What Would Buddy Do?
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Posted on October 14th, 2007 at 9:23 am by Cheesesteak Hoagie

stop making this so hardAccording to the good people at Windows Live Search and the good people at Wikipedia, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 is perhaps the most technically challenging piece of music ever composed for the violin. It might take even a virtuoso significant amount of time and effort — years even — to master.

But if you listen to Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, and the assembled ranks of semi-competent Eagles wideouts, Tchaikovsky’s got nuthin on the Birds’ playbook.

Things I am completely sick of in re: the Eagles include but are not limited to: hearing about how complex and challenging the Eagles’ offense is. How it’s all about timing and making complex reads and once we start executing our COMPLEX SUPER-DUPER FANCY TRICKY OFFENSE NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO STOP US. Quotes like this from Dunavin are driving me insane:

“I feel confident in the receivers that I have,” McNabb said. “All of us have obviously talked and just made sure that we’re going to take full advantage of the opportunities that are given to us. This offense is based on timing, and if the timing is thrown off a little bit, some routes you have to hold onto a little longer, and some you don’t. We just have to get back to that mode with our timing and chemistry being where it needs to be.”

Despite the fact that I’ve never met any of these people, quotes like that convince me that Andy Reid is exactly the sort of stubborn, pigheaded, my-way-is-best-and-I’m-not-going-to-change kind of guy whose refusal to adapt and update¬†his approach will lead the Eagles to a six-win season. It’s not 2004 anymore. Overwhelming force doesn’t work. These guys need to work with what they’ve got and do whatever is required in the situation to win. The Birds coached and played that way when they had Garcia at QB, but now that Dunavin is back, it’s like Andy Reid needs to prove that he’s leading the Greatest Show On Dirt and no one can compete with his genius.

Enough.

Run the ball, keep it simple, win the stupid game.

(I’ll stop now. Go Birds!)

Links:
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 [Wikipedia]
Philly’s pass-happy offense is performing poorly [Phillyburbs.com]

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