Sunday, October 12, 2008

Same As It Ever Was

apparently, the eagles lead the nfl in drops, no surprise. so far, the offense looks much better than they have the last few weeks. some of it i'm sure is that the niners defense isn't as good as the bears and redskins.

however, some of it is that reggie brown is not on the field.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw a graphic how McNabb has surpassed Jaworski as the Eagles all time leading passer. They both did it in about 10 years, though I don't know id Jaws missed as much injury time as Mc5. Noteable that while Jaws did NOT play in the worst coast offense, he did have some stud recievers -- some tall guy names Carmichael and another dude name Mike Quick. Just pointing that out.

6:58 PM EDT  
Anonymous Phil said...

Shame 5 couldn't orchestrate a 4Q comeback. We should boot the bum out of town.

WAS and DAL losses crack open thoughts of the playoffs.

9:10 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mc5 incidcentally had nothing to do with that 4th quarter comeback. the D getting 3 turnovers really helped. If anything, he failed to move them and put the game away after the D gave him the ball on the 20. I think he had a good game, but that was not a win due to his 4th quarter heroics. he had a role, but it was 90% defense.

Bumble

9:38 AM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

Mc5 incidcentally had nothing to do with that 4th quarter comeback. the D getting 3 turnovers really helped. If anything, he failed to move them and put the game away after the D gave him the ball on the 20. I think he had a good game, but that was not a win due to his 4th quarter heroics. he had a role, but it was 90% defense.

not sure i agree, but assigning credit for the victory doesn't necessarily make sense to me because it wasn't mcnabb's fault that they were behind, it was the defense and special teams.

also, i'd argue that the single most important play in the game was the mcnabb TD to LJ making it a field goal game.

whether or not they moved the ball after that had as much to do with playcalling than mcnabb's play since the birds went into ultra-conservative mode late mid-way through the 4th Q.

11:15 AM EDT  
Anonymous Phil said...

I was only partially serious about that comment. I think Scrapplelog places too much emphasis on which single player/coach loses a game when in reality it's the whole team (or at least 7 or 8 players) that decides matters.

Couple serioius comments/critiques:

1) How about that D? Just when you think JJ is going to lose us another game with his wacky blitz attack (oops, not that it would've been solely his loss . . . ), he calls a great zone blitz and Parker takes it to the house. Clemons finally showed up and had a good game. Parker is really coming on strong. We've got to do something about those LBs. Looks like it only took 3 weeks to figure them out.

2) Huge game for Buck. This is the first game in a while that the Eagles kept going back to the screen plays. They're very well regarded as one of the better screen teams, but seem to only call 1 or 2 a game. They should be running this until it's stopped. Another game and very few deep passes. Only 1 I can remember was the great catch to Jackson down the sideline. Need more of these to open things up in the middle.

3) Special teams need help, especially on kickoff coverage. Part of it might be Akers only getting the ball to the end zone line, but there were huge gaps for Rossum to run through yesterday.

4) Maybe the NFC East isn't as good as we think (or NFC West as bad). This could still end up being a very interesting year.

11:28 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good train Phil. TMG you are right, now I'm getting greedy. take the win, walk away, and don't care how they did it, just enjoy that they did do it. In addition, aren't Reid teams historically awful going into the bye? They played OK yesterday and very good in spots.

Right now I want to see these things fixed

1. LB have hit a wall and look confused. That is probably to be expected, but as a group, they need to play better.

2. Akers needs to be limited to only what he can do and not trusted north of 40. Then an upgrade needs to happen in the off season.

3. Please, please get a real TE. One who Don trusts and who can catch. TE is crucial to the Worst Coast and LJ is beyond awful. Celek has also regressed, more Eagles coaching leading to regression (anotehr post for another day)

4. Get a FB who blocks.

I saw an article by Mark Eckel today trashing Reid's off season. He pointed out how bad things were this off season and egad is it terrible. He got one player from the draft (and he refuses to take the wraps off and let the kid fly) and a bunch of busts via trade and free agency. That is an issue.

But they won, so my venom stays in the holster for now.

Bumble

11:15 PM EDT  

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