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11/07/13 Philadelphia's KYW Ed Benkin joins Chuck and Wickett

Nov 7, 2013|

Ed Benkin talks about the state of the Eagles QBs, what they need to do to beat the Packers on Sunday

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Joining us right now in the great midwest bank hotline from KYW radio in Philadelphia. He is Ed bacon Ed appreciate the time good morning how -- head. Eric got the morning -- there aren't doing okay first question are they on everybody's mind is. Seven touchdown -- -- -- -- -- Well we kind of thought this -- a lot of us in the media here that after that disastrous performance against doubtful -- cousin and the balls bounced back now. Seven touchdown passes than what we are expecting but. It Nick -- have performed very well against the Giants against the Buccaneers and really. In his rookie stint last year for the second of the season for rookie perform pretty well too. And it was a sense of that Dallas game was may be an aberration and there was there was just appear that obviously that was his biggest game in the NFL. And that he came up small me there's the owner coming out the week before the Oakland game saying what we need to find -- franchise quarterback -- Didn't necessarily they didn't have won in Philadelphia. Well Paul certainly made a pretty good argument -- he was just into with the offense they they quarter raider defense the kind of came back there -- a little bit too but. -- was and putting the other performers for the ages in the Raiders to the running game weight falls went to work and I think the real falls somewhere between -- and the Eagles front offices hoping that little more towards what we saw last they've been against Dallas. Yeah this eagles' offense is interest in her Chip Kelly it's a fast break offense to try to find mismatches you've seen it this year but there's -- -- -- been great. Are watching that game against the Giants a couple of weeks go look terrible and I was Matt Barkley quarterbacking but they really couldn't get anything going. -- that that's a good point that you bring up and and Chip Kelly -- emphasize -- is that they struggled for two weeks because that instability of the quarterback position that's not a criticism of rookie. Twice haven't come off the bench after not getting the first reps or the week they try to roll the dice for the Giants game. Hoping Michael Vick will be well enough to make it to the game that didn't happen so but the second straight week Matt Barkley came in cold. But when you have a quarterback who takes the reps all week and he's not a rookie. Was a fourth round draft pick obviously you'd think you'd have a little more success at quarterback this week they had that and if you take away those two games where they have that instability were quarterback at certain rookie you have to -- -- -- they've done pretty well in the job the first Giants game Michael Vick gets or predict vols who yeah obviously prepare like a starter every week Israeli go in. So that's part of it having to put Matt Barkley -- not getting first team reps during the week certainly heard those two -- out of that. Even though the defense earlier in the year had its issues the -- it's pretty success. Thought it would everybody had banked in from KYW radio in Philadelphia about the Eagles -- -- on Sports Radio twelve to be WS has the not a lie and week one. Played against the skins I'm sitting there on my couch I'm sweating because the action is so hard to keep up with. -- in this new offense obviously it's slowed down a little bit under Chip Kelly. Our fans still believing in Chip Kelly believing in this offense believing in this -- that football can be played at a -- -- college pace. Well they believe -- and after last Sunday it's it's been and and you know you feel on Sheridan in in your area every other kind of felt that he it's like a roller -- two weeks ago a while I was saying -- this offense is gonna fail the NFL that Chip Kelly. We backing -- of the year now with benevolence saying it's -- revolution and -- again so it is. As every week in the NFL week to week situation I don't necessarily think it's slowed down as much in fact. They had a bit of a dilemma in the fourth quarter last week. They're so used to running this offense so bad that even Chip Kelly admitted -- times he'd have to learn how to slowed down. This time -- -- really cost them against the Chargers probably cost in the game. Well he had to learn how to use time management when you're up 49 to thirteen and -- partly able slow -- the pace but. The ball was still getting snaps with 2928 seconds on the game clock so I don't necessarily think it's slowed down when it's effective at Chip Kelly who keep the same page yet since we want. It doesn't some liked chip is ready to give nick pulls the quarterback position full time. -- still quarterback. Controversy gets because Michael Vick is old injury. -- would be controversy because I I don't think Michael -- -- -- be back any time soon he had an injury that he thought would last. About two to three weeks he rushed to back third week re injured it didn't make it more severe but. It's the kind of annoying injury where if he pushes it he can have another setback it's not severe but he really can't do the things the Michael Vick is capable of doing what he's healthy. Chip Kelly is made a very strange. Very big point -- -- the beginning -- training camp that. He's not naming your starting quarterback for next year effective he got a little testing without a couple weeks ago wouldn't. And before -- performance thing is -- time -- -- your quarterback could mean next year and in in his words he said. It be insulting to those players insulting to the fans to worry about next year his main concern. It next week and that's is only concerned he really could care less at least he's saying so about. Developing zone for an accurate he's worried about winning next week's game and he feels as -- everything played out by itself by the seat -- And it's a very very strange four and five -- for the Philadelphia Eagles for those that don't know the Eagles are all and four at home. And four and one on the road explain -- I wish it. Ultimately -- looked at home this year. But they have a losing streak at home that they expect the last season they lost their last six at home last year and -- home this season so they -- and straight. If it anywhere you'd like to be little intimidating for the visiting team to come -- There would be conspiracy theorists have been out all over the -- that the because it out of the old -- anymore. It's because they're either getting too comfortable -- -- I've been a big part of the reason question they're just terrible football team -- lost a lot of games. This year you look at the home games this year really the San Diego game was one are mismanaged by Chip Kelly PM the cost them. They played a Giants team again where they had put their back up quarterback who's or third string quarterback in. The Cowboys came in played pretty well seems -- there on early in the year they lost the Chiefs it was their worst game of the year. I I wish I had another explanation for it I can analyze -- game by