Eagles Wake-Up Call: Three Kelly Leftovers

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings

Chip Kelly spent about 20 minutes Monday answering questions from the assembled media at the NovaCare Complex.

T-Mac covered some of the main topics already, but here are three leftovers.




1. Don't be surprised if you hear a lot this week about how the Eagles rallied back from a 3-5 start to win five in a row.

"I expect them to bounce back," Kelly said. "They've bounced back before, so that's what I'm anticipating happening.

"This game is a tough game to play. It's a tough game. You never really understand the outcomes. Sometimes it's tough to try to wrestle with it and justify how did this happen and that happen and whatnot. But we're on a weekly schedule. We have to get ready for the Bears now. We can't let the loss to the Vikings affect us for two weeks."

The Eagles have been good about moving on to the next game. And considering what's at stake against Chicago and Dallas, I don't expect that to be a problem this week.

The practice schedule probably helps too. They get Monday off, are practicing and correcting mistakes on Tuesday morning and start to watch film of the next opponent on Tuesday afternoon.

2. Between the personal foul penalties and DeSean Jackson's sideline frustrations, it was clear that the Eagles lost their composure on Sunday.

Cary Williams was called for unnecessary roughness in the fourth quarter.

"He [Billy Davis] just sat him down because he was a little distraught about the call," Kelly said. "We needed to have clear head when we were out there and we were playing."

Kelly later expanded on the issue as a whole.

"No matter what goes on, we still have to keep our poise out there," he said. "We have to be able to play the next snap. If we do have a bad play, we need to move on to the next play. We need to learn what we did on that play, in terms of if it was a mistake on our part and how do we correct it. But we can't let the last play affect us on the next play. That's a lesson for all of us to learn.

"Just like we can't let the Vikings game affect the Bears game. That's easier said than done for all of us. I think we all have to be that way. Sometimes there is a critical call and guys are getting on the official. Hey, he ain't going to change the call. Let's move on, let’s get on the next play and let’s see what we can control and what we can affect. And that is kind of what we talk about all the time. But you still have to live it."

3. Between LeSean McCoy's light workload, the kickoff strategy and the decision to go for it on 4th-and-1 from their own 24, Kelly probably faced more criticism after this loss than any other this season.

He was accountable during his session with reporters and seems to understand what comes with the territory.

"Everybody's happy and jumping around last week, and now all of a sudden the sky is falling," Kelly said. "That's the way it is. That's what this game is all about. That's what this deal is all about. It's got to be a one‑week season. For five straight weeks, we did a pretty good job, and Mondays were pretty good around here. Today, Mondays aren’t pretty good, but they shouldn’t be pretty good because we were disappointing and we didn't do what we were supposed to do yesterday. You can't make excuses. We’re going to watch the tape. We’re going to make corrections and come back tomorrow and get ready for the Bears."

WHAT YOU MISSED

A position-by-position game review of the Eagles' offensive performance.

Eagles-Vikings, the day after. Introducing the Kapadia Concern Scale, plus five thoughts, snap counts, game balls, No-22 and more.

T-Mac explains how the defense lost its grip.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Peter King of The MMQB has the Eagles 14th in his power rankings:

Some alarming failures on defense, but it’s the same D that allowed 21 or fewer in the previous nine games. Lucky for the Eagles, Dallas was Dallas Sunday.

Brian Solomon assesses the state of the Eagles after Sunday's loss:

The great nine-game run leading up to Sunday seemed to be the defense gelling, but most of it was the horrendous, mistake-prone quarterbacks the Eagles faced. Only two of the QBs the Eagles faced in that span have positive DVOA on the year, and they played one of those in a blizzard. Matt Cassel could easily have been another one of those lightweights, but he did his best 2008 impression, throwing for the 4th-most yards of his career. That came despite the Eagles front seven holding the Adrian Peterson-less Vikings to just 2.4 yards per carry.

COMING UP

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  • DirtyWaters

    No comment.

  • G_WallyHunter

    Started reading Solomon thinking “Oh great, this sounds like Florio or Easterbrook”, but then I realized, he actually has a great point. Very humbling indeed

    • BHOtheLiar

      He has an excellent point. If you look back on the losses the common denominator is that the eagles have struggled when the opposing QB has a strong passing game. Speaks to the extremely weak secondary. If Cutler and Romo show-up we’re in trouble.

      • GEAGLE

        We aren’t in trouble…Those QBs are NO different from Carson, stafford and Eli, in that they will have some big plays but you can count on the giving you a handful of opportunities to come away with turnovers, come down with two of them, while FOles takes care of the rock and we pound shady relentlessly, and we will be fine..

        Our opportunistic defense does will with QBs like them especially since they will respect cutler and his WRs…our Dline will get pressure, I’m sure Chip has a hint of two for cox and Curry about how the can attack Kyle long. We will certainly go back to using Barwin to jam WRs and disrupt their timing before releasing them to Cary or Brad…

        hopefully Wolff is ready to Rock because I can’t tolerate much more Chung, who is really just Kurt Coleman on steriods

        • aub32

          I think there is a legit argument that if not for the snow Megatron, Stafford, and Bush would of had a much better showing against this secondary. I think there is reason to worry Sunday. Cutler>Palmer and Marshall, Jeffery, Bennet, Bennet, Forte >>> Fitagerald & Co. The offense will need to cover for the defense this game.

          • GEAGLE

            Defense holds them to 24, our offense gets to 30…eagles win
            ..
            Apparently you didn’t see the lions offense play at home last night..I will NEVER, I repeat NEVER fear, worry or respect an Undisciplined team like a Jim Schwartz, Jason Garrett team….more then ever! I believe coaching is EVERYTHING..and I’m not even talking about the head coach, I’m talking about the coaching guys get every day from their position coaches…THATS what makes us a good team

          • aub32

            Ever the optomist, No one can take that away from you. I hope you’re right but I see a shoot out where both teams get over 30 and last team with the ball wins.

          • GEAGLE

            You think I’m an optimist about going to Seattle in the playoffs?
            ..
            I EXPECT to see a well coached team in a horrendous division make the playoffs…if I BELIEVE that, then how can I not believe we are going to beat a QB who turns the ball over,…haven’t we learned yet that turnovers is EVERYTHING?
            ..
            If you have a QB who at most, turns it over once a game, and you are facing a gunslinger who will give you ATleast 3 oppouunities to come down with an INT, you have the best RB, facing the worst run defense, and a defense who has shut down opponents for more then two MONTHs before suffering a letdown….we aren’t a shut down defense, but we are an opportunistic one built to play against gunslingers like Cutler/Romo……if you can’t be optimistic about facing the bears at home 7 days after being embarrassed, then you must not think too much of the team you spent 3 months watching grow….but what, we had a letdown game, against chumps we didn’t respect and all of huge sudden the sky is falling? Just because I’m not the TYPICAL EAGLES fan who believes in jinxes, bad karma or Vodoo, I wouldn’t exactly call me optimist, I’m just a BELIEVER in COACHING,

          • aub32

            Whoa guy calm down. I’m a believer of looking at more than just stats. I look at players and matchups. So let’s look at some of the QBs we’ve played during the defense’s run. Eli has been one of the worst QBs in the league this year. Stafford had to deal with a blizzard. So other than Romo, the D held up against a bunch of backup QBs (yes I am including Palmer in that category). Cutler is the best QB we have faced in a long time. Btw he threw 3 picks against the Browns and still won despite them having a receiver that is playing the best in the game right now.
            ….
            Now please don’t mistake my argument for other arguments that others are making. I said I don’t see our D holding the Bears under 30. I never said our offense couldn’t match that. I said they can and will need to.

            I also never said this team couldn’t do well in the PO. If you look at another post I had, I said the playoffs are lining up very well for us. If CAR can beat NO and we win out, then NO would have to come to Philly in the Wildcard round. I absolutely think we have a chance against Brees outdoors. If we win that, then we head to CAR. They have the least threatening offense, and I think we could manufacturer a couple of big plays even against that defense. That would also mean SF and SEA could duke it out, and we may not even have to face SEA.
            ….
            So yes you’re optomistic thinking this D will shut down the Bears. Also, please refrain from arguing points I did not bring up, as if I did. Thanks. Let’s go Birds.

          • Dominik

            “.I will NEVER, I repeat NEVER fear, worry or respect an Undisciplined team like a Jim Schwartz, Jason Garrett team….more then ever! I believe coaching is EVERYTHING..”

            I get that. But Trestman is a smart coach. I wouldn’t trade Chip, of course, but he’s no Garrett or Schwartz. And he will come to town on Sunday.

      • Maggie

        When the opposing TEAM has a strong passing game. Contrary to what many people seem to think, quarterbacks do not complete their own passes.

    • jabostick

      Yep, I like the “house money” term, that is what it feels like.

  • GEAGLE

    Bring on the bears

  • DirtyWaters

    Call me immature, but I can’t read DVOA without seeing it as DVDA, a la Orgazmo.

    • Jesus_is_a_FAG

      Love that movie and soundtrack

  • joethomas215

    That was a good game to remind everyone that we are only in year one of rebuild mode. We might be ahead of where people expected, but we still need alot of work. We should benefit from Earl Wolfe’s return tho.

  • Adam

    Even though it’s all coaching rhetoric, somehow “We’re going to make corrections and come back tomorrow and get ready for the Bears.” instills more confidence than “That’s on me, I need to do a better job.”

    • aub32

      Yea but after hearing Garrett throw Romo under an entire fleet of busses, I kind of have more respect for the way AR just put everything on himself. We all would have like a little more personality, but at least he didn’t feed his franchise QB to the wolves to save his own skin.

      • Andy124

        I always liked and praised Reid’s way of taking responsibility. It wasn’t until he routinely failed miserably to “do a better job” that the answer became a source of discontent.

        • Adam

          Yeah, it wasn’t what he said that was the problem, it was how he backed it up.

          • GEAGLE

            Exactly

      • Adam

        Wasn’t really referring to Andy taking responsibility, more talking about his ability back up what he said. Just have more faith in Chip’s ability to fix mistakes than Andy did in the twilight of his time here.

        • aub32

          I know. I wasn’t taking anything away from your point. I was saying that there could be much much worse ways for a coach to handle a PC.

      • Maggie

        Just his All Pro kicker, when the kicker’s daughter had just been diagnosed with cancer. A game is NEVER really won or lost on a kick. It is won or lost in the previous 59 minutes of team play. Any remaining respect for Andy Reid was gone from that day on.

    • G_WallyHunter

      Thought of that as I read it. So much more confidence. You can see it in Chip’s eyes that he is PISSED.
      Andy was so much more passive.. “It’s on me, that’s me”.. which, as aub said, worked at times. His method had it’s pros.. we’ll see which approach works..

      • GumboGumbo

        Chip did look pissed. FOles looked a bit dazed I thought. Hopefully we can transfer that into positive energy and beat Chicago. I’ll be there!

        • Maggie

          Foles and the offense scored 30 points. Since the defense had held opponents to less than 21 points during the previous 6 weeks, 30 should have been enough. Not excusing mistakes made by many players and/or coaches, just reminding..

  • Johnny Domino

    Dallas was Dallas Sunday.

    They’ve got that going for them, which is nice.

  • GEAGLE

    Fantasy owners better get ready for a HEAVY dose of Shady on Sunday!

    One thing I have learned about Chip is if you study your opponents defense you will have a pretty good idea about how he will call the game, which shouldn’t be that big of a deal, but after watching Andy refusing to go after opponents weakness for 14 years, it’s something I really appreciate…..Attacking the cardinals with our TE’s and the WR who Powers was covering was their weakness going into the game, and that’s exactly what we saw unfold. We saw that again against the Vikings. Going into the game everyone thought we would have a field day on that secondary. Chip clearly wanted to attack their secondary, and we became even more Amdy Riedish once we we started having to play from behind..

    The loss of Henry Melton has completely crippled the bears Rush defense. They are literally one of the very worst at stopping the run…coming off a game where Shady has to be fresh being so under utilized, you can bet your ass the bears are getting a HEAVY HEAVY dose of shady. Ertz will GET SOME because their safeties are also pretty weak, but I expect Sunday to be the Shady McCoy show..

    Sunday night, I plan on celebrating a division title! and fantasy football Championship thanks to the REAL McCoy!!!

    Rob,Wally…did you guys make it to the fantasy Super Bowl? I had to overcome 60 points from Jammal Charles. I couldn’t risk Reggie Bush not playing on Monday, so no had to bench him for Gio Bernard…Going into last night I was up 22 points, and my opponent had Torry Smith….”Viiiiiiictory!!! “(In my best Johnny Drama voice)

    • Adam

      I was up by 28 going into last night, my opponent had Stafford so I sailed into the finals. Big help from Jamaal Charles.

    • theycallmerob

      no bueno. guy I played had Foles (40). Coop and Shady let me down, and that stinking Vereen.
      Who would have thought, had I played Alex Smith instead of Russell Wilson, be in champ. right now…

      • nicksaenz1

        I needed a combined 57 yards from Green-Ellis and Pitta to advance to the championship….

    • Chris

      Ravens D helped me big time – put me into championship in 2/3 of my leagues holding stafford/bush/bell/megatron in check.

  • GEAGLE

    Watching ravens kicker justin Tucker Boom 6FGs, from 20,30,40,50,60 yards(no one had ever hit one from all those distances in one game)….just pissed me off even more thinking about Alex henery..

    If we had a Kicker long Justin Tucker to pair with Donnie Longball, Our ST would be such a weapon!!!

    Chip has put a ton of emphasis into ST and Fipp has done a solid job cleaning up Bobby Mr.Potato head April’s mess in less then a year..Donnie and Desean are ideal weapons, but our ST still has a ways to go before it becomes a game hanging weapon we can count on…..Alex henery either needs to severely improve! or we need a new Kicker. Colt Anderson needs to be brought back to lead coverage units with Jason Phillips, Boykin is a weapon downing balls and it looks like Brad Smith has a chance to help…..but we still need some pieces…I am confident that we will only need one more offseason of work and roster additions to transform us into one of the leagues best ST units especially considering how much our coach cares about it
    ….
    As much as I killed our kicker, I gotta keep it real….that onside kick he almost converted was gorgeous!!! Casey played that ball well to gotta tip my hat to the Vikings player who jumped up and secured that ball, that was a heckuva play by him

    • cliff henny

      until lions game, thought kickoff coverage team was doing pretty solid job. bar was set pretty low, but can recall plenty of tackles inside 20 and never felt like returns were inches away from going the distance.

      • GEAGLE

        I agree…it’s improved Drastically from Mr. Potato heads(April) units, but I feel like with one more offseason of coaching and roster additions, it could be a top Overall ST unit….I want to get back to the days where ST is a WEAPON instead of a Liability…we are no longer a liability, but I don’t think all the ST phases have reached Donnie Longball weapon status yet..the arrow is trending up!

        • cliff henny

          seriously, when has it every been a weapon? guess super bowl yr. Reid was a terror returning kicks, just not at jumping fences.

          • GEAGLE

            Lol I remember it was a weapon for a small window in Reid’s early years…but it’s been too long to even remember..how do you go with Reno Mahe for YEARS without even trying to upgrade it? Then again, we thought we didn’t need LBs, the best athletes of defense lol, so can we really be surprised that he didn’t value a PR…..I despise people who don’t respect every single position in football and all 53 roster spots..I hate it!!!

    • Richard Colton

      I was listening to Howie’s radio show last night. They point blank asked him if we need to address the return game in the draft. It sounded like he was very happy with Boykin and Jackson moving forward.

      • Maggie

        while I didn’t hear the show and wouldn’t dream of disagreeing, Front Offices and coaches in sports are usually masters of misdirection, if that is a word.

  • Goombachiphi

    Please Help with my fantasy roster for the finals! Riley Cooper vs. the Bears, or Vincent Jackson vs. Rams? Standard Scoring.

    • jabostick

      When in doubt, make the homer pick. It’s more fun to watch

    • GEAGLE

      Cooper will get his opportunities, but the focal point of our offense this week should be Shady and Ertz…Chicago defense is weakest at defending the run and safety play, and I think we have seen Chip likes to focus on attacking weaknesses…so gameplan wise, this probably wouldn’t be the best week to start Coop, but his chemistry with FOles in this high power offense, while benefitting from the attention Desean gets makes taking a flier on Coop understandable every week…I haven’t even paid attention tomTampa in weeks, But the Rams defense is Nasty especially when playing division opponents…they just,had an emotional win over the saints, and we know all too well,about emotional letdown trap games…..tough call! good luck

    • aub32

      I’d go Coop. The Bears D has been really bad this year, and the Rams just shut down Drew Brees.

    • Goombachiphi

      Thanks guys. This happens every year, I get to the playoffs and then I over think everything and tank. I don’t think I can make a bad choice here, It’s just so close that I can’t make a decision.

