The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
LEAD AGAINST 49ERS
Sports talk radio in and news media in Philadelphia generated plenty of negative buzz Monday, following the Philadelphia Eagles — considered a Super Bowl favorite after a whirlwind offseason of signing top free agents — dropping to 1-3 on the season after a disastrous 24-23 home loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
"We need to do a better job, I think I'm stating the obvious, all the way around. Again, I start with myself, coaches and players," said Eagles Coach Andy Reid, a former Glendale Community College offensive lineman, in his Monday morning press conference. "We saw some good things in the first half. What we've got to learn is how to carry that over into the second half, and in particular, through the fourth quarter where we've been terrible."