Eagles-Bears Open Thread

NFL: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles
A little football on tap tonight. Tim and Sheil are both at Soldier Field and will be checking in periodically. Feel free to join in the conversation in the comments section.

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  • Johnny Domino

    Sitting back, ready to drink the Kool-Aid.

    Seriously, got these little K-A single packets, drop into a water bottle, taste great.

  • Tautalatasi Jr.

    Before the game starts let us all pray to Saint Jordan to protect his team from harm

  • sdk152

    Greetings from Soldier Field. This has nothing to do with the game, but they are serving RC Cola here. I haven’t seen RC Cola since I was 6. If I know my audience, that’s the kind of information you guys appreciate. -SK

    • Septhinox

      Sheil, Why an open thread instead of chat?

      • sdk152

        We have to check on our chat program and make sure it’s still viable. Last year we had issues sometimes when there were a lot of visitors.

        But please chime in on whether you prefer chat or open thread. We can decide on one before the regular season.

        • Kobe

          Plz do a chat, a much more interactive environment

        • Michael Myers

          chat

        • Septhinox

          Np. I’m a fan of the chat by far. I think we all had fun last year. More interactive too.

        • KimbaFuzz

          Definitely the chat.

      • daggolden

        Was looking forward to it.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      how’s the field condition? why is Mac even testing that terrible field?

    • Johnny Domino

      My expectation is that exponentially more Old Style’s than RC’s will be consumed there tonight.

      Holla is you see somebody with a Tab.

    • keepingitreal

      Double points if you find “Fresca”. Triple if you find “Tab” as well.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      You are the man!

    • DirtyWaters

      The T-Mobile of the soda world.

  • keepingitreal

    Ignore the score tonight. Eagles won’t be playing anything “wild”.
    All vanilla schemes. Keep an eye on Beau Allen, Curtis Marsh, Brandon Graham, and V. Curry.
    Expect Matthews to be a factor as well.

    Final score likely favoring Bears. They need work from their defense and need win to gel positive momentum.

    If you want an extra bonus, Tweet @Pro_Hunt58 a request to #Meetmeatthequarterback .

    Trent Cole looks like a double digit sack season, and fan support would be good while he works to get there.

  • TheNest

    I’m in Jacksonville and couldn’t be more ready for this matchup!!! Go Birds gonna watch the replay tomorrow!

  • Eagle fan

    Anxious for this to begin – no injuries please. Can’t wait for the season. High hopes for the birds in 2014!

  • Heemy224

    Let’s goooooooooooo!!!!! E. A. G. L. E. S. EAGLESSSSSSSS!!!! Yes I’m this hype for a game 1 preseason !!!!!’m

  • jtre
    • Michael Myers

      ty

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      thanks, was having a tough time with my usual sites.

      • Kobe

        Could you share some of these sites plz

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          firstrow and wiziwig google search them for exact addy’s

          • Kobe

            Ty man

  • Johnny Domino

    No Carroll, too bad

  • Johnny Domino

    Moooooooooomah!

  • Kenneth Wayne

    Nice job by the D and ST.

  • Septhinox

    The defense looks a lot better. Small sample size , preseason and all.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    thanks refs, ruining the few plays w/ the 1’s

    • Rick H

      Exactly! It is/ was a practice for them at the expense of both teams * all the fans. Momah isn’t going to make this team. He ran numerous wrong patterns one which caused the 2nd interception. Slow & lacks intellect which hurt #1 Offense significantly!

  • Johnny Domino

    Got half the O’s plays on penalties, bet Chip sends them out another series.

    Can’t end on that performance, can you?

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      yes….who cares…everyone is healthy

  • Neck Folds

    I think the Refs are getting paid by volume. Loved that field goal block and first D series.

  • Kobe

    Just wondering, are these the normal refs that ref in the regular season too?

    • jpate

      Normal, but this ref is a rookie

  • UKEagle99 à l’orange

    Scrappy start by the O. Nice to see the D get off the field on 3rd down, let’s see how this series goes for them.

  • Heemy224

    I hope I don’t sound bias but these refs are terrible. 2holdings on Mathis???? And where was the face mask….smh

    I think they just want to slow pace …refs come on

  • Kobe

    These flags are getting flipping ridiculous

  • Johnny Domino

    Nice to see Employee #26 clock in.

  • daggolden

    I guess Chicago didn’t get the memo that anyone can play receiver.

    • http://brownsugar28.com/ Brown Sugar

      LOL. I think you’re going to be saying that all year on every Eagles blog.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    ugh, some things never change. 3rd and long after 3rd and long

  • UKEagle99 à l’orange

    Williams > Fletch ATM

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      anyone>allen

      • UKEagle99 à l’orange

        Yeah, he looks like he needs to put his watch forward a few seconds.

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          true zero impact player. definition of JAG

  • Heemy224

    The refs are making this game very hard to watch.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    if refs stay at this pace, once 2nd and 3rds come in, game wont ever end

  • Kobe

    Better pick up B. Marshall in my fantasy draft on Sunday… Hey that gives me an idea, we should have a Birds 24/7 Fantasy League, anybody interested?

    • truehaynes

      I’m down

  • Neck Folds

    These are two of the most exciting offenses in the league and the refs are just ruining it.

  • B-West

    Cox isn’t looking very “leapish”. Looks out of shape really. And big shocker, Allen and Demeco still not good in coverage. Meh. Preseason. But it stinks that the same deficiencies have been highlighted right off the bat. No pass rush and suspect pass D.

    • KimbaFuzz

      I feel like Demeco has said that he doesn’t go all out in preseason. No words for Nate Allen.

  • daggolden

    Looks like last year. Good vs run. No pass rush w/o blitz. Cant get off the field on 3rd down and give up 1000 yards passing

  • jpate

    idc its against bears stop throwing flags!!

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    hey, no flag! nice run DS

  • The R

    yo the flags is stupid and plentiful

  • Neck Folds

    How many articles do you think we’ll see reference Foles matching his season total of INT’s in the first preseason game alone?

    • The R

      over under 10

    • Johnny Domino

      Means no more the rest of the year

  • Kobe

    Anybody want to start a Birds 24/7 Fantasy Football league?

  • UKEagle99 à l’orange

    Ok so now I can place my bet that Foles next int comes in the 2015/16 season.

  • Stuart Philp

    sproles looks good. nice to see maclin and momah making plays. foles and the line are a bit off, but that’s what PS is for

  • jpate

    looks like foles was going for ertz (pass would of been complete) but momah ran that way too..not sure if he was supposed to or ran wrong route

    • jtre

      Ertz got held up on is corner route. Momah was in the right place.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      yup. actually good throw to Ertz, momah was not supposed to be there. kelly wouldnt design a play with 2 guys within 3 feet of eachother

  • Mr. Wu

    Put vick in

    Haha

  • The R

    foles needs to play preseason game 2 the entire first qtr hes a little rusty

    • Septhinox

      That was bad routes.

      • THe R

        I hope so

      • kyle wilson

        Definitely not on Nick!!!!!

      • TheLastQuarterTurn

        That second pick was on him, and this is coming from a guy with a mancrush on Foles. Threw that duck right into traffic.

        • Septhinox

          Except, it wasn’t due to incorrect routes from Momah. But think what you will.

    • CTAZPA

      Because training camp isn’t relevant for knocking off rust..

    • Stuart Philp

      don’t care if he throws 50 INTs in the preseason, as long as he learns from it and gets going when it counts

  • The R

    its preseason we have to work out the bugs lol

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      no big deal, refs just have me pretty annoyed.

    • Mr. Wu

      So do the refs

  • daggolden

    For Vinny Curry not to be playing all the time is criminal.

    • Septhinox

      Over who though? Cox? No way. Thornton? Only on obvious passing downs. Thornton is a beast against the run. Curry is still meh in that area.

    • Eagledelphia

      Yeah he needs more snaps this season for sure I think the pass rush will need it. Once a week I still think about how good our d line could be in a 4-3 scheme

  • Kenneth Wayne

    Time for Jordan Matthews?

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    MATTHEWS TIME!

