Eagles Wake-Up Call: McCoy Realizes Peak Is Now

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

LeSean McCoy is well aware of what’s at stake for him personally in 2014.

Starring at a position where players peak early and careers can often be cut short, McCoy he is by all accounts focused on making the most of his sixth NFL season.




"I’m 26, I’m young. There’s gonna be times where players [say], ‘I wish I could have did this better. I wish I could have done this, done that.’ And I don’t want to be one of them guys," McCoy said Wednesday after practice. "That’s why I’m busting my butt to do all the right things, stay in shape, mentally stay on top of the game and being the best. I think if I do that, I’ll take care of the small things and go out there and just play the game the way it’s supposed to be played and the way I play, I should be fine."

Only seven players in NFL history have accumulated more yards from scrimmage than McCoy before their 26th birthday. Three (Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, Marshall Faulk) are Hall of Famers. The other four (who aren't eligible) are: Ray Rice, Edgerrin James, LaDainian Tomlinson and Clinton Portis.

McCoy's 1,607 rushing yards in 2013 were a franchise record, and he has a realistic shot at besting that mark this season.

Chase Stuart of Football Perspective did a study and found that running backs peak at 26 - the age McCoy just turned in July. In a few days, he will kick off his second season under Kelly. McCoy led the NFL in carries (314) and touches (366) a year ago. Despite the addition of Darren Sproles, those numbers are unlikely to dip much in 2014.

"A lot of people can say they want to lead the NFL in rushing, but not everybody has the God‑given ability to do it, and he does," said Chip Kelly. "If he’s going to set goals and aspirations for himself, he has to go out and work for it. and I think he really understands that.

"He had an outstanding offseason and came to camp in the best shape of his life and training every single day out here. I think he realizes this is the prime part of his career. He's no longer a young player, and he's in the meat of his career right now, and he'd better take full advantage of it so that he doesn't be a woulda, coulda, shoulda guy. ...There's a short window sometimes for running backs, and he's right in the middle of it right now, and I think he's taking full advantage of it."

WHAT YOU MISSED

A bunch of national predictions have trickled in. Here's what they're saying about the Eagles from Intern Matt.

Is the Eagles' secondary good enough? T-Mac and I offer our thoughts in our latest predictions piece.

Marcus Smith II will have a "limited role" Sunday, according to Billy Davis. McManus caught up with Smith recently.

The Eagles appear to be adding a new wrinkle to the offense: the pistol.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Paul Domowitch of the Daily News provides his Eagles-Jags scouting report:

The Jaguars want to run the ball. But that’s easier said than done. They were one of the worst running teams in the league last year, averaging a puny 3.3 yards per carry. They let Maurice Jones-Drew go and brought in ex-Viking Toby Gerhart. Gerhart is a power back with average speed and not a lot of elusiveness. He’s rushed for 1,305 yards in four NFL seasons. Up front, they’re starting a rookie at RG – Brandon Linder – and a journeyman at C – Jacques McClendon – who has played in just nine games in six seasons. Luke Joeckel, their 2013 first-round pick, has moved from RT to LT. The most experienced player on the line is LG Zane Beadles, who was a four-year starter in Denver. The Eagles were very good against the run last year, finishing fourth in yards allowed per carry. Cedric Thornton is developing into a solid two-gap end, and rookie NT Beau Allen is pushing Bennie Logan for playing time.

Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly catches up with rookie tight end Trey Burton:

“I'm a versatile guy that can play a bunch of different positions,” Burton said. “And I'm pretty good at special teams, too.”

Burton, who has family from Bucks County, is the only rookie free agent to make the 53-man roster except for kicker Cody Parkey. In the preseason, he showcased an ability to get open, catching nine passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. Only second-round wideout Jordan Matthews had more catches than Burton and only three other receivers had more yards.

COMING UP

We'll talk to Kelly at the NovaCare Complex and be back home in front of a TV in time for Packers-Seahawks. Football season is officially here.

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  • NickS, Combine Warrior

    Of those four that aren’t eligible yet, Tomlinson is a first ballot HOFer, and James should get in, too… Looked at Portis’ stats and they don’t scream HOF, but he warrants some consideration in my opinion. Excluding the 3 seasons he played less than 8 games, he never finished with less than 1260yds and averaged 1446yds/season in those 6 seasons. I know he won’t make it, especially considering he fell short of the 10k mark by 77yds and didn’t play on a good team, but damn he was good… As for Rice, almost doesn’t matter what he does anymore. By the time he’s eligible for consideration it’ll be a career death sentence for the media voters to vote him in even if it’s completely justified by his body of work.

    • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

      I always felt like Portis was a really good running back, who benefitted from that system. Remember what a weirdo he became when he was traded to the Redskins? He was 50% Dennis Rodman and 50% Olindis Gary. Going to say no to Portis/Rice to the hall of fame, even though we’ve seen RBs get in with relatively short careers.

      • NickS, Combine Warrior

        At the end of the day, I don’t think so either. Just that wanted to make the point that he was a really good back who had stats that at least warranted a second glance, even if that still wasn’t enough. And I agree, he was a definitely a weirdo… Agree with Rice, too. Won’t make it, but at least has a chance to make it an interesting situation to watch.

      • dnabrice

        Rice has a SB win.

    • Jay Kalinowski

      To me, the NFL HOF has been truly one of the HOF’s that only allow those worthy to get in. MLB’s is wack. However, I don’t care to ever really have the talk of who gets in and who doesn’t in any sport, really because people always want to compare players from different eras or periods of the game. The game was played differently in the early ’90’s with guys who carried loads, like Emmitt, Barry, Herschel, Rickey Watters (and Rickey then paved the way for the more versatile backs we saw in the late ’90’s through most of the 2000’s that carried the load but also caught a lot of balls) – Faulk, James, Priest Holmes, Larry Johnson, Portis. The thing is, after Faulk, no RB has had staying power except for Shaun Alexander and Jerome Bettis, but they were used up before they actually retired. So to me, the bar has to come down some for the RB position since they are all so interchangeable anymore. Just the same, I think the QB and WR bar needs to be raised since they have become so stat happy. That’s why I think that a guy like Portis could get in, and McNabb is iffy – as good as #5’s numbers were compared to QB’s that are already IN, his numbers compared to his contemporaries that came into the league about the same time, are not very good. e.g. – Peyton started 2 yrs before McNabb, is still playing at a high level at 38, only had one injury plagued year, AND until he went to Denver he arguably never had a team that was exceptionally better than the Eagles. Brady, Brees, Rivers, Warner…..

      • NickS, Combine Warrior

        I agree that the NFL HOF has remained one that seems to have had the higher standard. I’d include LT in the staying power, too. 11 seasons, 8 of which were great seasons. The RB bar will probably come down in future voting, and I completely agree that the bar for QBs and WRs will have to be raised a little. Not sure how much, though. I don’t see McNabb getting in, despite having numbers comparable to guys like Warner and Aikman.

        • Jay Kalinowski

          I forgot LT, but he is sure-fire HOF, and his staying power was definitely higher than today’s standards. McNabb’s #’s I think are actually better than Aikman, but almost EXACTLY the same as Jim Kelly’s. But again, different eras (even different than Aikman, who, largely is in for the Super Bowls.)

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            You’re right about McNabb’s numbers being better. Not by much and he played one extra season. But yeah, slightly different eras. What I find intriguing is that Warner put up a 4800yd season before 4500yd seasons became commonplace. McNabb threw in one of the pass-happiest offenses and never cracked 4k.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            He would have in 2004 if he wasn’t sitting out week 17 iirc.

      • MagatBrackendale

        Rivers?

      • aub32

        I don’t know if I agree with your Peyton point about not having a better team around him than McNabb. Peyton played with HOFers or future HOFers: Harrison, James, Falk, Wayne. McNabb’s first year with anyone close to that caliber, T.O., he took the team to the SB.

  • DirtyWaters

    “Football season is officially here.”

    I just peed myself a little.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Hope you’re not at work.

      • DirtyWaters

        I thought I could hold off on the adult diapers until Sunday. Hindsight.

    • bill

      Reading that comment, and your alias, and now I’m humming Chamillionaire, ’cause I can’t sing the modified lyrics that are going through my mind at work…

      • DirtyWaters

        I think Dirty might be about driving with drugs, not with soiled Depends like some lovesick astronaut.

  • 370HSSV 0773H

    All this talk about McCoy aiming for 2,000 yards and peaking is just setting the bar too high. We’re all being set up for a let down.

    • NickS, Combine Warrior

      If someone is 100% believing that he’s going to get 2000 rushing yards just because he set his personal goal to that standard, without giving any consideration to the difficulty of the feat or that less than 10rbs have done it, then that someone is an idiot to begin with.