game but certainly they feel toward home -- the road at least this season. And you know that being said they're four and five on the year normally would -- four and five there you notes to several games behind whoever's in first place but. I mean I will bet every eagle fan right now is -- -- that NFC east realizing. Five and four is is is first place that's the Dallas Cowboys Philly is still in this thing. You always need to know about the other pieces with the Giants went to two and six and pulled up -- a couple of weeks -- we also want the charge -- back in the division. Games out of first place so. You've got a mediocre division about -- I was in the NFC north this division at -- five tickets are planning for next year but. You have the Cowboys team that. Seems it's a -- that you never what you're gonna get out of you have. A Redskins team that got off to a horrible start of -- starting to play better there obviously have a very big game tonight Minnesota. And you have the Giants who were -- added on six but that they can beat Oakland this week they're three and six -- -- -- -- -- -- Gretzky appropriate sequester won the division so. -- you're right the Eagles are very much in this division race and that's. What the big debates here for the people who. Have the theory that what they struggle they keep keep losing get a higher draft pick I I think the other hand. If you get any good at an -- make division winner it's an invaluable experience -- To get a chance to rival experience to get a chance to get a home playoff -- so in the NFC east especially with. A game against the Cowboys to end the season and another home game the Redskins the Eagles are still a lot like everybody else. Via via our house is going -- -- know how big of a I'm passionate sports town Philadelphia is. This is football team struggle remember the last try to -- -- back in late ninety's and -- -- was there image had an awful team but. A what's it like in Philadelphia with a struggling football program -- just. It's been out you know obviously to -- baseball town here to -- -- Football comes number one in Philadelphia so as you -- they've had the stretch under any read where they have may be a -- once in awhile and 88 year every now and for the most part. They were good team they are contending for the playoffs they're contending for the Super Bowl lot of those years. It's been tough for the city where you look around at the Phillies run that was over from what they had where they have that nucleus don't -- 2008 and have their. In this situation they're gonna have to make a lot of changes -- you've got the flyers were usually good were at near the bottom of the NHL. And the Sixers got up to that surprising -- star but nobody's putting a playoff tickets down the road here for the and so. I think the fact that just the reality that it's a -- Coach and a new system. And they've been competitive and a lot of games and -- four and five and that one and seventh. And that has given this city a bit of a boost it was and very depressed -- -- after both Cowboys and Giants losses but. That would been re energizes staff since Sunday is like you said the fact that it's. I knew coaching staff and it's a new system that could or could that revolutionized the game and the fact that -- still live contention is got a little excited out. Another minute -- banked in a KYW radio in Philadelphia here on Sports Radio 1250 WS says be. And I'm sure that nobody in Philadelphia has noticed that Andy Reid's team is nine and -- I. -- -- It was especially noticeable and Andy Reid got win number three here -- Thursday night in Philadelphia. I think there's. In the end he reads the pocket and pulled out is it its identity soap opera I think people had a chance reflect and realize. All the success yet together a loud ovation when they honored him when he came back they put -- notable video board before kick off with the Chiefs game -- there weren't what many blowing everybody applauded and I'd certainly think there is some jealousy but I also think that there's a sense like many people running at a -- -- -- and -- but you know. But this isn't the best -- -- -- team we've seen in NFL history and there's -- sense especially when they play the Broncos have things might be about a bit but. And the reality is we all knew that that -- team had some pieces to have one of those -- turnaround from bottom of the league to. Contender -- just of the and it would expect -- I don't know but in -- from any perspective. I think you just needed it doesn't work coach and not worry about the front office duties -- And really get away from here not just because he would run a cycle as a coach -- the family tragedy had it was time for him to have a change so. I think he's been re -- that Kansas City people here are taking notice. And I certainly think there is a little jealousy here and -- the about the events. Now we'll without a doubt -- -- C began these like oh is is nine and no at a different spot and at. At a spot that there has been struggling -- recent years as well. Hum anyway the Philadelphia could be general the defense has not been good for the Eagles by the mean any other areas that you see that you know they might feel -- -- -- -- Lambeau Field and get the job done against has been everything. Well I'd I'd Duke rated defense -- -- -- -- this year had been terrible but if you look at the defense LSU which it has gotten better. You look at the Dallas game where did the defense -- -- when they only gave up seventeen points. They only gave up fifteen points against the Giants -- the Giants at the end zone and they. They really were up big 4913 last week -- -- garbage in garbage side the defense is playing better they played decently against Tampa before the thousand Giants game as well. It's -- it has improved greatly and really I think the key for them. -- -- to try to stop the run on on Sundays is went -- -- -- does -- they have to get a pass rush and I know -- as simple theory with almost any defense in the NFL. But they have done a better job of pressuring the quarterback and when they don't pressure the quarterback because they have bit of suspect secondary -- they did have improved. Whether it's Seneca Wallace back up maybe -- they can have success against this secondary so. And the defense has improved I think the other way the Eagles to win this game is. To get on the court on track -- -- -- balls had a tremendous game LeSean McCoy used lead in the NFL in rushing. Has that a hundred yard game and -- weeks and he's about due to have one of those breakout game so. Back to be the key matchup you've got -- a terrific defense of line obviously with the Packers going to get the Eagles but -- line which is. Under achieved a little bit this year that to -- the other key matchup on Sunday. And appreciate the time so much continued success and no -- little -- and again down the road. I just want to be -- on Sunday thanks so much. And bank and KYW radio in Philadelphia joining us an agreement West Bank outlined his great mid West Bank dot com or call 88848544. Under for today's thirty year four point 16% APR mortgage. Restrictions -- rates can change any time great mid West Bank since 1935 simply local.