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A lot of time until the season starts but a lot of questions need to be asked. Some are more important than others and also maybe we use a few players as traits bait later during the end of camp.

1. Miles are you ready? Miles is a good back but he has ball security issues, last couple seasons his hands have been below average and well his injuries have been annoying.He says he’s taking it real serious this year…. He talks a lot about how great he is and truly believes he is a top 5 back. Gotta show us…

I honestly believe Boston should start or at least compete for the job. Just because your talented doesn’t mean anything. Boston deserves a true shot at the Job. He is always productive and is reliable and durable. I know Miles Sanders has more talent but I also know Boston Scott’s production is obvious and consistent, as well as his pass protection and pass catching skills .
 

You need Miles absolutely but maybe he is better off as the change of pace  Boston may be short but he is durable and has a lot of power in his thick legs. This is most likely his last Season as a Philadelphia Eagle if he fails to produce or stay healthy .and I want to see him succeed but if I was the Eagles I would trade him and get compensation while you can because trade value I think would be higher than whatever compensatory pick he would earn i could see a team like the Rams would love to team him up with the FSU Back.Sanders would be a perfect fit for Sean McVays run game. Eagles still need a dynamic return specialist. I’d see about trading for Tutu Atwell 

ISSAC Samuelo/Andre Dillard also are viable options to be traded. Andre has really morphed his body and looks to have extremely added muscle and strength. He is looking to try and earn a massive second contract somewhere. Samuelo is a excellent player and could start for almost anywhere but Driscoll is cheaper and he has shown to be almost or even more capable at RG. He deserves to be a starter even if elsewhere and I think the eagles would do right by him.

Young ELITE TALENT  up at the FIRST & SECOND LEVEl

Howie really is a master at always keeping an eye on the present and the future when building a roster. No one believed the Eagles truly did select Nakobe Dean , well because the Eagles have never been a team that truly puts a lot of value in LBers. Adding Reddick along with White and bringing back a healthy Taylor and a.natural leader in T.J

This group looks extremely impressive with a excellent combination of pass rush , playmaking, range, instincts and speed and coverage skills. All ar no older than 26 years old.  This core is extremely young explosive and looks like a positives heading into the season.

Now Howie also took care of his lines as always. The more I watch Davis the more j fall in love with his talent and potential as a pass rusher. Georgia never asked him to play as a one gap often. However when he did his talent with his insane movement skills he has and flexibility he as at that size is something the NFL has rarely if ever come across. Milton Williams is also a athletic freak and his measurements and numbers were exactly of Aaron Donald and or better. Josh Sweat I’d also still just beginning to enter his prime and has WE speed and is 6-5 260 and has a 40 inch vertical.
Derek Barnett does show talent and has had a few dominant games but he needs to be a lot better than just his title as 4th DE. If he wasn’t so dumb when it comes to penalty flags I would be fairly happy with him. 

Just excited to see all of the new up and coming main core leaders come into their own

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The defense needs player leadership. Either a veteran or two has to show up (Fletch?) or a young guy has to play off the charts to earn the right to speak up (Dean?). Either way, the defense has parts but isn't a cohesive group yet. When "we" becomes more important than "me" teams really take off. I'm hoping this defensive group finds their unified identity. They could be really good if they do. Time will tell.

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3 hours ago, PoconoDon said:

The defense needs player leadership. Either a veteran or two has to show up (Fletch?) or a young guy has to play off the charts to earn the right to speak up (Dean?). Either way, the defense has parts but isn't a cohesive group yet. When "we" becomes more important than "me" teams really take off. I'm hoping this defensive group finds their unified identity. They could be really good if they do. Time will tell.

Hoping Nakobe becomes that guy. He has a track record of being the heart and soul of the defense, and he has high football IQ. Give it a little time and see how it shakes out. Right now I see the leaders as Slay and Graham, but neither of those guys are really the level of leader we are looking for. We need to find our next Jenk or Dawk.

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When I read the thread title, I was expecting to see something along Howie winning a power struggle.  Lurie is said to be taking a step back and giving Howie a free reign.  Maybe that's the motivating factor behind a lot of the front office turnover this off season.

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4 hours ago, PoconoDon said:

The defense needs player leadership. Either a veteran or two has to show up (Fletch?) or a young guy has to play off the charts to earn the right to speak up (Dean?). Either way, the defense has parts but isn't a cohesive group yet. When "we" becomes more important than "me" teams really take off. I'm hoping this defensive group finds their unified identity. They could be really good if they do. Time will tell.

That was always the reason Jenkins was worth every penny to me. One of the best FA signings in team history

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Yes Trent Cole was another one he was a monster at time’s and such a great leader. Mufasa, aka Dameco Ryans Ian’s Simba Jordan Hicks. The two linebackers made a excellent leader and talent but injuries made their Eagles career shorter than expected. Great role models leaders, and players. True Playmakers.  We use to be excellent at drafting secondary talent . Then once Lito Lewis, Brown, Hood, it’s been a revolving door. Would love to see us hit on our secondary when looking for talented scouts in our new interviews for opening positions in the front office and scouting department. 

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Difference between now and the early Pederson years - quarterback.  If reports are true that Foles was interested in coming back, the team should have brought him back.  He would have been the one single best shot of advancing far in the playoffs.  Could you imagine how off balance the Eagles could have put other teams if they switched from a Hurts balanced offense to a Foles passing offense, and if Foles would be sharp and in a zone?

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13 hours ago, Procus said:

Difference between now and the early Pederson years - quarterback.  If reports are true that Foles was interested in coming back, the team should have brought him back.  He would have been the one single best shot of advancing far in the playoffs.  Could you imagine how off balance the Eagles could have put other teams if they switched from a Hurts balanced offense to a Foles passing offense, and if Foles would be sharp and in a zone?

Foles can't stay healthy unfortunately. He wouldn't make it through the season

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A lot of this is possible due to Hurts being on a rookie contract. The Eagles loaded up the roster while they have the $$. If Hurts becomes very good this year, it's a win. If he still sucks, they can go look for someone else soon enough. I was hoping they loaded up the roster this year, and not go get a Russell Wilson and blow all that $$. Good, if not great job- by Howie this year.

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9 minutes ago, judunno said:

Foles can't stay healthy unfortunately. He wouldn't make it through the season

Woudn't need him until week 14!!  Just put him in then and SUPERBOWWWWLLLLZZZZZ!!!

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28 minutes ago, judunno said:

Foles can't stay healthy unfortunately. He wouldn't make it through the season

He can stay healthy enough to finish out the last month of the season and the playoffs

19 minutes ago, Talonblood said:

A lot of this is possible due to Hurts being on a rookie contract. The Eagles loaded up the roster while they have the $$. If Hurts becomes very good this year, it's a win. If he still sucks, they can go look for someone else soon enough. I was hoping they loaded up the roster this year, and not go get a Russell Wilson and blow all that $$. Good, if not great job- by Howie this year.

I like Hurts - as a backup.  But I have no illusions as to how far he can carry the team on his back.

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9 hours ago, judunno said:

Foles can't stay healthy unfortunately. He wouldn't make it through the season

Foles would get hurt by not playing?

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I'd like to see him flex more by landing Kevin King.

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On 5/25/2022 at 3:22 PM, Procus said:

Maybe that's the motivating factor behind a lot of the front office turnover this off season.

Don't be a prototype Howie hater my friend. If the folks were leaving for equal or lesser jobs you could probably look at Howie being the reason. BUT - the top 4 who left all left for Assistant General Manager titles which are promotions. 

Instead of looking for a reason to criticize Howie how about showing him some appreciation for identifying, promoting, and developing front office talent. 

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5 hours ago, Rob331 said:

Don't be a prototype Howie hater my friend. If the folks were leaving for equal or lesser jobs you could probably look at Howie being the reason. BUT - the top 4 who left all left for Assistant General Manager titles which are promotions. 

Instead of looking for a reason to criticize Howie how about showing him some appreciation for identifying, promoting, and developing front office talent. 

It wasn't intended as a critique - just an observation.  I've credited Howie elsewhere with many of his moves.  Don't feel the need to do so every time I respond to something Howie related.

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On 5/28/2022 at 10:54 PM, EagleVA said:

I'd like to see him flex more by landing Kevin King.

IMO they need another safety or running back  way more than they need another corner. 

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50 minutes ago, EazyEaglez said:

IMO they need another safety or running back  way more than they need another corner. 

King has played safety which is why I want him.

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20 hours ago, Procus said:

It wasn't intended as a critique - just an observation.  I've credited Howie elsewhere with many of his moves.  Don't feel the need to do so every time I respond to something Howie related.

Huh?

Isn't the whole idea of these forums to interact while expressing opinions and having dialogue. Of all people, you should know that, you've been around for 16000 posts, 

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14 hours ago, EagleVA said:

King has played safety which is why I want him.

I think I’d rather they just sign a safety. 

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On 5/25/2022 at 11:36 AM, PoconoDon said:

The defense needs player leadership. Either a veteran or two has to show up (Fletch?) or a young guy has to play off the charts to earn the right to speak up (Dean?). Either way, the defense has parts but isn't a cohesive group yet. When "we" becomes more important than "me" teams really take off. I'm hoping this defensive group finds their unified identity. They could be really good if they do. Time will tell.

I think Graham returning and Dean being a natural leader that leadership will emerge pretty early.  And it may take a few games to get that cohesiveness.  But I think, game by game, we'll see the defense improve incrementally.

 

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5 hours ago, birdman#12 said:

I think Graham returning and Dean being a natural leader that leadership will emerge pretty early.  And it may take a few games to get that cohesiveness.  But I think, game by game, we'll see the defense improve incrementally.

 

That's my hope too. 

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