn?

  87. 87 Anders said at 7:01 AM on October 14th, 2014:

    Greg Hardy

  88. 88 D3FB said at 8:16 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    You do complain that Jason Babin is an asshole and his singular skill doesn’t outweigh his baggage.

  89. 89 xeynon said at 1:47 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Not a good comparison. Covering receivers is not part of a defensive end’s job description. Running short and intermediate routes, catching contested balls, blocking downfield, etc. all ARE part of a wide receiver’s job description. For all his elite speed, Jackson is average or below average in several performance areas which are key for his position.

    A better comparison is someone like Jason Babin – a defensive end who is great at rushing the passer, but sucks at run defense, doesn’t recognize screens well, etc.

  90. 90 Buge Halls said at 10:15 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    And he’s definitely not a $12 million trick pony!

  91. 91 A Roy said at 5:37 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Maclin is 5-1 while Jackson is 1-5. That’s the most important stat.

  92. 92 Media Mike said at 5:40 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    But how do you know we wouldn’t be 6-0 with a better threat at WR?

  93. 93 Bert's Bells said at 7:58 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Eagles are 5-1 but they could be 0-5 with other WRs.

  94. 94 Rellihcs said at 8:32 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Because Jackson would have been worthless in the redzone on 3rd and fourth and goal v. the Niners. And he would chronically hamstring the perimeter blocking for outside zones and screens. And he would continue to get called for costly penalties where the action he did had zero potential to help the football team. See this past game – late hit out of bounds after an int return against his team. THATS HOW

  95. 95 A Roy said at 10:00 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Up vote. You da man.

  96. 96 A Roy said at 10:00 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    How do we know we wouldn’t be 3-3 with Jackson dropping balls and failing to block?

  97. 97 stephenstempo said at 6:18 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    True and imagine if we traded 3 first round pics for calvin johnson and bribed the refs!!!

    I love if’s!

  98. 98 mksp said at 9:10 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Foles >>> Wilson, Luck and Rodgers as well, eh?

  99. 99 A Roy said at 9:59 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    A wise old man once said; “You are what your record says you are.” 🙂 Initial comment was mostly because Jackson is dead to me.

  100. 100 mtn_green said at 4:24 AM on October 13th, 2014:


  101. 101 Media Mike said at 5:38 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Karma alert:

    Dance on Eagles logo led by overrated one trick pony JPP – get shut out.

    Launch into an excessive celebration with your stupid (and should be flagged) salsa dance three times on our field on a Sunday night – get no sympathy for losing your knee.

  102. 102 xeynon said at 1:49 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Gonna disagree on the injury. I enjoy rooting against Victor Cruz as much as anybody, but you’ve clearly never suffered a serious injury playing sports if you don’t feel sympathy for the guy after that.

  103. 103 Media Mike said at 5:39 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    What a great beat down. As long as Foles gets himself corrected on dumb forced throws over the bye week, we’ll be getting some better results.

  104. 104 eagleyankfan said at 8:10 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I don’t think they were forced, they were just stupid throws. Thankfully the D didn’t let any of that let the Giants gain momentum. He was still able to come back after the Giants failed on 4th down and drove the team for a score. Sign of maturity. He could have slid into a “timid” QB but thankfully he didn’t. I don’t think the Eagles, or Foles, will spend 1 second on his INTS. He already knows they were dumb.

  105. 105 levdog said at 7:05 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Have to agree with Geagles, Dallas beating Seahawks is better for the Eagles, Look at the long picture, not the short one. We will win the division – I have no doubt, but lets get the number 1 seed and take the Super Bowl. Do not want to go to Seattle in the playoffs. The road to the Super Bowl is through Philly.

  106. 106 GEAGLE said at 8:23 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Yeah we are going to handle our business and win the division…might as well see seattle get a few losses…even better let them lose at home and loose some of their cloak of invincibility

  107. 107 eagleyankfan said at 7:45 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    only 2 complaints. I’ve said this one before — and it still stands — Huff has not impressed at all. And number 2 — The Cheerleaders are not shown enough during prime time AND how come they weren’t part of the black out????

  108. 108 anon said at 7:49 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    all rooks have bad games, all players have bad games.

  109. 109 eagleyankfan said at 8:05 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    first you have to have a good game in order to say that….

  110. 110 D3FB said at 7:58 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    It was his second NFL game. He caught a short pass last week and got a holding flag on his DB. This week the two plays that stick out are the reverse, in which sproles threw the ball into his own left arm, but had he not it looked like Huff may have housed it. The drop late in the game was bad, but that’s a guy who has like 20 offensive snaps to date. First time being called on to make a big play on a big stage. Let’s not hit the panic button.

  111. 111 eagleyankfan said at 8:04 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I don’t have any expectations from Huff, so there’s no button to hit. I didn’t like the pick in the draft and he hasn’t changed my mind is all. Yes, it’s only 2 games, but I’m not grading him on his limited play. He hasn’t impressed even in camp. The game is still too fast for him, but it’ll slow down. He’ll find his way I’m sure.

  112. 112 D3FB said at 8:16 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Didn’t like him because? Oregon bias? Taken too early based on mock simulators that are wildly flawed?

    WR’s taken after Huff to the end of the fifth round:

    Moncrief John Brown, Jalen Saunders, Ellington, Shaq Evans, Martavis Bryant, Kevin Norwood, Ryan Grant, Devin Street, Jared Abbrederis.

    Browns the only one having great success that I know of. Saunders got cut from the Jets. Yes that massively dynamic receiving corps was too hard for him to crack. The rest have minimal contributions.

    Plus Huff housed a KO in preseason. It’s not like he’s been a complete stiff.

  113. 113 eagleyankfan said at 8:24 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    A KO in pre-season means exactly what during a season? Not taking off of any mock simulators. Just my own judgment. I don’t think there was a need for a WR in the 3rd. How does he fit Chips requirements of big WR’s? Which leads to — yes, part of it is Oregon biased. Are you saying we used a 3rd round pick for a KO returner? If so, I hope he sets the world on fire doing it. One would hope that a 3rd round would have a chance of starting or have a lot of playing time. I don’t see how he projects to be the field that much in the future. What will be his role? Trick plays and KO?

  114. 114 D3FB said at 8:35 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Huff’s not tall but he’s big. He’s the same size as Shady. A 3rd round pick isn’t necessarily a starter year 1. A third round pick is a guy who can contribute from the jump. He has the ability to grow into a starter down the road, but no good team should be expecting a guy taken in the third to start in year one. Huff right now can play ST’s, be WR4, and have coaches try to manufacture some touches for him. Once he gets more seasoned we could see him used in 4 wide sets to specifically exploit a look, or just rotating in with the top 3. When Cooper is gone after 2015 Matthews can bump outside and Huff can take over full time in the slot.

  115. 115 eagleyankfan said at 8:39 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I don’t expect him start year 1 or even next year. If you think he’ll be a starter after Cooper leaves, I’m ok with that. I feel like his talents are dime a dozen and can be found in any late round.

  116. 116 GEAGLE said at 8:46 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Anything u get from a rookie is just a bonus

  117. 117 stephenstempo said at 6:20 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    true but I guess in Chip’s case he took the devil he knew over the devil he didn’t.

  118. 118 mksp said at 9:12 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Ellington will be a player as well. Similar to Huff actually.

  119. 119 Insomniac said at 4:24 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I personally wanted Evans or Norwood. For someone who was deemed “Chip offense ready”, he sure hasn’t done anything besides running back a very well blocked kickoff. I didn’t like the news of how he wasn’t mentally or physically ready a couple of weeks ago. I hope he does pan out but first impressions aren’t really good so far.

  120. 120 OldDocMcStuffins said at 6:24 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Might not show up on the stat sheet, but he blocked an otherwise perfectly innocent Giant into oblivion on Sproles TD. This stuff matters. (h/t Brandon Gowton)

  121. 121 Bob Brewer said at 8:44 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Receiver is one of the hardest positions for rookies to excel. Not concerned yet.

  122. 122 Buge Halls said at 10:18 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I hate that our cheerleaders wear pants!

  123. 123 The Linc – LeSean McCoy is back | Sports Feedr said at 8:21 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    […] Not So Big Giants – Iggles BlitzI’ve waited a long time and I have to say it feels great to finally get one. The defense played 60 good minutes. Bill Davis put together a terrific plan and the players executed it brilliantly. The Eagles played their base defense early on even when the Giants had 3 WRs on the field. This basically dared the Giants to throw the ball. They did and the pass rush was able to get home. […]

  124. 124 eagleyankfan said at 8:28 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    What an outstanding job the OL did. Peters is clearly the man. It’s funny how the Giants had to take their best D-lineman and move him away from Peters. That should have been their game plan going into the game, not mid-way through it.

  125. 125 bsuperfi said at 8:33 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I was very encouraged by Foles’ play last night. He clearly wasn’t perfect, and he sometimes missed open guys for nice sized gains. But this was more of a game where I said ok, he’s not “elite” yet. Even so, we still see Manning, Brees, Brady, and Rogers miss open throws sometimes. I’d like to have at least one of the picks back, but I also wouldn’t trade that TD throw to Ertz for anything.

