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The Morning After- The Eagles rout the Chiefs


The Morning After LogoGood morning my faithful flock… 
This week we’re going to discuss lots of things like a sepia-colored schnoz, big gulps, Apollo 13, Frank Poncharello and other surprises.
Let’s get to getting…
Smell that? Take a deep breath. Now do you smell it? Kind of remind of your grandmother’s attic? Yeah, well that’s the undeniable smell of mothballs and they’re emanating directly from Reggie Brown.
You could practically see the cobwebs on his uniform as he caught a short pass in the 2Q.
Great to see you, Reggie. Now get your ass back on the bench where it belongs.
Let me get this straight. The Chiefs placekicker is named Ryan Succop (pronounced suck up)? Who’s the special teams coach, Eddie Haskell?
So #7 was on the field for 11 plays yesterday. Cleary he is not in “football” shape yet, whatever that means. And I’m not too sure he’s all that crazy about the Wildcat.
But all in all, it was a real 7-11 day yesterday for Michael Vick.
The only thing missing was the Indian behind the counter. Wasn’t that a movie? No wait, that was “The Indian in the Cupboard.” My bad.
Ten points if you recognized that line from the movie “Apollo 13”  and that Ed Harris said it in his role as Flight Director Gene Krantz.
Here’s a problem the Eagles need to work:
*Running the football. Yes the statistics may belie this but if you watched the game closely you saw a team that still does not have an effective and consistent running game. Nowhere was this more evident than on the 4th & 1 call from the Chiefs 44 in the 2Q.
As it is Andy Reid’s penchant for the pass, rather than pound the ball for the one yard needed to sustain the drive, he instead dialed up a pass play which failed.
The obvious question is ‘why give this deplorable team (the Chiefs) any life, anything to cheer about?’ By turning the ball over on downs, you immediately provide your opposition with a spark.
Seven plays later, with momentum on their side, the Chiefs scored their first TD.
The full line from Apollo 13 is actually… “Let's work the problem people. Let's not make things worse by guessing.”
Let’s hope Big Red, et al do not guess on how to fix their running game but rather work the problem.
Course if history is any judge… that’s not happening.
Did you see that catch by Jason Avant toward the end of the 2Q?
Of course you didn’t. No one did! We saw Kevin Kolb react to the catch… but the catch itself? Nope. Never saw it.
When you get the 4th or 5th string announcing crew, they bring along the 4th or 5th team production team as well.
Kind of a package deal.
Speaking of the 4th or 5th team announcing crew, wow, was that painful listening to Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots.
Let’s start with ol’ Kev for our hit parade…
*At one point in the game he announced that “Philadelphia is a very historic city.” This apparently was for all the people from the planet Alpha Centauri who were tuned in to the game and weren’t aware of the historical significance of Philadelphia.
*For what seemed like the entire game, he and his partner kept referring to players and coaches and their fathers - then sharing some completely useless bit of trivial information about them for some God knows reason. “Say, did you know Chief’s Head Coach Todd Haley’s father was once a crossing guard?”
*For his part, Solomon did not disappoint, either… firing off some downright “what did he just say?” comments.
*In speaking of Jeff Garcia, he said (paraphrasing) “he can get hot and make things happen quickly.”
Only problem was there Sol, there were only six minutes left in the damn game that was a complete blowout!
*Earlier he pointed out that “Kevin Kolb is starting to get comfortable…” He uttered that gem with twelve minutes left in the game, after he (Kolb) had played nearly the entire game already.
Now THAT is insight, kids.
Ok, ok… I’ll stop picking on the guys in the booth. Wouldn’t want Marcus Fitzgerald to Twitter about how unfair I was…
Time for a commercial break.
First one to tell me what this spot that ran during the game has to do with selling blue jeans will win the complete works of Menudo on 8-track….
This is the part of the TMA where I pretty much don’t feel like coming up with clever titles and roll my thoughts into one hodgepodge of thoughts, comments, concerns and so on…
*Clearly the star of the Tony Stewart Burger King commercial is Erik Estrada. Just love the way he rolls the word “Estrada” of his tongue at the end. That don’t make me gay though. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
*Not saying the game was, hmmm, how do I say this? … sleep-inducing at times, but MQ and I did work the remote a few times in the 2nd Half.
We snuck some peeks at the Phils game and also some of one my all-time favs, “The Burbs”, starring Tom Hanks. This was one of those movies Hanks had to make cause he was just a working actor at the time.
It also features Rick Ducommun, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman and Bruce Dern. It’s a classic black comedy. Here’s how IMDB describes the plot: “An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitaric neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult.”
Now just doesn’t that just scream “Family Movie Night?”
*If he’s not careful, Brent Celek may find himself in Hawaii in February. Oh wait, they don’t have the Pro Bowl in Hawaii anymore. Oh well, he may find himself in Miami. Doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?
That’s all I got.
Til next week.
Time’s yours. Food’s mine