Eagles Wake-Up Call: Three Kelly Leftovers

chipkelly_400_102613Yesterday, we covered what Chip Kelly had to say about Nick Foles and the QB situation, but he discussed a variety of other topics. Here are three things that stood out.

1. Foles had plenty of time to find receivers downfield Sunday. A big reason for that was the play of the Eagles’ offensive line, which had perhaps its best performance of the season.

“I thought they did a really, really good job,” Kelly said. “For most of the day, Nick wasn’t pressured very much, so he had an opportunity to set his feet and get the ball out on time. I thought that group up front played really, really well. I think we were pretty clean for the most part of the day in the pocket, and that always helps. We’ve said all along that pass offense is a combination of everybody. And I think they contributed greatly to that because I think he was clean in most of his throws.”




The guy to watch in the coming weeks is Lane Johnson. I didn't see him give up any pressures at all vs. the Raiders. The rookie has been a good run blocker, but Johnson's been inconsistent in pass protection. If he can get that part of his game cleaned up, it will really help the offense in the final seven games.

2. A couple coaches have had health scares recently. Denver's John Fox had heart surgery, and Houston's Gary Kubiak collapsed on the sideline before halftime Sunday night.

Kelly was asked about the pressures and rigors of being an NFL head coach.

"I don't say, 'Hey, it could happen to anybody' because I understand what goes on because I do it," he said. "I also know there's a lot of people that have stressful jobs. There's firemen, policemen, doctors. There's everybody.

"I think whether you're a football coach or you're anybody, I think you should take notice of what happened and just make sure that you can be preventive in what goes on. But I don't think it's specific just to football coaches in general. I think there's a lot of people that have stressful jobs out there. And everybody should kind of not think about that, 'Hey, I got this. I got a job to do, I got to take care of it.' You have to balance that out and take care of yourself."

Kelly made headlines in the spring for recommending that his players get eight-to-10 hours of sleep. He said he tries to get six hours a night himself.

"When we got here, everybody on our staff got physical, it's a yearly thing," Kelly said. "The organization's pretty proactive in terms of that aspect of it. But it is something I think everybody should be aware of."

3. The Eagles expected to have a strong 1-2 punch at running back going into the season. But Bryce Brown had been a disappointment - until last week, that is. Brown had his strongest game of the year against Oakland, rushing seven times for 54 yards.

"I think Bryce did what we've expected Bryce to do and I think what Bryce expected of himself," Kelly said. "Maybe not on the same scale as Nick. But it wasn't a surprise to anybody, I guess, that's been around him. I think he did a really good job of squaring his shoulders up, not really trying to create something that wasn't there. And he's a big, physical guy. I think when we can get him to run up inside the tackles, which is really his strength is, I thought he did a really nice job."

LeSean McCoy has 168 carries - second-most in the NFL. The Eagles could really benefit from some more production and explosive plays from Brown in the run game.

WHAT YOU MISSED

Position-by-position game review of the Eagles' offense.

Kelly says Foles' performance confirmed what he thought about the QB. But he didn't name Foles the starter.

Our Eagles-Raiders day-after piece has five thoughts, No-22 breakdowns, the number that matters and more.

Riley Cooper, three months later. T-Mac catches up with Cary Williams and others.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Paul Domowitch of the Daily News has some Eagles-Raiders notes:

The Eagles ran a half-dozen screens against the Raiders and were very successful with them. Riley Cooper gained 42 yards on a bubble screen on the Eagles’ first possession. LeSean McCoy picked up 5 and 13 yards on a pair of screens. Tight end Brent Celek gained 24 yards on a middle screen. And DeSean Jackson picked up eight yards on a bubble screen.

The Eagles play the Packers at Lambeau in five days. Will Green Bay have Aaron Rodgers? The latest from Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

When asked specifically about the injury, coach Mike McCarthy was evasive.

"He has a shoulder injury; we don't have a diagnosis," McCarthy said.

Asked if he could say it was a broken collarbone, he said, "I don't have an exact diagnosis."

Asked if Rodgers had undergone tests at Lambeau Field, McCarthy said he had. Pressed as to what the results of the test were, he said, "I don't have anything."

COMING UP

We'll hear from Pat Shurmur, Billy Davis and Eagles players down at the NovaCare Complex.

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  • addicted2mula

    Good Morning Eagles fans. If you don’t know Rogers is hurt! Goo Eagles

    • Brian

      Haven’t had your coffee yet, huh?

      • addicted2mula

        Lol no, cause I don’t drink coffee

        • DirtyWaters

          Haven’t had your mula, then?

          • addicted2mula

            Im getting it right now

      • addicted2mula

        Why you ask?

    • Richard Colton

      Cheering for an injury is only OK if A) the guy is playing the Eagles coming off a short week or B) it’s Michael Irvin

      Goo Eagles!

  • DirtyWaters

    It’s great when the whole OL is clicking. As long as only one has a bad day, three are solid and one is awesome they can do great things. I’m sorry Todd has become the weak link this year. Hopefully he bounces back but I’m pretty sure his replacement is in the 2nd round….Speaking of OLs, does Watkins get to see the field after Miami just lost 2 o-linemen?

    • BlindChow

      Oh yeah, Watkins… I remember him!

      • Richard Colton

        So does Chip. I love this quote:

        “I don’t say, ‘Hey, it could happen to anybody’ because I understand what goes on because I do it,” he said. “I also know there’s a lot of people that have stressful jobs. There’s FIREMEN, policemen, doctors. There’s everybody.

        • BlindChow

          “There’s firemen, offensive linemen, Canadians…”

          • Adam

            Easy now..

    • #7

      Love the avatar

      • DirtyWaters

        All I want for Christmas is a fearsome safety that hits through opponents. Even Mike Zordich or Rich Milano would be better than what we have.

        • #7

          My wife HATES Brandon Merriwether. Got pissed at me because I wished he was on my team.

          • GEAGLE

            My wife? You mean Mike Vicks mom?

          • #7

            Try a little harder woman

  • knighn

    Seriously: I’m not happy that Aaron Rodgers got hurt. I wanted to see what the Eagles defense could do against a very good offense, and I wanted to see how Nick Foles would compete against a very good team. I envisioned a game where Foles would actually keep pace with Rodgers and the Eagles defense would come up with a key stop or two at just the right time. We’re not going to get to see that now… and that’s a shame. If the Eagles actually want to make the playoffs, they have to compete against good teams. Win or lose, that would give the Eagles, and the fans, a good idea of where the team is. Now this game is setting up to be a trap. Hope the Eagles won’t let down.
    Oh, and the obvious: I try not to celebrate the injuries of players… unless that player is a Dallas Cowboy.

