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    Texans Meltdown vs. Chiefs -- Does Bill o'Brien deserve to be fired?

    I don't know if he deserves to be fired because of the collapse. He should be fired because of his body of work. You can blame the decision to not go for it on 4th and short and kicking the field goal on him (I don't think it was the worst call at the time, but don't use the time out which they could of used later to do so.) The fake punt was also a terrible call. But he's also not going out there telling his guys to not cover Kelce, or fumble kick-offs either. That being said it's not like he was impressive before that so I can see him gone. Unfortunately when you fire a head coach after the post-season some of the good coaching candidates are already gone. I'm not sure that's the case this off-season, but the fear would be firing him to replace him with someone worse.
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    AFC Divisional: Texans @ Chiefs

    I mean there's this: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/phi/blown_leads.htm Eagles largest lead they've ever blown is a 23 point one in 1985. McNabb blew a 17 point lead once against the Giants in 2006 (gave up 17 in 4th quarter to tie it up then lost in OT), a 14 point lead in 2002 against the Titans (up 24-10 then lost 27-24) and a 13 point lead in 2005 against the Cowboys (up 20-7, then lost by a McNabb INT, this one I remember and sticks out.) If he wasted away other leads they would of been 9 points and under. So Philly has never blown a 24 point lead playoffs or not, and McNabb's worst lead he "blew" was a 17 point one against the Giants, although i'd argue the one against the Cowboys is more on him since he threw something ill-advised to literally lose the game, where as blowing leads is a team failure from coaching to everyone. **EDIT** I'll also add that he blew those leads 3 times in the 158 games he started for us including playoffs, which is less than 1.8~% of the time. Basically it's bound to happen over that many games. Brady as a comparison has blown 21, 17, 14, 14, 14, 14, 11, 11, 10, 10, 10, 10 leads.12 times out of 326 games played is good for 3.7~%. he's actually twice as bad as McNabb. In the case of Houston's blown lead, they got there by fluke it felt. But then they gave it back with equally poor special teams plays and questionable coaching decisions. I didn't mind them kicking a field goal to go up 24-0. I did mind that they ate up a time out deciding to go for it then backed out (that they could of used near the end of the half to get more points) they should of just ate the penalty and kicked the FG instead. And the failed fake punt was ill advised too, there was so much more to lose than gain in that instance. But systematically the team collapsed.
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    NFC Wildcard: Vikings @ Saints.

    I mean, Foles didn't play most of this season from an injury and then ultimately got replaced by a rookie who didn't look really good. I like Foles and what he has done for the organization of course, but the reality is outside of one season, whenever he has been "the man" he seems to let down, or get injured as well. We give Carson grief about never playing a full season, except he has done that twice in 4 seasons and Foles has yet to do that his career. But the Eagles do need a more competent back-up. Sudfeld was supposed to be that guy until he wasn't.
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    Week 16 Open Discussion.

    Not that I like to make excuses for the other teams, but he definitely looked off on a few throws and then to compound things for Dallas their receivers didn't make some simple plays either. Still, the Eagles were clearly the more hungry team. They played with what looked like desperation whereas the Cowboys just looked lethargic. If I was a Cowboys fan I'd be embarassed for the clear lack of effort. It's part of why I haven't gotten too down on the Eagles this year. While we've sucked at numerous points it never looked like from a lack of effort and more from injuries and lack of talent. Still tough to swallow but I can live with that a little bit easier. The Dallas effort yesterday was pretty putrid.
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    Patriots WR Josh Gordon reinstated

    I feel for him. But he's proven he can't help himself in this regard and as such I'm happy the Eagles decided to not make a move for him. We already have WR that struggle to stay on the field, I don't see how adding another would make any lick of sense.
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    Giants fans... Talk about the Giants

    This is very accurate. If you were to ask me, I don't think Kurt Warner or TD should of made it in. Both while great, also had short careers. In Kurt Warners case, he was actually REALLY bad for quite a few of them, but caught fire for 3 which resulted in an MVP and Superbowl. yet he was able to make it in, and I'd say a good part of that was being the face of the NFL network and people seeing him. TD I don't think ever really had a bad season, but boy was his career short. But same idea, TD is in the media constantly and became more popular, so he got in. I think Manning is a pretty popular guy. If he goes into some form of broadcasting I'd put him as a lock. I don't necessarily agree with him being in. Rarely has he been a top 5 QB and his stats aren't exactly impressive either compared to his peers. But he caught fire for 2 post seasons and beat the GOAT coach and QB twice, this along with popularity will weigh heavily on voters minds.
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    The Evil Empire ending?

