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Boo birds out in Philly as Panthers score easily

Nick Foles AP

At the start of Monday night’s Panthers-Eagles game in Philadelphia, the silence was striking: The Philly fans didn’t seem to be able to rouse themselves to cheer for a game between two bad teams. But it wasn’t silent for long.

Instead, the silence was replaced by loud boos for the Eagles’ defense, as the Panthers easily marched down the field and scored touchdowns on their first two possessions. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton hit Gary Barnidge for a 24-yard touchdown pass on the first possession and hit Brandon Lafell for a 43-yard touchdown pass on the second.

In the ESPN booth, Jon Gruden — the former coach who has been rumored to be a candidate to replace Andy Reid when Reid is inevitably fired after the season — was shaking his head at how incompetent the Eagles’ defense looked.

“I’ve never seen more wide open receivers,” Gruden said. “No one covers LaFell. . . . This is the easiest touchdown . . . inexcusable breakdown. . . . It’s been the story of Philadelphia this fall: Somebody didn’t communicate, somebody didn’t do what they were supposed to do.”

At the end of the first quarter it’s 14-3 Panthers. And we see once again that firing Juan Castillo didn’t fix all the problems with the Eagles’ defense.

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39 Responses to “Boo birds out in Philly as Panthers score easily”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Nov 26, 2012 9:18 PM

    Nick Foles … Future starting QB .. Of the Arizona Cardinals. Get that package of picks ready chumps.

  2. sharksfan754 says: Nov 26, 2012 9:18 PM

    It’s too bad there isn’t a way to do flex scheduling for MNF bc this matchup is atrocious.

  3. huskersrock1 says: Nov 26, 2012 9:18 PM

    GOD the eagles D sucks! They are making Cammy Cam Cam look like Tom Brady.

  4. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Nov 26, 2012 9:18 PM

    BRING BACK JUAN CASTILLO!

  5. kisstherings says: Nov 26, 2012 9:19 PM

    Didn’t fix ALL the problems?? It didn’t fix any of them and caused a few more.

  6. funshipm174 says: Nov 26, 2012 9:20 PM

    The Andy Reid era in Philly is over.

  7. clayme52 says: Nov 26, 2012 9:21 PM

    Gruden must not have watched SNF last night

  8. Cereal says: Nov 26, 2012 9:22 PM

    The nightmare in Philly continues. Seriously who is their D coordinator now,,,their safeties have no clue what they are doing,,,that Coleman guy is so lost. I have never seen more TD’s thrown down the middle of the field in a season.

  9. mattolikesthevikes says: Nov 26, 2012 9:26 PM

    Gruden licking his chops. Subtle shots at the eagles already saying what needs to be done. Chucky wants a job.

  10. cadillacjosh says: Nov 26, 2012 9:27 PM

    i just read this stat. since Castillo was fired Eagles’ opponents have completer 76% of passes with no INTs. Yikes.

  11. kappy32 says: Nov 26, 2012 9:27 PM

    The firing of Castillo was just a follow up from the Jets firing Brian Schottenheimer. All the Eagles are doing is prolonging the inevitable by firing Castillo & not addressing the personnel issues that are really plaguing the team. Look at the Jets’ offense this year; they are even worse than they were last year. You can’t blame it on the Holmes injury either; they were deplorable even before he went down. Very rarely is the coordinator the issue with an underperforming unit. When coordinators are fired, it is almost a fan-driven, public-opinion-driven move that rarely works because fans have an inability to accept that the players on their team aren’t very good. Not even Lombardi could make Sanchez a decent QB & not even Landry could make the Eagles defense respectable.

  12. beerbudsnbevo says: Nov 26, 2012 9:29 PM

    The slow moving train wreck continues….

    Pass the popcorn please…

  13. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 26, 2012 9:35 PM

    Eagles are an endangered species. I’m not talking about eagles as in the animal group. Those beings are now off the endangered species list because scientists intervened to turn that problem around. If only the Philly team had some football scientists to correct their problems from the top down. They need to clean house more on top of what they have done and decide if they want to blossom in the future, or die. Whatever they choose is what they deserve.

  14. PriorKnowledge says: Nov 26, 2012 9:35 PM

    showing once again that firing a coach mid-season, makes things worse.

  15. riverhorsey says: Nov 26, 2012 9:37 PM

    Those Boo Birds you think you hear are just echos from Kansas City.

  16. ballboy48 says: Nov 26, 2012 9:37 PM

    I’ve never seen so many empty seats in Philly!

  17. kash71 says: Nov 26, 2012 9:42 PM

    A couple years ago I made a post about how McNabb needed to stop trying and ride out into the sunset.

    He should have made Andy Reid his horse.

