Sunday, December 27, 2009

Gameday - DEN

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Here are the inactives:

WR Kevin Curtis
OL Mike McGlynn
OL Stacy Andrews
TE Martin Rucker
QB Mike Vick - 3rd QB

DT Trevor Laws
FS Quintin Demps
CB Geoffrey Pope

No shockers in that group.

From the Broncos:

Tom Brandstater (3rd QB), WR Eddie Royal, CB Ty Law, RB LaMont Jordan, S Vernon Fox, FB Spencer Larsen, G Seth Olsen and DL Chris Baker are the inactives.


MEADOWLANDS MASSACRE

I've been watching CAR destroy the G-men. With 5 minutes left it is 41-9. Wow. The Giants started red hot in the game and then Mario Manningham fumbled. That play was like a light switch. CAR came alive and the Giants went to sleep. Jonathan Stewart is near 200 yards.


ANOTHER BIRD LEAVES THE NEST

Say what you want about our organization, but other teams sure like our young guys. S Reshard Langford was signed away by the Chiefs. He showed some promise this summer, but wasn't quite good enough to make the roster.

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120 comments:

T_S_O_P said...

And the Aints are stumbling to the POs

Tommy Lawlor said...

I started watching NO/TB, but gave up when it was 14-0. I turned back and saw the end. Great job by the Bucs.

The Saints have to be scratching their heads.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Tough call on that challenge. The ball might have gone forward inches, but I sure didn't think it was enough to overturn the call. I didn't see it as obvious.

Ben said...

I feel like each successful team always has an almost unstoppable aspect that often comes alive late in the year and carries over...

I'm hoping/have that gut feeling that Weaver, McCoy and Westy are gonna be one hell of a 3-headed monster to try and stop. Westy sure looks to have his hops back. It's great seeing our RBs going out on patters again as well.

We have weapons at every single starting position, plus on the bench right now.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Dumervil just ate up Peters. Elvis might be short, but those long arms are tough on OTs.

T_S_O_P said...

If Mr Peters considers himself a pro bowler like he was saying this week, he needs to do better

Ben said...

juqua just bull rushed the s*** out of that RT. nice 3 man rush.

T_S_O_P said...

Wow, your scouting report on Polumbus, Spot On!

Tommy Lawlor said...

Nice sack by Parker. That's what I want to see.

Let's go get some points on offense.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Missed tackle by Dawk on that long screen.

T_S_O_P said...

I wish Cole and Todd hadn't whiffed on that screen

Dollar Brand said...

Nice run Shady but please hold that ball tighter.

T_S_O_P said...

@ Dollar Brand

It really is scary to watch him run with ball like that

Tommy Lawlor said...

Injury to Jamaal. Not good. Now Max will take over RG and Nick will slide into the middle.

Let's hope JJ can come back. The OL has been really good during the winning streak.

Tommy Lawlor said...

We need to run the ball now that we're inside the 10.

Ben said...

we need that consistency on the o line. hopefully it was just a cramp.

great grab by 81. love that guy.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Whew. I thought that flag might be for a pick on us.

Up 7-0. RZ TD. Good stuff.

T_S_O_P said...

Moving the ball fluidly against a penalty ridden D

We are playing well. KEEP IT UP

Ben said...

I'm so glad deseans finally getting goal line looks.

Tommy-

Honestly, if you're a DC, how do you cover him?

Dollar Brand said...

It's obvious we don't have the refs from the Giants game. Hope Jamaal comes back. He has been the constant on the line.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Man, crazy turn of events. Eddie Royal is inactive. WR Kenny McKinley got hurt. Now Brandon Stokley is ejected. The Broncos are down to 3 WRs. Not good for them.

Ben said...

broncos are down to 3 receivers...

stupid stokely (thanks!)

We'll probably see a lot more Sheffler.

Tommy Lawlor said...

I'll try and write something about covering DeSean this week. Good question.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Biggest complaint of the 1st Qtr is 2 burned timeouts.

T_S_O_P said...

Don't come with the answer Tommy

Dollar Brand said...

@ TSOP

Ha Ha. I concur. One question I don't want answered.

Tommy Lawlor said...

I don't mind the call to DeSean in general, but I didn't like it there. Go N-S vs Denver. Don't let them string plays out wide.

Up 10-0 at the end of 1st Qtr. Good start.

Ben said...

why don't we get more physical with Marshall? Sheldon layed him out earlier, and he dropped one later. He's their only weapon. Get physical and put someone up top.

BTW- Sheldon deserves a pro bowl this year. Won't happen though.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Great PBU by Mikell.

Ben said...

We're hitting and not wrapping again... McDermott can't allow sloppiness like that to happen

Tommy Lawlor said...

Hanson just missed the tackle on Gaffney. C'mon, MmmBop...you're better than that.

Dollar Brand said...

Again wit the hitting and not tackling. Grrr.

T_S_O_P said...

Sean Jones and Dmitri Patterson took Sheldon out.

T_S_O_P said...

sorry hanson not Pattersn

Tommy Lawlor said...

Dumb decision by Macho. Should have stayed in the end zone.

A quick strike TD would be nice here.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Wow. I didn't get excited on the Celek TD at all because I was just sure there would be some flag on us. Celek was just so open it seemed to good to be true.

T_S_O_P said...

Tommy your right, that was NICE

T_S_O_P said...

especially against such a good pass D

Dollar Brand said...

Quick enough? If not for the tipped pass may have been a tad quicker.

Tommy Lawlor said...

The reason I wanted the quick TD was to depress Denver. They just worked their butts off to go score. A quick strike from us is like "Big deal. Why are you guys so excited about scoring a TD?".

We'll see if it has that effect.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Outstanding drive here late in the half. I'm really impressed with our offense.

T_S_O_P said...

So after a dose of Celek and DeSean we introduce Maclin. Keep up Denver, keep up

Tommy Lawlor said...

At the 2-min warning we have 271 yards. DEN has 86. Crazy.

Dollar Brand said...

Good protection by the makeshift line. 5 is really spreading it around.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Sloppy play here at the end of the half.

Cole at C has caused us a couple of problems.

20-7 is good. Plus, we get the ball to start the 2nd half.

Ben said...

I really like Tracy White's game lately. He's around the ball a lot and he plays hard when he gets to see the field.

T_S_O_P said...

A very nice way to finish the half. Take that!!!

Tommy Lawlor said...

Get up Bunk. Stud DTs aren't allowed to get hurt.

Ben said...

Maclin's been great with those slants this year. He gets inside position and turns up field fast. With a year in this system our outside guys are gonna be dangerous.

Stupid McNabb throw. He didn't have as much pressure on him as he thought.

Tommy Lawlor said...

We're gift-wrapping plays for Denver right now. Can't do that.

Tommy Lawlor said...

I hope Mikell is okay. I'd hate for that to be a concussion.

Baloophi said...

Looked like maybe his left shoulder when he hit the ground...

Baloophi said...

How many tipped passes have we dropped now? 3? Frustrating.

Tommy Lawlor said...

That would have been a big pick by Hanson.

We've had a few balls over the middle of the field that we were close to, but we've yet to make the grab. I'll be optimistic and say that means we're due to get one soon.

Baloophi said...

Well Tommy - we got our tipped pass!

Tommy Lawlor said...

That was an ugly drive, but it resulted in a TD.

I'm always happy to see Avant getting the ball.

Tommy Lawlor said...

BTW...we are now the highest scoring team in Eagles history.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Why is Jim Nantz stealing my material?

Tommy Lawlor said...

I do love Buck. I hope he finishes with some good numbers...in a loss, of course.

Ben said...

aw ****... get up sheldon...

Baloophi said...

I am Jim Nantz.

Tommy Lawlor said...

I do not like seeing 24 on the ground in discomfort. We need him.

Tommy Lawlor said...

@ Baloophi...

2 questions:

1 - If that is true I'm sure you can tell me the name of one of your college roommates that is well known.

2 - What does Billy Packer look like naked?

Baloophi said...

Did you see Macho lay out Marshall???

Ben said...

great pick by asante. 9 on the year? makes up for some of those missed tackles..

also surprised to see howard has 6.5 sacks on the year. it would be nice if he could even start to heat up now and build on that

Baloophi said...

Tommy -

Sadly I can't answer the first question. Even sadder? I can answer the second.

T_S_O_P said...

the fowl against Macho is bollocks, excuse my English

Tommy Lawlor said...

That was a great hit by Macho. They called a penalty, but I thought it was a good shot.

9 picks by Sammie. Great stuff.

Tommy Lawlor said...

@ Baloophi...

Great answers.

Golfer Fred Couples was Jim's roommate for a year or two at Houston.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Ugly possession. We're missing JJ at Center.

Tommy Lawlor said...

This has turned ugly. Thank god we're up 17.

Ben said...

it's amazing how many close games we've had considering we're the best 1st quarter (and possibly 1st half) team in the NFL (according to stats shown earlier). are we that bad in the 2nd half?

Baloophi said...

I appreciate the Nantz trivia... here's another little-known nugget:

Freddy Couples and Jim Nantz were actually the charter members of Phi Slamma Jamma.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Gaffney is somehow Jerry Rice against our defense.

Baloophi said...

barf-o-rama

Tommy Lawlor said...

Darrell Reid is a great STer, but Macho has to hold that ball tighter.

Ben said...

macho mistake for macho harris

(sorry i had to. at least I apologized).

big hit. we need a goal line stand BAD right now.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Sickening.

27-10 turns into 27-24.

Let's see how we respond.

Baloophi said...

the never-ending penalties on Samuel's pick were killer...

Adam said...

why are we always so bad in the 3rd quarter? do the coaches and players let up?

Ben said...

running backs are all over 5 ypc right now.

*hint hint, andy*

Tommy Lawlor said...

What a horrible 3rd Qtr.

Dollar Brand said...

The Broncos are keying on that screen every time Westy comes in.

Baloophi said...

Can we ask them to review the backward pass play again this half?

Ben said...

the announcer said macho mistake. i want credit for that

Pitmanite said...

close game, momentum not in our favor and what do we do when it gets tight? throw it 6 times in a row with no luck. let's ignore the fact that westy is avg 4.5 ypc today and that shady is avg 5 ypc.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Great defensive stand. Cole and Sheldon came up big.

Baloophi said...

Same play that Dallas used with Miles Austin... Sheldon's been hitting the game tape.

Pitmanite said...

sheldon's a gamer. can't believe asante has a chance at double digit interceptions.

Baloophi said...

These late flags are infuriating.

Baloophi said...

At least we earned this one.

Tommy Lawlor said...

What the heck, man?

We're doing everything we can to give the game away. Someone needs to make a huge play.

Baloophi said...

I recommend something of the strip-sack variety...

Ben said...

if i could give the ball to one person right now it would be jason avant...

i wouldn't mind getting 36 super involved right now too

Tommy Lawlor said...

Our defense has responded twice in a row. Now it is time for the offense to step up.

Let's feed the ball to McCoy and mix in some throws to Celek/Avant/Maclin.

Baloophi said...

The wheels are off. What happened to Celek? I'd prefer him and Avant over the middle if we're just going to try to pass our way out of this game...

Tommy Lawlor said...

We cannot seem to win the battle of field position in these last few drives.

Pitmanite said...

since the game has gotten tight we've had 12 offensive plays and have thrown the ball 10 times. that's 83% passes and we're up by 3 points!!!!!!!!!!!

i think andy's little pink thing comes out as he watches donnie drop back to pass.

Pitmanite said...

and can we pull a tonya harding on sav rocca before next week's game.

Ben said...

great job/tackle by hanson to read the screen

Tommy Lawlor said...

The comeback is complete. 27-27.

Now we need to go get points. Get the ball to McCoy and Weaver.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Macho is going to drive me crazy.

Ben said...

Take Macho off kickoffs. Please. Put Maclin back there even.

I hate how McNabb waves the ball when he's getting taken down. RUN THE DAMN BALL ANDY

Pitmanite said...

make that 12 pass attempts out of last 14 plays. sorry tommy, when you asked to get the ball to weaver or mccoy he thought you meant drop back to throw the ball again.

Tommy Lawlor said...

McNabb hurt his left leg on the scramble. I think. Started to grab his hammy ... looked like.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Finally, we have pinned them deep.

We'll see if the D can make a big play for us.

Ben said...

bad hammy for mcnabb.

luckily, as my Redskin friend points out every week, McNabb plays better when he's hurt!

Tommy Lawlor said...

Does anyone know what happened to Sean Jones?

Dollar Brand said...

Did he pass by a mirror and knock himself out?

No idea.

Tommy Lawlor said...

The ball comes loose at the end. That won't be ruled a catch.

Pitmanite said...

def a catch. if they overturned the backward pass they better overturn this for a catch.

Tommy Lawlor said...

I hope I'm wrong, obviously.

Ben said...

I don't see where it came loose?

Especially on this play but just in general, he reminds me of Chad Johnson.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Great call by Mike Carey.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Clutch.

Pitmanite said...

i'll take the win, but the fat man didn't help our cause with that play calling in the last quarter and a half.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Crazy game, but it sure does feel good to be 11-4.

The pressure is on Dallas to win tonight and stay alive in the division race.

Cliff said...

Just saw a graphic during the Skins-Cows game that said Dallas only has 2 starters who've missed more than 1 game this season.

That's incredible. Can you imagine what our team would be like if we didn't have serious injury problems? McNabb played against New Orleans. Disco Stew in the middle. Brian Westbrook and Todd Herremans bringing consistency to pass protection

Cliff said...

Still watching the Skins-Cowboys game...

Looks like the Cowboys are going to lock this one up, but an issue came up during the broadcast that really upsets me - Dan Snyder is making a mockery of the Rooney Rule.

It's well known that Mike Shanahan is Snyder's #1 choice for the head coach job, but under NFL rules he must interview at least 2 minority candidates for the job. So what does Snyder do? He interviews his defensive coordinator, Greg Blache, who everyone in Skinsland knows has no desire to coach next season. In fact, Snyder had to talk Blache in to coming back this season.

To me, this looks like Snyder is trying to skirt the rule by interviewing someone he knows won't take the job. That's not why the Rooney Rule is in place. We all know Snyder wants Shanahan, but at least take the hiring process seriously. It's exactly this type of neglect that brought Jim Zorn to D.C., so good luck with that.

Dr. Ogrodnick said...

Washington: where coaches go to tarnish their reputation.