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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.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


That's what the Eagles have. Sometimes, that happens in sports.

Not everybody was wrong when they were called a dream team --- not the players, not the press, not the fans, not Las Vegas. But they were all wrong when they failed to remember that teams are made of personalities, not just players.

And the Eagles have a bad, bad mix of players.

DeSean Jackson was deactivated Sunday reportedly for missing a special teams meeting, and the Birds lost, 21-17, to the Arizona Cardinals, who had been 2-and-6.

Trouble off the field, trouble on it.

"It's my responsibility to make sure that everybody is on the same page," Andy Reid said. "Obviously by this performance, that didn't look very good. That's my responsibility. I don't know about 'disconnects' and those types of things. But I do have to do a better job, along with my guys."

Reid will be criticized. He must be criticized. But maybe he is just in with the wrong crowd this time.

Check out my column in the Daily Times Monday and, as always, on  Also, look for my report on the Eagles' inability to hang onto late leads and their embattled coordinator Juan Castillo.


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