Welcome to another installment of What The Phuck, my perspective for Philly sports as a Philly fan, and an excuse to rant about it in a general forum. The 2011 season for most NFL teams and fanatics have either been filled with wonder, awe, or heartbreak. Sometimes a mixture of the three. For me being a Philly fan, it's just been God-awful. Let me emphasize on this a little bit. It's week 12, there's 5 more to go, and a team that was held high for so much of the season even after failed ridicule and a hell-gauntlet of a division, the NFC East, to end up at this point being 4-7 is all but humbling at this point. It's damn right embarrassing. I like to point out my views on how come there is so much fail in the organization.
I'm not gonna point fingers to the players, yet... Don't worry they got their share in this BootLeG approved ass-chewing, but the bulk of it have to fall on the coaching staff. Andy Reid can't seem to place the players he have or lead them in a way to constantly perform. The defensive coordinator can't seem to get their front line to hold a rush for anything. Can't really place blame on the offensive coordinator, that's realistically the players fault. But I've seen the decline of Andy's coaching performance throughout the years. Hell, even when Donovan McNabb was still flying high and wearing green, it seemed that he couldn't even coach a kindergartner to eat a pizza at a Chuck E. Cheese. This guy is really gone down the shitter in the past years and now here we are looking down the barrel of our first losing season since the late 90's, it's real disappointing. I hope Jeff Laurie is reading this cause this should not continue if he wants his organization to be successful again. Now, that's just the tip of the iceberg that I want to get out of my chest. Let's dig a little deeper in the rabbit hole.
Sticking to what I love (now loathe) the most of my birds are is the offense. I just can't wrap my head around such atrocity that have came into them. Starting off with the QB that PETA and dog-lovers love to hate, Michael Vick, out with a rib injury because he want's to be a big tough dumbass and take every hit that comes to him instead of trying to keep away and stay healthy. I swear he's about as useful as Matt Leinert to the position, not much for anything long term. Not to mention the interceptions, on God, the interceptions that he threw. It's not all his fault, but it's safe to say that 70% of all the picks that occur is because he can't or won't throw to the boys in green. Almost like he doesn't give a crap now that he got his contract. I got news for ya, that crap does not fly with me or any fan, and I'm sure it's not gonna fly with the organization as well too. And speaking of QB's I'm really pissed at Vince Young pretty much jinxing the team calling it the Dream Team in the preseason and eventually dooming themselves to a Nightmare on Broad Street. Finally bringing in something to the picture in the past two weeks now that he's been off of his injury in the preseason. Ugh, these friggin' guys. And keeping up with the pace with being offensive heavy, how about DeSean Jackson. He's been on-again-off-again most of this season not being in top form for as long as I can remember. When was the last time he made a decent punt return, oh yeah, the Miracle at the Meadowlands last year. Also he's been dropping passes left and right, and when he does catch, it's for little yardage. In fact, all of the Eagles' wide receivers are playing like crap this year. The only decent player is LeSean McCoy. Just about the only solid performer we have this year. I have to say that he's the only pro-bowl athlete on the Eagles roster this year.
But now, let me shift your attention to an extremely lacking Eagles defense. I mean, the front line offers nothing to rush the opposing QB like what Trent Cole used to do a season or two ago. It's just so pathetic and even worse the ones that do bring up effort in when it supposed to count, in the deep end where you should find the likes of Jason Avant and others that seem to have a hard-friggin' time catching up to the opposing teams wide receivers. Especially in the forth quarter where they seem to forget that the game actually has that many. That I think is what pisses me off most of all, is the fact of all the fourth quarter blown opportunities, hell, you could contribute to the fact that after the half they start to decline. I think Andy Reid gives them stupid pills threatens to stomp on their balls if they actually start giving a damn after the half. It's almost like their half time preparations consists of booking their bus tickets and hotel stays for the next loss in the next place. Regardless, the only thing worse than the defense, but still in relation to it, is their special teams. No real good returns for position, or touchdown for that matter. And as for the kicking team, well, lets just hope to God that the other team either call a fair catch or take a knee. All I have to say is please for all that is good and decent, just show up for jeebus sake.
So I'm willing to concede that the Eagles' season is over. There's no way to compete in such debotchary. It's not to say that we have the worse record this year so far, that's goes to the Colts being at 0-11. But that could be easily contributed to the fact that they aren't shit without Peyton Manning which is true; versus that we have a slew of Pro Bowl contenders and with out a doubt completely blow it out their butts. It's ridiculous and I'm pretty much done with it. Thank God that I'm a football fan overall, and yes true my alliance is with all sports Philly, it's just that like all hardcore Philly fans, when shit hits the fan, we make sure they know about it, HARD. Thank God the Flyers are doing well and hopefully the Phills can go for another 100+ win season next year.
BootLeG sampler.. signing out...