Are The Eagles Really “Fine” at Receiver?


Published: March 26, 2009


... Once the ruckus of free agency dies down, right before the draft, a reporter asks head coach Andy Reid what he thinks about the team’s wide receivers.

Every year, it’s the same answer: “We’re fine at receiver.”

The ritual has become a joke for Eagles fans. Not since 2004 has the team had a true superstar receiver, and that was the year the team made it to the Super Bowl.

So far this offseason, the team has been linked to receivers like Torry Holt, Braylon Edwards and Anquan Boldin. Fans are salivating at the thought of Reid bringing a veteran receiver to the City of Brotherly Love.

But is a team’s passing attack really so important to winning a Super Bowl? For this, history will be the judge.

Since 2004, most Super Bowl winning offenses have been mediocre. Only one, the 2006 Indianapolis Colts, has ranked in the top five of ...

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