The Philadelphia Eagles lose yet another home game, this time being embarrassed by the New England Patriots who methodically picked the Eagles apart like the Birds were a high school team. Yet the Patriots team is just a shadow of years past and the Eagles team is a professional football team with preseason aspirations of the Super Bowl. No more, as this loss essentially cements the team as one of the biggest disappointments in franchise history… and that says a lot. After squandering a 10-0 early game lead, the Patriots score three unanswered touchdowns. But the climax of the game occurred in the third quarter when about a quarter of the fans in attendance started chanting “Fire An-dy! Fire An-dy!” Make no mistake about it, it was loud, and it was intentional. It sent a direct message not only to Andy Reid, but to Eagles owner Jeff Lurie. The chant again arose in the fourth quarter as the team continued to implode under Reid’s girth. To underscore the frustration and message, with just over eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, about half of the fans stood in unison and walked out of the stadium… out on the players, out on the coaches, and out on the owners. At the end of the game, there were almost as many Patriots fans in attendance as there were Eagles fans… something I never thought I would ever see.
What we discussed:
- Eagles fans sent an audible message to coach Andy Reid and owner Jeff Lurie at the Eagles game during yet another home loss
- What do fans have to do to get Lurie’s attention?
- Some fans have declared not to buy or ask for any Eagles gear during this Holiday season as a way of hurting the bottom line of the Eagles organization
- This season is unequivocally over, despite not being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention yet. Anyone still holding out hope of a December race is fooling themselves
- Andy Reid has lost complete control of this team, with players not committing to playing their best, penalties and mental mistakes, and even coaches arguing on the sidelines… it just shows how far this team has fallen
- The frustration is now done, and Eagles fans now only hope that Reid will no longer be the coach of their team in 2012
- The Eagles now have a very short week, traveling across the country to Seattle to play the Seahawks on Thursday night
Connect with the survivors:
As the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles NFL season continues in all of its dual personality, our own Eagles defeat the NFC East 1st place New York Giants in a game that came down to the final minutes. The culmination of the game was backup Quarterback Vince Young, playing for injured Michael Vick, led his Offense on an 18-play drive for a touchdown that lasted 8:51, breaking the tie and going up 17-10. Not long after, the Eagles Defense, which dominated most of the game, forced an Eli Manning fumble, stopping the Giants’ drive, and allowing the Eagles to win the game. What was impressive was that the Eagles starting quarterback (Vick) and wide receiver (Maclin) were both out with injuries, allowing Young and Riley Cooper to fill their shoes, and they did it well. The Eagles won this game in the fourth quarter, something they have struggled with horribly this year, losing five games when leading in the fourth. It sounds like a great win, and it was, not because of how the game was played, because there were plenty of mistakes and was ugly at times, but because we were able to see the Eagles dig down and do what they HAD to do to win. The game was played with heart and determination, and we hope that carries the rest of the season that has so far brought disappointment.
What we discussed:
- Eagles Defense stepped up big
- Shady McCoy again had a great game, despite the Giants “stopping” his cutbacks most of the game
- Riley Cooper had a great game in the WR spot for the injured Maclin, and caught his first touchdown pass
- Vince Young should assume the locker room leadership role and mentor Vick and the team
- Eagles have to cover two tight ends on the Patriots this week, and there is much concern for this
- EFC FFL update
Connect with us Eagles fans:
After a few months’ hiatus, the show is back. Jason from Bleeding Green Nation and SB Nation Philly is on tonight and we talk mostly about the newly-released 2011 Eagles schedule. It’s so early to truly evaluate the schedule and the Eagles chances this year, especially with the uncertainty of the current NFL lockout and negotiations. Jason and Chuck touch on the lockout, and the trickle down issues having to do with player conditioning, finances and more.
Overall, we both feel that the schedule looks like a challenging one, but can be one that the Eagles can excel and prove themselves in a very public eye. Five of the games are primetime, with three more in the later slot, so half of their schedule are nationally televised. Eagles fans will get to see plenty of their team no matter where they are.
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Show Notes: Episode 30 for Tuesday, August 26, 2008
We hit the last “real” game of the preseason where we see a good number of the starters before the official kick-off to the 2008 season. The boys of Green played the New England Patriots, and despite it being a preseason game, we’re all excited for what we saw, and cannot wait for the season to finally start!
What we discussed:
- Philadelphia Eagles played the New England Patriots in the third preseason game
- The Eagles team really impressed us on Offense, Defense, and dare I say, Special Teams
- Our QB Donovan McNabb on the regional cover of Sports Illustrated NFL Preview – jinx?
- We had a twitter request before the show to talk about our running backs in the Patriots game
- Eric is excited!
- Position competitions and who might be cut
- Talk about how the new return game could change things, and how teams approach kickoffs/punts
- We have a voicemail from Scott which addressed Donovan McNabb, our Offensive Line, DeSean Jackson, and, well, the Eagles Cheerleaders
- Tailgate plans for the opener and the season
- Fourth preseason game with the New York Jets coming into town Thursday evening
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Show Notes: Episode 25 for Tuesday, April 15, 2008
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- Free Agency continues – other than L. J. Smith signing his franchise tag, not much has happened in the last month
- Philadelpha Eagles NFL Schedule 2008 was announced today
- Biggest schedule item: Thanksgiving Evening game at home versus the Arizona Cardinals
- Eagles have two Monday Night Football games
- Interesting schedule note: the last time the Eagles team boards a flight is in week 11 of the season when they travel to Cincinnati
- Tough December against the Giants, Browns, Redskins and Cowboys
- Dallas Cowboys games
- New York Giants games
- Washington Redskins games
- New England Patriots schedule is the easiest in the league
- EMAIL! Michael from Melbourne, Australia
On our podcast next week, in preparation for the NFL draft, we’ll be talking to Tommy Lawlor on the show. You’ll know Tommy as being the founder of The Scouts Notebook, and as the writer of the “Fan-Demonium” feature articles on PhiladelphiaEagles.com
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