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Its not the all 22 so may add some notes to the secondary later in the week once its available. Obviously its hard to see what’s going on back there from the tv view.


With that said some things I noticed

OLine:

Start with the two rooks:

- Overall did a commendable job against what is obvious a great D line. However, it was not all roses. They were the primary reasons (beside Henry) the run game just could not get going, at least until later in the game. Down blocking when they should have recognized the blitzer, not getting to the second level for blocks. Just straight blown up a couple of times.

- Brown was solid all game, one **** play at an inopportune time. But what we should expect out of him. Glad he cleaned the penalties up.

- Andrews played well, got beat twice that I saw but again playing next to two rookies and holding his own against the Eagles was what we would want out of the vet.

- Anderson, I didn't notice any pressures from him during the live broadcast but he had an ok day. Now as I mentioned in a post earlier, he did great job given his circumstances. However, he was given up a lot of pressures early on in the game. In fact, he was really the primary reason Mac was flustered early on. Especially the first two drives. He settled down a bit after that, but again given up some pressures however Mac did a solid job of moving in the pocket or getting rid of it quickly.

Play calling:
- seeing how I segue into that. Without a doubt there was good reason for the screen passes early on and just enough throughout the game. It kept the Philly line and Backers honest. Without those calls it would of been a rough day for the line and ultimately Mac and the RBs.

- OBs play calling I thought was perfectly fine. He protected the interior of the line early with the screens and quick outs. Kept the defense on its toes, never really letting them dial in on what we were doing.

- The reality is the plays were there and the offensive scheme is not an issue.

RBs:
- Outside of the obvious fumble by Zeke. They played well

- Unfortunately as discussed under the Oline, they had no where to run. But they did a good job of taking what was there and fighting for a bit more.

- Loved seeing both in the backfield. That is going to be lethal all season. Both are big, hard running backs that can both block and catch.

WRs:

- Hard to really tell beyond what we saw on TV. Couple of bad drops by Henry and JuJu. Tough no catch (can't really call it a drop) by Bourne. Obviously the two toe tappers that weren't by Boutte. Highlight the negatives.

- Those two non-catches by Boutte are catches in the near future. I can't imagine him not making every effort to get a second foot in moving forward.

- Glad they have trust in the kids to be on the field late. But obviously got to wonder about JuJu, hard to tell from the tv but at one point it looked like he was favor his knee. Could of been adjusting his knee pad for all I know. But looked a bit suspect, that was mid 3rd quarter if I recall. So possible he tweaked it a bit.

- Not much else that wasn't obvious.

TEs

- Well Henry absolutely sucks at blocking. I remembered it kinda not being good. Nope downright laughable. But the dude can catch...most of the time.

- A little surprised Gesicki didn't get more snaps, but when both Zeke and Rham are in someone has to come off. That appeared to be Gesicki's number.

QB:
- Straight to it I guess. Outside of few throws where he could of put some more zing on the ball. He played pretty well.

- A few throws where some of us were thinking why didn't he zing that, well he couldn't he was getting drilled as he was throwing.

- The Bourne catch referenced earlier, Mac was late on the throw. He should have anticipated Bourne earlier. May not of been his primary read. But it was clear by the play design and by what the D was in, he was going to come open. Mac waited a hair to long and Bourne was bumped off his spot early by the defender which didn't help either.

- The other Bourne miss, the diving play that him in the shoulder. Mac was hit just as he was letting the ball go. That took some zip off of it. But a tough play that could of been made. It hit Bourne in the shoulder.

- Mac was under pressure the first few drives not getting comfortable in the pocket at all. Mafi, Sow and Anderson were struggling. Mac was doing a good job of just getting rid of it.

- With that said, on the Pick he had plenty of time to plant his feet and follow threw on his throw. Not sure if the wet ball slipped, he was still in **** I need to just get rid of this mode or what. But bad ball, that was completely on Mac.

- As was the deep ball to Bourne. He had a perfect pocket and just simply under threw him.

- Around the 4th drive the Oline started to solidify itself, giving up less pressures. And you could tell this is where Mac started to get comfortable and start really stepping into his throws and getting completions.

- Frustrating to me about Mac, is he has the ability to zip it in there. His arm is not weak, however sometimes he simply chooses not to. I really don't understand that.

- I would put the sack there at the end of the game on both Sow and Mac. Sow was beat, but Mac shutdown to quick and took his eyes off the field. He had Henry open in the middle for a quick strike.

