Posts tagged Donovan McNabb
This is a first round mock of the 2011 NFL draft. It will be updated about once a week. Each of the picks can and will change between now and the draft, as this is my first attempt at a mock draft. I will probably have glaring mistakes, and I will keep working to improve the mock as I go along. Feel free to comment with suggestions, or just to make your opinion known! More >
Each week Coltzilla will preview the upcoming game by speaking with fellow bloggers who write about the week’s opponent. This week Coltzilla speaks with Jason Brewer from Bleeding Green Nation to get an Eagles perspective on our upcoming match-up.
CZ: With your number one cornerback Ellis Hobbs (Eagles fan told me that) out for this game I assume your number two cornerback Dimitri Patterson will cover Wayne. Who do you see covering Garçon and Collie, and are you worried about the match-ups?
JB: Well our #1 corner is Asante Samuel who will be playing. Dimitri Patterson will be starting on the opposite side of the field. The Eagles really don’t play match-ups with their corners, they give them a side of the field, so basically the Colts can get whatever match-up they like. Frankly, the individual match-ups don’t worry me as much just Manning does. Obviously he makes for a tough match-up regardless of the WRs and secondary.
CZ: Jason Peters is just coming off an injury — I believe to his knee? How do you see him holding up against the pass rush of Dwight Freeney? Who is matched up with Robert Mathis and what do you expect?
JB: I’d much prefer to see Peters in there against Freeney than his backup, King Dunlap. Peters can be a hit or miss proposition, generally he can dominate in the run game but occasionally struggle in pass protection. The good thing about this game is that Michael Vick is a lefty so Freeney doesn’t get to rush the blind side like usual. Winston Justice starts on the other side and I’d say has been our most solid and consistent offensive lineman. He’ll be watching Vick’s back and I feel ok with his match-up against Mathis. He’s not a dominant type OT, but he’s solid. More >
The Indianapolis Colts managed to defeat the Washington Redskins on the road 27-24 in a contest that really should not have been as close as the final score. Four fumbles in the game, including three lost, gave Washington opportunities that would have otherwise reduced their likelihood to put points on the board and would have given an Indianapolis offense that was having its way with a Redskins defense more opportunities to score.
The Colts defense had two glaring difficulties – tackling and a soft middle zone – but also showed signs of dominating the game in other ways. Which leads the Colts to head home once again looking to find consistency, their true identity, and to figure out how they will play the rest of the season to end up back in the playoffs. More >
Quick Thoughts: Colts 27, Redskins 24
Posted by Greg Cowan in 2010 Regular Season | 567 views
The Colts limped into Sunday night’s match-up against the Washington Redskins needing a win to keep pace with the Houston Texans in the AFC South. They were able to overcome numerous turnovers and Father Time’s persistence to get that win, and now enter the much needed bye week at 4-2.
The Colts should have won the game with a little more ease. Four fumbles (three lost), two missed field goals, and a slew of missed tackles that brought back memories of 2006, gave the Redskins an opportunity to win the game at the end. On top of their miscues, the Colts lost Joseph Addai, Dallas Clark, and Pierre Garçon to injuries. After the jump I’ll give my quick thoughts on the win… More >
Today has been a great day of football with a couple upsets.
Sundays results to this point:
Colts v. Redskins, and Things of that Nature (Week 6 Preview)
Posted by Greg Cowan in 2010 Regular Season | 1,213 views
Through four games, Peyton Manning was off to one of the best statistical starts of his career, and despite a shaky fifth game, he remained near the top of most statistical rankings. Despite Manning’s early-season success, on Friday, ESPN Analyst Ron Jaworski said on ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning, “maybe Father Time might be catching up with Peyton Manning a little bit.” Jon Gruden, Jaworski’s broadcast partner on Monday Night Football, declined comment but was observed shooting finger pistols into the air, screaming, “No one shot the Sheriff.”
Although there has been a recent influx of advanced stats and measurements in the football world, statisticians have yet to come up with a metric to calculate the effects of “Father Time.” Instead, we are forced to judge players, and specifically quarterbacks, with more pedestrian stats: completion percentage, adjusted net yards per passing attempt (ANY/A), touchdowns, interceptions, and the like. More >
Week 6 Q&A: Redskins Blogger Philip Lacovara
Each week Coltzilla will preview the upcoming game by speaking with fellow bloggers who write about the upcoming opponent. The Colts face the Redskins this weekend, who are 3-2 and have not hosted Indianapolis since 2002. Joining Coltzilla this week is Philip Lacovara, who previously wrote at Hogs Haven and currently blogs for the Arizona Diamondbacks at AZ Snakepit.
CZ: Freeney will be motivated to hit his friend (Donovan McNabb), how do you see the Redskins offensive line holding up against the pass rush of Freeney and Mathis? Specifically, how do you feel about the match-up of Dwight Freeney with an injured Trent Williams?
PL: O-line? What’s that? I suspect that in two-TE sets, we’ll have Fred Davis doubling up on Freeney the majority of the time (since Cooley is McNabb’s main TE target). Trent Williams and Jammal Brown have both had injury issues at OT, and I suspect that we’ll choose to double Freeney because of his rep, meaning that Mathis may out-sack him. If TW’s toe doesn’t act up, I actually think he’ll be able to hold his own fairly well against Freeney. If he can’t go, or has to leave, backup OT (and former starter) Stephon Heyer is better at run blocking and will NEED a double team to hold Freeney in check — he is NOT good at pass protecting.
Conversely, while Brown has practiced this week, if he has to leave, Heyer will get plugged in at RT and will probably get TE help against Mathis, leaving Freeney one-on-one against the rookie TW. More >
NFC East: Regular and Postseason Predictions
The season is here, so naturally it is time to look ahead to the playoffs. No? This eight-part series takes a look at each division and discusses the outlook for every team in the NFL — in both the regular season and playoffs.
TEAM: Philadelphia Eagles
RECORD: 10-6 | Win Division
REASON: Even after trading away quarterback Donovan McNabb, the Philadelphia Eagles should be able to thrive with the pieces around new quarterback Kevin Kolb. Kolb has only started two games in his career, but he has shown a lot of promise, displayed poise, and has a strong arm. The talent of players like tight end Brent Celek and wide receiver DeSean Jackson will certainly benefit Kolb in his new role. The Eagles also boast a solid defense, which will help keep the ball in Kolb’s hands and keep him out of holes on the scoreboard. More >
Welcome to the first part of a four part series that will preview fantasy rankings for the upcoming NFL season. Each part will rank the top 15 players at specific offensive positions (QB, RB, WR, and TE) needed for fantasy football.
Part One: Quarterbacks – It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a football!
Quarterbacks may be the face of the franchise in the NFL but when it comes to fantasy football they’re usually overlooked and running backs become the “sexy position.” That being said, QBs are able to have just as much of an impact as RBs do. Last season, the top 15 QBs averaged 234 fantasy points while the top 15 RBs averaged 196 fantasy points. This just shows that picking the right QB is imperative to your fantasy team’s success. Looking forward to 2010, there are a number of elite QBs in the league ready to torture defenses while there are few more ready to try and do the same. The big question for fantasy enthusiasts this off-season has been who will be the number one fantasy QB in 2010? Could it be Drew Brees? Maybe it’s a Manning? Can Aaron Rodgers reclaim the crown, or will it be someone entirely different? Let’s take a look at my top 15 ranked QBs heading into the 2010 season: