The Philadelphia Eagles started the 2011 season as a "Dream Team" and ended it as mediocre. But they are again drumming up high expectations, and this time the majority of those expectations are coming from within.
Michael Vick tweeted "Super Bowl #thatisall" on Monday, and confirmed during an interview with Mike Missanelli on 97.5 The Fanatic that he expects big things from this year's team.
"We just feel like we're in a position to accomplish a lot," Vick said, as transcribed by Sports Radio Interviews. "That's what we wanna do. And I think if you don't shoot for the stars, then what are you in it for? And I think if that's everybody's mind set, then you feel like you can accomplish it and start believing that you can do it. And we feel like we can do that, so we know it's gonna be tough. Nothing's gonna be easy, but I think that just makes us want to work even harder."
One year after finishing 8-8 and missing the playoffs, Vick said he's never played with a group as talented as this year's Eagles.
"Yeah, and certainly a much more complete team than I've ever been on. This is the best team that I've been able to play with my entire career. We've just got talent stacked all over the place, so that's one of the main reasons why we feel like we got a good chance at it. Chances like this, teams that are built this way don't come around too often and you've gotta feel blessed that you're in a position to play with a team with so much talent. So I just wanna take advantage of it."