The year–and decade–is almost up, and typically just before the transition is made to a new year, people compile a list of resolutions they plan on making in the next year in order to improve the way they live. For NFL teams like the Philadelphia Eagles, lists are not usually created, so I decided to make one for them! Here is a brief list of what the Eagles are probably planning on doing better or doing in general for a wonderful 2010 to happen:
- Defeat the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17 of the season and wrap up the NFC East division, as well as a first-round bye in the postseason.
- Advance in the playoffs like last year, but make it all the way to the Super Bowl.
- Win the Super Bowl and bring the city of Philadelphia it’s first title in professional football since 1960.
- Re-sign WR Jason Avant prior to free agency, for he has proven to be one of the most reliable reserve receivers on the roster. Losing him in the offseason wouldn’t be devastating, but his presence is felt on game days.
- Re-sign FB Leonard Weaver prior to free agency. His Pro-Bowl appearance this year says it all: Weaver is the first “true Fullback” the Birds have had in a long time, and he’s very solid in all aspects of the offensive side of the ball. As of right now, there is no clear picture as to what the Eagles would do to replace the absence of Weaver, so locking him up is a definite resolution.
- Pursue a Free Safety in the offseason or re-sign Sean Jones prior to free agency. With this position a bit foggy at the moment, it seems logical that the Eagles should look for a player to fill this role for a long time and fill it well. Jones is productive, but if he leaves, neither Quintin Demps nor Macho Harris have proven to be reliable.
- Continue the success experienced in this decade well into the next so that the Eagles can remain among the league’s elite teams!
With the short resolution list done, I wish all of you a safe and joyful new year and a great holiday!