Dec 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly before the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
The Philadelphia Eagles:
Chip Kelly has become the face of an Eagles franchise that has had the most captivating offseason in the NFL. In fact there has been no better soap opera than the Eagles this offseason, with twists and turns and moves that take everyone by surprise the Eagles keep us at the edge of our seat. Here are the three things we know about the Eagles.
1. They Have A Troubling Quarterback Situation: After the Marcus Mariota hype revealed itself as unrealistic speculation, Kelly’s Eagles were left with a troubling quarterback situation. The Eagles traded Nick Foles to the Rams and got Sam Bradford in return. The Eagles may not have gotten worse at the position but they certainly didn’t get better. Bradford is one of the most injury prone quarterbacks of this era of football. What are the Eagles back up plans? Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow. If Bradford goes down, the Eagles are in trouble.
2. The Secondary Will Be Better: There is no doubting that the Eagles will have a better secondary in the 2015 season than they did in the 2014 season. That isn’t saying an awful lot when you consider how bad the back-end of their defense was atrocious last season. Bringing in Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond will certainly help. Drafting Eric Rowe is a really underrated defensive back that they drafted this year. The Eagles will have a better pass defense, this is one area that Kelly was right about.
3. They Will Feature Power Rushing Attack: Kelly dealt the dazzling LeSean McCoy to the Bills and replaced him with DeMarco Murray and Ryan Matthews. The Eagles now will unleash a quick strike rushing attack that attacks inside the tackles. The Eagles will still have Darren Sproles who will help in the passing game and as a change of pace back.
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