Barkley: I Never Practiced Goal-Line Play

Matt Barkley throws a pass against Dallas.When Chip Kelly was questioned about his decision to run a bootleg with rookie Matt Barkley on 1st-and-goal from the two yard-line Sunday against the Giants, the head coach said that it was all about familiarity.

“It’s a play we’ve run, we’ve practice continuously here six or seven weeks since the beginning of the season in the red zone,” said Kelly following the game, adding on Monday: “That’s the first play we’ve run since day one here.  We’re going to go to kind of what we know the best, what everybody should understand is what we’re going to go to.  If you ask everybody on our team, they know what we were going to call in that situation.”

Barkley was asked on Tuesday how many times he ran that play personally in practice.


"I never got a rep of that play," he said. "You see it on film, you see other guys doing it and so you go through it in your head but the timing of getting it out, of someone coming off the edge like that, you just haven't experienced that yet."

The play resulted in a lost fumble. If he hands off to LeSean McCoy and the Eagles score there, maybe the quarterback and the team have a different day. Maybe not.

Either way, the disconnect speaks to the difficulty of putting your backup (especially your rookie backup, who is usually the third-stringer) into game action. Kelly was probably telling the truth when he said that this was a play the team has run frequently in practice. It is also very possible that Barkley (generally the scout team quarterback) has never run it himself.

On Tuesday Barkley split the reps with Nick Foles, who is coming off a concussion and being eased back in. He said it was the most reps he has ever gotten at practice. Foles appears to be the front-runner to start in Oakland this week, though Barkley is holding out hope. The constant state of limbo continues for the fourth-round pick.

"It's a little tough," said Barkley. "A lot of things have been different for me this past year, and I'm just learning to roll with it. I kinda feel like a shark who has kind of smelled my first blood. You don't really know where it's coming from and so you're just trying to find it. I'm going to keep swimming, keep pushing on, and hopefully we'll see what happens."

Barkley has completed 61 percent of his throws (6.24 average) in his two appearances with zero touchdowns and four interceptions. He has also fumbled three times.

It has been pretty rough, in other words. Barkley was asked about the adjustment from the college to pro level.

"When people talk about the speed of the NFL, the biggest difference is with the front seven and the defensive line getting after it," said Barkley. "Receivers are fast and the windows are essentially the same I feel like in the NFL compared to college where you still have to stick it in there, but guys condense to the ball a lot quicker in the NFL when the ball is in your hands. I felt like I had great timing in the pocket, I felt the line gave me great time. That wasn't a problem, but just to know that you have that clock in your head and have to get it out, that's probably the biggest difference."

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  • DEBO 215

    Not running the ball there was inexcusable. Does Kelly not have a “jumbo” look in his playbook? Is he even capable of calling a play with the QB under center?
    I mean, if we wanted to throw the ball from the 1 yard line, mismanage the clock, be completely inefficient in the redzone, and completely misuse the talent we have on our roster, we could’ve just kept Reid.

    • anon

      CK gets a lot of credit for being smarter. 1st and goal he tried the misdirection. If not it’s there toss it and we’ll try something else. He called a time out gave MB a pep talk i think it would have done a lot for MB’s confidence to toss that first TD. just didn’t happen.

  • Adam

    Boo hoo. I’m sorry, but I played QB at a Canadian high school, and even I know that on a roll out pass in the redzone that if your 1st, maybe 2nd look isn’t there, you throw the ball away. Not exactly a play you need to rep half a million times.

    • DEBO 215

      I think he may have had 3 reads there at the most. 100% agree. The ball has to come out as soon as your last read isn’t there and you’re outside of the pocket.

      • Will

        2 reads….on him, shut up, rag arm, turnover machine…a pick that could of been a full time Defensive player….

  • Will

    Barkley is a turnover machine……

  • Basscase

    Barkley’s gonna be in the doghouse real quick if he keeps this up.
    As if the continued INTs, back-breaking fumbles and 5 yard passes on 4th and 20 haven’t built the foundation already….

    • JofreyRice

      I don’t know man, right after the game, Chip basically said the QB’s sucked, and that’s why they’ve been bad. Then says that the play was good, and well-practiced. I know a lot of people appreciate Chip’s honesty in PC’s, but that’s a little edgy, as far as what most HC’s are willing to say. I wonder if that bothered Berkley?

      • anon

        Well yeah CK basically said he sucked and MB is like well of course i never get to play.

