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Eagles insist Vick has good blitz awareness

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Heading into Week 16 last year, the Eagles were the trendy NFC Super Bowl pick.  They looked headed for a bye.

The Vikings ended all that on a Tuesday night by blitzing Michael Vick into submission. Vick didn’t handle Dom Capers’ blitzes particularly well in the playoffs either, and the Eagles lost again.

That’s led to a lot of talk this year about Vick needing to improve in that area.  Andy Reid and Vick discussed the issue to open training camp, as revealed by Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“You have your little list of things you think, and one of things Mike said was, ‘I need to be a little sharper with the blitz,’ ” Reid said. “Boom. OK. That’s where we’re going. That’s one of my things. That’s one of your things. Let’s roll.”

The Eagles say Vick has improved, but it didn’t show up last week against the Steelers.

“Vick [had a ] poor game mentally v. PIT,” NFL Films guru Greg Cosell wrote on Twitter. “Did not read basic coverages. Pre-determined his throws. Must transition better from pre snap to post snap.”

Cosell says Vick has never been strong before the snap. Vick admitted publicly it was the one area he needed to improve. His numbers last year against the blitz were actually very good because he could escape the rush.  The Eagles don’t want to take away Vick’s instincts.

“He has very, very good blitz awareness at this point,” offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. “Now the choices are how much do you give him because too much could be just as bad as not enough.

Vick can show progress Thursday night against the Browns, but the real test comes in Week One against the Rams. For all the talk about the additions in Philly, Vick’s development will tell the story of the season.

A slide back for Vick would be crushing for Philly. A step forward from Vick’s incredible 2010 allows the Eagles to dream big.

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85 Responses to “Eagles insist Vick has good blitz awareness”
  1. medtxpack says: Aug 25, 2011 11:44 AM

    lets ask the Packers LB corps.

  2. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 25, 2011 11:44 AM

    Well if they’re insisting he does…he mostly likely doesn’t.

  3. rukiddnme29 says: Aug 25, 2011 11:47 AM

    Nope, Vick is the greatest QB of all time. If it looks like he does something wrong, it’s everyone else’s fault. He’s more God-like than Tebow.

  4. stinkfingers says: Aug 25, 2011 11:51 AM

    I’m sure he sees the blitz just fine… When the defender is right in his face, forcing another INT.

  5. essentialsausage says: Aug 25, 2011 11:51 AM

    The Vikings “ended” that talk because they won a preseason game over the Eagles? Seriously?

  6. everydayimfumbilin says: Aug 25, 2011 11:51 AM

    one would hope so vicks gonna start slowin down and getting injured by week 7

  7. souljalb says: Aug 25, 2011 11:54 AM

    It was preseason. He learned his lesson not to go all out in preseason and get hurt. Rams…week one? Be afraid…be very afraid

  8. derekjetersmansion says: Aug 25, 2011 11:55 AM

    Also, people forget how perfect he was last year.

    I trust Reid as a gameplanner, though.

  9. vesselsk says: Aug 25, 2011 11:56 AM

    Cosell is right, take the game against Detroit last year. He was sacked 6 times, and if he weren’t so ellusive, he would have been sacked 4 or 5 more times.

  10. kevsright says: Aug 25, 2011 11:57 AM

    Bad Newz’ “blitz awareness” consists of his peeling himself out of the turf, and saying to himself, ” Damn, that must have been a blitz!”
    :mrgreen:

  11. nineroutsider says: Aug 25, 2011 11:57 AM

    The Eagles offensive line and linebackers will be why this team doesn’t live up to the hype.

  12. MCxShow says: Aug 25, 2011 11:58 AM

    What they really mean by Vick’s “good” blitz awareness:

    “Oh crap they’re blitzing, better tuck and run.”

  13. saturn1111 says: Aug 25, 2011 11:59 AM

    Compared to the very inexperienced middle of the Birds defense – which, as it turns out, is led by a very inexperienced d-coordinator – Vick is a slam dunk to make positive contributions.

    The real question is, will the be able to keep their opponents OFF the field long enough for Vick to get into a groove? If not, then you’ll start to see the picks mount.

    I smell an upset brewing in St. Louis as Juan Castillo and his weak, undersized, inexperiened LB’s and safeties scramble to handle Steven Jackson, a rapidly developing Sam Bradford, and a replenished receiving corps.

