Instead of going out and picking up missing pieces, the Eagles basically cleaned house and started from scratch this offseason, at least on the offensive end.
As everyone who has not been stuck under a rock this offseason already knows, the Eagles got rid of Donovan McNabb, who now plays for division rival Washington.
They also lost running back Brian Westbrook and wide receivers Kevin Curtis and Reggie Brown. Westbrook and Curtis have been hurt much of the last few seasons, but they, along with McNabb, provided a lot of the leadership on the field and now this team doesn't have any proven leaders on the offensive side going into 2010.
To make up for these huge losses, all the front office has done is pick up Hank Baskett, who sees more airtime on his wives reality TV show than he does during games, and Mike Bell, who hasn't done anything since his rookie season. They also picked up defensive back Marlin Jackson and linebacker Ernie Sims.
The Eagles have some really promising young talent, but no one who can lead the team right here and now. The front office either needs to go out and pick up a veteran leader or it will be a few years before the Eagles have a group of leaders a Super Bowl caliber team needs to have.