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Where the Eagles go from here is a question that will be asked plenty on sports radio this week. While the defense does seem to be coming together and playing well on a more regular basis, the offense continues to flounder.
The struggles on Sunday have once again sparked the debate on where the quarterback situation is heading in Philadelphia. Vick is certainly not going to be a part of the long-term equation as he ages and continues to show he cannot play a full season. The one name that pops up often is Texas A&M’s Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel. I am here to tell you to just stop considering that option, because it is not going to be worth it with a high draft pick.
Nobody would have expected that Eli Manning and the Giants would be getting their first win in late October, but that is what happened this season. The Giants beat the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night and look for revenge against rival Eagles this Sunday.
This one stings. The Eagles offense folded against a Cowboys defense that was vulnerable and incapable of taking advantage of a nice game put in by the defense.
If you believe a player should not lose a job due to injury, then Mike Vick should be the starting quarterback if ready. Generally that is a good rule to live by, but in this particular case it may not be the best decision.
While this may be Chip Kelly’s first rodeo with the Cowboys, there are enough players on the roster who should know what is at stake when the star comes to town. The Eagles look to have the kind of offense that can cause some problems for Dallas, especially if the Cowboys fail to bring any sort of pass rush with the possible absence of DeMarcus Ware.
Things did not start off well but the Eagles put together the so-called full team effort. The offense started slowly but ended up having a really good game. The defense took their lumps but got past them to do their part as well.
Vick was limited in practices all week, but head coach Chip Kelly has decided to hold off on making a call on his starting quarterback. It is likely Nick Foles will get the start against the Bucs, after replacing the injured Vick in the win over the Giants.
Mike Vick is listed as day-to-day, the team confirmed Monday, but having an option like Foles ready to go shows why the Eagles did not feel a need to make any trades during the preseason involving the loser of the quarterback competition.
The Giants may have been the worst team the Philadelphia Eagles have faced this season, but the Buccaneers are almost as much of a mess right now. Greg Schiano is likely to be looking for a new job at the end of the season unless he can pull a miracle this season.
The Eagles should not get too carried away with picking up their second win in a game that saw the Giants drop to 0-5 on the season, but the defense made plays, special teams did their part and Nick Foles proved why the Eagles felt a need to keep him on the roster despite using Mike Vick as the starter.
Two key defensive players are listed as probable for the Philadelphia Eagles heading into this weekend’s NFC East rivalry match-up against the New York Giants.
A win will calm many nerves around Philadelphia, but this season will be a test for patience. How much patience will there be though if the Eagles drop a game to an 0-4 Giants team that may have more to be concerned about entering this weekend?
Talk about a game where both teams need a win. The Eagles have lost three straight games and the Giants have yet to win one. What should concern the Eagles this weekend is walking in to a buzz saw.
The bad news is each loss seems to have gotten worse by the week for the Philadelphia Eagles. The good news is it cannot get much worse than their 52-20 loss against the Denver Broncos. Can it?