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Eagles “worst moments” are topped with a “T” and an “O”

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The Philadelphia Eagles have been among the best teams in the NFL for many of the 24 years since the last work stoppage.  Their inability to finish the deal and deliver a Super Bowl title has generated plenty of “worst moments.”

We counted them down earlier today on PFT Live.

The worst moment, however, wasn’t a moment but most of a full year, thanks to a player who wanted a raise and a front office that flatly refused to consider the possibility of giving it to him.

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  1. derekjetersmansion says: Jun 7, 2011 3:23 PM

    Upshaw told him not to sign that contract…

  2. bhindenemylines says: Jun 7, 2011 3:34 PM

    You mean the year after T.O. played with a broken leg in the post season?

    The same season McNabb choked (literally, on his own puke) in the Superbowl?

    If it weren’t for T.O. they wouldn’t have been that good.

    T.O. may have personality issues (not to be confused with personality disorders), but every team he has played on has been better because of him.

    He’ll be in the HOF before any of the other Philly players of the last 24 years.

  3. upperdecker19 says: Jun 7, 2011 3:50 PM

    No Jerome Brown tragic death? The defense went from dominant to good. Then the Man above tell Reggie to leave the next year. The defense goes from good to lousy.

    Somewhere, Tom Hutton is breathing a sigh of relief.

  4. capslockkey says: Jun 7, 2011 3:51 PM

    One of their best moments involved T.O. as he showed up hurt and played his ass off in that Super Bowl.

  5. cobrala says: Jun 7, 2011 3:53 PM

    I don’t want to watch it – I fear it’ll be just one confirmation after another that we’re one of the winningest loser-dynasties in league history.

    At least Dallas and New York give us some great memories to dull the pain.

  6. melonnhead says: Jun 7, 2011 4:32 PM

    Man, you had to go pretty far to not include any Cowboys-induced bad moments for the Eagles at the top of the list, didn’t ya? Plenty of knob-polishing for a “worst moments” video, too. The Fog Bowl game was foggy on both sides of the field, by the way.

  7. milkmandanimal says: Jun 7, 2011 4:51 PM

    I would say Ronde Barber picking off McNabb to finish off the 2002 NFCCG should be higher than “tied for number four”. As a singular “moment”, that’s about as bad as it gets.

    Or good as it gets, if you’re a Bucs fan. Which I am. Off to watch the video again . . .

  8. sfwillis52 says: Jun 7, 2011 4:59 PM

    I think this sums up the Eagles as a franchise over the last 10 years or so. It’s got to be my favorite quote from either of these guys, ever.

    From about 2 years ago:

    Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth talking about the Eagles season’s under Andy Reid and McNabb.
    Al: “The Eagles seasons are like going to see a movie. It starts out really really good, then the ending just stinks.”
    Cris: “Yea, then everyone throws up on their way out.”

  9. noodlecbs says: Jun 7, 2011 5:12 PM

    1960….end of story

  10. frothywalrus says: Jun 7, 2011 5:14 PM

    Eagles worst moments. Grains of sand on earth. Stars in the universe.

    Where do you even start counting?

  11. packeranddarien says: Jun 7, 2011 5:32 PM

    bhindenemylines says: Jun 7, 2011 3:34 PM

    You mean the year after T.O. played with a broken leg in the post season?

    The same season McNabb choked (literally, on his own puke) in the Superbowl?

    If it weren’t for T.O. they wouldn’t have been that good.

    Hey Capt. Jackwagon,

    These are the facts: That team had to win just one more game than the previous season to be “that good”.

    Just one more. And guess what, genius? They did win that extra game WITHOUT T.O. (NFC title game vs. ATL 27-10)

    Another interesting tidbit for ya: T.O has yet to participate in a playoff win since 2003, where he got jacked up by the same Tampa Bay (while on SF) team that beat the Eagles in the NFC title game.

    Wow, what a difference maker. And he’s going on his FOURTH team since leaving Philadelphia? What a keeper!

    Only difference was with T.O was margin of victory. Talk about his presense all you want but the facts are clear: EAGLES would have 10+ wins and right back in the NFC title game just like they were the previous 3 seasons.

    All they had to do was win one more game than 2003 and they did exactly that without that sociopath.

    And because he wanted more money, he decided to implode like a petulant 3rd grader.

    “Next question”

  12. packeranddarien says: Jun 7, 2011 5:36 PM

    Btw, The Fog Bowl is nostalgic, not tragic.

