Friday, September 4, 2015

Half-time in Oakland

I'd love to be privy to what's going on in the Eagles locker room right now.

Half-time in Oakland


I'd love to be privy to what's going on in the Eagles locker room right now. Can't be many happy people in there. Against an Oakland Raiders team that has been outscored 96-16 the last three weeks, the Eagles trail 10-6. They've looked discombobulated in all three phases of the game. The offensive line has not done a good job keeping Donovan McNabb upright, and he's completed just 12 of 24 passes. The defense has allowed JaMarcus Russell to get some confidence, even though they have intercepted him twice. And David Akers missed one field goal (he connected on two others for the Eagles' 6 points).

Andy Reid used his last timeout with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the second quarter, so when McNabb went to call one in the final minute, the Eagles got hit with a delay of game penalty. Mental mistakes. They're a killer.

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