Catching On

Posted: December 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 143 Comments »

I saw this on Twitter and was surprised by the stats.

Jeremy Maclin is having his best season.

Jordan Matthews is playing better than expected for a rookie.

Riley Cooper’s overall numbers are down, but he will have a career high in catches.

For comparison’s sake, the big 3 last year of DeSean, Coop and Avant combined for 167-2614-19. Those totals will all be exceeded this year, barring a major disaster. Explosive plays are down. Eagles pass catchers last year averaged 14.2 yards per catch. This year that is down at 11.9. Deep balls and big plays aren’t happening as much.

Chip Kelly recently explained that the Eagles are getting a lot more zone coverage. That means DBs play off and keep things in front of them. When receivers are getting open deep, the QBs aren’t seeing them or are off target.

If the Eagles can keep Maclin, the WRs could be very productive next year. Jordan Matthews will be a year wiser. Josh Huff will be more a part of the offense. And hopefully Riley Cooper would be playing better than this year. (no, that doesn’t mean only one dropped pass)


143 Comments on “Catching On”

  1. 1 anon said at 3:54 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    Ertz was a much bigger part of the offense this year. run game was much better too. QB numbers were way better. Hard to argue offense this year is better than last.

  2. 2 Media Mike said at 8:07 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    Especially considering Shady is well below his anticipated 2000 yard rushing output.

  3. 3 bill said at 10:24 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    That’s why they’re seeing so much more zone, right?

    Both QB and RB have been affected by multiple starts by Gardner, Tobin, and Molk. If you lose at the LOS, your offense isn’t going to look good.

  4. 4 Media Mike said at 10:25 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    I know, but I was really hoping for a historic HOF case building season from Shady.

  5. 5 GermanEagle said at 5:58 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    In case y’all forgot…

  6. 6 A_T_G said at 7:34 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    You remind me of Shane from The Walking Dead in that picture. I get told pretty often that I look like Rick. I think that means if Dallas ever beats us three times in a season, signifying the start of the zombie apocalypse, I’ll have to kill you.

    Let us prey we never live a world so cruel.

  7. 7 GermanEagle said at 9:15 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    Let’s pray that we will see 45 players walking like Zombies back to their locker room tonight, all wearing a halfly bitten off Cowboys star. #ColeTheZombieHunter

  8. 8 Norweagle said at 8:38 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    Joining the fun

  9. 9 A_T_G said at 7:29 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    Never mind only having one dropped pass for Cooper. I would settle for only having one dropped game-winning touchdown pass.

  10. 10 unhinged said at 8:04 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    Throwing in front of coverage is harder on the QB because passing windows are smaller, and overthrows are often picks. Sanchez right now looks a little better than Foles at the short routes, but I think Foles will improve, and he has shown a capacity to pull the trigger if he sees single coverage long. Sanchez looks a bit shy on the long routes.

  11. 11 Media Mike said at 10:16 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    Foles, hopefully, had time to take a step back and learn something while injured for the past 6 weeks………….. which end next Sunday.

  12. 12 GEAGLE said at 1:28 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    He desnt have to learn anything. He needs to get healthy, and his run game and OL need to be effective…. His body was,too bruised, too banged up, to be able to sit in the pocket behind a mess of an OL and eat the hits that he could normally take to deliver the ball, which is why he was forced to do all that backpeddling. Obviously the bruises hurt to much for him to endure routine hits..and if you can’t take a hit, and your OL is a mess and you are trying to warrior thru it and stay in the game, obviously Yous probably won’t trust your OL, which leads to breakdown in mechanics..

    I really really don’t worry about Nick. I know that bad times, and adversity won’t break him, I know youñg QB development is an up n down ROLLERCOASTER ride… But I absolutely believe this is a special kid, who wont let bad plays break him, and who we can count on to put in the work required to grow into a great player at the hardest position in all sports

  13. 13 Media Mike said at 8:21 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    So the $64,000 (or 5 year / $60 million) question with Maclin is how much is he going to get paid and by whom.

    His projected 91-1365-12 stat line represents a serious level of production. As one of the loudest Maclin haters from this past off-season’s Jackson debacle; I have to give Maclin a ton of credit for producing at this level.

