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Friday, August 21, 2009
Eagles turn in 'embarrassing' effort, says Reid

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Perhaps Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott doesn't want to show his hand this early in the preseason. That's about the only thought that might comfort Eagles fans after watching Peyton Manning torch their team in the first half of a 23-15 loss to the Colts on Thursday.

"All in all, that was an embarrassing performance and way too many penalties, not enough intensity all the way around, starting with me," Eagles coach Andy Reid told reporters after the game. "It was a poor performance."

You don't normally hear that level of frustration in the aftermath of a preseason game, but maybe Reid was sending a message to his team. Here are my observations from Thursday's game: