Sunday, October 18, 2009

Gameday - OAK

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Inactives:

WR Kevin Curtis
LB Joe Mays
OL Mike McGlynn
QB Kevin Kolb
WR Brandon Gibson
DL Jason Babin
OL Todd Herremans
CB Dimitri Patterson

This means that Trevor Laws will be playing today.

I asked around after Laws was inactive last week. Normally you can pick up on some rumors of the team's dissatisfaction with a player. All I heard was that Antonio Dixon played because he fit the matchups better. Tampa was expected to run inside a lot. Dixon is a natural run defender. Laws is still adjusting to our 2-gap system. No one said anything bad about Trevor. Still, actions speak louder than words. You don't like seeing a high pick like him incactive. Trevor needs to play well enough that the coaches feel obligated to play him.

GOOD DAY SO FAR

The G-men are getting demolished by the Saints. So much for NY's top ranked defense. The Chiefs are on the verge of beating WAS. That would be great. Todd Collins is playing QB for the Skins.

GAINES ADAMS

The Bears dealt a 2nd round pick for Adams the other day. A few people have asked about why the Eagles didn't pursue him. I don't have any inside info on this. I guess the simple answer is that the Eagles didn't view Adams as such a clear upgrade on Abiamiri that they felt he was worth a high draft pick. Adams had 12.5 sacks in his first couple of years. That's a solid total, but not special. Adams wasn't a bad player in Tampa, but he didn't develop into the kind of consistent force off the edge that they hoped for.

Chicago's DL coach is Rod Marinelli. He might have struggled as a HC, but he knows how to develop DL. I think this is a solid gamble on their part.

I can't say that I would have been estatic had the Eagles had made the move. Adams, like many recent Clemson players, is an underachiever. Those guys make me nervous. I'm all for an upgrade, but this wasn't a slam dunk improvement on what we have. Good Adams would be awesome to have, but that guy doesn't show up each week. Too often I see okay Adams. VA and Juqua aren't flashy, but they do a solid job. Obviously we'll look to upgrade the spot in the offseason.
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6 comments:

Cliff said...

It's early, but the story of the game so far is all the pressure OAK is putting on McNabb. He's got no time to throw the ball. Yikes.

Cliff said...

Cut King Dunlap... right now... in the middle of this game. Might as well, it's not like he's helping anyway.

Adam said...

What in the world is Vick doing on the field with no timeouts at the end of the 2nd......unbelievable

T_S_O_P said...

Ask Marty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stephen said...

This was easily one of the worst halves of football I've ever seen. Its almost inconvievable that a professional team could seem so out of sync and clearly confused, all the way from the coaches down to the players on the field.

The only good thing to come out of the first half was to see Jason Peters up and walking around, what a slap in the face it would be to lose him for the season during a slopfest like this.

Its games like these that remind me of why Andy Reid is such a good coach and yet such an idiot at the same time. Think we maybe could have used a running game today instead of dialing up an 80/20 pass run ratio? Wow it would be nice if we had some kind of standard running game to lean on since our pass protection is more porous than the maginot line.

I'm not even sure if I want to watch the second half, I mean Jamarcus freaking Russel actually looks decent against us, thats how bad we're playing.

Stephen said...

At least we're not the Titans. Between Kerry Collins and Vince Young they went 2 for 14 passing for -7 yards and 2 interceptions.

I'm putting my eagles gear in a pile right now and have a can of lighter fluid ready. Somehow we managed to top the Bengals debacle of last year.