Monday, February 07, 2005

It's a dynasty!



It's officially a dynasty! Pats beat Eagles 24-21... Your thoughts on the game?

18 Comments:

Blogger Jamezwp said...

It sure is a good year to be a Boston sports fan. They certainly have bragging rights for a long time to come. I was surprised at how close the game was. The Eagles took control of the game in the second quarter but gave it right back after McNabb proved himself not to be an elite QB. You gotta like how T.O. came out and had an exceptional game under the circumstances, and both defenses played great.

What was up with the Eagles offense dilly dallying taking their time in the fourth when they were down 10 points with 3 minutes to go. Come on McNabb, get your guys to the freaking line of scrimmage and make a play. If McNabb would of had an average game the Eagles could of stole this one. I would be very pissed if I were an Eagles fan. But, I am not so who freaking cares. All I can say is Rush Limbaugh was right about McNabb, he didn't impress me one bit.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

I have a number of thoughts on Super Bowl XXXIX, which I’ll construct in my response by first talking about the Eagles then the Patriots.

The Eagles really impressed me. I thought they moved the ball decently well, McNabb had close to 300 yards passing, and they even out gained the Patriots in total yards. My biggest surprise, which I will happily admit that I was wrong, was TO. He was a much bigger impact then I had thought and quite frankly, if the Eagles could have found a way to pull it out, TO should have been considered MVP. With that said, WTF were the Eagles doing? They had so many chances to put this game away but just made too many STUPID mistakes. Either McNabb was fire or was cold as ice. His interceptions, I just scratched my head and questioned what the hell he was thinking. I know the Patriots have a solid defense, but really, those interceptions were gifted wrapped. I will also give this reason to why they lost the Super Bowl – two simple words yet complicated to achieve perfection from – CLOCK MANAGEMENT. What piss-poor clock management the offense did. Reid said they were in a “hurry-up” mode towards the end of the game? Hurry Up? Perhaps they were trying to hurry up the D word for the Patriots.

Speaking of the D word – here’s a chant for Red – You can’t spell Dynasty without the D and the T. Wow, those Patriots are very solid. Think about this – that is the 1 team that has been to the most Super Bowls since 1985, 5 times. You look at teams like the Rams and see their two Super Bowl berths and examine that, they weren’t able to shit prior to those two years and haven’t done anything since…. seemed like just a fluke. Can’t say that about the Patriots, 5 times since 1985, winning 3 of the last 4. Questionable MVP selection considering Branch didn’t have many yards after the catch. Granted 11 catches is amazing for 1 receiver, but if you’re thrown the ball 13 times, you better have atleast close to 11 catches. I think Brady should have received his 3rd MVP 23/33 for 236 and 2 TD, no INT, and really he responded to everything the Eagles were able to do offensively. After the Eagles first score, he was able to drive down and respond.

For my final thoughts on this, this one goes out to all Freddie Mitchell fans – IN YOUR EYE, can’t believe you called out Harrison yet Harrison had more catches in the game then you did, HAHAHAHAHA.

10:35 AM  
Blogger RED said...

Patriots are the new dynasty of the 12st century. That is impressive especially in this day of free agency and parody among the NFL. The Patriots did what they did all year and that was nothing special. Brady played a near perfect game except for the one fumble. Dillon also had a great game busting odd big yards on screen plays that the Eagles D couldn't keep up with. Billachik proved that he is the top coach in the NFL and I think that will be interesting to see how they do without the 2 coordinators they will be losing.

The Eagles, what can i say about them except somebody needs to light a fire under that ass! The onside kick was a retarded idea that ended up blowing up in there face after the Patriots punter pinned them down on there own 4. What the hell is up with Westbrook catching that ball on his knees so they can run off 15 seconds of the clock? I'd be pissed if I were T.O., you go out there give it all you got and your coach and quarterback have a brain fart and let the clock slip away at the most important part of the game. Just think if they didn't go with the on side kick, they kick off the ball is on the Pats 20 or so and the run the ball 3 times stop them and have a shot at returning a punt on there own 30-40 yard line. COME ON! I don't see the Eagles rebounding from this that well since they constantly keep getting deflaited in championship games.