    Andy’s a terrible coach when calling plays from behind against a team that’s not supposed to beat him.

  14. snowpea84 says: Aug 25, 2011 12:02 PM

    It’s pretty clear from his play on the field that he doesn’t understand blitzes. DO they mean blitz instincts as in, he can avoid the first guy who comes spritning full speed at him?

  15. jacksaysfu says: Aug 25, 2011 12:03 PM

    espn mag interviewed 44 NFL players on how many games Philly will win .The avg. was 10.4 and this was BEFORE free agency . The players say Philly is a real good team , so hate on cause anyone with football knowledge or skill know the Eagles are crazy talented . They won the division without this marquee FA class , so why would they suck after revamping the D with 4 pro bowlers and one of the two best CB’s in the league ? Your all jealous , high school girls , GO EAGLES !!!

  16. pastorbobs says: Aug 25, 2011 12:04 PM

    The NFL is insidious. If you have a weakness they find it, and then exploit it. Vick was rolling with Falcons until Eagles came up with scheme to stop him. After they lost the NFC champ game he was routinely shut down.

    Now Vikes and Pack has done it again. Lots of movement pre snap and unpredictable blitzes cause Vick trouble mentally.

    No way Vick has the season that he had last year. He either will revert back to running more and get hurt or will have trouble throwing it against the blitz consistently.

  17. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 25, 2011 12:05 PM

    So the Vikings blitz the hell outta Vick, Reid does nothing to defend against it, and it’s Vicks fault? NOTHING was done in that game to prevent or even inhibit in the slightest that safety blitz. Part Vick, part coaching error to not get him some help IMO.

  18. pixelito says: Aug 25, 2011 12:05 PM

    I can’t to sit back and watch this overhyped Eagle team fall apart like a deck of cards.

    Wait, it’s already happening….

  19. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 25, 2011 12:06 PM

    Vick has an unnatural awareness when he’s in the pocket. he can FEEL the blitzes coming, but as far as pre-snap recongnitions, i can tell you he needs a boat load of work.

    That was the same with Dmac. Reid doenst really give them too many options as far as audibles. We are all about 5-7 step drops., teams throw that blitz on and we are done.

    if they were trying to work on a 3 step set, i’d have a little confidence,, but that would be and “adjustmen” and we all know how Reid hates to do that.

  20. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 25, 2011 12:06 PM

    A QB, and this goes for every QB, is only as good as the OLine infront of him.

  21. melonnhead says: Aug 25, 2011 12:07 PM

    Escaping from a blitz sack is a good thing, but properly exploiting a blitz by hitting the hot route quickly is how it’s done in the NFL. The QB should not have the ball when the blitzer to get there in the first place. The Eagles are planning to let Vick call the protection pre-snap, which is a very, VERY bad thing. They need to realize that they don’t have Peyton Manning under center.

  22. Tim says: Aug 25, 2011 12:07 PM

    Hey essentialsausage.. what preseason were you watching bro? Or did you just not read the article.

  23. blue18hutthutt says: Aug 25, 2011 12:08 PM

    Vick’s “blitz awareness” equates to taking off and running – he simply does not have the mental acuity of a Manning or Brady to dissect defenses.

  24. gpete1962 says: Aug 25, 2011 12:09 PM

    With that O-line, he better have cameras all over his helmet

  25. melonnhead says: Aug 25, 2011 12:10 PM

    The Vikings “ended” that talk because they won a preseason game over the Eagles? Seriously?

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    No, the Vikings ended that talk in week 16 of last season. The Steelers punctuated it with the preseason game.

  26. eaglesfanxx says: Aug 25, 2011 12:10 PM

    Rosenthal doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

    The Packers didn’t blitz Vick very often at all in that playoff game. Maybe the people who write these articles on PFT should take the time to actually watch the games BEFORE they offer their opinions.

    Do your work, Rosethal.

  27. chadcantcatch says: Aug 25, 2011 12:10 PM

    “A slide back for Vick would be crushing for Philly. A step forward from Vick’s incredible 2010 allows the Eagles to dream big.”

    Why do you always end your articles with obvious statements that are not necessary? This seems to be a trend, and every time I shake my head and think about how you suck! Its almost John Maddenesque

  28. sevensixtwonato says: Aug 25, 2011 12:12 PM

    essentialsausage says:
    Aug 25, 2011 11:51 AM
    The Vikings “ended” that talk because they won a preseason game over the Eagles? Seriously
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    What????

