Instant Observations: Chargers 33, Eagles 30

Here are instant observations from the Eagles’ 33-30 loss to the Chargers.

OFFENSE

* Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson had monster games. Vick completed 22 of 36 passes for 428 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran six times for 23 yards and a score. Jackson had nine catches for 193 yards and a touchdown.

* The truth is they could have had even bigger games. The pair connected on a 61-yard TD in the second half, but had other opportunities. Jackson couldn’t keep his feet in bounds on a deep ball near the sidelines in the first. Later, Jackson again got free deep, but Vick overthrew him. Vick was hit on the play by Dwight Freeney, who used his classic spin move against rookie right tackle Lane Johnson. And there was one more play, where Jackson had his fingertips on the ball, but couldn’t haul it in.

* It looked like the Chargers’ game-plan was to move a safety up and try to limit the Eagles’ rushing attack. LeSean McCoy had 11 carries for 53 yards, but he did more damage as a receiver, catching five balls for 114 yards, including one 70-yarder that set up the team’s first field goal. McCoy got matched up with safety Eric Weddle on the play, broke a tackle and took off down the field.

* On the Eagles’ lone TD drive of the first half, they went 75 yards on four plays in 1:20. Vick hit Riley Cooper for a 13-yard score. Jackson had catches of 17 and 41 yards on the possession.

* On the Eagles’ field-goal drive in the first half, they first thought they had a touchdown, but James Casey couldn’t hang on to a pass from Vick.

* Zach Ertz had catches of 37 and 21 yards in the first half.

* Chip Kelly talked about subbing players in more during the week. On the first drive, he made wholesale changes at one point, bringing in Casey, Jeff Maehl, Bryce Brown and Damaris Johnson for the starters.

* The offensive line had issues on the first drive. It looked like Todd Herremans got beat on the play. On third down, VIck got hit by Freeney, but it looked like he might have stepped into the pressure.

* The Eagles ran 30 plays in the first half and 57 overall. They scored on all four first-half possessions until the final one which began with just 7 seconds on the clock.

DEFENSE

* The defense was a disaster, giving up points on seven of 10 possessions. On five second-half possessions, San Diego scored two touchdowns and two field goals. The Chargers piled up 539 yards and got a 46-yard field goal with 7 seconds left to seal a 33-30 victory.

* Philip Rivers went 36-for-47 for 419 yards and three touchdowns. Eddie Royal had seven catches for 90 yards and three touchdowns. The Chargers went 51 yards on nine plays on their game-winning drive. San Diego went 10-for-15 on third down overall.

* The Chargers had 291 yards in the first half, but only 13 points to show for it, thanks to a pair of red-zone turnovers. Trent Cole forced a red-zone fumble late in the first half with the Chargers driving. And earlier, Brandon Boykin made a terrific hustle play to strip Antonio Gates inside the 5.

* Boykin started outside opposite Cary Williams. It looked like the Eagles tried to stay away from bringing a fifth DB on the field at times in the first half. But eventually, Brandon Hughes came in, played outside, and Boykin moved inside. Williams was called for two pass interference penalties in the first half.

* Mychal Kendricks played well in Week 1, but looked bad in coverage and as a tackler in this one.

* Casey Matthews rotated in behind Connor Barwin at left outside linebacker in the first half. Brandon Graham rotated in behind Cole.

* The Eagles rotated Nate Allen and Earl Wolff in at safety. Neither looked good. Wolff would have given up a touchdown, were it not for the Boykin strip. Allen was a disaster. On the game-winning drive, he gave up multiple completions to Antonio Gates. And early on, Allen got stiff-armed by Ryan Mathews, while also being called for a personal foul penalty on the play.

* On a fourth-quarter touchdown, King Dunlap blocked Allen, and DeMeco Ryans missed a tackle as Royal scampered into the end zone on a WR screen.

* Damion Square got double-teamed to the ground on a second-quarter run.

* Barwin was active early, knocking over rookie right tackle D.J. Fluker early and sacking Rivers. But that was the Eagles’ only sack of the game.

* The Chargers ran 34 offensive plays in the first half. Mathews ran 16 times for 73 yards overall. Malcom Floyd had five catches for 102 yards. But he was hit by Ryans in the third quarter and taken off the field on a stretcher.

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  • Peter

    Which is the true Eagles team – this week or last week? Gotta wonder…

    • BleedGreenJames

      We should all know it was the Eagles of this week. We knew we’d have to outscore the mess of a defense we have, just didn’t do it today, unfortunately.

