Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Final Score: Falcons 14, Eagles 10

A few questions to ponder now that the Eagles have lost their season opener to the Atlanta Falcons:
Aside from San Diego’s Marty Schottenheimer, is Eagles head coach Andy Reid the worst NFL coach when it comes to game management?
What was Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter thinking when he got drawn into a scuffle with Falcons reserve cornerback Kevin Mathis and was ejected for the game? With the run-stopping Trotter out, the Eagles run defense allowed 200 yards on the ground.
How can the Eagles run the ball only 14 times and throw it 45 times? Is that possible?
Did you see how fast Reid called the team’s final timeout? Who would have thought a coach’s off-season weight loss would figure so prominently into game action.

Super Bowl XXXIX: Redux

The Eagles burn two timeouts with more than seven minutes left in the game. Eagles head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Donovan McNabb must be thinking, “What’s the hurry?”
Wonder if the lack of timeouts will burn the Eagles as the game winds down …

Falcons 14, Eagles 10

Eagles kicker David Akers finally makes a field goal – a 44-yarder.
The spirit has moved Eagles receiver Terrell Owens to have 7 catches for 112 yards.
Assuredly, following the game, the spirit will move Owens to ask for more money.
The just in: Owens’ agent Drew Rosenhaus admits that Owens gave him the nickname, “spirit.”