The good news for the Eagles is that they are not kicking off this season in the 1970s. More so than ever, offense wins in the NFL. The New Orleans Saints had one of the worst defensives statistically in the NFL history last season and won seven games. Offensively, the Eagles have a potentially dominant offensive line, a top-three running back, a home-run hitting receiver, and a solid set of tight ends. The weapons are certainly there. As it does with every team in the NFL, the play of the quarterback will decide the Eagles season. If Michael Vick can be what he was in 2010- the last time he played under a contract year- the Eagles could put up big points.
The defense may very well struggle this season, but if the offense can produce as it is expected to, make no mistake about it- the Eagles will be in every game they play this year, which is more than could be said last season.
Not to mention the now removed cancers of Jason Babin and Nnamdi Asomugha, Andy Reid no longer being here, Jason Peters being (allegedly) healthy, Chip Kelly, and the additions of Connor Barwin and, yeah, Cary Williams.
I don’t think it’s going to be as bad as most people think it will be. 10-6, I say. Starting with a huge win tonight, a loss on Sunday, and a win against the Chiefs.