The Philadelphia Eagles made a huge splash last offseason by rounding up several big name players and slapping together a roster that was expected by many to bring back a Super Bowl title.
That didn't happen.
The 2011 Eagles were a complete disaster as all those big name additions couldn't work out how to play with each other. Philadelphia opened the year 1-5, then worked their way to 4-8 before winning their final four contests.
The upcoming season will be a make-or-break year for head coach Andy Reid, quarterback Michael Vick and this current crop of Eagles players. If they can't figure out a way to make this work, the roster is likely to be blown up, while Reid will almost certainly be replaced as head coach.
That said, the Eagles will reach the postseason in 2012. They play in an extremely difficult division and must twice face the Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl champion New York Giants and the young and up-and-coming Washington Redskins.
The Eagles will be much better in 2012 and there is no reason to believe they won't reach the playoffs. They were on a run at the end of the 2011 season and will carry that over into this year.