    • addicted2mula

      Understandable but Rogers has nothing to do with there Defence. GB Offence is 3rd and Dallas O is 4th. And Eagles D did pretty good against them

      • BlindChow

        There’d be more pressure on Foles if he had to keep up with an opponent’s high scoring offense, though.

        • addicted2mula

          I understand that but who said they wldve scored high?

          • pjcostello

            It’s a safe assumption. GB going into last night’s game was 3rd in the NFL in scoring, averaging 30.3 points per game.

          • addicted2mula

            Ok. And Dallas wad averaging the same thing but our Defence stop them for scoring high. And fans say cause they were out of sink. So the fuck what. Every team is out of synce once in a while. If AR starts and we win is it going to be becuase they were out of synce?

          • Adam

            You spelled sync two different ways and they’re both wrong. That’s impressive man.

          • addicted2mula

            Sync, synce who cares this aint english class

          • #7

            Grammar nazis out there bro

          • Adam

            I liked sink

          • addicted2mula

            Bahahaha ok you got me there I didnt even know I spelled it that way.

          • theycallmerob

            You keep making the Dallas comparison, but it’s not quite accurate. Romo had a few tremendous games early, which boosted their passing stats; they’ve never had a run game, especially when we played them. Much more one dimensional.
            GB is far more balanced, and Rodgers is far more consistent. It’s a pretty safe assumption to say they would have scored plenty, or at least that Rodgers is less likely to play a “bad game” than Romo. About as safe to say as before the DEN game; we all kinda acknowledged Manning would put up points. How often do these guys put up turds?
            And Rodgers does have to do with their defense, based on (1) the pressure and pace he puts on ours, and (2) Foles’ ability to keep up in a high scoring lead. Our D had the benefit of playing with a huge lead last game, and it would change their style if Rodgers spotted GB a few scores.

      • knighn

        Rodgers has a lot to do with making Green Bay a good team. The Eagles haven’t beaten a good team yet, and that includes Foles. As for the Dallas game: I still need to see more from the Eagles. Tony Romo is a known choker and may have been going through his own little issues during that game. Additionally, the refs were allowing B-Fletch and Sconces to be a little more physical than they might be allowed with most NFL refs.
        I want to see more from Foles, I want to see more from the defense, and I want to see the Eagles play and win against a good team.

        • addicted2mula

          I agree on still need proof on Foles and the D. But what does Rodger have to do with the “DEFENCE”.

          • nicksaenz1

            A lot. How long their on the field, depending on if he’s able to put up points on O, it’ll dictate how their defense plays our offense. Pretty big factors.

          • knighn

            Are you asking what effect Rodgers has on the play of Foles? Is that what you are literally asking?

          • addicted2mula

            Im asking is any team defence going to succ just because they starter QB is not playing?

          • Andy124

            There’re about a bajillion things that can affect a how our offense (or any offense) performs. One of them is the effectiveness of the opposing offense. We hold these truths to be self evident.

          • knighn

            I understand you now. For me: this was more about the mindset of Foles than it was about the Packers themselves. Foles played two games against bad teams (with decent defenses) and shredded them. Foles had to play one game against an actual competitor… and he choked (I like Foles, but let’s be honest: that was an all-out choke-fest). I want to see Foles play well against an actual competitor. Without Aaron Rodgers, that Green Bay team is a lot less competitive. Without Aaron Rodgers, that team is less of a competitor.

          • #7

            They’re 2-14 withour AR. Let’s get it right knighn. Don’t try to minimize especially after accusing me of doing so

          • BlindChow

            Geez, I keep seeing AR and think “Andy Reid?”

          • #7

            Rodgers. My bad :)

          • knighn

            1. How was I minimizing? I said that Green Bay is less of a competitor without Aaron Rodgers.
            2. Never said you were minimizing. That was Joe From Easton and Andy124. I actually thought you made an interesting point on your post on the “Football gods” and gave you an up-arrow.

          • #7

            My apologies sir. Gets confusing on here :)

          • knighn

            No problem. I think you are somewhat outnumbered on here (“Foles Fans” vs. “Vick Fans”).

          • #7

            Been this way since this site first started. Nothing new. I guess I would be considered the “bad guy” on here since I’m not with the majority.

            No one would have an issue with my avatar if i was backing strictly Foles.

            No one would follow me around if I was on the Foles wagon.

            This blog would be boring if everyone on here blew kisses at Foles all day, which is what people EXPECT people to do on here.

          • knighn

            lol. To be fair: I think you rub people the wrong way on a couple of levels.

            You’ve admitted to being a fan of other teams in the past, so that makes it seem like you’re just a Vick fan… and not an actual Eagles fan.

            Then you used the “White Vick” image from the ESPN article… and people don’t know what to think of you. “Is he a racist that wants Vick to be white? Why doesn’t he have a real picture of Vick if he really likes Vick?” I myself have a bit of trouble with that image… especially since you’ve never taken time to really explain it, other than you “think it’s cool” and there are so many great images of the actual Vick on the internet.

            I don’t have a problem with you. I’ve never seen you say anything racist and I think the fact that you’re still here clearly shows that you’re more than a Vick fan. You do bring a different view to the discussion which I think is a good thing. Praise and criticism for both QBs on this site go to extremes.

            EDIT: I will still pick on you for being a Vick fan.

          • BlindChow

            We all look the same to him.

        • Adam

          Dallas didn’t have a balanced attack either. Lacey looked legit last night, would have been nice to see Rodgers and him.

          • BlindChow

            Lacy looks just like he did at Alabama. Ingram and Richardson look like complete busts in the NFL. I find that bizarre, because a lot of their game in college was juking defenders and breaking tackles, which you wouldn’t think would be system-dependent.

          • Andy124

            Who’d have thunk that out of Ingram, Richardson and Lacy, that Lacy would look the best in the NFL?

          • #7

            It was obvious in college IMO

          • Adam

            Yeah man, Richardson looks flat out terrible.

            I’m a Grigson fan because he’s an Eagles guy, but that trade was EXTREMELY questionable. But because Andrew Luck fell into his lap, he’s essential got that job for 5+ years now.

