Originally Posted by Cake
Funny how things change once the season starts.
Originally Posted by iPoster
True, true. Though I didn't seriously expect the SB from the Eagles this year. He was talking about on paper, they don't include inept coaching staffs on paper rankings.
BTW, those lowly Lions put up 37 on the Bears' defense today.
Not that it matters much after Winston Justice got assploded by the Giants tonight...
Well, it was an anal shanking, that's true. The line was truly pathetic. Justice got bitch slapped all night, and Reid did nothing to fix it. They refuses to use the weapons they have, Tony Hunt and Buck, both of who in tandem could at least compensate
for Westbrook being out, even if they couldn't replace him.
As you guys know, I get very critical of McNabb, but in this case, it's not his fault. He had nowhere to go. Even the old McNabb couldn't have escaped a lot of those situations.
At this point my feeling is it's time for Andy to go. The list of mistakes and ineptness has just grown too long. We've had:
1. Embarrassing Linc Field Opener in 2003, Eagles unprepared, flat emotionally. Andy Reid takes responsibility, and rightly so.
2. Losing three straight NFC championships, much of it due to poor game planning.
3. Poor managerial decisions such as going hell bent on Jeremy Bloom despite nearly unanimous condemnation of the decsision.
4. Clock management in the Super Bowl.
5. No ability to make adjustments mid-game, as demonstrated last night.
6. Failure to motivate the team in general. My perception is that if the team is fired up, it's the players that cause it to be so. Andy Reid needs to show some emotion...tee off on the guy that made an amateur mistake, get visibly excited about a great play, etc.
7. Failure to explain decisions adequately in press conferences. "Well be fine there" and "we have things to work on" are not acceptable answers, Andy.
Don't get me wrong, again. I like the guy. He's done a lot for the team and for the City. He's a genuinely nice person, and has a great knowledge of the game. But things like this drive me crazy:
Reid said that to change course now would send the wrong message.
"It is what it is. You take it. We all knew (the bye) was going to be here," he said. "You hope your record's better, but it's not. You get yourself right and turn it around."
I understand that thinking, but where is the recognition that this is NOT acceptable, and that you WILL fix it and come out and kick ass
after the bye? I don't want "ho-hum" we'll be OK and we're not really happy but we'll be fine there." That's not the "Philly guy" thing to say.