I watched the Dallas/Houston game all the way through, and had it on for a second time in the background as I tore up the moldy floor in our guest bedroom. Dallas was downright awful. I also caught the majority of the Giants game, and they too looked bad as the Ravens were simply too much for them on both sides of the ball. I paid less attention to the Redskins since their starting QB is out, although it seems they were better than our other rivals.
If you're unhappy with the Eagles' performance this preseason, here's a sampling of the reactions from the writers that cover our rivals that should make you feel a little better...
Tim Cowlishaw takes a breather from breaking Darrelle Revis stories to cover a couple teams in his own state.
This was a poor display of professional football, and the team knows it. So bad, in fact, that there are suggestions the regulars may play in the final pre-season game against the Dolphins.
Said receiver Patrick Crayton, when asked if he was surprised: "You talking about the tail whipping we just took? Does it shock me we got our tails whipped like that? Yeah, like that, yeah. There was no fight back or anything. It was like an MMA fight. They put us in a submission hold. Pretty much cut off our oxygen slowly until we had to just tap out."
Instead what (Coughlin) saw Saturday night was a lethargic team that he admitted is still "a ways" from being ready. And the truth is that all the work the Giants need may take a lot more than 14 days.
Coughlin seemed frustrated by the offense, but the play of the defense was particularly disturbing, given the lingering memories of last year and the promising game against the Steelers one week prior. Saturday night, defensive coordinator Perry Fewell’s starting unit gave up 17 points in its one half of play and probably should have surrendered more.
Baltimore Ravens as many of you arecoach Tom Coughlin is as unhappy with Saturday's 24-10 loss to the