Tuesday, August 16, 2005

A good loss

Except for the play of the special teams, there was a lot to like in last night's Eagles 38-31 preseason loss to the Steelers.

The receivers, especially rookie Reggie Brown (5 catches, 52 yards), looked very comfortable in a scaled down offense.

Donovan McNabb was his usual self, overthrowing a couple of passes, but putting up good numbers (14-19, 132 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT). The interception went for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. Who cares? It didn't matter and its not like we haven't seen that before.

The draft class of 2005 looked very good. Defensive tackle Mike Patterson was solid in leading the team in tackles with seven. Ryan Moats scored two touchdowns and looks like a cloan of Brian Westbrook.

But what about the special teams? It's too early to even worry about it. Let's see what happens in the next game against the Ravens.

It was great, at least for a night, to not worry about what Terrell Owens was saying or doing.

Now, back to reality. T.O. is scheduled to show up early tomorrow morning and the soap opera continues. Stay tuned.


At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is a beautiful thing to have some eagles talk actually about football again. it was fun while it lasted i guess.

At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too came away very pleased. We gained a little leverage with "you know who".

It sure is nice to see that the birds can still play football with out "you know who"...I mean can you beleive it?? From what the media has been saying(ESPN)I'was just so shocked they didn't all just run back to the locker room and cry.

Feels great to just watch them play instead of just talking/reading about it. Go Birds!!

At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a lot of good stuff, especially considering the chaos on Special Teams.

It doesn't really matter other than no major injuries and the kids got to show they have some talent.

TO is missed but does anyone really care?

At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the special teams
yet!! 2/3 of that team won't even be
on the roster on opening night.
Eagles usually get serious about special teams once they've decided who's going to make the cut.
Then they practice and get their game together. Same thing every year. And the results are good--the eagles aways have good special teams. End of story!!!


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