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  • Why are the Eagles continually so low in the power rankings?

    I know this is probably bias considering I am a somerton local and love the birds, but honestly the Steelers have played terrible as of late and the Ravens have been even worse. I dont understand how the Eagles at 8-4 can be ranked below these two teams. The Eagles will continue to get hot as usual during december and may likely even win out. Though Andy Reid can be a terrible coach at times they still win games and have one of the deepest teams in the NFL. I think its time for some more respect Walt, especially coming from a local like yourself.

  • #2
    Eagles are below the Ravens? That's criminal.

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    • #3
      Eagles and criminal definitely belong in the same sentence.
      Can you spare a septim?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cutty View Post
        Eagles are below the Ravens? That's criminal.
        The Ravens are by far not living up to their potential. Although, if the Patriots are above anyone in the playoff hunt right now, would be criminal. That team can't win on the road. No pass rush. Inconsistent offense. When they are right, they can beat anyone anywhere, but they are clearly not right at this point in time.

        Michael Floyd > Justin Blackmon

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        • #5
          It's amazing that the Steelers can lose to the Chiefs and Raiders and still be in the top 10.

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          • #6
            The Eagles are inconsistent and injury-prone. All of their playmakers fall under the following categories:

            1) Old
            2) Inconsistent
            3) Slot receiver
            4) Injury prone

            And the 2 most important people on their defense are no longer on the team (Dawkins & Johnson).

            All that combines for a team that has a limited ceiling and sometimes decides not to show up for games (@OAK....). I'd be wary of putting the Eagles in the top 10 of any ranking I do.
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            • #7
              Its cool to see another person from Somerton on here. I live just outside Somerton.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by studbucket View Post
                The Eagles are inconsistent and injury-prone. All of their playmakers fall under the following categories:

                1) Old
                2) Inconsistent
                3) Slot receiver
                4) Injury prone

                And the 2 most important people on their defense are no longer on the team (Dawkins & Johnson).

                All that combines for a team that has a limited ceiling and sometimes decides not to show up for games (@OAK....). I'd be wary of putting the Eagles in the top 10 of any ranking I do.
                I do not think that old is a very good criticism of this Eagles squad. Their playmakers on offense have been DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, and LeSean McCoy. These guys are all really young. Injuries have certainly been an issue, no arguing with ya there.

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                • #9
                  its because of Micheal Vick

                  lets see the Eagles have a

                  solid QB (regular season)
                  solid running game (when used)
                  good o line - potential to be great when healthy
                  great recievers - with ridiculous potential
                  young, talented, deep d line
                  solid linebacking core
                  great secondary - 4 starting caliber corners + an elite SS.
                  great special teams.

                  yeh they're pretty dsyfunctional but they're a really talented team

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by InjuredReserve View Post
                    I do not think that old is a very good criticism of this Eagles squad. Their playmakers on offense have been DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, and LeSean McCoy. These guys are all really young. Injuries have certainly been an issue, no arguing with ya there.
                    I guess I was thinking of the key playmakers, McNabb & Westbrook. You are right though, the age thing doesn't extend past them now that the young guys have stepped up.

                    It still doesn't change that I don't feel that Maclin, Avant, and even McCoy are game-changers like McNabb, Westbrook, and Jackson are. They're good players, but generally won't lead your team to victory by themselves. For them to succeed, you need at least 1-2 of the game-changers playing well as well as the Eagles offensive line, which has been disappointing.

                    Throw in Andy Reid, inconsistency, and an OK defense, and you have today's Eagles, who could win or lose any game they play in.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by chicagojay View Post
                      yeh they're pretty dsyfunctional but they're a really talented team
                      That's exactly the description we use for the Raiders...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by studbucket View Post
                        I guess I was thinking of the key playmakers, McNabb & Westbrook. You are right though, the age thing doesn't extend past them now that the young guys have stepped up.

                        It still doesn't change that I don't feel that Maclin, Avant, and even McCoy are game-changers like McNabb, Westbrook, and Jackson are. They're good players, but generally won't lead your team to victory by themselves. For them to succeed, you need at least 1-2 of the game-changers playing well as well as the Eagles offensive line, which has been disappointing.

                        Throw in Andy Reid, inconsistency, and an OK defense, and you have today's Eagles, who could win or lose any game they play in.
                        Outside of them being inconsistent, you haven't made a valid point on the Eagles yet. Why would Maclin, McCoy, and Avant "lead them to victory by themselves"? That makes 0 sense.

                        The offensive line has been great over the past month, ever since they got healthy and stopped shuffling everyone around

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                        • #13
                          Having watched a ton of Maclin in college living in Missouri, I would be shocked if he doesn't end up becoming a complete game-changer. Keep in mind, the kid is only 21.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by yashi View Post
                            Having watched a ton of Maclin in college living in Missouri, I would be shocked if he doesn't end up becoming a complete game-changer. Keep in mind, the kid is only 21.
                            Definately, he's just a pup, and its scary how high his ceiling is. The thing is that he still doesn't really look comfortable, and probably doesn't know what he's doing yet. Desean was further along but went through a very similar thing last year, but once these guys get comfortable and stop having to think out there, watch out. He's tough, he's got great hands, and his speed/acceleration is flat out stupid

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                            • #15
                              Walter's a self-hating Philly fan, clearly.

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