2011 NFL Predictions: The Philadelphia Eagles' 7 Possible Weaknesses

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2011 NFL Predictions: The Philadelphia Eagles' 7 Possible Weaknesses
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It’s difficult to ignore the fact that there is one NFL team on everyone’s lips at the moment.

After splashing the cash to grab some of the most sought after players in the business, the Philadelphia Eagles have already been coined the "Dream Team."

The Eagles swooped in for quarterback Vince Young, running back Ronnie Brown, defensive end Jason Babin and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in an epic week of deals.

Not only that, but the Philadelphia hierarchy then capped off the week by revealing themselves to be the sleepers in the race for the most prized possession of this year’s free agency—cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

So will the Eagles fit the bill? The weight of expectation on the shoulders of Eagles coach Andy Reid has just intensified, more so than usual for a man who is yet to bring the Lombardi Trophy back home to the Linc. However, this offseason, it appears as though the front office has decided to pull out all the stops to help the team win now, rather than continue to build for future success.

But the question is, have these offseason deals made the Eagles unbeatable? Surely there is a downside to so much talent; sometimes players might just not fit the scheme.

Can they be compared to the NBA’s Miami Heat, a team that was built on expensive free agency acquisitions? Here is a look at some of the weaknesses that could act as a spanner in the works of Andy Reid’s master plan.

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