Hurley’s Picks: Eagles Showing Just How Hard Sustained Success Can Be In NFL

By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — Success is easy. Somebody’s got to win every single year. There’s always going to be a winner, a champion. A top dog. King of the hill. Top of the heap. (Sorry, got Sinatra on the brain.)

Every year, someone’s going to win.

The tricky part is sustaining that success, remaining on top, fending off all of the influences and pressures that work to squeeze the life out of that success as quickly and as heartlessly as possible. In the NFL, when you win, everyone is coming for you. Your focus can be derailed. Your payroll can become inflated. And your luck may run out.

We’re seeing that now with the Philadelphia Eagles. The defending champions were riding high from January through August, following a magical postseason run replete with underdog masks and upset victories that was capped…

Original published: 2018-10-11 03:50:38 Read the full Boston News here

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