Appreciating the Eagles

Posted: June 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 2 Comments »

Since Jeffrey Lurie took over the Eagles in 1994, he wanted to turn them into a good organization. The first few years were erratic, on and off the field. There wasn’t a strong leader for the organization and it was easy to question just what was going on.

Lurie hired Tom Modrak to be the team’s General Manager in 1998 and that had a huge impact. He brought experience and structure to the front office. Lurie and Joe Banner then hired Andy Reid in 1999 and that really changed things.

In terms of being part of the community, the first memory I have is Jermane Mayberry’s eyemobile for kids. That started in 1996. Now the Eagles do all kinds of charity events. Players do charitable things on their own. Some of this is for PR, but I think a lot of it is genuine. Become part of the community and help those around you. Take advantage of your time in the limelight.

It is easy to be an Eagles fan with what you see, on and off the field.

Just look around the rest of the sports world and you see some less than stellar organizations.

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Johnson, aka Megatron, is one of the best receivers of all-time. He is one of the best Detroit Lions of all-time. The end of his career was messy and there isn’t a relationship between him and the Lions because of that.

Think about how the Eagles embrace former players and make them welcome to remain part of the organization. Part of the fun of being an Eagles fan is the great history the team has. Ron Jaworski hasn’t played for the team in more than 30 years, but he still bleeds green. Dawk will forever be part of the Eagles.

You see players leave in free agency and many of them try to return. They love the city and the organization. They want to be part of it. That isn’t true for a lot of teams.

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The Rays have the 5th best record in baseball. That stadium is terrible and the team does a poor job of marketing and developing fans.

The Eagles drew 15,000 or so fans to a charity softball game. If Training Camp were still open to the public, practices would bring in 10 to 20,000. It is crazy that the Rays do such a poor job with their fans.

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It isn’t a good sign when candidates don’t want the job.

https://twitter.com/nyjets/status/1134914193549905925

The way the Jets went about firing their GM and then started this search so slowly is weird enough. Now they are announcing when interviews are over. This isn’t a huge deal by any stretch, but it is weird. Are they bragging that they were able to interview someone?

Joe Douglas will interview on Sunday. I’m really curious to see if he takes that job.

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Think about the Chiefs. Kareem Hunt was involved with multiple incidents and eventually cut. The team drafted Tyreek Hill despite him having attacked his pregnant girlfriend. Now Hill is being investigated for hurting his son. NFL players don’t need to be choirboys, but the Chiefs have made some questionable choices in recent years.

The Raiders just signed Ritchie Incognito. He’s got all kinds of issues in his past. Mike Mayock talks about building the right kind of culture and then makes a signing like this. I get that Incognito is a physical blocker and can help an offense in the run game, but is he really worth the risk? Do you want him around all your young players? I don’t get that at all.

The Raiders also signed Vontaze Burfict. He and Incognito have to get into regular Training Camp fights, right? I mean, is there anyway that can’t happen?

The Eagles aren’t perfect by any stretch, but they generally are smart about the chances they take.

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This is payback for 1980, 1982 and 2001.

The Lakers have turned into a joke. They still have a great history, but it sure feels like they are a long way from getting back to being a contender.

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Seattle hasn’t made the postseason since 2001. They haven’t won 90 games since 2003.

They did win 89 games last year. They’re off to a slow start this season and have already gone into rebuilding mode. That seems crazy to me.

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The Washington Redskins.

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2 Comments on “Appreciating the Eagles”

  1. 1 Eagles News: Philadelphia’s tight end group ranks second in the NFL - NFL Compilation said at 6:41 AM on June 2nd, 2019:

    […] Appreciating the Eagles – Iggles BlitzSince Jeffrey Lurie took over the Eagles in 1994, he wanted to turn them into a good organization. The first few years were erratic, on and off the field. There wasn’t a strong leader for the organization and it was easy to question just what was going on. Lurie hired Tom Modrak to be the team’s General Manager in 1998 and that had a huge impact. He brought experience and structure to the front office. Lurie and Joe Banner then hired Andy Reid in 1999 and that really changed things. In terms of being part of the community, the first memory I have is Jermane Mayberry’s eyemobile for kids. That started in 1996. Now the Eagles do all kinds of charity events. Players do charitable things on their own. Some of this is for PR, but I think a lot of it is genuine. Become part of the community and help those around you. Take advantage of your time in the limelight. It is easy to be an Eagles fan with what you see, on and off the field. Just look around the rest of the sports world and you see some less than stellar organizations. […]

  2. 2 蚂蚁乐居分类目录 said at 7:21 PM on June 3rd, 2019:

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