IT'S NOT TOO MUCH TO EXPECT, IT'S NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK.

Posted June 29, 2013

I want a team that wants to be winners. Not for the fans, but for the sacrifices they've made and asked their families to make.

I want a team that comes to O.T.A.'s with a solid grasp of what they're doing. That comes to Training Camp with all their concepts locked in, and is there MERELY to burn excess fat from the roster. 

I want preseason games where starters play no less than a quarter in EACH GAME. (There's a LIST of reasons for this.)

I want a season where the players and the staff are focused on winning the division. 

Regardless of the result this is what EVERY SEASON should be like, regardless of the coach, or ownership.

 

11 Comments:
  • I WANT to see a Super Bowl parade down Broad Street. I WANT the players and coaches in here capable of providing that moment. I don't wish to waste any more time on players and coaches I know can't get that done.
  • If a team does not or cannot deliver on the preparatory things I ask, they will not and cannot deliver on the result that you ask.
  • Sure they can. They can start by removing the privileged mentality of some of these players by forcing them to earn their roster spots rather than just giving it to them. That is a foundation to building a championship team. They are doing this and I'm actually very pleased with how things have been going. Judging by how the most privileged players on the roster so far are the ones who have been crying the most means it has been working.
  • Fine.

    Say they scrap the roster. What are the preparatory things a good team must do before Week One?
  • Why are you worrying about week one of the season when they aren't even at training camp yet? Do not teams have to game plan other teams every week? I mean the idea of worrying about Week 1 of the season in June makes little to no sense.
  • No one is. This all PRIOR to that. You know: That place where we actually are now?

    But since you missed my question, I'll ask it again:

    Say they scrap the roster. What are the preparatory things a good team must do LEADING UP TO THE SEASON?
    (There. I even rephrased it for you.)

  • First of all this isn't a good team. They must fist find,
    draft, sign, and develop good players. They need fundamentals
    which this team lacks. You need discipline which this team
    lacks. Scheming and game planning do not matter if the
    team can't tackle, can't block, or protect the football.
    This team needs the basics. Stop assuming this is a good
    football team, because it isn't. Stop assuming Chip Kelly
    is going to make them a bad team, because they already are.
    This entire season will be built on teaching new systems
    and hopefully developing the young talent. If you think
    this team is good and that Chip Kelly is somehow holding them back then you haven't been watching them the past two seasons.
  • This isn't a good team? You mean 4-12 is a BAD RECORD??!!
    Clutch the pearls!

    Everything I list in my post IS a fundamental. I know it is because I PLAYED THIS SPORT. (Yup I'm rolling that old chestnut out. Chew on it.) So yeah that mean I know WAAAAAY more than you do, as you make evident when you scrawl junk like your last reply. Honestly, you sound like one of those chicks in a bar who only knows what her last "boyfriend" TOLD HER about the sport. Girl, I don't know whether to argue with you or bring home to my woman and f*** you.

    I list coaching and organizational fundamentals. As in the coaches who have to set the example FIRST. You know, the people responsible for teaching DRILLS, like blocking and tackling. Those DRILLS by the way, you can look REALLY good at in practice and then blow in a game.


  • The EZ cop out. They are a bad orgsanization EZ. What does the whole Eagle organziation need to do to get better? This is a core problem. The Philadelphia Eagles are broke from the top down. The mentality needs fixing. Which means more losses will only reinforce that they cant win. Winning should always be the only goal. Copping out makes you look bad EZ
  • I can't wait to read how flip agrees with you on this one.
  • The organization (as a money maker) is fine. From Roseman on down though they could use an enema in some places.

    Everywhere else though you nail it.

    As for our EZ bar chick, for all her Kelly blowing, she can't offer a legit EXCUSE for why The Messiah (more like the MessYeah) kept so MANY privileged players on his roster.

    These guys got Reid canned right? They suck right? Kelly seems to disagree with EZ, but admitting it would just get her ripping his posters off the wall and irritating suicide hotlines who eventually will just end up telling her "JUST DO IT ALREADY!"

    How EZ manages to keep her mind off all that smegma, she's consuming is beyond me, but more power to her right?
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Panthers coach replaces break-in victims’ Christmas presents

Cardinals Bruce Arians benches Logan Thomas on Christmas Day

Richard Sherman: Marshawn Lynch having MVP season

Curt Schilling tweeted advice to Johnny Manziel

Aaron Rodgers buys TVs for Packers teammates

Harbaugh smiled when asked about Michigan's bday tweet

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jackie Robinson West Little League accused of cheating

Police: Fire that burned down McClain's home 'suspicious'

Furniture store will refund purchases if OSU wins title

What each NFC team in the hunt should ask for from Santa

Is SI ashamed to mention Jameis Winston on its cover?

Kobe Bryant disappointed Lakers didn't get Rajon Rondo

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Is the NFL playoff system heading south?

WATCH: Quincy Acy ejected for throwing punch at John Wall

Billy Beane did not want to trade Josh Donaldson

Peyton Manning plans to be back with Broncos next year

WATCH: Blazers announcer botches Damian Lillard call

WATCH: P.K. Subban disguises himself, surprises kids for Xmas

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Packers game is a career defining moment for Stafford

A look inside Jason Grilli's contract with the Braves

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

WATCH: Bahamas Bowl ends on insane Hail Mary play

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Dan Le Batard sums up Miami's relationship with LeBron

Is the NFL playoff system heading south?

WATCH: Announcer botches call

Police: McClain fire 'suspicious'

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

Bahamas Bowl ends on crazy Hail Mary

49ers OT Davis takes shot at coordinator

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each Week 17 game

40 great Christmas-related sports names

Nick Mangold and dealing with feelings as a sports fan

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.