Eagles Fans are the Best

Posted: December 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 52 Comments »

The Eagles arrived in Dallas today. Or maybe I should call it Dalladelphia. Dave Spadaro made a short video of the team’s arrival at the hotel. If watching this video doesn’t get you fired up, there’s no hope.

Jon Dorenbos did a quick video of the fans as well.

And then some Eagles fan made a video to get everyone hyped up for the game.

I hate the fact we’ve got to wait 24 hours to play. I’m ready now.

Do the Cowboys have any idea what they’re getting into?

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  • Scott

    Quick question: what has Shurmur’s job been like this year? Is it demonstrably different from other NFL jobs since it’s Chip Kelly’s system? How much input does he have?

    • Neil

      He had as much input as anybody besides Chip when the system was put together. During the week he’s instrumental in formulating the gameplan and teaching players. I imagine during the games he advises Chip from the booth view about what he sees from the defense.

      Pretty standard for a coordinator who doesn’t call his unit’s plays.

    • TommyLawlor

      I think Shurmur’s biggest contribution came in the offseason when they put together the playbook. You see lots of NFL passing concepts.

      I have to think Shurmur also has value when it comes to studying defenses. Kelly is used to college competition. NFL schemes are more complex.

      • ICDogg

        I also think we’ve seen an evolution in the offense since Foles has become the starter, and have adopted some more traditional NFL concepts as opposed to as much read option type stuff, and I would imagine that Shurmur has had a part in that as well.

        • jshort

          So he does do more than sleep in the booth during the game. Was thinking he just got up at the most inopportune times and challenged the play

  • kajomo

    I don’t know why, but I have a gut feeling that Dallas will not match our intensity tomorrow night. I think this is a game that will get ugly quick. This team seems focused, healthy, and are clicking. The game can’t get here soon enough

  • Lewwyn

    Game can’t come soon enough. I spent the entire night dreaming of Eagles and Dallas. I kept waking up thinking I was missing the game or something. So pumped, so ready.

    • Crestfallen

      I had nightmares throughout that the Eagles lost or were in the process of being killed.

  • Flyin

    Tommy, have you ever heard the terms “Country Balls” and “City Balls” to describe the balls environment and on how they should be handled?

    http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/multimedia/videos/Kelly-strator-Week-17/1039b877-e941-46da-b731-55a035d2792c

    • A_T_G

      Interesting, and here I thought it was going to be a tidy-whities versus boxers debate.

      • Flyin

        Which in turn, would probably lead to a speedo vs board shorts debate.

    • TommyLawlor

      I watched that. Loved how Chip explained it.

  • Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran

    This is worse than being 8 years old on Christmas Eve – time is moving SO SLOWLY now.
    (And, hopefully like an 8-year old opening XMas presents, it will all be over with in seemingly 5 minutes tomorrow. Like say 24-0 at the end of the first quarter.)

  • 808EagleFan

    Just an observation: JJ and Garrett were on Dallas radio this week trying to stir up support at the game Sunday. I checked on ESPN and by more than double, Dallas had the most tickets still available (over 2000)…
    Funny.

  • BobSmith77

    Aikman said the ‘Boys are better off with Orton this week and I would disagree simply because of Orton’s very limited PT.

    Still, the ‘Boys haven’t turned it over much this year and there defense has been at least adequate in forcing them. If they can force a few fumbles tomorrow and recovering them, they have a shot in this game. Just can’t see the ‘Boys winning this game though unless they are at least +2 in the turnover ratio.

    • P_P_K

      Aikman seems like a bright guy but he shows his favoritism when he is an announcer. On a regular basis he gushes over the Cowboys and doesn’t give the Eagles their due.

      • BobSmith77

        I always thought Aikman was a bit of homer towards the ‘Boys and overly defensive of Romo at times.

        Kind of mixed on him as a color guy. Neither the best nor the worst. If anything, he comes off a bit too flat at times for my taste.

        • CTAZPA

          I can live with Aikman’s homerism because he sometimes says something intelligent. It’s Daryl Johnston who is really the worst. He adds zero insight or analysis. Last week he kept second guessing the lack of running plays. Murray had a 2.something ypc against the LOLskins in the second half, but every incomplete pass was greeted with the same inane refrain about give the RB the ball.

          He always has some brainless and simple cliche to explain why a team is losing. He knows nothing of advanced stats, never sees any player but the one with the ball and ignores every process that is occurring because he only understands the results on the scoreboard.

          I’m flummoxed that Mooooooose has a job. He, along with all the other Cowboys are looooooosers!

          • D3FB

            I was just gonna say Moose is the one who annoys the heck out of me with his favoritism and seeming confusion of the modern game. Between him and Heath Evans I’m not sure fullbacks are made to have media careers.

          • BC1968

            Yep agreed, Moose makes me physically ill.

    • Mac

      I’m so glad we have a 0% chance of getting that fool to announce the game.

  • Phyxius

    This crowd is making me hyped – I’m stuck here in San Antonio, Fly Eagles Fly!

    I’m filled with anxiety just thinking about this game, tomorrow could easily be the best day of our lives or the worst. I don’t think any of us know what we’re getting into tomorrow.

    • BobSmith77

      Nah. It would be really nice to see the Eagles get in the playoffs and have a home playoff game but this isn’t an NFC Championship/Super Bowl game either.

  • BC1968

    I got a video that isn’t all Eagles, it’s Philadelphia, but if you go to the 5:30 mark you’ll find some great Eagles’ highlights. A few from that 44-3 romp a few years back. Go to the 5:30 mark…there’s some good ones there.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zVoooVXn2Q If you’re all Philadelphia then the whole video is decent.