- Also on the final play of the game. I think he could have hit Henry (I believe) just before the endzone. But that is history at this point.

- But for the Mac haters it may be a long season. He actually played really well in this game.

Defense:

I'll keep this shorter. Just a few quick notes some obvious but why not.

- Godchaux actually had a good game. should of had a sack, which his pressure caused but was called back for defensive holding in the backfield. He filled his gaps eating space, saw him get driven off the ball once. I watched him mainly because like others I didn't notice him during the game. Well that’s because he was doing his job, filling his gap on run D and staying home in his gap against the pass, with a couple of pressures.

- Again the rookies what can you say. Excellent night for them. Mapu was all over the field, Free safety deep over the middle, LB, Strong safety etc...White was a monster should have drawn two holding calls, both of which led to Hurts flushing out of the pocket away from him and running out of bounds and throwing it away. Had he not been held he would had a sack and tackle possible sack of Hurts. Kids a beast. And Gonzo what a game. Kept everything in front of him. Solid tackling in the open field. Pass break ups, forced fumble. I mean welcome to the league kid.

- Linebackers were solid Bentley and Tavai are more than serviceable. They are smart and always seem to be in the right spot.

- Of course Judon and Wise played well. Wise just eating double teams play after play. Judon was everywhere.

- The Dline was simply winning battles all over the place. They will be a problem for any line we face. The Eagles Oline is arguably top 5 possibly top 3. This line will feast on some of the lesser lines coming up....*cough....Jets....cough*. One negative if you will, really need to see more out of Barmore. He wasn't getting pushed around but he wasn't getting any push either. Guy was noticed a few times as well.

- DB's looked really good as a unit. The mind **** BB gets to do with that safety group was fun to watch. Mapu/Dugger/Peppers all rotating in the box to deep middle and everywhere in between. There is a reason Hurts only had 170 yards passing and it wasn't all because of not playing in pre-season.

Biggest take away from the defense. They are clearly much faster than last year and man do they tackle and swarm well.
 

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- Godchaux actually had a good game. should of had a sack, which his pressure caused but was called back for defensive holding in the backfield. He filled his gaps eating space, saw him get driven off the ball once. I watched him mainly because like others I didn't notice him during the game. Well that’s because he was doing his job, filling his gap on run D and staying home in his gap against the pass, with a couple of pressures.
This was something I forgot to mention yesterday. Godchaux was fantastic. Honarary Samoan DT yesterday. I don't know how much of that had to do with a healthy Guy next to him for a lot of the time he was in there, but what a big difference from when he got here a couple years ago.
 

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This was something I forgot to mention yesterday. Godchaux was fantastic. Honarary Samoan DT yesterday. I don't know how much of that had to do with a healthy Guy next to him for a lot of the time he was in there, but what a big difference from when he got here a couple years ago.
Godchaux is a very good player. The problem is a) 90% of the board thinks he is a NT and b) think every run over 4 yards is his fault because he isn't Uncle Phil or VW.
 

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He was touted as breakaway candidate and I feel white is showing more flashes in 1 game than barmore has ever in last 2 years.
 

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He was touted as breakaway candidate and I feel white is showing more flashes in 1 game than barmore has ever in last 2 years.
Two different positions. And Barmore has flashed at times even has stacked good games together. But again happens to disappear at times.
 

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Its not the all 22 so may add some notes to the secondary later in the week once its available. Obviously its hard to see what’s going on back there from the tv view.


With that said some things I noticed

OLine:

Start with the two rooks:

- Overall did a commendable job against what is obvious a great D line. However, it was not all roses. They were the primary reasons (beside Henry) the run game just could not get going, at least until later in the game. Down blocking when they should have recognized the blitzer, not getting to the second level for blocks. Just straight blown up a couple of times.

- Brown was solid all game, one **** play at an inopportune time. But what we should expect out of him. Glad he cleaned the penalties up.

- Andrews played well, got beat twice that I saw but again playing next to two rookies and holding his own against the Eagles was what we would want out of the vet.

- Anderson, I didn't notice any pressures from him during the live broadcast but he had an ok day. Now as I mentioned in a post earlier, he did great job given his circumstances. However, he was given up a lot of pressures early on in the game. In fact, he was really the primary reason Mac was flustered early on. Especially the first two drives. He settled down a bit after that, but again given up some pressures however Mac did a solid job of moving in the pocket or getting rid of it quickly.