    Foles got help from the D and ST. The O-line played great, and the Giants could’ve had a better game plan. But Foles still executed well, and he’s already a top 10 QB in my book. It’s hard to develop players (especially QBs) without any help from the supporting cast. There’s no reason why Foles shouldn’t keep improving. Even if he doesn’t end up the best QB in the league, I’d be thrilled to have a top 5 QB when it’s all said and done.

  126. 126 Jernst said at 10:33 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    For the first time all year Foles stepped up in the pocket instead of running back and to the right while heaving the ball downfield…the results were a 100 times better.

  127. 127 xeynon said at 1:51 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    It’s not the missed receivers that bothered me, it’s the two picks. He made some great throws last night, but those two picks were both really dumb decisions – low percentage, high risk, low payoff even if he does somehow complete them. He needs to improve.

  128. 128 GEAGLE said at 8:35 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    5-1 Eagles stick to the script.,, we were supposed to start this season 5-1
    Wonder how much longer I have to wait for this city to realize it has a lot of quality young defenders that will grow into a good defense come DECEMBER?

    No surprise, OL gets some continuity and all our offensive woes disappeared..shocker lol… They will be even better with each week that passes, but we only have to play two more games without Kelce and mathis..
    Wonder what this FANBASE will bitch about thinks week? Only scoring 27 points?

  129. 129 P_P_K said at 8:41 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    “Wonder what this FANBASE will bitch about thinks week? Only scoring 27 points?”

    My complaint is that the Eagles gave up O points. A really good defensive would have held the Giants to -7.

  130. 130 A Roy said at 10:16 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Red Zone, Red zone, Red Zone. Stoopid INT, Stoopid INT, Stoopid INT. Still room for improvement

  131. 131 Bob Brewer said at 8:42 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    The one dwelling on Foles’s 2 interceptions.

  132. 132 eagleyankfan said at 8:52 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I thought I had a valid complaint about the Cheerleaders…

  133. 133 RobNE said at 9:43 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    how does your script end, by the way? SB win? wildcard loss? maybe you can save me the anxiety and just tell me now.

  134. 134 GEAGLE said at 4:01 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    next game we lose is the Texans game…

  135. 135 RogerPodacter said at 10:10 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    i’m going to complain that we didn’t block another punt! i wanted to keep that streak going. we came sooooooooo close!

  136. 136 eagleyankfan said at 10:12 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I think we did get a punt block…

  137. 137 A Roy said at 10:14 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    he got a piece of it, but it still travelled 25-30 yards, so not enough to call it a block.

  138. 138 eagleyankfan said at 10:15 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    see above from D3FB

  139. 139 A Roy said at 10:18 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Is “above” older or newer?

  140. 140 eagleyankfan said at 10:20 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    hard to tell — both were 6 minutes ago, they don’t down to the “second” of a post. call it a draw 🙂

  141. 141 A Roy said at 10:24 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I always set this to newest at the top and read down. Don’t want to reply to an 8 hour old post when there’s someone “live.” It’s kind of like Comcast, where “down” isn’t lower, but higher.

  142. 142 A Roy said at 10:26 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Oh. D3FB post arrived late.

  143. 143 RogerPodacter said at 10:37 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    cool! i didn’t know that counted as a block even though it still went pretty far! thats awesome!

  144. 144 RobNE said at 10:13 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    was it Huff or someone who was this close to a TD when the punter dropped the ball. Almost a ST TD right there, but for a crazy bounce.

  145. 145 D3FB said at 10:13 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Can’t advance a muffed punt.

  146. 146 A Roy said at 10:14 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    But you can fall on it in the end zone, right? That is, if you don’t punt it through the goal posts.

  147. 147 D3FB said at 10:16 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    He fumbled it at the 8. If it doesn’t bounce off Huff’s leg its not gonna roll 8 yards after ODB muffed it.

  148. 148 A Roy said at 10:17 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    My recollection was the 3, but the 8, probably not.

  149. 149 D3FB said at 10:17 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    It was the 8

  150. 150 RobNE said at 10:16 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    why not? Vince Papale did in that movie.

  151. 151 D3FB said at 10:17 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Real NFL players just don’t have those marky mark good vibrations.

  152. 152 D3FB said at 10:13 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    We did. It’s still a block if it travels beyond the line.

  153. 153 GEAGLE said at 11:08 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Maragos was credited with the block

  154. 154 anon said at 10:23 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    o line faced probably best d line in league when they played the rams. good to see them dominate regular competition.

  155. 155 GEAGLE said at 8:41 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Defense holds Giants to 2 of 14 on 3rd down… That was the #5 ranked team on 3rd down that came in completing 50% on 3rd and avenging 30 plus points a game (past few weeks)

    Corners did what they had to do to win, press the WRs, disrupt timing at line of scrimmages, throw eli timing off so the front 7 can eat him alive!

  156. 156 Tumtum said at 9:13 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    The D line played like crazy people. Connor Barwin stood out in that group. He was out to make a play EVERY down. What a game by them. Their hurry up was pathetic. They were up against the playclock every snap it seemed like.

  157. 157 Jernst said at 10:29 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Trent cole seemed like he was in the backfield ever gosh darn play…I can’t imagine they’ll be able to cut him next year if he keeps playing at this level.

  158. 158 GEAGLE said at 8:45 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Wish I woke up in NY today…be great to wake up to a New York newspaper…turn on New York sports radio….. How do you talk all that shit all week long, travel to your rivals house and get treated like a straight bitch for 60 minutes.?… Can’t wait to play dallas!

  159. 159 GermanEagle said at 8:56 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I just did. And it feels damn good to sit at 5-1. 🙂

  160. 160 GEAGLE said at 8:57 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    What I would have paid to be able to bug their bus ride home and stream it live on comcast sports net in philly lol

  161. 161 Tumtum said at 9:09 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    The crickets would be good to fall asleep to

  162. 162 A Roy said at 9:58 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Daughter in Manhattan said she was looking forward to going to work today.

  163. 163 eagleyankfan said at 10:02 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Facebook is very quiet as well.

  164. 164 MFGor said at 8:58 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    DRC and Amukamara are showing how many points they scored against the Eagles

  165. 165 GermanEagle said at 9:21 AM on October 13th, 2014:


  166. 166 MFGor said at 9:36 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    This one is better. Photoshop mad skillz!!!

  167. 167 BC1968 said at 10:11 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Going on reddit.

  168. 168 mtn_green said at 10:25 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Look out Jimmy Kempski might steal your stuff!

  169. 169 MFGor said at 10:37 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I’ve sent an Email to him with this image 🙂

  170. 170 mtn_green said at 10:46 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Photoshop quality is a bit high for his taste. Try hand writing it with a mouse.

  171. 171 mtn_green said at 10:48 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    While driving

  172. 172 GermanEagle said at 9:20 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    The Anders-GermanEagle-Rap watch:
    Desean: 479
    Mac: 445
    Stay tuned.

  173. 173 eagleyankfan said at 10:01 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    It’s fun poking fun at this stuff. If DJ was here, he’d be considered number 1 WR, drawing the best defenders. In Wash, he’s number 2. Garcon gets the top defenders. DJ is a great #2 guy. Good for him.

  174. 174 Anders said at 1:05 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Jeremy Maclin 4 TDs (two game winners)
    Desean: 3 TDs (zero game winners)

    Its not about yards, its about points (just ask Kelly)

    Also wanted to keep Jackson, but its not like we miss him (the current version of Foles would still miss a wide open Jackson).
    Also how did we run for over 200 yards without Jackson and Maclin even had his worst game….. 😛 😀

  175. 175 MaggieMagpie said at 3:55 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Who’s Desean? any relation to the former Eagles player. Diccsean?

  176. 176 RobNE said at 9:25 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    and Peter King gives his coach of the week award to Rod Marinelli, D coordinator cowboys. It’s like we didn’t even play.

    I can’t stand him, yet I want his recognition. why? I can’t answer that.

  177. 177 FairOaks said at 10:55 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    He’s going to write most of his article before the Sunday night game has finished, so you won’t get his full perspective on that game. Especially not on a day when Dallas has a huge upset win, which will blind him to most everything else.

  178. 178 RobNE said at 11:02 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    true it’s hard to wait until after SNF at 11:30 to start writing 5,000 words on the baseball playoffs and wishing happy birthday to your friends, etc.

    it’s like a car wreck. I can’t look away though I know I should.

  179. 179 GEAGLE said at 11:06 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Rather fly under the radar… Let our players keep feeling disrespected, we were foaming at the mouth last night for our respect… Let everyone keep refusing to give us our respect…we don’t need to be recognized by national jackasses in October… I’m enjoying this dallas love fest… The implosion at our hands, losing to us twice in the last 5 weeks will be that much more enjoyable..

