Wake-Up Call: Chip, the Businessman And Warren Buffett

USATSI_7530796_168380503_lowresGREEN BAY, Wisc — Part of Chip Kelly‘s pregame routine is to run the stadium steps. He comes out a couple hours before kickoff, makes his way into the stands and stares out over the field before beginning his climb.

A historian of the game, there’s little doubt Sunday’s run held some significance for the first-year head coach, as did the events that followed.

“This place is awesome,” he said as he looked around Lambeau Field, per an eyewitness.




"It's a special place. I think it's just one of the iconic places in the league or even in football when you talk about playing a game in Lambeau Field," he added after the game. "I thought the fans were really, really good. Most of the time when we come in on a bus we don't usually have people clapping for us, and I think that says something about the fans of Green Bay that they are just big fans of the game. And there is so much history. That's the same field that Vince Lombardi coached on, and I think that's pretty neat, and I think it's a lot neater when you win."

In the bowels of Lambeau Field resides the Packers Hall of Fame, which is filled with an embarrassment of riches in the form of legends and trophies and history. The biggest luminary of them all is Lombardi. As you read his quotes that are painted across those walls, you can't help but think that some of Kelly's core philosophies have been at least partially shaped by him. Same goes for a lot of coaches, I'd imagine.

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"Chip has a great passion for the game and he is [an historian], for sure," said Evan Mathis. "Him being able to come into Lambeau, and knowing the history behind that definitely meant a lot to him. But Chip is a logical guy first and foremost and he's going to come play his best game not because of history but because it's our next game and that's what our job is."

According to linebacker Najee Goode, who was called into action when Mychal Kendricks went down, Kelly has quoted Lombardi to the team a few times. As we learned from Casey Matthews recently, Kelly's inspirational talks come the night before the game at the hotel, where he'll share a story or two that is analogous to their situation. Perfect time for some Lombardi-isms, particularly this week.

But Kelly didn't go down that road. He instead told the following tale to put his team in the appropriate frame of mind (per Goode):

A New York businessman who has fallen on hard times walks into Central Park and takes a seat on a bench next to an old man. Eventually he proceeds to tell the old man about his struggles.

After listening to his story, the old man gets out his check book and writes the businessman a check for $500,000.

"Take this, and kindly pay me back in one year," said the old man. "Your business will be fine."

On the check read the name: Warren Buffett.

The office of Vince Lombardi, complete with his projector, re-created at the Packers Hall of Fame.

The office of Vince Lombardi, complete with his projector, re-created at the Packers Hall of Fame.

The businessman put the check in a safe and went about building his business back up. It was a success and he never touched the money. After a year he went to return the check to the old man, who was accompanied by a nurse.

"I'm glad you didn't try and cash that check," the nurse said. "This old man is from a nursing home. He sometimes dresses up and pretends he is Warren Buffett but he is really not."

What was the moral of that story?

"To let us know," said Goode, "that everything you need is right there in front of you."

WHAT YOU MISSED

Sheil checks in with Riley Cooper, who insists nothing has changed despite a big spike in production.

It wasn't pretty like the Oakland performance, but Nick Foles got it done in Green Bay.

Kapadia provides his observations from the game. 

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

DeSean Jackson is requesting a boo-free zone at the Linc on Sunday. From CSN Philly.

"We gotta get it going. We gotta get back in the swing of things at home," Jackson said Sunday. "Our fans deserve it, things like that. So, hopefully, we can collect something together, figure out what it is and just win in front of our home fans.

"But there's gotta be support. We can't be coming into the game, first quarter, getting boos and all that type of stuff. [The fans] just gotta work with us throughout the game.

Domo handed out some grades. He liked what he saw out of the run defense.

Stopping the Packers' two-headed rushing monster, Eddie Lacy and James Starks, was the Eagles' top defensive priority and they did that. Lacy gained 17 yards on his first two carries, then was held to 56 yards on 22 attempts the rest of the game. Starks gained just five yards on four carries. The longest run of the game by the Packers was a 19-yarder by quarterback Scott Tolzien.

