Show Notes: Episode 47 for December 30th, 2008

Playoffs!?!? That’s right, the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the last NFC Wildcard spot by defeating, nay, crushing the Dallas Cowboys 44-6 at Lincoln Financial Field. In front of a frenzied crowd in South Philly, the Eagles took care of things in dominating fashion on both sides of the ball. Our Offense played tight, and our Defense caused five turnovers, two of which were returned for spectacular touchdowns. They didn’t let the Cowboys breathe the whole game, and embarrassed the team that most thought would easily take the NFC East this season. Instead the Cowboys flew back to Texas, and the Eagles are on their way to Minnesota to take on the Vikings in the NFC Wildcard Game.

What we discussed:

  • Eagles are in the Playoffs!
  • Eric and Chuck sold their tickets to the game, and feel like idiots
  • Andy Reid looked relaxed, happy and definitely appeared he knew something the Cowboys didn’t
  • Brian Dawkins was an animal and played out of his mind
  • Email from Alex, who called us out on last week’s show
  • Is it hard for teams to now prepare for our schizophrenic Offensive Scheme this season?
  • Andy Reid’s game plan definitely dictates the outcome of the game; if it’s good, the team is great, if bad, he can’t adjust and the team looks horrible
  • We were all big Oakland Raiders fans this week
  • Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell talked about the tie against Cincinnati and how Reid’s controversial call in that game actually saved our playoff hopes
  • Email from Aussie Eagle, who talks about how this game saved Reid for the team, which ultimately he’s not happy about
  • Eric is certain about the Eagles victory in Minnesota this week
  • We trash the Cowboys some more
  • Email from Phil in England, who praises the Eagles win, and wonders which team will show up against the Vikings
  • Email from Corey in Baltimore, with renewed enthusiasm
  • Aussie Mike writes in about the game, and us visiting Australia, which we would love to do
  • What we are doing this week for the Eagles-Vikings game
  • Great email from Thomas in El Paso, Texas
  • Email from Stephen in Melbourne, Australia who talks about the Sav Rocca Effect for Aussie Eagles fans, and Reid’s hopeful New Year’s Resolution: RUN THE BALL
  • Email from Jimmy Craichead in Philly, who found his youthful optimism and put Scrooge to sleep
  • An article on Monday by Minneapolis CBS Affiliate WCCO talked about how there were 20,000 seats still available for the Eagles-Vikings game, and the team is srambling to sell tickets so it is not locally blocked out… it’s unbelievable to us
  • Jerry Jones says Wade Philips is still the coach moving forward, and we wholeheartedly applaud his decision, and hope Wade stays for years to come

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  • … to Thomas in Texas for this week’s Title suggestion
  • … to Fred for the customized new Cowboys Stadium paver image (anyone want to chip in?)
  • … to all of you for making all of this worth it. Here’s to a great 2009, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Show Notes: Episode 46 for December 23rd, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles lose to the Washington Redskins 10-3.  Despite the Playoff hopes increasing dramatically in a few of the other NFL games, this loss essentially knocks the Eagles out of contention.  The Eagles Offense failed to score a touchdown on a horrible outing plagued with inaccurate passing, dropped balls, unbalanced play calling and poor clock management.  After seeing three impressive wins, the Eagles fans have now turned against Head Coach Andy Reid with renewed vigor, and concensus is that his tenure in Philadelphia should come to an end.

What we discussed:

  • The Eagles loss to the Redskins is especially painful after two gifts in other games (Cowboys loss to Baltimore and the Buccaneers loss to the Chargers)
  • The blame game is back in full effect after that horrendous display on Offense
  • Some blame Donovan McNabb for his bad passing but most blame Andy Reid
  • Email from Holden in Louisiana blaming Reid
  • Email from Mitch in San Francisco with even more Reid impatience
  • What scenarios have to happen for the Eagles to make it into the playoffs
  • Email from Jason, talking clock management, Desean Jackson drops and play calling woes
  • We touch on the heartache of what this team has done
  • Email from Buz in South Jersey, who talks about many questions of “Why?”
  • Third down yardage contributed to the Offense struggles again this week
  • Voicemail from Jimmy Craichead in Philly, talking about how Reid must go and how far back his Philly team woes go
  • Email from Stephen in Melbourne, Australia

