When Eagles players, the Jets coach and the Cowboys owner ramped up the expectations for their teams, it seemed reasonable. All had the talent to challenge for a championship.
Turns out, through the first month of the NFL season, all that bluster was just that - all hype. None of those teams has shown much substance through the first four games.
Throw in the Falcons, a fashionable pick to represent the NFC in next February's Super Bowl, and defending AFC champ Pittsburgh, and the opening quarter of the schedule has been full of surprises - and disappointments - for some ballyhooed teams.
No one has been more disappointing than the heavily hyped Eagles, who quickly have driven their fans to concentrating on the Phillies in the playoffs. The squad backup quarterback Vince Young dubbed a ''Dream Team'' after all its offseason acquisitions is keeping folks in Philadelphia up all night trying to figure out what has gone wrong.
The Eagles have lost three straight and are at the bottom...