• December 5, 2022

Can The Eagles Defeat Quality Opponents?

ChipKelly8The Eagles did what they should on Sunday; beat up on a team that has two wins on the season.  You can only beat who you are playing, and the Eagles have done well against marginal opponents. The next couple of weeks present a problem the Eagles have yet to solve, beat a winning football team.

When the Eagles beat the Colts, it was very early in the season, and since then, all of their wins have come against teams with sub .500 records.  The turnovers continue from the quarterback position and the secondary gets gashed by the majority of quarterbacks who throw their way.  When needing that one big play or that one big stop against the good teams, they have failed.

The Eagles are about to match up against teams fighting for a playoff spot over the next three weeks.  The Cowboys twice with a visit from the Super Bowl defending champion Seattle Seahawks in between.

So what do we know about the three losses this season.  All of them were on the road, two which we were a play away from winning, with the Packers game a “no contest.”

The Cowboys are coming at you with two players, Murray and Bryant, although Witten always has a respectable game when playing us.  Their defense is suspect, especially when teams run a fast paced style offense.  If Davis approaches how he covers Bryant the same way he did with Jordy Nelson, our Thanksgiving has a good chance of being a “non-festive” occasion.  When your secondary is missing the required talent to man up with a guy like Dez, you better get after the quarterback.

The Seahawks we were lucky the schedule makers had the game being played in Philadelphia, yes I know, the Cowboys beat them earlier, it’s indeed possible.  The matchup vs the Seattle was the game I looked forward to most this season, if you want to know how you match up against the best, battle it out on the gridiron.  They have a quarterback Chip wishes was on his roster and a defense that can do things the Eagles are several players away from being able to do.

What are the expectations after the next three weeks?  2-1 would be realistic, but why not 3-0?  The two games at the Linc are going to insane.  Eagle fans hate the Cowboys and that will be a prime time game.  Knowing that the Seahawk fans are beloved by the NFL media for their “12th man” while we continue to hear connections with “Santa Clause,” if there was a ticket to buy this season, this game would be it.

It’s time for Chip to prove that he is coaching a team that is not only planning on winning the division but one that is preparing to make a run once in the playoffs.

What goes better with mashed potatoes and turkey?  Some pecan pie; but a win in “Big D” would taste delicious as well.

 

Jeff Kolsky

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Mac Dolo
Mac Dolo
November 25, 2014 11:10 pm

Denver, New England, Green Bay, Seattle their are probably a few more teams than that which are in the elite category. Any of those teams would beat the shit out of the Eagles just like the Packers did last week. The only exception would be Seattle for the simple fact they don’t have an elite offense but, put Drew Brees at QB over Wilson and Seattle would drop 50 on Philly with no problem and, would probably shut the Eagles out.

CT
CT
November 26, 2014 1:01 am

Of course they can. In my opinion this is a stupid ass question. In the NFL a win is a win, and it doesn’t matter how u get it. But the fact of the Matter is thtat u can lose a certain way. What I mean is that the birds beat themselves more than San Fran and Arizona did. Even skip Baylee’s said we shoulda won both those games….lol! We were in both of those games till the end and allowed our opponent to stay in it. And the only loss we really deserved we got blew out by the best QB In the game. That was the only way it was gonna happen was if Rodgers came out and played like that. Every team gets blown out in this league. Gb has been blown out 3 times. So have the broncos and patriots. As bad as Cincy was they even got a win. The nfl is wierd. I guarantee u if philly met gb in the playoffs healthy again this season the results would be different

invinoveritus
invinoveritus
November 26, 2014 3:43 am

Stupid article – the question, and the only question right now is: Can the Eagles win enough games during the 16 game regular season to qualify for the playoffs.

Exhibit A – the St Louis Rams – they have demonstrated they have the ability to defeat quality teams. Will they make the playoffs? Didn’t we just beat them? But hey – they beat SF, Denver and Seattle!

Exhibit B – Kansas City – wins over New England, Miami, Seattle, San Diego and Buffalo – but a losses to the Titans and Raiders? Will they make the playoffs?

So bottom line – its all a moot point – a W is a W and an L is an L – doesn’t matter if by 1 pt or 55 pts – get enough Ws – you continue on – don’t, go home.

Concept really isn’t that hard to understand. Funny how the bobble heads will all say take it one game at a time, one week at a time, yet people will ‘debate’ things like this – who gives a S@@@ – just kick the crap out of Dallas – and I don’t care if Dallas is 3-8 or 8-3 its still a divisional rivaly

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 26, 2014 8:00 am

Seems as if Subway Bob will be an oakridge boy as he has been benched in favor of Colt “pistol” McCoy. If McCoy plays well this may be the end of RG3 in Washington. I saw an article discussing would the Eagles bring Bob in if he was released or up for a trade. Could Chip turn Bob around? He could be placed into competition with Foles. I do not see Sanchez coming back.

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
November 26, 2014 8:23 am
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

I thought RG3 would struggle this season like Cam Newton, Jay Cutler, or Eli Manning but not completely fail like Blaine Gabbert or Jake Locker have done where nobody has any confidence in him going forward. He is real close to the Josh Freeman and Vince Young cut your losses and move on category.
Who would you rather have Geno Smith or RG3? I think Foles and Tannehill have surpassed RG3 since their draft.

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 11:34 am

Just heard a report out of DC e dead skins want to move on from him… Looking to trade his ass. Can songs say…BUST

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 26, 2014 11:44 am
Reply to  haveacigar

Was it songs or Kool that said Mike Vick would still be a starter on the Eagles, he just got benched too. (Doesn’t matter, they are one and the same). Even Marcus Vick slammed his play on twitter.

zilents44
zilents44
November 26, 2014 2:30 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Question for anyone would yawl want chip to get rg3 and build him back up it wouldnt hurt thats for sure so i would and one more question would you let maclin walk and pay the money to dez bryant who might be a free agent in dallas I would the guy just wants to win but his attitude would get frustrating to deal wit

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 26, 2014 3:16 pm
Reply to  zilents44

I would absolutely no problem with it Big Z…

He would likely thrive in Chips Offense, and be more of a threat to run, but would be more effective in the pocket with the discipline he would give him on the mental part of the game..

I would be very interested in seeing that, but I wouldn’t give the Redskins anything beyond a 4th Round pick for him though.

paulman
paulman
November 26, 2014 3:30 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Word is that Titans will make an Offer of Starting RT M Oher
and a 3rd Round to Skins for RGII
Jeff Fisher and the SL Rams are also Interested and may be able to offer a Draft Pick and a Player

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 26, 2014 3:36 pm
Reply to  paulman

We’ll see…

zilents44
zilents44
November 26, 2014 5:01 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Yes rg3 has a lot to do to be a nfl qb again but i cant put all the blame on him its that joke of an organization if you want your career to die plz come to redskins where all your woshes come true a lot of money and you dont have to do shit to get it just have a breakout year and mr fantasy football dan snyder will sign u that guy os killing the skins and i luv it lol

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 6:34 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

I predict chip will have zero interest in RG me… This guy torched his career, through team mates under the bus, only used the words ‘me’ or ‘I’ when things went well… Not a leader, coach says needs time to learn the system (coaches speak for ‘this stupid SOB has taken first team reps in my system forever but is still confused by the terminology and progressions’ ) , a journeyman who came into the system in May and got third team reps (translation scout team) knows the terminology, reads and progressions…
Where the hell is songs, fool and TS?

