• July 3, 2022

On Paper: Breaking Down Eagles-49ers

NickFoles1Quarterback

Nick Foles comes off his strongest performance of the season, one in which he stood tall without the presence of a running game or an established offensive line, and still threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. Foles is beginning to get comfortable with his new weapons. He’s developed a good rapport with Jeremy Maclin, hooking up with the veteran receiver for touchdowns in each of the first three games of the season, and last week found his groove with Jordan Matthews for two scores.

Colin Kaepernick is an enigma. His physical talent is off the charts, but he struggles heavily with consistency. I had been a pretty big fan of Kaepernick after he first burst onto the scene two years ago, but he really lost me with his terrible performance several weeks ago against the Bears. He just isn’t a smart quarterback, and he leans on his raw athleticism to beat a team rather than really grasping what a defense is trying to do to him and looking for weak points to exploit. Its been a struggle for Kaepernick just to get over the 200-yard mark every week. Last week, 30 of his 37 pass attempts were within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage.

Advantage: Eagles

Running Back

LeSean McCoy picked up just 22 yards from scrimmage last week, and he’s really been frustrated through the first three weeks. The lack of stability on the offensive line has really made it difficult for the Eagles to get McCoy going.

Darren Sproles finally cooled off a bit last week, but still gave the Eagles 50 total yards. With all of the other weapons, its so difficult to account for Sproles and his quickness coming out of the backfield.

Frank Gore picked up just 10 yards last week after rushing for over 60 in each of the first two games. Gore has a ton of miles on him, but is still a reliable, tough runner. The Eagles struggled to bring down a physical runner in Alfred Morris last week, so this is a week where Gore could enjoy some good success.

The Niners also have an intriguing rookie in Carlos Hyde, who they’re eager to work into their gameplan every week. Hyde has found the endzone twice in three games, while giving the team a nice change of pace from Gore.

Its hard to envision the Eagles really getting McCoy back on track until their offensive line either gets comfortable with all of the new players or gets healthy with the return of the starters.

Advantage: 49ers

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

Jeremy Maclin has scored in every game, and is averaging nearly 100 yards per contest. Last week he finished with eight catches for 154 yards, and could have had even more on that total if not for a questionable illegal block in the back penalty on a long touchdown reception. Jordan Matthews broke out with two touchdown receptions last week, and could really be on his way to flourishing in this offense. Riley Cooper caught four balls last week, including one tough grab on a third down to keep a drive alive, but his impact has been very minimal through three weeks.

Zach Ertz had his quietest game of the year in Week 3, with just one reception, while Brent Celek has been held without a catch over the last two weeks and has been relegated to assisting the patchwork offensive line as a blocker.

The 49ers have a pretty average group of receivers where no one is the clear-cut number one option. On any given week, Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree, or Stevie Johnson could see the bulk of the targets. Last week it was Johnson, who went over 100 yards for the first time as a 49er. Boldin remains a very tough receiver who will go fight for a ball in traffic and is always dependable. Crabtree hasn’t lived up to his first-round billing, but is still a decent NFL wideout. This group’s impact week to week is limited by the effectiveness of Kaepernick.

Tight end Vernon Davis is to be a game-time decision, but when healthy is still one of the league’s top tight ends.

Advantage: Eagles

Offensive Line

The Eagles will have their third different starting offensive line combination in four games, rolling out a lineup that from left to right goes Jason Peters, Matt Tobin, David Molk, Dennis Kelly, and Todd Herremans. It will be the first career starts for Tobin and Molk, and the first start for Herremans at tackle since 2012.

Molk is the key guy for the Eagles this week. The center needs to be able to make calls properly and make sure everything gets communicated well to the other offensive lineman. If a center struggles, it could potentially sabotage even the best offense. Jason Kelce made a good point earlier this week, stating that Molk, Tobin, and Kelly should at least be comfortable with each other from working together on the second team in practice and in the preseason. Hopefully that theory holds some weight, and new-look offensive line will at least be serviceable for the Birds.

The 49ers line hopes to get starting tackle Anthony Davis back this week, who would be a strong upgrade over Jonathan Martin. San Francisco has a couple of Pro-Bowl caliber players on their front, including tackle Joe Staley and guard Mike Iupati. These are physical, powerful guys that make it difficult for an Eagles defense that already struggles to generate pressure to get to Kaepernick.

Advantage: 49ers

Defensive Line

Fletcher Cox has been one of the defense’s best players through three weeks, but he needs some other guys to step up and help him out. Bennie Logan and Cedric Thornton have been pretty quiet, while the Eagles still aren’t getting Vinny Curry enough snaps. Brandon Bair and Beau Allen have been getting regular snaps but haven’t done enough with them.

Ray McDonald and Justin Smith anchor the 49er defensive front. They’re a couple of solid veterans, and a couple battle-hardened guys like this that have been in plenty of big games are going to create problems for the interior of the Eagles’ offensive line. Smith leads the team with three sacks.

Advantage: 49ers

Linebackers

The Eagles are going to be without Mychal Kendricks for at least another week, which means the Eagles are going to continue to defy all logic and play Casey Matthews over Emmanuel Acho. Matthews continues to just be an absolute eyesore anytime he’s on the field, and I can’t understand why they can’t just commit to Acho and see what he’s got when its painfully obvious that Matthews is a complete and utter liability.

I would expect a much better game from Connor Barwin this week. He recorded just one assist against Washington, and he’s usually much more impactful than that. DeMeco Ryans is the team leader with 18 tackles, but hasn’t made any notable plays through three weeks. Trent Cole has been MIA since forcing a fumble in Week 1.

The 49ers are missing two key guys here in Navarro Bowman and Aldon Smith, but they’ve still got a couple of pretty good guys standing in Patrick Willis and Ahmad Brooks. Willis looks like he’s fallen off a bit from what he was a couple of years ago, but he’s still a top inside linebacker.

Advantage: 49ers

Secondary

I know Kirk Cousins dropped over 400 yards on the Eagles’ secondary, but I think this group played a lot better than people think. Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Boykin, and Malcolm Jenkins all made big plays for this group a week ago. Fletcher and Boykin broke up several key passes, including Boykin’s knock down on a third-down during the final Washington drive. Jenkins has made two game-changing interceptions in the last two games.

The complete and utter lack of a pass rush is the real culprit for why Kirk Cousins lit this defense up a week ago.

The 49ers have really been struggling in their defensive backfield. Starting corners Tremaine Brock and Chris Culliver have been pretty bad so far, while first-round pick Eric Reid is still trying to find his way in the league. Veteran Antone Bethea is the one dependable veteran that they’ve got.

I think the Eagles’ corners matchup very well against the 49er receivers. San Francisco doesn’t have many burners, and play a slower, more physical style that I think plays into the strengths of Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher.

Advantage: Eagles

Special Teams

The Eagles’ special teams have been a major factor in each of the their wins. From clutch field goals from undrafted rookie kicker Cody Parkey, to kick and punt returns from Darren Sproles and Chris Polk, to solid execution of Jon Dorenbos and Donnie Jones, this is one of the league’s top special teams groups.

The Niner’s special teams don’t stand out much. Bruce Ellington is their primary returner on kicks and punts, and hasn’t done anything notable. Phil Dawson and Andy Lee are very reliable veteran kickers, but if I had my pick, I’d go Parkey and Jones over them easily.

Advantage: Eagles

Intangibles/Projected Outcome

The 49ers are a tough team to figure out.

Certainly this is a group that has taken a step back from what they were. The defense is without many key figures in the front seven and secondary, and they’re no longer an elite, shutdown group. The league has figured out Colin Kapernick, and the talented athlete hasn’t been able to counter with adjustments of his own.

And what you have is a team that is 1-2, with their only victory coming over the Cowboys. They self-destructed in a loss to the Bears in Week 2, and allowed a career backup in Drew Stanton to come in and beat them a week ago in a division loss to the Cardinals.

And yet, this is a group that I still respect. This is a franchise that has been to three straight NFC Championship games, and they’ve got their backs against the wall in this game. This is their opportunity to knock off one of the only undefeated teams in the NFC, and a win this week in front of their home fans would do a lot to restore respectability throughout the league. This is a much more important game for San Francisco than it is for the Eagles.

For the Eagles, they’ve now got to make a cross-country trip after three wild games, capped off by a nail-biting division game against the Redskins.

The Eagles have absolutely got to avoid the slow starts that they’ve been getting off to. Sooner or later, slow starts are going to catch up to this team.

The San Francisco defense is weakened, but the matchup against the Eagles’ offensive favors them immensely, and they should be able to take away the run and generate pressure on Nick Foles.

The Eagles have a chance to go out and win this game, but I think its very difficult to rip off four straight in the NFL, especially going out west to play a quality opponent.

