Humble Pie Time

Posted: November 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 36 Comments »

We’ve been kissing Eagles butt all week long for their win over Dallas.  I’ve been doing some thinking and now I’m not so impressed.  Here’s 10 reasons why:

10.  No shutout.  Buffalo shut out the Skins.  We should have done that to Dallas.  Think about all the guys missing from that lineup.  Marion Barber, Felix Jones, Roy Williams, Patrick Crayton, Flozell Adams, Andre Gurode, and Moose Johnston weren’t on the field.  Pitiful.

9.  Tony Romo left Philly with feeling in all his limbs, functioning kidneys, and his Gomer Pyle grin intact.  Unacceptable.

8.  DeSean Jackson failed to fall into the endzone backward, sideways, or while spinning on his head.  This is the kind of Red Zone failure that has haunted the team since last year.

7.  No flea flickers.  Had to score points by relying on trick plays like running the ball.

6.  Kurt Coleman didn’t have 3 INTs.  We’re not paying you for your looks, KC.  Make plays or make room for Safety #237.

5.  Offense spent way too much time on the field and kept the defense from racking up good tackle numbers.

4.  Tim Tebow

3.  Eagles only scored 10 points in the 2nd half.  Didn’t score any after that.

2.  NBC didn’t show this commercial during the game.  Maybe if the Eagles had stretched out the game, NBC would have gotten a chance to run the ad.

1.  Derek Landri wasn’t allowed to play on every snap, thus limiting his ability to dominate in all phases of the game.  When is Andy going to learn how to use the weapons on this team?

36 Comments on “Humble Pie Time”

  1. 1 Scott Buchanan said at 12:36 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    LOL…good stuff Tommy

  2. 2 PhillyFollower said at 1:09 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    You sold me on reason #4.

  3. 3 Gary said at 1:32 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    NBC didn’t show that commercial because they knew you would have passed out from excitement and possibly slipped into a coma, Tommy. NBC cares about the safety of its viewers.

  4. 4 Anonymous said at 1:46 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    There is some truth to this.

  5. 5 Anonymous said at 9:32 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    that commercial was incredible. that just made my day.

  6. 6 Matt Hoover said at 1:46 AM on November 3rd, 2011:


  7. 7 Scott Buchanan said at 1:55 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    And an Eagles fan in NC,Zach Brown is the real deal

  8. 8 Furt said at 2:45 AM on November 3rd, 2011:


  9. 9 Anonymous said at 2:51 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    4. Tim Tebow


  10. 10 Anonymous said at 2:52 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    Oh wait, this just in … you made a joke about Tebow. That means you hate God.

  11. 11 Matthew Verhoog said at 9:57 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    Go directly to hell, do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars

  12. 12 Alex Karklins said at 10:43 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    Tim Tebow schadenfreude is sweeter than leftover Halloween candy.

  13. 13 Dan Jones said at 5:05 AM on November 3rd, 2011:


    7) so true.

    Despite this list of failings I’m still hyped to finally get to see an Eagles game live.
    I’ve just recived my tickets for the Cards game.

    Any suggestions for how to spend Friday and Satuday night in Philly?

  14. 14 Anonymous said at 11:40 AM on November 3rd, 2011:


  15. 15 Anonymous said at 7:51 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    NBC/ESPN needs to play the tweet, tweet WHAT?!? commercial during their broadcasts….Eagles fans love that commercial.

  16. 16 Anonymous said at 8:55 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    Regarding #9, what’s with the dis’ on Gomer? He was a decent fellow. Shame, shame, shame.

  17. 17 Anonymous said at 10:18 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    Probably the best article I’ve ever read on this website. Had my abs hurting from laughing so much. Tommy Lawlor is my favorite sportswriter out there.

  18. 18 Anonymous said at 10:20 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    I’m just shocked PBR could ever afford to advertise.

  19. 19 Anonymous said at 10:27 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    Reason #11. Graham didn’t play because he was hurt. That makes him a bust.

  20. 20 Anonymous said at 11:09 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    If Graham was a true warrior he’d have played without needing the coaches to make him active. Nobody ever told Reggie White he was active on gameday when he was an Eagle. He just went out and dominated.

