Originally posted by Pillbusta:
I think the eagles are facing a team that can pass if you go 8 in the box and run if you go to the nickel. we saw last game that we made ari respect the pass because of previous weeks, then when they adjusted we were able to get em with the run. this wasn't the case earlier in the year because teams knew we could not pass so they loaded up on frank, now they can't or vd, crabs, morgan, walker and gore will beat them in the air. we will be physical and run on their front seven and our big receivers will dominate their secondary with their downfield blocking on those dbs to extend gore's runs and smith will hit his formidable targets for chunks of yards and on d we will replicate what we did to ari which was to acknowledge that they don't run the ball as well as they pass and simply rush a couple and drop the rest back in coverage and let willis snuff out the run and blanket mcnabb's targets. on special teams, i have faith andy lee will place the ball consistently in positions for us to succeed in stopping jackson's return game. i also think that spencer and goldson will be way too physical with jackson in the passing game for him to be successful. with westbrook (heart and soul) sidelined, they don't stand a chance even with home field. we have taken our a games to indy and minny and i know sing will make us bring it to philly in the cold, hostile environment. we will beat this finesse passing team into the ground just like we did arizona
Wowwwww..... slow down. DeSean Jackson is a worry for me. Boldin and Fitz aren't speed guys and we'll be facing a guy that has some wheels. We're going to have to play smart disciplined football and make sure he doesn't get over the top. We also need to play physical against Avant because he can shred you too. Philly is notorious for the screen passes and we have been a little weak against the screen this year. We have to be very very very very careful with their offense.
We have to put pressure on McNabb. We have to knock him down, sack him, hit him, and beat him up.
Their defense isn't really a worry of mine. I doubt our OLine is going to play as well as they did against AZ. I think this game is going to end up being Alex Smith vs. their defense and Donovan McNabb vs. ours.
What a great test!