  • B-West

    Donnie in midseason form

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    ugh, it’s also caseymatthews time

  • UKEagle99 à l’orange

    BG not helping his cause…

    • Neck Folds

      He knew you were going to say that

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      wolff was out of controll too

    • Guest

      He needs to be going forward, not back.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        nickel rusher. OLB in base is not happening

    • Stuart Philp

      Dude can still rush the passer, just not very good in coverage

  • The R

    If I was brandon graham I would ask to be traded I think in a real 4-3 he would be a beast

  • CTAZPA

    Jenkins celebrating like crazy in background of Allen’s int. He’s a confident team player

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    Ertz doesnt move like a 250lb guy.

  • The R

    curry needs more playing time and sanchez wants nicks job funny someone told me that knows sanchez that he believes hes better than nick by alot

  • DoctorRick

    Wow! Maybe we have 2 QBs.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      hope we have 1

  • B-West

    Looked Sanchez had too many good options on 1st down. Tucker was in easy and he had the keeper. Tried to hook up evil Casey tho.

  • B-West

    MARAGOS

  • Mr. Wu

    I may not cringe at tje number 42 anymore

  • Stuart Philp

    GREAT push by big beau!

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      we he wears jersey is great, gut hanging out and all

  • B-West

    Ha. Classic Nate Allen tackle… Ehhh…I’m just gonna ball up on the ground in front of this dude.

  • daggolden

    OMG Vinny Curry again. Lets continue to keep him as a backup

    • Septhinox

      Once again dag, he can’t play the run. That’s why he is behind Thornton.

  • Stuart Philp

    I’m impressed with the depth of the roster

    • The R

      defensive line depth is looking really good

    • CTAZPA

      Yeah, our 2s look great. The ones, eh, penalties, vanilla game plan and a couple ints.

  • Kenneth Wayne

    Free Vinny!

    • Septhinox

      Curry needs to show he can stop the run. Right now, he can’t.

  • DoctorRick

    Curry and Marcus!

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    least Eags look deep. issue is, not sure who wins if #1’s play the 2’s and shady sits

  • RIP illa

    Beau Allen > Logan!

  • B-West

    Man… If the Eagles hadn’t gone completely sideways a few years ago… BG, Big Vin, and Fletch Cox would have been fun to watch going all out after the QB.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    81!

  • Neck Folds

    This is going to have to be the year I setup the local radio and turn down the tv. Birds 24/7 has made me too educated of a fan to listen to these national announcers incorrectly identify players and not understand at all what’s going on.

    • RIP illa

      Dude, Philly’s own Baldy is murdering so many names on our squad. So it’s not just the national guys.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        arellius bennett

        • RIP illa

          Beau Allen as Nate Allen…SMH!

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            nawh, that one makes sense…they are similar in an exact opposite of everything

      • Neck Folds

        Yeah but he also said Roc Carmichael looks better in practice so he may have just drank too much pre-game

    • CTAZPA

      Yup, the announcers aren’t keeping pace with the amount of information available. They end up making stupid second guesses to fill the time.

  • Johnny Domino

    Huff needs to get in there.

  • Rick H

    Bears 2nd team defense is AWFUL & that is being kind.

  • peteike

    Okay kickoff, how was henerys first?

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      last one was fine. maragos and huff put nice hit inside 20

      • peteike

        touch back wahooooo

  • The R

    i like huff he actually had a td but no one saying anything he broke the plane

    • CTAZPA

      It was an incomplete pass. He didn’t ever secure the ball.

      • B-West

        Yeah, I think they have been called back under replay.

  • eaglescanada

    eagles need to go back to a 4-3!

    • eaglescanada

      there best three and young players on defense are playing int he wrong system!

    • B-West

      Pipedream. Although I don’t know why you can’t put in BG and Vin for Trent and Barwin in obvious passing downs. I’d like to see BG and Vin against the opposing team’s 1s, too.

    • DoctorRick

      Nothing wrong with the 3-4

  • DoctorRick

    This is fun. I like TDs.

  • RIP illa

    Credit where credit is due. Brandon Bair is working his ass off 2nite!

  • Neck Folds

    the ghost of patrick chung just took out the corner on that last play.

    • DoctorRick

      I saw the non ghost Chung on the Pats-Wash game last night.

  • DoctorRick

    Nice TV announcing too. nice analysis of Beau Allen’s work on the O Line.

  • jpate

    cut Carmichael already we seen enough

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    Roc still stinks. fine w/ me, need more Beau

    • Kenneth Wayne

      amen

    • RIP illa

      Roc Carmichael, according to Baldy. Started taking a swig every time he massacres a name. Have a feeling I’m gonna really get my buzz on tonight.

      Edit: my bad, I can’t even mess up the names if I try. Baldy said cartwright

  • Septhinox

    Roc….not gonna be here any more. Lol

    • DoctorRick

      he looks slow and afraid to make contact

  • DoctorRick

    how was sconces?

    • Kenneth Wayne

      better than fletcher.

    • Johnny Domino

      Added to the decor

    • Stuart Philp

      cb’s played off mostly. looked okay, but kind of more of the same. wouldn’t expect anything else.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      tough to tell on any of the 1’s, O and D, refs were throwing at least 1, often 2 flags a play. it was brutal.

  • The R

    1st to get cut carmichael

    • Johnny Domino

      If Carroll was healthy, I’d do it at halftime.

    • Stuart Philp

      jason phillips is making a strong case

    • RIP illa

      Never. If it ain’t Casey Matthews there will be no more NovaCare when I’m done!!! No matter how bad anyone plays…It better be Casey!

  • jpate

    is it me or does phillips looks out of shape

  • Johnny Domino

    Roc and Marsh on the same series,ugh.

    Where’s the Florida kid, Watkins?

    • NickS FFLC/GM/DPP/Scout/HC/OC

      Just got burnt

      • Johnny Domino

        Looked a little better as the game went along.

        • NickS FFLC/GM/DPP/Scout/HC/OC

          Yeah, somewhat.

  • Johnny Domino

    Wow

  • DAS

    Attaboy Josh!

  • Mr. Wu

    #11

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    F YEAH!

  • Septhinox

    What was that? I don’t think we’ve seen one of those in a long time…

  • The R

    brandon graham is creating problem for chi-town

    • Neck Folds

      he doesn’t know it’s a show, he thinks it’s a damn fight.

  • DAS

    The Good:
    Beau Allen
    Marcus Smith
    Vinny Curry
    Mychal Kendricks

    The Bad:
    Roc Carmichael
    Nick Foles
    Referees

    • The R

      You need to edit your post DAS
      Good
      Brandon Graham

      Bad
      Jason Phillips

      • DAS

        Forgot Good: Matthew Tucker
        Bad: Bradley Fletcher

    • RIP illa

      Good: BG, Bair, Kick return blockers

    • RIP illa

      Bad: Casey Matthews…Always Casey Matthews!!!

  • Neck Folds

    Damarius is not going to let roc beat him for first cut.

  • Tom w

    Where’s those clowns who wanna keep brad smith over josh huff and how josh huff was gonna be a rookie bust and how brad smith was some great asset cause he managed to stay in league for 8 yrs doing little to nothing

    • DAS

      I certainly favor Huff over Smith, but Huff hasn’t looked particularly great tonight receiving the ball.

      • Septhinox

        Smith has NEVER looked great receiving the ball. lol

    • RIP illa

      Haven’t seen Huff be the 1st man down on kickoffs to force or make a play. Might wanna reassess your point of view. 1 Kick return during preseason doesn’t mean too much.

      Edit: And I love us drafting Huff and still say that. It was never Smith v Huff. Everyone on here pretty much regards Huff as our 4th WR. That is if he can start playing the position well during TC.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      not sure i saw Smith over Huff, Smith v Benn saw alot.

  • DAS

    Wish jmattjmattjmatt held onto that one.

  • DoctorRick

    Marco…

  • DAS

    Khaseem Greene with the fumble recovery… Rutgers guy!

  • Mr. Wu

    Jordsus got smacked

    • CurlyQ

      He went through that for our sins…..

  • Mr. Wu

    darn it…c mathews …out for the season…shucks

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    baldi get anything right?

  • DoctorRick

    marsh wants that one back

  • DoctorRick

    Carmichael has not had a good night. Definite bubble material.

    • jpate

      His bubble should of burst somewhere around 2nd quarter.

  • DoctorRick

    Thanks for a good night, y’all.

  • Oliver

    Last time I saw RC Cola was last summer in a tiny town on the Russian border. It was all they had – no Coke, no Pepsi, but the can proudly (and ironically) stated, “Now served in Estonia!” It was on the menu with “tongue over mayonnaise.” Estonia ROCKS!!!