EaglesFanCast 88 – Preseason Winds Down

Three down, one last to go.  The Jets come to Philly for the last game, and we already know that any starters will get very little play time, if at all.  So that leaves our new starting quarterback, Kevin Kolb, with no scores in the preseason.  That sounds scary, but we agree that there is no need for panic.

There have been ups and downs so far, with a great hit by Asante Samuel, Vick’s usage with the first teams seems to be doing nothing but ruining their timing, DE Ricky Sapp placed on IR and questions about a few others’ performance.  Most of what you have read and heard about this team so far is not very enthusiastic.  Is it a young team still trying to find the gel, or smoke screens by the coaching staff?  We will find out in a few more weeks when we meet the Green Bay Packers in the opener.

In the meantime, there is one more preseason game against the Jets.  Then the final cuts happen.  A lot of players will be fighting for a job, so it should be an interesting game to watch.  Speaking of the Jets, Eric has been watching Hard Knocks and has really enjoyed it.

We also gave out a code in the chat room during the recording for our new EaglesFanCast iPhone App, and have one more to give.  Listen for the EFC trivia question in the show, and be the first to email the correct answer to us, and you can win a code to download the App for free!  Here are the rules: you have to be a resident of the U.S., and obviously you have to have an iPhone to download it.

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EaglesFanCast 87 – It Is Only Preseason

Two Preseason weeks down with a win and a loss.  We have seen our starters play essentially three quarters of football so far, the coaches holding back their tricks and some shuffling in the lineup.  Our first team Offense has yet to score a touchdown, and we have seen plenty of rust as we do every year by this time.  The third game is only a few days away, and we will see more of the starters for most of the game.  Shortly after, the team gets cut to 75 players.

The team is definitely faster, the Offense is having struggles as we would expect from a revamped roster and new leader, the Defense looks better than anticipated and now we have two rookies in starting positions (Brandon Graham and Nate Allen).  Joselio Hansen is probably on the bubble, and we somehow get back on the topic of Donovan McNabb again.

We read off an email from Dennis in Gettysburg, then address the rumors brewing about the Vikings looking for a trade with a few teams, including the Eagles.  The last thing we talked about was the potential for an 18-game season next year, and some of the ramifications that comes with that.

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EaglesFanCast 86 – Preseason Football Starts

Training Camp for the Philadelphia Eagles is well under way in Lehigh, PA, and our Birds have their first preseason football game this Friday.  The Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Philadelphia where we all get to see the new team on the field for the first time.  There is much excitement building for this season, and reports are racing out of camp about the players, position changes, a flurry of injuries, and status updates.

This week we mainly talk about this building excitement and a few of the things that we have seen and hope to see moving forward.  We also talk about the toughness of the Eagles camp and how we like what we see building in Kolb’s instincts so far.

Preseason and always:

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Happy Birthday to US

Three short (or long, depending on who you talk to) years ago, three guys decided to start podcasting about their mutual, intense passion.  No, not skateboarding in traffic wearing nothing but banana hammocks.  (That doesn’t translate well to audio, after all.)  No, podcasting about our passion and love of the Philadelphia Eagles.

In three years we’ve recorded 85 episodes, and talked with some of the best Eagles fans out there.  We have laughed, cried and raged about our beloved Midnight Green and Silver Birds.  We talked to an author, a movie writer and were interviewed by NPR.

Most importantly, we’ve made some friends along the way from all over the world.  We’ve read your emails, listened to your voicemails, and even a couple of you have joined us as writers for this site.  We have talked with you on twitter and facebook, met up with others at Eagles tailgates, and have been amazed at the support we get just for talking about this team.

We do this for the fun of it, but what keeps us going is the feedback we get from all of you plus knowing that others relate to what we are saying and how we are feeling.  We love the feedback you give to us, and the fact that we have people show up in the chat room when we record live.  It’s awesome.

I’ve talked with Eric and Todd about the show on multiple occasions, and there is no sign in any of us that we will stop doing this any time soon.  We have too much fun, plain and simple.  Now we head toward a new Eagles season, and there is more excitement than there has been in years!  The optimism may not be there in full from Eagles fans, but the excitement sure is, and we can’t wait to see what this team has in store for all of us.

So tell us how we’re doing, keep the feedback coming, be a part of our show in ANY of the many ways you can.  Let your voice be heard and show us your Philadelphia Eagles passion.

E-A-G-L-E-S   EAGLES!!

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