  18. polegojim says: Nov 26, 2012 9:50 PM

    The Eagles are JUST THAT BAAAAAAAD!!!!!

    For REAL!

  19. briang123 says: Nov 26, 2012 9:51 PM

    How dare we Eagles express our anger at this debacle? We’re supposed to be good, quiet, accepting lemmings like Packers, Steelers, and Ravens fans.

  20. draculalambert says: Nov 26, 2012 9:52 PM

    stupid game…no interest what so ever. Very very depressing.

  21. brenenostler says: Nov 26, 2012 9:53 PM

    It’s hard to imagine the Eagles were 3-3 when they fired Castillo. I’m sure Reid would do anything to be .500 right now.

  22. ratherbpickin says: Nov 26, 2012 9:56 PM

    Anyone catch Gruden say about the review, ” Yeah, [they review it] after WE line up to snap the ball”?

    Just sayin’.

  23. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Nov 26, 2012 9:57 PM

    Wasn’t firing Juan Castillo supposed to be some sort of improvement?

  24. eagles92 says: Nov 26, 2012 10:03 PM

    Honestly as an eagles fan Foles is terrible he should of already thrown 3 picks and he’s leaving people wide open. I was happy to see this kid get his burn because I think the eagles need to go in a different direct than Vick. It is now clear that the eagles will not be able to take the best offensive line in the draft but are instead going to have to draft a qb in a very weak qb class. The future is not looking very bright for my eagles

  25. rawhead08 says: Nov 26, 2012 10:04 PM

    No comments now that they’re dominating lol

  26. rbrocking says: Nov 26, 2012 10:05 PM

    Rootin’ Tootin’ Newton might get a win!

  27. ratherbpickin says: Nov 26, 2012 10:06 PM

    Gruden will do it. He’s our next coach.

  28. raymondtx says: Nov 26, 2012 10:08 PM

    The NFL and ESPN should be paying us to watch these crappy teams.

  29. ghjjf says: Nov 26, 2012 10:11 PM

    Eagles fans will boo Santa Claus, so I would take tonight’s boos with a grain of salt.

  30. pftcensorssuck says: Nov 26, 2012 10:22 PM

    Don’t the Panthers know that the Eagles are a “dynasty”?????

  31. smashmouthspread12 says: Nov 26, 2012 10:26 PM

    Cam Newton is chewing gum while playing… Is that frowned upon? I don’t see Peyton Manning or Tom Brady or any other QB chewing gum …

  32. Canyonero says: Nov 26, 2012 10:43 PM

    Those Nick Foles to Arizona jokes are great! Keep ‘em coming guys! Seriously, never gets old!!

    Oh, if there are any leftover Roethlisberger rapist jokes, toss a couple of those in too. Thx!!

  33. dolphins4 says: Nov 26, 2012 11:33 PM

    The Eagles are too young to win and they have the worst secondary in the NFL.If I’m the Eagles I’d rebuild the O-line and secondary in the draft and free agency and then I’d get rid of all of the over priced under productive guys over 30 like Babin,Asomugha and Demetress Bell.

  34. blackngold4life says: Nov 27, 2012 12:00 AM

    Castillo and Vick got nothin to do with these last 3 losses..hell I feel bad for Reid but he’s the man incharge! Blow it up…includin that over hyped..over paid Defense..Eagle fans askd for it and they got it Nick Foles the FUTURE of the franchise.Good luck with that!

  35. daknight93 says: Nov 27, 2012 12:23 AM

    eagles were 3-3 after firing Juan Castillo and now lost 8 in a row..he was obviously a scapegoat cause this defense is just too embarrassing to watch

  36. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 27, 2012 12:31 AM

    That’s the first time I can remember Gruden criticizing someone since he went to the broadcast booth.

    He definitely wants the Eagles gig.

  37. randallflagg52 says: Nov 27, 2012 3:19 AM

    briang123 says:
    Nov 26, 2012 9:51 PM
    How dare we Eagles express our anger at this debacle? We’re supposed to be good, quiet, accepting lemmings like Packers, Steelers, and Ravens fans.

    ====================================

    I’m a Raven fan, and we are 9-2, heading into the playoffs, yet again, so what exactly does Raven Nation have to be mad about? We are used to having good football here in Charm City, I know you Philly fans haven’t had a good team in a while.

  38. ballboy48 says: Nov 27, 2012 5:16 AM

    If I’m Gruden, I’d take the Browns job! They look more competitive and have much better, younger talent on their team! The Eagles need a major overhaul!

  39. yyyass says: Nov 27, 2012 6:32 AM

    As a Raves fan I’m pissed that the Ravens went to Philly earlier this year and played the Eagles like they were last year’s SB winner or something. All intimidated for nothing. The Eagles rot and a good team should have put them down.

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