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 6:35 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

‘Threw’… Spelling/grammar police are everywhere

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
November 26, 2014 8:28 am

Mark Sanchez has to put up 30 again. Cowboys defense isn’t good enough to stop Sanchez from putting up 30 neither is the Eagles defense. So unfortunately this game will be decided by who turns the ball over in an important part of the field. ( not a Sanchez strength )

deserteagle
deserteagle
November 26, 2014 9:03 am

Why debate this ? The outcome and the article will both be insignificant after the three games span coming up for the birds..this 3 games with Seattle sandwiched between Dallas is the seasons defining moment..This is a short week ,this is a national TV game ,this is going to be for Eagle fans ,there Super Bowl..I’ll add that the flawed teams in the NFl have finally created parity…this game has all the makings of an opportunity to change history..IMO Romo is one hit away from not being able to return in the next philly game..the pressure that Bill Davis creates allows this team ,along with stellar special teams ,to compete on any level …I truly hope that rushing 3 or 4 isn’t the ointment ,instead I’d come off the team bus ,with our ears pinned back..put pressure on the cowgirls ..remain true to who you are …the persona of this team is a run dominant game ..a multiple sack front seven ,and a back end that’s more vulnerable than a butterball at a weight watchers convention…putting lipstick on it …by hiding the Fletcher’s and williams and Allen’s …and making them insignificant …is what this game will be all about …I sense a team ,focusing on getting after 8 …making him into a crumbled heap as did Washington (the tape on that game ) was studied ,trust me …on the day of the BIRD …thanksgiving …we get to flip it to Dallas…

deserteagle
deserteagle
November 26, 2014 9:10 am

Mark Sanchez is the cranberry sauce of this game E0 super bowls…he’s at the table but the last thing anybody is reaching for..give me the stuffing ..the run defense making damarco Murray a factor ,but not a game changer..pass me the potatoes …piling on yardage as the offensive line unleashes screens and traps ,that we haven’t seen all year …show me a sack after sack ,and romo on his back…let me bang my drumstick…all day long…and for dessert ..show me jerry worlds face distorted and sad…that’s my pie ala mode…a perfect meal ..9-3

BigE
BigE
November 26, 2014 10:02 am

The Eagles lack a lot in the talent area. Casey Matthews getting playing time over Marcus Smith tells you all you need to know. Corners are weak. Linebacking is hurting as usual with 2 free agents and one good draft choice
after a swinging door of linebackers. Allen is not a game changer.

Cooper is not talented and had one good year. Quarterbacking is up in the air. O line is getting older.

Too many holes to get to the Super Bowl and with our drafting record, how
long can we wait. It’s been 54 years since the 60 championship.

deserteagle
deserteagle
November 26, 2014 11:06 am

Big E …too many positives …firstly we are 8-3 …we have a young new coach ,that is coveted throughout the league..we lead the league statistically or are close to the top..in special teams ,sacks ,points scored ..you seem to have the holidays blues …it ain’t half full …it’s overflowing with possibilities..couldn’t disagree more ..yes we have our warts ..but who doesn’t?

paulman
paulman
November 26, 2014 11:27 am
Reply to  deserteagle

Casey Matthews was the 3rd String ILB behind DeMeco Ryans and then Back-Up Najee Goode, who was lost early this Season..Injuries happen but I am sure when checking around the NFL and seeing who their 3rd String LB’s are, it’s generally not go to be a Blue-Chip/Talented/Starter Type of Player

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 26, 2014 3:18 pm
Reply to  paulman

Don’t forget Travis Long who trumped both of them

paulman
paulman
November 26, 2014 3:58 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Correct GM,
Travis Long most likely would have been the 4th ILB ove rMAtthews until his Injury sidelined him for the Season…
The Injury bug has really decimated LB’s and Secondary Personnel this Season

Eagles – Lost 2-3 LB’s
Patriots – Lost 2-3 LB’s
Bills – Lost 2 LB’s
Cowboys – Lost 3 LB’s
Steelers – Lost 2 LB’s
Giants – Lost 2 LB’s
Redskins – Lost 1 LB
Falcons – Lost 2 LB’s
Titans – Lost 1 LB’s
Lions – Lost 1 LB’s
Packers – Lost 1 LB’s
Bengals – Lost 2 LB’s
Panthers – Lost 1 LB

Look around the NFL at Safety Position
Saints, Colts,Bears,Vikings,Falcons,Rams,Broncos,Chargers,Giants,
Chiefs,Raiders, 49ers have all sustained Injuries to Starting Safeties

At CB’s – Teams like the Giants, Redskins, Jets,Steelers,Bengals,Bears,Vikings,TB Bucs, Ravens, Texans,Rams,Broncos,Saints,Chargers, 49ers have all had Starters miss games

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 6:26 pm
Reply to  paulman

Paul this is what makes the nfl what it is… Most teams get killed by injuries, most teams have a flat game or two during the year, most teams have a guy playing that people didn’t even think would make the team … And then in the end (Beatles lyric for the day) a lot of times a team that gets hot and jells at the right time wins it…
NFL is brilliant in limiting to a 53 man game roster, it helps with the parity, helps keep most games a one score game etc….

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 26, 2014 7:00 pm
Reply to  paulman

He was ahead of Najee Goode as well.

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 26, 2014 3:25 pm
Reply to  deserteagle

That may all be true Deserteagle, but what Big E is stating is still a fact.

They are far from being a real SuperBowl Contender until they fill those holes, and acquire some more talented depth.

We’ve only beaten one real playoff bound team, and should have lost that one as well – I wouldn’t be blindly overconfident just because most of those stats are against scrub teams –

Also, On the positive as well, our Special Teams Unit is the best in the League, and has kept us in games more so than our Offense, and Defense has.

For me stats don’t mean anything, how our team performs as a whole during the game is all that matters to me – I know a win is a win, but how they win, and who they win against says a lot more about our team than our record

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 4:52 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Cracks me up “should have lost that one” … There are no ‘should haves” in sports… If there were you could say “should have beat SF or should have beat cardinals”… But since there is no such thing as ‘should haves’ it’s all moot

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
November 26, 2014 7:03 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Yes there are ‘should haves’ in sports! Any reasonable and objective fan can see that with better QB play against SF and the Cardinals we would have won the game. Now there are no ‘should haves’ when you get overwhelmed and blown out…like we did in Green Bay.
But in close and tight games when you see the QB wilting under pressure, turning the ball over, missing wide open receivers, and playing horrific like Foles was and you still lose the game by a close margin like the Eagles did against these teams…you can say ‘should have’

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 7:13 pm
Reply to  koolbreeze

Oh forgot it’s a narrative on Foles for you hot air… Then the eagles should have run the ball from the one, the eagles D should have NOT allowed an 80 yard TD with a minute 40 left after their qb walked off the field with the lead… You are right should haves all over the place!
Any person that has ever played or coached such as (coach of spurs whose name escapes me now, but is uber successful)…. ‘In tight games/series it comes down to a call, a bounce an injury or a fluke play…it’s the nature of sports.’ Saying should have is amateur like which I agree most fans are but in the real world you can’t say that…

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 7:14 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Popovich

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 26, 2014 7:56 pm
Reply to  koolbreeze

Koobreeze stop it, If Riley Cooper would have caught the damn ball we would have beat the 49ers. If that was Sanchez in there under the same circumstances, you would be saying Sanchez lead us down the field to get the win, made the game winning pass touch pass which was spot on target, bum as Cooper dropped it.

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 26, 2014 6:56 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Your welcomed to Crack up Ciggy, but it’s still a fact – agreed or disagreed – and it’s incriminating to the real potential of the team.

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 7:01 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Gm there is no such thin as ‘would have or should have’ because it goes both ways.. You only see it from the negative way… Which is your M O

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 29, 2014 3:03 am
Reply to  haveacigar

LOL!! What way is that? The realistic way?

We couldn’t stop their running game, and when we did stop their passing game , it was on a play that a penalty should have definitely been called.

Realistically, that non call was the difference in the game – and we would have lost Ciggy. But I do realize a win is a win.

BigE
BigE
November 26, 2014 5:05 pm
Reply to  deserteagle

Hopefully we’ll have less warts than Dallas tomorrow.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 26, 2014 11:37 am

Marcus Smith would not have been the difference between a win or a loss this season IMO. We have a lot of good things going as far as the team, the least of our worries right now is Marcus Smith II. The DB’s are more of a concern. Now, if MSII has to play, that may be a cause for concern, but we can cross that bridge when and if we get to it.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
November 26, 2014 1:04 pm

I am not a big believer in the blitz. Or defenses that rely on it. I think its fine against the RGIIIs of the world, but hit the playoffs against a quality starter, and the blitz usually gets shredded.

That being said, I agree with Eagles on this one. I would blitz Romo from everywhere Tomorrow. I want him on the turf every play. And a couple 15 yarders wouldn’t hurt.

Rattle that confidence. Set up the next game (and possibly a playoff meeting)

The following game, I back off. Romo will be seeing December ghosts and hearing phantom footsteps forcing him to toss up a couple ints into the coverage the Eagles drop in game #2 back at the Linc.

Its entirely possible, and perhaps probably, that the 2nd place finisher in the East ends up in the wild card spot travelling to the 1st place finished. SO they may meet for a 3rd time.

greenfan
greenfan
November 27, 2014 10:19 am

With the state of our linebacking core and the play of the defensive backfield, I think you are right Vin. We need to get to Romo, and the earlier in the game the better. If he has the time that he had in the Giants game, Bryant and Whitten will be open all day. The only other option is to get into a shoutout and try to out score the ‘Girls.

paulman
paulman
November 26, 2014 1:20 pm

NY Jets that they are going back to QB Geno Smith for the Remainder of the Season to see what he can do, there is no Future for Mike Vick or Rex Ryan at this point as the Pecking orders are coming down from GM John Idzyk as I stated they would… The Jets need to find out if Geno Smith is their QB of the Future regardless of what Rex Ryan thinks at this point for he’s a Goner and his Staff will be.. This demotion is not about Vick’s Health, He’s done and they invested too much in Geno SMith to not play for a Team whose season is lost anyways….

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 26, 2014 3:43 pm
Reply to  paulman

LOL!! Your hate for Michael Vick continues to be obvious…

Geno Smith, and EJ Manuel, aren’t starters in this league – invested or not – but both of their teams will bring in, or draft, better and younger options, because obviously, they aren’t what they thought they were – or some on GCobb.com thought as well.

paulman
paulman
November 26, 2014 4:12 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

No hate for the man GMCLiff..He’s just not a NFL QB at this Stage of his Career . it was essentially over when he got hurt early last Season and that’s the Reality of the Situation.. Old Man Time waits for no one…

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 26, 2014 6:51 pm
Reply to  paulman

LOL!!! smh Paulman….

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
November 26, 2014 7:13 pm
Reply to  paulman

Once again…poor football analysis by you paulman. Steve Young was in a terrible situation in Tampa, poor offensive line, subpar coaching and he was written off. They picked him up in SF, put a decent offensive line around him…Hall of Fame career. Next year, we will probably need another QB!
Sanchez and Foles are not franchise QB’s.
We may be able to pick up a RG3, Manuel, Smith, or some other QB that has the talent. Chip Kelly should do as he did with Sanchez…look at his college tape, assess the skill level and bring in a QB that will upgrade the position over what we have now.
Sanchez at this point still has a shot to earn the job. If he plays well, cuts down the turnovers, and lead us into the playoffs…he is the starter going into camp next year and they can bring in a RG3, Manuel, or Smith as a backup and draft a young QB
Cut Foles and Barkley…
If Sanchez falters and continues a high rate of turnovers then the QB then you bring him in to compete for a starting spot with a RG3, Manuel, or Smith (one of them will be available)…

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 7:17 pm
Reply to  koolbreeze

Sanchez isn’t the starter the minute Foles gets healthy! Are you on crack!
RG three? He destroyed two coaches ( one with HOF credentials and SB wins) … I know you bought his jersey but have you watched his ass? He blows

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
November 26, 2014 10:47 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

haveablunt – I know how dull your senses are from your chronic intake…but when you sober up you willl understand that the Eagles offense has actually been better with Sanchez! We now see more of the talents of Matthews, open receivers are not being missed as much…we see a better pocket presence.
When Foles is healthy he will be back to his comfortable role has a backup!
Next year, its in his best interest to be released. Why play the last year of his deal with no contract, a lame duck status, backing up a starter?
He should be able to catch on somewhere else and maybe even compete for a starters job

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 11:18 pm
Reply to  koolbreeze

Please bet on that!

