FOR those of us who’d wear an Eagles jersey to a Phillies game, there really is no offseason. You exist in one of two states: Either feasting on football or starving for it. We now will get months to lick clean the bones of “What went wrong”.
I love my Eagles. I think the world of them and so I expect much of them. When they fall short and fail to play up to their potential, I question why. I question who. I want heroes praised and bums shown the door. I want a team that’s at least as tough as me. I’m hard on my team, but if they’re strong enough, they can take it.
After a 9-3 start the Eagles went 10-6 again, but missed the playoffs this year. Some fans are going to say we should be happy about that, because we were 4-12 just two seasons ago. Then again most of those same fans will go dormant until the first preseason game. You know the type. They’ll talk of putting away their Eagles jersey and breaking out the Flyers one.
While many fans see 10-6, I see a 1-3 collapse down the stretch. I see a team that crumbled when the heat was turned up. I see players who don’t care if they come back; players who shouldn’t have to question if they’re coming back, who have no idea if they are; and I see an owner and a head coach offering no support for the return of a man who mere months ago was our future for 1,000 years.
Two consecutive 10-6 seasons would have most teams building around a solid foundation. Instead we seem to be disassembling ours. Two consecutive 10-6 seasons should mean looking for that one piece to put you over the top. Instead, we have more questions than answers.
If you go to the Eagles website it’s all backslaps, and blowjobs over how well they did by accomplishing less than last year, while doing it in embarrassing fashion. Observe:
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Well I’M HERE TO TELL IT! If you want to REAL TALK some Eagles football this “offseason” this is the place to do it. Here’s another good place to do it. There may not be any more games on the schedule, but if you can’t get enough football, bring your ass to where the season NEVER ends, and where your opinion carries weight.
i strongly believe we are a true dynasty within the next two seasons. That is our true goal, to build an ass kicking team that withstands the test of time. Remember when we expected to win, and laughed when we lost because it was a fluke? Those days are coming back, and they will stay a decade. Keep the faith!
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I most certainly will keep the faith Amy. And welcome to the website. if you like talking actual football, don’t be a stranger. It’s what we do 365 here.
Amy I hate to bring the bad news but Lurie wants nothing more than a competitive team. He was worrried that D Jax might give them 12 wins and a legitimate superbowl shot so he took him out of the equation. Lurie is a fraud. Once you realize that the whole thing becomes clear.
I gotta tell ya my friend that I thought “GULP” when I saw this season’s schedule. I had us down for around 6 -7 losses. When we started out 9-3 I was deluted into thinking we were a real deal this year. But I have to agree with you, the 1-3 collapse stands out more than the 10-6 record with a tough schedule. I also agree it’s time to build in the missing pieces, not break down so much! Sadly, being a lifelong fan means I’m used to this 😦
What frustrates me is that we have the pieces on Defense, but due to one bad system after another (this one, the Wide 9, Sean McDermott taking over JJ’s system without understanding it…) it makes the athletes look bad. Especially at the CB position.
As far as the schedule, I said that the last 5 weeks would be the meat grinder.