Grade: A

COMING UP

We'll speak to Kelly at 1 p.m.

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  • Will

    Eagles Defense holds another team to 13 points. Foles 3 TD’s enough to Win!
    So far so Good, now Washington at the Linc G-O-E-A-G-L-E-S! Foles is having a pretty good interview for the Starting QB job!

  • Richard Colton

    Ray Diddinger was apoplectic on postgame live when he heard that DeSean Jackson quote. My opinion? Desean came close to ripping the fans, but didn’t.

    • Will

      If Desean doesn’t like the Boo Birds then start winning 0-10 at home deserves Booo’s….

      • Brian

        Maybe we should take the “one game at a time” approach.

    • evanphilly

      To be fair, that place has been a graveyard for the start of the last few games. Lets go out there and skin the ‘Skins!

      • Jonathan R. Henry

        I think Desean had a reasonable request. He was just saying give them a chance to gain some momentum before booing. Did Ray miss the “1st quarter” part of the quote?

        • chuck

          you want the eagles fans behind you? DO something that deserves them cheering. throw a devastating block, make a thunderous tackle, make an awesome catch across the middle so when you get up you’re looking out the ear hole in your helmet. show them something!

  • Tom w

    Boo birds are drunk dopes who feel they are above the team and can second guess everything. Bet packers fans wouldn’t be caught dead booing their team in the first quarter. What desean said was fine … Same stuff has been said before by jimmy Rollins and Charles Barkley.

    • Will

      A Win at the Linc would fix everything and make the 12th man happy again….

    • anon

      Easy to stay behind the team when they have won trophies (and home games). But agree you’re right.

      • cliff henny

        i kind of agree. but you know who doesnt boo, crappy fanbases. goto chargers or panther game, 2 awful fanbases, they dont boo. you cant ask for and get a loyal, ravenous extremely knowledgable (yeah, lived all over usa, eagles fans know more about opponents then half the fans know about own team), then expect them to not voice displeasure. and every fan base boo’s, it’s like snowball bs, every cold weather team has snowball issues, philly just gets pulled out first. chiefs, really great fans, boo’d alot last 5-7yrs.

        • JofreyRice

          I don’t get the constant complaints about Eagles fans on this blog. You’d think Sheil wrote about the Cowboys. The home record sucks, they should be booed. We’re not stepfords and organizational lapdogs, you’re going to hear about it if you stink the joint up.

          • Adam

            What’s wrong Jofrey? You’re awful salty today. Eagles win on the road in Lambeau, why not enjoy it?

          • Token

            I saw Foles had the highest QB rating ever in Green Bay. Hard to believe.

          • Adam

            Eagles handed GB first back to back losses at home since 2008

          • damrvrhunter

            That stat was the reason I thought Green Bay would win but at the end of the day being down to your practice squad QB is part of the game. You play who is in front of you.

          • cliff henny

            watched panthers vas 9ers then romo last night…foles looked pretty good after those 3 hot messes.

          • JofreyRice

            I enjoyed the win plenty, nothing “wrong”. Never been a fan of interlopers dissing Philadelphia–the team, the people, etc.

          • Richard Colton

            plenty of them lurking about. seriously though, I love when people in other cities cheer for the Eagles (I mean, why wouldn’t you?) but It doesn’t give you license to rip the fan base.

            It’s like the guy on Seinfeld who converted to Judaism for the jokes. I’m allowed to make fun of my family. You aren’t.

          • Adam

            Just out of curiosity, and I’m not trying to start shit here, but as an “outsider”…. if I’m an Eagles fan (have been all my life because my father was too) rarely missed a game, knew the rosters top to bottom, inside and out, practice squad included and have spent countless hours cheering, booing, heck even shedding a few tears, what rights do I have in the eyes of the landed gentry such as yourselves?

          • Richard Colton

            come on man. you get it. clearly you do. if you had never admitted your Canadian roots, I’d have sworn you grew up at 8th and ‘Shunk.

            friendly advice though Adam: Don’t say things like “landed gentry” at the tailgate.

