So Can Our Beloved Eagles Win?

Posted September 27, 2013
It's become a case of David verses Goliath. Nobody thinks the Eagles have any chance of winning verses the Broncos and they are probably right. With that being the case it's still any given Sunday and there are a few things the Eagles could do in order to give themselves a better chance of winning. First off they must hold onto the football. They cannot give Peyton Manning short fields and extra possessions and expect to win this game. That means Mike Vick can't afford to be himself in this game. He can not be so careless with the football. It seems like every game this season Vick has done something that has cost the team in some way and that must stop now. The second thing the Eagles must do is control the clock. They are going to have to run the ball. I know that may seem easier said than done considering how high the Broncos are ranked verses the run, but some of that could be due to the fact the Broncos force teams into abandoning the run to keep pace. If Mike Vick has to throw the ball 30-40 times in order to catch up we've already lost. Besides if there is any back in football who is capable of running against the Broncos it's Shady McCoy. Third the Eagles have to find a way to spread the ball around more. The offense is to centered around about 4 players. The Eagles need to get more shots to player like Ertz, Johnson, and Casey. Most importantly they need to move Jackson around, and find ways to get him the ball in space. They can't just let the Broncos gameplan him out of the game like the Chiefs did. Forth the defense must keep containment. They can not allow the Broncos players to get to the outside on them. That means the linebackers, corners, and safeties must force the plays back towards the middle of the field and let the inside guys get hits on them. Wolff and Allen must make take good lanes to the ball. We can't have guys beating them to the edge. Fifth the Eagles have to mix up their defensive gameplan. They have to blitz when it seems they should not, zone when they usually don't, and man up when they usually don't. One thing is certain they should not just rush three. They also should show Manning multiple fronts show several players at the LOS, but have many of them drop back. The team is going to have to tackle as well. You know Manning is going to get his in, but the team is going to have to get people down especially on third down plays. The long hold over from the Eagles last game could help or hinder them. s long as they focus on their opponents and not what ESPN is saying they should be fine. This one is a gut check for this team. If they have any pride in themselves this would be the game it shows up. There is no one giving them a shot to win. That's why they need to give the Brocos everything they got.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

LeBron James says Kevin Love-Celtics trade rumor is false

Michael Jordan gifts Kobe Bryant full set of Air Jordans

Bethune-Cookman football player killed at party

Former UFC heavyweight Kevin Randleman dead at 44

WATCH: Chelsea scores three goals in less than 20 minutes

Broncos safety Shiloh Keo arrested for DUI

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mountain West admits error, says Boise St. shot was good

WATCH: John Calipari loses his mind, gets ejected

Former Clemson star Tajh Boyd to speak at John Kasich rally

Peyton Manning's alleged not-so-wholesome image

Hawks not shopping Al Horford at NBA trade deadline

Report: Lincecum has been throwing in secret location

Jamal Murray destroyed South Carolina defender with dunk

WATCH: Lon Kruger gets Oklahoma hoops squad hype for Kansas test

Texas signee glad he didn’t pick Texas A&M after alleged racism

Dallas Stars have passed the early tests in February

Could Matt Forte become the revival for Patriots run game?

Are the Celtics legimate contenders in the East?

WATCH: Jabari Parker is no joke at NBA Rising Stars Challenge

How Marvelous Marv Throneberry became a Met

WATCH: Filip Forsberg goes beast on Lightning with this goal

Carmelo Anthony on trade rumors: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

Report: Cavaliers shopping Kevin Love, price tag very high

Magic remain tough team to beat

WATCH: Pitt's James Conner works out after cancer diagnosis

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker