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  • 07/20/2013, 01:57AM ET

What do you expect from the Eagles in 2013?

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Brief recap of the Eagles offseason.

-released DE Jason Babin midseason 2012
-replaced several assistant coaches/front office personnel, including midseason 2012
-replaced Andy Reid with Chip Kelly as HC
-released CB Nnamdi Asomugha, DT Cullen Jenkins
-drafted OT Lane Johnson, TE Zach Ertz, QB Matt Barkley
-signed QB Dennis Dixon, SS Patrick Chung, DT Isaac Sopoaga, CB Cary Williams, S Kenny Phillips, RB Felix Jones, undrafted FA WR Russell Shepard
-engaged in a QB competition, presumably amongst Michael Vick, Nick Foles, and Matt Barkley


Lots of changes, with the biggest obviously being the decision to replace The Walrus with Chip Kelly. The million dollar question is, how will Kelly's pace/offense/culture/etc translate to the NFL. We don't know, and that makes predicting the Eagles' season nearly impossible. The QB competition is the proverbial nail in the prognosticating coffin. This TD is pointless.


But I still want to try, so here goes.

People are expecting something extreme. Extreme pace of play, scoring, underachieving, whatever. People are expecting a spectacle, for better or worse.

I say they're extremely average.

8-8


What do you expect from the Eagles in 2013?

Disappointment.

Same as always.

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July 20, 2013  02:08 AM ET
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joooboy

I see the Mango Smirnoff Ices are kicking in.

July 20, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Better record than I would have given them. But strategically I think it's a great place to start with when arguing from the left.

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July 20, 2013  12:10 PM ET

Had to decline. It's interesting to me because it's the Eagles. But not up for putting in the effort to TD.

July 20, 2013  03:36 PM ET

They won't matter, they miss the playoffs...

July 20, 2013  10:57 PM ET
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Had to decline. It's interesting to me because it's the Eagles. But not up for putting in the effort to TD.

Fair enough. Too bad, though. Always an extreme challenge going against you.

July 21, 2013  01:41 AM ET

i'd say i agree with you. i'm anywhere from a 7-9 to 9-7 season. not much debate there. only way kelly's style will work is if he can use vick and he can actually read a defense and release the ball quickly which i can't see happening.

July 21, 2013  02:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Better record than I would have given them.

What would you have gone with?

July 21, 2013  02:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

i'd say i agree with you. i'm anywhere from a 7-9 to 9-7 season. not much debate there. only way kelly's style will work is if he can use vick and he can actually read a defense and release the ball quickly which i can't see happening.

Personally I'd like to see Vick get first crack at the starting job.

July 21, 2013  02:09 AM ET

Then again I'm not an Eagles fan.

July 21, 2013  08:01 AM ET

The fans will be unhappy, and vocal about it.

July 21, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The fans will be unhappy, and vocal about it.

Uhh, aren't Philly fans always unhappy and vocal about it?

July 21, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Uhh, aren't Philly fans always unhappy and vocal about it?

2 is their magic number for Sports Championships.
All 4 teams are stuck on that number.

July 21, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Half the people in the US were not alive the last time a team from Philly won an NHL or NFL Chsmpionship.

But they were alive for the only 2 WS Championships.


You'd boo too if you followed those teams.

July 21, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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Uhh, aren't Philly fans always unhappy and vocal about it?

Makes it a pretty safe prediction doesn't it?

July 21, 2013  05:41 PM ET

philly fans may suffer from repeatedly falling short, but what about the poor saps in Cleveland

July 22, 2013  01:15 AM ET
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Makes it a pretty safe prediction doesn't it?

Yes it does!

 
July 22, 2013  03:53 PM ET

Can someone take this and offer a draw to get this thing off the board, please?

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