Actually the complete oppt. The 2011 Eagles dream team was actually a year after the Eagles went 10-6 and won the Div. They did it to try and get over the hump. The 2018 Vikings did it 1 year after making the NFC Conf Championship game. So not really bad teams, but teams going away from what gave them success thinking they could get to the next level.
2017 SB Eagles didnt spend a ton of money on FAs either the year of the SB. Most of those players were already on the team. The FAs they picked up were not big contract guys. They traded for Jernigan(cheap), Signed WR Smith(Cheap), Blount(Cheap) and Nick Foles(Very Cheap). There only big signing was Alshon Jeffery at 14 mill for 1 year which was considered a bargain at the time. He was projected to get a lot more but picked a 1 year prove it deal because he wanted to play with Wentz.
As for the teams that didnt have much money and won the SB, how many FAs did each them sign that were big contracts? Brown was not a big contract, Gronk was a trade. Brady was the only real FA the Bucs signed. KC? Not much from FA that was a big splash but one name..Mathieu. Saints? No FAs really come to mind that were big time and a ton of money spent and have not been ging far in the playoffs as of late. These teams spent their money resigning a lot of there own players to deals.
The article does point out the good but it also pretty clearly lays out why people are worried about him.
Like the “in conclusion” part states. He’s not terrible, even excels in zone/tackling, but he’s got a lot of work to do. And I don’t think it’s necessarily all mental since he’s already working with a speed disadvantage. It’s great that he has a high work ethic because he’s gonna need it.