    So what’s that level of production worth?
    I expect the following to be considerations for Maclin’s eventual deal
    – How much do the Eagles value WR in their system?
    – Is every bit of Maclin’s production in their system able to be replaced in the same way Jackson’s was replaced?
    – How much do the Eagles come up from their long term offer to Maclin that he refused this past off-season?
    – Once Dez, DT, and Cobb fail to hit the market; does Maclin create a bidding war for his services?
    – The WR tag is going to be at least $12 million; do the Eagles see Maclin as a $12 / year player and worthy of the tag?
    – By virtue of firing his agent; does Maclin signal there will be no easy and/or below market re-signing with the Eagles?
    – Can the Eagles improve as a team next year with Matthews, Cooper, Huff, and a player (maybe a cut and/or traded for Vincent Jackson) to named later as the WR corps?

    This is going to be a very interesting off-season with a lot of things, but Maclin should be very interesting.

  14. 14 ICDogg said at 12:26 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    With the cap increasing a lot, you better believe that all of the top FA prices are going up quite a bit.

  15. 15 anon said at 1:28 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Definitely one of the more relevant considerations in pricing

  16. 16 Buge Halls said at 3:54 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see them hit him with the tag to see if this year’s “contract year” performance will last .

  17. 17 Jernst said at 9:41 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    WR numbers are up and QB play is really down compared to last year. If Foles had hit half of those errant deep throws in stride those numbers would be astronomical

  18. 18 GermanEagle said at 11:26 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    This. Is. The. Season.

    Have to admit I’m a little nervous today.

  19. 19 OregonDucker said at 11:37 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    Me too. Sanchez has to step-up, as well as eliminating mistakes.

  20. 20 GEAGLE said at 1:08 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Sanchez vs, pathetic dallas D, is probably better than Romo against our front 7… And I don’t think much of Mark Sanchez, I just don’t think Romo has the athletic ability to be able to do what wilson did, escape or VISCIOUS,pass,Rush, but time, and find guys down field. EARLY IN the year Romo was able to evade some pass rush, but late in the season, all banged up, I simply don’t believe a 57yr old Romo,can run away and escape the wrath of Mykal Kendricks.
    Our pass rush is too good at rushiñg as a cohesive unit, too disciplined in gap assignments… Notice the pass rush today, often they will rush as a cohesive unit and you see a OLB on each side of Romo, and DE’s in front of him to not allow him to step up in the pocket. Not only will our pass rush get to him. But our pass rush should be able to keep him in the pocket,mwhich means by the halftime we should have hit romo so much that he will see,ghosts in the second half and just dive to themground giving himself up any time he feels an eagle defender,close,by
    Demarco Murray,struggles running against us more than he struggles against any other defense..

    cary,usually has played Dez BRyant pretty tough
    Last time we played dallas Jenkins took Witten out of the game. Covered him closely to the point that romo didmt even,throw him A few,passes

    We match up really well with this team. We can expose Ronald Leary and Doug free in pass protection. Their bread and butter stretch run play is designed to work against a 4-3 defense, no surprise they struggle to rexecute that play against ourm3-4’defense…

    I see,our front 7 being TODAYS player of the game, I see dallas really struggling to put up points this week, where as we,can,beat dallas defense without asking much out of Sanchez. Our OL and run game are stout enough to put up 200 plus yRds against dallas weak defense…. Thinking the will be the game we see all 3’of our RBs go off on this soft, poor tackling cowboy defense

    Thinking our run game alone should be able to our score the dallas offense against our front 7
    Difference between these two teams is that our OL can open up holes against Dallas DL and get our runningbacks to the second level …where as the dallas,OL struggles with our DL. We do such a,good,job of taking on the blocks, shedding the block, and stonewalling the RB at the line of acrimage. Our DL is what will be tackling Murray, where as our OL will make,sure the Dallas DL doesn’t even touch shady… Opposing Linebackers shouDL be the first line of defense to get their hands on shady whch is dangerous since dallas LB are poor tacklers…,where as Murray can’t even make it past our Defensive lineman…

    This isn’t about me thinking that we are a juggernaut rigjt,now that will steam roll any team in our path, my confidence in this matchup comes from me explaining in detail why the Cowboys OL and DL was being vastly over rated all year by clueless donkey media…..this isn’t about me,thinking the Eagles are ready to he world beaters this week. It’s about me Genuinly believing this cowboy team isn’t even close to our level
    Plus, like I said yesterday, no chance n hell that a jerry jones built roster is going to have more heart, more Charecter, more toughness, more intelligence, more selflessness than a roster that Chip Kelly put together.