          • Adam

            I only get to work it into conversation about once every 5 years so it’s always a treat when I can bring it out

          • cliff henny

            heck, that makes you a better fan. takes alot more focus and effort to be that dedicated from 800ms away then when it surrounds you. only thing i miss about philly, eagles siers and phillies, just nothing like the city’s energy whem ig game is coming up

          • cliff henny

            what’s funny is he brings up Barkley, who i used to lift with, who says hands down, no questions asked, philly is most knowledgable fanbase across 4 major sports. he didnt feel that when playing, but in about 10 mins in AZ he realized.

    • JofreyRice

      I’m curious, are you actually from Philly?

      • DurkaDurka

        last time I checked the team isnt funded by city tax dollars, so this point is retarded. largest portion of the teams revenue comes from TV deals which is brought in from all over the country and the world. So a person outside of Philly has just as much right to an opinion as someone who lives there.

        and dont give me that “they spend hard earn money on tickets”, and I spend hard earned money on merchandise and pay out the ass for subscriptions to watch these games, so lay off this holier than thou stuff about being a local.

        • theycallmerob

          no one cares about TV and merchandise, you can boo all you want from home. But if you’ve paid the money and gone through the process of getting in/out of that stadium, you have plenty of right to give the team crap.

          Desean’s comments aren’t that bad; key words were first quarter. I usually hold off the boos until the end of the game at least.

          • DurkaDurka

            where did I say fans can’t boo at home? Please learn some reading comprehension. My point was that a fan who isn’t from philly doesn’t have any less of a voice in these issues than someone who is. I have just as much of a right to say how I feel about this, especially considering the actions of these “fans” clearly affect the product that’s being put on the field.

          • theycallmerob

            reading comprehension? You took great offense to a simple line from Jofrey asking if someone is from Philly. He didn’t disparage anyone. This article isn’t about “local fans are better”, but rather the concept of booing at the stadium.
            Care to actually comment about the topic?

          • Richard Colton

            dude. best way to be one of “us” isn’t to put quotes around “fans.” Boo-birds have a long tradition here. East coast is a tough place to play. This isn’t Vancouver.

          • Tom W

            Nah. Giants fans dont boo. Ravens fans don’t boo. Skins fans don’t boo. maybe Jets. Pats fans don’t boo. Just the frontrunning drunks at the Linc.

          • cliff henny

            you’ve posted some dumb comments, that’s the winner though

          • bentheimmigrant
          • bentheimmigrant

            Do… do you know what “frontrunning” means? I mean, really now. It’s very difficult to take you seriously using that word all the time after two horrible seasons, and five years since we had a real shot at the title. I’m forever grateful that Lurie has built an environment where the team is always competitive… but if I was a frontrunner I never would have been an Eagles fan in the first place.

          • Brian

            Stop comparing us to teams with multiple championships. Self explanatory.

          • bentheimmigrant
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          • Richard Colton

            wow. argument shot to pieces. a drubbing like that is usually followed by a name/avatar change.

          • bentheimmigrant

            Ha! There’s already been one. His nick keeps switching between “Tom W” and “Brandon” for me. Crazy disqus glitch but I have a feeling it’s onto something.

          • bentheimmigrant

            I don’t live in the States anymore… But I was in PA a couple years back, and was super excited about how things were going with the team… And I really had luck on my side when a blizzard came through and forced a game to be rescheduled to Tuesday. So I called up some friends and we grabbed tickets. You probably know the rest of this story. And you can count me among the “fans” who are tired of being told our booing is bad. Regardless of location or origin. To me, booing (when they deserve it) is a part of being an Eagles fan.

          • Adam

            When I was at the Dallas game, I was sitting behind 5 season ticket holders and I watched them for almost 15 minutes try and figure out the name of the new head coach. They couldn’t do it so for the rest of the game they just called him “New Andy”.

          • bentheimmigrant

            D:
            I’d boo them too.