  • BC1968

    So many scumbag cowshit fans in the city of Philadelphia. I see friends of friends on facebook posting “we” when they talk about that shit bag of a team and their titles. No it’s not “we” because when you were getting beat up and shit on as a kid you decided to root for the “star” and say, hey, I’m a winner everybody. So you got beat up again. It’s a terrible, endless cycle. F U Dallas! FU to hell.

    • D3FB

      The ones I really cant stand are the ones who claim to be “diehards” and always flaunt their fanhood. Then you get to talking to them about the game and they can’t name more than 5 players on their starting 22. I had one who thought Jay Ratliff was a safety a few years back. Disgusting.

      • BC1968

        Exactly!

  • Insomniac

    Sheldon Brown demolishing Reggie Bush is still the best hit I’ve seen from an Eagle in my lifetime.

    • A_T_G

      Seconded. Like running through a cardboard box.

    • Fyn

      Agreed – with Keith Byars crushing Pepper Johnson being a close 2nd

    • SteveH

      Sheldon Brown’s hits on Reggie Swinton are also fairly epic. Sheldon really should have been more popular in Philly than he was.

    • iceberg584

      The only thing that taints the memory of that hit is the unfortunate fact that we lost the game.

  • BC1968

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82699999/ Jerry Jones wants him some glory hole! True story, hilarious. Watch!

    • Spooonius

      Please don’t ever leave us Jerrah!!!

  • Michael Jorden

    Great show of support! I wonder how many will be at the stadium – hope it turns green. =)

  • Dragon_Eagle

    NNNNNNMMMMMMRRRRRRAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!

  • ACViking

    Would love to read comments from any current or recent college – level players regarding night before the game rituals when on the road, to prepare mentally and physically for the game.

    • TommyLawlor
    • D3FB

      Can’t comment on the road aspect too much we were within 2 hours of all our conference opponents, so we would just make the Saturday morning bus rides from our stadium. But as far as night before game rituals, our offensive line would meet up after classes ended and go watch film together for a half hour together, the whole group and our starting QB and TEs. Then we would go out to dinner and eat (big boys gotta eat!) and just enjoy hanging out with your boys. At our position especially, chemistry is so important. Post dinner most guys on the team would go back to their room and have a few of the underclassmen over to their suites/apartments. At that point most guys would just hang out and play xbox, watch the friday night espn game, or watch a movie. As that winds down guys would go back to their rooms, get on their computers watch a little more film, visualize their assignments and then get a good night sleep.

      Unrelated AC but another piece of intel on Kelly that we can gather from my coaches time last spring is our practices on Fridays changed. In years past it had simply been a light walkthrough on Friday afternoon. This year it was moved to 7am and included a 15 minute cardio circuit, involving combine type drills. It was something that Oregon had started doing after Shaun Huls arrived and there was supposedly some benefit they had found to doing that type of work as close to 24 hours out from the game as possible.

  • SteveH

    I am so fucking ready for this game. 8:30 is going to take an eternity to get here.

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  • OregonDucker

    Get off the tracks cowboy there’s a train a commin’. !!!! The Chip train’s on the move and it don’t stop for nuttin!

  • Amber Jack

    I am ver impressed with Chip’s feeling for the pulse of the team s a first year coach. It is amazing how he has motivated grown men to believe in him. You can see what a gifted playcaller he is and how he installs a gameplan and adjusts as necessary. Sure there’s been bumps in the road as with any coach but his ability to get them to focus one game at a time all year can only hep them this time of year. I think a lot of his secret from things I’ve read is his ability to make all coaches and players feel included in the process. Think about him listening to Cary Williams in the snow game and adjusting his playcalling accordingly. Can you ever in a million years imagine Reid doing this? The defense is obviously not greatly talented but the way they play together makes them better as a whole. I think thak cohehesiveness along with him there playing devils advocate with billy Davis poking holes in his schemes until they’re as sound as can be. I think the collaborative spirit he has instilled in this team will pay big dividends now and in the future. I don’t think Billy Davis had this support in the other coordinator jobs he had and is a big reason for his success with limited resources this time. It seems to be what can we do well not ,this is what we’re going to do. It still wouldn’t shock me to see chip allocate more resources to the offense this offseason mostly bc of Howies comments about recent super bowl winners having one dominant unit and i think this is easier acchieved with the offense. I don’t think we’ll negle!!!!ct defense completely. Just a feeling I have. In the meanttime I am going to enjoy the ride of the end of the season here. GOBIRDS

    • NinjaP

      The eagles offense is already dominant, if Maclin and cooper re-sign we may score 30 every game next year.

    • P_P_K

      Great post. When Chip signed I was concerned he might be too rah-rah, that his approach with college kids would not translate to working with, as you point out, grown men. The guy stepped into a tough role in a tough city and has surpassed all of my expectations.

  • Tumtum

    See I’m the type of kid who likes Christmas eve to last forever. As far as I’m concrrened football time could stop and the Eagles would reign supreme over a terrified Dallas forever.

  • BC1968

    I don’t know what to do with myself right now. F*CKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • jshort

      I get to see the Giants and Redskins.

    • jshort

      Too much time to think, visions of things going wrong going on in my head.

    • BlindChow

      All the good games are late games today. WTF?

  • jshort

    What’s a good movie out now? gotta get out of here….Anchorman or secret life of Walter

  • Noel

    I hope everyone has their quinoa today!