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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
September 12, 1966
Philadelphia is the home of Tradin' Joe Kuharich, a man with a low regard for independent thinkers. Tradin' Joe does all the thinking for the Eagles. This has caused him difficulty with the team's stars, who, as stars will, have confessed to notions of their own about how football should be played. Two years ago Kuharich shipped out Quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and Flanker Tommy McDonald for excessive thinking. This year he traded two of his best defensive men, Linebacker Maxie Baughan (five times an All-Star choice) and Back Irv Cross, to Los Angeles for the same offense. Baughan and Cross had both complained about the amount of blitzing required of them.
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September 12, 1966

Philadelphia Eagles

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The big question in Philadelphia is whether Tradin' Joe's deals and thought-control have transformed the Eagle defense into a reliable one. That is possible but improbable this year. The Eagles may finish as low as fifth in the East.

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