Monday, September 18, 2006

Can The Eagles Beat A Quality Team?

We'll get past the obvious that this was one of the most devastating and inexcusable defeats in Eagles football history. What's worse about Sunday's 30-24 OT debacle to the New York Giants is that it woke New York up.
Instead of being 0-2 and having to travel to Seattle, the Giants now feel pretty good about themselves. And the Eagles don't.
Everybody knows all this. And the fact that the Birds still have problems with clock management, the running game, and making the clutch play.
What's worse is that the Eagles have to be wondering is they can beat a quality team. No matter what is said this week, the Eagles' confidence took a major hit.
And it won't be automatic against the 49ers Sunday in San Francisco. Just ask the St. Louis Rams.
Until the Eagles beat a good team and show they can come up big in a clutch situation, there will continue to be questions about the Birds.
No doubt, the loss to the Giants felt like a Trent Cole kick to the groin to all the players and coaches. Even beating the 49ers and Green Bay Packers the next two weeks won't take the sting away, but it will sure help the Eagles' morale and standing in the NFC East.
There is no use dwelling on the obvious. The Eagles have to go out and prove that they can beat a decent team.
They will get the chance Oct. 8 when Dallas comes to town. Meanwhile, now the Eagles have to show they can beat mediocre teams. After Sunday's loss, nothing is certain with this puzzling Eagles squad.


At 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All right. Yes, yesterday's loss was a killer, one of the most disheartening I can remember. But also remember that the Giants were supposedly the class of the NFC East. The Eagles fell apart because of failing to make plays in the fourth quarter and poor play-calling. But I am also confident that this team is just as talented as the Giants team and I feel more confident now than I did before the game that the Eagles can compete in the NFC East!

At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am confident you have no idea what a talent team is; therefore, submit to drug testing for your ownsake.

These idiots just lost 25% of a decent starting defensive line, maybe AR will find some hidden Mormon talent to replace an all-pro.

Can you say definitely 8-8 not 9-7!

At 12:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a very bad loss, no argument there. The Eagles need to get Lito Shephard healthy. Kearse's injury really hurts. However I do think that if the Eagles reel off a few wins and become 4-1, Eagles fans will be looking forward to a rematch with the Giants. I actually think the Eagles are a better team that the Giants. I really do think the Eagles became complacent with the lead, laid off them a little, then saw the Giants steal the momentum. It took a very unusual set of events to occur for the Giants to win. If the Eagles play soundly, they will beat the Giants, because the Giants can't handle the Eagles O-line or D-line. The Giants can't handle McNabb at all. I think the Eagles are still a pretty damn good team, with a better than average shot at winning the NFC East. In fact, the Eagles are still my pick to win the NFC East.


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