Philadelphia We Can Do It: Dealing With The Philadelphia Eagles 2010 Season
To Eagles Fans-
This is tough, especially for me to say, the Eagles 2010 season may not be good. It's not easy to accept the fact that the Eagles might not succeed. It isn't easy to picture the Eagles not making it to the playoffs. It's difficult to picture the Eagles getting swept by their rivals. It's hard to wrap my head around the fact that the offense may struggle and the defense may fail. It is just tough.
It may be a while before we see the Eagles hoist the Lombardi trophy in triumph, which is also not easy to take in. I wish the Eagles season would go down like a glass of Cognac, but that is just not the way the season is going to be. I am not going to pretend to be a mind-reader and guess the exact scores of the Eagles schedule, but I will aim for a win/loss record. The Eagles 2010 schedule could be this:
- Packers @ Eagles- Loss
- Eagles @ Lions- Win
- Eagles @ Jaguars- Loss
- Redskins @ Eagles- Win
- Eagles @ 49ers- Loss
- Falcons @ Eagles- Loss
- Eagles @ Titans- Win
- Eagles @ Colts- Loss
- Eagles @ Redskins- Loss
- Giants @ Eagles- Win
- Eagles @ Bears- Win
- Texans @ Eagles- Loss
- Eagles @ Cowboys- Loss
- Eagles @ Giants- Loss
- Vikings @ Eagles- Loss
- Cowboys @ Eagles- Loss
Call me a pessimist, but I can see the Eagles walking away with five wins guaranteed, and maybe a few others thrown in. Most of you at this point will no longer call me and Eagles fan, but I assure you I am. Trust me, I wish the Eagles would win every single game and walk out as Super Bowl Champions. But as sad as it is for me and you, we no longer have a Superbowl caliber team. Not yet at least.
Lets glance back at the last ten years of Philadelphia Eagles history, just so we can raise a little moral before continuing. In the last ten years, the Eagles have had eight playoff appearances. Five of which resulted in NFC Championship appearances, and one Super Bowl Appearance. Over the course of the last ten years the Eagles have accumulated a total of 103 wins and only 56 losses. Let's be honest, that is pretty damn impressive.
Eagles fans, this is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact we should be celebrating these stats and enjoying the fact that we have done so well! The Houston Texans have never even made it to the playoffs! So is it really going to be that disappointing of a season if we don't make it to the playoffs? I would say not.
Listen, I am not worried. The Eagles may have a terrible season this year. So what? We have better draft picks, and we come back the next year stronger and even better than before. What if it takes a couple of years? Sure, I am fine with it. As long as the Eagles can make it to the big game, and they worked there way to get there, I am satisfied. You should be to.
If not next year, we will see the Eagles win slowly more and more games. Winning the tough ones in the trenches, and bashing though the overpowering opponents. Some games the Eagles will walk away as champions of the gridiron, as to where other times they will walk away as defeated warriors. Win or lose, the Eagles will be back the next week fighting hard to thrust their team and city into the game that all football players strive for, the Super Bowl.
I inquire for you not to be frustrated this season and give up hope after the first three weeks of the season, but to admire and accept that the Eagles are trying to win. Because no matter what, they will bounce back, that is the great part about sports. Whether it be in two years, or ten, I will always bleed green and support the Eagles and their decision making. On a side note, we always have the Phillies to back us up after those tough seasons.
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