    Tony romo has looked great before, zebra can’t shed his stripes… Come DECEMBER, romo will do what romo does…choke miserably

  180. 180 GermanEagle said at 9:26 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    It’s not even Thanksgiving yet but we shall all be grateful for Connor Barwin. What a great FA signing he was.

  181. 181 BC1968 said at 10:02 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Agreed, LOVE that guy. In fact, if he asked me to marry him, I can’t say at the moment what I would say in front of you guys. Seriously though, he’s a fucking player. Sacks, tipped balls, awesome signing.

  182. 182 BC1968 said at 9:42 AM on October 13th, 2014:


  183. 183 RobNE said at 9:49 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I can’t get worked up about this. All fan bases will have some folks who cheer an injury. I can’t even tell what this picture is, the guys in the background might be cheering that he dropped the ball. But in any event, I don’t think you should get caught up in defending all fans. Too many facts to dispute, and there are bad apples everywhere. I’m not saying Philly fans did or didn’t cheer, I’m suggesting it’s a rabbit hole not worth going down.

    The Eagles players did right, that’s all that matters.

  184. 184 BC1968 said at 9:56 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    You’re right, I wanna enjoy this, I don’t want to hear about Dallas being the best us being scumbags, but yes you’re right. BTW, check the comments, There’s a Giants fan calling him a crybaby for crying, he’s not like an old time player, what a baby, etc….you’re right, I’m going to a pumpkin patch this weekend and throw pumpkins at kids.

  185. 185 MaggieMagpie said at 3:53 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Can’t believe some fat old fart sitting on a couch in the greatest city in the world would have the nerve to call anybody a crybaby. Especially his own player. Cruz was in obvious terrible physical pain and fearing his career is over. Even the trainer riding with him was near tears at one point.

  186. 186 A Roy said at 9:57 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    It was pretty obvious to me that the fans in the background were superimposed to present a different reality. The fans at the ballpark recognized the severity of the injury and were respectful. And Cruz isn’t Michael Irvin.

  187. 187 BC1968 said at 9:59 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Yep, it’s like they photoshopped or something. RIght after he dropped the ball I had the same expression, but whatever I don’t want to overreact, if people think we are classless, we never beat a SF Giants fan to an inch of his life.

  188. 188 Ark87 said at 10:03 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Fans cheered at 2 points: the moment it became clear he didn’t make the catch (not only was it not a touchdown, it was 4th down so a turnover on downs) It got quiet the moment everyone realized Cruz was down with a serious injury. The other point was him getting taken off the field, as is custom. We handled it quite well considering how much the Giants had been D-bags all week.

  189. 189 MaggieMagpie said at 3:51 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Daily News? Rag, don’t care about their politics.

  190. 190 tball_man said at 9:51 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    What a treat! Pugh got abused. OLB were free all night. Becoming quickly a position of strength.

  191. 191 RobNE said at 9:52 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    do you think Kendricks starts over Casey Matthews when he comes back?

  192. 192 BC1968 said at 9:57 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    LOL of the year. But I am happy for him, he did decent enough not be called names. Hey, can you ask for more?

  193. 193 fran35 said at 11:14 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Yeah man. Casey has played as well as a backup could be expected. I am glad too. It wasn’t right of me to hate him with every fiber if my being. It isn’t healthy. It reminds me of my Reno Mahe hate. My love of this team causes me to need therapy.

  194. 194 eagleyankfan said at 11:16 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    no, it’s rightfully justified. He still stinks. I’ll give him credit for getting in there and being physical even though greatly outmatched. And that’ll be the extent of my credit.

  195. 195 BC1968 said at 1:21 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I try not to hate anyone unless they’re overseas committing heinous acts of murder and beheadings. I hate the yankees organization don’t understand that combo, but I’m 4/4, Philly all or Philly none.

  196. 196 A Roy said at 10:02 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Guess he’ll have to earn it on the practice…err… training field.

  197. 197 BC1968 said at 10:03 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Maybe his mom will give him some Campbell soup?

  198. 198 eagleyankfan said at 10:08 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    word is Kendricks is on the trading market now that Mathews is playing at pro bowl level.

  199. 199 hrtak said at 9:58 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Same here Tommy. Im from Europe and we had also football game with our juniors and we also were able to shutdown our oponent (biggest rival from same city) 18:0. So perfect day. But we are in different timezone, so SNF starts here at 2.30AM. I had to wait until the end of our game instead of take few more minutes of sleep just to send an sms to friend of mine, whos big Giants fan. It feels sooooooo great, he was laughing at me, that we dont have OL, ILB, QB and even RB. Now Im laughing a loopt :)). Best gameday ever 🙂

  200. 200 BC1968 said at 10:04 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Any news on Sproles? . I’m shitting my panties right now. My depends or whatever yu call them. Apparently people walk in the middle of the street now proudly wearing them . NO that don’t work, still embarrassing no matter how hard you try to advertise them.

  201. 201 MaggieMagpie said at 3:49 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    “Protecting your manhood”.

  202. 202 BC1968 said at 10:07 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Xeyon(sp) said it yesterday: Forget about DeSean, this would be a different team yes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean for the better. Even though I’m probably wrong. Fuck him, he’s not a Chip guy, CHip is a GENIUS let Jackson enjoy the1-5 team he’s on.

  203. 203 P_P_K said at 11:18 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I’m willing to give DeDean his due. He is very good at what he does. As everyone knows, though, what he does is limited. Besides the long passes, he isn’t good for much else, including blocking. I’d rather have a guy like Maclin on the field, someone who is a more complete ballplayer. if DeSean wasn’t such a jerk, sure, he’d be worth having on the roster. I don’t think the Eagles record would be any different with him on the team. And it sure seems like this Eagles team has a great “team first” attitude. Props to Chip for making this a priority.

  204. 204 BC1968 said at 11:31 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    That is true, and I shouldn’t underestimate the value of stretching the field, but still, he’s gone and Chip knows what he’s doing.

  205. 205 P_P_K said at 2:28 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I know it’s too early to say this but…
    Chip could end up becoming one of the most successful coaches to make the transition from college to the NFL.

  206. 206 MaggieMagpie said at 3:48 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Who’s Desean?

  207. 207 eagleyankfan said at 10:07 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Anybody ask Nate Allen WTF he was doing when he ran into his own defender to knock him away from great coverage vs. the TE that almost lead to the TD? Shouldn’t of he targeted the TE?

  208. 208 RobNE said at 10:09 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Chung taught him that last year.

  209. 209 eagleyankfan said at 10:09 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Ah Yes, Nate is a student of the game…

  210. 210 MaggieMagpie said at 3:47 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Well, he has seen our LB take out a DL, so…

  211. 211 BC1968 said at 10:08 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    How many times have we seen our lineman sitting there not getting through, even blitzing without extra offensive guys sitting back, this time, MY GOD, they were bowling for dollars with those lineman. This is going to be great as they get better.

  212. 212 BC1968 said at 10:09 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    You know how QB’s should buy dinner for lineman when they do a great job? The secondary should be buying the defensive line dinner after that game. At least taco bell or something.

  213. 213 MaggieMagpie said at 3:41 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    “I think Billy Davis called a great game because [Eli Manning] was obviously confused,” said Barwin. “And our secondary did a tremendous job jamming the receivers, giving them different looks. Repeating myself. And Barwin.

  214. 214 eagleyankfan said at 10:11 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    After Jenkins was run over — did he go back to the huddle and say A) ok, guys for now on, let’s gang tackle or B) Ok guys..make sure you get lower than him?

  215. 215 D3FB said at 10:19 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    C) Hey dickheads, why am I the first one meeting the ball carrier?

  216. 216 A Roy said at 10:22 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Up vote…although it would seem to me that a S trying to stand his ground should expect to get run over be a 245# RB with a head of steam, whilst a S attacking might make a tackle.

  217. 217 eagleyankfan said at 10:24 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I think Jenkins would disagree and say he just needed to go lower. he’s a tough guy. He’d take on a 300lber. Of course if it was NA, I’d be all over it 🙂

  218. 218 eagleyankfan said at 10:22 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Jenkins was thinking — good news — I read this play like a champ. Bad news, I’m all alone.

  219. 219 D3FB said at 10:24 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Jenkins to the defense

  220. 220 eagleyankfan said at 10:25 AM on October 13th, 2014:


  221. 221 MaggieMagpie said at 3:40 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    It’s cute, but I wouldn’t go around calling Jenkins an ass!

  222. 222 Jernst said at 10:24 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    D) where am I? I can’t feel my skin. I think my blood itches. Purple monkey dishwasher jello…fart noise.

  223. 223 RobNE said at 10:11 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    how about Coughlin challenging Shady’s “fumble”? How could you see a replay and think that had any chance. I love watching emotional, bad decisions like that by other teams. It didn’t matter, but I still like seeing it.

  224. 224 Crus57 said at 11:44 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Coughlin has a habit of challenging calls on the basis of what should have happened, not what did happen, especially against us. It’s like he hopes if he grumps on the sideline enough the ref will become hypnotised by his rosy cheeks.

  225. 225 ConcussedFB said at 4:19 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    The Zoo With Roy guy described it perfectly, old man yells at other old men, throws socks on field.

  226. 226 stephenstempo said at 6:23 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I really think Coughlin is a tad overrated by A LOT of people not hugely overrated but a touch. But hey he’s got 2 superbowls.

  227. 227 RogerPodacter said at 2:27 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    i think a lot of times, the coaches don’t see what we see on tv (still boggles my mind what that is the case…).
    i wonder if the big-screen-guy didn’t show a replay of it right away, so Coughlin didn’t see anything obvious like we did.

  228. 228 Mitchell said at 10:13 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Will Nate Allen EVER make a play this year? Find out next time on Dragon Ball Z!

  229. 229 RobNE said at 10:13 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Did Wolff play much? wth is going on with him?

  230. 230 Mitchell said at 10:14 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Well, we have Malcolm Jenkins, so there’s that.

  231. 231 RobNE said at 10:14 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Also Mitchell, um, seemed like Cooper played not bad last night. Nothing awesome, but solid? Are you still all FROZEN towards him?

  232. 232 Mitchell said at 10:15 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I’m thawing a bit. Don’t push me too far though! I’ll come around when I’m ready.

  233. 233 Crus57 said at 11:46 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    It was Cooper’s turn to have the pair of hands he shares with Maclin.

  234. 234 anon said at 12:09 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    59 yds? I’m fine though — all underneath stuff and good play action. Think this is the way the offense should work — no 60yd bombs i’m fine with that.

  235. 235 BC1968 said at 1:23 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    There’s no 60 yard bombs on this team. Even Maclin, he can get the big ones, but Foles was better with someone who will remain nameless who could catch up to the ball. You see a lot of those long ones to Cooper were come backers and lucky they weren’t intercepted.

  236. 236 eagleyankfan said at 10:17 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Someone told me they were going to laugh at me when Nate gets an int. Nobody has laughed yet and I’m not even concerned.

  237. 237 Mitchell said at 10:21 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Just wait, he’ll get one. Don’t be hatin’ on my Nathan (see what I did there?).

  238. 238 RobNE said at 10:18 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    did you notice they started fair catching a few punts inside the 10? I
    thought you don’t do that. Are our gunners so good they’d rather fair
    catch on the 8 then end up on the 1?

  239. 239 A Roy said at 10:19 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    It used to be the kick returner stood on the 10 and let anything over his head go. Over the years, the coverage teams and punters have gotten so good, the rule of thumb is to stand on the 5.

  240. 240 RobNE said at 10:23 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    didn’t know that had changed, thanks

  241. 241 RogerPodacter said at 2:25 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    also, ODB got trucked by Jaylen Watkins on one punt return. think that gave him the jitters on the muffed punt?

  242. 242 BC1968 said at 10:19 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Eagles must have won convincingly, nobody is fighting with each other. Wow, happy October, we haven’t decided the outcome of the season yet.

  243. 243 MaggieMagpie said at 3:37 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    There are other sites where the happy throng is vigorously debating the pros and cons of drafting the Oregon quarterback NEXT year. Unfortunately.

  244. 244 BC1968 said at 10:26 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Sproles makes a comment this morning: “I’ll be fine.” With a week to rest, thank god.

  245. 245 fran35 said at 11:08 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I like the comment, but after Mychal Kendricks telling us it was just a leg cramp and then being out 3 or 4 weeks – I’ll wait and hold my breath.

  246. 246 Neil said at 12:01 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Looking at the replay, I’m going to be happy if Sproles just plays again this year.

  247. 247 BC1968 said at 10:29 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Never liked this motherfucker, thinks he’s sports host to god, know I hope they fire his ass. How stupid? Thought he was smarter than this. What a douche…..

  248. 248 RobNE said at 10:31 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    which MF you talking about? we’ll not all in Philly listening to 610 right now.

  249. 249 BC1968 said at 10:31 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    The thumbnail didn’t come up? I guess I suck at it Mike Misssanelli…he’s not on WIP

  250. 250 RobNE said at 10:59 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    now it’s up. Still, I’m not getting into being offended or defending radio hosts or other fans. I’m too old for that.

  251. 251 BC1968 said at 11:30 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    It’s not that, it’s old and a tired story, but it doesn’t matter, I’m still happy and fuck the gints.

  252. 252 A Roy said at 10:32 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Seems to apply to just about any sports host you want to think about.

  253. 253 BC1968 said at 10:32 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Adding to the class is the point, but you’re right about the hosts, they’re all class A douchebags.

  254. 254 D3FB said at 10:58 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Ant and Rob are the only decent ones.

  255. 255 ConcussedFB said at 11:10 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    No, they aren’t.

  256. 256 D3FB said at 11:36 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    They’re relatively objective, they don’t bloviate, they’ll call stupid ideas stupid. That’s more than anybody else on sports radio will do.

  257. 257 BC1968 said at 1:18 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Yep, not a bad duo. When they have Didinger on his weekly segment, it’s the best. Didinger is the best on saturdays no matter who he’s with I could listen to him 24/7 football, not only knowledge, but he’s a book, best football stories ever.

  258. 258 BC1968 said at 1:16 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I’ll deal with them if I’m not listening to music, they’re pretty good. Radio music sucks COCK nowadays.

  259. 259 MaggieMagpie said at 3:35 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Tim McManus from 24/7 has a radio show doesn’t he? Other than being too negative about DBs, he seems like a decent guy. I don’t live in Philly so hard to tell for sure. Will agree that most radio talk show hosts I’ve ever heard for more than 10 seconds sound like just what they are. Yappy people getting paid to aggravate listeners so they will call in, thus increasing advertising income.

  260. 260 RobNE said at 10:33 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    did you see (I just read about it) how with GB out of time outs and on their last drive, the Dolphins called timeout after they sacked GB to force a 4th and 9 at the 48 then called another time out right before the last play (TD from about the 4). I think time had at least stopped on the 2nd one b/c play before went out of bounds.

    I love not having a stupid coach. It’s stupid to call these, and it’s stupid not to have your D ready to play. To me it’s no excuse to say well now it’s 4th and 9 I needed to let my D catch their breath, or get set up, etc.

  261. 261 BC1968 said at 10:37 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I mean this Chip thing with time-outs is incredible compared to Andy. This is heaven, unreal that they are always there at the end. At halftime is what I mean when we needed them. We have a coach that will out coach the shit out of wannabe Jerry Jones, can’t wait to destroy Dallas, turkey will taste great. Yes Jerry Jones is their coach general manager and maybe qb ir and when romo throws that killer 4th quarter int.

  262. 262 RobNE said at 10:42 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    calling the time out after the sack to me is borderline a fireable offense. It blows my mind.

    I wouldn’t call the 2nd one either, but the first one to me is worse.

  263. 263 mtn_green said at 10:45 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Loved the delay if game after the TO. Eli must’ve been spouting gibberish.

  264. 264 RobNE said at 10:48 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    ok I read the Doplhins coach claims these are good timeouts b/c they let GB line up, then call time out to evaluate and change personnel etc. I don’t agree.

  265. 265 BC1968 said at 10:53 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    K ..still dude, loving our time management. One bad game, San Diego last year I think was the one blemish? Early in his NFL career.

  266. 266 MaggieMagpie said at 3:31 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Canadian Thanksgiving with turkey tasted pretty good yesterday too! (Family had big dinner a day early)

  267. 267 mtn_green said at 10:40 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Justin Pugh. Oh how we love Justin Pugh.
    Really the game ball should go to the NY turnstile, Justin Pugh. Eagles were taking turns getting their sacks.
    You could almost see the excitement on the screen, through the helmets every time a OLB or DL got to line up over the right tackle. Insane.

    Eli felt footsteps all game ridiculous, even in his dink and dunk offense.

    This is how it is supposed to work, front three take care of run all LB divide between QB hunting and coverage, bloodbath.

  268. 268 GEAGLE said at 10:57 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Jon Jerry was Our bitch

  269. 269 fran35 said at 10:59 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Winston Justice is calling Justin Pugh today to offer support.

  270. 270 mksp said at 11:27 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    T-Rex arms.

  271. 271 RobNE said at 11:03 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    GEAGLE remember how we kept telling you the defense would be good but you wouldn’t listen?

  272. 272 GEAGLE said at 11:07 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    One day I will learn 😉

  273. 273 BC1968 said at 11:21 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    GEAGLE I’ll give you some well deserved credit. Sometimes I still think you may go overboard, but your analysis has been pretty damn good, so keep up the good work. Your seemingly homerism has realism to it which is excellent. I may complain about you again, just remind me of this post…haha….but I can’t say anything that you’ve been really wrong. To me, the book is out on Foles, but it’s leaning towards your way more and more. You were spot on about that d-line, and I mean spot on, either you’re lucky, or you just see things really well. I’ll lean towards you’re seeing things well and good at analyzing.

  274. 274 BC1968 said at 11:33 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    It looks like the coaches finally learned somthing: VInny Curry baby!

  275. 275 BC1968 said at 11:36 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Darren Sproles is out for a few weeks. Not sure if the bye counts, but the report came through, not out for the year (THANK JESUS) but out for a few weeks.

  276. 276 Ark87 said at 11:45 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    must have been a somewhat mild sprain?

  277. 277 BC1968 said at 11:48 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Must’ve but apparently they said it was close to one of those year enders. Of my god, life is over omg I hate even saying that. DOn’t quote me on the severity of the injury, but I do know that he’s out for a few weeks. Weird, they didn’t explain if the bye counts, cause that would mean one game possibly.

  278. 278 anon said at 12:06 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    We’re going to be a much different team after week 10!

  279. 279 BC1968 said at 1:15 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    You got that right, we’re going to be murderers. We are a great team when everyone gets back, sorry but I can’t see any team that worries me. Let’s keep this rolllllll Knock wood don’t wanna jinx!!

  280. 280 Ark87 said at 11:44 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    What’s everyone’s feelings on the role of mid week trash talk in this game and in general? I’m generally a believer in coincidence and skeptical of perceived patterns (because almost always you can’t get data to support concepts like “momentum, the “it” factor, etc), but It’s hard for me to believe the Eagles would have come out to that field and dominated as physically as they did if they weren’t fired up. However I do recall 2011 ( i think) when the Giants did the same exact act and we sort of brushed it off pointing out we won the last 7 against them in a row and the Giants came out and steam rolled us.

    So, does trash talk have an effect on the outcome of games? If so, when is a good time to talk, when is a good time to shut up?

  281. 281 BC1968 said at 11:47 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    I don’t believe it means crap, but it makes you look really bad if you lose. Really , I mean, they are pros, you win or lose by talent, and the talk means shit. Maybe out in the driveway with friends, but that’s just my opinion. So the only thing it does is make you look like idiots, which is certainly did! lol

  282. 282 Ark87 said at 11:51 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    it definitely made this win feel better, that much is true, hah

  283. 283 BC1968 said at 1:25 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    The emotion starts at the beginning of games, including the Super Bowl, then everyone forgets everything and it becomes a game and everything else goes out the window. I don’t agree wtih anyone who says othterwise that pros could actually worry about stupid shit, but that’s me.

  284. 284 D3FB said at 11:51 AM on October 13th, 2014:

    Trash talk, bulletin board material, the great fire and brimstone rah rah half time speeches, are all high school crap. Did that stuff in any way affect the way the eagles prepared during the week? No. DId they watch more film because a couple of idiot giants were running their mouths? No. Did they suddenly play “harder”? No. Did it change the playcalling? No.

  285. 285 Ark87 said at 12:03 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Can it help keep a team focused though? Does emotion play no role in football (except to do something stupid)? How often does a clear favorite seem to come out flat and an underdog come out playing with fire? I’m not sure I buy that they’re just pro’s so they automatically all just come in 100% focused all the time as a whole team (some individuals do for sure though, but I doubt all). Can bulletin board material help sharpen a team’s focus to a singular goal?

  286. 286 Neil said at 12:10 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I don’t think it has much if any effect on the opposed team (if you need external motivation you’re in the wrong line of work, etc.), but the team doing it, look what they’re communicating about how they’re thinking. “Yeah, those eagles ain’t nothing, could easily be 0-4”. You do that in the NFL you get steamrolled, and nobody should be surprised.

  287. 287 D3FB said at 12:14 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Emotion has a role in football. It’s just that as a relative impact, it’s pretty minimal. Emotion doesn’t help Demeco recognize playcalling tendencies based on formation. It doesn’t make Maclin suddenly run faster or more precise routes. Sure it may help Tobin sustain a block for a split second longer, but it’s not a high impact variable.

  288. 288 Ark87 said at 12:35 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    You’d know more than me on this on high level athletes. Regular people have better focus when they’re motivated. When a team is playing sloppy football (most of the time it is one player on this play, another player on the next, etc, rather than everybody playing sloppy all the time) is it not usually the case of mentally making errors? Are mental errors completely random? Is it just an unlucky string of coin flips that make for a bad day? Or lucky when a team looks sharp? Sure pro’s are expected to be motivated and focused in 100% because it’s their job, but are they all?

    So i definitely see that being pissed won’t make you hulk out and blow through 3 blockers in a fit of rage fueled strength, but can a default neutral motivation of “be the best I can be, make all the money I can” be an inferior motivation to a more aggressive motivator like “hate those guys, going to embarrass them so bad.”?

  289. 289 D3FB said at 12:54 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I’m of the opinion that stuff is really just more random than anything. Sometimes its just not your day no matter what you do.

    In my experience, having tons of papers, not sleeping, girl problems, the other 99 problems, had less of an impact on performance than preparation. It’s really about endogenous variables.

  290. 290 Ark87 said at 12:55 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    sounds about right

  291. 291 Bert's Bells said at 1:00 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Agree with you there 100%.

    If anything “trash talk” shows person not focusing on preparing himself (or “training” as they say in Philadelphia) and worrying about the other side.

    Success is generally about executing what you’re supposed to do.

  292. 292 RogerPodacter said at 2:22 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    what do you think about the trash talking the giants did before the game causing them to get sloppy and uncontrolled on the field, leading to lots of turnovers?

    i don’t really think that was the case, either. most of their penalties were from their OL holding and false starts, i think. thats more due to our DL playing great.

  293. 293 anon said at 12:05 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I always beg against the team that trash talks before the game. That bulliten board stuff works.

  294. 294 Neil said at 12:06 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    All week, I kept thinking to myself that man if I was a Giants fan I would be terrified about the way our team is courting disaster with these straight up disrespectful pictures and boasts. Then they stomped on the logo before the game and…hahahahahahaha.

  295. 295 MaggieMagpie said at 3:27 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    The logo stomping on the field would possibly anger some players. It represents what they do for a living. The other stuff is for the fans.

  296. 296 ACViking said at 12:06 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    A couple of MMQB asides . . . .

    1. After Dallas won yesterday, I wrote here that Peter King would crown them Kings of the World . . . the greatest team in the NFL.

    Well, Peter King didn’t disappoint . . . while keeping the Eagles at 5th.


    2. Joe Banner tweeted yesterday about Todd Haley’s performance as Pitt’s OC.

    So far, the Browns are doing great in no small part because of the moves Banner made before Haslem blew a gasket.

    Prediction . . . Joe Banner turns up in Buffalo.

    3. Last night’s 27-0 white-washing of the Giants will NOT be the last shutout the Eagles post this year.

    This defense is greater than the sum of its parts.

    Mississippi State is NOT the best team in Mississippi or the SEC.

    That designation belongs to Ole Miss.


  297. 297 D3FB said at 12:16 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    How many teams have had multiple shutouts in a year? The 85 Bears had back to back shutouts. The 00 Ravens had 3. But those are arguably the two greatest defenses of all time, and we play in an ever more offensive centric league.

  298. 298 anon said at 12:19 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    shoot for the moon, land amongst the stars?

  299. 299 A_T_G said at 12:30 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    If you shot for the moon and land amongst the stars, you have missed the moon by millions and millions of miles.

  300. 300 Crus57 said at 12:48 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    and you better hope you left a good looking corpse, because it’ll have taken a looooong time to finally hit something.

  301. 301 EagleEyeNebula said at 1:46 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Your not kidding, it took Voyager 35 years to make it out of the heliosphere and that isn’t even 1% of the distance to Alpha Centuri (approximately 0.19% of the distance).

  302. 302 Ben Hert said at 3:04 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    And either way you’re going to be out of breath when you get there.

  303. 303 stephenstempo said at 6:26 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Well to be fair you can shoot for the moon go 3 feet and land “among” the stars… Aren’t we technically all “among the stars” I mean there’s an awful lot of distance between them

  304. 304 MaggieMagpie said at 3:25 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Think it’s “if you want to land on the moon, reach for the stars”. Or maybe it was, “first star on the left and on until morning”. (Peter Pan and Captain Kirk. Or maybe they are one and the same?) I digress.

  305. 305 ACViking said at 12:38 PM on October 13th, 2014:


    Not the most sound, fact-based suggestion.

    To be sure.

  306. 306 MaggieMagpie said at 3:21 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    The 1976 Steelers had 5 shutouts and two other games allowing 1 field goal each. THAT was the greatest defense in one year.

  307. 307 James Adair said at 3:25 PM on October 13th, 2014:


  308. 308 Ben Hert said at 3:02 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Going along with your Joe Banner point:

    I love Banner on twitter. Its not very often guys with that insight into the guts of the league are candid with the public. He’s pretty much holds nothing back, and its great. He is also very complimentary of the Eagles, which is amazing considering that the organization pushed him out. I’d imagine this is because of the friendship (I’d assume he still has) with Jeff Lurie.

