Oct 292010
Eagles head coach Andy Reid

Eagles head coach Andy Reid

October 29 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“We thought we’d know more about the 2010-11 Eagles by now.

Seven weeks of an NFL season provide lots of evidence. But the clues to the Eagles‘ real identity have pointed in wildly different directions.

The Eagles were building for the future and learning with a new quarterback – for about a half. Then it became a win-now season with Michael Vick at the helm. With that stunning shift as a launching point, every week has contradicted what we thought we had learned before.

The Eagles have a high-scoring offense that has turned in huge plays only to sputter late against the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans.

The defense was great at attacking the quarterback but porous against the run. Then it stuffed star rushers Frank Gore, Michael Turner, and Chris Johnson but was lit up by Titans quarterback Kerry Collins and wide receiver Kenny Britt.

The Eagles struggled to put away the lousy Lions and 49ers (combined win total: two) but blew the doors off the Atlanta Falcons, who have as many wins as any team in the NFL.”

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