Ever-growing Eagles bandwagon sees Rich Eisen double down

Rich Eisen, Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Rich Eisen, Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

It’s amazing how quickly things can change. Immediately following the Philadelphia Eagles‘ embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in last year’s Wild Card Round, reality had set in for those who had probably made too much of how good this team was.

Being throttled by a 31-15 margin on national television in a game that was never as close as the score might indicate was evidence that the Birds had a long way to go before they’d be on par with any NFL team that was truly ready to make a Super Bowl run. Seven months later, Hades has frozen over, and pigs have grown wings.

A lot of the doubt has been erased even though this team hasn’t taken the field for a game that counts towards the win-loss total since that rear-end whooping we saw on January 16th.

One of Philly’s long-time rivals, Michael Irvin, is saying this team is on the verge of becoming a dynasty, and Chris Simms, a man who many Eagles fans have no love loss for (and whose father played for the hated New York Giants) is of the belief that the Birds have one of pro football’s best rosters, a roster that they can ride all the way to Super Bowl glory.

Simms picks the Eagles to win the NFC East. Wait! What’s going on?

Don’t take our word for it. Feast your eyes on this for yourselves.

Maybe there’s more to this Marvel multiverse than we originally thought. This has to be some sort of an alternate reality, right?

We may be able to add Rich Eisen to this ever-growing Eagles bandwagon.

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, Rich Eisen has been talking about the NFL for quite a few of Planet Earth’s trips around the sun. Once one of the more entertaining anchors on ESPN, Eisen was the first analyst added to an upstart NFL Network in June of 2003, and he was its first host, manning the controls of NFL Total Access from its birth until 2011.

He’s the lead anchor of NFL GameDay Morning and the host of his own daily offering, The Rich Eisen Show. He might also be another passenger on this Eagles train that has some discussing flight packages during the postseason already.

Recently, he shared his thoughts on the Jalen Reagor trade among other things. One day prior, he backed up earlier claims that he believed the NFC East was the Eagles’ for the taking by doubling down on that theory after vice president/general manager Howie Roseman struck a deal to add Chauncey Gardner-Johnson to the nest.

Take a look. Thank The Rich Eisen Show‘s official YouTube channel for the clip.

At Inside The Iggles, we like Eisen a lot. Seriously we do, but some of us are also superstitious at times. Based on their track records, it’s hard not to wonder if this newfound support from Irvin and Simms could be viewed as troubling. The word ‘jinx’ was actually tossed around a few times.

Perhaps the legend Jason Kelce put things best (as he often does). When people think this team is going to win they don’t, and when people believe things will go well, that doesn’t happen either.

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We’re paraphrasing of course, and certainly, no one truly knows what will happen until it occurs. Still, with no Eagles game to be played until September 11th and with the biggest roster concern being a returner on special teams, it’s hard not to be excited about the possibilities during the coming campaign.