Monday, October 02, 2006

Another Philly Flop

It was expected. The Pack hadn't won in Philly since 1962. Why change a bad thing now? So the Pack kept it competitive for the first half. Then the bottom fell out. Final score: 31-9.

Actually, three turnovers and the Eagles finally deciding to go after DB Ahmad Carroll were the turning points. Once again, Carroll was exposed as just another in a long line of former GM Mike Sherman's horrible personnel decisions. Carroll is a 2004 first-rounder whose level of play is more like that of an undrafted free agent. He gets beat more than an old rug. Granted, if there was any semblance of a pass rush, Eagles QB Donovan McNabb may not have had the time to find these receivers. But this has been Carroll's pattern of play ever since he came into the league.

There was also the matter of pride at the very end of the game: the Pack had the ball first and goal at the Eagles 1 courtesy of a pass interference play. Could they take it in? Of course not. Four rushes to the left side of the line and...nada...squat.

Of perhaps even more concern than this single loss is the apparent injury to Brett Favre. In the fourth quarter Brett took a hit that had him a bit slow getting up. In his post-game news conference, Coach Mike McCarthy said that they don't know for sure what it is but are describing it right now as a head and stinger injury. Let's hope that's all it is.

So, the Pack now finds itself at 1-3 going into next weekend's game at home against the 3-1 Rams. Does it get any better? Can't get worse. That's something anyway.