2011 D.A. Football — Week 13.

Never Trust a QB with Two 1st Names.

I was listening to some Eagles pre-game chatter this week and a radio talk show host brought up the name Pat Ryan.  I forget the guy’s name, and for that I apologize, but he’s got a pretty encyclopedic knowledge of Eagles history.  So, when he says something like Ryan’s performance in 1991 was the most embarrassing thing in the history of the franchise, it makes me take notice.  1991 is also a relevant year, because it might be the most disappointing Eagles season in  somewhat recent history until what fans were forced to watch this year.  Buddy Ryan was fired, the Eagles returned Randall and a stud defense, but Randall’s knee went in game one (he was never the same here), and a procession of backup QBs (McMahon, Kemp, Goebel and Ryan) went 10-6 thanks mostly to one of the best NFL defenses ever assembled.  Of course, the Birds lost to the Cowboys on the final day of the season and missed out on the playoffs.  Such was life in ’91.

For Ryan’s part, he technically doesn’t qualify, because according to his stats he never started a game for the Eagles, but he did appear in two games in ’91.  Both of these performances were especially horrid, but his 1st attempt to save the Randall-less season was truly historic in D.A. terms.  On September 30th, the Redskins thrashed the Birds 23-0.  Ryan, in a relief role after McMahon was injured, went a sizzling 4 of 14 for 24 yards.  He mixed in 0 TDs and 3 INTs.  Adjusted yards per attempt:  -7.93.  QB Rating: 0.00.  Can’t go any lower than that.  So, Ryan, in relief managed to pile up over 50 D.A. points.  I think that certainly qualifies as embarrassing.  Almost as embarrassing as 2011.

D.A. Standings:  

  1. Neckbeards and Codeine*:  9-3
  2. Kraft:  7-5
  3. JCK: 7-5
  4. Fake Chow:  6-6
  5. Eli Esses D:  6-6
  6. Team Horse Face:  5-7
  7. The Shiva Cry: 4-8
  8. The Slop Jocks:  4-8

Week 13 Draft Order:

  1. BK
  2. Tim
  3. Nichols
  4. Brian
  5. Big Dub
  6. JCK
  7. DC
  8. Kraft

Week 13 Match-Ups:

  1. Kraft vs. Eli Esses D
  2. JCK vs. Team Horse Face
  3. Fake Chow vs. The Shiva Cry
  4. The Slop Jocks vs. Neckbeards and Codeine

6 thoughts on “2011 D.A. Football — Week 13.

  1. Also hearing rumors that Jake Delhomme and/or Jeff Garcia may be headed soon to a Texans franchise near you. It’s a good thing TJ Yates is from the noted QB factory that is THE University of North Carolina or else he would be looking over his shoulder . . .

  2. pretty hilarious they fired the D-coordinator. actually, downright hysterical. Oh yeah, HE’S the problem. Nice little shake up. It’s almost like, let’s not blow this thing by going 2-14. Painter looked a little frisky last week.

  3. Delhomme it is.

    I love how they say he is ending a retirement. Is that what it is called when you are forcibly removed from the league for being awful?

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