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Andy & Donovan "on the same page?"

So says our favorite writer, Ashley Fox.

There apparently has been acknowledgment internally, if not yet publicly, that the team needs another prominent wide receiver, another speedy pass rusher to compliment Trent Cole, a pass-catching tight end, and another cornerback who potentially could be a starter.

It wouldn't be surprising at all to see Donté Stallworth come back to Philadelphia after he wins a Super Bowl ring with New England. Stallworth is due a monstrous bonus in February, one the Patriots likely won't pay because they will have to spend money to keep Randy Moss.

Stallworth qualifies as a playmaker and probably one who would be acceptable to the Eagles' high-maintenance quarterback.

Reid and Donovan McNabb talked after the season, and a source close to Reid said that the two were on the same page as far as each man's approach to the off-season. It's still possible that the rumblings will turn out to be true and McNabb will try to talk his way out of town. But for now, despite his recent blog entry about the Eagles' need for more playmakers, McNabb has yet to seriously commence that process. Unless he does, or unless some team offers something exorbitant for him - say, three first-round draft picks - McNabb will be back for the 2008 season. He will be the starter.

Interestingly enough, I also heard Howard Eskin on my way home tonight saying that he has sources telling him that the Eagles are making defensive end a big priority. So it seems like there really may be something to that rumor. To be honest, I don't disagree with the Eagles. While we'd all love to see a guy to spark the offense, defense wins championships.

Look at the Giants, it's not been offense that's carried them on this superbowl run... it's their defense who hasn't let an opponent score over 20 points yet. It's their defense who has forced 6 turnovers in the last 3 games. They beat the Bucs because their front 4 dominated Tampa's line and Garcia never had a chance to do anything. They beat Dallas because they picked off Romo on the final play. They beat the Packers because they picked off Favre in overtime... That's a big time defense making big plays and most of it is thanks to their front 4. We could take a lesson from that.

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