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Monday, October 16, 2006

Week 6: Eagles lose to Saints

Super Bowl caliber teams win that game.

The Eagles are not a Super Bowl caliber team.

I hear so much garbage about veteran leadership, and it’s a joke. There simply is no worthwhile leadership on the Eagles. There are a bunch of guys who talk about it, but clearly no one capable of being a leader on this team.

Falling victim to a let-down game? Twelve men on the field on the defense on a 3rd-and-long that would have ended the Saints’ winning drive? A muffed punt that costs the Birds 7 points at the end of the 1st half? More blown timeouts? Three points in the first half? Another 4th quarter lead blown?

All of this after coughing up the game against the Giants?

All of that said, the New Orleans Saints are a good team. Donte' Stallworth didn’t play. They were on the road in a city the whole country is behind as it recovers from Katrina.

Super Bowl caliber teams win that game.

The Eagles are not a Super Bowl caliber team.

Some cruel facts Philadelphia fans aren’t ready to accept:
· The Eagles simply aren’t what they were two years ago.
· Donovan McNabb and Andy Reid are not as good as everyone thinks. The blown timeouts are directly on one or both of them, and a sign that they may not be elite in their jobs.
· The “D” can no longer dominate a game.
· The trade for Stallworth looks much less like a steal than it did two months ago.

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