We have all discussed this issues with the long pass plays on 3rd and short. Especially with Hixon. Anyways where is Steve Smith in the slot running a slant where the blitzing LBs used to be. That has always been our bread and butter play. After getting so many balls thrown his way in the first 4-5 weeks he has been targeted alot less. I say throw it to Smith short pick up the first down and then, go long on 1st down.
Maybe Eli just wants to give these guys a shot to make plays. I mean if Mario or Hixon or Nicks catches a deep ball on 3rd and short the past few weeks the game could have changed drastically, but it didnt happen. Lets see if we play a little more conservative against the Eagles and stay with a short passing game.