Monday, November 09, 2009

Cowboys at Eagles Post Mortem

Tough loss.

Ranked reasons why we lost:
1) Sheldon biting on the double move. That 7 points is why the Eagles lost.
2) Offensive turnovers. 1 was 5's fault, other Maclin's.
3) Poor game plan.
a) Didn't call the right pass plays early and did nothing in 1Q.
b) Running game was working when they tried it, but took too long to get there.
4) O-line regressed back to OAK game.
5) Defense didn't create any turnovers.

Additional Comments on the Game:
I don't mind Reid calling for a FG there at the end. He was playing to win. He needs 2 scores and had 4th and long in FG range. You take that and lean on your D.

Tough to say where the fault for the dismal offensive performance truly lies. I'd say equally with 5, o-line, WRs, and game plan.

Upcoming posts:
1) Outlook for the 2nd half of the season.
2) Fake Life.



Blogger David said...

O line was terrible. Reid isn't taking enough heat for the O line that didn't pan out. Peters looks like a bust, Stacey Andrews looks like a complete bust, and Shawn Andrews had proven he could not be relied on. Bad job by Reid. That was most of the difference.

But Don was bad Don last night. His balls were poorly thrown much of the night. No touch when he needed it, kept throwing bad balls that made guys adjust awkwardly (see McCoy sure first down that required a come back to the ball), had easily 4 passes that should've been INT, 2 sure pick 6. He was terrible. they need him to be consistent game in and game out. 11 years in, I'm baffled why he isn't.


8:04 PM EST  
Blogger The Happy Apologist said...


He's not consistent because nobody is as consistent as you think a QB should be outside Peyton or Brady.

And again, this loss can't be pinned solely or even mostly on 5 and of the turnovers only half was his fault no matter how badly thrown the other balls might have been.

Sheldon Brown lost us this game!

6:27 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take Sheldon Brown on my team any day of the week.

Ed Wade

8:27 PM EST  
Blogger The Happy Apologist said...

Ed, and so would I. That doesn't mean he wasn't more responsible for that loss than 5.

9:23 PM EST  
Blogger David said...

I expect a 10 year veteran to have a somewhat consistent throwing motion from one week to the next. He doesn't do that. He was a completely different QB the other day with touch and ball placement. How does that happen from one week to the next.

Phil he was absolutekly terrible for most of the game. The score should've been 34-16 as the Boys dropped 2 sure fire pick 6. had the DB held on to those two balls that hit them in the gut, are you so forgiving of another shit McNabb performance? Maybe.

Brown failed to cover on one play and he's the goat? He gave up a painful TD, but McNabb had 50+ snaps to win them the game. How do you go through an entire game and never get the ball to your best player?

I just don't understand the love affair with this guy. I never will.

10:56 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about time management AGAIN !! 1 timeout wasted because you couldn't get your personnel groupings right after the timid-dog play failed. Other 2 timeouots wasted on challenges, both on questionable spots ? Come on Reid !!! I can almost give you a pass on the questionable spot on the Mc5 sneak, but that other challenge on the comeback spot had no chance. Don't we have guys in the booth reviewing these things and telling him when to challenge or not ? Then when you need to conserve time at the end of the game you have no time-outs. Unbelieveable that these guys still have these types of gaffes consistently week after week after week when they're 11 years in. Egad !!!!!
And the o-line is a joke. Peters is a drive-killing penalty machine, Stacey Andrews sucks and was medically questionable coming in. Both of these knuckleheads were brought in assuming they would help get the other Andrews head straight and that failed. Ugh!
Thing is, I'm so used to this by now, it doesn't bother me much anymore. I'm done with it 5 minutes after the game.


12:40 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know Sheldon got burned on a play that had a direct and dire effect on the outcome, but the football game wasn't lost on one play. Sheldon is the most consistent player on this team, so I try not to get frustrated with him.

Not sure how I feel about the Eagles right now. The only thing you really know about them is that they can play with anyone when on top of their game. When they aren't they could lose to anyone. Does this team ever come back when it gets behind? Seems like they always lose unless they're stomping on someone. Any stats on this?

8:07 PM EST  
Blogger David said...

One stat I heard is that they're 1-8-1 in the last 10 games decided by 7 points or less. makes your point pretty well about sucking in close games.

When they win, they're fun. When they lose, they're maddening. Maybe that is the nature of sports, but their losses are seldom situations where a better team just pummeled them. usually it's head scratching issues like poor time management, uninspired play calling, uninspired effort, or turnovers. They seem to beat themselves which is way worse than not being talented enough. And I still haven't figured out how they allowed 10 to be removed from the game twice this year. He is too good and fast to be taken out of a game.


11:42 PM EST  
Blogger The Happy Apologist said...

Bumble, was 10 taken out of the games or did he not show up? We don't know so we shouldn't assume it's the former and not the latter. He is only a 2nd year guy.

5:07 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10 must be great because he hired Drew R. for his agent. Should we be concerned by this?

6:52 PM EST  

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