  29. Stiller43 says: Aug 25, 2011 12:12 PM

    alaricsrevenge says: Aug 25, 2011 12:06 PM

    A QB, and this goes for every QB, is only as good as the OLine infront of him.
    _____________________________________

    You ever hear of the QB from Pittsburgh who wins with a quartet of Rosenthal’s blow up dolls with Pouncey playing center as the O line?

  30. kennyrogerschicken says: Aug 25, 2011 12:12 PM

    Sure he does.

  31. derekjetersmansion says: Aug 25, 2011 12:15 PM

    @ alaricsrevenge

    I didn’t know Reid was the QB of the Eagles.

  32. icelovinbrotha215 says: Aug 25, 2011 12:16 PM

    Maybe if Coach Reid would let him audible he wouldn’t struggle as much. No one ever points that out: the Eagles rarely, if ever, audible.

  33. peachypete says: Aug 25, 2011 12:16 PM

    The link to this article was in your Thursday Morning One-liners. So now you’re double posting articles with the slight tweak being a sentence or 2 commenting on that article? Seems like a lame attempt to attract people with a headline that was already posted elsewhere on your site.

    People criticizing your constant harping on the media darlings are spot on. This is yet another example. Coming from an Eagles fan, this is kind of pathetic. I guess whatever brings the masses in, huh?

  34. dallasbaby says: Aug 25, 2011 12:19 PM

    Must be a rather slow football news day if once again we are focusing on Vick to get hits to the site. What’s next, an in-depth analysis into Vick’s diet and exercise regimen, peppered with innuendo about the all-important question: boxers, briefs, or commando?

  35. tampajoey says: Aug 25, 2011 12:20 PM

    BS! When Vick played in Atlanta the Bucs consistently kept him under control by blitzing him relentlessly. Michael Vick is a one trick pony and any smart defensive coordinator now has the blueprint to stopping him.

  36. bdawk20 says: Aug 25, 2011 12:22 PM

    Shiel on Philly.com did a good breakdown. Vick ranked 10th against the blitz last year in Completion % and his QB rating was in the 90′s – lower than his normal stats, but hardly the worst against the blitz, but hardly the best as well. I think his stats are better than people think vs. the blitz.

  37. melonnhead says: Aug 25, 2011 12:22 PM

    Vick was rolling with Falcons until Eagles came up with scheme to stop him. After they lost the NFC champ game he was routinely shut down.

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    LOLWUT? Seven of his games that season saw his passer rating on the wrong side of 80 and he had only 3 games where he threw for over 200 yards (with a high mark of 252 yards). 14 TDs to 12 INTs. Week one of the following season he beat the Eagles!

  38. ottograham says: Aug 25, 2011 12:23 PM

    Michael Vick will continue the trend he has laid out since that game against Minnesota last season… The “Oh Sh1t” offense… virtually Mike takes the snap, drops back, thinks “oh sh1t”, and resorts to his wheels for offensive progress. I was in attendence for his game against the Steelers last week. He ran the “oh sh1t” offense to a T with results that one would expect from that gameplan.

  39. clintonportisheadd says: Aug 25, 2011 12:26 PM

    A good NFL QB sees the blitz coming long before the ball is snapped. He audibles and makes the defense pay. Of course this requires a certain level of knowledge gleaned from many hours of film study.

    I can’t recall many folks making the claim that Vick is that type of QB….

  40. angrycorgi says: Aug 25, 2011 12:27 PM

    He has great blitz awareness. Just watch the tape. Last week, when he felt the blitz coming, he responded by chunking the ball to the DBs. If he had no awareness, he would have simply been crushed by the LBs.

  41. TheDPR says: Aug 25, 2011 12:30 PM

    Know what confuses Vick more than blitz packages? Coverages.

    He is actually better at reading the blitz than he is understanding and seeing coverage. If you can pressure him with four guys like the Packers routinely did, and leave lots of guys in coverage, Vick is screwed.

    Of course, if you can get pressure with four guys then your OL is just as culpable as your QB, if not more so.

  42. laeaglefan says: Aug 25, 2011 12:35 PM

    Anyone who expects Vick to become the prototypical drop back pocket passer is dreaming. Its never going to happen. Vick will live and die by being the player that he is and has always been. Sure, he’ll have to make some adjustments along the way, but how well he can make those adjustments will determine his success.

