The 2010 Philadelphia Eagles season started a new era with much anticipation, excitement and cautious optimism. The first game against the NFC favorites Green Bay Packers ended with confusion, sadness, and a lot of questions. So many things went wrong in this game, with season ending injuries to two Pro-Bowlers, two of our other stars leaving with concussions, questionable play by our Special Teams and Offensive Line, our backup quarterback out-rushing most of the league and once again losing confidence in the head coach’s decisions.
What we discussed:
Eagles lose 27-20 to the Green Bay Packers at home
Quarterback Kevin Kolb was awful, but his Offensive Line didn’t protect him
We lost fullback Leonard Weaver because of Chuck
Email from Corey in Maryland
What was Andy Reid’s role in this loss?
Email from Barry in North Jersey
Email from Steve in the UK
Email from Aussie Mike
Email from Dennis in Gettysburg
Looking ahead and we quickly run down the EaglesFanCast Fantasy Football results
Congratulations to Mike from Michigan who won a code to download our new iPhone App!
Training Camp for the Philadelphia Eagles is well under way in Lehigh, PA, and our Birds have their first preseason football game this Friday. The Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Philadelphia where we all get to see the new team on the field for the first time. There is much excitement building for this season, and reports are racing out of camp about the players, position changes, a flurry of injuries, and status updates.
This week we mainly talk about this building excitement and a few of the things that we have seen and hope to see moving forward. We also talk about the toughness of the Eagles camp and how we like what we see building in Kolb’s instincts so far.
Our Philadelphia Eagles enter the 2010 Free Agency season not with a bang, a crackle or even a little hiss. As other teams scramble and write out big checks for star players, the Eagles organization looks within. They sign Jason Avant and Leonard Weaver, trade away Reggie Brown… and do not pick up anyone new. So far. This week we talk about how things are, how they appear, and some philosophical topics as they relate to the Eagles.
What we discussed this show:
Eagles cut favorite player Brian Westbrook a few weeks ago
Signings – receiver Jason Avant and fullback Leonard Weaver
Restructuring Stacy Andrews’ contract
Trade receiver Reggie Brown to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a reported sixth round draft pick
Todd rants about Donovan McNabb
Have the Eagles become a team that players may not want to come to, because of the Eagles Management team?
We try to sort out some of what is going on for Free Agency so far
Our Philadelphia Eagles win their fifth straight game against the San Francisco 49ers at home in snowy Lincoln Financial Field. Amid some hiccups during the game, the team pulled itself together, and locked their playoff spot, leaving only two games to play in the regular season against Denver next week and finishing the season in Dallas.
What we discussed:
Eagles win over the 49ers 27-13
Eagles Offense driving better than they were, and are much improved at this juncture in the season
There is still a balanced pass/run offense, and it continues to work
The Denver Broncos are a concern because of the potential of the Eagles players looking forward to the Cowboys game
Email from Aussie Steve
The Great Snowball Fight of 2009
Email from Dennis in Gettysburg, PA
We talk about who we would want to meet in the playoffs: The Giants or Cowboys
The Philadelphia Eagles roll into Atlanta and destroy a depleted Falcons team with the help of none other than Michael Vick, who scored his first two touchdowns of the season with the win. The Eagles also move into a tie for first place in the division after the New York Giants defeat the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles do not have time to reflect as they will be driving up the New Jersey Turnpike this Sunday where they will take on the Giants for another extremely important game. We talk about all of this, handle a few emails and talk about where this Eagles team is at this point in the season.
What we discussed:
Eagles crush the Atlanta Falcons 34-7 in Atlanta
Michael Vick scores a touchdown both on the ground and through the air
Leonard Weaver made some amazing plays and is another Eagles weapon
Decent play all around from all sides of the ball this week
Email from Craig in upstate NY
We talk about some of the other NFL teams and how the season is turning out
Voicemail from… Jerry Jones?
Email from AussieSteve
Do we bring back Brian Westbrook, even if he’s ready?
Twitter topic from iconjohn… Vick as a non-factor, was it a good move by Lurie?
Eagles go to the New York Giants this week, big game as any Divisional game is.