Expectations of what the Philadelphia Eagles are capable of accomplishing this season have seemingly split the fan base in half. That’s nothing new. That’s been the case since before we began evaluating and/or criticizing every Jalen Hurts pass attempt.
Here we are with a final preseason game on the horizon, and there are new debates. Following the first of what was supposed to be two joint practice sessions with the Miami Dolphins, a less-than-stellar showing by the Birds in the first, and the cancellation of the second, there are questions about whether or not this Eagles team is regular-season ready.
To make matters worse, every time a new episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks series airs, there are questions that we didn’t expect to hear a month ago, questions like whether or not Philly can even survive their first test, a Week 1 road game versus the Detroit Lions.
Thankfully, some of our favorite sports outlets still invite guys like LeSean McCoy to their broadcast for interviews. We could all use a little positivity right now.
LeSean McCoy believes the Philadelphia Eagles are ready for a Super Bowl run.
During a recent airing on NFL Network’s flagship show, Total Access, the Eagles’ all-time leader in rushing yards joined the broadcast. When the topic turned to whether or not the Birds are the team to beat in the NFC East, not only did he give the midnight green a nod, he named that as one-half of his Super Bowl prediction.
If you think Ike Reese is all-in, wait until you hear what Shady has to say.
Okay, so, maybe his opinions are a bit influenced by emotion and personal bias. Did you notice he named the two teams he spent the majority of his career playing for?
Despite spending time with other franchises and seeing a brief stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020 (where he won his second Super Bowl ring), when Shady made the decision that it was time to hang up the cleats for good, he came home and retired as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s, without question, one of us.
As far as his prediction goes, no one can make any definitive statements, but in the meantime, here’s cause for optimism. The Buffalo Bills are expected by many to reach football’s biggest game. The Birds play in a wide-open National Football Conference.
The Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys always falter in the postseason. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are old. Teams like the New Orleans Saints are crapshoots. If the Eagles can get on a run and if the Los Angeles Rams fall victim to a Super Bowl hangover, you never know. We could be discussing an unexpected run to the NFL’s biggest game come February.