Eagle-ness

The visor is coming to Philly!!!!

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What a turn of events!!!!!

The Eagles hired Chip Kelly today after he initially turned down the team (I think a week ago). I was wishy-washy about it the whole time, on one hand I wanted a Defensive mind, but at the same time I wanted someone who could take advantage of the current offensive talent (minus the QB position).

Kelly

It was believed that the Eagles were turned down by 3 high profile college coaches (Chip Kelly, O’brien, and Brian Kelly). It was also said that the Eagles were being used to get raises by their current employers. However, it sounds like the eagles used Brian Kelly to lure back Chip. and it seems to of worked.

Was also reading that the big sticking point in the first meeting was that the Eagles didn’t want to give an unproven commodity in Chip Kelly, the keys to the franchise by giving him say over personnel, just like Andy Reid had.

It will be interesting to see who they hire at DC. Look for it to be like a second head coach. Kelly will handle the Offense, and the DC will basically be a second HC and will handle the Defense.

This is a classic High Risk High Reward move. The Eagles will look like geniuses if it works out, but will look like absolute fools if it doesn’t work out. It will be interesting to see where we are at a few years down the road.

Until next time.

-sg

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Farewell Big Red

On Black Monday (the day all the NFL coaches get fired) the Eagles bid farewell to Andy Reid AKA Big Red, The longest active tenured Coach in the NFL, he had been with the Eagles the previous 14 years, however after a 4-12 season, it was time for a change.

It was fairly bittersweet for me, as Reid is the only coach I’ve known since I’ve been an Eagles fan. I’ve had the opportunity to watch him coach on two occasions, both in Seattle. I don’t know if any of you know how big Reid is, but he is even bigger in person. I was about 10 feet from him at one point, and he is easily 2-2 1/2 of me.

Anyhow, Farewell Reid, I’m sure you won’t be out of coaching long, as it is currently being reported you will be the next head coach of the Chiefs.

Here are my top 5 Eagle Moments under Reid:

5. 4th and 26.

4. Eagles beat Cowboys 44-6 (Romo chokes again).

3. Onside kick to start the 2000 Season vs. Cowboys “Pickle Juice Game”

2. Eagles beat Falcons to go to the Super Bowl

1. Miracle at the Meadow lands 2010

 

I honestly hope the Eagles go defensive with the next coach, but we shall see. It appears as if they are really high on Oregon’s Chip Kelly and are set to interview him this weekend. We shall see where it goes.

-sg

 

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Eagles Fall to instate Rival (3-2)

I’ll be honest, I didn’t get to listen/watch/follow the game at all. I was spending my weekend in Yakima, at the 10th Annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival. However, I did get a few updates while on the road. It sounds as if it was a game that was lost by Michael Vick. His turnover issues is becoming a theme this year. And the more it happens the more I think Andy Reid’s Future with the Eagles is becoming more bleak by the week.

The Steelers ended up winning by kicking a field goal as time expired.

Steelers 16 Eagles 14

Next week the Eagles face Detroit, who is coming off a bye. Assuming Vick can keep the ball away from the opponent, it should be an interesting game to watch, as both have very explosive offenses.

-sg

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Eagles Win Thriller; move to 3-1

For the first time this season the Eagles played a turnover free game. It came at a good time as Philadelphia played the division rival Giants.

Vick played an efficient game, and the Eagles showed they still have redzone struggles. Alex Henery got plenty of work Sunday night kicking 4FGs. It came down the final minute again, Giants kicker Lawerence Tynes lined up for a long field goal, and missed. But Andy Reid had called a timeout before the snap (it looked late to me!). So Tynes got another shot, and he kicked it right down the middle…only problem was; it bounced in the endzone. game over, Eagles win.

Going forward the Eagles need to continue feeding McCoy the bulk of the workload. I mean a minimum of 20-25 touches a game.

Philadelphia 19 New York 17

DeSean caught the Eagles sole TD of the game.

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Eagles fall (2-1)

This week, the eagles lost. Again, the biggest story of the game was turnovers. The Eagles committed too many, and the Cardinal defense played lights out, and didn’t allow a Eagle TD. Philly stayed in it though, until the last few seconds of the 1st half. When Vick was sack/stripped (which was returned for a touchdown). The momentum shifted, and the Eagles didn’t look the same again.

Vick was harassed all day, he didn’t get enough time some plays, then he took too much time other plays, which resulted in way too many hits on the quarterback.

After the loss, Reid didn’t give Vick a firm backing, which has caused some uproar. As I’ve said in earlier weeks, if the Eagles and Vick don’t limit those turnovers, they aren’t going to win very many games. And if that’s the case, Reid won’t have a job very much longer.

Arizona 27 Philadelphia 6

Next week is the Giants at home.

-sg

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