          • pjcostello

            The trade from Grigson’s perspective was perfect — a first rounder for. a 3-yards-per-darry back? He now has two first round picks in next year’s draft, and the team’s record has budged because of the loss of Richardson

          • Adam

            From Banner’s perspective you mean?

          • pjcostello

            LMAO!!! OMG, with all of the ex-Eages’ execs involved, I got them backwards.. You’re right, what the heck was GRIGSON thinking???

          • JofreyRice

            Yeah, questionable move, for sure. I guess they felt they needed a legit between the tackles runner to play the kind of offense they want. Still hard to understand why you’d trade a 1st rounder, tho.

            I also didn’t really see taking Bjoern Werner to play OLB. He was a powerful LDE at FSU, that won with strength and tenacity. Never looked like a fluid “space” athlete. Pagano is an awesome defensive coach, that helped Mathis transition to OLB by not asking him to do much in coverage; he knows a hell of a lot more about it than I do, the pick just surprised me.

            Obviously, Luck is the centerpiece, but I’d have to say that Grigson has a nice track record besides that, between the draft and FA. Had a good sense of what guys to let walk, and what guys to hold onto during the turnover. He pretty much hit on a playmaker with those first 4 picks: Luck, Fleener (just starting to emerge), Allen, and T.Y. Hilton and went out and got Vontae Davis, Gosder Cherilous, Ricky Jean Francois, and Laron Landry in FA, that have turned out to be really nice pickups for that club. The talent on that team has really, really improved from the last place Peyton-less group of 2011.

          • #7

            When you have the best o-line in college football this is what happens. I think Ingram is getting a small bit of a bad rap though. NO does not run the ball consistently. They had Reggie Bush and they kept trying to make him a WR pretty much…then he went to MIA and DET and has proven that he can run the ball between the tackles

          • BlindChow

            But being able to make defenders miss (and break tackles) is generally independent of how your O-line performs. Richardson, at least, was great at this at Alabama.

            You could argue that the quality of opponent jumped in the NFL, reducing their effectiveness, however.

          • #7

            Good point as well. Not saying that I’m sold on Ingram, but when you get 2 carries a game and the other RBs get 5, production will be low. Brees threw the ball 51 times against the Jets

        • addicted2mula

          I have a question. If AR starts but has a terrible game. Is it because AR played bad or cause the Defence played good?

          • anon

            both. if he makes mistakes b/c of pressure or we make good plays that’s one thing. if he plays like foles against dallas — that’s a bad day.

          • addicted2mula

            Ok so did the defence play good against Dallas or Romo and company was out of “sync”?

          • anon

            i think dallas plays up or down depending on their competition. I don’t know if that answers your question but i think you know what i’m saying.

          • addicted2mula

            I got you. Ill take the wins how they come.

          • HowboutdemIggles

            Being as though they’ve held teams to 20 points or lower these past couple weeks, I’d say because the defense was playing well, look at Dallass the next week, a shootout vs Detroit.

          • addicted2mula

            And thats my point. Nobody acknowledged that. But of course ppl wld say they played against bad teams.

    • BlindChow

      Well, maybe we meet them again in the playoffs?

      • knighn

        We shall see! A lot can happen in the next 7 games!

      • anon

        if he’s got a broken collar bone they aren’t going to make it — division is too good.

        • BlindChow

          Hey, Vince Young is still on the street! He’s a Giant killer. He beat them with the Eagles even after throwing four interceptions just to make it fair!

    • Eagles4Life

      I agree with you. I saw this week as a litmus test for the defense’s progress, as well as Foles possibly being under pressure to score.

    • Will

      Eagles down to #2 QB and so is GB what’s wrong in that?

      • addicted2mula

        EXACTLY!!!!!

      • Will

        Adam Schefter ✔ @AdamSchefter
        More definitive scans today but initial tests showed small fracture in Aaron Rodgers’ collarbone that could sideline him about three weeks.

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

        Maybe b/c Wallace hasn’t played a game since 2011 and hasn’t taken any first team reps…ever.

        • addicted2mula

          Not our fault. They shouldve kept Vince Young

        • knighn

          Agreed. It’s a little different. Foles has been discussed as an actual threat to Vick’s starting job. Seneca Wallace isn’t considered a threat to be a starter anywhere.

        • Justin

          Injuries happen in the NFL. If their second string guy is woefully unprepared, that’s their problem, not ours.

    • NJDIII

      it’s NFL=not for long! eagles have lost many players to injuries when we had loaded teams, including Mcnabb. I didn’t do a dance like I would if romo had a stroke mid pass, however I know what would of happened to our d if we faced a healthy Rodgers. Our team needs to continue to gain confidence in each other and the system, especially on the defensive side. Now win or lose against the pack, I’m certain the d will play well enough to continue to grow and gain confidence so maybe if this team does make the playoffs, they won’t think they won the division by default, and they will play for each other instead of with eachothr

      • knighn

        If Romo ever goes down, pretty sure it will be because he is choking on a piece of his mouthguard that has somehow broken off and lodged in his throat. It will not prove to be fatal, but it will be hilariously appropriate.

    • morgan c

      Look, I’m not celebrating either, and I have Rodgers as my fantasy QB, so this is problematic for me. But as an Eagles fan going to Lambeau with my gf and her family this weekend, hell yeah, I’m stoked as s*** we don’t have to deal with Rodgers! I mean, I get what you’re saying philosophically, but at the end of the day, I want my Eagles to win the game. With Rodgers playing, they do not win this game. Straight up, not happening. With Rodgers out, they have a very good chance. Still a 50/50 game in my mind though, as GB defense (esp with home-field) is better than ours.

      • knighn

        I could see why you are celebrating! I definitely want a win if I’m actually going to see my team. I usually watch the game from the comfort of my couch and only go once or twice a year.

    • Brian

      I don’t see the let down happening here. The team is starting to hit it’s stride, and this is the kind of setup that excites a young team in the middle of a growth spurt. The Raiders game was the beginning of a winning streak.

    • Septhinox

      Well, we will still see half of what you wanted since Rodgers doesn’t play defense. ;)

    • HowboutdemIggles

      Well come on now a win is a win this isn’t the BCS, and wins gets you into the playoffs, doesn’t matter who’s playing quarterback. Almost every team has used two different quarterbacks this season. It’s not gonna make it any less of a good thing.

