Listen folks: I’m not a sports fanatic by any stretch of the imagination. I’m a Philadelphian by birth, born and raised. That means I’ve grown up in a city that has FOUR major professional sports franchises and enough amateur and college teams to keep my sports appetite plenty satisfied. I don’t have to look to other cities for a team to follow. Like most Philadelphian’s I am a homer. I love the Eagles and Flyers most of all. But damn if it isn’t hard. I mean it’s really hard. Today’s loss shows what many of us have said all along- the birds are done. Put a fork in em’, the McNabb era is over. Today’s disaster has been a long time in the making. Andy Reid will NEVER get this team to the Superbowl. It’s time to get some new blood and start re-building sooner rather than later. I know the statistics may say otherwise, but there are lies, damn lies AND statistics. I’m basing my opinion on the intangibles. This team lacks heart, direction, sense of purpose, desire to win AND intestinal fortitude. And with McNabb injured it’s going to be even worse! For the gory details on today’s train wreck read on:
Eagles lose McNabb, game in disastrous loss
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Travis Henry rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown to guide the Tennessee Titans to a 31-13 upset win over the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
In even more devastating news for the Eagles, Donovan McNabb left the game early in the second quarter with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Head coach Andy Reid said after the game that the injury will require surgery and an 8-12 month recovery time.
The signal-caller rolled out to his right on 2nd-and-10, was bumped as he released the ball and landed awkwardly out of bounds. He was unable to put pressure on his right leg after the play, and was carted off the field. McNabb finished with 78 yards and an interception on 6-of-13 passing.
Jeff Garcia came in to replace McNabb and ended 26-of-48 for 189 yards and a touchdown for Philadelphia (5-5), which has dropped four of its last five.
Vince Young was 8-of-22 for 101 yards with TD toss and added 49 yards rushing while Pacman Jones returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown for the Titans (3-7), who snapped a two-game losing streak.