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  1. This next stretch of five games before Thanksgiving is really tough. I'd be happy with 3-2 before we beat the Falcons again. But would you be surprised if we went 4-1 or 5-0? Not with this group. This team has a chance to win every game they play. Bring on the Ravens!
  2. When it comes to refs... One of the many problems we seem to have early in the season is our inability to adjust to new and highlighted areas of enforcement, either before the new season or during the game. Buc WRs were obviously coached to get physical with our DBs, and our guys would get beat and look up at the ref. Some would've been legit calls, others were borderline, some were actually called in the 2nd qtr. Either way, we never seemed to adjust. Hate the newest form of QB pandering. I imagine the home office has these refs scared to use some common sense when players are pushed into QB legs or the Davenport call. The NFL would rather them make the call and be wrong than not make the call.
  3. The defense has been painful and is the number one reason for our suckitude today, but don't underestimate our inability to run the football on offense.
  4. Link says no longer "predraft". You guys got enough to draft?
  5. I love reading this optimistic thread from people that know their team. But I don't like this schedule. I see traps and good teams every where. Don't think the Giants are going to give us a tough time in New Jersey? What are the Ravens this year? We beat the Rams at home, but we still have the Eagles and Steelers at home. And the Vikings away. Tough schedule with no room for injuries. I've gotten goosebumps a few times this preseason, an admission I don't take lightly. The defense has me excited. Davenport and Cam with a possibly good backfield and strong LB corps? A bit thin at CB with the inevitable injuries. But my concern is stagnant offense if the running game can't get going against strong competition. Not sold on WR options beyond MT, but hoping TreQuan will prove me wrong. Overall, optimistic. I'll drink the kool-aid when we trounce the Falcons in the Sphincterdome. Until then, I'm 10-6 with a deep playoff run.
  6. Big fan of this move, not only because of Teddy but also the possibility of avoiding reaching for a Drew replacement. Lots to work out, but if you don't swing the deal you can't even try.
  7. He has looked exciting, especially at points last night. But I'd be more excited if he was a 24 year old potential future helmsman than a 28 yr old possible current backup. That said, if the unthinkable were to happen and we were looking at a large portion of the season without Drew, I'd prefer Hill to Savage. A healthy oline blocking for a mobile QB with AK out of the backfield? Defenses would adjust if he couldn't throw down field, but it could save a promising season. Let's hope that's a vision we don't see this season.
  8. If Mark has an Eagles playoff game like Deuce did... well, he won't be buying his own drinks in and around Nola.
  9. Only thing worse than playing on Thursday is a London game. I hope the players call the league out on player safety during the next contract negotiations and get the trend of more Thursday night games reversed. Doubtful.
  10. Dayum. Better avoid the dreaded slow start.
  11. Hmmm, JGordon and JLandry would make an interesting WR meeting room. But throw in a ridiculously high average yearly salary and they might be able to tempt a QB to Cleveland.
  12. Greg Monroe would've been great. Money/championship chances trump minutes.
  13. A little confused on this trade. I like the trade, but the indications are bit headscratching. The main hurdle holding this one up was the guarantee of Mirotic's option for next year. The Pels didn't want to tie up the money (eventually agreed to guarantee to get trade done) so they don't go over the luxury tax if able to resign Boogie. So their thought was to give up a draft pick for Mirotic rental to replace Boogie down the stretch. Trust me, I'm sick of waiting for this team to put everything together. And I imagine AD is growing restless. But when Cousins went down... Just seems if you're giving up picks, make it for a wingman on a decent contract for the future. Anybody think that AD/Jrue/Mirotic gets past Houston or Spurs this year? Let's say we get past round one and lose valiantly in the second round against a superior team. We sign Boogie to a max in the offseason and now have to move Mirotic in a salary dump. We ain't getting a first rounder back of equal value. I like the move, just confused about what it means moving forward. A one year insurance policy if Boogie goes elsewhere?
  14. Congrats to Marsh and Kamara. As exciting as it was to watch Kamara this year, I count the emergence of Latt as the single largest reason this team had the success it had. That's no knock on Kamara... more a nod to how good Lattimore played. Dont know if I can remember a year (2006?) that we have had so many rookies and young players develop and produce like this past season. Kudos to coaching and scouting.
  15. Eagles 24, Pats 20. Eagles handled the Vikings pass rush well and their defense is good enough to slow Brady and pressure him a bit. Don't trust Foles to repeat the Vikings game, but think he is good enough to avoid turnovers. Eagles need to slow Gronk and DLewis, but I think they can and still get pressure. Is that a healthy Ellerbe playing MLB? More than anything I hope for an entertaining game.