"This Team Has Basically Self-Destructed" - Jeremiah Trotter
11/19/2012 11:45:00 AM
“The Axe Man” Jeremiah Trotter is not one to mince words. He joined Tony Bruno and Jon Marks earlier this morning to give his take on the Eagles latest setback, a disheartening and disgusting 31-6 to NFC East rivals, the Washington Redskins.
“From top to bottom, they’re not being coached very well and they’re not making plays when they have the opportunity to make plays. It’s on the players and the coaches from Andy Reid to Marty to guys on the defense. Nobody is making plays and the coaches are just as much at fault as the players.
“This team has basically self-destructed.”
Somewhat surprisingly, Trotter did not advocate the immediate removal of Andy Reid, instead taking the stance of ‘why make a move just to make a move’ when it won’t have any effect on what happens this season.
“I really don’t think you gain anything by firing Andy now. We know he is done and you gotta pay him anyway so you might as well let him finish the season.”
Ultimately, Trotter believes change will benefit all parties involved.
“I think Andy should take a year off and rejuvenate himself and come back with another team the next year. The city wants a change and Andy needs the change.”
While Trot’s thoughts on the current state of the Eagles are remarkably sensible, the average fan who invests so much time, energy and, most importantly, money in this franchise isn’t seeing it that way. Jeffrey Lurie has been quiet throughout this whole ordeal and there are no signs of him breaking that silence any time soon.
Maybe the best (worst?) thing going for Eagles fans right now is the fact that this team will be featured on national television three more times before the end of the season (11/26 against Carolina, 12/2 at Dallas and 12/13 against Cincinnati). Maybe a string of embarrassments in front the entire country will be enough to bring Lurie out of the Owner’s Box and in front of a microphone.