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Andy Reid not happy about hit on DeSean Jackson

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson had a big night Sunday, scoring two electrifying touchdowns in a win over the New York Giants. But Eagles coach Andy Reid was talking on Monday about another play Jackson was involved in, and he wasn’t happy about it.

Jackson, who was returning to action after missing the previous week’s game with a concussion, had a facemask-to-facemask collision with Giants defensive back Aaron Ross that Reid said should have been a penalty.

“I had a good view of it,” Reid said, per Bob Grotz of the Lansdale Reporter. “And the official was looking at the spot so he didn’t see it. The league takes care of the rest. I’m not going to tell you I’m happy about it. But the official, if he would have seen it, he would have called it.”

Reid also acknowledged that his own players, including defensive end Trent Cole, weren’t exactly blameless in a game that will probably result in multiple fines.

“You just have to be smart with it,” Reid said. “You have to play within the rules and regulations.”

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  1. straverse says: Dec 15, 2009 10:06 AM

    It’s an NFC East game in December. These things will happen. That head butt was ridiculous though.

  2. mike_311 says: Dec 15, 2009 10:06 AM

    Fat boy needs to shut up.
    IMO, the little rat didn’t get hit hard enough. Kenny Philips would have knocked him out a second time, no disrespect to Ross, but he’s a cornerback.
    I’m sure Andy was too busy bumping buts with Desean to see the punching match at the end his boys started…

  3. Opie says: Dec 15, 2009 10:07 AM

    That was ‘bush league,’ but I think it was more of a glancing blow. Saying that, it’s still a flagrant penalty.
    I don’t think there’s any loved loss between the Eagles and Giants…… or their fans.
    Game over = scoreboard!

  4. Mattmanus says: Dec 15, 2009 10:13 AM

    Wally the Walrus has nothing to say about Jackson showboating in to the endzone backwards though….

  5. Favre On HGH says: Dec 15, 2009 10:14 AM

    Division rivals in the playoff chase, surprised there were not more fights.

  6. Watson11101 says: Dec 15, 2009 10:15 AM

    It’s Football Reid,,!!!! Not Touch Football. There’s going to be some contact in there
    sometimes..LOL!!!!!

  7. sonvar says: Dec 15, 2009 10:17 AM

    A flag should’ve been thrown with that hit on DeSean and I’m sure a fine will be given to Ross for it.
    @mike_311
    You just sound like a pissed off Giants fanboy. It was bush league but both sides were at fault. Players got engaged as soon as that play was over and they had no reason to it was the end of the game. Cole and O’Hara will be lucky if it’s only a fine for them both.

  8. DirtyBird06 says: Dec 15, 2009 10:17 AM

    That just goes to show players will do anything to get recently injured players out of the game by any means necessary. That headbutt was classless and a sad attempt to cause a recently concussed player more head trauma. I pray the league makes an example out of Ross.
    F-ing idiot!!!

  9. kdub says: Dec 15, 2009 10:21 AM

    @mike_311:
    Clearly a Giants fan too bitter to even read the entire article.
    Reid also acknowledged that his own players, including defensive end Trent Cole, weren’t exactly blameless in a game that will probably result in multiple fines.

  10. Duck Fallas says: Dec 15, 2009 10:22 AM

    Don’t be bitter Mike_311 just because your team doesn’t measure up to the talent and desire displayed by the Eagles.
    And it was that filthy VaGiant O-lineman that threw the first punch.

  11. gallaghedj311 says: Dec 15, 2009 10:22 AM

    Sounds like mike_311 is getting his period. Want some cranberry juice??
    It’s a shame that the game in Dallas at the end of the year will be meaningless. Eagles will be resting their starters…..and Dallas will still beat themselves. Rack up another NFC East division for the birds!!

  12. BleedGreen says: Dec 15, 2009 10:23 AM

    mike_311 says:
    December 15, 2009 10:06 AM
    Fat boy needs to shut up.
    IMO, the little rat didn’t get hit hard enough. Kenny Philips would have knocked him out a second time, no disrespect to Ross, but he’s a cornerback.
    I’m sure Andy was too busy bumping buts with Desean to see the punching match at the end his boys started…
    ———————————-
    UH OH! Did the wittle 5’10″ guy torch your secondary all night and ruin your playoff hopes?
    Sorry pal, Kenny Phillips back there wouldn’t have been NEAR Jackson. Phillips is a good safety, but Jackson is leagues faster than him.

  13. Bender says: Dec 15, 2009 10:24 AM

    mike_311 – have fun not watching the giants in the playoffs

  14. me so horny says: Dec 15, 2009 10:26 AM

    Mike_311- I bet you wish that “little rat” was on your team though. Desean Jackson is a bad dude. And that punt return, made the Giants look like silly bitches

  15. Rickah99 says: Dec 15, 2009 10:26 AM

    @ mike_311
    Grab your box of tissues ASAP! Now be a good little Giants fanboy and cheer your team to victory over Minnesota, hopefully giving Philly the #2 seed and a 1st round bye.

