Defensive Problems will Kill the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010

May 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Philadelphia Eagles have a young, talented offense. That offense consists of quarterback Kevin Kolb, wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, tight end Brent Celek, and tailback LeSean McCoy. All of them are 25 and under.
There is no doubt in my mind that the Eagles' offense will be good. However, it isn't the offense I'm worried about.
The Eagles defense is nowhere near where it was a few years ago. Granted, they have stand-out players such as cornerback Asante Samuel, defensive end Trent Cole, and newly-acquired linebacker Ernie Sims, but that isn't enough. The secondary is suspect. As of now, the free safety position is up for grabs.
The Birds won't get anywhere with this defense. It is as simple as that. The Eagles will be decent, but with a bad defense, they will not be able to compete with the rest of the NFC East.
The offense could honestly put up 25-30 points a game, but that doesn't help when your linebackers can't cover th...

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