Sunday, October 29, 2006

Eagles Can Kiss Playoffs Goodbye

After each loss the Eagles have talked about what a great team they still are, but that conversation was missing after Sunday's 13-6 defeat to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now the Eagles are answering questions (and probably asking them among themselves) whether this season is over.
At 4-4 and now at the bye week, the Eagles are in deep trouble. In fact, count this writer as one who is writing them off.
Remember, the first eight games were supposed to be the easiest part of the schedule. Most felt the Birds needed to be 6-2 by then.
Instead they will be fighting for their wild card lives.
One reason they appear done is the manner in which they lost. The Eagles were physically pounded into submission by a Jags team that entered the game 0-3 on the road.
It's one thing to blow games late on the road against New Orleans and Tampa Bay, but it's another to get the living tar beaten out of you in your own house.
The Eagles are simply showing no fight and the players seem to have the same bewildered look as last season.
At least last year, there was an excuse - injuries and the T.O. factor. The Eagles are as healthy as a team could expect at midseason, but mentally they are a mess.
During the bye week, the team must restore its collective confidence because right now it has been shattered.
The Eagles have done nothing to show that they belong to be mentioned as a playoff contender. That is why a season that once held such promise is slowly slipping away.

55 Comments:

At 12:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

E-A-G-l-E-S what a joke! Overpriced/overpaid, over hyped, always some excuse. Can they not just admit that after any loss that they were outplayed. The rest is just BS and frankly they have have lost all credibility with me. Why get my hopes up each year......... it's all hype with no substance year after year. Time to clean house and get some hungry players who have desire and heart.

 
At 3:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somewhere, you can hear T.O. and Drew having a nice chuckle. Meanwhile, Donnie Mac is still leaving chunky soup on oponents' field, throwing passes that only a magician like T.0. could catch, and playing like.... well, like McNabb - inconsistently, sloppy, and down right like a rookie.

If there's one thing that Eagles are pretty consistent in is blaming themselves instead of admitting that some changes are long overdue and they do not involve T.O. Perhaps Rush Limbaugh was right?

 
At 8:49 AM, Anonymous Carl said...

I think you can kiss more than the playoffs goodbye. The Reid-McNabb era of Eagles football has officially 'jumped the shark' with yesterday's performace. Its only a matter of time, in my opinion, before everyone realizes that this team needs to be rebuilt in form and concept from the ground up. Which means years before we're a superbowl contender again. See you in 2016.

 
At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above comment about McNabb was classless, and idiotic. Yes, he played poorly against the Jags, as did the whole team. Who played well? Maybe Dhani Jones, not one of their better players, and Trent Cole always gives great effort. otherwise? It was a team-wide clunker.

McNabb played 6 excellent games to start the season, overcame a bad start against TB, and led 3 straight td drives. Yes, it would've been nice to have his A-Game yesterday, but he's human, and everyone around him stunk as well.

 
At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Eagles need to seriously start the rebuilding process now. They need to discard players who don't adhere to playing good football. Talking about being a great team is one thing but failing to deliver as a great team is another thing. The rebuilding needs to be started.

 
At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

EAGLES ARE DOA
Who took the pills TO or the E A G L E S Defense

 
At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Eagles team is a mystery. They appeared to have talent eariler on and yet they have played horribly. There has to be something wrong with how Reid and the crew evaluate talent and how they are running the team. It now looks like last year was an indication of what this team truly is: Mediocre.

 
At 9:44 AM, Anonymous mike b said...

i agree that the comment about mcnabb was ridiculous...this was a team-wide collapse. McNabb wasn't out there being pushed around by the Jags' O-Line. He wasn't serving as a turnstile to the Jags' pass-rushers. He wasn't dropping passes that hit him in the hands. he didn't play a good game, but he wasn't alone.

People in philly have NO loyalty anymore...always immedaitely willing to throw someone (usually McNabb) under the bus.