  16. Vaxman says: Dec 15, 2009 10:27 AM

    @ mike311 Hey there you pole smoker, that fat boy has won more than 100 games and owns the east! Say what you want to… Cry about Jackson if it makes you feel better… Just remember that little rat scampering all over your squad un challenged!!!!

  17. stevemcguigan says: Dec 15, 2009 10:29 AM

    mike_311
    Haha. That “little rat” has racked up 327 total yards and 3 TDs in two meetings, essentially making the Giants looks like a JV squad. A dirty hit on him doesn’t make up for it one bit. But please, by all means, continue to rage. I’m sure your brutal cache of insulting appelations will mean a lot to DeSean Jackson while he’s leaving a burnt trail of grass behind him in January, while every single member of the New York Football Giants are moping at Sandals Jamaica.

  18. Final Word says: Dec 15, 2009 10:35 AM

    Mike_311,
    My god you sure are jealous! What has Jackson done for you not to like him? Dominate your team? I thought so. Like him or not, he is a beast! Name calling only cements your jealousy.

  19. Phillyman41 says: Dec 15, 2009 10:38 AM

    Mike…you sound like a disgruntled Midget Fan……Enjoy watching McNabb get his first S.B. ring, and DeSean garnering S.B. MVP Honors.

  20. birdmancometh says: Dec 15, 2009 10:39 AM

    And let’s be honest, if he would have done that to Warner or Big Ben it would have been a penalty. I think it’s a dick move on Ross’ part considering the guy had a head injury two weeks ago.
    Someone stow that away in case Ross ever has to deal with a head injury.

  21. mike_311 says: Dec 15, 2009 10:43 AM

    Flagrant penalty??? So i guess Giants aren’t allowed to try to break up the pass with a big hit? Its the only time Jackson got touched all game…
    I’m sure Andy never wined when Dawkins was supplexing people back there…

  22. Hooby says: Dec 15, 2009 10:56 AM

    hit? HIT!? that cant be classified as a hit. a hit is a legal tackle meant to stop an elusive runner or jar the ball loose from a power runner
    what ross did to jackson was after the play was over, so im gonna say from there its illegal. not to mention that it was a headbutt, dangerous to begin with, and that deseans recovering from a concussion.
    and whoever said jackson was showboating bakcwards into the endzone…he caught the ball turning around and just kinda let his momentum keep him backpedaling. maybe it was a little showboaty, i guess. rather that than heatbutting someone after a play is over.

  23. mikeoxlong says: Dec 15, 2009 10:58 AM

    “Mike…you sound like a disgruntled Midget Fan……Enjoy watching McNabb get his first S.B. ring, and DeSean garnering S.B. MVP Honors.”
    L.O.L ! …Yeah, that’ll happen….. andy’s drug dealer sons must be selling eagles fans hallucinogenic’s.
    I wonder if he ever visits those 2 prize sons he “coached” in life in prison ?.

  24. mike_311 says: Dec 15, 2009 11:03 AM

    damn straight im pissed. Our secondary sucks. It ticks me off when coaches bitch about their players getting hit in a football game.
    oh and btw to all the eagles fans do get all high and mighty about your great team is…
    Our crappy defense gave up 31, your supposedly awesome secondary gave up 38.
    You are going to get torched in the playoffs again.
    I love hating the eagles and now that my Giants are out of it, I can enjoy the annual Philly postseason collapse.

  25. Outsyder says: Dec 15, 2009 11:07 AM

    mike_311
    1) David Diehl hit Chris Clemons first, seconds before the whole fight broke out. Again, you’ll also notice Cole being pushed in the face before he rages. Yes, what he did was wrong as well, but the Giants are far from Cub Scouts in this issue.
    2)”Flagrant penalty??? So i guess Giants aren’t allowed to try to break up the pass with a big hit? Its the only time Jackson got touched all game…”
    I don’t know if I’d consider it flagrant, but it just shows that you didn’t even watch the game. The headbutt was after the play was over. McNabb overthrew DeSean on the sidelines then DeSean was headbutt well after the play was over.
    Watch the games, then try commenting.

  26. birdmancometh says: Dec 15, 2009 11:07 AM

    uh oh – more people with daddy issues making fun of Reids sons…

  27. GMEN_SB42 says: Dec 15, 2009 11:07 AM

    The only thing that could be more hypocritical than Andy Reid complaining about a helmet-to-helmet hit, would be him telling everyone they shouldn’t eat food ever again. Has he not watched his team play defense? The Eagles have been the dirtiest team in the NFL for years. Not to mention the fact that Jackson wasn’t completely void of fault during that game for constantly provoking the Giants defenders with his classless showboating and taunting.
    Also, read a report today from NASA that they are doing what they can to get the Earth back on its proper axis after his “jump-bump” attempt with DeSean Jackson on Sunday night.
    The only thing better than watching the Eagles lose is knowing what a colossal FAIL both Reid and McNabb are when it comes down to crunch time. Amazing.

