Sunday, November 4, 2007

Andy Reid

As it stands the Cowboys are up 38-10 on the Eagles right in the 4th quarter, I am going to have to chip in my 3 cents on the Andy Reid situation.

"A Montgomery County (Pa.) judge who sentenced two sons of Eagles coach Andy Reid to jail yesterday described the Reid house as a "drug emporium" and directly rebuked both parents, saying, "I have some real difficulty with the structure in which these two boys live." Reid and his wife, Tammy, showed little emotion as Judge Steven T. O'Neill sentenced Garrett and Britt Reid to jail - for up to 23 months - in a six-hour session and capped months of drama for the family and, by extension, the Eagles organization."

November 2, Philadelphia Inquirer

So ever since last season ended, it has been trouble, trouble, and more trouble for the two sons of Coach Reid. This past week, both kids were sentenced to terms in jail. The judge even went as far as to say that Reid was the owner of a "drug-emporium". How much you can blame that on Andy Reid is debatable. Coaching today in all sports is a year long commitment, and it gets to the point that these guys are barely home. It's tough to put this on Andy Reid because he is in such a demanding job.

Andy took a leave of absence last Spring and had thought that he straightened some things out in his life. But the problems just kept coming. If I were Andy Reid, I think you need to take a leave of absence. Clearly, the Eagles should not fire Reid because he has been so successful for the city and team and these would be unfair conditions for him to fired upon. The Eagles have looked very flat way to often this season, especially tonight against the hated cowboys on primetime TV, there is no excuse for that. The offense has looked very dull to often this season as well.

Andy Reid's head could not be completely focused on the Eagles, and there is no reason to not blame him. My recommendation for Andy is to take some time off for the season and get things straightened out.

...til next time


Gilbert...Just Zip it!

Memo to Gilbert Arenas: Sometimes you just need to zip it!

Courtesy of Arenas' blog:

"On November 2nd, we're going to go into that building, we're opening up Boston. Right now I'm telling the Boston fans: You guys are going to lose. It's not going to be a victory for Boston. You might as well just cheer for me, because Boston isn't winning in Boston for the season opener. I'm sorry."

November 2
Washington 83
Boston 103

Gilbert Arenas: 5 - 20 with 21 points.

So how exactly did you open up Boston, Gilbert? Who lost that game? And why would the Boston fans cheer for you when Kevin Garnett almost had more rebounds than you did points?

Hibachi if there is one thing you should learn, it's that when you make a bold statement like that, please please please BACK IT UP! Or maybe Gil should just take the normal route and keep his mouth shut unless he plans on backing it up.

...til next time.


T.O./Roy Williams

With only a few hours left til the Sunday Night matchup of the NFC East rival Eagles and Cowboys, I figured I would chime in a bit on some of the words going back and forth between the teams.

First let me start with Donovan McNabb's comments. Mc5 said that anyone thinking about winning the NFC East division title is going to have to go through Philadelphia. According to the Dallas News, Roy WIlliams responded by saying, "Right now, they are in no position to talk about everything going through Philly", basing this off of the Eagles 3 - 4 record this season. Roy, last time I checked the Eagles have won the NFC East 5 out of the last 6 seasons, with the Giants winning the other year. So Roy, I think that Donovan has some just justification in those statements until of course someone else wins the NFC East.

Now on to everyone's favorite, Terrell Owens...

In the San Antonio Express on Friday, TO came out firing saying, "It's so evident that ever since I left nothing's been going right there."

Excuse me, Mr. Owens but if nothing has been going right in Philly since you left, then why did the Eagles win the division last year? Why did the Eagles win one more game in the playoffs than you did? Oh and by the way not sure how much of Dallas' success can be attributed to you because you did in fact lead the league in drops last season. But I would be disrespectful if I didn't say thanks for helping with the Super Bowl run. But not so much thanks for becoming the biggest nuisance in the NFL.

EDIT: Well the Eagles have come up a bit lame tonight...YIKES

...til next time