Monday, September 18, 2006

I feel like I got kicked in the stomach

With a steel-toed boot.

Size 40.

But hey, let's look on the bright sid--

Just kidding. We don't do that. (Even if there were one).

What the hell were the Eagles thinking? Trotter admitted that even going into halftime, he didn't think there was any chance that the giants could win the game. Apparently, they all thought that way, because they sure played like it in the fourth quearter. As much as they echo the words of their PR coaches "we take it one game at a time..." they were undoubtedly looking ahead. Probably not to next Sunday, but to that night's social engagements.

It was thoroughly embarassing. And to have played so well for the majority of the game makes it even worse. I was actually wondering if that fact we played well for three quarters made it better because we could say that we did some positive things, but no. It makes it much, much worse. We could have - should have -- won that game. To let a lead like that slip is more consistent with character problems than skill shortcomings.

Sure, we can easily point to Cole's boneheaded penalty, which Hugh Douglass descibed as "he kicked him in the hoo-hoo" -- which Cole did right in front of the ref. Or we can point to the questionable decision giving Shiancoe the reception that Dawkins caught for him (or the decision not to review it, while earlier deciding to review a giants reception even after they ran another down to spike it). Or Big Red's mental block with anything to do with time management. Or Big Red's decision to go for it on 4th and 1 -- and to run off tackle when we knew they were stuffing the line and that we had trouble running between the tackles all game. Or many of Reid's calls, actually. I even thought the all-out blitz on the last play was unwise, leaving just man coverage on Plaxico, since he could easily get under and out-jump any of our CBs, which is what he did. But still, I think it really was a total team effort to pack it in and just stop playing. And to just give them the momentum and never even try to regroup to take it back.

Hell, according to Rhea Hughes on WIP, after the game even Spadaro was furious at the Eagles.

And now Kearse suppsedly has a "severe knee injury"? Just typical. And even more typical that it happened in an overtime that we never should've been in in the first place, on a hot day when everyone's bodies were totally depleted by that point. So much for depth.

At least we're back in familiar territory...


Blogger J Dubs said...


9/18/2006 3:42 PM  
Blogger KES said...

The worst part is that I have not watched a NFL team OWN another team so much in a game up until that final quarter. The Eagles looked like one of the best teams in the NFL for the first 3. They allowed the Giants to win that game on stupid mistakes and lack of discipline in the last quarter.

But hey, bright side or not......there is a lot more season to go.

9/18/2006 9:09 PM  
Blogger Dave Popstar said...

Bright side? BRIGHT side? I think you're on the wrong blog, my man...

9/19/2006 1:02 PM  
Blogger KES said...


No one died

9/19/2006 10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the worse losses I've ever had to endure. Probably won't get over it until after this weekend. Of course, I'll have to watch the game on mute.

9/20/2006 11:36 PM  

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