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Show Notes: Episode 45 for Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles win their third game in a row, defeating the Cleveland Browns 30-10 in Philadelphia on Monday Night Football.  With the warm December temperatures and late rains moving in, the Eagles finished off with Kevin Kolb at quarterback, but for a different reason this time.  Donovan McNabb had 290 yards passing and two touchdowns, and Coach Andy Reid decided to protect his starting QB.  Despite some mishaps in the game, the Eagles looked solid and defeated the struggling Browns like they should have.  Now with two games left in the season and a playoff spot on the line, the Eagles need to win their last two games of the season against the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys.  Besides that, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Atlanta Falcons have to lose a game.  The momentum is definitely on the green side, as the team has gelled into an efficient Offense and dominating Defense.  Our playoffs have already arrived in Philadelphia.

What we discussed:

  • Monday Night Football at Lincoln Financial Field
  • Some Fantasy Football talk as both Eric and Todd are in their respective playoffs
  • Brian Dawkins sets a franchise record with 181 games played… we so wished he had made an interception to set that record as well
  • The Browns coaches seemed to try to keep their QB Dorsey from passing the ball
  • Both Brian Dawkins and Asante Samuel have made it to the Pro Bowl
  • We have an email from Aussie Mike
  • We go into the last two weeks of the season, and talk about what the Eagles need to do, and what other teams need to do for us to hit that playoff spot
  • Voicemail from Paul out of Caffination
  • Stewart Bradley is definitely impressing us this season
  • The Andy Reid controversy continues
  • Eric feels the Cowboys game might be moved up to at least a 4:00 game with how much weight it may have
  • Kolb as the new franchise, or bust?  We briefly touch on it

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 44 for Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles march up the New Jersey Turnpike, then Brian Westbrook marches all over the New York Giants.  The men in Green take their new confidence and beat the Giants 20-14 in a game where our running game ruled and Eli Manning’s passes were dropped.  Despite the win, we try to find optimism as this was the Eagles dominant team that should be in the playoffs, not struggling (and hoping) to make a Wildcard spot.

What we discussed:

  • Brian Westbrook lit up the Giants, again, with 203 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns
  • B West looked amazing and Eric has a lt of stats to back it
  • We aren’t as excited as we normally should be, and we discuss why
  • The confidence in Andy Reid still is not there, as we’re not sure how he will handle the game plans for the remaining games
  • Email from Alex, who was psyched about the Eagles big win over the Giants
  • Email from Steve, who caught the game at the airport
  • There were three blocked Field Goals in this game, one returned for a Giants TD
  • Contest Winners announced for the DirecTV Eagles-branded remote controls… congrats to both Dave from California and Steve from San Francisco!!
  • We talked about the Plaxico Burress effect on the Giants team, or was there one?
  • Early Eagles playoff scenarios
  • The talk shifts to the Dallas Cowboys, and their impending demise

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We found out about this after we recorded our show, but we want to send out big congratulations to Donovan McNabb and his wife Racquel on the birth of their twins, a boy and a girl.  This news comes thanks to Bleeding Green Nation. All our best goes out to Donovan and his family.

Show Notes: Episode 43 for Tuesday, December 2, 2008

We have a really good show this week as we enjoy leftover turkey and a great Eagles win in Philly over the Arizona Cardinals.  The Offense lit up the night at Lincoln Financial Field to the massive cheers of all in attendance.  Andy Reid went against his own game plans of late and went for a balanced Offense attack.  Our QB Donovan McNabb, as well as RB Brian Westbrook, looked great and controlled their drives the whole game and totaled six touchdowns.  The Defense also continued to do very well.  In all, despite recent games, there were very few negatives taken away from this game.  Also on this show, we talk to author Jeff Fekete, an Eagles fan who’s book titled Making the Big Game - Tales of an Accidental Spectator will be coming out next month.  We’re also having a contest where we are giving away two Eagles logo DirecTV remote controls!

