They never learn.
After a season of avenging their underdog label, the Eagles still can’t catch a break. According to the opinion of CBS Sports senior NFL writer Will Brinson, the defending champions may not even make the playoffs this year.
On CBS Sports HQ, Brinson listed several 2017 playoff teams that he believes will not have repeat postseason appearances, with one of them being … the Eagles. What?
He claims “it’s the NFL, things change quickly.”
Brinson also cites the Eagles’ struggles with injuries as well as coaching changes as his reasons that the team will not appear in the 2018 postseason.
His full explanation is below.
The NFL’s defending champs not making the PLAYOFFS???@WillBrinson thinks there could be a chance. He breaks down the 2017 squads most likely to take a step back on CBS Sports HQ. https://t.co/fFEpW53Xlg pic.twitter.com/XDa2VWUdhM— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) July 10, 2018
Make what you will with his comments, but we’re hoping he’s wrong. Certainly, the internet had an issue with Brinson’s theory, especially Lane Johnson.
Brinson was quick to respond, but in our minds, the damage is done.
It's really more a comment on the difficulty of following up a Super Bowl victory because of attrition, etc. and coupled with the wild variance of the NFL than it is a "PHILLY WILL CRUMBLE" hot take but it's already spun out of control, so totally fair.— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) July 12, 2018
Media just will never learn. pic.twitter.com/zY5BkyyI2H— Guy 🦅🦅 (@guyhvn4_guy) July 12, 2018
"SOME CLOWN, NAMED WILL BRINSON" pic.twitter.com/vmPr0CNEJk— Arie & Al (@OfficialReview) July 12, 2018
Here in Philly, we relish the underdog title and look forward to pulling out the receipts from this conversation during the 2019 Eagles parade down Broad Street.