Michael Vick Thinks The Eagles Beat Themselves Also

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 7: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles is pursued by Stephen Paea #92 of the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field on November 7, 2011 in Phildelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

From the coach on down, it appears as though the Eagles have identified their biggest threat. Themselves. In his day after press conference, Andy Reid said this plainly.

I don't feel people are necessarily stopping us, that we're stopping ourselves, and we've got to take care of that.

And yesterday Michael Vick agreed, but he added a little more.

"We beat ourselves. I think when certain things happen in a game, we kind of, it's like we go into a panic, and we can't do that. We've got to keep pushing forward, stay confident, keep that edge and attitude, and when we do that we're one of the best teams in this league, I think, and when we don't, obviously you see what happens. We don't win football games."

The interesting thing in there is that he says that it feels like the team goes into a panic when things aren't going well. And you'd have to agree that he's right. Things snowball for this team and they can't see to bounce back. Look at their wins this year. They gave up the opening TD to St Louis, but generally were the better team throughout. Things seemed to start going wrong for them in the Washington game, but the Redskins just weren't good enough to do anything about it. And they dominated the Dallas game from start to finish.

Every game where they've faced adversity, they've folded. And that's a bad sign.

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