Philadelphia Eagles: Dream Team? Maybe Not, But Let's Not Panic Just Yet
With a record of 1-2, the Philadelphia Eagles are hardly living up to their billing of being a dream team. But remember, even the Miami Heat struggled early on in the season on their way to the NBA Championship Round.
Let's begin with goal # 1 for this team; Win the NFC East. This goal is very much in reach. They are only one game out right now and no one has emerged as the powerhouse favorite. Each of the 4 teams in the division has looked vulnerable at times and very inconsistent at best.
Even if the Eagles go without Michael Vick for any period of time, Vince Young is very capable of running this offense and leading this team to a division championship. The Green Bay Packers proved last year that once you get into the playoffs, it's a whole new season and the hottest team at that time can run the table.
I may be the only one to say this, but I still believe that the Eagles are the favorites to win the Super Bowl. However, having said that, there are several growing pains that must be worked out for this team to complete its own evolution.
For starters, they must restore the big play capability that sparked fear in the hearts of defensive coordinators in 2010. They absolutely cannot continue the trend of having more rushing yards than passing yards like they did in week 1 and week 3. This is not the big play threat team that made the Eagles so effective last year. I'm glad that Lesean McCoy and the running game are developing, but these cut back zone schemes will not take this team to the Super Bowl. The Eagles need to get back to vintage Andy Reid who prefers to throw the ball far more than running it. If this means changes in personnel on the offensive line, then so be it. Do whatever is necessary to get back to what has made the Eagles successful over the years.Continued on the next page