What They’re Saying About the Eagles

NFL: Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles

Here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week.

In his MMQB column, Peter King says LeSean McCoy had the performance of the year by a running back:

The best rushing day by an Eagle ever—29 carries, 217 yards, two touchdowns—was the vital piece of the puzzle in a loony win over Detroit in eight inches of snow at Lincoln Financial Field. And in so doing, the invaluable McCoy moved closer to the rushing title. He has 1,305 yards, and an 84-yard lead over Adrian Peterson—who limped off Sunday in Baltimore with a mid-foot sprain—with three games to play.

King also has the Eagles eighth in his power rankings.


ESPN.com has the Eagles ninth in its power rankings:

Nick Foles had one completion past the line of scrimmage in the first half Sunday. However, Foles went 5-of-9 after halftime, with all five completions more than 10 yards downfield.

Elliot Harrison of NFL.com has the Eagles ninth:

OK, so Chip Kelly's offense has never worked well in the Dagobah system, but don't tell me the Eagles can't make plays on Hoth. Nice to see LeSean McCoy give a quick shoutout to Steve Van Buren, whose single-game franchise record of 205 rushing yards was eclipsed by McCoy's 217. Van Buren's most famous outing also came in a blizzard: He scored the only touchdown in the 1948 NFL Championship Game, delivering the Eagles' first ever NFL title.

Bill Barnwell of Grantland says the Eagles probably would have won regardless of conditions:

The Eagles would still probably have won their game with the Lions, even without the storm. But it probably wouldn't have seen LeSean McCoy run for 217 yards against one of the league's more underrated run defenses. There also might — might — have been more than one extra point attempted. Just a hunch.

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com has the Eagles ninth:

Sleet, snow, hail or rain can't stop Chip Kelly's offense. They are rolling on that side of the ball.

Robert Mays of Grantland has McCoy as one of his Week 14 winners:

This was the McCoy game that has seemed so close all year but has never quite happened. His 184-yard debut came on 31 carries, but since Nick Foles took over, there have been plenty of underwhelming outings. Apparently it took a blizzard to finally bring McCoy’s open-field advantage to an unfair place. McCoy has led the league the past two seasons in broken tackles, according to Football Outsiders, and I’m guessing he will again this year. His 1,305 rushing yards now lead the league, and if he somehow managed to string together a couple more big games and got to 1,600 for the year, I don’t know who would be surprised.

Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com has the Eagles 10th:

It should snow every week in Philly. LeSean McCoy was fantastic and the defense is improving. The last game of the year in Dallas should be for the division title.

Brian Billick of FoxSports.com has the Eagles ninth:

Nick Foles and the offense have been getting the majority of the attention, but very quietly, the Eagles defense has held opponents under 22 points for nine straight weeks and forced multiple turnovers in five straight games.

Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports has the Eagles ninth:

I still think this team's roster needs a lot of work. But they're a team nobody really wants to play in the first round of the playoffs.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has the Eagles ninth:

On Sunday, the Iggles played like they live in igloos.

Football Outsiders ranks Nick Foles' performance 15th among QBs last week:

First eight drives: 4-of-13 for 35 yards with two first downs, one fumbled snap, and one interception. Last six drives: 7-of-9 for 144 yards with a touchdown and five other first downs.

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  • G_WallyHunter

    Can always count on Florio for great insight on the Eagles

    • DirtyWaters

      It’s probably his most insightful comment ever.

      • Brian

        I’ll bet he got a headache from thinking of that one.

        • DirtyWaters

          That implies he has a brain. He probably heard his stupid kid say it.

          • G_WallyHunter

            “Daddy, are there igloos in Philadelphia?” his son says as they watch the game Sunday.
            Wow son, you’re right, maybe they do live in igloos, I’ll write that!

  • Sean

    The Birds are going to lock up a playoff spot on SNF against the Bears. That Dallas game will be meaningless by the time it rolls around, IMO

    • birdsfanindc

      Part of me hopes so, but I also think it’s important for the team to play a game with everything on the line before the payoffs.

      • Joe from Easton

        They’ve been playing games with everything on the line since they lost back to back against Dallas and NY.

        • birdsfanindc

          How’s that? They could have lost any one of those games and still be in contention for the division title.

          • Joe from Easton

            I understand that, but in my opinion after dropping those games, and therefore their divisional record, they’ve been forced to keep pace with Dallas every week. If they dropped say one or two of their past five and Dallas stayed where they are now, then the Eagles would have a much much tougher road; 7-6 or 6-7 vs. a Dallas team at 7-6 with a better divisional record.

  • Johnny Domino

    Foles and McCoy slashed the Lions like they was Wampas.

    • DirtyWaters

      They slashed through the defense like a light saber through a taun-taun belly.

      • BlindChow

        “And I thought they smelled bad,” McCoy gasped, “on the outside…”

        • knighn

          Damn it. Foles does look a little like Luke Skywalker.

          • Brian

            He is learning from the Jedi Master.

          • knighn

            “Shitty, that play call was.”

  • Token

    Well Roders isnt playing.

    Cant see Dallas losing to the Pack or Skins now. But I guess you never know with Dallas.

    • cliff henny

      just got torched by career backup. couldnt tackle Forte, Lacy might run for 250+. Morris too. defense is really just that bad.

      • Token

        Flynn is just awful tho.

        • cliff henny

          he was t-day, for sure. that’s beauty of garbage run defense, will make him better than he really is. look at cade, could of time machined 1989 joe montana into that game, how much better could he have done?

          • southy

            you mean josh?

          • cliff henny

            not even sure…all i saw/remember was mccown and thought ‘crappy career backup’

        • EaglePete

          but he played much better in Falcons game so hes improving since the previous week. That counts for something considering he just came back to the team. I can dream there too right. No Lacy though hurts but remember that great game Sparks had a while back…..ok ya, Im reaching.

      • BlindChow

        Lacy might be out as well.

        • cliff henny

          guess we’re down to clay matthews here…dont tell me he’s out

    • Adam

      Looks like Cousins will start for the Skins against Atlanta. Might be him against Dallas, and you really never know what could happen there. Could be the spark Skins need to close out the season strong.

      • Joe from Easton

        I was thinking, and hoping for, the same thing.

      • Will

        Cousins is a damm good QB like his chances to Win…

      • southy

        If the Skins could get up for a single game this season it would have to be against a demoralized Boys team. I’m less worried about who’s playing QB for them and just praying their ST unit can turn in a decent effort.

      • macadood

        that’s what i’m hoping. would be huge if Washington could somehow pull through.

      • GEAGLE

        Dallas is going to collapse against a backups row of QBs…book it!

  • Adam

    Mr Hollywood himself.. Foles gets the SI cover.

    • cliff henny

      one good thing about foles, way he looks, plays and all, he wont be getting subway commercials, relentless espn back stories 24/7 super-hype and get sucked up in all the trappings , like an rg3 or Cam. look at Luck, havent seen him once on my tv, i like that.

      • Mr. Wu

        If you are saying because he is goofy looking then you must not have seen all those Dunkin Donuts commercials with Captain Weenus…err I mean Eli

        • cliff henny

          eli has new york, he sure is one goofy looking mf’r… has a watch commercial out now, it’s just awful. guess if foles delivers 2 super bowls, i’ll be ok was him plastered everywhere. eli never got the espn hype machine like rg3. dont think espn will be camped out in foles’ backyard telling him how great he is on a daily basis

          • jon h

            Eli is on every Dunkin Donuts commercial in the NY area. Toyota too.

      • Adam

        I don’t even think Foles would do commercials even if they wanted him to. Just doesn’t seem like his style.

        • Brian

          He does a 5 second spot for Comcast Sportsnet.

          • Adam

            Probably something has to do for the team, I’m talking like personal endorsement deals.

          • Brian

            Dude, there’s no way he’s turning down an endorsement deal. However, I believe he would wait until the off season.

          • Adam

            We’ll see man. He’s a really religious and private guy. Didn’t even release that he had a girlfriend till recently, and his teammates have only met her a couple times. You don’t see him on Instagram or twitter or out and about in public. Have you heard of anything Nick Foles has done outside the football field or associated with the Eagles? I haven’t.

