With little talk about how great they are going to be in the upcoming season, the Philadelphia Eagles already have taken a different approach.
The challenges haven't changed, though. Not even close.
In fact, the obstacles placed in their way heading into the 2012 schedule might be more formidable than the self-created hurdles of a year ago.
You remember the Dream Team proclamations, the Super Bowl expectations, the Philly phanatics going wild about all the additions to the roster. That team thought so highly of itself, then plummeted.
But at least those Eagles didn't have to overcome tragedy.