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EaglesFanCast Episode 32 – Respect Your Elders

Show Notes: Episode 32 for Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles lose a heartbreaker in Irving Texas to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football. In one of the best NFL games I’ve ever watched, critical mistakes cost the Eagles the game, and they fall 41-37. In this show we try to put perspective on the game, how early in the season it is, what went wrong, and what can be done to fix things. Despite the loss, we recognize that the Eagles are truly one of the best teams in the NFL this season, and it will be a fun ride to the end.

What we discussed:

  • Philadelphia Eagles lose to the Dallas Cowboys, 41-37
  • We address Donovan McNabb’s fumbled handoff to Brian Westbrook and his inability to run the 2-minute Offense
  • Sean Considine got burned badly in the Terrell Owens TD reception
  • Brian Dawkins looked old and slow and definitely not on his game, and it’s both sad and worrisome
  • Three teams from the NFC East are in the Top 5 for the ESPN NFL Power Rankings
  • We talk about coaching on both sides of the ball
  • We have an email from Jason who talks about how he feels the day after the loss
  • The Eagles play the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field this coming Sunday
  • One of the things the Defense has to do this week is get to Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger
  • We get a twitter message from our buddy Jason from Bleeding Green Nation asking about any kind of interstate rivalry that may exist with the Steelers
  • We have a big tailgate planned this week, BIG!

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Analysts Concerned About McNabb’s Shoulder

Wednesday on ESPN, Eric Allen and Sal Paolantonio talked about Donovan McNabb’s shoulder tendinitis. It was originally reported by the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday of this week. Sal especially seems to be very concerned about McNabb’s shoulder, and how he’s now sitting out, DESPITE a negative MRI. He wasted no time bringing up the fact that Kevin Kolb will be getting plenty of reps filling in for McNabb while he sits.

Andy Reid, on the other hand, has said that McNabb and the other injured players will be ready for the July 22nd start to camp.

So should we be concerned about McNabb? Or is this simply the media trying to make a story (and controversy?) where there isn’t one? My vote is the latter, and we’ll see a healthy, quick, and ready McNabb in Lehigh next month.

Here is the clip:

Donovan and Howard Eskin don’t seem to think it’s a big deal at all, as seen in this clip from NBC10 Sports Final:

Well you be the judge. Personally, it’s way too early for crap like this from the media. It’s only mid-June! Considering how good the Phillies are doing, I’m surprised this much attention is being paid to how a QB’s shoulder is feeling. Amazing.

Clips were provided by RedLasso.