I think most Eagles fans have more in common with T.O. than they'd like to admit.

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger The Don said...

This will go against the grain for most the commenters here, but I think the good ass-kicking was what they need to finally get their act together. After yesterday's debacle, they can't blame fluke fumbles for TD's (Giants), bad officiating (Saints), or a 62 yard FG (Tampa), but only to say 'we stunk'.

That being said, if I see them running between the tackles on 2nd and 10 one more time, I am going to go postal.

 
At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another season to say - wait until next year. However after 60 years the only Championship I will ever see in Philly is the one we had in 1960! Bednarik, VanBroklen, Retzlaff et al they had heart and always gave 100%. To bad these over priced pretenders can't or won't give the same. Perhaps Andy should show them films of the 1960 Eagles so they can see what it takes to be a champion on and off the field!

 
At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am no football expert. But with there consistent lack of run defense and poor coverage during those 10-yard and under pass plays, I have to think the linebackers are at fault. Yesterday, I saw evidence of this as I watched the linebackers bounce off the runners as they failed to make a tackle. Granted, this is not their only problem. But I think it's a glaring one and I have to ask why Jimmy Johnson has not identified it.

 
At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to question why we are not a more physical football team. 1) We need a big running back who can run between the tackles. What's the point of having an enormous offensive line if we never use it? 2) Our linebackers are not good enough. How is Dhani Jones still starting on this team?

 
At 12:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

McNab has lost mobility and looks overweight, hence the D know he won't be going anywhere and cover rcvrs well. There is no emotion on the field nor the sidelines (especially by players who drop passes!). The impotent offense is killing the D-line with 3 and outs.

Has anyone noticed that the Eagles are winless when McNab pukes? Is that good or bad for Chunky Soup? Discuss.

 
At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can keep hoping to win with this team for a few more years or do the right thing- rebuild it-- with or without McNabb is the question

 
At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do I start with this team? No Eagle fan should have been surprised by yesterday's game. This team is just not built to win in any kind of weather, they are more like a dome team in the NFC East. From the pass crazy offense to the light defensive lines, to the non-playmaking linebackers. How can an offensive line average around 320 lbs. and not be able to run the ball consistently? I think also a lot of the problem is the arrogance that flows down from ownership, through the head coach to the players. Andy Reid still seems to think he's in Green Bay East. HEY ANDY, this isn't BYU either. Get a big back who weigs more than 190 pounds, and run the dang ball. Don't just say it. This is ridiculous. How can this team be so consistently under the salary cap, and have championship aspirations? If you look at their talent base, they are the least talented team in the division without question. I see lots of players saying "we're a great team", but the plain truth is that you are not. I have not been this frustrated since the end of the Rich Kotite and Ray Rhodes eras. Mental errors, no emotion, stupid mistakes and penalties, and not being prepared. How do you let a Florida team come in our house, and pound the ball on us like that? I don't want to hear about the weather either. This all has an eerie feeling of deja-vu. That slamming sound you just heard was the window of opportuntity slamming shut on Eagle fans' championship aspirations. To win consistently here, you have to be able to do two things well, run the ball and stop the run, the rest of your team just has to be solid. We can't seem to do either. I hope every person in that locker room, including the coaches look at themselves in the mirror and stop reading their own accolades and stealing paychecks. I don't mind losing every game if we play hard and with emotion. I have to sit and watch the freakin' Giants throw the ball all over the Meadowlands yesterday and win, and the I have to watch that fat rat Tuna kissing his players in Carolina. Not to mention TO and that damn pumpkin smile. Thank God the NBA season starts soon, and I'll have something to distract me this winter. Thanks for letting me vent.

 
At 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy Reid must go. There is something amiss, when after every loss he accepts ownership for the loss. If that's the case, maybe a change of head coach will right this ship. I'm serious, look at the job Brad Childress is doing with Minnesota with way less talent. I can only imagine the day when after the Eagles lose, Jeff Lurie fires Reid and brings in someone who designs gameplans around the talent here and NOT that damn stupid West Coast offense!!

