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#1 Rocket J

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:44 AM

Why are the Eagles doing nothing to help an O-line that is clearly unable to protect Vick? Time after time the line collapses within 2 seconds of the snap, and time and time again they make no adjustment.

Why not use the tight ends or fullback to help out a struggling line decimated by injuries and allow Jackson and Maclin to get deep?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:51 AM

They're beyond help at this point. They've been ravaged by injuries, but the players just suck. Going into the season one of the big concerns for this team was OL depth. And like usual, wouldn't you know it would end up being a huge issue. As with many other things in the past they never addressed it properly.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:15 AM

Part of it is that in order to help the oline, Vick and Reynolds must recognize what is going on and call the correct protections. on at least one blitz tonight, Vick clearly missed the fact that they were going to send 7 agianst the 5 up front, and did nothing about it....

That one is on VICK... how many others were also due to him?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

That was one play, and that was at least partially on Vick, but he simply cannot be expected to make plays when he's being hit within 3 seconds of most snaps.

4 of the 5 O-lineman are back-ups, but that's what they have to work with. MAKE ADJUSTMENTS!! Try to do SOMETHING different.

The Eagles offense looks like a fly trying to go through a closed window.... as if trying the same thing one more time will yield a better result. We all know this has been the biggest knock on AR as long as he's been here. I think AR is a great coach with one glaring exception. He simply cannot adjust the plan to fit the situation.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:43 AM

I almost puked watching the Colts last night with AQ Shipley at Center and Mike McGlynn at Guard - Howard Mudd system and Howie Roseman player evaluation has been outstanding because Andrew Luck is not getting killed like Vick. When 2 of your cuts are starting and you are so far under the cap please don't spout about injuries

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

I almost puked watching the Colts last night with AQ Shipley at Center and Mike McGlynn at Guard - Howard Mudd system and Howie Roseman player evaluation has been outstanding because Andrew Luck is not getting killed like Vick. When 2 of your cuts are starting and you are so far under the cap please don't spout about injuries


Not to mention Moises Fokou forcing a fumble

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:05 PM

I almost puked watching the Colts last night with AQ Shipley at Center and Mike McGlynn at Guard - Howard Mudd system and Howie Roseman player evaluation has been outstanding because Andrew Luck is not getting killed like Vick. When 2 of your cuts are starting and you are so far under the cap please don't spout about injuries


Starting on a 6-3 team with a rookie QB, no less.

Hmmmmmmm........ what does that say about what's going on here?????? :huh:

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

The Eagles are $20 million under the cap. Clearly, winning the Salary Cap Bowl is much more important that competent offensive linemen. And the Reid/Roseman selection of Demetress Bell has been a disaster. Looking at the executive decisions being made, it's clear that this whole regime needs to go.

The bottom line is Lurie needs to grow a pair and quit settling for mediocrity. It's not 2004 anymore.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

All fair statements to various degrees and come January, all will be relevant points. That fact remains, the Eagles are what the are TODAY. I would like to see some attempt at an adjustment to the scheme to at least make the remainder of this season watchable.