    • jon h

      it’s going to be cold in Philly on Sunday night – I’d go with Jackson. NOt sure where they’re playing, but in either environment he’s going to get his touches. Cooper probably will also, but there are some games where the Eagles just ignore certain guys.

  • GEAGLE

    Has anyone heard any details about Lurie going down to the locker room after The game to talk to Desean for 15min?

    The 49ers lost a heckuva FB for the rest of the season, and it’s gonna hurt Gore in the playoffs

    • cliff henny

      going to be tough, but i’m rooting for Panthers over Saints, SF to win out, along with eagles. that’ll send NO to philly in 3-6, and 2nd round in Carolina. then San Fran or Rodgers led GB comes to Philly for nfccg. i’m not proud, give me path of least resistance to super bowl.

      • GEAGLE

        Lol I’m with you Bro….don’t care how we get there, I just want a trip to the dance!!
        ..
        Carolina vs, the saints is gonna be a tough game…I won’t shed a tear if Star Latululei falls on Brees shoulder….I want Carolina to beat them! but I worry about them growing into too good of a team if they finish this season strong…

        Playing the Panthers, Mykal Kendricks becomes critical!

        • cliff henny

          cant count out AZ as 6th sead. if Panthers lose, Az has to win at Sea, that puts them in 6th, shoves carolina out, and san fran 5th (with win) with nothing to play for as 5th sead in final game against AZ. (believe common games sf has them regardless)

          • GEAGLE

            Nothing would make me happier then smacking around Bruce Arians with our college offense again!!! Facing them again at some point in the playoffs is probably my ideal scenario, followed By dome teams coming to philly

          • Maggie

            Arians is pretty well respected around the league, so probably just had a “moment”, or two, like Desean. Bruce just didn’t have Avant nearby to talk him down.

      • EaglePete

        lets not forget, a lot of these teams see the Eagles and Bears as possible division winners and the wild card teams are not scared of these 2 sorry division winners either. So it does work both ways but Ill take a trip into playoffs regardless of anyones expectations since theyve already been exceeded. Not to sound harsh, but in the wild card round and you are playing an away game, those arent the teams that strike the most fear. That plays into our favor though again, being the underdog at home possibly, gotta love that. Still a few games til then though.

        • cliff henny

          gotta think philly beating bears and Rodgers coming back put GB is nice position. totally agree, i’m already happy with ’13. even the possibility of a home playoff game is insanely great.

    • Maggie

      Plus Davis looked a little dazed and confused. “Minor” concussion? At first I thought he was playing around about hitting the wall, but maybe not.

  • jon h

    The D deserves a good deal of the ribbing it’s receiving, but as Chip has said all along it’s a team deal. We did have a number of regulars in the secondary get hurt. When Coleman and Anderson are getting significant snaps on defense, we’re in a bit of trouble. Anderson is a great ST guy, but we probably don’t want him in the secondary. Haven’t heard a ton on that. Does anyone know if Boykin is ok?

  • cloisterwater

    As strange as this may sound, I think this loss was the best thing to happen to the Eagles. They were peaking a little too early for any significant playoff run and getting clobbered like that could be a serious wake up call that no game can be taken lightly. I just hope the secondary is healthy leading into week 17.

    • aub32

      That’s some of the most flawed rhetoric that fans want and try to believe. What about in 2010 when the Vikings gave us a reality check? Did that boost us into the playoffs with the realization that we have to take every game seriously? No. We lost our chance at the first round bye and got knocked out in the wildcard round. Winning would have been best for this team as we could still be in the running for the 2nd seed and have a chance to clinch the division this week and rest our starters.

      • cloisterwater

        So you come up with one whole example to completely dismiss my opinion. Good work out of you. In 2010, a blueprint was established by the Giants (copied by the Vikings) on how to stop Vick and the offense. If that turns out to be the case here, then I will be wrong. I just think the Eagles were feeling a too confident and took Minnesota a little too lightly.

        • aub32

          I brought one example, but there are so many to choose from. I just brought up the most ironic one. Go ahead and keep telling yourself nonsense that makes fans feel better and gives media members something to talk about. If we beat the Bears, then lose to the Cowboys I highly doubt you will look at losing to the Vikings as a good thing. No loss is good. You want your team to have all the confidence and the best seed possible as early as possible. Don’t get upset because you are buying into some farce.

