Wake-Up Call: Slowing Fitzgerald A Big Task

eagles-cary-williams-hazingPut simply, Larry Fitzgerald is an Eagle killer.

He has faced Philly five times in his career (including once in the postseason), and has racked up 35 catches for 570  yards and nine touchdowns. That’s seven catches, 114 yards and nearly two touchdowns per game on average. Those nine TDs are a personal high against any opponent outside of the NFC West.

“Oh, that’s news to me,” said Fitzgerald during a conference call with Philadelphia reporters. “It’s just another game to me, against a good football team, a well-coached football team, a team that’s right in the thick of the fight for the NFC East division race, and we know this game has huge implications for both teams.”




In a sense, Cary Williams (6-1, 190) and Bradley Fletcher (6-0, 200) were signed for games just like this one. (Same for next week when Calvin Johnson comes to town.) Chip Kelly gravitates towards big, physical corners in part because, quite simply,  they match up better against big, physical receivers. Fitzgerald (6-3, 218) and Michael Floyd (6-2, 220) are about as big as this Eagles team has seen.

Fletcher played in the NFC West with the Rams for the first four years of his career before coming to Philadelphia, so he has gone head-to-head with Fitzgerald quite a bit. How have the matchups gone in the past?

"Not bad. I've been able to cover him and I look to do the same this coming weekend," said Fletcher. "You've gotta play the ball, can't wait for him to make plays. When the ball's in the air you have to be aggressive."

Williams faced Fitzgerald back in 2011 when he was with the Ravens. Fitzgerald caught three passes for 98 yards and was kept out of the end zone.

"I'm just going to go out there and play the way I've been playing, and play it aggressive, challenge everything" said Williams. "I'm not going to let him get anything easy."

Billy Davis typically has his corners stay on their respective sides of the field as opposed to matching them up on specific receivers. Both Williams and Fletcher, then, will get their chances at Fitzgerald, whom Davis called "probably the best receiver in the league."

"Both of those guys are really battle-tested competitors," said Fitzgerald. "I've played against Fletch I don't know how many times when he was with the Rams. We've battled a lot of times over the years. I got a chance to  play against Cary a couple years ago when we played in Baltimore. He's long, rangy, physical, he can really run. He's got great ball skills and he plays with a chip on his shoulder."

Brandon Boykin will also get a crack at Fitzgerald, who will shift into the slot at times. The 5-10 Boykin said that he isn't worried about giving up a few inches to the 30-year-old wideout, noting that success in the slot is born out of quickness, not size.

It hasn't mattered where or who Fitzgerald has lined up against in the past against the Eagles. He's torched them all over the field.

"As a defensive back, you enjoy the challenge. That's what you want, you want to go play the best," said Fletcher. "You don't want to have a guy dominate a game. You want to take that aspect out of it. He's definitely a great player, but we have to limit the things that he's able to do."

WHAT YOU MISSED

Jason Kelce takes issue with Bruce Arians' comments about the read option being a "great college offense."

Could Michael Vick be featured in sub-packages moving forward?

Mychal Kendricks is looking to return to "beast" mode. 

Sheil takes stock of the defense through 11 games.

Yet another honor for Nick Foles.

If you missed our special edition of Birds 24/7 radio this week, take a listen.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING 

Foles may be on a roll, but Arians is more concerned with another member of the Eagles' offense. From AZCentral.com.

“You don’t worry about him at the moment,” Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said of Foles, a third-round pick in last year’s impressive quarterback class. “You better take LeSean McCoy out of the game first and then worry about Nick.

“It always starts with stopping the run for us, then getting to the quarterback. If we’re fortunate enough to stop the run in this game, then I like our chances.”

Reuben Frank writes that the Eagles are running into a red-hot Carson Palmer.

The Eagles’ improving defense will draw its toughest challenge since Week 4 against Peyton Manning on Sunday, when it faces the Arizona Cardinals and Carson Palmer, who has been no less than brilliant during the Cards’ four-game winning streak.

Palmer is 89 for 129 (69 percent) for 1,146 yards with eight touchdowns and two interceptions in his last four games, his finest stretch since way back in November 2006, when he was with the Bengals.

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  • PhilliePhanCT .

