The Philadelphia Eagles have made the biggest noise since the NFL lockout ended. They signed free agent Nnamdi Asomugha, backup quarterback Vince Young, defensive lineman Jason Babin and Cullen Jenkins, and they acquired Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the Kevin Kolb trade. They’ve added a talented group of players to a team that reached the playoffs last year. They’re easily one of the top teams in the NFC and a Super Bowl contender. But if you hear the way the new players tell it, we might as well already hand the Eagles the Lombardi Trophy.
When asked to describe the players the Eagles have brought in, Vince Young said “dream team.” He continued “From Nnamdi [Asomugha] to [Dominique Rodgers-] Cromartie, to Jason [Babin] to myself, I know they are going to do some more things … It’s just beautiful to see where we’re trying to go.”
He wasn’t the only newcomer to raise the stakes for Philly.
Defensive lineman Jason Babin wrote on twitter “I feel like we are the Miami Heat of the NFL.”
Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, boys. Yeah the Eagles are good and have brought in several talented players, but there still are plenty of teams that will have a major say in who wins the Super Bowl. Remember, games are won on the field not in free agency.
I’ll go as far as to say right now that the Eagles won’t win it all. Teams that are expected to win it all rarely do, and they’ll have more obstacles now that they’re the self-proclaimed Heat of the NFL. Enjoy that bulls eye, Philly. The rest of the NFL will be coming for you.Google+