Utebird

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About Utebird

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  1. exactly, he played him on the outside as well, i think matthews is fine as a number 2 guy, but to ask him to be the guy at receiver is a bit of a stretch, his numbers this year were enflated because they forced the ball to him so much, he played from the slot and on the outside and was average at both. he's not fast enough or athletic enough to be a consistent threat on the outside and he's not quick enough to be a consistent threat from the slot, it would help if he had great hands but he doesnt.
  2. yup, the same moron that only had 4 pass plays in his play book, which had matthews run two routes from the slot, didnt take long for defenses to figure it out until they were just waiting to blow up matthews on those routes, which is what happened. having said that Matthews was chips ideal slot guy, and not sure he's quick enough for that position in dougs offense.
  3. Matthews fit what chip wanted to do from the slot but not so much with pederson, also becomes a bit redundant when Ertz and DGB are all running the exact same routes. Alot of the pats receivers over the years have been small quick guys, Deion branch set a super bowl record at the tim against the eagles he ws a midget, troy brown was the go to guy for years, wes welker, amendola, edelman, and even james white at RB running alot of those same option routes where LBs or most safeties just cant stay with the quickness of those little guys. The closest Wr the eagles have to that mold is sproles, who isnt the biggest target, and Turner who doesnt have elite quickness like say edelman. Pats continually get quicker guys on bigger slower guys and exploit those mismatches, whether its a RB or a WR and its been a key to their success over the years.
  4. Except one of the best receivers for the pats in the super bowl was a rookie in malcolm mitchell. but other that yeah experienced depth is good
  5. pre season is different than regular season, sure their is still chance for injury but most espablished players play very little in pre seaon, most the guys making plays in the pre season arent on a roster come game day. id rather see less games with higher quality football, stretch it out to 18 games and towards the end players would be playing on one leg, which makes for tired sloppy football. i dont see the value in an 18 game season except more generated revenue for the NFL and its owners. if the nfl were serious about player safety like they profess to be they would eliminate more pre season games and either keep the 16 game schedule go back to 14 but going to 18 doesnt protect players health or make for a better product on the field.
  6. people tend to forget that that team was also decimated by injuries, kelly inherited a pretty talented roster once the injured guys came back,
  7. i think they should go back to 14 games, 16 is too many, by the end of the year teams are fielding half a team because half are on IR if they do go 18 they need to expand rosters and active game day rosters to make up for the increase in player injury.
  8. Dak has played well and his team has a superior record than the other guys you mentioned. Who cares about the pro bowl anyway, its a beauty pageant. Wait until the All pro teams come out, those matter. i doubt Dak makes all pro but who knows he has played pretty well this year. No eagles will be All pro this year.
  9. Yup boldin is tough, not very fast but fly trap hands and super physical in and out of his routes.
  10. To this Point Dak has been a good game manager, he hasnt turned the ball over, he has shown some poise running the offense, but he still hasnt thrown a td and has one totall TD a rushing one. I like Dak and he's been impressive but i think Wentz showed in his first game that he can make some special throws. Having said that i hope Wentz has a better career because if Dak is having the better career than it probably means dallas is winning more than the eagles.
  11. liked both those guys, im sure both will find jobs somewhere.
  12. yeah i'll go with Gronk and whoever, it could be bill belicheat and Gronk and it would still be better just because, Gronk.
  13. Maybe he's hanging out with Shawn Andrews, or smokin blunts with Run Ricky Run
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    6 hours ago, Utebird said:

    The original blog was cool , lots of well informed posters discussing eagles stuff, but after a while it just became an inclusive ole boys club full of circle jerkers.

    im all for the blog until it turns into just another elitist whats up forum.

     

    You make a very reasonable point.  I'm hopeful that this reset causes your wish to come true.

  15. Bite your tongue, 80's music was the greatest Era of music ever!!!