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 7:18 pm
Reply to  koolbreeze

Hot air… Vince young and j. Russell are available as well… Akili smith, mcnabb, Pryor etc

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 26, 2014 7:47 pm
Reply to  koolbreeze

Sanchez will not be here next year. EJ Manuel nor Smith will be here either. Foles will be here in 2015. For the right price, I would bring in RG3 to see if I could change him, he has the arm, mobility, he has to get out of Washington. A change of scenery plus the humbling experience of being given up on, the right coaching and team will drive him IMO. Fact is, the Eagles will not be in position to draft a top talent QB in a long time. RG3 would actually be the best option Chip has to get a QB that can possibly perform at a top level if for some reason Foles does not rebound and continues to struggle as he has this season. It’s not a bad option.

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 7:51 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

Washington would not trade him in the division. I don’t think… If they do then it’s a sign he is truly cooked (ie mcnabb)… Rg me will toil in buffalo, Oakland or some other place for castaways and never was’s … Meanwhile a division opponent has zero draft picks for the last three years, no qb and an off season winner in Danny boy

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 26, 2014 8:04 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

If they do not believe in him, they will not worry about him seeing them 2x a year, they may welcome it. They will trade him to whoever gives them the best deal.

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 6:40 pm

Shit Tomas to Arizona… $68 million is the reported number for six years… Who knows, could be a steal or a bust.
More interesting to me is Rameriz getting $22M per year… Wow .. I think he is a dog with fleas but it’s he market I guess

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 26, 2014 6:54 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Reuben blows it again.

We could have had Yasmani Tomas, Jose Abreu, and Rasmany Castillo, and changed the direction of the team within 2 years, if he wasn’t still stuck in the glory days of 2008.

He deserves to be fired

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 7:00 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

You may be right GM… But let me ask you if Tomas hits .220, 17 hr, butchers the OF does he get to be rehired for not signing him?
Make no mistake I wanted him, but I wasn’t at his workouts, I have never seen him play (my guess is you haven’t either)… Talk was of 100 but he gets 68…. Interesting

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 26, 2014 7:51 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

The Phils are not serious about contending, nor does ruin2morrow jr. know how to evaluate talent or put together a winning ball club. We may all disagree on how Hinkie and the sixers are attempting to rebuild, but at least it’s a plan. The Phillies look utterly rudderless, no direction or clear cut plan.

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 26, 2014 10:58 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

No Ciggy obviously, him coming from Cuba all I have is video of all the Cuban Stars against Cole Hamels – one of the best the US can offer – and all of them smoked him. They are light years ahead of us in terms of Baseball Talent, and we could have had 3 of the best they could offer and Rueben continues to over think it….just dumb

He agreed to a lower salary, so it wasn’t necessary to sign him to 100 million dollar contract, which what he was assessing whether he was worthy of right??

He whiffed on Abreu, because he refused to be realistic about Ryan Howards updated abilities at 1st – and tried to have him play 3rd, and had similar reservations about Castillo’s abilities.

This year he HAS to be fired…He looks like the Andy Reid of Baseball – Doesn’t know talent, and is just over his head.

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 11:17 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Howard was signed dummy.. At what turns out to be lower that market… So if Tomas blows which none of us knows it was still a mistake.
All you guys fail to remember particularly with Howard … He was a top guy, top producer and more importantly to them a very primo sell the brand guy (entourage and subway come to mind… Both with phillies jerseys or references)… I know the business part of it frustrates ur small minds but the Phil’s brand went from like 300$ mill to about 8-900$ from 07-12 and Howard was a big reason why … Um .. 5hats a lot of money

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 29, 2014 3:33 am
Reply to  haveacigar

I’m quite aware that Howard was signed – and I’m nothing close to dumb my friend.

What I am also aware of was Ryan Howards decline before this season. He has been in decline for the last 4 years, and should have been thinking about moving him, and eating some of his salary long before this year………and signing Jose Abreu to replace him – instead of considering Abreu to play 3rd base, when he’s a 1st baseman exclusively – would have been a better move than holding on to a washed up Ryan Howard.

Tomas CAN’T BE any worse than Dom Brown, Delvin Young, Darrin Ruff – who is also strictly a 1st baseman – or anyone else they’ve had play the corner outfield positions….

But you’re telling me that you think that he’s done well in his decision making in reference to the talent he’s brought in for this team??……I wouldn’t call you clueless, but it does sound a little naïve to think of Rueben Amaro as a good judge of talent.

And just for the record, I’m VERY comfortable with my feelings about Lame Johnson, and I would still have drafted a Defensive Player instead of him –

Jermon Bushrod was available in Free Agency to play OT, or we could have traded down with the Jets that year, and drafted Sheldon Richardson, and DJ Fluker, and got two impact players with more potential than Lame…..Am I also clueless because I would not have drafted Marcus Smith either??….I’m Nothing close to clueless. For me it’s more of a matter of taste in talent.

How come every time we get in good conversation you have to take it there Ciggy…huh? Why??…..I know for a fact that you’re not an asshole like E0S, but why do you attack me, as if I don’t think out of the Eagles best interest? What’s the problem?

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 29, 2014 10:50 am
Reply to  gmcliff

AR over his head?cliff this just where you lose all credibility… A man does not make it that long in that cut throat league if he is over his head. That I’d a ridiculous statement.
Howard was untradeable after the Achilles. It’s the cost of doing business. You guys from the negative don’t play in the real world,
As for your draft plan for the eagles and Johnson and all that free agent stuff you are rehashing… There is a lot of conjecture. The plain simple fact is LaNe was a fine pick, the guy is doing very well, is part of their most dominating group on a 9-3 team… What is hard about that

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 29, 2014 12:52 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

as a talent evaluator being the head of football operations Ciggy, he failed – His draft picks, outside of DeSean, Shady, Westbrook, Shawn Andrews, and McNabb were all terrible – He was over his head..

I’ve never lost ANY credibility just because someone didn’t agree with me. As far as Lame is concerned some see things through rose colored glasses, some look at the glass half full, it’s all one personal perspective. I have nothing to be ashamed of.

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 29, 2014 1:45 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Internet GM making hypothetical trades, which absolutely no one knows if they were available or not vs a guy who has been head coach, GM for 14 years in the most competive multi billion dollar organization in the world.. That is beyond hilarious. You aren’t over your head when you have a well above average record of success. You aren’t over your head when you take two organizations from the shothole to the playoffs… It is internet smugness at its finest… The good thing for you cliff is you can NEVER be wrong,., example when LaNe makes the pro bowl you can bring up some hypothetical far fetched scenario at cliffs plan would have gotten X number of pro bowl players.. You will never lose because he negative narrative along with what ifs and should haves can’t be argued against… Your dream world results wil always be better.. Fortunately from behind the screen you never have to deal with injuries, contract, chemistry, coaches leaving, guys who don’t pan out…that’s called the bubble

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 29, 2014 2:22 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Ciggy all that being said…Why should I care???

Andy Reid doesn’t know talent. – point blank – in the league 14 years or not. His opinion and his viewpoint on prospects really is no better than mine considering who he’s drafted. I would do no worse, but definitely better.

