Eagles coach Andy Reid is not a fan of the “Dream Team” label.
Reid said on ESPN Radio this morning that the “Dream Team” talk, which started with backup quarterback Vince Young, shouldn’t come up before the team has even had a chance to practice together.
“I’ve heard you guys comment about Dream Teams and all that stuff, and players come in talking about it, and all of that, but these guys haven’t had an opportunity to practice,” Reid said. “So right now we’ve got a lot of good-looking guys standing around watching. Obviously, dreams aren’t reality.”
Reid is looking forward to seeing all the Eagles’ new free agents on the field together, but until they get to work he’d prefer to hold off on the coronation.
“The reality will come when I can get my hands on them and get them into practice and we start grinding here like the other guys are grinding — that’s reality,” Reid said. “If you’re dreaming in this league you end up in about the third row with a concussion.”
And a team that buys into its own “Dream Team” label seems set up for a nightmare of a season. Reid doesn’t want that to happen.