I hate to say "I told you so," particularly on this one, but I told you so.
Stud of the Week: Continuing as the only bright spot in the whole damn season, LeSean McCoy. Dear Santa: could I please have a #25 ladies jersey in black this year?
Much like the 42-0 MNF mess in 2005, I confess that I didn't watch to the end. After Vince Young threw his FOURTH pick with about four minutes left in the game, I turned to Chef Spouse and said, "That's it. I'm out."
Where do I even start in recapping the game?
DeSean Jackson. Yes, the NFL Network clearly cut the shot where Vince Young was talking to Riley Cooper (I think) to make it look like he was talking to DJax, but the proof is in the pudding. Regardless of what was really going on Thursday night, his play all season demonstrates the fundamental truth of the fact that he's quit on the team. And a word of advice: I know you love your buds from Cali, but laughing & talking with them while a team mate is lying injured on the ground is not cool.
Jason Babin. Tons of sacks, no stopping of the run. Great for you, not so great for the team. Hm - story of the whole season, come to think of it.
Asante Samuel: F off. Really.
Colt Anderson: Another bright spot in the season. Well, up until he tears his ACL in a meaningless game. And don't give me crap about how if only the Eagles had beat the Seahawks, they'd still be right in it. The back to back losses to the Bears and the Cardinals killed this season long before the Eagles flew out to Seattle last week.
Jason Avant: I just have to keep giving much love to a smart, serious receiver who continues to play his butt off.
One of my friends sent me a great article "Requiem for the Dream Team" that identified the five major issues with the Eagles this year. You should really read the entire article because the explanations offered are fantastic, but the five points are:
- Serious line deficiencies, both O and D
- Soft at linebacker and safety
- Nnamdi Asomugha, MIA
- Decline of Vick and Jackson
- Bad luck
It's amazing I got through writing that without a shot of bourbon. Guess where I'm headed now?
I'll be at a conference next week, so I'll try to recap the rest of the games, but I can't promise anything.