The Eagles silenced a lot of their critics today by defeating Minnesota relatively easily. The starters never showed signs of rust after their extended break from real action. Jermiah Trotter played the best game of his career making big play after big play. The defense made some huge plays and shut down Randy Moss.
The offense seemed to be clicking just fine. FredEx came up with some huge plays and really stepped up. Mike Tice proved to be an idiot by calling a horribly executed fake field goal and then going for it on 4th and 22.
Donovan played with a lot of confidence and had two TD passes. Minnesota was just over matched. You have to love Freddie Mitch's mocking of Randy Moss's mooning last week in Green Bay. After scoring his first of two TDs on the day, Freddie mockingly pulled his pants up, then proceeded to put on the Belt as the Peoples Champ!
Bring on Mike Vick.
It look like the Eagles have found their replacement for Greg Lewis.
According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Eagles are expected to hire Rams receivers/passing game coordinator Mike Groh.
The news that the Eagles fired Lewis came out on Jan. 9 and the team has been looking for a replacement. They reportedly interviewed Groh and Bills receivers coach Sanjay Lal.
Groh, 45, spent the 2016 season with the Rams after three years as the Bears' receivers coach. Groh is available because the Rams switched head coaches, bringing in Sean McVay.
Before coming to the NFL, Groh was a longtime coach at the college level. He is the son of former Virginia head coach Al Groh and eventually became an offensive coordinator under his father before bouncing from Alabama to Louisville and then back to Alabama before heading to the NFL.
Groh was actually the quarterback at Virginia in the 90s before his father ever coached there. Groh's first coaching job was under his father as assistant coach with the Jets in 2000, when Al Groh was named their head coach for the season.
If the Eagles are looking to sign a big-name free agent at wide receiver, there could be a reunion of sorts in Philly. During his four seasons as an NFL receivers coach, Groh has worked with Alshon Jeffery and Kenny Britt, who are two of the top receivers who will be available.
The Eagles started their season with a first-round pick, two second-round picks and a third-round pick at wide receiver, but their unit was one of the worst in the NFL. Jordan Matthews was consistent, but tight end Zach Ertz was the team's leading receiver.
It's unlikely Groh will have the same unit to work with as Lewis did in 2016, but it is likely Groh will be expected to get more out of his group in 2017.