The Offseason Begins

Posted: January 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 12 Comments »

Don’t get too excited by that title. Nothing significant has happened yet, but we are seeing the beginning of offseason activity.

Here is the hottest news item.

I have very mixed feelings here. I think Schwartz deserves another chance to be a head coach. I also think he is the kind of no-nonsense coach that the Browns roster could use right now. He failed in Detroit due to a lack of talent. The Browns have talent. They need leadership and direction.

I would hate to lose Schwartz. I know he has plenty of critics in Eagles Nation, but he’s done a better job than many realize. He’s coached six playoff games for the Eagles and they have held all but one team to 17 points or less. For all the criticism of this year’s defense, they were 10th in yards allowed. The defense held 8 of the last 10 opponents to 17 points or less.

Is Schwartz perfect? Heck no. But don’t be so quick to dismiss a coach who helped the team win the first Super Bowl in franchise history and who has a strong track record.

Good coaches aren’t easy to find.

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This may not seem like a big deal, but one of these guys could prove to be important in the future. We learned this year just how valuable practice squad players and developmental prospects can be.

Huggins played some for the Eagles during the season and showed potential. Lauletta also is interesting now that he’ll have a full offseason with the team.

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I love Sanders toughness. He had a sprained ankle going into Sunday, but wasn’t about to sit out a playoff game.

Then he got hurt during the game. Sanders still played and performed well overall.

RBs take a beating. They must be able to play through pain and even minor injuries. So far, so good for Sanders on that front.

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Here is your odd quote of the day.

I think that’s enough on that subject.

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The safety position is very much up in the air.

McLeod will be 30 in June. There is a case for bringing him back, but also one for moving on. That’s the problem with him. You can’t call him a bad player because that wouldn’t be accurate. At the same time, he’s got limitations.

You also have to be careful when focusing on age because safety is a spot where experience can make a big difference.

The other issue is…

The Eagles likely don’t want to lose both Jenkins and McLeod at the same time. They have basically no depth there so you’d prefer to keep one.

Jenkins is the better player, but he’s also older and more expensive. He also has coverage limitations. That said, he is good when used in a specific way and Jenkins is also a terrific leader. That has real value.

Based on how Jenkins played the last month, I think there is a decent chance the Eagles give him that raise, if only for a year.

There are some other options. I don’t want to get into all of that right now. Put simply, the Eagles have some decisions to make.

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More than a few people have been wondering why the Eagles didn’t just put him on IR if his knee was that bad.

We don’t know anything for sure. My guess is that they were waiting to put him on IR to clear a space for DeSean Jackson’s return.

In the interim, they kept Agholor with the idea that the swelling might go down and he might be able to play. Had they cut him and signed some other young player, chances are that the player would not have gotten on the field so nothing was really lost.

The one troubling angle is that this is another injury where the medical staff didn’t seem to have a good feel for what was going on. We’ll get more into that subject down the road.

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