        • JofreyRice

          I think the capacity to turn into a tit-for-tat thing is why most HC’s avoid this. Everyone has eyes, they can see the guy sucks, has a rag arm and is a lousy person, it’s doesn’t need to be actually stated, directly.

      • Basscase

        Personally, it should bother Barkley that he sucks at NFL football.
        I’m not down for putting players on the spot like that (one of the few things I liked about Reid), but if the QB play is atrocious, the HC has to take some heat for putting him in obvious situations, like running the ball on 1st and goal.

  • Adam

    Off topic but it looks like Sopoaga is on his way to New England. If we get anything higher than a 6th I’ll kiss Howie right on the lips.

    • bentheimmigrant

      Link? Also… you better hold to that promise.

      • Adam
      • Adam

        It’s Sopoaga and a 6th for a 5th rounder. So that doesn’t count. Sorry Howie, these lips are off limits for a while longer at least.

        • bentheimmigrant

          That’s a technicality. You said “if we get anything higher than a 6th”. We did. Pucker up.

        • G_WallyHunter

          send him an invite up to Canadia? dog sled waiting at the border

    • DEBO 215

      Hopefully it’s a high pick.

    • JofreyRice

      He’s the guy that signed the bum to play 8 games for 4 million bucks just 8 months ago! They could have had Pot Rost Knighton for about the same! Ugh.

    • Will

      kiss kiss…lol..

  • DEBO 215

    Schefter says the New England Patriots are in on Isaac Sopoaga.

  • Will

    wonder who we got? or what pick?

    • anon

      Conditional 6th aka probably worthless unless we can package to move up.

      • Basscase

        I’d be happy with a bag of Doritos JACKED! at this point.

  • Will

    got a link about the trade?

    • DEBO 215

      Nah it’s on Schefters facebook/twitter…just says “Patriots are close to dealing for Eagles DT Isaac Sopoaga”
      No details yet.

      • Will

        Wilfork is out so makes sense

        • DEBO 215

          All the more reason to hike the price up.

  • anon

    I’d laugh if we did another player for player trade — those are terrible.

    • DEBO 215

      Depends who we get in return. I couldn’t see them getting much for Sopoaga though.

  • DEBO 215

    This Sopoaga trade means good things for Bennie Logan

    • GEAGLE

      Not just Logan…it means more snaps of Curry, Gaethers and now Squares..

      And I’m in favor of ANYTHING that gets Bennie n the Jet(Logan and Curry) on the field more!!!

  • defroe81

    and this is why i keep hollering about tebow… or are the only running qb’s we want not religious and not white? please the devil is in the details…

    • anon

      Even if we had tebow we don’t have the D to make his lack of offensive production ok. We also don’t have a huge WR that he can toss those hail mary’s to. Tebow isn’t a running QB he’s a scrambler that somehow makes passes.

      • defroe81

        yea because you know the offensive production has be spectacular the past two weeks…

    • jabostick

      The only Tebow detail that you need is he’s terrible

    • DEBO 215

      The only QB i’d want to sign is Dennis Dixon because he knows this offense. Other then that, I’d rather start GJ Kinne then Tebow. He’s awful.

    • BHOtheLiar

      We got h-backs, TE’s and RB’s out the wazoo.

      • defroe81

        ha an he would probably be better than most with the exception of mccoy…

    • Nah__Roots

      You don’t even believe what you just wrote.

      • defroe81

        lol maybe not but i see him as a better option than barkely. if there is something i see is that tevow plays with a lot of heart something not many of the players on this team have which is when he played in denver he had all those come back wins. people want to write him off but i know what i saw and i think he just hasnt been given a real shot…

    • theycallmerob

      Tebow is NOT a qb. go back to gainesville

      • defroe81

        tebow is as much a qb as barkely and can use his legs. im sorry but from what i saw him do in denver that year id rather develope and give him a real shot. and he has more wins than any of our qbs…

        • theycallmerob

          is this a joke? do you mean like the great Kerry Rhodes, who would instantly step in and improve our secondary?
          do you not think there is a reason why 31 other teams (many more needy than us) pass on guys like this?

          Good lord…he’s not good enough for JAX!!!! and you want that circus in philly? sheesh

          • Will

            over Nate Allen please………..circus or not he can play…you got one year plug and play player’s …what’s one more for a year. Yet you sign Chung 3 year deal 10million with a history of a bad shoulder…Kenny Phillips bad knees ect…..

          • theycallmerob

            figured typing his name would bring you out. guess you’re smarter than every NFL talent evaluator ever.

          • Will

            Kerry Rhodes wanted 3.5 million a year…at least he is healthy and missed 1 game in 9 seasons and torn the Eagle’s ass up when he played us….

          • theycallmerob

            and deion was once a great corner too. STOP LIVING IN THE PAST

          • Will

            Black balled for being Gay…bet no one comes out of the closet anytime soon…he had a great season the cards offered him 3 mil he was schedule to earn 6 million you do not sux that quickly no way…

          • DEBO 215

            That’s the rumor, but who knows if it’s actually true…

          • Will

            true true….wanted to much money at 31….you paid 8 million for soap, god knows what Casey got….just stupid moves to to begin with…

          • DEBO 215

            I think that’s the most likely of the two, but it is really strange that he is available.
            Is Adrian Wilson still unsigned too?

          • defroe81

            religious circus… i saw what he did in denver im sure you did as well just because noone wants to give him a shot doesnt mean he cant play.

          • DEBO 215

            Tebow is terrible dude. He can’t throw a pebble into a lake.

          • defroe81

            says you the guy is more of winner than any of the qbs we have on the roster at this point… a lot of people just dont want to see him win is all and they dont want religion thrown in their faces. thats all your problems that doesnt mean he cant play. wins are wins and he got a lot of those when starting in denver…

          • theycallmerob

            I can’t honestly believe you’re comparing the environment he had in roster with what he’d walk into, mid-year, on this team.

            I could care less what G-d he prays too. He sucks as a QB.

          • defroe81

            damn right i am that kid is winner i seen it and so have you. you are just being a hater is all. smart kid i have no doubts he could come in and run this offense. you keep on with what all the pundits told you though he proved them all wrong his rookie year… damn shame is what it is

          • DEBO 215

            I’m starting to think you’re just trolling people. He’s a terrible QB.

          • defroe81

            lol maybe so but doesnt change my opinion he has not gotten a real shot thats it i dont have to listen to what the so called experts say i saw what i saw with my own two eyes in college and his rookie season with the broncos where no matter how many games he won and that he took them to the playoffs no one wanted to like him because he kept proving them wrong…

          • HowboutdemIggles

            Like I said I’m with you if you stop with the bullcrap religious persecution complex. He’s not that good of a quarterback, but he can be used like we expected Vick to be.

          • theycallmerob

            didn’t the pats give him a shot? you know, after every skill position player they had get hurt? didn’t make it out of TC. lots of teams fighting for him since.
            Oh yea…and Denver had a stud defense and WRs.

          • defroe81

            not a real shot they have brady where is the chance there? what they hell do we have to lose? play our always injured 1 and 2 or play our green fumbling int throwing no arm having rookie…

          • DEBO 215

            We have nothing to lose which is why if we’re going to sign someone off the street, at least get a guy that can kind of throw a football and already knows the offense maybe? Or just roll with what we have?

          • DEBO 215

            Yeah, he looked awful in the preseason. Scouts said he regressed and looked worse. The guy refused to change positions. He would’ve made a decent H-Back

          • defroe81

            a lot of people look horrible in preseason especially playing with people who were not going to make the team he played pretty good the last preseason game.

          • defroe81

            in fact if it wasnt for them getting manning he would have started the next year. he made his mistake by going to the jets to be a back up when he should have gone to jville in the first place. i mean he pretty much took them to the playoffs and when a playoff game agsint the steelers which one of our qb’s have done something like this other than vick in his prime? yall want dixon back to start a real career back up qb… lo l yep

          • DEBO 215

            He wouldn’t have started in Denver.

          • defroe81

            so they draft the guy and he plays better than who was it orton? takes them to the playoffs and you think if denver wouldnt have won the manning sweepstakes they would have just stuffed him on the bench or traded him anyway? that makes absolutely no sense…

          • DEBO 215

            The Jets had Mark Sanchez, 40 year old David Garrard, an interception happy rookie, and the bastard son of Phil Simms and they told Tebow, “Nah we’re good, good luck buddy…”
            I think that says it all. If you can’t get a spot on THAT roster, you’re not an NFL QB…

          • defroe81

            because they only wanted to use him as a gimmick his mistake was passing on the jaguars… he didnt make in college and get drafted in the nfl for not being able to play or am i missing something?