            I’m just saying, he’s not a guy who likes the spotlight outside of the football field. We shall see.

          • Brian

            I agree with your assessment. Time will tell.

          • Beastmode

            He’s a stone faced killa who just wants to KILL YOU on game day but hides it well behind the nice guy front! Being picked third round I think pushes him like Brady inside….I know it would me anyway.

          • Eagledelphia

            I think some of this can be attributed to him being a backup qb until recently I’m sure we will start seeing and hearing more about his private life soon

          • GEAGLE

            I was impressed that as a basketball fan, he wasn’t at the sixers game the other night with Vick,shady,Ertz and Desean….not that it’s a bad thing! but if this was going to his head! you can bet he woulda made an appearence at the game. Kid gets it. Coach and QB? We struck double gold, Tripple if you want to add our defensive coordinator

          • BlindChow

            No one’s going to offer Foles an endorsement deal until Kelly offers his own endorsement of Foles.

            Maybe after the 2014 season.

          • Brian

            You think Subway will give him a 1,000 yr. deal?

          • Andy124

            I wonder how Cure auto insurance feels about that deal now.

          • GEAGLE

            FOles IS Chips GUY, it will never be “endorsed” more than it is…It’s not Chips problem people are too dense in the head to figure it out…I seriously question how this could be in doubt in anyone’s head

          • Andy124

            Honestly, I think it’s pretty understandable. Anytime Chip has been asked to committ to Foles publicly, he’s done a little dance, made a smart andy comment like 1,000 years.

            I don’t think that means he’s not settled on Foles because I don’t think he’s stupid. That just seems to be Chip’s way. We’re still getting to know him so to speak. But I do get why that makes many question Chip’s confidence in Nick.

          • GEAGLE

            Sorry, I don’t think ANY personel people across the league would see what Nick has done, and consider drafting a QB in the first couple rounds if they were in our shoes. I believe Chip n FOles are soulmates..I think Nick “completes” Chip, two peas in a pod…
            ..
            If come draft time anyone sees any websites giving odds on if we are drafting a QB early please let me know so I can gamble my life on it!

          • Andy124

            I don’t disagree in the least. Merely expressing understanding of fellow fans’ fears.

          • Maggie

            We must remember that Chip dances around on just about every topic. Think maybe he knows the Phil press, who crucify anybody with an opinion?

          • BlindChow

            No one wants to give money to a guy if there’s even a chance he ends up on the bench.

            Not drafting a guy in the first couple rounds next year will be a big statement.

          • Andy124

            Cure auto insurance. :)

          • GEAGLE

            I am convinced that the ONLY way we would draft a QB this year, if it’s a Matt Barkley situation, where he looks up at the board in round 3 or 4 and he sees that someone like Taj Boyd,Manziel took a nose dive and are still on the board???but even if that were to happen, I think it would be a value pick we end up trading away for better picks later, not someone who is here to compete with Nick…see the drafting I Kurt Cousins after RG3….Cousins won’t last two more years as a skin, they will flip him sooner or later

        • cliff henny

          subway must toss around crazy money. howard did one, guy is making 25m…or stealing, at this point.

        • Will

          Give it time the ads will come with notoriety…

        • PhiEagles14

          His parents raised him right man… great role model for kids, glad to say that he’s our Qb… seriously look up to him as a professional.

      • macadood

        i’m ok with Peyton’s Papa John’s commericals, trapping or not.

        same with those hilarious Eli Manning “Unstoppable” citizen eco drive ads. Unstoppable, eli manning is, my ass.

        I could see nick foles doing some classier commercials at some point if/when he becomes big, but yea, I certainly don’t want him being a media clown, which I’m not even worried about.

        • cliff henny

          peyton was in nfl for awhile before he got national deals, like brees too. just cant see ad exs/espn lining up to oversell over-hype foles like rg3 and cam were. figure Luck didnt get half of either of those guys, hope foles get lot less than Luck.
          .
          mainly, it’s the espn hype machine, hope it stays far far away. hopefully they focus on Kelly, he can handle them, make themstand in the corner with Les Bowen begging for crumbs

          • Andy124

            Upvote for the last sentence.