    They were on the road and playing the No.1 seed in the conference. And considering that you haven’t seen a game like that since, it’s safe to say it’s improbable that you will again.

  13. wferg1121 says: Jun 7, 2011 6:35 PM

    “bhindenemylines says:Jun 7, 2011 3:34 PM

    You mean the year after T.O. played with a broken leg in the post season?

    The same season McNabb choked (literally, on his own puke) in the Superbowl?”

    Not an Eagle fan, but when Mcnabb choked on his puke he threw a touchdown on that drive, and don’t forget he played on a broken ankle in the Arizona game.

    The Eagles biggest mistake was not guaranteeing TO’s contract before the start of the following season. That’s all the guy wanted and he wouldn’t have been such a PITA.

    They should have also gave Mcnabb some receivers earlier when he was taking them to NFC championships year after year….

    P.S. Also can’t forget the Patriots were still cheating in that era and has not won since :o)

  14. jdbaker1860 says: Jun 7, 2011 7:10 PM

    Why do the eagles copy the jets chant anyway? Idiots!

  15. melonnhead says: Jun 7, 2011 10:22 PM

    Only difference was with T.O was margin of victory. Talk about his presense all you want but the facts are clear: EAGLES would have 10+ wins and right back in the NFC title game just like they were the previous 3 seasons.

    —————————————————–

    Hm. 1200 yards and 14 TDs in 14 games. Do you know how many players have caught 14 TD passes in a single season in the entire history of the Eagles? One. You understate his importance to that season. 10 wins doesn’t get you HFA throughout the playoffs. The Falcons lost one home game in ’04.

  16. fmwarner says: Jun 7, 2011 10:23 PM

    The worst Eagles moment BY FAR in my lifetime is the NFC Championship Game loss to Tampa Bay in the last game at the Vet. I never felt more confident heading into a playoff game (and that’s saying something considering Eagles fans NEVER feel confident in the playoffs). Scoring a touchdown a minute into the game just made it seem like everything was finally going our way.

    Then BOOM.

    On a side note, I will never understand why there are still so many T.O. defenders among Eagles fans. We should know more than anyone what a poison he is.

  17. melonnhead says: Jun 7, 2011 10:45 PM

    Not an Eagle fan, but when Mcnabb choked on his puke he threw a touchdown on that drive

    —————————————————

    That’s true, down by 10 with little time on the clock McNabb set the tempo and the entire offense looked sluggish getting back to the line. The choking on puke thing was a symptom of a condition, not a condition. The guy was just gassed. To his credit he got the score but he took waaaay too much time to do it. Way too much time lost between plays.

  18. cobrala says: Jun 7, 2011 11:14 PM

    Hey JDBaker1860, you do know the Jets were founded in 1959, right?

    Eagles’ fight song is credited back to 1960 – and it’s a SONG, not a CHANT.

    Fireman Ed who allegedly started the Jets’ chant was born in 1959.

    So I seriously doubt a 1 year old baby started your CHANT before the Eagles’ SONG was written.

  19. sfviaphilly says: Jun 7, 2011 11:24 PM

    1) TO was incredible in 2004 and his Superbowl performance was nothing short of balls out awesome.
    2) TO signed a 7 year, $48.97 million deal with the Eagles. Given that he signed the deal when he was an elite receiver, and played like an elite receiver, his desire for a new deal after ONE year is asinine.

  20. lifeimitatesfootball says: Jun 7, 2011 11:49 PM

    How about this: when everyone started calling them the “Iggles”

  21. packeranddarien says: Jun 8, 2011 7:23 AM

    Hm. 1200 yards and 14 TDs in 14 games. Do you know how many players have caught 14 TD passes in a single season in the entire history of the Eagles? One.

    And? Owens broke Mike Quick’s record of 13 in a season and the Eagles won FIVE games in that 1983 season. No connection. Nice try though. And Quick wasn’t on a back to back to back division winning team either. Like Owens was.

    You understate his importance to that season.

    Except margin of victory, what was his impact? Seriously. Again, to repeat for the learning impaired: He was coming to a 3X division winning team with a core nucleus still in tact that simply had to win ONE MORE GAME than the previous season. That’s the bottom line. The rest are just semantics.

    10 wins doesn’t get you HFA throughout the playoffs.

    Again, 10 PLUS wins is what I stated. That’s MORE than 10 for those who don’t habla. Let me break it down for you, Pedro:

    2001: 11-5, NFC East Champs. No.3 seed
    2002: 12-4, NFC East Champs. HFA throughout
    2003: 12-4, NFC East Champs. HFA throughout

    What’s the commonality with 2 of the last 3 seasons? No Terrell Owens.

    The Falcons lost one home game in ’04.

    And that matters how?

    Look, Owens was a force on that team, but did they really *need* him? To win that elusive game, all they really needed to do is do better than Todd Pinkston and James Thrash.

    Now, seriously, how hard is that? Owens was like buying a Porsche when you have a Camry that still runs.

    You keep blaming the QB, and rightfully so, in some respects. But the guy you should be blaming is the same fat man that has been on the sidelines for the last 12 years. Different QB, different players, same coach, same result. Year after year after year.

    Like most Eagles fans, you are believing what you are told and not what you should be seeing in the big picture.

  22. anthonyfromstatenisland says: Jun 8, 2011 8:47 AM

    The hate for Rich Kotite is kind of interesting, in that when his 1992 team won 36-20 at New Orleans in a wild-card game, it was the Eagles’ first road playoff win since 1949!

    Also, the year before, in Kotite’s first year, the Eagles’ defense led the entire league in total yards allowed, rushing yards allowed, and passing yards allowed – the first time any NFL team had won that “triple crown” since the Vikings did so in 1975.

    And Kotite’s successor, Ray Rhodes, was worse by any objective measure, as was Marion Campbell.

  23. jdbaker1860 says: Jun 8, 2011 10:25 AM

    Hey cobrala Here’s a date for you. How about 1969 when jets won superbowl. Have eagles won any. Whatever the case may be the jets made it famous and the eagles copied it. Losers
    And I’m a niners fan FYI.

  24. cobrala says: Jun 8, 2011 1:51 PM

    A loser is someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about and then taunts “at least we won a Super Bowl” as if that compensates for their stupidity.

  25. fmwarner says: Jun 8, 2011 5:04 PM

    Hey, jdbaker1860:

    1. When you produce YOUR Super Bowl ring, claiming to win an argument because the team in question has won more Super Bowls will start to mean…well, anything.

    2. “Whatever the case may be, the Jets made it famous and the Eagles copied it.” Wow, that would be the first case in history where a team did something first and then copied it. Do the Jets have a DeLorean?

  26. tjrubleysaudible says: Jun 8, 2011 7:11 PM

    TO was one of the Eagles worst moments? Please, dude played in the Superbowl for them just weeks after breaking his leg and messing up his ankle. That’s some major sack right there. People ought to get off his back, there are a hell of a lot worse people out there than TO.

  27. jdbaker1860 says: Jun 8, 2011 8:11 PM

    I’m sorry

  28. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Jun 10, 2011 11:45 AM

    antny in s.i.: kotite inherited a team with near greatness. he proceeded to turn it into crap. the defense you tout was buddy’s. every player on that team, he picked, not richie the k.

    then, they were 7-2 when they went to cleveland and byron evans broke his leg. they lost the last 7 (count ‘em) under richie the k.

    a superb performance followed by his hall of fame career as coach of the j-e-t-s- jets, jets, jets. being from staten island, i’m sure you remember it with pleasure……

    personally, i miss richie’s press conferences the most. they were actually auditions for the commercials he’s been getting for looking like the average joe dweeb…

  29. intherelikeswimwear says: Jun 11, 2011 12:39 PM

    Worst momenet was the 09 NFCC game against the Cards, HANDS DOWN. The set-up:
    Tampa lost to Oakland to give the winner of the Birds-Boys game the last wildcard spot. We (yes, I use WE when talking about the Eagles) destroyed the Cowboys to get into the playoffs. Went to Minnesota and beat an over-acheiving Vikings (I still think AP hasn’t been the same since he took that hit from Dawkins), then traveled back to NY to handled the #1 seed Giants that no one was picking us to beat.

    After that, we were the heavy favorites to beat the Cardinals, who we demolished on Thanksgiving night that year. The Eagles fell behind early after a gadget play that every birds fan knew Wisenhunt would try. #5 led us back to the lead late in the 4th, only to have the D FAIL on a critical 4th and 3? mid field when the Cards ran a little pitch. The runner was hit for a loss btw, but converted.

    Its a shame because we beat the Steelers that season, too. Held them without a touchdown, AND Tomlin pulled Ben that game because he was getting drilled every play. Had the Eagles won the Championship game, I think we would have had a great shot at bringing it home that year. That was also JJ’s last game. What a lost opportunity…

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