Eagles over Jaguars, Sunday, September 26, 2010
My boy this week? Trevor Laws, who recorded six tackles, a sack, and two deflected passes on a day when our D only allowed three points.
We DOMINATED. We TOTALLY DOMINATED. OK, it was a bad team, but still -- good day for You-Two-Calm-Down-or-I'm-Turning-Off-the-TV Dad's birthday fete. The offense was quite good, putting up 28 points, but the D played hard for the entire game. After almost giving up a huge lead over the Lions last week (and watching what happened with the Redskins), that's huge.
Do you think the "QB controversy" talk will die down this week? With McNabb coming home Sunday, probably not. But the Vick decision looked pretty good this week. He missed some open guys, and there were some really off passes, but he went 17/31 for almost 300 yards, three TD, and no picks (and a win), so I'm not gonna gripe too hard. Other than the fact that he hangs onto the ball too long and takes sacks he doesn't need to. Not only is getting sacked a bad thing in the whole "we need to get 10 yards for a first down" sense, it's also bad to subject your body to that kind of pounding.
Is Jeremy Maclin a TD machine? Time will tell, but so far this season, yes.
I would like to see Brent Celek more involved -- he is Mr. Earning Hard YAC -- and Jason Avant -- Mr. Sure Hands -- too, and DeSean, I know you're amazing, but could you please pay attention to where the down markers are, donkey? But seriously, not too much to complain about. Also, maybe you and Celek should compare notes so you don't run the same route into each other. Because he's way bigger than you, and running into him full speed will, sooner or later, not be a good thing.
Finally, how different is our D with and without Stewart Bradley? No more concussions, young man. We need you.
On to REDSKINS week and the return of DMac.
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