 
At 2:45 PM, Blogger mike said...

maybe one day the biggest O line in the NFL will learn how to "run block" and maybe one day the biggest coach in the NFL will learn to "run call" then they will win.

 
At 4:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a red sox/eagles fan, and I'm not ready to abandon ship yet, so I don't know what that says about sports fans in this town... but I agree with the above talk about the need for a change in coaching.
There is a lot of talk about Donovan McNabb consistently being put in the position to win the big game, and not getting us over that hump, but here is a novel idea: maybe it is the coaching that is responsible for this~!
The days in which J Johnson was considered a great D coordinator are long gone, our defense is not elite anymore, not even close. If there is anything that should be learned about the NFL it is that a great defense will ALWAYS shut down a great quarterback. We have the talent on D to shut teams down, but we never seem to be able to.

Either we abandon this team now and completely overhaul, or we make changes while we still have some incredible talent, and getting rid of a great quarterback is not going to solve any problems

 
At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give Reid the bye week, his record after bye weeks is strong. Its too early to write them off. Im an optimist and I see them getting 5-6 wins, slipping in and Mcnabb getting hot in the firts round and carrying them. Defense needs to step up and make plays. ANyone remember what the steelers did last year?? I certainly do

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger mike said...

i think it's safe to say that even with changes the second half, the Eagles are not winning a Super Bowl this year unless 4 things happen.

1) find a 220lb running back with some speed and who is not afraid to hit the hole.

2) run more then you pass no matter what,, that will make that bad play action well,,, work!

3) get off the field on 3rd down defense.

4) some luck along the way.

 
At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy Reid is the worst coach the Eagles have had since Joe Kuharich (for those too young to remember, he was the coach who led the Eagles to season after season of futility in the 60s). The first step in rebuilding is for Lurie to admit that Reid and Jimmy Johnson suck, and start over with real winners.

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger mike said...

dude,, reid is not the worst coach ever!! did you forget Kotite?
anyway reid is stubborn and for that the eagles lack the training in running the ball,,, the personel is there,, the dedication sadly is not

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger mike said...

sorry dude i thought you said ever!

i don;t know who Joe Kuharich was so i'll take your word for it..
thanks for ageing yourself

maybe next year???? hahahah

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Creek said...

First, the Eagles have players to do the job running the football.
The big back is Tapeh. What they did not do was keep an NFL quality Fullback, Josh Parry. Bring Tuiasopo?? of the practice squad, let him block for Tapeh on clear running situations. Cut Mahe and bring in Perry to run back kicks and punts. Anyone remember Arizona last year?

 
At 5:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our window closed on a super bowl run last year, we had 3 chances and blew them, finally git it right then folded to NE. Reid is to stubborn to admit that he needs to run the ball and to arrogant to admit he is wrong. The whole league knows his playbook and likewise for Jim Johnson's blitz packages. Get ready for another decade of bad times.

 
At 5:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is unreal. It sounds like a boatload of Dallas fans posting here. What a bunch of sissys. Fairweather, unknowledgeable, and idiotic. It's pathetic. These are the same people that jumped ship when McNabb started the season with two losses, a broken hand, and sub par play two years ago. Andy Reid has not lost his edge and honestly, the writers of these comments and articles stating as much should be ashamed. The Eagles are a class orginization. This is the same team and coach who dumped the cancer last year. The same team and coach who guided the birds to four straight NFC championship games. If you idiots think that they're not able to pull this one out, you're fools. Just like that jerk of a wide receiver that you were so excited to get and so adamant to dump. This is a truly sad thread, and you Mr. Narducci, are just adding sorry fuel to a pathetic fire.

 
At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are all clowns. We don't need you. FAN = FAITH IN YOUR TEAM... You want to be a front runner put on a star and cheer for the Cowboys!

