No one living has seen more Philadelphia Eagles football games than Merrill Reese, and according to the voice of the Philly football, ‘The Birds’ will be fine.
43 years is a long time to do anything. Many of you reading this aren’t even 43 years old, but one day, you will be. Trust and believe that, when you are, you’ll realize that you’ve been around for quite some time. The Philadelphia Eagles were founded in 1933. Merrill Reese, a name that every fan of this team is familiar with, took over the play-by-play duties in 1977.
He hasn’t missed one second of an Eagles game since, and get this. He’s seen them all live. He may look like he’s 30 years old, but he isn’t.
Early on Tuesday morning, Reese joined The Morning Team on 94 WIP-FM. He was asked Angelo Cataldi to rate is worry level of this Eagles team on a scale of 1-10. His response? He gives himself a ‘two’ on the worry meter.
Here are the reasons why he’s calm.
1. Carson Wentz is still healthy.
The Eagles aren’t where they should be, and we can all agree on that. As Reese put it though ‘They aren’t the Pittsburgh Steelers or the New Orleans saints either. They lost hall of Fame quarterbacks in Week 2. Wentz will suit up in Week 3 for Philadelphia. You always have a shot with ’11’ on the field.
2. They have issues, but Reese believes
There have been slow starts. They can’t give up big plays. We all can acknowledge that. The Eagles have issues, but Reese believes this team is good enough to fix them and overcome them.
If the man who hasn’t missed a game in 43 years believes that, then, that should be good enough for some of you when you haven’t even lived to see 40 (or anyone who’s older.
3. This team has Doug Pederson, and this team is a playoff team.
How’s this for a quote?
"I have enough confidence in Doug Pederson to believe that he’ll find a way to rectify this… There are always issues with every single team, and I have enough confidence to believe this team has the talent. It has the coaching to overcome these things. This is a playoff team, and then, we’ll see where they go from there. They’re talented, and they will get it together. I’m not overly concerned."
With that being said, all minds should be clear. Let’s move on.