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  • GEAGLE

    Derick Gunn asks cool ass Billy Dee “are you walking around with a rabbits foot not having to face AP,Bush,Rodgers?”

    Billy: “how about THOSE players are lucky they didn’t have to face my defense”

    You in love yet philly, or Yous need some more time to believe?

    BIlly: “in my 20years of NFL experience, this is one of the best working environments I ever been a part of”

  • RIP illa

    The only way we lose this one is if we beat ourselves. Looking for no let downs, but more importantly and specifically, I’ll be looking at our DBs vs a pretty decent receiving corp. Especially since we’ll be playing against a great receiving corp next game against the bears. Sure the Viks have no QB, but they got WRs that can make things happen and turn it up!

    Think our DL and LBs will be fine, as usual, especially w/o AD in the game. Plus we all know that the Viks D, specifically passing D, is terrible and Shady is a beast so our run game should be what we’ve come to expect also.

    LETS GO EAGLES!!!

  • RIP illa

    Need more and consistent pressure and would like to see our CBs play a little tighter and see how they do. Still way too early so maybe. Glad we got the stop and the miss.

  • RIP illa

    Really O…Really???

  • anon

    anyone have a link for the game?

    • RIP illa

      You talkin PC?

      • anon

        MAC

        • RIP illa

          Did you try first sports? It’s normally what I use but not sure how it is on iOS.

          • anon

            yeah that’s usually my go to but not helpful today. With Cassel’s stats maybe i don’t want to see. …

  • RIP illa

    3 guys beat deep…smh!!!

    • Token

      Chung on the coverage, Allen deep. Not shocking. Lets go O. Dont want these guys thinking they have a chance.

      • RIP illa

        Always Chung. Didn’t like his play on the 1st D series either!!! Wanna see a replay to see if we were running zone or man, just for my curiosity.

        • Token

          The good news is Wolff should be ready next week and hopefully Chung never sees the field as a Eagle again.

          • RIP illa

            Hated the signing to begin w/. Hope your right. Byrd, Allen, Wolff, Rookie pick next season!!!

  • Token

    If something bad happens, Chung is usually the cause.

    • cliff henny

      and cushion williams. looks like cassel is perfectly happy taking the 8 yards cary gives up

  • cliff henny

    ok, time for offense to answer.

  • RIP illa

    Horrible all around on that play!

  • RIP illa

    I want a flag!!! Personal Foul!!!

  • Token

    Always found it odd when people cant slide. Isnt it just natural? And Foles, get down a bit sooner please.

    • RIP illa

      Depends on the way you run. Had an article about Vick and the way he’s always leaning forward when he runs…that hinders the motion. Don’t know why Foles looks so weird tho. I think he just makes the decision at the last possible moment probably.

  • RIP illa

    I don’t know what that play was, but Foles was staring down the left side like crazy. Need him to make his reads a little quicker. Same thing happened on the play w/ Polk’s drop. Get through the progression and get it out of your hands. Like his running tho!!!

  • Pat MacDonald

    Please not the dreaded trap game. Vikings had a good game last week.

    • Token

      Hopefully they shake this off. Our WRs should be able to have success against this secondary. Happy with the line overall so far. They have a pretty good DL.

    • anon

      We had a terrible game until the 4th quarter last game — we’ll be fine.

      • RIP illa

        Are you able to watch now?

  • RIP illa

    Zone is gonna get us killed today!!!

  • RIP illa

    How was that not a hold on Kendricks blitz???

  • Token

    Vikes playing like a team without a care in the world today. Gotta make some plays on the vast amount of deep passes they are going to keep throwing.

  • RIP illa

    Hope Billy D has something in his bag of tricks for CHI WRs!!! Can’t play zone or even so far off in man when we face them.

    • Token

      Today its a combo of no pressure and off coverage. Dont see how you can do both at the same time and have consistent success. Even Matt Cassell can pick that apart.

      • RIP illa

        It’s the same as when the season 1st began and up till like week 5 or 6. We/he/they gotta do better.

  • RIP illa

    Dammit. I understand the miscommunication, but 4-5 guys could have stopped him before he made the 1st!!! Dammit!

  • RIP illa

    We’re getting lucky eventho it doesn’t seem like it by the score and lack of O production.

  • Token

    BTW, a good safety may have a pick six on that last throw. Coleman didnt even look back. Byrd 2014.

  • RIP illa

    Love me some DJax. Need to see more of plays like that!!! Love the wheel route from the back field.

  • RIP illa

    I think w/ the way our O works, Smith can find a home here and have relative success for being the 4th WR. If we don’t draft a kid this offseason I hope to see his role grow and that he gets a chance at being the #3.

  • RIP illa

    Why did he keep. Shady had the 1st if he handed it off.

  • RIP illa

    WTF!!!

  • Token

    I think it worked once this year….. but Foles should almost NEVER keep it on 3rd or 4th and 1.

    Just a frustrating game so far. Moving the ball. Cant cash in.

  • RIP illa

    Brad Smith…ST MVP of the day!!! That’s twice he’s made big plays on kickoff.

  • RIP illa

    Think Chung either is hurt or got benched! Coleman’s the next man up.

  • RIP illa

    Good job by Barwin on that play to get off his block and bring pressure.

  • RIP illa

    Jesus Christ!!! This D is killing me w/ not finishing on stops!!!

  • Token

    Getting ridiculous now. Step up.

  • RIP illa

    That play was made possible by Trent Cole!!! Sloppy as hell

  • #7

    Our best player needs the ball in the second half or this will be a loss

  • RIP illa

    Absolutely no push at all from the middle of our D. Vikes center and guards are just standing up and having our players bounce of them. 4-2-5 nickel w/ Cox and Curry in the middle!!! Penetration and disruption!!!

  • RIP illa

    Bullsh!t Call!!!

    • Andy124

      god that call pissed me off.

  • nicksaenz1

    This is rough. Def not playing like a team that’s trying to go to the playoffs. Need to tweak some things at the half, hopefully we can get a score here before the half.

    • Token

      They are playing like they thought they could take a game off because no AP and a 3 win team.

      Frankly, they are playing this game the way Reid teams would always play a game like this.

      Gotta come out way different next half.

      • Token

        Great job picking some points up at the end. They can exploit that secondary. Just gotta get in the endzone.

  • RIP illa

    Foles is looking off today. Not severely tho. Gotta put more on his comeback and sideline passes.

    • Andy124

      He’s missed a couple, but been good overall.

      • RIP illa

        Yeah he has good numbers, but it seems like the plays he’s missing or just a little off on are the plays that are costing us, so to speak. Either keeping us from keeping our O on the field or keeping us out of range for points. He’s hitting stuff over the middle very well. But his overall game is being affected by staring down and holding on to the ball to long and missing on the outsides!!! I still like his rushing tho.

  • RIP illa

    Thank you Shady!!!

  • RIP illa

    Depressing 1st 1/2. Foles is inconsistent and staring down WRs (mainly Coop). Shady not getting enough touches. O-line is playing well. TEs are non existent.

    Zone D sucks!!! 2 gapping on passing downs results in zero pressure. CBs need to be playing tighter coverage, eventho they don’t have the speed to stay w/ the Vikes WRs…put safeties over the top. However this has been going on all year and Davis is unlikely to change it now. D is getting worn out and it shows by their sloppy tackling.

    Need more penetration and stunts along the line w/ man coverage behind it on the outsides. If Cassel starts trying to Mike Vick it, then spy his ass!!! No shame in that and we need the win. And for the love of God…stop kicking off short!!! Kick away but not short!!!

  • #7

    Time to give the ball to McCoy. Lead us to the win #25

  • #7

    Holding the ball forever

  • RIP illa

    This is why I’m not high on Fletch. He lacks speed to stay down field and if he plays far off, like he usually does, then everything in front of him is open. He’s a good player, don’t get me wrong, but he’s lacking and gives up so much.

  • #7

    We need a spark big time. Offense looks like they’re asleep except for McCoy. Give him the ball!!

  • #7

    Son of a b….

  • RIP illa

    I really hate our 3 man nickel package!!! Ugh!!!

    • #7

      We’re about to give Dallas life. We had them down with our foot on their throats, but we’re f’ing it up

      • RIP illa

        Looks like it!!! Still a lot of time.

  • RIP illa

    The kid (Foles) just doesn’t have it today, so far. Hopefully something clicks and he dumbs out and goes off!!!

    • Token

      You try that throw to Coop, but not Jackson. Jacksons strength isnt going up and fighting for a jump ball obviously.

      • RIP illa

        Yup! Even still he had Djax in a open hole where MIN was running their zone. Put it in the open window…no need to go that deep (for the TD) on that one.

  • Token

    Well. Classic trap game. D needs a big pick six. Hopefully this will teach them they arent good enough to overlook any team. Think they maybe started reading their own press clippings. This should bring them back down to earth.

    • RIP illa

      Thought or was really hoping that we would avoid these kind of letdowns w/ Reid gone. Thought we were better than this!!!

  • #7

    F’in BS.

  • #7

    Jump ball to 5’10 Jackson.

  • Bob Griffin

    Should bring in Vick. We need a spark

    • RIP illa

      Lol. Let the down voting begin!!!

    • #7

      Whoa dude that name is not allowed here

      • RIP illa

        True!!!

      • Bob Griffin

        Why not bring Vick in? Technically there is not any commitment to either QB. We’re trying to win games I thought. IMO, that is by any means necessary.

        The NFL catches up with everyone and they will catch up to Foles. I want to win and if means bringing in Vick so be it

        • #7

          I won’t elaborate, but I do know that we should be beating the Vikings

        • RIP illa

          Trust me…he’s not arguing or disagreeing w/ you.

  • RIP illa

    DJax is so pissed!!! Got everybody talkin sh!t to him now on every play!!! Use that Chip!!! Feed him the ball (along w/ Shady) and let him go to work!!!

  • RIP illa

    How the Hell did the ref give him a right foot spot when he walked to the ball clearly leading w/ his left foot for the spot???

    • Token

      Awful spot. But bad officiating today overall.

      But its not really a excuse. They have been manhandled today in every phase of the game.

      • RIP illa

        So true. I would never blame officials for a lose (unless it was blatantly obvious) especially w/ the breaks we’ve got over the last 2 games.

  • Token

    Had to lose sometime. Hope this brings them back to earth, gets them focused again.

    Would be nice if the Pack can do this to Dallas.

  • RIP illa

    Chip is just making this worse now!!!

    Makes no sense, they’re obviously selling out for the run but do wee go to a power formation knowing that we’re calling a run and their D is selling out??? No, why the hell would we do something as crazy as that!!!

  • nicksaenz1

    Not the player we need to be losing right now.

  • RIP illa

    Just wanna say nice job by the refs for ruling him down but then allowing the play and players to F’n continue the scrum while a man lays injured underneath or gets injured from being underneath the pile!!! POS!!!

  • RIP illa

    Dammit Foles!!! Get your head outta your ass!!!

  • nicksaenz1

    Great catch by D-Jax

  • nicksaenz1

    There we go boys!!!! Now let’s play a little defense! Right back in this thing.

  • RIP illa

    Yes!!! Nice adjustment by DJax. Thought Foles was gonna lead him too far, but w/ the adjustment and drop Foles put on the throw, it turned out to be a great hookup by both players!!!

  • RIP illa

    This F’n ST strategy is so F’n lame!!!

  • Token

    A pick six would be soooo nice.

  • RIP illa

    Fletch is killing us today!!! He’s not even tackling well like he usually does.

  • RIP illa

    My Fav D player this year!!! Love it man.

  • Token

    Has Curry played much? Has he been ineffective? We need some spark on the DL

    • Token

      and as requested……

    • RIP illa

      He’s played some, and he has been very effective doing what Curry does. Getting in the backfield and being disruptive.

  • RIP illa

    Great push by the line and play by Kendricks!!! Let’s go O…bring us back. You can prove a lot today Foles!!!

  • nicksaenz1

    Bout time!!!

  • daggolden

    Here he f%%k we come!

  • nicksaenz1

    God I love our screen game!

  • RIP illa

    Celek’a been coming on and playing very well this part of the season. Plus he’s a way better blocker than Ertz. Was iffy on him being here next year at the start of the season but I think he def stays now!!!

  • nicksaenz1

    Beautiful play!!!! Great catch by Ertzy!

    • nicksaenz1

      Hope it stands

  • RIP illa

    Great grab by Ertz!!! Spec-F’n-tacular!!!

    • Token

      awesome

  • RIP illa

    SMH. Could have stepped up and run that in. Oh well, lets go D.

    • nicksaenz1

      Yeah I thought they were gonna isolate Ertz at the top of the play. Looked like an easy 1 on 1

      • RIP illa

        That’s what I wanna see more of from our big guys…more isolation where they use their bodies to box out or screen off the defender for the grab and/or just quick 1 yard throws where they muscle their way for the 1st or TD.