  28. Outsyder says: Dec 15, 2009 11:09 AM

    mikeoxlong, one is out of prison and is on the sidelines every week.
    Learn about what you’re commenting on.

  29. Whiterhino says: Dec 15, 2009 11:10 AM

    Poor Giants fans… when the Birds beat them 4 games straight – AND take them out of the playoffs last year – AND put the nail in the coffin of their playoff hopes this year…. well, it must twist a whole lot of New York Panties.
    E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!

  30. Furious George says: Dec 15, 2009 11:16 AM

    wow, reading these comments is a perfect example why real fans of the game are being forced out by the new “whine and complain” fans that have taken over.

  31. obscurement says: Dec 15, 2009 11:16 AM

    You want to talk about hits that should be penalties? Look at Kevin Boss this year. He took two cringe worthy shots this year and no flags were called, both at the end of the game when the game was on the line.
    Trent Cole did throw the first punch, you’re blind or didn’t see the tape if you’re saying otherwise.
    DeShaun Jackson is a talented punk like T.O. He even tried T.O.’s little flopping trick when someone brushed against him to try and draw a flag. He’s a little pansy flopper, he belongs on a soccer pitch with Mia Hamm.
    Oh, and like T.O. and the rest of the Ea-girls they have no Championships to show for all their regular season. I’ll happily bask in the warm glow of a Lombardi trophies over winning the devision any day.

  32. Sasquash says: Dec 15, 2009 11:22 AM

    Got to love Eagles and G-Spots. I love having coach Reid stick up for his guys, thats why they don’t quit on him. Every year we do what we have to do in Dec. to make the playoffs.
    GO BIRDS!

  33. east96street says: Dec 15, 2009 11:24 AM

    Ahh, the little Philly bitches are crying again. Another year, another Super Bowl failure. You assclowns honestly think after the Giants gave you that game, that can compete with Minny and/or New Orleans? Eli hanged 400 yards on your D. Favre or Brees will light you clowns up for over 600. One more year older and still no ring for Donnie. Too bad he was blowing chunks in the Super Bowl you could have and should have won. You’re such little sad fan boys, you can’t acknowledge that Donnie’s ego took away the best chance you ever had at a Lombardi. If he wasn’t so jealous of TO and thrown him the ball four or five more times, you would have won. TO played a great game that day and Andy was too concerned about Donnie’s feelings to make it the TO show. New England couldn’t stop TO. They sure did stop Westbrook though. Too bad the coach you just extended was the only one watching who couldn’t figure that out. Three points away – that must still sting. But, in a sad little city where more people are leaving than coming, throwing up on the field will have to qualify as your Lombardi moment.

  34. GMEN_SB42 says: Dec 15, 2009 11:27 AM

    And every year Donovan does what he does to end up hyperventilating in huddles and puking on the field.

  35. GMEN_SB42 says: Dec 15, 2009 11:28 AM

    And every year Donovan does what he does to end up hyperventilating in huddles and puking on the field.

  36. Duck Fallas says: Dec 15, 2009 11:31 AM

    Waits for the Cowgirls fans to chime in…
    Oh wait, its December, we won’t hear from them again until August.

  37. mattitude says: Dec 15, 2009 11:32 AM

    GMEN_SB42 says:
    Not to mention the fact that Jackson wasn’t completely void of fault during that game for constantly provoking the Giants defenders with his classless showboating and taunting.
    ————————————————-
    If by “showboating and taunting” you mean he accidentally let his speed and elusiveness make it look as though the Giants’ secondary was suffering from rickets, then I apologize on his behalf. I’m sorry he was mean to your squad of adult millionaires. All better now?

  38. msbnocal says: Dec 15, 2009 11:33 AM

    The Tweety Birds are the biggest chokers of any NFC East Team….Yea you have won the division more this decade but what the hell do you have to show for it….. O ….. Nothing and lets not forget that your sorry ass Tweety Birds have won how many rings, HOW MANY RINGS??? Been there twice and once again NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT…..
    SB XV – Raiders 27, Eagles 10
    SB XXXIX – Patriots 24, Eagles 21
    That makes O rings in 2 trips….
    Once again you should win the division get into the playoffs and you guys will get knocked out after choking in yet another playoff game and….
    WILL HAVE TO SHOW FOR IT !!!!
    LMAO at Tweety Fans
    G-Men For Life !!!!
    And dont forget the Fact The Yanks Cleaned Up ur stinky phillies too…

  39. mattitude says: Dec 15, 2009 11:39 AM

    obscurement says:
    I’ll happily bask in the warm glow of a Lombardi trophies over winning the devision any day.
    ————————————————-
    Oh, shit! The Eagles probably only have the division wrapped up, but I want to know how they can win the “devision.”That sounds more difficult to do, just like winning “a Lombardi trophies.”
    Seriously, though, tell Bloomberg to commit more money to childhood education. God knows your city needs it.