What we discussed:

  • Philadelphia Eagles beat the Arizona Cardinals at The Linc 48-20
  • The balanced Offense looked amazing, relaxed and efficient
  • Max Jean-Gilles fractured his ankle and is now out for the season, and rehabilitation could take up to nine months
  • Brian Dawkins had an interception which tied the franchise record… can you say “Hall of Fame?”
  • Email from Susan, who was happy she was wrong about Reid and McNabb
  • Eric and Chuck talk to Jeff Fekete about his upcoming book, Making the Big Game
  • Contest announcement for a DirecTV Eagles remote control, details on our main site
  • We talk about the New York Giants game this Sunday
  • Giants WR Plaxico Burress shoots himself in the leg, is suspended by the Giants, and might go to jail

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Show Notes: Episode 42 for Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles lose in bad fashion to the Baltimore Ravens, 36-7 in Baltimore. The only Eagles touchdown came on a kickoff return by Quintin Demps, going 100 yards. Quarterback Donovan McNabb continued to struggle and turned the ball over three times and was inaccurate again, going 8 for 18 for 59 yards at the Half. In a controversial move in both decision and execution, Head Coach Andy Reid benched McNabb and put in 2nd year QB Kevin Kolb. Kolb also struggled against a stellar secondary and threw two interceptions of his own. On the day, the Eagles quarterbacks had a combined 12.5 Quarterback Rating. Again the focus after the game was Andy Reid’s coaching, preparation and play calling, and it has reached a fevered pitch among Eagles fans. Most are calling for a change in the organization, either in quarterback or coach, some want both. We try to make sense of things, discuss what is going on, and our listeners weigh in on the issues this week.

What we discussed:

  • Email from Mitch in San Francisco
  • We address McNabb’s confidence level and how he has been talking to the media
  • Email from Holden in Louisiana
  • Email from Phil in England
  • Why did the Eagles go long again on 3rd and short yardage? How is this making sense to Reid at this point, when it has not been working, and anticipated by Defenses?
  • Bad coaching decisions yet again, just awful
  • Did Lurie make the call on benching McNabb?  Was it Reid?  In either truth, both are out of character for the respective people
  • Email from Alistair in Australia
  • In a blog comment, Susan calls out the players and the coaches, both today’s and in the past
  • Reid, McNabb, Reid, McNabb… we just go back and forth about the mess we witnessed this week
  • Eric and Todd both feel that Reid is done with McNabb for the season, despite McNabb’s call to start against the Arizona Cardinals on Thanksgiving
  • Eric calls for the win against Arizona in big fashion, 38-17

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Show Notes: Episode 41 for Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The hapless Philadelphia Eagles lose to tie the Cincinnati Bengals on the road. We start off raging against Andy Reid, and manage to keep that same tone towards him through the whole show.  We also are amazed at McNabb’s lack of knowledge of the game’s rules, and simply cannot understand how this team with so much talent can now be in this situation with a coach who seems to have lost his ability. It’s a rough show, but as this show is by Eagles fans, what else can we do but be honest? It is about this team, and it’s hurting right now.

What we discussed:

  • Eagles tie the Cincinnati Bengals 13-13, and this is as bad as any loss
  • The team had no energy at all on Offense
  • There were 58 passing attempts, and 15 rushing attempts… when your quarterback was again struggling and eventually turned it over four times
  • A post over on Bleeding Green Nation talks stats about the unbalanced play calling in the last two weeks against the Giants and the Bengals
  • Eric talks about how Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph talks about how predictable the Eagles Offense has become, and he was ready for it
  • Andy Reid has become predictable and continues to show his inability to adjust
  • We have an angry email from Chris Brown railing against Reid and this Offense
  • McNabb’s comments following the game were ludicrous, especially with not knowing the rules of the game he has played for so long
  • We get a “tired” email from Aussie Mike
  • We have an email from Holden Fulco with his reaction to the Giants game, yet the same comments apply eerily to this Bengals game
  • We talk about how the Reid - McNabb team is now 4-14 in the Division since the Super Bowl (thanks to Hollis for this in the comments section from last week’s post)

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 40 for Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles lose to the New York Giants 36-31 at home.  The Lincoln Financial Field crowd was stunned after a series of missteps, predominantly from the coaching staff, cost them the game.  A lot of questions have arisen in this latest loss to yet another NFC East Division rival.  Confidence in the coaching has been lost, and the fans wonder what can change when your Executive VP of Football Operations and Head Coach are the same person.  At just over the halfway point for the season, and with the Division being so tough, hopes are already starting to wane for our playoff chances.

