“Super Bowls are won in February, not in Free Agency.”
Thus is the text that I had to send to a friend after he worried that the Steelers weren’t signing anyone in free agency. Thus is the life we have been used to as Steelers fans when the only huge splashes we’ve made in Free Agency since 1994 are Jerome Bettis, James Farrior and Ryan Clark.
My friend was flustered because we live in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, which is running rampant with Eagles fans. Many of these fans are even my family members or my fiancée.
Needless to say, a lot of them are bragging about the Eagles' recent free agent signings, and they have every right to be excited. But I just want to warn that free agency isn’t where Super Bowls are won. Eagles fans should know this best playing in the same division as the Washington Redskins, who have still yet to win the division for more than a decade despite rampant spending.
So with everyone penciling in an Eagles-Patriots Super Bowl, I figured I would present some non-hating reasons that the Birds might not make the Super Bowl.