We literally have 1 reliable LB. 1. Kendricks is a roookie and is undersized to cover these talanted TEs/WRs and Rbs(the undersixed thing on RBs not so much a problem but the rookie part for sure). Thats not a good combination. Other then demeco what LB is making any type of plays? Who the hell is the 3rd LB on the field? is it casper the ghost? We have seen nnamdi get ran over and some CBs miss tackles. But guess what ur CB shouldnt have to be counted on, all the time, to tackle like that. The LBs need to make those tackles before its up to the CB.
I feel like like we are out there playing a 4-1-4 defense. actually let me take that back i feel like we are playing a 4-1-2 defense. The Ss arent making any plays, they arent covering anyone. That leaves an aging nnamdi without any reliable help vs players like julio jones, which then makes it easier for the QB to get the ball out which in turn makes it harder for the Dline to get to the QB.
To me its all about the complete lack of properly addressing the LB position for the last how ever many years, combined with the lack of addressing the S position. Add in the wide nine forced upon our D-cords, and its no surprise where we are currently as a team.
Injuries on the OL are the number reason why we suck on offense. But lets look back at last year. Petters was there, mathis playing great next to an all-pro LT, Kelce showing real promise at C, watkins sucked early got better as he went along but he was the weak link, Todd played solid and was the leader of the OL. But vick played bad behind that line. So this brings me to the QB position. Vick holds the ball too long. Doesnt anticipate where the WR will be, he throws the ball when the WR gets open, not to the spot where the WR will be open at, and he turns over the ball more then any other active QB in the NFL. Now since the OL cant give him time he needs he has to force the ball to the WRs more. But guess what? We dont have the WRs that can excel playing like that. You cant keep forcing balls to desean he isnt built like that. And even tho maclin is bigger then Djacc he isnt big at all by any means hes just bigger then djacc. Avant has some size and can make those tough catches consistently, but he isnt tall he weighs a good amount and is strong but he cant seperate from DBs without running perfect routes. And avant has never been a factor in the red zone. Cooper is big but marty doesnt know how to use the 4th or 5th WRs, at least thats what it seems like to me.
My opinion on whats wrong with the eagles
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