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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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7 Pictures – Busy Week! Wedding Week!

This week was a BUSY BUSY one.

Monday – Watched some Eagle Football. Foles started again, and I enjoyed the game with some cocktails (had to drink them just to get through it).
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Tuesday – My last work day til December 10th. But I built the palm springs itinerary.
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Wednesday – We went and got the Trailer from Clarkston to get all the decorations loaded up.
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Thursday – We loaded the trailer up for most the day, but Grandpa and Sue got here from Wisconsin, so we all had dinner at Grandma’s.

I don’t have the picture!

Friday – Rehearsal and Dinner that followed. My groomsmen and I went to my place and drank the night away. My dogs love Zach.
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Saturday – The Big Day. I now get to call this gal “My Wife.”
I have 0 pictures if the wedding…yet.

Sunday – Recovery…..
Out for this day! I was slacking.

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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 Win again!

It’s Eagle Wednesday!

Another week, another win, another sloppy game.

The Eagles looked great on the first drive as I watched in the break room at work. Vick drove the team right down the field into the endzone, then threw an interception. I thought to myself, here we go again. It happened 2 more times for a total of 3 redzone turnovers. The week before we beat Cleveland after committing 5 turnovers, surely that was a one time thing, I thought to myself. But again, Vick showed his true colors in the 4th quarter leading the Eagles to another comeback victory.

The story of this game however, had nothing to do with the players. The Refs were terrible, god awful. The game was slow, multiple fights, and pushing matches were going on after almost every other play. And the biggest flaw to me (Biased of course) was the blown call with 1:55 left on the clock. Vick through an incomplete pass that was incorrectly ruled a fumble. I mean this one wasn’t even close. However, the officiating was terrible all around. Both team had some lousy calls, both teams got away with a lot. Most glaring was DeSean Jackson thrown punch. That is usually an automatic ejected. Yet, the refs let it go. Poor game, but an acceptable result.

Eagles 24 Ravens 23

Again this week, they need to clean up the turnover problem. They can’t keep winning this way.

And here’s my Photo of the game. Brent Celek hurdles Ed Reed. Reed is the best Safety in the game today, if not ever to play the game. Needless to say, this type of thing doesn’t happen to him all that often. (and he intercepted a pass on the next play).

Next week Philly plays at Arizona. They play the Kolb, whom they traded to the Cardinals in return for a Defensive Starter (DRC) and an 2nd round draft pick. Arizona’s Defense has been very good as of late. DeSean will have his hand’s full with Arizona’s corners, most notably, Patrick Peterson.

I think Eagles clean up their turnover problem and advance to 3-0.

Eagles win 31-17

See ya next week.

-sg

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