Earth To Eagles: Let's Take One Step At A Time

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Dec 9, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (center) is greeted by teammates wide receiver Riley Cooper (right) and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (left) after Maclin scored the winning touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Eagles won 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles had a busy week. They locked up some key veteran players. This year, the Eagles’ brass to this point does not have delusions of grandeur. In 2011 they shot for the moon snatching up some free agent talent that on paper looked amazing. But in all the dreams they had one thing got lost in translation. Chemistry. True the talent was there but having the ability to work together as a team wasn’t. The now infamous words uttered by former Titans quarterback Vince Young are but a distant nightmare.

Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman learned a valuable lesson in 2011. Instead of “talent” he is now searching for chemistry. Last season the Eagles pulled off a near miracle. Even Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper’s pre-season rant and fallout thereafter wasn’t enough to keep the Eagles down. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick stepped up in support of Cooper and in the following weeks the controversy seemed to die down.

Now, if you are like me, you may have some genuine optimism about the recent moves by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles appear to be heading in the right direction. But let’s not put the cart before the horse.

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