While we talk all Jets all the time on this site, the following is a guest post hosted on this site by a fellow Eagles fan who wanted a space to vent.
What’s going on with the Philadelphia Eagles?
It really isn’t a good time to be a fan of the Eagles. Eight losses in a row, as of Sunday evening, the latest a narrow loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, with a final score of 38-33. So what exactly is going on with a team that, by rights, should be taking home at least a few victories in an eight-game run?
In an interview with the Washington Post, Eagles tight end Brent Celek stated that he felt sorry for his coach, Andy Reid. “I’m embarrassed. I’m embarrassed for coach Reid because he’s a great coach and this is a horrible reflection on him. I know he gets a lot of heat for it, but we as players, we’re the ones out there playing. You can’t make the mistakes that we’ve been making and expect to win.”
It is indeed a shame – whether you’re die-hard and cheering the Eagles on in person or a fan watching from home in between rounds on foxybingo.com, it’s hard not to want to punish Reid because he is, quite simply, the point of failure when it comes to a loss that doesn’t seem to have a single team-member stand out as a bad egg. But sometimes, bad luck is bad luck – there were five points in that loss to the Cowboys.
However, motivation is a big deal, and their next game is going to be all about ensuring that they jog into the field knowing that their losses were just statistics, and not a pattern to be lived out forever. But if people do begin to turn on Reid – and rumblings of bad management and a loss of connection to the players he’s supposed to be pushing towards victory would indicate that this is coming soon – a new coach may result in either a change in fortunes or a further slump. Don’t give up, Eagles, but watch your coach and stay motivated – don’t make it nine losses.
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