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    Interesting article from

    Ted looks specifically at the Eagles offense, and why it's so difficult to stop.

  • #2
    Dominic Rodgers-Cromartie preparing for former teamate DeSean Jackson

    DRC preparing for former teammate DeSean Jackson

    Chip Kelly isn't worried about the altitude and thin air in Denver slowing down his offense, but he'll still have to deal with the Denver Broncos' defense.

    Champ Bailey's return remains uncertain for a Denver Broncos defense, who -- thanks in part to playing with big leads -- are in the bottom third of the NFL in passing yards allowed. The Broncos officially listed Bailey as questionable for Sunday's game.

    Slowing down Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be a key to the Week 4 matchup. Jackson is second in the NFL in receiving yards (359) and leads the NFL with 6 catches of 25-plus yards.

    Regardless of whether Bailey -- who generally matched up against the opponent's best play -- is healthy, it seems Denver's Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will line up opposite Jackson.

    "(Jackson) hit me up on the phone and was like, 'You know it's me and you this weekend. We're going to go at it,'" Rodgers-Cromartie said, per the Denver Post. "But that's just a challenge I'm looking forward to."

    The former Eagles cornerback is familiar with Jackson's play when the two went head-to-head in practice. Jackson said that knowledge cuts both ways.

    "I'm sure he'll probably be on me," Jackson told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "(Over the) past two years, we've been going at it a lot. I know him as well as he knows me."

    The Eagles love taking shots down field to Jackson, and with a questionable Broncos pass rush, we should expect more than we saw last week against Kansas City. The Eagles will need to connect several to keep pace with Peyton Manning and the Broncos' impeccable offense.

    Slowing down Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is a tough task. His former teammate, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, thinks he's the man for the job on the Denver Broncos.


    • #3
      What's so funny is I remember him running his mouth saying Champ wouldn't be able to keep up with him last time we played em...

      That game Champ followed him everywhere including the slot and Jackson was shut out (something like 3 catches for 27yds) and Champ had a pick

      Just funny to me he's willing to be more even keel vs DRC but thought he could diss Champ in '09...ofcourse, it didn't work out so well for him


      • #4
        Sounds very complex in theory; just doesn't work in practice. Just got done watching the Chiefs-Eagles game on "condensed" and I need a sedative. The Eagles just make too many mistakes at this point for the offense to be effective.


        • #5
          I think one of the reasons the eagles do well is because McCoy has been amazing this year. Allot of teams need to bring help to stop the eagles running game.

          The article mentioned our lack of pass rush from the front four but what it does not talk about it how dominant our front has been against the run (we are number 1 in not only total yards but in ypa so people who say we looking good because we build a lead can be quiet). As long as it keeps it up against McCoy, which I expect it will most of the game, then we should handle the eagles offense.

          Our LBs and all four (or five) secondary should be able to play the pass and not allow Vick any easy reads.

          The eagles are talented and will get some plays but they will not get enough to keep up with our offense imo.

          edit - Just checked and Eagles have best rushing offense in total yards and ypc. This will be a very interesting matchup. People talking all about the pass game but imo this game will be won in the trenches and run game.
          Last edited by Hadez; 09-28-2013, 06:31 AM.
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