The Philadelphia Eagles come off a win against the Washington ForeRedskins 27-17 on Monday Night Football, and we couldn’t be more… apathetic. The Eagles Offense was disappointing, and the team did not play up to the caliber that we expected after the embarrassing loss to the Raiders last week. What makes matters worse is RB Brian Westbrook went down with a concussion and might miss the next game. Donovan McNabb was off again, the wildcat has mange, and the Eagles next play NFC East Division rivals, the New York Giants. If coach Andy Reid does not fix what is wrong, and quick, then the remainder of the 2009 season is going to be a very long one.
What we discussed:
Eagles win on Monday Night Football, 27-17 over the Washington Redskins
It was an unimpressive game except for a few standout plays
Brian Westbrook suffered a concussion in the game, and may not be able to play against the Giants
We talk DeSean Jackson’s speed, Will Witherspoon’s play and Donovan McNabb’s troubles
Email from Evan
Todd calls a Loss for this game against the Giants
Email from Dennis in Gettysburg
Email from Dr. Krug
We chat about Michael Vick and where the ‘wildcat’ is with this team
The Philadelphia Eagles lose to the horrible Oakland Raiders in a game that pretty much everyone thought was a lock for a Win. Almost every aspect of the team contributed to the embarrassment, from coaching, playcalling, tackling, passing, blocking and kicking. We try to express some of what transpired since the game, what went wrong, and our concerns for the future. Joining us this week is Cody Benjamin, from the Eagles fan blog, Bleed Green.
What we discussed:
Cody from Bleed Green joins us, and we ask him about his site
Who is to blame for this horrible loss? It might be easier to say who is not
Andy Reid shoulders the blame for this loss… no adjustments, and he was completely outcoached
Eagles trade with Rams at the deadline, picked up LB Will Witherspoon and sent them rookie WR Brandon Gibson
Donovan McNabb was under pressure all game, and he was too jumpy as a result
Stacy Andrews still looking tender, and may not be 100% for a while yet
email from Evan
email from Aussie Steve
email saying farewell to Trotter
email from Dr. Krug in Gettysburg
We are angry about this loss, and why?
We touch on what to be nervous about moving forward
What? Of course we’re still showing up after that dismal loss this week! It’s what we do, because we’re fans of this team through the ups and downs… and you listen to us for the same reason.
Actually, we have a lot more emails than usual, and that is what is going to drive our show tonight. This loss sparked a lot of emotion from fans obviously, and many wrote in expressing their anger, frustration, rationalizations and analysis of what transpired on Sunday. We’ll let you have your voice, that’s for sure.
Also joining us tonight will be Cody Benjamin, the Manager and main contributor to the Eagles fan website, Bleed Green. Cody’s going to bring some of his insight to our discussion, and we welcome him!
Last week as you heard, we experimented with a live audio and chat room format so we could get some more feedback from our listeners. We did this also so you could hear some of the behind the scenes stuff before the show as we get ready to record, and after as I get ready to mix it all up into the podcast. The chat room will be predominantly for you so you can comment as you listen, but we will also check in during the recording and see what you’re saying. This is located at http://ustream.tv/channel/EaglesFanCast. You can listen to us without an account, but to participate in the chat, you do need to register with UStream.
The Philadelphia Eagles take apart the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33-14 in Philadelphia this week. Quarterback Donovan McNabb returns from his rib injury, Jeremiah Trotter returns to the team, and Jeremy Maclin has a phenomenal game playing for the injured Kevin Curtis. The win wasn’t without some negativity, but the Offense put together a solid game and helped Head Coach Andy Reid move to 11-0 after the BYE week.
What we discussed:
Eagles beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33-14, but although satisfying, it wasn’t fun to watch throughout
The game was frustrating because of the amount of penalties, poor officiating and just how bad Tampa Bay is
We talk about the play of McNabb, Westbrook, Maclin, Celek and more
Andy Reid’s rumored contract extension, and he is now 11-0 after the BYE
Email from Aussie Steve
Email from Alex
Steve from the UK put together 10 years of stats in a spreadsheet and has been analyzing the hell out of it showing how much Eagles fans love their football
We tried something new this week, as we incorporated a live chat during the show recording. We wanted to get a live chat going so people could interact and participate while we record. Then we realized that it would make more sense if you could hear what we were talking about. So we configured a channel over at ustream. We tested it out, and it was a success, and we had a bunch of people in the chat room checking out the scene and we only let people know a few minutes beforehand! Awesome time, thanks to everyone who came and visited.
We’ll be doing this each week when we record from now on since the live feedback was all positive. Bookmark our channel at http://ustream.tv/channel/EaglesFanCast, and register for an account, so you can join in the chat!
The Philadelphia Eagles take a BYE week, but we are still talking all about the Birds this week, and it’s an even bigger show as Jason from Bleeding Green Nation joins us again. All the usual suspects (McNabb, Vick, Kolb, Westbrook, Trotter) are the topics of our conversation as we sort out where the Eagles are at this early point in the season.