UK_EaglesFan89 Posted September 2, 2020 Share Posted September 2, 2020 Nate Gerry set to lead an underrated Philadelphia Eagles LB group The Philadelphia Eagles have a lineup stacked with star power but the one position group constantly disrespect could be the strength of the defense in years to come. Howie Roseman didn’t make a big splash at linebacker in 2019 or 2020, but what he did add was young, tough, fiery, and athletic competitors that have this position group trending upwards. When asked about his position group, linebackers coach Ken Flajole pointed at Nathan Gerry as the leader, while pointing out that the T.J. Edwards and two young guys bring a different skill set as well. "If you had the privilege of being in our meeting room, you would find out that Nate is really one of the smartest football players in terms of being able to think ahead of problems,” Flajole said via The Athletic, "being able to manage all the things that we asked the mike linebacker to manage. … Quite frankly, I can’t speak to how the fans view our players. I just know I base it on what he means to our defense. I’m in the meeting room with this guy every day, and he always continually impresses me about what he does.” Gerry is talented and instinctive, but his 14 missed tackles last season were tied for 15th-most in the NFL. Those instincts allow Gerry to call the defense and the Eagles are banking on the fact that the former Nebraska safety has improved every season. Davion Taylor and Shaun Bradley may not pay off until 2021, but Howie Roseman ensured that the Eagles will finally have a ton of speed, youth, and athleticism at the linebacker position for years to come. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2020/09/01/philadelphia-eagles-nate-gerry-underrate-linebackers/ Firstly, a lineup stacked with star power? Umm do they? Secondly, this linebacker group isn't underrated it is rated correctly. It's not very good, at all! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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