  43. Land Snark says: Aug 25, 2011 12:36 PM

    @pastorbobs

    In theory your idea makes sense. This idea assumes completely that Vick has made 0 improvements to his game and Reid and Mornhinweg have done 0 to adjust to the changes defenses make on Vick.

    Whether this is true or not, we’ll see what happens when the real games are played and the 1st team plays 4 quarters.

  44. melonnhead says: Aug 25, 2011 12:38 PM

    The Packers didn’t blitz Vick very often at all in that playoff game.

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    He didn’t say that they did blitz him often. What he did say was that Vick didn’t handle Capers’ blitzes very well. And he didn’t. Just looking at the highlights… The very first play was a blitz. Vick got sacked by Desmond Bishop. Delayed blitz in the second quarter, sacked by Clay Matthews. 2 point conversion attempt in the 4th… jailbreak blitz… Vick shovels the ball to nobody to keep from getting sacked again. Can’t speak for the rest of the game because I’m only seeing highlights, but that’s three right there.

  45. melonnhead says: Aug 25, 2011 12:42 PM

    Maybe if Coach Reid would let him audible he wouldn’t struggle as much. No one ever points that out: the Eagles rarely, if ever, audible.

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    Maybe Vick can rarely, if ever, remember the second play. The article says:

    “Manning calls almost all his plays and audibles – or at least appears to – constantly at the line. The Eagles aren’t asking Vick to be Manning, although he has changed plays in the past and will continue to have that option. They just want him to make the proper read on a blitz and react accordingly.”

  46. dikshuttle says: Aug 25, 2011 12:43 PM

    …In other news… Water is Wet & Politicians lie!

  47. melonnhead says: Aug 25, 2011 12:46 PM

    espn mag interviewed 44 NFL players on how many games Philly will win .The avg. was 10.4 and this was BEFORE free agency .

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    Wonderful. I think they’ll play the games anyway, just to make sure.

  48. flagstaffphotos says: Aug 25, 2011 12:47 PM

    Hope Philly fans like Vince Young – your new starting qb by about week 4 or 5.

  49. bhindenemylines says: Aug 25, 2011 12:50 PM

    When I watched Vick against the Steelers last week I thought there were times when hel ooked like he felt the pressure and wanted to tuck the ball and run, but he didn’t.

    IMO I think he knows that the team’s success depends on him staying healthy for all 16 games and he is reluctant to risk injury by running the ball. Unfortunately his ability to run is what makes him such a dangerous QB. If you take that aspect of his game away he’s still a good QB, but not elite.

    If you live by the sword, you die by the sword. Vick is what he is, and if he doesn’t play that way (by the seat of his pants) sometimes Philly isn’t going to be the team they were last year.

  50. test2402 says: Aug 25, 2011 12:51 PM

    At least the eagles quarterback isnt Eli Manning. That would be catostrophic.

  51. melonnhead says: Aug 25, 2011 12:51 PM

    They won the division without this marquee FA class , so why would they suck after revamping the D with 4 pro bowlers and one of the two best CB’s in the league ?

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    Because their linebackers and safeties should be washing dishes at Hooters, and the backup QB who will in all likelihood have to play at some point is even dumber than Michael Vick.

  52. thephantomstranger says: Aug 25, 2011 12:53 PM

    Leslie Frazier exposed Vick last year. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for Aaron Rodgers.

  53. TheDPR says: Aug 25, 2011 12:55 PM

    Who wins more games this season, Vick or Kolb?

    Click Your Vote like this:
    Thumbs up for Vick.
    Thumbs down for Kolb.

  54. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 25, 2011 1:00 PM

    derekjetersmansion says:
    Aug 25, 2011 12:15 PM
    @ alaricsrevenge

    I didn’t know Reid was

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    He’s not the QB but you would think that the guy calling the plays might send him some help after the 2nd or 3rd sack of the game.

  55. acasar123 says: Aug 25, 2011 1:03 PM

    Dave Fleming’s article in ESPN The Magazine entitled “Welcome to the QB Revolution” celebrates Michael Vick’s post-incarceration performance as the salvation of the NFL. The real sub-plot to all of this misguided hyperbole about Vick is that he has finally in some measure redeemed himself for all the years that he was grossly over-hyped by the standard bearer of sports news in this country. Aside from the fact that no one ever references the truth that the “revolution” took over ten years to complete, Fleming insults our intelligence when he states that Vick’s season last year was one of the greatest ever at the quarterback position. Absent his meaningless running statistics, how can anyone regard Vick’ performance as anything other than what it was–another overrated season in the career of the most overrated player in the history of the NFL.