  40. mattitude says: Dec 15, 2009 11:41 AM

    east96street says:
    Eli hanged 400 yards on your D.
    ————————————————
    Jesus Christ, what is wrong with the New York Department of Education?! Please, less football and more reading for you.

  41. spambait11 says: Dec 15, 2009 11:42 AM

    “Not to mention the fact that Jackson wasn’t completely void of fault during that game for constantly provoking the Giants defenders with his classless showboating and taunting.”
    Uh, Giants players were taunting him before the game, so DeSean said a little somethin’ somethin’ during the game.
    By the way, the Eagles and Giants both suck. DeSean is cool though ’cause he went to Cal.

  42. Duck Fallas says: Dec 15, 2009 11:45 AM

    Ah haha, and just as predictable as clockwork we get to hear about how the Giants had a few good teams in the past, making up for the inferior product the put on the field this year. So sad, so sad.

  43. Mattmanus says: Dec 15, 2009 11:51 AM

    Hooby says – “and whoever said jackson was showboating bakcwards into the endzone…he caught the ball turning around and just kinda let his momentum keep him backpedaling. maybe it was a little showboaty, i guess. rather that than heatbutting someone after a play is over.”
    You are kidding me right? He was totally showboating. He had the ball in his hand and was shaking it. Wake up.

  44. Outsyder says: Dec 15, 2009 11:57 AM

    obscurement,
    Go to NFL.com and watch the video. Diehl hits Clemons first. There is a scrum then O’Hara pushes Cole right in the facemask. Cole reacts.
    To suggest otherwise is folly on your part.

  45. jkorn1818 says: Dec 15, 2009 12:01 PM

    Phillyman41 says:
    December 15, 2009 10:38 AM
    Mike…you sound like a disgruntled Midget Fan……Enjoy watching McNabb get his first S.B. ring, and DeSean garnering S.B. MVP Honors.
    ___________________________________
    Settle down, as a giants fan I can admit the Giants are going nowhere, but be realistic about the Eagles, I rarely come on here to argue because its pointless but come on man. The eagles are going nowhere either. I keep seeing posts the giants season is over, dallas will probably lose to who dat this weekend and if the giants win are in the WC spot (for the time being) but the giants scored more pts on offense than the eagles and had over 500 yards on offense including about 200 yards in dropped passes by nicks, smith, boss and the 2 TD’s from manningham. Everyone stop fooling themselves. this game was won on a fumble by jacobs that led sheldon brown to score and a punt return. Actually the punt return is likely w a beast like jackson. Giants lost by 7 and it was decided by a defensive TD by brown while the giants were driving downfield. Over 500 yards allowed on Defense and more td’s allowed on D than the pitiful Giants D. Both teams have major issues, I cant see Brees not torching both D’s in a playoff game and Mcnabb actually facing a pass rush and a secondary who can actually get help from their safeties. I dont think fans on both sides realize how pathetic that game was. it was fun to watch but all things considered the giants couldnt make a stop and the eagles allowed more td’s on defense and w/o easy drops could have easily given up close to 700 yards. Im not knocking the eagles at all bc clearly they at least put on a rush which the giants dont do and make a defensive play (sheldon brown) which decided the game.

  46. jkorn1818 says: Dec 15, 2009 12:07 PM

    also, can we stop arguing about a “fight” between diehl, o’hara, cole etc…Theyre fighting w equiptment on, hes punching someone in the face wearing a helmet and a face mask.
    The truth is if the Giants get in, it might be a Philly and Giants first rd matchup in Philly.

  47. obscurement says: Dec 15, 2009 12:14 PM

    Yeah, but Clemons is an Eagles player and should get hit but maybe I’m a little biased :).
    In all seriouness though, I never understood why a coach can’t throw the red flag on that or on PI & holding calls where the ref throws the flag because the other player just fell down.

  48. KingJoe! says: Dec 15, 2009 12:24 PM

    Giants are bunch of babies. Coughlin is gone after this year. he will be replaced by Cowher

  49. east96street says: Dec 15, 2009 12:31 PM

    mattitude says: “Jesus Christ, what is wrong with the New York Department of Education?! Please, less football and more reading for you.”
    Actually, with the notable exception of the University of Penn, which I will happily admit is one the best schools in the nation (although I would argue Columbia has the better Law School), NYC schools regularly eclipse Philly schools at every level. Yet another reason why your city is bleeding people. People move to NYC, people leave Philly. Last four US Census can’t be wrong. Finally, little mattie, from NFL.com (I assume that is a reliable enough source for you) Eli Manning #10 | QB | Giants 27/38, 391 YDS, 3 TD.