If Johnson makes a Pro Bowl, – won’t mean nothing to me but – Oh FYI Lane Johnson isn’t going to a Pro Bowl – blow that out of your mind. Wishful thinking Ciggy.

The results from what I recommend are what they are based upon the performances of those Andy, and Howie passed on. There is nothing in a dream world – it’s all reality – The Critics as far as I am concerned can just kick rocks – I don’t care either way – agreed or not agreed

But what if he never makes one? Will you still lean on your opinion, or will you bow down??

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 29, 2014 2:40 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Cliff, your my man 50 grand, but, Lane Johnson’s play has been very good this year. You do not hear his name being called for giving up sacks or pressures or see him getting beat like he did last year. Shady attributed his return as big reason he was able to run the ball when Lane first came back from suspension. I don’t know about a pro bowl, that is not necessarily a measure of success, more of a popularity contest. However, Lane Johnson and Benny Logan has been damn good this year and has made that second year leap. Johnson has been credited with I believe one sack (if that). He easily handled pro bowl DE Charles Johnson (Panthers) and has been ballin ever since. Time to take the m out and put the n back in good brother. He struggled against JJ Watt, but was not credited with giving up a sack, matter of fact, he road graded Watt during the run. Jason Peters struggled against Watt too as most do.

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 29, 2014 2:42 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

My opinion of him is this he is a well above average RT and will be a dominant player. Pro bowls are subjective to a point, particularly for a lineman,,,
You play internet GM with a lot of would haves and should haves…it’s fun for you and entertaining for me to read but it’s fantasy football, certainly not based in any reality.

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 29, 2014 7:57 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

If that’s the case Ciggy then I wear the title of Internet GM with pride my brother…..Call me what you want, but don’t ignore that I more than reasonably know what I’m talking about…

Those are fair points Eagle – You’re my man as well brother – but I’m not a Lame Johnson fan, and nothing will change that.

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 29, 2014 8:07 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Being a GM with zero accountability…easiest job in the world

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 30, 2014 12:10 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Hating doesn’t look good on you Ciggy….

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
November 30, 2014 7:50 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

who is your QB, Logan Thomas?
who are your OL, ( C, OGs, OTs)?
who are your WRs ?
who is your RB?
Can’t use Howies Players – and I already know you claimed all defensive players with your 1st , 2nd and 3rd round draft choices since I’ve know you. So what does a Gus Bradley coached team General Managed by Cliff Dorsey look like on offense ?

gmcliff
gmcliff
December 1, 2014 10:39 am
Reply to  gmcliff

LOL!! You’re back again??? I’m through with redundant responses to you..

I’m not going to ask you for yours because you’ve never answered that outside some scrub that gets no playing time because you had him overrated – and continue to not know what you’re talking about….and continue to not have a leg to stand on to question me….

So, Who are YOUR prospects for this year??? Earn some respect, then question me

You can bring up all the prospects I wanted as back ups…
You can bring up Gus Bradley, and ignore my first choice as head coach….
You can heckle and hide behind Howie, and his poor 2014 draft, and rationalize about his 2013 draft, till your heart is content…

Because like I told you before you can also kiss my ass…..earn my respect then we can talk jr….

gmcliff
gmcliff
December 1, 2014 10:46 am
Reply to  gmcliff

Oh Eagle, Charles Johnson plays on the other side of Lame, and he didn’t handle JJ Watt either.

I heard that last year when many would imagine, and claim that Lame dominated Ziggy Ansah in the snow game last year. When I watched the game – He didn’t play one snap against Ansah – He went up against Jason Peters all game….

Stop it with Lame. He plays on the line with 3 Pro Bowlers, that are more significant than he is, and Shady didn’t get himself together until Mathis, and Kelce got healthy – not Lame’s return.

zilents44
zilents44
December 1, 2014 10:53 am
Reply to  gmcliff

Yo gmc i agree with what u say a lot but lane is a good player and only getting better and he trampled jj in the texans game twice and ansah moved around in the snow game trying to get pressure but couldnt on either tackle look u gotta let lane go man he is a good player its all good man u are rigjt most of the time

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
December 1, 2014 12:24 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Cliff, you’re wrong, go back and watch the game as I did. Charles Johnson and Lane was clearly matched up against each other quite a few times. My eyes are not deceiving me. Lane stonewalled Charles…go back and watch it..it’s clear. No need for me to make it up as I am not paid to be his PR guy, just a fact. Go back and watch the texans game too, you’re incorrect on that too. it’s not about where they are listed to plat RDE or LDE, they thought they had a match up and switched…they thought wrong.

paulman
paulman
December 1, 2014 12:25 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Correction for GMCliff

Panthers Charles Johnson plays LDE and would face RT Lane Johnson on almost every snap for whatever it’s worth

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
December 1, 2014 12:44 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Thank you Paulman, I rewatched the game, specifically looking at Lane’s play, I know what I saw. Cliff, this ranks up there with you saying that Kony Ealy was going to be starting for the Panthers at OLB in the 34. Like I said, there’s no need for me to make things up. I have no agenda, it is what it is! lane is playing well, you’re initial and continual dislike for the pick has blinded you and does not allow you to see things as they are. You stated you will never like the pick, so no matter how well he plays, you will dislike him and never give him props. That sort of invalidates your ability to judge his play.

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 26, 2014 11:21 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

So just like lane Johnson you are clueless to his potential .., got it

DCar
DCar
November 27, 2014 7:18 am
Reply to  haveacigar

You are hands down, the stupidest, clueless, excuse making, lemming, asshole, that I’ve ever witnessed! For you to still have the balls, to excuse & back Ruin 2morrow, is nauseating! This organization is filled with inept, over their heads, human filth! So you fit right in with them. They spew BS about wanting to get younger & better, with a dire need for promising, talented, young Outfielders, but don’t sign either Castillo, nor Tomas. What did we here from the lemmings on here & the paid off media, when they didn’t sign Castillo? Ohhhh, they really are interested in Tomas! GTFOH, you & them should be imprisoned in Siberia, to never see society again! Fucking POS frauds. Wrong for 3 years, & still going strong!

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 27, 2014 9:22 am
Reply to  DCar

Do you know what their offer was? If so please enlighten me. Also from the negative narrative… Your all too familiar stance… If they paid 75$ for him (again we don’t know the offer) and the guy is a bum then you would say I can’t believe Ruben signed that POS… The negative always has a back door…that’s why pussys lead with it… They know they have it in reserve.
Oh btw this off season at least four players were signed to very lucrative contracts while still under team control… Learn the business asshole

gmcliff
gmcliff
November 29, 2014 3:40 am
Reply to  DCar

Tomas hasn’t played a game for anyone, so we don’t really know but we will see soon enough, but Castillo will be the starting CF for the Red Sox this year, and He has been already proven wrong on Abreu, and not pursuing Tanaka as well Ciggy.

