Sunday, October 09, 2005

Potsgame Questions

Were there any positives to take from this game? I can’t think of one. Please give me one if you can think of it. I dare you.
Did the Eagles err by not addressing quarterback Donovan McNabb’s sports hernia injury with an in-season surgery?
Why did head coach Andy Reid allow McNabb to play trailing, 33-10, with less than five minutes remaining? Does Reid really want to thumb his nose at his critics?
I found one positive from the game. It’s a weak one, but punter Dirk Johnson averaged 47.2 yards on eight punts.
Where was Eagles middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter against the run as the game wore on? The Cowboys were running through holes as wide as defensive tackle Hollis Thomas’ rear.
Is this loss just a speed bump for the 3-2 Eagles on their return to the Super Bowl or is it a sign of things to come?
Will Reid finally admit the Eagles need a running game? They gained only 19 yards on the ground.
Which problem of the many to chose from is the biggest concern for Reid and his coaches? My vote is for the utter lack of a pass rush.
Is the bye week, which comes this week for the Eagles, a good or bad thing following a devastating loss? The numbers pretty much some up the butt-kicking the Eagles took. Total yards: Cowboys 456, Eagles 129. Total plays: Cowboys 81, Eagles 43.
Why was I watching this terrible football game when I should have been witnessing the longest postseason game in baseball history – and 18 inning marathon that saw the Houston Astros knock the Atlanta Braves out of the playoffs (again), 7-6?
For some answers to these questions, read my own blog – Jeff’s Play at http://go.philly.com/jeffsplay -- starting tomorrow. See you then.

6 Comments:

At 11:20 AM, Blogger InsultComicDog said...

Well, Todd France made a nice tackle. That's a positive.

He should marry Paris Hilton, then she would be Paris France.

 
At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Zach (Eagles Fan) in DC said...

One more positive, albeit a weak one: McNabb did not get hurt any more than he already is. Hate to say it, but McNabb goes down (or away for 4-6 weeks), this team is D-O-N-E.

That game was difficult to watch.

 
At 11:52 AM, Anonymous Zach (Eagles fan) in DC said...

By the way what the F*!% is this BS with Owens wearing a Michael Irvin Jersey on the way out of town?!?!? That is HOOOOOOORRRRRRIBLE. BOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I hope he got the piss knocked out of him for that one. Sheeh!

 
At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that the lack of a running game is one serious problem. If they could have gotten out of that hole on the 2 yard line, maybe they could have moved up the field and scored. At the very least, they wouldn't have given the Cowboys the ball so close to the endzone. But I am afraid they will never have a really good power running game because Reid thinks it is unnecessary. Now that McNabb is hurt, it shows just how necessary it is.

 
At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right on every point. No positives. I think that McNabb needs to take the surgery. He will only be out for 4 - 6 weeks, and one is a bye. Granted, Detmer is terrible but if they RUN THE BALL with Gordon and Westbrook and then utilize every other offensive weapon with the pass, they couldn't end up any worse than Sunday! Maybe McNabb can come back with some new life in time for end of year/playoffs. They did it before...

 
At 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Needed - Pass Rush. Corey Simon at least was a load in the middle... I guess Jerome "Just Shoot Me" McDougle was supposed to play like a first rounder at some point, but that ain't happening. Hopefully Walker can come back this week and help. Eagles website reporting - "Those who will not practice, however, include starting end N.D. Kalu, who has swelling in his knee." Ugh.

Otherwise, its going to a LONG Sunday at the Linc against all the weapons the Chargers have.

 

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