NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: Falcons 30, Eagles 17
Coming into this showdown with the undefeated Falcons, the Philadelphia Eagles had been 13-0 coming out of a BYE week under head coach Any Reid.
By day’s end, one undefeated streak had ended, and another just keeps on rolling.
Matt Ryan threw for 262 yards and 3 TD’s, Julio Jones made 5 catches for 123 yards and a TD and the Atlanta Falcons improved to 7-0 on the season.
With the Panthers and Saints struggling, what are the odds the Falcons have this division wrapped uo by week 11-12?
For the Eagles, Michael Vick didn’t turn the ball over, played relatively well, lost to an undefeated team, and people STILL want to replace him with Nick Foles, a man who has never completed a pass in an NFL game.
Oh the humanity….
People say that Michael Vick should never be allowed to own another dog because he harmed them in the past…
By THAT logic, Chris Brown should never be allowed to have another girlfriend.
Yeah…I WENT THERE.
I’m glad I’m not the loved one of all these people raging about Michael Vick getting a dog.
Because apparently they don’t believe in forgiveness, or in people realizing their wrongs and changing their ways.
Good lord. Give the man a break. He has done everything he was supposed to over the last few years, he has apologized for his actions and he probably will give his dog a DAMN good life as an amends to the ones he hurt before.
I can almost guarantee that his dog will have a far better life than yours. So shut up and learn to move the hell on.
Couldn’t agree more, Katie.
Move on, people.
NFL WEEK 6 IN REVIEW: Lions 26, Eagles 23
The turnover train just keeps on rollin in the city of brotherly love. No need to be in any hurry to get your tickets, though. Something tells me they will be available all of the way through Week 17.
Michael Vick threw 2 more interceptions to bring his total to 8 on the season, nearly lost yet another fumble, and the Eagles blew what was once a 16-6 lead to the now 2-3 Detroit Lions on Sunday.
The story is the same each and every week for Philly. When they lose, they lose because of turnovers, and when they barely win, it was only “barely” because of the high number of turnovers.
Coach Andy Reid continues to treat star running back LeSean McCoy like a red headed step child, the Eagles continue to fight off questions about Reid’s future as coach and Vick’s future as starter, and the old expression in sports is that you “are what your record is.”
Well the Philadelphia Eagles are 3-3. That’s who they are.
And for those of you calling for Michael Vick’s job…who the fuck do you suggest they put in? Nick Foles? Trent Edwards?
This system can work WITH Vick as starter. But not as long as he’s dropping back to pass 40 times a night and every person in the stadium knows that they are going to pass every play and avoid LeSean McCoy like they owe him child support.
NFL WEEK 2 RESULTS: Eagles 24, Ravens 23
After week 1, many had the Baltimore Ravens, just off of a 44-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals pegged for a super bowl run. And just off of a Michael Vick 4 INT performance and a near loss to the perrenial loser Cleveland Browns, many had the Eagles dissapointing again this season, and reporters were talking as if this would be both Vick and head coach Andy Reid’s final year with the Eagles.
It’s funny how ONE game in a 16 game season can change everything, isn’t it?
Michael Vick shook off 2 more interception tosses to throw for 371 yards and a TD, Brent Celek, doing his best Rob Gronkowski impersonation, had 8 catches for 157 yards and made future hall of famer Ed Reed look flat out STUPID as he lept over his head for additional yardage, and a one yard Michael Vick rush TD with 1:55 remaining in the 4th sealed a Philadelphia Eagles victory and gave the team it’s 2nd consecutive 1 point win.
Joe Flacco didn’t look NEARLY as impressive as he did in the Ravens Week 1 ass kicking of the Bengals, going 22-42 for 232, a TD, and an INT, and Ray Rice, with 99 yards rushing, appeared to be the team’s only consistent offense all afternoon. Yet still, the Ravens were 1:55 seconds from 2-0 on Sunday.
If you are the Ravens, this is a solid Eagles team you just lost to, and unless you make it to the super bowl, you have zero chance of seeing the Eagles again this season. Somebody has to leave games like this, and this week it was the Ravens. The Ravens will be just fine.
If you are the Eagles, congrats! You have NOW proven that you have ZERO problem with coming from behind to win football games. Now, if you can only prove that you are capable of NOT turning the ball over, perhaps you won’t have to rely on frantic 4th quarter comeback attempts.
WEEK 1 RESULTS: Eagles 17, Browns 16
I don’t know what was more embarassing…
The fact that the veteran Michael Vick threw 4 interceptions and needed a 91 yard drive at the end of the game to defeat a rookie QB that went 12-35 with 4 INT’s by ONE point, or Brandon Weeden getting swallowed by a giant American flag during the pre game ceremonies…
Michael Vick threw the ball 56 times.
That was NOT a typo.
56 motherfucking times.
Like the Eagles DON’T have LeSean McCoy in the back field.
This was truly rediculous.
So allow me to elaborate on what could potentially be going through the minds of each teams head coach…
If you are Browns head coach, Pat Shurmur, you could be thinking; we started a rookie QB who threw 12 for 35 with 4 INT’s and STILL almost beat the so-called “dream team?” When you have been as awful as the Browns have been for this long, you learn to take pleasure in small victories. This was one of them. Brandon Weeden won’t be starting for long. Even Tim Tebow would look at Brandon Weeden’s 12-35 and think, “Damn! That motherfucker is innacurate!”
If you are Eagles head coach, Andy Reid, you could be thinking; we needed a 91 yard drive lead by a QB who threw the ball 56 times with 4 INT’s to defeat a perennial BAD team lead by a starting QB that went 12-35 with 4 INT’s and didn’t even have the common sense to be off of the field before the giant flag was brought out onto the field.
Andy Reid can sit there and say “It’s a win,” all he wants…
This was BAD.
2012 NFL SEASON PREVIEW-NFC EAST: Philadelphia Eagles
Okay…so the whole “dream team” thing didn’t work out.
At least not LAST year, anyway.
But after a full offseason and training camp, and all important parts returning, the Philadelphia Eagles appear well on their way to contending for the NFC East title, once again.
The Eagles are coming off of a season in which offseason was NOT a problem. The team ranked 9th in passing yards per game and LeSean McCoy’s STELLAR season helped the team to rank 5th in rushing yards per game in 2011.
The Eagles were pretty close to where they needed to be in terms of pass defense in 2011, ranking 10th in opponents passing yards per game, but definitely have a few issues to address in terms of rush defense. The Eagles ranked 18th in opponents rushing yards per game, and at times it appeared to be far worse than that.
Michael Vick as a duel threat at QB, DeSean Jackson, arguably the greatest big play making threat in all of football, Jeremy Maclin as a #2 threat, and LeSean McCoy fresh off of a 1,300 yard season.
What could possibly prevent the Eagles from taking the NFC East in 2012?
Especially to $100 million man, Michael Vick. Vick is yet to play a full 16 games in Eagles green. In fact, the most games he appeared in was 13, last season. Vick is seemingly playing at less than 100 percent, ALL the time. And the reason has FAR more to do with his body type than it does his style of play. Does it HELP that Vick likes to took and run and go for every yard he can get? No. But he could sustain that kind of beating a lot better if he were 6’5 245 pounds like Cam Newton and not 6’0 215 like he is. Also, at 32 years old, Vick simply is not a young’n anymore. He’s gotta get rid of the ball, and he’s gotta slide after he gets the 1st down rather than run 3 extra yards and take a big hit. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that Vick makes it through the season.
Another concern for the Eagles is their reasonably brutal 2012 schedule. 11 of their 16 games are against teams that were at least .500 last season. That being said, I believe the biggest obstacle between the Eagles and the NFC East title that I believe they are destined to win are the 6 games that they will play against the Giants, Cowboys, and Redskins.
vs. New York
@ New Orleans
@ Tampa Bay
@ New York
PREDICTION:10-6, 2012 NFC East champions
Andy Reid to return to Eagles’ sideline in 2012
Now THERE is a move that makes sense.
I mean, if Norv Turner gets to keep his job, Andy Reid CERTAINLY deserves to keep his.
There was simply NO better coach available for the Eagles job than Andy Reid and he is the only Philly coach to reside over new $100 million man, Michael Vick since he has arrived in Philly.
Stay the course, Eagles fans.
Big things are on the way.
Eagles 26, Dolphins 10
The Miami Dolphins played their asses off for head coach, Tony Sporano.
Unfortunately for Sporano, that wasn’t enough as he lost his job and WAS the fall guy for an extremely un talented Miami Dolphins team that had starting QB play as reliable as Lehman Brothers, a guy who did but didn’t win the Heisman carrying the load at running back, and had “suck for Luck” as their unofficial team slogan.
Sucks for him.
As for the Eagles; Tim Tebow, the QB who ALLEGEDLY can’t throw at an NFL level, and Cam Newton, the Panthers starter who ALLEGEDLY was 2 to 4 years away from being a dependable every game starter, have BOTH been more dependable AND successful than the Eagles new $100 million man, Michael Vick.
