Michael Vick looked more prime than ever. Maybe he still is.
The new free agents, Vince Young, Cullen Jenkins, Steve Smith, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jason Babin, Ronnie Brown and Dominic Rodgers-Cromartie (received via trade), seemed like a sure lock to make a playoff run for this Eagles’ team.
It started off promising with a win over the Rams.
Then the Eagles lost leads to the Atlanta Falcons, the New York Giants, and the latest, a 20-point lead to the San Francisco ‘49ers.
So when Andy Reid says, “We have to do a better job,” and defensive coordinator Juan Castillo said “We need to work harder,” it rings kind of hollow.
Then I figured it out.
The Eagles spent tons of money on glamour players, the cornerbacks, a receiver and running back and a big contract for their franchise quarterback, Michael Vick.
They cheaped out in other areas: defensive coordinator, linebackers and the offensive line.
The defense stays out so long when the offense fails, that it is tired out in the ...