Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Is Eagles Bandwagon Reloading?

After Monday's 27-24 win over the Carolina Panthers, Eagles offensive guard Shawn Andrews talked about proving to the doubters that this indeed was still a quality team.
Consider this writer as one of the big doubters. While one game doesn't turn around a season, it did save it for the Eagles.
Now the Eagles are 6-6 and very much in the playoff hunt, but that doesn't mean that there aren't some major concerns. Had Jake Delhomme not made an ill-advised end zone pass that was intercepted by Lito Sheppard, the Panthers could have at least taken this game into overtime.
Still, the Eagles made their breaks, something that wasn't done very much while they were losing five of the previous six games.
Right now all the win did was assure the Eagles that they still have meaningful games with a quarter of the season remaining.
And even though the defense is still giving up big plays, the fact that the offense picked up the defense is no small feat.
Right now the Eagles control their own destiny, but nobody really knows how the Birds will react on Sunday against Washington.
This has been an unpredictable team, playing in an equally unpredictable NFC.
Give the Eagles credit. They scored 27 points against a team that was yielding 17.3 coming into the game.
This was a must-win situation, and the Eagles came through. The players can't get caught up in the playoff race, only about showing consistency Sunday against the Redskins.
Forget about the Redskins' 4-8 record. There are no easy games.
The Eagles have realized this first-hand. Maybe now their opponents will start feeling the same way.

4 Comments:

At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that Donnie Mac is not in there to make a bone-head decision, laugh and joke on the bench (see NY loss) or throw at ankles, we might make some noise. I for one am happy that his Chunky Soup eating butt is side-lined. He’s the most talented QB in the league, but his head is all screwed-up.

If only Andy would give up the play calling duty, we would be in great shape.

Note to Mr. McNabb: Get your head right for next year. Nobody is going to boo you if throw a couple INTs in the game, as long as you throw a couple or more TDs, and we win. Stop protecting your Stats and JUST WIN BABY!!!

 
At 2:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bandwagon was left on the field
in Tampa.These guys have to prove it every week now.What's it mean if we
beat Washington?It means we beat Washington.That's it.No more.
And on and on.We're not a good team.
But even mediocre teams have a shot
to win this year.
The Birds' talent deciders better do
a better job this offseason.We need to rebuild more than a few areas.
But maybe,maybe,we got a bit of our heart back.And in this wacky NFL season,it may enough to knock a few people off.We'll see.

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger mike said...

i say they gather behind Garcia and ride into the playoffs, they played with purpose monday, you know "downhill" type, it was refreshing to see that, now with garcia and his not mcnabb arm,, you know 90mph fastballs thrown 3 yards,, the receivers should be more productive, i say all around they will play better,, 4 games left gotta go at least 3-1

 
At 7:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. All we needed to do is:

1. let Marty call the plays
2. bench Donnie Mac (thank fate for granting the latter).

10 minutes of rest between series has done wonders for the Defense, just like I thought it would.

 

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