What we discussed:

  • We talk about the Giants game, and some of the frustrations
  • Giants ran all over the Eagles, and we couldn’t stop them
  • The Eagles running was flacid, and it appears that Brian Westbrook is not 100%
  • Donovan McNabb was tired at the end of the game, and we wonder how this can still be happening
  • Andy Reid cost them this game; his play-calling, lack of adjustment, and what we feel may be stubbornness, has now made this team mediocre
  • Caffination” (Paul) on twitter made a great comment that he wants a “Gruden factor”, meaning Dungy built the team and Gruden won the Super Bowl
  • We find it hard to find a positive from the game, other than Chris Gocong’s huge hit on Brandon Jacobs
  • A poll on Bleeding Green Nation shows that Andy Reid’s approval rating is 19%
  • Playoff-wise, this team is in a very deep hole now… losing three Division games
  • We go over the remaining schedule for the Eagles, Giants, and Cowboys, and look at a few other NFC teams
  • DirecTV is searching for the ultimate displaced fan.  The winner goes to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa. Most of our out-of-town listeners (sorry, AussieMike) are eligible for the contest, and we want one of you to win it!  It ends November 30th.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31am EST

Show Notes: Episode 39 for Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles get off to a slow start against the Seattle Seahawks this week, but regroup in a huge way ultimately defeating the Seahawks 26-7.  McNabb struggled early then went on a 20 for 21 streak and ultimately wound up with 349 passing yards and two TD’s.  Those went to returning Receiver Reggie Brown and Offensive Lineman Todd Herremans (WHAT!?).  The Eagles Defense also stifled the hapless Seahawks Offense after the 1st Quarter, 90-yard play and made them punt eleven times.  This coming week the Eagles welcome the New York Giants to town for a Sunday night NFC East street fight at a very unwelcoming Lincoln Financial Field.

What we discussed:

  • The Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series, and throw the biggest parade in the city’s history.
  • Chuck and Eric went to the Phillies parade and talk about their experiences
  • Donovan McNabb was horrible in the first quarter of the game
  • Andy Reid refused, again, to deviate from hist scripted plays, and thus didn’t help McNabb’s rusty play by running the ball early
  • Brent Celek has a breakout game because L.J. Smith was out hurt. Smith has been named the starter for the Giants game
  • Trick play to Todd Herremans for a receiving touchdown
  • David Akers hit four field goals to finish out the scoring in the third and fourth quarters, and it definitely looked like Akers regained his confidence
  • We have an email from Aussie Mike
  • The New York Giants come to Philly Sunday night
  • The fans have to be loud for this game
  • The Offense has to be fast, because the Giants will do everything to get to McNabb. Discipline in play and coaching is needed
  • Lito Sheppard did not practice today (Wednesday), so he is most likely out for the Giants game
  • After the Phillies championship, we think the Philadelphia fans will expect even more from the Eagles

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Show Notes: Episode 38 for Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Atlanta Falcons in Philadelphia, 27-14. The team welcomes back Brian Westbrook and Kevin Curtis from injuries, with this being Curtis’s first game of the season.  With this back to back win, the Eagles are now 4-3 on the season, and also 10-0 after a BYE week under Head Coach Andy Reid.

What we discussed:

  • Is Philly cursed? We start off talking about the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series, and how Game 5 is suspended because of two days of bad weather
  • Donovan McNabb’s play early was bad, but he relaxed and excelled the rest of the game
  • Brian Westbrook was a rushing machine, and had 22 rushes. We talk about the stat that says when he touches the ball over 20 times, the Eagles don’t lose
  • Jagged play by the Offense. Was it rust by players coming off injuries, or the play calling?
  • The Eagles are 4-3 on the season, but we’re still not satisfied
  • The game Referees were horrendous yet again, and it seems to be the case this whole season
  • Lito Sheppard stepped up this game, and made his presence known in a few ways
  • The Eagles travel to Seattle this Sunday to take on the troubled Seahawks
  • L.J. Smith was almost killed by Lawyer Malloy
  • Reggie Brown was out again this week, despite practicing during the week

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 37 for Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Our Philadelphia Eagles have a much-needed BYE week, but we’re not taking off.  In fact, we’re stepping it up a notch, as we have Jason from Bleeding Green Nation with us to talk about all things Eagles this season.

