The 2012-2013 season is an extremely important one for the Philadelphia Eagles. It's imperative that this team makes a deep run into the postseason, or Andy Reid, Michael Vick and Howie Roseman could all be saying goodbye to the Philly faithful.
This Eagles offseason was very different than the last. Rather than making a lot of noise in free agency and claiming to be a "dream team," they kept quiet.
They took care of their own, which is important in building a championship team. They extended Todd Herremans, DeSean Jackson, Evan Mathis, Trent Cole and LeSean McCoy. It's important for a young team to know that if they perform well, the organization will take care of them.
The team also got rid of Asante Samuel, who had become a distraction and had a cap number too large to keep for a No. 3 defensive back. He also no longer fit the Eagles system on defense.
The team did a really good job bringing in a vocal leader for the defense in DeMeco Ryans.
He should instantly make the Eagles defense a lot better.
On paper, the Eagles had one of the best drafts in the NFL.
They got three players who should contribute on defense right away.
This offseason has the makings for big things leading into the next season.
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