Eagles Wake-Up Call: Our Thanks To You

I want to use this space today to thank everybody who has supported Birds 24/7 this season.

The site has been up for about four months now and we have been humbled by how warmly it has been received. When Sheil and I set out on this venture with Philadelphia Magazine, we felt confident that we could attract a whole bunch of intelligent and passionate football fans looking to soothe that craving. Thanks for proving us right.

It might not be the sunniest season to open with, but it is an historic and important one. An era is closing. With that, all sorts of questions arise as to where this franchise is headed. Coach. Quarterback. Personnel. Identity. So much needs to be decided.

We will have the transition covered in full for you. Bookmark this Coaching Buzz section for everything regarding the upcoming coaching search.

Follow us on Twitter (Tim here and Sheil here) and on Facebook. And please spread the word. While we couldn’t be happier with how we have started, we haven’t yet achieved global dominance. And Kapadia will not quit until he sees his name on a blimp.

Thank you, Philly Mag. And thanks again to all of you. All the best to you and yours.

– Tim

WHAT YOU MISSED

DeSean Jackson had some candid remarks about the lack of leadership on this team.

 Vinny Curry will see action for the first time Monday night. Safe to say he’s excited.

Sheil highlights the quality play of  Fletcher Cox and the uninspired play of the receiving corps with help from the All-22.

A look at some 2012 projections shows how much the play of some key individuals has gone backwards.

But at least DeMeco Ryans is playing well. Really well, actually.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

RGIII was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against the Eagles. From Dan Graziano:

Griffin is the first rookie quarterback to win this award twice since it was established in 1984. He’s the first Redskins player to win two Offensive Player of the Week awards in the same season since Santana Moss in 2005. The last Redskins quarterback to do it was Brad Johnson in 1999. That’s right, folks. We’re going all the way back to the Brad Johnson era for perspective on this one.

No, seriously, though. The guy’s really good, is my point.

Peter King picks the Eagles to beat the Panthers, 21-17.

As incredible as the fact that the Eagles are 1-7 in the last eight games is the fact that they haven’t scored 24 points in any of those games. LeSean McCoy, Mike Vick, Brent Celek, DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin. In today’s football, that’s amazing. Picking the Eagles in this game shows you how little faith I have in Carolina’s offense to do anything.

COMING UP

A rare Thanksgiving off. Back to (bad) football on Friday.

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  • Corry

    Thank you guys for bringing us quality articles each day! Just wish you guys had more positive things to write about in this absolutely brutal season. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • ItsJustDoug

    The best part about this site is its singular focus. Too often other sites drift too far into conjecture and what ifs…The All 22 columns are the best around, and I look forward to more from you guys. Good stuff, happy thanksgiving.

  • D Money

    Can’t thank you guys enough for the excellent and objective journalism you guys provide us fans with. Happy thanksgiving and keep up the great work!

  • Jerry from Flawda

    Thanks to you guys as well, keep up the great work.

  • dp03

    thank you guys. I can’t tell you how many times I said did you see last weeks Birds 24/7 all 22 break down or quoted twitter updates from Tim during my watching of the games at the bar.

  • Peter

    I love your stuff! While I visit several sites on the Igs, I always start with yours (who else has a Wake-Up Call?), and keep coming back during the day for your later excellent posts. Thanks so much!

  • FMWarner

    Thanks to you guys for your detailed and thoughtful articles! It’s nice to have a place to read about the actual football instead of just the soap opera. (Although you add in the best of that, too.)

  • dislikedisqus

    Thank you also. Love the site. You do great work.

  • Devilock

    Only place Im guaranteed to visit at least 3 times a day…typically much more than that

  • dollamakeuholla

    Our Problem even whey Reid leaves is we still have Howie Roseman. Who can not DRAFT!!!! Cox looks to be a good one but just look last year when we went and drafted a guy who just learned how to play FOOTBALL and is 26 yrs old coming out of college and can’t even get on the field over a guy who was out of football all year and just joined the team last week!!! That is a Humongous BUST!!!!!!

  • PK_NZ

    Excellent work lads, just don’t get too popular and start attracting idiots to spam the comments section…

  • disqus_7ATyd5qsv3

    im thankful that foles had his chance and did exactly what i expected. the thing i dont understand is people say you can’t evaluate foles behind this line, but vicks been behind this line all year and nobody says you cant evaluate him. all you hear is vick can’t read defenses and he can’t do this he can’t do that. the point is don’t be one sided. the last time i checked in the last 6 losses vicks qb rating is 94.1. not to bad right? the last time i checked, before this losing streak vicks winning percentage was better than drew brees’s. the reason why we are losing is simple. 4 of the 5 starting o lineman are hurt. also we do not run the ball enough and its that simple.

  • Simon

    I like this site because it gets straight to the point. I really like the All 22′s and I find myself learning something each time I visit. Keep the good work.

  • ICDogg

    It’s a great site, now all we need is a great team.

  • Darby Townhsip Eagle

    This is the best football site in Philly. Too bad we have a “bull dog reporter” and a lap dog football team…