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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I think if both teams play to their potential then is should be a good, close and entertaining game! . . My main concerns are the weather, dome teams always seem to struggle in bad weather conditions. But also, as ...

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Old 01-01-2014, 09:55 AM   #31
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Re: Eagles fan here

I think if both teams play to their potential then is should be a good, close and entertaining game! . . My main concerns are the weather, dome teams always seem to struggle in bad weather conditions.

But also, as has already been mentioned, if the Refs get things wrong, or throw flags for everything and don't let the players play, (for both teams that is), then that could ruin what should be a good game!

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Old 01-01-2014, 10:00 AM   #32
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I am also a lot worried about McCoy, we have struggled against elite running backs and some of our young DL and LBs have struggled with gap discipline at times.
i think we have done extremely well against the elite RB we have played. The key IMO is you know they will get that one or two big plays thats why they are elite. so far the saints have kept scoring down to a min on these elite plays. ripping of a forty yarder and not getting 7 is a victory in my book as long as it happens once and maybe twice.

the saints for the most part have also limited RB from making key first downs. which is huge. like i said thats why they are elite. now to totally shut down a elite running game, well we are not there yet and i agree with your reason why

now as you pointed out the saints really are their own worse enemy. Seattle and New England proved that over aggressive play is a sore spot for the saints.

i love attacking but with reckless abandon is a game killer.

Philli thrives on miss direction and going back against the grain of the defense.

we must play under control especially at the LB and safety positions or this will be a long night. oh yeah we MUST seal the edges in this game and that falls on DL and our smallish OLBs. The OLBs need to play bigger than they are. i think this will be the area of the run defense the Eagles like every other team in the past three years have attacked.

this should be a fun chess match to watch
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:01 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Igglesfan View Post
Yep the Eagles are #1 in rushing I believe. McCoy has been a stud, but most of it has come down to our OL. Keep a close eye on our center and LG during run plays. They are almost always leading McCoy through holes opening up all kinds of space for him. James Casey, our TE has also been an excellent blocker this year as well even though he doesn't get much credit.



Damn well I knew Ryan had helped turn around the defense, but I didn't know the DL was doing that well. That very well could be the match-up of the game. Stop McCoy enough and we'll look to Foles. As I said Foles is cautious with the ball, he'll take a sack/throw it away if you get in his face rather than try to force something (hence the 27:2 TD:INT ratio)

The Eagles biggest or smallest issue depends on what is virtually unpredictable.

If our Rams squad shows up you'll be watching your team again next weekend. If our Cowboys squad shows up you should probably be able to catch some good A&E documentaries on Sat after the 1/2.
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:04 PM   #34
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The Eagles biggest or smallest issue depends on what is virtually unpredictable.

If our Rams squad shows up you'll be watching your team again next weekend. If our Cowboys squad shows up you should probably be able to catch some good A&E documentaries on Sat after the 1/2.
Yep, its like we have two entirely different teams this year. We'll either stomp your ass or fold like a bad Falcon team.

And you can usually tell after 2 or 3 series which one it will be.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:55 PM   #35
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Yep, its like we have two entirely different teams this year. We'll either stomp your ass or fold like a bad Falcon team.

And you can usually tell after 2 or 3 series which one it will be.
I agree 100%

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