The Eagles Are On A Steep DeclineBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
I think some people in Vegas lost their jobs this weekend with such a poor prediction in favoring the Eagles over the undefeated Falcons. This team has no heart, a couple leaders, and way too many followers. Shady McCoy should be the core of this team after whatever regime changes take place at the end of the year. He is a leader who says all the right things but is not afraid to respectfully say what’s on his mind. The offensive line is abysmal. Most season ticket holders couldn’t tell you the starting offensive line from left to right.
Jeremy Maclin has completely disappeared from the Eagles offense. Desean Jackson was spotted laughing it up on the sidelines on Sunday after a lackluster performance. Nnamdi is a bust. Let’s just accept the fact that he is the most overpaid mediocre corner in the NFL. His last name should be changed to toast. I have for weeks been talking about the quarterback change that will take place. Whether it will be this week or next it will eventually happen. It makes sense for Reid to do it this week on the road to protect Foles from the home base in case he tanks in the game.
Vick moved like a politician at yesterday press conference saying he knew the heat was on and expecting to be benched. I’m not sure if that helped his case or hurt him for next week but it is not the way to approach the coaching staff would prefer. Reid has stuck with Vick much longer than he had to. He has limited options to save his dynasty and salvage the season. I can say with confidence that yesterday’s loss has energized the fan base to say enough is enough. Calling for Reid to be fired during a game could be heard clearly and Reid now has more pressure on him to make a change. I agree with the city, it’s time for a change and it has to be for the better.
Philadelphia has looked at Reid like an annoying beautiful girlfriend, afraid to break up with Reid over the fear of not being able to do better than what you have. It is time to look at the unknown and embrace the opportunity to bring in the right kind of leadership in. This is a top to bottom decision that is coming down.
The general manager position obviously needs some assistance as well. Cutting a 2nd round draft pick one year after drafting him doesn’t bode well for the changes coming ahead for Roseman. Danny Watkins may not be a bust yet, but he has not lived up to the 1st round pick that was spent on him. It might be that the Eagles overvalue character as he is actively involved in the community. Reid did the wrong this year firing Castillo mid-year. That should have been done at the end of last season or not at all. It’s a shame they can’t fire Mudd and bring Castillo back to coach up the offensive line.
We will get to see something different very soon. Nick Foles will either be a stud or the next Bobby Hoying. I’m hoping he turns out to be a stud.
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