Is it impossible to make the playoffs in the NFL if you start out 1-4? Certainly not, but it doesn’t help. That is why the Eagles have such an important game this weekend in Buffalo. Already in a hole, a loss to the Bills would further suck the confidence out of Philadelphia and have Andy Reid in danger of losing his players.
What the Eagles need to do is stop making excuses and find a way to close out games. They also need to rapidly shed their sense of entitlement, which is why Michael Vick told PhiladelphiaEagles.com on Tuesday that the whole “Dream Team” thing no longer applies to this team.
“The dream team thing is over,” Vick told the website according to Pro Football Talk. “Now we just have to forget about everything that’s happened and take it one game at a time. That’s what I’ve sensed in the locker room. I sense change. Nobody’s happy about this.”
“It’s the worst,” he said when asked about the Eagles 1-3 record. “At this level, in a game of this magnitude, especially for our organization and how hard we’ve worked, it makes it very difficult. Now the only thing to do is to go out there and get it worked out.”