The NFC East gets a lot of love nationally and I don't get it even a little bit.
I'm sure the division will be competitive throughout the season, but that does not qualify it as being a good division. If competitiveness defined a good division then why doesn't the NFC West get more attention?
Why can't we step back and say to ourselves, "The NFC East is nothing more than a bunch of average teams beating up on each other and once they get to the playoffs they probably get exposed."
Dallas is supposed to be the cream of the crop according to many, but what do they bring to the table in the playoffs? Thankfully for Cowboys fans they were able to beat up on fellow NFC East opponent Philadelphia to pick up their first playoff win since 1996.
Too bad they got their doors blown off by Minnesota the following week.
New York is a pretty solid team offensively and defensively, but they have not won a home playoff game since 2000.
Washington is hot a mess right now and they only have one playoff win in the last decade.
And then there's Philadelphia who has a unproven quarterback and the propensity to choke in the NFC Championship.
The division may set up for a great race down the stretch. Too bad no one wants to admit the division has been nothing short of horsebleep in the playoffs.
With that in mind, have teams in the NFC East really improved their personnel this offseason? As expected, Washington made the biggest moves this offseason as they acquired Donovan McNabb and Mike Shanahan.
Those are two names that appear on the list. Their ranking and the other eight names appear on the slides that follow.
Draft picks are not included on the list and neither are resigned free agents. The list only includes acquisitions and releases.