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A Message of Hope for Each NFC East Team

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The worst division in football right now is easily the NFC East. Sterling Shepard and the Giants are in first place right now, but we need to give them all a little hope.

By: NFLHeads

    Over the course of 2020, and really dating back even before that, the NFC East has been an embarrassing tire fire disaster of a division that always features tomato can teams that get knocked on their ass in the first round of the playoffs (So naturally we get to watch them on PrimeTime roughly 57 times every season). So you know you win some you lose some. There are exceptions of course, like the two Giants teams that beat the Patriots, and the Eagles team that beat the Patriots, but for the most part this division is a disgusting embarrassment. So after decimating this division you might be asking what my point is in all this. Well, it is time to convince fans of all four teams that there IS in fact hope for your team to be great, and you just need to be patient and let football take its course. Of course, not every situation will be as rosy as it’s made out to be here, but hey as a fan it’s always nice to have hope in your team, no matter how small.

    The Cowboys are the easiest team to pound the table because they are the NFC East team that I feel has the strongest quarterback room. Pessimistic Cowboys fans will tell you that Dak Prescott is an awful quarterback that does not spark hope in the organization, but let’s not forget that he was on pace to throw for over 7,000 yards before the whole operation went to hell and he got injured. Aside from Prescott, Andy Dalton can at least hold the fort down, I know he did not impress this year but let’s be real, that offensive line is not doing him any favors. On the rest of the offense, the ceiling for Ezekiel Elliot is very high so I would not write him off until we see poor play behind a good offensive line. As far as receivers are concerned, there is incredible talent with the trio of Cooper, Gallup, and Lamb. On the defensive side, you have great players to build around like Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander-Esch, and as long as you can get the defense to at least to a slightly above average level the Cowboys should be fine.

    The Eagles really have no excuse to be as awful as they are, but I think that we should consider 2020 an outlier, especially for this team. For those who think Carson Wentz’s goose is cooked, Wentz has done way too much in his young career to be counted out now, and I think he would greatly benefit from seeing the bench the rest of the year to preserve his health, and then getting good training during the offseason. Miles Sanders may be a tad overrated, but he is still an established number one back who should be taken seriously, and Boston Scott is a great complement back that Wentz can use in the passing game. I feel like Howie Roseman is a great GM that can really spend some time building this offense and defense to be good enough to where they can compete in the NFC again, but I think it is a project that will take longer than just a year. Additionally, Pederson has been a top 10 head coach in the past few years, I will never fully count out this Eagles team.

    Next are the Giants. I feel like if anything the Giants have been even more unlucky than the Eagles and Cowboys. They started out the year looking like a ship lost at sea, nobody was in sync and Daniel Jones was making stupid throws all over the place. Nowadays, they are getting players like Wayne Gallman, who I effectively dubbed a wasted roster space earlier this year, to play meaningful snaps in Saquon Barkley’s absence. Additionally, Daniel Jones and this offense are starting to make the Giants look like they have a certain degree of rhythm which can only increase in the coming years. I would look forward with confidence in respect to the Giants, and fans should be excited for their future with Daniel Jones.

    And finally the Redsk- sorry Washington Football Team. I think the organization as a whole seems to accept that Dwayne Haskins was a bust at quarterback, given that Alex Smith and Kyle Allen are seen as the one and two guys in Washington. So maybe the quarterback position isn’t totally figured out yet, that’s ok there’s still a lot to be excited about with this team. Antonio Gibson has been nothing short of amazing this year and looks like he will be making an impact for this team, Terry McLaurin is a great piece for Washington to have, and if Washington retains players like Brandon Scherff, their offensive line should be just fine. As far as the defense, I love what Washington is building. Up front you have Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen, and Chase Young. In the linebacker core you have Ryan Kerrigan who is a borderline pro bowler every single year, and in the secondary you have Landon Collins as a building block. In addition to these pieces, Ron Rivera always had an above average defense in Carolina, and I think he can definitely do the same thing in Washington.

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