          • Tom W

            exactly. dumb drunks. buying tickets doesn’t make those drunks any more of a fan than anyone who stays at home and would rather watch on tv. Most go for the party and excuse to get drunk of sunday. Most bought season tickets when TO was here in our hay day. Was hoping for another year of losses and a high pick and that most of the bandwagoners would leave. But Chip is too good of a coach for that.

          • Kristopher Cebula

            “Most bought season tickets when TO was here”

            Yeah because anyone can just go buy season tickets. I’ve been on the season ticket waiting list for over 10 years and am nowhere close to the top. Most season ticket holders have had season tickets for a long time or were able to shell out tens of thousands of dollars for an SBL.
            I’m curious to know when the last time you attended a game was. I attend a few games every year. Sure people get drunk (I’m one of them) but I rarely see “dopes throwing up in the parking lot.” Most people who attend games are generally middle to upper class people, not a bunch of morons that you proclaim. you’ve been watching too much ESPN

          • Tom W

            Couldn’t be anymore wrong. Too bad you correlate booing and bitching and frontrunning with being an eagles fan.

          • bentheimmigrant

            Yawn. You’re confusing me for the strawmen that fill the Linc in your imagination. Now, please, tell me how sticking with this team my whole life is front running. And then go find Rich Kotite and tell him the fans in the Vet never booed the team. Go troll another site.

        • Richard Colton

          Nobody bought tax dollars into this until you did, but you’re incorrect. Jeffery didn’t pay for that stadium himself. Taxpayers did. Not that it’s germane to the argument. I understand Jackson’s frustration, but he’s been here long enough to know the deal. Win – we cheer. Play hard and lose – we cheer. Bad effort – booooo. poor preparation – boooo. Sulking – boooo.

          Jackson’s been spoiled. Because the one thing he’ll never have to deal with playing here is apathy.

          • OldDocRoss

            “Play hard and lose – we cheer”

            The only time booing during the game really bothers me is when people break this ‘rule’. If the guys on the field are giving 100% and are just losing due to cruddy luck or a talent deficit our booing them ain’t helping. If I think crappy management has *caused* that talent deficit then I’ll express that before and after the game, but during it the players deserve our support IMO.

            But yeah, put forth crappy effort or sulk when things aren’t going your way and you deserve to hear about it. Better to have fans who’ll get on players for these things than fans who don’t care (or don’t turn up at all).

            That said, I have no problem with anything Desean said here.

      • Tom W

        yea and I hate those drunks that go to that stadium every home game and boo that team. They don’t go for the game…they go to get drunk and act like 12 year olds while their wives are at home. Most of the dopes got season tickets when the new stadium went up. My family has had season tickets for almost 40 years and the fans changed when the Vet went down. Fans at the Vet were nasty … but they were nasty to the other team not their own. Most of the fans up top now were 25 yr olds went the Linc opened and thought it was cool to get tickets. They get hammered in the parking lot and boo and passout in their seats. That new stadium hasn’t been loud since it opened. Its a disgrace. Just like school on Sunday .. no class.

        • bentheimmigrant

          lol @ thinking the fans in the Vet didn’t boo the birds.

    • Token

      Buddy, the Eagles havent won at home in over a year. People can boo if its warranted. Its not like the fans make the team come out playing awful at home. These people are paying good money to see much better football.

      • damrvrhunter

        I down voted you Tom and second Token’s opinion.

        • Tom W

          Dont care.

      • Brandon

        Well the boos aren’t helping the team that’s for sure. I never understood why a fan who pays money to see their team play would do something that is counter productive to helping the team. Just makes no sense to me.

        • bentheimmigrant

          I never understood why a team I’m paying to see would play badly.

          • Will

            Great Point..LMAO..

          • Brandon

            Don’t go then.

        • cliff henny

          50+ yrs of futility, pent up fustration. most arent just causual fans there to cheer. these are people who have budgeted tickets, rearrange lives arund games. to many, eagles matter, loss effects their week. may sound strange to some.

