How Bad Were the Eagles Last Year?

Posted: June 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 49 Comments »

If you want to know just how bad the Eagles were in 2015, watch this.

Did you get that?

The 2015 Eagles were so bad that their Top 10 plays of the year were limited to just 5 plays.

The NFL…what a bunch of jerks.

Seeing the video did make me think of the old days when you would watch NFL Films Yearbook for each season. Those things were great, even in a losing season. NFL Films could make the 1998 Eagles 3-13 season feel hopeful and positive.

(dramatic voice)

“While the Eagles 1998 season didn’t go as coach Ray Rhodes hoped, the team was very punctual and not one player died. The lessons learned from a tough campaign will certainly help pave the way for a breakout season in 1999.

Young QB Koy Detmer showed a lot of spunk as he led the Eagles to several close losses. Detmer plays with the kind of emotion that Eagles greats like Chuck Bednarik and Steve Van Buren once displayed as they led the City of Brotherly Love to NFL championships.”

You’d finish the video and think…man, we weren’t that awful were we. We had a handful of good plays. That can be the foundation for a Super Bowl run.

I miss watching those videos and the importance they had back then. The music. The graphics. Giving each season a specific theme. That was all great.

Check out the 1988 Eagles…who were living on the edge.

Crazy, but fun year.

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49 Comments on “How Bad Were the Eagles Last Year?”

  1. 1 How Bad Were the Eagles Last Year? - said at 9:56 PM on June 22nd, 2016:

    […] Tommy Lawlor If you want to know just how bad the Eagles were in 2015, watch this. Fly @Eagles fly! Top 10 […]

  2. 2 daveH said at 10:20 PM on June 22nd, 2016:

    Great idea if we had an app to read everything in John Facemda !!

  3. 3 Rob Jarratt said at 1:03 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    Spot on, Dave. He was the greatest. I grew up in Swarthmore in the 50s and 60s, and no broadcaster had a more compelling delivery than the great John Facenda.

  4. 4 unhinged said at 3:17 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    He was instrumental in the unbelievable impact that Sabol and NFL films had on the growth of the NFL into a mega-corporation. Facenda could make a bead of sweat dripping from a players nose into a dramatic mosaic accompanied by editing, music and real-time commentary that was must watch TV.

  5. 5 Rob Jarratt said at 4:41 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    I like your beautifully composed prose, unhinged.

  6. 6 unhinged said at 5:26 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    Cheers, mate.

  7. 7 ChoTime said at 9:14 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    You’re getting me all excited over here.

  8. 8 Aaron said at 10:25 PM on June 22nd, 2016:

    first

  9. 9 daveH said at 10:33 PM on June 22nd, 2016:

    Messi is first

  10. 10 Berdj Rassam said at 10:38 PM on June 22nd, 2016:

    The Eagles were at best a mediocre team last year.

  11. 11 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:19 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    Unfortunately they exhibite a lot of the signs of a poorly Coached team even tho the popular narrative was that chip was a good coach who was failing because he was a bad GM.
    ..
    I won’t call chip a bad coach, he did a lot of good since arriving in 2013, but the 2015/16’Eagles were a poorly coached team, but it was also a roster with many really nice pieces, but we couldn’t overcome some of our fatal flaws, like having the worst starting Guard tandem in the NFL

  12. 12 Ark87 said at 10:46 PM on June 22nd, 2016:

    Obligatory: I miss the old Eagle logo and kelly green. That year book really highlighted that glorious bastard!

  13. 13 wee2424 said at 12:23 AM on June 23rd, 2016:

    I have a black Eagles Hoodie with tan on the inside of the hood and the old school Kelly Green graphic on the front center. My favorite hoodie by far.

    Sadly I have been living in FL for the past few years so I barely get to wear it.

  14. 14 wee2424 said at 12:26 AM on June 23rd, 2016:

    Why is the Twix commercial by the side bar speaking in Spanish?

  15. 15 A_T_G said at 9:40 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    When I made a Spotify playlist called Pablo I suddenly started getting ads in Spanish.

  16. 16 wee2424 said at 10:19 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    It is amazing and scary how it is determined what kind of ads are presented to us.

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/8zKyU6/:oJNRqYGq:mWDy_RPB/oneminlist.com/7-links-that-will-tell-you-what-google-knows-about-you

    Click on that link and enjoy. You will be amazed and a little creeped out.

