Week 1 bEasts

– LeSean McCoy – I’ll keep saying it: He was hands down the best player at Eagles training camp.  I have him as the NFC East MVP this season, and he’s off to a good start.  122 rushing yards and a TD on just 15 carries, and 2 catches for 15 yards for 15 yards and another TD.  I think he can realistically put up 2,000 yards from scrimmage this year, and so far, he’s on pace for 2192.  He just closes games.

– Darryl Tapp – I saw the Juqua Parker scoop and score play dismissed as a “gift” by the Rams.  Nonsense.  Darryl Tapp made a play. Tapp is another player that impressed me at Eagles camp.  Washburn loves him.  He played really well before leaving early with a shoulder injury.

– Jason Babin – A pair of sacks, and several other good hits on Sam Bradford.

– Cullen Jenkins – Got pressure up the middle all day.  Sack, a couple TFLs, a few shots on Bradford and just generally disruptive all day.  Noticing a trend here? Yeah, the Eagles DL is going to get to the QB this year, and I haven’t even mentioned Trent Cole, who also got to the QB once.

– Ryan Kerrigan – Welcome to the NFL, kid.

– Rex Grossman – Justified the decision for him to start.. and then some.  21 of 34 for 305, 2 TD, 0 INT.  Best day as a passer among the NFC East QBs yesterday.

– London Fletcher – Just such a great player.  Was everywhere.  Just looked like he was having fun completely shutting down the Giants in the second half, and it rubbed off on his teammates.

– Fred Davis – Scary player. He’s going to create match-up problems for teams all season.  Frankly, I’ve seen enough to know he should be starting over Chris Cooley.  That’s not a slight to Cooley, mind you.  Look at Cooley’s numbers and every year, he’s putting up 800+ receiving yards.  But Davis’ talent is undeniable.

– Chris Neild – Anyone have Truck Neild getting 2 sacks?  He abused Giants center David Baas.

– Hakeem Nicks – I guess we have to include at least one Giant, right?  Let’s go with Nicks, who brought in 7 catches for 122 yards.

– DeMarcus Ware – Ware sorta disappeared at the end of the game, but 2 sacks, and bunch of hits on the QB is going to get you on this list anyway.

– Miles Austin – I don’t know if he’s just that much stronger, or if the way they landed it gave Miles some extra leverage, or whether he just wanted it more… maybe all three… but that play where he took the ball away from Antonio Cromartie in the end zone was an enormous shift in the outcome of the game, which… well… they ultimately lost.  But still.

– Jason Witten – Already earning that new contract with 6 catches for 110 yards.

– Sean Lee – With little reaction time, he just reached up and snatched a Mark Sanchez bullet out of the air and channeled his inner Ed Reed in route to an almost score.  Biggest play of the night for the Cowboys, a game they… again (sorry)… ultimately lost.  Throw in 11 tackles for the kid as well, and you have a huge night.


  1. […] Chris Neild, a guy I picked as one of the “Week 1 bEasts,” had only 8 snaps, and he picked up 2 sacks and a tackle.  If the Redskins average 65 […]

  2. ICDogg says:

    Yeah, I begrudgingly think JPP should get some consideration here.

  3. brisulph says:

    I second the JPP nom… he played well.

  4. Euler.is.a.pimp says:

    Nice picks. I agree with all of them. Cromartie couldn’t hold on mainly because of the way he caught the ball. If he would of shielded it with his body he would have had the INT.

  5. Number5 says:

    Should include Dez Bryant

    1. He was in, but then… He did nothing in the 2nd half. Frankly, he shouldn’t have even been in the game. 3 catches for 70-something and a TD is good, but not good enough to make the list.

      1. packimop says:

        Especially if DeSean isn’t on the list.

  6. Mikesta says:

    Desean had a nice game too. I think he needs an extension…


  7. theguyotc says:

    JPP manhandled Trent Williams on a few plays I saw. Dunno if it’s enough to qualify, but it looked brutal.

  8. Besnoah says:

    I think Lee also had the fumble recovery on the Sanchez strip-sack.

    1. Yeah, I thought so too, but couldn’t confirm and I want to go to bed. Easier to just leave it out than get it wrong, ha.

  9. DerfDiggy says:

    burns my soul.
    Dumbest team in football…Dallas Football Cowboys.

    1. Sorry bud. Had a nice long thing in praise of Romo, but had to delete it. I’d be sick – I feel your pain.

    2. cwel87 says:

      Should this be considered a surprise?

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