- 05/06/2007, 02:52PM ET
Kevin McGuire said 05/06, 02:52 PM
I admit I base this assuming Donovan McNabb is healthy at the end of the season. They have the best head coach in the division, they have the best and most elusive running back in Brian Westbrook, and an improved defense with Takeo Spikes and Jevon Kearse coming back next season. I personally like a couple of their draft picks on defense, and of course they have David Akers as the best kicker in the division.
IrishR#1 said 05/06, 02:59 PM
Well, you shouldn't assume things we have never seen happen. McNabb cannot stay healthy, and now they don't have Garcia to save them. They had a terrible draft. Kevin Kolb was taken before Stanton, Beck, and Edwards, all better quarterbacks. Dallas is going to be too tough for Philly to overcome. Also, Akers is over-the-hill.
Kevin McGuire said 05/06, 03:04 PM
Not so sure Dallas is that much of a problem. Have you seen their head coach? It's not exactly Bill Parcels anymore. Kickers can be over the hill (Morton or Gary Anderson can attest). The backup quarterback won't even be Kolb this year should that situation arise, AJ Feeley would be, and at most he'd only be in for a couple games, should previous trends hold true. A very motivated and focused McNabb can be dangerous to the weak defenses in the division.
IrishR#1 said 05/06, 04:21 PM
The D-line is still a problem. Broderick Bunkley is a bust, and Kearse is not what he used to be in Philly. Also, Westbrook can fade away in big games, and is unreliable.
Kevin McGuire said 05/06, 07:42 PM
The D-Line has some issues to fix, but the schedule the Eagles have is somewhat favorable as well. Most of the tough games are at home and just about every game is in the same time zone (which can help out in the long run). Westbrook is more likely to help you than hurt you any day. Look at the key losses in other teams in the same division. The Eagles have lost some players too, but they have the history backing them up that says they can refuel like few other teams. Credit the coaching.
IrishR#1 said 05/07, 08:01 PM
OK. First of all, McNabb has no wide receivers to throw to. His best receiver was TO and he was let go, so he was stuck with career backups. Dallas has been making good decisions like starting Romo, running a 2-back system, and having 2 quality wide receivers. Also, injuries have always plagued the Iggles. Westbrook, Dawkins, Kearse, and McNabb have all been injured recently, and the team in general have trouble staying healthy.
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