- 08/29/2011, 07:49AM ET
Celtics Rule! said 08/29, 10:10 AM
Nice, well thought out argument. Not bad from a newbie. But allow me to retort......
Here is how I think Philadelphia will do this year.......
@Rams - W
@Atl - L
NYG - W
SF - W
@Buf - W
@Wash - W
Dal - W
Chi - W
Ari - W
@NYG - L
NE - L
@Sea - W
@Mia - W
NYJ - W
@Dal - L
Wash - W
I have 12-4. I don't see them being "dominant" because I think they will have trouble with the other elite teams in the league but they have enough weapons to get to 12 wins just because I don't think their schedule is all that tough.
But because I'm a nice guy (and I think this is a dupe account I'm battling) I will give you a chance to respond right about now.
KingKongSuh90 said 08/29, 12:29 PM
With all of the additions to Philadelphia this offseason, their success in 2011 will still revolve around #7. Unfortunately, for the Eagles, he will need more than one bye week this year. Vick hasn't played an entire season since his pre-prison season. That was 5 years ago. Odds are against him when you discuss him being on the field week in and week out Vince Young, already a "has-been," is only a backup that has a better ring to his name than Danny Kolb. He won't be of much help when #7 is on the sidelines for a few weeks.
Guard, Danny Watkins, has been atrocious this preseason. He has been a huge factor in Vick's sub-par performance this preseason. Yes, we know it's only preseason, but it is a true indicator how your O and D linemen will play the first few weeks of the season. Watkins is a rookie and has been on a slow learning curve.
Back to you, MTC
Celtics Rule! said 08/29, 01:34 PM
Preseason games are not necessarily a true indicator on how a person or team will perform in the regular season. If that were the case the Colts would suck every year as they have won 2 preseason games in the last 6-7 years.
As far as Watkins is concerned, Reed and Co. will do whatever it takes to help him out as needed. Yes he hasn't done well but he will improve.
First of all, you are ASSUMING Vick will get hurt sometime this year and miss a few games. You can't assume that for this argument because which games will he miss? He can probably afford to miss games @Sea and @Mia because Philly even with Vince Young at the helm will score enough points to win those games because their defense will be outstanding and hold those two weak offenses to next to nothing in points. But if he misses a stretch like @NYG and NE that's a different story. You
Even if Vick gets hurt, Vince Young is a capable QB that can step in and run the team.
KingKongSuh90 said 08/29, 03:08 PM
You have the Eagles going 7-1 at HOME this year, losing only to the Patriots - as expected. The last time they accomplished that great of a home record was in 2004... they just so happened to have the #2 Defense. In 2011, they aren't ranked that high, nor will the end up anywhere near those rankings. The Eagles home records since 2004 are:
Honestly, the 2011 Eagles are supposed to be better than the 2004 Eagles. But what is not on paper, or in the news, is the difference in how the word "TEAM" is defined now. Back in 2004, the Eagles had a "TEAM CONCEPT." The 2011 Eagles have alot of "INDIVIDUALS" on their roster this year.
Winning 5 of the last 6 games in the NFL, no matter who you are, is quite difficult.
Celtics Rule! said 08/29, 04:14 PM
''In 2011, they aren't ranked that high, nor will the end up anywhere near those rankings.''
I hope not, nobody has played yet. Duh. Besides they will be a top 10 defense, maybe top 5 with their new additions.
Just because they picked up a lot of new talent doesn't necessarily mean that they can't play as a TEAM. Look at NE, a true definition of team concept, they picked up two of the biggest individual players in Haynesworth and Ochocinco, are they not a TEAM, any longer?
This team went 10-6 last year. That includes them not playing hardly any starters the last week of the year against a bad Cowboys team because they had already clinched not only their division, but their playoff positioning. No since in anybody getting hurt. They barely lost that game 14-13 with their backups.
No reason to think that the new acquistion couldn't win them an additional 2 games compared to last year. Andy Reed is on the hot seat big time and will have this team motivated to win. The new acquisitions that came to Philadelphia all said the same thing that they just wanted to do one thing, WIN, not collect a paycheck.
With this talent, they should just fall into a 12-4 record.
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