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Report: Eagles assistants had to be separated

Posted on: November 28, 2011 10:05 am
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

As if things couldn’t get any worse in Philadelphia, there were reports after the Eagles 38-20 loss to the Patriots that assistant coaches Marty Mornhinweg and Jim Washburn got into a verbal confrontation on the sideline and actually had to be separated before it got physical.

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And it actually occurred when Philadelphia was still leading New England.

According to CSN Philly, the two have not had problems with each other before, and while there’s been no official word on why the two went after each other on the sideline Sunday, the Philadelphia Daily News speculated that Washburn -- the defensive line coach -- didn’t appreciate the play-calling of Mornhinweg, the offensive coordinator.

Particularly during the second quarter when the Patriots were in the middle of a 17-point spree and Mornhinweg continued calling for pass after pass (you’ll note that Vince Young threw for 400 yards but LeSean McCoy only recorded 10 carries). At one point, the Eagles went three-and-out on three incomplete passes, not giving Philadelphia’s defense enough time to rest.

Which might have contributed to a terrible second quarter for the Eagles defense. Not to mention an upset Washburn.

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Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 11:27 am

Report: Eagles assistants had to be separated

How early into today's press conference does Andy Reid respond to a limp question with, "I have to do a better job of putting guys in a position to make plays?"

The Eagles had a total of 65 offensive plays and LeSean McCoy touched the ball a total of 14 times.  How does the NFL's leading rusher only get ten rushes when you struck early and took a 10-0 lead before New England knew what hit them.  The Eagles had to play with the lead and keep the ball out of Tom Brady's hands to win that game.  Besides Vince Young, Jason Avent was the biggest offensive player (yardage-wise).  That cannot happen if you expect to beat a team that was all but guaranteed to hang a 30-spot on you.  Marty Mornhinweg and Andy Reid are complete idiots if that's the way they drew this game plan up.  If not for two consecutive catches in the middle of the 2nd quarter, DeSean Jackson is outgained by Riley Cooper.  Seriously?!?

My Redskins are nothing to brag about since they've been a mess for the last decade.  But I'll take them over the mess that the Eagles have become.  That's a shame you've got all that talent and the braintrust doesn't know what to do with it all.

Since: Jul 10, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 11:06 am

Report: Eagles assistants had to be separated

I would of been upset too if i was a defensive coach for the Eagles. Why are you relying on V Young to make plays when your leading at the time? McCoy only getting 10 carries for the game is a joke. Mornhinweg should of been slapped at halftime like " SLAPPP....Hey dummy get your best offensive weapon involved in the game"

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