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#1 CT Eagle

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Last week the Eagles fired Senior VP of Communications Rob Zeiger who was the liason between Lurie, the FO, and the media.

Today they fired Tim McDermott Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer.

I guess Lurie is looking for new people to put lipstick on this pig ?  I don't know how those guys performed on the jobs, but the only real way to improve marketing and media relations is to put a better team on the field and we all know which people have that responsibility.  Winning cures all ills.

Dave, I am sure your department is a bit on edge.  I truly think you do a great job and hope that whatever transition goes on with the franchise leads to opportunity and advancement for you.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:50 PM

Are you surprised?  Look at all the changes in Lurie's life over the past year.  His best friend leaves to buy the Browns, gets divorced, and now is cleaning house in the front office.  You can see that Andy is next.

#3 Rodney_Zero

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:26 PM

I bet he sells the team in a year or two

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

I just hope he doesn't move them to LA...

I'm OK with selling them, though.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

View PostRodney_Zero, on 26 November 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

I bet he sells the team in a year or two
I could see him sell as well.  I'm sure Lurie is already having them write up his end of the year speech and I'm sure it has some form of explanation as to why their keeping Reid as our coach.  He will throw the players performance and injuries out there as his reasoning as to why Reid stays.
  He'll say something along the lines of players are paid to make plays and coaches to coach and as part of his evaluation he's come to the conclusion that the major reason the reason the Eagles sucked is the players performance and lack there of making plays that they were in position to make and just flat out failed.
  HE will also use the injuries on the OL as to why the offense has underperformed compared to Reids past offenses performances and rankings each year.  He will then tell us why Howie will assume the roll of more of a normal GM and Reid will not have final say to all of the football operations. Blah n some more Blah.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

View PostRodney_Zero, on 26 November 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

I bet he sells the team in a year or two
Unless he needs to monetize the team because of the divorce, I don't know why he would sell his best asset.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:34 PM

Good to see they're holding the right people accountable. :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

View PostKOJO, on 26 November 2012 - 05:34 PM, said:

Good to see they're holding the right people accountable. :rolleyes:
Stay tuned...

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

View PostRodney_Zero, on 26 November 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

I bet he sells the team in a year or two

Nothing would surprise me in this bizarro Eagles world we are operating in currently

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

Time for Spadaro to get an extension and a raise,

#11 Randy Rampage

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

I hear the Iraqi Minster of Information is looking for a job. He'd fit right in with Lurie's front office. You don't need marketing when you put a quality product on the field.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

By the way, Lurie has been a tremendous owner. Anyone who says otherwise is a fool.

Reid is gone after this year. That was made clear by Lurie earlier this year.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:32 PM

View PostRodney_Zero, on 26 November 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

I bet he sells the team in a year or two

It would be sad to see because he is a great owner.  Probably the best this team, maybe this city, has ever seen.  From the start of his tenure he has worked hard to connect with the fans and deliver a championship.

But if he does I understand given all the changes in his life.

The problem is price.  You are looking at $1 billion at least for the Eagles and very few people have that type of scratch to throw away.  There are very strict rules about debt limits so the franchise cannot be levered up.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

View Postwydok, on 26 November 2012 - 03:35 PM, said:

I just hope he doesn't move them to LA...

I'm OK with selling them, though.

I'm ok with moving them to LA :smoke:

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:17 AM

The team is not moving unless you want me to troll TATE with that message.

If they did we would not have a football team and the NFL is not expanding anytime soon.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:31 AM

I think it's another move being made on the business side that simply represents new president Don Smolenski putting his stamp on that part of the team.

The football operations side comes at season's end, most likely.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:33 AM

Next up is the VP of water and power resources.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:53 AM

Classy move firing McDermott with his brother in town so the family could celebrate together

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

View Postowensaws, on 27 November 2012 - 07:53 AM, said:

Classy move firing McDermott with his brother in town so the family could celebrate together
That was really a horse manure thing to do. :thumbsdown: