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What They’re Saying About The Eagles

Tyler Trumbauer - September 20, 2017

The season’s first loss is a pill that’s never easy to swallow, and the week leading up to the next game always feels just a little bit longer.

This was a winnable game for the Eagles, marred by mistakes, injuries, and questionable coaching decisions. Let’s see what they’re saying about the Birds’ week two setback to the Chiefs.’s Paul Domowitch graded every area of the Eagles on Tuesday and gave the birds a C overall:

Yeah, it was a tough road game that everyone had put an “L’’ next to before the season. With the exception of the long TD run they gave up to Kareem Hunt, the defense played pretty well. But the offense has a number of issues, including a non-existent run game and a continued propensity for third-and-longs.

Speaking of grades, Pro Football Focus broke down the game and doled out their own marks, with Rasul Douglas receiving the highest rating of any Eagle. Carson Wentz received a 50.5 and these remarks:

Carson Wentz struggled mightily against the Chiefs defense, the only real success the Eagles offense passing game had was the last drive where the Chiefs played soft coverage and a lucky 53-yard pass which bounced off a Chiefs defender’s arm into Zach Ertz’s arms. When Wentz was pressured (10 passes) he only completed 2 passes for 10 yards.

ESPN Eagles writer Tim McManus analyzed the shunning of LeGarrette Blount and why it’s a bad thing:

The early returns have not been good, but where can they turn if they turn away from Blount? Sproles is 34 and cannot be used as a workhorse at this stage of his career, Smallwood has not shown himself to be a reliable option to this point and undrafted rookie Corey Clement is no sure bet. Start cutting Blount out, and you run the risk of alienating a veteran presence in the room without a sound Plan B.

The Eagles are in this bind largely because of the front office’s inability to hit on running backs in recent years. The disastrous decision to trade away LeSean McCoy falls on former coach Chip Kelly, as well as owner Jeffrey Lurie for allowing him to do it, but executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman has had a couple of offseasons to try and build the position back up.

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Andy Reid Gets Birthday Surprise From Philly Reporters

Kyle Scott - March 19, 2013

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Karma, again.

Today is Andy Reid’s birthday, and I can’t imagine a better way for him to have spent it than by getting ready for the luau… and meeting with Philly reporters.

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Reid, now the coach of the Chiefs (in case you hadn’t heard), along with all the other AFC coaches, spent some (presumably mandatory) time with the media today at the NFL meetings in Arizona. But a funny thing happened to Reid: No one from KC showed up to interview the fat man. Instead, he was surrounded by his favorite folks from the city that didn't love him back, at all– Jeff McLane, Les Bowen, Tim McManus, Zach Berman and other Philly scriptuals. Poor guy.

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I bet he does, Les. Now, WHO WANTS CAKE?

Tim McManus has some takeaways from the meeting over at Philly Mag.

UPDATE: Oh Hey, Andy Reid Wants Nick Foles

Kyle Scott - February 15, 2013

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Good morning…. and we still live in a world where Andy Reid is an egotistical nut who thinks he can turn average players in stars. Mike Garafolo of USA Today:

The Chiefs and new coach Andy Reid are interested in acquiring Foles if he becomes available, according to a person informed of the team's thinking. The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs haven't discussed their thoughts publicly, said the team is working on plans to add a quarterback and considers Foles a possibility.

Kelly has said Foles and Michael Vick will compete for the starting job despite their differences in style. The person informed of the Chiefs' plans said the Eagles have not told Kansas City that Foles is available.


OF COURSE HE’S AVAILABLE. The moment Chip Kelly signed Dennis Dixon (because that was 100% Kelly’s move) to a two-year deal yesterday, Foles became a possibility for virtually every franchise in the league of nationalized football teams. By re-signing Vick and then signing Dixon, Kelly made it clear that he’s going to do what everybody thought he would do in the NFL– speed first, everything else second. Dixon isn’t there to take Vick’s job… he’s there to murder Foles. Kill him. Kill him with speed.

To the Fat Man: STOP IT. JUST STOP IT. You can’t turn everyone into a star.

Also: Today’s weather is mild with a 70% chance that Reid himself leaked this story.

UPDATE: Sources (read: someone with the Eagles) told Reuben Frank that the Eagles don't plan on trading Foles. Right.

Watch Andy Reid Live with Mike Florio

Kyle Scott - January 9, 2013

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There goes that Reid!

Andy Reid, our former coach who never met a local reporter that he liked (except for maybe Howard Eskin), will be Mike Florio’s guest on Pro Football Talk Live today over at NBC Sports. I’m sure he’ll be a bucket of chuckles like he was on a local Kansas City radio station yesterday, when he dropped this zinger:

On which he prefers, cheese steaks or barbecue:
"I obviously have had too much of both."


Funny guy.

You can watch him with Florio here, at noon.

Meanwhile, in the land of the coachless, the Eagles have released yet another well-produced puff piece on their website. This one features Dave Spadaro (of course) interviewing Howie Roseman about the team's coaching search, which is progressing like a 2012 Phillies game (men on base each step of the way… no results). I’d take these a lot more seriously if the structure wasn’t akin to the White House releasing a scripted interview between press secretary Jay Carney and President Obama. You can watch it here.

