PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — They have yelled about Marcus Mariota, Nick Foles, and Chip Kelly for months now as we get ready for the 2015 NFL season.
On Thursday, for the first and only time of the year, the SportsRadio 94WIP hosts had the chance to yell at each other, during 94WIP’s 8th Annual Great Birds Debate. Angelo Cataldi was the moderator.READ MORE: Police Investigating Shooting Near 69th Street SEPTA Terminal In Upper Darby
Here are some of the more memorable quotes from 94WIP’s Great Birds Debate at Chickie’s and Pete’s in South Philadelphia.
Listen to the entire Great Birds Debate here:
You don’t have to be born in Philadelphia, to know Philadelphia sports.
One of my heroes, Howard Eskin, very nice purple sweater today. You look like the Easter Bunny threw up. I’m coming for you and I’m coming for the repeat.
The season in 2014 did NOT meet the expectations. The Eagles know that. Nevertheless, one of the youngest teams in the NFL, we all feel, on the right path. Good deep talent for the Philadelphia Eagles.
I’m just here to dispel the rumor that we have to go out and sell the farm for Marcus Mariota.
I don’t have 90 seconds of material. I’m here just to be the voice of reason.
Angelo Cataldi. I so wish that you were up here at this podium. You got your Marcus Mariota jersey, but I’m gonna take on the rest of your minions.
Big balls Kelly suffered some shrinkage, but here’s the thing, it’s still a damn good franchise. The fools that want Marcus Mariota, might as well be Cowboys fan. You and the Mariota droolers are nothing less than a room full of Sam Hinkie’s.
Ships arent made to stay in port. Maybe I missed it, but I haven’t seen stories of how they’re going to sign Nick Foles to long contract so soon. I want a chance to win the whole thing. To have a parade.
There’s a risk with Mariota, if you don’t want to risk sit in your damn bedroom and listen to another city go win something.
The reality is, this Marcus Mariota stuff is nonsense. It’s for guys in the afternoon for the Mariota Minute. No way Marcus Mariota would win 10 games with this team this year.
Al Moranti, the parades you mentioned up north, you attended every one.
There’s one star on this Philadelphia Eagles team. It’s Chip Kelly. Period.
Q & A:
1. Did Howie Roseman get what he deserved?
You gotta put it in Chip’s basket and let him do it.
Chip Kelly was always making the decisions. He didn’t deserve for that to happen, because he wasn’t making the picks anyway.
I think we’re living proof that you can be successful with in-fighting and people not getting along.
I will let Chip Kelly and Jeffrey Lurie speak about it. They will explain how it all work, March 22-25.
2. Do whatever it takes to get Mariota?
You Mariota droolers are just fooling yourself.
3. Redskin loss raise doubts about Chip Kelly?
You can get all the players you want, but if you’re defense is on the field for 35 minutes a game, good luck with that. Your defense will be gassed.
There should be some doubt as we forward to your decision making.
The defense was on the field because the defense couldn’t get off the field on third down.
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Chip Kelly blames himself for losing three of four games in December. This is a third year coach in the NFL. In Chip We Trust.
Mark Sanchez was the friggin quarterback during those games. That Arizona game nauseates me.
4. How big of a mistake was Marcus Smith in round one?
It was a huge mistake for several reasons. It’s obvious. You reach on him. I don’t want to be too harsh on Marcus Smith. Listen, Marcus Smith was surprised he was picked in the first round.
5. Compare and contrast Eagles moves with Sixers
There is no comparison. The Eagles don’t trade for a player in 7th or 8th grade.
Howard, you really believe the Sixers arranged their news conference around you?
6. What happened with the Eagles secondary?
You wanna trade up in the first round? Trade up in the first round to 14, 15 and make the right pick for Trae Waynes.
They over-valued those guys and they under-performed, period.
7. Is Chip Kelly’s silence OK?
Andy Reid only spoke when he was required to speak. Is it unfair to the fans? No. Do the fans care? Based on the polls that we have seen, the fans do not care. They will hear from the Eagles.
People pick and choose who they want to rip for talking to the media.
What’s wrong with letting the fans know how good of a job you expect Ed Mayonowitz to do? What’s the harm in it?
I think Chip Kelly is a terrific coach, however he’s got to talk. Those surveys on websites are nonsense. There’s major questions, I think they need to be answered.
I don’t think there’s a lack of Chip Kelly speaking. I also don’t believe in this straight that the media represents the fans. Fans don’t really gain a lot. Fans know what’s going on. Looks at all this Mariota talk. Has Chip said peep? No.
The guy who had to come forward and talk was Jeff Lurie!
If you remember one thing, the star of the team is Chip Kelly. He’s making the moves. He’s the one who is picking the players for this team. Do you want Chip Kelly fired? Because if you don’t you gotta ride with him. If he says Marcus Mariota, I’m down with that.
The star of the team has to be a quarterback and Nick Foles will be your quarterback. He’s not coming here.
I believe that it’s really great that there’s this interest in the coach like this. I’m really thrilled that a lot of people are really nervous about Chip Kelly.
Everything is going in one direction. I’m on board with him, whatever quarterback he choices. It’s either gonna crash or you’re gonna have a parade.
They won 20 games in last two years. They’re a strong team. A smart off season they rule this division again. We’ve only got one good pro team in Philly. Don’t blow it up. Stick with Nick and bring back Kelly green!
We care that’s why we’re up here screaming. When it boils down to it, we all bleed green. I believe we have a good head coach that’s in place. He’s a little daring for my taste, but that’s just me.
I’m gonna be honest. I’m not anti-Chip Kelly, I’m pro Philadelphia Eagles and some of the moves he’s made makes me a little nervous.
Nicky Six is our guy. Get behind him.
My whole thing has been the defense. We need to go get Trae Waynes and solidify a secondary. And we need to get another middle linebacker.
I did just wake up at 11 o’clock. I am a team player. And that’s what teams do, we get together and we get the win.
We have had seven of these Great Birds Debates and not once I have won. I’m appealing to everyone, vote for me. Get on board with Dave Spadaro, let’s start this thing together.
I’m gonna bring it down on a human level. A year ago I stood on this stage as a guy who moved here from Houston, Texas. I guy that uprooted his girlfriend and I brought my dog. Because we had a dream.
And where I am right now is in the best sports city in the country. And thanks to all of you, I have ascended the ranks along with Tony and we are gonna have the Number one show in Philadelphia.MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Latif Williams Turns Self In For Alleged Murder Of Temple Student Samuel Collington
[Shows Eagles shirt] This is who I’m about. I’m about the Philadelphia Eagles and everyone in Philadelphia because I love each and everyone of you. Thank you very much, I love all of you.