Dream Team

by - July 30, 2011 - - 3 Comments »

The Philadelphia Eagles won the shortened NFL offseason, convincingly. This has caused many to point out that the championship is not often won in free agency. While that may be correct, it is won by improving your team and the Eagles improved significantly.

Last year Philadelphia may have given Green Bay its toughest game en route to the Super Bowl and that was with the 21st ranked defense. A defense they happened to improve by adding Jason Babin (who had 12 1/2 sacks last year), Cullen Jenkins (to address their porous run defense), Dominique-Rodgers Cromartie (in exchange for their clipboard holder) and of course lockdown corner Nnamdi Asomugha. I’d say their defense will place somewhere higher than 21st this year.

Offensively they still possess as much big play ability as anyone and Vince Young will be good insurance for Michael Vick. I also wouldn’t bet against Andy Reid figuring out a way to use both of them together.

There’s no such thing as putting together a sure thing title team in a sport where injuries and one-game scenarios can change anything but I don’t think many people would bet against the Eagles winning fewer than 11 games.

Let’s not act like this is the Redskins loading up on big names, the Eagles have been one of the best run organizations in sports for going on a decade. Maybe they’ll finally get the trophy to recognize that work.

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3 Responses to “Dream Team”

  1. Dan says:

    ehhhh the eagles jets (even before rex ryan took over) cowboys and patriots every single year are the always the pre season super bowl media darlings, need i say more………..

  2. Jovanny says:

    When were the Jets ever considered SB faves other than 99 before Rex? Just silly Dan….so silly. The Eagles are going to wreak havoc on the east and I have to sit Dez Bryant twice this year in fantasy because of it.

  3. Dan says:

    not saying there always super bowl favorites its just it SEEMS like everyone single year the jets are projected to be a very good playoff team but were always a let down untill rex ryan got here

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