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Some Notes on the Players That Really Struggled Sunday

Sunday was bad on some many levels. The coaching decisions and play calling was just plain awful. If your name isn't LeSean McCoy, Jason Peters, Trent Cole, Cullen Jenkins, Jason Babin or Brian Rolle you had a bad game.

Still it's just one game. The team will recover and we will become a better team because of this. The thing that is the most frustrating about all of this is that when we got all these great players our expectations greatly rose. I expected the Giants to beat us once this season but not like this.

 

Michael Vick/Andy Reid/Marty Mornhinweg-  When your quarterback is getting beaten badly each week, what do you do? Keep everything the same and hope for better results? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Quick passes and more screens. We have the best screen back in the league and a very athletic offensive line. Punish teams for attacking Michael Vick. It's just bad gameplanning to let Vick continue to get beaten week after week without utilizing the screen game. They did run the ball 33 times(not counting Vick's runs) but the quick passing game along with the screen game could go a long way in both keeping Vick upright and balancing out the passing game.

 

DeSean Jackson- I didn't want the Eagles to give in this offseason and give Jackson a ridiculous contract like what Chris Johnson got. His speed and playmaking ability make him a threat to take it the distance every single time he touches the ball but his inconsistency and small frame make him seem invisible five or six games each season. Jackson had five game last season with less than 50 total yards and eight games with less than four receptions. I don't know whether to blame the quarteback, the coaching staff or just blame DeSean, but four dropped passes in three games make me want to blame DeSean.

 

Kurt Coleman- He might have had the worst game of anybody on Sunday. Bad in coverage and a lot of missed tackles. Nate Allen wasn't much better and Jarrad Page was just okay at best. Safety is probably my biggest concern with this team. 

Everything I have heard about Jaiquawn Jarrett is about how physical he is and about his leadership skills and his amazing tackling ability. Sounds like what we need in our secondary right now. I'm not saying he should be starting, but he needs to be active and get some game action. Maybe we come out of the bye week with him at strong safety and hopefully Nate Allen is healthier by then.

 

Casey Matthews- This is one player that has really disappointed so far. He looks very soft and very confused out there, even on the weakside. Brian Rolle looks a little better. He is an excellent blitzer, and a lot tougher. The fact that Rolle is vertically challenged could actually work for him. He is harder to spot as he is only about 5'10. Right now he looks better in coverage and not any worse in the running game. Clearly Matthews is a huge weak spot for our defense right now. At times it looks like we have 10 men on the field.

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