  • G_WallyHunter

    Looks like the D is coming back down to earth :(…. how many more busts in the secondary? it is looking gross….

  • Jason

    More absolutely terrible clock management. WTF!!! And I’m not talking about the timeouts. Those were good. Why are we running a play on 1st down with 2:12 left on the clock? Did Kelly not watch this Defense all F-ing day. Let the clock go to the 2 minute warning and play to win or Tie and the end of regulation

    • Token

      bingo. Terrible clock management. I hear he had problems with this at Oregon.

  • Bird of Prey

    Hope floyd is okay. But that was a fumble, why they blew it dead I can’t fathom. But the secondary and pass rush is a nightmare. Allen is showing why he shouldn’t be starting and why it’s going to take a why to draft and get enough F/A’s to do some damage.

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      OH MY GAWD!!!! It was a fumble. But with the way the D was playing I’m not even sure it matters.

      SIgh.

  • B-West

    Need a coaching portion to the observations. Seemed pretty clear that the last team that had the ball was going to win. Idk why the Eagles were in such a hurry on that last drive. Particularly the plays ran before the 2 minute warning.

    • SeaDucks

      Because that is what was working for them. Remember last week when they tried to do the speed limit? Unfortunately, no matter how good the Offense, you MUST be able to to rely on the D at some point.

  • KimbaFuzz

    I seriously hate Nate Allen.

    • B-West

      I wish I could give one million up votes. I request a an All 22 dedicated to whether or not Allen should be cut on Monday.

    • morgan c

      He needs to be cut now. Straight up. I mean, if you can get a seventh round pick for him, cool, but that’s doubtful at this point. He’s been given the benefit of the doubt so many times already, and he simply gets abused over and over. He is just a terrible football player. He was poor instincts, is soft, and can’t cover. He has no skills. We’d be better off with literally anyone else.

    • Justin

      Has he been cut yet? And if not, WHY?

      • Dutch

        Good ole Buddy Ryan would have asked for his helmet & cut Allen in the timeout huddle.

  • Dirt

    I hope Nate Allen does not see the field again this year. He turned what should have been a 4 yard run into a 25 yard gain with his inability to tackle and then adding a facemask. On top of that, all three touchdowns were his fault. If Wolff is as close to Allen as the coaches have said he is, then just play him, because his growing pains can’t be as bad as Allen’s incompetence.

    • RIP illa

      Dude Wolff has shown no better than Allen. We have a DB personnel problem and issues!!! Big ones, due to Davis and Roseman, and although Chip doesn’t focus on D he still is the head coach and has final say!!!

      • Dirt

        I didn’t see Wolff getting dragged 6 yards by the face today. I didn’t see Woff leaving SD’s only receiver who catches TDs wide open at the 5 today. I didn’t see Wolff hesitate on what could have been a TD saving tackle to get trucked by King F’n Dunlap today.

        Earl Wolff might not be great, that’s fine, but by now, we know for a fact that Nate Allen is terrible. Why keep giving him snaps when we could be using those plays to get Wolff up to speed?

  • skayne

    I love Chip Kelly on offense. But they have to stop rehlegating our best pass rushers to the bench.

    The problem was the pass rush, the back 7 had to cover all day long.

    B. Graham and V. Curry have to play. Logan, Square, Geathers, etc., haven’t done shit to be playing over them.

  • Myke Lowery

    terrible game by the secondary besides Boykin. I didn’t see the blitz bring much pressure. so that could have attributed to things.

  • Eagles4Life

    2 Things:

    1) I really hope none of our starting corners go down. Fletcher is KEY to this defense. Boykin having to start threw things off, I don’t care how much they prepared.

    2) Can Howie give Buffalo whatever they need for Jairus Byrd? Please???

  • James Skip Carl

    I was yelling to let it run down to the two minute warning and then run the ball, the life of an Eagles fan and Nate Allen is the worst player in the NFL

  • #7

    Nate Allen your f’in ass needs to be cut TODAY!

