Realistic expectations when looking at all the changes

Posted June 29, 2013

From the majority of what I have read and seen on this website, from what I have read in the newspapers and seen on local and national TV most people don't expect a playoff run from the Eagles in 2013 and in my opinion they shouldn't. Isn't that what many of our debates have been about this year? Our expectations as fans based on the coaching changes, the system changes and the roster turnover (more to come next year I would guess as Kelly looks to find more of "HIS" players). We, the fans don't want a 7-9 year but with what we know has happened with this team it probably is a realistic finish if things go well. We don't expect the players to lay down and tank games but we as fans can afford to debate whether another 4-12 season would go further in helping the Eagles than a 7-9 record. I never enjoy watching the Eagles lose and even towards the end of bad seasons like last year I find myself getting pumped when I see the Eagles in any game even though I know with each game the Eagles win their positioning in the draft gets worse. Do I want to see the Eagles go 4-12 next I don't but I would rather they go 4-12 while finding out what they have in either Foles or Barkley (or both) than to go 7-9 with Vick under center and figuring that QB is the top need in 2014 because Kelly may not be able to afford a 2nd year of mediocrity while Foles or Barkley take their lumps.

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