When we think about the disaster that was the 8-8 campaign last year, we tend to think: Our linebacker core was far too weak, we couldn't get to the quarterback and we didn't have a tall guy that could make plays.
Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks and Vinny Curry will all go after the quarterback strongly and they'll support a line that includes Cullen Jenkins, Jason Babin and Trent Cole. It's like we're running a legal bounty program with all of these guys that get after the QB :D Marvin McNutt was projected as fourth round talent that fell to us in the sixth round.
I know not many are hot on Foles(or rather, where he was picked) and I agree, more pressing needs were there. But I can see where Reid's going with this: His competitive streak, his size and accuracy with the football. He's a very high level project and I can see where they think the upside is. If they can make him reach that upside, it'll all be worth it.
Brandon Washington is another high-value pick at the sixth round, getting depth on the offensive line and another third-fourth round projected guy prior to the draft.
Filling as many needs as we have in the draft, only further solidifies the expectations even more so than last year: SB Bowl(Appearance at least) or bust.
On paper, we filled all of our weaknesses and improved our strengths. On paper, Desean Jackson is a contented man and Vick should be able to rebound from a poor year last year. On paper, this O-Line should still go strong even without Peters. And next year, with Peters it'll probably be even stronger.
The long and short-term health of this franchise, has never been theoretically better. This is it, this is the moment we've been waiting for. We've seen inferior Giants teams win it, twice! We've seen the Cowgirls continue to talk trash while being a third-rate franchise in the National Football League. This is our moment.
When we win the SB this year(and damn straight we will, after all we've been through), we should have an honorary ring for Brian Dawkins. No player has done more for the game and more for this city and team than Brian Dawkins. Infact, there should be honorary rings for all of them: Trotter, Runyan, McNabb, BWest36. They established football pedigree where football was once forgotten and shunned by the city after the era of Ron Jaworski and Randle Cunningham passed us by.
For the sake of the Eagles Dynasty of the past decade, and the new dynasty we've created for the next decade to come....
Fly Eagles Fly!