What we discussed:

  • The Eagles sign FB Kyle Eckel and cut S J.R. Reed
  • We talk about the Fullback situation this season
  • Offense troubles in the Red Zone
  • Brian Westbrook, Kevin Curtis and Reggie Brown are all practicing and all look to be back against the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday
  • Cowboys smack talk on their pathetic loss to the Rams
  • We touch on Goodell’s Personal Conduct Policy and how DeSean Jackson and Quinten Demps were fined $10,000 each for their “celebration” in the end zone after Jackson’s TD return.
  • Jason talks about the Bleeding Green Nation site and blog, and what’s been going on the last year.
  • We discuss the non-trade of Tony Gonzales
  • Email from Michael in Oahu, who covers a lot of topics and Eagles fans’ frustrations
  • The Washington Redskins loss was a catalyst for most fans’ anger and limit this season
  • L.J. Smith
  • Defense has changed, and now has some troubles to overcome
  • Offense play calling, such as the reverse
  • Defense blitzing
  • NFC East talk: Giants, Cowboys and Redskins status
  • Atlanta Falcons come to Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday for a 1:00 game
  • Eric and Chuck go to a party for the folks behind “Green Fans - The Movie” at Cebu in Philly for the unveiling of the Green Fans 2009 Calendar.

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Show Notes: Episode 36 for Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers in a 4th Quarter Defensive victory on Sunday at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.  Despite the Eagles moving the football effectively for three quarters, there was never a time when the game was well in hand.  A blocked field goal returned for a TD left the Eagles with a 1-point lead going into the half, and the Eagles struggled for the entire third Quarter before dominating and putting it away late in the fourth.  With the Eagles win, and losses by the Giants, Cowboys and Redskins, the Eagles are back in the race as they go into their BYE week.

What we discussed:

  • The Philadelphia Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers 40-26 a must-win Away game
  • We debate the play of the team and coaches during the game and try to make some sense of how effective the team handled their opponent
  • The Eagles signed LB Tracy White and cut RB Tony Hunt
  • The Detroit Lions traded WR Roy Williams to the Dallas Cowboys
  • Cowboys CB Adam “Pacman” Jones was suspended four games, possibly indefinitely, after his latest off the field shenanigans… the world feigns surprise
  • We talk about Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones and his comments on ESPN about the “aging” Terrell Owens… and the world snickers knowingly
  • The Cowboys have lost five players since Sunday, including their QB, Tony Romo
  • NFC East Division outlook and standings
  • Todd talks about attending the Phillies - Dodgers NLCS Game 4 in L.A.
  • Andy Reid’s 3rd & Long playcalling scares us because he has no plan
  • We have an email from Aussie Mike
  • The site, OneCrazyFan.com is now embedding our shows on his tailgate recap pages, very cool!

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Show Notes: Episode 35 for Thursday, October 7, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles self-destructed in another game they should have won.  This past Sunday, the Eagles lost at home to the Washington Redskins after opening up a 14-0 lead.  Now the team is 2-3, lost two games in the division and three games in the conference.  We address the loss with a lot of expected frustration and anger, and hope this team, and the coaches, can make the changes necessary to put the Eagles back on top where they should be.

What we discussed:

  • The Philadelphia Eagles lose to the Redskins 23-17 at The Linc
  • The first Offensive drive and the punt return were amazing, but that's where the fun ended
  • Brian Westbrook fractured two ribs, and is now considered day-to-day
  • Andy Reid's lack of adjustments cost them this game
  • The Redskins adjusted constantly and were able to counter everything the Eagles tried
  • Akers misses another field goal
  • Zorn outcoached Reid
  • NFC East Division outlook
  • The Eagles go to San Francisco to play the 49ers in a game we must win
  • We have a voicemail from IconJohn
  • We switch gears and talk about the Phillies for a bit

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 34 for Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles traveled to Chicago to take on the Bears and lose a heartbreaker 24-20. With a number of key players still out with injuries and way too many mistakes by players and coaches, the Eagles fall short. We talk about this game, some injury updates and look forward to the Washington Redskins coming to town this Sunday.

