This is fun. I looked up some preseason predictions made about the Birds by some national media types. Let's just remember these before we all get too worked up about what they say next year...
First we start with the guy that at least admits he always gets it wrong, SI's Dr Z. He picked the Redskins to win the division and the Eagles to finish last. In the opposite world, he got it exactly right!
Again, in the opposite world DR Z was right on!
There were some gems from the "opposing scouts" section of SI's NFL preview.
LOL! He only made the pro bowl and had one of, if not the best statistical season of his career. 98 tackles, 4 INTs, a sack and 5 forced fumbles. Far and away the defensive MVP of this team.
This was written about the Redskins..
Andre Carter could be this year's version of Oakland's Derrick Burgess. Carter, a phenomenal pass rusher who wasn't being used right, gets to show his stuff. He can get 14 sacks.
The Skins offense and WRs particularly were bad and Andre Carter got 6 sacks.
Not even one ESPN writer picked the Eagles to win the NFC East.
Chuck Knox Jr. from Scouts Inc. swung and missed.
The Eagles should be more competitive this year, but so should the rest of the NFC East. The lack of a go-to receiver will hurt McNabb's effectiveness and should prevent the Eagles from making the playoffs.
Prediction: Fourth in NFC East.
To their credit, Fox sports picked the Eagles to finish 2006 regular-season record: 10-6 (2nd in NFC East); lose in NFC Championship Game. Of course, they did pick the Giants to go 11-5 and win the division.
Credit to user lbg for bringing this up