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Jeremy Maclin Says The Eagles Aren't The Team To Beat

The "team to beat" is in the background.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
The "team to beat" is in the background. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
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As opposing fans and media types breathlessly repeat the phrase "dream team" over and over again for whatever reason.. it's good know that to the actual Eagles players, it's meaningless. In his first of a season long guest blogging series at GQ.com, Jeremy Maclin addressed the "dream team" label and let us know who he thinks the team to beat is this year.

Obviously, there's been a lot of talk about us, with people using the term "Dream Team," saying we're the team to beat. Vick, McCoy, Avant. Two of the best young receivers in the game in me and DeSean Jackson, and three of the best D-backs. But the game's not played on paper. In reality, Green Bay's the team to beat. They were the ones who were there at the end last year. The same way that I knew I had to work even while doctors were telling me things I didn't want to hear, I know we have to keep working through camp and through each week of the season if we're going to have a shot.

There's a lot more in his blog about his offseason ordeall and everything he went through with the cancer scare. Well worth a read.