What we discussed:

  • The Philadelphia Eagles fall to the Chicago Bears 24-20.
  • Many mistakes added up to this loss, and we detail some of them
  • The Offensive Goal Line epic fail and ends with no touchdown
  • Lito Sheppard’s name isn’t spoken that often during the games
  • Email from Aussie Mike
  • David Akers performance and missing two long field goals, but we’re not worried
  • We talk about our next four games, and how we travel to the west coast twice
  • Washington Redskins come to Lincoln Financial Field here in Philly this week for a 1:00 game
  • Going to be a tough game for the Eagles, but a tougher game for the Redskins playing their second very hard game on the road, and maybe experiencing a letdown after beating the Cowboys

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 33 for Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles took on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field and smother the Steeler Offense for a 15-6 victory. The Eagles Defense was the side to step up big this game, swarming the confused Steeler quarterbacks and getting nine sacks in the process. Our Eagles are now 2-1 and are playing at a very high level as they travel up to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bears this coming Sunday for a prime time game. We are really enjoying what we’re seeing at this point from this team.

What we discussed:

  • Thanks to all of our new listeners to the podcast and followers on twitter… Welcome!
  • The Eagles of Philadelphia beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Philly, 15-6
  • Brian Dawkins did NOT look old and slow, looking more like Superman with something to prove
  • Eagles Defense, looking amazing, swarmed Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, sacking him eight times and backup QB Byron Leftwich one time
  • Brian Westbrook and Donovan McNabb suffered injuries during the game, with McNabb returning and Westbrook not
  • We have a voicemail from Eric in Lansdale, PA
  • Asante Samuel had a great interception, his second of the season, and looks to be fitting his role quite nicely here in Philadelphia
  • We talk about the NFC East Division, and the Giants, Cowboys and Redskins
  • Tailgate talk and some of the shenanigans that ensued
  • We have some Chicago Bears talk, and try to put our fingers on how the Eagles approach the game

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Show Notes: Episode 32 for Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles lose a heartbreaker in Irving Texas to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football. In one of the best NFL games I’ve ever watched, critical mistakes cost the Eagles the game, and they fall 41-37. In this show we try to put perspective on the game, how early in the season it is, what went wrong, and what can be done to fix things. Despite the loss, we recognize that the Eagles are truly one of the best teams in the NFL this season, and it will be a fun ride to the end.

What we discussed:

  • Philadelphia Eagles lose to the Dallas Cowboys, 41-37
  • We address Donovan McNabb’s fumbled handoff to Brian Westbrook and his inability to run the 2-minute Offense
  • Sean Considine got burned badly in the Terrell Owens TD reception
  • Brian Dawkins looked old and slow and definitely not on his game, and it’s both sad and worrisome
  • Three teams from the NFC East are in the Top 5 for the ESPN NFL Power Rankings
  • We talk about coaching on both sides of the ball
  • We have an email from Jason who talks about how he feels the day after the loss
  • The Eagles play the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field this coming Sunday
  • One of the things the Defense has to do this week is get to Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger
  • We get a twitter message from our buddy Jason from Bleeding Green Nation asking about any kind of interstate rivalry that may exist with the Steelers
  • We have a big tailgate planned this week, BIG!
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Direct download: 032_EFC-Sep_17_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 31 for Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Our Philadelphia Eagles start the NFL 2008 season with a blowout win at home in Lincoln Financial Field against the St. Louis Rams.  The Eagles played great on all sides of the ball, including Special Teams, and our QB Donovan McNabb looked confident and back to 100% as we all hoped.  There were few, if any, negative aspects of the game, and there was never a time when the Rams were in the game.  This show had a lot of energy and we couldn’t help but get excited for the season, and we all anticipate the next game against our NFC East rivals, Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football.

