Without the injured Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy, the Eagles slipped to another defeat against Carolina on Monday Night Football.
The Eagles were my outside tip to make the Superbowl this year. Sure the 'Dream Team' did not get it together in 2011, but they showed signs of being a cohesive unit towards the end of the season and I felt this year, with the benefit of wisdom and time together, they would 'click'.
How wrong I was! The Eagles now sit 3-8, bottom of the AFC East, and well an truly out of the play-off picture.
Andy Reid is the man getting much of the flak, and Michael Vick has taken his share of the blame. Vick was missing injured last night, with Nick Foles in his place at QB for the second successive week, and he didn't do badly, passing for more than 100 yards. But they still lost.
Rookie Bryce Brown proved himself an able deputy for LeSean McCoy, rushing for two TDs, but the problem was that Cam Newton did that too for the Panthers, and passed for two more in a 30-22 win.
Here is a look at how the long-suffering Eagles fans are reacting to another defeat via Twitter:
@goodymonster69: yeeeessss we're moving up the draft board! we just gotta keep on pace and well have a top 5 draft pick
#Eagles it is time for the Eagles brass to let Andy go. He is beat up emotionally and physically and he needs a change. The eagles nd a chng
@tomkessenick: I'm no Michael Vick fan but if last 21/2 games for
#Eagles have shown us anything it's all the hemming & hawing over Vick was misplaced.
@bobcaton: At this point I think the
#Eagles would lose to Alabama. And I'm referring to the band Alabama
#Eagles are soo much better than their record says!
@steveunotres: I won't be watching the
#Eagles at the start of next yr either, unless they make major changes on the O-Line.Also beginning 2 turn on Andy..
What is your reaction to the Eagles poor run?