Eagles, Vick Beaten Up 27-6 By Cardinals

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Michael Vick was knocked into Arizona’s bench on his first play and flattened in the pocket later in the series.

His day never got any better.

Harassed all game by Arizona’s attacking defense, Vick was sacked five times and had one of his two fumbles returned for a 93-yard touchdown in the Philadelphia Eagles‘ 27-6 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

”I wish I had all the answers right now,” Vick said. ”The only thing I can tell you is we didn’t play our best, Nowhere near what we have potential to do.”

Read more: http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Eagles-Vick-beaten-up-276-by-Cardinals-20686870

Jeffrey Lurie Reiterates How Andy Reid Is On Hot Seat

Editor’s note:  Well it’s about freakin’ time!!!  The fans deserve a winning season!!!

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Jeffrey Lurie will have no problem separating the utmost respect he has for Andy Reid as a coach and the sympathy he has for him as a person from the business of football when the time comes.

That subject was one of many covered by the majority owner of the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday in a wide-ranging annual press conference that was postponed from its original date of August 5, when Andy Reid’s son Garrett was found dead at training camp.

Reid, whose contract expires at the end of next season, will not get an extension unless Lurie sees a major improvement over last season’s 8-8, non-playoff squad.  The Eagles have not won a playoff game since the 2008 season.

“It goes beyond [a certain level of expected success] but there’s no question what I said was we need substantial improvement,” Lurie said.  “We have a very good team I think on paper, and paper doesn’t get you that far if you don’t maximize it.  I’m so excited about this season.  I think everybody in the organization and the fan base is very excited but it’s a difficult league and I think you have to beat the other teams that are very good.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/sports/football/eagles/mc-eagles-lurie-0830-20120830,0,4304604.story

NFL: Vick Hurts Throwing Hand In Preseason Opener

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PHILADELPHIA — Nobody was expecting perfection, or symmetry, or anything in the neighborhood.  A pair of news conferences conducted earlier in the week guaranteed as much.The Eagles had to begin their season at some point, and Thursday was it.  Heartache would not prevent it.

Andy Reid, two days removed from his oldest son’s funeral, was on the sideline at Lincoln Financial Field, where the Eagles overcame three deficits to top the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-23, on a 51-yard field goal by Alex Henery.

“It was a tough week, but this is our outlet,” Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans said.  “This is our outlet and it gives us a chance to forget about things, put things aside for three hours and come out here and play this game.”

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120810/SPORTS03/120809286/nfl-vick-hurts-throwing-hand-in-preseason-opener

Andy Reid’s Son Found Dead At Lehigh University

Garrett Reid, the troubled son of Eagles head coach Andy Reid, was found dead in his dorm room at Lehigh University this morning. He was 29 years old.

Garrett Reid, who served a prison sentence on drug charges stemming from a 2007 arrest and later had a relapse, had been working with the team’s strength and conditioning staff as a volunteer, according to a team spokesman.

Andy Reid is not with the team, which kneeled for a prayer before this morning’s practice.

Garrett Reid’s legal problems began with a 2007 arrest following a traffic accident when he was found to be high on heroin at the time.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/sports/football/eagles/mc-eagles-training-camp-0805-20120805,0,7806625.story

Philadelphia Eagles Schedule Loaded With Prime-Time Features

Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles owner, afte...

Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles owner, after the Eagles' training camp, Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Let’s hope we actually have a reason to watch all this hoopla.  Winning needs to be the focus this season!   No more excuses, Andy!

Two Sunday night games, two Monday night games, a Thursday night telecast and a multitude of stars coming to Philadelphia highlight the Eagles‘ 2012 schedule, which was released Tuesday by the NFL.

They’ll open their season Sept. 9 at Cleveland and close it on Dec. 30 at MetLife Stadium against the New York Giants.

In between, they’ll host the Giants on a Sunday night (Sept. 30), visit New Orleans on a Monday night (Nov. 5), host Carolina on a Monday night (Nov. 26) and will host the Dallas Cowboys on a Sunday night (Dec. 2).

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/sports/football/eagles/mc-philadelphia-eagles-nfl-schedule-20120417,0,4213630.story

Eagles Implode, Reid Sputters, Fans Ballistic

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Yesterday’s disgraceful loss by the Philadelphia Eagles to the New England Patriots has fans calling for Andy Reid‘s head.  As usual, Andy “takes responsibility” but offers no solutions.  The game was painful to watch.  The “Dream Team” is an embarrassing nightmare as evidenced by the booing from Eagles fans.  We can’t even win a game on our home field for cryin’ out loud!

Dropped passes, poor coverage, interceptions, a total Red Zone collapse and the list goes on and on.  Something drastic needs to happen.  If that means Andy Reid gets the axe then so be it.  Jeff Lurie better pull a rabbit out of his hat while he still has a football team left!  We need our mojo back!

