It appears that the latest rage for Eagles fans is coming up with new theories as to why their offense is stalling. This article takes a look at the latest theory, which is the successor to these:
The pass/run ratio. Red zone efficiency. Third down conversion percentage.
These are all things that have been tossed around in an attempt to explain how an Eagles offense that was so dynamic one year ago has lain stagnant for much of the 2007 season.
The new theory is that McNabb isn’t throwing deep enough times and that he’s being too conservative. But the article says the numbers prove it isn’t true.
Correll Buckhalter is likely out for the game because of a concussion. Here’s the rest of their injury report, although it’s likely they will play.
Four starters, including right tackle Jon Runyan, tight end L.J. Smith, receiver Reggie Brown and free safety Brian Dawkins, also did not participate in the workout. Running back Brian Westbrook and defensive tackle Mike Patterson took limited reps.
Reid said many of his injured players are day-to-day and he is hopeful of having a number of them back on the field Thursday.
"They did a good job moving him around and doing different things that we weren’t prepared for," Sheppard said. "I tip my hat off to those guys. They executed their game plan, and we just didn’t do a great job on ours.
"A blitz here and a missed tackle, and he’s off to the races. We’ve got to do a better job of covering him, and if we don’t do that, we have to make sure we make the tackle."