The task for the Philadelphia Eagles offense is seemingly simple. It needs to re-establish itself in Oakland. Showing up will be a start, after two consecutive games of scoring nary a touchdown. QB Nick Foles has the start for the first time after a disastrous Week 7 game against the Cowboys. He needs to shake off that start, the dust from a week of no action due to a concussion and help to give his team a chance to win this week. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles gameplan: Re-starting the offense’
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Whatever Nick Foles had for breakfast on Sunday, he shouldn’t plan to have ever again on a game day.
In the absence of any other explanation for his awful performance at the Linc against the Cowboys, let’s just go ahead and blame it on the Wheaties. Foles wasn’t available following the game to discuss what went wrong—he left the game in the third quarter due to a head injury. Chip Kelly couldn’t explain it, either, but rather than laying the blame for scoring only three points in the game only at Foles, he pointed the finger at the entire offense.
The real pity of the offense’s failings was a strong showing by the defense, who held the Cowboys to just 17 points and grabbed two interceptions from Tony Romo. With a little help in the way of points on the scoreboard, the Eagles could have won this game. Or at least been in it. But that was not the way it was to be.
Foles’ numbers were as strikingly bad this week as they were good last week. 11-for-29 for 80 yards, averaging just 2.8 yards per attempt. Ouch. In fact, when Kelly was asked how the young quarterback could go from the NFC’s offensive player of the week to disaster in seven days, he didn’t have an answer. In fact, that was his actual response. “ I don’t have an answer for it.” Continue reading ‘The Eagles’ quarterback quandry’
It’s been a strange week leading up to the Philadelphia Eagles’ game with Tampa Bay.
Mike Vick, still sporting a hamstring injury from the Week 5 matchup against the Giants, was limited in practice during the week. When asked if he would get the start against the Bucs, his answer was that he would play this Sunday of he “had to.”
Though Chip Kelly said he wouldn’t reveal whether Vick or Nick Foles would get the start in Tampa Bay, Vick’s answer said everything we need to know. Continue reading ‘Strange week comes to a conclusion as Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off’
The Philadelphia Eagles are in Denver to face the Broncos, and it is one of the most challenging games on their schedule. Denver’s #1 ranked offense faces Philly’s #2 offense. Both teams can be fast and explosive, but will Chip Kelly even want his team to work quickly, only to hand over the ball to Peyton Manning, who has already had a historic season by notching 12 touchdowns in just three games? Continue reading ‘Can the Philadelphia Eagles keep up with the Denver Broncos?’
Sometimes a record can mask a team’s realities but so far,that’s not the case with the Philadelphia Eagles. Their 1-1 record heading into their Thursday night reunion with Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs tells the tale of what we’ve seen at Washington and versus the Chargers. This is a team whose offense has the possibility of being one of the most potent in the NFL with both its talent and pace. But only when their defense can get the opposing team’s offense off the field. Continue reading ‘Out with the old, in with the new: Will Andy Reid prevail in his return to Philadelphia?’