What Would Buddy Do?
Andy Reid gets to have seconds tonight, but not thirds
Posted on October 14th, 2007 at 10:45 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie

this way to the buffet big fellaI mean, it wasn’t the most impressive win the Eagles have ever had. And I don’t mean that the Jets are terrible (though the Jets are kind of terrible). But it’d be easier to say that the Birds were anything other than mediocre if they had any decent ideas for how to score a touchdown.

About the only thing I liked about this game is that it should give the Eagles some confidence that they can make a big play when they need to. Sheldon Brown made some big plays on defense (the pick and the fourth-down pass he knocked down in the end zone), Dunavin and Reggie Brown pretended to like each on the third-down conversion that sealed the game, and Westbrook was solid when he needed to be solid.

no peter luger for andy reidThe red-zone play-calling and execution was stinky. The Birds just don’t seem to have any good ideas for how to score once they get inside the 10, let alone the ability to execute against those ideas. I wonder what that’s about — it might have something to do with McNabb not being mobile and defenses sitting back in coverage because there’s no threat of a run? Or maybe McNabb has just been inconsistent down there. In the Birds’ defense, they did have a good play that got called back (the Westbrook touchdown disallowed for holding), but that was from the 19.

Winning is much better than losing, though, so Andy Reid gets to have seconds tonight. But until they get straight with the offense on a short field, Andy, you’re not allowed to have thirds. You’ll have to earn those. 

(Also, the NFC is bad enough that the Birds are just one of many inconsistent teams that will trip over each other for the rest of the season until an 8-8 team makes the playoffs.  The NFC is not good.)

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Link Here | October 17, 2007,

As much as our beloved Birds tried to give this one away (and they did try), the most gracious hosts politely declined. Aside from a couple of passes on both sides, and a little bit of attempted running, game play was pretty ugly all around… although the day was beautiful.
Jets fans are a congenial bunch. Maybe it was becuase both teams totalled 2 victories heading into the contest leading to a misery loves company sort of dynamic, but the fans were fun, good-hearted people with very few acrimonious display towards the chanting visiting fans. Maybe it’s because we both hate the Giants. Yep that’s probably it.

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