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No More Excuses for Philadelphia Eagles

It's been the same sad story from Coach Andy Reid after every loss and that story is getting old.

You've heard it a thousand times if you're a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

After every loss, Coach Andy Reid will field questions from the media and, basically, you don't even need to hear Reid speak if you've followed him throughout his tenure.

Because what comes out of Reid's mouth is the same sad song and dance -- and it's an old act.

"I need to put my players in a better position to succeed."

"We need to do a better job."

"I didn't do enough of a job to prepare the team and that's on me. I need to do a better job."

"Obviously, we need to play better."

While the Birds enter Sunday night's game against the New York Giants at 2-1, this is a must game -- especially after last week's blowout by the Arizona Cardinals.

Like textbook Reid, the Birds usually bounce back strongly after a bad loss.

But it shouldn't have been a bad loss.

Reid could have easily prepared the Eagles against the Cardinals by focusing on a few things:

  • Putting pressure on quarterback Kevin Kolb, who gets rattled when he runs out of the pocket.
  • Stop main threat Larry Fitzgerald, even if it means double-teaming him.
  • Put the ball in Shady McCoy's hands. With wideout Jeremy Maclin sidelined, why not give the ball to your best player and see if he can be stopped.

Of course, the Birds did none of that. And look what happened.

Reid doesn't have his team going strong out of the gate like a supposedly elite team should. He knows the clock is ticking on his tenure, yet he refuses to budge.

Maybe it's ego. Maybe its just the Reid way.

After all, he does have a solid track record. And Reid will go down as the greatest coach in franchise history.

But enough is enough. A loss against the Giants on national television may prove fatal.

This is one game the Birds can't afford to lose. Now's the time for no more excuses.

Bill Sams September 29, 2012 at 12:34 PM
The Iggles will never Be a Team. They play on Individual Talents.
Jim L September 29, 2012 at 02:09 PM
If I hear "it's my responsibility" one more fat time, I think we all should find a hit man to put him out of his misery. Yes it is... DO something about it, hire someone who can plan a game day properly.
Liberty 1 September 29, 2012 at 05:44 PM
The story was getting old 7 years ago.
dawn kalix-praul September 30, 2012 at 02:45 AM
I havethis rant i do if Andy Reidwasnt so busy shoveling hot dogs down his throat. at game time and every other time... we might have a chance bla bla bla. The eagles and co. Will never have a snowballs chance in **** as long as Andy Reid is around . Why Jeff Laurie hasnt done away with him is beyhond my compreshension. And I dont like football I like hockey(yeah I know the lockout. the make enough money they need to stop acting like spoiled brats and play the game) do I have everything covered. lolololololo,.ololololol yours truly in media
Kathleen Reidy September 30, 2012 at 02:25 PM
The iggles are and always will be pathetic. We don't even watch them in our house since, they hired a socopathic, herpes spreading dog killer on their team. He should have never been allowed back in the league for what he did to those dogs. A sociopath can never be redeemed, they can only mask their behaviors. I hope Karma catches up with him and gets to feel what those dogs did when he beat them, hung them, electrocuted them and slammed them to the ground.

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