Eagles SuperBowl Run.....

Re: Eagles SuperBowl Run.....

PostBy: billlindley On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:35 pm

A honest and non-emotional post here.

Mcnabb and Reid need to go. I know that seems harsh after what jsut happened but they have proved yet again that they can't win the big game. They turned a blowout into a game, yes. But they can't get over the top. How many times do the Eagles need to get beat in the NFC Championship game by an opponet they should beat? How many times do the Eagles need to run into "the hot team?" How many times do Eagles fans have to be lead down a road where it all seems possible to be let down again? This collection of coaches and players are great. Problem is you need to be Elite to win a confernece championship let alone the Superbowl.
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Re: Eagles SuperBowl Run.....

PostBy: stockingfull On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:41 pm

Thanks for putting the flesh on the bones, Bill. It's another sad day for the Iggles.

I'm sorry to say it seems so much like the Flyers of '87, or '97, so close but lacking what it takes to "put teams away."

I don't know if it's the end for Reid but I'm almost certain it is for McNabb.
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Re: Eagles SuperBowl Run.....

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:44 pm

Mcnabb Is a hell of a player. Just not so in the real pressure situations. The last 4-5 passes he threw were all passes that were reasonable passes. Always at the end. To bad for Phillie, I thought they might have a good chance this year after beating the bum Giants. :) Scott
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Re: Eagles SuperBowl Run.....

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:04 pm

billlindley wrote:A honest and non-emotional post here.

Mcnabb and Reid need to go. I know that seems harsh .


Reid needs to hire a coach and he needs to GM the team or vice versa. (Probably coach & hire GM/talent evaluator)
Eagles need to pay or draft a stud like Larry Fitz.
They need a true stud in the backfield who can pound out 16+ games.
They need better drafting (back to the GM).
I've been calling for McNabb to go for two years BUT us Philly fans are always too hard on star players in Philly. It is easier to find a new coach then it is to find a top 10 quarterback. I reversed my opinion this season. I think McNabb needs to stays thru next year. Reid stay too.
But they need huge changes in offense personnel mainly on the O line, stud wide receiver (6'4" type), stud running back.
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Re: Eagles SuperBowl Run.....

PostBy: stockingfull On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:24 pm

Cap wrote:. . . BUT us Philly fans are always too hard on star players in Philly. It is easier to find a new coach then it is to find a top 10 quarterback.


Very good point. Trouble is, it takes time to build a winner, and Philly fans are notoriously (and with good cause) impatient. The result is that, time and again, the teams hit bottom, get a prime draft pick, and then there's far too much pressure on that "franchise player" to carry the whole team, so they leave and it's back to square one....
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Re: Eagles SuperBowl Run.....

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:35 pm

The Iggles are history.


How bout them stillers!!!! :)
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Re: Eagles SuperBowl Run.....

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:35 am

McNabb... either love him or hate him. I simply do not understand how he can put on show in one game that arguably you could say he is the greatest quarterback in the game then come out the next week and play like he just got out of high school. I'm not comparing last week to this week either but I mean WTF, there is no consistency throughout his carreer. He was throwing better passes in N.Y. in the cold weather than he did in the first half against the Cardinals. You can certainly argue he doesn't have any receivers but even with the best receivers in the league the reslt would have been the same from the first half.
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Re: Eagles SuperBowl Run.....

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:45 am

Larry Fitzgerald on the Cards. His is the best wide receiver in football right now. He cannot be covered the entire game, not even with two d-backs.This will be a high scoring game. The betting public is betting Eagles. The betters are usually wrong.The team that scores 30pts will win.


What? Who predicted this outcome. That guy must of had a crystal ball. Or just a football genius. :lol:
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Re: Eagles SuperBowl Run.....

PostBy: stockingfull On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:37 am

Richard, I'm up here in Yankee country and A-Rod is another example of a guy who's a magnificent athlete and puts up MVP numbers year after year, yet whose head seems to get in the way when the chips are on the line. I regret to say that Donovan seems to fall into that group as well. (Although you also have to give the Cards' offensive plan credit, they seemed to keep the vaunted Iggles D off balance every qtr but the 3rd.)

Cappy, you on the other hand were right on the money. All I can say is "What's your 800 betting line number?" 8-)
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Re: Eagles SuperBowl Run.....

PostBy: billlindley On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:37 am

Richard S. wrote:McNabb... either love him or hate him. I simply do not understand how he can put on show in one game that arguably you could say he is the greatest quarterback in the game then come out the next week and play like he just got out of high school. I'm not comparing last week to this week either but I mean WTF, there is no consistency throughout his carreer. He was throwing better passes in N.Y. in the cold weather than he did in the first half against the Cardinals. You can certainly argue he doesn't have any receivers but even with the best receivers in the league the reslt would have been the same from the first half.


Can you say Dan Marino????

Look you tell me that Mcnabb is going to pass for 375 complete 60% of his passes and throw 3 td's I tell you that's an Eagles win. The problem is they are Mcnabb numbers that are done when they are not needed. You see when really called upon, with 3 minutes left, he can;t make plays. Throwing behind Basket when he could have ran for the 1st and more is a perfect example. HE can work out all he wants but when you throw to Curtis on an out route, on 4th down, with the game on the line you don't need to take his head off. Yes Curits was tied up but if that pass isn't thrown 80MPH then curtis has a chance to make a play. Problem is he takes his eyes away for 1 second and the ball has beaned him already. You need to make a hard accurate throw there but Mcnabb always seems to be too pumped. Maybe he should be a closer for the Mets or something. Look at Warner's throws. On the money with touch. He doesn't need to kill someone with his arm becuase he always put's the ball where it needs to be.
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