          • GEAGLE

            Aaahh Les’ my silly arch nemesis

          • GEAGLE

            Peyton wasn’t banging Nike girls either back then..Nicky got a sweet tooth!

        • knighn

          F*** classy. I want to see Nick Foles in a commercial with Jon Heder as Napolean Dynamite’s long-lost brother. Heder can be all like, “My brother won the Super Bowl?” Hell, I can dream, can’t I?

        • Brian

          It might look something like this…

        • BlindChow
      • theycallmerob

        yea, the best Flacco pulled down here was Pizza Hut. Man, I like the guy, but I’m certainly not going to put my bowels through that because he told me to. Maybe Foles lands autozone? denny’s? his own line of Nike hightops, with a sweet commercial to boot?

        • Maggie

          Maybe tacos in Arizona and Tastycakes in Philly?

    • G_WallyHunter

      We should all take some moments to give Andy extra thanks. Thanks to him he is here.
      Damn, this is amazing

      • Adam

        Craziest thing is I read a few weeks ago that there was going to be a Foles article in SI, but it wasn’t going to be on the cover. He must have got bumped on to cover after the last few games.

      • GEAGLE

        Actually it was Marty who discovered him. Go figure

        • G_WallyHunter

          Shut the front door

          • GEAGLE

            Dead serious…for those of you that don’t know the story, you guys seriously have to read Tom Lawlors article “How the Eagle was landed”…and Geoff mOshers article on how we discovered FOles…you guys can’t NOT know the history of our Savior, Nicky the saint, the rainmaker who came to end our drought……read those two articles, really amazing story

          • Tom W

            reuben frank’s article that tommy referenced is the one that demonstrates that Marty was the first guy on board … but he obviously got tape from the west coast scout aswell.

          • daveH

            hey Geagle I read both those stories and still cant figure out why people spell him FOles ..with capital O .. can u tell me pls ?? thank you

          • Andy124

            I think the better question is, Why doesn’t everybody?

          • daveH

            c’mon..I don’t get it..is it really obvious and im like the only one who doesnt know../ ha, well ok joke on me (again)

          • Andy124

            It was actually answered back on the thread where Alex asked the question and you helped him embarrass himself.

            Geagle typed it in to his iPad wrong one time and now it autocorrects that way every time.

          • daveH

            thank you & thank you. got it. respect.

          • EaglePete

            thanks, I read both of those today. I should thanks for making me be less productive at work.

      • Andy124

        I take all credit. You are welcome.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Wait, you’ve been Andy Reid this whole time? get out

          • Andy124

            get out
            No. This place is a treasure trove. How do you think I’ve got us to a 10-3 record?

          • G_WallyHunter

            So you’re saying Andy (or you) is/are getting the hint at in-game adjustments? Just from this blog?
            makes sense

          • Andy124

            Sure didn’t think of them myself.

    • Sig

      Nick Foles Sawg!

    • Will

      Nick Foles on Fire has lit the rest of the team up…Snow Bowl or not…8-5 in first place in the NFC East…

      • GEAGLE

        late round Brady replaced first round Bledsoe in a year when the Patriots went 11-5…late round FOles replaces first round Vick, the eagles are going to finish 11-5
        ..
        That was 12 years ago, B rady wears #12
        It’s been 9 years since we went to the Super Bowl, FOles wears 9
        last SB winner to wear 9 was Brees who went to nicks high school

        So basically ii have rationalized my way to the Super Bowl :)

        • Andy124

          This may be your best post ever. Kudos.

