The Philadelphia Eagles fall apart, mostly on the Offensive side of the ball this week, and lose to the Arizona Cardinals, 27-6 on the road. Many things went wrong, and we pretty much blame quarterback Michael Vick, the Offensive Line, Coach Andy Reid and Coach Marty Mornhinweg. Alas, the Eagles are now 2-1 on the season, and if they fix the issues plaguing them now, are on a solid track moving forward on the season. Speaking of moving forward, rival New York Giants drive down the Turnpike and show up at Lincoln Financial Field for some Sunday evening festivities. The Eagles crowd will surely be there to welcome them with open arms, and mouths. Also at the game Sunday night will be a tribute to one of the greatest Eagles, Brian Dawkins. His number will also be retired in a much-deserved ceremony.
What we discussed:
- Eagles lose to the Arizona Cardinals in embarrassing fashion
- Michael Vick is again under attack and on the turf often, getting almost no protection from his Offensive line
- The New York Giants come to down in a rivalry showdown on prime time television
- Eagles great Brian Dawkins will receive a tribute and the Eagles will retire his number
- The NFL’s replacement referees are thankfully gone, and the regular refs are back after the dispute with their union is finally settled
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The latest rumor swirling around the team is a whopper. According to our sources, the Eagles and Arizona Cardinals are once again discussing a deal. The particulars? CB Lito Sheppard, OT Winston Justice, and our 1st round pick…for none other than WR Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald carries a $16 million cap number for this year and the next – that is a pretty big nugget which would force the Eagles to get a bit creative. One way I see them doing this is by releasing LB Takeo Spikes and his $5 million cap number. I saw the future of the Eagles LB corps towards the end of last year, with Omar Gaither and Chris Gocong on the outside and Stewart Bradley in the middle. Plus, did you happen to see what number was issued to our latest acquisition, Chris Clemons? That would be # 50. A linebacker’s number. I think the writing is on the wall for Spikes at least; whether it leads to us acquiring Fitzgerald will remain to be seen.
Also, it is now being reported that UFA WR Randy Moss is returning to New England with a three-year deal. Before you get all bent and ream the front office for not making a pitch, our sources are telling us that Andy Reid and Moss recently had a 1.5 hour conversation, but they obviously could not agree on contractual terms. Well, at least they gave it the ol’ college try.
According to an article posted on GCobb.com, the Eagles are “going after Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald pretty hard.” Basically it talks about the troubles with Fitzgerald’s current contract, and how the Eagles can fit into making this work out for all parties.
This would definitely be a very positive thing for the Philadelphia Eagles if they can work out a fair contract on this side, as well as for the Cardinals’ loss. Considering we all know how the Eagles need to get help for Donovan McNabb down the field, I’m not realy surprised. He’s young and has been to two Pro Bowls, and let’s face it, the Eagles have a better shot down the road than the Cardinals seem to have.
Here’s a link to the article: GCobb