Monday, November 07, 2005

Good Riddance

the eagles suspended TO for the season, and it was absolutely the right thing to do as he was sucking the life force out of the team. no matter what the task at hand is, attitude and mood have a tremendous impact on performance and this team has been dour all season. the cloud hanging over everyone's head can move on now, and the team can get back to focusing on winning games.

the biggest thing i find annoying about this event are the talking heads out there screaming about how the "eagles were better with TO on the field" or "xx receptions, xxx yards, and x touchdowns, you can't replace that". bullsh*t. football is the ultimate team game, so when everyone on a given team is on the same page you often end up with a team that is greater than the sum of its parts. what you have in the 2005 eagles is a team that is much less than the sum of its parts and i submit that a lot of that has to do with one particular bad apple and his karma sucking personality. he gets his numbers, that isn't the issue. what is the issue is that he does it at the expense of the rest of the team.

i hope that TO hasn't scarred mcnabb permanently. don is physically tough, but he can be a little sensitive sometimes. even though he usually takes the high road, you can tell that stuff like getting boo-ed by cataldi and his crew and getting sucker punched by limbaugh really bothered him. TO not only got under his skin, he hurt him deep inside. i hope don is able to move on and forget about it. i hope so... i fully expect the rest of the eagles to play much better as i am certain that this will be addition by subtraction.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

we as a society need to call a rose a rose. the word for t.o. is "cancer" we should all turn our backs at this point.

12:28 AM EST  
Anonymous SilkDU said...

I feel so much better about the teams playoffs chances right now.
There was no way that Reid could let TO back after McNabb said the team is better off without him.

Go Big Red.

3:19 AM EST  
Blogger Steve72 said...

Absolutely the right move. The only problem I can see is that Reggie Brown's name doesn't lend itself easily to a cheer.

RB...RBRBRB" just doesn't work.

7:38 AM EST  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

Pete, give me your e-mail address, I put together a nice CAPA plan (corrective action/preventive action) for the Birds that I would like to put on your blog. Maybe your buddies can pick at it. A lot of it is what I have already said, but I think you will agree with it. I can't cut and paste and it took me a while to put together so I didn't want to start from scratch.

Big Dog (Pete Barr, Dave Barr's older, wiser and more handsome brother)

All of you guys are DEAD ON with TO, but the way!!!!!

7:49 AM EST  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

scrapple at yahoo dot com

8:42 AM EST  

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