The Eagles’ vibes were, to say it lightly, poor in 2020. From the quarterback to the stale play-calling and everything in between, the on-field product was rotten and everyone involved with the team felt thoroughly unlikable.
It’s easy to be likable in the offseason, sure. It’s when optimism runs most high. It’s natural to have that feeling when a new coaching staff comes to town too. Still, the Eagles have had some palpable juice this summer, giving off Big Winner Energy (BWE), as Brandon Lee Gowton might say.
Charles Barkley once said, “Winning is the best deodorant.” That’s true and it’s easier to gel when things are going well, but the vibes radiating from the Eagles after their dominating performance down in Atlanta are incredible.
Look at this celebration from the Eagles’ defensive line. It looks like they’re about to break down the door of everyone who doubted this team, the people who laid into Nick Sirianni for his opening press conference, the ones who didn’t want to ride with Jalen Hurts:
The defense HUNTED today in Atlanta— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 12, 2021
6 points (0 in the second half)
260 yards allowed#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/nyPLtKP5MK
Look at everyone going wild in the locker room after getting that W. Super Bowl hero Brandon Graham is dancing right along future star DeVonta Smith. Players both old and new are soaking up a HUGE win that kicked off what could be a playoff-bound season:
JALEN REAGOR AND THE BIRDS ARE GETTING HYPE IN THE LOCKER ROOM #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/W83ESFVmG2— Zach Ertz Burner (1-0) (@ZachErtz) September 12, 2021
This Eagles team is having fun and for the first time in what feels like in forever, Eagles fans are having fun too.
On the latest episode of From the Bleachers on BGN Radio, I let all my excitement for the 2021 Eagles pour out, praise Nick Sirianni and start hyping myself up for the rest of this season. Yes, it’s just one game, but it’s the only game we have to go off right now, so let’s soak it the hell up.