Ranking Strength of Every Philadelphia Eagles Positional Unit

May 31, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Philadelphia Eagles fans have every reason to be extremely excited for the 2014 campaign. Not only was the offense efficient in year one of Chip Kelly's hurry-up offense, it was record setting.

The Birds set all-time franchise records in points scored and total yards gained. Quarterback Nick Foles showed the pocket presence and awareness of a 10-year veteran, finishing with video game totals (27 touchdowns to two interceptions). Running back LeSean McCoy topped the league in rushing and all-purpose yards, and the offensive line was as effective as any unit in the league.

Defensively, the Birds aren't nearly as formidable, although coordinator Billy Davis did a phenomenal job of maximizing the production of his players a year ago. Veteran Trent Cole transitioned well to a 3-4 defense, finishing the season on a sack tear. Secondary is still the team's biggest weakness, and Philadelphia will need top performances from a number of its defensive backs to compete with the bes...

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