The New and Old – EaglesFanCast 148

The Philadelphia Eagles log their first loss of the season, at home, falling to the San Diego Chargers 33-30.  The Offense was again exciting, if not somewhat muted, in the game, but our Defense showed what we feared in the preseason.  The secondary was ineffective, it seemed several receivers were open on every play, and there was almost no Eagles blitz to be seen.  But we knew the D was going to struggle.  The first week was an illusion as they took on a hobbled RGIII.  Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had plenty of time to find his targets all day, and there were enough mistakes that allowed them to simply score too many points.  A bright spot is the Defense recovered two more fumbles, and Michael Vick and the rest of the Offense didn’t turn the ball over at all.

Vick had a career day, finding his receivers quickly and effectively, and keeping the Chargers Defense on their heels, allowing the Eagles to move the ball down the field.

Moving into this week, the Kansas City Chiefs come knocking on the door of the Linc, with the big man himself, Andy Reid leading the way.  No coach knows the Eagles better than Reid, but his biggest disadvantage is his replacement, Chip Kelly.  Hopefully Reid will typically out-think himself, and make enough bad play calls and poor clock management to keep his Offense (and our Defense) off the field.  This is a big game despite that, as it would feel much better going into Denver the following week 2-1 instead of 1-2.

At halftime of tomorrow’s game, former quarterback Donovan McNabb will once again walk onto the turf, this time to have his number retired.  Brian Dawkins will emcee the event, and it is sure to be an emotional day for Eagles fans.  McNabb was one of the best players in franchise history, as well as one of the best to helm the Offense.  He was exciting, talented, had the players’ trust, and brought much in the way of confidence and that chance of a victory to every game.  His play, along with other talented players and coaches, brought the Eagles to a Super Bowl for the first time in a long time.  Although the Eagles came up just short, it was a great ride, and one we should never forget.

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Fast and Exciting – EaglesFanCast 147

EaglesFanCast PodcastEAGLES!!  Excitement is back in Philadelphia sports!  Our own Philadelphia Eagles, under new Head Coach Chip Kelly win the opening game of the 2013 NFL season.  But the news isn’t that the Eagles won, but how, and how FAST.  Speculations on how the Eagles would materialize this season under former Oregon Coach Chip have circulated since he accepted the Head Coaching job in Philly.  A few days ago, on Monday Night Football, against NFC East rival Washington Redskins, we saw the speed and energy that Chip brings to our beloved football team.  Our Offense was fast, efficient and thrilling in the first half of the game, moving the ball down the field quickly, and our Defense stunned the Redskins with takeaways, knockdowns, sacks, and pressure.

There were definitely things to be improved upon, and the game did not squelch some of the doubts of the team for this season, but the Philadelphia Eagles made the entire league sit up and take notice.  Chip Kelly has changed this team dramatically, and the next few weeks will show us how much.  The Eagles have the San Diego Chargers coming to Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, and I expect the fans to be out of their minds.

Excitement and anticipation is once again alive in Philly, and we could not be happier fans.

This show also features a mix of past Eagles songs created by DaMaineMan Nidice and Produced by Frank Petka.  It’s a great mix, and we very much appreciate them letting us include it in the show.

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Vick Is The Starter – EaglesFanCast 146

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Today the Philadelphia Eagles named the starting quarterback in Michael Vick.  It’s really no surprise, as Vick has shown impressive abilities and leadership so far in the first two preseason games against New England and Carolina.  Nick Foles also showed his talents, but Vick has had the edge.  New Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was of course the person who made the determination, and now it feels like the Eagles are complete for the 2013 season, and can move forward with their plans.

For the fans, the excitement has been building as a result of the changes that this season has in store for us.  There is optimism in this season, but it seems to us that all fans are realistic in how the season will turn out… with the Eagles getting seven to nine wins, and building for a better future.  There are two more preseason games ahead of the team, where they will work out some other personnel and get the players ready for the punishing regular season.  We couldn’t be more happy right now, as the welcome changes are under way, and we get to see our refreshed team start this season in just a few short weeks.

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Chips On The Way – EaglesFanCast 145

EaglesFanCast PodcastPhiladelphia Eagles training camp is well under way, and we’ve already seen a starter in Jeremy Maclin go down for the season and another player, Riley Cooper, involved in a controversy due to stupidity.  Such is the life of the Eagles fans’ frustrations, right?  We talk about Maclin and Cooper, training camp, and mostly the new excitement for this new season under a new head coach, and the way Chip Kelly is approaching things so far.  The team still doesn’t have a named starting quarterback, although it appears Michael Vick is the favorite right now.  The Defense is a mystery in how it can handle this season, but the Offense looks very promising, and could potentially be very exciting.

A new Eagles season, and new hopes, yet a completely different outlook.  This is an exciting time for Eagles fans.  We want to hear from you!

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Eagles Pre-Draft 2013 – EaglesFanCast 144

EaglesFanCast PodcastFor the fifth straight year, we have the amazing Tommy Lawlor with us to talk about the Philadelphia Eagles Draft prospects.  Tommy is with Iggles Blitz, Scouts Notebook, Eagles Blog, Helmet 2 Helmet Show, and of course the Eagles’ Fan-Demonium.  We talk the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles Draft, how things differ under new head coach Chip Kelly, what we may expect from the Eagles’ picks both this year and next, and many other expectations.  The new era for our Eagles takes its next big step.

Also in this show, co-host Steve Brown shares with us an interview he did with former Philadelphia Eagles player, Cecil Martin.  We get to talk about what Cecil is doing after playing, where he came from, and what a quality person he is.

 

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