  • Will

    NFL 4th best Safety still unsigned free agent, here’s the latest-
    Posted by Mike Florio on September 15, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT AP
    There had been no buzz on veteran free-agent safety Kerry Rhodes.
    Key words: “Had been.”
    Per a league source, Rhodes will work out with the Giants on Tuesday.
    Rhodes previously had been drawing no interest
    after being cut by the Cardinals in March. Some say he wants too much
    money; others say he hadn’t had the chance in recent months to reject a
    minimum-salary offer. The lack of opportunities has prompted some
    speculation that Rhodes became radioactive in the wake of the emergence
    of Internet rumors in March regarding his sexuality. (Rhodes has denied
    those rumors, strongly.)
    Regardless of the real reasons why Rhodes doesn’t currently have a
    roster spot, the Giants will take a look at Rhodes on Tuesday. If they
    like what they see, the question then becomes whether the Giants will
    offer him the minimum for his level of experience ($840,000), or
    something more than that.

    • Will

      Chip Kelly says no good FA Safety available BS……

  • Soybot

    Allen was owned early and often. The offense is going to have to put up at least 30 points per game to win. Good news is they are capable of doing that against anybody.

    • Token

      On the one TD, instead of attacking he stopped, squared up and waited to be blocked by King Dunlap.

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    While this is defensive stupidity that lost us this game. Having Foles throw that was dumb as well. Run it. Shady run it. He run it. Somebody run it. Or have a very manageable throw that gives Vick a real shot at getting it in in the end.

    • RIP illa

      Said that on the live thread. Horrible!!! Run or give him a TE short and over the middle. Ridiculous.

    • Token

      That entire sequence down there was just badly managed. Then they have Foles throwing a fade to a 5’7 WR? Vick was just saying the ref made him come out, prolly feared concussion. But just unfortunate.

    • Eagles4Life

      x1000000…even if we had only gotten halfway there, we would have been better off than an incompletion on a filler play.

  • Token

    Since im Mr. Positivity, The good news here is that we lost no ground in the division since Dallas and the Skins lost. Hoping for a Giants loss. If the offense could keep consistently scoring like this and the D could just stop people sometimes, this awful division may not be too far out of grasp. Maybe

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      The division is definitely within grasp. 30 is gonna win you more than they lose you. And you gotta think the more they play in this offense the more comfortable (and better) they will get.

  • DunedinEagle

    Listening to Vick press conference. He is till an A hole.

    • RIP illa

      ???

      • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

        Yeah…

    • Token

      I dont like Vick at all. But overall, hes played his ass off for two games.

      He made some comment in his PC like “maybe we had to score 40 points to win”. Bwah I love that. This defense needs something to fire them up.

  • Soybot

    Not clear on the play clock but I feel like they could have run it down to the 2 minute warning with 2:30 on the clock, instead ran two ineffective plays. I don’t understand that.

  • Tautalatasi Jr.

    It’s okay fellas, 15-1 isn’t so bad

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      LOL.

      I see you!

  • Soybot

    Cowgirls and Deadskins lost, and Gina’s will certainly do do as well. It’s not over yet boys.

    • http://theadulttoysstore.com/ The Toy Goddess

      Voted up for “Gina’s” lol

      But yes..if the Giants lose we’re in good shape.

  • William

    We need to calm down ……we know the Eagles Defense would be the achilles heel. We also are missing a corner. But it is only game two and for me the Eagles answered a lot of question. Vick looked great,Deshaun and Cole were beast and other offensive players were stepping up. Riley even looked good . Washington lost, Cowboys lost so the Eagles will still be in first place. Defenses are always behind and I think we just have to stay in there until mid season.

    Now for the haters especially with the Big man coming. We need to give him props because he brought us Vick, Jackson, Cole and some others, so all you who are always him , he built a tradition where we expect to win. Lets give him his props on Thurs and then kick his butts.

    As for Vick , how many who have dogged him for the last two years and wanted everyone from Foles, Barkley, etc were wishing he was in there that last drive . Vick is a beast and let’s finally give him his do . Last years the line and the coaching was the problem . I am glad we have Vick ….he is a true leader …..So shut up.

    • http://theadulttoysstore.com/ The Toy Goddess

      Here Here!!!!

    • Will

      Didn’t have to be Great proven Safeties were available…..They went with Nate and a Rookie..please…Really…Reallly…what did u expect?

    • RIP illa

      It was a crucial game even if it’s only week two…why? Cause this is a game we should have won! You can’t let games like this slip away cause they come back and bite you. Good teams beat the teams they’re supposed to beat.

      • Mike

        The only reason this game wasn’t a blowout was the turnovers. It is great to see turnovers, but we gave up 33 points WITH those turnovers. That is terrible, and I don’t see how you can say we should have won. The Eagles defense is horrible, and the Chargers are underrated. They almost beat the Texans, who aren’t slouches.

