Let’s start with a positive, because I promised myself I’d be positive this holiday season: Bryce Brown looked very good. He rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns. His combination of size and speed is a rarity, even in the NFL. So, we look forward to watching him in the coming years.
Of course, Brown’s two fumbles helped the Eagles to their seventh straight loss and everything is basically fucked.
Nick Foles looks just good enough until he gets near the red zone, and then, like Michael Vick, he turns into a turnover seeking machine by forcing balls into impossible spots (that's what she said). Jason Babin’s pass rush looks like a hockey puck being shot into a mattress– there’s some give, and quite a bit of spinning, but mostly the mattress just shrugs off the attack while the puck falls to the ground. The Eagles secondary plays like a Madden glitch: Some plays are literally unstoppable because of flawed AI that can’t adjust to certain formations. Oddly, it’s always been the slot receiver that’s caused problems for EA Sports… seems the same holds true for Todd Bowles:
But have no fear, citizens of this fine city, the Eagles are going to continue to help animals whether Vick stays or not. That’s a fact we learned from this oddly-timed Philly.com article, posted during the Eagles game, which quotes former VP of Communications Rob Zeiger, who’s been fired for almost a week now:
The team adopted animal welfare as a cause in 2009 following the controversial signing of Vick after his release from federal prison. He was convicted of running an illegal dogfighting ring.
"The commitment is continuing," an Eagles spokesman, Rob Zeiger, said last week.
The team has donated roughly $400,000 of the animal welfare fund's $500,000 to about a dozen area charities, said Zeiger, adding that "when we run through that, we'll revisit where we go." (Zeiger is no longer employed by the Eagles.)
Thanks, Rob. Maybe less animals and more come to our games! would have saved your job.
Some images and Tweets from last night:
Pic via (@obrienkp)
Pic via (@nateriggins)
Pic via TonyStarr.com
I hate this team.