An Interview with the Enemy: Redskins Guy talks with BirdsFan

lol-mcnabbIn honor of this week’s matchup with the Eagles, Mike from www.birdsfan.com was kind enough to agree to swap written interviews with us.  He got to ask us questions about the Redskins and we asked him some questions about the Iggles.

You can check out my interview here.

Here’s what birdsfan had to say in response to my questions:

RedskinsGuy:  Do the Eagles really have a legitimate chance of winning a Superbowl this year, or are they just fighting to see if they can be one of the teams to lose in the first round of the playoffs?

BirdsFan: At this point I’d have to lean towards option B.  Offensively, I think they definitely have the talent to put up points on just about any defense.  There is room for improvement in the run game but I think it could be successful with some better play calling.  We have a pass first offense and I guess that’s somewhat of a good thing given the weapons we have at receiver.  DeSean Jackson is already a stud and I hope to see Jeremy Maclin follow closely in those footsteps.  He’s shown us already that he has the potential.
I don’t think this team can win a Super Bowl with the defense they have right now.  The only chance they would have would be a total shoot out with both teams scoring 40+ points and the Eagles having the last possession.  As Eagles fans we have the expectations for a ring every year; however, with all the hits the defense has taken this year I see it hard for them to compete for one.

RG: Is Kevin Kolb the Eagles future or do you need to keep looking?  How soon is that future going to happen?

BF: If you saw Kevin Kolb in the two games he got to start this year, it definitely looks like he’s got the potential to be good.  The Eagles are young at all their skill positions except quarterback.  However, they have a proven guy here already.  Donovan McNabb is the quarterback of this team and will be next year.  I’m sure it sucks to be Kevin Kolb and have to spend so much time on the bench and we’ll never know how he truly feels about that.  If he can wait out the end of the Donovan McNabb era (which isn’t TOO far off), I think he can step in and be effective.

RG: How badly are the Eagles going to beat on the Redskins this weekend?  Is there any way they could muck it up and lose?  How embarrassed would you be if the Eagles lost to the lowly Redskins this year?

BF: The Eagles could definitely come out soft and end up with a loss on Sunday.  I’m not expecting it at all but from the inconsistent play the Birds have shown, I can’t rule it out.  The Eagles got themselves back on the right track beating the Bears and need to continue to ride the momentum.  The great thing about the NFC is that teams seem to keep you in the playoff hunt much longer than necessary and the Eagles have taken advantage of this more than once.  I will be real pissed off if the Eagles lose on Sunday but I don’t see it happening.

RG: Do you ever voluntarily sing the Eagles fight song?  What about in public??

BF: Of course I do.  It’s got an especially nice rhythm when you’re drunk.  I hope to be singing it early and often on Sunday.  We don’t sing it on field goals so the Birds better stop settling for three.  I’d like to not have a voice Monday morning.

RG: What’s your take on the reputation Eagles fans have? Is it unfair or is it fully justified?

BF: Personally, I embrace it.  Is that a bad thing?  I don’t really think so.  It may be unfair for those who don’t like it and are labeled with it, but oh well.  If you don’t like it, I’ll just boo you too.  I love hating other teams and love to be hated by other teams.

RG: The Redskins Nation is still awaiting an official apology over the Chief Zee incident. Are you willing to extend one to us?

BF: Can’t say I have the authority to do that.  You come to our house in anything but Eagles gear, you gotta be ready for the worst.

RG: What do Eagles fans think about T.O. now that he’s become a homeless drifter living in upstate New York (which is more or less the same thing as playing for the Bills)?  Do you feel pity? Satisfaction?

BF: I feel very satisfied.  The guy is and always has been a complete asshole.  He puts it all on himself so I can’t feel bad for him.  He’s gone up to New York to rot and I love it.  You had almost 200 yards receiving last week?  That’s great, no one cares.  Remember when you came back to Philly, we chanted OD, and you short armed balls across the middle because you thought Brian Dawkins was gonna rip your head off?  Yea, me too.  Rot in hell T.O.

RG:  How did you react when McNabb was drafted by the Eagles? Admit it, you booed him, didn’t you?

BF: I can’t say I booed but I must admit I was among the group who was on the Ricky Williams bandwagon.  He was a bull in college.  However, I did follow Donovan’s career at Syracuse so I wasn’t upset when they drafted him.  I knew what he was capable of and knew they got a top player.  Can’t say I wouldn’t mind seeing Ricky in an Eagles jersey in the backfield with Donovan now though.

RG: Which team is more evil, the Dallas Cowboys or the New York Giants?

BF: Definitely the Cowboys.  For me, it’s not even close.  The recent lack of success in Dallas is extremely enjoyable for everyone in Philly and I can’t wait for December so we can all watch Tony Romo fall apart and get socked by Roy Williams on the sideline.  I’m definitely looking forward to the Week 17 rematch at the new Cowgirl stadium.

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  • http://www.birdsfan.com Mike

    Fun interview. I will field any additional questions that any readers might have as well.

    Thanks again to RiggosRag for their participation in these interviews!

  • http://judspressbox.blogspot.com 3rdStoneFromTheSun

    how bad do you want a second trophy in that case next to the dusty and rusty one is my ?

    HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!

  • http://www.birdsfan.com Mike

    As an Eagles fan, we expect to bring home some hardware ever season. Also, as an Eagles fan, we come home with only broken hearts.

    This year I think fans are seeing that we have what it takes to make the playoffs but there is no guarantee on anything else. I think that if you look at the Cardinals last year, you can see that if teams get hot at the right time they can make serious runs.

    The NFC always comes down to the last weekend and I wouldn’t expect anything different this year.

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    I’m not sure which is worse: Competing regularly and coming up just short or never being competitive in the first place.

    Both situations suck. I have to say that being in a position where I would be thrilled just to get into the playoffs is ultimately worse, but getting to the playoffs regularly and then losing has to be more emotionally gut-wrenching.

    No wonder Eagles fans are so psychotic. :)

    I’m finding that there’s a certain freedom that comes with losing all hope for the season. No rival taunts can hurt me worse than that Detroit-Redskins game in week 2 already did. Without hope, I am beyond pain. :)

    Happy Turkey Day everyone!

  • Rico

    Remember the early 80′s 49ers……they lost every game by 3-2- and 5 points, then the following year they made playoffs and then the Super Bowl Freight Train!

    Maybe Zorn needs time to make a difference……just saying, Skins have been competitive these last two games and the Eagles are not a shoe in tomorrow.

  • http://www.birdsfan.com Mike

    The Eagles also tend to allow teams to stay in games when they should be able to bury them. NFC East games are always battles as well.

    Trust me, I think the Eagles will win but I’m not making any bets.

  • John

    Just do not give a damn anymore. QB sad /Play calling horrible/ The Eagles wanted to lose and still won. No fun no mo! Wake me in 2010 or 2011

  • Godsfavoriteteam

    You couldn’t win the one damn game I actually was rooting for you to win. Damn!!

  • Godsfavoriteteam

    By the way Cowboys dominated the redskins the other day. Americas Team is unstoppable. Before anyone replys to this make sure that you write who is 8-3 and who is 3-8. Make that clear first and then you can start lying about this terrible franchise, the Forskins.

  • John

    Cowboy
    Can not argue with you on that.You might agree Both of these teams have disfunctional ownerships! They both have $ out the wazoo and spend like a drunken sailor on shore leave. However “D” has people with football minds running operations. I bet not ONE front office skins manager ect. has even played peewee ball. or any level of the game they try to run.Also after sitting at the D vs Packer game I really dont see a team going past 1st round in the playoffs!!!!!!