An image you're tired of getting used to right???
Since the NFC Championship loss, the hot topic in the City of Brotherly Love has been who's needed to help the Eagles get over the hump and finally bring home the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Discussions have escalated about bringing in T.J. Houshmandzadeh, drafting Chris "Beanie" Wells, trading for Anquan Boldin, etc.
Like I said the Monday after the Eagles were sent home, football never dies in Philadelphia. Even the defending World Series Champs aren't the biggest story in town.
It is true the there are some holes to fill to keep the Eagles competitive. Most fans and radio personalities mainly talk about the "hot" names in free agency.
There's a harsh truth to these names though. Brian Dawkins, regardless how loved he is, will be 36 soon. Whether or not the Eagles resign him, his replacement still needs to be in place soon(not yet ready to say it's Quinten Demps).
Jordan Gross is 90% likely to remain in Carolina by way of a long term deal or a franchise tag. Julius Peppers wants to be paid like a defensive end to play a 3-4 linebacker.
Albert Haynesworth would require to Eagles to make a decision with either Broderick Bunkley or Mike Patterson, causing a hefty pay tag combined with a possible huge cap hit.
The most realistic popular move is signing Housh now that the Bengals decided to place a tag on kicker Shane Graham.
But more is needed
I have ten players that aren't the popular pick(s) for the Eagles to sign, but they could all provide a significant contribution to birds 2009 Operation: Victory in Miami.
If you feel the Eagles aren't looking at these guy, ask yourself if you saw Chris Clemons coming last year......