New York Giants 29, Eagles 16
A huge deal was made over Philladelphia Eagles starting QB Michael Vick’s playing status for Sunday’s showdown with the Giants, after he exited Week 2’s game with the Falcons due to a concussion.
So naturally, the Giants took notice.
They blitzed Vick early and often on Sunday, and there was most certainly NO “miracle in the meadowlands” on this day.
And for the second week in a row, Vick failed to finish a game, as he exited with what was initially feared to be a broken hand, later feared to be a fracture, and now is nothing more than a deep bone bruise that probabaly want even cause him to miss a game.
Vick was sacked twice, fumbled 3 times, and tossed an interception on a day that he will be best served to forget as the Giants defense did what they are more than capable doing each and every week. They made life a living hell on the opposing QB.
Eli Manning tossed for 254 yards on 16-23 with 4 TD’s in the Giants victory.
The Giants improved to 2-1.
The Eagles dropped to 1-2.
Michael Vick will most likely start against my beloved 49ers on Sunday.
They KNEW what they were signing up for
The Philladelphia Eagles, the pre-season, media proclaimed “Dream Team” in reference to all of the talent that they were bringing to the team, are 1-2.
Of those two losses, in consecutive weeks, Eagles QB Michael Vick has failed to finish both.
Let’s take a quick look at a small list of things that make the electrifying Vick a little more injury prone, than most…
- Michael Vick, in a day where most top level QB’s are between 6’3 and 6’6 and weigh anywhere from 225 to 250 pounds, is LISTED as 6’0 and 215 pounds. BOTH numbers are being quite generous. To give you an example of where Vick’s sie ranks him amongst NFL QB elites, Peyton Manning is 6’5 230, Ben Roetlisberger is 6’5 241, Tom Brady is 6’4 221, and though not quite an NFL elite YET, Panthers rookie sensation Cam Newton is 6’5 248. Hell, Michael Vick is even small when compared to other QB’s that are considered “mobile.” Again Ben Roethlisberger is 6’5 241, Donovan McNabb is 6’2 240, Cam Newton is 6’5 248, and Vince Young is 6’5 232. And of the mobile QB’s, Michael Vick is THE most mobile. BY FAR. Over his 10 year NFL career, Michael Vick has 4,783 yards on 677 attempts for 32 TD’s.
- Michael Vick does not slide. EVER. It simply is NOT his style. I don’t think that he could do it if he practiced it for 8 hours a day, every day. Michael Vick does not look for the first down marker, get there and slide to avoid a hit. He is EXTREMELY confident in his ability to get more yard than required for the first down. He is EXTREMELY confident in his ability to take it all the way to the house. And why wouldn’t he be?? This is what we as football fans, LOVE about Michael Vick. But to be perfectly honest, he needs to start sliding, or running out of bounds. There is a reason that NFL running backs generally hit the ceiling at 30-32. They take TONS of punishment. They turn, change directions, spin, and get hit on nearly every play. And for the most part, those guys are WAY bigger than Michael Vick.
- Michael Vick does not “throw the ball away.” Another thing we love about his style of play. Where as Tom Brady or Peyton Manning would see that nobody is open, throw the ball away, and live to fight another down. That is a language Michael Vick simply does not speak. If a guy is not open, he looks for a quick lane, and hauls ass in hopes of getting the 1st down with his feet. It has worked quite well for him during his playing days, but is leaving him out there to be hit, more and more often.
- Finally, a point that I haven’t heard many bring up, when the Eagles signed Michael Vick to that huge $100 million dollar deal in the offseason, you HAVE to believe that the Eagles have preached to Vick to stay in the pocket and throw more often in hopes of limiting the hits that he takes in the open field, thus limiting the amount of injuries that he may suffer. Quick reminder…both the concussion he suffered in Week 2 and the bruised non throwing hand that he suffered yesterday were suffered IN THE POCKET, not moving around, TRYING TO THROW A PASS. The Eagles plan for protecting their $100 million dollar investment ARE NOT WORKING.
Bottom line, with Vick’s physical limitations in regards to his size, I simply do not think it is in the Eagles best interest to beat it into his head that you want him to stay in the pocket and make the throws even with 300 pound lineman and blitzing linebackers bearing down on him. If you’re the Eagles, you didn’t give Vick the $100 million dollar deal for his pin point, Tom Brady like accuracy. You gave it to him because of his ability to make things happen, elictrify the crowd, and extend plays. If you liked THAT Michael Vick enough to give him a $100 million contract, why would you wanna change him??
Bottom line, if the Eagles are going to beat ANYTHING into his head, it should NOT be to stand in the pocket and take hits. It should be to make the throw if it is there, run if it is not, and for the love of Eagles fans, slide or get out of bounds!!