Philadelphia Eagles Dream Team Finally Clicks!

Last night’s complete blow-out (34-7) of the Dallas Cowboy‘s by the Philadelphia Eagles gave fans a much-needed victory.  The “dream team” that had been much hyped before the season began finally gelled and played consistently for four quarters.

The Dallas Cowboys finally scored in the fourth quarter but were completely shut down by the Eagles offensively and defensively.  The Eagles made it look easy.

Andy Reid and his coaching staff as well and Michael Vick and his players were all on the same page last night.  The Eagles played like champions.

I hope this is a sign of things to come for the rest of the season from the Eagles.  It sure makes watching football fun again!

Rhetoric Coming From All Sides In Eagles Organzation

There is a LOT of talk coming from the Philadelphia Eagles organization as of late.  Last week’s loss to Buffalo put the Eagles at 1-4.  The inability of the Eagles to hold it together for four quarters is alarming, to say the least.  We can’t catch the ball, hold on to the ball, score or keep the other team from scoring.  Sounds like a serious problem.  So far we are hearing talk, talk and more talk.  Things are progressively going downhill as the season unfolds.

Obviously something has drastically changed from last season.  It appears we have yet to identify the root problem and make a correction.  This week we are being told the Eagles “plan to stay aggressive while working on the turnover problem.”

I think if things don’t turn around this week we may see some major leadership changes.  I say let the chips fall where they may.

Michael Vick Signs One-Year Deal With The Philadelphia Eagles

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Eagles fans can breathe a little easier now knowing Michael Vick will be returning to the Eagles next season.  Vick’s leadership helped the Eagles capture the NFC East title.  The Eagles had a 10-6 season, despite Vick not starting and being injured.  For a “rebuilding year” we were all pleasantly surprised.

Vick had his career best NFL season after missing two seasons due to being incarcerated for a dog fighting conviction.  Vick was voted Comeback Player of the Year by the Associated Press and played in the Pro Bowl.

Vick’s estimated salary for next season is $20 million dollars.

McNabb Speaks Out – Feels Disrespected

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So good old Chunky Soup finally opens his yap about getting demoted to third-string QB for the Redskins.  Of course, McNabb blames Coach Shanahan for not giving him a chance and for leaking news to the media before he was aware.

First of all, your performance this season should have been a clue that things were not exactly going according to plan.  I think this is the worst season I remember for McNabb.  It’s been a downward spiral.

As far as being disrespected, I think you need to put your big boy pants on and own up to the fact you have been a huge disappointment to the Redskins.  Maybe they feel a little disrespected by your abysmal performance this season.  Andy Reid is not around anymore to coddle your ego and make excuses for you.  Plus the rest of the Eagles team is outstanding and propped up your inconsistent behind week after week.

So Donovan, you have nobody to blame for the predicament you find yourself in except you.  The rest of the NFL is not as nice as Andy Reid!

Retire!

Eagles Embarrass Giants At Meadowlands

The Philadelphia Eagles gutted out a win yesterday over the rival New York Giants in the Meadowlands, coming from behind 24-3 at halftime to beat the Giants 38-31.  The Eagles scored 28 points in the fourth quarter.  The Eagles are now 10-4 for the season and lead the NFC East!

By comparison, former Eagle QB Donovan McNabb and his Redskins are 5 – 9 which is probably where the Eagles would be this season had he not been traded!

To read an exciting game synopsis: 

http://www.pottsmerc.com/articles/2010/12/20/sports/doc4d0f429f23c78566702571.txt

McNabb Trade Rumors

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the St. Louis Rams have made the Eagles an offer for “Chunky Soup” McNabb.  The St. Louis Rams are stating this is totally false information.

Andy “I take full responsibility” Reid has made comments that the Eagles have received trade offers for all three QB’s.

What to do, what to do.  Any takers for Andy Reid while we’re at it??

Eagles Dump Westbrook

Brian Westbrook will be cut from the Philadelphia Eagles effective March 5th.  That certainly sucks.  If we are cutting people based on performance….I can think of others would should go before Westbrook.

Of course, Andy Reid is still backing Donovan McNabb so look for number 5 to return this fall.  Another season of excuses and crushed dreams for the fans.  Until the Eagles dump Andy Reid a Super Bowl win will continue to elude us!

Birds Are 15 Point Favorites Over The Bucs

This makes me nervous. 

McNabb is not 100%, wearing a protective jacket and still having discomfort.  No duh!  But yet even though he probably isn’t ready…Andy Reid will let him start, as usual!

What’s wrong with this picture???  Can you see a stinkin’ in the Linkin’ a brewin’ here folks?  I hope I am wrong but between Donovan needing more time off to heal and people getting cockey being 15 point favorites this is a recipe for disaster.

The good news is that I am reviewing Dracula at the Tri-PAC at 3:00.  If this game goes south I will be spared the second half.

Go Eagles!!!!!