  309. 309 anon said at 12:10 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I heard a comment that Giants decided to play us in Nickel and everyone else played us in base? Anyone notice that? Any truth to that?

  310. 310 Stevo said at 12:21 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Shady did say they played a lot of 2-high safety (vs. bringing a safety up in the box they way everyone else has). That’s a different concept than nickel though.

  311. 311 anon said at 12:22 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    true, seems silly to do that when everyone else was successful doing the other thing. I also not playing 2 of the best DLs in the league helped us out.

  312. 312 Stevo said at 12:28 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Yeah, definitely got the impression from the trash talking (even going back to the summer with what Rolle said) to the scheme missteps that the Giants were way overconfident coming into this one. Like they forgot the Eagles were damn good.

  313. 313 anon said at 12:18 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Redskins thinking about benching cousins for mccoy.

  314. 314 GermanEagle said at 12:43 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    When I first was reading that Sproles has a slight MCL tear I was having a heart attack. Thankfully he’s only out one game. What a huge relief!!!

  315. 315 D3FB said at 12:54 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    slight MCL tear is just a fancy way of saying “sprain”, but it scares people alot more.

  316. 316 BC1968 said at 1:14 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    He’ll be back and healthy for our run as we slaughter people down the stretch

  317. 317 Sean Stott said at 1:56 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Where did you hear one game?

  318. 318 RogerPodacter said at 2:18 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    the word is it is 2-3 weeks, with next week being our bye week, it should hopefully only be one game out of action

  319. 319 Dragon_Eagle said at 1:31 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    One perhaps relatively minor thing that I believe helped set the tone: we went on offense first and got points, got the lead. Haven’t gone back and checked how many of the previous 5 (that’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Mr. JPP), we didn’t start the game on offense. Pretty sure we deferred several times and I think Collinsworth pointed this out during the broadcast.

    In any case, I do believe starting on offense and getting those points made a difference by setting the tone of score f***ing points.

    I hope that is the choice we make going forward – take the ball to start the game to avoid the slow starts we had been seeing.

  320. 320 jpate said at 1:46 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    They asked Foles this post game and he said they wanted the ball first. In the past Chip always deferred which i agreed with but I think it was good to take the ball first here to break out of that pattern where the offense is sitting on the side to start out games.

  321. 321 anon said at 2:42 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    i figured they lost the toss. i wonder if chip has a plan for coin tosses too – seems like we win a lot.

  322. 322 A_T_G said at 3:13 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    A subtopic of his sports science program is sports probability and statistics. The sports genetics program is in its infancy, but is trailing behind the Vikings and any team with a Cromartie.

  323. 323 D3FB said at 3:18 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    At this point I think most American’s can claim to be descended from a Cromartie.

  324. 324 GEAGLE said at 4:25 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Lol classic!

  325. 325 anon said at 3:43 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    We need the genetics program to get off the ground considering we keep getting the bad brother.

  326. 326 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:58 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Genetics program? Got that covered. Meet our starting safety of approximately 2019:

    Apparently he has an offer from Clemson already.

  327. 327 RogerPodacter said at 2:18 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    IIRC, collinsworth actually said “they get the ball to start the game, as they always want to do blah blah blah” (paraphrasing of course). he was implying that we will always accept the ball to start the game if given the choice. i remember it like you do – that we always defer.

  328. 328 Spooonius said at 2:39 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I noticed him saying that also. He was dead wrong.

  329. 329 Anders said at 2:28 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    “But in the end, it’s all about Foles. And that’s the difference between true winning quarterbacks in this league and mere pretenders. I always knew Cam Newton reminded me of someone, but thenSunday he led his team into Cincinnati and got… a tie! No ties for Nick Foles, though. He’s a winner. ”

    Fakewipcaller is the best (tho sometimes Im not sure he just aint using actually WIP call ins)

  330. 330 anon said at 2:30 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    are you kidding? Cam went against one of the best Ds in the NFL, on his 6th string running back a rookie WR, Jason Avant, and a defensive head coach. They got lucky they didn’t lose — that D is terrible.

    I find it really hard to compare teams.

  331. 331 Anders said at 2:33 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    The barb was against McNabb and the infamous tie game against Cincinnati (aka McNabb isnt a winner, but Foles is, aka something WIP callers could totally say)

  332. 332 Spooonius said at 2:40 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    It’s fake.

  333. 333 Anders said at 2:52 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Funnier when people do not get it 😛

  334. 334 eagleyankfan said at 3:21 PM on October 13th, 2014:


  335. 335 GEAGLE said at 4:03 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Chip to our media.. “A lot of the time you guys are just completely WRONG”… Bwahahaha finally they can hear it from someone other than me..
    Loved chips press conference today

    Tried to turn on radio today to get idea what the pulse of this city is today… 70% Euphoric… 30% “not sold on FOLES”….’donkeys…. It’s like if your QB throws a handful of bad passes, he isn’t good enough…city of donkeys.
    Russel Wilson would have gotten killed today if he played for us

  336. 336 BC1968 said at 9:06 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I take it when Didinger says it for what it is, so Donkeys is another time where you make yourself look so bad. I was so glad you came back yesterday after German was throwing barbs your way, gotta stay out there with the good and the bad. Donkeys hide.

  337. 337 GEAGLE said at 4:08 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Funny to see the Giamts bitch all week about the Eagles cartoon…
    Yet, tell me yesterday’s game didn’t go exactly like the cartoon depicted?meli scared to death at all our front 7 hunting him…. It got to a point where eli was so tired of getting hit. That he was just like “fuck it” and dove on the ground in the pocket before we could really hit him lol
    Bunch of clowns.. Pathetic. Stomping on our symbol at center field.. Talking shit all week,…and you come out and get your butt whipped for 60 minutes, in every phase of the game… You been Dominated.

  338. 338 anon said at 4:10 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    exact e-mail i sent to my giants friends. i was thinking about heading to a bar to watch the game last night but i thought — nah. should have done.

  339. 339 RobNE said at 4:14 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    right but I hope they can beat the Cowboys.

  340. 340 GEAGLE said at 4:24 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    They will….cowboys don’t have the character to not suffer a letdown after a big win against seahawks…
    Cowboys feel like they won the Super Bowl. While our boys ain’t satisfied yet….

  341. 341 ACViking said at 4:25 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    GE wrote:

    “cowboys don’t have the character to not suffer a letdown after a big win against seahawks . . .”


  342. 342 GEAGLE said at 4:26 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Come on… Their defensive leader is Ronaldo McClain… As if that jackass knows how to act after a win…

    Bet they feel like the Kings of the world today

  343. 343 ACViking said at 4:27 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    the Peter Kings, indeed.

  344. 344 GEAGLE said at 4:39 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I havent heard any national praise yet today…..cowboys this…Carfinals that….blah Blah blah… Keep letting us fly under the radar and not giving us our respect….just keeping players like Cary Hungry n Pissed off!

    Wait Til Kendrick starts flying around the middle of this front 7 again

  345. 345 GEAGLE said at 4:16 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    props to Lurie for ponying up the cash for stadium renovations…much louder and fans did their part last night screwing with eli..

  346. 346 Ark87 said at 8:56 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    gotta give props to the Eagles fans that fill those seats, one day when I “make it” and living so far away doesn’t matter, I’m going to go to all the games, In the meantime I’m grateful to the Eagles faithful filling my seat for me screaming their heads off. Although I wanted that shut out so bad I was a little distressed to see the stadium emptying in the 4th quarter!

  347. 347 GEAGLE said at 4:19 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Props to Billy Davis…we were SOOO well prepared. We were actually baiting them into doing what we wanted all night… We knew that when teams line Up a certain way, Giants counter it a certain way…knowing what they would do, we lined up, set traps..they did exactky what we expected them to do, pounced on them and took advantage of it….masterful week of work by Billy Davis
    And Meco was fantastic.. He matched wits with Eli, every audible Eli called, MEco knew what he was doing, and put our boys in the position to shut it down,,,Meco put on an ILB show pre snap last night,,

  348. 348 anon said at 4:26 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    People ready to move on from vets – meco / t. cole to save $$, those boys are ballin’ right now.

    Barwin 6 sacks – tied for 3rd (with just houston and von miller)
    Curry 4 sacks – (tied with Watt, Wilkerson, Ware)
    T. Cole 3.5 sacks – for 41 yds lost!

  349. 349 GEAGLE said at 4:48 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Yup… Blue print for next season isn’t as clear as we thought..
    I always knew there was no way this was Meco’s last year…and I been warning people that coaches like cary and Brad more than fans think… But COLE and BG are really going to complicate things with the level they are playing..

    Heck, what was a no BRAINER like letting Casey Mathews walk,nisnt so obvious anymore..

