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      In today's Divisional Debacle, the Defense under Greg Manusky in the first half, gave up 207 yards of offense (105 rushing/102 passing) and two touchdowns.  That said, they did manage a single INT on which the Offense actually managed to score a touchdown off of. They allowed 12 of 16 passes to be completed . 
       
      In the second half it was 107 yards given up (58 rushing//49 passing) a field goal and a touchdown. They traded their first half pick for a second half sack. However, Dallas completed all five of their pass attempts. 
       
      Don't read that thinking "Well it seems like they tightened up some in the 2nd half."  They didn't. They simply had about half the plays in the second half. 30 plays in the First and 18 in the Second.
       
      So far in two Divisional matchups, the Defense has faltered in the Second half. They start out like a house of fire for the first few drives until their opponents gradually make adjustments. This Defensive coaching staff fails make any adjustments, whether in game or at the very least at Halftime. They've given up over 30 points per game for a total of 63 points given up in two games. While the Bears are up next, the Pats await and they've put up over 70 points in two games. Yeah. Ok. They did shut out the Dolphins today which is looking like the NFL version of ... ahem... shooting fish in a barrel. 
       
      The frustrating thing is Manusky is the DC that the Front Office actively looked to replace during the off season without firing him. When you know they're looking to replace you, most people would make a concentrated effort to show an improvement. Yet Manusky's Defense still keeps acting like it's starring in Groundhog Day.
       
      In his post game presser, when asked directly about if any coaching changes would be made, Gruden said "No, I think after two games – you’re talking about playing two very good offensive football teams and two of the best offensive lines in pro football we just played back-to-back. That’s no excuse whatsoever, but I don’t think we need to hit the panic button yet. We just have to continue to focus on what we can do better to win. Get Jonathan [Allen] in here, get a couple of our corners back in here and let’s go back and strap it up against Chicago [Bears] next week and see what happens.” 
       
      Here's another frustrating thing. The defensive communication was an issue last season as well. Wasn't this supposed to have been worked on during OTA's and Training Camp? It's understandable that the rookies would still be on a learning curve, but NFL vets like Collins and DRC you'd think they would have down by the start of the season. 
       
      Gruden said they're a very talented group on Defense but that they weren't reaching them. When questioned as to why the coaching staff that has been in place for several years, wasn't reaching them, he defended the comment as them being a young defense. “We have some moving parts now. Landon Collins is a veteran guy but this is his first year, [Montez] Sweat’s in his first year, [Cole] Holcomb, it’s his first year, [Jon] Bostic is in his first year. We’re playing Dominique [Rodgers-Cromartie] at corner and this is Jimmy Moreland’s first year, so it’s not like we are the most experienced group. We feel like were very talented, but we`re still fighting through somethings. There are a lot of things to look forward to, without a doubt, but we do have to play better and strap it up and get back to work."

       
       
       

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41 minutes ago, zskins said:

 

Only as a personnel consultant though. They still have a GM Dorsey. Scot has worked with him before though. 

Well, heard he was good in that role.  The Browns have corrected their disaster of a front office.  Next year, they will get to correct their disaster of a head coach.

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The NFC East is 13-8 in Super Bowls.  They have the most wins, most appearances, and the best W/L % in the era...by far.

 

THIS IS A TREND.  

 

 

BET AGGRESSIVELY.

 

httr

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14 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

The NFC East is 13-8 in Super Bowls.  They have the most wins, most appearances, and the best W/L % in the era...by far.

Meh.......lot of those happened before '96 largely due to the Cowboys and Skins. Since the league went to four divisions per conference in 2002, NFC East has met its quota of four appearances in 16 years......going 3-1, all against the Pats Empire. The NFC South and NFC West have five appearances each during that stretch.  

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The worst part about the end of the Super Bowl isn't even the Eagles fans anymore. Steelers fans are flipping out now that their Super Bowl win lead is out of danger. I've disliked a lot of teams and their fans, but Steelers and Eagles fans will always be my most hated fanbases. More than even the Seahawks'.

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15 minutes ago, hail2skins said:

Meh.......lot of those happened before '96 largely due to the Cowboys and Skins. Since the league went to four divisions per conference in 2002, NFC East has met its quota of four appearances in 16 years......going 3-1, all against the Pats Empire. The NFC South and NFC West have five appearances each during that stretch.  

 

 

I guess I was just betting with my heart.  Not for a moment did I give proper thought to that Panthers SB run a few years back.

 

Good point!

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2 hours ago, CRobi21 said:

 

WTF??  Is everything, good or bad, a reason to riot.  The damned camera lady seemed proud that she caught a historic moment on her phone.

 

Want to see an awesome Philly moment, lady?  Go re-watch the game.

 

Makes me sick.

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Epic game. Back and forth all game. No one expected Foles to shine like that. 

 

Thought it was funny Darrel Green brought out the trophy. Absolutely puzzling why Bellicek decided to sit Butler.

 

Some interesting/weird/funny commercials this year too. That Honda commercial made zero sense to me.

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I don't get why people burn down their cities and loot their local businesses.

 

Such an odd way to celebrate.

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8 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

Those "great" Philly fans. There's just a couple of bad apples.

 

Expect more trouble with the Lane Johnson beer giveaway. Pandemonium here we go !

 

4 hours ago, JSSkinz said:

I don't get why people burn down their cities and loot their local businesses.

 

Such an odd way to celebrate.

Too much lube

 

 

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I haven't been this hungover for this long since I was in college in philly.  Never would have thot eagles win a game where pats never punted and Brady had those stats.  Beside Foles, most impressive to me as an Eagle fan was how Doug coached.  I loved Andy Reid as a coach but it is obvious he couldn't coach like this.  No way in hell does he go for it on 4th and 1 from our side of the field with 5:00 to go. Also, Doug gets all the credit, but good teams have great asst and position coaches and I think that's especially true for eagles this year.  

 

Great win by a team that I have enjoyed watching more than any other eagles team going back to like 2003.

 

debating going to the parade.   It will be a madhouse and is 3 hours away, but what the hell I can get a free beer!

 

Cheers,

PF

 

p.s.  Did DG look nervous carrying that trophy or was that just me?

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23 hours ago, NickyJ said:

The worst part about the end of the Super Bowl isn't even the Eagles fans anymore. Steelers fans are flipping out now that their Super Bowl win lead is out of danger. I've disliked a lot of teams and their fans, but Steelers and Eagles fans will always be my most hated fanbases. More than even the Seahawks'.

I have to live around these clueless seacawk fans right now.

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On 2/5/2018 at 1:29 AM, NickyJ said:

The worst part about the end of the Super Bowl isn't even the Eagles fans anymore. Steelers fans are flipping out now that their Super Bowl win lead is out of danger. I've disliked a lot of teams and their fans, but Steelers and Eagles fans will always be my most hated fanbases. More than even the Seahawks'.

Iggles to the east of me

Yinzers to the west

Here I am - stuck in the middle with you.

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10 hours ago, eaglesfandan said:

It will be interesting to see what they do with Foles.

 

Foles is gone, most likely.

 

There's no way that after playing generally well in the playoffs, playing great in the Super Bowl, and winning SB MVP, that Foles will happily go back the bench when Wentz returns and just sit there the whole 2018 season.

 

And there's no way the Eagles will bench Wentz, who was on his way to possibly being the NFL MVP before he got hurt, and was out for the year. Not if they are smart.

 

I can see Foles and his agent forcing a trade.

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