I know expectations are high every year and that this is professional football and everything, but I don’t know why the Eagles are always playing like they’re under such pressure since the SB when there was no (well not as much) pressure. Wentz has looked like a trainwreck more than once in simply less than perfect situations. Pedersen looks like he thinks they’re going to fire him. If they would just play the game they would be alright imo.
Lets talk about the SuperBowl contending roster, where we struggled to make it through the playoffs. It was never easy.
On the O, we did not have Pollard. We had Addai instead of EJ. Just cleaning up the accuracy.
We played basically the same defense as we have now.
We had Marlin Jackson and Kelvin Hayden.
Look at it this way. Jackson was taken in the first round, and started and contributed immediately. Hayden was taken in the second round and did the same, but took a bit longer than Jackson.
Compare the contributions those 1st and 2nd rounders had compared to the contributions of Wilson and Ya-Sin.
Bob Sanders in the second round. Malik Hooker in the first. Compare their contributions and impact. LOL.
Freeney at pick 11 and Nelson at pick 6. Who had/has greater impact on a game...even the opponents game planning?
WRs/TEs aren't even close. We need 2 more first rounders just to have the same impact.
Addai vs Mack. These are probably comparable. Ballard did well here. But we don't have a Dominick Rhodes.
Glenn/AC. Probably a wash.
Saturday/Kelly. Probably a wash.
Diem/Smith. Probably a wash.
Scott/Glow. Probably Scott.
We aren't close in talent to the teams we had that contended. We're not even materially better than we were 6 years ago.