Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gameday - WAS

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Inactives

RB Brian Westbrook
RB PJ Hill
WR Kevin Curtis
QB Kevin Kolb
OG Stacy Andrews
OG Mike McGlynn

LB Akeem Jordan
CB Geoffrey Pope

No real surprises here. Big Al is out for WAS. That hurts them, but they have enough other weapons on defense that we still have to play well to have success.


MISC

SalPal reported that he's hearing there will be a big Mike Vick package today. We'll see. Sal has reported that about 4 or 5 other times it seems like. Hasn't really happened yet.

If we run the ball as well this week as we did last week in the base package we don't need him for more than a couple of plays.


Winning today is important. We have a chance to get to 7-4. We have a chance to get to 3-1 in the division. We also want to keep pressure on the Cowboys. They haven't handled that well in previous Decembers.
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97 comments:

izzylangfan said...

SalPal makes stuff up.

Boyboy said...

I always wondered...if Kolb is inactive, is that the same as being the #3 (emergency) QB? Or is he not available at all?

Edward said...

Well, this game couldn't have started worse.

Tommy Lawlor said...

I list him as inactive, but he is the #3 QB.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Celek did a horrible job on that play. Good player, but that was a costly mistake.

Great drive.

Edward said...

This game has shredded my nerves already!

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

Uhg Andy, trying to coach us out of a win again. Not against the idea of the onsides kick to open the game, but not against the offensively challenged, injury riddled skins. Kick the ball deep and make them drive 70-80 yards. No reason to risk giving them great field position to get their offense a little confidence.

Then after steamrolling your way down the field with the running game not 1 traditional running play called in the red zone. Mandy has to get all cute. Uhg.

Edward said...

What on earth did Dixon just do? Looked like he didn't think the RB had the ball!

Boyboy said...

I am disgusted with this 'D'. Yet again, it looks like they don't feel like playing with a lead. How many 3rd and longs are they going to let Wash convert?

There's Malcom Kelley's career highlight.

Tommy Lawlor said...

The defense is not playing well right now. Frustrating. At least the offense has shown up today. Let's hope they continue to move the ball.

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

and now the Redskins offense is playing with confidence, while the defense is playing like the coach told them he doesn't believe that they are good enough to beat the skins. Kind of like Andy did with the on sides kick.

Tommy Lawlor said...

93 just killed us on that drive.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Dude, the onside kick wasn't a sign of being scared of anything. It was an aggressive call. The design of the play was fine. It was just poorly executed.

Edward said...

I think someone just slipped some speed into 93's Gatorade, that was ridiculous!

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

I realize that was the intention, but sometimes the result is different, as that may be the inadvertant message the defense got. Even if that isn't the case, there is no way you call that against the skins and risk giving their offense and team that kind of life. Save that for a tougher opponent, instead of blowing it on the skins. Absolutely the wrong situation for the call. I

Tommy Lawlor said...

At least we flipped the field on this series.

Edward said...

Great panic block by peters on that throw to Avant. Got /just/ enough of a blitzer.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Dr...I wasn't a huge fan of the kick. I don't think it sent any kind of a message to the players. I just didn't like helping out their offense, which normally struggles to move the ball.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Who kidnapped our defense???

Boyboy said...

D-E-F-E-N-S-E!

SOFT!
SOFT!
SOFT!

***The INT doesn't change my mind.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Big pick by Sammie. Let's go get a TD and take control of this game.

Edward said...

Asante's been due!

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

Exactly Tommy. Plus now our opponents for the rest of the season will be aware that we might try it. I hate wasting it, so to speak, against a team we should be beating straight up.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Terrible RZ sequence.

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

2 trips to the red zone, and not 1 traditional running play called with goal to go, despite the running game steam rolling the Skins. This is what bad eagle losses smell like.

Edward said...

I think you need to inject a few positive thoughts in Dr. Its a 1 point game!

Boyboy said...

I really wish we'd give up on the idea of real grass. It looks like hell. Painted dirt is all it is. And it looked just as bad in September. The artificial surfaces these days are fantastic.

Boyboy said...

What a thing of beauty. We have all of our timeouts.

Edward said...

I know i personally prefer playing on grass. Even the best artificial surfaces i've played on are harder and burn your skin.

Boyboy said...

guess it didn't matter

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

Sorry Ed. It's just that I've heard the Eagles play this tune too many times before.

How's this: The Skins are bad enough that despite the Eagles best efforts at self sabotage, they will probably come away with the win.

:)

Boyboy said...

I've heard mixed reviews from a few people I know who have played on it. Some like it, some don't, and some don't have a preference.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Big sequence of events. We have a much better record with the lead at the half. The defense has struggled, but coming up with 2 INTs is huge. We do need TDs, but at least we're getting points.

Boyboy said...

Damn. I'm out of O'Douls.

Boyboy said...

Hopefully the D can build off of those last two Washington possessions. Aside from the sack and the INTs, I was really glad to see Sheldon Brown pressing and playing physical near the end of the half. Challenge the receivers!

Boyboy said...

Damnit to hell

Boyboy said...

Our ability to give up 3rd and longs is getting ridiculous...

Boyboy said...

I am beyond pissed right now.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Wow. I'm sorta speechless. Campbell is playing lights out.

The DL is getting some pressure, but isn't finishing plays. Joe Mays is struggling in coverage. Why is he out there? Play Spoon and White as the Nickel backers.

em26jamie said...

Apparenty we have the only defene that cn't stop the Redskins' offense.

Cliff said...

Campbell is playing well right now. He gave up those INT's, but he's getting away from our rush and making key throws.

Crap.

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

Yet another Andy Reid Eagles team that pisses very winnable games away.

Get it together and stop trying to hand the Cowboys the division.

Tommy Lawlor said...

I can't wait for London Fletcher to retire. That guy kills us.

em26jamie said...

When you stink on 3rd down on both sides of the ball, it's really hard to win.

Boyboy said...

It's beginning to look like all of our 2010 offseason needs are on the defensive side of the ball.

Now the Skins D is flying around. It looks like we're surprised that they're fighting so hard and we don't know what to do about it.

Cliff said...

Dr. Ogrodnick, I'm curious - what is it specifically that makes this an "Andy Reid" loss?

We're running the ball, but Reid can't hit the hole for McCoy.

Boyboy said...

He means that Andy Reid teams come up small in games that they absolutely should win. They sometimes look gutless and unprepared for a battle. You can catch his teams sleepwalking a couple times a year.

McCoy hitting the hole is hardly the reason we're losing.

T_S_O_P said...

Strange how such a damn good 1st and 2nd down D, can be so awful on 3rd!

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

Cliff: It starts with the incredibly poor decision to on sides kick to a redskins team struggling on offense. Absolutely no reason to risk giving them offensive life and a team lift that early in the game.

It continues with not one hand off called in any of the Eagles goal to go situations, despite a running game that is steam rolling the Redskins thus far. Instead Mandy gets cute and the Eagles get field goals.

Top it off with dumb penalties and sloppy play, the hallmark of Andy Reid teams over the last 5 years.

Ultimately, when he is coach, GM, and president of football operations it all goes back to him anyway.

Boyboy said...

The fans are getting restless. The defense looks clueless.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Big play by Tracy White.

Edward said...

This team needs to start giving a shit!

Cliff said...

I think you're placing too much blame for this game - which isn't even decided yet - on Reid's shoulders.

Celek made a stupid penalty that cost us a TD. Sheldon Brown is obviously bothered by his injury and can't cover faster Skins receivers. And our hodgepodge of LBer replacements aren't stopping medium-range passes on 3rd down.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Somebody has to make something happen. Preferably not a Redskin.

Cliff said...

Celek deserves an award for this game...

Tommy Lawlor said...

That was a pretty awful 3rd Qtr. It didn't kill us, though. We're down 5.

We need to shut them down on 3rd/21 right here and get something going on offense.

Ben said...

we need to sustain a drive.

we need to target 81 and keep moving these chains. I always feel like we don't use him enough. The dolphins use Bess on 3rd down practically every single time.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Can we please quit going to Celek over the middle???

Ben said...

and Celeks gotta play big and stop "expecting" flags. go make a play. don't expect a lucky break to come to you. f***. big pick for tryon. we have no rhythm

T_S_O_P said...

Poo

Tommy Lawlor said...

We must hold these guys to a FG.

Edward said...

This second half has been a perfect example of Eagles football. They just aren't trying!

Tommy Lawlor said...

Donovan led us on a comeback last week. Let's see if he can get that mojo back.

I wish he would run a little. There have been some openings in this game for him. Take off and get a few yards. That puts pressure on the D.

em26jamie said...

The offense needs to do something. They've had the ball 4 times with no first downs and a turnover. That's not going to win many games.

Boyboy said...

Couldn't go a game without a STs penalty, huh?

Tommy Lawlor said...

I love Jason Avant. Let's pray he's okay.

Boyboy said...

The offensive line is the drizzlin shits.

Boyboy said...

In Vick's defense, the ground had a better chance of catching that than Celek.

Cliff said...

Celek... again.

Ben said...

glad they started going to 81... that was needed. hope he's okay. did vick's pass go through celeks hands? he's gonna get chewed out all week.

running on 3rd and short, good move shady. big hole for weaver lets pound this in.

Cliff said...

Vick threw it behind, but Celek had his hands around the ball... CATCH IT!

Lord.

Boyboy said...

spread the f'n field and give it to Weaver up the gut

Ben said...

goal line and short yardage... THAT'S WHERE YOU USE VICK.

tommy - why can't we grasp that?

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

Low and behold, we call some runs in the Red Zone, and come away with the TD. It's not a good thing that myself as an average fan is outsmarting our coaching staff from my couch.

T_S_O_P said...

Some joker suggested we should use Eldra more. Clearly, he know nothing :whistle:

Mr_Boomy said...

Dude I'm frikkin nervous

Cliff said...

Dr. Ogrodnick, now you're just being negative. We ran the ball on the GL and tied the game up with a 2-point conversion.

Clearly, our coaching staff knows what they're doing. They just finally got some execution from the players.

Boyboy said...

Can the 'D' hold now though?

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

Maybe we should on sides kick again...

Boyboy said...

Gain of 23. Nope.

Edward said...

They must have read our posts! That drive was exactly what we needed.

McCoy is playing like a star today.

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

Cliff: Please specify all the called runs before this drive in a goal to go situation where they didn't get good execution execution? You can't, because there weren't any, and that is my point. That is poor coaching execution.

Cliff said...

They just showed Celek getting his hand (or some fingers?) taped up on the sideline. Maybe this is why he can't catch a damn thing today???

Boyboy said...

Whoa. I thought that was dangerously close to offsides. My TV would have been broken had that happened.

Cliff said...

Let's eat clock and win this game with an Akers' chip shot. Or a TD.

Boyboy said...

I just don't trust the defense. I hope we don't play for the FG.

Boyboy said...

Great throw. Low and outside where it couldn't be picked.

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

Nice job maximizing the clock usage and forcing the skins to burn a timeout, possibly two.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Back on top, 27-24.

Can the D hold 'em?

Absolutely maybe.

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

On sides kick? they'd never expect it.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Big tackle by the rookie.

Tommy Lawlor said...

YES !!!!

Ben said...

wooooow. great come back. all sparked by avant. still not happy with how this game turned out, but there's a lot of good still at the end

Edward said...

2 clutch wins in 2 weeks? WHAT HAPPENED?!?! THIS IS AWESOME!!

Props to the Skins today to be quite honest, they should be a 3-7 team based on todays performance.

Homer said...

Whew.

Edward said...

Should not*

Boyboy said...

Let it go Moose. I have seen less called and worse not called.

Two back-to-back come from behind wins. I like the way we've found a running game. I like the way McNabb is starting to do a better job of checking it down. Still too many penalties, although we tightened things up a little in the second half.

We need someone besides Cole who can pressure the QB. Sadly, if we haven't found that guy by now then we probably don't have him. And I don't know what we're trying to do defensively on some of these 3rd downs.

As I gain more confidence in the offense going forward, I worry more and more about the defense. These guys will get raped by the Saints or Vikings.