Pick: San Francisco 24, Philadelphia 20

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  • A few Key Players on 49ers who are dinged up and are Questionable
    To Play Sunday

    Safety A Bethea with high-ankle Sprain (replaced by Rookie Jimmie Ward)
    TE Vernon Davis
    Back-up TE Vance McDonald ( a receiving threat)
    RT – Anthony Davis who has not played a game Yet leaving the soft, turnstile
    Jonathon Martin to Play
    LG -M Iupati will likely play, but is still hurting from off-season broken leg..

    The 49ers opened up last week with 4-5 WR Sets on Offense dur to being thin at TE, so many of their usual double TE overstacked OL Sets will be minimized
    With injuries along their OL & TE
    I expect a wide-open Game and probably a shootout if the Eagles can
    Defend the Rush early on…
    As the week has gone on, I like the Eagles chances better and better
    But they must get off to a decent start, move the ball, protect the ball

  • If 49ers come out and try to establish the Run with over stacked OL
    Then I would like the Eagles to play a 4-3 with F Cox over Jonathon Martin
    Bennie Logan and Beau Allen inside and C Thornton on the other end
    And go with 3 LB’s with Ryans playing a more traditional MLB
    This may not be a bad lineup to o

    • This may not be a bad lineup for Eagles to open the game to
      See how the 49ers react..

    • Is Cox healthy for this game? I know that he has some back spasms, so there may be some creative defensive line rotations.

      I would agree, I think that seeing the success of the ‘Skins running attack with that unbalanced cutback strategy, I would not be surprised to run something similar until the Birds prove they can stop it. Thornton has always been stronger versus the run, but don’t think he had one of his better games last week. Logan’s numbers were good, but from my watching the game it did not seem like he was making the stops at the line. Beau Allen is still young, not sure that he will ever be a dominate force, but I think that he can be a very good rotational player who provides a spark.

      I think that the Eagles will play loose this game. Nobody really expects a win, and the pressure is much more on the niners with a “must win” game. I said it before and will stick with the prediction, I see the Eagles surprising a lot of people and play a full game here and blow the niners out. Even with the state of the offensive line, it will be a surprise to everyone. I also think that the niners are ready to implode, so hopefully the Eagles can help them get there.

      GO BIRDS !!!!

  • Paulman …you change feelings like a senior with bladder issues changes his depends…lmao…this game obviously scares you..get an alpha dog ..greenman ,I’m in your camp and have stated so..the familiarity bill Davis has with this opponent ,makes me hopeful they don’t put there offense into predictable situations..I also strongly agree ,our pass rush would so much help our back end ..MATTHEWS IS AN ENIGMATIC POINT…why ? Agree with Denny ..he looks like a fish in the boat ,flopping and sliding ..he’s a very good special teamer and appears disciplined ,my only conclusion playing him over Ochoa.is he’s calling and trusted with signals …I can’t underestimate that ,but can’t that be taught to an obviously more gifted athlete in Ochoa?Williams put himself clearly in the cross hairs ,he’d best shut the fuck up and play his tired ass off…I sense a game that is won by Nick on the road ,where he plays as omfortable as a broken in pair of blue jeans at Levi’s stadium …if Foles outplays Kapernick and Luck ,on the road that would be a hell of an endorsement ,and as stated ,the birds better not wait on re-signing Mac and Spending some of the 20 mill wisely …I sense another big time game …the 600 pound ape is the O Line …like vinnie has shared his concerns ,let’s get out of dodge intact ,and a convincing W going into two potentially winnable games ,is a pretty enticing horizon for the holidays and beyond ..I sense $$$ a good run of jersey at the holidays …what will be a green Xmas

    • It’s what happens sometimes when you pass
      50 Years of Age… The 49ers have lots of injuries,Suspensions and internal Turmoil going on so I like the Eagles chances better than I did earlier this week
      It will come down to Turnovers, Special Teams Play,
      Penalties and what Team can Run the Ball when it counts,
      But make no mistake about it, this is a Must-Win for the
      49ers at Home for them to lose and drop to 1-3 with 3
      Conference losses to Bears,Cardinals & Eagles would
      Severely dampen their Drive to making the 2014 Post-Season
      I expect them to pkay with urgency, intensity and Playoff type of emotion
      If Eagles can withstand the 1st Half and be close,
      They got a good chance of winning..
      But the Eagles will need to match their Energy and Intensity from
      The get go…
      49ers still have Seahawks Twice, Rams Twice, 1 vs Cardinals,
      Then Broncos,Chargers Saints and Giants on their Schedule and
      Would have to go 7-2 after a 1-3 Start if they lost to Eagles…
      This is the 49ers 2014 Season right here I believe.

  • It’s the sport of Kings better than Diamond Rings
    F-O-O-T-B-A-L-L.
    Are you ready for some football!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Go Eagles!!!

  • Nick Foles took a beating against Washington at home but McCoy left the game in worse shape than that —
    David Amerson gave him a temple shot that required locker room concussion protocol attention but his only 22 yards on 19 carries bruised his ego more.
    need a 100 from McCoy
    and a 100 form Maclin today

  • I expect to see RB Polk get some Carries today

  • Alex Henery with a 51 yard FG? That’s weird.

  • Pman ..you know I speak in jest …love your insights ..I too expect a lot of the run games to be utilized ..the 49ers have gotten away from who they are ..I’m hoping they don’t figure it out …

  • This is a Game of attrition as 5-6 Players have left the field from both sides
    (Boykin,Matthews, Crabtree, Anthony Davis)

    Eagles getting their share of questionable calls
    Poor Tackling by the Eagles is coating them big time..
    Foles is off Target..as is Kapernick
    Eagles DL Players well and bringing pressure on the pass
    but not getting off blocks against the run.
    Eagles LB’s versus the run are nowhere to be found..

  • Will the negative nitwits who wanted Byrd please stand up! Shiny toys

  • Three FA signings in the off season… Oops sparkles was a trade. 2 FA and one trade for a fifth rounder … Yet the assholes say it was a shitty off season

    • Remember….

      Traded Brown to Bills for a 4th. Trade a 5th for Sproles.

      Overall. Brown and a 5th for Sproles and a 4th.

      Awesome.

  • GREAT START LETS GO BIRDS!!!!!!

  • So wait…I can’t see the game…but there are 21 points scored and not by the offense?

    Harbaugh must be having a coronary.

    lol

    • Eagles are good. Special teams awesome. Krapernick is horrible.

      Only downer is holding penalties on Oline continually putting O in a hole. Foles is ok, but has missed two deep throws by about a foot each….if he had hit those, might be a blowout.

  • Bold in is a man

  • If by chance the eagles get out of this with a win it will be huge!

  • UGH. Annoying.

    WHile the way Krapernick play, you know they’ll never win because there is no consistency, but he hits those (3rd downer to Boldin).

    Aikman “he ad libs and just ‘makes a play!’

    He’s right. That kind of shit is enteratining (and in this case annoying) but never wins consistently.

    So far Krapernick has made 2 plays….the roll left – completely BS throwback to Gore for the TD and then this prayer to Boldin.

    Anyone who thinks this is “good QBing” is delusional.

  • Jenkins nice stuff on the third and two

  • Soooo….that’s not illegal hit to the head on Cooper?

    Anyway. I’ll be first to admit Foles ‘struggles’ are disconcerting.

  • No rhythm offensively we still have to take down field shots because that secondary can’t hold

  • McCoy has to adapt to this line a bit as well….those cutbacks aren’t there and he is definitely dancing too much.

    It will be there for him in the 4th.

  • Foles has looked lie shit the first half of every game this year. If he was accurate and not miss wide open receivers this game would be a damn blowout with the defense and special teams playing well.

    Nick Foles is keeping the niners in this game.

    • Ignore the troll….

      If you respond youre a bigger dumbass then he is.

    • Did he gift the 49ers 7 points like your 78th favorite player gifted the birds jackass?

    • I wouldn’t call his play shit Songs. The niners are still a good team with very good players no matter how bad some want to write them off. Their defense has taken Shady out of the game with the help of poor run blocking. But you can’t just lay this all on Foles.

      • Niners are all over that cute underneath shit. Foles deep game has never been his stong point. Chip needs to come up with something to help the kid out.

  • Special teams and defense …a glaring omission no offensive scores …the adjustments have been startling at half time by the birds ,and just the opposite for Frisco..that and an 8 point lead..is hope ..I’ll take it…mick cut me…

  • Brandon Boykin is back

  • Boykins a ball hawk as is Wolfe (although he shit the bed on a solo tackle for the house)

    • He TOTALLY shit the bed on that tackle. That was pathetic…especially when he had the sideline as a defender as well…I would have blown a gasket if I was coaching D and he did that lmao.

  • Awful call on Carlos Hyde vs gore paulman.

    Foles keeps missing wr deep this year. wtf.

  • It is a great QB comparison both young guns have missed a couple

    • There is a HUGE difference.

      Foles is off by a foot on deep throws (2 this game). Krapernick continually thros to the other team. There have been at least 4 throws that have hit the Eagles before the 49ers today, And 3 more throwaways.

      He is stinking against an Eagles D that has been shredded by Hoyer and Cousins.

      Krapernick absolutely stinks.

      Now Foles is struggling….admittedly, but to compare him to Krapernick is laughable

      • “Now Foles is struggling….admittedly, but to compare him to Krapernick is laughable”

        You’re right.

        One has been to the Superbowl and a NFC championship game.

        The other…well…

        • Love you some Krapernick and Newton.

          Again, what’s it like cheering for the Eagles and Kapernick at the same time?

          • BTW – keep railing against “your” QB, who has a seperated shoulder….and keep pining for Newton and now Krapernick…..

            ………………………..Eagles fan……………………………………….

          • Actually that has nothing to do with it.

            From what I can tell Kaep isn’t exactly having a good game (neither is Foles apparently). With that said you statement was laughable.

            You are right though. There is no comparison between the two.

        • Lol you two do nothing but troll each other.

          • Well,

            I know I should stop.

            But I can’t resist – he says such asinine things.

            lol

            • I say asinine things?

              Hmmmmmmm.

              Seems to me you’re the one touting Krapernick and Newton as superstar QBs.

              Which, by definition, is asinine.

  • Nice play by a corner the trend is set..now if this Swiss cheese line can pass block ,I’d like see dump offs and clock eating drives ,any score ….don’t you dare stop this fight…

  • Oh shit ertz..

  • Stop fumbling lease

  • Cary Williams sucks

    • He does, but that wasn’t a penalty.

  • Cary Williams FUCKING SUCKS

  • First td by Frisco in a second half ..of course sleepy legs williams…

    • Which only makes his griping even more intolerable. Make some plays and shut the fuck up already.

  • K seriously….Matthews buried on his pattern and so Foles can’t throw….this is not a penalty?

  • WTH is up with the offense?

    On the tracking all I see is 3 and out. 3 and out.

    And 2 turnovers?

    Eh?

  • Eagles will lose 37-31. They gave a great effort

  • This is a big drive….even just to kill time.

  • Said it all week…Justin Smith would be a HUGE problem.

  • THIS IS THE REAL NICK FOLES!!!!

    Bum ass had Celek wide open and throws a damn duck to the opposing team.

    • idiot

  • ^^^^Silly Negro Alert^^^^

  • When was the last time Nick Foles put together a complete four quarters of good football?

    • Foles is playing pretty terrible as is the wr and rbs. O line holding their own niners secondary blanketing our wrs

      • yeah, you thin they would be playing better if Foles didn’t miss wide open receivers running free earlier?

    • hey, only 11-2 as a starter under Kelly, “NOT ENOUGH” No good quarters in there!

  • I really would like to see what Sanchez can do with the first team offense.

  • ^^^^DUMBASS ALERT^^^^

  • So…if McCoy doesn’t run anywhere because of a bad oline….there’s no consideration that the same duct tape oline isn’t affecting the QB?

    As I said all week….the Eagles should have gone in here nad handed the ball to Polk all afternoon and gotten the hell outtta dodge,

    Now we have a RB who can’t move at all and a QB who is getting planted,

    They still might win this game….but at what cost?

  • what is that…SFs 75th conversion on 3rd down?

    • Never accept that penalty and give another down.

  • If only we had a quarterback that can do that.

    • U do…you have RG 3

  • Accepting penalty and keeping defense on field evrn longer….noe Cole hurt. Not the right move Chip.

  • Sorry we could survive losing Mathis…but losing Kelce COULD NOT HAPPEN.

  • Losing Kelce elimnates the screen anything to the edge etc….HUMONGOUS LOSS.

  • Why give them another play?

  • And with all that…we still have a chance.

  • PUT IN MARK SANCHEZ!!!!!!!

  • ^^^^SILLY NEGRO ALERT^^^^ WARNING ^^^^SILLY NEGRO ALERT^^^^

  • Time for Foles to write another chapter in his resume. 6 min drive for the win.

    • There’s plenty of time left.

      If they get it together it’s obviously still very winnable.

  • I rip our doodoo defense…but these dudes were ballin their asses off today.

  • EXCEPT CARY WILLIAMS….

    HE WAS FUCKING AWFUL AGAIN TODAY.

  • Chip Kelly have to see he needs an accurate QB to hit receivers in stride who have a strong arm, and some mobility.

    Foles is not made for this offense.

  • another overthrow!

  • lol

  • Great throw by Foles and an outstanding catch by Mac. please don’t overturn it.

  • If the word average ever came out of your mouth on Jeremy Maclin….

    You know nothing about WRs…NOTHING AT ALL.

  • Maclin, tissue pear, average lol

  • Catch the ball cooper. Needs some lessons from Maclin.

  • cooper should have caught that

    • Cooper has been suspect all year. You cant play him in the slot so he stays in that starter spot on the edge…but Matthews should be taking that spot sooner than later.

      If Josh Huff can do something out of the slot this year I think you will see alot of Matthews in Coopers slot.

  • what a catch!!!!!!

  • cooper is shit!

  • Damn… Good effort…

  • You don’t run shady 2 times form the 2 yard line? really

  • that’s what you get with an immobile QB!!!!!

  • 3rd and goal from the 2… Run it

  • Nein. Bad “block” by McCoy on 3rd…did not like the playcall on 4th.

    I would have run the ball on the 3rd down.

  • That my friends is why anyone thinking 3 backups will cost you on the offensive line.

  • Let’s see if the defense defend Kap here.

  • Because THEY CANT RUN WITH THAT INTERIOR LINE….

    Come on now…Tobin Molk and Kelly aint cutting it.

  • SPROLES

  • refs with fantasy calls all afternoon

  • The dink and dunk master

  • He doesn’t run shady 2 times from the 2 yard line is unbelievable lol

    • Here goes chicken little flip flop negro again.

      • I got your “negro”. lol. The gcobb loub moth at it again. Get Chips dick out your mouth so I can understand you.

        • Aint you the same dumbass who posted….

          Lets get rid of Maclin and sign Michael Crabtree.

          SHUT THE FUCK UP LMAO…YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL.

  • Horrible last series. That’s ok back to the drawing board. Chip and the gang have some work to do.

  • Did he just stare his receiver down there?

    Finally Foles put together a complete shit game!

    At least it was an complete game.

    • Not his best game, but again Songs I’m not willing to call his play shit. It’s not like we have Kolb behind center. But he could have made better plays today. Especially the last drive.

    • Besides, I still feel the niners are a better team. It’s not the foirst time they’ve made a good qb and offense look below avg.

      • 49ers will be just fine once they get Aldon Smith back.

  • Coach cost them a great 93 yd drive throwing twice? At goal line ,just stupid..reincarnation of AR..

  • And here come gleeful Kool, Songs and TS

  • Songs disappear …you’re clueless he just drove the after getting his ass kicked to a winning drive at the 1plus yd line ..you run firstly to play clock because unless you score and convert 2 you’re vulnerable against a defense that has williams fingerprints all over it ..stupid chip…you blew this one ..

  • Foles just had a bad game which happens. I don’t want to hear about the oline. He had plenty of time today or what could be expected from a backup oline.

  • This shit about you cant criticize Foles is bullshit. He played bad and he can be called out on it. When he plays well he should get praised but when he sucks like he did today he can be criticized.

    • Therese criticism…and theres troll dickhead bullshit….

      He definitely deserves criticism.

    • Agreed. The kid has played very well in most starts. A subpar game happens to the best. The oline play in regards to pass protection was not bad. Now their run blocking however was. All the talk about the key defensive players the niners were missing and folks were ready to right them off. I’m glad we got this loss now. I fully expect the team to rebound

      • The run blocking effects the timing off the passing game….that read option is less effective if the linebackers arent biting on it because we cant handle 4 lineman.

        • IJ I don’t think the pass blocking was that bad. I actually thought the young bucks accounted for themselves rather well considering the opposition and their lack of reps and experience. They needed wr to not run wrong routes, not drop td passes; one of the best qbs in the game to help them out with sharper throws; and a coach who realizes he has oline men he just picked up off 22nd and diamond need some help via playcalling. But I think we learn and build from this.

          • Brewski, it’s a whole game. They were ok pass blocking but downright atrocious run blocking and won affects the other.

            I’m not a one guy is the the problem person, this was a total offense fuckoff. They all played a part.