  56. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 25, 2011 1:04 PM

    And all this talk about Matthews being “undersized” is BS. Now strictly speaking of height and weight he is actually middle-of-the-pack when it comes to that as compared to the 19 teams that run a 4-3 D and the MIKE specifically. Now the kid “plays” small, he has no real accumen for the position which he never played before, and should be moved to OLB and move Chaney back to the MIKE where he played at the end of last year in place of Stu. IDK for the life of me why Chaney isn’t the MIKE to begin with.

  57. macjacmccoy says: Aug 25, 2011 1:06 PM

    “His numbers last year against the blitz were actually very good because he could escape the rush. The Eagles don’t want to take away Vick’s instincts.”

    That is the main reason why Im not worried and not listening to all the sky is falling predictions that came out after Vicks horrible game against the Steelers from the so called football “experts”

    He wasnt running. I am about 95% sure that the Eagles coaching staff has told Vick not to run the ball during the preseason to avoid injury. Everyone knows Vick doesnt know how to slide so when it he runs its 100% effort. They cant risk him trying to make a play like the one he did after his 3rd INT.

    You cant expect Vick to be anywhere near the same qb if he isnt allowed to run. His entire life he has had that as a safety net. So it has to throw of his mind if its not an option. So instead of being able to relax drop back and look for the best option with the knowledge that if a guy isnt open he can just run, now in the preseason when he drops back he knows that he has to find an open receiver or hes gonna get sacked, lose yardage, or throw an in completion.

    That’s a lot of pressure to add to anyone. So its easy to see why he was forcing throws into double and triple coverage. The one thing that has made him such a dynamic player and has been his plan B(and sometimes plan A) and safety net for his entire life was taken away from him. He was doing something he never had to do before and it threw off his game and messed with him head.

    That is why Im not worried. Its not like when the real season begins and the games start to count the Eagles are going to handcuff him like they have so far in the preseason. He will be allowed to play Mike Vick football. That doesnt mean running with ball ala 2004 Falcons. That means having the option to take off running. Giving him the peace of mind, the familiarity, the confidence, and the belief that he will be able to find an open receiver in time, but if not he will still be able to help his team advance the ball down the field and pick up a 1st down by pulling the ball down and taking off.

    That is who Michael Vick is and its a part of his game that he greatly needs . That is why the preseason for Vick more then any other player shouldnt be taken seriously. Because the man you see on the field in those games who isnt allowed to run isnt even related to the free wheeling, elusive, rocket armed qb who took the league by storm last year and turned himself into a legitimate MVP Candidate.

  58. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 25, 2011 1:09 PM

    Hey guys. I’m new to posting but I’ve been reading this site for awhile now. I see some of you posting an answer directly to another persons post, which includes the previous post in your reply. How is that done? I tried copy/paste and. well.. I guess I just suck.

  59. briank1ne says: Aug 25, 2011 1:14 PM

    dream team huh? not too many rushing quarterbacks that have won the superbowl. they are all pocket passers. and great ones with great offensive lines. And not to be racist. but. how many black qbs have won the superbowl? 1? I know thats a stupid stat. but vick is black as a mofo. Dream team? the crash and burn will be epic! lol

  60. fcs34 says: Aug 25, 2011 1:24 PM

    Teams are going to blitz him like a pack of wild dogs. Oh wait….

  61. dallassux says: Aug 25, 2011 1:25 PM

    Because their linebackers and safeties should be washing dishes at Hooters, and the backup QB who will in all likelihood have to play at some point is even dumber than Michael Vick.
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    I guess they will be working right next to the Cowboys DB’s and S’s at hooters. Desean is still limping past Newman. He couldn’t even catch him on one leg….hysterical!!! They just called a pass interference on Jenkins and this weeks game hasn’t even started.

    Come on Vox.

  62. nannymcsack says: Aug 25, 2011 1:29 PM

    he reads blitzes like i read the articles in playboy

  63. enrgy2burn says: Aug 25, 2011 1:32 PM

    as an eagles fan, i have to agree with vince young that the eagles are a dream team… vick can pick up a blitz and the lb’s will be ready to win the superbowl… sounds like there is some definite dreaming going on at the novacare complex!!!