    All we have to do, is play,to our potemtial today and we will have single handedly proved how dumb the media is, and how over rated Dallas has Been all year…

  21. 21 ICDogg said at 12:37 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I think there’s no question Dallas is going to approach the game differently. They will make some adjustments. The question will be how well we adjust to their new approach.

    Of course if we can slam Romo on his back a couple of times none of this matters.

  22. 22 GEAGLE said at 12:44 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Not me… Woke up with a giant smile on my face. This is like Xmas morning for me… So excited for the show my,front 7 and OL put on tonight… It’s going to be glorious..
    I’m expecting this to be like our “Bears game” late last,season!

  23. 23 Michael Winter Cho said at 11:31 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    Hypothesis: Teams are stacking the box and daring the QB/WRs to beat them. The result is more throws to WRs and thus more yardage to WRs. Unfortunately, also drastically lower YPR and more turnovers. Overall, the league has played the Eagles correctly as the offense has gone from near the top of the league to mediocre. O-line injuries and, possibly, a downgrade in WR talent has contributed.

  24. 24 D3FB said at 11:37 AM on December 14th, 2014:


    4th in points
    5th in yards
    8th in pass
    7th in run

    From a borderline historically great offense to just a very good one, sure but mediocre?

  25. 25 Michael Winter Cho said at 12:01 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Respectfully, I don’t see any use for conventional stats, because they disregard context. To me, it is efficiency that’s key. How much of these ranks are based on special teams, good D, and pace (pace, of course, would tend to inflate points/yards while at the same time helping the other team in the same way)? Advanced stats place the Eagles O as average. 16th in Football Outsiders (D is ranked 7th! Special Teams 1st!) has them as 14th for O.

  26. 26 Phits said at 12:28 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Unless the statistic(s) details each possession with a breakdown of each position, all stats are subjective. The eyeball test says that in spite of the injuries to the o-line and the stark decline in QB play (2 of our strongest suits from last season) we are as good, if not better, than last season. If nothing else Chip has demonstrated that his system will continue to produce in the absence of good QB play.

  27. 27 D3FB said at 2:00 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Exactly even advanced stats are subjective in the manner of what the designer of the stat chooses to include or exclude.

  28. 28 bill said at 11:42 AM on December 14th, 2014:

    They stacked the box last year. The evidence that they’re playing zone and keeping the play in front of them says that they’re no longer as afraid of the run game as they were last year. Plus, watching games since SF says that they’re not stacking the box that much anymore, except for the really poor defenses that they played before SEA.

  29. 29 ICDogg said at 12:46 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Reported on @NFLonFOX that NFL will experiment by narrowing width of goalpost from 18.6 ft to 14 at Pro Bowl. Been same width since 1920!!!

  30. 30 Bert's Bells said at 1:25 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Can’t say I’m completely against it. The kicking game is so much better now than it was 100 years ago -heck even 20 years ago.

  31. 31 ICDogg said at 12:55 PM on December 14th, 2014:

  32. 32 Buge Halls said at 3:57 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    The Jets could have Jesus himself as QB and they’d still be an ineffective circus!

  33. 33 GEAGLE said at 1:17 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    aomethng needs to change regarding the use of Darren Sproles by chip Kelly.
    Not only is the low snap count for Sproles unacceptable, but the way we use him is also frustrating. I get that chip thinks Sproles can be a better RB than Sproles previous coaches,thought, but just because you think he can be a weapon running the ball, no reason why we have to abandon his threat as a reciever, since catching the ball is a strength and what made him have such a great career.
    Sproles has to get more then 4 snaps in a game.. At the very least Darren should,get 7 touches per game, 3 runs and 4 passes and get an extra 7 snaps as a decoy since he commands so much defensive attention…putting Sproles on the field for only 4 plays is unacceptable, even if we didn’t get to run our usual insane amount of plays..

  34. 34 GEAGLE said at 1:18 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Fox is a Joke… HOW Predictable,they are airing Johnny “Jack ass” or Johnny “clipboards” first start against the bengals… It’s so late in the season, important games every where and I have t watch a garbage rookie make his first start?… ISNT Fox supposed to be NFC teams?

  35. 35 ICDogg said at 1:33 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I’m watching Pittsburgh-Atlanta on CBS

  36. 36 GEAGLE said at 1:43 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Flipping back n fourth… Hoping I get to catch a glimpse of Vontaze Burfict knocking the snot out of johnny jackass

    The Atlanta Division is such a mess… But steelers have the most pathetic corner tandem I have seen since DRC and NNamdi..atlanta WR should be able to have a field day against The steelers secondary…. But the Falcons have a nonexistent pass rush, so big Ben should get time to carve that Secondary up all day

  37. 37 ICDogg said at 1:51 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Atlanta has problems on their O-line though

  38. 38 GEAGLE said at 2:31 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    yeah…”the draft is months away, free agency will also take place first, but these teams have such big holes, that right now, I would be comfortable betting money that steelers,draft a DB in round 1(Prob a corner) and that the Falcons will take advantage of a great pass rusher draft and take an edge rusher in round 1( sure they take OL at some point)… You know you have a serious hole when people think they can predict your first round draft pick Im,DECEMBER

  39. 39 jpate said at 2:02 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    good news is few more scores and they should change over to another game

  40. 40 Ben said at 1:51 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Honestly, if our red zone O was better we’d probably only be a 2-loss team. The question I guess is why? I could understand when our line was beat up, but red zone O has been an issue for the Eagles even pre-kelly. We’d be putting up some *ridiculous* numbers if we could punch it in down there. Right now it’s just that we can score from 20+ and we get down there so much that we do well anyways (plus D and ST scores).

    Is Red Zone O more scheme or do we just stop executing there?

    Also, wouldn’t be unquestionable for us to improve secondary, re-sign Mac, get another new weapon at WR in the draft and get a Nick Foles that’s somewhere between last year and this year in terms of INTs.

    …That would be a scary team.

  41. 41 ICDogg said at 1:52 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I don’t know… some of those stats are deceptive. For example in the last Cowboys game I think the Eagles let up on the gas a little bit, got conservative in the red zone to reduce the chance of a turnover when they were ahead.

  42. 42 Ben said at 3:41 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Very true. Probably did the same vs. St. Louis, Wash, NYG, Carolina potentially…. But even on the eye ball test, like the first half vs. the Cowboys last game, we could have been up by way more at half time. IIRC, we were up 20-7 and they had a chance to make it 20-14 before half despite complete domination by us.

  43. 43 ICDogg said at 1:57 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Ridiculous call vs Worrilds on the Ryan sack

  44. 44 jpate said at 2:13 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Lynch just called johnny football “a sleeping giant”. WOW

  45. 45 GEAGLE said at 2:21 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Lol… Love how all the bengals players don’t care, they willng take penalties to taunt that little ahit! Lol
    He was 2-6 for 1yard, 1 INT, and another INT that didn’t count because of a meaningless penalty..
    Prince then he backpeddled and threw a horrible floater that will be picked of 99/100 times, but no one was around so Josh Gordon caught it..l after that he threw a shovel pass that went no where…
    Wonder who will grow to be the better NFL QB? Barkley or johnny jackass?

  46. 46 SteveH said at 2:22 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I’m not watching the game but between his statline and the score it doesn’t look to be going well for Mr. Football lol.

  47. 47 GEAGLE said at 2:23 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    As u posted that, he threw up a horrible pass that was intercepted in ENDZONE… 2 INTs in first half, completed only 2 passes so far lol

  48. 48 SteveH said at 2:24 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Yeah, see that on, then the Browns got a safety? Wow.