  • FinsterBaby

    I feel like Shady has become much more humble and motivated since the release of Vick and Jackson – other teams should be scared…

    • JosephR2225

      Motivated? Maybe…
      Humble? Not so sure about that one. He’s declared himself the best RB in football like four times since then. Don’t get me wrong, I like the attitude.

      • FinsterBaby

        OK Humble doesn’t really fit from that perspective – and I like the attitude too (it’s a little of what we’ve been missing since BDawk left). Because even though he’s claimed to be the best RB his approach to practice and the game shows constant attempts to improve which seems a rare attitude among athletes who have had as much success as he has.

        • Robert Baer

          I don’t think it’s un-humble to declare yourself the best if it’s very likely that you are. Humbleness doesn’t lie or hide, but gives credit where it’s due. I’ve not heard him take all the credit himself. To me, he’s humble.

      • southy

        He’s declared himself the best, but he knows everyone still thinks it’s AP. He knows if he’s going to prove it to everyone else he’s going to have to outrun AP’s shadow, hence the 2nd place work ethic.

    • eaglespur

      I’d say older and wiser, and yes clearly motivated, with a head coach who knows how to lead.

    • amario

      no body is scared

  • knighn

    “Football season is officially here.”
    Not until The Philadelphia Eagles play.

    • paul from nc

      I’d give my middle ball for the Eagles to be opening tonight.

  • Token

    Draft is tonight Sheil and Tim. Dont live in regret. Join us.

    • CHRIS – CB with dreads

      one of us…one of us….

    • Septhinox

      How many more spots do you have?

  • bobloblawslawblog

    It’s all about his health, and the health of the O-Line. If everyone stays healthy he will be unstoppable this year.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    if 1st team OL opens up holes like the 2nd team did in preseason, Shady might be at 2k by week 14 or 15. basically only 2 ways teams stopped Shady last year, get him in backfield before he got started (even then he ankle broke DLs half the time) or hope Shady relies too much on his god given cutting talent and chooses the wrong hole. i fully expect Kelly and Stoutland to clean up backfield penetration and sounds like Kelly has gotten Shady to think ‘follow blocks to 2nd level’ before doing things only shady can do. think DET game. snow slowed him down enough, that he had no choice but to follow blocking, then once in 2nd and 3rd level, shady 1v1 with momentum against anyone is not fair.
    .
    he needs to learn to take the 4’s and 5’s, cause if he does, the 40’s and 50’s will be piling up ontop of eachother. fully expect Shady to be running wild this year.

    • TNA

      If OL, Maclin, Ertz, Celek, Cooper and Shady stay healthy, everybody will get theirs. This is really a pick your poison kind of offense and I’m guessing most DCs will stack the box and hope Maclin, Cooper, Ertz, Matthews/Smith can’t get separation. Getting separation consistently was an issue last year for the receivers, even with the amount of time the OL gave them to get separation. But if and when the receivers can prove they can beat their guys 1v1 and mix in some long yardage damage, Shady will be off to the races on long runs. Overall, I’d like to see the Eagles go over 7500 yards total offense this season and I think they have a legitimate shot at that if they consistently click on all cylinders and the defense gets more 3 and outs. All I know is that if the defense gives up just a few less conversions on 3rd down per game, offense should be able to score 35-40 pts per game.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        just cant see how teams can stack the box cause think WR screne is going to be major part of offense. at any point, can put out Mac, Sproles, Huff and matthews for WR screnes, and pick up easy 7 or 8 yds. i like djax, but his YAC is seeing seam being a-hole and elbows (which is great but not something an offense can depend upon), not running thru traffic getting 3 extra tough yards. and he was it, Cooper or Avant werent getting much. now, not only can Foles get solid pick ups with basically zero risk throws, but he’ll choose his sides. only so long a defense can watch 1 yards hitches go for 15.

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          I liked cooper after the catch on those screens. I thought part of the problem was everybody else:

          You didn’t want to throw it to Avant and you didn’t want to rely on DJ to block. Riley was the only guy who could do both. I look at our 5 deep now and everyone of them can be trusted to take on either role in that play. (I know that’s an optimistic take on Maclin, but I think he’ll prove me right.)

          I think we were just limited in how we could attack with those screens last year compared to what we can do this year.

          I don’t know that we saw a lot, or any, of the fake hitch and go last year. We should see at least one of those for a cheap touchdown this year.

