By Jack Ryan
Maybe Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is trying to pump up his mates as they wait for the opening of training camp in 28 days, August 2 at the NovaCare complex.
In either event, he doesn’t think he is spouting cliches about taking it one game at a time when asked what he expects from the coming season.
Asked on NFL Network about his goals for 2015, Ertz said that he and his teammates are looking to win every game.
“We want to win each and every game we go out there, and that’s the goal, 16-0 for us right now,” Ertz said.
That goal might be slightly unrealistic, but we wouldn’t exactly expect Ertz to say his goal is to go 4-12. Unfortunately, the track record for players talking about going 16-0 isn’t great: Ndamukong Suh said the Lions could go 16-0 before a season when they went 10-6, and Roddy White said the Falcons could go 16-0 just before they lost their first game of the season in 2012.
And, of course, the only team that has gone 16-0 ended up losing the Super Bowl. If Ertz is going to look ahead and set his sights high, winning the Super Bowl would be a better goal.