    Regardless there has never been a player I’ve wanted to see fall flat on his face more than Manziel so this is a good start to the day.

  49. 49 GEAGLE said at 2:26 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Im not even sure he can become as good as Matt Barkley and I don’t think much of him…

    Hope we get to play him next year

  50. 50 Buge Halls said at 3:59 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    they must have cut him off – it’s a “sleeping giant ball of suck!”

  51. 51 SteveH said at 2:27 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Watching the Dolphins I’m seeing Lazors influence for the first time… Lots of concepts taken from us, but the Dolphins offense is a bit of a mess. Tannehill doesn’t look very confident at all.

  52. 52 ICDogg said at 2:35 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Brady not doing much for my FF team today

  53. 53 GEAGLE said at 2:40 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Let me know how dion Jordan does on Gronk… He Was impressive in his coverage of Gronk last year…. I also like Jarvin Landry, anon’s boy..
    Fins did a good job replacing an entire OL in one offseason…
    Can’t ask for much more than what they were able to build in one offseason… Looks like Phylbin buying hlmself,another year or two…

    Saw,Dave,Wannstead on TV like a,week or two ago, and it reminded me of what a moron that dude was

  54. 54 Pennguino said at 2:33 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Wife and I are just laughing at the Idaho skins. That team sucks. They took Bob Knee’s TD away and Garcon just got ejected

  55. 55 anon said at 3:09 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    garcon too? hahaha

  56. 56 Pennguino said at 4:02 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Think it was just Moss. I saw the second flag and thought he got tossed too.

  57. 57 GEAGLE said at 2:35 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Wtf happened in the skins game? Why was Santana and Garcon getting thrown out of the game, cursing at refs, starting a riot? What the hell happened in Skins game?

    If the Titans draft, Marriotta or Winston, how would people feel about trading a 4th or 5th for Mettenberger? Don’t think much of him, but I think he has a chance to grow into a legit NFL starter, if we could get him cheap enough, I wouldn’t mind seeing what chip can do with anotjet young QB, sort of how the niners are doing with Blame Gabbert

  58. 58 OregonDucker said at 2:40 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    RG-knee ran a TD but bobbled the ball as time expired. NO TD, and no time left.

  59. 59 GEAGLE said at 2:41 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Bob Griff CAUGHT the TD pass? Who threw it? Santana? It didn’t,count? That’s why it looked like they were rioting on the field? Lol

  60. 60 Buge Halls said at 4:00 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    QB run, no throw

  61. 61 79mr2t said at 2:42 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Ol’ Bob knee fumbled the ball in the air while diving into the endzone so the TD was overturned then dipshit moss was cursing at the ref & got ejected so his budy garcon decided to do the same. lol, hilarious!

  62. 62 GEAGLE said at 2:46 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    YES!!! Jerry springer of the NFL.. More dysfunctional then a group of men on Maury Povich waiting to hear “You are NOT the father!!!”… What a mess that team is..

    On one hand Id like to see them win today, cuz I want them to have no shot at Marriptta or Winston lol, but I know we have to give them a loss next week, so ideally they steal a win today, and last game of the season, Cowboys will already be out of playoff contention so,they prob won’t play hard, be great of the skins can win that game too

  63. 63 79mr2t said at 3:03 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Bob is running around like an idiot, just took a sack on 4th down & fumbled. This guy looks nothing like an nfl qb. I can’t believe there’s eagles fans that r willing to give up on foles so quickly and would prefer to go back to a running qb, smh. Give Foles the time to develop that he has earned!

  64. 64 anon said at 3:09 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    he’s made a couple of good plays. To be fair most refs give the TD as soon as ball crosses the line, looked like fumble caused by ground. Not sure how running QB doesn’t have “Control” of the ball.

  65. 65 79mr2t said at 3:14 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    ball was out in the air before he crossed the line. therefore he has to regain full control and retain all the way through remainder or the play. Yeah he’s made a few good plays but one drive doesnt make a good qb, and did u see the way it ended. Sack, FG.

  66. 66 anon said at 3:16 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    yeah i def spoke too soon on that one.

  67. 67 79mr2t said at 3:18 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    all good, i just hate Griffin!