  50. Matrix813 says: Dec 15, 2009 12:34 PM

    The Eagles won and that’s great. The same thing will most likely happen last year that occurred from 2001-2004. They’ll roll into the playoffs like they always do and then lose a heart breaker in the NFC Championship game (most likely to the Saints and Vikings). Your defense is overrated, you live and die by the big play and you can’t win the big one. Look at your four losses and guess what is missing. Desean Jackson or someone else making a ridiculously big play. Without it, the Eagles struggle and can’t win. Eagles fans can have their win Sunday and have their chests all puffed out for now. When it’s all said and done though the same outcome for so many years will haunt the Philadelphia Eagles yet again.

  51. alans123 says: Dec 15, 2009 12:37 PM

    Where does eagle management hide their Lombardi Trophies ?

  52. jkorn1818 says: Dec 15, 2009 12:38 PM

    obscurement says:
    December 15, 2009 12:14 PM
    In all seriouness though, I never understood why a coach can’t throw the red flag on that or on PI & holding calls where the ref throws the flag because the other player just fell down.
    ___________________________________
    Because the games would take 9 hours, anytime a coach things his team was held or should be a PI it should be reviewed? why even have refs? Besides coughlin cant stay up that long, he needs his metamusel and reid needs to his the buffets before they close.

  53. GMEN_SB42 says: Dec 15, 2009 12:43 PM

    mattitude says:
    If by “showboating and taunting” you mean he accidentally let his speed and elusiveness make it look as though the Giants’ secondary was suffering from rickets, then I apologize on his behalf. I’m sorry he was mean to your squad of adult millionaires. All better now?
    ———
    If you watched the game, you know that he did far more than that. With his endzone BS alone we should rename him McLovin, the Irish R&B singer. You had better realize when that is the kind of player you are as a second year guy in this league, people are going to be coming after you. Sooner or later he will be carted off the field, and I can’t wait until he gets his.

  54. Jerry's World says: Dec 15, 2009 12:51 PM

    Sasquash says:
    December 15, 2009 11:22 AM
    Got to love Eagles and G-Spots. I love having coach Reid stick up for his guys, thats why they don’t quit on him. Every year we do what we have to do in Dec. to make the playoffs.
    GO BIRDS!
    And year after year you tank it in the playoffs, 0 superbowls, gotta love it.

  55. spanky2525 says: Dec 15, 2009 12:56 PM

    Giants fans….you keep talking about New York, but your stadium is in DISGUSTING North Jersey. That is hands down one of the nastiest places in the country. I guess it is scenic though if you enjoy landfills and petroleum tanks everywhere.
    Keep talking about your Superbowls. You sound more and more like Redskins fans everyday. If it was all about Superbowls, your franchise should have shut down after you won the last one. Then you could have bragging rights for life man!!!!
    Granted, the Eagles haven’t gotten over the hump yet, but that was what everyone said about Peyton a few years back. Keep running your teams right, keep drafting right, and you will be in the playoffs every year. Eventually they will win one.
    NORTH JERSEY = BUTTHOLE OF UNITED STATES

  56. Outsyder says: Dec 15, 2009 1:14 PM

    On an aside, outside of the players on the field, no one seems to be talking about the beer bottles that were thrown at DeSean after his receiving TD.
    I’m guessing they were Giants’ fans.

  57. mattitude says: Dec 15, 2009 1:16 PM

    @GMEN_SB42
    I see, so now you’re advocating that the dirty players on the Giants do something, dare I say “illegal,” to purposely injure a WR who made fools of your secondary and special teams? I’m appalled that a member of such a classy and respected fanbase, the New York Football Giants, would suggest such a thing. Surely, sir, you must have been having a bad day as CEO of your Fortune 500 company that lets you discuss football knowledge on the internet while the rest of your subordinates handle the menial tasks of the day. You certainly did not mean what you said. I understand that you typed it out of frustration. I still love you.
    @east96street
    I agree, Columbia is an excellent school. However, it still doesn’t take away the fact that you used the phrase, “Eli hanged 400 yards on your D,” in an internet forum that is most commonly used by adults. Adults that, you know, understand the basic rules of English grammar. That type of language is typically utilized by slack-jawed yokels.

  58. troll_aikman8 says: Dec 15, 2009 1:16 PM

    D.Jackson is asking for a decapitation with his celebration antics.
    He should be a lot more careful, weighing in at 140lbs.
    Reggie Bush got the message and he’s a lot more physical than Jackson….that’s saying a lot.

  59. Montsta says: Dec 15, 2009 1:18 PM

    How can you say the Eagles only win because of the “big play”? That’s part of football! Having “playmakers”! That’s like saying the Saints only win because of Drew Brees, or the Colts only win because of Peyton Manning. Like, no shit Sherlock!