          • cloisterwater

            Dude, you’re an angry little guy. Perfect example of the reactionary negadelphian who thinks the season is over after every single loss. Ofcourse you’d like to win every game. I was just speaking of the timing of this loss. And that loss to the Redskins in week 16 of 2008 didn’t seem to hurt us too bad. Sometimes playing a win-and-your-in game gives a team an edge heading into the playoffs.

          • aub32

            Did we win the SB in 2008? Because I don’t recall a parade. I am not angry nor am I negative. I have a lot of hope for this team. I even think this team can make a run if we get the right matchups. I just think that some of the fan fed stuff is ridiculous. We could bring up a million examples to try and back our points. How about when the Pack lost to the Chiefs and went 15-1. Did that propel them? No. There is no realization. Teams don’t take other teams light in the playoffs. They win or they lose based on who played better that day. The other stuff is what fans tell themselves to feel better.

          • cloisterwater

            Nobody ever said anything about winning the superbowl. They had a pretty good playoff run though if I recall. You’re obviously missing my point, or at least lumping it into what you call “flawed rhetoric.” It was simply an opinion. And if you don’t consider yourself negative, then more power to ya.

          • aub32

            I got your point. We disagree. That’s all. I don’t think any team looks at any other team as a push over. NO lost to the Jets. Tebow won a PO game. So the notion that teams are looking past teams in the playoffs is in my opinion conjectured by fans to make them feel better about bad losses.

          • cloisterwater

            Fair enough. How about we reassess the birds chances in the playoffs after they wipe the floor with Dallas circa 2008? Sound good?

          • aub32

            Here Here

          • Maggie

            Perhaps conjectured by the media might be a bit more accurate? Then swallowed by the fans. Although a little adversity is supposed to be good for anyone, whether in sports or some other field? Like Edison and the lightbulb? Or the inventors of WD40? Blah, blah, blah.

      • EaglePete

        I agree, of course winning solves a lot like Ray Rice said post game. On another note its tough to keep a winning streak going, no matter who the opponent. Its more just the nature of the NFL then any drastic momentum shifts or feel good moments.

        • aub32

          Agreed. Winning in the NFL is hard. Before last week Jacksonville had the longest winning streak in the AFC with 3 wins in a row. I just can’t stand when fans try to buy into nonsense like losing is a good thing and brings the team back to reality.

      • Maggie

        Who was coaching in 2010?

    • cliff henny

      maybe not the team, cause a 42-41 victory probably accomplishes all you said, offense works defense stinks-least passing game part. loss does probably help fans expectations. appreciate the ‘why not’ super bowl talk, but Minne is why not. know i got lttle caught up, now back to seeing this team progress instead of dreaming of SB. say the best part about minne game was the issues were what we thought and are correctable in draft and free agency, olb, 3wr over middle moving chains, safety, another cb. wasnt like previous minne game where they gave blueprint to control offense that would have longlasting effects.

      • cloisterwater

        I don’t, nor did I ever, actually think the Eagles could make a serious run at the SB. But I just think the timing of this loss was perfect for them to make a decent push in the playoffs. And by push, I really only mean one win with the very outside chance at 2.

        • cliff henny

          neither did i, but got caught up in the ‘why not us’. do get where you are coming from, just saying a win would have been prefered-no crap, right. think us fans got a dose of reality, players just dont think that way, all they see is lost margin for error and have moved on from game 36 hrs ago. generally 2 ways late season loses can go, fortify team or show weaknesses and they stumble. why this loss isnt catastrophic to me, all vikes did is take advantage of known weakness, been alot different if they ran for 250 and put up 48

  • Amanda McGlendah

    He should be critiqued like everyone else just because he has blonde hair does not mean he does not have a lot to work on. Foles is not the MVP of this team McCoy is. I hate prejudice people that will let his weaknesses slide like they did Kolb but crucified Vick and McNabb for everything wrong they did. Foles should be held under the same microscope. We will see what he’s made of under the bright lights. I’m a Eagles fan not a Foles fan and I despise those who can’t be for the whole team. I watched the game he started hesitating like he did in the Dallas game afraid to throw in tight windows. He is good when he has receivers open but the great ones throw receivers open. If you want a game manager it’s Foles but he’s going to have to take a chance sooner or later. I’m don’t need somebody piling up stats to look good. I want a Championship I don’t see him getting it . He is not the future. They need to draft the future. Go Eagles!