  21. 21 Alex Karklins said at 10:35 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    This team also continues to make it difficult for Michael Irvin to be an OBJECTIVE analyst. Please, hasn’t this poor man suffered enough?

  22. 22 Mac said at 12:29 PM on November 3rd, 2011:

    You know… I hate Michael Irvin. But even I have to admit he has a really interesting tone quality in his voice. Listening to him call Reggie White “The Precha Man” on that NFL films movie was really cool.

    Maybe the fat cats that run the NFL can afford to surgically place his vocal chords inside Megan Fox’s body and use stem cells to grow Greg Cossell’s brain to fill in the empty cavity up top… you could have a pretty awesome Analyst. Possibly the greatest of all time!

  23. 23 Anders Jensen said at 12:53 PM on November 3rd, 2011:

    You just described Tommys dream woman 😀

  24. 24 Alex Karklins said at 2:49 PM on November 3rd, 2011:

    Mac, my hatred for Irvin runs just too deep to find anything redeeming about him, even after all these years. He nearly ruined the Reggie and Jerome special for me. But if you dig his voice, that’s cool.

  25. 25 Mac said at 10:41 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    Random, and admittedly odd thought…

    Did the F.O. do DeSean a solid by not extending him before the season?

    Keep in mind, I am not saying this was intentional (or am I).

    3 Big things off the top of my head are:

    1. DeSean is having a “down” year compared to himself… if he has a big contract in hand people are jumping all over him for the same reason they are crushing Chris Johnson right now, get the money, forget how to play.

    2. DeSean gets to look like a hero instead, out there gutting it out with the team, standing up for his Coaches in interviews.

    3. DeSean has an easier time being humble and not begging for the ball like a typical overpaid pre-maddona WR.

    Obviously DeSean having a down year in terms of numbers works in the favor of Joe Banner when it comes time to negotiate at the end of the season. Hopefully DeSean’s deal will get done earlier enough to not have to waste the franchise tag on him.

  26. 26 Anonymous said at 11:10 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    Interesting take.

    And…prima donna.

  27. 27 Mac said at 11:29 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    oops… haha thanks

  28. 28 Anonymous said at 11:46 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    I just figured you were comparing him to receivers from the 70s. You know, pre-Madonna and Cindi Lauper.

  29. 29 Mac said at 12:02 PM on November 3rd, 2011:

    Actually I was giving a shout out to those tough crusty WRs of old… the ones who played football along the Euphrates river in the B.C. era.

  30. 30 Mac said at 10:44 AM on November 3rd, 2011:

    Tommy, on your list… I want some clarification on item #4.

    Are you upset because we didn’t “Tebow” the Cowgirls? Or are you upset that we don’t have Tim Tebow? Or is that you are upset that our win wasn’t so awesome that it inspired Tebow to go back out on the field Monday morning and continue the game vs Detroit by himself and ultimately change the score and make it a Win for the Broncos? Or are you disappointed that we helped to end Romo’s career in Dallas and now they will make a play for Tebow in the offseason?

    Please help!

  31. 31 Anonymous said at 11:11 AM on November 3rd, 2011:


  32. 32 Anonymous said at 12:41 PM on November 3rd, 2011:

    Not to be a wet blanket but I just hope this win (and the media singing their praises) doesn’t go to the players heads thinking they are the “Dream Team”….those 4 losses did bring them down to earth…the next few weeks will show us that…they have not proved anything yet…true they have talent – but talent means squat if you can’t execute on Sunday!

  33. 33 Anonymous said at 1:18 PM on November 3rd, 2011:

    The guys better stay focused or we’ll lose the edge we’ve had the last 2 weeks.

    I think Andy will keep them humble and focused, but it is a very real concern.

  34. 34 Anonymous said at 2:25 PM on November 3rd, 2011:

    I think the coaches will do enough to remind them that they’re 3-4. Hard to gloat when you’re not even .500.

  35. 35 Anonymous said at 1:26 PM on November 3rd, 2011:

    Great commercial. More of a High Life man myself, but there are some PBRs cooling in the icebox as I type this.

  36. 36 Anonymous said at 8:18 PM on November 3rd, 2011:

    #2 At least NBC didn’t show 23 commericals for The Cape.