It's the half way mark of the Eagles season. Again, to stand at 5-3 isn't all that bad. Give us 6-3 and well we can officially start thinking playoffs, division title, and maybe the Lombardi. Not a bad way to follow the Phillies run. But I am getting way ahead of myself...especially with a team that loves to tease us.
When you look at the team that has put together the 5-3 record, how many Pro Bowlers do we see on the Eagles this year. Yea it's still early, but by this point of the season the stats should paint a pretty clear picture.
So on the offense I would have McNabb finally making a return trip to the Pro Bowl (#3 ranked QB in the NFC). And well, that would be it on offense, unless Westbrook can put together one hell of a second half. The injuries suffered by B-West have limited his numbers, though he does currently stand #2 in the NFL in total TDs.
On to the defense. Again, I am only seeing one player making the trip to Hawaii...Asante Samuel. Could a Patterson, Parker, Gaither, or Mikell also make the trip, no doubt, but again a strong 2nd half will be needed.
So does the fact that the Eagles only carry maybe 2 Pro Bowlers make their run to a 5-3 record all that more impressive? Or better yet, does the record mean that Reid is doing one hell of a coaching job with a lot of average talent? Or maybe it's that the Eagles are kinda like our Phillies and are a true team, they win together with everyone contributing...I am hoping it's the later!