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Eagles bow out at home to Redskins: The Morning After

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Morning campers,

Merry Christmas Eve to all. I hope your holidays are filled with joy and peace and love!

Fighting a nasty head cold so watching yesterday's game was all the more problematic but I was back in my rightful perch - to the left of MQ, who by the way chose the 2nd half of the game to decorate his tree.
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It's not like he had anything better to do, like say watch a football game or anything.

As for the game, well... not a lot to talk about per se, but I'll do my best.I mean after all, do you really care?

Let's get to getting...

Little Saint Nick

Once again we saw the good, the bad and the ugly from Nick Foles. At times he was very poised and confident in the pocket. And other times, he was a nervous Nellie with the happy feet dancing away, while at other times he was "too patient" holding onto the ball far too long.

The latter of which cost the Eagles in the first half in the form of a fumble and in the second half of course on the last play of the game, an intentional grounding penalty which would turn out to be the last play run by Andy Reid's offense at home... forever. Snowball's Chance Ad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In A Nutshell

Could there have been a better example of why Andy must go than the second to last play of the game? It was the epitome of the ineptitude and/or arrogance of the Andy Reid reign. In case you missed it, trailing by 7 with just a few seconds to play and down by the Skins' end zone, Andy decided to dial up a play to Evan Moore.

Altogether now... WHO?!?!?!

Yes with the game on the line, Andy & Marty decided to call upon a guy who was just signed to the roster this past week.

"I'll show 'em all... I'll call a play for that Monroe kid."

"Don't you mean Moore, Andy?"

"Whatever."

After 14 years of watching this kind of hubris on display game in and game out, it's time Andy. It's time.

What They Said

Some of the highlights from announcers Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick:

"Very poor open field tackling by the Philadelphia Eagles." - Billick. Not a funny or amusing line but rather a very sad and all-too-true line that could be said any announcer of any Eagles game over the past 2-3 years.

"Andy Reid's been coach of the Eagles for the past 5,096 days." - Brennaman. I'm paraphrasing a little, but Brennaman did make reference to the number of days Reid has been coach of the Eagles.

For the record, 5,096 days equals:

*728 weeks
*122,304 hours
*7,338,240 minutes
*440,294,400 seconds
*1,487 cheeseburgers

And speaking of yesterday's announcing crew, did anyone else catch the "Sprockets" get up? They showed them in the booth and they were each wearing black shirts, very reminiscent of the old Mike Myers Saturday Night Live skit:

 


And Now The End Is Near

Kudos if you picked up the opening line to the classic song, "My Way." Ol' Blue Eyes Francis Albert may have sung it best, but the how fitting are the lyrics as one Andrew Reid begins his final descent as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

"Regrets, I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention."

That would just be like Andy to admit he only a few regrets and even those were too few to mention.

"Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew, when I bit off more than I could chew."

You mean maybe when you took over the role of GM? Nah, couldn't be that.

"I've loved, I've laughed and cried, I've had my fill, my share of losing."

This one's just way too easy.

And finally the title itself.

Yes Andy, you did it “Your Way,” and while you brought us Eagles fans a lot of good times in the end, it was your arrogance, your bravado and your refusal to admit the obvious that all played a role in your ultimate demise.

"The record shows I took the blows and did it my way!"

Time's yours. Food's mine.