          • defroe81

            he passed on jville for the jets shaad kahn or whatever his name is took it personal so when he left the jets the jaguars didnt want him thats what happened.

          • defroe81

            if we can have the vick circus fresh out the pen we can have the holy circus we have been living in a circus since the TO days im use to it.

          • theycallmerob

            whatever man…you’ve got to be trolling at this point, or you’re insane. either way, have at it with someone else. calling Tebow a QB is grounds for a sanity check, IMO

          • defroe81

            thats your opinion i cant have mines? so because i can respond to your comments im a trolland because i dont agree with your opinion of tebow im a troll. ok dude whatever you say…

          • Mike Calabrese

            anyone who wants Tebow on there team and all the circus he brings is grounds for being called a troll. Even if your not trolling Tebow invokes a sanity check and troll like response. He is a circus and no one who wants the Eagles to have long term success in a drama free environment could possibly think Tebow is a good solution. Sorry but it’s simply the worst idea I can imagine.

    • defroe81

      LOL YES! CAN WE ADD SOME MORE DOWN VOTES? THANKS :)

    • Mike Calabrese

      You want them to bring in Tebow? Are you serious or trolling?

      Like we need that controversy next year if we win 3 games with him. Do we need a QB or should we see if Tebow is long term answer. I like him as a person and he is a great role model. However no thanks as a QB period and no thanks to all that comes with him being on our team. Even though all that attention not his fault, really doesn’t matter bc it’s still an issue. Can you imagine Desean dealing with Tebow as his QB? LOL

    • HowboutdemIggles

      Screw the religious mumbo jumbo, because there are tons of religious QB’s and predominately white, and can actually throw, but I’m with you use him like they did in UF and he would be good. he’s serviceable and durable.

  • BHOtheLiar

    Need to bank as many draft picks as possible.

  • Will

    Stupid trade to get a 5th RD pick, a flyer for your next bust Safety….compensation not enough…howie your a dumbass…

    • GEAGLE

      Sorry, but I don’t view Wolff as a 5th round bust safety!!

      We now have two 5th round picks…I wouldn’t be upset at adding two players of Wolffs ability….two 5th round picks can also be traded for a 4th round pick…
      ….
      We don’t need soap, this gives more snaps to our young guys, and increased the value of one of our draft pics…Thank you Howie

      • Will

        Wolff’s no Earl Thomas or Jairus Byrd either……..New England turns a pick into two player’s you get one in return via draft unproven albeit Soap wasn’t all that… a 4th would of been good value…

        • GEAGLE

          Yea cuz good football teams are built with 53 Earl Thomas’s….

          Let me let you in on a little secret about Howie…a GM is NOTHING without a good personel department…gamble and the scouts are new…Howie now, will have to just chose between players that gamble and the new scouts already signed off on…so far, it looks like gamble and our new scouts! got us a better safety in the 5th round, than the old personel department got in the 2nd round…

          We can talk about all the past draft failures, but the fact of tee matter is that the only draft intel we have about this regime is:
          1) Lane, a guy with no experience who can start from day one and shows the potential to become the best OT of his class..
          ..
          2) ERTZ…a lot of potential that was stunted by the graduation rule..I would bet that ERTZY figures it out by the end of these season…

          3) Logan…a guy who shows potential to start at NT or 5tec after another year of strength training and technique experience..

          4) Barkley…which was a value pick, which remains to be seen

          5) Earl Wolff…
          ….
          This new personel department also managed to pluck what look to be 3 future defensive starters, that weren’t really big names..Barwin is the perfect compliment for a double digit sack OLB…Brad and Cary really don’t have all that much playing time under their belt, so I expect both to really hit their stride next year….

