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mjkvol last won the day on November 14 2012

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  1. Defense Is a liability

    Please stop the drama queen "57 years" thing, because this isn't about you and it's irrelevant regarding this team and its chances. I responded to your comment that people have to be cut or traded - that isn't happening at this stage of the season. First of all, the trade deadline is past, and second of all, if you cut someone, who are you just picking up off the street? The group is what it is, and it's Schwartz' job to come up with solutions to fix the issues. The time for roster adjustment will be the off season, and I'm sure changes will be made in some spots, notably the secondary. But for now, this is it, whether you like it or not. But here's the thing - you're acting as if this is only about lack of effort while the main issue might be that this group was never that good to begin with but benefited from playing a soft schedule and most often with early leads in games. We knew going in that the secondary was shaky, and that is being exposed when the DL doesn't dominate the game. Against better OL's, it's less likely they will dominate like early in the season, and it's up to Schwartz to adjust. Maybe some press coverage to take away short routes and more blitzes. They may be one and done, and I know this doesn't matter at the moment, but if you said before this season started that the Eagles would win the division and host a playoff game, most people would have been thrilled, especially if they could at least win one playoff game. They've definitely got a shot to go further in a watered down league, and I put it on Pederson and Schwartz to make the proper adjustments to at least give them that chance.
  2. Defense Is a liability

    Couldn't agree more regarding the run, but then you and I have been down this road too many times, right? I give Pederson a ton of credit for the team being at this point, but I still worry that in a big spot he'll abandon the run the way his mentor always did. The Giants pride schiit was nauseating, but then that's the beauty of watching games on the DVR - I like it more for blowing by stuff like that than even commercials. Schwartz has gotten a lot of praise for the defense's play this year, but he has to take a hit for the last few weeks. The thing I've never liked about this scheme is that it's all predicated on having a lead and teeing off on the QB while playing a soft zone. That doesn't work when you aren't winning, and if it hadn't been for the blocked kicks the Eagles very easily might have lost this game.
  3. Defense Is a liability

    I'm not so sure they will be cutting guys or making any trades at this point - what you have is what you have. And while there has been some sloppy play, I don't see anyone 'slacking'.
  4. Defense Is a liability

    Hey KO! I didn't get the insistence on staying with the soft coverage while they kept getting torched on the first three drives. Once they tightened that up, Goober became Goober again for the most part. Two plays kept the game from being a rout without all the late game angst: 1. The idiotic offsides on the punt. Get the ball there up 8 and with all the momentum, the game becomes a rout and the Giants quit. 2. The dropped INT by Bradham. That's game, set, match. My concern for the playoffs is the stupid mistakes and missed tackles that have been more and more an issue in recent weeks. Pederson has shown that he won't completely abandon the run, even trailing, so hopefully that continues. Just keep Foles in comfortable down and distance situations, and he'll be fine.
  5. Predictions Sure to Go Wrong

    Oh well. I'll be rooting like hell for him. Josh Dobbs couldn't have landed in a much better place, and the same with Josh Malone. All the Vols are at least starting their pro careers in good spots. I like the Eagles 4th round picks on paper. Never saw either one, but both appear to be versatile and potentially big play guys. What a pleasure having someone with a clue doing the drafting. Now watch another team scarf him up.
  6. Predictions Sure to Go Wrong

    Other Tennessee players still available include WR Josh Malone, who has pro tools but might have benefited from another year in college. As a sophomore, he seemed to be on track to be a high pick, but he had a down year last season. Jason Croom could be a solid backup TE somewhere, Corey Vereen was the DE opposite Barnett, and flashed at times, Malik Foreman could be a good nickel corner, and Dylan Wiesman is a project OL. Then there's QB Josh Dobbs, who I thought would go yesterday. Smart as hell (he'll be a rocket scientist when he's done playing - seriously), a great kid and incredible athlete. Accuracy is his only issue, but he has reportedly done very well in his pre-draft workouts.
  7. Predictions Sure to Go Wrong

    The one kid I would absolutely love the Eagles to grab today is Jalen Reeves-Maybin from Tennessee. He dropped because of injury concerns and the fact that he's the classic tweener - is he a SS or LB? - but I watched this kid's career at UT and he's just a playmaker who is always around the ball - loved watching him play, and the defense suffered when he and Cam Sutton went down last year. Before he got hurt I saw him as a 2nd-3rd round kind of player. If he gets in the right place and can stay relatively healthy, he'll make an impact. He's a special teams demon, and in the right kind of defense could be a factor in certain packages. I'd love to have him here.
  8. Predictions Sure to Go Wrong

    Marlon Mack is the one back left I like that I know anything about. I was never crazy about Perine, he just seems ordinary. This draft would have been phenomenal if they had found a way to move up and take Cook - he has stud written all over him.
  9. Predictions Sure to Go Wrong

    I don't know how you guys do it. Can't even tell you the last time I even peeked there.
  10. Predictions Sure to Go Wrong

    Lynch was the only TV analyst I actually liked in many, many years for the reasons you listed. Well, the good news is that Simms was sh**t-canned finally, so CBS national games might actually be watchable again. Might. Can't fathom that Romo will be nearly that brutal, and who knows, he might be okay.
  11. Predictions Sure to Go Wrong

    Absolutely! This times about a million. Just posted on Lynch, and I think it's more than just being a player, although that's huge. Guys like Newsome and Lynch are smart guys who probably listen to all the noise around them about combine numbers, 'analytics', etc., and are just able to cut through all the crap and say "this is a solid football player who will fit here" and make the pick. And be able to play on teams' weaknesses, like Lynch did with Chicago. Just good football instincts and common sense, and not overthinking everything. If Lurie is more concerned about keeping his boy happy than locking Douglas up, he's a fool. Teams are always looking for solid football minds, and that guy will be running a franchise soon, be it here or somewhere else.
  12. Predictions Sure to Go Wrong

    Great points. I was just providing the devil's advocate. I'm not 'unhappy', but I do believe they're going to have to hire a real coach to take this to the level we all want.
  13. Predictions Sure to Go Wrong

    Jones is a risky pick given the type of injury, but he's a top 15 talent if healthy. We'll see. Good point on Newsome - the Ravens did it again last night sitting there and grabbing the corner, although I'm a bit surprised Ozzie passed on another Bama TE in Howard. Kamara would have been an awesome pick here - he's another Sproles waiting to happen, and it just might happen in New Orleans of all places.
  14. Predictions Sure to Go Wrong

    You could be absolutely right. I love Barnett, period.
  15. Predictions Sure to Go Wrong

    It's called having some guts and savvy - oh, and a six year contract, which buys security. I think these eggheads overthink everything, have 'set' rules they live by, and are conservative usually to a fault. You know, the "this is how we do it" mentality. Here comes a smart guy with common sense who knows the sport and has seen all the usual GM pitfalls, and he is probably playing on them. This will sound "typical fan"-like, but how can we sit here, year after year after year, and know that you take Earl Thomas over Brandon Graham, Jason Witten over LJ Smith, Greg Olsen over Kevin Kolb, Marion barber over Ryan Moats, and Steven Jackson over Sean Andrews - not after the fact, but real time!