There was plenty of quit in these pitiful Eagles: Without dwelling on McNabb and Owens, has there ever been a worse showing, at home, for a defending conference champ? One of the worst, most uninspired performances I've ever witnessed in sports.
posted by dyams to football at 07:03 AM - 20 comments
Does anyone know how the Eagles look on the salary cap in 2006 and beyond?
posted by rcade at 07:16 AM on December 06
Without dwelling on McNabb and Owens Good luck with that...
posted by Bill Lumbergh at 07:37 AM on December 06
I only watched a few minutes the second half, which promised to be nothing more than more of the same. How did the fans react? The few boos I heard seemed kind of half-hearted, too. Did they show a little "Philly spirit" at any point? As for the Seahawks, it seemed like every time the camera zoomed in on a guy, he had a big smile on his face.
posted by Uncle Toby at 08:16 AM on December 06
I expected to see a little more out of Jim McM.. I mean Mike McMahon. I had no illusions that Philly was going to win, but I at least thought they might look like an NFL team.
posted by steelcityguy at 08:24 AM on December 06
The Eagles will tell you they never quit last night. Probably true. You have to at least fight back for quit to fit here, and there was not even the hint of a fight out there. All this on a night when they pay tribute to Reggie White. The ceremony should have been canceled until a game when the team didn't embarrass themselves so poorly that it put the entire crowd into a horrible mood. The only Eagle I give any credit to for showing some heart is Brian Dawkins. He needs to have some of his heart transplanted into every offensive player on that team. Maybe a better punishment would have been to make Terrell Owens play in these last five games, playing alongside the not-ready-for-prime-time Eagles, running across the middle, running for his life. It could have been him out there last night, stretching for overthrows, putting his life in peril, trying his heart out. I'm starting to agree with that thinking.
posted by dyams at 09:05 AM on December 06
Does anyone know how the Eagles look on the salary cap in 2006 and beyond? As of Sept. 1, the Eagles were $12.6 million below the cap. This puts them in much better shape than all teams, at that point. The next best teams with regards to being under the cap were the Texans ($7.8 mil.) and the Rams ($6.5 mil.). The worst team was the Titans ($168,000 under).
posted by dyams at 09:28 AM on December 06
dyams, where did you get those numbers? That'd be a handy resource.
posted by yerfatma at 09:37 AM on December 06
Do those numbers take into account people on injured reserve. On Sept 1 the Eagles were already without their #2 WR and I thought IR players don't count against cap.
posted by timdawg at 10:17 AM on December 06
dawg - I think players on the IR still hit the cap based on this link (sorry, I know it's the Patsy's but it's the best I could find). It seems like he's taking into account those players on IR as a knock against the cap.
posted by redsnare at 10:38 AM on December 06
I figured the Seahawks were going to be in the Super Bowl before last night, but damn, they obliterated the Eagles last night. They did what they had to do on both sides of the ball, and they didn't make any mistakes. That's the recipe for playoff success.
posted by chicobangs at 11:17 AM on December 06
The Seahawks had more int. return yardage than the Eagles had recieving yards. Disgraceful.
posted by Fade222 at 12:03 PM on December 06
I've seen more fight in a dead dog. I've seen a better effort in grocery shopping on a holiday weekend. I've seen nicer patterns in an airport bathroom. I've seen better hitting on Sesame Street. Actually, I fell asleep before kick-off.
posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:29 PM on December 06
Man, what a weekend for us Giants fans. Turncoat Tuna gets his butt kicked by the good guys, loses his 1st place tie - and the tiebreaker. The Eagles (I only hate them when they are good, as opposed to America's Sleeze Team who I always hate) get stomped. And the Redskins - oh well, who cares about the Redskins. The beer at the Inn will taste mighty good today.
posted by drevl at 12:34 PM on December 06
Here's where I found the salary cap information.
posted by dyams at 12:56 PM on December 06
the eagles are a pathetic bunch.... they are fed up..... can't you tell??
posted by Txwinner at 03:33 PM on December 06
Bengals fan all my life, I've seen bad performances, the Eagles were as bad as I've ever seen.
posted by tselson at 04:33 PM on December 06
lol WeedyMcSmokey. Eagles lost 42 to 0 zip natta! my friend Chris still thinks they have a chance at the play offs!! ive seen more exiting things watching a fish! (lol)
posted by EaglesGurl at 06:01 PM on December 06
Go Seahawks. Why couldn't they do the same thing last year? Ha, also the jerks on "Around the Horn" were saying all day Monday that the reason the Seahawks were not going to win the NFC championship is because of a poor D. ha.
posted by everett at 06:57 PM on December 06
Hey thanks Eagles for giving us Browns fans a break from reality for a moment!
posted by Tazz1 at 07:27 PM on December 06
When a team is without their, starting QbMcnabb,their #1 and 2 receivers owens pinkston,their "between the tackles" starting halfback c buckhalter, their starting center h fraley,left gaurd a. hicks and left tackle tra thomas,their 2 starting D-endson the right side j mcdougle and n d kalu,their starting corner l sheppard,and their best D tackle c simon(who was their franchise player,which they let go without getting anything in return and now starts for the undefeated colts),how can you expect anything else but a butt whoopin? You cannot tell me that the eagles were so good for so long that everyone expects them to be great no matter what. from the list of "10"!! starters above 5 are probowlers. Not making excuses but the general public should keep this in mind. Picture if you will the colts without Manning,harrison, e.james, R wayne,j saturday,r lilja,t glenn,c simon,d freeney,and n harper. Im not so sure theyd be undefeated.
posted by RZA at 08:39 PM on December 06
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