What we discussed:

  • Philadelphia Eagles win over the St. Louis Rams, 38-3
  • Eric and Chuck were at The Linc and Todd watched the game from his couch at home
  • We question Todd’s sanity with some of his comments
  • We have a voicemail from Aussie Mike, who warns us not to get too excited about one win
  • Eric supplies a bunch of impressive stats from the game
  • Sheldon Brown’s big hit, Brian Dawkins and Asante Samuel’s defensive influence, Donovan McNabb’s passing game, Hank Baskett and DeSean Jackson as very capable receivers
  • We had a twitter question from “caffination” who asked if whether our Offense was that good or the Rams team was that bad. We say, both!
  • We talk about the Dallas Cowboys game on Monday Night Football this coming week, and what it means for the rest of the season with a victory in Dallas

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Direct download: 031_EFC-Sep_9_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 30 for Tuesday, August 26, 2008

We hit the last “real” game of the preseason where we see a good number of the starters before the official kick-off to the 2008 season. The boys of Green played the New England Patriots, and despite it being a preseason game, we’re all excited for what we saw, and cannot wait for the season to finally start!

What we discussed:

  • Philadelphia Eagles played the New England Patriots in the third preseason game
  • The Eagles team really impressed us on Offense, Defense, and dare I say, Special Teams
  • Our QB Donovan McNabb on the regional cover of Sports Illustrated NFL Preview - jinx?
  • We had a twitter request before the show to talk about our running backs in the Patriots game
  • Eric is excited!
  • Position competitions and who might be cut
  • Talk about how the new return game could change things, and how teams approach kickoffs/punts
  • We have a voicemail from Scott which addressed Donovan McNabb, our Offensive Line, DeSean Jackson, and, well, the Eagles Cheerleaders
  • Tailgate plans for the opener and the season
  • Fourth preseason game with the New York Jets coming into town Thursday evening
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Direct download: 030_EFC-Aug_26_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:45pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 29 for Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Chuck’s back from Vegas, all three of us are here, and we’re talking some Eagles preseason football.

What we discussed:

  • Kevin Curtis has a sports hernia and could be out until sometime in the regular season
  • Reggie Brown is also hurt, but not as seriously, and expects to be back soon
  • Lorenzo Booker’s all of a sudden looking like he’s not in it
  • How Lito Sheppard could play into various roles, from returner to a trade
  • DeSean Jackson is starting this week against the New England Patriots
  • Because of Curtis’s injury, the rumor mills heat up again regarding Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin and free agent WR Joe Horn
  • The second preseason game against the Panthers we touch on briefly, but our confidence in our kick returning group has gone sour
  • Talked about Special Teams thanks to a blog comment by Mike
  • “Aussie Eagle” writes us an email from down under and asks us about Eagles Safety Quintin Mikell
  • The Eagles play the New England Patriots this week, where we see more of what the team will have to offer for the regular season.
  • Little bit of Fantasy Football talk

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Direct download: 029_EFC-Aug_20_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 28 for Monday, August 11, 2008

Well we kick off the preseason start of the 2008 Philadelphia Eagles football season, and are only a few weeks away from the opening game! We address a bunch of updates on the Eagles players from what’s come out of Training Camp in Lehigh to the first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday evening.

What we discussed:

  • Brian Westbrook’s contract extension
  • Donovan McNabb looking relaxed, healthy and confident
  • Lorenzo Booker’s potential
  • Shawn Andrews coming out about his battle with Depression
  • DeSean Jackson’s speed
  • Lito Sheppard and his place on the Eagles
  • We have Returners!!
  • Brian Dawkins
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Direct download: 028_EFC-Aug_11_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 27 for Tuesday, May 13, 2008

  • We have Tommy Lawlor from The Scouts Notebook back with us tonight!
  • We cover how the Philadelphia Eagles did in the 2008 NFL Draft
  • Talk of rumors for a Chad Johnson, Lito Sheppard & “something” trade
  • Jake Delhomme update
  • WR DeSean Jackson analysis: instant impact as returner
  • RB Lorenzo Booker analysis: strategic use player
  • S Quintin Demps analysis
  • DE Bryan Smith, CB Jack Ikegwuonu discussions
  • OT King Dunlap talk
  • Tommy’s grade for Eagles 2008: B+
  • Who do we say good-bye to before the start of the 2008 season?
  • How did the other NFC East teams do in the Draft?

