Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Why We ARE Contenders

There are many logical reasons why the Eagles are contenders, despite the arguments of many illogical fans that argue the Eagles to be no better than a playoff team. This isn’t to say that I am confident that the Birds WILL win the big game, but it’s altogether possible and here are a few reasons why:

1. The GIANTS won the Superbowl.

Despite having a bad secondary, an inadequate pair of outside backers, a mediocre QB, and a group of decent to slightly above average running backs, the Giants won the big one. Their offensive and defensive lines were solid. The defensive front four came up huge. The Eagles have invested a lot in the big men and could easily replicate or surpass what the Giants did last season.
For the other reasons, visit my full commentary at http://thepaintedman.brookiellen.com/why-we-are-contenders/.

I’m ready for all the hate from the Negadelphians, Klink included… so flame on!

11 comments:

pauly said...

hope you are right dude. but there are a lot of "what ifs" in your argument. a true contender has definites, you know like the 2004 Eagles. Something is just missing with these Eagles. I say they sneak into the playoffs and then probably lose a road game at seattle.

eaglesteve said...

D-Mac is the big key. the defense can be great but right now the defense is a big question mark. the end still look weak outside of cole. klecko could be our 4th DT, enough said there, the LBs great potential, but what if that potential goes the wrong way. no complaints with teh secondary, just hope dawkins isn't getting old too quick.

Anonymous said...

nice post. once you make the playoffs anything can happen, like lose in the first round.

chris klinkner said...

Good post! i have no arguments with your logic. I just have this feeling that the offense and not the defense is going to carry this team. But is McNabb goes down we are screwed!

chris klinkner said...

And why is klink getting this bad rap as a negadelphia...i bleed the green!

ronron said...

Giants were lucky. An AFC team wins the super bowl this year, no one from the NFC is the class of the AFC elite teams.

dmacmike said...

we make the playoffs, no title, yet another season to add to our city's misery!

thepaintedman said...

Word up from the shirt up!

The only thing I take exception to here is Pauly's comment...

There are NO definites, there weren't in 2004 and there aren't now. It's the truth, sorry.

I think the team is top 5 in the NFC in defense, top 10 in the NFL. I think that D-Mac is a pro-bowler that leads the league in yards and is top 5 in TDs.

If you think this is a team that likely makes the playoffs, then they are true contender. 'Nuff said!

chris klinkner said...

did they extra size your glass of kool aid?

kennyboy said...

100% agree, if the giants can do it why not the birds. their luck has to break at some time. we need the title to get #5 back here next year

thepaintedman said...

I haven't had Kool-Aid in years, I should buy some, it's cheap and tasty.