Found October 20, 2012 on
Photo: Daily News via Philly.comThe Philadelphia Eagles are 3-3 and in the midst of their bye week. Michael Vick can’t stop turning the ball over. The offensive line has been brutal. The offense in general can’t score points. Reid and Mornhinweg can’t or won’t adjust their play-calling to overcome and/or reduce the offense’s shortcomings.The defense has collapsed late in the past 2 games. They haven’t recorded a sack for 3 straight games. They can’t get a takeaway to help put the offense in good position. Juan Castillo has been fired and replaced by Todd Bowles.Oh yeah, and the special teams suck.Have I missed anything?Yes, it’s been a rather disappointing start to the 2012 season so far because we’ve all expected much better. After all of the good vibrations from the Eagles during the offseason — re-signing/extending/rewarding their players, trading for DeMeco Ryans and having an excellent draft per the consensus — many thought this team was primed for big things this ye
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Andy Reid’s time is up
The Philadelphia Eagles franchise has been in existence since 1933, becoming the city’s professional football team after the Frankford Yellow Jackets suspended operations after the 1931 season. Some are unaware that the Eagles merged with the Pittsburgh Steelers for a season in 1943, to form the unofficial name, the Steagles, due to players lost to military...
Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham indicated that the team firing coach Juan Castillo was a necessary move based on some of his in-game coaching strategies.
Without a doubt the Philadelphia Eagles are the most desperate 3-3 team the NFL has seen in recent memory. From QB turnovers to coaching turmoil, this Eagles team seems to be one bad outing away from a serious shakeup that could include the firing of head coach Andy Reid and or benching of quarterback Michael Vick. It’s a volatile situation that has clearly fallen on the...
This week is going to be, to put it mildly, interesting.
The Eagles are coming off a bye week in which Andy Reid replaced his DC and there are widespread rumors of problems in the entire front office.
The Falcons, also coming off a bye, are the only remaining undefeated team.
Andy Reid has never lost the game the week after the bye, including the infamously disastrous 2005 season...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Since the Philadelphia Eagles traded him to the Atlanta Falcons in the offseason, four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel has, at times, taken personally comments attributed to Eagles coach Andy Reid about him and struck back.
With the teams set to meet Sunday in Philadelphia, Reid set the record straight in a conference call with Atlanta media. Of particular...
QuarterbacksTags: Andy ReidMichael VickNick FolesPhiladelphia EaglesAndy Reid admitted to making a mistake in moving offensive line coach Juan Castillo to the defensive coordinator’s position. He was able to admit that mistake and he fired Castillo not because he was doing a bad job, but because he had an experienced and prepared coach...
Andy Reid and Michael Vick need to produce
With the Eagles having their bye week last Sunday and sitting with record of 3-3, we weren’t subjected to another 4th quarter collapse or any post-game news conferences having to explain what went wrong. We tune in hoping to hear the participants confirm what we just witnessed on the field. The problem with that is, when listening to...
Linebacker Casey Matthews hinted at what he thought of Juan Castillo’s coaching when he summed up the first meeting of the Philadelphia Eagle defense in the Todd Bowles era on Monday: “We’re not going to be predictable anymore.”
Brandon Graham took those comments further on Wednesday by blaming Castillo for the Eagles defensive woes in the games of which he presided. Graham...
Eagles head coach Andy Reid believes that there is a chance that left tackle Jason Peters could play this season, according to Phillymag.
Peters season was expected to be lost after tearing his Achilles tendon twice in the offseason, but an early return for Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs after suffering the same injury has brought about hope for the offensive...
Despite indications from players following Mondays practice that the offensive line would remain intact, a source close to the situation said later in the evening that King Dunlap was back starting at left tackle ahead of Demetress Bell.
When Andy Reid said last Tuesday after firing defensive coordinator Juan Castillo that he had more moves to make, the offensive line was considered...
Frank picks against the spread for Week 8.
Vikings over Buccaneers(+6.5)
Vikings continue their surprise season with a Thursday night win over the hapless Buccaneers.
Broncos over Saints(+6)
Should be a shoot out but I think Peyton comes out on top over Brees in this one.
Eagles(-2) over Falcons
Andy Reid is 13-0 after a bye week. You...
IRONIC ending to Vick’s career? Eagles/Falcons
Coming out of the bye-week the Eagles under Andy Reid have yet to lose a game. This week, the task of keeping that record in tact might be the most difficult of the Andy Reid era. The 6-0 Atlanta Falcons possibly the best team in football are in town, led by Matt Ryan and BIG receivers. Roddy White, Julio Jones, Tony Gonzalez, containing...
The Philadelphia Eagles are hoping their bye week served as the antidote to a multitude of problems.
The Atlanta Falcons also hoped to shore up a few issues during their off-week, but as the league's only unbeaten, their problems don't appear as glaring.
The struggling Eagles try to get their season back on track Sunday, but it likely won't be easy as they host the...
Since the firing of former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo last week, we’ve been waiting for the corresponding shoe to drop on offense.
After head coach Andy Reid’s pronouncement that Mike Vick would remain his starting quarterback and that Marty Morhinweg would continue to call plays on offense, we knew that no sizable change were coming on that side...
Asante Samuel is set to take on his old team, the Philadelphia Eagles, as a member of the Atlanta Falcons this weekend. Samuel’s four seasons in Philly had plenty of ups and downs. He was not exactly on good terms with head coach Andy Reid when he left town, as evidenced by the shot he took at Reid on Twitter earlier this week.
Reid is not the only one Asante had a problem with...