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Freefalling Birds

November 28th, 2011 by Scott Dargis | 1 Comment | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

The drubbing that the Eagles endured yesterday thanks to the New England Patriots has set the wheels in motion for certain armageddon within the franchise. The chants “fire Andy” were not overwhelming yesterday, but they could be heard loud and clear over the telecast for about 30 seconds. The message has become pretty clear, the fans are tired of the current course that the Eagles are stuck on.

Make no mistake about it the Eagles were simply outclassed against a Patriots team that needed to make a statement after the Baltimore Ravens took care of the 49ers on Sunday. The 10 point lead that the Eagles jumped out to was a quick after thought because once Tom Brady got rolling there was simply no stopping him.

At times it looked like Brady was going to be sacked, only to step up avoid the pressure and create plays out of nothing, the Deion Branch catch and run in the second quarter for example. The final stats for Brady looked like this:

24-for-34, 361 yards, 3 TDs.

Keep in mind that Brady wasn’t relevant in the fourth quarter because the game was already way in hand. There are many reasons why yesterday’s game got away from the Eagles, so let’s take a look at a couple of them, in order from most important:

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Kolb To Get Starting Job

June 29th, 2011 by Mike H. | Comments Off on Kolb To Get Starting Job | Filed in Eagles, Football

Unfortunately, it won’t be with the Eagles. The former second round pick will no doubt be moved as soon as the lock out is lifted and a new collective bargaining agreement has been signed. The deal is probably already in place as the Eagles are rumored to be looking at another troublesome quarterback to back up the reformed Michael Vick. While not as drastic a rehab project, the QB the Eagles are targeting is former Titans field general, Vince Young. It would be interesting to see Vince Young and Albert Haynesworth, both former Tennessee Titans, be recruited by the Eagles new defensive line coach, and former Titans defensive line coach, Jim Washburn. As we have read, the Eagles have an “aggressive plan” in place once free agency starts, so this should be interesting and soon.

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Johnny G’s Christmas Day Pick (NFL and NBA)

December 25th, 2009 by Johnny G | 35 Comments | Filed in Football, General

Ho Ho Ho!

I would like to start off by wishing everyone and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Nothing better than a little Christmas Day football but don’t forget to tune into the Lakers Cavs game while you are killing time till 7:30. Now down to business. After a brutal Sunday my record still stands at a respectable 13-8 overall and I fully intend to right the ship this Christmas Day. Enjoy the pick and the game. I have not been giving out NBA picks due to the overall number of NFL games to choose from but with only one game going tonight at 7:30, my basketball pick of the day will be the Lakers minus the number over the Cavs.

San Diego Chargers (+3) over Tennessee Titans/ 7:35 pm Friday

The Chargers enter this game having won 9 games in a row and they look to push their streak to double digits tonight in Tennessee. This will be a gruesome matchup between two very physical football teams that can move the ball on the ground and through the air. Bolts’ QB Philip Rivers is playing the best football of his career and the combination of Darren Sproles and Ladainian Tomlinson are getting it done on the ground. With a receiving group of Antonio Gates, Vincent Jackson, Malcom Floyd, and Legedu Naanee they are almost impossible to match up against.

On the other hand you have a Titans team who started off the season 0-6 and has since rebounded dramatically to now stand at 7-7. That’s a record of 7-1 since Jeff Fisher gave the reigns over to Vince Young. The Titans also have some guy named Chris Johnson, I don’t know if you’ve heard of him but he is challenging Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record. He needs 270 yards in the final 2 games to break the record and he is currently running like a man possessed. Any defense will have their hands full trying to stop him on any given week.

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Johnny G’s Monday Night Football Pick

November 23rd, 2009 by Johnny G | 9 Comments | Filed in Football, General

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Houston Texans Vs. Tennessee Titans 8:30pm on ESPN

After going 7-1 with my first 8 picks, starting with a (4-0) sweep in week 10 and following that up with a (3-1) showing in Week 11- Here is my analysis and pick for Monday night.

The Houston Texans enter this game fresh off their bye week and are in hot pursuit of the best record in franchise history, which is not as prestigious when your franchise has never had a .500 record. The Texans currently sit at 5-4 and although there are many question marks on both sides of the ball, they have an extremely dangerous and explosive offense even with the absence of emerging TE Owen Daniels. Matt Schaub is in the midst of a career season and is clicking on all cylinders with All-pro WR Andre Johnson, while also spreading the ball around to his solid group of secondary receivers in Kevin Walter, and Jacoby Jones. On the other side of the ball, the defense is improving but still would not intimidate anyone in the NFL and they will have a daunting task ahead of them, by having to contain the NFL’s leading rusher, Chris Johnson.

On the other hand, you have the Titans who started the season 0-6 with Kerry Collins at the helm. Since that horrendous start, Collins has been replaced by former first round pick Vince Young and the offensive scheme is now run almost exclusively through Chris Johnson. At this point in the season, you are looking at the best 3-6 football team in the league and by all accounts are the same team that went 13-3 in 2008. With Vince Young now managing this offense and not trying to win games all by himself, Tennessee is suddenly very dangerous to play every week. Now that the defense is also playing similar to last season, this is a team that could conceivably run the table and finish at 10-6 if things fell their way.

This game will come down to if the Texans can deal with the wear and tear throughout the game of the Titans offensive line pounding away at them. The Titans will not abandon the run if it does not work early, they will continue to pound away at the Texans and mix in plenty of play-action fakes. At the end of the day the overall wear and tear on this defense will be too much for the Texans to handle. Look for Vince Young to play well but he will not win this game on his own by any means and the game will be shortened by the Titans running game, preventing Schaub from spending too much time on the field. The mess in the Texans backfield will not help matters, as Steve Slaton recently regained his starting job after losing it to journeyman and former Eagle, Ryan Moats because of a fumbling problem. This game will be at least be worth watching, unlike the pitiful game that the NFL put on primetime last week between the Browns and the Ravens. Take the Titans on the road in this contest plus the points.

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