As for the Pats, brady and the rest of the crew. Wow! I am impressed. You just can't go against this top notch team because they will prove you wrong time and time again.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Jamezwp said...

I agree Steve, Branch was not the MVP, but neither was Brady. Rodney Harrison was the MVP. 7 Tackles, 1 sack, 2 ints. He was the tone setter for the game man. He was picking on McNabb like a freshman wimp.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Jamezwp said...

Brady had an OK mistake free game for the most part. This years superbowl certainly wasn't a showcase of superior quarterback play. Brady is great, but he didn't have a great game.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Arvada Mike said...

See I was right. Patriots won! I know I was one of the few who picked it and once again I proved that I am a sports genius. Haa haa! I was right I picked the Patriots. Nobody seen this coming but me!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Jamezwp said...

Shut up Mike you fat bastard

10:51 AM  
Blogger Jamezwp said...

The onside kick was their only option man. They only had 2 timeouts. It was the poor execution of the onside kick that was bad. The kicker didn't even give them a chance to get to the ball.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Jamezwp said...

The Eagles will be around the NFC's best again next year because they will still have their core players. And the NFC is just shit.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Arvada Mike said...

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10:58 AM  
Blogger RED said...

They would have been in a better situation if they kicked off normally. What are the odds of getting that on side kick? I woulda kicked off and put it on my defense to stop them and give my team a shot with good field position. And what was up with Westbrook trying to make the greatest catch of his life diving for a ball in the dirt and catching it to keep the clock running.

11:00 AM  
Blogger RED said...

Was Jevon kearse wearing a invisable uniform because I swear I did not see him once last night?

11:01 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

I agree James, though I don't think the onside kick was their only option, I do agree with the decision to do it. Red, if the Eagles were to have recovered, you'd be praising it saying it was a great call. But quite frankly, that was poor execution, and poor clock management following the punt.

I also didn't think about Harrison being the MVP, good call James! He had a GREAT game, made huge plays. He probably wasn't considered because of 2 reasons.

1) Didn't score a defensive TD
2) the secondary gave up 3 passing TD's and 300 yards

Though it should be considered by individual, I think the MVP should be the coach - that guy is a genious.

11:01 AM  
Blogger RED said...

Andy Ried reminds me of Kieth Gille!

11:02 AM  
Blogger RED said...

The execution sucked because the Eagles never had to do a on side kick all season. I think with the defense that they have I would have the faith to go ahead and kick it and test my odds there instead of giving the Pats field position to pin you deep. Just my thoughts and I disagreed with it when they came out in the formation so it's not like i'm saying this in hind sight.

11:11 AM  
Blogger RED said...

Either way it was poor clock managment and I can't doubt that. There was no sence of urgancy at all. I'd just like to say that I never wrote off T.O. and he was a factor. I also think the Pats did a great job of containing Mcnabb, he had zero rushing yards. Haa haa and Rush was right!

11:13 AM  
Blogger CosmicPal said...

I was rooting for the Eagles on this one, but that second half performance really dug them their own grave. You gotta hand it to the Pats- another resounding win on both sides of the ball doing nothing but playing sound, fundamental football.

McNabb looked great in the first half, and I'm not sure what happened to him- but, in his defense- they had absolutely no running game to help their passing game.

And I agree with the sentiments of everyone- I was scratching my head wondering what was taking so long to try an run some offense at the end- 1. They should have called several plays in the huddle- calling only one hurt them right there...having all the WR's running back to the line of scrimmage cost them dearly. And what was up with the one yard pass? Dude should have dropped that one intentionally- that kept the clock running and did absolutely nothing for them.

Oh well, the Pats proved again- they are the most sound team in football.

12:23 PM  
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11:12 PM  

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