Leonard's Memory Lane

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    reading;dancing;horsebackriding;stargazing;movies especially westerns. My back problems have curtailed my activity.

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  1. Leonard's Memory Lane

    The Blast Furnance

    I referred to that disappointing and heart crushing 32 to 25 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Title Game. Philadelphia had a marvelous streak winning 6 of 7 games. Two credentials. (1) They scored over 40 points twice & (2) within 4 weeks the Eagles defeated the 12-4 New York Giants twice with both games at the Meadow Lands. The 20 to 14 game during the season was well played; but the 23 to 11 win in the playoffs was the best post season game I have ever seen the Eagles play. Twice in the fourth quarter they stopped the Giants at midfield on 4th and about a foot. Asante Samuel and Quentin Mikel each had an interception. After that Philadelphia, at 9-6-1 went to Arizona to play the 9-7 Cardinals. I though the Eagles would win easily and our players were cocky. They quickly realized that the game would not be easy and they had better dig in. It took awhile to stir up that Adrenalin before they warmed up. Meanwhile the Cardinals were moving the football and the Eagles did not get going until late in the third quarter. In football there is no time to let up. In a steel mill you can't turn off the Blast Furnace during slack periods. Turning it on it takes a long time before its operational.
  2. Should have written this sooner. Some times you can zero in on one play that turns things around for the whole season.  It was the Giants game at home last year with the Eagles just having lost the 48 to 7 game with the Saints.  The Eagles had just scored narrowing the margin to 19 to 11.  Down came the Giants from around the Eagles 40. Manning went for the touchdown which might have opened the floodgates. Malcolm Jenkins intercepted  ending the threat. Eagles outscored  NY 14 to  3 in the second half.  Tell them to turn it on next week.  Only consolation now is Dallas will not improve on their 2018 season. 

  3. Amusing reply.  How about the  comment on consecutive completions.

  4. Dave-Let's say this directly.  The best thing for the Eagles defense would be DeSaun  Jackson  returning from his injury.

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    Letting Starters Play

    Need to talk about if you are going to archive all the narratives
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    Letting Starters Play

    I do not believe that teams should run up the score. This makes for hard feelings on the losing team and provides additional incentive against us the next round. Around the league, said teams we will get a bad reputation. But Dave, there is a difference between running up the score and giving reserves some playing time. Let's give Josh McGowan a chance to move the ball next time. Never can tell when the Eagles will need him. Dave, I have allot of nerve asking you this. During the blog days, we had chances to inform or ask other some questions. My first concern is my own benefit. It is pointless to say otherwise and it's only human nature to look after number one. Even so, I love the Eagles and I have made some good observations on Philadelphia in general. I don't mean the obvious tourist style information. Where I have mentioned these, I have carried it one step deeper to what it means to me. My article, Bells Across the City, was one such observation. I am sure you will get more readership and interest. And it would also help your archives. Remember, I am 72 and 65 of these was a fan of the Eagles and Pro Football. I don't really have interest in any other sport, to include College Football. And I will really appreciate anything you can do.
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    Doug After the Loss to Saints 20 to 14

    An incentive to go to the Super Bowl should be how dejected our Coach looked after the Playoff loss to the Saints last year. The 1979 Los Angeles Rams and the 2011 New York Giants, both with 9-7 records, had hot streaks late in the season and wound up in the Super Bowl. The Eagles fell off the year after the title games as indicated below. 1961-The Eagles, 10-4, needed help from the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns. Both teams failed to defeat the New York Giants, which would have meant either an Eastern Conference Playoff or a NFL Title Game. Records Cleveland Browns 8-5-1; Pittsburgh 6-8; New York 10-3-1 Week 2 at Pittsburgh- The Steelers should have defeated the New York Giants but there were too many turnovers and the Giants won 17 to 14. Had the Steelers won, Philadelphia at 10-4 won the Eastern Conference 1/2 better than the Giants at 9-4-1. 1981-At Philadelphia. The Eagles, 10-6, lost games to the the Dallas Cowboys, 12-4, and the Washington Redskins, 8-8. Week 9 at Philadelphia. The Eagles lead 14 to 3 after three quarters. The Cowboys came back to take a 17 to 14 lead. After that, the Eagles Rodney Parker dropped a sure touchdown pass from the Dallas 24. Week 15 at Washington. The Eagles moved the ball but fainted several times as they got near the Dallas goal. There was one last chance for a field goal from the Dallas 24 with the Eagles trailing 15 to 13. John Sciarra mishandled the snap from center and the Eagles lost 15 to 13. 2008-at Arizona. The Eagles were 5--5-1 after 11 games. Philadelphia won 4 of the last 5 and the first two playoff games. Overconfident, Philadelphia lost the NFC Title game to the Cardinals 32 to 25. No Super Bowl.
  8. Chris, I don't no why you eliminate periodically the last section of the Fans' page. I am referring to the bottom half of the page that begins with In and Around Philadelphia.  Now in the 24 to 0 win over Washington, the announcer said that Nick Foles tied the record with 25 consecutive completed.  Don't interceptions break that streak?


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    Post Your EMB Questions/Concerns Here

    Dave, you are doing a bang up job on this site. I have yet to understand why fans can't stay mannerly while they post their concerns. Sure everytime I look at the Title game and Super Bowl, it angers me that LaGarette Blount left. But I am not going to forget that we are all in this together. We can attract attention by the quality of our writing rather than crude responses.
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    [News] Want To Watch Eagles-Packers? Here's Your Guide

    I think you are talking about Exhibition Games. The NFL Game Pass is marvelous. You see all the plays and commentary tearing away everything else. This condensed version last about one hour and 20 minutes.
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    Only Eastern Victory in 1965-Dallas Over SF.

    Of the 14 Inter conference games in 1965, the East won just one game. In mid-season, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the San Francisco Forty-Niners 39 to 31. San Francisco gained 411 yards to just 242 yards for the Cowboys. It was a combination of big defensive plays and special teams. Dallas had only nine first downs. For San Francisco-George Mira completed 14 of 30 passes for 274 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Ken Willard carried 25 times for 91 yards. Dave Parks caught six passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns. For Dallas-Don Meredith completed 11 of 20 passes for 216 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions. Bob Hayes caught four passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns. There were the following: —Defensive Tackle Bob Lilley intercepted one pass and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown. —Mel Renfro returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. —George Andre recovered a fumble in the End Zone for a touchdown. Cowboys 39 49ers 31. Advertisements
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    Eagles fans in Dallas?

    All right, my friend, do you want to know why the Cowboys are our number one rival & why the Eagle fans are the most passionate. Odd the way I put are & our.
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    Post Your EMB Questions/Concerns Here

    Dave, let'e look at Foles. The key is his desire to be the number one Quarterback. If he could just stay another year and relook his status, all parties might benefit. NF is not the first reserve to start and help his team to the big prize. I will list them but you know these guys better than I do. The Eagles are still a young team and I really think the we offer Foles the best opportunity to wind up in the Super Bowl again. The Eagles were only a few plays away from a 12-4 record. Even on the sidelines, he can offer valuable analysis of previous plays, why they did or did not work, and make rapid fire suggestions on play calling. A veteran quarterback on the sidelines is in some ways more valuable than the starter on the field.
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    Relooking 1991 vs Dallas

    History is very important in every area. You cannot understand the present without knowing the past. Why do you think schools teach history? And you put me in the dilemma as well so I am speaking with forked tongue. If you don't like writing don't read it. At the same time thanks for reading and commenting on what I said.
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    Relooking 1991 vs Dallas

    Yes I realize that and I think it was a guy named Al Harris that muffed a kickoff given the Cowboys a Safety. Just to digress Safeties, depending on your team, are very damaging or great scores. Let's not run the comparison and look at the Safety from the Eagles' perch. The Cowboys scored and the Eagles had to kickoff or punt the ball away. Really get your nose rubbed in the dirt. Forgetting the 87 strike, the Eagles had defeated the Cowboys 9 consecutive times. That doesn't begin to erase the hurt. From 1968 to 1978, Philadelphia's record against the Cowboys was 2 wins and 20 losses. There were only three losses that were close.