Eagles Won't Win NFC East

Eagles’ fans are a blast.  After a loss or close win over a perceived less-than-worthy opponent, you pretty much have to talk them off of the proverbial ledge.  They’re ready to jump to their deaths while obscenely skewing their beloved Eagles for every stupid move, real or imagined.  I feel for them, I really do.

In honor of these poor tormented souls, I’m going to torment them some more.  First, as Bill Parcels reportedly once said, you’re as good as your record says you are.  Under the Reid/McNabb regime, the Eagles have gone to the NFC Conference Championship 6 times, losing 5.  The one time they made it to the show, Numero 5 puked on the field.  Conclusion: these guys are almost prime time playas.  One thing they’re not is champions.  Not yet anyway.

According to the pundits, this will be the Eagles’ year.  They’ll win the NFC East and ultimately return to the show.  Someone in the media needs to slow his or her roll.  The NFC East is sporting monster defenses accross the board.  QBs with quick releases will help to a point, but running in this division will prove difficult.  So, as offenses rely heavily on the pass and become predictable, defensive backs will likely pad their stats.  All four teams will face the same challenge.  The division will start out as more of a toss-up than the pundits apparently think.  Injuries may very well be the X-factor, and we’re talking just one or two key injuries, not a slew of them.

I envision no team in the NFC East winning more than 10 games, and frankly expect two teams to go 10 and 6.  Will the Eagles be one of them?  Could be.  Will they win the division outright?  They have the talent, but nah.  They’re perennial bridesmaids – it’s in their DNA.

All together now: Die Eagles Die, on the Road to Misery – Go Skins!

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    I wouldn’t be surprised to see four 10-6 teams in the NFC East this year. The Giants were a hot team, not a great team when they won a couple years ago and their top receiver and defensive player are gone. The current Cowboys should win plenty of games, but have shown no grit or toughness…extremely soft. The Eagles have had loads of defensive talent and a spuratic playmaker at QB going on 10 years now, but what how hard can it be to just once find a between the tackles running back in a league where most teams are at least two deep? The Redskins have spent the last 15 years auditioning offensive coordinators…Daniel Snyder will be announcing the winner of this reality TV show in 2045…stay tuned.