        • RIP illa

          How bout cause we were favored…how bout cause they couldn’t stop our O…how bout cause they had to resort to slowing the game down in the 2nd quarter…how bout cause we had a missed FG that would have won us the game…how bout cause we had a dropped TD from Casey…How bout cause we had a TD called back because of Johnson…how but chase of the poor clock management approaching two mins and w/ us in the redzone…how bout cause we only need our D to play at a mediocre level instead of the S-show that it was today and only forcing 1 punt!!! Dude keep arguing w/ me on everything I say and I’ll keep shutting you down w/ actualities and facts!!!

          • morgan c

            The point is, we should have had this game. The Casey drop (after complaining about not enough playing time, terrible), the missed field goal, DJax not bringing in the 60 yard bomb, and the bogus false start costing us 4 points (settled for FG instead of TD)… that’s more than enough to win right there. And don’t even get me started on the clock management and execution inside the red-zone on the final drive. So frustrating. Yes, it’s not the end of the world, but we should have had this game. We aren’t good enough to blow games like this.

          • RIP illa

            Didn’t I just say as much :-) lol. Yes we agree.

          • TPZ-1

            2 PI’s on C. Williams, 1 PI on Chung (bogus IMO) & and a stupid unsprts’ like conduct on D-Jax which helped give SD great field position (along with the ensuing fumble which helped them further) didn’t help matters.

          • cliff henny

            it was a rough one. fact is, that offense is stupid good. vick missed d-jax of that OB throw (bet he’d admit that too) another easy 7 there, too. eagles left 20 out on field, nothing chargers did. sooner or later, we’ll see 50′s on scoreboard. if henrey or any of the 3 guys fall on that kickoff fumble, walking with a W. but, maybe this will be a defense wakeup call. cant play like that

          • RIP illa

            Ugh. I wish Djax would have laid out for that one that touched his finger tips instead of thinking run. Can’t fault him though.

          • cliff henny

            not that one, the one he caught but vick lead him OB. was the easier of the 2 i thought.

      • Dutch

        I don’t know this was a push over game, San Diego is strong where we are the weakness. Did you notice their receivers, and their route running? The kid that got hurt was balling, so much so he cleared a buck in receiving yards before half time, and Gates is a 8 time pro bowl tight end. I had forgotten they had Royal. Royal as we all know is not a pushover second rate receiver. Their rushing game was suspect. But King Dunlap played the game of his life against the Eagles, our rush couldn’t disrupt Rivers and we needed to win the battle of the Line of Scrimmage, unfortunately we didn’t .

        I don’t think this was a push over game and never believed that knowing what Rivers was capable of doing, he and Gates.

        • RIP illa

          Never did I say this was a pushover game! It’s a game we should have and we’re supposed to win!

          Anybody who watched the game knows that despite all our flaws, we still should have won that game and that they’re not a better team than us. Did their D actually stop us or did we shoot ourselves in the foot?! Was their O that dominating and great or does our lack of attention to D and crappy D play overall make them Gods on the football field?! Was their time of possession due to them being unstoppable or just them milking the clock?! Has Chip mismanaged the clock during 2 games?!

          Mostly all games in this league are tough and not pushovers, but I cannot not will I say that SD is that better of a team them us!!! And the only reason why Rivers was capable of doing what he did is cause he only got hit twice!!!

          Tebow could have picked us apart w/ that sorry ass pass rush!!! Davis just sat back calling blitzes w/o disguising them. Rivers and their O-line knew when and where every blitz was coming!

          And the fact that missing Bradley F’N Fletcher throws off our coverage that bad, means we are in some dire straits!!! That defensive effort was nothing short of pathetic and 2012 like!!! Screw SD!!!

    • B-West

      Talking about how division rivals lost is real real soft. I know this is just some fan board banter, but I guarantee the coaching staff is not looking at the standings. You can’t crap the bed and then point to how dirty the rest of the sheets are.

      • William

        I am not saying it is cool because our d rivals lost but what I am saying is it is game 2 , we will get better as the season goes and our offense might be unstoppable or atleast they will be . ….I was watching Eagles. Com ….and some one said Michael Vick missed many throws , Christ he trough for 4yds…we were picked to go 8-8 at best and bottom of division , Vick should be hurt or have thrown 5 INTs by now …..I will take this lost with a grain of soft and optimism

        • http://theadulttoysstore.com/ The Toy Goddess

          Vick didn’t play this well in 2010.

