Monday, October 1, 2012
Breakfast links: More McCoy for Eagles?
By Dan Graziano
A good Monday morning to you in the NFC East. As always, we present our breakfast links in order of the current division standings. Even if there's still one division game to play before Week 4 is complete. More on that later. For now, well... links.
Philadelphia Eagles (3-1)
Reuben Frank thinks the Eagles are onto something, with this idea of basing an offensive game plan around running back LeSean McCoy. And while I get Reuben's point, I continue to believe the Eagles will alter their offensive game plan depending on their opponents and matchups. They were having success with the run game Sunday night, picking up big chunks of yardage, and that's why they stuck with it. If they're not hitting big plays, they're not going to stick with it. The Eagles want big plays on offense.
Nnamdi Asomugha did not go to the hospital for his eye injury Sunday night. He had the tests administered at the stadium, and he said after the game that he had talked his way back into the game and was headed for more tests postgame. So, not out of the woods yet, but he didn't seem overly concerned.
Dallas Cowboys (2-1)
In case you missed this one Sunday, Tony Romo has told the Cowboys that he won't discuss a contract extension prior to the end of this season. As I've written before, this is the smart move, and Tessio was always smarter... I mean... No, that's from something else. This is a smart move for Romo because he's playing as well as he ever has and there's not going to be a quarterback on the market that would represent an upgrade for the Cowboys over him. His leverage isn't going anywhere but up.
And if you're up for some nitty-gritty film-study stuff as you get ready for the "Monday Night Football" game between the Cowboys and the Bears, Blogging the Boys takes a look at what's made the Cowboys the best defense in the NFL so far this season.
Washington Redskins (2-2)
As exciting as it's been to watch Robert Griffin III in his first four games as the Redskins' quarterback, Sunday's game showed once again that they're only scratching the surface of what his talents will enable to them to do as an offense. Jason Reid breaks it all down as only Jason Reid can.
Brandon Meriweather was all set to make his Redskins debut, but he collided with wide receiver Aldrick Robinson in warmups and both players were knocked out of the game. Meriweather heads for yet another MRI on his knee to determine how much more time, if any, he'll have to miss.
New York Giants (2-2)
The offensive pass interference call on Ramses Barden was absolutely the correct call, as he had his arm around Asomugha's neck. Barden tried to explain it afterwards without shifting blame, even as his coach and his quarterback indicated that Eli Manning had put him in a bad spot with a poor throw and decision.
Kenny Phillips will surely have an MRI today on his injured knee, and the Giants have their fingers crossed that the injury won't keep him out for an extended period of time. They've managed to weather some injuries in their secondary so far, but Phillips is the unit's best player -- a critical asset in run support and in coverage -- and they can ill afford to be without him.