What Would Buddy Do?
Andy Reid can have thirds tonight (since he’s looking so dangerously undernourished)
Posted on October 28th, 2007 at 4:08 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie

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Good guys win today (complete with a heartfelt manhug for Andy Reid and Brad Childress), improving this week’s storyline from “Cowboys and Birds headed in opposite directions as T.O. comes to town” to “Eagles can play their way back into contention with win over Dallas.” I’ll take that.

What I saw from my stool at the bar:

1. You can’t complain about the WRs not making plays this week. The blathermonkeys were mean to the WRs (”Birds’ receivers aren’t good enough“) this week, and the WRs played well — we can only hope in response to this criticism!  Screw you, Phil Sheridan!  You won’t have Reggie Brown and Kevin Curtis to kick around anymore!  They actually have the Curtis catch up on nfl.comget it while it lasts!

2. I’m sick of rationalizing Trent Cole’s success by saying that he’s just a pass rusher. He’s on a very short list of playmakers on the Eagles defense, and he seems to be the most emotional/ intense guy out there (which is important since there’s no more Trotter or Dawkins). There should be more Trent Cole shirts in the stands.  I’ll show my appreciation by adding his name to my tag cloud.  Yup, the tag cloud.  That’s how we roll here in Web 2.0.

3. Yup, Adrian Peterson is a monster. I spent the entire game convinced/ terrified he was going to break a routine run for a touchdown. Lot of talent there.  Yikes.

4. Good Donovan triumphs over Evil Donovan. I may have been seeing things, but Dunavin actually looked a bit spry out there! Sure, he still got run down from behind by a defensive lineman, but McNabb actually seemed 12 percent quicker on his feet this week than last. And he threw the ball well (though the Vikings are pretty bad — 21st in DVOA — against the pass, but hey, we’ll take it). The ball to Greg Lewis was perfect (the big gainer, not the one that Lewis dropped in the end zone).

5. Andy Reid is huge. Wow, I didn’t realize what the stress was doing to Andy Reid until they showed him in a full-length shot walking across the field to check out Gocong’s injury. He really doesn’t look well at all.

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Link Here | October 29, 2007,

At first, I chalked this victory up to “A win is a win.” However, despite the fact that the Vikes are not the strongest team in the league, they remain a reasonably formidable foe, especially with AP.

What impressed me was that #5 did appear to be regaining composure and seemed to be getting his timing back. I, too, am pleased by the play of the WRs, and I think that we may just be seeing the beginning of something good here.

If 5 gets the time he needs to make throws and if the WRs re-establish a deep threat in the passing game, the Birds could very well go on a streak…. and a streak always begins with one win.

Hopeful.

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