        • nicksaenz1

          Exactly. Def thought a quick in route was about to happen. Oh well, we got the momentum going back our way, hopefully we take advantage.

          • nicksaenz1

            Or not.

  • Token

    Itd be great to have a kicker with a NFL leg that can kick it out of the endzone in a freakin dome.

    Instead, we have to give them awesome field position EVERY DRIVE just to keep it away from Patterson.

  • #7

    Nice play by Ertz

  • #7

    Damn we will not even attempt to kick the ball out of bounds. Great field position everytime for the Vikes

  • Token

    HATE SOFT COVERAGE

  • Token

    disgusting. Early season Eagles D

  • nicksaenz1

    Wow Colt Anderson, wow.

  • RIP illa

    Damn…so close on that one for Kendricks. I hate Colt!!!

  • RIP illa

    If we seriously wanna win this we have to play better D, but more importantly we have to stop doing these bullish!t KOs!!! You know the D is struggling so hel them the F out!!!

    • Token

      They have given them better field position than Pattersons average kick return would be. Playing like a scared child rarely works out.

  • Token

    ST coach looking pretty awful the last two weeks. Wanted to give him a pass for the snow and all….but man.

    • RIP illa

      Yup…this is just inexcusable, cuz it’s all a coaching decision.

  • #7

    Well hell the Vikes keep starting at the 50yd line…

  • RIP illa

    Telling you…Smith can have a home here. ST MVP. And I for one wanted to keep Ford over Igwaganeu or however you spell it. Lol.

  • nicksaenz1

    Peters just got abused.

    • Token

      Hes been destroyed all day.

    • RIP illa

      I don’t know about that. He didn’t do great, but Foles drifted to the left instead of up in the pocket. Had Foles been able to move up instead of over then Allen pushes past the QB rather than into.

      • Token

        Im not sure many QBs dont get sacked there. Allen was basically there a second after the ball.

  • RIP illa

    Seriously Foles…what are you doing??? He sees it coming but are reacting way to slow!!! Throw that sh!t away.

    • Token

      Peters got slaughtered.

    • #7

      Ain’t fast enough to do that

      • RIP illa

        He’s literally looking at the rush coming and freezing instead of releasing the ball to the sideline. That wasn’t the 1st time that that has happened today.

        • #7

          Yeah I see that too. Maybe he thought that he couldn’t get it there. Don’t know

  • #7

    Matt Cassell is looking like an All-Pro smh

    • phillyeagle77

      Secondary is garbage.. we need major back supportbecause there’s absolutely no reason why matt cassell should have 300 yard passing.. SAFETIES is a must need.. two words…… lamarcus Joyner..

      • RIP illa

        If you think this is all on the safeties, then you need to rewind and watch the game over. It’s both the CB’s and safeties, but mostly our CBs are getting destroyed when manning up and Cassel is picking everybody apart when we run zone.

        • phillyeagle77

          There’s no excuse why 40 and 50 yards passing in the back field.. your absolutely right.. the corners are getting there ass handed to them but knowing that the safeties are the back help.. knowing out corners are getting beat you need safety support.. like i said we need a secondary.. the steelers always had terrible corners including ike taylor. Back side help..

          • RIP illa

            I wholeheartedly agree. I think it has more to do w/ how Davis positions and uses his safeties more than them sucking. But there have def been times when they just flat out sucked today.

          • phillyeagle77

            Playing football i know one thing and that is you cant coach instinct.. our run defense is tremendous.. and i agree with you.. i don’t the coverage we run.. its not aggressive and its leaving open spots in coverage..

          • RIP illa

            For sure. Been Davis’s MO all year. Sell out against the deep ball and have everything in front of you so hopefully TOs can be made. Unfortunately, everything is so far out in front of us that we’re exposed, like you said. And we really can’t clamp down until the RZ, if we can clamp down at all.

          • RIP illa

            Do you think that Joyner, being 5’7-8 and 190 (soaking wet) can make the difference? I know he’s a playmaker and I know that Mathieu was doing well in AZ…but I heard/read talk about Joyner making the shift to corner in the league. Just wondering your thoughts.

          • phillyeagle77

            Honestly thats why i like lamarcus Joyner.. he’s very instinctive.. one thing ive learned from football is you play with your no matter what size we are.. i watch him every saturday.. he can cover all sides of the field.. watch the national championship.. he’s a play maker and putting him at safety or corner wouldnt make a difference.. honestly think he’s better in coverage then tyrone..

