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EaglesFanCast 67 – Raiders of the Lost Cause

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

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EaglesFanCast Episode 50 – Heartbreak

The Philadelphia Eagles come up short in a big way and lose to the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship.  After a dismal first half where the Cardinals put up 24 points to the Eagles six, they fight back, scoring 19 unanswered points in the second half and actually take the lead in the fourth quarter.  Unfortunately that appeared to be all that was left in the tank, and Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner led his team down the field and scored a touchdown and added a two-point conversion to lead 32-25 with just under three minutes to go.  The Eagles Offense sputtered and died on the Cardinals side of the field, as well as their chances at another Super Bowl shot.

What we discussed:

  • Eagles lose the NFC Championship game, and are now 1-4 in that game under Andy Reid
  • Chuck calls for Reid to leave
  • Eric calls out Donovan McNabb and Brian Dawkins for having horrendous games
  • Todd, like all of us, is heartbroken, calls McNabb a great player, but he’s not a champion
  • All aspects of the team were flat in the first half
  • Kicker David Akers was off with a missed field goal, missed extra point and a kickoff out of bounds
  • The Defense tackling game was one of the worst we have seen this season
  • Email from Alex (first of two halves from Alex)
  • Email from Hollis
  • Thanks to Aussie Mike for the AFL official football he sent us!
  • Thanks to Nidice for letting us use his song, Eagles Game Face ’08 last week
  • Email from Dennis
  • Email from Philip
  • Email from Aussie Steve

Eric and Chuck were interviewed by Rebecca Roberts from NPR at McGillin’s Olde Ale House in Center City Philadelphia.  It aired this past Saturday evening on the show All Things Considered.  You can hear it at this link.  On the right side, scroll down to “Sports – Eagles Fan Explains Reputation for Pessimism”.

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EaglesFanCast Episode 47 – A Christmas Miracle

Show Notes: Episode 47 for December 30th, 2008

Playoffs!?!? That’s right, the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the last NFC Wildcard spot by defeating, nay, crushing the Dallas Cowboys 44-6 at Lincoln Financial Field. In front of a frenzied crowd in South Philly, the Eagles took care of things in dominating fashion on both sides of the ball. Our Offense played tight, and our Defense caused five turnovers, two of which were returned for spectacular touchdowns. They didn’t let the Cowboys breathe the whole game, and embarrassed the team that most thought would easily take the NFC East this season. Instead the Cowboys flew back to Texas, and the Eagles are on their way to Minnesota to take on the Vikings in the NFC Wildcard Game.

What we discussed:

  • Eagles are in the Playoffs!
  • Eric and Chuck sold their tickets to the game, and feel like idiots
  • Andy Reid looked relaxed, happy and definitely appeared he knew something the Cowboys didn’t
  • Brian Dawkins was an animal and played out of his mind
  • Email from Alex, who called us out on last week’s show
  • Is it hard for teams to now prepare for our schizophrenic Offensive Scheme this season?
  • Andy Reid’s game plan definitely dictates the outcome of the game; if it’s good, the team is great, if bad, he can’t adjust and the team looks horrible
  • We were all big Oakland Raiders fans this week
  • Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell talked about the tie against Cincinnati and how Reid’s controversial call in that game actually saved our playoff hopes
  • Email from Aussie Eagle, who talks about how this game saved Reid for the team, which ultimately he’s not happy about
  • Eric is certain about the Eagles victory in Minnesota this week
  • We trash the Cowboys some more
  • Email from Phil in England, who praises the Eagles win, and wonders which team will show up against the Vikings
  • Email from Corey in Baltimore, with renewed enthusiasm
  • Aussie Mike writes in about the game, and us visiting Australia, which we would love to do
  • What we are doing this week for the Eagles-Vikings game
  • Great email from Thomas in El Paso, Texas
  • Email from Stephen in Melbourne, Australia who talks about the Sav Rocca Effect for Aussie Eagles fans, and Reid’s hopeful New Year’s Resolution: RUN THE BALL
  • Email from Jimmy Craichead in Philly, who found his youthful optimism and put Scrooge to sleep
  • An article on Monday by Minneapolis CBS Affiliate WCCO talked about how there were 20,000 seats still available for the Eagles-Vikings game, and the team is srambling to sell tickets so it is not locally blocked out… it’s unbelievable to us
  • Jerry Jones says Wade Philips is still the coach moving forward, and we wholeheartedly applaud his decision, and hope Wade stays for years to come

Thanks!