  60. Zaggs says: Dec 15, 2009 1:21 PM

    Is Reid seriously complaing about that one incident where Jackson took a dive in an attempt to draw a foul? Oh wait he is. Its called a dive for a reason Andy. Ross didn’t do jack that was going to hurt jackson, all he did was step up. “crash”, thats funny. Ross was standing still so how could he “crash” into someone?
    Reid is trying to cover for Coles thuggish behavior which should get him suspended especially as the call against O’hara was phantom (no helmet left anyone’s head).
    Though I think Reid is scared shitless becuase his team isn’t going anywhere in the playoffs, again. I mean they Allowed eli to pass for nearly 400 yards and would have had more if his receivers didnt drop so many.

  61. jkorn1818 says: Dec 15, 2009 1:48 PM

    spanky2525 says:
    December 15, 2009 12:56 PM
    Keep talking about your Superbowls. You sound more and more like Redskins fans everyday. If it was all about Superbowls, your franchise should have shut down after you won the last one. Then you could have bragging rights for life man!!!!
    Granted, the Eagles haven’t gotten over the hump yet, but that was what everyone said about Peyton a few years back. Keep running your teams right, keep drafting right, and you will be in the playoffs every year. Eventually they will win one.
    ___________________________________
    Actually, Eli Manning has never missed the playoffs as a starter and in recent years the Giants have had more playoff appearances and more SB appearances in the last Decade than the Eagles. And youre comparing a teams franchise to one player? peyton manning? kind of weak. Keep drafting right and well be in the playoffs every yr? weird. In fact everything about your post is wrong and youre making Eagle fans who have knowledge look bad. so we should run our teams right? and keep drafting right and we can make the playoffs every yr, since thats what the eagles do and will eventually win one. Since Eli has been in the league he has yet to miss the playoffs, and since your team is so good at making it, the eagles have missed it twice in that span in 05 and 07, 07 the year the giants won the lombardi, so they must be doing something right. If you dont want to mention the sb’s and since were like the redskins, you guys have been impressive beating us 4 in a row, that now makes your all time record against the giants 70-80, ten games under and since your franchise does everything right, explain your lifetime record as a team of 497-534, to the giants 625-516, including handing the eagles 80 losses, the most losses to any team in franchise history. And by the way, you said if it was all about Superbowls, we should have shut down in 07, that would mean your franchise would never be open for business. Beat it.

  62. mattitude says: Dec 15, 2009 1:51 PM

    “On an aside, outside of the players on the field, no one seems to be talking about the beer bottles that were thrown at DeSean after his receiving TD.
    I’m guessing they were Giants’ fans.”
    No, no, no, sir. You are mistaken. Fans of the New York Football Giants would never do such a thing. They were merely congratulating young Desean on his electrifying play, just as you would to any respected adversary. The upstanding citizens in the crowd simply tried to offer a toast to the 2nd year wideout when their libations spilled out of the top of the bottles and onto their hands, causing them to drop their bottles of spirit onto the field of play. No wrongdoing here. I would appreciate if any future accusations of similar tomfoolery would not be thrown around so carelessly in regards to such a tip-top fanbase.

  63. stevemcguigan says: Dec 15, 2009 1:51 PM

    DeSean Jackson is also a lot more talented than Reggie Bush.

  64. Matrix813 says: Dec 15, 2009 2:16 PM

    You can make the argument that they rely on the big play too much because it suggests that they don’t have balance on offense. A similar argument was made on why the Giants would struggle offensively. All off-season pundits and fans said the Giants would struggle offensively because they didn’t have a receiver that could attract a double team. I am arguing the same logic with the Eagles offense. They lack balance. That’s why the Giants lost to the Eagles last year in the playoffs. They didn’t have Plaxico too take attention off the run game and the Eagles dared the Giants to have Eli beat them with his arm.
    Your argument is wrong on Drew Brees and Peyton Manning because their teams won even when they struggled. Take the Miami-New Orleans game. Drew Brees had a poor game (3 picks and 1 touchdown) yet the Saints still won. Drew Brees is the biggest reason why their successful but not the only.
    I am suggesting one of the biggest reason why the Eagles are successful is the big play. In three of their four losses DeSean Jackson (their big play threat) did not have one of his punt returns for touchdowns or long receiving touchdowns. Teams in the playoffs will find ways to shut him down and this will ultimately lead to the Eagles offense sputtering. You can’t rely on DeSean Jackson breaking one for 70 yard touchdowns every game. It’s ludicrous to believe that. It’s called “live and die by the big play.”

  65. smilergrogan says: Dec 15, 2009 2:28 PM

    to the giants fans: since plexiglas, your team hasn’t beat the eagles. its now three in a row in the swamps of north jersey. plexiglas (which incidentially isn’t bulletproof) allowed the giants to compete with the best in the league.
    as to the superbowl jibe, we heard the same stuff about the phillies until last year. now, not so much. so get your jabs in while you can. it will provide the same consolation to you it has to all the cowboy fans each year after our team has again beaten theirs like a rented mule. so you get your pleasure where you can, and i can say that i was happier going to work sleepy yesterday than you were…..

