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Andy Reid Gives Profound Insight Into Team’s 3-5 Record. Just Kidding.

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Blah blah blah have to do a better job blah blah blah

There’s nothing quite like an Andy Reid press conference after a loss. The short, almost hostile replies. The non-answers to fair questions about, I don’t know, his team’s pitiful performance.

Here are experts of the “best” parts from Reid’s presser on Monday:

On what it speaks to that the team keeps losing fourth quarter leads:

“That we’ve got to do a better job in the fourth quarter.”*

*This one is my favorite.

On whether he’s seen the necessary anger out of his players following this game, and whether he feels like they’re angry at this point with being 3-5:

“I think they’re disappointed, as the coaches are.”

On whether he thinks Rodgers-Cromartie is playing well:

“He’s going to keep working on it.”

On whether there is something he can do as a coach to help the team hold a lead or come back, or whether it has to come from the players:

“Listen, we can all do better. I’m telling you, we can all do better.

On whether it is safe to say that maybe he took on too much with all of the new pieces and changes that had to be crammed in over a short period of time:

“I don’t worry about all that, welcome the challenge, right? So I don’t worry about all that. I’ve seen this football team play good football, and we’re going to get this thing right and continue to play good football, and that’s the approach I’m taking.”

On whether there is too much talent on this team to be at 3-5 right now:

“Well listen, I know how good we can be, and so as coaches and players we need to make sure that we do this consistently and become more consistent and so that’s my responsibility to get it done, and that’s the way we’ll approach it tomorrow.” Continue reading ‘Andy Reid Gives Profound Insight Into Team’s 3-5 Record. Just Kidding.’

No Eagles Football, But There Is Plenty To Watch This Sunday

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*Cue Dion Sanders singing* Cam. WHOA, CAM.

It’s Bye Week for the Birds, so no Eagles football today. Sniffle. Spending a Sunday in the fall not watching football is downright criminal, and is therefore not an option. Here are some suggestions for a few games you should check out.

Washington at Carolina – 1 pm, FOX

Rex Grossman is benched (liking how that feels, Rexy?), so John Beck will try to lead the Redskins to defeat over rookie Cam Newton. Cam has been exceptional so far this year, but his team has few wins to show for it. I’m liking the Panthers to win this one. And, a Redskins loss will obviously help Philadelphia.

St. Louis at Dallas – 4:15 pm, FOX

I don’t even have to tell you who I’m rooting for in this one.  Can someone please explain to me how Dallas continues to be called “America’s Team” when 90% of the country seems to despise them?

The Rams are looking for their first win this season. This time with backup QB and former Eagle A.J. Feeley, who is taking over for an injured Sam Bradford. I would really like for them to pull the upset, but I don’t see that happening. Poor St. Louis.

Indianapolis at New Orleans – SNF on NBC, 8:20 pm

If I’m being honest, I am terrified of watching this game. The Colts seeking their first win on the road in NOLA? Ay, Dios mio.

But I love the Colts. And without Peyton Manning (*sobs*) the team needs more support than ever. The allure of this 2010 Super Bowl rematch is markedly lessened by the fact that the starting quarterback for the Colts is none other than Curtis Painter. In fact, it nullifies the “rematch” component of it.

Even without Peyton, this team is so much better than the way they have performed thus far this season. I’m hoping they can pull the unlikely upset. Avenge the loss of the 2010 Super Bowl, and start showing that the talent on that team–Dallas Clark, Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, Robert Mathis, Dwight Freeney–can come together and get it done.

I’m still scared, but I will be watching.

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