I don't think anyone realized how quick this would go when he stepped down to take a leave of absence earlier this offseason. My condolences go out to his family. I'll always appreciate that it was the Eagles dishing out his awesome blitzes and not the one's taking them. He will be missed.
You believe me, don't you? Please believe what I just said...
I really thought he would get better when he first stepped down, but with hindsight I guess we should have known things weren't looking good when McDermott offically took over.
For all he'll be remembered for his awesomely creative blitzing, it was remarkable how almost every year he'd seemingly have to cope with the loss of at least one Pro-Bowler or defensive leader and every year he'd still have one of the top 5 or 10 Ds in the league.
Heck of a corrdinator, and always came across as a decent all round guy as well.
I loved him. The Eagles are notoriously schizophrenic, but one thing I could always bet on is the defense would show up to play. I have no problem at all with this being a "win one for Jim year" - I'm all for it
What would be great is if before he checked out, his last play called was an offensive one - a note to Reid to run the fucking QB sneak when it's 4th an 1
Demonstrations are a drag. Besides, we're much too high
"Learn to love yourself... for it is the greatest love of all" - Jeremy Borash 11:24 AM May 13th,2009
From what I heard when McNabb went down, they said "out for the regular season," so you have to plan like he's going to be back for the first round. Honestly, unless he's in a body cast, he's playing in that game.