A.J. Brown: We’re not an All-Star team, but we could be in the future

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Eagles running back Miles Sanders didn’t downplay his feelings about the team’s roster during a recent interview.

Sanders said the Eagles players “feel like we’re on an All-Star team” and that they are “unstoppable” after the acquisition of wide receiver A.J. Brown and other players this offseason. Brown had his own chance to weigh in on Sanders’ comments while replying to a story on Twitter.

“He’s excited about what this team could be,” Brown wrote. “We all are. But we’re not An All-Star team. We definitely could be with years to come. We have [to] strap up our pads and prove it every year and that’s what we plan to do! #1Weekatatime.”

The Eagles made it into the playoffs last season and their offseason moves appear to have improved the team in several areas, so excitement about what’s to come is to be expected. Brown’s comments serve as a good reminder that work needs to be done to convert July excitement into results in the fall.

17 responses to “A.J. Brown: We’re not an All-Star team, but we could be in the future

  1. This offseason has definitely seen the biggest infusion of talent to the Eagles in recent memory, but Jalen Hurts is still a major question mark.

  2. Thanks to AJ for dialing it back.
    And yes, this season is all about Jalen.

  3. What I’ve said since last year was that if Hurts can become 15-20% better as a passer, the sky is the limit as far as where this team can go. My other question is around Gannon. The defense was awful last year until they played garbage teams with garbage QBs.m, which got them into the playoffs, only to be blown apart by a pretty good but not great offense in the Bucs. Gannon needs to show that the results down the stretch were due to changing the scheme to fit the players and not just a product of the competition.

  4. People talk badly about Jalen Hurts, but I can name 8-10 teams that would rather him over their current starter. Dolphins, Falcons, Panthers, Giants, Texans, Lions, Seahawks, 49ers, Saints. And I’m sure the Browns wish he was on the roster too. He’s not a bad QB, and he will do well this upcoming season.

  5. None of those other teams want Hurts. They’re content to try their own question marks just like the Eagles are content to try their own.

  6. Were they not callled the dream team when Vick got released from prison? Just saying…

  7. Stu Bidaciou says:
    July 4, 2022 at 11:36 am
    Were they not callled the dream team when Vick got released from prison? Just saying…
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    Nope. Vick was released in ’09. Just saying. . . .

  8. Minshew will be breathing down Hurt’s neck … time to step up as a passer spreading the ball around.

  9. Thank you AJ. Last time somebody said this, saying it feels like they’re on a dream team, the media ran with the narrative and hung it over their head the entire time even though it was just an excited statement by a player.

  10. Who cares about the talk? It’s what happens on the field that matters most. No one bats an eye when Cowboys and Pats were deemed a dynasty because they won when it counted most. Until the Eagles show they deserve the accolades, just don’t say anything.

  11. Whenever a player on any team starts spewing words like “unstoppable”, that usually leads to a bad season. At least Brown sounds like he has his head on right.

  12. “We haven’t won the Superbowl recently, but we could win it this year.”

  13. I think hurts is the truth and will be our qb for a while but yeah he gotta prove it, I have no issue with the team switching to minshew week 6 or later if it’s not working that said I’d rather have hurts than sea qb, lance, NO qb, darnold, atl, fields, cousins, det qb, wentz, Jones, dak, tlaw, mills, tannehill, Matty ice, turbisky, Watson, Mac, zac, and tua…although if I was a fan of a bunch of these teams I wouldn’t mind rockin with my guy I think tua tlaw and Mitchell turbisky could have good years

  14. dlw492 says:
    July 4, 2022 at 9:50 am
    People talk badly about Jalen Hurts, but I can name 8-10 teams that would rather him over their current starter. Dolphins, Falcons, Panthers, Giants, Texans, Lions, Seahawks, 49ers, Saints. And I’m sure the Browns wish he was on the roster too. He’s not a bad QB, and he will do well this upcoming season.

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    I Promise you that you are wrong. Maybe on a bad day of practice the Panthers would take him. And the rest already have better QB’s than hurts. Most coaches prefer their QB to be able to read a D and throw to more than 1/3 of the field. I wonder why everyone thinks he is suddenly going to improve when he has had the same problems since Bama and has lost his starting job everywhere he played. It is not happening. He is who he is.

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