  64. derekjetersmansion says: Aug 25, 2011 1:41 PM

    @ alaricsrevenge

    There’s only so much Reid can do.

    Vick is one of the most stubborn athletes in the last 15 years. (Refusal to slide.)

  65. hanifmiller says: Aug 25, 2011 1:51 PM

    Im not a Vick apologist but how do we know he isnt better with Blitz recognition? Have the Eagles played a regular season game yet? Vick did play a preseason game against a team with a dynamic defense coming off of a preseason loss who had something to prove.

    And the offensive line was crap last year. That doesnt excuse Vick but we’re talking about the same O-Line that got Kevin Kolb concussed. When he doesnt pick up the Blitz in the regular season–then talk crap.

  66. andersonhtespiderjohnson says: Aug 25, 2011 1:54 PM

    blitz awareness doesnt equal good choices made when you are getting blitzed.

  67. jacksaysfu says: Aug 25, 2011 2:06 PM

    Melonhead your team was 3rd in the division last year . You try bashing Philly while not mentioning your joke of a team is coming off a 6-10 campaign . VY’s career winning % is probably right around romo’s , if not better . Go worry about your 6-10 team .

  68. briang123 says: Aug 25, 2011 2:07 PM

    We’ll see come September 11th.

  69. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 25, 2011 2:38 PM

    @derek

    There’s only so much Reid can do?!? REALLY?? How about coach? How about gametime adjustments? How about when the safety blitz kills your QB and is UNCHECKED THE WHOLE GAME you should just turn over everything to Vick, let him block his own blindside, pass before the rush comes, then run under his own pass to score. Reid is responsible for getting him some help, either a TE in to block the strong side blitz or keeping a back in there for protection.

  70. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Aug 25, 2011 2:40 PM

    …..and later in that same interview, Andy Reid revealed that despite constant rumors to the contrary over the last 10 years…his waist size is at most, a 38.

    VY will be starting by week 8 after Vick gets broken in half for not sliding, or due to a C battery in the noggin from the Philthy fans.

    Stupid is as stupid does. Or is it…you can’t teach an old dog killer new tricks..?

  71. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 25, 2011 2:44 PM

    And how does Vick “refusal” to slide make him stubborn… Sanchez doesn’t slide, Steve Young didn’t slide and I think Elway was known for going headfirst too.

    And someone mentioned about “some QB in Pittsburg with a blowup doll Oline and Pouncey for a center still doing good” Remind me…did you win the SB last year. Now BigBen is a tough QB to bring down, I’ll give him that.. But you beat cinderlla teams in his 2 SB wins then you get up against a real SB team in GB and fold. You want a bad OLine, go ask Jay “I’ve had enough and my knee hurts so I tihnk I’m gonna sit down 50+ sack a year” Cutler about a bad OLine. Go find a QB in the league doing well and better chances are you find a stout competent OLine in front of him.

  72. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 25, 2011 2:48 PM

    @purpleiswhatevertheeffyousayitis

    Rly? Batteries? That was the Phillies first of all. Ant yet another beautiful mind to rehash the “dog killer” comments. Typical hater. We threw snowballs at Santa too…back in the 70′s.. that must be relevent now too huh? Tool.

  73. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Aug 25, 2011 2:49 PM

    nineroutsider says:Aug 25, 2011 11:57 AM

    The Eagles offensive line and linebackers will be why this team doesn’t live up to the hype.
    __________________________________

    Don’t forget to add “ego trip central” in the locker room and 2 quarterbacks that together aren’t bright enough to make a salami sandwich.
    This will be just like when the NBA star-studded basketball dream team #2 got their a$$es handed to them in 2006 against Greece.

    This implosion will be fun to watch.

  74. skins23 says: Aug 25, 2011 2:53 PM

    He must. The Eagles are perfect. Best team ever assembled. They’re going 19-0 with a point differential of 999-0. Just like Tecmo Super Bowl.

  75. zeussuperman says: Aug 25, 2011 3:25 PM

    pixelito says: Aug 25, 2011 12:05 PM

    I can’t to sit back and watch this overhyped Eagle team fall apart like a deck of cards.

    Wait, it’s already happening….