  68. 68 anon said at 3:19 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    yeah me too but i’m trying to prepare myself if CK goes that direction.

  69. 69 Andy Six Score and Four said at 3:21 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    That’s one thing you don’t have to prepare yourself for.

  70. 70 79mr2t said at 3:21 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    god i hope not.

  71. 71 ICDogg said at 2:48 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Andy reverting to his old ways of ignoring his star running back

  72. 72 79mr2t said at 3:05 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Buffalo takes the lead 13-10.

  73. 73 anon said at 3:07 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    yeah can’t decide if i want GB to win out or get wild card.

  74. 74 79mr2t said at 3:20 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Bryce Brown just had 40yd catch and run. Career long. Bills r driving. ball at 17.

  75. 75 79mr2t said at 3:22 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    fg. bills 16-10

  76. 76 anon said at 3:07 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    RGIII playing ok.

  77. 77 anon said at 3:16 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Patrick chung w/ a pick. Maybe BB is a chung whisperer.

  78. 78 anon said at 3:19 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Man starting to think ODB was worth trading up for — by far the best thing about the giants. Him and victor cruz next year are going to be a problem — depending on who is throwing to them.

    First round WRs making $$.

  79. 79 Insomniac said at 3:34 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I’d trade Matthews and Huff immediately for ODB.

  80. 80 oreofestar said at 4:07 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Id throw in Picks too

  81. 81 GEAGLE said at 5:29 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I wouldn’t

  82. 82 79mr2t said at 3:28 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    rodgers picked by baccari rambo. damn, buffalo is putting up a fight.

  83. 83 GermanEagle said at 3:29 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    They had a chance to make it a two score possession game. But failed miserably.

  84. 84 79mr2t said at 3:31 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    yea that was rough. should have at least got a fg out of it.

  85. 85 79mr2t said at 3:33 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    wow, jordy nelson just dropped a td. easy 94 yds right there if he makes the catch.

  86. 86 anon said at 3:35 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    fucking with my fantasy game.

  87. 87 ICDogg said at 3:34 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Is the nickname “Johnny Rotten” reusable?

  88. 88 Mitchell said at 3:37 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Whoever said Beckham was only getting attention because of his one amazing catch and the NY press, please look at his stats today in addition to what he has done this season.

  89. 89 Insomniac said at 3:39 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    He’s a damn beast.

  90. 90 Mitchell said at 3:40 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    My favorite of the 2014 draft class going into the draft.

  91. 91 anon said at 3:46 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I liked Landry more but ODB is clearly a star.

  92. 92 Mitchell said at 3:46 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Really? Huh. Why so?

  93. 93 anon said at 3:48 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    More catches more yards, less athletic talent but a chain mover, though. Thought value was better. Like not better player but better value. Think ODB was better value at 14 or wherever he got picked. They’d be complete trash without cruz otherwise.

  94. 94 Mitchell said at 3:49 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Gotcha, I just watched ODJ and saw a “wow” factor. I can’t really explain it. It’s like something you just know.

  95. 95 jpate said at 3:46 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    He’s good no doubts but thats good player on bad team inflation too there is no one else eli even looks to

  96. 96 Mitchell said at 3:46 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Have you seen him play?

  97. 97 jpate said at 3:47 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    did i say anything negative about his play?

  98. 98 Mitchell said at 3:48 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    No, I was just wondering because regardless of who Eli is or isn’t throwing to, he looks fantastic. I wasn’t trying to be rude.

  99. 99 anon said at 3:46 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    even more impressive.

  100. 100 Mitchell said at 3:47 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Like Matthews at Vandy.

  101. 101 Bert's Bells said at 3:52 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Whoever said that is an idiot. The guy has been great.

    It’s funny, in that “catch” game there were two grabs before that where I was like “wow, who’s that? Fuck, Beckham.” He’s the real deal.

  102. 102 Mitchell said at 3:40 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Rodgers int again by Rambo. Buffalo looks like it could be a pretty good team in the future.

  103. 103 Pennguino said at 3:41 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    There was a chance they would drop 2 of the last three. Buf and Det. I wouldn’t bet on it but it was the best hope for us to get a bye.

