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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.31
    Originally posted by Quezzy
    I was actually hoping McNabb would get kicked out of Philly so he could play with some NFL caliber receivers for once.
I'm with you, but for an entirely different reason.

He deserves better than the treatment he gets from the Philadelphia media.
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.32
    Originally posted by eventhis
    My condolences to whoever has to cover Fitzgerald in the Super Bowl.


I don't know about anyone else, but I think I'll put my money on Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu for this game.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.54
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

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    Originally posted by Pete
    Wow. What a dillhole. Part of me thought he might have been yelling at Haley about getting touches, but I didn't want to believe that any player would be more concerned about his stats than what was going on in the game, particularly given what was going on at that point in that game.

    What a dillhole.


Unless he actually left the stadium because he figured that sticking around and pouting would make him the story instead of, ya know, the friggin' Cardinals making the Super Bowl. Hey, it made sense to one ESPN.com commenter...



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.28
I'm sure Todd Haley has no complaints. The longer this goes on, the more you hear the name Todd Haley. Plus he looks wicked bad-ass barking back at Boldin, so that whole spat probably helped his future.
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.80
    Originally posted by eventhis
    Now that I've time to sleep on it, a little perspective has set in....


I'm right there with you (again). I kept saying ever since the Bucs and Bears lost to make the Cowboys game mean something that after all the chaos this season, I'd be happy just to watch them for however far they make it. Then they obliterated the Cowboys (AWESOME!), defeated the Vikings, and knocked out the defending Champion Giants (ALSO AWESOME!!!). The two division games alone made this great playoffs. And I knew that after watching the Cardinals upset two straight teams (from the alleged best division in football), that they couldn't be taken lightly, and I didn't want to believe that this was the Eagles year. But I got suckered in and I did. And sure enough from Fitzgerald's first touchdown yesterday I knew the season was over. And it sucked, but its better now, and my bloodlust for the Cardinals has subsided.

But I'm still rooting for the Steelers.

As for your suggestions, Brent Celek is awesome. I agree on the safety position. I would LOVE to see a real #1 WR, but I have a feeling that is never going to happen. Oh well.

At least LOST starts up Wednesday...





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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.42
    Originally posted by Broncolanche
      Originally posted by Quezzy
      I was actually hoping McNabb would get kicked out of Philly so he could play with some NFL caliber receivers for once.
    I'm with you, but for an entirely different reason.

    He deserves better than the treatment he gets from the Philadelphia media.


I agree. Look what he has done with mediocore receivers at best (one TO year) for Philly. As a Browns fan, i would love to have lost that many title games, let alone go to a Super Bowl. God Philly is a rough town.



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.06
    Originally posted by It's False
      Originally posted by eventhis
      My condolences to whoever has to cover Fitzgerald in the Super Bowl.


    I don't know about anyone else, but I think I'll put my money on Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu for this game.

This is silly. Very, very silly.

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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.17
Buy or sell Fitzy held to under 115 yards and 1 touchdown, I am buying this Reali.
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.85
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    Buy or sell Fitzy held to under 115 yards and 1 touchdown, I am buying this Reali.


OOOH! DO I GET TO BE WOODY PAIGE?!?

I really was pulling for the Eagles. Watching PTI today and hearing Jaws go off about how McNabb had some bad throws (which, to be fair, he did) with footage of passes bouncing off of Eagles recievers hands got me to chuckle.

I was shocked when they pulled it out against Atlanta, I was shocked when they crushed the Panthers (hey Philly fans, at least you don't have manic depressive Delhomme), but this wasn't as surprising if only because the prior two wins.

I think Pittsburgh's O is in for a bit of a shock. The Cardinals D is not the best ever, but they're playing hot and with a head of steam; and if anybody knows how to meddle with Roethlisberger's head, it would be Whisenhunt.




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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.30
    Originally posted by DrDirt
    I agree. Look what he (McNabb) has done with mediocore receivers at best (one TO year) for Philly. As a Browns fan, i would love to have lost that many title games, let alone go to a Super Bowl. God Philly is a rough town.


The Philly media is unquestionably worse, but the national media also provides Donovan excessive criticism a lot of the time. He must be about the only QB in the NFL who's not only expected to complete every pass, but to get every damn one on the numbers as well.

Aikman's criticism of him for the deep ball to Lewis for "throwing it over the WR's wrong shoulder" was a fine example. Ignoring the fact that throwing over the outside shoulder reduced the chance of it getting picked, the problem was not which shoulder it was thrown to, but the fact that it was thrown to a gentleman named Greg Lewis. (This isn't a knock on Troy by the way, who's generally tolerable as ex-Cowboys go, he just happens to have provided an example that's fresh in my mind).

Warner had just as many passes that were a yard too high or too low, but the difference is that he is throwing to outstanding receivers, whilst the ones McNabb throws to range from 'good' to 'barely competent'.

    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    it sucked, but its better now, and my bloodlust for the Cardinals has subsided.


I think I'm still a day or two away from that, but my anger has switched from the officials (Avant especially on 3rd down in the first half, and Curtis on 4th down should've had pass interference calls go their way IMO) to Demps. Between his dumb as hell penalty at the end of the first half and his weak assed tackle on 3rd and goal for their go ahead TD he arguably cost us 7 points. I like the kid but those were terrible plays at crucial times.

As for what we do in the off season I figure it comes down to what we do at OT. I figure only one of Tra and Runyan comes back. We could always look to replace them from within (sliding Herremans or Andrews, if healthy, out to tackle) but I'd imagine we'll be taking a lineman with one of those first-rounders.

Safety help would be nice, as would a physical corner (although we've got that kid sitting on IR that got drafted in the 4th who was 6 foot plus IIRC) but our biggest problem has been a lack of physical presence on offense in the red zone. Only Hank Baskett could really be considered big of the guys in skill positions, so either a proper big back (sorry Buck, you ain't it) or a big dependable receiver to help convert some of them red zone trips into TDs should be a priority.
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