Gone are the days of Brian Westbrook and Donovan McNabb. As a matter of fact, if you scan your finger down the roster of the Philadelphia Eagles you will be lucky to see some veteran leadership.
A new era brings hope in Philadelphia. One that is brand new, young, energetic, and extremely motivated to persevere into a Super Bowl contender. Many Eagle fans across North America have dealt with a lot of changes in the past few years.
The Eagles have said their goodbyes to many legends of the game. For instance, the loss of Brian Dawkins sent a shock throughout Philadelphia. As a matter of fact, it kept coming. Brian and Donovan made ways with the team, departing away from us this past summer.
So as Eagles fans, we stop and ponder. We ask ourselves what to make of all of this. What do we expect now? Is there a light? Do the fans believe in this new era of football in Philadelphia?
I believe so. As a true Eagles fan, I must say there's a lot of positive chemistry stirring in the Eagles dressing room. The Eagle fans are excited about this new and prosperous team. While the old birds have flocked to other cities, they have left us with some eggs that are ready to hatch this season.
DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and Jason Avant have brought new hope to Philadelphia with their speed and clutch catches.
Last year, the three combined for 2,500 yards receiving and scored about 60 percent of the teams touchdowns. To many this may seem mediocre, but don't forget they're still young with a lot to learn.
Brian Westbrook has departed, and it has been a hard time replacing this phenomenal athlete. But with every departure, comes a new arrival. And LeSean McCoy arrived in the second round of the 2008 draft.
With a good rookie season, LeSean McCoy looks to take flight in his second year as a Philadelphia Eagle. He had a combined 1,000 yards, and fulfilled many doubts that others had about his capability of being a starter in the NFL.
With that said, McCoy looks ready to take the starting role in Philadelphia and run with it to the end zone. As years progress, look for McCoy to be a leader on the Philadelphia Eagles.
With the second round draft pick in the 2009 draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Nate Allen. This prospective player brings new hope to a chippy defensive backfield that struggled several times last year. The Eagles were ranked 19th in the league in points allowed.
With new players such as Brandon Graham and Trevor Lindley, the face of the Philadelphia Eagles looks extremely promising.
When the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Kevin Kolb, many rumors filled the streets of Philadelphia that McNabb might be on the way out. Well the time has come, and a new profound leader is brewing in Philly.
Kolb brings a fresh new energy to the Eagles organization. With two impressive starts in 2009, the torch has been given to him to lead the Eagles to the Super Bowl.
With his eyes on the prize and the team on his back, Kevin will emerge to develop into a threat and evolve as a great quarterback.
Expect Kevin Kolb to get between 18-20 touchdowns in his first year as a starter.