Philly Fans: SHUT UP!!!!

24 11 2008

By Tom Peters

To the Eagles Fans:

You wanted Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb to leave town. You’ve made them more unpopular that the current President. You got tired of seeing the Eagles flounder game after game and loss and tie after loss. You wanted this to be Donovan McNabb’s last season.

Well, you got what you wished for. Kevin Kolb, the former Houston Cougar. McNabb was 8-18 for 59 yards. Kolb was 10-23 for 73 yards with 2 INTs, one of which was returned for a TD because David Akers is a better tackler than Kolb. If I recall, he was ineffective as his fellow NFL alumni (David Klingler & Andre Ware), and they broke NCAA records.

You wanted to see someone other than #5 (whose number will be retired in a few years) behind center. You don’t need that quarterback taking you to four straight NFC Championship games and one Super Bowl. Anyone can throw to those talented receivers. A different quarterback could make Brian Westbrook healthy again.

For the first time in four years, Andy Reid gave you what you wanted. Just remember the old Joni Mitchell song “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got til it’s gone, they paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”

If McNabb were a Viking, he’d be a division leader at 8-3 and you’d really be sorry.

Now that you’ve seen a glimpse into the ghost of Eagles future, shut up!!!! You should be satisfied with one championship this year. Everything else is just gravy.

PS: I will officially add Andy Reid on my list of coaches to be fired for benching McNabb and giving you what you want.

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25 11 2008
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25 11 2008
Aaron Bracy

Tom: I think you’re way off base. Philly fans might be the best fans in the country. Do you live in Philly? Have you followed Philly teams? What’s your basis for ripping Philly fans? -Aaron

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25 11 2008
Tom Peters

I’m not questioning the dedication of Philly fans. I am questioning your judgment when you constantly rip McNabb after taking you to a Super Bowl and to 4 straight championship games.

Did you guys really think Kolb was going to do better? Reid know he is not back next season and he took a perfect opportunity to show you what life after McNabb is like. Now that you know it’s not better, you can’t call for McNabb’s departure unless there is someone better out there.

25 11 2008
Jim

Tom, you definitely have the wrong idea here. How can you right off Kevin Kolb after not even a full, meaningful regular season game under his belt. Andy Reid was desperate and made a move to try and create something. If Kolb led the team to victory then he would have stuck with him. But it is so unfair to write Kolb off after one half against one of the top 3 defenses in the NFL on the road with no 1st team reps at all. I hope you didnt expect Kolb to go 10-23, throw for 250 and 2 TDS all in one half of football? And don’t give me the 4 NFC Championship crap, their division was awful back then and #5 didn’t help matters by throwing INT after INT in those games either. BTW, have you ever heard of the song “Turn the page?”

25 11 2008
Tom Peters

Ok, I’ll give up the 4 NFC Championship games point.

However, you would have to assume that Kolb would show some capability of an NFL quarterback. Was he better than McNabb? No. Is he a better quarterback than McNabb? No.

Why would Reid make this switch only down 3 points against one of the Top 3 defenses with a slim chance of making the playoffs? Ridiculous.

Reid can’t be throwing in the towel on the season. He went back to McNabb for Thursday’s game. If the Eagles lose on Thursday, do you give up on making the playoffs (which is highly unlikely) and start developing Kolb or do you hope McNabb is successful enough to get some value in an offseason trade?

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