|Sometimes you are just ready for championship... or a piss.|
After their humbling loss to end the 2010 campaign, the Eagles wasted no time, after a short 5-month lock-out, in stacking up their defense. And their moves have been almost as impressive as the squatting pose struck by this fan. First was the deal everyone was anticipating, shipping Kevin Kolb to Arizona in exchange for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Great move -- particularly once they signed Vince Young to a one-year deal to back up Vick. Kolb's style was very different than Vick's. And if/when Vick gets hurt, which I suspect he will, Vince is a much better back up that doesn't force them to change the way they call the offense. Shrewd. If this were the only move the Eagles made, it would have been a big upgrade. But they weren't done.
Yesterday came the news that the Eagles had landed the top free agent prize of the year: Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Asomugha had gone somewhat forgotten in Oakland, but his skills are un-questioned. Dallas, NY Jets and Houston were rumored to be the most likely destinations, but the Eagles swooped in and stole perhaps the top corner in the league. Him, coupled with Cromartie and, presumably, a re-signed Asante Samuels will instantly give the Eagles one of the most high-octane defensive secondaries in all of football. But they still weren't done.
This is when it really touches Packer nation -- today the Eagles announced the signing of our very own Cullen Jenkins. Jenkins fits very well with their defense and should have plenty of time to get to the quarterback with their newly-signed shut-down corners. I'm not sure I would have given a 5-year, $25 million contract to a 30-year-old defensive end, but it was one of the last missing pieces for the Eagles defense.
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Whether this will be enough to finally get the Eagles past the Packers and on to Super Bowl glory, time will tell. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that this classy fan base finally deserves a Lombardi trophy.