Well it was not the most enjoyable thing I have ever watched, but it did put some things in perspective about the team. I really put my hopes into the FO with the way LB's were layed out for us and man last night cruashed all of those. Let's have a quick break down on what happened from my stand point.
LB's - Well this is now a gaping hole for us after seeing this game. I knew we would get tested all the way around with this Pittsburg team but I mean damn, really!! Our LB's got ass handed to them over and over again in the that Pittsburg run game. I know Casey has never had to deal with this but I mean this might have showed he is not ready for it. Time for Chaney to be moved back to the middle where I thought he would be anyway and move Casey outside or even to a passing down LB. Then with have Brian Rolle, this kid is impressing me right now. He is not big guy but he plays big. Maybe we need to give him a shot with this first team and see what happens.
CB & Safety - I know on the first drive Asante got spanked but that has always happened to him. He does take chances but he has made up for it with his Int's. I loved to see Nnamdi step up and hit the backs when they turned the corner on him. Lindley, we might as well say good by to him. He just looked bad. DRC I didnt see him in on alot so judgement still out. Nate Allen are you really able to step back in? First game I thought so but limited amount of play. Lets see if you can bounce back next week against a Cleveland team. Can we get any kind of LB for Hanson if we were to trade him? Maybe something to look at. A big body that can stop a 240lb RB.
DL - Still put on a pretty good show but hit a RB for me. Penlty gave up that first TD cause of this but still like what I see from them.
Offense - Everyone on offense looked lost last night. Vick was forcing some throws trying to make something happen. The OL looked good for the most part and will keep getting better. I was impressed with how Dunlap played. Our running game looked good but we never stuck it out enough to see what we could do with it. Havili can go for me. The fourth and 1 we went for and he kind of walked up to the line and jumped up in the air. just horrible, lost him a spot on this team for me. Young will get better I think but he is so lost with this offense. Once he gets it down may be alright. Kafka, all I can say about you is nice job!
Overall - This was something I think this Eagles team needed. A nice down home ass kicking. Now their heads are not in the clouds anymore after that and you can be for sure the coaches are still making sure of that. Now that this team has been brought back to earth we can get on it and fix what needs fixed and play some real football. Not what ever it is they played last night. 5 turn overs to a team like this you will get beat down everytime. Again this I think will make these guys much much better.
Notes to FO & Coaches - Can we now do what we need to do and stop trying to make Casey Matthews into his brother. Give Chaney back his job at MLB and let the other guys fight for starting time. Channey proved he could play that spot in the reg, season last year - why take it away from him? Also do you think some of this is because you decided to give the guys an extra day off? Do we really have time for this since we have already a shortened camp? You say you are all in well show us you are all in. Do what you have to, to make this our year., Play times over, FA is over, and the Reg. season is right around the corner. Lets do this.