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Posted February 01, 2013

RECENTLY I've been rather mum about talking about the Eagles here on YB.

Part of it was the lack of substantive news. Part of it was the distraction of getting back into mudslinging shape. (Once you've stopped for a bit, you lose a taste for it. You have to find a way to motivate yourself to do it. Like rooting for a side in a Super Bowl when you don't care for either team. YES! There are some teams I don't like (gasp!))

Most of it however, was that I wanted to watch you all for a bit.

For all the hub-bub over who is or who isn't happy with the coach we got, I'm not reading about any real confidence on here. Sure, some folks are expecting a .500 or better result this year, and that's cool for them to forecast. The "W" to "L" ratio aside, what I'm not seeing here is just WHAT the fans expect the team to hang it's hat on, outside of essentially the Eagles running the 2-Minute Offense all game, every game.

There's another post on the forum asking for "Realistic Expectations". When I saw it posted I began to check it MULTIPLE times a day. It bordered on religious fervency actually. (Yes EZ, religious fervency.) Folks are all over the map on what they expect, but they don't nail down any "why's" with it.

Maybe my point isn't clear. Let me come at this another way:

Any other year, people would say "Shady will run for 1000" or "DJax will catch 8 TD's" or "Cole might challenge for NFL Sack leader this year". Even before the Combine. Fans would say they thought we needed to draft something to put with what we already knew we had. You don't read that now. The talk of drafting a QB is almost a defensive measure to insulate us from what we have already. The term Offensive Line has become a taboo subject, getting as many serious mentions on here as elderly midget porn. 

Questions about the Defense are next to impossible to answer. What are we running? Who's running it? Who's on it?  Who's starting? Where will they even line up if they start?  These are questions you can legitimately ask every year, of any NFL franchise I suppose; but we're at a point where we don't know if Trent Cole is still a DE anymore. Since no one can answer a single question about it, Defense isn't even discussed on here at length anymore. 

I'm seriously looking forward to seeing the Eagles share with their fans just what their new identity is supposed to be. I've never rooted for an Eagles team that had my or my city's personality, and I don't expect they'll adopt that now. Still it would be nice to get to meet who it is I'm supposed to feel confident in backing. 

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