PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) — Former Pro Bowl Eagles linebacker and current co-host of the “Mike & Ike” show on 94 WIP in Philadelphia, Ike Reese, joined The Fan Morning Show on Thursday to break down Sunday’s Eagles-Steelers match-up.
He said that the Eagles can be their own worst enemy when calling plays on offense.
“When they throw the ball at a 65 percent or 75 percent clip, they tend to be a below-average team,” he said. “I think this is a team whose strength of on the defensive side of the football … if the team plays to their strengths, I think they’ll have a decent chance going out there to Pittsburgh.”
He seemed to feel that both these teams have been difficult to read, and he said that the result of this game should heavily depend on how each team game plans.
He said that he normally expects the Eagles’ defense to thrive in situations that favor passing, but he is a bit worried about one match-up.
“The Antonio Brown – (Nnamdi) Asomugha match-up would be one I’d worry about,” he said. “Brown is shifty.”
Reese, whose 7-0 2004 team suffered their first loss at Heinz Field, doesn’t take the Steelers’ home field advantage lightly.
“I know how hard it is to go out there and get a win.”
That and more can be heard in the interview here: