Merrill Reese

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Sunday’s Game With Buffalo Beyond Big

By Merrill Reese: Last week I hesitated to call The 49ers meeting a must-game.  True must-games have a mathematical implication.  You lose and you are eliminated from playoff contention. Believe me, Sunday’s game in Buffalo […]

10/07/2011

Losing Streak Must End

By Merrill Reese: Its taken three days to revive my sprits. Nothing The Eagles have done so far bolster’s your confidence but from a numerical standpoint a 1-3 record isn’t the end of the world.  […]

10/06/2011

Good Quotes Get Blown Out Of Proportion

By Merrill Reese: If I were a professional athlete I’d be scared to death to open my mouth.  We the media love people who are good quotes but boy can things be blown out of […]

10/05/2011

Something Awry With NFL Replay System

By Merrill Reese: There’s someting wrong with the way The NFL is using the replay system. In most cases you can tell in a matter of seconds whether the call on the field was right.  […]

10/04/2011

Myriad Of Mistakes For Birds

By Merrill Reese: It was a devastating defeat for The Eagles yesterday at The Linc as they let a 23-3 lead get away in the second half and ended up losing to The 49ers 24-23. […]

10/03/2011

BLOG: Subpar Won’t Do It With Rekindled 49ers

By Merrill Reese: In recent years a game with The 49ers wasn’t approached with trepidation.  They went through coaches and other than their emblems and colors it was no reminder of the great Bill Walsh […]

09/30/2011

BLOG: Jenkins Has Impacted The Most

By Merrill Reese: With all of the new acquisitions this summer, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins ranked no higher than fourth or fifth in the headline department. At this point, three games into the season, Jenkins […]

09/29/2011

BLOG: Eagles Adjustments Are Necessary

By Merrill Reese: Back to work it is as The Eagles prepare for The 49ers. It may be early in the season, but this team needs some adjustments both in personnel and in attitude. Two […]

09/28/2011

BLOG: Vick’s Frustration Understandable

By Merrill Reese: Here we go again, the second straight week of will he or won’t he involving Michael Vick. I’d hate to think that this is going to be an every week occurence, but […]

09/27/2011

BLOG: Loss To Giants Leaves Fears Lingering

By Merrill Reese: You couldn’t ask for a more disappointing outcome, and some lingering fears. The Giants raced to a 14-0 lead and ended up with 29-16 win over The Eagles at The Linc. Shady […]

09/26/2011

BLOG: Don’t Count Eli Out

By Merrill Reese: The Giants’ Eli Manning gets a lot of criticism.  He’s not his brother, and he’s not Tom Brady, but he does have a Super Bowl MVP on his resume. The other night […]

09/23/2011

BLOG: Some Replay Better Than No Replay

By Merrill Reese: There’s been a lot of conversation this week about the video replay. Andy Reid’s assistant coaches never had a chance to see the replay that would have shown them that a Falcons […]

09/22/2011

BLOG: Let The Westbrook Comparisons Begin

By Merrill Reese: With all of the focus on Michael Vick and the receivers the guy who really deserves a great big spotlight is Shady McCoy. Comparing him with Brian Westbrook is no longer premature. […]

09/21/2011

BLOG: What A Night For Jeremy Maclin

By Merrill Reese: I really felt for Jeremy Maclin the other night.  He was having the kind of night experienced by only the best receivers. 13 receptions, 171 yards, 2 touchdowns and then it happened.  […]

09/20/2011

BLOG: Eagles Defense Unable To Stop Matt Ryan

By Merrill Reese: Michael Vick went out with an injury late in the third quarter and the Eagles relinquished a ten point lead and lost to the Falcons in Atlanta 35-31. The defense had a […]

09/19/2011

BLOG: #7 Heads Back To Atlanta

By Merrill Reese: Back to a dome Sunday night as the Eagles visit a very determined group of Atlanta Falcons. I’m not thrilled that they’re coming off that loss from The Bears.  Still The Eagles […]

09/16/2011

Blog: Eagles Should Be Prepping Hard For Browns

By Merrill Reese: The Eagles have a lot of work ahead of them as they prepare for preseason game three that comes Thursday night at The Linc against the Browns. When you play poorly the […]

08/22/2011

Blog: Long Night In Pittsburgh Means A Lot Of Work Ahead For Eagles

By Merrill Reese: Long night for the Eagles in Heinz field in Pittsburgh as they were beaten soundly by the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-14. Actually the Eagles two scores came late in the game, they were […]

08/19/2011

BLOG: A Better Matchup For Preseason Game #2

By Merrill Reese: I’m looking forward to preseason game number two tonight from Pittsburgh. I think the Steelers offense will give the Eagles defense a much better test than the less talented Ravens.  Offensively I’d […]

08/18/2011

BLOG: Keep An Eye On #55

By Merrill Reese: One of the Eagles who I think will really benefit from Jim Washburn’s coaching is defensive end Darryl Tapp.  He came over last year in a trade with Seattle and had some […]

08/17/2011

BLOG: Eagles Wrap Up Training Camp And Head Home

By Merrill Reese: These last few rainy days have been tough on The Eagles practice schedule.  Sunday afternoon and yesterday afternoon they were forced indoors.  Fortunately it was the afternoon sessions which are basically walk-throughs […]

08/16/2011

Solid Defense Plus Vick Should Equal Win

The Eagles will draw a ton of national attention Sunday at four when they meet the Jaguars in Jacksonville.  Now It’s Michael Vick starting quarterback, not the just the backup in a fill-in role.  If […]

Sportsradio 94WIP–09/24/2010

Early Predictions Are Futile

A glance at the NFL standings tells you the futility of affixing W’s and L’s when the schedule comes out in April.  We all go on the previous year’s performance.  In this sport more than […]

Sportsradio 94WIP–09/23/2010

Vick Choice Shows Reid Change Of Heart

The Michael Vick announcement caught everyone by surprise because it was a total reversal of what had been said since Kevin Kolb was hurt.  I believe that after assessing the situation, the team’s weaknesses, and […]

Sportsradio 94WIP–09/22/2010

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