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Are You Better Off Now Than You Were 14 Years Ago?

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Posted: 12/13/2012 12:52 PM

Are You Better Off Now Than You Were 14 Years Ago? 






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POSTED: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 1:01 AM
Bob Vetrone Jr.

As Eagles fans, are you better off now than you were 14 years ago?

Yes.
 
  91 (67.4%)
No.
 
  22 (16.3%)
The same.
 
  19 (14.1%)
Undecided.
 
  3 (2.2%)
Total votes = 135

Despite all of their midseason stumblings, the Eagles still have the sixth-best record in the NFL since Andy Reid took over in 1999. Although, the five teams with better records all have at least one Super Bowl win in that time.

Throw in five conference championship games, exciting plays, controversial players and more soap operas than even talk radio could create, and you'd have to say it's been an interesting era in Eagles history.

The only questions is, as Eagles fans, are you better off now than you were 14 years ago.

Here are all NFL teams with their regular season records since 1999, along with average points scored (PF), average points allowed (PA), conference title game appearances (CTG) and Super Bowl wins (SBW):

 NFL RECORDS: 1999-2012
 Team     W      L     T  Pct.  PF  PA  CTG   SBW 
 Patriots  157     64     0  .710   26.3   18.6     6    3
 Colts  149    72    0  .674  25.6  21.6    3    1
 Steelers  140    80    1  .636  22.1  17.3    5    2
 Packers  137    84    0  .620  25.1  20.4    2    1
 Ravens  133    88    0  .602  21.4  17.2    3    1
 Eagles   130    90    1  .590  23.1  19.4    5    0
 Titans  123    98    0  .557  21.8  21.7    2    0
 Giants  122    99    0  .552  22.3  21.3    3    2
 Broncos  121  100    0  .548  22.9  21.9    1    0
 Chargers  115  106    0   .520  24.1  21.5    1    0
 Saints  115  106    0  .520  24.2  23.2    2    1
 Falcons  114  106    1  .518  21.2  22.1    1    0
 Bears  114  107    0  .516  19.6  19.6    2    0
 Jets  113  108    0  .511  20.3  19.9    2    0
 Seahawks  113  108    0  .511  21.6  21.3    1    0
 Cowboys  111  110    0  .502  21.2  21.1    0    0
 Vikings  110  111    0  .498  22.6  22.6    2    0
 Buccaneers    110  111    0  .498  19.7  19.4    2    1
 Dolphins  106  115    0  .480  19.7  20.1    0    0
 Jaguars  105  116    0  .475  20.2  20.2    1    0
 49ers  100  120    1  .455  20.5  22.3    1    0
 Rams    99  121    1  .450  21.6  23.7    2    1
 Panthers    99  122    0  .448  20.1  21.5    2    0
 Chiefs    98  123    0  .443  21.8  22.8    0    0
 Redskins    98  123    0  .443  19.4  21.0    0    0
 Texans    76    97    0  .439  20.7  22.8    0    0
 Bengals    92  128    1  .419  19.7  22.9    0    0
 Bills    92  129    0  .416  19.4  22.0    0    0
 Raiders    89  132    0  .403  20.5  23.4    2    0
 Cardinals    85  136    0  .385  18.7  24.3    1    0
 Browns    73  148    0  .330  16.4  22.1    0    0
 Lions    70  151    0  .317  19.7  25.0    0    0

    Are we better off now than we were before Andy?

  1. Poll closed on 12/25/2012
  2. A. Yes.: 3 votes
  3. B. No.: 1 vote
  4. C. Not sure.: 1 vote
  5. D. Quit posting these stupid polls.: 1 vote

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Posted: 12/14/2012 8:55 AM

Re: Are You Better Off Now Than You Were 14 Years Ago? 


Yes we are better now.   I get the feeling that most of you were not avid Eagles fans (or have forgotten) the Rich Kotite/Ray Rhodes era...now that stunk.  

I am hoping Reid becomes head of football operations, to keep his steadying hand on the organization, and we get a new HC that uses the same WCO philosophy.   I really dont want Foles to turn into one of these 'never had a fair chance' young QBs with a different offence year in year out.
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Posted: 12/14/2012 1:13 PM

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Yeah I agree, the Eagles are better off now than they were 14 years ago.  Back then, I don't think anyone was interested in the job mainly because the Eagles were playing in a dilapidated Vet and they had less talent than they have now so it was tough to sell free agents.  Now they have first-class facilities and they have more talent than they had 14 years ago.  When Lurie fires Andy, the Eagles head coaching job will be best available.

My hope is Lurie will hire Rick Dennison as the next head coach and bring Juan back as the OL coach.

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Posted: 12/14/2012 2:19 PM

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I am all for bringing back Juan as OL coach. Should have never let him be DC. Our OL has always been bad, but Juan worked miracles with them at times over the years.

Talent wise we are better off. Lurie is an owner who doesn't stick his nose into things and lets his people make the decisions. The only decision he needs to make is whether to fire Andy as coach only or as both coach and President.
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Posted: 12/17/2012 6:20 PM

RE: Are You Better Off Now Than You Were 14 Years Ago? 


Are the Eagles as an organization better off than they were 14 years ago? Without question yes. They have a new stadium, are one of the top half dozen most valuable franchises in the NFL, sell out regularly, and get good support on the road as well. Andy Reid deserves a TON of credit for that. And whatever happens, he deserves to be honored at some point via the Honor Roll or whatever they call it these days. And while I think he needs to be, and will be replaced, it doesn't mean he shouldn't have a great legacy.

Are they as good talent-wise? And will Reid's successor inherit a better situation? That's not a sure-fire "yes". Let's look at what Reid inherited in 1999:

Brian Dawkins
Tra Thomas
Hugh Douglas
Jerimiah Trotter
Troy Vincent
Bobby Taylor
Deuce Staley
Al Harris

Now, they had no receivers, no QB, and plenty of holes on the OL and defense, but he still started out with a few pro-bowl caliber talents, plus a few solid pieces. Will any Eagle make Pro Bowl this year? (not to say they don't have pro-bowl caliber talents), but I think the uphill climb for the new coach will be significant. The real game-changer hill will of course be Foles. Reid had to burn his first pick on a franchise QB, and if Foles proves to be an answer, that's a big step ahead.

Eagles/Indiana/Mets/Villanova: it's a long story

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