Eagles Rebuilding the Nest in Free Agency: Offensive Tackle

March 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This is a huge offseason for the Eagles. Working with a roster that went 4-12 and has plenty of fat to shed, the inexperienced Chip Kelly has some major moves that he needs to make. Tight end, a position that will undergo some serious changes this year, was discussed in the last installment. Today we talk about another glaring need: tackle.
Tackle is a bit of a complex issue for the Birds. For starters, what the team does in free agency will be partially dependent upon their feelings towards Todd Herremans. The eight year vet has experience at tackle and could be kicked out to the right side if Kelly so chooses. That changes the picture.
Also, Michael Vick is a left handed quarterback, thus making the right tackle the primary pass protector for the blind side. Therefore, do they go with a strong pass protecting right tackle with the assumption of Vick starting? Do they go for a traditional mauler on the right side? Whatever the case, it will be interesting to keep a...

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