The Eagles lost. And played bad. Again.
2012 has not been a fun year. The team started 3-1, but has now lost 4 in a row. The first 2 losses were nail-biters. The last 2 were blowouts. Is that because of who the Eagles played or is the team starting to fall apart? Heck if I know.
I wasn’t sure that the Eagles would win on Monday night, but I knew….I KNEW…that the offense would finally have a breakout game. Apparently I don’t know squat. The offense gained 447 yards and put up a whopping 13 points. They were 0-5 in the Red Zone with 2 turnovers and a turnover on downs. This team is worse at scoring that me at the Playboy Mansion wearing a Hugh Hefner Sucks t-shirt.
The O-line played poorly. Michael Vick didn’t always help matters. The playcalling left a lot to be desired in some key situations. Losing Todd Herremans was a big blow. Demetress Bell took over at RT and was awful. Dennis Kelly was borderline-awful at RG. He must not want to keep Danny Watkins job.
The defense didn’t play well, but did limit the Saints to 21 offensive points. I thought for sure that would have been good enough to win, but not even close.
There is a lot to be mad about right now. The Eagles are 3-5 and playing bad football. The key players aren’t stepping up. The coaches aren’t finding solutions. A lot of you are ready to fire Reid and bench Vick. Reid isn’t going anywhere until after the season so there is no reason to get too much into that discussion right now. Vick will start Sunday vs Dallas. That’s the right move. He didn’t play well vs the Saints, but the OL was so bad that it wouldn’t be right to bench him based on that game.
The season isn’t over at 3-5. It is sure headed in that direction, but I firmly believe a team should always focus on winning until you get that 8th loss. 8-8 isn’t getting you into the playoffs this year. Until that time comes, you continue coaching and playing with the goal of getting into the playoffs, no matter how unlikely it is.
The Dallas game is now the Who Sucks Less Bowl. Right now that is a pick ‘em game.
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Jimmy Bama and I did a podcast. Served as therapy for the crappy game. We actually laughed a lot more than you’d expect. Misery turned to stupidity and goofiness for us.