    I've made this mistake in the past but no more. Regardless of regular season struggles this team has shown that they can win it all and come together in the playoffs. I'll believe that is more the norm until I see it, actually, not be.
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    Myles Garrett Assault Needs Its Own Thread

    I agree. While Garrett definitely deserves the largest and longest of the suspension and is no doubt a dirty player, to act like Rudolph is innocent in it all isn't a good look either. All the professional athletes here need to be held accountable, and not doling out punishment to everyone would also be a disservice from the NFL.
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    Myles Garrett Assault Needs Its Own Thread

    Yeah there's more video coming out. Garrett took him down late, not late enough to warrant a flag. Orginally it looked like Garrett wasn't letting go, but it was actually Rudolph who was kicking him and trying to take his helmet off. Of course what Garrett did was terrible, he should definitely be gone the rest of the season. Pouncey should be getting a game. Rudolph should probably get a game too, he most certainly instigated it.
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    Clowney's Stats at the Half-Way Mark

    This team could of used DE help, but trading away picks for Clowney wasn't the answer. He's had exactly 1 good game the entire season for a hit of 16~ million. We have guys doing more, being paid less, that fans are already thinking they are stealing money. This fan base would be livid with him, let's not pretend otherwise.
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    Week 9: Cowboys @ Giants

    The two games that stick out were against the Falcons and the Lions. better receiver play from Agholor especially in those ones would of resulted in W's instead of L's. I'm saying this only because the margin was way too close and his poor performance pretty much was the factors in both games, with a dropped TD and a fumble against the Lions. I don't think receivers would of solved the game against the Vikings, unless they can cover the other teams WR. I don't think better receivers would of helped against the Cowboys, but maybe the game stays more competitive. After two horrible turnovers and scores with the defense bending over, the team look like it literally quit. Maybe with better receivers they have more confidence in getting back into the game, but the way this current Eagles team is built is to manage and not force a shoot-out, we just don't have that explosiveness at all. Luckily the Eagles have almost finished off the hardest part of their schedule. to finish the season they have: vs NE vs SEA at MIA vs NYG at WSH vs DAL at NYG It's hard to envision them not picking up 4 wins against Miami, Giants and Washington who are horrible teams. Their 3 tough games are at home. I think they'll need to go 2-1 in those games, with a win over Dallas, to get into the playoffs. The way the rest of the NFC is shaping up so far, a 10-6 record won't cut it. They can go 1-2 in those games and get in if it's over Dallas. Cowboys remaining schedule looks like this: vs Min at Lions at Patriots vs Bills at Bears vs Rams at Eagles vs Redskins The only dumpster fire they are facing is the Redskins. While I don't think the Lions or Bears are good teams, they are good enough to catch an unprepared team. If the Cowboys can lose to the Jets they can lose to the Lions and Bears if not careful. If Eagles can manage 5-2 down the stretch and go 10-6, Cowboys will have to be 5-3. But with 4 of their 5 wins coming against dumpster fire teams in the Giants, Redskins and Dolphins, you wonder if they can replicate success against better teams. They did respond nicely by dismantling the Eagles after being embarassed by the Jets, but then it's also questionable if philly is really that good of a team. Second half is shaping up to be good
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    Week 9: Cowboys @ Giants

    If we're talking about talent difference between this current Eagles squad and the Superbowl winning one, I think we are close to equally talented at the running game, our tight ends are the same or better, the offensive line after some struggles have played like we know they can.. but the receiving group has been a massive let down. Jeffery has notably regressed since 2017. He's slower, probably playing hobbled, and his hands and concentration aren't there. Agholor in 2017 and 2018 looked like a player that belonged in the NFL. This season he looks like his rookie and Sophomore season, a guy who when on the field is detrimental to your team winning. He is in a massive slump. Luckily for us it isn't injury related... and he can get back to at least being servicable for us which will go a long way down the stretch. Jackson hasn't played at all unfortunately. The production we got from Torrey Smith compared to JJAW and Hollins is night and day since they've done nothing. Then as you mentioned the last few games they've played dictated a more run heavy approach. Even if our receivers were better I still think we would of seen a similar game plan against the Bills/Bears. Unfortunately I don't think it's sustainable. We'll see how the Eagles manage down the stretch of the season.
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    Clowney's Stats at the Half-Way Mark

    At the time I was Pro Clowney, I thought with him at the start of the season for sure we would win it all. But Clowney can't cover WR nor can he catch the ball. The difference he would of made to this defense would of been little. Then now with the power of hindsight, he is simply not producing. In 9 games he has 20 total tackles, 5 for a loss, 2 QB sacks, 7 QB hits. Barnett for comparison has 19 total tackles, 4 for a loss, 3.5 QB sacks, 13 QB hits. For all intents and purposes, Barnett has statistically outproduced Clowney. That's not to say their in the same situation, I'm sure Clowney see's more attention come his way.. but the same way we give grief to Cox when he doesn't play well given his $$ why is Clowney getting a pass on the boards. For 16$ million a year those numbers are putrid. The money that we have coming free would be better spent elsewhere.
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    Jay Gruden let go...

    I always thought of Jay Gruden as a pretty good coach. He never had much to work with while there and his guys seemed to play for him. But their personnel decisions have been terrible and they tend to add little from the draft as well. I think he should be happy he got fired mid-season. Let's him relax the rest of this season instead of dying with a sinking ship. I thought the Dolphins might go winless this season, but coming off a by against a team who were equally terrible and just fired their head coach... it's possible they get a win.
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    Week 5 Open Discussion.

    The Falcons had played us real hard the last 3 matchups prior to that, all games that we won. It was definitely on their minds. And the injuries were definitely a factor. Having 3 scratches moments for the game at the tight end/receiver position is extremely tough to deal with.
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    Dak reportedly turns down $30 million a year, wants $40 million

    Yeah Newton might not ever be the same after the shoulder injury. I'd also say while I like Brisset, he has a very small sample size as well. And somehow he has a larger deal than Prescott. If the Cowboys believe their roster is playoff/superbowl worthy, I see no scenario in which they don't sign Prescott. Despite some recent struggles, this is still a good team. While they can definitely do better than Prescott, the question would be how do they do better? No one is available at the moment, and they will finish in or right near the playoffs, so drafting one isn't happening either. They're best bet is to double down on Dak and make it work. Otherwise all the other roster building they've done goes to waste.
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    Dak reportedly turns down $30 million a year, wants $40 million

    I mean not that I'm a pro Dak guy, but what has Garappolo done to warrant him over Dak. Same thing with Derek Carr, who for all intents and purposes likely misused Cooper since he is on fire now with the Cowboys. In any case, Prescott is right at the edge there, with guys like Garappolo and Derek Carr. Who both at the time signed huge deals as QB. Dak will get a sizeable contract.
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    Dak reportedly turns down $30 million a year, wants $40 million

    I remember laughing at the Cowboys trading a first for Cooper but they definitely got that one right. I'd go as far to say that since joining the Cowboys he has been their best offensive player and not Zeke. In 14 games with the Cowboys, he's put up 1237 yards, 11 TDs and 85 catches. He hasn't played a full season with the Cowboys yet has numbers that would put him in the Pro Bowl for sure. But yeah it's also like I mentioned, when his new deal does come does he revert back to more what we saw in Oakland? Or was his production in Oakland due to poor coaching and his QB? Tough to tell.
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    Dak reportedly turns down $30 million a year, wants $40 million

    Dak is definitely in the top half of QBs in the NFL, and that's all you need to be to get a big payday. The poor play of a couple weeks isn't going to change that. If the Cowboys wanted to save money on his deal, they needed to get it done before Wentz and Goff got theirs done. Now at a minimum it's going to match those deals, if not exceed. But there is a difference between all three teams too. In the case of the Eagles, the amount of money they have committed to Wentz was no different than the amount of money they committed to both Wentz and Foles last season. The difference is they don't have a tried and true backup for Wentz anymore, so him staying healthy is paramount. With Goff he already had a decently high cap number due to being first overall. So while he still got big money, the "delta" isn't as noticable. In the case of Dak he is getting paid peanuts, and his backup also getting peanuts. When he does sign to a big deal it will effect what else they can spend money on. That wasn't the case with Zeke with them as he already had a large cap number. Ditto with Cooper. While those signings will also impact their ability to sign someone, it's not as significant as what it takes to get Dak done.
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    Dak reportedly turns down $30 million a year, wants $40 million

    Not a good outing for Dak yesterday despite throwing for a lot of yards. What's slowly going unnoticed is how hard Cooper is working for a new contract. I guess he was probably going to be paid near the highest anyways, but it certainly looks like he is going to get a top 3 contract. The real question will be how does he perform afterwards.
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    Jason Garret has a better coaching staff than Doug Pederson right now.

