The Eagles are standing atop the NFC East and are coming off an impressive win with their “new” starting quarterback, Michael Vick. Along with Vick and the offense’s impressive performance, the Eagles defense only allowed three points on Sunday. This has the city of Philadelphia in an uproar, but fans need to do themselves a favor and relax.
Although I couldn’t predict Kevin Kolb getting injured in the first game and Vick being named the starter for the year by Week 3, the 2-1 record is something I could have easily predicted. You didn’t want to see the team open the season with a loss, but losing to the Packers in the opener wasn’t a jaw-dropping experience. Neither was beating the Lions and the Jaguars.
However, the city is extremely hyped right now. Vick has been fun to watch and has showed us that he may very well be better than the Vick that led the Falcons to the playoffs. However, beating up on two terrible teams doesn’t mean he will lead the Eagles to the playoffs and beyond. Could he? It’s possible, but the fact of the matter is there are still a lot of questions and still a lot to prove.
Despite the difficult schedule, it has been set up in a nice way for the Eagles. They play some easy teams early, but things are going to get much more difficult. Sunday will be a step in this direction as the division rival Redskins come into town led by Donovan McNabb. No division games are easy, especially when you have a guy like McNabb coming into town wanting to win this game more than anyone else.
It’s hard not to get excited with all the buzz there is around this team right now, but for those who think the Eagles are a Super Bowl contender now need to pump the brakes. Does this team have what it takes to make waves in the NFL this year? It could, but despite these two wins they haven’t proved too much yet.
There is a lot of football to be played still. The Eagles have a lot to prove. Vick has looked good but has a lot of room for improvement.
Eagles fans, please relax.