These post-game notes, and the accompanying typos, brought to you by the Pumking I just drank.
Huge win. No other way to put it. Coming out of Indy with a W was a longshot under any circumstances, let alone coming back from down 14 in the second half for the second week in a row (hey, did you hear that’s a record?). This team is never out of it, they’re too well conditioned. From all the unconventional practice. In the dome, on Monday night, absolutely huge. This is why you don’t do those silly mock game-by-game breakdowns in the preseason. Anything can happen, like Andrew Luck throwing a pick on a third down play that should’ve been a run and then running out of gas on a game winning drive and leaving time for an EXSPROLSION.
Still a shaky game. He’s throwing behind receivers, seems to be checking down too frequently, looks like he’s playing tight. All that said, made better decisions tonight, looked more comfortable in the pocket, beat Andrew Luck on the road. Still had 331 yards and a win. The biggest problem is missing open receivers, or not throwing to their numbers. He said as much after the game. Also, I counted at least two times, maybe three, on the read option where he would’ve been better off keeping the ball. Sounds crazy, but the defense keyed so hard on McCoy that Foles could sneak 5-6 yards 3-4 times per game.
SWISS ARMY KNIFE. 26 yards rushing. 152 yards receiving. 25 punt return yards. He’s an x-factor right now. It’s not going to last all season. Fully expect Jon Gruden to be on the phone with his plump brother this week talking excitedly about how Chip uses Sproles, who’s 31, and still has speed, and, every now and then, BURSTS ALL OVER THE FIELD LIKE A HIDEOUSLY NASTY SEXUAL REFERENCE I DIDN’T MAKE HERE.
Foles on Sproles, post-game: “I used to play with him on the video game.” Me too, Nick. Me too!
Me, on March 13: Darren Sproles, who is one of the best Madden players of all-time.
Mike Tirico on McCoy: “Video game moves by McCoy.”
Just sent this to DeSean, because he misses him, baby:
Bad call? Maybe. But horse collar tackle includes grabbing the jersey, ESPN:
If you’re gonna call the horse collar on grabbing the jersey, the play on McCoy is what you call it on.
Give me a break complaining about the non-penalty call on Boykin. That was a penalty in the preseason, not in the NFL. They should’ve thrown the flag on the Colts for throwing it there. AHHHHWHATAREYOUDOING?
Made you nervous with that miss, but huge, massive balls to kick two game-winners against the team that just traded him. I was scared to death when they celebrated following the first kick. The edge is taken off at that point. Nope. Nailed it again. Kid’s got guts, unlike that giant sad sack of poo, Alex Henery.
58-10 in the first two games. Up-tempo practice FTW. Smoothies FTW. Navy sports science coach FTW.
Brian Bryan Braman’s Chik-fil-A lunch FTW.
Just gonna leave this here
And the Eagles just jumped offsides. Dirty snap count from Luck. Real dirty. Jon Gruden likes it. KILL, KILL, KILL.
I like him. He’s so excited about everything FOOTBALL, but knows his stuff. Spider-wide-banana-2-flex or some shit.
Gotta be better. Get the sense Chip didn’t want Foles throwing down there, didn’t trust him. Maybe because Riley Cooper has been brutally exposed, maybe because McCoy and Sproles. Whatever. But weird play calls in there.
DAT BLOCK THO.
Tip pass and eye-en-tea. He’s a stud. Inspires confidence.
Much more in the morning.
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