Monday, December 15, 2008

Postgame Thoughts

Good win. I was hoping for a comfortable margin and 30-10 was solid. The team got a little sloppy in the Red Zone or the score could have really been lopsided.

The defense had to blitz and pressure more than I expected, but they did a good job of it. We only came up with 2 sacks, but Dorsey could not get comfortable. He finished only 11 of 28. We also picked him off twice. Stewart Bradley had his first INT of the year. Heck, that was the first LB pick of the year. We need more of those.

The attack wasn't as balanced as I prefer, but the passing game was working real well and the run game wasn't having a lot of success. We did pound the ball with Kyle Eckel in the 4th. In the end RBs had 31 carries.

I didn't see any major injuries, always a crucial part of being happy after a game in December.

This wasn't the most crisp, error-free game of the year, but I don't want to make too much of that. I like the fact we got a lead and kept Cleveland at bay the whole game. We weren't smooth, but we always had control. That's the important thing.

We're now 8-5-1. We stay alive in the playoff chase. On to Washington...

LATE ADDITION

There are some fans griping about Kolb and his night. Relax about Kolb. Look at his numbers:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=10480


Kevin played well vs STL in the opener. He played well against PIT in week 3. Why? He was fresh from playing at Lehigh and in Training Camp. He was in rhythm.

He's not getting a lot of practice reps with the starters or running our offense. He's looked sloppy the last couple of times out, but don't make too much of that. He and McNabb put up the same numbers in the BAL game. Kevin had a batted ball picked off tonight. That hardly means he's a bad player or not the future.

McNabb began his career 14 of 31 over the span of several games. Kolb is 17 of 32.

Kevin may in fact prove to be a bust in the future, but a sloppy pass in the 4th Qtr of a blowout is hardly reason to think a guy can't play.
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3 comments:

Stephen said...

Actually Tommy, here in Eagleland that kind of start to your career is call for a public execution under the Penn statue. Your corpse will then be displayed next to the Liberty Bell. Kolb better count his blessings that the lynch mob hasn't found him yet.

Tommy Lawlor said...

So true.

T_S_O_P said...

Props to Baskett for chasing back on the Int. How much ground did he have to recover? The guy's got long speed.

Ughh, I love Todd, but he place is on Offense blocking, not tacking, he was awful with his attempts in both Donny's and Kevin's interception.

Grades for O, and O called, D and D called?