  17. 17 daveH said at 11:08 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    I texted a buddy named “chang” snd phone auto correctrd to: herro mista birree brackress, rhy no picker uppee da phoney ? “

  18. 18 Dude said at 1:08 AM on June 23rd, 2016:

    Imagine if we get to see that Josh Huff all year…

  19. 19 eagleyankfan said at 8:28 AM on June 23rd, 2016:

    or at least twice in a season….

  20. 20 Derka derka said at 2:45 AM on June 24th, 2016:

    Well then I’d be imaging last year…

  21. 21 Cafone said at 1:11 AM on June 23rd, 2016:

    The 1988 video was awesome.

  22. 22 Eagles News: ESPN projects Byron Marshall to make Philadelphia’s final roster ‹ King James said at 7:49 AM on June 23rd, 2016:

    […] How Bad Were the Eagles Last Year? – Iggles BlitzDid you get that? The 2015 Eagles were so bad that their Top 10 plays of the year were limited to just 5 plays. The NFL…what a bunch of jerks. Seeing the video did make me think of the old days when you would watch NFL Films Yearbook for each season. Those things were great, even in a losing season. NFL Films could make the 1998 Eagles 3-13 season feel hopeful and positive. […]

  23. 23 eagleyankfan said at 8:44 AM on June 23rd, 2016:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/philadelphia-eagles/post/_/id/17315/eagles-53-man-roster-projection-includes-a-fb-at-te my dark horse to make the team — BM. Ok, at least practice squad 🙂

  24. 24 Eagles News: ESPN projects Byron Marshall to make Philadelphia’s final roster | NFL Feeds To The Fans said at 9:56 AM on June 23rd, 2016:

    […] How Bad Were the Eagles Last Year? – Iggles BlitzDid you get that? The 2015 Eagles were so bad that their Top 10 plays of the year were limited to just 5 plays. The NFL…what a bunch of jerks. Seeing the video did make me think of the old days when you would watch NFL Films Yearbook for each season. Those things were great, even in a losing season. NFL Films could make the 1998 Eagles 3-13 season feel hopeful and positive. […]

  25. 25 Lord of the Rings said at 1:32 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    HUFF! top plays playa

  26. 26 Ben said at 1:42 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VfUe8GYBpo

    Here’s a better video of the top TEN 2015 Eagles plays, also with honorable mentions !!!! LOL

  27. 27 Lord of the Rings said at 2:33 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    man Keith Jackson was awesome.
    and who is cooler then ol Buddy?

  28. 28 FairOaks said at 3:33 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    … and if he could read defenses, we might have some more playoff clips to reminisce about.

  29. 29 daveH said at 7:37 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    We shouldve had run the triple double reverse in that fog til no one knew wtf had the ball

  30. 30 Media Mike said at 5:39 AM on June 24th, 2016:

    Which is why the QB running withe football is fools gold.

  31. 31 anon said at 1:20 PM on June 24th, 2016:

    is it?

  32. 32 Lord of the Rings said at 5:45 PM on June 24th, 2016:

    until they run right into the end zone and right up to the podium to hoist the trophy.

  33. 33 daveH said at 7:35 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    Best TE in franchise history and we lowballed him..kept him on his low super good deal rookie contract. Hated that spiv move. I blame andy.

  34. 34 Media Mike said at 5:37 AM on June 24th, 2016:

    Keith Jackson was the man. Shame we lost him due to Braman being cheap.
    Buddy was certainly an icon in the town.
    It is not great to have a mobile QB. If somebody had bothered to force Randall to play the right way here, we’d have won more games. My favorite version of Randall Cunningham was in 1998 with the Vikings.

  35. 35 Lord of the Rings said at 12:52 PM on June 24th, 2016:

    Russell Wilson. Super bowls. Mobile Qb gets out of a lot situations and extends plays. 3rd and 8 I want a mobile QB every time. Joe Montana, mobile qb. steve young. Rogers.
    mobile qb is huge. not a running qb like vick but a mobile qb. randall was mobile and a runner too… I want a mobile qb.

  36. 36 anon said at 1:21 PM on June 24th, 2016:

    Why we have the rookie over sammy dollaz

  37. 37 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:46 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    Any updates yet on Agholor? Been out of the country and I can’t find anything. Any rumors floating around or anything?

