So What Are Realistic Expectations For The 2013 Eagles?

Posted January 28, 2013
People (at least on this site) seem to think the Eagles will make some complete turnaround and become some type of playoff contender next season and I'm not quite sure why. The NFL has shown that you must have a quarterback to contend in this league. REALISTICALLY IS THERE A PLAYOFF QUARTERBACK ON THE ROSTER? Can anyone tell me as a matter of fact who the starting quarterback is? In the NFL you need to have a defense that can get turnovers and make stops. Do the Eagles have a defense that is capable of making critical stops or making turnovers? Does anyone know who will be starting in the Eagles secondary next season? Turnovers are the difference in winning and losing in the NFL and the Eagles were one of the worst teams in football last season in turning the ball over and were the flat out worst at giving up turnovers in the Red Zone. So will a new coach make this team suddenly turn that trend around? Not likely in my opinion. Can anyone tell me they have no doubt every offensive lineman who was injured last season will return to form or be better than they were prior to their injuries? Can anyone tell me they are absolutely sure that Andy Reid's players will easily transition into Chip Kelly's offense? Can anyone tell me with absolution Chip Kelly will be a good head coach in the NFL? The fact is anyone with playoff expectations for the Eagles next season are being completely unrealistic. Not until all of the questions have been answered at least, and there are plenty when it comes to this Eagles team. Realistically I don't think one can make any predictions as to what the Eagles will be next season, and for that reason expectations should be low at best. Andy Reid ruined this football team. He allowed several key players to walk away without replacing them with legitimate playmakers and leaders. He allowed players to act with without punity and as such a mentality developed on this team which lacking accountability became the standard. Players played like they didn't care and were never benched for it. In fact they spent more time throwing fans, teammates, and coaches under the bus rather than being held accountable themselves. The teams leadership spent more time pointing the finger at everyone else rather than at themselves. There is too much work to be done to realistically think this team suddenly will be at the top of a division when they were just at the bottom considering the rest of the division will not have nearly as many drastic changes as the Eagles will next season. So what are your REALISTIC expectations for next season? Be real and don't use your agendas or wishful thinking as your resources.
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