    Tough decision this Sunday in ff…with one receiver spot open, and a choice between Djax and Fitzgerald…who goes in? I’m leaning on Fitzgerald, b/c of the above mentioned success against our Birds AND Djax having to match up against Peterson. Anyone want to chime in on who has a better game? 1st place on the line.

    • anon

      Yeah that’s tough — id play fitz for the touchdown ability and the fact that we match up poorly against the cards IMO. We are great at stopping the run but mendy is terrible. We get up TONS of yds through the air to more inferior WRs. I think unless we get a lot of pressure on Palmer Fitz is going to have a huge yardage game especially when he’s against Sconces. Just hoping no TDs.

  • Media Mike

    I’m very worried about this game on Sunday. We need this win (and to win going into the Dallas game to be honest), but we’ve played like crap vs. Arizona. I’m still seething with anger over the 2008 NFC title game choke and the Jeremy Maclin “I swear I’m a #1 WR” 1 catch for 6 yard “effort” vs. these guys a few years ago. I hate how we play vs. this team.

    • anon

      They schlacked us last year — had a football party that day. Ruined the whole day.

      • Media Mike

        Yes, our poor play vs. that team has been annoying…………going all the way to Lomax and Boomer. F the Cards.

        • Explorer51

          I’m old enough to remember when Jim Hart whooped us twice a year all through the ’70’s. But is there anything worse than 2008 when we destroyed them 48-20 (eerie parallel, game was on 11/27 and got us to 6-5-1 with Reid not naming his starting QB, McNabb, until that week) and then they beat us in the NFC Championship game? Thus began the downfall of AR and #5…

          • Warhound

            Travel before a Thursday game really set them up to fail in that regular season contest.

    • GEAGLE

      Not worried since their dumb coach called us. College offense..

      Our CBs will do better then people think…the good thing about this game is the Cardinals offense will allow us to play Nickle most of the game, which gets the playmaking boy king on the field more than these past couple of weeks..

      There Oline was so bad they drafted a guard in the top 10, then they lost the gaurd for the year…our nasty front 7 should terrorize Palmer on Sunday…

      Cardinals,s defense have some incredible CBs…but they are the worst team in the NFL at defending the TE…ERTZY and Celek gotta put in work on Sunday….
      ..
      Gotta move the chains, get in a flow early so we can tempo the hell out of their front 7

      • Media Mike

        Well I agree with Arians in the respect that running your QB a lot is a BS system and explains the abject failures of bums like RG3&8 and Kaepernitwit. Even Vick agreed that you can’t run a QB often in the NFL of it leads to injuries.

        • GEAGLE

          I don’t disagree…but you just don’t say that 5 days before you play an opponent who does play that way…even if he meant NO disrespect, opponents will take those words and run with them…our players really like Chip. Arians being right or wrong doesn’t matter…he already got Kelce all pumped up…Bellicek woulda killed one of his players for making THAT statement the week they are getting ready to play us.

          • Media Mike

            I’d settle for Kelce not getting manhandled by the Cards D-linemen. I’m tired of seeing Kelce lose physical matchups at the point of attack. He needs to get in the weight room.

          • GEAGLE

            He is having a a good year…

          • Media Mike

            He still is far too often pushed around. Cowboys game, Giants game #2, Chiefs game, etc. He’s overall a solid player, but not as dominant at center as I’d like to see.

          • GEAGLE

            Don’t disagree,..but I think it’s a trade off. if you want to enjoy his freak agility and speed for a linemen, then you have to live with the fact that there are certain matchups that he will need help with..,sure jaamal Jackson wouldn’t get pushed around like that but you can’t pull him or expect him to get to the 2nd and 3rd levels…
            ..
            Their will always be matchups he struggles with Physically, but their is SOOO much good that he brings to the table, that it’s a worthy trade off in my eyes

          • Media Mike

            I’m greedy and want both. A Jason Peters level of play a center.

          • GEAGLE

            Lol sign me up…i sure as hell wouldn’t be against it

          • theycallmerob

            bit of a misrepresented truth. the manhandle thing is overrated; he’s fared better than most C against Poe/KC, and the Giants games were more due to the scheme/stunting of the DTs. Held up well against “big” DLs of OAK, GB, and WAS.
            for the zone running scheme Kelly employs, his strength is adequate. more about mobility and smarts.

          • GEAGLE

            Yup…and we haven’t even seen the best of Kelce yet. Wait til FOles becomes a terrorist pre snap at the line of scrimmage, pulling defenders strings and forcing them to show their hand…then we will have a very bright QB and center who will see what they defense is doing and make the correct checks….thats when we will really become dangerous..

          • Dominik

            But Belichick would basically kill any player for saying anything against the opponents the week they are playing, so that doesn’t count. :D

      • Dominik

        “our nasty front 7 should terrorize Palmer on Sunday…”

        If you pressure Palmer, he’s an below average QB in this league. If you don’t pressure him, he’s pretty good. Problem is: we don’t have a good pass rush. That scares me the most about this game.

        Their D is good, especially against the run, so it will be a challenge for Chip. But the real problem is Palmer. A more of a low scoring game isn’t a problem, but if we don’t pressure him, the Cards Offense is pretty decent.

        I don’t have a good feeling towards sunday. And that’s the first time since Foles destroyed the Raiders.

        • GEAGLE

          Our pass rush is solid and improving…we don’t have good sack numbers, but that doesn’t tell the whole story…I will gladly not get sacks if QBs are gonna make ridiculous throws to avoid getting sacked like the INTs Eli throws us, or RG3 not letting Cox sack him by throwing an INT to Boykin in the ENDZONE..

          Our front 7 gets better every week. Early in the season, we weren’t comfortable enough in the new defense to take advantage of bad Olines like the chargers. that’s NO longer the case. I believe we are ready to start taking advantage of suspect Olines…and the cardinals offense isn’t exactly predicated on getting the ball out quick. I think Carson gets banged around this week…

          • Dominik

            The thing is: you need to hit Palmer. Even if we’d say we have a solid pass rush, we don’t hit the QBs. Palmer needs the hits to be ineffective. That worries me.

          • GEAGLE

            True…but we hit the crap out of mobile RG3 who is protected by a better Oline than the cardinals! and who is protected by a better run game than the cardinals..I think we get to Carson on Sunday, but you are absolutely right, if we don’t get to him! things could get ugly

          • theycallmerob

            eh…we have a better pass rush than most of the teams they’ve played recently (to go on the win streak). for all the flak the Eagles, and especially Foles, receive re: competition, Palmer has beaten up HOU, JAX, ATL, and a ravaged IND team. None of those are higher than 19th in FO DVOA rankings. And they don’t exactly have a dominant run game

          • GEAGLE

            Good stuff rob…as good as their run defense is, I think it’s easier for us to shut down their run game and make them one dimensional then it is for them to take shady out the game…make them one dimensional and then its TEE OFF on Carson time.vinny curry, come on down!!

          • theycallmerob

            not cliff, but thanks. and agree completely; our run D has been very underrated. I get we haven’t played top-notch QBs, but we did face Pryor/Lacy/Morris recently. Solid up front.

          • GEAGLE

            Fixed….yeah so true…the redskins never really abandoned the run, they kept trying to pound Morris, and we kept stonewalling him..,we might not be the #2 ranked run defense, but I can’t really say that i worry about anyone trampling us…I’m calling it right now, AP is getting SHUT DOWN in a few weeks

          • cliff henny

            this game has makings of a blowout. young healthy defense vs AZ terrible o-line with statue at qb…and their defense is fine, but it’s new nfl, good offense beats good defense, and there’s enough holes in cards defense foles and boys will have typical day. typical, 65% comp, 300 yds 30+ pnts. gawd i love kelly!

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah I’m with you Cliff…Cards would have had a much better chance in the old NFL….everyone in philly is like OMG, we face a hot playoff team this week….I bet Arizona isn’t too thrilled about facing us on Sunday…
            ..
            Our young, hungry well coached players get better every week…how much better is Arizona really going to play?…it’s pretty simple in my eyes…don’t let Arizonas defense score TDs and create big turnovers, and we should win this game..

            I know Patterson is great, I know he shut down TY hilton, but I really have a hard time envisioning a DIALED IN Desean, with a coach who is committed to moving him around and freeing him up, to not have an impact in this game…Patterson might have a great day on Desean for 95% of the plays, but Desean only needs ONE play to do some serious damage…I can see Desean having one of those 3 catches, 120yards and 1TD games…

            Who’s the other corner on Cooper?

            are the cardinals one of those few teams that run a dime defense? You need an Erick berry type to be able to play Dime, do the cardinals use the Honeybadger to play Dime, or are they a Nickle defense?

