Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Eagles vs. Colts recap.
With 3:24 left on the clock in the forth quarter the Eagles had just taken a time out to try and get the defense together and stop Joseph Addai on first down. Addai got the ball on the same stretch play they had been running all night and ran for 9 yds. Just then the camera cut to Andy Reids face and it summed up how the whole night had gone. He looked like a beaten man physically and emotionally. His little reading glasses were askew in a 45 degree angle, his face beat red, eyes all watery, like a kid who had just lost his puppy. At that moment I actually felt sorry for him. He is the coach and GM who built the team that is on the field, but in the end, the players on the field have got to do their jobs. Reid is not the one on the field making some of the worst tackling attempts since LJ Smith tryed to hug Demarcus Ware in Week 4 against Dallas. It was pitiful to watch. On the offensive side of the ball you have to give some credit to the play calling and efficiency of the offense. Give Garcia credit, he played well and didn't make any stupid mistakes. When they had the ball the Eagles moved the ball pretty well. The first drive of the game was really great to watch. It was a 14 play drive for 59 yards that kept Manning and company off the field for 8:18. That was the game plan and it was working. After they failed to complete on third down, Akers was sent in to kick a chip shot. No good. Right then, you knew what type of night it was going to be. On defense it was pathetic how bad they were. It wasn't everybody on defense. It was mainly 3 guys. Matt McCoy aka Route 51, Dhani Jones, and Rod Hood. First lets start with the main culprit McCoy. He could be the worst OLB in the NFL. He is out position on every play, can never get off a block, and couldn't tackle his way out of a wet bag with a pair of scissors in his hand. Cliche I know, but that's how bad he is. McCoy was either A) on his back or B) missing a tackle on every play of the game. Next is Dhani Jones. The most well dressed overpaid LB in the league. Hes such a nice guy he just hates to make a tackle. Hes the king of tackling a guy after he runs for 10 yards, and he can't cover a TE to save his life. Last but not least Rod Hood. Now I know why you were on the inactive list last week when you perfectly healthy, YOU CAN NOT TACKLE. This guy is a solid cover corner and that is it. The Eagles defense was in the nickel almost the entire game, so they shifted Hood to cover Reggie Wayne, and put Sheldon Brown in the nickel position cause hes more physical then Hood. Unfortunately the Colts kept running the same stretch play at the corners all night which in resulted in Rod the Hood ornament being laid out or just flat out not wanting to make a tackle on the strong Addai. Before you annouce to everyone how you should be a starting corner in this league, take this spring off, go down to Ray Lewis' camp he holds for 12 and 13 years olds who DON'T KNOW HOW TO TACKLE, then think about calling yourself a starting corner. So in the end it wasn't, could the Eagles stop Manning, but could they contain Addai, and the answer was no. The Eagles had virtually 8 men on the field on defense and it was no match for the Colts running game.
Notes from the game
Garcia: 19/23, 140 yds, 2 tds. Nice game.
The Eagles were extremely well balanced. 149 yards on the ground and 151 threw the air.
How about the half ass job NBC did in giving Andre Waters a farewell. I know he isn't as brave as Pat Tillman or as well known as Reggie White, but come on. He got a little RIP from Madden and Michaels after they had ran out of material in the fourth quarter. At that point I think there was a total of 13 people watching including myself.
Again how bad is Matt McCoy. The worst was when Dallas Clark laid him out on a block to seal a Joseph Addai TD run.
Sean Considine is no better than Michael Lewis. Considine bit on a play action fake that left Reggie Wayne wide open for a TD. That's the same way Lewis was benched. His was only worse cause it was about a 40 yard TD pass and Considines was a 10 yard pass. Oh yeah, guess who was covering Wayne. Yup the Hood ornament himself.
AJ Feely threw a nice strike that hit Hank Baskett directly in the face. Threw his hands, into his face. Hes on his way to HOF.
How small is Greg Lewis. He looks like the kid from the movie Little Giants running around out there. His pads are 3 times to big, and he just looks out of place. He took a mean shot from Colts corner Nick Harper and got right up though. He just looks out of place.
Posted by ihatephilly at 1:06 PM