McCoy discusses the Eagles' game plan for the Bucs
LeSean McCoy rushed for just 46 yards on 20 carries against the Giants. (AP)
Here are some bullet points heading into the Eagles' game on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
• The Eagles' offensive line had problems with the Giants' huge interior defensive linemen. This Sunday, they’ll face a Tampa Bay defensive front that’s not as stout as the Giants' line is, but is still very quick off the snap.
• Don’t you just love the mind games NFL teams try to play with injuries? We know that unless a miracle occurs, Michael Vick is not playing this Sunday. Come on, Chip! Just say it and let's be done with it.
• LeSean McCoy is still the NFL rushing leader but he’s frustrated. Since the season opener against Washington, when he had 31 carries, McCoy's had 20 or less carries the last four games and has been held to under 100 yards rushing the last two games. Shady will find lanes to run through just as tough this Sunday against a fast and sure tackling Bucs defense.
• DeSean Jackson gets to take a tour of Revis island. I respect the fact that D-Jac says no cornerback can cover him one-on-one, but Darelle Revis is the best technician at the cornerback position in the league. It will be interesting to see who gets the best of this matchup.
• Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur says his offensive line has to do a better job of eliminating the pre-snap penalties. Didn’t they have the same problem last year?
• If the Eagles' defense forced 10-year vet Eli Manning into throwing three interceptions, they have to be able to fluster Bucs rookie QB Mike Glennon enough to serve up a few picks.
• The forecast here for the weekend is dreary and wet. The weather in Tampa for the weekend is expected to be sunny and in the mid- to high-80s. I guess you know where I'm heading!