We are literally a garbage franchise. No defense. One hurt player away on offense from disaster.

Posted October 05, 2013

Its time to start taking a hard look at this owner.   his motives.   last year i said our defense would regress with the parting of jenkins, , DRC,  Nhamdi(yes him) and Patterson.  We have a defense that is littered with castoffs, backups and role players masquerading as starters.   EZ was right.  You cant name a single player that isnt expendable on this defense.   On the team there may be two players that arent expendable.   This team is a shell of its former self.   It will take a monumental effort and years to build this team into a contender for the superbowl.  Its been stripped.  The last in yards allowed.  2nd to last in points allowed .  We stink.  And a bunch of these players on D have been signed as stop gap measure.   Then what?   I don not see a significant change  coming on that defense.  We are literally 19 million dollars away from putting a reasonable product on the defensive side of the ball.   This fan base will turn its back on this owner and team if the product on the field continues to be substandard.  I wouldnt pay to see this garbage.    Ive been saying this was coming for years.   Sure the eagles can compete with big efforts by the big three.  Vick, McCoy and Jackson but it is glaringly apparent that Jackson can be nuetralized with double teams and physical plays.   This is a broken franchise and unless chip is given proper support he will fail.  Right now Im blaming Lurie for this crap product.  Im sticking by it. 

10 Comments:
  • Season one of cleaning up the Reid mess. Those guys you mentioned were here for multiple seasons. And did nothing. Patterson and Jenkins went to the Giants and their defense got worse. Out of all of the perhaps letting DRC go was a mistake, but here a guy who plays up to his team. If they are bad then so is he. Throwing a bunch of money at players isn't going to fix this problem. Drafting the right talent will fix this problem and it all starts upfront on the offensive and defensive lines. Reid was right to throw a lot of draft picks at these positions, but he was terribly wrong in the choices he made. The owner isn't making the choices, the personnel people are. Lurie isn't the one pretending to be a GM, Howie Roseman is. Now if there is a legit criticism here to Lurie it would be to the fact he's the one who thought it wise to hire Howie Roseman.
  • It seems the peter principle has been all too common with the Eagles for years now. As if it wasn't bad enough that an offensive line coach was the DC. We've got some glorified accountant as the GM. We've got Gamble in the FO who was instrumental in building up today's 49ers. I don't get why they don't promote him. He seems infinitely more qualified.
  • I thought Gamble was the scouting guy? Ultimately Kelly does have the power here. I think he may throw a bone or two Roseman's way, but it's on Kelly regarding most of the players.
  • I see guys around the league we drafted or brought in plaing around the league at a hight level. Too suprises are Demps and D. patterson. I couldnt believe I heard those names. We got rid of everyone after the rookie contracts ran out so we could continue with low pay rookies. Kept bringing in the youth and the result was a constantly young team with no leadership. Its a joke.
  • Another wasted year, another Eagles team that should never even be on the field, jokes on us..
  • Whenever I see him pop up I get the feeling that he is...you know who.
  • You know who sent me a message stating he wasn't Pom Poms. Whatever....
  • Well if Mr. Honesty states he isn't him then it's settled.
  • Well in his defense he has admitted to pretending to be a female on this site so.....
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