          Yet I keep hearing folk complain AND complain…I mean I guess we go back to last year when he threw 3 interceptions and we won the game.

          lol/smh

        • B-West

          Perspective is a very point. I had mid range expectations going into the season, and actually felt this game was a trap. Its just still hard to watch them lose one it felt like they could have had.

    • #7

      Bout tine Ya’ll listened

  • SoCalEaglesFan

    Kelly mismanaged the clock every bit as badly as Reid ever did. Still have a bonehead game day coach.

  • BrickSquadMonopoly

    We started off too slow offensively

    • http://theadulttoysstore.com/ The Toy Goddess

      It didn’t matter.

      San Diego just would have had more opportunity not to punt.

  • SeaDucks

    Great showing by the O. Any other offense in the NFL would have only had about 10 pts. The Defense though was horrendous. I think SD punted once? TOP had to favor SD like 4 to 1. At least it was a competitive game. Might be a tough year, but I don’t see many blowouts coming against us

    • evanphilly

      Agreed. This Offense will score 24+ points by accident. The D is the scary part though..

      • Dutch

        I still believe this offense can drag our defense to 9 wins. I actually think this was a quality win by an opponent that a lot of people don’t respect but it’s to their peril. As we seen Rivers is capable of hurting you.

  • The R

    Please can we please go to a 4-3 put vinny and graham in please we was getting cooked on the run and they are not even a good run team

  • The R

    Can we please sign kerry rhodes i dont care if hes gay let his gay A$$ play safety its 1000 percent better than nate he sucks

    • morgan c

      I’m not sure how his rumored sexual preference affects his football skill, or character as you alluded to, but ya…

      Anyway, Nate Allen sucks.

  • Will

    I even brought up Kerry Rhodes on Spud’s show Eagle’s have no interest…I hate Nate Allen’s play gave up at least 2 TD’s today!

  • Token

    Ill tell ya one thing. With the pathetic pass rush I saw today, its a crime if Curry doesnt at least get a chance to show some worth on Thursday. We are getting nothing out of the NTs. Bench one of them. Id say Sopa.

  • Will

    Now we know if the Front 7 can’t generate pressure this secondary gonna get scorched by a good pocket passer….So Peyton, Eli, Aaron, and Jay all good pocket passers should have good days against us…predicted we go 12-4 or 11-5 these are the games I thought secondary holes show up…lol…

  • takeo

    Nate Allen had a very bad day, but it’s not even in the top 3 reasons for the loss.
    N. 1 time mgmt sucked: Reid would have been killed if he had hurried up the offense in the last 2 mins rather than play to win or tie running the rock a little bit.
    N. 2 the defense blitzed the whole night vs an awful Off Line, but RIvers never got pressured and had all day to pick our secondary apart.
    N. 3 DJax could have avoid to give away half field to the Chargers with that stupid penalty after Vick TD.

    Ah and Cary Williams and Hendricks might have played even worse than Allen.

    • Will

      Nate Allen gave up 2 TD’s that’s 14 points what do you mean not a top 3 reason? What game were you watching? #11 Royal owned Nate!….http://vimeo.com/60112567…………………… Pay that Man!

      • #7

        His eyes are sprained

      • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

        Exactly!

  • Will

    What the Eagles Defense needs instead of Nate no play Allen…..http://vimeo.com/60112567……………Great run support and pass coverage are Great….

  • SeaDucks

    Some more positive thinking here….

    When the Eagles scored it was QUICK. That’s good. No matter how far down there is hope. Now imagine the SD offense. They have been on the field all day, almost perfect, doing everything they want, and yet, they are having to play from behind late in the game? That is just deflating when your best is almost not good enough. If I was SD, I would leave quickly, and pray they don’t have to play again.

    Eagles had a lot of room to improve, San Diego couldn’t have played much better, and still barely won.

  • morgan c

    So can we pump the brakes a bit on all the 10-6 playoff talk? I still believe Kelly will be a success, but it’s going to take time. First of all, I don’t know why we completely went away from our offense. We didn’t play nearly as quickly as we did against Washington, and we got away from the run in the second half. Second, Kelly completely mishandled our last drive. We should have let the clock go down to the 2 minute warning, instead of rushing a bad pass to Celek that got both he and Vick injured. Chip fell in love with the pass, and four straight runs from 1st and goal would have probably netted a TD instead of having to settle for a FG. Bad play calling, and worse clock management. Third, those time-outs at the end? What the hell was he doing? And finally, our defense was deplorable as expected. Billy Davis just blitzed every play, it never got home, and Rivers torched us. We never adjusted. And no Vinny Curry on a day where our pass-rush was anemic? I feel like it’s groundhog day. This will be a maddening season. But the most disappointing thing was Chip not running his normal offense. WTF?