          So far, I’m Iiking what I see out of our new personel department…until they blow draft picks, adding an extra 5th round pick is exciting to me

          • Will

            All good points, do not agree with 2nd pick or the 4th, good safeties are available every year. They do not fall to the 4th or 5th rd. I like what Wolff has done do not get me wrong. It’s just other Safeties graded out much higher than Wolff. We had our chance at Earl Thomas but passed and took Brandon Graham instead. Why would anyone think a rotational guy is better value than a full time kick ass Safety is beyond me…

          • GEAGLE

            Who the hell thinks that? I just see no point in continuously crying over spilled milk from 4 years ago…especially when we have a new personel department that wasn’t responsible for that spilled milk…
            ….
            Really? We are bashing Ertz already? Might as well bite your tongue, because you will be an Ertz fan sooner or later…
            ..
            And We don’t have the intel required to know if the 4th round pick was good or not…trust me, I would have much prefered plenty of plays with that pick instead of Barkley….but QB is too cerebral of a position to know right now who Barkley will grow up to be……a 4th round QB doesn’t need to become a franchise pick in order for it to be a good pick in the fourth round…I don’t see much to be optimistic about, but it’s way to early to have any idea if it was a good pick or not…

          • Will

            Never liked the Ertz move and now how I see how they deploy Casey hate that move too….A second RD Safety would of been a better move. Harbor and Erzt is about the same guy…out of everyone they brought here via routes other than the draft Barwin is about the only one playing a lot.

          • GEAGLE

            Cary and Bradley Fletcher have played almost every snap..
            ,,,
            Dude, if you think Ertz is harbor! then we will just have to agree to disagree… patience, not everything that doesn’t provide instant gratification is a bad move….Ertz will grow into a match up nightmare that you adore. Considering Celek will be gone soon or relegated to blocking TE…Ertz will prove to be a good pick…

            Just never expected anyone to be unhappy with the Ertz pick…especially considering that going forward, I think Ertz, Desean and Casey are the only skill players that we have today, that will still be contributing in 2015 when we are back to being a good team…I think Ertz proves to be an excellent pick in the future…but for now, we can agree to disagree mate

          • Will

            okay forgot the CB’s which have been a pleasant surprise…yup

    • theycallmerob

      WTF, are you stuck in Madden world? I’d take some gumballs for Soap at this point. This is about as close to a fleecing as you’ll get in the NFL

      • DEBO 215

        Kevin Kolb for a second round pick AND DRC disagrees.

        • Adam

          I’m not even sure what to say to this.

          • DEBO 215

            THAT is a fleecing, even though DRC didn’t play well here and we wasted the 2nd round pick.

          • Adam

            That’s such a complete different scenario. QB is premium position and the Cardinals thought he was good. He was young too.

            a 33 year old bum nose tackle does not even compare.

          • DEBO 215

            The point wasn’t to compare the deals but to call a nothing deal like this a fleecing is stupid…
            They traded a veteran DT to a contending team that NEEDED a DT. We didn’t win the trade any more then they did.

          • Will

            Wasted picks should be the Eagles theme song….DRC should of stayed…49er’s trying to shop Asougma..lol..

        • theycallmerob

          are you serious? A QB, you know- the most important position ever- who ARZ was gambling would be the starter? comparing that to a 32 yr old, washed up NT with 10 tkls on the year, who was (1) going to be released for nothing, and (2) pry won’t even play next year.

          you’ve got to be smoking some great sh!t

          • DEBO 215

            First of all, Kevin Kolb was trash and we all knew it. Second of all, I’m not comparing the deals, but more so calling out that this is a nothing deal, not a “fleecing”. It’s a nothing deal and both teams will benefit from it. If you want to look at a bad deal, look at the Kolb trade or the Roy Williams (WR) to Dallas trade. Those are fleecings. This is just garbage.

      • Will

        a 4th would of been a fleecing you paid a million a month for soap that’s the reality and you would take gumballs stupid acquisition to begin with…

        • Will

          That’s 8 million you could of spent on a quality injury free FS…

          • Brandon Boykin, OLB

            I don’t know how many days have to pass or how many comments you have to make before you realize that wasn’t going to happen.

          • Will

            5 years and I am hoping next year Nate Allen is finally gone for good….Shame Kenny Phillips and Chung were injury prone…

    • Mike Calabrese

      This guy is impeding any progress by other guys. e brings no value as a defensive player. We already know it was a bad aquisition so why not get anything for him? The fact we got anything and now other players in rotation get some more playing time is good enough for me.

  • DEBO 215

    If it’s Sopoaga and a 6th for a 5th then this is just Kelly doing his buddy BB a favor. If they’re giving up a 6th and a player, the compensation should be a 4.

    • jabostick

      Agreed. Esp since ours will be a higher 6 and there’s a lower 5. Good for some of the other linemen to get some snaps but still… (And it saves $$ of course)

    • Adam

      It’s getting rid of a player who isn’t doing anything, and getting a pick you can use to trade up next year if needed. Also, now you get an old guy off the roster and gives more snaps to Bennie Logan.