    The good part, is so many players contracts need to be addressed, that if players want to be part of our Super Bowl win, they have to look around and understand that you have to makes some contractual Sacrafice if you want to remain here..
    Guy like BG, he talks about wanting to remain here so bad, which is crazy… You would expect him to be dying to hit free agency and signing to be a starter somewhere.. We have kept him n the bench for years and he still sounds desperate to be here Longterm…. Players are going to have to play ball when it’s time to negotiate to keep this group together…

  350. 350 Ark87 said at 4:59 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Meco ain’t going anywhere. He’s so essential for this D. This D can hang with an experienced QB because of Meco. Pass rushers are interesting. I wouldn’t like it but there is a possibility we move on from both Cole and BG for some middling FA that is a true OLB. But if this keeps working, and graham keeps producing as a pass rusher and otherwise, maybe we re sign him. Heck if we keep pressuring like we’ve been, maybe they don’t mess with it at all and do what we need to do to keep both.

  351. 351 GEAGLE said at 5:12 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Oh yeah… He was never going anywhere next year.. People are just nuts.,you,kick the most respected player in the locker room out, when he is still playing at a high level and you are rolling over 20mil in cap, and just watch how fast you lose your locker room and this entire thing crumbles,.

    Ridiculous how many people said this was Meco’s last year.. Chip, billy and all the young players love him.. Even crazy, established Super Bowl winning veterans like Cary defer to Meco… You don’t get rid of a player like that until he has fallen off so much that he is too much of a liability to justify keeping.. He be here another two years

  352. 352 anon said at 5:26 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    same with big brent celek

  353. 353 GEAGLE said at 5:51 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Thinking he retires as an eagle

  354. 354 anon said at 5:57 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Yeah guys like Celek make it clear why guys like Djax don’t belong on this team. As much talent as he has, as dominant he can be Celek just works.

  355. 355 GEAGLE said at 5:14 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Because COLE and BG aren’t the type motivated by who pays the most… I wouldn’t rule out working something out to keep our OLBs… But, Marcus will be ready to ball out next year so it’s complicated… But we need ATleast 3 starting caliber OLBs to rotate

  356. 356 GEAGLE said at 4:23 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Props to the corners. We never shut down that offense if our corners DONT have a BIGTIME showing… They battled, jammed WR all night, disrupted the timing screwing up the west coast Attack.. Eli’s first read was always covered, so he couldn’t get the ball out as fast as he did these last 3 weeks, giving our front 7 the time it needed to skin that turkey alive
    Corners credit with a few coverage sacks…. Front 7 never puts on a show like that without fantastic showing from the corners…. Can’t wait to watch the tape

  357. 357 mtn_green said at 4:25 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Very aggressive defensive playcalling. When you press a cb can miss or get out of position.

    Front seven have been very disruptive for three games, giants, 49ers and rams games.

  358. 358 GEAGLE said at 4:29 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Great practice for when we go to GB.., will need the same effort out of our corners to have a chance against Rogers….

  359. 359 Ark87 said at 4:42 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Besides that one time Fletcher fell down on the come back to Odelle Beckham Jr, I can’t think of a time I was cursing the corners, PROGRESS!

    Your boy Meco really shined last night man. Seeing him jump up and frantically change the call and watching it work to perfection, so awesome, definitely the key piece of that D right now.

  360. 360 GEAGLE said at 5:03 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    He really owned Eli presnap…and Eli is a smart, veteran QB who has seen everything….Meco was so sharp last night..

    Takes a real vet to not practice all week, but still take mental reps and study the gameplan to be able to outwit a guy like Eli presnap…very impressive

  361. 361 Sean Stott said at 4:24 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    The Flex Zone

    The Flex Zone

    We know better.

    We played better.

  362. 362 Ark87 said at 4:39 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Anybody Else see Brent Celek single block JPP, Celek is such a beast…anybody else remember a time when JPP was Canton-bound and Brandon Graham was a scrub…times, how they change.

  363. 363 GEAGLE said at 4:41 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Celek,was,one of the unsung heroes last night… So many key BIGTIME blocks that sprung shady last night….stat sheet doesn’t come close to doing justice to the impact Celek had on last nights game..
    Loved seeing our 3 Tight end package…ran out of it two times in a row, Giants defenders inch up, and we catch them slipping in play action.l.strike to James Casey!

  364. 364 Ark87 said at 4:48 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Was good to see James Casey get involved. There are opponents that simply don’t have 3 guys who can cover our 3 TE’s and not run into a mismatch. Either you go too light and we run on you, or you go too heavy and they burn you.

  365. 365 GEAGLE said at 5:01 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Yup yup… Now that we will start to get into the meat n potatoes of the season, I expect chip to really open up the playbook… It’s obvious that he is saving certain things,,, for example… Chip is an offensive genius.. You think he doesn’t know how nasty Sproles and shady on the field together, simultaneously running wheel routes down both sidelines… We have so much offensive firepower we didn’t show yet. Bet we will have some big surprises for some of our key opponents…and when Kelce and Mathis get back, then we really open up the playbook with all the pulling to the outside and screens

  366. 366 Mitchell said at 4:52 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I saw it and I loved it!

  367. 367 Raul Estrada said at 4:56 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Reports are saying Sproles out 2-3 weeks with MCL sprain. Bye week couldn’t come at a better time.

  368. 368 Mitchell said at 4:59 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Do we think Foles will continue to TO the ball at least once a game? I sure hope not….. The good news is, as I understand it, he didn’t turn the ball over in college very much, correct? Also there is just no way he can continue to turnover at this rate…. or is it?

  369. 369 GEAGLE said at 5:08 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    No worries… we ARENT watching a finished product.. Kid still has so much growing to do, until we are watching the veteran he will plateau at..,guy like Cam newton is barely starting to enter his veteran stage and he has played more then 50 NFL games…
    Smart, hard working, no ego, passionate to be great… Don’t bet against the kid… Can’t tell you when, bet he will get it together and mature into. QB we love
    This is the QB, Coach, DC that bring us our Lombardi!

  370. 370 anon said at 5:23 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Foles played the same game he’s been playing 230yds, couple tis, couple turnovers. Difference was we were so dominant in all other phases, rushing, DST, and he made a couple plays to get us points.

    Gotta eliminate turnovers – otherwise i’m ok with 250 and a td or two. just give me that russell wilson.

  371. 371 Mitchell said at 9:42 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Russell tossed the game ending int on Sunday. Nick always leads us back even when he makes mistakes early. I can say that much about him.

  372. 372 anon said at 5:55 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    This team is 12-2 in the last 14 regular season games. The NFC looks beatable. Could it be us this year?

  373. 373 GEAGLE said at 7:28 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    We will be in the hunt for sure…. Considering the level I expect this defense to reach in December, I wouldn’t at all be surprised

  374. 374 Dragon_Eagle said at 8:09 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Stay/Get healthy and anything is possible. Are we capable of playing with anyone else in the league? i think so. Would I, doing my best to be objective, bet on the Eagles against all others teams? No, not right now anyway. Show me improvement over the season and that will change.

  375. 375 GEAGLE said at 6:05 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Thankfully Sproles, Kendrick, Kelce, and Mathis all suffered manageable injuries.. We may not have the insane Injury luck as last year, but dont get it twisted, not losing any of your guys for the season, and just suffering injuries that players will get back from before the year ends is still TREMENDOUS NFL HEALTH!….

    Thinks would be so different, if we couldn’t count on getting Kendrick, Mathis and KELCE back… Because we get them back in crunch time, and we are still finding ways to win, this is a BIGTIME opportunity to grow some backups..A guy like Tobin, can grow drastically with every game of experiwnce he gets under his belt…friggin Casey a mathews has made a lot of his opportunity.. I never knew he was capable of this, and him having to go thru this know makes us feel much better if we ever have to count on him in an important game..

    We didn’t get to pick up where we left off last year and build on last years awesome offense….but the detour and setbacks we are suffering could be good for our development. We are a damn good team because we have struggled, yet someone steps up every week enough to pick up the team and get is a win…Defense has been forced to step up, Special teams has been forced to step up..we learned we can stay together and come back from behind to win…we learned that no matter how much we struggle, we have to buckle down and make plays during the last drive to win, whether it’s the offense or defense, both had to step up and win during last drives of games.
    Everyone is contributing..even a 4th TE like rookie Burton was thrust into RB duty..,.inexperienced marcus Smith was thrust into ILB duty…Molk been thrust into live action… We are being forced to grow the entire team, probably more than we would have liked. THIS IS A CLEAR TESTAMENT TO FRONT OFFICE AND COACHES BRINGING IN TALENT, CHARACTER, AND THE WAY OUR COACHES TRAIN and groom the backüps, all the snaps we get, no one else is growing their backups as much as us!

    Football season is about overcoming all types of adversity, Growth…Peaking at the Right time… It hasn’t been pretty, but this adversity could pay off much more than just steam rolling every opponent 40-7

  376. 376 mtn_green said at 8:09 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Agreed. Good coaching makes second stringers better. Like how patriot no names succeed every year.

