The red-zone offense was a major problem for the Eagles last season. With so much parity in the NFL, every possession in the red zone can be the difference between winning and losing. Bottom line, good teams score touchdowns inside the 20 and bad teams turn the ball over and settle for field goals.
Last season, the Eagles weren't a good red-zone team. Michael Vick did throw 13 touchdowns inside the 20, but also had four interceptions and a quarterback rating of just 71.9. The Eagles also had to settle for 21 of their total 27 attempted field goal inside the 40-yard line. That number is far too high for a team with Super Bowl aspirations.
The key to a successful red-zone offense comes from the passing game. Defenses today are far too big and far too athletic to just rely on the ground game in a short field. It takes good chemistry between a quarterback and his receivers. The field is much shorter inside the 20. You can't really spread the defense out with less space to work with.
We all know that Vick's decision-making has to get back to the level it was in 2010 when he had 22 total touchdowns and just one interception inside the 20. But what about his receivers? Here is a breakdown on the top five most important red-zone targets for Michael Vick in 2012.