Play calling:
- seeing how I segue into that. Without a doubt there was good reason for the screen passes early on and just enough throughout the game. It kept the Philly line and Backers honest. Without those calls it would of been a rough day for the line and ultimately Mac and the RBs.

- OBs play calling I thought was perfectly fine. He protected the interior of the line early with the screens and quick outs. Kept the defense on its toes, never really letting them dial in on what we were doing.

- The reality is the plays were there and the offensive scheme is not an issue.

RBs:
- Outside of the obvious fumble by Zeke. They played well

- Unfortunately as discussed under the Oline, they had no where to run. But they did a good job of taking what was there and fighting for a bit more.

- Loved seeing both in the backfield. That is going to be lethal all season. Both are big, hard running backs that can both block and catch.

WRs:

- Hard to really tell beyond what we saw on TV. Couple of bad drops by Henry and JuJu. Tough no catch (can't really call it a drop) by Bourne. Obviously the two toe tappers that weren't by Boutte. Highlight the negatives.

- Those two non-catches by Boutte are catches in the near future. I can't imagine him not making every effort to get a second foot in moving forward.

- Glad they have trust in the kids to be on the field late. But obviously got to wonder about JuJu, hard to tell from the tv but at one point it looked like he was favor his knee. Could of been adjusting his knee pad for all I know. But looked a bit suspect, that was mid 3rd quarter if I recall. So possible he tweaked it a bit.

- Not much else that wasn't obvious.

TEs

- Well Henry absolutely sucks at blocking. I remembered it kinda not being good. Nope downright laughable. But the dude can catch...most of the time.

- A little surprised Gesicki didn't get more snaps, but when both Zeke and Rham are in someone has to come off. That appeared to be Gesicki's number.

QB:
- Straight to it I guess. Outside of few throws where he could of put some more zing on the ball. He played pretty well.

- A few throws where some of us were thinking why didn't he zing that, well he couldn't he was getting drilled as he was throwing.

- The Bourne catch referenced earlier, Mac was late on the throw. He should have anticipated Bourne earlier. May not of been his primary read. But it was clear by the play design and by what the D was in, he was going to come open. Mac waited a hair to long and Bourne was bumped off his spot early by the defender which didn't help either.

- The other Bourne miss, the diving play that him in the shoulder. Mac was hit just as he was letting the ball go. That took some zip off of it. But a tough play that could of been made. It hit Bourne in the shoulder.

- Mac was under pressure the first few drives not getting comfortable in the pocket at all. Mafi, Sow and Anderson were struggling. Mac was doing a good job of just getting rid of it.

- With that said, on the Pick he had plenty of time to plant his feet and follow threw on his throw. Not sure if the wet ball slipped, he was still in **** I need to just get rid of this mode or what. But bad ball, that was completely on Mac.

- As was the deep ball to Bourne. He had a perfect pocket and just simply under threw him.

- Around the 4th drive the Oline started to solidify itself, giving up less pressures. And you could tell this is where Mac started to get comfortable and start really stepping into his throws and getting completions.

- Frustrating to me about Mac, is he has the ability to zip it in there. His arm is not weak, however sometimes he simply chooses not to. I really don't understand that.

- I would put the sack there at the end of the game on both Sow and Mac. Sow was beat, but Mac shutdown to quick and took his eyes off the field. He had Henry open in the middle for a quick strike.

- Also on the final play of the game. I think he could have hit Henry (I believe) just before the endzone. But that is history at this point.

- But for the Mac haters it may be a long season. He actually played really well in this game.

Defense:

I'll keep this shorter. Just a few quick notes some obvious but why not.

- Godchaux actually had a good game. should of had a sack, which his pressure caused but was called back for defensive holding in the backfield. He filled his gaps eating space, saw him get driven off the ball once. I watched him mainly because like others I didn't notice him during the game. Well that’s because he was doing his job, filling his gap on run D and staying home in his gap against the pass, with a couple of pressures.

- Again the rookies what can you say. Excellent night for them. Mapu was all over the field, Free safety deep over the middle, LB, Strong safety etc...White was a monster should have drawn two holding calls, both of which led to Hurts flushing out of the pocket away from him and running out of bounds and throwing it away. Had he not been held he would had a sack and tackle possible sack of Hurts. Kids a beast. And Gonzo what a game. Kept everything in front of him. Solid tackling in the open field. Pass break ups, forced fumble. I mean welcome to the league kid.

- Linebackers were solid Bentley and Tavai are more than serviceable. They are smart and always seem to be in the right spot.

