Last week my birds lost to our division rivals the Dallas Cowboys. Than Last night the Philadelphia eagles got absolutely demolished and embarrassed by the class of the NFC known as the New Orleans Saints, and truthfully we should’ve expected it. As a result, many people are starting to lose hope in the birds this year, many don’t even believe they have a shot to win the horrendous NFC East. But I’m here to tell you not to give up on the Eagles because we will always have the heart of champion and the appetite of a hungry dog at the end of the day. Just take last year as an example when we were written of by tons of people cause Carson Wentz went down against the Rams and Big Dick Nick took over. And I’ll be honest i lost a little hope, as did most eagles fans but it’s during these moments when our birds shine brighter than ever. It’s when we get disrespected by the media, other fan bases, and ourselves that the eagles play like they’ve got nothing to lose and put it all out there on the field.
Not to make excuses, but we also happen to have no depth at our weakest position corner-back (due to injury), our tackles are both fighting and somewhat broken down (One to injury and the other to age), an undrafted rookie running back (Our other RB’s got injured), and a plethora of somewhat new receivers (Most were acquired due to injuries). You starting to see a trend here?
The fact that we still have the ability to win the NFC East is the reason we can’t lose hope but should instead gain it, because when we sneak into the playoffs as the 4 seed with a 8-8 or 9-7 record we’re gonna yet again be underdogs at home in the wild card round. It will be at that moment when Doug Pederson, Malcolm Jenkins, Lane Johnson, or any other leader on the roster will inspire the rest to play like the underdogs we are and will always be. There is no doubt in my mind that WHEN the Eagles make the playoffs, we will not once be the favorite and perhaps have an even more inspiring run to our second Superbowl championship in 2 years. Kyle Brandt said it best last year before our first playoff game why you can never write off the Eagles (See below)
So to all you Eagles fans that have given up on this team, you don’t deserve to be a fan nor gain the spoils from last year’s Superbowl because you don’t understand what it means to be a blue collar Philadelphian. And when we do get into the playoffs, i will remember each and everyone of you traitors