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Almost everyone fell for the Eagles in the preseason.
How could you not?
They had some of the highest scoring skill position players in the league, including Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.
While McCoy and—to some degree—Maclin have lived up to the hype, Vick and Jackson have been disappointments.
Vick has been beaten, rattled and battled nagging injuries while Jackson has sulked most of the year because he hasn’t gotten his payday.
You had to know the Eagles would have a bull’s-eye on their chest and would have to take on their opponent’s best shots. If a team is that hyped, the pressure will mount and sometimes the players can’t hold the weight of the expectations.
In the future, be wary of drafting players on teams built on hype.