Sunday, November 15, 2009
The Eagles first half report
By Matt Mosley
SAN DIEGO -- Nothing much to like for Eagles fans in that first half, but here are a few observations:
- What's up with rookie running back LeSean McCoy not being part of the offensive game plan? Does that make any sense to anyone? I know Brian Westbrook's back from his injuries, but that doesn't mean McCoy needs to be sidelined. That's a pretty good example of how Andy Reid struggles with multi-tasking.
- It's interesting to see how involved Reggie Brown's been in the offense. We haven't seen this guy in weeks and he's now been targeted at least six times that I can recall. I was making fun of the strategy, but he has made two solid catches.
- When you have first-and-goal at the opposing team's 1-yard line, surely there's a play that can get you in the end zone. The Eagles threw away second down with a lame throw to the corner. The play had no chance of working because of its poor design. It's the second consecutive game in which the Eagles have failed to convert in that situation. They could've been down only 14-10 if they find a way to pound the ball into the end zone.
- Donovan McNabb is 15-of-25 for 179 yards right now. But he hasn't really had a chance to get in a great rhythm. The one thing I'll say is that the offensive line's given him plenty of time. I haven't noticed Todd Herremans having a lot of problems at left tackle.
- DeSean Jackson needs to make a play for his quarterback. Could've had a big play when Michael Vick came in during the second half. But Jackson couldn't handle it because the ball was behind him.