What a great week. I attempted or am still attempting to brew my first batch of beer. The wife got the confirmation for her new job that she starts next week. St. Paddy’s day was yesterday so you know I got hammered. Oh and I got to see the Lombardi Trophy, and do some “Chalk Talk ” with Eagles new receivers Coach Gunter Brewer. It was cool to see my pop get to see the trophy. This week is going to be hard to top but I’ll give it shot. Man is it a good time to be alive.
The weigh ins are complete and the kings of wings are off to their homes to get a nap in before the festivities begin. The Freak made his appearance and took over the place like he usually does. He will now head down to Route 2 Tavern to hand out some swag. Tonight was an awesome display of competitors hanging out as well as some awesome people some hot women and of course the crew from Wing Bowl. It’s never to late to get tickets to this event and see some of the coolest characters ever. The Freak will be there to put on a show. You can catch HisVault on the Freaks Float hanging with his entourage. Stop by and grab a selfie.
Well the unthinkable has happened and the Philadelphia Eagles have made it to the Super Bowl to face off against the New England Patriots. The Eagles have defied all odds to make here. They weren’t the fan favorite, they didn’t have the toughest schedule, they lost player after player including the franchise QB. They got a back up that thought about retirement just a year prior. Each playoff game they were doubted and made the underdogs event though they had the best record in the league. Nick Foles was touted as a bum and wouldn’t win a playoff game. Hell even the coach at one time was considered to be below average and unqualified. With all of that the Eagles and their true fans stood there with their arms folded, that blue-collar stare, and calmly said F@#$ You with each passing victory. On Feb 4th the Philadelphia Eagles and the City of Philadelphia will finally get what they truly deserve and that is the Lombardi Trophy.
The Eagles have finally gotten back to the promise land and they were able to do it with a back up in Nick Foles. What a game, the Eagles completely dominated what was the number 1 defense in the league. The birds have taken on the persona of the underdog and love it. No team has worked harder for it then this one. It’s our time, it’s Philly’s time. The Eagles are Finally headed back to the big Dance.
This is the game of games this weekend. Nick Foles is being treated like a second-rate citizen and we have forgotten about everything that the Eagles have done up to this point. Human nature is that we only remember the last thing that happened. So the Defense is looking good, and Nick Foles and the offense is trash, or at least that’s what the National Media, and some local media, wants you to believe. We completely dismissed Foles’s performance against the Giants as if he were playing the Delaware State Hornets. Remember when we played the Giants the first time we won with a last second 61 yard bomb of a field goal. The Giants games are always tough and you have to dismiss the records for those. Oakland was on Christmas night and the game didn’t mean much outside of wrapping up the inevitable which was home filed advantage. The coach himself admitted to calling a vanilla game plan for the final game of the year against that so called team from Texas. I am angry at how we are acting, we have folded up shop and have taken our ball home and haven’t even played the game yet. BULLSHIT I SAY, BULLSHIT!!!!!!
Well here we are once again feeling the pain of being an Eagles fan. There have been videos and testimonials from fans on how we are cursed. Yes it feels that way, especially when your MVP QB goes down on a weird knee injury. No one thought he tore his ACL in that play. But here we are feeling the emotional pain as Carson feels the physical pain. The good news is that we have a backup QB that should be a starter in this league and after this late season run, he will get a new job. The Eagles are in a good spot but it is going to take a lot of work to get what we all want and that is the elusive Super Bowl Ring.
The Eagles have a nice schedule coming up that gives Nick Foles three good warm up games before heading into the playoffs. Don’t expect the offense to change much with the change at QB. Will it look a little different yes because Foles isn’t going to rip of a 15 yard run or extend the play the way Carson does. The Eagles may run a bit more this week only because the Giants can’t stop the run. The birds will easily handle the Giants this week dropping 30 plus on them.
Nick Foles will carry this team to the Super Bowl. On that day anything can happen. Foles is playing to prove he is a starting QB, playing to prove he deserves a new contract, playing to get his own team. The shame of it is that it could be the Giants that end up with him. It’s likely that Eli is out in NY and they are going to want to get a young QB to play for them. Foles will be a good transition QB until the rookie, who ever that may be, is ready to go in NY.
In Foles we trust. I will publish my piece this week that was about Carson taking us to the Superbowl and beating Brady at his own game winning it late which would have been the passing of the torch from Brady to Wentz. And no I didn’t jinx the Birds or Carson with the writing. Well Maybe a little. My BAD!!!!
Eagles win easily today 38 – 13. 13 is being generous.
P.S Sorry for the short right up, I was hungover and had to stop in the middle of it. The items in my body didn’t want to be there anymore.
Well the battle tested team won this game. The Seahawks took advantage of some soft play calling in the first half as well as mistakes and missed plays by the Eagles. Early on Carson missed a wide open Nelson Agholor. Later he the game he fumbled out the back of the end zone. They struggled to deal with the crowd noise and couldn’t make adjustments at the line of scrimmage. This just proves how important home field advantage is going to be. The birds need to come back next week and beat the Rams in LA. The will have the feel of a playoff game as well. The good news is that the Vikings will have to go to Carolina and play. Hopefully the Panthers can do a solid for us and take out the Vikings. The Eagles needed a game like this, it would have been better for them to win but they now see how difficult it is to play this time of year especially when the opponent is desperate and hungry for a win. No time to dwell on this loss, move on and get ready for the Rams.
The Eagles have become the talk of the town and the best team in the NFL. Well over the next two weeks they will have a chance to prove it. Over the next two weeks the birds will have to travel out west first to play the Seahawks and then to take on the Rams. This will challenge the Eagles in so many ways yet if they can come out on top they will with out a doubt be the favorite to go all the way.
