Philadelphia Eagles: Is Offensive Tackle the Most Pressing Need in Philly?

January 14, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Now that the season is officially over with the exception of DeSean Jackson and Asante Samuel making their trip to the Pro bowl, it’s time to turn out attention to some areas of need.
I’ve heard a lot of talk from many die-hard Eagle fans that the right tackle position was the biggest sore spot for the Eagles during the 2010 season. I can’t disagree that Winston Justice has some work ahead of him—that much is painfully obvious—but should the Eagles go out and invest the bank on a proven veteran or a high draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft?
If I’m sitting in the hot seat I would have to really put some thought into that. For starters, Justice didn’t come out every game and play horribly. This was his first season as a starting tackle in the NFL and if line coach Juan Castillo and his right tackle really work together during the offseason, he can come out in 2011 a much improved player.
Next, we have to factor in the r...

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