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Mike Missanelli Went in HARD on “Water Boy” Howard Eskin

Kevin Kinkead - October 21, 2019

Jesus.

All it takes is one bad loss to the Dallas Cowboys and the Delaware Valley is in utter chaos.

First we had Howard Eskin naming Alshon Jeffery as Josina Anderson’s source. Anderson COUNTERED, saying Eskin is full of baloney. Then we listened to Jeff McLane shade Eskin in the middle of Doug Pederson’s press conference.

Now Mike Missanelli is jumping into the fray with these comments made about Eskin during the second hour of today’s show:

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Jeff McLane Asked Doug Pederson If Howard Eskin Leaks Information for the Eagles

Kevin Kinkead - October 21, 2019

Never a dull moment with the Philadelphia Eagles press corps.

So earlier today Howard Eskin went on Angelo Cataldi’s show and revealed that Alshon Jeffery is Josina Anderson’s mystery Eagles source. Anderson parried that claim by saying that Eskin “has zero knowledge” of whom her anonymous source is.

That took us into today’s Doug Pederson press conference, where the head ball coach was asked specifically about Eskin’s comments by the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane. Here’s the exchange:

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Howard Eskin Says Alshon Jeffery is the Anonymous Eagles Source (updated)

Kevin Kinkead - October 21, 2019

Let’s get it back to the Eagles.

Howard Eskin, aka “The King,” went on Cataldi’s show this morning and was asked about the Josina Anderson anonymous source nonsense from last week (and last year).

Here’s part of their exchange:

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Lane Johnson Suggests that Players Have Been Late to Meetings and Practices

Kevin Kinkead - October 21, 2019

Welp.

Here’s Lane Johnson last night after that pathetic loss, explaining where the Birds go from here. He alludes to the idea that players have been cutting corners and showing a lack of accountability during the week:

“Little stuff that slides during the week.”

Yeah, not good. Gotta snuff that out. Need Doug Pederson to put a foot up somebody’s ass.

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Stinkadelphia – Ten Takeaways from Cowboys 37, Eagles 10

Kevin Kinkead - October 21, 2019

Apologies if you read anything in this column that doesn’t make sense. I woke up Sunday in Oklahoma, got dicked out of a flight by American Airlines, drove to Texas instead, and then got into Philly at 9:15 p.m after another flight delay. It was the worst traveling and customer service experience I’ve ever had.

But it wasn’t nearly as bad as last night’s Eagles performance. Good God was that hideous. Before I even got off the plane they had turned the ball over twice while the defense put up as much resistance as a wet paper bag en route to a 14-0 deficit. They looked unprepared and, even worse, uninterested.

It’s clear that Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman were trying to send a message with the Zach Brown release earlier this week. Doug’s “we’re gonna win” comments from Monday were also meant to light a fire under these players asses, yet they came out flat and played even worse than they did the week before. And this was against a division rival!

Outrageous.

Does it feel to you like this team never really embraced the “new norm” thing? They started 4-6 last year, when they were supposed to be defending their title, then couldn’t wait to fall back on the “underdogs” card when everybody started to point out that they were playing like dog poop. The running theory was that last year was a “hangover” year, just a down season following the Super Bowl. Carson Wentz was injured and blah blah. This year they were supposed to be healthy and focused and rejuvenated, right? Nah. It’s the same exact team as last year. It’s ‘meh.’ This team is ‘meh’ personified.

What’s worse is that each crappy performance just adds more fuel to the “they got hot in 2017” narrative/fire. Nick Foles came in, caught lightning in a bottle, and the home field advantage-plus-disrespect angle created the perfect storm of motivation to get the job done and finally win a title.

But when anything is expected of the Eagles, when the talent is there on paper, they crumble. They show zero heart and zero effort, unlike the resident soccer team, which dug deep on Sunday to complete a 4-3 comeback playoff win. It’s appalling to think that the Union would go balls out to win a game while the Eagles just half-assed their way through another malodorous loss.

This team is really depressing to watch. Smelly and fetid. Let’s dive in anyway. Whatever.

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Was Zach Brown Freelancing Out There?

Kevin Kinkead - October 17, 2019

Question:

What was the best play Zach Brown made as a Philadelphia Eagle?

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Yeah, I can’t remember either.

Regardless of whether or not the Kirk Cousins comments factored into the Eagles’ decision to release the veteran linebacker, he just didn’t have much of an impact on the field. Wednesday, Derrick Gunn then added this tweet to the mix:

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Talking Eagles, Cowboys, and the State of the Rivalry on 97.3 ESPN

Kevin Kinkead - October 17, 2019

I wrote a column Tuesday titled “Do Younger Eagles Fans Share Our Distaste for the Dallas Cowboys?

The gist was that teenage and 20-something year old Birds supporters grew up during an era when Dallas wasn’t very good, hence what I feel is a bit of indifference towards the divisional rivalry.

Is that accurate? And what defines sports fandom in the digital age? We talked about it on 97.3 ESPN’s Sports Bash with Mike Gill and Ryan Rothstein:

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Josina Anderson’s Eagles Source Returns

Kevin Kinkead - October 17, 2019

Somebody is talking again:

It’s not the first time the snitch has gone to Anderson.

Last November, she appeared on NFL Live with information from a source describing why the Eagles had been struggling. That source told Anderson that the team did not have a Super Bowl hangover, but a chemistry issue instead, and suggested that Zach Ertz was receiving too many targets while the coaches weren’t running the ball enough.

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