They must have put something in the water down in Philadelphia, because the Eagles are dishing out some crazy talk.
A week after Michael Vick said he believes the Eagles "have a chance to develop a dynasty," running back LeSean McCoy echoed his quarterback's sentiments, saying it's possible and that it's "just a matter of going out and performing."
"I think these last two years we should definitely at least have been in the running to get two championships," McCoy said on WIP in Philadelphia. "We have the potential."
The problem is that plenty of teams never quite live up to their potential, and that was obviously the case for the Eagles last season. The team went 8-8 despite high expectations, which included Vince Young labeling Philadelphia a "Dream Team" before the season.
Even though those dreams quickly turned to nightmares, it's obviously not stopping the Eagles from chirping again this offseason.
"I think it's different from calling yourself 'The Dream Team,'" McCoy said of Vick's dynasty talk. "It's saying we have the potential to be a dynasty. I believe Mike. If you look at our team you can see the players stand out and not just the players but [head coach] Andy Reid speaks for himself with the work he has put in and his resume."
Listen, there's no shame in being a confident bunch, but it's hard — check that, impossible — to become a dynasty without winning a playoff game. And the Eagles haven't won a postseason contest since 2008. So there's that.
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A-Rod will be sidelined for a little bit.
This is a very painful moment for me. But we had to do something.
–Marlins owner and CEO Jeffrey Loria, after trading Hanley Ramirez to the Dodgers
I'll take some as well.
— Helena (@alcolena) July 25, 2012
Bill O'Brien has his work cut out for him.