Originally written on Eagles Addict  |  Last updated 2/22/12

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 08: Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles coaches against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on November 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Patrick McDermott/Getty Images This is no ordinary offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles.  More often than not, the Eagles are a team coming off a playoff appearance thought to be in need of a tweak to get further the following year.  They didn’t make the playoffs in 2011, but the restructuring of Cullen Jenkins’ contract is the first step toward 2012. Now when a team misses the playoffs and loses eight of its first 12 games, the expectation is that major changes are needed.  For this Eagles team though, that is really not the case.  Their only real areas of need are at linebacker, safety, backup quarterback, backup running back and kick returner.  Sadly, the first two positions on that list have been needs for three offseasons already, entering the fourth. What makes this offseason so strange for the Eagles is the fact that there is more negativity around the franchise than ever before.  Local fans and media are often expected to be more critical, especially in Philadelphia, but t...
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