      • knighn

        Thank God it’s not the BCS! “Sorry. You’re a good team and all, but you don’t qualify for the BCS Bowl because you’re only 11-1 and we don’t like you enough.”
        Changing gears…. You know: it’s interesting. You look at a lot of the best QBs… the QBs that have won Super Bowls lately: they generally don’t get hurt, and they generally don’t miss a lot of games. Of course QBs will get hurt and will miss games. There was only one Brett Favre! I’m just saying: you look at the best and they don’t miss a lot of games, and they’re usually capable of playing most of the games in a season. That includes Aaron Rodgers. I guess I’m saying: whoever the Eagels choose as their franchise QB, that guy must stay relatively healthy.

  • Will

    Green Bay may not have Aaron Rodgers at QB next Sunday…..may have broken his collar bone on non-throwing shoulder….latest might be a break in Aaron’s collar bone

  • Adam

    Rodgers.. c’mon man..

  • knighn

    Oh, and how is nobody talking about Nnamdi Asomugah’s release from the 49ers?!

    It’s kind of nice to know that not every former Eagles scrub goes on to excel on another team.

    • Adam

      But but but… the scheme!

    • theycallmerob

      Harbaugh eventually stopped buying his excuse that Coleman was (still) to blame.

      • #7

        Yep. Every time he got beat, he would be looking at Coleman lol

  • Joethomas215

    If Foles has a good game and people attribute it to Rogers not playing Im going to be mad. Im already tired of hearing “It was against the Raiders”, he ain’t the first QB to play Oakland this year, there were a couple big name guys.

    • addicted2mula

      Thats what im saying!! Fans wanting Rogers to start?? Im confused. If this was a playoff game or SuperBowl game would yall still want Rogers as Qb? A back up is suppose to come in the game and be able to win. Injuries happen!!!

  • nicksaenz1

    I love facing opponents at full strength, and we all want to see how the D faces up against one of the best in the game and see how Foles can respond as well as how he plays against a good D; however, is anyone going to be that mad if we walk into a game preparing for and playing Seneca Wallace? I’ll take W’s however they come.

    • HowboutdemIggles

      Not if you want to get into a BCS bowl game.

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

    The line was superb in pass protection, but if I recall correctly just okay in run blocking? That was my initial impression anyway. Though by far this was the best they’ve played all season. Let’s hope they keep it up.

    • knighn

      Pretty sure you are correct. Fairly certain that had something to do with Oakland – my memory says that they are much stronger against the run than the pass… although my memory is wrong sometimes.

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

        So you just like being a jack@ss huh?

        • #7

          Keep standing up BBaaS!!! They coming for you lol.

          • theycallmerob

            dude, wtf are you even supporting? there was no sarcasm in that post, far as I can tell. OAK was a better team against the run; thus, our OL struggled more in that aspect.

          • Adam

            They’re meant to be together..

          • #7

            Ehhh I don’t think so. Love her posts though. Good reads

          • #7

            It’s a joke lol. Lighten up man. She can handle her own I’m sure

          • BlindChow

            She’s just not gonna take any of that “Oakland is better against the run” crap from anyone today!

          • Richard Colton

            better not hear “Bryce Brown was terrible on Sunday” either. He and Coop balled out!

          • #7

            I have to say though, she has been absent it seems like. Maybe she’s busy…who knows. I like her posts. Makes it interesting on here instead of hearing all of you guys blow kisses and throw rose petals at Foles feet even before the season started

          • Guest

            They’re meant to be together.

        • knighn

          Did I say something to insult you? I was agreeing with you.

        • theycallmerob

          What’s wrong with the statement that OAK was stronger against the run? It’s not a knock on the OL, just that we had an easier time in pass pro vs. run blk.

  • Andy124

    So, seeing as the previous thread is all but abandoned, I’m reposting this here:

    Being an Eagles fan, I find ways to get nervous:

    I’m worried that all the time and success Foles had against the Raiders could mess up his clock, leading him to hold on to the ball too long and look for the big play too much. Thoughts?

    • Adam

      I think he did a good job of taking his time when he knew he had time but getting it out quickly when he had to. I don’t recall many times (if any) where he was holding the ball too long and then taking a big hit. It’s obviously something to keep an eye on but he’s a 2nd year player, this things will come with time.

    • pjcostello

      Nah, he takes what the defense gives him, he’s been good with that in every game I’ve seen him.

    • knighn

      Fair concern. I’m hoping that Chip Kelly’s emphasis on getting rid of the ball quickly and taking what is there will make enough of an impact on Nick.

  • #7

    Aaron Rodgers is injured. Wow..how much better can it get for Nick Foles. We should be able to get a W if we can stop the all of a sudden potent Packers run game. No fault of Foles, but look how things have lined up for him. The football Gods have been on his side.

    Vick stops taking the big hits and protects himself and gets a fluke hamstring injury.

    Steps in against a zero win Giants team and plays well.

    Beats an 0-8 Bucs team.

    Blip against Dallas who put hits on him and couldn’t beat tight man coverage.

    Starts against the Raiders and for the first time all season, can’t get any pass rush and his jersey is white as snow. DBs falling down…and people are running wiiiiiiddddeeee open.

    I hope the Football Gods keep blessing Foles. It’s working in his favor. This is not a knock on Foles Adam, Andy124, Richard, knighn, theycallmerob and all of the other Foles enthusiasts. I was just thinking about this season overall and the ball is starting to bounce our way.

    • Token

      Just go away. The jig is up.

      • #7

        Why don’t you make me go away Token. Give it a shot. I’m not bashing Foles at all

        • Joe from Easton

          Confidence is the best thing that a young QB can build on. We should take it anyway we can get it.

          • #7

            Yes, exactly. I was just pointing out how these things are working in his favor and he’s taking advantage of them as he should!!!

            People expect EVERY POST about Foles to be glowing. I didn’t criticize the man AT ALL lol. WOW

          • Joe from Easton

            I think people just take it as you minimizing his accomplishments as if he’s lucked into all of them and get offended. Hey, we’re all passionate Eagles’ fans here so I can understand the desire to defend our new flavor of the week (maybe longer?). I just look at it the same way you’re saying though. I don’t care who he plays against as long as he just keeps getting better. “bad talent” or “good talent” it’s all NFL talent and a 24 yr old kid learning that he is capable of beating them is big for our team.

          • #7

            Agreed. Couldn’t have said it better. Wasn’t trying to bash the Great Foles my Lord!! But what I posted is accurate. The circumstances HAVE been in his favor.

