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Matt LeonKYW Newsradio Sports Anchor @MattLeonKYW
This is easily the worst Eagles season I have ever witnessed. In my lifetime, I have watched two other years that I would consider comparable. 1994 and 1998.
The 1994 season is reminiscent of this year because of the way the wheels have just completely come off the wagon. Of course '94 was the year that the Eagles started 7-2 and then lost their last seven games.
In 1998, the Eagles were just bad. They went 3-13, quarterback Bobby Hoying set an NFL record for most passes in a season without throwing a touchdown, and their three wins came by a combined total of nine points.
This Eagle team, at least on paper, is vastly more talented than either of those squads, making this year the worst.
It should be noted that 1994 and 1998 were also the final years of coaching regimes as Rich Kotite (1994) and Ray Rhodes (1998) were fired at the end of those seasons.
Steve BeckCBS Philly News/Sports Producer @SteveBeck414
Maybe because of the fact that it is so fresh in my head, I would have to say that this in fact the worst Eagles season I have ever witnessed.
The reason for my answer is simple: this team has flat out quit. This team has lost 6 games in a row, and if Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes had a strong leg, we would be looking at 8 losses in a row.
The coach has pretty much lost this team and while his players can claim otherwise, they appear from week to week to have simply packed it in.
And to make matters worse, this team is the least likeable not only Eagles team in recent memory, but possibly any Philadelphia sports team in a long time. The players care more about the name on the back of the jersey than the team they are supposed to represent.
The only good that can come out this embarrassing season is that it will certainly bring about major changes, starting with the man in charge of running the ship, Andy Reid.