Highlights and Audio from Andy Reid’s Conference Call with Local Media

Kyle Scott - January 7, 2013

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Before speaking with the Philly media, Andy Reid met with reporters in Kansas City. As you can see, putting Reid in bar chair without a table in front of him was a bad idea.


Still working on that time management thing.

Andy Reid – I’m guessing somewhat reluctantly – met with the Philly media today via conference call. He was late. The call was supposed to begin at 4 p.m., but it was pushed back to 4:30 so Reid could continue to receive pleasantries from local media in Kansas City. And you know, it’s almost as if the delay was intentional– to just one last time get under the skin of local scriptuals. Which he did. But thankfully Howard Eskin was on the line to tell everyone to relax.

Some highlights from the edited audio, which you will find after the jump:

The first minute is the sound of irritated scriptuals and Howard Eskin complaining about the wait.

1:10 Howard Eskin takes a swipe at phone system in Kansas City (the call was on Free Conference Call).

1:15– Eskin asks why it took a week to talk to the Philadelphia media. Reid: “I just thought there was a time and place.” 

That place is, apparently, on a shitty conference line with an annoying metronome from 1,000 miles away. 

Reid mentions that he didn't want to address it right after the game… which is strange, because he supposedly wasn't fired until Monday, which – and I'm not good at math here – was a day after the Eagles' last game.

2:52– Reid asked about how he was treated by the fans. Reid: “The fans, they care. And that’s all that matters to me. I didn’t care if they were chanting my name in a negative way or a good way.” 

3:20– Reid asked why he didn’t take out an ad in the newspaper or a billboard. Reid said he was using this chance to talk to all media, knowing how closely fans follow through said media. Reid: “You can’t put a billboard in every part of the city. And I don’t know how many people read the newspapers anymore. They read the Internet.”

Zinger to hardened scriptuals– nice. But I think Reid is misunderstanding the fact that an ad in even one newspaper would be blasted all over local media– radio, TV and, yes, the interwebs. Of course, if he wants to take out an ad on CB and make up for all the dollars he cost me by NOT HAVING A PLAYOFF WIN TO COVER, he can be my guest. 

4:24– Still owns home, hasn’t sold it.

4:30– Les Bowen continues to haunt Reid, even in Kansas City. Bowen asks about Jeffrey Lurie’s comments that Howie Roseman handled only the 2012 draft and didn’t have final say prior to that. A good question. Reid hints that there was a divide there: “I think the most important thing… everybody has got to be pulling in the same direction. When that gets out of whack, bad things happen.”

5:48– Reid is pressed on that issue by Paul Jolovich, WHO SCREAMS A GOOD FOLLOW UP at Reid: “Listen, I’m not getting into all that. Those are just things you learn from and you move on.” 


6:00Fin. A cacophony of hang up alerts usher out the Reid era like soldiers firing their weapons to salute a fallen comrade.

Audio after the jump.

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Kansas City Media Covers Andy Reid’s Arrival Like a Presidential Visit

Kyle Scott - January 4, 2013

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These photos and videos are too stalkerish, even for me.

Here are images from KCTV 5 and FOX 4 KC of Andy Reid arriving at Arrowhead Stadium and at the airport in Kansas City. 

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Jeff Rosen, the sports editor for the Kansas City Star, tweeted a picture of local news coverage– choppers following Reid’s black SUV from the airport to Arrowhead Stadium at the Truman Complex:

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Two videos after the jump

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Andy Reid Has Reportedly Agreed to Terms with the Chiefs

Kyle Scott - January 4, 2013

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And it’s all but official– Andy Reid is the new head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen, Reuben Frank and Howard Eskin, apparently, all got the same text message from a source– that Reid to the Chiefs is done pending lawyers reviewing the contract.

Frank reports Reid's deal is for five years. A report from Derrick Gunn says that Reid will take Juan Castillo with him to be his offensive line coach.

The Chiefs will play at Lincoln Financial Field next season.

Jason Whitlock Shreds Andy Reid

Kyle Scott - January 4, 2013

On the heels of Marcus Hayes blasting Andy Reid, FOX Sports’ Jason Whitlock (who is often as blowhardy as Hayes) has decided to take his shots at the former Eagles coach. In a column today, Whitlock blasted Reid for his failures the last two seasons:

My issue is the last two years. The Eagles were the “dream team” in 2011 and Super Bowl favorite. They went 8-8. They had to win their final four games to reach 8-8. To the utter shock and surprise of no one not named Andy Reid, the decision to promote longtime offensive-line coach Juan Castillo to DEFENSIVE coordinator blew up in Reid’s face. In their eight losses, the Eagles surrendered an average of 29.8 points.

The Eagles spent millions of dollars building a dream team, and Reid turned his defense over to an offensive-line coach on a whim. This is like getting a date with Beyonce and consulting with Ike Turner on how to romance her.

Reid allegedly had a nine-hour interview with Clark Hunt and his entourage on Wednesday. I hope someone asked Reid to write a short essay about Juan Castillo. Did anyone have the nerve to ask Reid about his son overdosing and dying at Philly’s training camp this summer? The kid had steroids on him, too.


Whitlock missed some important points, used a bit too much interweb space on the Castillo thing, and made a horrific Kardashians reference… but his critique is scathing. Nice to see some in the national media are catching on to perhaps the greatest coaching enigma of our generation.

Go read.

H/T to Jeff