Ken, my brother, check this. Your boys, the birds, yo, they score twenty points by accident. Imagine if you cut them some slack and loosed the leash? Your dog Petey hit the streets and booked when you cut him free and he beat the catcher man back to the crib. Score! He was happy with his food, water, soft bed and bonus Benjamins growing on his resume.
Philly comes up on your calendar Sunday. They score 25 points a game and give up 23. Those numbers are right in your wheelhouse. The Cards score 20 and give up 25.
That tells me, if you just put it to your guys on D, that this win is a hard 50% on them and 50% on the O. They must close the doors at the LOS and stay home. Vick and his crew will come to them. Don't chase them North and South. Shepard them side to side along the LOS and tackle them by wraping and falling with all your weight to hold them down to waste clock.
Receivers trying to go over the top must be covered one on one, no stupid penalties like holding or grabbing, no home runs. Blanket single coverages over the top looking back for the ball, any catch must be guided by God himself into a space not larger than a DVD disk. The Cardinals are hereby restricted to allowing the Eagles to score no more than 5 points per quarter on average or a final score of 20 points. Shave five points from their normal average.
The Lindbackers need to patrol the LOS from no further out than five yards. Keep your eyes on Vick, he has a tell when he decides to QB sneak. He takes the snap and his eyes go to the ground as he gathers his thoughts, then he makes the burst forward to open space. When his eyes go down charge and knock him back and drive him to Atlanta on his backside.
The Offense needs to loosen up and the QB must improvise. Take the calls from the coach as a strong suggestion. The play the QB actually calls must expose a weakness in the Defensive set across the ball. Audable until it feels comfortable with QB and the entire Offense. Switch in and out of the hurry up no huddle and back to the huddle as you feel necessary to tire the Defense. Then hit them with bootleg screens, play action reverses and QB draws to follow a fake screen where receivers become blockers. Feed Fitz as often as possible short to set up the bomb. Keep that boy happy and in the highlight reels.
Final score Arizona 28, Philly 20
In the end Kenny, work with your boys to find out what would be some fun plays for them as individuals, and you will be surprised at the success you have by letting go and letting God take control, and for Pete's sake, have some fun.