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For Philly Fans, Talk is Cheap For Emotionally Drained Eagles

Article Written by Billy Schweim

Contributing Author(s): Josh Hennig

Originally Published on January 5, 2024

The Philadelphia Eagles are trending in the wrong direction; Losers of four of their last five games, the Birds need to find their inner strength to beat the New York Giants on Sunday.  Last week's loss was, in my opinion, an indication of the team's lack of preparation and cohesiveness.  With the score tied at 28 and the ball on the Cardinals 30 yard line, the next three plays are a microcosm of the Eagles season:

First there was confusion between Julio Jones and Jack Stoll on who should be in the game.  Next, a designed Quarterback run for four yards, followed by a read option that lost yards.  After burning a valuable time out, the Eagles throw a screen pass to Kenny Gainwell that went nowhere.  The Eagles are playing uninspired football and the play calling makes no sense.  We have seen players out of position and this week AJ Brown admits the Eagles are ad libbing plays instead of executing the play call from the coaches.  I’m tired of hearing the players talk because Talk is Cheap!!  The Players have to play better or it will be an early exit from the playoffs for Philadelphia.

The upstart Flyers have fallen back to earth, losing six of their last seven games and  twice in shootouts.  Can the Flyers turn it around and get back to winning the way they were before their Christmas Break? The Flyers host the Calgary Flames at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday at 1pm and you can hear the game on 973 ESPN.

The Sixers play back-to-back games Friday and Saturday against the New York Knicks and Utah Jazz. Joel Embiid is having another MVP-level season so far. If the big man can stay healthy, the Sixers ceiling is high. 

This Sunday is The Locker Room with Billy Schweim's final Live broadcast at the Caesars Sports Book inside the Tropicana Atlantic City for Week 18 in the NFL. We’ve had a blast this season so come to the Tropicana and say hi for the final regular season weekend of the NFL.

On Saturday’s show former Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Dave Klemic and Producer Nick Earnshaw join me in the studio.  We will talk Eagles Football and the week in Philadelphia sports.  Every Saturday we hear from the Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan live from Las Vegas with his thoughts on betting this week's big games.  At 10:30 am we will talk with Former Flyers Player/ Head Coach and Stanley Cup winning Head Coach of the St. Louis Blues “The Chief” Craig Berube.  "The Chief" will talk about a multitude of topics!  Finally, we will hear from Tim Chew of TixforGood.ORG about all the great opportunities to win trips to big sporting events.  Tim will explain how to play and win while supporting the charities of your choice. 

On Sunday, we invite you to come down to the Tropicana in Atlantic City and join me, Mike Carlin, and Josh Hennig as we broadcast Live from the Caesars Sports Book for NFL Week 18.  We will get you ready for Eagles vs Giants.  Every Sunday we get the “Keys to the Game” with Fox 29 News Sports Anchor Scott Grayson brought to you by Blitz’s Market in Ocean City.  In Hour Two we will hear from my Fantasy Football Guru Brian Hartley brought to you by Charlie’s Bar and Restaurant in Somers Point.  "The Guru" gives us his picks for week 18 in the NFL.

All that and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, heard every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to Noon on 973 ESPN radio South Jersey 


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