... this season we've seen the Birds trying to rally late in a game that they should have won if only they could have mustered MORE THAN ONE touchdown drive on the day? Only to again see the rally fall short on a failed 4th and long play?
I find myself wishing this season were over already, and I have now boarded the Reid-must-go bandwagon. That's right, my luggage is packed, I brought snacks and bottled water, and I'm here for the ride. Let's do it.
I am sick and tired of watching McNabb run around on ev ery play, hoping beyond hope that one of his cotterie of inept, slow, and overall subpar receivers will stop running, slowly, directly at the defender that's covering them. Seriously, Plaxico burress can get open every play on a bum leg, and when u see our guys, every route looks like they're setting up a downfield block for a running play. This ain't new news. It's been a problem for years, the announcers have been laughing at us for it for years, it already cost us a championship game, and it has never been properly addressed during Reid's tenure (with the temporary exception of TO's stay here).
Sorry, Big Red, but the past couple of years of coaching on your part have been attrocious. your clock management is the laughingstock of the league (well, everyone's laughing except Joe Gibbs). and I'd fire a high school coch that was as predictable as you. It's obvious you can't keep your own crackhouse in order, and you obviously can't maintain discipline enough on this team to avoid having every other drive stall due to some bone-heard, unnecessary penalty. Defense? Just line up in the neutral zone! Offense? False start! Illegal motion! Delay of game! This all stems from the coach, it's his responsibility to get a team ready to play on Sunday, and this group of misfits has shown week in and week out that they're not prepared to play the game. you've had years to get better, and you only seem to be getting worse. Maybe your criminal kids are too much of a distraction, but something has to change. And since you're unwilling to change, it's you that has to be changed.
Now, I'm not ready to give up on McNabb, but I agree with Paulumon that if you're not going to give him the weapons he needs to succeed, there's no point in wasting his career and our time here. Trade him while you can still get value, and start fresh. OR, go get him a couple of DECENT receivers to throw to. Don't go out and replace Curtis (who replaced his twin, Stallworth) with another Curtis clone. Go get a read receiver. A #1. Reggie sure the hell ain't it. Hank Baskett, Foots, what a joke. Le'ts stock an offense that relies on the pass with a bunhc of nobody receivers. That'll trick em!
While we're at it, maybe get a real punter, who doesn't shank a 20 yarder every other kick. Or for that matter, a punt returner? Not a converted pizza restaurant host who goes to the same church as you, but a real, friggin punt returner, who has at least a chance in hell of ever taking one back.
Just a couple of ideas...