  66. east96street says: Dec 15, 2009 2:51 PM

    spanky2525 says: “Giants fans….you keep talking about New York, but your stadium is in DISGUSTING North Jersey.”
    Ok, since the obvious is too hard for you, I’ll explain. NYC is a city of 8 million and growing. Philly – 1.4 million and shrinking. Besides the fact that there isn’t a whole lot of open space in NYC, real estate prices are far too high to waste that much space on a stadium. So, they bought relatively cheap land outside Manhattan to 1) save a boatload of cash 2) not have to go through years of legal battles with 8 million people who have absolutely NO desire to have stadium parked in Manhattan (where there is NO space for it) or be forced to the outer boroughs, some of which are more difficult to reach than the Meadowlands. In other words, they used common sense. Since Philly isn’t on an island like Manhattan and NYC has over 6 times the number of people, North Jersey was the most practical solution. Is it paradise? No, but most people who aspire to more than a trailer for a home usually don’t want to live wherever a stadium has been built.

  67. east96street says: Dec 15, 2009 3:15 PM

    mattitude says: “Adults that, you know, understand the basic rules of English grammar. That type of language is typically utilized by slack-jawed yokels.”
    Actually, it’s a fairly common colloquial comment that is often used by sports journalists. But, if English Comp is your thing, may I suggest the message boards of a NFL blog might not be the place you want to be. Since several of your posts contain incomplete sentences, informal expressions, poor punctuation, and a few spelling errors, I surmise that you are either a hypocrite or, more likely, you realize this is an informal setting and typed accordingly. If you insist on a more formal statement, then I will provide one
    Based on the fact that Eli Manning was able to throw for 391 yards against the Philadelphia Defense in an outdoor game, it is reasonable to assume that both Drew Brees and Brett Favre will be able to surpass that total given that the football game in question will be played in an indoor facility.

  68. stevemcguigan says: Dec 15, 2009 3:23 PM

    It is not harder to get to the Meadowlands than Brooklyn, Queens, or the Bronx, two of which already house stadiums. Nice try.

  69. Dawkphan says: Dec 15, 2009 3:24 PM

    I can’t believe that Giants fans are still CRYING it’s Tuesday already, don’t you have a game this weekend to worry about?
    If your player head butts an opponent after the play and it is seen by the Coach of the player who is assailed i would expect him not to be happy about it and show his anger.
    As far as-
    I’m sure Andy was too busy bumping buts with Desean to see the punching match at the end his boys started…
    Maybe you were to busy rubbing your stick to see that it was started when a giant got up after the Eagles made a fumble recovery and Donkey punched an Eagle in the back as he was walking away. Try looking at the Replay before commenting . But then again you were probably blinded with anger after bieng SWEPT THIS YEAR by the EAGLES !

  70. mattitude says: Dec 15, 2009 3:26 PM

    “Besides the fact that there isn’t a whole lot of open space in NYC”
    Only enough space to build two new baseball stadiums in the Bronx and Queens. It shows you where the city’s real sports interests lie.

  71. jkorn1818 says: Dec 15, 2009 3:41 PM

    smilergrogan says:
    December 15, 2009 2:28 PM
    to the giants fans: since plexiglas, your team hasn’t beat the eagles. its now three in a row in the swamps of north jersey. plexiglas (which incidentially isn’t bulletproof) allowed the giants to compete with the best in the league.
    ___________________________________
    Are you seriously saying it is because of the Giants wr’s? Did you watch the game on Sunday? the wr’s arent the issue at all, 400 yards of passing, although they did drop about 200 yards worth of easy passes as well. It’s the Giants secondary and lack of pass rush that is the isssue, not “plexiglass” are you mistaking this from a post in the summer of 09? when everyone thought the giants d would be dominant and eli wouldnt be able to pass and they had no wr’s? Their defense is a train wreck, they were awful and the truth of the matter is the eagles allowed more pts on defense than the giants, and yards. Both teams have major issues. the game was won by a fumble by jacobs that you guys capitalized on. Your plaxico comments are corny and shows you have no knowledge, most eagle fans know the game, you obviously dont. “plexiglas” nice joke.

  72. jkorn1818 says: Dec 15, 2009 3:46 PM

    smilergrogan says:
    December 15, 2009 2:28 PM
    ___________________________________
    Aside from your silly “plexiglas” joke. Which shows youre talking out of your ass and not what is actually happening. You are mentioning the Phillies in a thread where giants and eagle fans are arguing? You guys just got smoked in the world series, the championship, by a team from NY. You can’t be serious..
    and
    stevemcguigan says:
    December 15, 2009 3:23 PM
    It is not harder to get to the Meadowlands than Brooklyn, Queens, or the Bronx, two of which already house stadiums. Nice try.
    ___________________________________
    queens is even more populated than Manhattan and brooklyn is right up there too, those stadiums have been there, no room to build anymore. They already tried that by opening a stadium on the west side and people who arent sports fans were outraged. It’s a complete schlepp going to the meadowlands each week, the worst.