        • Richard Colton

          how very midwestern. bet you’d make a great St Louis Cardinals fan. Not a dig. I lived in the midwest. great people. like Canadians with 4 seasons instead of 2.

      • Tom W

        They always boo dope. They booed when we won, they boo when we lose. They booed 5 years ago when it was mcnabb on the way to the nfc championship. they are frontrunning nitwits who use the 8 eagles games to get drunk and showoff for their buddies and get away from their fat wives and forget for a bit how much their lives suck so they take it out on the team. Go to a phillies game or flyers game or temple basketball game if you want to find true fans that appreciate their team and how hard these guys try. Go to a packers or steelers or st louis cardinals baseball game. The drunk tailgaters been booing for 30 years and now w other idiots like Cataldi and Gonzo and Rendell etc these drunk dopes think they are celebrities aren’t part of our proud city culture. They aren’t. They are an embarrassment. Should be booing your own team anyway, certainly not in the first quarter of games like these miserable frontrunners do then cheer them later in the game when they come back. Why spend 200 bucks a game to boo and be drunk and miserable. Just stay home.

        • bentheimmigrant

          BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • cliff henny

          phillies fans dont boo? about 150 games i’ve been too leads me to disagree there

        • theycallmerob

          they are frontrunning nitwits who use the 8 eagles games to get drunk and showoff for their buddies and get away from their fat wives and forget for a bit how much their lives suck so they take it out on the team

          clearly, you understand nothing about the fanbase. get out of here moron

          • bentheimmigrant

            I’m such a frontrunner. I only started following the birds after they won their third SB.

          • Tom W

            truth hurts. how many drunk dopes do you see at that stadium every week throwing up in the parking lot and in the stadium. Its a joke. They don’t even know 90 percent of the team. Smart fans don’t bother to go and hang out w drunk w pass out in their seats.

          • bentheimmigrant

            Last time I went to a game, there was… one guy? That was it, at least in the section I was in (upper deck, around the 30). His friends were embarrassed.

          • theycallmerob

            Sweeping assumption. Drunks are at every stadium. Stay in church if you don’t like the atmosphere

          • Tom W

            Drunks who boo and can’t name 5 people on the team but will turn around and cheer ten seconds later if they do good are in our stadium. Dopes. And the atmosphere sucks. The Vet was an amazing atmosphere. That monstrosity that Lurie built is the worst stadium besides the one in Tennessee. Narrow, steep, no sound kept in.

          • bentheimmigrant

            “Narrow, steep, no sound kept in.”
            I await a full lesson in acoustic engineering

          • EaglePete

            oh please stop with this affinity for the Vet, Ive read others say the same thing. That sh..hole was the absolute worst piece of garbage stadium ever built in all of this country. Please everyone stop reminiscing about the Vet, do so for the teams, not the place. And if you think fans were any better there youre absolutely kidding yourself. You will not win this argument in general also so not sure why you keep trying.

          • Tom W

            And please do not ever label those drunks at the worst stadium in football in sphilly as representative of the philadelphia eagles “fanbase”. There is a lot more to being a fan than getting drunk and booing and cursing like an idiot every week. I would posit that the great majority of eagles fans are intelligent and passionate and don’t have season tickets.

          • theycallmerob

            I would posit that the great majority of eagles fans are intelligent and passionate and don’t have season tickets.

            really? because your above post would disagree with you. I’m not the one accusing everyone of being “drunk dopes passing out in their seats, not knowing 90% of the team”

        • Brian

          They booed McNabb because he repeated his mistakes, rather than learn from them. The Phils failures have been booed heartily, just not as much since ’08, the Flyers get booed nightly, and Temple is a University, not a professional team. The Packers, Steelers, and Cardinals have won multiple championships. Can’t defend the talking heads, don’t like them much. We spend 200 bucks to be drunk and happy, when the team’s effort makes us miserable, we let them know about it. Oh, and my wife isn’t fat, she’s big boned.

