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News & notes from around the web for November 1st
Delay Suggests Make-or-Break for Vick
The fact that Andy Reid needed three days after Sunday's devastating loss to the Falcons to announce his quarterbacking decision tells us it was not an easy, automatic one.
32 Observations: Week 8 | ProFootballFocus.com
Halfback LeSean McCoy has had the most running back screens at 13. However, those passes have gone for only 39 yards. On five of them McCoy has lost yards, but on two he has scored touchdowns.
All-22: What the Tape Tells Us About Nnamdi Asomugha - Birds 24/7
The tape confirms that Asomugha does not possess the kind of recovery speed necessary to be a shutdown corner. But there is more to it.
Julio vs. Nnamdi | National Football Post
On Sunday, Julio Jones ran past Nnamdi Asomugha on the straight 9 (fade) route for a 63-yard TD in the Falcons’ 30-17 win over the Eagles. But why did the Philly CB get beat? And where was the FS help over the top? Using some screen shots from the TV copy and the All-22 cut-ups, let’s take a look at the play—and it all starts with the release at the line of scrimmage.
Weird: We Agree with Donovan McNabb About Michael Vick, But Maybe DJacc Too
DeSean Jackson was a guest on the NFL Network on Tuesday morning and the hot topic of conversation was whether or not a quarterback change from Mike Vick to Nick Foles would help the Eagles win more games going forward. Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was also sharing his thoughts on the QB debate and we tend to agree with Donnie Mac.
Dilfer Speaks + Q&A
I heard ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer on the radio on Tuesday and he covered the Eagles QB situation. Trent said that he thinks Vick played more within the system back in 2010. He indicated that Vick was probably trying to still earn the coaches trust and was more likely to do exactly what they wanted.