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.
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