Sunday, November 18, 2007

"They Call Me Mr. Glass"

McNabb got injured yet again today. A sprained ankle this time, but he had to leave the game. Donny needs to get out of the gym and into the Yoga studio and drink a gallon of milk everyday. His demise may not be completely his fault in the end...both his body and Eagles management are working against him (should I also include his apathetic attitude?). In any case, this news just supports my position that Number 5 needs to go after this season. Not that I don't like him and all as a good guy and proficient QB, but it's time to wipe the slate clean....

From the Birds' website today:

"On a third-and-10 from the Dolphins' 16-yard line, McNabb took the snap out of the shotgun and rolled to his right. With pressure coming from cornerback Michael Lehan on a blitz, McNabb threw the ball out of bounds just before he was knocked to the ground by Lehan. McNabb got up and limped to the sideline where he talked with trainers before heading to the locker room. McNabb returned to the sidelines in the third quarter and remained there as Feeley led a touchdown drive to open the third quarter...McNabb's injury history is well-known. McNabb tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee a year ago Monday. In 2005, McNabb fought through a sports hernia for two months before he was placed on injured reserve Nov. 22. On Nov. 17, 2002, he fractured his ankle and played through the game -- a four-touchdown performance against the Cardinals -- and missed the final six regular season games. He returned for the playoffs. He missed one game in his rookie season because of a knee injury."

Monday, November 12, 2007

So, Where Do We Go From Here?

This season has no doubt been tough. And the worst part is that it's not even a re-building year for our beloved Iggles. So, what the hell is this season about? And where is this team going?

For a few seasons, Andy Reid had me buying into his "system". I even had a fleeting thought that it was modeled like the Patriots championship factory... but alas, I was a fool, a sucker, a dope even. There is no system here. We are living in chaos right now and have no direction, so it is time to behead the captain and throw him overboard...I am sorry about the bad nautical analogy, but my point is that we can't possibly consider returning this same crew for another run next season. Years ago when we tried to come back after the humiliating Tampa loss in the NFCCG, Bill Simmons likened Reid's lack of upgrading as trying for the "degree of difficulty" thing. Why come back with the same exact motley bunch and think it will work this season.

Not counting our brief (but eye-opening) stint with one Terrell Owens (T-O! T-O! T-Oooo!), we have gone 8 seasons without really upgrading our receiving corps or our running game. We were fortunate to land Westbrook but rather than an upgrade, I consider it just good least management had the foresight to sign him to a lucrative contract because he is our entire offense right now.

But, come on, do we really want to bring this tired group of people back for yet another season? ("You can do it THIS time Andy, we know it!").

Just look in their eyes, THEY don't even think they are good. You can literally see the exhaustion and apathy, can't you? I don't blame the players either, it's the "system" that does it. McNabb looks like he's on pain killers most of the time. He just does not really care anymore. Would you? I would not care at all, not after the long road it has been here in Philly for Donovan. Since the time he was drafted until now, through all of the injuries and his choking in the Super Bowl, he has faced almost nothing but adversity here. The fans are tired of him and I am positive he despises us by now...but I can't really blame him for that to be honest.

TRADE MCNABB??: On "Inside the NFL", Cris Carter mentioned sending McNabb to Atlanta. I like that idea actually. Or even to the Bears. Dmac's better days are behind him, and I think we need a re-building year in any case. I even want the best for old #5, so I think he can put a spark back in his own game and ignite Atlanta from its post-Vick malaise. Or even Chicago - they really need a QB and it's McNabb's hometown...can you imagine that homecoming celebration? Talk about perfect timing. We can still get REALLY good trade fodder for McNabb and it's inthe team's best interests to do another year or two, McNabb will not nearly have the value he has now. Plus, if we're not going to put a supporting cast around the guy, what value is he?

Donovan did rebound this week, completing 20 of 28 passes for 251 yards, 4 touchdowns and no INTs. But again, it was a come from behind victory, which just says to me that these guys don't play hard for 4 quarters. They always seem to get motivated in the fourth quarter. I'm sick of it.

My prediction: McNabb is gone after this season.

Team Note: McNabb broke Jaworski's team record for completions (2,089). Noteworthy, but still not a Lombardi trophy.


Negadelphia's Puerto Rican office sent us these "jokes" today:

Q: What do you call 53 people sitting around a TV watching the Super Bowl?
A: The Philadelphia Eagles.

Q: How do you keep a Philadelphia Eagle out of your yard?
A: Put up goal posts.

Q: Where do you go in Philadelphia in case of a tornado?
A: The Linc - they never have a touchdown there.

Q: What do you call a Philadelphia Eagle with a Super Bowl ring?
A: A thief.

Q: Why doesn't Camden have a profess ion al football team?
A: Because then Philadelphia would want one.

Q: What's the difference between the Philadelphia Eagle & a dollar bill?
A: You can still get four quarters out of a dollar bill.

Q: What do the Philadelphia Eagles and possums have in common?
A: Both play dead at home and get killed on the road.

And Finally:
Q: What do the Philadelphia Eagles and Billy Graham have in common?
A: They both can make 70,000 people stand up and yell "Jesus Christ".

If you are still able to laugh this season, that is....

Thursday, November 01, 2007

3 and 4

Don't get your hopes up. That's all I gotta say.