  104. 104 Mitchell said at 3:41 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Yes, there is always a chance. IF we had just beaten them! lol

  105. 105 GEAGLE said at 4:17 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I had buffalo and Detroit beating GB

  106. 106 79mr2t said at 3:47 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    another fg for buffalo. 19-10 w/ 9:23 to go.

  107. 107 anon said at 3:49 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    well if rambo keeps getting picks every time i’m ok.

  108. 108 Andy Six Score and Four said at 3:51 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Howie should trade for Rodgers now while his stock is low! He’s not man enough to pull it off though. No football background.
    ~Something fakewipfan would say. lol

  109. 109 anon said at 4:35 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Nah if we had a QB that was capable of being playoff teams no one would complain.

  110. 110 Mitchell said at 3:51 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    ODJ has 3 tds…… I’m getting killed in fantasy lol.

  111. 111 ICDogg said at 4:02 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Would have had a 4th if not for a holding call on Justin Pugh

  112. 112 Mitchell said at 4:29 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    wow, just wow.

  113. 113 79mr2t said at 3:57 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Griffin is getting crushed, i love it!

  114. 114 Mitchell said at 3:57 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    On a side note: I love to see Rodgers smug smile wiped off his face.

  115. 115 jpate said at 4:06 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    wow clay matthews got pancaked

  116. 116 SteveH said at 4:07 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Haha, Manziel era got off to a roaring start I see. Nothing like a shutout in your first start.

  117. 117 GEAGLE said at 4:33 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    He looked horrendous. So careless with the ball, just throwing soft floaters into traffic all game. Surprised it wasn’t a 5 INT day.
    Love seeing Manzeil get shut out….10/18 80 yards, 2 INTs LOL
    What’s funny is bengals scored 30 and Dalton didn’t look much better than Johny, red rifle shooting blanks 14/24 117yards and 1 INT? THATS PATHETIC for a atarting QB with as many gMes as he has under his belt

  118. 118 oreofestar said at 4:08 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    It still hurts me to see ODB do well in NY I liked him And the kid is a straight baller

  119. 119 GEAGLE said at 4:16 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    How you like that Bills D against Aaron Rogers!!
    Knew the bills D would come thru for us…we need the Lipns D to help out last week of season

  120. 120 oreofestar said at 4:19 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Love it!!! I predicted this loss unfortunately I also predicted them beating Detroit

  121. 121 GEAGLE said at 4:25 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I have Detroit and Bills beating GB

  122. 122 Insomniac said at 4:37 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    He’s putting up similar numbers while playing less games than Maclin…he’s what I hope Maclin could have been.

  123. 123 Pennguino said at 4:12 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Russell Shepherd sighting

  124. 124 jpate said at 4:13 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    bills defense is nasty

  125. 125 Pennguino said at 4:13 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Bwahahahaah Rodgers fumble in EZ. Safety

  126. 126 GEAGLE said at 4:15 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    For weeks i warned that GB want going to enjoy going to buffalo!!
    Big fan of the bills D for the last few years, thankful they are giving GB a loss!L
    Now I need the lions D to upset GB the last game of season!
    Thank you Kyle Williams, Marcel Dareus, Jerry Hughes, Mario Williams…bunch of buffalo Beasts!

  127. 127 oreofestar said at 4:17 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I’ve watched the bills D waaaay too much I’ve always envied that D

  128. 128 GermanEagle said at 4:15 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I can’t hear the commentary but that looks like the biggest ref fuck up this whole year though!

  129. 129 79mr2t said at 4:17 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    proper call if ur refering to the safey in gb game. Pereira just explained it.

  130. 130 GermanEagle said at 4:41 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    What did he say? Why was it the right call?

  131. 131 GEAGLE said at 4:20 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Now we need San Fran to get their shit together and beat the seahawks

  132. 132 oreofestar said at 4:23 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    And then after that they can help with the Cards too

  133. 133 GEAGLE said at 4:25 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Problem is Kalernick is not very good… We need Carlos Hyde and Gore to have a big day

  134. 134 GEAGLE said at 4:24 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    If andrew Luck played in philly, i bet half our FANBASE would be down on him. He struggles almost evey other week, doesn’t play clean games, looks like crap throughut games, but at the end of games he gives his team a chance to win, just like FOles, and INDY Loves him for it
    Let’s be honest, if FOles beat the Texans 17-10 like Luck did today, our fanbase would be complaining about the win smh

  135. 135 oreofestar said at 4:30 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I’m sorry I don’t hate Foles or anything I just think it fair to compare them because Luck can single handedly win games and we haven’t seen that from Foles this year, I’m not complaining I’m just tired of being in QB purgatory so I want THAT guy and that’s what I was hoping Foles would be, hopefully he can be

  136. 136 anon said at 4:35 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    GTFOH with that comparison. Look at Luck’s numbers and look at Foles’. Does indy have one of the best RBs in the league? Best offensive minds? A decent defense.

  137. 137 GEAGLE said at 5:23 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Gtfo here with your 3rd grade level reading comprehension
    Do you see me say FOles is better than Luck? FOles is just as good as Luck? I wasmt really comparing Qbs, I was comparing how dumb and ridiculuos our FANBASE is at evaluating youñg QBs…I wasn’t comparing the QB, I was comparing go fanbases perception of the QB’s you DONKEY!!!

    I was pointing out that our fanbases a flat out dumb and has no clue how to judge youñg developing QB’s… We could switch FOLES for Luck, and I bet Indy fans would have LOVED FOLES leading them to 7-2 even if there was plenty adversity in the games… Lol funny how I rigjt a post about how dumb Eagles fans are, and you respond without even being able to comprehend lol
    I uhhhh did FOles have a run game this year? Who had a worse OL than FOles?.. NO ONE! Not having an OL is the worst thng you could do to a QB
    No where in my post does it say FOles is as good, or FOles is better, than Luck… You read my posts ever day, I’m sure yu have seem me say that I put Luck ahead of FOles because Luck has been able to win on par witj Nick, without having much of a run game

    I dont thnk

  138. 138 jpate said at 4:31 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    kapernick’s accuracy is worse then vick

  139. 139 GEAGLE said at 4:56 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    He is so bad… I hope he never becomes an eagle… Smh silly beat writers like King of the hacks john Smallwood wrote a fanboy article last week about how we should go trade for kAp..
    So exhausting of morons in this city wanting QBS who aren’t very good at reading defenses and completing actual passes…it’s like these donkeys want every attribute, except being able to throw accurately, when that should be the 1st, 2nd, 3rd priority when looking for a,QB

    Yet when media discusses QB, they talk about how fast the run, how tall they are, how big their arm is…. When none of that crap really matters… The most important part of a QB is his brain and accuracy…
    ATleast Kap is probably ahead of Bob Griffin

  140. 140 Avery Greene said at 4:35 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I just saw GB lost to the Bills, which we knew could happen. That loss last week hurts even more.

  141. 141 GEAGLE said at 4:57 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    Getting on my nerves waiting for this night game

  142. 142 GEAGLE said at 5:06 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    I kind of view this Cowboys as:
    If they come out tonight trying to establish the run right off the bat early in the game, I feel like that would mean they fear us, and knowing they may struggle to run aganst us, if they prefer to bang Demarco against our brick wall of q DL, I would view Garrett as being afraid of us, and him coaching just to try and keep the game close

    If they have legit confidence in their team and their QB on 10 days rest, I feel like we would see them try to trick us and play action pass us early on 1st and 2nd down when we expect them to run….IF WE SEE THEM come out throwing, and play action passes instead of running it, it would concern me because I would interpret that as legit confidence and that they are setting the the tone to call an aggressive game and take it to us…. Even if this is the case, I expect our pass rush to be able to shut that crap down and them playing aggressive should mean some opportunities for turnovers allowing us to get off on a nice lead making them pay for their aggressive approach…

    But if they come out Commited to the run, I’m Goimg to smile, kick my feet up. Spark something skunky and enjoy watching us jump out on a big lead taking advantage of Cox, CED and Bennie taking over the trenches early!!

  143. 143 GermanEagle said at 6:48 PM on December 14th, 2014:

    These refs are a fucking joke.