Anytime two NFC East teams get together, it’s usually a war. It has consistently been arguably the best division in football over the past few years and every division game is important. As this offseason has continued, there is even more heat being added to the rivalries.
It’s no secret that Eagles fans hate everything to do with the Dallas Cowboys. We’re still left with the sting Dallas left on us at the end of the season and it doesn’t sit well with anyone. Recently, Keith Brooking made some comments about how he believed the Eagles offense was predictable and that the Cowboys defense knew everything that the Eagles offense was going to do.
These comments (true or not) made a lot of people unhappy. One of these people was Eagles tight end Brent Celek. On a recent radio appearance, Celek was asked about his feelings on Brooking’s comments and told ESPN’s Matt Mosley, “that kind of irked me a little bit.” Celek went on to say “I don’t think they knew exactly the plays we were running when we were running them. You know, they played better than us in those games, and I’ll give them credit. They did do a good job. But for him to say that, I totally disagree with him . . . I tell you what, I can’t wait to play him next year.”
Sounds like the Celek train is going to be making a stop in Dallas next year. I like that the Eagles have a little extra motivation here and are taking Brooking’s comments personally. Celek could very well step up as a leader on the offense this coming season and I’m sure he’s going to remind the offense exactly what Brooking said before they play him.
Besides the Cowboys, I think there’s a little extra motivation out there on both sides with the Redskins now. You have Donovan McNabb who is going to face his old team twice and is going to look to show them they didn’t make the right move. You also Kevin Kolb who will look to prove just the opposite. It should definitely be an interesting matchup.
As for the Giants, we still hate you guys too.