joemas6

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  1. Absolutely they matter .... ONCE your team has the right starters and reaches the top level of success. Where we are at now, since the roster is finally built correctly. Give me as many of these type of guys at RB and CB ... where other teams will waste their cap space on "stars" and be low on depth, I like the mutlitude at these spots. RB by committe and CBs that can cover the 3rd and 4th WRs. If my RBs can be deep enough to sustain injuries and keep performing all game long, and my CBs can eliminate any mismatches other than the opposing stud #1WR (who we should be looking to double team anyway) then I think it makes the game a lot easier to win. Give ma as many "great underdog, UDFA stories" as possible at these spots.... I'm with you Ham. Let the other teams worry about the McCoys and the Talibs. Give me 3 Clements and 4 Bausbys all day. Allows me more cap space to secure both lines, the middle of my defense, the franchise QB, #1 WR and stud slot/TE spots. Oops, sounds like I'm talking about the 2017-18 Eagles?
  2. Looked pretty good on jump balls last year...especially against Brandon Marshall. His thing is supposed have good ball skills.... the speed is the weakness. Its a player you want engaged, better in a trailing position than the last line of defense deep. If put at safety... I would say SS, absolutely not FS or any centerfield type of play. But i'm thinking of the team as a unit. Not so much positions. If Mills and Douglas are out on the field together, I like Douglas covering underneath with Mills behind him, not the other way around. For me Douglas goes right on their big WR or the TE and gets physical right at the point of attack. Whatever anyone wants to label that is fine with me. If you make a U on the defensive side of the field... along the DL and down each sideline... that's where I like Douglas, not so much in the deep middle where there is less engagement and more help. "Engage Maverick"
  3. It looked like a push off to me by the WR... of course I only saw highlights, I didn't watch the game live. I like Douglas on the outside ... so I simply state, if you have the group of CBs on the field, I would put Douglas outside. For reasons that his INT showed. One mis-timed play to where the WR looked like he pushed off, doesn't change my mind. I like him outside where he helps excellent vs the run by shedding the WR blocks, tackles the WR instantly after a catch (I'm a big fan of the 4 yard catch, remaining a 4 yard gain... even turning 4 yards into 6 or 7 is a big difference, never seen a CB completely shut down the YAC, not even giving up an inch ... like Douglas does), and the norm is that he has excellent ball skills. It's not that I have any opinion about him playing safety... I just like him outside when he is on the field. If anything ... the play where he messed up a jump ball would be worse at safety (the position where you are supposed to give the deep help) If I technically had him at safety... I'd put him on the TE for the underneath coverage. I'm not wasting his physicality by lining him up 20 yards downfield.
  4. Lets hope not... i'd like that 2nd round pick we get from Baltimore to be as high as possible
  5. Yeah .... everything you said. I didn't realize he was that short. You can tell he has some skills with the ladies... just by asking the girl at the front desk which isle he needed to go...lol. Love the accent!
  6. Stine... ran into your boy Bernie Parent at one of the local CVS. Hard to miss with that bright orange Flyers golf shirt...lol.
  7. Stine.... not a worry. Numbers now don't necessarily reflect the accurate picture. Cap increases, and carry forward...etc. That's not calculated yet. Foles will be $18.8 mil savings... you can pretty much take that to the bank. Chris Long will save another $5.3 mil. Now you have the 2 guys that need to earn their money.... Jernigan (who lost his guarantees with the injury and new deal) and McCloud. That's $12.3 mil of cap space. Maragos could be another $3.5 mil if he is cut this year, certainly an uphill battle for hm to make it this year and next year. Agholor is sitting there at $9.387 mil ... if they give him a long term deal you can be that cap hit goes down tremendously. Bennett and Kelce have zero dead money ... you would think possible cuts or new deals. They'll be fine. I think if Peters still plays well, that they will keep him. Getting a good LT at that salary is actually pretty good.
  8. I don't blame Schwartz much either. Mainly because I don't gove him a great amount of credit to begin with. He has players and does well with good players, nothng much rocket science, which to me isn't a bad thing. NE posed a different threat due to a few reasons.... their a great offensive scheme IMO, good QB, the biggest mismatch in the game in Gronk... indoor weather....etc. As to Ham's original point of did NE figure out Schwartz.... I was saying no to that... because they just had better players to go against us, and Schwartz isn't a complicated DC. Throw in the refs letting the OL play... then its a recipe for a high scoring game. I was anticipating it that way ... and why I felt strong about our chances is because every other team seems totake their foot off the gas when they play NE, I didnt anticipate Doug doing that.
