How to Handle NFC East Opponents in 2015

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Dec 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez (3) is sacked by New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) in the first half during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles had a lot of turnover this offseason trading away or releasing their starting quarterback, running back, two staring linemen, a starting corner and nickel back, as well a starting outside linebacker.

The Eagles have put all of their faith in head coach Chip Kelly and I’m not quite so sure it was the best decision. The Eagles are downgraded at running back, the offensive line, defensive line, and secondary.

Philadelphia runs their offense like a track meet. As fast as possible. They run the ball alot out of the spread and move very quickly. The Giants must contain Eagles running back to the middle of the field and keep their gains short. If they can get to the quarterback quickly and cover on the back end the Giants will be in excellent position to re-pay the Eagles for their sweep  last season.

Speaking of the quarterback, Sam Bradford, fresh off of back to back ACL injuries is a bad look away from getting injured. I wish no harm on any player but if he goes down the Eagles will be in trouble. Waiting behind Bradford on the depth chart are two ex Jet castoffs in Mark Sanchez, and Tim Tebow, with former USC Quarterback Matt Barkley.

On offense I think the Giants will be able to throw the ball all over the field and if the offensive line can ever figure out how to block for the run game these games could get out of hand fast. The Eagles new defense just does not impress me, in any way or fashion. Their best unit is the linebackers. The linebackers rush the quarterback well but they should be offset by the Giants quick passing game.

I don’t think the Eagles will be very good season they may be near the basement of the NFC East.

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