            That’s GOOD!!! He’s taking advantage of it. I saw a post below where they said they can’t wait to see Foles play a great team.

            But if I say that, here they come lol.

          • Andy124

            Hate to go all broken record, ’cause I know I’ve said this before, but many of us post here regularly and we don’t have amnesia. You have a track record and a race baiting avatar.

            You or Big Butt praise the OL for example, it’s going to come off as minimizing Foles’ big day because of that track record. A brand new poster says the same and it will come off as stating the obvious.

            Only way to change it is to build a different track record and take knighn’s brilliat avatar suggestion. Not bashing, that was really clever. You should do it if Foles becomes the long term starter.

          • #7

            Really dude? Race baiting avatar? I think it’s hilarious myself. And none of you can tell me to change my avatar. Give it up. I’ll do it when I want to sir, but thanks.

          • #7

            A track record of supporting who I felt was the best option for my team????

            How is that a problem?? So essentially your’re saying…”support who the MAJORITY supports or we won’t like you”

            Sorry sir. I don’t take orders from anyone. You guys been on my ass since this site has been up and making up shit about me in the process. You can’t break me. Still standing. Good try though fellas.

            Go Eagles

          • Andy124

            First off, just trying to be helpful here. You express puzzlement as to how your comments are interpretted, I’m treating that as genuine and providing the explanation.

            You are well aware that you have a track record of supporting #7 through thick and thin and putting a negative spin on all things Foles in the process. Deny it to us if you like, but at least be honest with yourself. That is the track record that colors interpretation of your posts.

            And the White Vick is a race baiting picture headlining the most race baiting article ESPN ever puked out of its collective garbage hole, and that’s the picture that you want to represent you.

            And I’ll repeat, knighn’s suggestion was really clever. It is in no way an insult or demand to suggest you use that idea.

            And I don’t typically chime in on the AtlantaDallas line of banter other than to chuckle when one is just flat-out funny.

          • #7

            Andy. Just answer one question.

            Why is it a problem supporting the player (Vick) who I thought was the best option to WIN this year?

            It’s a blog man. Opinions are going to be different. Please tell me why it’s an issue supporting a player who plays on OUR TEAM.

            And my avatar…it’s not “race baiting” if the person using doesn’t bring up race at all? I could understand your point if I’d been doing that, but I have not.

          • Andy124

            That’s two questions.
            1) Where did I say that supporting Vick was your problem or that you even had a problem? I did nothing more than try to explain to you why your comments are received the way they are. And your supporting Vick was not the explanation. If that’s what you took out of my posts, that’s on you.

            2) The avatar is race baiting because it precisely sums up every word of the race baiting article that spewed it. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Every time you post, your avatar says, “Hey, let’s all wax philosophic about Mike’s dog killing and what would have happened if he were white!” Like I said before, we don’t have amnesia. A picture is not just a picture. It’s a reminder of things we’re trying to keep off these boards.

          • Adam

            All you’re doing is trying to down play his accomplishments.

          • #7

            Are you saying that what I posted isn’t accurate? Is accurate posts a problem now?

            I’ve given Foles credit and many of you Foles enthusiasts have said so yourselves. Dude relax lol. Foles is the starter for the season. What is the issue..

          • Adam

            Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying. Lay off this “Football Gods’ BS. Rather than give credit where credit is due you feel the need to down play everything he’s done so far and attribute them to some retarded divine force because he couldn’t possibly do it on his own.

          • #7

            I GAVE CREDIT!!!!! YOU SAID SO YESTERDAY. Cmon man

          • BlindChow

            Passive aggressive trolling?

          • Andy124

            Brilliant turn of phrase.

          • #7

            Ahhhh..so now you people come up with a new term for me lol.

      • #7

        Why are you mad??? Every single day you say Foles isn’t the guy, but if someone writes a posts about him…THAT”S NOT EVEN CRITICAL, you get you panties in a bunch. Go smoke a cigarette man

        • Token

          Geez, ive done a number on you apparently.

          The fact that you think people dont see right through your posts is laughable.

          Question of the day: Where will Vick be playing next year?

          • Adam

            Yeah, its pretty funny how thinks people can’t see through his Eagles fan crap. Vick fan through and through.

          • #7

            Didn’t know you could read minds. You should be a millionaire with that talent you have

          • Adam

            Simple minds aren’t hard to read.

          • #7

            Well you must be dyslexic

          • Andy124

            Well, that was pretty funny.

          • #7

            Just speaking the truth.

          • theycallmerob

            NYJ. backing up Geno

          • #7

            Uh….I think it’s the other way around. You came at me in attack mode for a post that wasn’t critical

      • #7

        “Just go away. The jig is up.”

        LOL…from the guy who just yesterday was saying that he “didn’t have much faith in NF or MB”. Then turns around and tells me “the jig is up”.

        What???

        Foles has earned the job man my goodness. I’ve complimented Foles over and over again on here, but I guess I’m only allowed to say good things about Foles lol…AND…what I said about him wasn’t even bad.

        I don’t hate you Token, but you sure seem to hate me lol. Just ignore the posts. That’s all you have to do Token

    • BlindChow

      Uh, Dallas didn’t have tight man coverage. Receivers were open all game.

      • #7

        Yep you’re right about that. He just couldn’t pull the trigger that game. Thanks for the catch

    • theycallmerob

      Nothing compared to the blessings Reid and KC are receiving. QBs fall apart the week before facing them

      • #7

        You’re right about that man.

      • nicksaenz1

        Would you want to be sacked 8 times a game, regardless of how good your O-line is?

        • theycallmerob

          I think a serious investigation has to be made into the sports science influence. I mean, Berwin and Cole/Graham- regardless of scheme change and tactics and blah blah boring football facts- should be half-bear by now from the shakes and workouts. Plus, trained terrorist-hunters (bonus from Huls!).
          Yet it seems the Andy Reid bbq-taco-koolaid diet has morphed Hali and Houston into even greater form.
          Hmmm….maybe Wilma McNabb should investigate? And can the results?

          • nicksaenz1

            They were good last year, I believe. Didn’t they have like 4 or 5 pro bowlers on D last year?

          • theycallmerob

            must be a nice situation for a coach to walk into.
            He’s a shoo-in for COTY, but I think Kelly- with a bigger overhaul, absurd QB situation, and depleted roster switching to a new D- has done a far better job. Especially for a 1st year coach, vs a 15 yr coach.
            Glasses are extra rosy this morning

          • nicksaenz1

            No argument here. If only voters took such factors into consideration.