          • cliff henny

            eagles really only go for sacks on 3rd down. 1st and 2nd, more 4 or 5 guys, controlled pressure. might see more now that defense seems to be coming together, few more risks. but really, that’s not how kelly plays it. i’d really like to play that SD game again, see if someone can convert 3rds and control ball like they did now that defense is better. that is about the hardest way to score, 12 plays 8min drives. just too much time for errors

  • Adam

    This is actually going to be a very good football game. I’m not a big fan of looking at historical performances against teams. We struggled against the Cards the last few years but I feel as though a few of those performances were us getting out coached.

    I like our OL with fresh legs matched up against this front 7. Nnamdi and DRC were horrible matched up against those receivers but I think Fletch and Cary are a bit better. I still don’t expect them to shut them down completely, but I think we can get some interior pass rush to get in Palmer’s face we can make him uncomfortable.

    I’m pretty optimistic about this one actually.

    • GEAGLE

      It really should be a damn good battle…expecting a very physical game..
      ..
      When teams like the pats and Denver play each other, they are “measuring themselves against greatness”….this will be our chance to measure where we are at..

      We proved that we will beat the teams that we are supposed to beat, which was a huge first step in our team development…now it’s ur chance to go prove we can beat some playoff teams…

      Exciting times up ahead men!!!

    • BlindChow

      Jaiquawn Jarrett was covering Fitzgerald on one of those touchdowns last year…

      • Richard Colton

        was he really covering him? or was Naamdi just pointing at him?

  • Dominik

    “at Fitzgerald, whom Davis called “probably the best receiver in the league.””

    Has Davis heard of Megatron? I hope so, because he’s coming to town next week.

    Against those two I want Davis to play it like Belichick always does it: let the other ones beat you, not the stars. Double, even triple those guys if you have to. Yeah, Floyd will get many receptions then, but I want him to beat us, not Fitz. Same for Megatron.

    On the other hand I know that these teams are used to stuff like that. But I want it Hardcore. :D I watch a lot of Patriots games and Belichick gets it done – he can take the #1 out of the game. That has his costs, obviously, you free up the other weapons, but if they beat you, then so be it. If Megatron or Larry Legend beat you, then you know you won’t win the game.

    • Media Mike

      Well stated!

    • Adam

      It’s a respect thing. It would be pretty dumb to come out and say “this guys probably the 2nd.. maybe 3rd or 4th best receiver in the league” to create a nice storyline and bulletin board material for the week.

      • Dominik

        Call him “one of the best” and there is no wrong headline and no false statement.

        • Adam

          I’m not quite sure if you’re joking or not, but I think this is a pretty ridiculous point to analyze.

          • Dominik

            He just isn’t the best receiver in the NFL anymore. No big deal, but if someone says “X is the best receiver in the game” and X isn’t Megatron, then the person is just wrong.

            I just wrote about it because Megatron is coming to town next week.

          • Adam

            I have a feeling Davis knows who Megatron is, and I bet we’ll hear the same line next week when they ask Davis about him. Just coaches rhetoric, not really a thesis paper to analyze.

          • Dominik

            Yeah, it’s just coaches rhetoric, but why not critize it when it’s obvious? He will say the same thing next week, but why not say it right from the start? ;)

          • GEAGLE

            Yous have been arguing semantics for the past two hours?

          • Dominik

            Why not? If I can’t bash the Defense anymore, I need a new hobby. ;) ;)

          • BlindChow

            And the week after: “Greg Jennings is probably the best receiver in the game.”

            And the week after: “Brandon Marshall is probably the best receiver in the game.”

            And the week after…

          • cliff henny

            can talk like that right up to cowboys game, then want him to turn into Buddy Ryan

          • Richard Colton

            and Dez Bryant, Wow – we really are coming up against some quality QB/WR combos, aren’t we. Lets see how many of us are still calling for OLB or WR in round one and not CB or S after mid-December.

    • jon h

      he could be the best – look at the horrible QBs fitzgerald has had throughout his career.