      • DEBO 215

        Yeah but they could’ve gotten better compensation from a team that is really desperate for a DT

        • GEAGLE

          The pats lost Wilfork, which is y they are desperate enough to take soap

          • DEBO 215

            Exactly.

          • jabostick

            I think it’s funny that we get this worked up over a 2-down NT who’s been here for a few months and the mid-round pick that is replacing him. Kudos to Eagles fans, even if we rip each other…

            Barkley can’t get a full set of 1st team reps, and he can’t even get a full set of article comments haha. Sheil/Tim, we need to take this to another post!

          • DEBO 215

            lol, Barkley barely got half a comment on this thread.

        • Adam

          Uh… do you watch many Eagles games.. and understand how trades work in the NFL… The fact that we got ANYTHING for him is good. This move is the equivalent of cutting a guy, but instead you get a pick and don’t eat the dead money.

          • DEBO 215

            Well I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t watch Eagles games and trades work out of supply and demand in any sport. If the Eagles pressed the issue they could’ve probably gotten more for him. I guarantee the Patriots initiated this trade.

          • theycallmerob

            sorry man, but I think you’re waaaay off.
            Player trades are rare for a reason, mostly financial implications. It’s not like Madden. The fact that the Eagles got anything for Soap is incredible, considering his play. The dude is like 1 more year away from being out of the league.

          • DEBO 215

            Yeah I get that, I just think they could’ve gotten more is all. I’m excited Logan is going to get more snaps.

          • DEBO 215

            And it wasn’t just him, they gave up a pick…I would’ve been fine with them trading him for a 6h or even a 7th but to give up a player and a pick for a pick one round earlier then the pick you gave up? Stupid. Especially considering the Eagles 6th will be at the top of the round close to the end of the 5th and the Pats 5th will be towards the end of the 5th, close to the 6th.
            What’d they move up 10 spots? Stupid.

          • Adam

            It’s called unloading a contract my friend. The Eagles wanted to go younger at the position. Sopoaga hasn’t done anything. Instead of cutting him, and having his contract count against our cap, we traded him for peanuts.

            Sopoaga is not a good player. Sopoaga is not a valuable player. a 33 year old nose tackle does not command a high price. He is not good. Not. good.

          • theycallmerob

            I think some fans just cannot be consoled, lest we have a secondary of Vaccaro, Thomas, and Byrd behind a trio of rush-OLBs-who-are-sitting-on-the-street-that-Howie-should’ve-signed

          • DEBO 215

            They missed out on Thomas, but that was Reids fault and why even bring him into it now?
            I don’t see what Vaccaro or Byrd has to do with this either.

          • theycallmerob

            that wasn’t directed at you; see the postings of “will”.

          • Will

            Thanks rob no I won’t be consoled this team is 3-5 you have needs at QB,WR, C, NT,OLB,FS….and the Eagles are 1-3 outside the division. Eagles fans are so use to mediocrity they have forgotten what a great football team looks and plays like. The Eagles are in the weakest Division in the NFL and I as a fan am to be consoled. A trade deadline passes and you get rid of a 8 month, 8 million dollar, old NT for a late 5th RD. pick. This team is dreadful and in desperate need of purging to be a contender in the play offs and beyond. I am neither satisfied or content in winning the weakest Division award to get crushed in the play offs. Granted it is a new Head Coach, and new schemes and as fans we must be patient . When the Eagles Defense is ranked 6th as opposed to 26th I might be content.

          • anon

            well said. we’ve had 5 qbs in the last 3 / 4 seasons of course we’ll stink.

          • DEBO 215

            I get unloading a contract when the contract is an albatross but this guy wasn’t making much and we have a ton of cap space. Granted, I love that Bennie Logan will get the playing time, all I’m saying is that I would’ve liked to see more compensation out of a team that just lost its franchise DT and is pretty desperate.

  • Brandon Boykin, OLB

    Shut this rookie up.

