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Al DeMarco’s Monday Report

September 20th, 2010 by Johnny G | Comments Off on Al DeMarco’s Monday Report | Filed in General

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A Win, But…

September 20th, 2010 by OD20 | Comments Off on A Win, But… | Filed in General

Welcome to the Party Young Man

I feel like there are genuinely 4523493028 story lines to the Eagles’ 35-32 win versus the Lions.  I don’t even know where to begin.  I’m gonna go old school, bullet point outline, and I’ll start with the positives.

POSITIVES

  • The offense rolled as expected.  I predicted 27 points (3 TD’s, 2 FG’s) and they produced 35.  The point total is a direct result of the team punching in touchdowns (5 of them) instead of settling for FG’s.  That was a red zone display that most Eagles’ fans are not accustomed to.  Great work by the offense, horrendous defense by the Lions.
  • LeSean McCoy, welcome to the big show.  16 carries, 120 yard, and 3 touchdowns on the day.  That is as productive and efficient as it gets in this league.  The Eagles may have found something in running out of the spread.  They spread the field, went to 3 and 4 receivers, and then gashed the Lions up the middle with quick hitting, quick developing plays.  It is very clear that the strength of this line is NOT sustaining blocks, so they went to faster hitting plays with fewer defenders in the box and McCoy made people miss all game.
  • Omar Gaither, you will be found in both the positives and negatives today.  Gaither’s second half consisted of at least 9 tackles (I had him at 10) and 2 tackles for a loss.  He looked decisive, he looked aggressive, and he made plays coming toward the line of scrimmage.  This was the tale of two halves for Omar, and his second half was the one with the happy ending (get your mind out of the gutter).
  • Mike Vick had an efficient day.  He ran for 2 first downs, never ran when he didn’t have to, and he went 21-34 for 284 yards, and 2 touchdowns.  A QB rating over 100 for the second straight week, and lead the offense to 5 scores.
  • Nate Allen, second straight game with an interception, defensed two other passes, and was in great position all day.  He and Quentin Mikel did a great job of providing help to Calvin Johnson and hold him to just 4 catches for 50 yards.  Safety was a big question heading into the season and it looks like the Eagles have two playmakers back there.

NEGATIVES
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