From: A Galaxy Far Far Away...
Had to take a few days to absorb the Monday night shellacking...
That sure was a stinker. What a stark difference between the Packers game and the Eagles game, 2 different teams. Road vs Home aside, they played timid and confused. Nice to see us turn Hurts into an all-Pro.
KFC was pretty horrible, and we've seen that a lot, especially in prime time, but the Eagles scouted us well and had a great plan to disrupt his first reads and make him panic, which he did, and hard. The first two games felt like we've instituted the Randy rule where Kirk is trying to make sure JJ gets his 2k yards rather than run the offense. We have to get more people involved and not just those in the flats... The checkdown analysis on Vikings Prime was really cool and some of KFC's were decent reads, but there were a lot of bad reads too. Let's hope for home field, good KFC shows up this week because we're going to need to outscore the Lions (that's a hard sentence to type without gagging).
The soft prevent we played on Monday night was one of the worst efforts I've seen in quite a while. It was painful to watch Hurts calmly scan the field and complete 9 yard passes with ease all half. Then they burned us deep in that soft coverage, unbelievable. I'm glad the D picked it up in the 2nd half but the damage was done and our offense couldn't get out of deer in the headlights mode. It felt like we didn't have the pieces for a 4-3 with Zimmer, and yet we don't really have them in the 3-4 either. We need to get out of cap hell and do some good drafting and FA pick-ups to fix this anytime soon.
On to the next one, lets bury the Lions and hope that AT gets me some fantasy points this week.