          • Tom W

            Touche my friend. I get booing if they losing by 30 but in the first quarter …. I’d rather just drink my beer. The talking heads in this town make it worse and that is where my real anger is as well as the young drunks that sit behind me and don’t even know five players on the team and boo and curse incessantly.

          • Brian

            I’m having a tough time listening to local sports radio, lately. The morning show, especially, basically looks for opportunities to shout fire in a crowded theater.

        • Token

          Ok, pretty clear you have no clue about Philly sports. So no need to continue this.

          Front-running Philly fans…..lol, wow. Yea, they exist……….

          • Tom W

            ask Jimmy Rollins … ask Mike Schmidt … the both agree. I have season tickets to birds, phils and temple. Drunk “stadium” birds fans enjoy booing and really are the worst and give us all a bad name. And sadly most vet ticketholders like me have tickets at the new monstrosity and its 30-45 year old groups of guys getting drunk and getting away from the wives …. I been doing this for 30 yrs .. not 2 …. we weren’t always this way. we were hard on the other team .. not our own.

        • Chris

          I was at the flyers/caps game (7-0 Caps win) and the fans were chanting “fire holmgren” after the first period. And that was AFTER the boos. People are allowed to be upset about poor effort. I never boo great effort, even in a losing game. but that was just downright bad effort and bad coaching. So to say only drunk eagles fans boo is ridiculous.

        • Mike Calabrese

          This shows you have no perception of how passionate the fans are. Live and die with this team and put up our hard earned money to support them. The Eagles are grossing plenty of money when the economy is in the dumps. Show some perspective on just what the fans have endured and what they do to be able to afford a game. When the team plays w no passion and energy we have every right to let them know. This comment is based off some national perception that is a product of the media and losers like you that act like fans have no voice. Give me a break bro and GTFO.

          • Tom W.

            Get another hobby and stop projecting your life on the eagles or try to support them. No need to boo in first quarter after a three and out when you have a whole game to play. maybe have a couple few less beers before game and stop thinking booing correlates with being a philadelphian because it doesn’t. Break the trend and don’t be a sheep and prove the national media wrong and don’t follow what cataldi and rhea hughes say.

        • EaglePete

          you clearly arent aware that football fans in general are all dopes. Not us on this board of course ha. You know what I mean, there are aholes everywhere, just happen to be more at pro football games than other sports. I really dont think its that much worse at Philly games, just people deciding to see it that way. Pointing out the best fans in other places and comparing is not equivalent.

    • bentheimmigrant

      I wouldn’t care to speculate what Packers fans would and wouldn’t do if they lost 10 straight at Lambeau. That’s holy ground to them, and I doubt they’d put up with it.

      • Will

        and you forgot no Super Bowl Wins…

        • Richard Colton

          yet

      • Tom W

        dumb assumption. Eagles fans been booing in years we went to consecutive championship games or did you think they just starting booking last season. Geezus.

        • bentheimmigrant

          What did I assume? Please show me what actions I said they would take, or that they would boo, or that they would take out a billboard or anything. All I said was they wouldn’t put up with it. If you think that’s a dumb assumption you’ve never met a Packers fan. They’re some of the most devoted fans out there.

          Eagles fans boo bad play. They boo poor effort. They boo bad decisions. If it’s just an occasional blip, they might let it slide. But you don’t care. Get off your high horse.

  • Adam

    5-1 on the road, I think the Eagles deserve a quarter at home of no boo’s. Problem is it’s not something you ask of a fan base, especially this one. It’s something that’s gotta be earned. Asking is probably going to make it worse.

    What the Eagles need to do is win the toss, and come out of the gates and score against a putrid Washington defense. That’ll buy them some time.

  • ftotheyu

    Good win. And interesting anecdote about the businessman.

  • Will

    Desean would of done better to go out and score an early TD against Washington next week to get the Fans to cheer….bringing it up just gonna fan the flames….

    • bentheimmigrant

      Meh. He still can. If the team opens up hot, with maybe the D forcing a 3&out and the O putting it in the endzone, the fans will get going. I imagine he’ll get a bit of a sarcastic boo when he comes out of the tunnel, but really, he didn’t say anything too bad, and he definitely didn’t pull a Vince Young or anything with what he said.