  • … to Thomas in Texas for this week’s Title suggestion
  • … to Fred for the customized new Cowboys Stadium paver image (anyone want to chip in?)
  • … to all of you for making all of this worth it. Here’s to a great 2009, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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EaglesFanCast Episode 39 – Big Week

Show Notes: Episode 39 for Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles get off to a slow start against the Seattle Seahawks this week, but regroup in a huge way ultimately defeating the Seahawks 26-7.  McNabb struggled early then went on a 20 for 21 streak and ultimately wound up with 349 passing yards and two TD’s.  Those went to returning Receiver Reggie Brown and Offensive Lineman Todd Herremans (WHAT!?).  The Eagles Defense also stifled the hapless Seahawks Offense after the 1st Quarter, 90-yard play and made them punt eleven times.  This coming week the Eagles welcome the New York Giants to town for a Sunday night NFC East street fight at a very unwelcoming Lincoln Financial Field.

What we discussed:

  • The Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series, and throw the biggest parade in the city’s history.
  • Chuck and Eric went to the Phillies parade and talk about their experiences
  • Donovan McNabb was horrible in the first quarter of the game
  • Andy Reid refused, again, to deviate from hist scripted plays, and thus didn’t help McNabb’s rusty play by running the ball early
  • Brent Celek has a breakout game because L.J. Smith was out hurt. Smith has been named the starter for the Giants game
  • Trick play to Todd Herremans for a receiving touchdown
  • David Akers hit four field goals to finish out the scoring in the third and fourth quarters, and it definitely looked like Akers regained his confidence
  • We have an email from Aussie Mike
  • The New York Giants come to Philly Sunday night
  • The fans have to be loud for this game
  • The Offense has to be fast, because the Giants will do everything to get to McNabb. Discipline in play and coaching is needed
  • Lito Sheppard did not practice today (Wednesday), so he is most likely out for the Giants game
  • After the Phillies championship, we think the Philadelphia fans will expect even more from the Eagles

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EaglesFanCast Episode 36 – Back In It

Show Notes: Episode 36 for Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers in a 4th Quarter Defensive victory on Sunday at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.  Despite the Eagles moving the football effectively for three quarters, there was never a time when the game was well in hand.  A blocked field goal returned for a TD left the Eagles with a 1-point lead going into the half, and the Eagles struggled for the entire third Quarter before dominating and putting it away late in the fourth.  With the Eagles win, and losses by the Giants, Cowboys and Redskins, the Eagles are back in the race as they go into their BYE week.

What we discussed:

  • The Philadelphia Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers 40-26 a must-win Away game
  • We debate the play of the team and coaches during the game and try to make some sense of how effective the team handled their opponent
  • The Eagles signed LB Tracy White and cut RB Tony Hunt
  • The Detroit Lions traded WR Roy Williams to the Dallas Cowboys
  • Cowboys CB Adam “Pacman” Jones was suspended four games, possibly indefinitely, after his latest off the field shenanigans… the world feigns surprise
  • We talk about Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones and his comments on ESPN about the “aging” Terrell Owens… and the world snickers knowingly
  • The Cowboys have lost five players since Sunday, including their QB, Tony Romo
  • NFC East Division outlook and standings
  • Todd talks about attending the Phillies – Dodgers NLCS Game 4 in L.A.
  • Andy Reid’s 3rd & Long playcalling scares us because he has no plan
  • We have an email from Aussie Mike
  • The site, OneCrazyFan.com is now embedding our shows on his tailgate recap pages, very cool!

Next week on our BYE week show, we welcome back Jason from Bleeding Green Nation. Jason joined us in the BYE week last year, and we’re very happy to have him back on to share his thoughts on all things Eagles.

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