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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Monday, November 7, 2011


Vince Young was right. Buddy Ryan, who echoed it, was right. The Eagles have the talent to be a dream team.

Yet they are three games behind the Giants in the NFC East.


They panic.

Monday at the Linc, in a game they had a chance to win, they decided to run the standard punter-to-safety pass play ... and oddly enough, if failed. That gave the Bears the field position to drive for a fourth-quarter field goal and inflate their lead to six.

That was enough.

Afterward, Andy Reid went to the old, "20-20 hindsight" defense, which, when you think about it, can be used for every failed play in sports. Truth was, with 20-20 foresight, the play was to kick the Bears deep, commandeer a little field position, and keep the game within a field goal.

But it's Reid's story and he can tell it like he wants.

Truth is, the Birds are too good to have five losses. More and more, it seems that their hind-sighting will start earlier this year than anyone expected.

Check out my analysis of the Birds-Bears game in the Daily Times Tuesday ... and, as always, on


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