Nick Sirianni can do something no other Eagles head coach has ever done

Eagles coaches haven't had the best luck after a Super Bowl appearance, but Nick Sirianni can change that.
NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Julio Aguilar/GettyImages

After the Philadelphia Eagles went to the Super Bowl in the 2022 season, there was no reason to think this team could not run it back the next year. Well, we all know how that went. The Birds started last year's campaign with a 10-0 record. Things went downhill. They ended with a mark of 11-6 and an embarrassing loss in the Wild Card Round versus Tampa Bay.

Still, look at the Eagles' history and the history of most NFL teams. We often see the franchises that lose the Super Bowl take a step back during the following season, so while Nick Sirianni isn't the only NFL coach to have had this happen, he has a chance to do what no Eagles coach has ever done.

He has an opportunity to make it to a second Super Bowl.

Can the 2024 Eagles get it done? Will, Nick Sirianni do what no Eagles coach has ever done whether they have won the Super Bowl (Doug Pederson) or lost it (Dick Vermeil and Andy Reid)? Can he change his current narrative and return to a Super Bowl before another coaching change happens?

The Birds definitely have the talent to do so, but can they find the same magic they found in 2022? can they qualify for the big game once again? If they can Nick will make Eagles history. Alfred Earle 'Greasy' Neale won two NFL Championships, but no coach in the franchise's history has led this organization to top two Super Bowl appearances.

Let's take a look at the other qualifiers.

The 2004-05 Eagles (Super Bowl XXXIX)

After knocking on the door of the Super Bowl three times, Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, and the rest of this Birds team broke through. Thank a 13-3 regular season for helping them again secure home-field advantage during the postseason.

Philly was locked in a battle with the New England Patriots for most of Super Bowl XXXIX. The game was tied at 14 once the third quarter wrapped, but the more experienced team won... And, Andy Reid and the Eagles would miss the playoffs the following season.

Who could ever forget T.O.'s drama and the Donovan McNabb injuries?

The 1980 Eagles (Super Bowl XV)

This was the Eagles' first Super Bowl appearance. It was a memorable one, maybe not for Philly, but it was for the Oakland Raiders who became the first Wild Card team to win a Super Bowl.

Philadelphia did not perform well in that game. Quarterback Ron Jaworski kept throwing to the wrong-colored jerseys as he was intercepted three and lost a fumble during the defeat.

The Birds would lose by a 27-10 margin. Dick Vermeil and Jaworski would try to return to the promised land in 1981, but after earning a playoff berth the following season, they went 10-6 but would lose in the Wild Card Round to the New York Giants by a score of 27-21.

The 2017-18 Eagles (Super Bowl LII)

It took a little over 13 years for the Eagles to return to the Super Bowl after losing to the Pats, but this time they didn't let New England walk with the trophy, as Nick Foles and company surprised us all with a run we will never forget.

Philly went through a lot that season with multiple injuries to their best players. That includes Carson Wentz. Foles wrote quite the happy ending though.

Even though they retained most of the core of the 2017 team several months later, the 'new norm' wasn't what we expected. They finished 9-7 to close the regular season. They lost to the New Orleans Saints in the postseason's Divisional Round. Doug and Philly parted ways during the 2021 offseason.

Hope springs eternal however. Philly is loaded with a talented roster, but they'll have to prove themselves game in and game out on the season. Come on Nick! We belive in you! Let's get it done!

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