Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Quick Question

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I'm writing up something about the offense (coaching/playcalling/players/execution). People may or may not realize it, but the offense changes a bit each year. I'm curious which offense/season people liked the best. I have a couple of years when I loved what we did.

Before I put up the post with my thoughts I'd like to see which seasons you guys preferred and why.

13 comments:

John said...

2003 Season with the three headed attack. I thought there was actual passion that year. The Miami game was a work of art. I believe that was Andy's best year as a play caller, because he was working with much less.

Eric Zeiler said...

Late '06 season, with Garcia. Same theme as John's comment... did more with less.

izzylangfan said...

I liked the season with Donte Stallworth because I thought the team was effective in sending him long to help open up things for the other receivers.

phillyfan_1978 said...

2003 or 2006 with Garcia. The Eagles have always been a pass first team under Reid, but during those periods they used more short, high percentage passes. They could maintain drives, win the field position battle, and control the clock. I can't stand the boom or bust offense. It leaves the D on the field far too long when it goes into a lull.

Adam said...

I'm with the others on the Garcia run. But I've always ascribed that to the best offensive line play the Eagles have had. That's when Shawn Andrews got all of our hopes as a Larry Allen-esque run mauler. Sigh.

Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE said...

This is not going to be a popular choice, but 2004. Yeah, all our success that year only reinforced AR's worst tendencies (passpasspasspasspasspasspasspass), and the TO experiment ultimately backfired in a BIG way, but come on! When else have you seen Big Red say "watch this" to one of the assistant coaches? We had swagger that year to go with our talent (which we've mostly not been lacking in the Reid/McNabb era), and it carried us to the Super Bowl.

Michael said...

I really prefer any gameplan that Reid does when he knows McNabb won't be playing. It really seems like in those situations he realizes that his 75/25 balance won't cut it. Those gameplans aren't 100% dependant on the QB being "on" because they rely on other players to lift the QB up. I really think Reid takes Donnie for granted in believing that McNabb can consistently be responsible for so much of the offense.

Stephen said...

The best transition I ever saw this team make was when Mcnabb went down in '06. We turned into a sporadic and inconsistent offense into one that could move the chains, help win the TOP and keep the game close if we needed it to be.

I don't mind having the passing attack be a big part of the offense, and if we actually had a 55/45 pass run ratio it wouldnt be so bad, the problem is we don't, and in games when we REALLY NEED a running attack, we can't even do it because we have no experience using it. Hell I bet if you took out all the wildcat plays this year and just used traditional running plays against passing plays it would be like 85/15 or so.

shlynch said...

Disliked the least is probably better, because I don't ever think I've actually *liked* our offense under AR. I'd have to agree with ewengel though and go with the '04 offense in the first half of that year, and I liked the late '03 offense as well.

T_S_O_P said...

2003 for me too, though 2004 was great for many reasons as well as a highlight reel for TO. But in general the AR BC years where we had less but achieved more. Still miss the Duuuuuuce. But a Duce type back is clearly not part of the current way of doing things.

This season we have the D to thank for the amount of points we put up versus Carolina.

This is one of my least favourite seasons.

The KC game was a wash as we were both (us and the chiefs) playing them at the same time.

We were sloppy in D and lost the TOP against the Buccs, which I believe had something to do with the Raiders debacle. (strange that blogger doesn't know this word)

Anyway, it would be interesting when looking into this Tommy if you could look at some of the previous eggs we laid in games offensively. I think that the ARMM eggs are far more lopsided in terms of pass ratio than the ARBC eggs.

2006 included the Colts egg, and remains a blueprint to beating this teams current offensive and defensive set up.

T_S_O_P said...

As an additional, in the 1st 5years of Reid, he was one of the most successful coaches at making a red flag challenge. How is he doing now?

He is as good as the coaches around him, and the assistant HC is no better in that department than he was when he chose to kick in OT for the Lions and to this day stand by the decision. That's akin to C Steuber maintaining that Matt Ryan was a bad pick. Dumb!

izzylangfan said...

I agree with fillyfan_1978

Yes. 2006 was the year that both Donte Stallworth and Garcia were on the team. In the first half of the year the team did a lot of effective long passing. But after the injury I thought that Garcia was actually a better quarterback than McNabb. Then the Eagles offense used the short pass the way it should be used in the West Coast Offense. And Garcia executed wonderfully, particularly on short passes.

Tommy Lawlor said...

In case you can't tell, 2003 and 2006 are the years I loved.

2004 was fun. The offense was explosive, but lacked the same rhythm.

2002 was interesting. Good numbers, but we really beat up on weak teams for the most part (in terms of yards/points). We won plenty of big games.