By Stan “The Grand Imperial Poobah” Hochman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — (Editor’s Note) Stan Hochman, a Daily News sports columnist for 55 years, has been appearing on 94WIP’s morning show for over a year now, settling disputes (and starting new ones) as the “Grand Imperial Poobah.” He brings that persona to CBSPhilly.com/poobah on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we welcome input on which issues you want the Poobah to take a good, hard look at. Send requests and ideas for The Poobah to WIPpoobah@gmail.com. 

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Without further ado, here’s The Poobah.

Phil E. Phan: Nick Foles goes down with a busted clavicle. DeMeco Ryans is through for the season with a torn Achilles. Which injury will hurt the Eagles more?

 

 

Poobah: The Eagles are 6-and-2 at the halfway mark. The Eagles are 6-and-2 at the halfway mark. Keep chanting that to chase the doom and gloom that is inevitable after a key guy on offense and a key guy on defense go down in the same game. Mark Sanchez stepped right in for Nick Foles after a 22-month gap and played adequately. He will get better, after a week of practicing with the regulars. And while his numbers with the Jets are mediocre, he’s got Chip Kelly calling the plays this time around.

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Which takes us, reluctantly, to the loss of Ryans and both the tangibles and intangibles that will be missed. Ryans was a leader in the clubhouse, a mentor to the younger defensive players. You can’t measure his contributions by numbers but he was a vital part of the culture. He was also a terrific linebacker who worked hard and played hard. The Eagles are 6-and-2 at the halfway mark.The Eagles are 6-and-2 at the halfway mark.

 

 

You can hear Stan “The Grand Imperial Poobah” Hochman on the 94WIP Morning Show every Thursday at 7:20am E.T. Send the Philadelphia sports issues you want The Poobah to tackle to WIPpoobah@gmail.com

 

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