            • IJ i feel you on that. But if I have to ration out blame I come away surprised that the young bucks on the oline played better than I thought. I love Shady.He’s my all pro rb. One of the best in the game. But that dancing and total sell out to cutback running wears on me sometime. It would not have hurt trying to mix things up with a more punishing back like Polk. That last series Kelly didn’t even try to test that tired ass 49ers D. Between Shady, Kelly and Foles I place most of this loss. I’m not even blaming Cooper, for he is what he is a #3 at best being asked to do more than his ability. The most important and best (Kelly, Foles, Shady) needed to STEP up and have their moment. They didn’t, but hopefully we build on it. The defense came to play.

  • This was definitely a wasted opportunity dam.

  • Now, it’s time for the bullshit apologist with excuses about the offensive line when Foles has looked erratic since game 1 with the offensive line in tact.

  • That’s that bullshit right there, get used to this, take away the screens and run game and dare Maclin, Cooper and Foles to beat you. Cooper is useless just start Matthews but who do you put in the slot? Game was right there for the taking and please don’t give me that Oline injury crap. Theses dudes get paid to play that’s why they are on the roster.

    • Please…if you think Oline keeps clicking with 3 backups on the interior with 2 of the best players at their position in the league youre on some bullshit.

    • Bigs the oline accounted for themselves as well as could be expected. They are not to blame for questionable playcalling (Chip), not being on the same page (recvrs and foles). They weren’t stout in the run blocking. Personally Chip could have tried Polk for a change of pace. Niners were all over Shady’s cut back lanes. Foles could have been better, but I felt Chip could have pulled some funky Oregon shit out his ass to try to address the obvious.

      • Brewski the oline wasn’t the problem today and people trying to trot out the we had back ups playing is ridiculous.

        • Lmao the Oline wasnt the problem? It was only one thing?

          Stop the nonsense.

          • No it wasn’t the problem look at Shady’s numbers this year teams are taking away the running game the Niners had one of their safeties playing damn near like a LB on first and second down, the receivers need to win the one on one battles and the QB has to be sharper. Plays were out there to be made.

            • 49ers were taking the run away with 4 lineman in base D and safeties weren’t making plays.

              All their penetration was from the interior.

              Foles has not been accurate all year. Especially on the deepball. I have no problem with that critique.

              However the Oline played a huge part and the Niners by the end of the game were getting pressure and blowing up the run with their base d and weren’t playing a safety just to stop the run.

  • Wait?

    The offense didn’t score any points?

    Ouch. That’s brutal.

  • Eagles did not deserve to Win today,
    Plain & Simple … An poor Offensive Performance for 3 1/2 Quarters gas no business even having a chance outside of 2 TD’s from Specual Teans which were great today, but not enough…

  • He was shaky not good but the fucking ball ouch had the ball and clock to coach 3rd and goal..if you all want foles head on a stick..yeah he lost ,he stepped backwards ,but put this loss also on Williams ..his fingerprints are all over it ..I take a cup half full approach ..I saw a pass rush ,I haven’t seen all year ,I saw a very shaky offense line and a shaky running game and a shaky qb..possibility they’ll all related ? Shut up..the game with all that had two special team scores and a pick six (where’s the Byrd ) chirping?

    • Great points….

      The offensive line play effects the entire offense.

      Say otherwise you dont understand football.

      That interior was overpowered ALL GAME.

      We would have been stuffed on the goalline…or worse yet gotten a holding penalty.

    • Foles cost the eagles the game 100% — no one on the defense is even remotely responsible — 49ers dared Foles to beat them and he couldn’t

  • ouch, Foles looked Matt Barkley today

    • Ouch.

      That’s brutal.

      🙁

    • Yup awful game by nick. Could’ve changed it all at the end but failed. Awful play call on 4th down from the 1
      Nick on a bootleg???? Cut half the field off ???awful

  • McCoy deserves criticism. I understand hes fustrated…but he was brutal in pass protection and he whiffed on Bethea.

  • Molk Tobin Kelly.

    Sorry next man up is bullshit….Youre replacing to A quality players with two at best C quality players. Peters on the edge is the only reason why this isnt a below average line.

  • Was Vick playing QB for us today??

    • That’s what you take from your team’s play and effort today? Clown shit man.

      • Smh…see what I am talking about…lol

  • It will be interesting to see if Wade Smith can possibly overtake Tobin after the bye if his play continues at this pace.

  • Chips playcalling was suspect….however his hands were tied with this line.

    They were getting dominated by 4 man fronts and if the 49ers blitzed couldnt even handle blitz pickup.

    • “Next man up!!”

      Over the past 2 weeks MCCoy has 29 rushes for 39 yards.

      But Biglion and others will try to tell you that losing 4 olinemen is irrelevant.

      • QB rating of 42.3, interceptions…with good pass protection from the offensive line. Kapernick was sacked and hit even more…our defense played well. Foles missing wide open receivers, over throws, poor passing…dont try to tag this on the Offensive line!

      • Your damn straight it’s next man up, let’s just stop playing until Mathis and Kelce show up okay? This is the NFL where injuries happen the Falcons lost today but put up 28 points after 3 oline left with injuries and had a TE playing right tackle. No excuses man McCoy and the running game has been shut down this year because teams don’t respect our wideouts and QB. You can blame the oline all you want but look how teams have damn near 8 in the box on first and second down.

        • Except their isnt 8 men in the box…so thats nonsense.

          • And they were playing Minnesota.

            And they also lost.

            • I said they lost I said they put up 28 points with a TE playing RT how many did the Eagles score? And yes it was 8 men up what were you watching?

              • Comparing apples to oranges Biglion. Atlanta lost players during the game and replaced them. Eagles came into the game with one O-Lineman starting where he began the season. SF knew exactly what was coming and game planned for it because the Eagles have yet to run the ball well all season. Its a great deal easier to defend the pass when you know a team can’t and won’t run the ball.

                Foles wasn’t great today but neither was any part of the offense. The offense is not going to be what it should be until the running game gets going. What I don’t understand is where is the criticism of LeSean? I love the guy but he is stinking up the joint and it is more than the o line being hurt. He hasn’t looked good this season and he REFUSES to run forward and take a two or three yard gain. The offense is continually working out of 2nd and 3rd and long situations and no offense is going to do well in that situation.

  • Props to the D Line….they were balling…effort was wasted.

    Our secondary outside of Jenkins and Boykins…ATROCIOUS.

    • I actually thought Fletcher played pretty well
      D-Line was good against the Pass, shitty against the run..
      DC David has not figured a scheme that protects both
      If 49ers ran it more in first half, it’s probably not even a clise game even with the great Special Teams Play
      Both Foles & McCoy were not physically or hen tally ready to pkay, hence the poor Offensive Production..
      Why not use Polk today, even QB Sanchez?
      The next 12 Weeks are a lot more important than
      Today’s game was… . Coach Kelky still has a lot of learning to do
      Play calling was atrocious this final 6 Plays the Eagles ran..

      • Fletcher was terrible. The only reason why he wasnt exposed was because it was easier to work on Cary Williams.

        Teams get their pick every week between those two sorry ass bums depending on their Wrs.

  • QB rating 42.3

    Care to break down the stats Vinnie?

    • lol were you doing this the last 3 weeks SONGSRTROLL2?

    • You must be so giddy.

      • Foles was very bad today. I told you this would happen. In fact this game was a nightmare in my opinion,

        Off a war, travelling to the coast with no oline.

        And we drop the QB back 50x and he’s peeling himself off the turf all 4th.

        Should have run Polk 30x and got outta dodge.

        • Vinnie the loser stop making excuses! The Oline protected and gave Foles time to throw the ball….the offense was totally shut down and the oline didnt give up a bunch of sacks…Foles stunk and not surprisingly it came against a pretty good defense…who were missing some key players!

      • Loss was solely on foles today imo. Plays were there to be made and he didn’t make them. Oh well 3-1 we move on. Nick has to get better deep

        O line was fine in pass protection today

        • Not solely on Foles Mhenski. I’m not letting him eat this by himself. His number 2 recv who just got like 6 trillion dollars could have played like a starter. Mr. innovation Chip Kelly was watching the same shiggity we were. His response? None I could remember except more the same nothing. and Shady apparently can’t find any running room unless he has stud all pros blocking and he can cut back and 2 step all f ing game.

  • Neither team played well…its just one team had a QB that could make some plays to get some key first downs and the other team didnt. Foles didn’t make throws on the last couple of plays to give us a chance to win. We get the ball back and Foles is not giving the receivers a chance to make a play!
    Now with that said…you also had a key drop by a garbage receiver in Riley Cooper…Foles made a good throw for a touchdown and Riley drops it!
    So this is a game where poor quaterbacking and poor receivers bites you in the ass!

    • Koolbreeze with a shot of reality! TD pass right in Cooper’s hands.

      Dropped.

      Terrible. He’s been terrible all year.

    • All that cooper love.

      I said it last season. I’ll say it again…Cooper is NO ONES #2.

      He sucks.

      • All that Maclin hate…..

        You also said hes just average…..lmao

        And yes Cooper playing like straight shit.

      • Amen to that.

        • Isn’t laying a pass between defenders at the end of the game right into a receiver’s hands the definition of “making a play” Kool? Cooper makes that catch and the Eagles take the lead late in the fourth quarter.

  • Oline was horrendous today. Worse than it ever was with Vick

    • Bull!!! The Offensive Line was terrible on the running game…but they pass protected well…Foles had time to throw the ball! No where near anything Vick went through here…Foles he stunk!

      • They pass protected well?

        Both of yall on some bullshit lmao.

        • Toast shut up! The Offensive line gave Foles time to throw…they are stinking as far as run blocking but they gave Foles time to get the job done and he stunk..period!!

          • 3-1

            You only post after a loss…lmao

            Clown ass nig.

          • Youre almost as bad as your flip flopping dumbass boy Daggolden

  • Good
    1. DLine
    2. Malcom Jenkins
    3. Maclin
    4. Special teams.

    Bad
    1. Foles-Cooper-Ertz
    2. Offensive Line
    3. Secondary minus MJ.
    4. Offensive Line
    5. Offensive Line

  • Dline good? They gave up over 200 yards rushing. Got good pressure but still..

    • DL played well…numbers be damned. They got multiple stops turnovers and gave the team another shot to win at the end.

      They played well…and this from someone who ripped them all year.

      Heres hoping this is a change.

      I did notice that they moved Fletcher Cox all over the line this game and i think that had a big impact.

  • 2014 NFC East, as I see it as now by Seasons end..

    1) Giants
    2) Cowboys
    3) Eagles
    4) Redskins

    • If you flip flop after the Giants game….lol you shouldnt post for quite some time.

      • Ur a clown paulman

        • Chip Kelly is a Bigger “Clown”…

  • This is the game we needed the QB to make some big time throws…hit some receivers in stride…make some tough clutch plays and Foles just didn’t make the plays…Once again…he had time to throw and Maclin running wide open…missed him…4th and 2 need a nice throw in a tight window to Maclin…what happens..it sails way over his head where he doesn’t even have a chance to make a play on the ball….terrible!

    • 3-1

      • You can talk 3-1 all you want to.

        But when the offense score NO POINTS it’s perfectly okay for folk to complain.

        Just like folk said “Good Game Foles” last week against the Skins. It’s perfectly okay to say “AWWW that was shit” when the offense scores a goose egg.

        It’s not crazy to think that at all.

        • Dont dogpile a post….I already said Foles played bad.

          Over the top troll dickhead posts like idiots above are nonsense.

          • Dude.

            You are the resident dog-piler.

            lol

            You can’t complain about folk doing the same thing you do.

            • Child please…..

              The ones running their mouths all offseason…have little to talk about…

              And have been wrong and are the first ones trying to move on and find some new shit to be wrong about lmao….

              GTFOH with that bullshit.

              • Just shut up and take the hit, toasty!! Foles stunk…and again…you cant blame the O-Line…he wasnt sacked a lot…he simply missed wide open receivers…didn’t give them chances to make plays his throws were so bad…

              • Foles played bad….Oline played bad….

                Went hand in hand….

                Stop showing your teeth and trying to argue a moot point everyone agrees with.

        • Especially when those same people were ripping missed plays last week even after a win and gave half assed props and but but but statements lol….

          stop the nonsense.

  • Same fools with the new shit to pick…were the same ones clowning the Jenkins signing and running their gums about overreaching for a safety or overpaying for one.

    They conveniently move on from that.

    Same ones clowing the ST free agent pickups as meaningless and not impactful….

    They conveniently move on from that.

    The Sproles signing a sideways move…doesnt make up for the impact of losing a certain WR….

    They conveniently move on from that.

    Lol some of you idiots are laughable.

    • Why are you talking about things that have NOTHING to do with what happened tonight.

      Tonight the offense scored no points. THAT’S what folk are discussing.

      • Discussing and over the top dickhead I told you sos are two totally different things…

        how many times do I have to keep telling you that?

        Folk arent discussing….Agenda troll dickheads are using their podium after a loss to say I told you so.

        • IJ what do you thinh Vinnie and his merry band of clowns have been doing for years? They are nothing short of agenda driven dickheads obsessed with mobile/black qbs with Vick as the antichrist. They’ve been doing it and haven’t stopped. So yes, Songs and a few others have REACTED with some over the top criticism of Foles, But even now we are guaranteed to see the clowns flame with the same bs that they somehow feel entitled to do.

          • Brewski both sides are assclowns with it. It really is that simple. Neither response are justified or make sense.

            Hell for a week both sides were talking about Vince Young.

            Vince FUCKING YOUNG LMAO

            Both sides are troll dickheads when they start that shit.

            • not even remotely close in regarded to blame. not even close. You got Vinnie still posting on here after losing a bet where the terms called for for him to leave. He is by far he worst offender of flaming and trolling. as long as he is made to feel welcome after welching on a bet he willingly entered into, all bets are off. He has no credibility and neither do his defense team. As to the Vince Young debate. Not surprised. This bs has been going on for YEARS.on this site.

  • Lol hows that Safety play with the Saints…

    JARIUS BYRD….JARIUS BYRD….JARIUS BYRD!!!!

  • Keeping giving that rock to DeMarco Murray…hes a beast…he will get injured…but when hes on the field hes monster.

    • The Best RB in the NFL in 2014 bar none..

  • If you havent seen Steve Smiths post game press conference please do….it is awesome.

    GM must be so pissed right now for releasing him.

    • Everyone said it was dumb when he did it.

      They would have had KB and Steve in the slot. With Olson and another pickup or two. That’s an offense worth working with even with their very real oline problems.

      • They dont draft Kelvin Benjamin if they keep Steve Smith.

        They needed offensive lineman and to finally move on from Williams/Stewart.

        If you cant have a dominant run game than you effectively nueter Cam Newton.

        • “If you cant have a dominant run game than you effectively nueter Cam Newton.”

          No. Newton has been their run game. They haven’t gotten much out of their over priced backfield since he has been there.

          Since he can’t run AND the backs still aren’t roducing then they have NO run game.

          “They dont draft Kelvin Benjamin if they keep Steve Smith.”

          Maybe. But it was always a bad idea to still have Smith as a #1. He’s not that. He should have been to the slot years ago.

          • I disagree…Steve Smith is still that and is not just a slot WR. The problem is they surrounded him with nonsense so he was easy to take out of the passing game.

            Sorry but Cams rookie year Stewart and Williams were balling with him back there. They were killing fools with the run game.

            • Saints D is AWFUL.

              Glad we don’t play Dallas ’till later in the year. Don’t need them all hype off a win looking like they could kick out ass.

              • Agreed. Thats surviving to the bye with the way the Eagles are playing at 4-2 or 5-1 is key.

                This team hasnt put together one complete game the entire year. Its a marathon not a sprint….one game doesnt mean shit on the other…but there are things they have to work on.

  • Lets face it…this is the best defense Foles has played…the first legit playoff tested defense and what do you get…a 42% passing rating. Was he sacked 6 or 7 times? NO…he just missed wide open receivers. Maclin was running open…on several occasions….so the questions and doubts about Foles are legit! Defense and special teams helped big time today yet we could only generate one measly drive-one…this is clearly on the Quarterback!!

  • Right now if the Saints lose….

    The NFC South looks atrocious….

    and the NFC East doesnt look like a cakewalk anymore.

  • You wanna talk arrogance….Saints giving up Sproles was the epitome of arrogance.

    Brees misses him dearly.

  • “and the NFC East doesnt look like a cakewalk anymore.”

    Yeah. I was thinking that.

    Dalas is balling right now.

    There’s still time for them to implode, but they look pretty good thus far.

    • It is unfortunate that Romo is Romo….they have weapons at key spots.

      Their trio of Murray Bryant and Witten is the best combination of weapons in the East and they made a couple of good draft pulls on that line.

      Garrett is extremely shaky and Romo just falls apart in key situations.

      They are better than the Giants….and are the legit threat to the Birds if they stay healthy. I think the Giants are frauds.

  • The lost of DJax is starting to show…the running game is slowed by 8 men in the box…teams are daring Foles to beat them..the first three teams just flat out suck on defense and we are seeing that…but a team with a bit more defensive talent shuts us completely out!
    We got problems!

    • Loss of Djax…

      LMAO

      YOU KNOW SHIT ABOUT FOOTBALL.

