Philadelphia Eagles: The New Trendy Pick?

chris klinknerSenior Writer IDecember 9, 2008

In this NFL, all it takes is two games.
Two games prior, you are the bums of the NFL.
The national media is calling your leader the worst coach in the NFL and putting the franchise player on the sideline to rot.
Two games later, the coach is now a late-season genius, and the QB is setting himself up for a sweet offseason deal.

Remember how dreary the Eagles' outlook was after the Ravens game? Things were desperately bleak, but you would never know listening to the latest buzz surrounding the Eagles now. They are everyone's new darlings. They are the 2007 Giants, getting hot at the right time and then the sky is the limit come playoff time.

All this Eagles' love reminds me of the Jets—of two weeks ago! The Jets had just beaten the Patriots and the Titans. An all-New York Super Bowl was surly guaranteed. Favre was the MVP of the NFL and the Packers were morons for not wanting Favre back. Teammates were oozing compliments about the confidence and leadership that Favre brings to the huddle.

Fast forward to today. The Jets have lost two straight, Favre is an old geezer, teammates are bickering about Favre, and Eric Mangini should be fired the second the clock hits zero on the season. Sounds like the Eagles of two weeks ago.

My point—enjoy the moment. Don't go worrying about the offseason yet. Enjoy this latest Eagles run. Before you blink it could be all gone.