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    How? Explain. Show your work.

    Oh wait, you can’t? One sloppy preseason game?

    The hate is strong in this one. Too bad the brain is very, very weak.

  76. pecosbob says: Aug 25, 2011 3:26 PM

    According to ProFootballFocus he only completed 52.98% of his throws when blitzed – good enough for 26th spot out of 32 starting quarterbacks. I’d say he pretty much sucks when blitzed.

  77. carnboys says: Aug 25, 2011 3:32 PM

    He plays for the Dream Team. 16-0 plus winning the superbowl. The DREAM TEAM.

  78. zeussuperman says: Aug 25, 2011 3:33 PM

    alaricsrevenge says: Aug 25, 2011 1:09 PM

    Hey guys. I’m new to posting but I’ve been reading this site for awhile now. I see some of you posting an answer directly to another persons post, which includes the previous post in your reply. How is that done? I tried copy/paste and. well.. I guess I just suck.

    ———————————-

    We are literally copy/pasting the person’s response in full, drawing a line beneath it, and proceeding with what we want to say.

    Nothing to it.

  79. peopletrains says: Aug 25, 2011 3:34 PM

    Well at least he has it now. He sure didn’t against the Pittsburgh HGHers.

  80. 00reo says: Aug 25, 2011 3:39 PM

    Vick started to defend himself by admitting that he was blindsided by the media blitz

  81. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 25, 2011 3:39 PM

    @skins23

    Right, the Eagles suck and the skins are great because they won a SB like a billion effin years ago and have been perennial cellar dwellars ever since.

  82. 1bigtex says: Aug 25, 2011 3:42 PM

    @jacksaysfu

    Uh, dude, do a little research before you run your mouth. Yes, you’ll still sound like a moron, but at least you’ll sound like a semi-informed moron. Romo’s winning % is better than either Young or Vick. Romo has 3 seasons with higher passing yardage than Vick and despite having less time in the league than Vick, Romo is 2,000 yards ahead. That’s over a MILE. May I suggest a name change for you to “Don’t know jack”.

  83. vickspreadherpes says: Aug 25, 2011 4:07 PM

    zeussuperman says:
    Aug 25, 2011 3:25 PM
    pixelito says: Aug 25, 2011 12:05 PM

    I can’t to sit back and watch this overhyped Eagle team fall apart like a deck of cards.

    Wait, it’s already happening….

    ——————————

    How? Explain. Show your work.

    Oh wait, you can’t? One sloppy preseason game?

    The hate is strong in this one. Too bad the brain is very, very weak.
    ——————————————–

    POT meet KETTLE.

    Vick has never had back to back winning seasons.

    Vick has never produced in big games.

    Vick has constantly had problems recognizing the blitz before the snap.

    Vicks career passer rating is a 79.

    He’s played 8 seasons & been hurt in half of them.

    With the Eagle offensive line & Vick’s inability to read a pre-snap blitz, 2011 will be another year with him not making it through the season.

    All this adds up to FIFTY TWO years without any championships Filthadelphia.

    Once again in February we’ll all be hearing “just wait until next year!”

    When you read the Eagle fans drivel you realize it couldn’t happen to nicer people!!

  84. axespray says: Aug 26, 2011 2:27 AM

    essentialsausage says:Aug 25, 2011 11:51 AM
    “The Vikings “ended” that talk because they won a preseason game over the Eagles? Seriously?”

    ^ umm… (I hate the vikings, but)
    The eagles were in posistion for a no.2 seed in the playoffs heading into the game, the vikings had nothing to really play for, they had that 5th string wr playing qb for them….
    and The Eagles got beat down. idk if that should be considered a “preseason” game for the eagles considering what was on the line.

  85. zeussuperman says: Aug 26, 2011 12:03 PM

    Hahaha, I’m loving the fact that “vickspreadsherpes” — a fool so pathetic that he took his Eagle trolling directly in his username — is regurgitating Vick’s career stats as if that answers my question.

    Reading is fundamental, dirtbag.

    I was responding to “Wait, it’s already happening” – “it” here, being the Eagles team falling apart.

    But I can see how Vick’s stats, most of which were compiled on a different team over four years ago, mean the Eagles are falling apart in 2011.

    But it wasn’t really about responding with a rational football post. You just wanted to take some cheap shots at Philly.

    Hope that brightens your pathetic day, you sad little man.

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