The defense will take a while to recover after the state that Spielman/Zimmer put it in. Zim was all about "his" guys, hanging onto vets too long, and now they're old, slow, and overpaid. Whatever skill Spielman had at drafting really dried up in the past number of years, so there is little good, young talent. Hopefully the Cine kid is legit, although with Harry's contract, we're stuck with him for another few years. Thanks for that one, Spielman.defense was so slow.
I was watching on delay via DVR and speeding in between plays. I didn't realize the Vikings called Time Out after the Eagles ran a play toward the end of the 1st half.they wanted to run the clock out from the 4 yard line. We wouldn't allow it.
OK, but … Eagles didn’t do much in the 2nd half.
If our offense isn’t abysmal, it’s a game.
All the same:The Eagles were still picking up chunk yards in the second half. They went 52 yards and had a FG blocked with their first drive. Another 32 yards on their second drive. It was the fourth before they got the ball back. Had they been more aggressive....they certainly could have scored more points. But it was increasingly obvious that the Vikings weren't going to score and catch up.
All the same:
- Irv catches it and scores a TD
- Boyd doesn't get run down by the holder, scores a TD
- Hicks finds a way into the endzone himself, scores a TD
Now, before you start screaming, yes, I know that's not really true. Any one of those could've and probably would've prompted the Eagles offense to "start trying harder" again. I don't necessarily agree that they weren't trying at all in the 2nd half. We did a much, much better job. But you never know how it would've really worked out had we scored.