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Things to Take Away from Monday Night

  • We will be a much much better team minus Hank Baskett, Greg Lewis, and Jason Avant.
  • Yet Donovan is so good and so on this year, that he can actually make them look adequate for most of a game. The problem: when it matters most, they can't get open and make a play. See the final 3rd down play where McNabb had time, then bought more by running outside, then bought more by trying to evade DeMarcus Ware. Maybe he should have thrown it away at the end, but seriousy... no one could get open during all that time??
  • DeSean Jackson officially needs a talking to. It's great that he's doing well, but talent isn't enough. He can't be good and act like FredEx. That's not going to work on a good team.
  • But he is possibly the best receiver on this team right now.
  • Special teams improvements? A mirage. Just because we don't have Mahe and Reed back there returning kicks, doesn't mean this phase of the game has become a strength. When the only guy who has a chance to make a return tackle is David Akers, you're doing something wrong.
  • Brian Dawkins is, at this point in his career, completely exploitable.
  • He looks good now and then busting through for a tackle, but he can't cover anyone good.
  • An aside: why is Terrell Owens ever given one-on-one coverage outside at the goalline. He is a touchdown-scoring machine, second most all-time. Asante Samuel has to commit pass interference, and Brian Dawkins has to demonstrate his age when put in that situation.
  • Sean Considine should never ever be seen on an NFL field ever again.
  • Seriously.... wtf.
  • The linebackers are young and excited and physical and fun to watch. But they are most certainly not elite yet. Witten, Barber can still make them look bad.
  • Then again, at least they aren't invisible guardians of space like Dhani Jones. And they will improve.
  • Cowboys offensive line is still better than the Eagles defensive line.
  • Which raises the question, have you run out of blitzing ideas, JJ?
  • McNabb > Romo
  • Westbrook, Jackson, Smith, Avant, Lewis, Baskett < Barber, Jones, Witten, Owens
  • Quintin Mikell is the best safety we have.
  • Run defense, previously a major weakness, has apparently been fixed.
  • Pass rush has not.
  • There were many problems and turning points and opportunities. However, the difference in the game: 4 sacks vs. 0 sacks.
  • Oh, and Sean Considine.
  • Kicking field goals early is a losing formula. Also see: Indianapolis at Minnesota.
  • Against a very good defensive front, the offensive line bent-- a lot. They gave McNabb time on the  majority of plays, but he was forced to move around far too much for comfort.
  • The NFL knows you are going to throw a screen, Andy Reid. Try something different every now and then, please.
  • The Eagles need to work on trick plays. Their hook and ladder was horrendous. And the McNabb-to-Wesbrook fumble came on a fake end-around.
  • And no more trick plays with the game on the line. Hook and ladder? Are you serious? Let McNabb make a play.
  • The Jerry Jones Watch is obnoxious.
  • Although, he looks like a lot more fun than Jeffrey Lurie and Co.
  • While on the subject of the broadcast, can we comission someone to take out Tony Kornheiser? His style is great on PTI, but apologists can no longer defend this behavior on MNF. Just because he can't break down a football game, does he have to keep repeating the same old storylines about Reid, McNabb, Philadelphia, TO, etc?
  • Jaws has too many gadgets. Just give him the yellow marker and let him draw.
  • Both offenses are dominating. It's encouraging, yet frustrating, that the Eagles can score that much without good WRs. The butterfingers were out in force.
  • Not many teams are going to be able to stop McNabb if he can stay this hot. But can he? And will he stay on the field? Because Kolb may be ok, but I doubt he can make Greg Lewis look like an NFL player.
  • Has any NFL quarterback done more with worse wide recievers? Tom Brady. That's about it.
  • The Eagles and Cowboys are two very closely matched football teams. Which is good news for Philly, because Dallas is for real.
  • Dallas must feel good that they won, but eventually they will realize that the win doesn't mean a lot about who is better or who will win the next time they match up.
  • Both defenses are better than they looked last night against two great offenses. But each team just exposed the other's weaknesses for the rest of the NFL.
  • The Eagles can control Owens with better schemes/coverage. See: second half.
  • The Ealges currently have no answer for Jason Witten. Dawk, Mikell, Gocong, Bradley, can't cover him. I'd like to see Gocong get him short, with Sheldon Brown over top. What's the use of having 3 starting CBs if you can't put one on the 1b target?
  • The Giants and Redskins could not have been happy with what they saw last night. Those looked like two elite teams out there.
  • TO is right about one thing. We should get our popcorn ready for this rivalry. What more can you ask for in watching a football game? (... ok, a little defense)
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