    • Explorer51

      C’mon #7, this post couldn’t be more disingenuous; everything you wrote strongly implies that Foles extraordinary game was pure luck…

      In the almost 15,000 games the NFL has played since its inception, there were only six other QBs that threw 7 TDs in a game; so in all those 15,000 games, there were only seven times in history that defenses didn’t have a pass rush, d-backs, didn’t fall down, receivers 4weren’t wiiiiidddeee open….please, how obvious can you get with your disregard for a worthy accomplishment?

      You have every right to make your case for the players you like and don’t like; and, of course, you’re being prudent to be cautious about Foles until he has played more. But don’t qualify everything by attributing his handful of successes in nine starts…including a significant all-time NFL record tying outing…as the “Football Gods blessing” him or the other swipes badly disguised as compliments.

      • #7

        No absolutely not my intention. Let me help you out.

        “No fault of Foles”

        “I hope the Football Gods keep blessing Foles”

        “It’s working in his favor. This is not a knock on Foles”

        Does that help? Did you miss that? And also, what I posted, was it inaccurate or you just didn’t like the post because it came from me?

        Hell I hope the “Football Gods” would shine on both QBs to be honest. I can remember last year that ball never seemed to bounce our way. Looks like it’s turning around

        • Explorer51

          First of all, I don’t know you so why should I care if the post came from you? But let me help you out, look up the meaning of disingenuous because that’s what your post is. You diminish Foles’ successes by attributing it to a meaningless “Football Gods” phrase and compounding that by proclaiming “this isn’t a knock” or “it’s no fault”…both negative phrases. Look, the guy had an historically significant game; statistically it happened only six other times in 15,000 outings…just give him credit without qualifiers. He may never be a great QB but he had an unbelievable game in his ninth NFL start and the mythical Football Gods had nothing to do with that.

  • cliff henny

    mixed emotions on Rodgers. glad it’s nothing serious, would have been nice to see defense play elite qb…but come sunday 1pm, i’ll be extremely happy seeing him in street clothes. Eagles should absolutely destroy Seneca Wallace. guy looks 45yrs old and 5’6.

    • anon

      Mike McCarthy pretty much said that he’s never gotten any reps. Seneca played pretty well in seattle, i thought he played better last night. We’ll see what a week of ppracticing does.

      • #7

        They might sign VY again

        • Adam

          Flynn would make more sense if he clears waivers

          • anon

            *when

          • #7

            Only because he knows the system I guess. Arm is weak as hell though

          • Adam

            And he’s a better QB than VY.

          • #7

            VY is out of the league for being immature in TEN. Not because of ability. VY committed one of the ultimate sins a QB.

            Not being mentally tough during adversity

          • BlindChow

            I don’t know, he played some pretty awful games for the Eagles, then was bad in his various preseason games over the past couple years. And that was PRESEASON, where if a QB does well people say, “But it was just preseason!”

          • #7

            He wasn’t that bad in GB. They even said that they signed him too late.

            He’s better than Flynn hands down

          • Adam

            Yep VY is so good he got an offer to be a CFL backup, but then the team went in a different direction.

          • #7

            Hmmm he turned down the CFL….I guess you have a problem with VY too.

            Starting to see a trend with you…..

          • Adam

            Oh nice, the race card. A weak argument when you’ve got nothing else.

          • #7

            You jump straight to race lol. That mind reading talent is failing you

          • Adam

            Yeah, because you meant anything else but race.

            VY sucks. Sorry to break it to you. That’s why he hasn’t been on an NFL roster 2 years.

            Flynn also sucks, but he sucks a bit less than VY and has actually been around the game, and more importantly he’s familiar with their system.

          • #7

            Never said he was good. Said he was better than Flynn. He’s better than Flynn 2 years out of the league and I’m not even a fan of VY like that.

            Your mind reading fails again. What’s wrong?

          • Adam

            Well #7, you’re wrong then. It’s just as simple as that. if VY was better than Flynn, why did Buffalo sign Flynn instead of VY? What about Oakland last year? Why was he only able to get 1 tryout and why did he fail miserably? Because he’s worst than Flynn. And now he’s old.

          • #7

            Because that’s what they chose to do thats why. I don’t work for the Bills. Maybe you can use your mind reading skills and figure out their thinking

          • theycallmerob

            It’s like the same sad, old defense for signing Kerry Rhodes. Those that wanted him (and may even still want him) believe he’s simply better than what we have or what else is out there, oblivious to the fact that every team is passing on him. Tebow is the same. What makes you think VY is better than Flynn, when no professional scout or gm seems to agree with you?

          • Adam

            Because he runs around the field and he’s fun to play in Madden, same reason he’s a Vick fan.

          • #7

            That tired ass argument. Can’t you be creative and come up with something new?

            Hell you can read minds for God’s sake. Cmon Adam

          • #7

            Because that’s my opinion Rob…and the dude did win 31 games compared to compared to what..one game Flynn has won?

          • theycallmerob

            well, ok then.

          • #7

            How could a person from a beautiful place like Canada be so inept. Niagara Falls one of my favorite places to visit.

            Stand up and fix yourself for Canada lol

          • theycallmerob

            are you calling me canadian? those are fighting words.

          • BlindChow

            Firefighting words?

          • #7

            Sorry meant to be at Adam. He’s Canadian, right?

            Love Canada. Nice country. Clean…and terribly expensive

          • Richard Colton

            solid analysis. because teams would rather have a bad player than a good one.

            Are you really defending Vince Young? He’s not even a top 60 QB at this point in his career.

          • #7

            Said he’s better than Flynn that’s it. It’s not like we’re comparing Young to Rogers here.

            I’m sure that you’d take Flynn. Not sure how you could covince yourself that that is a good choice, but nothing wrong with an opinion

          • Richard Colton

            Ahh the old “If you don’t think player A is the best option it must mean you think player B is good.”

            How on Earth have you made it this far in life?

          • #7

            A couple of degrees helps

          • Wilbert31

            The preseason is so vanilla, even Vick did well enough to beat out Nick Foles! Doesn’t that say it all?

          • Adam

            What? No. He showed the league during his time in Philly that he’s matured. He’s just not a good QB anymore. Look at his last game as a Packer. He had like a little over 100 yards, no TD’s and 2 fumbles.