- Of course Judon and Wise played well. Wise just eating double teams play after play. Judon was everywhere.

- The Dline was simply winning battles all over the place. They will be a problem for any line we face. The Eagles Oline is arguably top 5 possibly top 3. This line will feast on some of the lesser lines coming up....*cough....Jets....cough*. One negative if you will, really need to see more out of Barmore. He wasn't getting pushed around but he wasn't getting any push either. Guy was noticed a few times as well.

- DB's looked really good as a unit. The mind **** BB gets to do with that safety group was fun to watch. Mapu/Dugger/Peppers all rotating in the box to deep middle and everywhere in between. There is a reason Hurts only had 170 yards passing and it wasn't all because of not playing in pre-season.

Biggest take away from the defense. They are clearly much faster than last year and man do they tackle and swarm well.
Mafi lost the block on the Zeke turnover, and it was his man who made the play. Aside from that, he's a strong kid and moves well for a guy his size. He's been a pleasant surprise, and definitely like how far he's come so far.

Offense did a good job of moving guys around and there were several plays that opened up right after guys cleared that were well-designed. Just a huge difference already from last year and I'm sure it will only improve from there.
 

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Was barmore invisible yesterday?
I would say yes. I saw nothing of note. But that goes both ways. Nothing egregious but nothing outstanding either.
He made the huge tackle on the scramble by Hurts to stop him short on that 3rd-and-6 on that final drive by Philadlephia. I had to do a double-take because he ran Hurts down so fast I had to make sure I saw the right number.

But it was definitely him, and it's reflected in the league's game book.

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I guess he's more athletic than he looks. :)
 

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Two different positions. And Barmore has flashed at times even has stacked good games together. But again happens to disappear at times.
There are a lot of premiere DL that go unnoticed game to game. Like oline, it can be a thankless job at times. I didn’t see Barmore getting manhandled in the trenches so at least he was holding his lane thus doing his job. The expectation that You have to be Reggie White, John Randle, Warren Sapp or Aaron Donald are alive and well, those guys were all timers.
 

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There are a lot of premiere DL that go unnoticed game to game. Like oline, it can be a thankless job at times. I didn’t see Barmore getting manhandled in the trenches so at least he was holding his lane thus doing his job. The expectation that You have to be Reggie White, John Randle, Warren Sapp or Aaron Donald are alive and well, those guys were all timers.
For me he showed so much push from the middle his rookie year I got a bit greedy in my hopes for him.
 

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- Frustrating to me about Mac, is he has the ability to zip it in there. His arm is not weak, however sometimes he simply chooses not to. I really don't understand that.
Agree with you 1000% on this. That was the sense I got as well and I said this in another thread, but I think he's so concerned with making sure he doesn't turn it over that it seems like he tries to finesse it in there instead. But I'm with you, it's a little puzzling.
 

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For me he showed so much push from the middle his rookie year I got a bit greedy in my hopes for him.
Can definitely agree with that. When they drafted White and you add Judon to the fold you expect that to translate to more pressure. Let’s not kid ourselves though, Philly’s oline is one of the very best in football. Actually the number 1 unit last year. They can and do neutralize players occasionally. I thought the Pats made them a Little uncomfortable yesterday and thats a good thing. I want to see what this front can do the rest of the way.
 

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For me he showed so much push from the middle his rookie year I got a bit greedy in my hopes for him.
I agree, I saw more potential from him in first year and last year was a bummer .

White looked so dominant in his first game that I couldn't help make the observation with barmore who is yet to show how disruptive he can be. Seems to be a decent player but not a stud.
 

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Godchaux is a very good player. The problem is a) 90% of the board thinks he is a NT and b) think every run over 4 yards is his fault because he isn't Uncle Phil or VW.
Guilty as charged and happy to be shown otherwise
 

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He made the huge tackle on the scramble by Hurts to stop him short on that 3rd-and-6 on that final drive by Philadlephia. I had to do a double-take because he ran Hurts down so fast I had to make sure I saw the right number.

But it was definitely him, and it's reflected in the league's game book.

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I guess he's more athletic than he looks. :)
He also nearly got a half sack on one of Judon's.
 

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I would say yes. I saw nothing of note. But that goes both ways. Nothing egregious but nothing outstanding either.
I saw Barmore with Pressure several times. That being said, it was situational. Several times I noticed that the DTs weren't moving up the field so that Hurts wouldn't try and move outside the pocket. Leaving it more to he "Ends". Whether it was Uche, Judon, Wise, or White.
 


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