          • RIP illa

            There’s another guy on here that’s in love w/ him also. I’m not opposed if he can man the outside to the level of how you or he believes in. And if we don’t get Bryd, then I’m even more for him. I think we need one safety and if that’s Bryd then I think we def need to focus on CB for our secondary. And still we need to find a back up to Boykin in the slot, as well as a starter or two for either Williams and/or Fletch, and someone better than Roc for Depth. Lol, that’s a long list.

          • phillyeagle77

            I’ll rather him play the slot if anything if playing corner but rather would like to see him at safety.. i like Byrd as well but corner is a must right now because Williams or fletcher cant get her done..

  • nicksaenz1

    Roc Carmichael isn’t good enough to be taunting people.

  • RIP illa

    We gotta get down the field and score quick!!! No F’n around. I don’t trust this D to hold it down if the Vikes go into their 4 min offense. Wish I could cut Roc right now!!!

  • Token

    Get the starters out now. A major injury now would be a disaster.

    They lost, its was gonna happen someday. Time to focus on what I think will be a very tough Bears team.

    In the end this changes little. Just no chance at a week 17 bye now.

  • RIP illa

    Horrible call. He was still inbounds.

  • RIP illa

    Just stupid Williams!!!

  • #7

    F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RIP illa

    I’ve been calling for Davis to adjust his scheme all season w/ less zone, tighter CB coverage, and put the safeties over the top instead of mostly covering the short middle and deep middle of the field. If Cassel can look like a HOF against this scheme, it’s gonna really suck for us come playoff time when we finally face good competition finally!!!

  • Max Lightfoot

    We were due. You can’t have this defense play over their talent level the entire season. Still at least one draft away. At least a hella improvement over last year, in case you naysayers missed it.

  • Token

    Having Foles take all these hits in a game you cant win is just stupid. Its a playoff race Chip. You have to look past the current moment.

    45 passing attempts today? WTF was the gameplan?

  • #7

    Still some time left, but we just got out played today

  • RIP illa

    I’m just gonna say it…I attribute this loss in the making to no one else but Dave “No Balls” Fipp!!!

    Makes me feel a little better.

  • #7

    Fletcher just gets roasted. Period

    • RIP illa

      Never understood why people think we’re set w/ him as a corner for the future. Can’t stay healthy and a liability against the deep and short pass. He’s decent on the intermediate stuff.

      Hope we come out w/ a top rated corner, then SJB at corner in the mid rounds, and another safety to develop like Wolff.

  • RIP illa

    Easy call. Fletch has flat out sucked today!!! Goose 100% right.

  • RIP illa

    48 points w/ no Peterson…LMFAO!!! Pathetic.

  • #7

    Wait a minute let me get this straight.

    We run the ball with McCoy 8 times and we let Foles throw 44 times.

    What??

    Why aren’t we getting the ball to our best player???

    • RIP illa

      Thought this sh!t went out the window w/ Reid!!!

  • wadaheck

    I don’t understand this. They squib it, give them shorter fields, and overall, this was really, really, really, bad management by Chip as well. This was the worst showing all year from this team and rightfully so, should be embarrassed. Wonder if they wanted to see what Foles had in him, maybe Chip was trying to rub in the SI curse? Foles was off ALL day, even on his TD throws they were a little far and receivers had to make great catches for them. Was just a bad day by Foles, bad execution offensively, and the defense looked awful. Boykin cannot return kicks, too valuable for the defense. Fletcher and Cary need to cool off. This was just bad.

    • RIP illa

      Perfectly diagnosed.

  • RIP illa

    Only thing left to say…Lets Go GB!!!

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

      LOL. Right?

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

    My mom had me Christmas shopping – so I didn’t see the game. Um I saw the score and thought AP played. And then I saw not only did AP not play their second string guy didn’t play either. Can someone explain to me what happened? ‘Cause of all the games after the bye I had Vikings penciled in as a win…even with AP. Matt Cassel? Really?

    • #7

      Foles 44 pass attempts.

      McCoy 8 rush attempts.

      Fletcher’s jersey is now black from being roasted all day.

      Can’t win if Foles throws 44 times.

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

        Did Kelly forget who his QB was? Need to keep Foles to 30 and under – no more. Hell I like him at 20 – 25 – anything more and things get iffy. He gets exposed.

        • #7

          Exactly