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            Mac can block. During his first two/three seasons I steadily said he was a better receiver than DJax. DJax was just a better deep threat (and he’s better than pretty much everyone in the NFL at that except Gordon, Calvin, and AJ).

          • aub32

            I still don’t get this thinking after what we saw last year. DJax is more than just a deep WR. He runs better routes and plays tougher than Mac. He also has better hands. IF you think Mac is better, then do you think he will have better numbers in this system now that he’s the number 1 guy?

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            I think the CK offense does not have a number on guys. All have a specific role on each play. the ball goes to the guy in the best position to make a play. Remember
            Touchdown
            1st down
            Get down

            Love Chipisms

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            I didn’t say he wasn’t more than just a deep threat. I said that’s the only thing that he’s markedly better than Mac at. I disagree on the route running and toughness. DJax was tough, but you don’t have to be “tough” like DeSean if your big enough not to get tossed all over the place unlike DeSean.

            Regarding your question, first let’s look at the numbers when they were together (albeit in a much different offense)…Also I extrapolated DJax 2012 year into 16 games because I know you like to bring that up…

            DJax
            232 Catches, 4,191 yds, 22 TD’s… 18 yds/catch, 0.34 TD’s/gm
            Best Year – 62 Catches 1156 yds, 9 TD

            Mac
            258 Catches, 3453 yds, 26 TD’s… 13 yds/catch, .41 TD’s/gm
            Best Year – 70 Catches 964 Yds, 10 TD

            Now with all of that said I do not think he’ll have more yards or yards per catch that DJax, but that speaks exactly to my point of DJax being a better deep threat only. He may not even eclipse 82 catchs like DeSean had last year because the offense is much more balanced, but that’s not for lack of ability on Mac’s part. I will say that he’ll have more TD’s and more importantly, more redzone TD’s. I also believe (and this is not quantifiable) that he’s a much better blocker (not knocking DJax’s effort, but he’s just not big enough) and will contribute to bigger plays down field on both running and passing plays.

            In short, Mac is better at putting up TD’s, better at blocking, and better at catching intermediate routes which I think the numbers bear out (minus blocking like I said, but I don’t think that’s even arguable).

            ***EDIT***

            If Mac’s first year in this offense were to increase by the exact same percentages over previous career best as DeSean’s did then his numbers would be 92/1110/10. I’d take that all day with the addition of better blocking, an emerging Ertz, and Darren Sproles. I can’t underscore blocking enough. We are a running offense… block block block.

          • aub32

            Mac has the size to be a better blocker, but DJax has always put forth more effort. I get the thinking that Mac will be a better blocker because Chip will demand it. I still have to see it. So until I do, I do not give Mac the nod as a better blocker. DeSean also demands more attention than Mac. I know Chip has tried to debunk this theory, but we have seen it time and again. Some of Mac’s RZ TDs happened because DJax was double covered in the redzone. You need only to look at the anti-Mac article, which I do not agree Mac is as bad as the article makes him out to be. There are gifs in which you can clearly see DeSean being double covered and Mac reaping the benefits. I think DeSean’s ability to catch and run routes is under rated because of how Reid chose to use him. He’s a much better route runner than when he came into the league. Mac caught more intermediate routes because of the scheme. That does not mean he is better. We saw DJax catch plenty of short to intermediate passes last season. Lastly, if DeSean were still on this team, I would expect him to do at least 1200-80-10. I do not think Mac puts up those type of numbers because he is not so much better than the other options that he has to get the ball.

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            I don’t think your points are unfounded. I just think they’re subjective. I will respectfully agree to disagree and stick with my opinion. Mac is a better possession receiver and that’s what Chip wants. We could go back and forth all day regarding how either has an effect on the scheme or the scheme affects them, but on raw numbers alone, my point on Mac should be well received.

            Always good to go back and forth with you aub :-)

          • MagatBrackendale

            These are DJax’s TD numbers. Yet you compare him to “elite” WRs? Running routes – okay. Better hands – maybe. Scoring???

            2008 – 4
            2009 – 12 (included runbacks)
            2010 – 8
            2011 – 4
            2012 – 2
            2013 – 9

            These numbers were in 16-game seasons! Seems like people remember the once-or-twice a year highlights and forget the everyday mediocre results.

          • paul from nc

            I really don’t see how people say Maclin is equal or better. He has never had even one 1000 yd season, he tackles himself and is injury prone. Jackson had his issues, but his numbers were way better.

          • TNA

            I think you’re right about all the WRs on the squad being decent to above average blockers. I know it’s a little much, but I’d love to see them continue improving their blocking technique and be able to turn and cart around defenders like Peters and Kelce do. If they can extend the sidewalk for the ball carrier by taking care of the smaller quicker defenders, this offense is going to have a field day all over the field.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            should be interesting. Kelly was not playing with a finished product of an offense. if teams want to load the box, he now has more weapons outside than any defense can reasonably equal in cb talent. that was not the case last year. 3rd and 4th corners mess up, because they are 3rd and 4th corners, and now you want to island them. and cover LBs, better have 3 of them too, with Ertz Shady and Sproles running routes.

          • TNA

            The only thing to do now is sit back and watch this offense flow. One of the under-reported things over recent weeks in the national fawning over CK is his realtime observations and general play-calling. He’s like a good GPS that tells the driver (Foles) what’s coming up and what turn to take in 300 yards.

            I am interested in seeing if teams resort to a lot of dime if they have the personnel to do so against the Eagles offense. Defending every inch of turf requires speed, and then just hope that your DBs can adequately get off blocks, plug holes and make some plays.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            Dime? Shady will be at 2k by week 10.

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            My sentiments exactly. You put 5 DB’s on the field then prepare to get run directly over. I would LOVE to watch Mathis, Peters, and Kelce truck DB’s all year.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            Peters would look like bo Jackson in Techno Bowl. poor DBs would be flying into the stands

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            “The first player to ever put up 1,000 yards in the first four games of the season, the first player with back-to-back 300yd games, the first player to _________.” Yeah, playing dime that much is asking for a ton of trouble.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            The idea would be to wear him out by mid season. Lol

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            Maybe, but how worn down could he really be if he’s averaging 10ypc? Not like he’s taking a ton of punishment. Haha.

          • TNA

            I agree. It’s a little counterintuitive, but I’d like to see if teams do go to dime as a last resort because nothing else was working. It’s almost like playing against MJ. Let him get his, just stop everybody else and you might have a chance. Of course, that strategy didn’t work very well.

        • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

          The options in this offense are crazy. It’s so elementary that it’s almost comical. There is nothing for DC’s to figure out. You and I can figure out what Kelly is doing. The problem is that every single play is a series of options that a 4th grader could figure out. Basically go to the LOS, count the defensive players on the left and right, in the box and out of the box, and run the most advantageous play. The execution is where a team excels or fails. If executed properly every play should gain positive yards. I have complete faith in our execution because Kelly practices these guys to the point where they could do this in their sleep.

          ***EDIT***

          Hell, they probably do run these plays in their sleep. The “sleep monitoring” is actually a front for advance mental programming pioneered in Franken-Huls lab.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            not only count, but somewhere in that counting, 1 of those defenders is 3rd or 4th stringer. last yr all a defense needed was 1 solid cover corner and 1 cover LB and it could line up with some confidence. same team this year, ok, you are taking Mac and Ertz out of play (let’s assume) but what about sproles, Matthews Cooper and etc. and the whole time, Kelly just wants to run it right up your a-hole!

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            I love it.

            I have a guy here at work (‘allas fan) who maintains that it’s a gimmick offense that won’t sustain it’s success. The more I review and analyze though, it’s actually one of the most simple offenses I’ve ever seen. Kelly is not lying one iota when he says that they’re not reinventing anything. Kelly’s true genius has nothing to do with the plays, it has to do with the way he prepares his players. He basically hedges his bets on HS level plays that he will simply out execute you on. His players are more prepared, more conditioned, and more versatile than any other teams in his mind. He just runs you into the ground with pace and simplicity. It’s amazing to watch.

            Can’t wait until Sunday!!!!

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            “He basically hedges his bets on HS level plays that he will simply out execute you on.” I don’t intend to compare the two, but the schools of thought between Kelly and Lombardi are undeniable when it comes to this aspect. I can tell you my play and if I execute, I’ll win more often than not.

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            “We’ll get a seal here, and a seal here…” This guy is our best bet for a Lombardi in my lifetime. Andy was a great planner and ahead of his time in his own right, but Kelly is so unique. It’s a great time to be an Eagle fan if you ask me.

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            Couldn’t agree more. Andy was a great planner but it was almost to his own detriment.

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            He wouldn’t deviate from his plan. Kelly just takes whatever is in front of him all day.

