I have spent years following this team loyally and faithfully. Ever since I can remember I spend the fall and winter following my beloved Eagles. I have spent so much money on merchandise, jersey’s, hat’s, ticket’s, etc.. A lot of devotion. Some think it’s crazy and a bit much but I don’t care because it’s what I love and what I am passionate about. And it is known by family and friends that when I am no longer granted God’s grace to walk this Earth that my only wish is to be buried in my #20 green Dawkins jersey.
I think you get my point. I love this team. No matter what.
Now with all of that being said, this 2012 Eagles season has become one of the hardest and most frustrating seasons I can ever remember. The Eagles sit at 3-7 right now. 3-7? A team that was picked by many to reach the Super Bowl this season. Expectations were high as was the moral with the team and fans. Now we are all left in a catastrophic state of confusion.
The fans have questions and the organization has no answers. Really, they don’t. Just go watch some of the post game interviews and press conferences. It’s a sad sight to see. It really is. So if the players don’t even know what’s going on how can us as fans possibly believe coach Reid or anyone else when they say they have to improve? I would ask for an answer to that question but I know nobody will have an answer.
Honestly, I’m fed up. I never would have expected this team to ever come close to 3-7 before the season started. 7-3, possibly. While I was watching the non effort coming from the Eagles today while they got beat down by the Redskins I had a bit of a flashback to the Kotite era. Probably the worst era in Eagles football history. A time I wanted to erase from my memory. Ugh, damn you Kotite.
Nothing like a flashback to some nightmarish type football from the Birds, eh? Now, it’s not like the Eagles haven’t had bad seasons before. The difference I think with this team from past pathetic Eagles teams is the expectations going into this season. If they weren’t so high then losing like this wouldn’t be so difficult? Now don’t get me wrong, losing sucks no matter how you slice it, it’s just those damn expectations man.
My hopes for anything positive this year were officially shot today after being destroyed by the Redskins. And insult to injury was Shady McCoy leaving the end of the game with a concussion. And while I’m on the topic of today’s game, you would assume a coach would give a rookie QB making his first start a better chance by calling a more balanced game. Foles threw 46 passes. FOURTY SIX! That’s almost setting him up. Come on man.
I’m far from giving up on Foles. I don’t feel that the coaches helped him at all today. They should have game-planned to suite Foles abilities. But that comes back on coach Reid.
When it comes down to it, I’ll forever love the Philadelphia Eagles. Even through the hard times. But it’s to the point this season that the players are coming across as not caring. Almost giving up on the season. Coaches as well. For what reason nobody knows. Not even them apparently. Pathetic. So if they don’t care, why should I? Us as fans can only take so much. It’s not our fault they built this team up with the high expectations that were there. That’s not our fault. They built us up just to knock us on our asses.
I’ll close this out by saying that in my opinion I think the Eagles are the worst team in the NFL. Yes, THE WORST TEAM IN FOOTBALL! It brings me no pleasure or relief by saying that. It feels horribly wrong honestly. But from the football being played and coached by this team, that’s how I feel. And it’s an honest feeling. It’s only fair after what the Eagles have done to our breaking hearts this season.