    • G_WallyHunter

      Ya, he really does need to. Seems like he’s always thinking too much of himself, a 4th round pick, rather than the team. Always making comments, albeit polite, about his playing time, reps, practice, blah, blah, blah…

      • Brandon Boykin, OLB

        Never liked this kid. Especially at USC. Hate that he’s wearing green. Doesn’t matter your reason. You don’t backtalk the coach. Especially as fourth round, third string QB who would get out thrown by Chad Pennington.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Ya, he had to of known that Chip said WE PRACTICED IT MANY TIMES in presser, he goes aheads and slights the coach, “I never practiced that play once..”… don’t like it at all.
          Good thing he sucks

  • CrackSammich

    If one of Bellichek’s players said this, he wouldn’t be on the team anymore. Dude needs to know his role in press conferences if he’s going to last.

  • Andy

    Strange shark analogy.

    • bentheimmigrant

      I started reading that and thought “please don’t say ‘…in the water’”.

  • GEAGLE

    Eagles traded Mike Vick to the Texans for Brian Cushing :)

  • defroe81

    i dont see any real answers to any of my relevant responses. keep the hate alive!!!!! wooohooo! lol yall kill me on here… later u football einstein’s u.

    • Brandon Boykin, OLB

      Hard to give a real answer to a dumb prompt.

      • defroe81

        oooooooooohhhhh stfu

  • Will

    This does open up a roster spot wonder who they will add Damion Square I would imagine…or GJ kinne…

  • Addicted2Mula

    118 commente and noone has nothing to say about the face CK LIED. No goal line practice smh

    • Addicted2Mula

      Fact*

      • Will

        CHIP SAID THEY HAD DISCUSSED THAT SCENARIO CLEARLY ON MB TO THROW THE BALL AWAY…*FACT*…

        • Addicted2Mula

          “Discussed” and “practice” is a BIG difference. And Chip said they practiced it all year but MB didnt. (Goal line plays)

          • Will

            Simple football 101, 2 reads , covered, outside pocket throw the damm ball away…speed of defensive player shocked him…clearly on him….Chip took a damm time out before the play if it’s not there throw the ball away…guy’s a joke…

          • Addicted2Mula

            Your absolutely right. Im not defending him like hes good. But hes not.the only QB who didnt throw it away.

          • Will

            Seems to me the other QB got a concussion for making the same mistake…but Foles he took responsibility which is the difference…

  • EaglePete

    ummm not helping your cause there Mark. It was one thing when fans made excuses for the kid and blamed the coach for not throwing it away. Its almost like he was reading this blog and came up with that excuse from some of the posters here. Dude, youve played football all your life, throw it away. Oh and shouldering blame goes a long way instead of throwing your coach under the bus. Ohhh marky mark, if you hadnt have made dumb comments before Id give you a pass. Not so much anymore. Its not all about you, welcome to the big leagues.

    • UKEagle99

      His name is Matt, regardless of what anyone said in the past. Copying them makes you dumber.

      It wasn’t too long ago that CK walked in here and said that he wouldn’t call a play that they had not rep’d in practice, especially in key situations. Hey, you are right though, cut MB and all this teams issues are sorted. Selfish locker room cancer that he is.

      Times yours EaglePaul.

      • EaglePete

        So if you understand why I called him Mark you would get that it was a joke and has nothing to do with intelligence except maybe on your end. Did I say anything about cutting him, its about his lack of awareness in his quotes that is getting tired. I still wont ever blame the coach on that play. If it works nobody says a word, otherwise its all mmqbing. Quoting something Kelly said long ago is kind of like blaming a politician for making a campaign promise and not following through. This is just excusing poor play by blaming someone other than the player who choked.

        • UKEagle99

          Lets agree to disagree. I have re-read my post and apologise for the aggressive nature. Clearly we have differing points of view which is fine.

          I was trying to find the exact CK quote as I thought it appropriate in this instance but unfortunately couldn’t. I would say that CK is happy to blame the QBs, I guess I am indoctrinated with the AR party line “We’ve gotta do a better job of putting our players in a position to win”.

          I just disagree that pulling the 3rd string QBs play and presser to pieces is fair. Their are far more valid places to vent frustration imo.

  • Kev_H

    Not really impressed by Kelly’s inclination to publicly point fingers when things go wrong.

  • Bird of Prey

    I don’t think you ever practice running out of the pocket, then running backwards, not throwing it away, then fumbling. Obviously Chip is wrong and Matt’s right. Chip never gave him reps on that one. Goodbye Matt, it’s been Real.

  • Will

    A Starting QB for 8 years and never did a naked bootleg with a two receiver read. Pure BS, kid why didn’t you say I should of threw it away….MB why didn’t you throw it away?