Greatest Hits And What You Missed: Piggies, Snails, Oysters, Coffee and Rocky In South Philly

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It was a week for underdog stories–from Rocky to Fond to someone trying (again…) to make something of the space most recently home to The Butcher & The Brewer. So just in case you were down in South Philly all week, chasing chickens around and beating up sides of beef, here’s what you might’ve missed.

 

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  • anon

    it’s sad that peyton has coopted chip’s system. only advantage is that we’ll be facing a better version of ourselves on sunday.

  • JofreyRice

    It’s going to be a long afternoon if the Eagles can’t get some pressure on Peyton. They need to turn the pocket into a death-trap, much like the all-new 2014 Honda Civic!

    • Token

      Saw Cole kind of complained about 2 gapping today. It is stupid with these players to run it. 4-3 Under would work right? Maybe im missing something?

      • JofreyRice

        Doesn’t make sense, but I don’t know it will even matter. Maybe they should play the two best tacklers deep and blitz 9 through the A gaps on every play.

        • UKEagle99

          So that’s Alex Henery back deep, who’s the other tackler?

        • Token

          Yea theres not talent here. But this current system seems to take the very small talent pool we have and make it even worse.

          Im more worried about using this 2 gap 3-4 going forward. It wastes Cox IMO and I think thats stupid.

          But Davis probably isnt here next year anyway. I just hope that if a legit DC wants the job, Chip isnt forcing the 3-4 on people because thats is a dumb mistake to make. He should stay out of that decision if someone who knows what they are doing wants the job. Leave it up to them.

  • Engwrite

    The Eagles should forget about deep safeties and go for the interception. Against Rivers they allowed 420 passing yards and managed three stops: two forced fumbles and one (1) punt. Four times they stopped them a bit late and SD kicked FGs.

    The Eagles, even with Jim Johnson’s led defenses, never slowed Peyton Manning. He made them look silly. If SD managed to score 33, Denver should get 47.

    So the Eagles only chance is go for broke. Jump the passing routes. And on those occasions when Denver goes over the top and scores, get the ball back, march down the field, score a TD and then go for, and make, 2 point conversions. Win 48 to 47.
    Oh and to help accomplish this on offense, use Cooper less than half the time. replace him with a 2nd TE or RB, split Avant and do what Chip Kelly promised to do when he first arrived. Run if they use 3 DBs and pass if if they have only two. I rather have Ertz or Brown rather that Cooper on the field.

  • #7

    11 point underdog. I love it.

    • Richard Colton

      of course you do. since you’ll only be cheering for one player.

      • #7

        assalamualaikum

        • Richard Colton

          a laikum salam my friend! I lived in the middle east. I admire their loyalty. say what you want about that culture – they would never abandon their childhood team just because they fell in love with another QB. I’m sure the Cowboys will take you back Tex, you just need to ask.

          • #7

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          • #7

            Pinche joto

  • BlindChow

    Having just watched the 2010 Eagles game vs. the Colts, I noticed the Eagles had a lot of success when they showed blitz, but instead dropped into coverage. The advantage being if Peyton thinks a blitz is coming, he’ll throw shorter passes (and with the extra guys in coverage, the tackles happened quicker). This might be a good time to show the Boykin-as-OLB look, then have him drop to the flat or cover slant passes to that side. Interestingly, Cole dropped into coverage quite a bit, looking like he was manned up on TE’s a few times…

    They got burned a lot on blitzes, until late in the game when Peyton had to play catch-up. The defense’s biggest problem, though, were stupid penalties.

    (Interesting note about the Eagles offense in that game: Andy Reid opened the game with two runs (!), the first being a 62-yard scramble by McCoy. The third play was a DeSean Jackson Red Zone pass (!).)

    • JofreyRice

      I’d love to deal the Broncos a loss in this game. Make them leave the stadium dejected, with their heads hung low, much like the way I last left the Sugar House Casino, having financially ruined my family!

    • anon

      It’d be great if we scored first and Peyton has to play from behind, best when he has to try to do too much and we can just run the ball with shady and bryce catching out of the backfield.

  • Richard Colton

    I like Kendricks, but he got abused by Antonio Gates, who isn’t the same player he was three or four years ago. This week’s TE, Thomas, is even better. It’s one of several bad matchups for us.

    I’m hoping for a big edge in turnovers, it’s the only way we win with the way both teams are playing right now.

    • #7

      Zzzzzzz

    • Gary

      Kendricks has to be a lot better in coverage. Has to tackle better too.

  • Token

    They have to do better on 3rd down.

    Eagles are 4-21 on 3rd downs of 5 yards or more. Vick 3-13, 3 sacks, 1 INT.