The Philadelphia Eagles are 2-0 to start the season. Let me rephrase that: The Philadelphia Eagles have opened up the season 2-0 with two drama-free, simple wins.
The keywords in that sentence: Drama-free, simple. For the past three years, all Eagles fans have been around is drama. Drama surrounding the organization. Drama surrounding the head coach, most of all.
So far this year, it has been a refreshing change of pace. If it weren’t for Teddy Bridgewater unfortunately injuring his knee that ended his season, Sam Bradford would still be the starting quarterback on this team, most likely. But nope, rookie Carson Wentz was thrown into the fire, and has thrown even more fire back at the NFL.
I sat back late Monday night and wondered why every season couldn’t be this simple. Why every season couldn’t be this drama-free, why every single season couldn’t be this easy to watch, at least to start the season. And that’s why this team feels weird.
It feels weird for it to be a Wednesday afternoon and I am not analyzing a horrible performance from Sunday, AND I LOVE IT. Simplicity is nice. There is not a lot of it in Philadelphia sports. The Sixers stink. The Phillies stink. The Flyers made the playoffs but are nowhere near anything special. So the question arises, are the Eagles closer than we think?
Two months ago, I would have said the Flyers, Phillies, Sixers, and Eagles, in that order, were the closest teams to winning a championship in Philadelphia. Now, without a doubt, the Eagles are the frontrunner. They have the quarterback. We know he can play. It is a matter of if he can adjust throughout the season when teams catch onto him.
So I hope the weirdness continues into late Sunday evening following the Eagles-Steelers game, but I don’t think it will. I think the Eagles will get blown out, but I hope I am surprised. The word weird isn’t always a bad thing. It is just a different thing. Go Eagles.