I certainly hope so! Since the regular season has ended for everyone in the NFCE, perhaps we can navigate through some of our differences and speak football dialogue without some of the ferocity we normally have during the season -- at least tone it down a tad.
As such ... don't quite understand how some of you, that have posted thus far, can complain about the Cowboys' season -- you owned the Eagles in 2005 and you've made great stry
des ... (side bar note
": this ones for you Mr. Spelling Bee
), ... toward building a stronger Cowboys franchise.
Not making the playoffs does not define a losing season. I've seen some of your rookies really showing great potential. While KeShawn didn't put up the numbers I had anticipated, Terry Glenn glistened. Wasn't too impressed with JJ and your running game (seemed injury ladened), however, Bledsoe stepped up when needed in most cases (perhaps not in timely game situations). Keeping in mind that I'm bringing all this from an Eagles perspective, I just felt your defense should have been a little more intimidating/aggressive in their rushing game (DE/DT). And, your offensive line needed to give Bledsoe a little bit more time to connect with his receivers. BUT
, this is all tweakable in the 2006 off-season!
Compared to the Eagles, your team shinned. The only shinning light for the Eagles is that for a hefty portion of the season, the Eagles played with McMahon (2nd-string QB), and Koy Detmer (3rd String QB); minus Donovan McNabb, and a running back corp (Mahe and Moats) minus Brian Westbrook. A receiver corp that primarily consisted of rookies (good rookies -- but rookies nontheless); coupled with the loss of both Terrell Owens and Todd Pinkston.
Anyway, I just felt that during the season, we just didn't have a healthy "A" team, but looking back, there's some advantages:
- Our "A" team comes back fresher because of their rest during the 2005
- Our "basement" standing places us in good draft pick position
- We're coming back In 2006 under the media radar screen
- Getting rid of TO will give allow us to recoup some cap money and
acquire FAs and crucial tweaks.
- We're coming back without TO!
So, I refer back to the original title of this thread ...sure, things will be different in 2006! For critics, I'm not talking about domination, of cake walks, or owning anyone ...I'm just talking about a more competitive Eagles in 2006.
: Should things change for the Eagles In 2006, as I expect they will, I won't forget how certain fans here showed superior class; there's more to some Cowboy fans than many
Eagles fans realize.
Coming back in 2006 to get some ...friendly competition!