Monday, August 08, 2005

Another week of turmoil?

When it comes to the Eagles, will this week be as tumultuous as last?

Between the injuries, holdouts and T.O. being T.O., coach Andy Reid has his work cut out for him.

As expected, running back Brian Westbrook has shown up for camp. Now there will be two very unhappy campers.

Reid and his staff have had their system in place for six years and there can be no arguing that it works. However, the 2005 season looks like it will be a much tougher test.

The receiving corp has always been a question mark for one reason or another, but this year brings on new issues. First, will T.O. (and his groin) play to his capabilities and, second, will the Reid's strategy of just plugging in the next guy work in Todd Pinkston's absence?

There is lot of debate about whether team chemistry matters. Right now it does not look like the Eagles have the camaraderie it had in past years. There is no question that observation comes from afar. I am not in the locker room.

It is too early to tell and too early to matter. But it is clear, the Eagles are not the same team that went to the Super Bowl last year. They are not "One" as last season's marketing push suggested.

1 Comments:

At 8:46 AM, Blogger avigile666 said...

T.O talks, or he doesn't. New players or old players. It doesn't matter- only winning matters. If they win, everybody is friends, and if they lose, everybody isn't friends , and the coach is a idiot. And so goes the nfl, nba, nhl, and the mlb.

 

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