          • GEAGLE

            Lol thanks

        • EaglePete

          numerology at its finest

          • GEAGLE

            I will know how SERIOUS THIS team is on Sunday. this is the ULTIMATE letdown game, basically the exact same situation we were in 2010 in Vicks ANOMOLY year(SHOT FIRED lol), we were picking up steam like a bolder heading down hill, and we lost a trap game against Dutch’s idol, Webb…practice squad RB, QB mess, Bad defense, tons of injuries after a MONSTER win is the definition of a trap game…we look at this game like it’s impossible to lose, but our ST performance Sunday scares me.Hopefully it was all about the snow and that it will make a statement this week..trap games you always see ST junk up the game with freak monster plays…now, I’m confident that we run the table because of my perception of our mental makeup…It’s easy to get up for the Bears coming to philly and Dallas, but if our boys come out possessed looking for BCS style 50point, stat padding win like I expect them to and don’t allow an inferior opponent play with you, Then I will be more impressed then I would be if we handled the bears

            As Negadelphians who have been traumatized and heartbroken, you all know that HISTORICALLY we would lose a game like this..I BELIEVE Chip and FOles are here to wipe away the Philadelphia jinx. if ITs TRULY a NEW day in Philly, we don’t even allow the Vikings to play with us!!

          • Always Hopeful

            I believe brother, preach!!!! Always love the way you bring it GE…had to get used to it, but now I look forward to it :-)

    • jon h

      nice cover, terrible title. No St. Nick? Really?

      • BlindChow

        “Saint Nick has been the gift that keeps on giving.” in the lower left.

        • jon h

          Didn’t realize they were supposed to write the whole story on the cover page – way too much text for a cover.

    • pkatz

      Has anyone read this? Is it worth it or is it a bunch of crap?

    • Maggie

      I love that they chose a picture with a couple of O linemen blocking!

      • Andy124

        You sure it’s not the butt shot under Nick’s elbow you’re loving? lol

        • Maggie

          Well, now that you mention it….

          • Andy124

            Sometimes females are just so predictable! :)

          • Maggie

            Lol. My own words. I just want to point out who called my attention to the butt in question?

          • Andy124

            Just trying to be helpful and spread a little joy during the holiday season.

            Must admit, I was hoping you’d follow the pattern and come back with:

            Yet men still wear pants…

            Just for the symmetry.

    • Scott J

      Nick’s too cool for Hollywood.

    • John Z

      This says it all.

  • knighn

    Did you guys read the just awesome article from Ashley Fox?
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10103751/super-bowl-xlviii-become-travesty-blizzard-lions-eagles-game-indication
    “That’s not the way football is supposed to be played. If it were, the season would open on Nov. 1 and go through the end of March.”
    And more…
    “Imagine if you worked the entire season to build your team’s identity and then had to completely adjust because of a snowstorm in the biggest game?
    That shouldn’t happen. Severe weather should not be an issue. Rain is one thing, and that is bad enough. But a blizzard, in which teams can’t kick field goals because the footing is so poor and offensive skill position players have a distinct advantage because defenders can’t run and cut the way they normally do? That shouldn’t be a concern.”
    For all of the ladies who post here: Ashley Fox does your gender a discredit. Fox couldn’t have seemed more clueless if she just wrote the words, “I just don’t understand football” over and over and over again.

    • Adam

      What makes that even more hilarious is this article:

      http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9294357/l-lambeau

      • EaglefaninAZ

        My gawd… that woman has a fine psychosis going on.

        • Adam

          Changes her opinion as much as she changes.. well.. you know where I’m going with this

      • jabostick

        “Football in snow is awful!” *cashes paycheque*
        “Football in snow is the best!” *cashes paycheque*

        Not that I want to lose them, but Sheil and Tim must want to punch their computer screens when they read some of the national writers

        • Adam

          Haha yes.

          Sheil and Tim, before you consider going national, please come to us first. We’ll try and pool our pocket change to see if we can’t match the offer.

      • knighn

        I think that every cold weather stadium should have a chance to host. The games that decide who will play in the Super Bowl (The Conference Championships) can be played in cold weather. Why not the Super Bowl itself? In all honesty: if Lambeau, why not Soldier Field? Or Lincoln Financial Field? Green Bay, Chicago and Philadelphia all have much richer football history than Jacksonville.