      • Dominik

        Horrible QB play doesn’t excuse the numbers he has vs. the numbers of Megatron. I don’t know how it would look like if the two switched teams, but you can play the ‘what if’ game with so many players, that’s just not a sound argument.

        Fitz is a great, great receiver, but Megatrons speed (+ route running, catching and the size Fitz has) puts him over the top.

  • nicksaenz1

    We’re all Raiders fans today. Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Media Mike

      Agreed. I rooted for the Cowboys last week just to see New York fans further humbled. I’m all-in for Oakland this week.

    • G_WallyHunter

      I’m playing Tony, Calvin, Torrey, and Terrance today in fantasy lol, going to be a rough day. Go Raiders and Go Demarco Murray for the TDs

      • Media Mike

        Terrance had better not steal any catches from Dez Bryant! Tony needs to get his %$#(%&#$& priorities straight!

      • nicksaenz1

        Yeah I have a few players playing today in different leagues. As long as DAL, DET, and BAL all lose, I hope my players kill it haha. Disclaimer: Grew up an Eagles fan in a Steelers household, therefore, I have been raised to passionately hate the Ravens, and I do. They’re up there right behind DAL and NYG for the teams I hate most, nearly equal. The Redskins are almost too laughable to hate so passionately.

      • macadood

        sure got your TDs

  • Adam

    Just a note regarding Palmer’s “hot streak” while he may have thrown 8 TD’s and 2 INT’s in the last 4 games, In the 7 games before this streak Palmer had 8 TD’s and 13 INT’s.

    3 of the last 4 teams he played were some of the worst in the league (Atlanta, Jacksonville and Houston) plus a struggling Indy. I don’t believe he’s some born-again franchise QB and is a big product of a hot defense, but I think he get be rattled and reverted to his old ways.

    • nicksaenz1

      I hear you, but the same thing can be said about our last month. Fact of the matter is, you beat the teams you’re supposed to beat, and we’ve both done that and gained some confidence coming into this matchup.

      • Adam

        Oh yeah, he deserves full credit for those wins, but what I’m saying is I don’t think those numbers are an exact true statement of what type of QB we’re facing.

        • nicksaenz1

          People act like Palmer is a terrible QB. He’s not. Threw for over 4k last year with a crappy Raiders team. His line is the problem, not him. Those numbers are exactly indicative of the QB he is if he’s allowed a little time.

          • Adam

            Did the line throw those 13 picks at the beginning of the season? Palmer is a 33 year old above average QB with flaws in game just like most his age/skill set. That’s all I’m saying.

          • nicksaenz1

            Did they have a part? Probably. Did they physically take the ball from CP’s hand and throw them, no. I was getting the impression from your post and some from others that people think he’s a below avg QB, and that’s far from the case IMO.

          • Adam

            I’m not that worried about them to be honest. 8 TD’s against Houston, Jacksonville, Atlanta and Indy? He’s doing enough to get the job done but nothing that’s blowing anyone away. Foles would have dropped 8 on each of em ;)

          • cliff henny

            best part, is i totally disagree with 8…10-12! first 3 of that bunch are just terrible teams.

          • Adam

            Haha yeah man. I’m not sure if it’s just me but the Cards offense doesn’t scare me in the least. I dunno maybe I’m just crazy.

          • nicksaenz1

            Probably 9 on each, given how our D has been playing. I’m more worried about their D to be honest. But, I think the cold weather should work to our advantage, barring it having any significant effect on Foles Gold’s arm.

        • jon h

          They have great receivers, but their running game is pretty horrific. Ellington is their best back but they refuse to use him (I know, he’s on my FF team). Mendenhall just isn’t the same back anymore. We need to get out to a quick lead in this one.

    • Media Mike

      That is the $64,000 question; can we get to Palmer. The front 3 is who we really need to generate the pressure Sunday because Palmer is a guy who we need to get off of his “spot” in order to make him make bad throws. Outside pressure is going to get thrown over with ease.

      • Dominik

        Sounds like Vinny Curry to me.

        • Media Mike

          Cox and Logan also need to get funky.

          • GEAGLE

            Wouldn’t be surprised to see cox or Barwin knock Palmer out of the game….Barwin has been cracking dudes in the back all year, and Cox drives QBs hard into the ground…those two are due to knock someone out The game

          • nicksaenz1

            Are we going to throw a 23rd anniversary reenactment of the Body Bag game? We’d be about 3 weeks late, but those are minor details.

