WOW! WOW WOW! This has been an awesome, exciting off season. BGN is booming with new posters and visitors. Jason, Jimmy and Bob are just on top of everything. Thanks guys. Also the "regs" are all over breaking news too. I thank you guys too. I wanted to get the positives out of the way.
Rome once ruled the world. Greece was a power house. Egypt was a power house. Dallas, Washington and NYG have all won Super Bowls. That's history, I agree. Also last year all three teams were weak. So when our front office executed the best free agency plan probably ever, the Philadelphia fan nation went insane. I went insane.
I'm not here to rain on the parade. We are friggen STACKED full of great players like never before. The logical pattern to follow is, if Andy and company can win with Pinky, Fred-Ex and Thrash. They can definitely win with this group. Sounds good to me too.
I'm writing this not to bring us down but to focus the fan base on who we are. IMO we are the team that lost our first great chance at winning a Super Bowl because of the FOG in Chicago. We are a team that lost three NFC Championship games away from winning a Super bowl. Lost to the Rams by 5. We had a chance to drive to go ahead and couldn't get it done. Tampa Bay had never won a game in the cold....Beat us 27-10. Carolina straight raped our WR's at the LOS so bad, that they NFL changed the rules the next year so that WR's can not be touched after 5 yards. And finally our WR slept in a hyperbolic chamber to rush back from a leg injury only for our pro bowl QB to throw up on the final drive to win the game.
Basically if anything can go wrong it did. Therefore we are the franchise/fan base with a chip on our shoulder. Boulder on our shoulder. We are not the whiny cocky Cowboys fans who taunt the Beast with how good we will be and how great our dynasty was. We are not the bitter Redskins fans who hate our front office and therefore shit on all the beast teams. We are not the NYG fans who talk about the miracle drive like Eli really is that good.
We, above all other teams should know, there is a season to be played. This Oline needs to gel. Our defense needs to learn this new scheme in a shortened period of time. Juan Castillo needs to learn to be a D-Co on the fly. Our DT's need to stop getting injured. Vick NEEDS to stay healthy. Maclin needs to get in pads and get his strength back. Other words we are not perfect or invulnerable. We are Philadelphia. The blue collared, say what you want but we are bringing our lunch pale to the fight because this is a grind we don't intend to lose.
So lets stop the taunting and shit talking. Get back to business as usual. Lets focus more on who looks good at camp. How are we using all these RB's. What 5 or 6 WR's are we going to keep. What Beast players should we be on the look out for when we play their team. Lets not get ahead of ourselves by crowning ourselves now. The season hasn't started. But if we start to gel and stay healthy this year will be WOW. WOW WOW!