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This is not meant to excuse the Eagles' poor play, but perhaps we are seeing the effects of a shortened offseason.
Other teams have underwent similar roster makeovers, but they also did not bring in so many new coaches.
Many expected the Eagles to hit a few bumps in the road at the start of the 2011 season. No one knew there would be this many bumps, but it is possible that the Eagles' struggles are still the result of growing pains.
Believe it or not, the Eagles have shown promise in each of their five games this season.
Even in their worst games, the Eagles have shown they can be a great team if they avoid mistakes. Against the Giants they were incredibly sloppy, but managed to improve greatly on the defensive side of the ball when they faced the 49ers. Defensive mistakes and turnovers would cost the Eagles the game, but they played a dominant first half for the most part.
Against the Buffalo Bills too, the Eagles started extremely poorly, falling quickly behind 21-7. But in the second half, they showed promise by rallying to put the team behind by only a touchdown. The defense too managed to force stops and to generate pressure on Ryan Fitzpatrick. But foolish mistakes and turnovers by Jason Avant further cost the Eagles the game at 31-24.
The Eagles have shown what they are capable of in each of their five starts. They need to work on playing mistake-free football, and this team can soar to the top 10 of the power rankings.
Maybe losing a few games will ingrain that concept into the team's heads.