MORTALITY LOCKED?

Posted November 06, 2012

THERE is simply not enough talent to dig the Offensive Line out of this ditch. As I saw Todd Herremans go down and Demetress Bell come in, I saw the EAGLES grabbed in their face by Reality, and thrown kicking and screaming into a casket. A tombstone was thrown on their chest, and the casket lid was slammed shut.

The casket isn't locked. The casket is still above ground. The tombstone is heavy, but it can still be moved. The lid is heavy but it could still be lifted. 

POSITIVES:

I said about the Player's Only Meeting, that the leaders would have to step up, do their jobs, and get the others to follow. I saw Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy out there doing what they could to make plays. For the most part same for DeMeco Ryans. Nnamdi Asomugha although he sucked in run support in the first half, virtually threw a blanket over Marques Colston tonight. He was route-picked by the ref on Colston's TD, but that's life in the NFL. You have to be a real d*** to hold that against a defensive player. BTW: That Sims kid had me so not missing Nate Allen.

NEGATIVES:

I didn't see any urgency or frustration from the Defense tonight. Even the after-the-play shoving was almost gone. We simply don't have the talent to execute Howard Mudd's blocking scheme and time has come to determine whether the problem is that these players can't play at all, or that these players can't play in this scheme. If the scheme is flawed then Mudd needs to put in a more basic version of whatever he's been preaching, because it's too late to change it wholesale, and if Reid is leaving at years end, why would he want to tip his hand by showing what he plans to do with his next team? 

Right now at 3-5 the season is right where it was at the beginning of training camp: In the EAGLES hands. Whether they choose to push open the lid and feel the sun on their face, or decide to lie still and quiet in the dark, remains to be seen.

I'm down with them regardless, but it sure would be nice to see the sun again. 

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