Do you feel they’re worth any less than what we’re already overpaying for on this team??

zilents44
zilents44
November 26, 2014 11:39 pm

If you all haven’t seen it yet there is a great piece about connor barwin on how he’s not just helping on the field but also off of it. He helps the urban community and the youth…..It is just awesome to see a star player care about his team and city of philly….u see pman it’s not all shit in philly….look our city ain’t perfect but dude don’t talk all the shit…I’m still pissed im love philly for good and bad (even though could do without bad) but hey it’s a great city

zilents44
zilents44
November 26, 2014 11:39 pm

Oh yea it’s on espn

bfdaking215
bfdaking215
November 27, 2014 4:58 am

Rg3 can’t read defenses…why would we bring him in? He sucks!

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 27, 2014 9:18 am
Reply to  bfdaking215

I do not know if he can or can’t read defenses. What I do know is that he is coming off injury, trying to work his way through a new offense. When I look at talents that threw a lot of picks early in their career, e.g., Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Andrew Luck, and still Eli Manning, who is struggling to work his way through a new defense, it gives me pause. What I do know is the aforementioned QB’s has never been accused of not being able to read defenses, they are called gun slingers. RG3 has had his struggles, injury, change of coaching, offensive philosophies, etc. Has he made things easy on himself talking…No, but that can be dealt with under the right coach and with the right team. RG3, as much as I have teased his faults, is a talent. He needs a new environment and real coaching on a real TEAM. I think Chip would bring out the best in subway Bob. It’s worth a shot if the opportunity presents itself. As I stated before, the Eagles will not be in a position to draft a top tier QB for a loooong time. Carpe diem!

coldbrewski
coldbrewski
November 28, 2014 7:59 am
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

Great post EHL. No need for the Brewster to add anything.

IrishEagle
IrishEagle
November 28, 2014 8:31 am
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

I agree EHL, if we could get RG3 for the price we paid for Vince Young it would be worth taking a shot at him. But I wouldn’t expect anything more from him than we got from VY.

It’s hard to look at guys like RG3, and Vince Young, and JaMarcus Russell, and Matt Leinart, and Ryan Leaf, and think – the guy just can’t do it….but sometimes they can’t.

greenfan
greenfan
November 27, 2014 10:25 am

GAME DAY…….DALLAS GAME DAY EAGLES FANS !!!!!

It does not get any better. TurkeyDay and a win against the CowGirls, sounds like a perfect day.

Happy Thanksgiving GCobb posters. GO BIRDS!!!!

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 27, 2014 11:07 am

I’m done with GCOBB for the day… I’m steady QB for an intense turkey bowl… Will be diagraming plays in the dirt and on my nephews chests … Go down to the tree fake right and go left, Timmy you run a 5 yard hook! Then it’s bird, finally BIRDS.. I get to watch with my 82 year old mom .. Staying off GCOBB for the game… After game my wife and I go out to a nice bar in rehoboth, maybe dance and then home for…….
To all the GCOBB faithful, agree, disagree whatever HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING … Go birds

paulman
paulman
November 27, 2014 12:51 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Enjoy the Family Time & Game HAC
Go Birds….

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
November 27, 2014 4:32 pm

Here we go.

If Dallas sweeps the Birds I have to shave a stupid star into the back of my head, but if reversed, my buddy has to go to work in Eagles war paint on his face. (both will receive a lot of provincial and probably national exposure).

If its a split…most embarrassing loss is the loser.

I’m too old for this shit.

Eagles better not f-ing lose.

40 RB carries. 20 Sanchez throws. Mostly screens. None of this 15/20 yard straight ahead floater shit. I completely accept 3 first quarter personal foul penalties on Romo.

Get the game started…..the 7 minute anthem business is just…..^%*&%

Happy Thanksgiving Americans…..even though Thanksgiving is in October….I have a turkey roasting nonetheless.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
December 1, 2014 1:01 pm

Oh and Cliff, Lane has been playing next to Andrew Gardner..please, any D coordinator worth a blood nickel is going to play matchup against the weak link. That’s why the Eagles started going after that Dallas left Guard, he was the weak link and it paid dividends. Stop with the ridiculous reasons as to why Lane is performing well. You were wrong about him good brother, it’s ok to be wrong every now and then. We all are, it just so happens you are wrong on this one!

paulman
paulman
December 1, 2014 1:18 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

Lane Johnson (if he remains Healthy) gets named to the Pro-Bowl the next few Seasons at RT in my Opinion.. Look around the NFL and specifically at the RT Position.. Who is better than Lane Johnson ?

gmcliff
gmcliff
December 1, 2014 11:42 pm
Reply to  paulman

no he won’t Paul….

invinoveritus
invinoveritus
December 1, 2014 7:46 pm

For GM Cliff – I am curious – above you seem to imply that outside of a few picks – Andy Reid was not a good draft selector – I went back and took a look at players CURRENTLY on this 9-3 team, contributing to the success of this 9-3 team that most folks think right now will finish 12-4 or 13-3 and the 1 or 2 seed in the NFC –

Defense – Trent Cole (former pro bowler), Fletcher Cox (he is a beast) Kendricks – on the verge of the PB, Vinny Curry (why is he not playing more!) Brandon Boykin (great Special teams and probably the best slot CB in the league) and Brandon Graham (every time he is on the field the QB is running for his life) – through in Casey Matthews who does a super job on the BEST special teams in the league and a decent job as a back-up LB – and Nate Allen who is a decent S – you have 8 AR draft picks that contribute on defense and 3 of them (Cox, Kendricks and Boykin) that are potential serious pro bowl type players.

On offense – Foles (pro bowl last year) Kelce (the best center in the game) Maclin (gonna have to break the bank for him) McCoy, and Celek. Hermanns has done a solid job and Cooper has contributed. There a re a few others (Vanderline or whatever) that are on the roster but do not contribute.

So at least 1/3 of the current roster is AR draft picks that are playing big roles in the teams current success – I did not account for folks like Jason Peters or Evan Mathis (in case you missed the point of this – 4 of the 5 starting O lineman from last year when McCoy won the rushing title were from the AR generation) and the guy you wank about Johnson (who you call Lame so it shows the football IQ right there) is from post AR – or Demeco Ryans (also AR product)

There seems to be this ‘creed’ of blogger’ GM Cliff – BigLion, KoolBreeze, Songs – are you guys all the same people – what color is the sky in your world? Do you watch Arena football or something – because the foundation of this team is ARs players and draft picks……..

which is funny because many on here talk about ARs success being with the guy before him players, when in fact Reid took over in 99 and by 04 when they went to the SB – 90% of the roster had turned over and only one starter was left….

and for Eagle has Landed – great point on Gardner and Johnson – this is why Johnson (and ALL rookie OTs started slow last year – with Peters, Mathis, Kelce, Hermanns and Johnson – if you were a DC (vice a guru internet GM) who would you try and beat???

gmcliff
gmcliff
December 1, 2014 11:38 pm
Reply to  invinoveritus

I’ll reply to that. Every player in the NFL CONTRIBUTES – Practice or otherwise – So, they aren’t all valued in the same light, thus, benefit from the presence of the elite talent on the team……..

Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, and Shawn Andrews are the only players drafted directly under Andy Reid, that were voted to the Pro Bowl, classifying them as elite players.

Fletcher Cox, Myckal Kendricks, Vinny Curry, and Brandon Boykins weren’t technically Andy Reid picks – They are credited exclusively to Howie Roseman – although Reid was the coach. Both Jeffery Lurie, and Andy Reid both stated that draft was run by Howie – To my point – Reid would never had chosen some of those picks, referenced by the garbage that he brought in on previous drafts…

invinoveritus, please don’t address me, or call me out and mention the names Casey Matthews, Brandon Graham, and Nate Allen with the reference of doing a “Super Job”, “Decent”, or whatever positive description of Graham you think he is, and attempt to give the impression of someone who is going to kick logic to me…….All 3 stink from where Reid thought they would be drafting them as “Starters” –

He was wrong, and so are you. You’re talking to me about 11 players out of 114, and 4 of which Cox, Kendricks, Curry, and Boykins, that he didn’t have a direct hand in drafting. Please, SIT YOUR ASS DOWN!! Really????

Brandon Boykins does a nice job for how he is used – But he is nothing close to a Pro Bowler – He gets burned religiously by the more elite WR’s in the league when he plays on the outside, instead of the nickel- and is what he is – limited, and obviously overrated by you.

Maclin deserves all the credit in the world for the year he is having. I applaud him, and although Reid drafted him. He didn’t excel under Reid – I say thank you Chip Kelly.

I say the same thing for Jason Kelce as well, and to your point he is in my opinion as well the best Center in the league, and the best player drafted during his draft – the Danny Watkins draft – but wasn’t chosen until the 6th round – Reid didn’t even know what he had, Howard Mudd made the decision to start him over – I think Jamaal Jackson – making my point that he doesn’t know talent.

He passed on most of the guys that he inherited now with Kansas City, but has benefited from not being the one with the say on who is drafted and who isn’t. That’s John Dorsey- Who has he(Reid) drafted for the Chiefs that has stood out???????

This 9-3 team has benefited from a much better coaching staff. One reason why Foles hasn’t had the season he had last year, that I recognize – is the absence of Bill Lazor his QB Coach last year who is helping Ryan Tannehill excel this year in Miami.

Andy Reid doesn’t know talent, even though invinoveritus has an affection for the mediocrity he left behind.

invinoveritus
invinoveritus
December 2, 2014 3:55 am

wow GM Cliff – you are just an ignorant ass – can you tap dance like a little bitch anymore then you just did?? can you wiggle left, talk around yourself, wiggle right, change the rules –

I am convinced you, songs, koolbreeze and biglion are all the same ignorant douches really – Boykin gets burned religously…. by more elite WRs – dude – he plays the slot against other teams #3s… do you know ANYTHING about football –

congrats – you are an internet superstar – visions of greatness – you are that guy that has his mom dump a gatorade on his head when he wins his fantasy football league –

sit your ass down – oh you internet tough guy you – I shiver on my keyboard…. at least everyone gets to see you dance like the little poser you are.

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
December 2, 2014 9:37 am
Reply to  invinoveritus

don’t worry about that, GMCliff traded all his internet fantasy GM draft picks away for Kahlil Mack and Kony Ealy. No need to discuss football with him this draft cycle, he benched himself.

gmcliff
gmcliff
December 2, 2014 4:43 pm
Reply to  invinoveritus

Dance around what?? You obviously don’t know me very well so let me spell this out for you….

LOL!! Who gives a left crap what you think?? Who are you suppose to be??…lol!!

Boykins does play the slot – but sense I get the feeling you don’t know that he has been experimented with on the outside and been burned by more elite – heck less elite WR’s – in the league that he has been regulated to the slot. because like I said he isn’t all that – exclusively slot corners don’t get voted into the Pro Bowl…….sit you ass down Jr

I don’t need your commendation to verify who I am…negro please…It’s already recognized regardless of what you say…..lol!!!!!!!!!!!

invinoveritus
invinoveritus
December 2, 2014 2:07 pm

GM Cliff – Xmas comes early – story in philly.com about Boykin:

Boykin has allowed only 138 yards after a catch in 13 games this season, according to Pro Football Focus. That’s 10.6 yards per game. He has not allowed a catch of more than 30 yards this season and has kept his receivers out of the end zone.

sounds JUST LIKE he gets burned religiously doesn’t it!

so how do you do it GM – are you, koolbreeze, songs and biglion all the same and you just shift betwen them, do you have multiple computers – do you wait for one guy to start taking too much flak for being a fool?

Biglion821
Biglion821
December 2, 2014 2:33 pm
Reply to  invinoveritus

Dude go away with your dumb shit, please don’t bring my name up in any of your dumbass posts.

RealTalk777
RealTalk777
December 2, 2014 2:52 pm
Reply to  invinoveritus

Boykins would be exposed on the outside…He is utilized where he is best and can possibly be one of the best in the NFL at the slot..Problem with Boykins is his height…those taller WR’s will give him a lot of trouble on the outside.

gmcliff
gmcliff
December 2, 2014 4:45 pm
Reply to  invinoveritus

I saw the story, and I wiped my ass with it….because it was more crap

invinoveritus
invinoveritus
December 2, 2014 8:10 pm

Real – agree – you said it – best in the NFL at the slot – the simple point that anyone who knows anything in today’s world of football – you need a stud at the 3rd CB – and we have one of the best.

invinoveritus
invinoveritus
December 2, 2014 8:12 pm

biglion/kool/gm/songs – or what, you gonna type in all caps or hurl blog curse words…. oooohhhhhh scarrrrrrry….. quick make up another sign in name so you can write comments to support yourself –

Biglion821
Biglion821
December 2, 2014 8:59 pm
Reply to  invinoveritus

Nah I’ll just ignore your non football knowledge dumb ass so keep firing away idiot,

invinoveritus
invinoveritus
December 3, 2014 1:14 am

oh wow – kool/biglion/gmcliff/songs – you got me there. How many times in how many posts do you use these 4 monikers to call everyone else dumb and tell everyone else they have no football knowledge – amazing the ONLY 4 posters on this site that have ANY football knowledge are kool/biglion/gmcliff/songs. All 4 of you come on here and tell everyone else exactly how it is and if anyone brings up any information or facts, stats, articles that dispute your ‘knowledge’ these 4 monikers immediately start with the petty name calling and blog gangster activates and of course any information that disputes you infinite football knowledge (hard to type that without laughing) is ‘crap’ – I once confused koolbreeze with basic math – but you already knew that….. how pathetic is your world that you resort to being an internet bitch to gain fulfillment by telling others how much you know?
So go ahead, start ignoring me – you have my permission.

