The 2010 NFL season hasn’t even started yet and I’m already thinking about who the Eagles should consider pursuing for 2011. I know, I know….I sounds pathetic.
I haven’t written off the chances of a successful season, but I’m confident this team won’t be representing the NFC in Dallas in February either.
I’m okay with this team taking a slight step back. Whether it’s rebuilding or retooling, growing pains are on the horizon in Philadelphia. Looking at their schedule, I’m predicting the Eagles to go 8-8 in 2010.
Nine to ten wins with a wildcard appearance would be successful 2010 season when you look at the changes this team has made. But, the goal is to eventually win a Super Bowl, right?
Assuming a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is in place to end any discussions of a 2011 NFL lockout, the Eagles should be poised to make some big moves the next off season in pursuit of being considered a heavy contender again.
With the free agency guidelines hopefully back to normal (more unrestricted FAs) and the return of a salary cap, Philadelphia should be in great position after shedding many huge salaries this past offseason.
The Eagles also have nine draft picks (not including compensatory selections) for 2011. How they use them obviously depends on the various performances this NCAA season.
Based on observations and current scouting reports, these are the positions and players I think Howie Roseman and Co. should keep an eye on for next year