The argument can be made that the Philadelphia Eagles have been the most successful team so far when it comes to acquiring new players for the 2011 season. As for the team’s newest backup quarterback Vince Young, there was only one way to describe the type of group the Eagles have put together after the lockout–a “Dream Team.”
Tim McManus of PhillySportsDaily.com discussed on Saturday all of the excitement surrounding the Eagles after all of the player transactions made during the first week after the lockout. Young was officially released by the Tennessee Titans on Thursday before quickly finding a new job with the Eagles as Michael Vick’s backup and couldn’t be more excited about the type of team Philadelphia is putting together for the upcoming season.
From McManus’ article:
When asked to describe the players that have been brought in and the group that is being assembled, Vince Young cracked a wide smile and simply responded: “Dream Team.”
“From Nnamdi [Asomugha] to [Dominique Rodgers-] Cromartie, to Jason [Babin] to myself,“ Young continued, “I know they are going to do some more things…It’s just beautiful to see where we’re trying to go.”
After Friday’s signing of Asomugha, the Eagles Super Bowl odds jumped to 9/1–with the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots being the only other two teams with better odds at 6/1. Despite nine playoff appearances that include five trips to the NFC Championship and one trip to the big show since 2000, the Eagles have never actually won a Super Bowl. Year after year the Eagles have always seem to be considered strong contenders at the beginning of the season–but it’s safe to say this may be one of the most talented and dangerous teams overall during the Andy Reid era.
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