Philadelphia Eagles on Track to Have Best Season in Franchise History

Frank PassalacquaAnalyst IIAugust 3, 2011

I can already see eyes rolling after reading the headline: “Great, another Philadelphia Eagles article.”

If that’s the case, then move along. Complaining that there’s too much talk about the Eagles offseason on a sports website is like complaining there’s too much chocolate in your chocolate milk.

With that said, it's obvious that the Eagles are having the best offseason of not only the league, but arguably in NFL history.

Already being deemed the "dream team" and the "Miami Heat of the NFL" after only a week of free agency, the Eagles now have a big target on their backs.

When people compare the Eagles to the Miami Heat, it really bugs me. For one, you cannot compare a basketball team with five starters to a football team with 11 starters on both sides of the ball. Yes, the Eagles are bringing in every guy they can get their hands on, but let's not go as far as calling them the Heat.

However, the "dream team" is something that isn't too far-fetched.

When you think about a "dream team," it is normally composed of the best players in the league. Now the Eagles certainly are not rolling with All-Stars at every position, but they have re-contructed their roster to a point where that isn't too far out of the question. 

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02:  Dimitri Patterson #23, Sean Lee #50, Colt Anderson #30, and Mike Patterson #98 of the Philadelphia Eagles take the field to play against the Dallas Cowboys on January 2, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Penn
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Notable signings from the Eagles seem to have come everyday of the week, and when they don't pick somebody up for a few hours, there is surely another one right around the corner. 

I'm not going to get into details, but I'll drop the names the Eagles have picked up thus far.

Since the lockout ended, the Eagles acquired Jason Babin, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Vince Young, Nnamdi Asomugha, Cullen Jenkins, Ronnie Brown, Ryan Harris and Jarrad Page all in less than a week. 

The Eagles have made more than a splash and it is putting them on track to blow the NFL out of the water. They have made moves to fill every gap and weak spot on the roster, and I'm sure we will still be seeing more moves soon.

New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan issued a challenge to the rest of the league: beat the Patriots.

This challenge will be accepted by the Eagles in Week 12, when they face the Patriots for only the second time since Super Bowl XXXIX.

That won't be the only challenge the Eagles will be accepting. The shots have already begun, with Rob Ryan hinting the Eagles were an "all-hype team", and numerous people predicting the Eagles to be Super Bowl favorites. Will they live up to the hype and prevail?

With a lot of talk being done around the league about the Eagles, the truth is they are on track to have the best season in franchise history. 

They play the Dallas Cowboys (who won't bounce back quickly with Romo), New York Giants (who the Eagles are 4-0 against the past two years) and Washington Redskins (who have a nobody at QB) twice a year in the NFC East. The division will be cake and will be locked up by the Eagles, and they'll have a very fair shot at getting a first-round bye into the playoffs if their season lives up to what it is supposed to be.

The only real problem that may hinder the Eagles is injuries. Sure, Vince Young can do a solid job if Vick gets hurt, but they won't be the same team. 

And please, having 'too many' good cornerbacks is a problem any team would love to have.

The Eagles have the most fast and powerful offense in the league, and a very solid defense. It will be hard for any team to break the stride and confidence of the Philadelphia Eagles. 

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