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The Daily Shoutout: What happened to NFC East?

Posted on: December 14, 2011 7:32 am
 
OPENING HIT: This story brought back some memories. I remember when the NFC East scared opponents. The division stood for brutal, nasty football and few teams in the NFL could match its intensity. There were Joe Gibbs' Washington Redskins and Bill Parcells' New York Giants. The Hogs, Lawrence Taylor, harshness, cold weather, dominance, numerous Super Bowls, Reggie White, Michael Irvin--it was glorious. If you grew up a fan of one of these teams you had bragging rights for years.

Now look at the division. As writer Mark Maske points out the 2007 Giants are the only NFC East team in the past 15 years to win a Super Bowl. That's pretty pathetic. How bad has the division become? The 5-8 Philadelphia Eagles could still win the division. That's just horrible.

Why has this happened? It's pretty simple: coaching turnover. The Cowboys and Redskins in particular have plowed through head coaches with only Andy Reid of the Eagles being one of the few stable coaching forces in the division. Many NFC East teams have also diverted from what they used to do best which is play strong defense.

The NFC East has gone from one of the elite to one of the worst.

And that makes me a little sad.
 
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Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:30 am
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2011 7:13 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: What happened to NFC East?

I think your comment on teams being exhausted after getting to Seattle is crap.  One, it's only an extra hour or two, so no big deal.  And two, you are gaining time flying west and losing it flying East.  Your logic sucks almost as much as the Giants did when they lost at home to the Hawks.

Ca-caw!



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2011 2:48 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: What happened to NFC East?

At least barring a tie between the Giants and Cowboys Week 17, at least one NFC East team will finish .500 or above. Unlike the NFC WORST last season.

The only reason Seattle won a playoff game last year is because most teams that play them are exhausted after the insanely long plane trip there. After flying to Seattle, I'd need a week to recover.



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2011 1:46 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: What happened to NFC East?

Boy Freeman loves his Giants...



Since: Dec 15, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 1:13 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: What happened to NFC East?

let's slooooooooooow down  the Giants are 3 weeks fromfinishing 10-6 and going 4-0 against the AFC East! 



Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2011 10:49 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: What happened to NFC East?

Coaching turnover is a big part of it for the Redskins and Cowboys, but heck Mike.... this is one bad year.  The Giants and the Redskins are among the most injured teams in the league right now and with a regime change a year and a half ago, the Redskins don't have the depth to compete.

As far as dominating other divisions, which is what they normally do, I am not sure what the answer is for the other team.  For the Redskins, it's depth.


HAIL!



Since: Jan 6, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 8:04 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: What happened to NFC East?

The Game of NFL Football has been RUINED. It has been compromised. Ask Mr. Harrison from The Steelers!

Player protection  yes it's important, however this is a violent game. They have ruined the game!!!



Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2011 1:13 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: What happened to NFC East?

Funny thing about the NFC West though. Despite the fact that the division has been one of the worst in football over the past 12 years, they are the only division, besides the NFC South, to send three different teams to the Super Bowl. If either Atlanta or San Francisco goes this year, one of these two divisions will have sent every team to the Super Bowl in that same time span. And the chances aren't impossible...both are projected to make the playoffs, and the NFC has sent 10 different teams to the title game each of the past ten years. If that latter trend continues, then ATL and SFO are two of the six teams in line for a shot.



Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2011 12:42 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: What happened to NFC East?

With the Cowboys, they don't build a team through the draft..they try to build it in the free agent market. Back when Jimmy Johnson built the Cowboys..it was all done by the draft. The 92/93 Cowboys won back to back Super Bowls while being the youngest team in the NFL, had a lot of depth especially on the defensive side of the ball. After the 95 Superbowl team, that formula disapeared...it was all about signing free agents, overpaying them and at the same time losing focus on the draft. The way the Pittsburgh Steelers build their teams is the way I wish the Cowboys would go....they build it through the draft year in and year out.  There is a saying, "you don't rebuild, you reload", you do that by having soild drafts along with an outstanding scouts.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2011 12:09 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: What happened to NFC East?

Whats sad is my Eagles and their gaudy 5 wins can still win the division mathematically... 5 wins and its mid December and they still have a shot at a home playoff game WHATTTTTT!


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