Thursday, December 08, 2005

Is this evolution or intelligent design?

Interesting to consider that... In just a few years, we went from a "three-headed monster" of Duce, Westy and Buckhalter. who were led by an experienced pro-bowler QB ... to a "three back rotation" of Ryan Moats, Lamar Gordon and Reno Mahe, led by a green QB from Rutgers who has a 2-8 record as a starter.

Most of all, I'm still stupefied that Reno is part of this lineup. I can't imagine that he's better than Bruce Perry (or Bruce WIllis or even Bruce Babbit for that matter).

Well, at least the organization has recognized that fan interest may be negatively impacted by the team's speeding descent, and has taken a professional, focused approach to reinvigorate the fans' enthusiasm. They now have a Playboy Bunny who has a blog on the website.

(Um, not that I pay any attention to this, but her name is Kendra Wilkinson, and although she was born in San Diego, her mother was an Eagles cheerleader in the 70s. She is currently one of Hef's three live-in girlfriends, also apparently met T.O. and remarked that he's "kind of an asshole.")


Blogger Paulomon Grundy said...

man, I'd LOVE to have Duce back. That 3 headed "munster" worked pretty well in retrospect, but more importantly, it was just great watching him grind out 2 yards when we really needed it. Somehow they found a way to dismantle that team during the offseason, leaving us flush with cash but bereft of heart. And Reno Mahe?? I'm just astounded that he's able to wear a professional uniform...seeing him just adds to my disappointment because I should've trained really hard - I think I had a shot at making it in the NFL! The team last year was really set up for the big win, but we blew it. That opportunity will not be back anytime soon. I love McNabb but there is a growing contingent who have written him off as a good QB who will never be great and who will never win the big game. He rattles easily under pressure. Not sure that I agree with that just yet, but man, there is a lot of evidence pointing in that direction. In any case, we're lucky to even have a good QB seeing as they are few and far between.

12/08/2005 12:38 PM  
Blogger Dave Popstar said...

I agree about McNabb -- there is growing evidence that he has a problem with pressure, but I don't know if I really believe it. I'm definitely not interested in writing him off, and I think he really can become an elite QB, altho right now he's just a very, very good QB. He'd be great if he weren't inconsistent sometimes, and he'd be elite if he wins a championship. Right now though, I still think he's one of the best in the league, when healthy of course.

It's kind of funny hearing the callers on WIP. Now they're talking about how the Eagles faltered by not getting a better No. 2 QB. I agree with Eskin about that -- when you get to that point, you're really not it great shape anyway. (The stupid examples those callers gave were people like Brady and Big Ben -- both of whom were draft picks and not scrub free agents, and obviously Big Ben was acquired with the hope of developing into the franchise guy). So believe me, I think there's a TON to complain about, but I don't think the backup QB spot is really one of them. Besides, I'll bet some of those same callers were praising McMahon and his athleticism when we got him, and only started hating him now that he's played so badly in the last two games.

Now that Westy's out, it really is more and more like presaon -- seeing so many untested rookies and other newbie players get their "chance." Which is cool in a lot of ways, but only in presason, when the games don't count. Now it's just plain bitter.

Of course I'm still going to the game against the giants on Sunday though. As mad as I am about the front office, as much as I abhor to see Reno Mahe actually wearing a professional football uniform, and as much as it's just an overall depressing, masochistic experience, I still love the game and the team. Maybe I need professional help.

12/09/2005 10:05 AM  
Blogger Paulomon Grundy said...

No, you don't need help, at least not for this reason. I still love the game and team too, it's just the front office that's ruining it for us with their cheap ways. Just to clarify, I'm sticking with McNabb because he's the best we can get and I like him, but I don't know think that he's ever going to be elite. He can't throw with accuracy consistently like Brady, Elway, Montana and the other elites. He's great to watch though.

12/09/2005 12:10 PM  
Blogger Dave Popstar said...

Yeah, I definitely don't think McNabb can or will be compared with those guys. Like you said, he's great to watch though. I mean, that 15 second scramble against Dallas on MNF last year was a memory we'll have forever. (Just like some of the ones we have of Randall).

Oh well. The season is over, but it will be very interesting to see how they react now. Even Reid admitted that they played with a lack of emotion on Monday, which is really inexcusable and inexplicable -- as Ray Didinger put it, they are the defending NFC champs and it was basically their last stand, on national TV, and on Reggie White night (who wasn't a guy from the 60s, but a player those guys knew), and they couldn't get emotionally up for the game with all that? And this is their JOB. We'll see...

12/10/2005 9:48 AM  

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