 
At 5:56 PM, Anonymous t-bone said...

The Eagles drafted a defensive tackle with their top pick last year, and yet he can't even get on the field for a team that gives up 200+ yards rushing in a game? Broderick Bunkley is a BUST. Nice pick Andy.

 
At 6:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the same coach who stood by Pinky for all those years when a quality receiver might have made the difference and got them over the hump. He is stubborn and obstinate and can't or won't learn even as he makes the same mistakes week in and week out, year in and year out, then makes the same sorry comments in the post game interview. The poster above was right, the other team knows Andy's playbook better than the Iggles do, just watch them recognize the formation and start pointing and adjusting.

 
At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurrah! We now have the great collection of arm chair quarterbacks (and coaches) opinions. Most are just finger pointers! The only knowledgable comment was that Minnesota does not have the talent Philly does but are winning. It is not coaching in Minnesota it is ownership! They got rid of the losers and want to be's and kept the ones who wanted to play not just say they were NFL players but actually show it on Sunday. Jeffery needs to take a page from their book. By the way they also dumped the coach who defended all the want to be's under the previous ownership. This was all good - Moss is in Jibip a forgotten player, and Daunte will soon be waiting tables in Miami. If you don't have the heart and guts to kick butt in your own stadium you should go. If you can't change the game plan for conditions, either weather or personnel you should also go! Philly has waited long enough for a Superbowl win...I for one am tired of excuses and second guesses.Win or go home!

 
At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right. It is not the losses but the way they lost. This team is so weak that playing smash mouth football must seam to them like a ten year old girl trying to pick up an F-150. I was on the 40 yard line on Sunday and I was sick in my stomach watching these worthless panty wastes. I think they all should be forced to run the length of Broad Street with pink thongs on. (I wouldn't want to see it, but it should be done) These sally asses are an insult to the game of football.

 
At 6:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we put up with the road losses but Sunday was too much to take. They didn't even want to be playing football. I am writing them off.

 
At 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Eagles Suck! As said earlier, we need to run the ball. McNabb is a fine quarterback but he is not a clutch player that can bring it home at the end. Like Dr J, a great player and a great cornerstone of a team but he needed Andrew Toney to win a championship and make the tough shots. As good of a personel coach as Andy Read is - one of the best here in Philly - If he cant see that McNabb needs help and will not be the identity of this team he probabally should go.

This team reminds me of Atlanta Braves in the 90s good athletes and good guys but not winners.
Bottom line is you get fired waiting on potential - Guys with heart like Lenny Dykstra win games.

 
At 10:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In what I estimate is about halfway through what is almost certainly a Hall Of Fame career Donovan McNabb looked listless, lethargic and downright confused against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Of course, as good followers do, the rest of the Eagles followed suit. Dropped passes, stuffed running lanes, missed tackles,the inability to get off blocks and almost certainly a hangover from that 62 yard miracle last week all contributed to one of the most forgetable performances in the Reid/McNabb era. And they should be embarrassed. They should stop and individually apologize to every fan they encounter for the next two weeks.

The Eagles are a victim of a virulent football disease known as wegotta. To wit;

"We got to do a better job."

"We got to do better."

"We got to fix things."

If I hear Andy Reid say that one more time my eyes are going to bleed. We've been hearing it for eight years now along with suffering his stubborn attitude against running the ball (a mere and, I hasten to add, meek 15 attempts against the Jags). If Reid wants to see the ball in the air 55-60 times a game send him back to Green Bay. Enough is enough. Enough excuses, enough mistakes, enough listless play. The NFL's Number 1 offense put up numbers against the Jags that I doubt would have beat the Downington Pee-Wees. It's high time to hold the Eagles accountable.

Bottom line?

Put up or shut up.

Because the Eagles are perilously close to not being worth the price of the seat.

 
At 10:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reid is great GM but a lousy coach.

