Thursday, November 08, 2012

Spreading Our Wings

Hey, I thought this was a baseball blog!!???

Well, things are quiet on that front for now, so let's broaden our approach.

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The Eagles' onfield alleged brain trust has taken quite a battering this season, justifiably.  The head coach has had fourteen years to learn clock management but still cannot master its finer points.  Moreover, he has one of the best running backs in the game and cannot use him near the goal line.  Of course, he has one of the worst offensive lines in the game, which might explain things.

The Defensive Coordinator was fired after six games and replaced by a relative novice (stewardship division).  His charges have performed worse in the process.

The offensive Coordinator has never impressed, so it's hard to start faulting him for this season's play-calling.

BUT, without doubt the biggest area of deficiency over the course of a few seasons has been in the realm of free-agent signings.  This team is loaded with big name signees who have played miserably.  None seems worse than Nnamdi Asomugha.  Wait!  Demestress Bell is in the running for this honor.  

Then, of course, there is the drafting of Danny Watkins.  An unmitigated disaster.

So, in the end, the head coach is a poor field general and even poorer judge of talent.

No wonder the Eagles have a losing record.  (And we never even mentioned the quarterback).

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Anyone seen Andrew Bynum?

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