The Eagles have just resigned Alshon Jeffrey to a 4 year extension. Once again the Eagles are using the blue print that was set by the Seahawks when they realized they had a franchise QB in Russell Wilson. The blue print is sign your talent early and set the contracts to expire around the time that you will need to pay the young QB big money. This gives the team the ability to be extremely competitive over the next 4 years. By then if Carson is everything we think he is then we will have no problem being competitive for the next decade or more. The signing of Jerningan was just another example of that. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Eagles aren’t done. I am also glad that they don’t care about re-working contracts in the middle of the season. There is no rule that you have to wait, get it while it’s good.
So for the game this weekend we will talk about some of the struggles the Eagles may face going into a hostile environment like the Seattle.
- You have to travel out west which is always problematic.
- You are going to Seattle which has been has the toughest place to play in December the last few years, its loud, its passionate, and we can’t take it over with Eagles fans.
- Russell Wilson is playing his best football right now.
- The noise will make the Eagles have to use more silent count. This could lead to more false starts.
- Seahawks Need this win, because they want to reach the Rams who we happen to play the very next week.
So with the struggles that will exist there are some positives for the Eagles which will help them out this week.
- They are 4-1 on the road this season.
- They kill the run game, and the Seahawks are currently ranked 20th in rush offense. Not good for them.
- The Eagles are going to force Russell Wilson to beat us through the air and since the return of Darby the Eagles are only looking better and better.
- The Eagles front seven is almost unstoppable at this point.
- The Birds are only the 5th Team in NFL history to throw 28 TD’s and rush for more than 1600 yards through 11 games. That is amazing because they have yet to have a single back go over 100 yards in a game.
With all of this being said and the numbers slightly favoring the Eagles, this game will be tough, it will be a defensive battle against an up and coming team and a battled tested team. The Seahawks know how to win during this time of the year. It will be a tough first half of football as the two team go through the chess match of figuring out each other. I don’t expect the birds to begin to pull away until the 4th quarter. This is when the run game will begin to wear down the Seahawks and the Carson starts to sling the rock.
Predictions for the game
- Carson two more touchdowns one to Ertz and one to Alshon.
- Three backs will have 50 or more yards rushing, and at least one TD.
- Two Interceptions by the Defense.
- Three sacks, Jerningan, Graham, and Cox.
Final: 24 – 17 Eagles. This will be fun to watch.
Well it’s that time of year again, Eagles vs. Cowboys. This week marks that point in the season when trash talking is normally at its highest point but for some reason the Cowboy fans have been a little quite this year. I wonder if it’s because they realize that the season is over. That the injuries have finally caught up, that the suspension of Zeke is just too much, and that they have the inferior quarterback. Asking Prescott to carry the team is too much to ask of the young man. Plus having no talent at the left tackle will enable the Eagles to get to the young QB all day.
I almost feel bad for what is about to happen. Many believe that this is the game that the Cowboys get back on track. The story sounds good, a banged up team who is desperate for a win. The Narrative of writing how the Cowboys overcame so much to get the big win basically writes itself. But in the end it’s just a fictional story, something that you hope to tell your kids at night so that they sleep well.
I am sorry to break the news but this is going to be a nightmare for the Cowboys. Like Freddy Krueger huanting them in their dreams. The Eagles are coming off a bye week and only got healthier. Ronald Darby is back and Jay Ajayi has had more time to get into the play book. The Eagles are going to go down to Dallas and tear them apart. The Eagles will pressure Prescott all day, destroy what running game they have left, and shred the defense with an amazingly balanced offensive attack. The Eagles are built for a run in the post season and the Cowboys are built to watch it from their Lazy Boy chairs.
The Eagles will dominate the clock today with a heavy dose of Ajayi and Blount. This will break the will and spirit of the Cowboys. Carson will throw at least two more TD’s today brining him to 25 TD’s on the season. Ajayi gets in the end zone again and has over 100 yards on the ground. Blount also gets in today with a goal line score. The Cowboys are done for this year and after Sunday night the whole nation will get to see it.
Final Score 33-10. Eagles
The Eagles are in for a tough defensive game this week with the Denver Broncos coming to town. They match up well on defense and with the LT Jason Peters out expect the Broncos to throw a lot at Big V, yes big V because his name is to hard for most people to pronounce. Oh you don’t think so, well here try it out. Halapoulivaati Vaitai (pronounced hal-lah-poo-lee-VAH-tee VIE-tie), yeah even with the pronunciation help you still screwed it up. Any way, they are going to throw a lot his way not because he sucks but because he isn’t Jason Peters. He may be one day just not today. This will be okay because we can offset the blitz with quick passes and a fluid running game.
Wait!!!!!!! Did some one say running game, hell yeah. Jay Ajayi, welcome to Philly big dog. We are already the #5 rushing team in the NFL and with the addition of Ajayi we will be the number 1 team over the next 8 games. Ajayi is coming off a short practice week which means he will get some designed carries. I expect him to run the ball 10-15 times at most. I do think he will find the end-zone. Being able to run the ball effectively will offset the blitz packages that are sure to come. Plus its age-old tactics in football that you use the run to set up the pass. Did someone say pass, oh yeah that’s right we have the MVP from the first half of the season in Carson Wentz who is nasty on third downs and just so happens to lead the league in TD passes. Sorry Deshaun Watson, it would have been nice to see you and Carson battle for that top spot. You two are the wave of the future in this league.
The Eagles will struggle a little in the beginning but ultimately take care of business. The statue known as Brock Osweiler will turn the ball over at least twice, and get sacked at least 3 times in the game. Eagles will drop over 20 points in this one continuing their streak of 20+ points in a game to 13 straight games dating back to last season.
Final Score in this 24-13. Eagles of Course.