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The defensive backfield needs to be gutted, and the defensive line is fine as is. But what about the guys in the middle? DeMeco Ryans has probably earned the right to stick around after a decent first season in Philly, but rookie Mychal Kendricks struggled and needs to at least be pushed in camp, while Akeem Jordan and Jamar Chaney really have no business starting.
The Casey Matthews experiment didn't work either, leaving nobody on the current roster to step in.
Remember how much of a laughingstock the Eagles were when it came to tackling in 2011? Well, they missed even more tackles in 2012, according to Pro Football Focus. That indicates they have to make some more drastic changes at linebacker this offseason.
Ideally, they'll add two new starters. Worst-case scenario, they'll get significantly deeper.
Again, they have the money to bring in a free agent or two, and they should also use a draft pick or two on the position.
The ultimate prize would, of course, be versatile Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Spencer, who is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on March 12. If that happens and the Eagles can make a splash with Spencer, they'll have one of the best front sevens in football. But even if that doesn't come to fruition, they need upgrades in the second level of the D.