        • GEAGLE

          SB in a blizzard is the ultimate gut check game..I have no problem it…the elements are such a major part of football..how the hell can you tell certain fans that you can’t host anSB in their city because of weather? You are absolutely right, if the game that decides who plays in the SB can be played in the elements, why not the SB? I don’t care if celebrities don’t wanna sit in the snow for 5 hours, stay home

          • knighn

            If Roger Goodell wants to shut up people who think Football has become too soft and sterile, he’ll allow the Super Bowl to be in any stadium and city that meets all of the requirements (outside of weather). If I counted correctly, there are only 13 out of 31 stadiums in the NFL where you would actually expect a game in winter elements. The rest are domed or are in more temperate climates. And it’s not like it snows non-stop in those 13 stadiums. A game in snow or sleet or freezing rain is a rarity in the NFL… and it seems like people actually want to watch that! Sure, the price of Super Bowl tickets might go down a little bit, but the NFL will more than make up for it with the increase in viewership.

    • cliff henny

      snow games are great, after sitting thru first 2.5+ quarters realized they are alot more fun when eagles arent in them. shady running like Secretariat in 4thQ helped my outlook. i would have been pretty pissed if eagles finished 10-6, missed out of playoffs because of 2 barkley games and this one in the snow.

      • EaglePete

        totally. I was losing my mind in the 1st qtr with some of that play calling. All fine in the end ye of lil faith.

    • BlindChow

      Her article would be completely different had the Eagles lost.

    • Maggie

      You’re right, but small sample size, when compared to the vast number of male “writers” who sound like they were born yesterday. Don’t know Ashley Fox at all because I try very hard to never watch ESPN, except for MNF. Sounds a lot like someone quite young who doesn’t know that almost ALL SPORTS, except a few in the gym, were played OUTSIDE, weather be damned, once upon a time. Kind of like my kids.

      • knighn

        Ashley Fox writes on ESPN.com and is an alumni of Philly.com (can’t recall if she wrote for the Inquirer or The Daily News).
        One of my best friends from High School turned out to be an excellent sports reporter. It is unfortunate that she hasn’t made it to the National level. She’s a lot better than Fox and would never write an article just to complain about how weather might affect a game two months from now. She understands that weather is part of many outdoor sports and that ADAPTING to the conditions is part of the game. Though I suppose I can’t entirely blame Ms. Fox – after watching Reid for over a decade, perhaps she naturally assumes that teams can’t adapt.
        Still, there aren’t a lot of women writing about football on the National level. When one makes it to the national level and writes so poorly, it makes life more difficult for all of the other women who write well and have a clue…

    • EaglePete

      I went and read your link, not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. She makes a decent point, minus completely contradicting herself of course. Im no big fan of hers but it really wasnt that bad. Your initial comment made me think that was all directed at the Eagles as a way to lessen that win.

      • knighn

        No. She doesn’t. Weather is part of the game, including warm, summer weather, mild weather in the fall and the cold, nasty weather of winter. Adaption is part of the game.
        Oh, and yes: there is an underlying shot at the Eagles. If you’ve ever read the rest of her stuff, you’d get that she doesn’t have much respect for Kelly or this Eagles team.

  • EaglePete

    “has never worked well in the Dagobah system, but don’t tell me the Eagles can’t make plays on Hoth” wth does that mean

    • GEAGLE

      Some sci-if nerdy mumbo jumbo I assume

      • Andy124

        Star Wars reference. Probably your worst post ever.

        • GEAGLE

          Lol I literally have never seen ten minutes of any Star Trek, Star Wars…the closest thing I have seen is space balls lol

          • Stephen Stempo

            …I’ve lost all respect for you as a human being.

          • Stephen Stempo

            also don’t watch the prequels.

          • EaglePete

            Im with Geagle here, I think you guys have the respect factor reversed here haha. And Ive watched all those movies, just dont take them any deeper than just watching and enjoying (minus prequels of course).And anyone who liked that awful awful Hobbit movie loses all respect.

          • GEAGLE

            Lol there is NOTHNG you could do to get me to watch the hobbit lol. Never seen Harry potter, never seen lord of the rings…if I gotta watch some fantasy ish like that, I just go back and watch Game of thrones from the beginning for the 5th time lol

          • Stephen Stempo

            Which is fine GoT is an awesome show. But I think people who haven’t seen the original star wars trilogy have a view of it that is completely colored by popular perception.