McNabb is ONLY good with a lead and as long as he doesn't throw an interception. Because when he does throw an INT, the rest of his throws for TWO WEEKS will be thrown at everybodies ankles.

Also what's up with McNabb time management at the end of halfs and end of games. He's walking around like there ten minutes left when there is 90 seconds left. Maybe he's having to much fun out there, like the good time and jokes he had in the first half against NY. We need a QB not a CLOWN.

 
At 11:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First let me say I love my Eagles win or lose. However the way we are losing is excruciating. My view on what the problem is does not differ from what I've been reading. WE NEED A BIG STRONG BACK THAT CAN CARRY THE BALL 25-30 TIMES A GAME IF NEEDED WITHOUT GETTING HURT. Against the Giants with a big lead we could have run the ball and ate up some clock. Its great to have scoring drives that only take 2 1/2 to 3 minutes but the flip side to that is the defense is right back out there battling in the trenches and trying to cover recievers all over the field. I hate the Redskins and the Cowboys but one thing you can say about both owners is that they will go out there and spend the money right or wrong to but what in their opinion is the best team possible that will win right now. I hate the fact that this team is consistantly under the cap and the same time consistantly losing players to other teams and never addressing the real needs. I still hold out hope that we will get better and make the playoffs but whats going to happen if we do sneak in and have to play a road game in Chigago in January in 25 degree weather and swirling winds. You cant put it up 50 times in those conditions. Bottom line its going to be a long 2 weeks.

 
At 2:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This team lacks size and attitude. Makes one yearn for the days of Duce Staley and Troy Vincent. The O-line is good, Jags game aside. The Eagles don't have a runner who can play smash mouth. You want to run Westbrook up the middle 15 times? They could do that when they had Duce Staley. Why not try it with Buckhalter? If he can't do it, maybe he shouldn't be here. The D-line sorely needs a Hollis Thomas-type run stuffer. Get rid of Dhani Jones! I'd rather see a young player get a chance. Don't resign Stallworth next year. This delicate receiver nursed a sore hamstring for four weeks, then came back and didn't have a catch. I bet you he wears women's underpants.

 
At 2:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are all these idiots saying that "maybe Limbaugh was right" about McNabb? McNabb is not the problem with this team. If you think this is McNabb's fault, you are flat out misinformed. Everybody talks about McNabb puking, but he was leading the team to a comeback in the last quarter against N.O., after which the Eagles retook the lead, only to have this porous defense lose the game on N.O.'s last possession. Check the facts. Yes, yesterday the Jags game was horrible, but the problems with this team lie in its overemphasis on speed and its lack of a nasty attitude.

 
At 2:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Eagles are now a FINESSE teams. I think I'm going to throw up.

 
At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a disgrace to watch.The Birds mailed it in.As a matter of fact they ,after Dallas, have played 1/2 each game-so maybe their pays should be only 1/2 for those games.Could have lost the Dallas game and almost did.

Say DEFENSE.They miss Derrick and Javon .They were worn down at the end.

Think we will wait to the 2nd half to enter the stadiun.Getting like the NBA -Hohum tilll the last quarter.And to the person above -i agree no killer instinct--just a day at the office--layoffs should be coming.

Hate TO for what he did -but someone yelling on the sidelines might help.

 
At 11:32 AM, Blogger mike said...

anyone how thinks McNabb is the problem should just hide under a couch and wilt away, you have no idea what you are saying and no idea what it's like out there, McNabb is not the issue, it's plane and simply the play calling.
you have to no matter what run the ball more then 15 time with a running back, i won't count McNabbs running that's not fair to ask him to throw the ball 40-50 time and then run for 70+ yards like he did against Tampa,,, anyone one would have thrown up... have any of you worked out so hard that you lose it?? no picking up the remote 150 times a day does not count! he needs a rest, and the rest comes with running the ball, maybe the owners will finally put there pants on and demand a change from there coach.
reid has done a wonderful job he just needs more commitment from himself,, once they do that they could beat anybody in this leauge!

 
At 12:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TIME MANAGEMENT
GAME MANAGEMENT

Those are Andy Reid's two biggest flaws..along with his shortcomings as a GM

Reid "coaching"
1. You would think after 7 years as a coach you would still not be wasting timeouts b/c you cant the play in on time...

You would think after 7 years you would realize you cannot pass the ball 70 percent of the time and expect to win games when you defense is average - below average and is constantly on the field

These problems have hamepred Reid for years but he was able to get by and win against lesser opponents.....now he cant mask his shortcomings as a game manager and its is killing the Birds


Reid "GM duties"
2. Mr "I dont need a LB, b/c they arent important" has been proven wrong in the last three games this year....Dhani Jones is horrible. McCoy should be a backup/sp teams player.....you cannot discount that position especially when your team gets shreded in coverage underneath and when RB get to the second level and your LB are constantly out of position....

This in no way absolves the players on the team who showed ZERO heart on Sunday...nada...zilch...nothing...

If I A FAN is showing more passion on gameday than a player on the team....that player needs to be relieved of his duties....and it appeared to me that no one on that team could muster anything for this game in spite of a (a) horrific loss at TB, (b) playing at home, and (c) realizing that going into the bye week with 3 straight losses in the easier half of your schedule would essentially push your playoff chances to slim to none...that shows a complete lack focus and I balme the coaches for letting the players get away with being that flat for the entire game.....

 
At 1:37 PM, Blogger mike said...

Andy Reid here..

Team,, for all of your outstanding play and sense of urgency in your performance i will give you all the week off,, sit back relax and enjoy it! you all earned it!

ummm Vince Lombardi here!!!

Andy Reid,, your an idiot!
have you ever heard of Discipline,,
Discipline, and yes more Discipline! oh and while i'm on it Dahani Jones is a complete waste of a roster spot! i would not even use him on the practice squad,,release him with McDougal

us "armchair QB's" have a better idea of how to win in this league then the he does,, even my son knows you have to run the ball! he's 8!!!!

listen folks, until the Prez wakes up and smells all that fat andy reid is cooking nothing will change not even the 95-5 pass to run ratio... it's sad because they are a good team, good enough to win it all, Discipline and better play calling works wonders in the NFL!

 
At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it. I have a bet with a know-it-all in my office that they don't win 9 games. Looks like I may win!
Go Beagles!

 
At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coaching is important. Did you see how long #5 looked downfield for someone to get separation? All receivers get WORSE when they come to Philadelphia, unless they are dotty like T.O. Who is the Culley fella?
And of course teams reflect their head coach. That's why the Steelers were tough and optimistic enough to win the Super Bowl. Why the Pats are smart enough to win yet another this year with few marquee players. Why the Colts will never win the big one. And, of course, why the Eagles will never win a game in which emotion counts. Phlegmatic? PHLEGMATIC? Ah, yes, the coach...and now, the whole team except for #20.
Football is a business, yes, but only for the owners. On their field level, there has to be some heart in it.

 
At 9:33 PM, Anonymous LLoyd in Dallas said...

First of all Why do u go for a bomb to the endzone from the other teams 40 on a 3rd and 3or 4 dumb get the first down first, second why is Donovan standing there in the pocket for 8 second sand taking the sack instead of running or moving to one side and throwing the ball out of bounds, if he dosent want to play Bench him and let him watch someone else play. wake up. the Offense is playing dead since the Cowboy game defence needs to apply pressure I don.t know what Jim is doing or Mcnabb

 
At 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blame it on the system, If you pay a player on his actual production you would have a more exciting and honest game. Keep dishing out millions for what you think a player can do is a suckers game to me.

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger mike said...

