This doesn't seem like something to be happy about, but teams have to show their true colors sometime. And it's fortunate that the Eagles did so before many of their young players had aged or had moved on.
In 2011, Eagles fans and the NFL believed that the Eagles were by far one of the best teams in the NFL. Now it is apparent that is no longer the case.
Vick revealed himself as a player who has a big arm, but simply cannot be consistent as a passer. He is an old dog trying to learn new tricks. His receivers showed themselves as speedsters, but capable of being shutdown and not physical enough to beat elite corners.
The O-Line showed itself to be a joke without Jason Peters.
Nnamdi Asomugha is not only not Darrelle Revis, but he may not even be an average NFL corner anymore. Jason Babin is a one-trick pony, who—when figured out—can be completely taken out of the game.
Andy Reid may overall be a good coach, but it is clear he is not an elite one as pundits often proclaim him.
And his coaching staff is even more flawed.
Washburn's wide-nine does not work, and he selfishly insists on it against the good of his team. Marty Mornhinweg is incapable of making adjustments based on changing personnel. And we all knew since 2011 that Juan Castillo has no business coaching an NFL defense, but Todd Bowles is also not the savior he was made out to be in the offseason.
Sad, but all true. And now that the truth is finally out, it is clear what must be done: Rebuild.