Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gameday Thoughts and More


My sources tell me Asante Samuel will definitely miss the game. That leaves us with only 3 CBs. That means Quintin Demps slides into that number 4 CB spot.

Demps played some CB earlier in the year and failed to impress. He's come a long way since then, at least in the other phases of the game. His hitting and tackling on punt coverage has improved greatly. Watching him tackle this summer was not fun. He was timid and tentative. Now he flies to the ball and puts the man down.

Q is playing faster and with more confidence. He's got some experience under his belt and now has a feel for the speed of the game. I think using him on defense is the way to go. And they don't have great options. They could put the other Quintin down in the slot and use him as a nickel back and then play Considine at his S spot. No thanks.

Put Demps in and let's see what the kid can do. I actually would love to see him get some time at FS. I'd like to have some feel for whether he can handle the job next season or if that is an area to address early in the Draft.

Kyle Eckel could see his first action as an Eagle. Buck is out. LoBo will take his spot. With Westy less than 100% I think the team would be wise to activate another RB. Eckel has primarily played FB in the NFL, but he was a very good runner at the Naval Academy. He could fit in for a few basic running plays in an emergency situation.

I hope Andy doesn't go with only 2 RBs. That would be dumb in my mind.

Booker should get some touches tonight. I was excited about him after watching him in the spring and summer. He has been a huge disappointment this year. I don't know what the problem is. He has talent. We just aren't seeing it. I do think the team could use him more wisely. Maybe more playing time tonight will bring out a good showing from him.

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Andy Reid might be sticking around. I'm hearing different things from different sources. I'm not hearing anything close to definitive about Big Red. I really believe that the last 5 games will play a big part in determining his future. Should the Eagles lose out, that would likely be too much for him to overcome. If the team can win 7, 8, or even 9 games...there is a strong chance he could return.

I've got a lot of thoughts on this situation. I'll be putting up a post over the weekend with some more info. I'll continue checking around for any hints about the big man's future.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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1 comment:

Maria said...

If Andy stays, any chance of OC changes? What about the guy from the Whipple superceding MM?

It is the offense that is and has been so inconsistent, right?

Thougths on the Donnie thing, Bledsoe and Kosar hit the wall in a balanced offense, if not a run first offense. Donnie slump is coincides with 3 games where we have paid nothing but the merest lip service to the running game.