By Ray Boyd

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia, we made it. The bye week has come and gone and now there is a smooth and steady stream of football for the rest of the season.

There are probably only 53 people in the entire city that absolutely love the Sunday off, but the rest of us are clearly impacted and that isn’t something that is lost on the organization’s brass. They have to do what they can to survive the bye week just like the rest of us.

On Monday, 94 WIP’s Anthony Gargano and Merrill Reese were joined by General Manager Howie Roseman and Team President Don Smolenski. The two touched on how they were able to get through the difficult weekend with no football.

Smolenski described his day without the Birds.

LISTEN: Don Smolenski and Howie Roseman on The Howie Roseman Show

“I got a workout in the morning,” said the Eagles’ president. “Then my wife had me doing a few chores.” Smolenski added that he scrubbed patio furniture.

If that wasn’t a story that screams “Come Back Football,” what is?

He did add that he spent some time indulging in Red Zone which all football fans become well acquainted with during their team’s week off.

“He did a lot more than I did,” Roseman said of Smolenski’s Sunday. “I ate as much as I could and drank as much as I could in one day. I don’t get a Sunday like that.” Roseman said he watched nine straight hours of football, but is missing the Eagles and is ready to get to Arizona.

That is surely a sentiment shared by the Eagles faithful.

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