Eagles v. Redskins, Sunday, October 3, 2010
Stud of the game: I can't say Donovan, can I? Then my second choice would have to be LeSean McCoy who, although he didn't get in the endzone, had 174 yards combined rushing and receiving...up until he broke his rib. DJax? Nothing. Maclin? Nothing? Celek? The TD grab, but otherwise nothing.
We were just outplayed, out coached, and out passioned. You would not believe how many player interviews there have been in DC about how much the whole team wanted to win this for McNabb. And Shanny game-planned what we've all been screaming for AR to do for years -- not place the ENTIRE success of the offense on Donny's arm.
Speaking of Big Red, is Andy Reid's main problem as a coach that he just can't make quick decisions? Case in point 1: the timeout debacle at the end of the first half. Case in point 2: the LeSean McCoy fumble that was originally not counted as a fumble, until we didn't get the next play off and Shanny had time to challenge -- and win.
And penalties! Why do we ALWAYS have so many PENALTIES? How can the guys -- both coaches and players - not understand how that just DESTROYS drives? And at home! We don't even have the hostile crowd noise excuse.
Our special teams continues to be the kind of special that involves the short bus.
And the thing that really worried me was that after Vick went down and K2 went in with a chance to win the game and earn the starting job back, he mostly just looked lost.
At the end, we were left hoping DMac would throw a pick. And considering that he'd already thrown one, which is rare enough, it would've been more likely for Sasquatch and Nessie to show up at my front door toting seven layer dip. That is not a game plan.
And now Vick is injured and it was on a play when he didn't get into the endzone in the first place AND the whole play got called back because of a (say it with me, kids) PENALTY.
I quote DJax: "We've just got to find different ways of getting open and sitting in the holes, we're not always going to be able to be running down the field and scoring these long touchdowns."
Except that's pretty much been the sum total of the offense for the past 11 years. "O-line, you stay in to block. Everyone else, go long. Donovan, bomb it on down there." And it mostly worked, most of the time.
On the up side, I hear Jeff Garcia's available.
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