    The only game I felt he coached poorly on the defensive side was against the Lions. Against the Redskins, it was clear the entire team was rusty until they woke up the second half. Against the Falcons I thought he coached really well and blitzed more than we've seen from him in forever and it confused Matt Ryan. Unfortunately he blitzed probably one too many times and it costed them in the end. Against the Lions he went blitz heavy again and it rarely worked. The Lions easily picked it up and had easy throws/completions. If we're going to blitz that heavy and not get home we at least have to force the QB off balance. On a TD they gave up they blitzed the house, the Lions picked it up such that Stafford stood like a statue in the pocket to deliver an easy completion for a TD. Against the Packers I don't think he coached horribly. Jones wasn't exactly good before going out, and then Maddox was epicly bad. They couldn't do anything right in coverage against Adams. Against the Jets I think he took advantage of a young QB who didn't have preparation. While it was easily our best defensive game of the year, I thought he coached a better game against the Falcons even though it didn't go our way. Honestly I don't know if we blitz enough, or too little, or too much. I do know that in general our blitzes haven't been effective. Whether that's been the players executing or his coaching it's tough to say. But if we aren't blitzing well, i'm more inclined to not blitz. Nothing is worse than sending pressure that doesn't get home.
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    Week 4: Cowboys @ Saints

    haha you sound exactly like a typical philly fan The facts are Dallas is still 3-1 and leads the division. A quarter of the way through and they look like the best team in the division. Lot's will change between now and playoff time, between injuries they suffer, that other teams suffer, more slumps or adversity etc. While it's troubling that the first decent team they've faced on the schedule gave them problems, they have still set themselves up in good position in the first quarter of the season. They could of played down to the Giants Redskins or Dolphins but easily handled those teams. I'd expect more like that and less like the clunker on Sunday Botched calls tend to happen and throughout the course of a season it should even out for your team. The Eagles lack of fumble recovery against the Cowboys last year immediately stands out, but at the end of it all even with the refs fudging the call the Eagles had more than ample opportunity to win that game and squander it away. Likewise the Cowboys can't blame the refs about losing. At the end of it all they only put up 10 points. You don't win many games only putting up 10 points and that has little to do with the refs. It's probably only frustrating because the Saints managed a 12 point outing which should signify a win. It might of been an easier pill to swallow if the saints put up 20+, and then other people/fans would look at why their team came up short as opposed to blaming the refs. Blaming the refs tends to happen in close match-ups far too often.
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    Dak vs Carson

    Wentz I think only suffered 2 hits or something pretty low in the game, the Eagles offensive line really won that for him giving him protection and opening up running lanes. Wentz wasn't fantastic, but methodical and made the plays that were there as opposed to forcing the ones that aren't. The Green Bay secondary though is looking pretty legit, despite having time our guys had troubles getting open. I don't see the Green Bay Packers as a team that the Cowboys should have difficulties with. The Packers weakness is the Cowboys strength. Of course, there is always the Aaron Rodgers factor of pulling out a win he shouldn't. Entering the season I was thinking that the Cowboys and the Saints would be the biggest roadblocks to the Eagles getting HFA. With the Saints reeling with no Brees that part isn't going to happen, but the Cowboy are clearly contenders in the NFC. Cowboys losing against the Saints won't make them a bad team instantly... Saints are a pretty good team. But yes, the Cowboys do have a weak schedule to start and then it climbs in difficulty as the season goes. Likewise the Eagles have a difficult schedule to start, and then becomes easy near the back end. We all get caught up in who's hot right now but the season is a marathon not a sprint. Eagles can't take the crown from the East until they beat the Cowboys this season. It's theirs to lose and we lost both matchups last season. I do think Philly has the talent to do so though you might not find that same shared optimism on these boards currently.
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    How come Brady's receivers never drop passes

    Idk, Maclin was pretty good for us, then after some injuries flamed out pretty fast. He didn't show a lot his rookie season either. But definitely not a good showing for JJ. That catch he dropped at the end was a supposed strength of his. Ball wasn't perfectly placed but it hit him literally in the hands, in a relatively standing position. He flat out needs to come down with that. But there was many reasons we lost, drops were one of them.
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    Dak vs Carson

    Wentz played at a very high level, given the circumstances, in the second half imo. I don't think it was so much the lack of weapons (well it sort of is) but it was losing them all at the same time literally moments before the game. Had they a week to prepare with the current group, I'm thinking he performs better. But to me, we keep talking about his end game heroics or lack there of but I think you hit the real issue... slow starts. Football is a game of four quarters. Maybe 5 depending on OT. Wentz played exceptional for one half but that wasn't enough to climb out of the hole that he helped make in the first. If he plays average it's likely the Eagles win, but he was off on throws and timing and looked pretty poor. As for the run game or lack there of, it's tough to say. It's easy for us fans to say they should of ran the ball more and it would of worked. But the Falcons were selling out on the run. With Jackson and Jeffery gone, they basically pressed our WR and dared them to beat us. The reality is we couldn't get the run game going and our receivers weren't making plays.. it took Carson until the end of the game to get into a good state, which was already too late. With regards to throws getting his receivers hurt.. he definitely had a bad one to Ertz that did cause him some pain. The one to Agholor I think was tough all around. With no time left on the clock you have to squeeze one in there, and quick. I think he placed the ball exactly where it needed to be to let Agholor catch it while keeping it away from the defender as well, but he read that play and just decked him.