Jaws, Gruden on Eagles win total

The preseason predictions continue to trickle in from the national media.

Yesterday, I posted an item in which CBS' Phil Simms projected the Cowboys and Giants to make the postseason and the Eagles to miss out.

Today, two analysts with Philadelphia ties predicted that the Birds would not be over .500 in 2010.

During a Sportscenter segment on ESPN, Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski were presented with 9 as the over/under for Eagles wins this season. And both analysts took the under.

"I'm not gonna make any friends in Philadelphia," Jaws said. "Less than 9 wins for the Eagles this year. A young team in transition, building for the future."

Does he expect Kevin Kolb to struggle?

"No, I don't," Jaws said. "I think he'll play solid. It's gonna be the defense."

Gruden agreed on the under.

"They've got a new quarterback, a lot of young players, tough division," he said.

Jaws predicted that the Cowboys would win the division, saying they'd win over 10 games. He has the other three teams in the division all finishing 8-8.

Gruden liked Dallas to win more than 10 games also, but he disagreed on the Giants, predicting that they'd win at least 11 games and take the division.

For the first time in a decade, it looks like it's going to be tough to find a member of the national media picking the Eagles to win the division.


In case you missed it, ESPN.com's John Clayton released his list of quarterback rankings, and Kevin Kolb came in at No. 24:

Kolb is the perfect quarterback for Andy Reid's West Coast offense, which is why the Eagles traded Donovan McNabb to the Redskins. Kolb is a rhythm passer out of three- and five-step drops, and he should have a big statistical year.

Earlier I posted on the different things concerning the Eagles right now.

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