  • Eagles4Life

    LOL some of y’all are so fickle. Week 1, “OMG Superbowl”…Week 2, “WE SUCK.” Relax. Kelly and Davis are still adjusting to the team in live action when it matters, we’ll be ok. If we had made the FG before halftime, possibly different game. Recovered that FF on the kickoff, possibly different game. If we managed that last scoring drive differently, possibly different game. It’s early in a LONG season, and we just lost on a FG in the final seconds. Breathe. Please.

    • cliff henny

      it’s not that bad. at least we know it’s only 1 side of the ball. it’s 12 win offense, 4 win defense.

  • cliff henny

    Allen’s play made me miss Coleman. least he hits the other team, not laying out his own. not sure what Davis was seeing sending blitz after blitz, none that ever got home. was seriously dissapointed in how little pressure River’s saw. offense looked great. guess we knew coming in this was going to be an issue. Vick left some points out there again, not that anyone is perfect, but with this defense he just might have to be.

    • JofreyRice

      This is kind of how I pictured the season going down. Offense hums along, defense lets the other team’s offense hum along, a few miscues, and every week’s a tossup. Makes the games interesting at least, more than we can say for FF (Reid).

      • cliff henny

        9 months ago we had 3 problems, offense defense and special teams…today, one-defense. part of being a fan is not having to be realistic at times, like after washington. chargers just knocked some realit back into us.

  • Corry

    The defense was a disaster?! I didn’t think they looked that good.

    • A Roy

      There should be a word in front of ‘disaster.’

  • Will

    You could argue maybe Nate Allen gave up 3 TD’s if you count the play where he gets pancaked by King Dunlop….Bench Nate Allen!!!!

    • RIP illa

      It would be a very plausible and accurate argument

      • Guest

        Ok, you made me giggle. 1^

    • Token

      IMO after two games the worst player on D is Allen and the worst player on O is Herremans.

      Im curious to see if this new staff sticks with players that arent performing for the whole season.

  • Explorer51

    Two things: one, we should at least look at Kerry Rhodes… I really don’t care if he has over-priced himself (and who cares if he’s gay…totally and absolutely irrelevant), we have a ton of cap space and no, that’s no, safeties that can be relied on. As with every business, supply and demand sets the going price; there is great demand and not a lot of supply. Second, we have to buckle up and let CK make rookie mistakes whether we like it or not. Every win and loss has to provide a learning experience; if he’s as good as many (including me) think he is, he won’t make the same mistakes over and over. It will be a roller coaster season, we just need to accept that.

    Ultimately, this is a talent issue, plain and simple; if he and Eagles mgmt can get better D players and more offensive depth at WR and a QB for this system, we could be contending by 2015. Having null and void drafts in 2010 and 2011 (regardless of who was at fault) left a pretty bare roster.

  • lukeoutbelow

    The Eagles defensive line was dominated by King Dunlap and the Chargers Offensive line..as Vinny Curry sat inactive again. Their use of Vinny Curry is frustrating. BTW, I agree with KimbaFuzz..I seriously can’t stand Nate Allen. Dude is so overmatched.

  • Maggie

    Defense. Offense. Mistakes. Phhhtt. The San Diego receivers caught the ball. Rivers threw hundreds of 8-yard passes and the San Diego receivers caught them all!! THE SAN DIEGO CHARGER’S RECEIVERS CAUGHT THE BALL!!!!!!! Over and over. San Diego CAUGHT THE BALL!! A perfect dink and dunk game. Other than that, I didn’t put on my jersey this morning.
    PS. Vick was hammered twice in the 4th quarter while STANDING IN THE POCKET THROWING THE BALL. so anybody yammering about Vick running, etc. Shut up.

  • BleedGreenJames

    I think we did pretty well considering SD will be winning the Super Bowl this year.

  • hillbillybirdsfan

    As each week goes by Nate Allen seems to lose IQ points and football skills.

    • JofreyRice

      Outside of his first few games in 2010, this guy has sucked forever. I’m not sure why so many people think it’s still a matter of opinion. He’s just horrible. I’ll take Wolff any day of the week over him.

      • hillbillybirdsfan

        Agreed. He’s been lousy the whole time

  • http://batman-news.com KobraKai7474

    Considering Phillip Rivers threw for approximately 2,000 yards even though he has mediocre receivers and, quite frankly, an awful offensive line, one thing has become very apparent: The Eagles definitely need to keep inactive the one defensive lineman who has shown some ability to put pressure on the QB!! …and since sarcasm is sometimes lost in the written word, let me be clear: I AM BEING SARCASTIC!!!

    Okay, coach, you have officially lost a game that can be directly traced to your hard-headed desire to punish Vinny Curry for… well… I guess for not being born quite big enough for defensive coordinator’s tastes? Unless, you are losing on purpose, it is time to overrule your defensive coordinator, and start playing the guys who give you the best chance to win football games…. even if one happens to be 1.2 pounds lighter than you like.

    While you are at it, it is also time to start picking up two or three of the (at least) 40 safeties currently walking the streets who are better than Nate Allen, who, sad to say, simply is not an NFL player.

  • Steve

    Vick didn’t overthrow Jackson, Jackson had his shoulders turned and was looking back for the ball the entire time it was in the air, if he squares his shoulders and runs under the ball he catches it easily… it was a technique error on Jacksons part.

  • KimbaFuzz

    Yes, that would be awesome!!!! Sheil, can we get that???! Please!!!

  • RIP illa

    I seriously hate Nate Allen and Bill Davis right now!!! 1 upped…lol.

  • Will

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEcwJwJL4fY …………….A video is worth a 1,000 words…6’3” ..217 lbs…..

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    Kelly is new at this. Reid had that problem for 14 years.

    Not time to write Kelly off yet.

  • B-West

    You serious man?

  • Will

    Geather’s should sit…Put Vinny in….

  • #7

    I don’t care if he’s gay. Sign him up. He’ll sign Ronnie Lott. He could do better than Nate Allen

  • B-West

    I still say late is not in position. I give it to you that the defensive scheme could certainly take some of the blame. But there is zippy about Nate Allen’s past performance that leads me to give him the benefit of the doubt. Off the top of my head, he definately hesitated on the pick play for the first TD. Also, it looked like Cover 3 to me, but the TV donk (Dierdorf I think) highlighted him on the 3rd down pass when Royal was wide open.

  • RIP illa

    Lol. I’m not a Allen fan. I want him gone. But we don’t have anyone better to replace him. What did you see Wolff do??? Cause I saw him make the same mistakes in coverage as Allen, minus the running around the route instead of through it to cover his WR. So point out Nate’s faults all you want, cause I’m w/ you on them. But don’t sit up here and preach to me like Wolff is the answer when he has demonstrated the same questionable qualities that have us hating Allen right now!!! Getting him up to speed sounds great in theory, but when put into practice it doesn’t always work out like that and after two games of limited reps, has yet to work out like that.

  • Shady25

    The problem is, even if we sign him. He won’t be ready to play for about 3-4 weeks. has to learn the defense.

  • Shady25

    I can live with Wolff’s rookie mistakes. Nate Allen has been is a veteran and has not gotten any better. Go with Wolff and live with the results.

  • RIP illa

    That’s exactly what out of position is…whoever’s fault it was, probably Nate’s, on that wide open Royal TD pass.
    Blown coverage is a result of being out of position. You could be totally in position but still be late to make a play on the ball. The onus is on the defender to read and react from his coverage spot, if in zone like Allen was.

    Allen sucks cause he slow to react and is too mindful (IMO) of making coverage mistakes or being out of position. The “pick play” wasn’t even a designed pick play at all. Nate had man responsibilities, God knows why, and chose to run around the other WR, instead of underneath or through him to stay w/ his man…this making it into a pick play himself! He sucks! But you can look to the whole preseason and see and the 1st gam against the Skins to see that he has been responsible w/ his assignments!!! He just sucks when it comes to reading and reacting and man coverage!

    This is also why we don’t see him light people up from his spot. Dude is to scared to make mistakes and only sticks w/ his responsibilities and everything else suffers. It’s the reverse of Curry making a whole bunch of plays but not sticking to his responsibilities! And god we could have used Curry!!!

  • Warhound

    The time-outs at the end guaranteed a kick-off and a last play. They were the correct move.