Bird Droppings: Jump The Route

Photo credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Yesssssssssssss. We have a good football team. The Eagles are now the favorite to win the division and can compete for a bye.

The win over the Panthers slots them as the fourth best team in the conference. The updated list:

  1. Packers
  2. Falcons
  3. Cowboys
  4. Eagles
  5. Panthers
  6. Seahawks
  7. Lions
  8. Redskins

Moving right on up.

I think the Eagles are better than the Cowboys, but it will be settled on the field, so there’s no reason to jump the gun. I’d rather savor the sweet taste of Dallas tears and ceremonially move the Birds up the chart. We’re going full video game style here. We’ll have to wait until the playoffs to play the top two teams, however. To me, the Packers get the number one seed solely on the merit of Aaron Rodgers, and the Falcons are so damn talented. Are the Eagles in that league yet? Maybe. Last night was damn impressive, but I think the Panthers were a touch overrated, as backed by that -3 line, which would’ve been much higher if they were legitimately a top team playing at home.

This was an excellent game all-around. The Eagles have proven themselves to be for real.

To the Droppings!


Baptism by… ice bath

Gettin’ real funky here. I’m not quite sure if this is what He intended, but I guess if Carson took a piss in the pool beforehand it’s holy enough for me. I am not totally against Wentz baptizing a teammate before every game with it culminating in LeGarrette Blount getting his being invigorated by the Lord before the Super Bowl against the Patriots.


Nigel Bradham

Bradham was all over the goddamn field last night. If the pylons go around the world, as Jim Nantz so keenly pointed out to Tony Romo, who correctly insisted that Cam Newton’s Superman dive into the end zone wouldn’t be declared a touchdown, then so does Nigel Bradham. Just draw a line from where he lines up and wrap it around our great planet. Just when you think an opposing player is going to get around the edge, there comes Bradham, the human latitude, to bring him down. He was all over the field, and made several key stops, as pointed out by Kevin earlier. Just a studly game. The Eagles’ linebackers are so quick and close gaps so well, what a pure pleasure to watch. Highly enjoyable. The same goes for Mychal Kendricks, who was chasing down everybody out there.


Doug Pederson

I’m far from ready to admit defeat on Pederson. I still feel that he has displayed a lack of fundamental logic and fear that he will cost the Eagles close games, against elite competition, with bad decisions. However, his scheming is excellent. He has drawn up different game plans each week, and the offense has clearly progressed since Week 1. These aren’t flukes. The Eagles have added a consistent running attack as well as over-the-top throws and timing routes to their arsenal. They are now able to move the ball effectively in a variety of ways. Doug is really good at this. He also has every player working their tails off for him. Those guys enjoy playing, and they enjoy playing for him. Even his fist pump is sound:

Solid 7.

It’s not quite Lavs or Jay Wright, but really well done, and unique. Like his offense. It’s a little bit rhythmic, oh shit we’re going quad box, and, if we’re being honest, feels a bit sexual in its increasing intensity. But it contains real emotion and a bit of swagger that you typically don’t expect to see from Crusher.

His balls to go for two after the penalty were also admirable. Risky, but admirable. I appreciate his conviction… and how heated he got here:

Get ’em.


LeGarrette Blount

I was wrong about him.

You’ll have to listen to the podcast for the rest.



No idea how it wasn’t broken.



The Eagles are having it. In spades.

The Eagles are firing on all cylinders. From their respectful and positive anthem protest, to their positive baseball celebration, to these locker room antics, it’s clear that Jeffrey Lurie has brought emotional intelligence back and in a big way. It wasn’t just lip service– it’s actually happening. And it’s good to see.


Lurie high five

I can watch this all day. He may be emotionally intelligent, but Lurie doles out tactile congratulations like a blind man taking a number to get in line. He is an awkward man, but his players seem to like him and so you can’t argue with that.

Also, I’m pretty sure Howie Roseman pushing Brandon Graham is the most hardass thing he has ever done. Last night may have been the best night of his life, a giant F U to the league while earning the adoration of Nantz and Romo.



He’s great. Perfect? No. He has a lot to learn as a broadcaster, but his enthusiasm is great and he knows what he’s talking about, perhaps more so than any current announcer, perhaps because he played against many of these players.



