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Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Calling all Tuesday morning quarterbacks You could say Atlanta just outplayed the Eagles last night. Or pick a reason the Birds came up short. Jeremiah Trotter got ejected in pregame warmups. Still, the defense only gave up 14 points. So look at the offense. Donovan McNabb was erratic, likely impaired after a helmet hit in the sternum caused him to walk off the field in pain (pictured at left). David Akers missed field goals. And the running game was weak. So what's your assessment? Did the Eagles need more talent to make up for the losses of players like Todd Pinkston, Derek Burgess, Corey Simon and Chad Lewis? The Inquirer's Phil Sheridan thinks training camp turmoil played a role. Read his column. At 11 a.m., visit our chat room and talk with Sports Editor Jim Jenks about the game and more. Also, to see a selection of great photos from last night's game, view Part 1 or Part 2.