Sunday 1:00 M&T Bank Stadium Baltimore, MD
NEEDS TO STEP UP:
DE Vinny Curry
I said that DE Connor Barwin should have been traded last year. Instead he’s started each of our 13 games this year, gotten 4 sacks, and is part of an almost invisible pass rush now. Despite signing a big contract in the offseason, Curry has still never started a game in his NFL career. This is bullshit. As a member of the the second unit Defensive Line, Curry needs to make it clear that the coaching staff picked the wrong guy to start this year.
WE MUST CONTAIN:
OLB Terrell Suggs
The best player on that team this year is K Justin Tucker, but since you can’t exactly “contain” Kickers, I’ll go with Suggs. “T-Sizzle” isn’t exactly having his best year with only 27 tackles in 12 games played. Then again, his solo tackle numbers did hit a wall in sayyyyy, oh about 2012. (I wonder who could have retired- OOPS! -I meant, what could have happened, that would have affected Suggs so greatly. Hmmmm…)
EAGLES STORY LINE:
An Eagles fan got on his knees and asked “Please Lord, I just want my team to make the playoffs this year.” The Lord responded. “Sure. I’ll make sure the Phillies get in.” The Fan said, “No Lord, I meant my other team. The Eagles.” To which the Lord replied “Sorry dude, I deal in miracles, not fantasies.”
If you are still harboring Eagles playoff hopes for 2016, sit down, I have some sad news to break to you: YOU stand more of a chance than the Eagles do, of making the playoffs this year. What we can do however, is use the remaining games to evaluate the roster and get a huge jump on our division rivals for 2017.
Discretion is the better part of valor, here. If we’re smart now, we won’t be back here, like this, next year.
If we can win this game with a bunch of young guys, great. Any other win is a waste of a teaching tool.
Eagles 17 – Ravens 20