How Much Will the Philadelphia Eagles Miss Evan Mathis?

July 10, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Philadelphia Eagles have experienced serious offensive line troubles in two of the past three seasons, and that was with Evan Mathis on the roster. How do you think the unit will fare without him?
Apparently, there is a belief internally and around the NFL that the Eagles may not miss Mathis very much at all.
"I don't know how much either one of them has left," a league executive told Mark Eckel of NJ Advance Media about Mathis and fellow departed lineman Todd Herremans. Head coach Chip Kelly clearly didn't think his team would miss Mathis, seeing as he opted to release his starting left guard over a contract dispute that, frankly, would've resolved itself.
In general, there seems to be growing sentiment that Mathis may not be as good as his reputation suggests or that guards are simply replaceable.
Maybe there is a little truth to all of that. Regardless, at the end of the day, it's difficult to argue the Eagles are better off without an All-Pro up front.<...

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