32 million 7 year deal for someone who lets Rb's run right by them???
nice going Tom hecckert, A reid, and all the others who over pay the un-proven,, i'm sorry after allowing the Jags to rush for 209 yards the last thing you do is reward your DT's with a contract extension ecspecially when there only in the 2nd year of a 5 year rookie deal!!!!??? just another notch on the belt of yet another bad decision from the front office!
way to go guys, you just gave 9 million garunteed money to someone who is as from from proven as you could get!

 
At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't write the birds off as yet, the nfc is very mediocre, all the pretenders have weaknesses, the secret to beating the bears is to not turn the ball over, stop the run, and force grossman to throw into coverage,if the bears had been playing anyone but the cards they would have lost, the eagles are just one team in a group of under achievers, being philly fans we expect our teams to dissappoint, this year we have a lot of company.

 
At 2:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

have to counter a previous blogger, the eagles beat a very emotional bears team at soldier field in 2001 (left the city in shock), a very hungry falcons team that had just upset the packers in green bay in 2002, a fired up packer team in the 4th and 26 bowl (that is a dagger in the packer pysche like 6 and half up with ten to go is to philly fans-mention it in any wisconsin bar and see for yourself) and the falcons again in the 2004 snow bowl.

 
At 3:42 AM, Anonymous P.S.V. said...

I'm thinking of another stubborn and obstinate coach by the name of Bill Parcells... Oh, and Tom Coughlin... oh right, Jack Del Rio... wait, is there any coach in the NFL that isn't stubborn in any way shape or form? The Patriots let go of Adam Vinateri for chrissakes!

Reid has gotten to four NFC Championship games, and the Superbowl once. Let me think... when was the last time the Eagles even had a sniff at that kind of success??

And finally, the Patriots won 3 championships with noname wide receivers, and only had a good running game back in 2004 (Dillon). What the Eagles are doing is doable.

Philadelphia fans are ridiculous. Trade Barkley! Trade Iverson! Trade Rolen! Keep T.O.! Philadelphians don't know talent even when it smacks them in the face, or what to do with it. These are the same morons who wanted Ricky Williams... that would've turned out great, huh! I'm 100% certain had the know-it-all Eagles fans gotten their wish, they wouldn't have even seen their beloved green in the super bowl, let alone the NFC Championship!

All I have to say is this - I hold Reid in much higher regard than all these 'fire Reid' armchair quarterbacks - because their so called 'prescience' means next to nothing when faced with reality.

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger mike said...

to comment to the above PSV, which by the way stands for "Perfectly stupid vision" of the truth,,

the truth is, Iggles only won games,, that's it,, not a superbowl trophy,, anything other then a super bowl is a losing season... it's that simple..

as for your other Stubborn coaches,, they knew, or know when a defense is playing the pass,, you RUN THE BALL!!!!,, A. Ried will not do that,, all the other " stubboron" coaches ran the ball when they had too,,, saying i need to run the ball more does not count,, dude get a clue then come back to this blog! A Ried's time of pass first, second and third downs has not only worn out his welcome, but he's putting unnessary milage on the great arm of Mcnabb! get a clue man,, he's killing the Defense as well,, don't you think that going 3 and out in 22 seconds will tire the defense??? ummmm lets seeeeee yes!!!! it's all based on A Ried's play calling and his unwillingness to use a RB other then his pet toy Westbrook,, uuuoooo i might hurt his feelings,, i crave the days of duce staleys smashing his way up the middle,, westbrook will never be that,, A Ried knows that the whole league knows that but yet there are no actions to correct that,,, that Mr PVS is why A Ried must GO!!!!!

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger mike said...

It's not what happens in the regular season that matters. it' the superbowl wins that matter

 
At 1:32 PM, Blogger garfy1 said...

Marc,

Are you related to Bison Narducci?

Thanks,

Garf

 
At 4:52 PM, Blogger mike said...

i am the great and all knowing
Narducci!!!!!

ohh and the Iggles will find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory again!!!

 

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