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I don’t know what is more noteworthy for the Eagles, the fact that they have committed nine turnovers or the fact that they are 2-0 after turning the ball over nine times.
Teams aren’t supposed to win back-to-back games when they turn the ball over at least four times in each game. Three people stick out in my mind as the players who have gotten though this turnover streak: Michael Vick, Juan Castillo and DeMeco Ryans.
Vick hasn’t been rattled by any of his six interceptions. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t care, it means he has great composure. That is a huge skill to have for a quarterback.
You're going to have your good games, bad games and your really unlucky games. Vick has the type of mentality to win during any of those games. Week 1 was the bad game, and last week was the unlucky game (dropped handoff, tipped pass intercepted, two starters on line get hurt). I can’t wait to see what he can do when he actually has a good game.
Castillo was a joke to some all last season. That shouldn’t be the case anymore. Sure he has all the talent in the world, but he is making adjustments at the right time and has his defense playing at a high level right now. His unit has given up 39 points, which is even more impressive with all the turnovers from the offense.
Ryans is washed up right? He can’t return to form after his Achilles injury? Oops! I guess the experts aren’t always right. Ryans is a stud and should be a Pro Bowl linebacker for the NFC this season.
Actually, he might not be eligible if you get my drift. Ryans has been physical but smart. He is always in the right position, and no one is escaping any of his tackle attempts. He has also been solid in pass coverage. That was my one concern with Ryans coming in. Now, the only thing that can slow him down is injuries.
Nine turnovers is bad, but a 2-0 record with the nine turnovers is scary. Just think what this team will do when they start taking better care of the football. The Eagles would have blown out their first two opponents if it wasn’t for all the turnovers.