One of the more exciting productions to watch as the NFL Lockout turned into a free-agent frenzy is the work the Philadelphia Eagles have put into the short signing period.
Already a contender last season, the Eagles are improving at a rapid pace. While it still may be early, it shouldn't be hard to believe that the Eagles are now one of the favorites to host the NFC in the Super Bowl.
Come to think of it, it is hard to match the Eagles up against any team in the NFL and say they don't have the upper hand.
Not only is the Eagles' offense explosive and efficient, the defense is beginning to intimidate even the Goliaths of the football world without a game even being played.
A short time after signing sack-specialist Jason Babin and acquiring cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in a trade that sent Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals, the Eagles outbid the New York Jets to sign free agent corner Nnamdi Asomugha.
These are just several moves that put the Eagles ahead of the pack in the NFC East and the NFL.
Even Eagles players are surprised at the influx of moves that Andy Reid has made to start the free agent period.
When Michael Vick learned about the Nnamdi Asomugha signing, he texted Reid saying, "Man, you're at it again. You're crazy."
I have a feeling that many fans share the same sentiments that Vick does. Believe me, though, that is a very good crazy.
In his time as the Eagles head coach, Andy Reid has consistently done his due diligence in bringing the right players to Philadelphia.
The Eagles will excite the fans and the NFL world with huge plays and double-digit wins in 2011. Anything besides the Super Bowl for this star-studded team would be a great disappointment.
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