          • #7

            Not many options on the street man. Maybe they should sign you up since everyone else sucks.

      • cliff henny

        he looked good turning around handing it off. GB is down top 2 or 3 recrs, too. boykins and kendricks bracket nelson over middle, ryans on lacy…everyone else plays ‘kill the qb’.

  • Andy124

    Eagles signed Curtis Marsh to fill the vacant roster spot left from the Sopoaga trade.

    Championship.

    • Token

      Theres nobody out there on a practice squad that just might be good? Why recycle known bums?

      • cliff henny

        this point in season, bring in guys that know defense. regardless of who they brought in, hopefully he never sees field

      • BlindChow

        At least they didn’t sign Nnamdi.

        • anon

          why not they are still paying him.

    • #7

      lol

    • RIP illa

      It’s a good signing. Said on Sunday that there were no guys on the street to sign, so at least the guy they signed off the streets, has a little fimiliarity w/ this D.

      People act like this kid sucked at corner and that mainly stems from the facts that he was drafted too high to be the level of development player that he is, and that he couldn’t get on the field. Well I disregard the 2nd one cause Reid seemed to have an issue w/ getting other players PT, no matter how bad the starter was playing.

      Marsh was still very very green, when he was w/ us. Hopefully not as much now, but probably is. However during his time here, and w/ his limited snaps, he was never getting flat out burned by WRs and giving up a bunch (relative to snaps) of completions or yards! He was always w/in a step of the WR and just shy of making a play on the ball. Needs to reduce that to being w/in 1/2 a step or in the WRs hip pocket, and work on his ball skills and recognition so he can actually make a play on the ball instead of just trying to make a play as the WR is almost done making the reception.

      If he could get more aggressive and physical when dealing w/ man coverage and in making tackles, then he’s pretty much would be a more athletic and faster C-Will! Hope he stays long enough for C-Will to rub off and influence him. Always thought he should have been tried at Saftey before being cut for Prater/hand injury.

      • BlindChow

        Joselio Hanson was available (assuming his injury has healed). If Fletcher is out this week, they could have put Hanson in the slot and moved Boykin outside. Hanson was certainly better than Marsh.

        • Adam

          Hasn’t played in this system at all, hasn’t played ball since August.. no chance that happens. They’d go with Carmichael/PS guy before they’d do something like that.

        • RIP illa

          Don’t like that line of thinking. Hanson had diminishing skills when we cut him then had a resurgence, so to speak, in OAK for that year then went right back to sucking! We watched him trail slot WRs for years, and have those WRs make a play on the ball w/ Hanson draped on their legs, then when they dropped (keyword…dropped) the ball have Hanson get up off the ground and do his incompletion celebration (which is one of my favs) like he actually broke up the pass or made a play. Naw son!!! 32 years of age on top of that. Plus Boykin is still shaky, at best, on the outside. So by moving Boykin over and bringing Hanson in, your essentially compromising 2 positions for as long as Fletch is out. I doubt Marsh gets the start on Sunday, but if the coaching staff and FO are not looking at this signing as a way to not compromise 2 positions for Fletch’s injury duration…so meaning Marsh or someone else will eventually get his their time on the outside…then their gonna screw our D over, royally. A D that has been playing pretty well this the last 2-3 weeks.

      • Token

        Marsh sucks. Roster fodder.

        That basically is all thats needed to sum this up.

        • RIP illa

          Ahh…the simplicity of a simpleton!!! Never gets old!
          He may very well suck, but the questions the organization needed to think through, is how much does he suck, if he sucks at all, and can he be taught and developed not to suck. Plus it’s not like he’s on the PS. He’s on the roster and I don’t see CBs from other teams, that are better, getting cut unless it’s due to injury. Especially this late in the season. Even w/o Fletch’s injury, we still needed help/depth at CB!!! All he has to do is be better or not way worst than Roc and it would make it a good signing, based on the circumstances!!!

          So Token…Who on the street would be a better signing? Who would you have signed? Which unemployed CB doesn’t suck…plain and simple?

          • #7

            “Ahh…the simplicity of a simpleton!!! Never gets old!”

            LMAO dude I just burst out laughing in the office. Damn lol

          • RIP illa

            For real, that was probably too harsh and over the line. Need to apologize…so Token I’m sorry.

            It’s just that it gets to me when he puts out his one sided perspective, all encompassing, derogatory statements. If he did it once in awhile…cool. But it happens w/ such frequency and then has nothing to back it up on top of that. When he actually thinks out and articulates his point of view or post well, he can be pretty engaging.

          • #7

            Yep I agree with you on that. He likes to act like it’s everyone else but him. Dude has been on my ass all morning about my post, yet on the other hand he’s doesn’t like any of the QBs….then turns around fights ferociously for Foles.

            The dude is confusing as hell

          • nicksaenz1

            Ever wonder if Token and Dutch are the result of one person with multiple personalities disorder?

          • RIP illa

            LMAO. Hilarious!

          • Token

            Dunno. My job isnt to scout practice squads. Thats Howies duty.
            All I can tell you is Marsh sucks.

            It amazes me how people can watch a guy for years, and still not know what he is as a player.

            Im guessing you also think Casey Matthews is just a year away from really breaking out.

          • RIP illa

            I take back my apology!!! You really are simple!

          • nicksaenz1

            Nnamdi…. oh, wait..

  • nicksaenz1

    Rodgers likely out for 3 or more weeks with small fracture in collarbone.

    • #7

      Right before we play them. What a coincidence

      • nicksaenz1

        What’s the coincidence?

        • #7

          The coincidence is that this would be a great measuring stick for us and we get to play their 5’1 backup. People have said below that they want us to play the Packers full strength and I agree with that.

          A win is a win though. Period. If Foles lights up the Packers, he’s doing his job…AS THE STARTER

          • jabostick

            I wonder if they’ll sign Flynn…

          • cliff henny

            measuring stick is mon-sat talk….i dont care…come sunday, i hope they put out a JV team and eagles put up 50 in 1st quarter. it’s not like the other 52 guys arent paid professionals.

          • nicksaenz1

            I couldn’t care much less who they’re QB is. Wallace has starting experience so, while he’s no Rodgers, he’s still an experienced vet. And, most importantly, you still have to go to Lambeau and play the game.

          • #7

            A win is a win

          • nicksaenz1

            Exactly. I believe Charlie Batch got a win for the Steelers last year against the Ravens. He was their 3rd stringer. Vet savvy is underappreciated.