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            Exactly. Couldn’t stand his inability/unwillingness to toss the game plan when it was clear it wasn’t working.

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            Very true, he did not believe the gameplan had a problem. It was always about putting the right players in the right positions to execute it.

          • TNA

            His “script” for the first 20 plays or so for the offense always killed me for all sorts of reasons. I remember reading that the offense’s practices were geared towards those first 20 plays. Like, wtf? why?

          • aub32

            In fairness he won a lot of games based on his scripts. I didn’t mind him scripting the first 15-20 plays. That makes sense. However, his tendency to air the ball out when the QB was having an off day annoyed me, especially considering he had Westbrook and/or McCoy for the majority of his tenure here.

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            I can live with first 20 or so plays already decided. You don’t wanna abandon your gameplan too soon. My problem was more with the late 3rd and 4th qtr adjustments.

          • MagatBrackendale

            Which 3rd and 4th quarter adjustments happened? Like clock management, nonexistent.

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            I meant, my problem was not making more (OK any) 3rd/4th qtr adjustments. It came out wrong, sorry, English is not my first language.

          • paul from nc

            Your sentence of “My problem was more with the late 3rd and 4th Quarter adjustments”
            I thought you meant they were late, as in, we are still waiting for them. lol

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            I was generally fine with scripting the first 15ish plays, but I didn’t like gearing too much time toward those plays. I also didn’t like the lack of consistent approach to fundamentals. That part has been very refreshing. And I think Amar and aub nailed some other key points. The lack of adjustments and the insistence upon airing the ball out despite the QB having an off day and while possessing some pretty good RBs was baffling.

          • Jay Kalinowski

            Andy was a great planner ahead of game time, team would be on fire the first quarter or half. He was terrible at expecting adjustments from the other team, though, which often sunk us in the second half….

          • amario

            kelly is no genius

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            This is where Foles’ maturation comes into play. He needs to be able to quickly identify who that 3rd or 4th DB / LB is and understand who they’re responsible for and exploit them like the great ones do. Brady/Manning/Brees/Rodgers… those guys know who is on the field and attack them relentlessly. Rookie CB? “I’m gonna cook that rook”.

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            You mean A-gap, right ?

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            no, a-hole…kelly wants DC to feel like what Ed Norton looked like after the prison shower scene in American History X.

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            If the defense runs a dime against the birds too much (as suggested below) then they’ll all look more like that poor dude who got stomped by the time games are over.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            i still get tingling down my spine hearing his teeth touch the curb…then ‘say goodnight’

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            It’s a difficult scene to watch.

          • MagatBrackendale
    • Guest

      Hopefully the word on Nut-Stunt doesn’t get out.

      • TNA

        There’s no doubt that DCs have reviewed the Giants game tape over and over and over again. But that’s why when we see guys that can manhandle Kelce or teams that try to pull the nut stunt, we could be seeing Pistol and huge gaps on OZR.

        • Amar, CB who bought in

          I would think any team playing the 4-3 one gap should be able to pull it off with ease. Then maybe we’ve studied their tape and know whats coming.

        • paul from nc

          In one 4 line post, you managed to say
          manhandle, nut stunt, pistol and huge gaps.
          All this right after Maggie’s video.
          This site has degraded quickly.

          • MagatBrackendale

            Maggie’s video was in keeping with the comments made by cliffhenny and joefromeaston.. In fact, according to Youtube, Ned Beatty only would allow one take. I would think the scenes decribed by the other posters was far more graphic and detailed. I do have to agree that sometimes there are folks who are unconcerned about the remarks they make when referring to my alleged gender though.

          • paul from nc

            I wasn’t saying there is anything wrong with your video. It was just a joke.

      • MagatBrackendale

        You mean something like this?
        “(Joe) Greene is also well known for the “stunt 4-3″ defense, in which he would line up at an angle, between the center and guard, and would explode into the line taking up 2-3 blockers. He started doing this sometime in the 1974 season, and while it cut down on the number of sacks he racked up, it freed up his other defensive teammates like middle linebacker Jack Lambert to make tackles.”

    • Amar, CB who bought in

      Not sure how it was deleted…I was talking about the Nut Stunt pulled by Giants Dline to stop Shady.

      • TNA

        i think it showed up below as a “guest” post.

  • TNA

    For all you Brad Smith haters – Chip just called him the best special teams player who’s also a receiver in the league.

    • Philliam Penn

      That’s not saying much