While the Packers have gone about their usual ways of signing undrafted rookies and their own free agents, the Philadelphia Eagles have taken a different approach. In the blur that has been the first week of free agency since the lockout ended, the Eagles swooped in (pun intended) and gathered up many of the big name free agents of the 2011 class. Nnmadi Asomugha, Cullen Jenkins (that stings a little), Antonio Rodgers-Cromartie, Vince Young and Jason Babin are all new members of the team. NFL.com this morning already declared this a “dream team.”
My question to Reid, the Eagles and the NFL media is this: Have you learned nothing from the Miami Heat?
Yes, the Heat made it to the NBA Finals but they lost in six games which really is all that matters. The Heat, with their “big three” lost to a team that was truly a better team than they were.
Sure, the Eagles added a lot of superstars but are they truly the best team in the NFC? My answer is no.
In fact, the Eagles have set the stage for the true best team in the NFC to fly under the radar and make a run at Super Bowl XLVI. It just so happens that this team is the defending world champions.