          • BlindChow

            I bet the Buccaneers and Raiders were happy to have drawn the backup QB straw when they played us…

          • nicksaenz1

            Especially if they used Delta Dutch Scouting Services.

          • #7

            Yep

    • Joe from Easton

      Our defense needs to hold them to less than 24 pts and I think we got this one. Unless Foles goes full cowboys game on us, of course. I don’t think it’ll happen though.

      • nicksaenz1

        They have a good D. Not counting any chickens. Foles can’t have a Dallas game should go without saying at this point. No team can afford that type of performance.

        • Joe from Easton

          I didn’t mean to count any chickens myself. Just kind of prognosticating a little bit.

          • nicksaenz1

            Heard. I’m with you, just very hesitant to even do that. Only because of witnessing “The Dallas Game”.

          • Joe from Easton

            yea, that was tough to watch. I’m not one for conspiracies at all and I played football so I’m all for the mantra of if you’re playing then you’re healthy enough to play, but I really can’t help but think Foles was knocked around early in that game and kept playing.

        • BlindChow

          Josh McCown carved them up! Though I guess it helps to have Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey.

          That’s like having TWO Riley Coopers!

          • nicksaenz1

            One could only be so lucky as to have not one, but two, Riley Coopers. Although, the Dolphins can claim to have two Riley Coopers rolled into one which they then named Incognito!

          • #7

            BEAST WRs

      • #7

        They aren’t scoring 24 on us with Wallace at QB. I can’t see that happening unless we can’t stop Lacy

        • Joe from Easton

          I think you’re right. I just said that we need to hold them to less than 24. In other words, that was my way of saying that I think 24 pts is the max we’ll give up against a back up with players hurt everywhere.

          The eagles have a fairly stout run D this year, surprisingly enough, so I’m excited to see what they do when a team game plans all week to shove it down their throat.

    • knighn

      What Dutch would say if that happened to Nick Foles: “It’s just a small fracture. He should man up and play with that. Back in my day, we did.”

      What Dutch would say if that happened to anyone else: “A fractured collarbone? Obviously you’ve never played football or you would know that you can’t play with a fractured collarbone, even just a small fracture.”

      • nicksaenz1

        Priceless

  • Johnny_P

    Crazy as it sounds, but the Aaron Rodgers injury just changed the entire landscape of the NFC East. Let’s bring the conversation back to Foles for a second. Do you see Chip Kelly as being the type of coach that is biased against Foles because he’s not ‘his guy’, aka a guy he drafted and claims responsibility for? I think that’s the mantra in Today’s NFL. Excuse the expression, but I think Chip is an equal opportunity employer & looks past that fact. Often times you can tell in a coaches mannerisms/demeanor/gestures that they don’t really back a player, even though they claim they do. I see Chip just being a guy that wants to win, regardless of a player being ‘his guy’ or not. What say you Eagles Nation?

    • #7

      Foles is getting the job done. He’s happy about that I’m sure

      • BlindChow

        Foles didn’t just get the job done against the Raiders. He FLUSHED afterwards!

    • Adam

      I don’t think it’s an issue. Chip knows Foles from college. Foles balled out when he played Oregon and I think Chip respects that, and most importantly.. he’s winning games.

      • Johnny_P

        I looked this up last night, it’s funny seeing Chip on sidelines coaching AGAINST Foles:

    • theycallmerob

      I agree, considering his history. He had a string of bad luck, injuries, and turnover at Oregon. And of course, Santos at UNH has been re-told numberous times on the blog. I think Kelly gets a kick out of making his system work regardless.

    • GEAGLE

      FOles is the future…get with the program :)

    • HowboutdemIggles

      Chip’s “guy” is the one that can win football games, Chip can adjust, just like in 2007 when he was the O. Coordinator they were down to their 4th string quarterback in Brian Roper. And he came in and demolished USF when they were ever number two in the country at one point. When they had Darron Thomas yeah he had a chance to run, but he rarely did compared to the way Masoli played, which sprung out Darron Thomas. If Foles continues to do what he’s been doing, and he looks more like Tampa or the way he played vs NYG the first time. I don’t think they go QB in the first round. I think they need a nose tackle like Louis Nix III.

  • GEAGLE

    I was excited when Rodgers got hurt, now I’m dissapointed. I want to seemFoles go out, shut fools up and compete with the best…I don’t believe in fearing opponents, if someone’s star isn’t going to play then I want it to be because my beloved defense knocked them out the game!!!

    • cliff henny

      it’s nice PC rhetoric…but not 1 Eagles’ fan wont smile when cameras pan across Packers sideline before kickoff and Rodgers is standing there in sweats

      • GEAGLE

        Man, by now you should know There isn’t much PC in me lol

        I honestly don’t care about the division…I didn’t want to lose 12 games, because I couldn’t stand another eagles season ending by halloween…I wanted an entertaining system that would keep us engaged up until we play Dallas the last week. I winning the division was never a priority….I care about FOles and the defense shutting people up, and if they do that, then wins are a natural byproduct..

        On game day my brain flips the switch and it’s all about getting that W against he however lines up…but for where we are right now, FOles has already beaten Giants,Tampa,raiders..yet people still don’t get what it means to be ONLY in your 9th NFL game..Normally, I NEVER look forward to playing Aaron Rodgers that’s for sure, but considering how this city treats FOles, judging him prematurely it would have been a heckuva opportunity to show what he can do when up against greatness….Sooner or later he will have to beat a good team, and he will…but what better opportunity than going into Lambeau filled with confidence after a historic ass whooping, and try to take that next step? if FOles had to play a great team, what better time then this week after sparking this entire city and fanbase along with his teammates,..our confidence from last week, combined with the fear of playing Rodgers I think was going to spark a damn good week of preperation. FEAR of embarrassment is one of the best motivators,..

        • cliff henny

          only thing better than Rodgers holding clipboard, is Clay Matthews standing next to him.

  • Max Lightfoot

    I can’t believe that a great team such as Green Bay has Seneca Wallace as a backup. The falloff from Rodgers to Wallace is like Wile E. Coyote dropping off a 1,000-foot bluff to his tiny “POOF” below. I tuned in late to the GB game and saw some guy named Wallace back there – I was SHOCKED to discover that it was Seneca W. I thought that cat retired years ago! So happy we have Foles instead of that rusty old has-been!