      • Will

        I can see the sarcastic boo’s…..lol…

  • Will

    The Eagles Defense of late is playing Lights Out…..

  • Brandon

    Eagles fans are the 12th man….for the other team.

    • Will

      LOL…I think the team enjoys the fanbase on the road better than at home…but for what ever reason they just play lousy football at home…hope Foles just grips it and rips it for a Win!

    • cliff henny

      no way…may be tough on eagles, but opponents know they are on road. go to some of these wine and cheese corporate stadiums. went to panthers game vs atlanta, you’d be shocked at amount of support atl had.

      • bentheimmigrant

        When you look around at Carolina or Jax, and see them struggling to fill their stadiums… Or even Dallas when there often seems to be an equal number of away fans… I don’t think there’s any way you can come down against Philly fans. The fans want to see passion, and that’s it. If the D steps up this week and is hitting people hard, and the O is executing, the fans will get behind them and we’ll get our home field advantage back. They two feed off each other, and the team hasn’t done their part for two years.

      • theycallmerob

        You are correct, not too many “home field advantages” left anymore. SEA, KC, NO, BAL….that’s about all I can think of.

        • bentheimmigrant

          PIT, surely?

          • theycallmerob

            can’t say I’ve been, but I’ll take your word for it

          • bentheimmigrant

            Not been either, but they’re clearly passionate, really get behind them team… I mean, when you’ve got a whole stadium waving yellow towels around their heads, clearly they care about something. Keeping dry, maybe?
            Either way, not this half hearted crap you see from a lot of teams. There was that Dallas game Lawlor likes to talk about that basically turned into an Eagles home game.

        • HomeFieldDisadvantage

          You rang?

    • Richard Colton

      a tad harsh, but funny

  • Will

    Two back to back road wins and booing is the hot topic…jeezzeee

    • Richard Colton

      come on man, it’s the topic of the article you just read. I can’t wait for the all-22 either, but this is what we have today.

      • theycallmerob

        no all-22 yet…today is Zone Read day!

        • Richard Colton

          speaking of – Zone Read has completely replaced MMQB in my life.

          • Adam

            Why was MMQB even in your life? Peter King can suck a big one

          • Richard Colton

            IDK, I’m a big fan of pumpkin spice lattes and travel stories?

          • Will

            LMAO…

          • Adam

            Dude I despise the guy so much I was sorted glad his dog kicked the bucket so I could stop reading about him.

            How bad of a person am I?

          • Richard Colton

            ohh man. yeah, that’s pretty bad Adam. I feel bad about myself for laughing as hard as I just did. Very un-Canadian of you.

          • theycallmerob

            pretty bad, man…. even by north american standards

          • Adam

            Yeah I’m probably going to hell for that one. luckily I already had tickets a long time ago.

      • bentheimmigrant

        To be fair, it’s a topic at the end of the article. Don’t see much discussion on Chip’s motivation strategies…

        • cliff henny

          think eagles/boo’g is sensitive subject. some reason we get linked as the best/worst of the bunch. and it’s somehow translated into being bad fans. done alot of traveling, you cant even imagine how many time i’ve been told ‘eagles fans are the worst’ when it’s the furthest from the truth.

          • bentheimmigrant

            Oh, I can imagine… And historically, various events have fed into that. On a bad day, we’d boo Bambi if he was the halftime show. But I’d rather be a part of that than barely care.

          • Richard Colton

            Yeah, I’d boo Bambi. If some cheapskate owner who didn’t care about the fans hired some third rate Bambi who spent the 1st half getting drunk with Thumper and couldn’t fit into the costume.

            Or if Bambi was in a Santa suit, ’cause tradition is tradition.

          • cliff henny

            if bambi cut back when she should have plowed forward for the 1st…she deserved it!

  • addicted2mula

    Eagles Defence tho! Less then 20 points and only one.100 rusher

  • Adam

    Not looking forward to the injury report. Have a feeling Kendricks injury was serious, and maybe Peters too.

    • bentheimmigrant

      Yeah. If Kendricks had his foot planted that was Weaver all over again.

      • Richard Colton

        don’t even say it. Weave’s was a career ender. The thing with Peters’ is that they’re starting to add up.

        • bentheimmigrant

          I was so glad to see Kendricks foot come off the turf when he got hit. Hopefully it’s nothing structural and he just got a deep bruise or something.

        • Will

          Injury report for Kendricks list an ankle injury…

          • cliff henny

            guess thats good…really looked liked a destroyed knee live

      • Adam

        I’m not looking forward to playing a much healthier RG3 without Kendricks. As much as people like to bash him, Goode isn’t going to be able to spy him half as well as Kendricks could.

        • Token

          Kendricks couldnt spy Pryor, let alone RG3. There is little to no decline with Kendricks off the field. Hes just not as good as everyone wants him to be. I badly wanna be wrong about that.

          • EaglePete

            not sure you noticed but Pryor is ridiculously fast. Not many lbs can spy him with any great results. Its more of a team defense forcing him to run rather than completely containing him because that just aint happening. Reminds me of the old days of spying Vick, you could only do that to a degree, the success came with getting him out of rhythm.

        • theycallmerob

          …until Goode goes down, and Acho brings the pain- redeeming all 13 fans who’ve believed in him since the summer

          • Chris

            i’ll happily be one of the redeemed! First to admit i hopped on that PS bandwagon, but really hoping Kendricks doesnt miss any time….

    • G_WallyHunter

      How much worse is it that Kendricks was as a result of Boykin or Carmichael missing the lunge… really hoping it’s not serious. Would be a big blow to this D that is finally getting things together.
      On a lighter note, Goode (and Acho, I think) didn’t look TOO bad in replacement..

  • Joe from Easton

    Desean is having his best season yet and I’m pretty happy about it. With that said; stop the 10 game home losing streak and people will stop booing. Until then, deal with it because we all pay your salary.

    • gruvi

      I was unaware part of my paycheck was being relegated to paying pro athletes salaries! This needs to stop! Contacting my union rep now to get this BS stopped! I don’t even get invited to their games, and they have nerve to dip into my hard earned money?!

      • HomeFieldDisadvantage

        You watch the games right? Guess your time is worth nothing. Advertisers however, think otherwise.

  • Adam

    No idea why Henery got a free pass this camp. Anything under 40 should be automatic.

    • EaglePete

      why not dump him now and bring in someone else. It cant get worse at this point, he hasnt earned this job Im sick of it. Annoying also when they wont even try anything over 50, cmon its not even the slightest bit considered. Thats really bad in todays game.

      • Adam

        I’m not sure there’s any guy on the street right now that would be a definitive upgrade. Maybe if we snagged Carpenter before Buffalo did but we missed that bus. It’s an off season move at this point. Some people say the winds were swirling at Lambeau so that might have affected it, but I still hate seeing kickers missing sub-40.

        • bentheimmigrant

          It definitely was… all of the kicks took a good turn before they got to the goalposts. I was celebrating the first GB miss as soon as he kicked it, as it was clearly wide right. Came right back and hit the post.

        • Richard Colton

          I hate being a broken record on this point, but what do we lose bringing Kickalicious in for a tryout over the bye? Wouldn’t it make the bye more fun?

          • Adam

            I just don’t think there’s anyone even remotely worth bringing in off the street. That ship has sailed awhile ago.

  • Brian

    I hope the fans, in attendance this coming Sunday, give the entire team the “Pat Burrell” treatment. At least in the first half. Booing this young team (especially the quarterback), for learning on the job, certainly won’t help us win.

  • HomeFieldDisadvantage

    A boo free zone? What a joke. The age of the thin skinned NFL is here, evidenced by Johnathan Martin, complete with diagrams of where you can tackle without being fined, penalized or demonized.

  • EaglePete