          • GEAGLE

            You certainly have my support!!

            If Patrick Patteson lines up on offense, I hope Chung CRUSHES him!!

          • Robert Perri

            Would love to see Palmer get knocked out in the pocket! Just to spike Arians comments about the running QB being more at risk… Karma is a bitch

      • GEAGLE

        Oh we are getting to him my friend…he is getting roughed up this week

        • Media Mike

          From your lips to God’s ears. I’ve seen too many shit the bed efforts by our D vs. their garbage o-line.

          • GEAGLE

            6 sacks on Sunday….

    • Token

      I wanna see Davis blitzing a bunch this week. You arent gonna drop everyone into coverage and win this game. I dont think they can win that battle. They must get to Palmer. Hes a guy just waiting to have a 3 INT game. I expect Curry to get the most snaps of the season. The Eagles will probably be in Nickel most of the game.

      • Media Mike

        It needs to be up the middle and it needs to get home. Far too many of our blitzers this year have been caught up in traffic and fail to get home.

      • GEAGLE

        Oh I’m expecting a HEAVY dose of blitzing from both teams this week
        ..
        I’m predicting a 6 sack game for us

  • Token

    Man, if you didnt think Arians was a tool before this week Im sure you do now.

    Itd be great to pound this guy into oblivion with our college offense and QB that he doesnt worry about.

    • G_WallyHunter

      Perfectly said, really hoping Chips using these quotes to light a massive bonfire under these eags, I know Chip isn’t the type of coach to do something like that, so if he isn’t I hope the players are lighting their own fire

    • Adam

      Really though. I hope Chip and co. make him eat his Kangol hat.

    • cliff henny

      Carson Palmer isnt exactly reliable. Arains needs to worry about his offense. take Fitz out, and heard this isnt first place i’ve read fletch plays him tough, and CP is circling the drain all game. their o-line stinks. 3 bigs boys up front are going to be tossing some guys around

      • GEAGLE

        Atta boy cliff…..get em!!!!

        • cliff henny

          i hate journeymen qbs that have 4 game hot streaks and evryone acts like past 10 yrs doesnt exist. well, didnt mind vick’s, was on board with that, but evryone else’s, annoying. just watched espn, hyping flynn…the same gy who couldnt beat out matt mcgloin?

          • GEAGLE

            Instant gratification crap that you always hear me bitching about lol….I don’t fear this QB..don’t care what he has done these past 4 games:
            1) Don’t fear their QB
            2) Don’t fear their RB
            3) Don’t fear their AOline
            4) TE Housler, is ok, but we faced much better…

            If we can’t score more points than an offense that only has two players I fear(Floyd and Fitz) then we don’t deserve the win….fortunately I think we are too hungry and too well coached to lose this game.
            ..
            Not only is Billy Dee familiar with their HC, he also is familiar with most of Their best players,,,if that was an advantage for Andy when he Faced us, then it’s only right that it’s an advantage for us…no?

          • nicksaenz1

            Let’em hype Flynn. Not like he doesn’t know the GB offense well. Would be nice if he could lead them to a win over DET. We need that.

  • cliff henny

    arians comments, while probably annoy couple players cause it’s 1000th time they’ve answered question and play on field should have shown Arians enough to not say these things, is more fodder for fans…which is great! Linc hasnt been toughest place to play, 1st place, coming off win, foles playing like he has, and now Arians saying stupid ‘isht…i’m down in SC, and i’m amped for the game…cant even imagine philly by sunday, fans will be out of their minds! if Dallas loses today…i might drive up just to throw tomatoes at Cards team bus!

    • theycallmerob

      I’ll handle the tomatoes for you. And do my best to get sec. 119 chanting “gim-mick off-ense” as well

      • cliff henny

        i’d be an awesome new tradition after a td. bet eagles would love it. all the way thru kickoff.

      • G_WallyHunter

        If this chant starts going when/if Eagles up by 20+, I will go nuts up here in Canadia land, then camera changes to Arians frown, PLEASE, How’s that for a “great college offense”?!?

