There’s no denying it, the Philadelphia Eagles are sporting a new look these days.
A lot of this is because the team traded away its franchise quarterback in Donovan McNabb, who was a staple in the organization for a decade. McNabb's heir apparent, Kevin Kolb, takes over an offense surrounded by loads of young weapons.
As a result, Philly's young unit is creating a lot of buzz this offseason, and contains a new energy that didn’t exist before.
Kolb and his young teammates know that they are talented, and they are set to create their own legacy within the franchise. The Eagles enjoyed much success over the last decade, however, there’s not a whole lot of players around from the past decade's so-called glory days, which included a Super Bowl appearance in 2005.
While people say that the team is rebuilding, the Eagles' youngsters on offense want to do everything in their power to show folks that they aren’t about to start taking any steps back.
The exciting thing is, that if the Eagles show their fans some good things this season, then they should expect to see good things for a long time.
Conversely, there’s not as much buzz surrounding Philly's defense, but there could be some positives to emerge, especially after this year’s draft class gets settled in.
The way the Eagles' defense stands right now, there will be plenty of opportunities for young defensive players to get significant playing time. And if the young guns start making some plays, the buzz will definitely start picking back up on the defensive side as well.
Nevertheless, it’s a very exciting time in the Eagles organization, and I’m excited to see where the young guns can take the Eagles in the future.