Posts Tagged ‘Jason Avant’

We Were Dead Even Before The Ship Sank

October 10th, 2011 by Scott Dargis | 1 Comment | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

Before anything on the field is discussed I just want to say that I wanted to hold off on writing this article. I didn’t want to write something about the Eagles floundering in the beginning of the season only to have them turn it around in the end, but one specific moment in yesterday’s game put me over the edge. I thought that it couldn’t get any worse after the 4th quarter debacle against the 49ers, what Eagles long time play-by-play announcer Merrill Reese said was “one of the most devastating and embarrassing losses in the history of the franchise”. Even though being down 28-7 to the Bills, I knew the Eagles had a chance to come back, the offense just has too many weapons and sure enough they found themselves within one score and the ball with under 5 minutes to go.

It was during that last drive that I kept thinking, alright at what point is something going to go wrong, you just knew that something negative was inevitable. On that 3rd and 3 on the Buffalo 25 it happened, Vick threw to his sure handed receiver Jason Avant who was drilled right as he began to bring the ball in, of course it would bounce away from him, of course it would go right into the hands of Bills linebacker Nick Barnett. When I watched the replay I noticed that Jason Avant would have likely been short of the first down marker according to the line provided by FOX. If that ball is caught it would have been another classic situation for Andy Reid, a 4th and 1 with the game on the line, Eagles fans know how that usually turns out.

Even though the Eagles turned the ball over for a fifth time there was still a chance. If they could just get a stop they were going to get the ball back with a chance to tie the game and with the way that the offense was moving in the second half who knows what could have happened.

Every game it has gotten more and more difficult to try and avoid getting frustrated when stupid and inconceivable mistakes are committed by this team. The numerous missed tackles by the defense that take place on every single drive. The game ending drop by Jeremy Maclin against the Falcons. The ridiculous play call by Andy Reid against the Giants, up two points early on in the fourth quarter, 4th and 1 on the Giants 43, Reid calls a run play for McCoy who is dropped for a loss, Victor Cruz scored again on the very next drive. Then there was last week when Maclin fumbled the ball late in the 4th quarter in field goal range, but nothing can top what took place yesterday.

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DeSean The Diva?

November 29th, 2010 by Christian | 9 Comments | Filed in Eagles, General, NFL, Sports

Be A Teammate, Not A Diva!

Reports are that DeSean Jackson was sitting in the locker room after the loss to the Bears with towel over his head, sulking, not talking to reporters.

Come on dude, are you kidding me?  You’re gonna start that sh!t now?  Acting like a baby – another spoiled, ungrateful star athlete – after a little over a season of pretty good ball?  Give me a break.  And while you’re at it, give yourself a break.  Do NOT fall into the easy trap of the T.O’s and Chad Ochostinko’s of the world.  Egotism is boring and ugly.  And it ruins careers.  Allen Iverson ring a bell?


DeSean, you are not bigger than the team or the game. You’re a good receiver, with blazing speed who can be an electrifying player at times.  But, let’s not get carried away.  You’re no Jerry Rice.


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Start of Free Agency Leaves Eagles Fans Frustrated

March 8th, 2010 by Johnny G | 12 Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

This years Free Agency started off with a bang on Friday with Julius Peppers going to the Chicago Bears, Antrel Rolle to the Giants, Kyle Vanden Bosch to the Lions, Anquan Boldin being shipped to the Ravens, and Aaron Kampan going to the Jaguars. There has not been much excitement for Eagles’ fans in Philadelphia though. The only activity for the Birds has been resigning Fullback Leonard Weaver and slot receiver Jason Avant. On top of their extreme inactivity, the Eagles have made it clear that they will pay Michael Vick his $1.5 million roster bonus, essentially saying the Eagles will enter the season with Donovan Mcnabb, Kevin Kolb, and Mike Vick all on the roster.

You really have to wonder what the plan of action is for this off-season. In the Eagles defense they do have a plethora of draft picks that can be used to address specific needs on the defensive side of the ball. There are glaring weaknesses that were exposed badly by the Dallas Cowboys in the week 17 and first round playoff embarrassments. They need at least one safety, in addition to a couple linebackers, a defensive end to play opposite of Trent Cole, and a running back. They will also need a back-up plan in case Jamaal Jackson is not ready in time for the season and another guard, unless you want to depend on Shawn Andrews staying healthy and contributing.

For all the talk about Donovan Mcnabb being traded and the multiple sources that have stated the Eagles have been in discussions over these trade talks, it has ultimately been reported that any move regarding Donovan is being vetoed by Andy Reid. Whether or not you agree with that course of action, the Eagles are clearly in a state of turmoil. To keep three quarterbacks on the same roster like the trio the Eagles have now is a pure waste of resources. We can only hope there is something in the master plan that we don’t know about.

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