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Direct download: 027_EFC-May_13_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 26 for Tuesday, April 22, 2008

  • The NFL Draft is this weekend, and we have Tommy Lawlor from The Scouts Notebook with us today
  • NFL Draft 2008; General strengths and weaknesses of the Class of 2008
  • We go over what the Philadelphia Eagles needs are in this Draft
  • The rest of the show is all about Draft options, moves, trades and players

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Direct download: 026_EFC-April_22_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:11pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 25 for Tuesday, April 15, 2008

  • Free Agency continues - other than L. J. Smith signing his franchise tag, not much has happened in the last month
  • Philadelpha Eagles NFL Schedule 2008 was announced today
  • Biggest schedule item: Thanksgiving Evening game at home versus the Arizona Cardinals
  • Eagles have two Monday Night Football games
  • Interesting schedule note: the last time the Eagles team boards a flight is in week 11 of the season when they travel to Cincinnati
  • Tough December against the Giants, Browns, Redskins and Cowboys
  • Dallas Cowboys games
  • New York Giants games
  • Washington Redskins games
  • New England Patriots schedule is the easiest in the league
  • EMAIL! Michael from Melbourne, Australia
On our podcast next week, in preparation for the NFL draft, we’ll be talking to Tommy Lawlor on the show. You’ll know Tommy as being the founder of The Scouts Notebook, and as the writer of the “Fan-Demonium? feature articles on PhiladelphiaEagles.com

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Direct download: 025_EFC-April_15_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 24 for Wednesday, March 19, 2008

  • Philadelphia Eagles sign Asante Samuel and we discuss what it means to the team
  • Put Sheldon Brown at Safety?
  • Talk about how the overall Defense has improved with the offseason moves
  • Eagles play the NFC West and the AFC North in 2008
  • We discuss the signing of Chris Clemons
  • Dan Klecko signs with the Eagles as a Fullback, how does this "experiment" help the team?
  • Lots of questions with where players fit in
  • Defense is much better, Offense will maintain and get better with Donovan McNabb's legs
  • The Eagles still need kickoff and punt returners

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Direct download: 024_EFC-March_19_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50am EST

Show Notes: Episode 23 for Tuesday, February 26, 2008

  • Draft expectations
  • Lito Sheppard unhappy, or is it media hype?
  • Asante Samuel - go get him?
  • Donte Stallworth available, and Andy Reid has said good things about him at the combine this week
  • John Harbaugh leaves the Eagles for the head coaching job at the Baltimore Ravens
  • Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook have come out publicly and asked for playmaker help
  • L.J. Smith given the franchise tag, surprise move by the Eagles
  • Eagles free agents on February 29th and at the end of the 2008 season
  • Brian Dawkins' future and intensity as player and leader
  • Mike Patterson arrested for marijuana possession
  • Listener email: Susan from New York City

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Direct download: 023_EFC-February_26_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28pm EST

Show Notes: Episode 22 for Tuesday, January 15, 2008

  • Eagles finish the season 8-8
  • Giants beat the Cowboys and T.O. sheds tears… as an Eagles fan, you can’t help but smile
  • Seems coaching problems are already there in ‘Big D’
  • Our highlights of the season
  • Our favorite game of the season
  • What we want to see from the Eagles with regards to personnel: L.J. Smith, Will James, Spikes, Kearse
  • Trade for Chad Johnson? Shockey? We need playmakers, so let’s go get them NOW
  • Plans for the EaglesFanCast website and podcast in the off-season
  • Listener email: Bill from Pittsburgh

Thank you for a great first season! We’ve had a lot of fun bringing this to you, and even though we won’t be here as often in the off-season, watch for us when big news happens, around the Draft, and around the camps. We plan on expanding this website as well, so stay tuned.

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Direct download: 022_EFC-January_15_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19am EST

Show Notes: Episode 21 for Wednesday, January 3, 2008

We had some technical difficulties thanks to either Skype or our internet connection, but were able to patch together a show in the end.  Sorry about the audio quality, but there was no other time this week we could have done it, so we pushed as far forward with the show that we could… without wanting to smash our microphones through our monitors.

  • The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Buffalo Bills 17-9 and finish the season 8-8
  • We talk about the end of the season
  • Todd rails on McNabb (again), and we have a friendly debate about it

We’re going to have our season wrap-up show in two weeks, so look for a new show around January 16th!

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Direct download: 021_EFC-January_3_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21am EST



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