Eagles head coach Andy Reid answered a number of questions in an interview with Dave Spadaro today. One of the things Spadaro asked him about was the media’s perspective of the 2010 Eagles. It was noted that the Eagles were considered as a front runner for the Super Bowl over the past few years, but there is a lot of uncertainty from the media this year.
Reid simply responded, “I’m okay with that.”
He went on to say that he understands why the media feels this way. There is a lot of youth and the team basically looks brand new.
I don’t think you could have expected Reid to react much differently to this question. Many of the Eagles current players are unproven and even the ones who have shown flashes of brilliance have only done so for a season or two.
This is not a bad thing for the Eagles, not at all. However, they will have to deal with national media doubting them until they get on the field and prove something.
I know that the young Eagles players are aware of these opinions, and I think they like it. We’ve heard DeSean Jackson talk about the “young guns” and how good they can be and knows that the only thing left to do is go out and prove it.
Personally, I never liked when the Eagles were a preseason favorite to win the Super Bowl. It’s nice to be the underdog sometimes. It gives you a reason to take your game to another level and prove everyone wrong.
That’s the goal for the 2010 Philadelphia Eagles.