This just about sums it up on yestedays can of whoop ass the Eagles put on the Rams. The only bad thing about that picture is that Steven Jackson is my rb in one of my fantasy leagues.
Now, a good game for Eagles fans it was. The most lop-sided victory they have ever had on opening day in franchise history. Another little nugget is that this was also the first time all three receivers have had 100 + yards in a game.
The issue that the WR position being philly's weakest was compounded yesterday by the fact that two of their starters, Curtis and Brown, where on the bench with injuries had everyone all askew about this.
The talk here in philly the past few weeks has developed a slogan of sorts. No WR, no AR (andy Reid). Looks like AR has bought himself at least another week in that department. Here in Philadephia, thats about all a win like this is good for. One more week. You see, for at least another 7 days, Reid and Mcnabb will be talked about in the same company as the Lord Almighty.
But come Tuesday Morning next week, if the lose to the cowboys, even by a point, even if its something stupid like a bird flying in the path of a David Akers game winning kick, Reid will once again become a scape goat for failure. Thats how they roll in here in philly. Win or you suck.
I imagine its like that elswhere as well, but for now, all is right with the world.
Now, are the Rams that horrid? Probably not. They looked unprepared really. Linehan has better unfuck himself, and his team, or there are going to be issues with his employment come week 6.
Are the Eagles that good? Probably not well, but they did show that they are ready for the season. This wasn't a fluke. Mcnabb played extremely well because the o-line did its job, and gave him the opportunity to do so. Can they keep that up? We'll see. But I have to assume that going into Texas stadium on a monday night won't quite be the lions den they are expecting. More like hell.
We'll see if D-Jack can keep up his torrid pace, without getting his little school girl frame of a body from being disintegrated by the likes of Roy Williams.
One stat I found really wierd. And haven't checked it out yet to confirm. But Darryl Johnston yesterday during the game said that only one receiver in the history of the league has recorded more than one recieving touchdown more than 85 yards.
That receiver is none other than Hank Baskett. And he now has three (thanks to the blown coverage yesterday). Could that be possible?
Tom Brady seems to be out for the season. Really, stuff like that is horrible. No one likes to see that happen. Whether you like the guy or not, its just ridiculous that something like that occurs in the first game.
The significance of it really, in my mind at least, is whether or not Buffalo or the Jets can take advantage of it. Remains to be seen. The pats have been very good at overcoming injuries. They are well coached, and still have a lot of talent. But to lose the centerpiece of your offense, if not the whole team will be challenging in the least.
It'll be ineresting to see this season play out.