      • You still think the loss of DJax doesn’t hurt? How bad does Cooper have to be before you change your tune on that one? I guess never…

        What did I say about the East not being a cakewalk? The Cowgirls are balling, and the Giants wiped the floor with a team we barely beat at home, while they smashed them in their house as the road team on a Thursday night game. Every other road team on a Thursday night got smashed.

        • No it doesnt….receivers are getting open. Missing wrs down the field has not one thing to do with DJax.

          Cooper has nothing to do with DJax.

          Foles played like shit. I dont disagree with anyone saying that.

          Wrs have been open all season….we dont have a problem getting Wrs open and Maclin is balling his ass.

        • Cooper is playing like shit. Never was a big fan. Didnt think he was the worst thing ever either.

          Right now he is proving his critics right.

        • We gave Cooper a new contract..we cut a pro-bowler and keep trash…only a pure fool would say that we haven’t suffered….the Giants and Cowboys look tougher…and teams are starting to get the hang of Chip…we need much better QB play…quickly

          • Now teams are starting to get a hang of Chip….off of one loss.

            LMAO HERE WE GO WITH THE CLOWN ASS BULLSHIT.

  • Paulman will flipflop and put the Cowboys as the team to win the division…..

    In 3…..2……1……

  • Cowboys and Giants OL are better than the Eagles OL
    The non-drafting of Top OL prospects (outside of Lane “Juice” Johnson) is going to come haunt the Eagkes
    the next 2-3 Years during Kelly’s Tenure..

    3 Eagles OL (Peters, Mathis & Herremans)
    Are in their twilight’s of their Careers
    Kelce has missed 2 of last 3 Seasons due to Injury
    Also who knows about him moving forward
    Cowboys and Giants have been stockpiling Draft Picks
    Making OL a priority during recent Drafts

    • Giants offensive line has Jon Jerry on it….please stop with the overvaluing their line. Its nonsense.

      The Cowboys on the other hand has some monsters on it.

  • The way the Cowboys Run the Ball and protect Romo..
    With Dez Bryant,Williams and Whitten, yes I have the Cowboys rated higher than the Eagles with the Giants slightly above Eagles also
    Too many Fans and local Nedia have bought into the hype of the Eagles early even though they started out 3-0 without playing a solid complete game yet.
    It’s happens every year in Phily,
    They win a couple of games and everyone says how great they are
    The lose a game or two and the Sky is falling
    They are a slightly above Averagd Team worthy of
    9-10 Wins but no playoff sucess and definitely not a legitimate SB Contender or an Elite Team…they need 2 more Drafts and Off-Seasons to contend with the Elite Teams..

  • Yet they have a RB in Murray who I love…but is constantly hurt.

    Romo is well Romo.

    And their defense is being aided by having a great offense play right now.

    Rams jumped on them easily.

  • Cowboys D is Better then the Eagles..
    They have more energy, speed & swarm to the Ball abc better tacklers

    • Not really. Just looks good early right now. They can be exploited easily. Giants have a better defense than the Cowboys.

      Cowboys and the Eagles are eerily similar.

      Giants season will be over by week 10. Look at their schedule. They need to win some big games on the road.

  • Cowboys will be in it until the end of the season…when they will implode with their schedule in November December.

  • Next Man Up vs The Skins Have the Best front 7 in Football

    For dumbass statements of the year.

    • Hey let’s stop playing until everyone’s healthy okay? That better? Next man up its what every team and every player knows, but hey let’s cry because our line is banged up, I guess Smith and Bowman’s replacements stunk up the joint today huh?

      • Lol stop the nonsense.

        You can scheme up pressure on defense.

        You can’t replace what Kelce and Mathis do, especially not with Tobin MolkKelly.

        That’s pure bullshit. Criticism is warranted, Foles played like doodoo. The eliminated half the play book with their shit play and rendered our best player useless.
        it was a total offense fuckoff.

        All this singling out is nonsense. Cooper catch the ball. Foles throw a deep ball with some accuracy. McCoy hold a block. Etc etc etc

        Shit on one play the linebacker dodge beat Tobin so badly off the snap he met McCoy at the handoff.

        That’s fucking pathetic.

        • Okay so what’s the cure? You got all the answers right? They keep playing or they don’t what’s it gonna be? Kelce and Mathis ain’t walking through that door in the next month so guess what? Next man up. But yeah my anti Kelly agenda is showing. What does he do change his entire offense or trust that the guys who made the 53 man roster can play football. So what agenda is that again?

          • You survive and go 4-2 5-1 going into the bye and continue to adapt.

            Games over. I only care about this loss if it combines with a loss to the Rams.

            It week fucking 4.

            3-1 not playing a complete game yet. And matter of fact our QB hasn’t played a complete game yet.

            There is no cure for losing Kelce and Mathis and Barbre. The cure comes back Nov 10th when both should hopefully be back.

            Common sense.

            • Really so how do they manage that if the replacement guys can’t play? Look if the QB played better they would be 4-0, watch that 3rd down play again where was Foles dropping too? If he stayed in the pocket Shady rides Bethea right past him.

              • Foles has been subpar. No one can deny that.

                Shady whiffed on Bethea.

                Like we talked about before the season, Foles has to prove that he’s that guy.

                The line is key with me because our best player is Shady point blank period.

                They can’t even get more than a yard right now.

              • He whiffed because he expected Foles to be in the pocket,again on that play there was no interior pressure so where was Nick going? Watch the play.

              • Lol gtfoh he WHIFFED.

                Jesus Christ Be the a doesn’t even make a move he just runs a straight line.

  • Chip’s offense is a machine right? Plug and play so stop crying about injuries.

  • What in all holy was that nonsense?

  • Your Chip agenda is obvious and clownish.

  • Rob Ryan has been terrible this year. Saints Linebackers are suspect but they are getting torched in the secondary. That is supposed to be their strength.

  • Foles erratic play has exasperated both his critics and fans.

    It’s also shed light on some of the holes on this team.

    Sorry but if your “next man up” was a basically a substitute teacher last year, now he’s calling your protection schemes ….lmao gtfoh thinking you’re gonna have great success with that.

    Add him with your QB being shaky at times, games like today will happen.

    • And Kurt Warner bagged groceries so what does that have to do with anything? How about this? Maybe if Josh Huff and Taylor Hart wasn’t drafted and some serviceable offensive lineman were maybe we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Now that is a Chip agenda for you.

      • If you’re relying on 3rd and 4th round lineman to be starters, you fucked off your talent or have injuries you can’t overcome.

        And with all that…

        3-1….

        With the Rams coming next week….

        Sky ain’t falling…and Chip all of a sudden didn’t turn into a pumpkin because they lost.

  • Lol and it only took a loss for DJax agenda trolls come running…

    • This site has become a joke.

  • The Eagles O-line needs to get healthy. No one can win with the offensive line the Eagles have right now. The running game is hurt by it therefore the passing attack will be impacted as well.

    Foles really needs to work on his deep throws. They are very inaccurate and never seem to connect with the receiver.

    I am still a believer that the Eagles need to have a more traditional power running game. I think a power running game will do a lot to slow down the opposing team’s pass rush. Also, I think lining up in a traditional I-formation will help with play action more than play action out of the shotgun.

    The defensive front played much better yesterday. They made Kaepernick look like a very average quarterback.

    Special teams played terrific. You can’t play much better than they did yesterday.

    I am not all that concerned with this loss as other people are. As Chip Kelly and every other player / analyst has stated, “it starts up front.” Once the o-line gets healthy again, we will be fine.

    We are 3-1 not 1-3. The other teams in the NFC outside of the Seahawks are not that great. The Cowboys are being hyped like they are every year. However, as we all know, once the end of November comes Romo will go on vacation.

    • Agreed Tua. Eagles just have to get to the bye at worst 4-2 at best 5-1.

      Both the Giants and Eagles have brutal schedules in the middle of the season.

      Cowboys play 5 of their last 7 on the road to end the year.

      For the Birds to be where there are with the injuries this team has had and the erratic is very fortunate and ill take it.

      Foles deep ball accuracy is a major part of this team struggling. Either he gets it together or we are an up down team all year and QB shopping in the off season.

      This year is all about making an assessment on Foles.

  • Nobody on offense played well yesterday. Nobody. Nobody blocked, they couldn’t get the run game going, Foles was inaccurate. They had bad penalties, etc, etc.

    That being said they found themselves in a situation to win and didn’t get it done. Cooper dropped another TD. And then they ran 2 horrible plays on 3rd and 4th down from the 2.

    • ^^^^^PREACH^^^^^

  • The offense being the strength of the squad and putting up zero points is something I never thought would happen. When you think about it the offense has only played 5 or 6 good quarters of football, this season. That is a major cause for concern. There was just so many question marks?

