31 Other Teams Didn't Have This Problem

Judy Battista, The New York Times:

Another victim of the lockout: the Philadelphia Eagles, who might have looked a lot more the way they did Sunday night if their off-season haul of free agents had been able to work together during a normal season. Instead, it has taken nearly two months for the Eagles to find the form that was expected of them.

Rob Maaddi, Associated Press:

It took time for the new guys to get acclimated and returning players also had to adjust to a new defensive coordinator and new offensive line coach without benefit of minicamps because of the lockout.

Nick Fierro, The Morning Call:

Watching how the Philadelphia Eagles pulled together vs. Dallas Sunday night, Washington two weeks earlier and the second half of the Buffalo game a week before that, it’s not hard to conclude that they’re now where they thought they’d be going into the season had they not been locked out all summer.

Also known as cognitive dissonance between this and this.