Vince Young has really gotten off to a great start in Philly. Not only has he given every team in the league bulletin board material with his declaration that the Eagles are this season’s version of the “Dream Team,” but he has probably alienated any educated Eagles fan who understands this was one of the stupidest comments to come out of a player’s mouth since the lockout ended and the free agency frenzy ensued.
The acquisition of Nnamdi Asomugha, Young, and Jason Babin were good moves by the Eagles, but to spout off in public about being the Dream Team is just obnoxious … and everybody sees it.
Sure, the experts even sounded off last night after the Asomugha deal was announced, anointing the Eagles the team to beat.
Haven’t we been here before?
Does anyone ever look back into sports history at all the teams that were “supposed” to win it all because of their talent? I couldn’t even begin to mention them all, but just look back at the most recent hype around the Miami Heat this past season and what the Mavs did to them in the finals.
Even Eagles team president Joe Banner doesn’t understand and seems to condone it: “It’s a scary term,” Banner said, “but . . . somebody wrote the words ‘The Eagles are all in,’ and that’s how we look at it. We’re doing anything and everything we can, we’re being aggressive about it, and the expectations are high.”
Well now, isn’t that special …
That quote could be applied to the other 31 teams in the NFL at the start of ever season. Just substitute the names of the teams and personnel and it’s the quote of all quotes … everybody says it … every year.
Talk about putting a target on your back.
Young’s comment was just plain stupid and if I were an Eagles fan, I would be hiding … quickly.
Take a look at what’s coming out of the world champion Packers camp today: Coach Mike McCarthy is telling his players to take on the attitude of the being the hunter, not the hunted … McCarthy understands what it takes to win and what it takes to motivate professional players.
That message seems alien to Vince Young.
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