Don’t Sleep On The Philadelphia Eagles This Season
A few days into the craziest free agency the NFL has ever seen, a few obvious Super Bowl contenders stand out. Of course, the New England Patriots, who have been playoff contenders throughout the new millennium, are one of those teams. Having done deals to get Chad Ochocinco and diamond-in-the-rough Albert Haynesworth, New England is looking pretty good at some pretty good possibilities. However, with those very strong dynamic personalities, New England could also crash and burn and after what they went through with Randy Moss and his dissing the caterer, they don’t need that from the drama.
The Philadelphia Eagles are also on the horizon of solidifying their squad for a run at a title this year. Having already featured a great cast of athletes led by Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson, and LeSean McCoy, the Eagles have not slowed down in the free agency pool one bit. After rumors that Brett Favre would sign with them, Philly picked up Vince Young in a secondary role where he can learn from Vick. Young might end up being the third option, but capable quarterbacks on the depth chart is a luxury many teams don’t have.
Speaking of quarterbacks on the depth chart, the Eagles dealt away former starter Kevin Kolb poor guy got hurt and suffered from Vick’s breakout season to the Arizona Cardinals. In return, they got a boost to their defense with the acquisition of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Most recently, though, the Eagles made what seems to be the ultimate boost to their defense when they signed fellow CB Nnamdi Asomugha to a five-year, $60 million deal. Widely considered the best corner in the game, Asomugha means trouble for a lot of receivers who will step to the line of scrimmage this season against Philadelphia. Also, in the unlikely scenario they can keep Asante Samuel, they will have three capable cornerbacks ready to step into the game at any time.
As the saying goes, bad things come in threes. If the cornerbacks and quarterbacks for the Eagles can work together and stay healthy, it will mean absolute bad news for the rest of the league every week of the season—even the Patriots.