I Expect More From the 2008 Acquisitions in 2009

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Published: May 4, 2009


... some good things and some bad things. 

Regardless, the guys in green always dominate the sports headlines in Philadelphia.

The departures of Brian Dawkins and Tra Thomas.

The signings of Stacy Andrews and Leonard Weaver.

The trading away of Lito Shepard and Greg Lewis.

The trades for Jason Peters and Ellis Hobbs.

The drafting of Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy.

The Eagles offseason has seemed to generate as many headlines as the regular season has.

In the mist of all of this, one topic seems to have been forgotten.  It may be just as much a key to the 2009 season as any of the above topics. 

That topic would be the 2008 acquisitions.

Two guys that came in last year had a huge impact on the team from the beginning. 

Veteran cornerback Asante Samuel showed why the Eagles paid top dollar to bring him in with a Pro Bowl season. 

Rookie DeSean Jackson took adva...

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