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Chip Kelly Fired – EaglesFanCast 197

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Well the Philadelphia Eagles season was ended in embarrassing fashion with the Washington Redskins crushing the Birds in Philly, racking up yet another loss at home.

But what overshadows this loss, and the loss of the season, is that the Eagles organization, namely Jeffrey Lurie, fired head coach Chip Kelly today unexpectedly.  We, along with Eagles guru Tommy Lawlor, discuss the why’s, how Kelly lost the will of some players, and the rest of the circumstances surrounding this untimely development.

Fans so far on social media seem to be overwhelmingly for this move by the team, with not much sympathy for Chip.  We of course start the speculation, with Todd thinking Jon Gruden returns to Philadelphia, and Tommy is interested in the Saints’ Sean Peyton.  Many names are eventually mentioned, and you can catch them all on the audio!  Chuck’s pick is Tommy, so let’s #HireTommy.

Oh yeah, there is one final game in the 2015 NFL season.  The Eagles play the New York Giants in a meaningless game.  The temporary head coach for that game is Pat Shurmur.

It is never boring being an Eagles fan, is it?  It may be painful at times, disappointing at others, and exciting as well, but it is never, ever boring being an Eagles fan.

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Shock the World – EaglesFanCast 196

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The New England Patriots, only one loss on the 2015 season.  The Philadelphia Eagles, seven losses on the season, three of which in just the last three weeks.  The Patriots lost last week, and haven’t lost two straight games in forever.  The game’s stage is at Gillette Stadium.  No one expected the Eagles to win this game.  No analysts, the game’s announcers, and even most Eagles fans.

How could we?  After the display the Eagles performed the last three weeks especially, and with Sam Bradford coming off an injury.  The Eagles Defense, allowing 110 points in the last three losses going against a Tom Brady who has something to prove this season and has been remarkable for most of it.

But the Eagles dug down deep.  Very deep.  They executed.  They put pressure on Brady.  Our Offense ran it down the Pats’ throats, but with different guys.  Chip Kelly adjusted for this game, and had a plan.  It took Defense and a ridiculous Special Teams to beat the Patriots this week, and thanks to losses by the Giants and Redskins… into a 3-way tie for the sad NFC East.  Come on, with a 100-yard pick-6, a punt return for a touchdown, AND a blocked punt for a touchdown… ALL IN THE SAME GAME!  It was an amazing game to watch, and gave Eagles fans something huge to cheer for.  This season is not over yet, and there is plenty of football to play, and yes, cheer for.

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Overtime Connection – EaglesFanCast 194

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Our Philadelphia Eagles go into AT&T Stadium down in Dallas for a Sunday Night football game against the Cowboys.  The first half is not that fun to watch with neither team able to settle and play good football, and the first half ends in a 7-7 tie.  The second half turns into a battle, with each team scoring 20 points, eventually pushing into overtime.  The Birds get the ball to start OT and drive down the field.  Sam Bradford connected with Jordan Matthews for a 41 yard reception for a touchdown and the win!

EFCtxtMany things looked better for our Offense this week, with Sam Bradford looking more confident, less dropped passes, good yards after the catch, and much improvement in the running game.  First downs helped keep the Cowboys Defense on the field, and eventually tiring them down. They are building into the Eagles Offense we expected, and will need the rest of the season to dig out of the hole they are in.

This week the Eagles come home and the Dolphins step into the Linc Sunday.  Miami is also struggling, and other than the Patriots, they are also fighting for something in their Division. We all know what the NFC East looks like right now, and the Eagles scored some serious confidence this past week, and can take it forward into this week and build upon it.

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Philly Sportscasting – EaglesFanCast 193

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The Philadelphia Eagles were off this week, and for our BYE Week show, we have a reunion of sorts with the hosts of the podcast formerly known as Philly Sportscast!  Dave, Derek, and E-money join us to talk about the state of the Eagles at the BYE, where we think the team will do the rest of the season, the mentality of the Eagles fan, and what this team has to do moving forward.

Sam Bradford, Chip Kelly, McNabb, Mark Sanchez, Andy Reid, and DeMarco Murray were all hot topics in this disjointed and frequently loud conversation among Eagles fans.  One thing we all agree on is that this week in Dallas is the whole season for the Eagles, as the team cannot afford to lose another NFC East game.  We also give our predictions, talk about New Jersey, Bucks County PA, and hear a story about L.A.

One last thing, Dallas sucks, and the Eagles win.

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Black Monday – EaglesFanCast 191

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The biggest game of the 2015 Eagles season was in Philadelphia on Monday Night Football against the New York Giants, a battle for first place in the NFC East Division.  A loss could have meant the basic end to the season, but a win puts the Birds in a tie for first.  Your Philadelphia Eagles beat the Giants 27-7 after initially being down 7-0 in the first quarter.

The Eagles Defense was unbelievable in their dominance of the Giants after giving up an 80-yard drive and touchdown.  The Giants second drive was looking the same until DeMeco Ryans intercepted the ball.  The Eagles Offense put together a drive and tied it up.  From that point forward, the Eagles either kept the Giants Offense in check, or completely dominated them.

Overall it was an ugly game, with the Eagles turning the ball over four times, and the Eagles Defense getting three turnovers from the Giants (with a pick-six in there from Nolan Carroll), and there were countless penalties on both sides.  Three of the Eagles turnovers came from Sam Bradford interceptions.  His inconsistent play (also having 280 yards passing and a touchdown) has been a reason for anxiety among many fans, some of which are calling for his benching. But is Mark Sanchez the answer?  Highly doubtful, and it’s one of the things we talk about in this episode.

But right now, the Eagles are leading the division, and go to Carolina to play the undefeated Panthers, which will be yet another huge test of what this team is.

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