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Midnight Green turns to grey… Eagles have the mini-”bye week” from hell…

I feel bad for the guys who got hurt or beat up in the Seattle loss. Most guys on the Eagles were hustling their guts out… The national media’s treatment of the Eagles player personnel as non-hustling prima donna’s or divas is inaccurate. That stereotype only applies to a very few disgruntled personalities on the team.

I feel bad about the season. To be 4-8 is turrible. For any team.

I feel like a guy who just woke up from a coma and finds out his wife is dating Chaz Bono. This is a weird season, as Brizer alluded to in one of his solo’s here the past day.

There goes Marshawn again! I thought you had him!

One perspective on the loss to Seattle at their place after a 3,000 mile joyride is the Seahawks are a pretty tough team for anyone to beat at home. As I recall, the Seahawks beat a Ravens team there this year that is 8-3 now…

So with all that in mind, I’m not going to panic or overreact about the Eagles losing to a “bad team”— especially since we are discovering the very things about ourselves that make us a “bad team”…

You can sense that even the Eagles organization knows they have now got to find a new direction for 2012. That will involve a lot of little adjustments and a few very big ones… Stay tuned.

Right now, I choose to chillax on the worrying…and focus on the excitement and challenge coming up for Eagles fans as we play out the current season and move toward the 2012 Draft.

I also need to thank guys like Colt Anderson and Nnamdi Asomugha for playing their butts off Thursday night.  And I need to study Seattle’s offensive game plan for back-to-the-future reference.

Seattle (5-7) prevailed the old-fashioned way with its defense and a dominant ground game Thursday night that allowed quarterback Tarvaris Jackson to turn the clock back 40 years or so. In a pass-first league that has three quarterbacks on pace to break Dan Marino’s single-season passing record, Jackson attempted just 16 throws. But he completed 13 of them for 190 yards, a touchdown and a passer rating of 137.0.

Adding injury to insult, the Eagles lost special teams ace Colt Anderson for the season to a torn left anterior cruciate ligament and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha indefinitely to a concussion and stinger. Both players were out of the game by the time the Seahawks’ Steven Haushka kicked a 49-yard field goal to take a 17-7 lead into the locker room at halftime.

I doubt Nnamdi will be playing in the Eagles’ next game, despite what amounts to a mini-bye-week. Andy Reid did say Friday that he expects quarterback Michael Vick, who missed his third straight game Thursday, to start the Eagles’ next game on Dec. 11 at Miami.

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (hamstring), offensive lineman King Dunlap (concussion) and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) are “making improvement” with their respective injuries, Reid said. 

Meanwhile Reid is also blasting the NFL Network for their candid camera shots of an apparently pouting or sulking DeSean Jackson on the sideline during Thursday’s telecast.  The media is having fun with that part of it, for sure, and tying it all in with Peanut’s controversial “no pay, no play” alleged conspiracy.

Just another emotional angle on a very grey week in a very weird season for Eagles fans…

Thomas Jackson

About Thomas Jackson

Jax Sports Media has been reporting on NFL teams in the mid-Atlantic region since 2006. Thomas Jackson is its senior writer. Tom started covering the Philadelphia Eagles for the MVN Network in 2007. In 2009 he joined the Bloguin Network. He now also covers the Baltimore Ravens.

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