  377. 377 GEAGLE said at 6:08 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    You saw the effects of OL continuity.. What a difference it makes to finally lineup next to the same man two weeks in a row.. No accident you saw our run game get off..why? Guys knew how to collaborate with the man next to him for those combo blocks in our run game,.we held on to our combo blocks long enough, so the other lineman could then peel off and go hunting for linebackers,,no coincidence we saw the biggest holes open up in weeks…. The more you play with the man next to you, the better feel you will get for those combo blocks…without executing the initial combo block…shady is doomed

  378. 378 anon said at 6:12 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Not running against SF / Rams helps a bunch as well.

  379. 379 GEAGLE said at 6:17 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Yeah,,. But Id bet they would do better against San fran line if we played them again next week…. They still would lose the battle, but they won’t be dominated like the Niners did to them a few weeks ago

    I mean, they really really manhandled our interior line.. They were ragdolling us… That’s why I laugh at the people who complain that chip didn’t run on the one yard line… How the hell do you run, when your 3 interior lineman are getting blown up every play? Chip would have been retarded to try to run on the goal line with what the Niners were doing to our 3 interior OL….

    They woulda still beat Molk and Tobin next week….but not like that…they really dominated us…we can def do much better than we did that day

  380. 380 anon said at 6:21 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Beautiful how he called the media / pundits flat out wrong.

    Credit to chip / the staff for keeping those guys minds right and continuing to school them up. The difference over the last 3 weeks has been huge. We went from complaining about OL depth to saying, huh maybe these guys who have never played before aren’t that bad.

  381. 381 GEAGLE said at 7:26 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I LOL’ed….felt great to not have to be the one to say it.. I’m like “yeah! Tell em chip”

  382. 382 GEAGLE said at 6:13 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Sad to see Eagles fans talking about replacing our QB at the end of the year after a game like last night…. We must have assembled the best team ever to be destroying rivals 27-0 with a crappy QB that needs replacing,,
    Every other team that needs a new QB fucking Blows.. We are so awesome that we win 27-0 with a crappy QB… Just imagine when we get a good QB and a defense worth a damn…we will be winning games 87 to -4

  383. 383 mksp said at 6:38 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Now you’re catching on. See how easy that was?

  384. 384 GEAGLE said at 7:16 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Beat it peasant

  385. 385 mksp said at 12:11 AM on October 14th, 2014:

    Barely a sentence? You’re losing your touch.

  386. 386 anon said at 7:29 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    QB play has been mediocre all season. But it’s been consistent.

  387. 387 GEAGLE said at 7:18 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Giants and Skins still have yet to beat a Nick FOLES led Eagles team… He is 2-0 against both franchises

  388. 388 jpate said at 9:44 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    I think Foles lost to redskins in 2012…unfortunately

  389. 389 truehaynes said at 7:21 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    What would you say about trading a conditional late round pick for Antone smith on the falcons. Dude is a beast and could help replace sproles touches while he recovers. And could forma nice 1-2-3 punch for the playoffs. Dude has legit talent

  390. 390 truehaynes said at 7:21 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    And the falcons are under utilizing him

  391. 391 anon said at 7:30 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Nope. Those guys can be found all over the place.

  392. 392 truehaynes said at 7:35 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Idk about that. Dude looks more explosive than anyone on our team besides shady and sproles

  393. 393 anon said at 7:45 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    His speed does sort of jump out at you, but he’s generally just running in open space, not like he’s cutting through traffic.

    That said i don’t know how he’s been buried behind the terrible RBs the falcons have had.

  394. 394 truehaynes said at 7:36 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Dude can rub a 4.3 40

  395. 395 GEAGLE said at 7:46 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    29yrs old..for who for what?msproles might not even miss any games..Polks isnt a longterm injury…if we gotta give trey Burton 10 carriers in relief one game, no big deal..

  396. 396 RogerPodacter said at 10:31 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    i dunno. maybe if Polk doesn’t heal up sometime soon. i dont know how much the coaches trust him to stay healthy at this point.

  397. 397 GEAGLE said at 7:48 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Anyone know if we have any other games scheduled this year to wear alternate jerseys? No kelly green jersey days on the schedule?
    Anyone know how far in advance it was decided that we would wear all black yesterday?

  398. 398 Shawn Williams said at 7:49 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Not a Foles hater but we have to be concerned about the turnovers and inaccuracies. How long until this cost us games.

  399. 399 GEAGLE said at 7:50 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Do you think you are watching a finished product who is done growing?ndoesnt even have two seasons worth of game experience yet… Cam Newton has 50 games under his belt

  400. 400 Shawn Williams said at 7:49 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Loved the black uniforms

  401. 401 GEAGLE said at 7:54 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Annoying that the panthers tied… Curious to see the impact of that tie on this years playoff seeding

  402. 402 Sean Stott said at 1:45 AM on October 14th, 2014:

    Easiest way to look at it is as what it is… a tiebreaker.

  403. 403 Anders said at 6:32 AM on October 14th, 2014:

    If they end up with as many wins as any team, they will have the win% tiebreaker over them (lets say one team is 11-5 and the Panthers is 11-4-1, then the Panthers have better win percentage)

  404. 404 GermanEagle said at 8:08 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Go. Rams.


  405. 405 Dragon_Eagle said at 8:12 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    On any given day in the NFL…

  406. 406 GermanEagle said at 8:18 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    True. Com

  407. 407 anon said at 9:17 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    14-0 with the ball.

  408. 408 ConcussedFB said at 8:50 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    On Niners Blitz are they shitting their pants over Kap almost throwing an INT on the first play?

  409. 409 Dragon_Eagle said at 8:54 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Why are the Niners so incredibly sloppy with dumb penalties? Have they always been like that under Harbaugh?

  410. 410 BC1968 said at 9:20 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Really give Didinger the best credibility in this town. He said the Cowboys are 100 percent for real. GermanEagle as annoying as he was, was right when he said they are a good team during yesteday’s Cowboys’s thread. Can’t go to Seattle and dominate the shit out of them and think anything else at this moment. Of course it is October so I hope history repeats itself as everyone says. Really it that were the case with the case with history I’d be a millionaire at roulette. I’ve seen black come up 10 times in a row and it didn’t mean shit for the next spin. Funny listening when people can’t stay on an even keel. Didinger was on the same boat about Foles. You play different teams and shit like that are going to kill you. I never claim to be a genius, but I hear what I hear from guys who are right most of the time. Sound legit, no one has proven anything in yet except they can play really well in the regular season but making assumptions on the future is laughable, being excited, that’s another thing. Turnovers are bad, we know about Romo. Let’s hope history repeats itself
    That’s why I wanted an Eagles destruction last night, keeps the Cowboys
    morons at bay, although even that isn’t possible. Just trying to keeping it normal here, we need more 60 minute games, then we should get 12 wins and a great chance at the home field. That would be great, but ya know…history.

  411. 411 anon said at 10:27 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Turnovers are the theme of that article. Excited we made it to by the bye — hope Foles makes it a working vacation and practices throwing the ball out of bounds while on the run off his back foot.

  412. 412 BlindChow said at 11:55 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    The fact Seattle only ran Marshawn Lynch twice during the first half makes me think Seattle beat themselves. It was an inexplicably awful, Andy Reid-like gameplan that took away their biggest strength.

  413. 413 Sean Stott said at 1:45 AM on October 14th, 2014:

    I think Dallas is a good team, but pump the brakes acting like they looked like gods. Seattle looked really sloppy and made a ton of mistakes.

  414. 414 anon said at 9:37 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Can the Rams hold on?

  415. 415 anon said at 10:16 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    wow Kaep is ok when he wants to be.

  416. 416 jpate said at 11:07 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    can someone give me one example how kapernick has changed how the game is played in the nfl as gruden just declared?

  417. 417 mksp said at 12:09 AM on October 14th, 2014:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but SF/Kap gashing Green Bay with the read option in the playoffs a couple years ago was a relatively important moment in the evolution of the NFL.

    Not saying I agree with Gruden, but Kap is a pretty f***ing talented QB.

  418. 418 Sean Stott said at 1:43 AM on October 14th, 2014:

    I think he’s a really talented athlete… I don’t agree he’s a pretty f***ing talented QB though. His accuracy is just not that great, he consistently makes stupid decisions, and any velocity he gets from his arm is negated by his lumbering baseball-pitcher style windup.

    The plays he made on Monday were receivers running wide open, for the most part.

  419. 419 Anders said at 6:30 AM on October 14th, 2014:

    Yea just ignore guys like Cunningham, McNabb or Vick because they didnt do shit in the NFL…..

  420. 420 Mitchell said at 11:39 PM on October 13th, 2014:

    Remember when we were pining for Dontae Johnson, GEAGLE? He just closed the game with an int. Would have been so nice for this defense.

  421. 421 BobSmith77 said at 1:38 AM on October 14th, 2014:

    Driving home back late from a long weekend and listening to imbeciles on WIP still yelling about Foles and repeated callers calling for Sanchez. Yeah it is the vocal minority but it is the same idiots who booed the Foles picks last night and it isn’t just a fringe number of fans.

  422. 422 ConcussedFB said at 6:48 AM on October 14th, 2014:

    You ever read