Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Thinking Thoughts About The Eagles

A quiet day in Eagle land. Players are back to practicing in Philly and the preseason home opener is tomorrow night against the Panthers.

Some quick thoughts...

  • Anyone else feel the pressure on Brown to have a strong showing against the Panthers tomorrow night? Report after report have every receiver, except Brown, having a great camp.
  • Sheppard is officially listed as the back-up to Sheldon Brown at Right CB. Somehow I still can't figure out how Brown beats out Sheppard, a two-time Pro Bowler.
  • Again, it is only preseason, but I am curious to see if DeSean Jackson can have another strong showing at WR against the Panthers. It would also be nice to see him do something as a punt returner. Special teams blocking needs to be improved tomorrow night. It is scary that so much emphasize is being placed on special teams and we look no better than last year. Again only one game, but we need to see some improvement against the Panthers.
  • Hopefully the 1st team defense got the memo that there is a game tomorrow night. Hopefully the Santonio Holmes TD last week was a blown coverage and not Dawkins looking his age.
  • If the offense gets in the red zone tomorrow night they need six points. No more field goals or a lucky dump off to Jason Davis. The 1st team offense needs to punch it in with authority and confidence. The Eagles cannot be settling for 3 points again this year.
  • Will Jed Collins get the start tomorrow night? Is Collins, an undrafted TE, the real deal or are Davis and Lawton that bad?
  • Darren Howard needs to make some plays against the Panthers. He has been a camp star, but game time is where is counts. Even if game time is the preseason.
  • Supposedly Andrews showed up to camp in good shape. I still think that he is rushing, either by his own accord or the Eagles pushing him to, back to football. If you have depression one or two visits to the therapist is not enough and the medications still need time to work into his system. Call it a hunch but once the medications take effect, I foresee some major weight gain for Andrews.
  • What the hell is Bunkley doing with two Desert Eagle .50-caliber handguns, an Armalite rifle, a custom-made .223-caliber rifle, and a .45-caliber Glock handgun? And now these guns are stolen and in the city. Just what Philadelphia needs more gun violence! It's funny if you look close enough at the picture of Bunkley's house you can see an ADT Security sign on his lawn. Guess someone forgot to pay the security bill! Anyone check Marvin Harrison's house (ouch!)
  • Stupid ESPN.com and their McNabb Interview. I know it makes a good read, but bringing up the T.O. mess again after three years, stop! And Donovan, you couldn't just say no comment?!?
  • Bad news...looks like Plaxico Burress is back to practicing with the Giants. I guess we can stilll hold out hope that Steven Jackson (Rams) will continue his holdout into the season.
  • Good point Asante. Who needs training camp. Last year you held out and were an all-pro!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

haha, bitching and moaning got you no where sheppard!

justin said...

agree the first team defense needs an opening drive stop tomorrow nigh

michael said...

Bunkley is an idiot. NFL players and their toys. What the hell is he doing in S. Philly anyway!

chuckinpa said...

just start jackson now

thepaintedman said...

"What the hell is Bunkley doing with two Desert Eagle .50-caliber handguns, an Armalite rifle, a custom-made .223-caliber rifle, and a .45-caliber Glock handgun? And now these guns are stolen and in the city. Just what Philadelphia needs more gun violence! It's funny if you look close enough at the picture of Bunkley's house you can see an ADT Security sign on his lawn. Guess someone forgot to pay the security bill! Anyone check Marvin Harrison's house (ouch!)"

Wow. Ever heard of collecting something? Why did Bunk have all those LEGAL guns? Easy, because he can and wanted to.

Dude was robbed... end of story.

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