Grading the Philadelphia Eagles' Positional Units at the First Quarter Mark

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Grading the Philadelphia Eagles' Positional Units at the First Quarter Mark
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We’ve arrived at the quarter milestone in the inaugural season of the Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia, and the Eagles have already taken us on a roller coaster ride. Expectations soared after the club knocked off Washington in Week 1, but it didn’t take long for the Birds to come plummeting back to earth.

Three losses later, fans are wondering what Chip and the front office are going to do to fix this team, and with good reason. The first quarter grades are in, and they are not pretty.

As you look over the Eagles’ report card, you’ll notice there’s not a lot of hope for some students. The roster has some glaring deficiencies, for instance right up the middle of the defense, and it’s going to take at least another offseason before the organization can plug that hole.

There are a few areas though where the club has either shown tremendous progress already or has room for improvement. Some players have surprised by some of the things they’re doing—or in Mike Vick’s case, things they aren’t doing—and a few positions even earned a nice grade.

There’s even one "A" in there. You can probably guess where that goes, or you can click through already for the full scoop.

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