Let’s remove emotion, loyalty and just look at how the season began and ended. The team was flat and horrible in the opener against Green Bay. Michael Vick comes in and lifts the team. He begins to break down as a result of Andy Reid’s inability to properly mix his plays. He decides to go exclusively to the shotgun formation on every down. For the detail of his action see Ray Didinger’s article on CSNPhilly.
The playoff bound Philadelphia Eagles should have lost to the Giants. They then lost to a ROOKIE HEAD COACH with a ROOKIE QUARTERBACK with almost no starts who WAS drafted to be a WR. All of this was done at home with a BYE ON THE LINE. The year before they were twice HUMILIATED by DALLAS.
Andy Reid has a problem adjusting to Everything. His Fastballs are not working on defense. He refused to draft a center and relied on a TORN ACL GUY to be the starter.
There is something to be said about the Andy Reid and the Eagles constantly relying on a TORN ACL GUY.
Starting middle linebacker Stewart Bradley was drafted by the Birds even though he had a torn ACL in 2005 at Nebraska. He gets to the Eagles becomes the starting middle linebacker and becomes TORN ACL GUY without being hit. He missed time this year because of an injured elbow.
Marlon Jackson – TORN ACL GUY
Cornelius Ingram – TORN ACL GUY
Stacy Andrews – TORN ACL GUY
Ricky Sapp – TORN ACL GUY
Jack Ikeqwuonu – TORN ACL GUY
Look at the draft picks and money wasted on TORN ACL GUY. Look at the production. One good season from Stewart Bradley. What’s even more illuminating about this habit of drafting and signing players with TORN ACL’s, nearly all of these guys suffered additional TORN ACL’s in injuries where they weren’t even hit.
TORN ACL GUY represents the Eagles Philosophy of budgeting.
THEY WANT TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP AS LONG AS THEY CAN DO IT ON THEIR CHOSEN BUDGET.
Andy Reid is the only head coach who comes into a season with NO KICK RETURNER. Or SLOW MOTION KICK RETURNER – AKA – Reno Mahe or his clone Chad Hall. The SEC ACC BIG TEN AND BIG 12 are full of track guys playing football who run back kicks. There is no way in Hades that an NFL team can’t have a speedster running back kicks.
Jeffery Lurie said he wanted the Eagles modeled after the championship teams of the 49ers. He has hired a couple of head coaches with ties to their system and organization. He needs to look at himself and ask does he have anywhere near the desire to WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP THAT
EDDIE DEBARTOLO HAD.