KEEP YOUR HEAD UP.

Posted July 19, 2013

RECENTLY  a fan on here asked other fans (who have no inside information), what they expect.  http://www.yardbarker.com/forum/3/57/discussion/what_do_you_expect_from_the_eagles_this_year/13982734

When that happened nobody batted an eye. And nobody should have. It was a legit question.

When a player on this team revealed HIS expectations, suddenly he needs to "Shut The H-E Double Hockey Sticks Up".  http://www.yardbarker.com/forum/3/57/discussion/desean_jackson_would_you_please_shut_the_h_e_double_hockey_sticks_up/14084267

Why is that?

If FANS have a right to expectations for this team, then how is it that a man who actually has to fulfill those expectations has no right to any expectation of his own?

Or is it only because he expects good that he should be silent. Stands to reason that he should. Last year was his first time on a losing team. All through college and as a pro he was career winner. Isn't it only natural that he wouldn't expect to be down long? Shouldn't he expect to bounce back? 

I personally dig it. Unlike the "Dream Team" reference which was made by a bench player barely hanging on to a career, THIS statement and the "Dynasty" statement (largely intentionally taken out of context) were made by starters. They assume the weight and set the bar. Like the 49ers did. Like the Ravens did. Didn't hurt them!

In anything else that's called setting a goal. But it seems that Eagles players aren't supposed to have lofty goals. It's okay for FANS to expect a Super Bowl, or for the Eagles to bounce back from 4-12 to 10 wins, but not the guys doing it. THEY should be silent and play the underdog. 

Comparatively meek teams don't win much in this league. I prefer a team that loads up on expectations. I prefer a team that walks the walk AND talks the talk. And quite frankly when you're down, there is no more important time to keep your head up, and your eyes focus on the goal.

Then again that's probably just my culture speaking. 

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