That was one of Doug Pederson's takeaway quotes from the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl LII victory parade. The Eagles head coach was extraordinarily confident that his team would become the next great dynasty.
At the time, who could blame him?
The Eagles had it all: a stout defense with solid leadership, an offense that scored seemingly every time it stepped on the field lead by the next great franchise quarterback. Yet somehow, the team didn't miss a beat when said franchise quarterback tore his ACL and the backup had to come in. Everyone thought it was over, but alas.....
Fast forward to Nov. 24, 2019. The Eagles are now more disappointing than the final season of Game of Thrones.
They planned their offense around a wide receiver (DeSean Jackson what it do baby!!!!) in his 30s who only played a few snaps, their other stud receiver (Alshon Jeffrey) looks old and has been injured, the franchise quarterback (Carson Wentz) looks like Ryan Leaf, they're really banged up along the offensive line and Pederson looks like a guy who has run out of ideas.
Have the Eagles really fallen that far from grace that they feel the need to celebrate a turnover they didn't even cause? Not to mention they were down by 14 points when this happened. Sure, get excited you have a chance to get back in the game. But this? Everyone in this photo should be put in a rocket ship and sent to the sun.
This would be the same thing as me finishing a workout, going home to immediately devour an entire pizza all by myself, then going up to the mirror and thinking "wow, I think I might have lost some weight"! It just doesn't make any sense.
This team is done and I love every second of it. I'm not bitter about Super Bowl LII anymore, but I'll be damned if I don't love seeing Eagles fans squirm.
But hey, at least this looked like it was fun. It's certainly fun to be a Patriots fan in Philadelphia again.