            It would be like me saying GoT is stupid becauise all it is is tits and swearing and talking and boring. ( It’s not but that’s what you sound like. ) Also Harry Potter and the Hobbit don’t hold a candle to the original (unedited) SW trilogy.

          • Andy124

            It would be like me saying GoT is stupid becauise all it is is tits
            Hmmm, sounds like I’ve been missing out…

          • Stephen Stempo

            Yes because watching one of the highest rated and grossing movies of all time is something only for dorks… Also there is no reason the Hobbit was split into three films. I hated that idea from the beginning.

          • EaglePete

            I didnt down vote that. I was kidding anyway hence my haha. I love all that stuff just not as deeply as some. I cant even remember character names in shows Im watching now, Im the worst. “you know that dude who uses the bow to kill the zombies and he talked to that girl, you know the one with the short gray hair”

          • Andy124

            I’m sorry man, I don’t think I can talk to you anymore. You probably don’t even curse Fox for cancelling Firefly every night before you go to bed.

          • GEAGLE

            FYI…chewbaca looks like a dork if you ask me..”ODOYLE RULES!!!!” Grrrr

          • BlindChow

            Sounds like that article’s author hasn’t either. That phrase doesn’t make sense even if you HAVE seen the Star Wars movies.

          • Andy124

            The closest thing we’ve played in to the Dagobah system is @NYG and the offense worked just fine there.

            I’m guessing it was the only other Star Wars location name he could come up with.

          • theycallmerob

            eh…..Dagobah does seem to have been pretty weak.
            how did Elliot miss Cloud city, a.k.a. Denver? where we actually played (and lost). Also, I’d say JAX fits the swamp description. NYG(rutherford) represent more of a barren wasteland (tatooine?)

          • Andy124

            TV told me a long time ago that the Giants played in the swamps of New Jersey, though I don’t typically associate swamps with the northeast at all. That why I went with @NYG.

            Regardless, weak effort on the author’s part.

    • Birds4Life

      It’s a Star Wars reference. Hoth was the planet covered in snow. Dagobah was the swamp planet Yoda lived on. So he is saying the offense can’t work in a swamp but we just proved that we can play in the snow. I’m such a nerd!

  • Beastmode

    “Lions S Louis Delmas on the run defense: “I’m puzzled by the whole situation. I’ve never seen our defense, my defense, have one running back who can do that much and be able to have that much success on our defense.”

    HAHAHAHAHA

    • GEAGLE

      Shady flat out embarrasses defenders. He shakes them so bad defenders end up diving like 5 yards away from Shadys body..its crazy..and to be jukin n jiving on ice the way he was is just not human
      ..
      Shady and Delmas work out together in the offseason so they are friendly..Delmas was telling shady he only shakes defenders the way he does because they are scared and wait for shady to make his moves and then try tackling him, and how He(Delmas) wasn’t going to wait for shady to make his moves “I’m shootin, I’m shootin”..so that’s how shady knew to hurdle him. he knew Delmas was determined to try and dive at him, he was ready for it so he just hurdled him on his way to the endzone

      • nicksaenz1

        Shady’s moves got moves.

  • GEAGLE

    Nicky the SAINT just continues to collect accolades on us way to superstardom!!!

    • EaglePete

      but wait, he will never be anything more than a backup, everyone was sooooo sure. I cant ever let that go.

      • GEAGLE

        Lol your telling me!!!!
        ..
        I don’t know what ii enjoy being right about more, FOles, or RG3 hahaha…Chris Cooley tore Robbie griffin a new one this morning

        • EaglePete

          yup I heard about that, said that they ran about 5 base 2 TE sets and RG only completed one. That being said Im still not in the camp that RG is a bust. I think a coach can make the difference. If the coach isnt creative and game planning to keep the D off balance, its certainly not going to help the QB. I think a Foles is def benefiting from CK. I mean that argument goes way back with some players’ success depending on who drafts them etc.

      • Andy124

        Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they

  • GEAGLE

    Check out Shadys comments about the world of hurt we had in store for them if it didn’t slow.he said they should consider themselves lucky it snowed hahahah LOVE IT!!!

  • John J. King

    I worry that this will all turn into a pumpkin but man, is it fun.