  9. Absolutely ... I agree the scheme comes mostly in coverage, I think that with most defenses. My thing is though... JJ coming up with schemes without having the great DL. Schwartz has been able to have pretty darn good DLs everywhere. Much easier to "scheme" in hte back when you only need to do it for a few seconds. JJ, had to disguise blitzes, coverages... know when to call all the different stuff...etc. Much harder when you just can't rush 4 all the time knowing they are going to get there. As for NE holding in the SB .... lets be honest.... Big V and co. were able to do a little themselves. Now obviously this benefits NE due to the fact we anticipate their OL having more problems than ours was going to have... but its how they let them play. Move on and win a high scoring game ... which is what happened. To be honest... every drive I felt we were going to score a TD, so nothing was bothering me during the game, except when I saw Darby one on one with Gronk. I thouhgt the shootout was to our advantage because eventually our D would make a play. I don't feel NE stopped us at all. The times we didn;t score was our own fault.
  10. Stine, I would love to. It's tough for me to miss the routine on Sundays though. I actually sleep in a little, church, pasta at the parents etc... plus I like watching other games if I don't do stuff with the kids. If its a night game, usually someone has a little party going on! My last game live was Denver 2013... LOL.
  11. Same with the guy that was here for 14 seasons before Chip. This is why I liked the Chip hire... same mistakes, people could tolerate for 14 years with uncle Andy... but because Chip was an A------- people started to wake up and finally be bothered by his dumb stuff ASAP. One extreme or the other BOTH needed to go .... the result, clear it all out and let Lurie/Howie start over with a new coach. Good results so far!
  12. Stine, would you say NE had the matchups and the players to slow down or "hold" the pass rush while having hte WRs to get open and the QB to make the throws .... or do you think it was through great research that they were able to decipher the great Jim Schwartz? Ham is always worried about people figuring it all out. I say Darby can figure out everything about Gronk... but he still won't be able to stop him. Now we all know its somewhere in the middle, there is always some schemign and game planning going on. But while watching 19 games last year, I never thought to myself... "wow, Schwartz is a genius, they just can't figure him out" To me, I saw our guys physically dominate most of the time... which they didnt do vs NE. I'm more focused on the players that you mentioned, not if anyone can figure out Schwartz. I think hte beauty of our team now, it's not so much married to scheme and system that can be solved. Its different after 17 years of Reid and Chip to see that, but I think its true. QB has time and opportunity to change a play now at the line... that's much different than before. Schwartz seems to be good at the basics, and then lets his players take care of the details while reacting to the offense. I like that. Go ahead and figure out Coxand Graham... but can you clock them. Go figure out Alshon and Ertz... but can you cover them? Can you figre out our OL scheme... but can you get past them? I think the beauty of our team is its not too complicated, we don't beat ourselves from over thinking... but you can't over play us on anything either because we can come at you more than one way. As for JJ ... man, I would love to see him call a defense with this type of DL.
  13. Hasn't Groh been a coach longer than Duce? A coach in general, not just with the Eagles? And again... since he was already helping last year, giving him a little more isn't a concern for me... all comes down to Doug in the end. Until Doug coaches with reading glasses on .... or needs the ball snapped in 7 seconds, I'm not worried.... times yours!
  14. Not really... just that the other 2 guys were there (Reich and Flip) . You would think OC and QB coach ... along with OL coach should be the 3 guys that get involved more so. I think Duce is great with the players. He is still a very new coach in comparison to others... he has to start somewhere. With the other 2 guys gone now, he should naturally take on more responsibility with the game planning. Again though.... defending champs, some of the details will take care of themselves... ultimately its about feeding Doug the info, and he makes the final call before the players need to execute. The grunt work will be done by someone, the good thing is the familiarity with the players and the system is there now compared to before. If I had to be concerned about the offense.. it would be some blocking stuff that Celek took care of and how that gets replaced. I like the new TE, but he is still a rookie, yo never know how he adjusts to the NFL, especially the blocking part.
  15. Well... with your track record... Eagles and the over should be a good play that week! $$$$