daggolden
daggolden
December 3, 2014 2:56 am

The story is already written. Mark Sanchez will be crucified by Eagle fans Sunday night. The Seahawks defense is hitting there stride and there isn’t a QB on Earth that would light them up right now but that wont matter. Sanchez wont play well vs the Seahawks and I will read on here how Foles would of thrown for 400 yards and 7tds vs them with no turnovers. lol. The only chance for offensive success will be if the Eagles can run the ball. To think that Sanchez can have any success when the Peytons of the world have been lit up by this defense is wishful thinking but I will read how terrible Sanchez is. Aarron Rogers wouldn’t light this defense up but Sanchez will be expected to by the fans who don’t like him. This game is all on the offensive line and run blocking. If Shady goes in there avg 1.4 yards a carry that’s where the focus should be but it wont. We all know how the story will go.

daggolden
daggolden
December 3, 2014 3:05 am
Reply to  daggolden

Sanchez will probably give you vs this defense.

14-28 174 yards
2 ints 0 tds.

Which then we will need 26-118 hard earned yards from Shady and 1 TD. A special teams TD and 3 fgs to get us to 23 points. Then we just hold them to 2 tds and 2 fgs and we win 23-20. One of there tds will be a Sanchez pick 6.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
December 3, 2014 7:48 am
Reply to  daggolden

I won’t rip Sanchez. Why would I? I already know what he is.

Now….. I will rip KoolIdiot for trying to pronounce Sanchez as some sort of hero, but I’m not going to rip the man himself for meeting his very own Sanchez expectations.

IrishEagle
IrishEagle
December 3, 2014 12:06 pm
Reply to  daggolden

It makes no sense to rip Sanchez…. he is all we got. There’s nobody that would rather see Barkley playing – and Foles can’t play.

You guys don’t seem to understand that Chip Kelly knows what he has with both Foles and Sanchez. Kelly chose to start Nick Foles,… he chose Sanchez to back up Foles. There’s a reason for that…

Sanchez has done a great job to keep the Eagles winning while the starting QB is injured, but it’s not like they were losing when Foles was playing.

This situation is nothing like when Foles took over an 3-5 team and went 8-1 to finish out the regular season last year.

Sanchez has a ways to go to take Foles job.

Biglion821
Biglion821
December 3, 2014 9:22 am

Sanchez just needs to take care of the ball, this game will be about stopping Lynch and keeping Wilson in the pocket he won’t beat you strictly from the pocket. I do think they need to threaten Seattle deep you cannot have Thomas and Chancellor lurking around looking to pick off receivers all game.

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
December 3, 2014 10:35 am
Reply to  Biglion821

I think the weakness in the Seahawks defense is Cam Chancellor. I would throw every pass to his responsibility. I don’t think he is fast enough to cover anyone.

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
December 3, 2014 9:28 am

vinniedaloser stop it…just stop it…you are dying to rip Sanchez and we both know why…You and your Foles loving crew are laying in wait…desperate to see Sanchez fall short and it wont matter that Seattle is playing lights out defense that can shut down any offense in the league.
No…you will bash Sanchez and try to use it in a desperate argument to put Foles back in…
It wont work!
No one has proclaimed Sanchez a franchise QB….no one…what has been stated is clear

Sanchez is better than Foles! He is an upgrade over Foles. As such he gives us a much better chance to win. Anyone watching the Eagles play notices that Sanchez is not scared in the pocket, he is not missing wide open receivers, he has more mobility and he has better leadership qualities than Foles.
It is only you agenda driven zealots who would rather see the Eagles lose than to see Foles lose his job.

Vinniedaloser-you and your Foles crew are are pathetic fools!

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
December 3, 2014 10:28 am
Reply to  koolbreeze

“Lying in wait….”

Idiot.

That would imply that I am not clear up front.

Sanchez’s best…and that’s what we’ve seen this is his absolute best…is marginally better than Foles’ worst (behind 4 missing oline and a run game going nowhere)

Sanchez’s best is squeaking out 1 td and 2 ints against a Tenny D that just gave up 6 td passes to Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Sanchez’s best is OK enough for a backup Qb and I am happy he’s been able to come in and help deliver 3 wins.

As for Leadership and not being scared? You are beyond dleusional.

He wanted no part of the GB game and quit before it began.

Hollis Thomas (you seem to like quoting players/experts and such) said:

“Did you see Sanchez after he got hit early in the Packers game?” He wasn’t the same player the rest of the game.
Hollis then referenced Foles and said “did you see what Foles did after getting hit time and game after game after with the Eagles make shift offensive line.
Hollis said “Foles lead the Eagles back to victory. Whereas Sanchez folded like a cheap tent after one hit.”
Hollis said “Foles was being constantly hit and still lead them to a 6 & 2 record.”
He further said there is huge difference between Foles as a outstanding leader and how he responded to adversity.
Sanchez looked in shock and was not the same player. Hollis said “that every single defensive team picks up on that immediately.”

“End of discussion in his mind it is not even close.”

I disagree with Hollis Thomas who said that Sanchez quit after the first hit….he quit when the first snowflake touched his nose.

Eagles had held the Pack to a FG…ran the kickoff back to the 35…I thought there was a positive vibe….then I saw your “leader” trudge out onto the field….. with his shoulders slumped, head down, and hands buried I knew the game was over.

A guy that gives up like that can’t lead this team to a SB.

And Accuracy? 80% of his passes are under 10 yards. Anything over that is either a floater to the other team, or a floater up the middle that gets his WRs blown up. He’s had 4 “deep” throws over 4.5 games. Because he can’t. His own coach knows this and basically eliminates 1/3 of the field for the guy. His own coach has taken the ball out of his hands against Houston, Tenny and Dallas.

Sanchez is Sanchez. Good backup. Runs the hurry up well. Could never ever win a SB.

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
December 3, 2014 10:47 am

Trent Cole broke Russell Okung’s arm –
youtube.com/watch?v=EkY7IiQPAE8

Revenge game for — This is a huge deal and the Seahawk OL and Eagle DL are in war with Cheap shots galore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The best matchup is Okung vs Cole because Russell Okung is going to try to end Trent Cole’s career.

greenfan
greenfan
December 3, 2014 1:47 pm

I watched the video e0s. This will be one of the match ups to keep an eye on….I say that Cole does the same move on him at the start of the game and see how his arm has healed.

TheTruthSez
TheTruthSez
December 8, 2014 9:39 am

It’s obvious that the answer is NO…GB’s offense blows them out of the water and Seattle’s D shuts em down. They can’t think of winning SBs until they beat teams like that.