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Sopoaga says Eagles will “shock the world”

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It’s not quite “dream team,” but it’s close.

New Eagles defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga, freshly arrived from San Francisco, went all in during his introductory press conference.  “I believe and I promise that we are going to shock the world,” Sopoaga said, via Jordan Raanan of NJ.com.

There’s nothing wrong with enthusiasm.  But it’s important for teams to manage expectations.  Setting the bar too high in the offseason and not making it can be a lot worse than having a lower target and easily clearing it.

Today, Sopoaga pushed the bar higher than anyone expected it to be in Philly this year.

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  1. flavordave says: Mar 13, 2013 4:23 PM

    shock the world! I’m glad somebody finally came out and said it. He obviously has seen the books on Chip Kelly and the game plan that he will unleash upon you prior sad souls. E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!!!

  2. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 13, 2013 4:23 PM

    Well depends how you take it into context because the “Dream Team” did shock the world as well, with a special effect.

  3. thraiderskin says: Mar 13, 2013 4:23 PM

    HAHA! Really dude, keep your stupid mouth shut. A bunch of win nothings going to a win nothing team to… win nothing!

  4. 49erdynasty says: Mar 13, 2013 4:24 PM

    There has to be something in the water at the Eagles facility. Sopoaga never made a single comment headline as a 49er lol

  5. bucrightoff says: Mar 13, 2013 4:24 PM

    “Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it”

  6. cleminem757 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:24 PM

    DREAM TEAM II !!!! LOL!!!

  7. ampats says: Mar 13, 2013 4:25 PM

    Maybe he should take out an ad in the Philly newspapers like Kahlil of the Panthers did last year.

    It worked out well for the Panthers.

  8. superflorio says: Mar 13, 2013 4:25 PM

    Does he play CB, too?

  9. fhuizar says: Mar 13, 2013 4:25 PM

    good to know

  10. lawrencetayloristhebestever says: Mar 13, 2013 4:26 PM

    Shock the world?!? They are the only team in the division that hasn’t even designed their Lombardi Trophy case…

  11. bigblue5611 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:26 PM

    Eagles always have and always will blow

    ZERO rings but keep talking

  12. tokyosandblaster says: Mar 13, 2013 4:26 PM

    Here we go again.

  13. gcsuk says: Mar 13, 2013 4:27 PM

    Will they somehow figure out a way to go 0-17!?!?

  14. bigbwoy000 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:27 PM

    The Eagles ALWAYS win the Super Bowl in March!!! They are the annual Super Bowl champs in March!!

    Dream team 2011
    Dynasty 2012
    Shocking the World in 2013

    Meanwhile 53 years & counting with no championships…

  15. therealtrenches says: Mar 13, 2013 4:27 PM

    Well… most of the world expects the eagles to suck in perpetuity.

    So anything better would be a shock, right?

    I like it. Let him raise the bar.

  16. firethorn1001 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:27 PM

    I imagine some Tibetan Monk screaming in mid Feb “Holy Smokes! I didn’t think they’d do it.. I’m shocked I am.. SHOCKED!”

  17. flavordave says: Mar 13, 2013 4:28 PM

    Oh the Raider tells an Eagle fan to be quite. yeah thats rich. Hey dude, hows drafting in the top 7 every single year worked for you nitwits? EAGLES!!!! Shock and awe!!!!!!!!!!

  18. ninersreciognizebch says: Mar 13, 2013 4:29 PM

    All EAGLES all talk but no wings to FLY.

  19. jayisourquarterback says: Mar 13, 2013 4:30 PM

    Dream Team: Redux

  20. kane337 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:30 PM

    Let me get me *shockface* on

  21. woodsidegil says: Mar 13, 2013 4:30 PM

    Sopoaga never lived up to expectations. He disappearded late in the season and was pushed around without mercy. He is not going to be missed.

  22. cowboyscanada says: Mar 13, 2013 4:31 PM

    Good one!!!! The Eagles are shocking allright!!

  23. ejm845 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:33 PM

    When will they learn 1st we had dream team then it was dynasty now shock the world

  24. cinfante54 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:33 PM

    What is he supposed to say?

    “Oh yeah everyone is right we’re going to blow.”

    I guess it’s a story in PFT when a player has enthusiasm. I’ll get so many thumbs down because that’s what happens, when it’s a story like this then the Eagles haters come out and thumbs down any pro-Eagles. But when it’s an article about something positive, they stay away.

    However, flavordave, as an Eagles fan please, please take logicalvoice and jump off a bridge.

  25. udwnwitjpp says: Mar 13, 2013 4:33 PM

    60+ years and still walking past a empty trophy case lol

  26. flyeredup says: Mar 13, 2013 4:34 PM

    Cry Eagles Cry. 4-12

  27. flavordave says: Mar 13, 2013 4:35 PM

    bigblue56 – rings? We have WORLD championships. WORLD. Ask your little Frank Gifford hero what thats all about. He seen the Eagles go to one while he was on his back admiring the stars.

  28. kracker315 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:36 PM

    Flavordave is my new best friend….. it is awesome to see another Eagles fan on here giving people the business! The Eagles made some solid signings yesterday and are on their way to “Shock The World!”

  29. vicvinegar00 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:36 PM

    Ha. Where have we heard this kind of talk before?

    “Shock the world” with a shockingly bad record?

