That is, after a few days of reflection in re: the deep spiritual ennui brought on by the (a) poor performance of the 2007 Eagles and (b) my limited enthusiasm for improvement and/ or change for the 2008 season, I've decided it isn't actually that bad. The Eagles aren't very good, but they're not terrible. There are some positives out there. Seriously. It's not as bad as it could be.
Item #1: at least the Eagles aren't the Falcons.
Remember that the Falcons were the team that the Birds defeated in the 2004 NFC Championship Game, and looked like they might be a rival for the Eagles for years to come. They had the up-and-coming franchise QB, the sharp young coach, some exciting playmakers on defense, and an owner who was committed to building a legit franchise.
Yikes. Can't say that really worked out for them, huh?
So whilst we may lament the disappointment of 2007, the obvious struggles and decline of the Reid/ McNabb administration, the scattershot personnel decisions and the vain sacrifice of the best year of Brian Westbrook's career, remember that it could be a LOT worse. Say what we will about Dunavin, but he's not yet been indicted and/ or incarcerated. Say what we will about Big Red, but even with all of his nonsense at home, he didn't bolt in the dead of night for the BYU job. Say what we will about our failing secondary, but our star DB's don't ask opposing coaches for jobs during games.
See, it isn't really so bad after all.
(Sort of. I still think it's pretty bad right now.)