  73. jkorn1818 says: Dec 15, 2009 4:09 PM

    mattitude says:
    December 15, 2009 3:26 PM
    “Besides the fact that there isn’t a whole lot of open space in NYC”
    Only enough space to build two new baseball stadiums in the Bronx and Queens. It shows you where the city’s real sports interests lie.
    ___________________________________
    they tore down the old ones to build new ones, this would be adding to other stadiums as well. Not to mention you can fit 2 baseball stadiums inside a football stadium. Yankee stadium holds 52k and citi about 48..Giants stadium holds over 70 and their parking lots alone are bigger than yankee stadium, not enough room.

  74. Kevin from Philly says: Dec 15, 2009 4:10 PM

    Seriously, you guys are upset because he danced in the end zone after a TD? Was that the first football game you’ve ever seen?

  75. Beezer says: Dec 15, 2009 4:22 PM

    This is coming from a guy who coached Brian Dawkins for years who was famous for his late hits and cheap shots. How does it feel to be on the receiving end fatso?

  76. Beezer says: Dec 15, 2009 5:11 PM

    Spanky2525,
    Your post was by far the dumbest i have read in some time. You do realize that teams play to win a championship don’t you? You criticize the Giants for winning superbowls? Wow I really don’t need to say anything.
    Ok so the Giants lost because they didn’t have plaxico? Are you idiots under the impression that Plaxico played defense? Eli had a career high in passing yards against your great secondary.

  77. mattitude says: Dec 15, 2009 5:49 PM

    east96street says:
    Actually, it’s a fairly common colloquial comment that is often used by sports journalists.
    ————————————————
    You show me one professional sportscaster(your peer, Emmitt Smith, doesn’t count) who has ever used the term “hanged 400 yards on your D”, or some kind of equivalent, and I will pay for the night school classes that you so desperately need. I fail to believe that anybody with a high school education or GED would make that mistake. And if my grammar, spelling and punctuation flaws are so rampant, may I suggest that you point them out? I’d hate for anyone to confuse my posts with the barely-understandable gems that you produce on this site. Your last post in which you defend your original brain fart basically boils down to, “Me talk English real good. You shut up now.”

  78. east96street says: Dec 15, 2009 6:15 PM

    stevemcguigan says: “It is not harder to get to the Meadowlands than Brooklyn, Queens, or the Bronx, two of which already house stadiums. Nice try”
    Actually, I wrote in some cases it is easier. Thanks for misqoute. Nice try.

  79. east96street says: Dec 15, 2009 6:24 PM

    jkorn1818 says: “They already tried that by opening a stadium on the west side and people who arent sports fans were outraged.”
    Actually, jkorn, all of us in Manhattan were outraged. It’s hard enough getting around midtown without a stadium there. Especially in December when Manhattan is invaded by every damn tourist within 200 miles. What they were proposing for Jets would have made life hell for those of us who live and work here. Can you imagine the traffic tie-ups for a Monday or a Thursday night game? The Meadowlands is a dump and it is a pain to get there, but the Westside thing would have been far, far worse. Plus, the PSLs would have been 500% higher to pay for it or my taxes would been 500% higher. I’m betting both would have happened eventually.

  80. spanky2525 says: Dec 15, 2009 6:52 PM

    There is a 100% chance that East96thstreet and jkorn1818 are virgins. Anyone who comments on this site that much has way too much time on their hands. You don’t need to respond to every comment guys. Go listen to some Bon Jovi or something.

  81. Romad says: Dec 15, 2009 8:13 PM

    Eagles = Playoffs FAIL. A no-class team with a no-class coach.

  82. Dawkphan says: Dec 15, 2009 9:17 PM

    you’re talking but all i’m hearing is WAAAAAA
    WAAAA WAAAAAA STOP CRYING!
    GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. east96street says: Dec 15, 2009 11:46 PM

    spanky2525 says: “There is a 100% chance that East96thstreet and jkorn1818 are virgins.”
    Actually, I went to University of Delaware for two years in the mid-80s and due to the fact that I have always earned way more than the minimum wage, I found Philly girls quite willing to hook up with the one guy in the whole city that would buy them a better meal than a cheesesteak at Geno’s. Thank your sisters for me. I really did enjoy my nights in Philly. Fortunately, inbreds such as yourself with open shirts and four pounds of cheap jewelry around your necks made me look far, far better than I really was.

  84. Mattmanus says: Dec 16, 2009 9:42 AM

    Someone mentioned something about beer bottles being thrown? There hasn’t been beer bottles in Giants Stadium for years. Now they sell you overpriced beer on tap in cups. Nice try.

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