Monday, August 11, 2008

Eagles: Was It All Just False Hope?

So Monday it is back to work. It is your first chance to dissect and discuss the Eagles-Steelers game with your co-workers.

Is everyone in agreement that McNabb looked sharp, Jackson was impressive in his debut, that everyone turned off their TV sets with a general feeling of happiness with the Eagles performance? Mark me down as a yes on all three counts.

My boss, well mark him down as a no on all three counts. He thinks we all are being a little too Dave Spadaro-like in our evaluation. His arguments...
  • Most fans were pleased with McNabb's performance. Did McNabb really shine or was he successful in large part because he was going up against the Steeler's 2nd team defense? Didn't the offense again sputter in the red zone (see 2007 season) when they went up against the 1st team defense? Wouldn't you hope that your starting offense would be able to punch it in against back-ups, as the Eagles did? Unfortunately the Eagles won't be facing back-up units in the regular season. [My opinion is that you can't overlook the fact that Eagles were without Westbrook, Brown, and Andrews (best RB, best WR, and best OL). So 10 pts. isn't too shabby without some of your top weapons.]

  • Didn't the Steelers marching down the field on their opening drive bring back painful memories of seasons past? How many times last year were the Eagles in a hole before their offense even took the field? Where is this so called elite Eagles defense? [The Eagles have to face the Steelers during the regular season so they would of been nuts to show the opposition anything outside of some basic defensive schemes.]

  • Was DeSean Jackson's strong performance the result of him getting open or the coaches telling the QBs to force feed the ball to Jackson to prove the team was wise in trading out of the first round and stealing Jackson in the 2nd round? Isn't it odd that Curtis (a proven vet) had only one catch? And where were Jackson's skills on punt returns? The area that the coaches supposedly couldn't control for Jackson, he failed to shine. [Pure conspiracy theory!]
So in short, his evaluation was that McNabb and Jackson were overrated and the first team offense and defense need to pray they see back-ups all season long. Anyone agree, just another case of Philly negativity, or way too much thought into a preseason game?

22 comments:

charlie said...

hard to believe that people still hate McNabb out there. way too much thought into a preseason game. #5 looked good, case closed.

Anonymous said...

philly and their conspiracy theories. Really, the coaches forcing the ball to Jackson? Stupid, stupid, stupid. The boy has talent.

peter said...

i was happy with the game. remember it is only preseason what does it matter anyway.

phillyboy said...

It was kind of scary that the punt return unit didn't do better considering the emphasis that reid was putting on ST this year. Regardless, McNabb looked good.

less said...

once a Mcnabb hater, always a McNabb hater. You just can't change some people.

Anonymous said...

Who would your boss rather have at QB from the NFC? Thats right there is no one better than our #5.

richard said...

are you sure that guy is an Eagles fan? sounds like a Cowboy fan to me. Cowboys suck!

Anonymous said...

nice to hear an opposite opinion but the dude has to be a cowboys fan. what the hell is he doing in Philly!

E-A-G-L-E-S

EAGLESGUY said...

WE WILL PROVE THE DOUBTERS WRONG WHEN WE CLAIM THE DIVISION AND THE LOMBARDI

al said...

its the preseason everyone needs to calm down. not time to panic. #5 was sharp thats all that matters. the other things well they can still be fixed before september

Anonymous said...

some people will just always hate on the Eagles. i agree with the others, must be a Cowboys fan

christy said...

agreement as well you boss has gotta be an eagles hater, giants-cowboy lover.

i thought mcnabb lookeed good and we will ride his arm (and legs) back to the top.

phillybob said...

good post. stupid argument by the other guy. like reid has time to plan out forcing desean the ball. jackson has talent and got himself open. like the other posters, the boss has to be a Dallas fan.

Anonymous said...

who would the guy rather have romo?

joey said...

please stop bitching philly fans

charles said...

i wouldn't say that i disagree with either argument.

Anonymous said...

boss man gotta be a Cowboys fan. how did his boy romo do last year in the playoffs? did boss man shead a tear when TO shead a tear.

cowboy fans should not be in philly!

dougefresh said...

i wouldn't be surprised that that guy is secretly rooting for the mets to overtake the phillies too.

Anonymous said...

don't make me go all brett myers on that guy

rodgers said...

does your boss work for the 610 morning show crew?

dan said...

b-west, reggie, and adrews were gone, 10 points is remarkable with the cast they had on the 1st team.

go back to dallas!

gary said...

agree with you all boss seems like your typical cowboys fans