The Eagles’ 2009-10 Season: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

January 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was a rough and disappointing end to the season for the Eagles. No Eagles fan wants to face the fact that we lost to the Cowboys three times and our team is sitting at home with the rest of us watching the playoffs. However, winning 11 games was an impressive feat when one considers how much adversity this team had to face to get to this point.
The offseason witnessed Brian Dawkins, a longtime Eagles safety and emotional leader, leave in free agency to go to Denver. Also, Jim Johnson passed away before the season started, leaving a big pair of shoes to fill for Sean McDermott, the former secondary coach.
The main obstacle to the Eagles' success was injury issues. Stewart Bradley, Shawn Andrews, and potential rookie breakout Cornelius Ingram all went on injured reserve before the season even started. Omar Gaither and Ellis Hobbs went on injured reserve during the season, and Brian Westbrook was slowed by injuries all year long. Jamaal Jackson went on IR late in the season.<...

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