I really don’t feel like sitting down and writing a lengthy and coherent post so you’re going to get Peter King-stylee nuggets today.
Why the hell is Chad Hall getting playing time at the expense of others?
According to Sheil Kapadia over there at Moving the Chains these were the following snap counts for the offense against the Patriots:
Chad Hall: 26 snaps, Steve Smith: 5 snaps, Ronnie Brown: 4 snaps, Dion Lewis: 0 snaps
Chad Hall: 5 targets, Brent Celek: 6 targets, Riley Cooper: 5 targets, Steve Smith: 0 targets
Why the hell is a guy who was waived in the preseason, and just recently signed off the practice squad (November 16th) getting more attention than established (and big-monied) veterans and young guys with much higher upside. This is another failure of cohesion between the front office and the coaching staff (is the left brain talking to the right one?). I’m sorry, when I watch Chad Hall I see a borderline NFL player. He may be quick, but he’s not that fast and he can’t break tackles or make anyone miss. Why the hell do you draft Dion Lewis and sign Ronnie Brown to have them usurped by a less skilled, undrafted guy with zero upside? I don’t get it. It baffles my mind. He’s the new Reno Mahe.
Just to note – McCoy is questionable with a toe injury for Thursday night – I wonder who’s going to be the lead back? If Chad Hall gets the majority of the carries, somebody should put Howie Roseman and Andy Reid in touch with one another because they need to talk about things.
Casey Matthews says he wasn’t treated fairly
Great article by Tim McManus at Philadelphia Sports Daily regarding the “treatment” of Casey Matthews. I had a fleeting tinge of sympathy for the guy since the coaching staff had no regard for his professional development, but, c’mon dude:
“A lot of the blame fell on me, which I thought was a little unfair.”
Yeah, sure, you were unprepared – the lack of an offseason does that to a rookie, but to absolve yourself of blame? Give me a fucking break. What a baby. In the end, that’s what this team is made up of – not men, but sniveling little babies. Speaking of – Matthews went on to say the following:
“No. I don’t think anyone will ever understand these fans. When we win they love you but when we lose it gets rough. That’s just how it is here. It’s like that in some other places, but not to this extent. Hey, just win and keep them happy.”
Go play in Jacksonville then you pussy. Jesus Christ. Underachievement creates acrimony. Welcome to reality. It’s the same way in any profession. By the way, can we get more complaining about the treatment dished out by the fans? Pull on your big boy pants and play. Casey Matthews is making $811,000 this year, yet he can’t handle criticism for his incompetence. Cry me a river.
Here’s my idea for drafting players going forward – I want football players who can handle the pressure. I want mature guys who can stand up to criticism. Enough with the fantasy football statistic divas. There are too many of them on this team to even count (Babin, Samuel, DRC, Jackson to name a few). I want team-oriented, mean football players. Preferably from big-time, high pressure football programs.
Speaking of statistical divas – Jason Babin!
Yesterday Babin came out with his little personal vendetta about being “mistreated” in Seattle. Hmm, sound familiar?! Let me ask you this Babin – why the hell should I give a shit? Will this little wrong help you actually play the run this week in hopes that you actually make a tackle outside of your gaudy sack numbers (10 sacks – 15 tackles outside of those sacks – 25 total in 11 games). Enough talking. Play football.
Trevor Laws doesn’t get it either
I know you’ve heard it already because it’s a couple of days old:
“Watching the film, I think it’s an easily winnable game,” Laws said. “If we play our game, we should blow these guys out. That’s just how I feel.”
And this is exhibit one of why the Eagles suck this year – even marginal rotation players act like something is owed to them – the superiority complex that comes with the “dream team.” The Seahawks aren’t good – I get it, but they did beat the Giants, Ravens, and (gasp) the Cardinals. They have the same record as the Eagles. The Birds have to travel out west on a short week and play in a tough environment. The sharps in Vegas have the spread at -3, a telling sign of what kind of sentiment surrounds the Eagles right now. Please shut your mouth Trevor Laws.