Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Powerthirst



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome !!

Captain

11:44 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UGH !!!! I can't believe the stinkin Giants won the Super Bowl. What a great game to watch but still hated the outcome. Amazing what a stud defensive line can do for you. Now we have to listen to the Eli hype 4ever !!!!!!!!!!!

Captain

2:58 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was such a depressing SB for me. The G men win but more importantly, it showcased why the Birds will never win-they never ever step up when it counts most. The Giants seized the moment and kicked the Pats ass. the Birds never do that to anyone. Could you see the D just growing an attitude and beating the snot out of 4 teams in a row? or the QB growing a set and raising his game 20 levels above what he's ever done? or the coach changing his stubborn ways to seize control of the team and present something different than the otehr team expects? or 7 rookies actually making the team and not being "big Red shirted" in their first year and all making plays in the SB?

God the Birds are so far away.

Bumble

10:55 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel your pain brother. Actually watched the highlights of Eagles-Pats SB on NFLNET one day. Patriots D-line looked like Giants on Sunday night -- right on top of Don all game. We have no attitude.

Captain

7:52 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

Agreed it was a great game. Funny how Eli looked like 5 there on the big play. If only we had a WR that could come down with a ball like that. Sigh.

The birds are much closer than y'all think (they played the Pats just as close as the G-Men did). All it takes is getting on a roll at the right time. They've gotten on good rolls before, just not in the post season.

3:45 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

Eagles franchise LJ. Really? What am I missing here or is this a prelude to a trade to get some value from him?

5:27 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they really franchise LJ ????? Stooooopid ! There may not be a lot available on the TE market, but that's still no reason to pay LJ top 5 money. He's damn near worthless imo. Mediocre blocker, average hands, weak ball security. Give me Chad Lewis anyday. I'd rather spend that LJ money somewhere else.

Captain

7:04 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

agreed, terrible move. The first sign of another terrible off season on Big red's part? We cannot afford another 2007 off season, not when we sit last in an improving division.

Bumble

9:55 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

I disagree, Bumble. We can always afford to lose the offseason. We cannot afford to lose the games though. Big difference. Ask DC what I'm talking about.

11:46 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil,

No disrespect meant, but were you smoking crack when you wrote that? What are you talking about? Lose the off season and you lose the real season, you cannot separate the two.

Maybe I am misconstruing your intent or maybe you were kidding. My point is none of us are excited about LJ on his best day, now we'll pay him $4.5 to be hurt a few games a year or fumble whenever hit. I understand the position is a need and the market is paltry, so they may've felt stuck, but I dislike this move a lot.

Bumble

10:36 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

Shrooms, Bumble. Ya gotta stay away from the hard stuff.

What I meant by "winning the off-season" was going out and making a lot of big moves (free agent acquisitions, coaching hires, etc), yet not being able to get it done on the field when it really matters. Keeping LJ might be their way of keeping 5 happy, which might end up being fairly cheap in the end. At least LJ isn't gonna be out there running his mouth and causing dissention.

Course I'd much rather see them spend that dough on the WR position, which I feel is a much bigger need for them.

11:42 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is how I justify it. No TE who's an upgrade will be hitting the market (no way Dalas Clark budges from Indy), so they had to know that and keep LJ as he is the best of what they could get. Knowing how parsimonious they are, I cannot imagine they are remotelyt thrilled at paying LJ this kind of money.

I'd grab Stallworth back (actually never would've let him walk) but he';s tricky too as he disappeared down the stretch in NE and is always hurt but will command big $.

I'd focus free agency on D. The G men showed what great front 7 D can accomplish. I'd heavily consider a Terrell Suggs or Jared Allen type of move despite the massive cost.

One thing you don;t hear at all is what they going to do at K. Akers has been terrible for 2 years now. They cannot trot him back there and accept the fact they'll have no kicking game beyond 40 yards and no touch backs ever.

Bumble

2:59 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

Agree about Akers, though my wife would hate it as he's her favorite player. Frankly, they need to upgrade the entire special teams. Rocco sucko-ed last year. Calling the returners mediocre would be generous and the coverage teams sucked. It's too late to move Harbaugh back. Sigh.

6:16 PM EST  

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