  38. 38 Bert's Bells said at 4:03 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    Here you go: http://www.nbc.com/days-of-our-lives

  39. 39 RobNE said at 3:52 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    I’m so nervous about what Colangelo might do in the next few hours. I think I just prefer no trade with Boston at all. Let them pick at 3.

  40. 40 Media Mike said at 5:36 AM on June 24th, 2016:

    And Boston did indeed pick at 3; poorly.

  41. 41 RobNE said at 8:10 AM on June 24th, 2016:

    Hahaha

  42. 42 unhinged said at 5:25 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    Ryan and his Eagles were enigmatic if disappointing. Teams are typically emblematic of their ownership, and Norman Braman had taken a financially shaky franchise, and did little to consolidate or lift the profile of the Eagles. In this context, my hat goes off to Jeffrey Lurie for accomplishing precisely what none of his predecessors could.
    On the subject of Buddy Ryan, he was a blue-collar, cocksure DC who could have benefitted as a HC from a structurally strong franchise. He had a knack for getting playmakers, and he may have erred a few times strategically in not prioritizing winning over imposing his manner of play, which, like him was on the impromptu side. That 1988 video is fun to watch, largely because that was a team that was fun to watch. Talented and unpredictable. 1988 was the heyday of Bill Walsh, and one thing Walsh changed forever in the archives of pro football was the elimination of impromptu or extemporaneous play. You could still see it, but not as a model for winning. The 1985 Bears were a textbook archetype of how a football team, with talent, attitude, and devil-may-care spontaneity could win all of the marbles, but it was not a blueprint that could be easily followed. Obsessive attention to scheme, precision execution, and all of the success that those habits engendered left free-for-all ass-kicking as relics of a bygone era. The raucous Steelers and Raiders were eclipsed by the boring Miami Dolphins in the early 70’s, and that was a harbinger of where the NFL was going. The Cowboys were high-tech in the frigging 1960’s, and the simple, but effective Green Bay Packers, who embodied their willful, imperious HC, told Clint Murchison what to do with his computers.
    I am somewhat nostalgic for the simpler days of big personalities – Joe Namath, Ben Davidson, Chuck Bednarik (the latter’s greatness preceded the huge growth of the NFL) and totally unpredictable antics. Now we know more about every individual who is remotely connected to the game than most of us care to, and the line from an oft-quoted poem, “a little learning is a dangerous thing” takes on new meaning.
    Buddy was impolitic, brash, unpretentious and funny as hell. He is a great reminder that football can only ever be a game. I find that worth remembering as I take in the present-day, spin-dried soap opera that is today’s NFL.

  43. 43 PacificPurl said at 4:36 AM on June 24th, 2016:

    While agreeing about the loss of most spontaneity I do need to point out that the Steelers and (ugh) Raiders success came after the Dolphins in the 70s. The 2 plays by Fitzgerald in last year’s playoffs and the 2 ridiculous catches by Green Bay remind us that desperation can still occasionally create excitement for the onlooker.

  44. 44 SteveH said at 9:15 PM on June 23rd, 2016:

    Simmons it is then. Not sure if that’s the best choice, I prefer players who are more natural shooters.

    I think holding onto Okafor makes sense for now, we can always try to deal him next year and Embiid’s foot needs to prove it can hold up in real NBA games.

  45. 45 Media Mike said at 5:35 AM on June 24th, 2016:

    That lack of offers for Okafor were disgusting. He would have easily been the 3rd overall player taken in this draft, yet the Sixers couldn’t even get an offer anywhere close to that.

    Putrid.

  46. 46 Anders said at 5:37 AM on June 24th, 2016:

    What I find funny is that the Celtic’s said that the offer of Covington, Noel, 24+26 was too low for 3rd overall (used on Jaylen Brown).

    At this stage Covington is a better player than anybody in this draft not named Simmons and Ingram

  47. 47 Media Mike said at 5:38 AM on June 24th, 2016:

    The Celtics spited themselves into mega-reaching for a marginal talent.

  48. 48 Anders said at 5:40 AM on June 24th, 2016:

    Danny Aingie seems like a super overrated GM at this point:

    Last 8 Celtics first round picks:MarShon BrooksJared SullingerFab MeloKelly OlynykMarcus SmartJames YoungTerry RozierR.J. Hunter— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) 29. marts 2016

  49. 49 Media Mike said at 5:41 AM on June 24th, 2016:

    I saw that last night and laughed.