Eagles over Falcons, October 17, 2010
Stud of the week: DeSean Jackson. No contest. He'd put up 14 points on the Falcons before the BS hit Dunta Robinson laid on him. Which, by the way, looked totally intentional. Fines? You bet. Suspension? Well, I wouldn't be opposed.
So this will be quick due to the business trip, but a few game notes:
I have to start with the cheap hit on Brent Celek late in the second quarter. I think it was the Falcons' safety, and it resulted in a pick and K2 drawing a 15 yard penalty for a horse-collar tackle, but what was up with that not being called in the first place?
I was loving that lights out D for entire first half and parts of the rest of the game. Where have these guys been for the past 6 weeks? Matty Ice is going to be having nightmares about Trent Cole.
I was freaking out about Akers missing those field goals. Uncharacteristically, he was visibly pissed, throwing his helmet twice. Just before he made the the 30 yarder in the 4th quarter, the problem became apparent: his shoes (or actually, I should say "shoe" on his left/kicking foot). David, I love that you want to show your support for breast cancer research, but not at the cost of missed field goals. Put the black shoe back on, hon.
Kolb looked good. He looked calm and confident, not least because of good play by the O-line. Maclin's clearly his go-to guy, but Jackson had a big day before that cheap hit, too.
The running game was clicking, too, more props to the O-line. LeSean McCoy continues to be a stud, and Eldra Buckley had a good day, too.
Finally, Jorrick Calvin, where have you been all my life? Let's get that rookie some more playing time, yo!
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