Heading into 2012, no one thought the Philadelphia Eagles would possibly be as bad as they were in 2011.
After all, the team had entered last year with Super Bowl aspirations amid a slew of high-profile free agent acquisitions. Following backup quarterback Vince Young’s “Dream Team” comments, the Eagles stumbled to a horrific 8-8 season.
They missed the playoffs by just one game, seeing their division rival New York Giants capture the Super Bowl title.
The Eagles expected to have a fresh start in 2012, as the team enjoyed a promising offseason. Andy Reid’s draft appeared to be one of his best in a long time, and the team upgraded many key positions in free agency and trades.
But, one player after another, this year’s Eagles have come up short.
The Eagles are still just 3-4 and they could easily make the playoffs. After all, the team doesn’t face an opponent with a winning record until Week 17. What it will take, though, is for the following 10 players to start turning their performances around before it’s too late.