Iggles

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  1. Now that the NFL has four games in London, and one game in Mexico City, are we really surprised? It throws off the balance of teams who play in the US. So it alters the schedules of other teams, which has a ripple effect. The only break the Eagles get is that they don't have to leave the west coast between Seattle and the LA Rams. The NFL wants to end it with conference rivals in every division to end the season. That's the only positive, for the months outside of December. The early schedule for many teams is nuts.
  2. The real reason Jim Nantz is the golden child is because the inner circle of the Augusta National golf club has embraced him as one of their own. He is untouchable, because CBS can never lose The Masters to another network. It took CBS decades to finally get permission to broadcast the final two complete rounds with the top eight players. The BBC had the same issue. If you hate golf, you'll never understand. As for for the NFL, Nantz want's to pair with the novice Romo instead of sending him to third string covering a Cleveland game. Just make sure Romo isn't near a Dallas game this coming season, which is going to be impossible. Bad move.
  3. How many years did it take to get used to Phil Simms? Now I have to listen to a QB who has done nothing with his career take over the #1 color commentator spot with Jim Nantz? Has CBS lost their minds? At least Phil Simms won a SB. I'm making this prediction now, Tony Romo will be replaced before the end of the 2017 NFL season on CBS. Seriously, if CBS thinks Tony Romo was qualified for joining the #1 NFL team on CBS, why not try him with the Masters? Do you know why, because Jim Nantz would've left the broadcast booth. This is going to be unbearable. I miss Pat Summerall, as does Jim Nantz.
  4. Cousins' has the same "yips" as Tony Romo. When it's crunch time late in the season, or if the playoffs are on the line, Cousins' breaks down. That's why the Redskins don't want to give him a long term contract. So the Redskins hold a gun to Cousins' head for a another year, and paid him a decent salary. Cousins' signed the deal. How much incentive does Cousins' has to play for a team that doesn't want him long-term, but holds him hostage over money? We all remember how the TO soap opera ended in 2005. Congratulations to the Washington Redskins for signing a franchise tag QB at market value only for him to daydream the entire 2017 season. Cousins' must have Tony Bennett on his portable listening device. When a player doesn't want to be in their current location, they usually half-a** it, and will not put up the previous numbers in past seasons. Washington would be smart to deal Cousins' now, to avoid embarrassment during the regular season.
  5. While many Eagle fans accuse Jeff Lurie of putting an Eagles team "just good enough" to put people in the seats, Daniel Snyder is completely insane. Snyder loves chaos, and it's obvious he's in the wrong profession as an NFL owner. Great NFL owners love consistency, long term coaches/GM's, and a progression to winning more games under stability. Snyder just can't pull that off. The only head coach who tamed Snyder for four seasons was his "idol" Joe Gibbs. Yet even Gibbs knew this wasn't the old days with Jack Kent Cooke, and Bobby Beathard as GM. Sean Taylor's murder was a convenient way of Gibbs leaving the Redskins a second time. If I were McCloughan, with a former drinking problem, I wouldn't blame him for falling off the wagon under a Snyder regime in Washington. Daniel Snyder is George Steinbrenner without championships.
  6. Are they all dead? They didn't look healthy 35 years ago. Twenty years ago they looked "old".
  7. When Joe Theismann broke his leg in 1985, his career was over. Next season he was doing color commentary for CBS NFC games. One of the first games he covered was his former team playing the Eagles at the Vet in 1986. It was the most insufferable broadcast I've ever heard. This was Buddy Ryan's first year so the Eagles were supposed to lose, but during the first half they were holding their own against the Redskins. In the second half, the Redskins emerged as the better team, and all I could hear from Joe's mouth was "see, here's what the Redskins do, they do x and x and do it very well". Joe became a cheerleader for his former team. To his credit Theismann became a more neutral color commentator as the years past. He also criticized the Redskins many times after Snyder bought the team. If they have Romo do any Dallas games against the AFC, there should be a conflict of interest clause during the first year of a new color commentator.
  8. The Who had a song called "Don't let go of the coat". It was about spiritual leader Meher Baba, but in this case it's about a troll who can't let go his hatred for Nick Foles. Yet this was so 2014, the rest of us have moved on. We are Carson Wentz fans.
  9. "Wash, Rinse, Repeat". Done.
  10. This is either insane, or very amusing. While a backup QB could thrive under a team that now has five Superbowls, send him to a team with a weak OL, and see him get his head knocked off. Your logic that Jimmy Garappolo won't suffer the same fate of Nick Foles when sent to another team without the same New England OL protection is a person in denial, or you've become a delusional Jimmy Garappolo fan. Join the "delusional" "people who really don't care about Nick Foles that much" anymore club. If you think Chase Daniel was a better backup for Carson Wentz over Nick Foles, with more playing experience, and is taking a lower salary in return.......wow! A QB with no size and weight, with about a minute of NFL experience, and you want to keep him over Nick Foles, or anybody else. Now this has become a Fawlty Towers episode.
  11. Well, you hated Foles in 2013 when he took over the job of someone who no longer plays in the NFL, and kept it until the Redskins knocked him into next week in 2014 (Foles was never the same). Now you hate the Eagles to bring Foles back. This isn't delusional, it's irrational. I guess you lack the comprehension skills of an eighth grader. Foles improved under Reid's system in KC compared to St. Louis. Just as Jimmy played will under Brady because of the NE offense. ***SYSTEM SYSTEM SYSTEM*** Send Jimmy to Jacksonville, and he'll be a loser QB, but they may turn it around next year.
  12. Yes, the Eagles almost became the Phoenix Eagles instead of the Cardinals. If this became reality, Philadelphia would've been awarded a new franchise during the mid 1990's, just like Baltimore. What must make Cleveland Brown fans sick (the 2.0 version) is their former team has won two SB's as the Ravens. So if Philadelphia was without an NFL franchise in 1995, do the Browns move to Philly, or Baltimore? You never know.
  13. You forget that the person who made the first major trade of Nick Foles was an egotistical amateur NFL GM blowhard (who made Andy Reid look competent) and thought he was smarter than Howie Roseman. That person blew up the Eagles, and his destruction of this franchise in one offseason is going to take another two seasons to overcome. You can't fault Foles for that. When Foles landed in KC, he actually played games during the regular season to spell Alex Smith, and did well. What do you have to say about Brady's backup sitting on a shelf? You'll never get over Michael Vick getting replaced in 2013, it consumes you. The only delusion in this argument is you.
  14. While the Redskins have lost two 1K WR's in one offseason, do you think the Bucs may have overpaid for Desean Jackson? That's insanity money. Any Eagles fan knows Desean goes where's he's "paid!". NFL football is second on his list of priorities.
  15. You Vick fans are insane, if you want to re-ignite 2013 again. If Jimmy Garoppolo were the Eagles QB (instead of Foles), and was traded to the Rams during the 2015 offseason, he would not put up New England numbers as a backup in St. Louis as a starter. Do you understand that it's not the player involved, it's the system. Matt Cassel was traded to KC when they were a defensive minded team, before the Reid years. Cassel was a complete disaster in Kansas City. If the Patriots are waiting for a first round draft pick for Brady's backup, they must think the rest of the NFL is very stupid, and doesn't remember NE backup QB's work well only in NE offensive systems. So back to the beginning, if Nick Foles thrived under Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, and probably Doug Pederson, that doesn't make him a subpar QB because he was shipped to team that kills QB's. I'm a Wentz fan, but I'd rather have Foles as a backup with real experience vs. Jimmy Garoppolo. You just can't get over that Michael Vick was a subpar QB to a second year QB in 2013.