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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