Sunday, September 27, 2009

Gameday - KC

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Big news for gameday.

Brian Westbrook is out. McNabb and Curtis will also miss the game. The other inactives are Herremans, McGlynn, Demps, and Dimitri Patterson.

The Chiefs will be without star WR Dwayne Bowe. The only other player of note that will sit for them is LB Derrick Johnon, but we knew about that.

I'm happy that Curtis is out. He hasn't looked right in the first couple of weeks. I want to rest him as well as get a look at Jeremy Maclin. We need to see what we've got.

I have mixed feelings about Westy missing the game. I certainly am excited to see how LeSean McCoy handles the starting role. The flip side is that I hate to be without a key player like Westy with a backup QB starting. Kolb could use as many weapons as possible. McCoy has the physical ability to handle the job. We'll see how he does with the little things. And Shady...hold on to the ball. NO FUMBLES!!!

Jeff Garcia is active. That means we can play all 3 QBs if needed without anyone having to leave the game. Normally the 3rd guy can play, but that means the starter isn't allowed to come back in.

VICK

I'm already tired of hearing about Mike Vick and it isn't even noon on the day of his debut. Yikes.

The idiots at ESPN are at it again. Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson think Vick should be starting and can't understand why Kolb will be out there. Cris Carter tried to explain the importance of bringing Vick back slowly, but those guys don't want to hear it. Ugh. Chris Berman is the only guy who truly understands the whole situation. The world is upside down when the host of the show is the one who actually gives the best analysis. The former players just babble empty rhetoric as forcefully as they can. Awesome job, dudes.

Vick isn't ready to start. My goal for him today is to run for a couple of first downs and to help us execute the Wildcat well. I'd love for us to break a big play out of it, but we'll see how that goes. The conditions are rainy. Ball security could be tricky so I hope Andy and Marty keep that in mind when they call today's gimmicks.

MISC

I'll be really disappointed if the Chiefs score much today. They don't have a good offense and they're without their top playmaker (Bowe). This is a game where our defense should dominate.

Let's go win this game and get to 2-1.
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21 comments:

Macs said...

This is a key game for the Eagles. We need to go into the bye week carrying some momentum!
Exciting week with Vick and all the young guys starting!!
GO EAGLES!! We must win this game!

T_S_O_P said...

Q1, Gaither looking good.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Gaither is off to a good start.

And I'm loving the attacking defense. 0 yards allowed in the first Qtr. Let's keep bullying these guys.

Tommy Lawlor said...

A rollout pass on 4th/1????

There are times when Andy drives me up a wall.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Is Brent Celek going to lead the league in catches?

T_S_O_P said...

How's that Gonzo kid doing?

T_S_O_P said...

How big is your man crush on Peanut? He needs to be close to the focus of this O

Tommy Lawlor said...

Yeah, he's something else. He has gotten to the endzone each week so far. Let's hope that trend continues.

rick said...

Never heard the 3rd QB rule before...doesn't make much sense to me. What's the reason for it?

T_S_O_P said...

Are MJG and Stacey playing halves?

mcud77 said...

@Rick,

Technically, the 3rd QB isnt on the active roster (generally). He is listed as "emergency" quarterback, so he doesn't count againt the 45. When he is used, the other QBs are not eligible to return. In essence, he takes their roster spot for the rest of the game.

orangecrush007 said...

can we trade mcnabb for a middle linebacker?

orangecrush007 said...

it is very refreshing to see a QB who passes with accuracy

T_S_O_P said...

Was that MJG back in there for that drive?

Tommy Lawlor said...

I think Andy is just mixing Stacy in as he feels like it makes sense. Stacy needs the reps, but you don't want to overwork the knee.

T_S_O_P said...

Most QB's taking snaps through the 1st 3 games. What is the record? That's 4 for us.

T_S_O_P said...

I'm liking Dixon

Tommy Lawlor said...

Good question about QBs. I'll have to put on my thinking cap and see if I have a good guess.

Dixon has caught my eye a bit as well. Good pickup.

Cliff said...

Only sour spot to the game was the back-ups on defense letting up KC's second TD. But I'm only mad about that because I have our D on my fantasy team. :(

Our schedule is pretty favorable for the next few weeks. McNabb should have a chance to shake off some rust for at least 1 week against the Bucs. Andy usually has our team ready to go after the bye, so I'm excited.

Cliff said...

Well, we know Carolina's gone through 3 QB's in their first 3 games, but I don't think anyone else has played as many as us.

I thought maybe San Fran a couple years ago when they couldn't figure out who their QB would be, but they played 4 guys over the course of the season, not this early.

Jason said...

What is your take on Demps being inactive? Demps was supposed to be the starter, but got beat out by Macho in preseason. IMO, Demps did not look particularly bad, but Macho simply looked better. Has Demps fallen out of favor with the coaching staff, did he really play that poorly in preseason and I just didn't notice, or is it simply a numbers thing?