    • GEAGLE

      Rashard Jennings is going to TRAMPLE the cowboys defense today…UPSET SPECIAL? Hope so…

      • cliff henny

        havent paid attention, who’s qb’g raiders this week? pryor could run for 250 yds against dallas terrible d

        • Media Mike

          Pryor is out and hopefully on his way out of the league. McGloin is starting! GO PSU!

          • cliff henny

            while would never want 16 game eagles diet of pryor, 1 game vs cowboys national tv for him to run wild, be great. hard to believe the guy from ’09-’11 at psu is nfl starting qb. BO’B was 2nd guy i wanted behind kelly. i really thought psu might win 10 games tops over next 5 or 6 yrs. wow, he is doing great job!

        • GEAGLE

          Just smells like one of those games that the cowgirls lose

          • Richard Colton

            Hope Leon Lett is on the sideline

          • GEAGLE

            Haha,..miss that cowboy…love him almost as much as I love Romo and jerreuh

        • BlindChow

          Pryor is active, but McGloin will be starting. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Pryor at some point, though, just to shake things up.

    • Carolina boy

      Then we both can come up from Columbia SC Carolina stand up let’s go eagles

  • GEAGLE

    SUPERBOWL here we come!!!
    ..
    Half of the legion of boom is done!!! Their offensive tackles SUCK!!! An injury to Marshawn or Wilson and going to Seatle won’t be too scary!!!

    • nicksaenz1

      I have fantasy championships to win. Let’s just hope anything that happens to them is on the defensive side of the ball. Like a Browner suspension, maybe we can get a Sherman/Wagner suspension.

    • cliff henny

      WhhhhhhoooooAAAAA!!!!! slow your roll there Johnny G…’13 playoffs, ’14 nfc champ game, ’15 parade!

      • GEAGLE

        Realistically I do agree with you. Tho, the old dirty bastard in me wants to shimmy shimmy ya to a 1st round playoff win :)

    • Richard Colton

      Need to see a little more enthusiasm from you. Don’t see why this squad can’t win the SB this year, then compete in the World Cup in Brazil. Maclin should be healed up by then – he can play up front.

      • GEAGLE

        THIS man GETS IT!!! :)

      • cliff henny

        then foles foles can be inserted back into the matrix and eagles d-line can pick 15 women to repopulate zion

        • GEAGLE

          There we go,,,,.glad to have u on board cliff

          • cliff henny

            dallas lose, eagles blowout of AZ, i’ll be abard the foles train. RC, hit us with that pic!

      • OldDocRoss

        You’re setting the bar too low. Any chance we can pick up a few medals at Sochi in between times?

        Desean would clean up at speed skating and we could re-sign Jeremy Bloom. It would be glorious.

  • jon h

    we are grateful that you guys keep writing such great stuff – makes it really easy to come back – my go to for all Eagles stuff – thanks from North Jersey.

  • GEAGLE

    Chip is meeting the media live on PE right now,a dressing Arians comments

  • GEAGLE

    Quick I need some help…
    I can only start 3 RBs, who do I go with?
    Shahy home vs. Cardinals
    Regie Bush vs GB
    Gio Bernard coming off a bye at chargers who gave up 5 rushing TDs in the past 2 weeks
    Rashard Jennings..at Dallas who projects to score the most points out of the 4
    ..
    Wish I could start all 4

    • nicksaenz1

      Shady faces arguably the best run D of the bunch.

      • GEAGLE

        Yeah but when you shut down our run game, shady always shreds you as a WR and I get points per reception…….think of the 40yard screens or wheel routes

      • Richard Colton

        you can’t ever sit Shahy

        • nicksaenz1

          Was merely noting. I’d consider sitting Jennings. Think Dallas may make McGloin beat them.

          • Richard Colton

            McGloin’s a great story. Would love to see him do well. WE ARE!

          • nicksaenz1

            Yeah, I would have loved to see him do well, too. Especially against Dallas. I like how he’s not scared to take shots, though.

    • cliff henny

      shady will get his in run or pass game. i’d sit bernard. gb game is a shootout, dallas d stinks

      • GEAGLE

        Yeah right now I have Gio on the bench…lions lost 9 in a row on thanksgiving,,,Bush and Calvin are putting up points today…starting stafford over FOles in my league with these 4 RBs….starting FOles over Luck in my other league

        • nicksaenz1

          I’d sit Jennings. Think Kiffin makes McGloin beat them.