Why the Eagles think that a man that is smaller than me is safer standing still and taking hits from 300 pound lineman, and linebackers who are three times stronger and just as fast as he is, rather than pssibly taking hits from corners who are the same sie as him, and half of them can’t tackle anyway, is WAY beyond me.
Atlanta 35, Philladelphia 31
Michael Vick was once the face and future of the very Atlanta Falcons franchise that sent him to the locker room with a concussion and more importantly, back to Philly with a loss on Sunday.
Matt Ryan (who has had the corniest nick name in all of sports bestowed upon him. “Matty Ice??” What the fuck is that all about?), and the Atlanta Falcons found that despite the numerous pro bowl caliber corners that they have, the interior of the Philly defense is actually quite weak.
And oh boy did they exploit that.
Matt Ryan tossed for 4 TD’s including 2 right down the middle of the field to the greatest Tight End in the history of the NFL, Tony Gonzalez.
Before Michael Vick was sent to the locker room with a concussion, he tossed for 242 yards and 2 TD’s in front of many supportive Vick fans in the Georgia Dome, many of whom were sporting #7 Atlanta Falcons jerseys in support of Vick.
At this point, Michael Vick’s status for Week 3 is unknown.
What IS known, is that the so called Philly “dream team” that was put together during the incredibly short offseason, is STILL a work in progress.
Andy Reid is one of the league’s best coaches and offensive minds, and with a healthy dual threat like Michael Vick and offensive weapons such as Desean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and LeSean Mccoy on offense, putting up points will be of zero concern to the Eagles.
And with Nnamdi Asomugha, Asante Samuel, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie NOBODY is completing any passes on the corners.
Quite simply, the Eagles need to sure up the interior of the defense, and develop chemistry amongst the defense as a whole.
When it comes down to it, they will be right in the thick of the hunt.
So will the Falcons.
6 Years, $100 million for Michael Vick
Michael Vick became the only player in the history of the NFL to sign 2 $100 million deals during his career.
His 1st $100 million deal, and it’s nearly immediate aftermath have been almost too well documented, so I’m not gonna bore my wonderful followers to death by dragging it out anymore. So for the 3 or 4 of you on planet Earth that have been living on motherfucking Mars for the last 5 years, here’s a quick summary…
- signed a $100 million deal with the Falcons
- won a playoff game in Lambeau against Brett Favre and the Packers
- busted for dog fighting, and sentenced to 2 years in prison
- got out and the Eagles signed him to be their 3rd string QB
- Starter Donovan McNabb gets dealt, new starter Kevin Kolb goes down to injury, Vick steps in and takes that motherfucker’s starting job and never looks back on his way to a near MVP season
Alotta people were outraged when Vick was allowed back in to the NFL. Alotta people were outraged when the Eagles initially signed him. Alotta people are REALLY pissed that Mike is getting $100 million deal now.
I AM NOT.
Mike’s last $100 million deal when he was young and the king of Atlanta may very well have taken him down.
Let’s hope that he doesn’t let this $100 million del do the same.
I love dogs. My Golden Retrieve is sitting ride beside me as I am typing up this post. But Michael Vick has payed his dues, and has risen to elite status as a player despite around the clock scrutiny from ignorant people who thought that he should never be allowed back in to the league.
Michael Vick fucked up.
Plain and simple.
But I GENUINELY feel like he has come out of this a better person, that would never make the same mistake.
I sincerely hope that he plays like a player worthy of a $100 million deal on the field, and carries himself like a citizen worthy of a $100 million deal off of it.
GOOD LUCK, MICHAEL VICK!
Michael Vick: Philly wasn’t first choice
Michael Vick, in an interview with GQ magazine, said that the Philladelphia Eagles were not his first choice.
Upon being released from prison and reinstated into the NFL, Vick said that the Cincinatti Bengals and Buffalo Bills initially seemed like better options. On either of those 2 teams, Vick fealt that he had a great chance to immediately be the starting quarterback.
Going to Philly at the time meant that h would have to sit behind long time established starter, Donovan McNabb and the guy that many thought would soon be the starter, Kevin Kolb.
It’s funny how things work themselves out though.
Donovan McNabb was traded to the Redskins, Kevin Kolb was injured, and Michael Vick took over the starting job and never looked back.
Vick finished 2nd in MVP voting last season, and had it not been for an out of this world season by Tom Brady, theaward would have been his.
This just goes to show you Mike…Cincinatti and Buffalo are NEVER better options than ANYWHERE.