Answers From Within

Posted: February 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Nexium 2.5 mg granulado pediatrico dosis | 1 Comment »

Free agency starts in a month. The draft is a month after that. But those aren’t the only ways for the Eagles to get better.

Player development is critical.

I wrote about that for PE.com. The Eagles must get improved play from players already on the roster if the team is going to be a Super Bowl contender. There are going to be salary cap issues in 2019 so the team can’t just hunt for help. They need cheap answers…young players already in place.

Mack Hollins could be a key player. The Eagles could have really used his ability as a deep threat last year. WRs normally struggle as rookies and take a big step forward in their second or third year. It would help tremendously if Hollins could do that in 2019. Hollins is a big guy, but was an exceptional deep threat in college. He averaged 21 yards per reception for his career.

I’m sure many of you remember this play from his rookie season.

The Eagles will probably add a receiver with a pro move. They don’t believe in counting on rookies to be key contributors. Still, they can’t count on that player to entirely solve the issue of adding speed to the offense. Mike Wallace got hurt and did nothing last year. Torrey Smith struggled at times in 2017.

Whether the Eagles go for a young guy like John Brown or a veteran like DeSean Jackson, they’ll still need Hollins to do his part.

One player I didn’t list in the article is LB Nathan Gerry. If the Eagles lose Jordan Hicks in free agency, it is possible Gerry will be in the mix at MLB. They already brought back Paul Worrilow to compete for the job and/or add depth. They would likely add someone in free agency or the draft.

While Gerry flashed at times in 2018, it is hard to say what to expect from him next year.

I would describe him as a player on the rise, but projecting him as a starter might be a bit much.

If the Eagles don’t make much of an effort to keep Hicks, that may give us a hint that they think Gerry can be more than just a role player in the future.

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  1. 1 Eagles News: “Smart people I talk to around the league think the Eagles apply the tag” to Nick Foles – Bleeding Green Nation | Everyday News Update said at 8:19 AM on February 19th, 2019:

    […] Answers From Within – Iggles BlitzI wrote about that for PE.com. The Eagles must get improved play from players already on the roster if the team is going to be a Super Bowl contender. There are going to be salary cap issues in 2019 so the team can’t just hunt for help. They need cheap answers…young players already in place. Mack Hollins could be a key player. The Eagles could have really used his ability as a deep threat last year. WRs normally struggle as rookies and take a big step forward in their second or third year. It would help tremendously if Hollins could do that in 2019. Hollins is a big guy, but was an exceptional deep threat in college. He averaged 21 yards per reception for his career. […]