Found November 29, 2011 on
You play to win the game. Corollary: if you don’t win, show some humility.
On Monday, Trevor Laws talked to Reuben Frank about the upcoming game against Seattle. “Watching the film, I think it’s an easily winnable game,” he said. “If we play our game, we should blow these guys out. That’s just how I feel.”
One might dismiss Laws’ words as a single player speaking off the cuff -- not to be taken too seriously. But that would be to ignore the many other quotes from players over the course of the season, who’ve made similarly confident assertions about this Eagles team. Even right after Sunday’s debacle, I watched Asante Samuel assert that they were still a “really good team” after being asked if they were a great team.
It’s unclear if the players are delusional, overly cocky or both. Any team that’s closer to a Top 5 draft pick than to the playoffs should realize and admit that they just aren’t as good as as they expected. These quotes flew when it was early in the season and
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The Eagles have placed 26-year old linebacker Moise Fokou on the Injured Reserve List due to a ankle injury. Fokou played in 11 games for the Eagles this year and he finished up with 22 tackles, 2 passes defensed and 2 tackles for a loss. He has now played in 43 games in his first three years with the Eagles and he has 112 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries...
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Apparently hate for Tom Brady begins at a young age.
The little Eagles fan in this video really, really, really hates the New England Patriots star QB. During the second quarter explosion of the Pats beatdown of Philly, this little guy loses his mind. The kid starts crying uncontrollably and complains that Tom never ever throws interceptions. The reality of this video is that...
For the first time in more than two weeks, Michael Vick threw passes in public.
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If the Eagles go to Seattle and are beaten by a bad Seahawks team it will increase the chances that Andy Reid will be fired. The embarrassing loss to the Patriots surely gave Jeffrey Lurie and Joe Banner more reasons to consider firing Reid. Lurie is from the Boston area. He considered purchasing the Patriots.
The Philadelphia Eagles have ruled out quarterback Michael Vick (ribs), wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (hamstring and shoulder), and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle), for Thursday night's game in Seattle.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Fans are calling for Andy Reid's dismissal more vehemently than ever. Assistant coaches are arguing on the sideline. A disgruntled star player isn't giving his best effort.There's no saving the Philadelphia Eagles this season.The best team money can buy turned out to be a whole lot of ...
The Philadelphia Eagles have often performed their best in December under Andy Reid. The expected Super Bowl contenders will be hoping that trend continues, as they enter the month with their playoff hopes hanging by a thread heading into a critical Thursday night tussle with the Seattle Seahawks from CenturyLink Field.
Julian Edelman showed his athleticism with a red zone stop of a scrambling Vince Young that ended up keeping the Eagles off the scoreboard.
At the end of Sunday’s brutal 380-20 Patriots win over the Eagles two players were firmly seated on their respective benches. One was Pats QB Tom Brady, leader of an elite but far from perfect team, who took a rest after amassing a three-touchdown lead. The other was DeSean Jackson, talented underachiever on a league-basement team, who was benched for poor play while the Eagles...
By Brian MacPhersonFOXBORO -- Sure, Vince Young threw for 400 yards against the Patriots on Sunday in Philadelphia.
But Young and LeSean McCoy -- entering Sunday the NFL's top rusher -- combined for just 71 rushing yards on 16 carries, a sign that the Patriots were prepared to concede some passing yards if it meant they could take away the running game.
"When you can...