as we all know went all out. They signed every quality free agent Jeff Lurie could get his money on. This was expected to be THE year. All those years of not winning a super bowl were supposed to go away. But no. Even with all the move resigning the one hit wonder Vick, making the offensive line coach the defensive coordinator, signing all these players to beef up QB, RB, DL, and Secondary. They are solid at just about every position. They left out one of the most impotant, the backbone of the team, the linebackers.
The eagles record with the season 3/4 of the way over is 4-7. Of the eagles 7 losses, they had 5 forth quarter leads. Pretty remarkable, but not in a good way.
The eagles completely give up in the 4th quarter. Why? I'll give you an example. Did you ever have a time where you and a couple other people are carrying something extremely heavy and your like oh I will make it look like I'll try by "helping" carry this. And it basically defeats the purpose of contributing? Well this what the eagles are doing except every player on the team is dropping the load.
This is what happens when you have a team of all stars. There is no chemistry and everyone is fighting for te spotlight and trying to attempt to become the most talked about. Look at the Miami Heat.
Remember the day when the Eagles would make it deep to the playoffs every year in the early 2000's? The eagles did have people that everyone knew, like McNabb Westbrook, Dawkins, and for 1 year T.O. But they were not a team of all stars they were an all star team. Freddie Mitchell, Todd stinkston, James thrash, na brown, they were terrible! But they made it work. Lito shepherd became aprart of the all star team before becoming an all star. Everybody says how bad of a coach Andy Reid is but he made an all star team. You through a bunch of all stars at him with a shortened off season and it's a bunch of guys who haven't ever played with each other. Chemistry is very important. And if you don't believe me, think back to your childhood if you had that friend on your street who you would have a football catch with and run drills and then when you would have a backyard game for some reason that person is your favorite target and for some reason you cannot connect with anyone else? Pros is the same thing. Why is vince youngs favorite target Riley copper? Same thing. Look at the green bay packers. Right now your thinking, oh well that is a bad example they Are stacked. How many of you knew clay Matthews was going to have a year like he did last year? Greg Jennings
? Aj hawk? Nick Collins
? Tramon Williams
? The only stellar player on the team who was bought was Charles Woodson
. Aaron Rodgers
wasn't expected to be THAT good. The packers have created all stars. BUT, they are an all star team. The eagles don't have this. There are some good stats that the eagles have. They are missing the most impotant one. The Win-Loss column. You need to start out small. Find and develope you're own all stars. Avoid buying someone else's.