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MattB
Lancaster, PA
Eagles are my first love. Phillies are my second. Flyers are my third.
Interests: macs, eagles, dawkins, phillies, flyers
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Pretty much exactly my thoughts. But of course, better than I could write them. I think he IS committed to the read-option. And if so, it makes no sense to run something different for the rest of the offense until they get the QB he wants.
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"three different locations spread out over 30 miles to legally buy his four weapons" Sweet jeez, does this guy not know gun owners? I know three friends who have done that in the past month. Hell, one has bought 10 guns at 6 different places in the past 4 months. And these guys aren't mass shooters. Just normal gun owners.
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2012 on Dumb And Dumber at JustOneMinute
OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD I hope this brings IG back...
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This. Maybe IgglesBlog would still be around (more often). I tried.
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I don't think busted coverages is the only metric you can look at. Sometimes that will happen. Also- Samuel was out at the end of the year, so I'm sure that had something to do with it. But when they happened at the end of the year- players knew they were happening, and stopped the play after it happened. That didn't happen early in the year.
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I was at the game yesterday, and I can't decide between 2 and 3. I railed on DeSean after those two TD drops, but nobody around me really got into it (I supposed part of it was because everybody left). The booing was almost halfhearted. Even walking out people were upset, but not overly so. This leans toward number 2. But at the same time, the Fire Andy chant was funny, but it died quick. And some people were screaming about Andy as I left, but others at DeSean, and others didn't say much at all. It seem liked they didn't know what to say. That leans toward number 3. Me? I still want Reid, I want Marty gone, and I think I'd like to demote (not fire) Juan and hire an experienced DC.
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I noticed immediately that was what happened. And the best/worst part is that the WR screen right was OPEN. They would've had a big gain. But no, they have to be too clever.
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I was implying this year, but now I can see how it could also mean another 50.
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It sucks your leaving gain, but it was a great week even if short. Hopefully a Super Bowl victory will bring you back out.
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Okay, so you say fire him. Where do you go? Who do you replace him with? If its the scheme, you can't install a new scheme in week 4 and expect to win, so then what's the point? If you let him play out, he might learn and get better.
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I think its been so bad that he's been forced out of retirement. Which means its pretty damn bad. I only ever thought that I'd see this site back up if the Eagles won the Super Bowl.
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As one who usually is ready to jump off a bridge after every Eagles loss, I'm oddly optimistic. I just feel like a few things fall a different way and this team is 4-0. Maybe I'm stupidly optimistic, but its how I see it. If Maclin catches one ball and doesn't fumble another- victories. If Reid doesn't go for it on 4th and 1, victory. Then again, maybe I've blocked out 2007.
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Somebody said this is like a gut punch. Or like being told your moving. Or the end of the Eagles season. Or being fired. I think its all of those together, and much much worse. This was the first site I checked after an Eagles game, especially a loss (BGN was second). And whenever I saw a new post I would read immediately. You guys helped me get through a lot of tough times as an Eagle fan. The writing was top notch, the storylines you followed throughout the year was awesome, the stats posts were unbelievable, and the humor was hilarious. And you also kept the commenters from devolving into Philly.com junk. The writing was on the wall with the video rewinds, and really with the titles of "Closing of the Bell for the Business Beat" and "And, In Conclusion, The End (And Not Just for the Year)". It sucks that life intervened, as it so often does. But I wish you well, and for God's sake JOIN TWITTER. You can find time for 140 characters! I'm seriously going to miss this place. I think its going to take a while to move on, just like the end of a season. This sucks. But thank you for the fun while it lasted.
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Oh man. I feel just about as worse as when the Eagles season ends in disappointment. I will seriously miss the hangover posts, with their many funny lines. I'll miss the back and forth you had with the other guys. I just miss everything. As I said on Twitter, you guys helped me through tough times as an Eagle fan. I don't think any other site will be as good. This sucks.
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The disbanding of the community really hits home. Not just reading the articles, but the comments, and your response. This sucks. I really loved the indepth, behind the scenes, business posts you had. Now more than ever, with the CBA expiring, I'm going to miss your take on it, and what it means for the Birds. But at least you'll be on Twitter. I do hope you find another place to post (BleedingGreenNation.com?).
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2011 on Gratitude at Iggles Blog - Philadelphia Eagles Blog
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Thanks Tommy for your insights. You offered a different take than the other guys, and I liked that diversity. Glad to see you'll keep writing, and I'll see you on the next site.
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I had thought that stadium development was a big reason, but that article left me a little confused about that whole process. Any further explanation you can give?
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That's awesome that Sheldon was tailgating. Wish I would've been able to get to the game early enough, we could've met up too. Re: The Crowd- I thought it came in waves. They were loud to start, then after 14-0 silent. But when they scored their first TD, the excitement was back. When the Packers started their drive it was freaking LOUD in my section. After the game, I wasn't as upset as I normally am. I think its because I was nervous coming in, and the Packers were good. For me, this is probably down on the bottom of season enders. Tampa Bay still haunts my memory. Nonetheless, I did finish a fifth of Jack Daniels last night (my liver hates Philly teams).
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Because there is nobody better out there. That is why.
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No, we're happy with postseason ones too. He's gotten a few of those...
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Okay, after 6 hours and many comments, I think I know how I feel. And that is I don't know. Should I be pissed that its been 50 years since an Eagles championship? Accepting since Andy has in the playoffs for the 9th time in 12 years? Frustrated at another game that could've been one, but just wasn't? Excited since it was a young team that should do better next year? Disappointed at 16 points at a team that score more than 30 regularly? Tell me: what, what should I feel?
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Its hard to watch this team all year fail to get to the QB, after nearly 10 years of JJ just HOUND QBs. I can't remember a year so empty of blitzes that got home for years. Maybe its more talent than we suspect...
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And yet, that outweighs the probability of having losing years for the next 5-10 years? Look, so much of the playoffs is built on luck- you get there with a decent team and you ALWAYS have a chance. That's how it works.
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Well, he is responsible for putting players in better positions...
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I see no problem with your logic.
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