    To start, the play calling on the offense was laughable, all game long. You jump out front to an early lead…Only rush the ball 12 total times all game long. Most times were predictable run plays. Shady needs to touch the ball 20 times a game, bottom line. Whether in the receiving game or rushing touches…He didn’t have a reception. There was a few times I thought Foles should have made the throw to Shady in the flat.

    Cooper is what I said he is. More of the same dropped passes. 99% of his catches, he gets is when the DB’s are playing soft he gets hit on the quick outs. Other than that man coverage he’s doesn’t get any separation.

    Foles played horrid, yesterday! He was missing open receivers, holding the ball, just wasn’t sharp. He really hasn’t been sharp all season long…With that said the final drive, I was thinking “after the shit game he’s had and how he’s moving the ball up the field right now, “Foles is the comeback kid”…but the play calling and the bad pass to Maclin in the back of the end zone, ended the hopes of that. Shit game by the QB and offense!

    The O Line wasn’t that bad in pass protection…not that they were good either…But they helped provide an opportunity, was pretty solid on that last drive. Shady actually picked up about 4 yards on a run on that drive…Why not give him the rock on that 3rd and goal?

    Why is James Casey on the field, the last play of the game…He appeared to be the #1 option on that play too…He’s a 3rd string TE and you have him being targeted…? He wasn’t totally blanketed on that play but def didn’t get enough separation.

    • Just questionable decisions and some of the worst play calling I have ever seen. Dead on about the 3rd and goal. The defense seemed to know that they weren’t gonna run. I go Shady twice there or why do you have him on the team.

      Can’t get 21 points from your defense and special teams and then not win the game. You just can’t. Not with how good this offense was supposed to be. Chip needs to eat this one and not blame his offensive line. He called a terrible game.

    • “The O Line wasn’t that bad in pass protection…not that they were good either…But they helped provide an opportunity, was pretty solid on that last drive.”

      My thoughts as well RT. The oline was the least of the problem offensively. Chip called a weak game, Shady not enough touches, and Foles was not good. Oline not responsible for that. Besides we’ve had bad oline play before and it never was allowed to be an excuse.

      • Except theirs already All22 tape out with the 49ers Dline getting so much push off the ball they are swallowing McCoy up. Wasn’t any 8 man in the box nonsense it was a pure ass whooping up front. I’m sorry but what fucking football have you guys played or watched that offensive lineman getting blown off the ball is ok ? That’s ridiculous.

        This line got WHOOPED at the point of attack. Where there opportunities yes…but that was fucking pathetic lmao. No running back worth his ass is getting anything if the line of scrimmage starts behind the original point of attack. There was no downhill action the entire game! Lol my head just exploded.

        But let me guess next man up. Lmao stupidity at its finest.

        • IJ i never said the oline played well in regards to the run game. I witnessed the same porous blocking you and others did IN REGARDS TO THE RUN. But i also noticed that they were surprisingly ok pass blocking. The game I watched showed a Foles that executed poorly. Foles was under much more duress from the skins defense. That Foles was getting his ass whipped but kept getting up and eventually started letting his hands go. The Foles this game (to continue using boxing analogy) never wanted to mix it up; just kept running around the ring. His oline gave him more time than Kap’s. And yes, with the poor blocking, Shady didn’t have much room, no doubt about it.. But he gets paid like a superstar. I needed more gutting it out and less crying and bitching like Carey Williams. It could have translated to more tough runs and less 2 steppin….lol

          • Look again.

          • Brewski, I agree. I was just letting my mind on how the Online was not taking majority of the blame. You saw with Brady last night if you get one dimensional and online really sucked you start seeing ghosts rushing throw etc.

            Shady definitely is tap dancing. He’s pressing.

            Foles has to hit bombs. His game was sub par.

            • IJ I’ve stated from the very beginnig I like this kid Foles. I never felt he had elite talent or intangibles, but that he was tough and resilient. basically like he was at Arizona. You can win with guys like him. Parcells(one of my fav hc) proved that with Sims and Hostetler. My fear for Foles is that the game on the defensive side is much faster which is why even the pocket qbs of today have evolved into much better athletes. Foles mobility is of yesteryear. The game calls for Rogers than Manning now…IMO. Which leads me to my biggest issue with him. His arm strength and deep ball touch and accuracy. I can let a few short misses slide(he’s accurate enough there) but even last year most of his deep balls weren’t that good. I don’t need him to have a Mcnabb or Elway like cannon, but enough where he isn’t giving the defense a play on the ball. He gets entirely too much air under these type throws. he may not ever be able to overcome this. And this is where it falls on chip and Howie to address if they are going to hitch the team to the Foles wagon. They need to get players that accentuate his strengths, thus minimizing his weaknesses.

              • Well stated Brewski and I agree. I think his accuracy is awesome on mid range throws. Deep balls are always hit and miss so I want kill him for that however he can’t go ofer on them. Makes him look really bad.

                I’m not sold on the kid yet but he’s my dude after that redskins game. Plus with everything he missed I have to keep it all he’s made some beautiful passes not many qbs can make.

                That thread to Cooper we haven’t seen in Philly in my time watching them. And the Maclin throw to the sidelines twice this year reminds of when McNabb couldntt make that exact same pass in Arizona to Kevin Curtis.

              • One good thing about Foles’ misses is that they usually are out of harms way as far as Int’s goes…

  • The defense played well for the most part…But I question the use of player personnel. Graham was getting after it in the 1st half, more snaps warranted in the 2nd? 28 snaps? Cole got 66 snaps…Casey Matthews, in all honesty he didn’t look that bad yesterday…But Acho looked way better and the stats show it. Why not keep him on the field? Curry and Bair basically splitting snaps.. Curry got to the QB. Bair did absolutely nothing.

  • Real
    If you noticed they moved Cox around quite a bit yesterday. And for the most part on every big run the 49ers had it was to the left side when Cox was out of the picture and Graham and Cole were getting swallowed up. Graham gets swallowed up being too small and Cole gets swallowed up being so damn slow on the outside.

    Davis schemed his ass off yesterday. Even the rookie didnt shit the bed on himself playing the ILB spot which is saying alot.

    Demeco Ryans is a vet…he doesnt make mistakes for the most part etc…however to me he is always just one step behind and doesnt make any big time plays. We have to upgrade our speed on defense .

    • Yes Cox was moved around, which makes even more reason to get Graham more time with that first half he had. I recall Graham on a run play, making a tackle for a loss. If Cole is getting 66 snaps and Graham is getting 28 snaps but having a better overrall game statistically, why not give him more snaps? The 49ers offense isn’t that good…I wouldn’t say Davis schemed his ass off yesterday, some of the 49ers bad offense was self inflicted. Yes Davis called a better game then some previous games.

      But again if Davis schemed his ass off, then why was Graham on the field on those “big” run plays by the 49ers if his run defense is the issue? Don’t think Graham was the problem with those runs, he only received 28 snaps, you gotta believe the majority of those snaps were against the pass. Also why would you pull Cox out on passing situations anyway? When he is the best D Lineman on the squad?

      Alot of what Davis does, makes no sense to me.

      • Real IMO Davis schemed his ass off.

        However the simple fact of the matter is if this defense is on the field for long stretches at time it will be exposed regardless.

        The offense getting their shit together will mask some of the flaws and highlight when they are playing well and disguise when the play like shit.

        You can only work so much magic. 10pts from the offense and the way the defense was playing combined with special teams would have buried the 49ers yesterday.

        Its still a team game and no other game than football do they all have to come together at some point. Right now….we are a friggin yoyo team.

    • Trent Cole was getting alive on the Run around the Left Side all Game, All Season and All his Career even when he was a Down-linemen as DE in a 4-3 It’s always been a weakness for Cole as he can’t disengage from run blockers and try’s to use the same techniques as if he’s Pass-Rushing which are 2 Different Things… You want to shed a Run Blocker at the last second so you can get to ball carrier, but you also have to set the Edge, meaning hold your ground, then shed the blocker and tackle the runner
      He runs around the Blockers as when he passsed-rushed and essentially takes himself out of the play and leaves the “edge” open
      Get him out of their in the Base 3-4 Package

  • For those who feel Earl Wolfe is a player…..sit down, and shut up….

    I’ll say it again…Fix the Defense…don’t rationalize it’s better than it really is…just fix it…

    Although they played better than the Offense did yesterday, – mainly because of bad decisions by Kelly, and a depleted Offensive Line – we still don’t have legitimate playmakers that would help make a real impact, and grind out a win, when the Offense has a bad game.

    • 4 Solids Players on Defense
      DE Fletcher Cox, DT Bennie Logan, Slot CB Boykin and Safety Malcom Jenkins.. The Rest all need upgrading
      DeMeco Ryans had a rough game yesterday
      Trent Cole and Connor Barwin are not quick enough
      Fletcher,Williams and Allen are back-ups on good Defenses

      • Boykins, and Logan are not solid players Paul….

        That has been this team – front office, and coaching staffs – problem dating back to Ray Rhodes, and Rich Kotite.

        They don’t know real talent, and they love mediocrity, and will try to sell us that these average prospects are going to be solid fixtures in this teams future…….When the majority: 85% – will not….

        • nobody on this website understands your rating scale — impact, bust, not all that, and now a new category being introduced “solid fixtures” —

          • Sucks to be average, or not really have a clue, and not on my level doesn’t it????……LOL!!!!!!!!!!

            • would you like to slide average into your rating scale also?

      • Cox, Malcolm Jenkins, DeMeco Ryans – although he should be upgraded, by his successor, Vinnie Curry – When they let him play – and Myckal Kendricks, are the only solid players on D…

        Boykins is a slot corner only, and Benny Logan, is a serviceable, but average player….

    • There is no “fixing” the D. Not this year anyway.

      “Fixing” a D that was historically bad will take 4 or 5 years. The D is what it is. People are now recognizing that there is still a lot of work to do on this team.

      They need to draft more oline (obv). They need more Dline (obv) and they have to replace 3/4 of the secondary. A team gets what? 3 or 4 starters out of every draft AT BEST! This is still a long slow rebuild……

      Again, I told you all this last year and many of you are still under a “WIN NOW!” delusion.

      We have a QB just starting his 2nd year. A second year tackle. A second year starting TE. A first year WR#2 (and that is what Matthews is at this point). A number 1 WR who is in his first year in the system.

      This will take time to come together. Next year at the draft they’ll try to add more players and slowly build this thing. Wins now are gravy.

    • GMCliff — Malcolm Jenkins is playing Pro Bowl Football right now and is making game changing impact plays

      • That’s because he was Cliff’s choice to upgrade the position when everyone wanted Jarius Byrd….

        See what happens when Howie listens??

        • Kudos to GmCliff…
          Jenkins is the best Defensive Free-Agent the Eagles have added in Years… A tandem of Jenkins and Bethea who the 49ers got on the Cheap would have made a hell of a Tandem..

          GMCliff – Did you see DCar’s Boy Jarius Byrd suck it up last night… He looked worse than Nate Allen… Good Grief… DCar must be rolling in his sleep…

          • Paul – You will never hear me say anything negative about my man DCar..

            I wanted Jenkins, but if we signed Byrd, no one would be complaining right now.

    • On point Cliff. Wolf right now is not an option. Better sub than Kurt Coleman and a stop gap.

      • Earl Wolff’s was about the worst lame Tackling attempt by a Professional Football Player that I have seen in a long time on Frank Gore throw back across the middle play..

        • I 2nd the notion Paul on Earl Wolfe….

  • Defense needs upgrading. Has for years but the drafting has been bad. Maclin needs to be resigned soon. Cooper is not good. If not we will be drafting another receiver next year instead of rebuilding defense or oline.

  • Anyone see Saints $50 Million Safety Jarius Byrd get torched on 3 Cowboy TD’s.. He sucks like I said he sucks… He played a Good Centerfield Safety and caught errant Passes by lame AFC East (NY Jet/Miami Dolphins) QB’s over the last 3 Seasons.. Woopty doo.. 90% on this Site were Ga-Ga over this Guy
    including DCAr… I say he is an expensive Trash-Truck Juice..
    I call them like I see them and Jarius Byrd is simply an Average Safety

    From what I saw in a half of Football last evening
    Byrd took a terrible angle on Murray’s 20 Yard TD Run, then got burnt by Terrance Williams 1st TD reception and then had Whiten abuse him all game long ….

    That A Bethea for the 49ers sure played a strong game and twice knocked McCoy on his ass with 1 stiff-arm to McCoy’s Chops.. Caused Ertz Fumble and had lots of Takles… 49ers got him for about $2.5 Million

  • Early thoughts from Rams vs Eagles Game next Monday
    Rams coming in healthy after Bye Week
    Still have issues at QB & RB..
    Their vaunted DL has 1 Sack for the Season
    Their Safeties have given up big Plays
    Jeff Fisher is still their Coach

    SL Rams 23 – Eagles 17

    • Please. Eagles win this week.

      Stop overreacting to what happened yesterday.

      The Eagles, coming off a divisional war, with a banged up QB (Foles shoulder is hurt) and RB, and with an oline in shambles went to a desperate SF team (I seem to remember they were in the NFC championship game last year) and had a chance to pull out the win at the end.

      Frikkin’ relax. Lose at home to STL??? Doubtful.

      • EAGLES WIN EASY AGAINST THE RAMS. PAUL IS CLUELESS ABOUT ALL THINGS FOOTBALL THIS YEAR

        • It’s early and only Monday
          Seriously, the Eagles should beat the hapless Rams by double-digits..
          Eagles 33 – Rams 16

          • atta boy. u have been trolling hard lately and honestly i dont know when you are being serious or not. keep it real paulman.

            • Let See how the Weeks Plays out, but the Eagles should Win going away, but this is why they play the Games..
              who thought the TB Bucs after giving up 56 Pts a week earlier would go up to Pittsburgh, and beat the Steeler’s for their 1st Win of the Season
              After 4 Weeks of NFL Games, We have learned the Following

              1) The Eagles are not as Good as some thought
              2) The Eagles are not as Bad as some thought
              3) The NFC East is perhaps better than we thought with the Cowboys and Giants playing better than expected
              4) The NFC South is weaker than we thought
              5) The Young QB’s are playing pretty well
              6) New Head Coach’s are hanging in there
              7) The Raiders are the worst Organization in the NFL
              8) Roger Goodell is Incompetent and a Liar
              9) The Rule Changes and the amount of Penalties are way over the Top and are destroying the game’s pace,tempo and this Fan’s enjoyment of watching too many whistles and delays to a game
              10) These Thursday Night Games are bogus and take way too much out of the Players on Short Weeks

              • You’ll get suspended on here for for that “liar” business.

          • How is that gonna happen without sure fire Hall of Famers Kelcie and Mathis?

            • Because its the Rams.

              • Oh when did the Rams drop out the NFL? Now if you want to say Austin Davis is a nobody fine but the same replacement guys will be lining up with a rusty Lane Johnson. Guess next man up only works against some teams but not others. I’m damn glad Foles was next man up last year.

              • I bet Rams Austin Davis throws for 275 Yards and at least 2 TD’s
                Kid has a nice arm and a very good Deep Ball
                Watch for Tyvon Austin or Brian Quick or Eagles Killer Kenny Britt
                with some big plays down the Field..
                I like this Austin Davis… reminds a little of bit like Trent Green

  • Vinnie I do expect them to win Sunday and it should be easy even though the Rams are coming off a bye.

    • There are no Easy Wins Biggy, besides playing your Jaguars and maybe the Raiders..

  • ***NFL News***

    Colts Release WR Da’Rick Rogers who was arrested this Past Weekend for “Driving Under the Influence” Rocgers has had numerous run ins with the law since his days at University of Tennessee who kicked him off the Team for Maturity and Substance Abuse… Rogers at 6-3 220lbs is a very physically gifted Players and really blew his chance with the Colts and even Veteran Reggie Wayne worked hard to keep him under his wing as a mentor but to no avail..
    Some may recall that GMCliff was very high on Rogers even though there were many Red-flags on his off-the field issues which led to him not being Drafted and signed as an Undrafted Free-Agent by the Bills, then Released and then picked up by the Colts last Season…

  • They ran the wrong way on the 4th down play lol. Yup offensive line wasnt a problem.

    Next man up lmao

  • And I thought Ertz was atrocious run blocking…Celek looked horrible as well. On one play he has the edge seal and gets driven all the way into the center of the line right into Shady. Kelly is the pulling guarded supposed to get to the lb and he gets sandwiched by his own lineman.

    PATHETIC

  • Drinking some beers with friends who were former Skins players who are laughing their asses of that it too the league this long to catch Laron Landry doing PEDs.

    Say he used to be so blatant with it he had clinics for guys at his house.

  • ****NFL News

    Raiders Fire HC Dennis Allen after an 0-4 Start
    He’s lead the Raiders to a 8-22 Record in his
    2+ Seasons in Oakland

    Bills announce that Kyle Orton will replace EJ
    Manuel for the 2-2 Bills in a wide open AFC East
    HC Doug Marrone does not like Manuels lack of leadership
    And his too laid back personality and Coach
    Marrone’s Job is on the live with New Ownership
    Coming in…

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