  30. rtant2013 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:38 PM

    Hmm, let’s see if he says the same when he has to deal with RG3 and the Redskins offense twice a year. Ha JPP didn’t have fun with it, this guy definitely won’t be doing anything. And you should talk after you actually have a qb, haha I mean no one knows who the eagles quarterback will even be

  31. lilrob10201 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:39 PM

    Why is it that every time a Eagles player opens their mouth people will make a big deal of it,but if someone like Kalil says the Panthers are going to win the Superbowl then people just say ok and move on with it.

  32. theclaim says: Mar 13, 2013 4:40 PM

    Isaac Sopoaga is Flavordave?

  33. flavordave says: Mar 13, 2013 4:41 PM

    I have a tough time with these self loathing fraud Eagles fans trying to calm my exuberance. Im just so excited. And I just cant hide it. You are either on board this joyride to the Lesser super -bowl -style -World -championship, or youre not. Chip is on fire!

  34. jpk6044 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:41 PM

    I am an Eagles fan. I poked myself in both eyes after I read this.

  35. officialgame says: Mar 13, 2013 4:42 PM

    The crazy thing is I have been a Chip Kelly fan for years and he just might.

  36. listenupcupcake says: Mar 13, 2013 4:42 PM

    I’ll be shocked if Sopoaga can hold the point of attack. Jimmy Rollins, he ain’t.

  37. theclaim says: Mar 13, 2013 4:43 PM

    Tastes like chicken

  38. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:44 PM

    Somewhere Vince Young is shaking his head and laughing

  39. tombradyswig says: Mar 13, 2013 4:45 PM

    CHIP
    KELLY
    MAKE
    IT
    HAPPEN!!
    !

  40. davefu50 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:47 PM

    Flavordave: creating more Giants, Cowboys, and Redskins fans than anyone else in the world one stupid PFT response at a time.

  41. dlightner13 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:47 PM

    Ok ice is a much better player then vince young but its just best to keep your mouth shut.. im an eagles fan and would be shocked ro see them in the playoffs. I do expect them to be much improved but in astrong division and being in the nfc its a tough road. So if your gunna shock me make the playoffs.

  42. calicowboysfan86 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:48 PM

    They shocked the world last season by sucking so hard. Another beast defensive lineman in the NFC East… No way… I’m pretty sure this doesn’t fix everything for the Shegles.

  43. dlightner13 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:49 PM

    @49erdynasty

    Im pretty sure he has commented on things in san fran… just never made a headline because the 49ers didnt have a stupid drdam team comment made… so its a comment blown outta proportion

  44. rgi22 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:49 PM

    It’s the NFC east…nothing shocks me anymore about that division

  45. phillyphanatic77 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:50 PM

    I will forever HATE Vince Young with a passion for labeling the Birds the “Dream Team”, before he or the team played one snap. By far one of the dumbest comments in the history of sport. VY has shown that he is a total hack, with no legs, no arm, and no brains. Can’t believe a totally irrelevant bust has plagued the Eagles franchise for more than two seasons with this media fodder.

  46. dirtybird28 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:51 PM

    I’m loving this already.

  47. bigbluefan1 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:51 PM

    The NFC East the division with more Super Bowl wins then any other division.
    And that was done with only 3 teams.
    Then you have the wait till next year begles
    Who are once again winning the preseason championship

  48. arlingtonassasin says: Mar 13, 2013 4:53 PM

    flavordave stops redesigning his Second-Life avitar for the hundredth time to hit the refresh button I see……he Dave, what color are the walls in your mommy’s basement?

    I cant believe these Eagles acquisitions haven’t learned their lesson about these kinds of proclamations.

  49. phillyphannn83 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:54 PM

    Our trophy case has 3 World Championships in it, including one earned while handing the man who your trophy’s are named after his ONLY playoff loss. Learn your NFL history. Your lack of knowledge of the NFL past is a disgrace and is disrespectful to the greats who played back then.

  50. ken49ers says: Mar 13, 2013 4:56 PM

    Over rated DT. They can have him. Go Niners.

  51. blackdonnelly says: Mar 13, 2013 4:58 PM

    “Shock the world?”

    How about acknowledging reality first?

  52. larryboodry says: Mar 13, 2013 5:24 PM

    “Chip is on fire!”

    Must be painful.

  53. noring4youstill says: Mar 13, 2013 5:29 PM

    Ah yes they will……

  54. phillybirds22 says: Mar 13, 2013 6:06 PM

    solid addition to our dline

  55. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Mar 13, 2013 6:35 PM

    As an Eagles fan I wish all free agents would shut up. Yes with Chip there’s reason for excitement. There’s a good chance the offense improves dramatically but this defense is switching schemes and that’s going to take more then a season.

  56. ham1 says: Mar 13, 2013 6:55 PM

    It never ends:
    Eagles thinking they are going to win a superbowl.
    Coming up with stupid stuff so the rest of the NFL can hold them to it as they tank during the season.
    Dream Team
    Now shock the world
    Never learn do you suckers.

  57. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 13, 2013 8:15 PM

    If Eagles win 5 games I will be shocked.

  58. axespray says: Mar 13, 2013 9:05 PM

    “…Cause we’ve got ….The SHOCK MASTER!!!!”

  59. ironcity6pak says: Mar 13, 2013 9:24 PM

    Sounds like we have another dream team blah

  60. sf546 says: Mar 13, 2013 9:40 PM

    Hope they can Shock the World but he has to know the the road to the Super Bowl goes through the NFL West.

  61. rodericksilva says: Mar 13, 2013 10:54 PM

    I love all that smack talk because it makes for another interesting season. Go Chip! E..A..G..L..E…S…EAGLES!

    I want a player to say that we are going to break the PPG record too.

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