Earlier this morning we highlighted how a former member of the Eagles organization, ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden, picked the team to win the Super Bowl. Now we have a second. As a part of ESPN’s expansive NFL predictions for the 2012 season, Edwards explained why the Eagles will outlast the Houston Texans to win it all.
Said Edwards of the 2012 Eagles:
Andy Reid has already been to one Super Bowl, but I think he gets back to another this season — and finally gets his ring. I expect that the players will rally around tragedy and play inspired football in the wake of his son’s death. This team reloaded on defense through the draft with Fletcher Cox, Mychael Kendricks, Vinny Curry and Brandon Boykin, and the coaching staff had an offseason to work with the additions from last offseason, such as Nnamdi Asomugha. The defense should be much improved. If Michael Vick can make better decisions with his body — sliding, getting out of bounds and throwing the ball away instead of taking sacks — this team has the talent to be the most explosive offense in the NFL.
While the talk of a potential “Dream Team” is all but dead, it appears that many of members of the national media are still buying the hype which raises the question–are we so pessimistic and hardened by past failures that while we hope this team can win it all, we simply won’t allow ourselves to believe it will?