36 Responses

  1. Man oh man .. the birds are 5-1.. the division is atrocious… And Blizzcon is in two weeks…


    1. Kyle you’re a fucking idiot.

      I don’t know why philly fans come to a shitty website run by a cowboys fan.


  2. Kyle told us before the reboot. But this website still blows. This piece merely covers what WIP/The Fanatic have already been discussing for seven hours. With content like this, there is no compelling reason to subscribe.

  3. I must say, Romo was awesome. I’d watch any garbage game if he was in the booth. And I absolutely HATED him as a player.

  4. Kyle said Blount stinks and CHip was awesome so his opinion holds some weight. I swear by his rankings

  5. Kyle,
    Please, tell me. What do you, a 100 pound, empty gym shorts having, barely making 80k/year, nerd, going to teach me about broadcasting?

  6. Ladies and gentleman I implore you. That Panthers fan will be brought to justice. In North Carolina they will charge him with a Class 1 Misdemeanor, and with the video showing clearly it was not self defense, that the victim was elderly, he caused the victim significant injuries that require medical treatment, and he repeatedly struck the victim. This young man will most certainly serve the full 120 days in jail.

    1. Y’all mad soft nowadays. Dude just punched da guy. He ain’t stab him! He ain’t put a cap in em!

      1. If dis was a n1gga, theyd be lock-in dat n1gga up fo years. Dis white dude ain’t gunna do no time in da pen.

        1. You’re probly right, but I wouldn’t doubt it that he’s gonna violate the probation he’s gonna get from this, which will land him in the pen for a while

  7. are you liceeence in that state? I’m not ,but we have some attorney’s that are!

  8. I’ve got news for you. The Eagles are significantly better than the Cowboys. And I am a Cowboys fan.

  9. Let’s not forget the impact of Jim Schw@rtz who is the best thing that’s happened to the defense since Jim Johnson. His defense gives the offense short field positions and psychological encouragement. Wentz knows if he makes a mistake the defense may well bail him out.

    Can see sh*wartz getting a hc job and cuz’s loser dc friend spaggs coming back to Philly next year

  10. Is Ike Reese banging jemele hill?? His twitter kept throwing me off last night with his avatar

  11. Why are the Cowboys better than the Eagles? Just because they haven’t played? You’ll have seen 6 games from both teams after this weekend and the best the Cowboys can be is 2 games behind the Eagles.

  12. Kyle has maybe a scintilla of knowledge regarding marketing and a smidge about web pages
    since he isn’t a software engineer and uses off the shelf software written by someone else for tools
    like him to use. But he has no more knowledge about sports than any schlub off the street.

    This ‘article’ is and obvious attempt to drum up clicks by posting shit so wrong and off the wall it
    will get people riled up and they will feel the need to reply. thereby generating more clicks
    and once kyle cooks the books generating more revenue from his advertisers.

    This whole stinking website is just one big bait page.

    On the surface of it, he thinks i am terribly wrong.
    But deep down , the devil inside him knows I am correct!

    1. Kyle thinks of himself as some visionary media figure. In reality, he’s repackaging content from others and passing it off as his own. I haven’t seen one new sponsor since he published an article soliciting them. Those who invested in CB did so unwisely.

  13. if “The Eagles are now the favorite to win the division and can compete for a bye” then how can you rank them behind the Cowboys? I assume this is *you* doing the ranking.



      1. No, but back in 1998, I once gave former Eagles defensive lineman and 1997 1st rd pick John Harris, a bj @ the old all male Samson CInema, formerly located on 13th st between Walnut and Sansom st.

  15. Why, the Boys can’t catch the Birds now in the standings and the Boys defense is horrible. If Elliot serves this year no big deal as the team is nothing special. If he misses 6 games next season you take two years out of play. Dopey E$kin thinks it’s a win this year if he gets suspended. The team is 2-3 you want him to play this year. If they were 4-1 it would be a whole other story. He is going to serve the six games one way or another. The league will prevail.

  16. kendricks was chasing his responsibily down the field and making a tackle after gains. he only had double digit tackles cause he was beat that many times.

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