Sunday, September 20, 2009

Gameday - NO


* Are you ready for the beginning of the Kevin Kolb era? He will be starting today. We've talked about it enough. Now we have to see what Kevin can do.

* Gregg Williams is the Saints Defensive Coordinator. He kept things somewhat simple vs DET. I'm sure he saved some tricks for us. Gregg was very good running the defense in both TEN and WAS. He had very good players at both spots. He doesn't have that same kind of talent now. It will be interesting to see what kind of success he'll have this year. He and Big Red have squared off plenty of times.

* Quintin Mikell is going to be a key figure today. If you remember the 2006 game vs NO that was when Michael Lewis blew a coverage assignment late in the game and it cost him his job. Mikell is an aggressive run defender, but he must be cautious not to vacate his area too quickly. A good play fake could lead to a big pass play.

* The starting RG will be Max Jean-Gilles. The team wants to mix in Stacy Andrews. This doesn't shock me. Stacy didn't look great last week. I wrote during the offseason that I had concerns about whether he'd be ready for the beginning of the season. Stacy tore his ACL in late December. Trying to come back from that as well as adjusting to a new team and new blocking techniques was asking a lot. Stacy didn't get as many reps as needed in the preseason. I have no problem with the Eagles playing both Max and Stacy at RG.


LB Joe Mays
WR Reggie Brown
WR Brandon Gibson
S Quintin Demps
OG Todd Herremans
QB Michael Vick
OL Mike McGlynn
QB Donovan McNabb

Interesting to see that DE Jason Babin is active. We need all the pass rushers we can get today.


Tommy Lawlor said...

71 yard TD pass from Kolb to D-Jax. Wow.

T_S_O_P said...

And then Special Teams changed the game just like last week.

I had high hopes for Ted. An inauspicious start to say the very least.

Dollar Brand said...

Just got in from a family trip to Corpus Christi and checked the final score. Wow. What the heck happened? Is NO that good right now? Are the Eagles that ineffective w/o 5? Look forward to some breakdowns on this one Tommy.

T_S_O_P said...

Breakdown is the right word