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Cornerback Nnamdi Asoughmaga was supposed to help make the Eagles an instant favorite for the 2012 Super Bowl.
The “Dream Team.”
Before the season started many people already crowned the Philadelphia Eagles as the NFC champions. With the additions of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, receiver Steve Smith, running back Ronnie Brown and the team the Eagles had returning, the thought was that this team would be invincible.
Not so fast.
The Eagles are 1-3 after they blew a 21-3 lead over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Quarterback Michael Vick hasn’t lived up to the hype of his new six-year, $100 million contract, though he played well Sunday (416 yards passing, two touchdowns, one interception and rushed for 75 yards).
However, the offensive line has shown itself as weak and vulnerable.
The defense, which should have been a top-10 defense in 2011 on paper, is the 16th-ranked defense (11th against the pass and 30th against the run).
It’s not panic mode yet, but if Vick continues to get hit at the rate he has and the defense continues to struggle (it has yet to allow fewer than 24 points), the Eagles aren’t the team we thought they were.