I’m listening to 610 WIP right now (Philly Sports Talk Radio, if you didn’t know) and I can’t beleieve the questions that were asked Andy Reid in his noon presser today.
You think Tom Coughlin gets a beating in press conferences when the Giants lose? Think Kevin Gilbride gets killed for his play calling? SHEESH! That’s nothing compared to what the Eagles head coach just went through. The press is basically calling for the defensive coordinators head this morning… how could this be? How could the “Dream Team” and already anointed 2011 Superbowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles go through such an early season collapse like this?
Look, I went over it all right here:
…the Eagles were overhyped, they are overrated, and just because they have a ton of talent it means NOTHING.
ANY Yankees fan like myself will tell you that just because you have the most talent on your team it doesn;t guarantee anything. ANY Cowboys fan will tell you that talent does not equal playoffs in the NFL. ANY Miami Heat fan will tell you that big sexy moves don’t buy championships. ANY New England Patriot fan will tell you that even if you’ve proven yourself 18 out of 19 times, you’re only as good as your last loss.
Now, a lot of these signings to the Eagles defense were over blown to begin with — I said all along Nnamdi seemed like a decent player on a bad team in Oakland… now the Eagles are finding out just how overrated HE is.
The defense has lost its identity since Jim Johnson died and Brian Dawkins left in 2009, they haven’t been the same since. Basically — the Eagles are going to be a paper defense until they get something figured out on how to grow a backbone in the red zone. Say what you want about the play call and execution on the worst goal line run perhaps EVER attempted by Ronnie Brown yesterday, but if you can’t stop the 49ers from cramming it down your throat when it matters most you need to start your evaluations there.